Instead of unveiling just one proposed set of maps, the commission released two versions.
Instead of unveiling just one proposed set of maps, the commission released two versions.
Although the Congressional maps for 2022 aren’t determined yet, 2020 candidate Kyle Van De Water says he is running again.
The call for public input is a departure from previous redistricting commissions, which have operated largely in secret.
Freshman New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman joins a class of younger Black lawmakers working to broaden representation and progressive power in Congress, as well as in the Democratic Party.
Five people were killed, including three law enforcement officers, in a riot at the Capitol, following a rally for then-President Trump. More than a hundred officers were injured.
The vote came two days after House Republicans ousted Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from the leadership role after her continued criticism of former President Donald Trump.
“I’m still a Republican, but I’m hanging on by the skin of my teeth because how quickly the party has divorced itself from truth and reason.”
Although he was not at the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, Brendan Hunt posted statements on social media prior to and following the riot calling for the killing of elected officials.
“There won’t be someone there arguing against or for a redistricting line in the same way that you would have if someone was actually an incumbent and running again.”
If 89 more people had been counted last year as part of the federal census in New York, the state wouldn’t be losing a seat in Congress for at least the next decade.
Reed will also abandon exploring a 2022 bid for New York Governor.
Reed accused the president of not negotiating with congressional Republicans on the stimulus measure.
Tenney would’ve voted against the second impeachment of Trump, saying fiery language is used on both sides and protected by the First Amendment.
“It is time to close the book on this election and focus on building a better community and more united Country for our children.”
NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Tom Reed of New York, co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, about where GOP lawmakers may find common ground with President Biden’s agenda.
“To allow the president of the United States to incite this attack without consequence is a direct threat to the future of our democracy.”
“We must emphatically reject these horrible instances of physical attacks on our governing institutions and let democracy proceed.”
“Increasing access to food has not been a bipartisan goal. And it’s really troubling, because the need is so great. And obviously it’s not about whether you’re a Democrat or Republican when you’re hungry.”
“It doesn’t come near to the need. It would be a short term bill until March. I would urge them to get this first down payment bill before they leave.”
“A lot of the landlords are small business owners or just mom-and-pop folks who may have a couple of that they picked up and they’re using it for side income.”
PA-12 and PA-8 cover much of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Hanna served part of the central New York, the Mohawk Valley and the Southern Tier.
Tenney has high-profile support and a sizable cash advantage.
Amo Houghton, the former Congressman who also had led Corning Incorporated for a number of years, has died at the age of 93.
“I don’t want to restrict the administration’s hands to be able to respond to threats from a very unstable regime in Iran.”
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise is throwing his support behind former Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.
Several firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found in his home during the investigation into the calls
The possible timing of a special election for a congressional seat has some Republicans crying foul.
“Elijah Cummings was not just a great congressman, but a great man.”
“I’m honored, I’m flattered. I also believe I would win because I’m competitive and I know how to do this, but I also know that there’s a greater opportunity for me to serve more people as lieutenant governor.”
The measure defends Department of Defense, but also includes related measures.
Farmers gain breathing room during tough financial times.
The Republican made the announcement on Tuesday in Binghamton.
Cornwell would aim to unseat Anthony Brindisi in NY-22.
The House of Representatives won’t be getting a pay raise this year, after freshmen Democrats, including Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) protested to leadership. Now, Brindisi and a bipartisan group of representatives are taking it a step further.
Republican Fred Keller won a special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District May 21.
“It is about transparency, and making sure that we have folks governing us who are not circumventing the law or getting away with things that they should not.”
Republican Fred Keller has won the special election for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district
Voters head to the polls today in a special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district
President Trump makes a stop near Williamsport, Pennsylvania Monday on the eve of a special election in the northern tier’s 12th congressional district.
“Family and professional obligations will make it impossible for me to wage another campaign, especially since such efforts would have to begin almost immediately.”
Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district is full of farmland. Candidates in Tuesday’s special election discuss one issue affecting small farmers.
An aide New York 22nd District Congressman has been charged with patronizing a prostitute.
The 2020 race is on in New York’s 22nd congressional district. George Phillips first announced his campaign last month and now he’s touring cities across the district that spans parts of Central New York and the Southern Tier.
Pennsylvania’s dairy industry woes are finding their way to a national stage. Milk sales are down. And in Pennsylvania and other major dairy states, the situation is getting difficult for farmers.
For Freshman Democratic Congressman Antonio Delgado, entering Congress amid the longest government shutdown in U.S. history was frustrating.
Representative Tom Reed said there are compromises available to both parties which would reopen the federal government and give them a victory. First, Reed says Congress must stop what he calls partisan ‘political theater’ and start working to each other.
Central New York Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) says there are no clean hands in the fight that has caused the federal government to shut down. President Donald Trump has been in a political standoff with the Republican-controlled Congress for about a week over his demand for $5.7 billion in funding for a proposed wall along the country’s southern border.
The new Farm Bill was passed by Congress last week. A few hours before the vote, Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed said parts of the bill may help small and mid-sized dairy farmers in his 23rd Congressional District.
A bi-partisan group known as the Problem Solvers Caucus reached an agreement last week with likely-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed, co-chairs the caucus, but he and other Republican members were not part of those talks.
Republican Congressman Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano met in a debate Tuesday night at Corning Community College. They are running for the 23rd congressional district seat. The district covers the Western Southern Tier and parts of the Finger Lakes including Ithaca, Elmira and Hornell. The debate was televised by WETM-TV. Healthcare was a prominent topic.
ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – Some constituents are urging Congressman Tom Reed to take action to support net neutrality. Reed represents New York’s 23rd congressional district, which stretches from Ithaca to Jamestown. Seven people met with a member of his staff in Ithaca on Tuesday morning. Back in December, the Federal Communications Commission repealed 2015 net neutrality rules that required internet providers to allow equal access to all web content. Congressman Reed supported the repeal.
Major party candidates in New York’s 19th congressional district both say a recent Siena College Poll is good news for them.
It’s been a week since Tracy Mitrano won the tight Democratic primary in New York’s 23rd Congressional district. The 23rd covers the western Southern Tier, the Finger Lakes and includes Ithaca, Geneva and Hornell. Mitrano is campaigning at rallies across the district this week.
Two of the congressional seats Democrats are hoping to flip this fall are in upstate New York. Democrats vying for seats in the 19th and 22nd districts have had very different primary seasons.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS — The Pennsylvania legislature would get more control over how state legislative boundary lines are drawn under an amended bill that passed out of the House Government Committee along party lines Wednesday. The original bill removed lawmakers from the process in favor of an independent citizens’ commission. State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, says lawmakers are the most accountable of anyone who might be tasked with legislative reapportionment. “The best way to make sure we have citizens actually being the ones redrawing, citizens who are held accountable to their fellow citizens who elect them to office, and are not just going to go away after the work is done, and be held accountable in the future for their decisions, is to totally gut and replace this bill,” said Metcalfe, committee chairman. Metcalfe’s amendment completely changed House Bill 722 from its original intent.
Congressman Tom Reed returned to the Southern Tier this week and faced heat over his support of the big GOP tax bill that just passed the House of Representatives. The Republican’s district includes Elmira, Corning and Ithaca. He was an architect of the bill. At a town hall at the American Legion in Horseheads, Reed was greeted with jeers. The building was packed with residents who disapprove of the Republican tax bill.
With no incumbent, the race in New York’s 22nd Congressional District should be competitive. WSKG Public Media and the League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties present a live debate on Thursday evening, November 3rd, featuring candidates in the 22nd District. Martin Babinec, Invited and confirmed
Kim Myers, Invited and confirmed
Claudia Tenney – Invited and confirmed
Crystal Sarakas, host/moderator
In a debate governed with rules set by the LWV, the candidates will be on WSKG TV and WSQX Radio talking about their qualifications, government policies and answering questions submitted via Twitter (#NY22) and Facebook. Tune in at 8:00pm. Our Studio is filled to capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations for audience members at this time.
To have a say in the upcoming Congressional primaries, New Yorkers will need to register to vote by Friday. That won’t help all voters. All primaries in New York State are closed. That means in order to vote people registering will need to declare a party. That’s been a big deal to New York voters this election season.