Canton, NY, Sep 12, 2012 — Congressman Bill Owens of Plattsburgh is calling on the Republican-led House of Representatives to take up the 2012 Farm Bill before the previous Farm Bill expires at the end of the month.
The bill already passed the Senate, and been approved by the bipartisan House Agriculture Committee. Owens, a Democrat, and Republican Chris Gibson of Columbia County, are both members of that committee.
Farmers and farm groups are rallying at the Capitol today to push Congress to act on the Bill. Meanwhile, Politico reports that divisions are surfacing among House Republicans over their leadership's decision to block action on the farm bill. Republican Matt Doheny, who is running against Owens in the 21st District, has also called for a vote on the bill. Go to full article
Let them play their politics some other time. We need the federal funds.
Albany, NY, Sep 23, 2011 — Early this morning the U.S. House passed a new version of a stopgap spending bill that would provide disaster cleanup money, and prevent the government from shutting down in a week. The Republican-run House rejected a nearly identical version on Wednesday.
The bill provides $3.7 billion for victims of Hurricane Irene and other disasters. To make up for the spending, Republican leaders cut funding for a program to encourage fuel-efficient vehicles.
The North Country Congressional delegation split on the vote. And speaking yesterday at a farm ravaged by recent flooding, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for an end to what he called the political games. Go to full article
Former Army Col. Chris Gibson hopes to unseat Democratic Rep. Scott Murphy
Albany, NY, Sep 23, 2010 — Carl Paladino may be surging in the polls, but other Republicans in the state still haven't decided whether to embrace him.
Chris Gibson is the Republican candidate in the 20th district House race, hoping to unseat Democrat Scott Murphy from Glens Falls. Gibson spoke this week on the public radio program Capital Pressroom, with WCNY's Susan Arbetter. Go to full article