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Central New York’s Congress Members followed party lines on today’s impeachment procedural vote. 


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The latest mass shootings have New York’s state federal elected officials raising their voices in a call for tougher federal gun control measures.  But veryone seems to have a different idea on the best way to address the problem.


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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson made a stop in Syracuse Friday to get a sense of the city’s stubborn and persistent lead paint problem.  Congressmember John Katko invited Carson and officials from several housing organizations for a roundtable discussion. 


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Much of the nation’s attention today has been focused on the release of the Mueller report.  The founder of Syracuse University’s Insititue for National Security and Counterterrorism has been following developments of the investigation into collusion and obstruction of justice by the President and staff. 


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Will enough voters in the congressional district that includes Syracuse change their minds from this past election to send a Democrat to Washington? 


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Francis Conole announced his candidacy for Congress today, joining Roger Misso in the Democratic field for the election that’s still a year-and-a-half away.  Conole (pronounced: cah-NOHL) believes he can challenge Congress Member John Katko in 2020 with his plan to invest in the middle class.


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One Syracuse man who’s not content with the way things are going in Washington has already thrown his hat into the 2020 Congressional Race.  Democrat Roger Misso believes people and their needs could be represented better in the 24th district.


Hundreds Attend Katko's Townhall About Future of I-81

Feb 11, 2019
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Even though the cold winter temperatures returned this weekend, the conversations were heated inside the Saint Matthew’s School in East Syracuse.  Over the weekend hundreds of people filled the chairs and lined the walls for Congressmember John Katko to hear their opinions on how to replace the I-81 viaduct in Syracuse.  Local physician Sunny Aslam was one of the many people in attendance to support the community grid.

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Suburbanites are stepping up to the challenge of getting more people engaged and open to a Community Grid option to replace the I-81 viaduct through Syracuse. Coran Klaver is the Founder of Syracuse Suburbs for the Grid and lives in DeWitt but, just on the outskirts of the city and nearby Syracuse University where she is a professor.

“The people who live in the cities and the suburbs we are all connected; we are not at odds with each other. We can’t help but be connected, and so let’s be responsible to one another,” Klaver said.  

CNY Congressmembers Feel Generally Optimistic After State of the Union Address

Feb 6, 2019
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Central New York's representatives in Congress wanted to hear a desire for bipartisanship in President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night. What they got was a president who spoke of collaboration on some issues, but emphasized other areas of division.  WAER spoke with both Republican John Katko and Democrat Anthony Brindisi to get their reactions and to see what it means for Congress going forward.


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