Category Archives: Congress

Election to the Senate

Louis C. Wyman (R–New Hampshire) was declared the victor of the US Senate contest in 1974 in New Hampshire by a narrow margin on Election Day (355 votes). A first recount gave the election instead to John A. Durkin (D–New Hampshire) by ten votes, but … Continue reading

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Twenty-fifth Amendment

government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. — Lincoln Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as … Continue reading

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Two interesting interviews

She Calls Her Opponent a ‘Racist,’ He Calls Her a ‘Radical’: Catching Up With Tracy Mitrano J.D. ’95 By Amanda H. Cronin and Alec Giufurta She Calls Her Opponent a ‘Racist,’ He Calls Her a ‘Radical’: Catching Up With Tracy Mitrano J.D. ’95 … Continue reading

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Wither the GOP

Arthur Ahrens of Branchport is the author of this article which is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own. Traditionally, the run-up to a convention sees a party attempting to tame rival factions and unite around … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s 2019 Financial Disclosure

Reports are due May 15 of the following year. The House has 30 days more to post them. It isn’t clear why Tom waits till the last minute. Tom requested a 90 day extension this year; it isn’t clear why. … Continue reading

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Paycheck Protection loans to Corning businesses from ProPublica

Click on the links to see how many positions were promised to be protected for eight weeks. Recipient CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS Location CORNING, NY Business Type Non-Profit Organization Loan Amount $2-5 million Date Approved April 11, 2020 Recipient CORNING … Continue reading

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House Clerk’s new website

If you are used to the previous website to keep up with the proceedings of the House of Representatives or to view public disclosures, you may find the new website (July 2020) confusing. You can now find the floor summary … Continue reading

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Four House votes on June 29

These measures passed the House on mostly party-line votes: H.R. 1425 — “To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund to provide for certain reinsurance payments to lower premiums in the … Continue reading

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The Congress shall assemble

The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, … –The Constitution I am supportive of going in person and doing that legislative process. — Rep Tom Reed Reed said that while he is supportive of returning to work … Continue reading

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Will stimulus work?

In an article in Politico, Joshua Zeitz discusses the question of making the stimulus work. He writes: Sweeping in its ambition, the (CARES ACT) package endeavors to infuse hundreds of thousands of small businesses, tens of millions of individuals and … Continue reading

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