Category Archives: Congress

The Rest of the Story 

The Rest of the Story was a radio program hosted by Paul Harvey. Paul Harvey understood that the rest of the story is often vital to understanding the news. Journalists I. F. Stone and Molly Ivens also often reported the rest … Continue reading

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A New House Select Committee on Aging

The “House Permanent Select Committee on Aging” was a permanent select committee of the House from 1974 to 1992. Now there are proposals for a new committee. H.Res.583, “Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish a Permanent … Continue reading

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Redistricting Revisited

New York’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that Democratic leaders had violated the State Constitution when drawing new congressional and State Senate districts, ordering a court-appointed special master to draw replacement lines for this year’s critical midterm elections instead. — … Continue reading

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Corning Farewell

They met some big wheels, and do not    Let you forget it. — Auden I went to Tom Reed’s April 21st Corning farewell meeting and found it interesting. There were about 30 people there mostly family, staff, and government … Continue reading

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How we got where we are

Trump was using Ukraine as a plaything for his own purposes — Fiona Hill quoted by Robert Draper Robert Draper, interviewing Fiona Hill, reports missteps by several US Administrations with respect to V. Putin in The New York Times Magazine. … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s Campaign Funds

Tom Reed’s 1Q 2022 Campaign Report shows that he is spending little; he has $116,230.31 left to spend. He is no longer paying any staff. He made only two political contributions: $1000 to Mike Sigler, a Republican running for Congress … Continue reading

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Congressional Member Organizations

Caucus — A conference of members of a legislative body who belong to a particular party or faction. In the 117th Congress, there are 381 caucuses, one conference (Hispanic Conference), six task forces, six working groups, and one team (Values … Continue reading

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund Legislation

Today, April 7th; the House voted to add $60 billion to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The vote was 217 to 199; Tom Reed was one of only six Republicans to vote in favor; Rep. Tenney was not. Reed said many … Continue reading

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Thomas Carle for Congress from NY-23

Thomas Carle is an independent candidate for Congress. About himself he says: If you are reading this, you have to know that my children and grandchildren, my wife and my family, my friends and my colleagues, are my motivation to … Continue reading

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Two Bills addressing cost of Insulin

The Democrats Bill which passed the House on March 31: Introduced in House (02/25/2022) H.R. 6833 —Affordable Insulin Now Act (The Democrats’ Bill) CRS Summary: This bill limits cost-sharing for insulin under private health insurance and the Medicare prescription drug … Continue reading

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