Reclaim New York sounds innocuous; it might be a movement you’d want to support. To some, the name may suggest something that can help improve our lives in upstate NY. Certainly we all want to hear from anyone who can stem corruption and save us money.
Climate change a threat to national security
Climate change is a major threat to our national security. I expressed this recently in letters to both Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Tom Marino.
One of the more incredible moments in the history of smoking and tobacco use in the United States came in 1994. That’s when Rep. Henry Waxman held congressional hearings on smoking, and the leaders of seven of the largest tobacco companies were asked if they believed nicotine was addictive.
A few questions for the Trump administration
Congressman John Faso has not publicly committed to voting for the American Health Care Act, which has been put forward by House Republicans in Washington, DC as the replacement for Affordable Care Act, but he is clearly leaning in that direction.
[With the below column, The River Reporter inaugurates a series covering a very serious problem happening all over America, including in our own backyard: human trafficking, especially sex trafficking involving children.
Zoning laws that protect us under threat
Sullivan County Legislator Catherine Owens is a supporter of a constitutional convention, and she used her position as chair of the Government Services Committee to remind her colleagues and others in attendance that New York State voters will have the opportunity to vote for such a convention on November 7.
Constituent disappointed at Faso no-show
The calls across the country for elected members of Congress to hold town hall meetings have spread across the country, and the congressman for the New York 19th Congressional District, John Faso, as was noted in this space two weeks ago, has joined many of his colleagues in refusing to hold a town meeting.