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Democratic Rep. Joe Morelle announced Wednesday that he is taking action on climate change.

“There is no greater threat facing humanity, and there’s probably never been a greater threat ever to face humanity," Morelle said.

Morelle said he is sponsoring the Climate Emergency Resolution that Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced last month. He’s also endorsing multiple environmental bills.

Local members of Congress respond to Mueller report

Apr 18, 2019

Reaction from local congressional representatives was mixed after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Before the report was released, Attorney General William Barr held a news conference. He said Mueller detailed 10 "episodes" involving actions by Trump that might have constituted obstruction of justice, but the Justice Department has concluded they did not amount violations of the law.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, said in a statement that Barr’s news conference was "propaganda."

We continue our series of interviews with the candidates running to fill the Congressional seat of the late Louise Slaughter. This hour, we’re joined by GOP candidate Dr. Jim Maxwell.

The potential field of candidates considering a run for Congress in the 25th district is becoming more clear.

One of the most prominent names to surface on Sunday is that of Assembly Majority Leader, Joe Morelle (D-Irondequoit).  The D&C is quoting sources as saying Morelle will run for the seat left vacant with the recent death of longtime Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.


WASHINGTON (AP)  The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it was extending its review of Western NY Republican Rep. Chris Collins, whose stock market trades prompted an advocacy group to request an investigation for possible violation of insider trading or conflict of interest 

Collins, who has denied any wrongdoing, was the largest shareholder of Australia's Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited and sat on the company's board of directors. Advocacy groups had said Collins sponsored legislation that could potentially benefit the company. 

Congressman John Katko is our guest for the hour. The Republican is serving his second term in Congress after defeating Democrat Dan Maffei in 2014.

We discuss a wide range of topics: the GOP's next move on health care; what to do about Syria; refugees and immigration. The Congressman explains why he opposes cutting funding for public broadcasting, and we even talk about his love of Bruce Springsteen, if not all of The Boss' politics.

We sit down with Mark Assini, Gates town supervisor and the Republican candidate for Congress in the 25th district. Assini is hoping to defeat incumbent Louise Slaughter in November. We'll talk to him about his views on a wide range of issues, including the Affordable Care Act, the minimum wage, taxes, and foreign policy. It's part of our continuing effort to bring candidates for prominent offices to the show and allowing those listening live an opportunity to interact with them directly.

In the first half of the program, we have a pre-recorded interview with Congressman Tom Reed. In the second half of the show, we look at what a "no" vote in yesterday's school budget means for some districts. We talk with West Irondequoit Superintendent Jeff Crane; his district was one of only a few that is dealing with a rejected budget.