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Delgado opening Kingston office

Jan 10, 2019 12:29 am
The Daily Freeman reports that Rep. Antonio Delgado opens his first district office, in Kingston, Jan. 13. Delgado will attend the open house that starts at noon. On Jan. 12 he is doing a local version of a swearing-in in the Hudson Hall at the Hudson Opera House. And Richard Moody in Columbia-Greene Media reports that Delgado signed onto the For the People Act Jan. 7, several ethics reforms addressing voting rights, and campaign finance issues. “Corporate power is commanding way too much attention in Washington,” Delgado said. “It is time that our government be responsive to the will of the people rather than the interests of a wealthy few and big corporations. This historic bill will help strengthen everyday Americans’ power in our democracy and raise the bar for ethics in Washington.” Columbia County Republican Committee Chairman Greg Fingar disagreed. “These ‘reforms’ actually give more power to Washington,” Fingar explained. “Mr. Delgado doesn’t seem to know that corporations have been barred since 1907 from donating to federal candidates. Voting is not difficult in the United States, as witnessed by a surge in participation both in 2016 and 2018.” Read the full story at HudsonValley360.com.