Delgado talks with town halls
Feb 25, 2019 12:09 am
Dan Freedman reports for the Albany Times Union that while Rep. Antonio Delgado spent his week off from Congress with six town hall meetings across the 19th Congressional District, he also had a few things to say. For instance, the President declaring a national emergency because Congress refused to fund his border wall proposal is "incredibly alarming," Delgado told the newspaper. "It was a dangerous precedent," he said. "Congress has the power of purse..... In my estimation, it's a violation of separation of powers (in the Constitution)." The new representative spoke at town halls this week in Tannersville, Ellenville, and Germantown about attempting to build a pipeline for agriculture from the Hudson Valley to be sold in New York City. "We don't have the infrastructure necessary to empower our farmers," Delgado said. "Much of agriculture is imbalanced (in favor of big agribusiness) and not empowering our farmers at home who have real needs." Read the full story in the Albany Times Union.