Delgado will vote on government funding
Jan 03, 2019 12:31 am
Richard Moody reports for Columbia-Greene Media that Democrat Antonio Delgado is being sworn in Jan. 3 as the local representative of a government shut down for two weeks. “The government shutdown is completely irresponsible and these repeated shutdowns exemplify the dysfunction that we need to change in Washington,” Delgado said. “I’m committed to working together across the aisle to get the government reopened so we can get going on priorities for upstate New York, like improving access to quality health care, expanding rural broadband, standing up for farmers and protecting our water infrastructure. To do this, I’ll work with anyone who’s willing to put their head down to get things done, Republican or Democrat.” Delgado promised change locally. "I’ll hold a town hall in every county of the district over the next year,” he said. John Faso, his predecessor, would not hold traditional town hall meetings with open public access during his two years in office. Delgado will likely cast his first vote on two stop-gap bills to fund most of the government through Sept. 30 and the Department of Homeland Security to Feb. 8, previously agreed upon by Republicans and Democrats before President Donald Trump reneged on the agreement. Read the full story at HudsonValley360.com.