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January 29, 2019

Dear Editor:

I write to express my appreciation for Rep. Antonio Delgado's appearance the evening of Jan. 25 at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School in Pine Plains for an excellent town hall discussion. Only a few weeks into his freshman term, Delgado has held two town halls and has committed to conduct nine more, for a total of one in each county in the 19th Congressional District.

January 29, 2019

New York Democratic members of Congress are calling for action after news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would not move to set limits for PFAS chemicals – a group of believed carcinogens found in several communities.

Compounds PFOA and PFOS have contaminated water supplies in Hoosick Falls, Petersburgh, Newburgh, and other communities.

January 23, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, signed on to a new congressional task force focused on addressing chemical contamination of drinking water in places such as Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh.

January 21, 2019

Freshman New York Congressman Antonio Delgado visited workers and others impacted by the record-long partial federal government shutdown this weekend. The 19th District Democrat also wrote a letter to the agriculture secretary about impacts to SNAP benefits.

Congressman Delgado met with members of the U.S. Coast Guard in Saugerties Friday. He spoke with WAMC following his meeting with the Aids to Navigation team near the Saugerties lighthouse.

January 18, 2019

KINGSTON – The USDA has assured that Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program recipients will receive their February benefits. However, the promise has not resolved the problems the government shutdown is causing for the SNAP program.

U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-Kingston, says that some stores can no longer accept the benefit cards because the government shutdown does not allow vendors to renew their SNAP licenses. That, said the freshman in Congress, causes the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards to be worthless.

January 13, 2019

HUDSON — Voters lined up down the block and around the corner to get an up-close glimpse at new U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado on Saturday as he took a ceremonial oath of office at Hudson Hall.

Voters, supporters and local elected Democratic officials lined the auditorium as Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., administered the oath to the new representative from the 19th congressional district.

Hudson Mayor Rick Rector opened the ceremony, welcoming Schumer with the quip, "You've been keeping a low profile lately," which drew laughter from the audience.

January 13, 2019

KINGSTON, N.Y. — U.S. Rep Antonio Delgado unveiled his new district office at 256 Clinton Ave. on Sunday, Jan. 13, with a packed open house that featured a speech and a meet-and-greet session with constituents.

A storefront space on the first-floor of the building was packed with area residents, campaign volunteers and local officials, including Kingston Mayor Steve Noble, who spoke briefly before Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, appeared out of a back room to loud cheers.

Delgado focused much of the speech on being available to constituents.

January 11, 2019

WASHINGTON – Otsego County's new congressman today introduced his first bill.

The bipartisan Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act was introduced by Delgado, along with Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich., and Rep. Lou Correa, D-Calif., the congressman's office announced today.

January 3, 2019
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