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Hinchey Lauds Supreme Court’s Ruling on Affordable Care Act

Jun 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act.  The congressman proudly voted to pass the health reform measure in 2010. “Finally, our country can move forward.  With this decision, we can now enjoy the greatest victory for improving the health and […]

Hinchey Urges U.S. Postal Service to Maintain Town of Newburgh Office

Jun 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

With the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) planning to close the postal facility located on South Plank Road in the Town of Newburgh later this month, Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) this week responded to the outpouring of concerns from his constituents and urged the USPS to reverse course by either maintaining the current contract post office […]

West Point Gets Funding Approval For New Cadet Barracks

May 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Article

Hinchey Helps Secure House Panel’s Approval of $192 Million for Construction of New Cadet Barracks at West Point Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) helped secure the approval of $192 million from the House Appropriations Committee for the construction of new cadet barracks at West Point.  The funds were included as part of the House version of […]

Mid-Hudson Mail Processing and Distribution Center Safe Through End of 2013

May 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Article

Hinchey Hails Postal Service’s Decision to Keep Open Mid-Hudson Mail Processing and Distribution Center Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today hailed the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for providing a reprieve of its previously-announced plan to close the Mid-Hudson Processing and Distribution Center located in Newburgh, New York. The facility was not included on a list the […]

Hinchey Honored with Two Prestigious Awards for Career Accomplishments

May 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Congressman Receives American Cancer Society — Cancer Action Network’s “Capitol Dome Award” and Woodstock Land Conservancy’s “Second Annual William R. Ginsberg Stewardship Award” In recognition of his work throughout a nearly four decade-long career in public service, the American Cancer Society — Cancer Action Network and the Woodstock Land Conservancy each held events this past […]

Hinchey Vows to Keep Fighting for Medical Marijuana Amendment

May 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Article

House Rejects Congressman’s Measure to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients in States That Allow Medicinal Use of the Drug Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today vowed to continue fighting to end any federal raids and prosecution of patients and suppliers who use and sell medical marijuana in compliance with state law.  The House last night defeated a […]

Hinchey Calls For Protection Against Shale Gas Drilling Pollution

Apr 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Hinchey Calls for Finalization of Air Quality Standards to Protect Against Shale Gas Drilling Pollution Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today announced he is sending a letter to President Barack Obama signed by more than 20 of his House colleagues calling for stronger protections from air pollution caused by shale gas drilling. The letter calls for […]

Hinchey: Pond Eddy Bridge Replacement Plan Wastes Taxpayer Dollars

Mar 27th, 2012 | By | Category: In Your Town

$12 Million “Bridge to Nowhere” Would Serve Few, Destroy Current Bridge Listed on National Register of Historic Places Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) wrote New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald on March 21 to request that plans to replace the Pond Eddy Bridge in Sullivan County be changed to preserve and improve […]

Hinchey Votes Against a Bill that Makes Compensation More Difficult for Malpractice Victims

Mar 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Political

Hinchey Votes Against GOP Effort to Deny Just Compensation to Medical Malpractice Victims On March 22, 2012, Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) voted against a Republican backed bill that would make it more difficult for victims of medical malpractice to seek just compensation for their injuries. The legislation would override existing state laws, placing a $250,000 […]

Hinchey Announces Start of 2012 Congressional Art Competition

Mar 26th, 2012 | By | Category: In Your Town

Local High School Artists to Be Featured on Congressman’s Facebook Page, Winner’s Artwork Will Be Displayed in U.S. Capitol Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) announced the beginning of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition. The contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 who either reside or attend high school in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. […]