Richard Hanna http://wrvo.org en Hanna defeats Tenney in GOP primary for 22nd District http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-defeats-tenney-gop-primary-22nd-district <p>Rep. Richard Hanna is all but guaranteed a third term in the House of Representatives after he beat back a challenge from the political right in Tuesday's Republican Party primary.</p><p>Hanna, R-Barneveld,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;came out on top in a challenge from the more conservative Claudia&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tenney</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a state&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">assemblywoman</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She said Hanna was too moderate.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:31:56 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Matt Richmond 57868 at http://wrvo.org Hanna defeats Tenney in GOP primary for 22nd District Hanna, Tenney to face off in Congressional primary Tuesday http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-tenney-face-congressional-primary-tuesday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some national conservative political pundits are comparing the Republican primary in the </span>22nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District in New York state tomorrow to the Virginia primary race that saw a Tea Party candidate beat an established Republican Party leader.</span></p><p>The race has some of the same themes as that Virginia primary, with a moderate main street Republican looking to keep his seat, in the wake of a challenge from a more conservative Tea Party Republican.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:17:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57757 at http://wrvo.org Hanna, Tenney to face off in Congressional primary Tuesday Hanna invites Long Island congressman to upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-invites-long-island-congressman-upstate-new-york <p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:46:45 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57505 at http://wrvo.org Hanna joins lawmakers urging EPA to reconsider navigable waters rule change http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-joins-lawmakers-urging-epa-reconsider-navigable-waters-rule-change <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Richard Hanna (</span>R-Barneveld<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) is one of more than 230 members of Congress speaking out against a proposed change to the Clean Water Act by the Environmental Protection Agency. He says it would mean farmers in New York will face additional red tape and more fines.</span></p><p>Eric Behling's orchard in Mexico has been in business since 1947. Throughout the year his farm grows apples, pumpkins and other produce.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:56:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57194 at http://wrvo.org Hanna joins lawmakers urging EPA to reconsider navigable waters rule change Hanna will not debate primary opponent before primary day June 24 http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-will-not-debate-primary-opponent-primary-day-june-24 <p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:31:56 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57017 at http://wrvo.org Hanna will not debate primary opponent before primary day June 24 Hanna not happy with deal that released Army sergeant in exchange for Taliban prisoners http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-not-happy-deal-released-army-sergeant-exchange-taliban-prisoners <div><p>D<font color="#222222" face="arial" size="2"><span style="line-height: normal;">ays</span></font><font color="#222222" face="arial" size="2"><span style="line-height: normal;"> after the U.S government exchanged five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay for Army Sergeant Bowe </span></font>Bergdahl<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">, the American solider who reportedly left his post in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban, the decision doesn't sit well with Utica-area Rep. Richard Hanna. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:53:05 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57016 at http://wrvo.org Hanna not happy with deal that released Army sergeant in exchange for Taliban prisoners As Primary Day approaches, Tenney continues calls for debate http://wrvo.org/post/primary-day-approaches-tenney-continues-calls-debate <p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:53:12 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56894 at http://wrvo.org As Primary Day approaches, Tenney continues calls for debate Maffei and Hanna join calls for VA secretary's resignation http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-and-hanna-join-calls-va-secretarys-resignation <p></p><p>Central New York’s two congressmen have joined in the calls for the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs to resign.</p><p>Pressure on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is growing over long wait times for patients at VA hospitals. Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) and Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) have both called for Shinseki to step down as the secretary of Veterans Affairs.</p><p>They're part of a growing list of congressmen to do so.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:58:58 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56539 at http://wrvo.org Maffei and Hanna join calls for VA secretary's resignation Hanna says he wants to rebuild New York's economy, bring people back http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-says-he-wants-rebuild-new-yorks-economy-bring-people-back <p></p><p><em>The race for central New York's 22nd Congressional District, which spans from Binghamton to Utica, is heating up. Incumbent Richard Hanna and Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney are competing for the Republican Party's nod in June's primary election. Monica Sandreczki speaks with Hanna about his congressional record and working in Washington.</em></p><p>Morning Edition: This is your second time up for reelection. Why should you be reelected?</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 11:45:23 +0000 Monica Sandreczki 56050 at http://wrvo.org Tenney says gun rights support will help her in primary race against Hanna http://wrvo.org/post/tenney-says-gun-rights-support-will-help-her-primary-race-against-hanna <p></p><p><em>The race for central New York's 22nd Congressional District, which spans from Binghamton to Utica, is heating up. Incumbent Rep. Richard Hanna and Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney are competing head-to-head for the Republican Party's nod in June's primary election. WRVO's Gino Geruntino recently spoke with Tenney to learn about why she's decided to challenge Hanna.</em></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:06:34 +0000 Gino Geruntino 55981 at http://wrvo.org Leaders discuss Oswego County infrastructure issues http://wrvo.org/post/leaders-discuss-oswego-county-infrastructure-issues <p></p><p>Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) says Oswego County is in a prime position to grow economically, but needs some help improving the infrastructure to do that.</p><p>The Democrat, whose district includes Syracuse and part of Oswego County, recently held a roundtable on infrastructure at the Port of Oswego.</p><p>Maffei and fellow Rep Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) have helped secure funding for rail improvements at the port. This time the topics of discussion were not only expanding roads and rail lines, but replacing water and sewer lines and better rural broadband access.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:57:46 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54942 at http://wrvo.org Leaders discuss Oswego County infrastructure issues Rep. Hanna will not face a Democratic challenger this fall http://wrvo.org/post/rep-hanna-will-not-face-democratic-challenger-fall <p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:52:44 +0000 Matt Martin 54456 at http://wrvo.org Rep. Hanna will not face a Democratic challenger this fall Hanna says Obamacare is hurting volunteer firefighters http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-says-obamacare-hurting-volunteer-firefighters <p></p><p>While touring a firefighter station in the Southern Tier town of Vestal recently, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) touted legislation that would exempt volunteer firefighters from the Affordable Care Act. The announcement comes a month after the U.S. Treasury Department already made the change.</p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Originally, the ACA counted volunteer firefighters as full-time employees. That would have made the Vestal fire stations and others around the country responsible to provide healthcare if they had more the 50 employees.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:02:53 +0000 Matt Martin 53166 at http://wrvo.org Hanna prepares for primary day challengers http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-prepares-primary-day-challengers <p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:18:03 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51867 at http://wrvo.org Hanna prepares for primary day challengers Hanna says Farm Bill gets a lot right, but doesn't address everything http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-says-farm-bill-gets-lot-right-doesnt-address-everything <p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:57:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51370 at http://wrvo.org Hanna says Farm Bill gets a lot right, but doesn't address everything Hanna touts benefits of Farm Bill for upstate NY farmers http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-touts-benefits-farm-bill-upstate-ny-farmers <p></p><p>President Barack Obama signed the Farm Bill into law Friday, after four years of failed attempts to pass one. Rep. Richard Hanna says the bill will give economic stability to farmers in the upstate New York.</p><p>Hanna toured the Dutch Hill Creamery in Chenango Forks Friday morning and said the new Farm Bill will have a great impact on farmers in the state. And that New York state should focus more on the potential benefits of expanded farming.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:09:06 +0000 Matt Martin 51063 at http://wrvo.org Hanna touts benefits of Farm Bill for upstate NY farmers Hanna seeks re-election, says there's more to be done in Congress http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-seeks-re-election-says-theres-more-be-done-congress <p>Rep. Richard Hanna says he's seeking a third term in Congress because there's more work to be done.<br /><br />The Republican announced his re-election intentions late last week. He was first elected to serve what's now New York's 22nd Congressional District in 2010. Hanna is from Barneveld, just north of Utica, and represents that city as well as Binghamton and areas in between.<br /><br />He says there's a lot of opportunities in Congress right now.<br /> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:01:18 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50856 at http://wrvo.org Hanna seeks re-election, says there's more to be done in Congress Gillibrand, Hanna push for universal pre-K together http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-hanna-push-universal-pre-k-together <p></p><p>Rep. Richard Hanna and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand played with blocks and Elmer’s glue at a pre-kindergarten classroom in Herkimer Monday before introducing a proposal to fund universal early education on a federal level.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 01:54:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50810 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand, Hanna push for universal pre-K together Maffei, Hanna positive about State of the Union http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-hanna-positive-about-state-union <p>Central New York congressmen are generally reacting positively to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Fellow democrat and Syracuse-area representative Dan Maffei said he agrees with the president that Washington should focus on creating new jobs and expanding economic opportunities.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:20:03 +0000 WRVO News 50658 at http://wrvo.org Hanna urges OSHA to consider delaying surprise dairy farm inspections http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-urges-osha-consider-delaying-surprise-dairy-farm-inspections <p></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:15:39 +0000 Gino Geruntino 49021 at http://wrvo.org Hanna urges OSHA to consider delaying surprise dairy farm inspections Remington Arms wins contract as departure rumors continue http://wrvo.org/post/remington-arms-wins-contract-departure-rumors-continue <p>The Mohawk Valley firearm manufacturer Remington Arms has won a contract worth nearly $50 million supplying the Philippine military. The contract comes amidst lingering concerns the factory will leave the state.</p><p>Remington will provide 50,000 R4 carbine rifles to the Philippine defense forces by the end of next year. Rep. Richard Hanna, (R - Barneveld), said the work on the rifles will be done in upstate New York.</p><p>The majority of the work will be done in Ilion, but parts may be sourced from elsewhere, Joseph Bolmarcich, who oversees contracts for Remington, confirmed.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:10:25 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47948 at http://wrvo.org Remington Arms wins contract as departure rumors continue Money for port and canal upgrades passes House http://wrvo.org/post/money-port-and-canal-upgrades-passes-house <p> More federal dollars being available to make upgrades to ports and waterways in upstate New York is closer to reality as the <a href="http://transportation.house.gov/wrrda" target="_blank">Water Resources Reform and Development Act</a>, or WRRDA, passed the House of Representatives last night.</p><p>The bill frees up $8.2 billion in funds for water infrastructure upgrades. It also defunds never-implemented projects worth $12 billion and streamlines applications and approvals of funding.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:28:51 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46126 at http://wrvo.org Money for port and canal upgrades passes House Hanna, Owens support delaying vote on Syria http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-owens-support-delaying-vote-syria <p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:18:57 +0000 WRVO News 44070 at http://wrvo.org Area lawmakers weigh in on upcoming Syria vote http://wrvo.org/post/area-lawmakers-weigh-upcoming-syria-vote <p>As Congress begins to debate a resolution to authorize United States military action in Syria, members of the New York congressional delegation are expressing their opinion publicly about what should be done.</p><p>Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican who represents parts of the Finger Lakes and Souther Tier regions, has been conducting a listening tour in his district to gather opinions from his constituents.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:18:48 +0000 Matt Richmond, Gino Geruntino & Catherine Loper 43629 at http://wrvo.org Maffei, Hanna want federal dollars freed for Port of Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-hanna-want-federal-dollars-freed-port-oswego <p></p><p>The federal government has an $8 billion harbor maintenance trust fund, but only $8 million of that has allocated for spending in this year's budget.</p><p>Central New York's congressmen are calling for more of that money to be released in order to pay for upgrades to the Port of Oswego and other shipping hubs. The money isn't being spent in order to make the budget deficit look smaller, they charge.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:48:04 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42328 at http://wrvo.org Maffei, Hanna want federal dollars freed for Port of Oswego Hanna hearing focuses on how universities impact job creation http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-hearing-focuses-how-universities-impact-job-creation <p></p><p>Rep. Richard Hanna chaired a hearing Monday at Binghamton University on the role of universities in job creation. Hanna is chairman of the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and the focus of the hearing was on the importance of federal funding.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:26:41 +0000 Catherine Loper 42153 at http://wrvo.org Hanna introduces bill offering tax breaks for emergency responders http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-introduces-bill-offering-tax-breaks-emergency-responders <p>When Mahlon Irish became a Homer volunteer firefighter in 1974, it was common for 60 people to head out to a fire. Now, it can be difficult to get the 12 firefighters national standards call for to a working blaze. The decline in the number of volunteers through the years is blamed on many things -- from extensive training required to changing family dynamics. But the expense of being a volunteer is also an issue, says Irish, using the cost of gasoline as an example.<br> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:59:26 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41316 at http://wrvo.org Hanna introduces bill offering tax breaks for emergency responders Hanna makes plea for counties damaged by floods http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-makes-plea-counties-damaged-floods <p>While declaring 12 counties disaster areas after recent rains ravaged parts of the Mohawk Valley and upstate New York, the federal government has denied individual disaster aid for people who lost property in the floods.<br> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:17:55 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41147 at http://wrvo.org Hanna makes plea for counties damaged by floods Severe weather strikes central, northern New York http://wrvo.org/post/severe-weather-strikes-central-northern-new-york <p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:03:37 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40287 at http://wrvo.org Severe weather strikes central, northern New York Area congressional members condemn IRS targeting of conservative groups http://wrvo.org/post/area-congressional-members-condemn-irs-targeting-conservative-groups <p>Congressmen representing central and northern New York all agree that the recent IRS profiling of conservative organizations, including tea party groups, is wrong. Tue, 21 May 2013 19:42:28 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38210 at http://wrvo.org