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Former U.S. Representative serving from 1993 to 2013 - member of the Democratic Party.
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ENG: Maurice Dunlea Hinchey (born October 27, 1938), was a U.S. Representative serving from 1993 to 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. In 2012 he announced he would retire at the end of his term, ending a long political career.A New York City native who moved to the Hudson Valley where he attended high school and college, Hinchey had previously represented part of the area in the New York State Assembly since 1974. As chair of that body's Environmental Conservation Committee, he took the lead in bringing environmental issues to the fore, particularly when he held hearings on the problems created by toxic waste disposal in the Love Canal neighborhood of Niagara Falls. In his later years in Congress he vehemently opposed hydraulic fracturing to exploit the natural gas resources of ...
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Hinchey announces low income heating help

The application period for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) began on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) made the announcement at the Ulster County Social Services building where the local program is administered, noting that thousands in the Hudson Valley can benefit from the program this year despite a proposal to cut the program by nearly one-third. "With colder weather approaching and the first snow having already fallen, a lot of Hudson Valley families are worried about how they will pay for heat this winter," said Hinchey. "Even ...

Hinchey asks for information on drilling and mortgages

Congressman Maurice Hinchey has written to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) asking that they examine mortgage rules as they relate to gas drilling and the signing of gas leases. The request came after a story in The New York Times reported that banks and real estate executives, especially in New York, are refusing to offer mortgages on properties that have gas leases attached to them. The report, published on October 19, said at least eight banks are now following this policy. The report also said that in some ...

AEA awards Reps. Rahall and Hinchey with “Lump of Coal.”

Sorting through the list of potential recipients for the inaugural “Lump of Coal” Award was a laborious process for the judges at the American Energy Alliance this year. But undeterred in the quest to find America’s naughtiest politicians, policy makers, and other professionals who just don’t understand how energy markets work, the judges emerged from their frack-friendly conference room convinced that the second award this year should be shared between West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall and his Empire State colleague, Rep. Maurice Hinchey. “Affordable ...

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Hugh Reynolds: Inside the numbers
Democratic congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout was understandably “overwhelmed” when asked about a Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll released last
Rep. Maurice Hinchey: I ‘Have Never Supported’ Chained CPI, ‘Not About To Start Now’
Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) Ever since President Obama put Social Security benefit cuts via the “chained CPI” on the table last week, there has been an uprising from progressive groups and Members of Congress opposed to this change. On Friday, Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) protested the proposal on Facebook, saying he has never supported it in his 20 years of service and that he is “not about to start now”: We set up an ActBlue page to highlight and reward bold progressive members of Congress who are speaking out publicly today. Check them out and donate $3 to them here. Click here to pledge to hold any Democrat who agrees to a deal that cuts Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits accountable. Click here to call your Member of Congress and demand that they oppose this bad deal.
Hugh Reynolds: After the primary
The first post-primary Siena Institute poll on the local congressional election in November hasn’t come out yet, but if results
Hugh Reynolds: Gibson focuses forward
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