John O'Connor is WNYC's Washington correspondent. He has previous covered education for Florida radio stations and politics for newspapers in South Carolina and Maryland.
John O'Connor appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
The former Staten Island Congressman tweeted a photo of himself with Trump advisor Steve Bannon, setting up a possible battle for the President's endorsement in the congressional race.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
The Northern Manhattan Democrat says those who want to leave the battered island should get help to do so.
Friday, September 22, 2017
The latest bill goes even further to restrict abortion services. And that could cause trouble in New York.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Money for the Gateway tunnel is a win. But will Republican budget cuts come with a political price?
Thursday, September 14, 2017
A hot mic picked up one New Yorker talking about the advice he gave to another at a White House dinner.
Monday, September 11, 2017
A growing number of Democratic 2020 hopefuls are backing single-payer health care.
Friday, September 08, 2017
Democratic minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer has pointed the spotlight at others. But he's got the attention of Republicans attention now.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
With Republicans in control — and on the hook — New Jersey's lawmakers have come around on immigration.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Just one local Republican has suggested a response from Congress.
Monday, August 14, 2017
The Senate Minority Leader is focused on 2018, when 10 of his members are up for re-election in states that President Trump won.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Second verse, same as the first. Republicans plan to go their own way in Congress' next big debate.
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in dramatic fashion early Friday morning — in part because Sen. Chuck Schumer convinced Democrats to stick together.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Bolstered by a late Tuesday vote, Democrats are girding for more debate and more amendments this week that would repeal Obamacare.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Maybe New York City and rural Virginia aren't that different after all.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Centrist Republicans and Democrats are ready to come up with their own fix for Obamacare.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Several incumbents could face off against well-funded challengers.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
If the money is included in the final House budget, work can start replacing a failing New Jersey bridge.
Monday, July 10, 2017
While Senate Republicans appear no closer to an agreement about how to repeal and replace Obamacare, Democrats are voicing their support for a public option.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
It's a temporary reprieve, but allies and experts say if Democrats are able to save Obamacare, it could depend on some strategic decisions made by Sen. Chuck Schumer.
Monday, June 19, 2017
The more time they have before voting on it, the more Democrats have a chance to build opposition against the GOP bill.