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, March 22, 2017
Opposition from conservative and moderate Republicans could sink the Obamacare repeal.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The amendment is meant to win the support of upstate Republicans, but it's being greeted with howls of opposition across the state — and a snide reference to the 'Medicaid fairy.'
Monday, March 20, 2017
Sen. Bob Menendez' attorney says the New Jersey Democrat will be cleared when a trial begins later this year.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Members of Congress said they're not on board with Trump's plan to dramatically reshape the federal government.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
More moderate Republicans are saying they can't vote for the bill.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
President Trump says he wants to spend $1 trillion to rebuild the nation's infrastructure. But there's no plan, no financing, and no staffing in place to carry that out.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Congress will return to work after a week of packed, often raucous town hall meetings, where many constituents urged legislators to push back against the Trump Administration.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
NJ 11th for Change will be able to raise and spend unlimited amounts on advertising.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Got something to say to your member of Congress? Here's who's listening and who's not — and where to find them.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Congress is on break next week and its members will be back in their home districts, here's what to expect.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Both men love a good deal. But the Supreme Court fight could poison their relationship before they really get down to business.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
While other Republicans criticize immigration order, Donovan wants to give the idea a chance.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Some on the left want Democrats to obstruct Trump at every turn.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The plan would build roads, schools and maybe even a new train tunnel between New York and New Jersey.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
The former House Speaker and Georgia native says New York Republicans can learn from Trump's campaign
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Democratic Senator from New Jersey says Jeff Sessions would not continue with needed criminal justice and police reforms.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
As Republicans move to repeal Obamacare, Democrats are trying to devise plans to salvage what they can of it.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
New York City's newest Congressman urged supporters to work for good
Israel Unbound: As He Retires, The Congressman Explains What's Wrong With Congress — And How To Fix It
Monday, December 26, 2016
The Long Island Democrat, a 16-year veteran of Capitol Hill, sat down for an exit interview to talk about money, gerrymandering and how to find common ground.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Congress coughed up a paltry $7 million of the $35 million bill for security at Trump Tower. Lawmakers and Mayor de Blasio say they'll seek full reimbursement later.