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, 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.
Friday, December 02, 2016
He says building a new Hudson River train tunnel is a priority.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Rep. Kathleen Rice says it's time for new blood after disappointing election results.
Monday, November 14, 2016
The arrests are an early sign of the intra-party fight Sen. Chuck Schumer faces.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Can Democrats find common ground with Trump on jobs and economic issues?
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
If Hillary Clinton wins in North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, the presidential race could be over relatively early. But there are plenty of other contested races around New York.
Friday, November 04, 2016
New York isn't a swing state in presidential politics, but it is for Congressional races. And the race in New York's 19th Congressional District is as close as it gets.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
This is the first presidential election since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That fact — and Donald Trump — have advocates preparing for the worst.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Congressional leaders think they have the votes to overturn their first Obama veto. For the tri-state delegation, it's a no-brainer.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The bill is likely to linger until after the November election, when the chances of passing it are even more uncertain.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Democrats say Republican Scott Garrett is out of touch with his district. But Garrett keeps proving them wrong.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
A top-ranking House Democrat says the White House isn't enough — the party needs to get fired up about winning Congress.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are teaming up with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans after high-profile shootings by police.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Notable primaries include the seat being vacated by 46-year incumbent Charles Rangel in the uptown Manhattan neighborhoods of District 13.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
New York’s congressional primary on June 28 will likely decide Rangel's successor.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Voters in New York will have a chance Tuesday to help decide which party controls the House of Representatives after November’s elections.