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, 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.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Republicans are writing the bill behind closed doors.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The change was key to passage in the House, but upstate Rep. Chris Collins says he hasn't spoken with Senators about his own amendment, and he doesn't know if it will be in their bill.
Friday, June 09, 2017
Tom MacArthur helped wrangle a House deal on the repeal — but don't call it a thank-you gift.
Monday, June 05, 2017
The New York Democrat has sent a list of questions to the Department of Homeland Security, following reports that at least 8 immigrants in detention have died since October.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
President Donald Trump’s budget would boost military spending and reduce taxes at the expense of a wide array of domestic programs that affect the region.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
A Jersey congressman broke the deadlock over the GOP health care bill. But the backlash from colleagues prompted him to step down as co-chairman of the moderate Tuesday Group.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
A government watchdog says Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen abused his position by highlighting a bank employee's liberal activism.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Once overshadowed by the woman she replaced, Hillary Clinton, and New York’s senior senator, Chuck Schumer, Gillibrand has emerged as a vocal leader of the opposition to President Trump.
Friday, May 12, 2017
A series of town halls across the country this week saw constituents erupt in anger over the Congressional efforts to reform health care.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Republican Congressman Tom MacArthur, an architect of the GOP's Obamacare replacement bill, held a town hall meeting in a Democratic stronghold.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
But two Republicans from New Jersey who cast key votes will hear from constituents.
Friday, May 05, 2017
Whether the Senate can fix the bill to the House's liking is a big question.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Caught between constituents and leadership, Frelinghuysen flips on health care repeal.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
The compromise is a direct rebuke of President Trump.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Health care repeal has caught the New Jersey Republican between liberal constituents and national conservatives.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Gateway Program to add a second rail tunnel under the Hudson River is moving forward, despite a proposal by President Trump to do away with federal funding.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Senate Democrats say President Trump needs Congressional approval if he wants to escalate the Syrian conflict.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
BlueWave NJ and NJ 11th For Change brought three buses of voters to Frelinghuysen's D.C. office.