John O'Connor

Washington correspondent

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:

Frelinghuysen Getting Squeezed Over Health Care Vote

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Health care repeal has caught the New Jersey Republican between liberal constituents and national conservatives.

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Gateway Project Still Hoping for Federal Funding, But There's a Back Up Plan

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.

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Senators Disagree About Legality of Syrian Airstrikes

Friday, April 07, 2017

Senate Democrats say President Trump needs Congressional approval if he wants to escalate the Syrian conflict.

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New Jersey Activists Get a Meeting With Frelinghuysen

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

BlueWave NJ and NJ 11th For Change brought three buses of voters to Frelinghuysen's D.C. office.

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House Democrats Say Trump Has Yet To Reach Out

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The president wants Democratic votes, but Democrats say he needs to stop alienating their constituents on immigration and health care.

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Rep. Dan Donovan Says He'll Vote Against GOP Health Care Bill

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Opposition from conservative and moderate Republicans could sink the Obamacare repeal.

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Health Care Deal Might Create A $2.3 Billion Budget Problem For New York

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.'

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Menendez Corruption Appeal

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sen. Bob Menendez' attorney says the New Jersey Democrat will be cleared when a trial begins later this year.

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Democrats And Republicans Find Faults With Trump's First Budget

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Members of Congress said they're not on board with Trump's plan to dramatically reshape the federal government.

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Rep. Lance Now Says He'll Vote Against Health Care Repeal

Thursday, March 16, 2017

More moderate Republicans are saying they can't vote for the bill.

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Six Reasons Why Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is in Trouble

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.

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At Local Town Halls, Anger Over Trump's Agenda

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.

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New Jersey Citizens' Group Creates A Super PAC

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NJ 11th for Change will be able to raise and spend unlimited amounts on advertising.

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Members of Congress Face Constituents During Recess

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.

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Members of Congress Come Home

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.

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Schumer and Trump: Two New Yorkers Just Getting to Know Each Other in Washington

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.

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Local Rep. Donovan Backs Trump Immigration Ban, Despite Worried Constituents

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

While other Republicans criticize immigration order, Donovan wants to give the idea a chance.

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Activists Are Taking Names When It Comes to Approving Trump's Cabinet Picks

Friday, January 27, 2017

Some on the left want Democrats to obstruct Trump at every turn.

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Democrats Unveil a Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Plan of Their Own

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The plan would build roads, schools and maybe even a new train tunnel between New York and New Jersey.

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Gingrich to New York GOP: "Constant Noise Wins"

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The former House Speaker and Georgia native says New York Republicans can learn from Trump's campaign

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