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:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Local Republicans tried to stop the train. They got run over.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
2017 is a wrap. So it's time for an early preview of the governor's race and the Congressional midterms.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Lobbyists aren't spending much time in lobbies during the tax debate.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Many would lose thousands of dollars in federal tax deductions. But the bill also lowers tax rates, increases a child tax credit and eliminates the unpopular alternative minimum tax.
Friday, October 27, 2017
The governor says the plan to eliminate state and local deductions would hurt New York families.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Local Republicans are worried about the plan, but GOP leaders promise a compromise on homeowner deductions.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Republican leaders promise a fix is on the way, but members want something a little more concrete.
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.