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:

House Passes Tax Bill Over Objections of New York and New Jersey Republicans

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Local Republicans tried to stop the train. They got run over.

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This Week in Politics: Is It 2018 Already?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

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2017 is a wrap. So it's time for an early preview of the governor's race and the Congressional midterms.

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Republicans Are Feeling the Pressure To Deliver on Tax Promises

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Lobbyists aren't spending much time in lobbies during the tax debate.

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How The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect New York and New Jersey

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.

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Cuomo Says Republican Budget Votes Are Committing 'Modern-Day Treason'

Friday, October 27, 2017

The governor says the plan to eliminate state and local deductions would hurt New York families.

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Regional Republicans Say No, But Tax Overhaul Moves Forward

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Local Republicans are worried about the plan, but GOP leaders promise a compromise on homeowner deductions.

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New York and New Jersey Republicans Face Crucial Vote On Tax Changes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Republican leaders promise a fix is on the way, but members want something a little more concrete.

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As He Seeks Return to Congress, Michael Grimm Tweets a Photo With Steve Bannon

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.

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Rep. Espaillat Wants Federal Help to Resettle Puerto Ricans in NY

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Northern Manhattan Democrat says those who want to leave the battered island should get help to do so.

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Why the Latest Health Care Bill Could Kill Your Tax Benefits

Friday, September 22, 2017

The latest bill goes even further to restrict abortion services. And that could cause trouble in New York.

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For Frelinghuysen, Budget Clout Also Comes With Scrutiny

Monday, September 18, 2017

Money for the Gateway tunnel is a win. But will Republican budget cuts come with a political price?

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Schumer's Hot-Mic Take on Trump: "He Likes Us"

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.

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Booker Backs Sanders' Universal Health Care Plan

Monday, September 11, 2017

A growing number of Democratic 2020 hopefuls are backing single-payer health care.

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Schumer's Big Week Has Republicans Worried

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.

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New Jersey Republicans Want a DACA Replacement

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

With Republicans in control — and on the hook — New Jersey's lawmakers have come around on immigration.

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What's Next After Charlottesville? Members Of Congress Aren't Saying

Friday, August 18, 2017

Just one local Republican has suggested a response from Congress.

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Chuck Schumer and the Art of Managing Democrats

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.

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Republicans Reject Schumer's Tax Priorities

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Second verse, same as the first. Republicans plan to go their own way in Congress' next big debate.

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Chuck Schumer's Unity Strategy

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. 

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Senate Democrats Block a GOP Health Bill, But More Debate Looms

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.

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