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The former Republican Governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate, Mitt Romney has endorsed Dr. Nan Hayworth in the 19th Congressional District race which covers portions of Northern Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange Counties.
Said Romney, "These tough economic times call for common sense, pro-growth solutions. Dr. Hayworth has those solutions. Her experience as a medical doctor and small business owner give her a unique perspective and necessary tools to get our nation's economy back on track."
Hayworth is running against incumbent Congressman, Democrat John Hall.
Hall had a fundraiser in Cortlandt Manor this past weekend in which he was endorsed by former President Bill Clinton.
Republican Congressional hopeful Nan Hayworth easily defeated challenger Neil DiCarlo in Tuesday's primary.
Hayworth, a Mount Kisco opthamologist will now face incumbent John Hall for the 19th Congressional District seat in November. Said Hayworth, "What I've heard from our fellow citizens all around the district, over and over again, is the economy is broken and that there is a tremendous need for jobs and that this new government-run health law is too broad reaching."
Hayworth says her campaign will focus on lower taxes, more jobs, and expanding the growth of local businesses. She insists the government's new Health Care Reform measure must be repealed and replaced with a new law that "will work." Hayworth says government needs to rein in spending and return to "the government of our founding fathers."
Hayworth has her first debate with John Hall in Dutchess County on September 21.
Hudson Valley Congressman John Hall (NY-19) paid a visit to Peekskill today where he participated in the manufacture of precision metal parts at Giuliante Machine Tool Inc. as part of his ongoing series of "work-a-day" events throughout the district.
Hall's hoping the work-a-day events will give him a better understanding of the challenges faced by the people he represents.
Giuliante Machine Tool Inc (GMT), a privately owned company has served the aerospace,defense, space, hydraulic and nuclear industries since 1978. In October 2009, it moved from a warehouse facility in Harrison to its larger 27,000 square foot location at 12 John Walsh Boulevard in Peekskill.
Saying the nation's veterans "Deserve nothing less," Congressman John Hall (D-19) Tuesday praised the Veterans Administration after it announced plans to begin using shorter claims forms to simplify the process veterans must submit in order to apply for disability benefits.
The Congressman says the previous form has gone from 23 pages to just 10. The VA has also introduced a new claims form, known as 21-526EZ that further expedites the process.
Hall has long been a proponent of simplifying what he calls "The bureaucratic red tape and hoops veterans must jump through in order to get healthcare and disability benefits." In 2008, he sponsored and Congress passed, a measure establishing a pilot program across the country designed to shorten and streamline the processing time for veterans to have their claims processed.
Congressman John Hall (D-Dover) announced Wednesday that $120,333 in Federal funds has been secured for the Goldens Bridge Fire Department.
The grant will be used to purchase new radio equipment including 22 new portable radios. The department has 40 firefighters.
Members of Hudson Valley's congressional delegation are weighing in on the arrest of a suspect in this weekend's failed car bomb attack. 30 year old Faisal Shahzad was arrested at JFK airport Monday evening after he had boarded a plane bound for Dubai.
Congressman John Hall announced his support today for a measure that would enact a pay cut for him and every other member of Congress. Hall's sponsoring the "Taking Responsibility for Congressional Pay Act," which would reduce the salaries of House and Senate members by 5%.
Hall says the last time senators and representatives voted themselves a pay cut was in 1933--in the midst of The Great Depression.He says the current economic downturn is an appropriate time to show solidarity with struggling Hudson Valley residents and people across the country, and do so again.
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