There were no partisan defections among the New York delegation in this afternoon's party line vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.(1)
While part of the New York delegation was walking out in protest, two of the state's Democrats voted in favor of holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress this afternoon.
Kathy Hochul and Bill Owens, both of whom represent conservative upstate districts, were among 17 Democrats who joined with the entire Republican caucus in supporting the resolution.
The bill, "CISPA" for short, provides for greater coordination between private companies and the government to share information that might involve cyber security threats.
Upstate congressman Bill Owens has formed a new leadership PAC, according to the F.E.C. website.
The leadership PAC, called Adirondack Jobs PAC, doesn't allow Owens to spend directly on his re-election, but does permit him to spend some of the money on his own travel and to add more staff. And it allows him to support other candidates for re-election who might, in turn, want to help Owens.