Eye on NY: A close look at Hanna’s first year


Partisanship was on display in Washington this year, as the House Republican and Senate Democratic majorities tangled on various issues ranging from the debt ceiling to payroll tax cuts.

But in an interview Thursday recapping his first year in office, Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, said he has tried to stay away from the partisan battles and work with members of both parties.

“So many members on both sides go out there and treat it as if it’s a war between the shirts and the skins and that’s somehow what they’re supposed to do,” he said.

“I don’t believe that for a minute. I think that’s exactly the opposite of what they’re supposed to be doing. My job is to go out there and get things done.”

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