As part of our occasional conversations with members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, we spoke with Rep. Niki Tsongas. She represents Massachusetts's 3rd district.
We spoke about the atmosphere on Capitol Hill, the compromise which would give Congress a voice on the tentative nuclear agreement with Iran, Rep. Nancy Pelosi's leadership of the Democratic party and women in politics.
- "I recently had lunch with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas in Washington D.C. Niki is the current U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district. She is the widow of Paul Tsongas, who was a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1978 to 1984 and who was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1992 presidential election."
- "Niki Tsongas has pulled off something rare in today’s Congress: even though she’s a Democrat, Tsongas has still managed to steer important measures through a Republican-controlled Congress riven by dysfunction. That’s a testament to her political skill, and a good reason for voters in the Third District to send her back to Washington for another two-year term."
This segment aired on April 20, 2015.