Kathy Marchione, who represents the Hoosick Falls area, wouldn't say whether Republican state senators felt pressured to hold hearings into the region's water quality.
"I can't answer for the conference," she said to reporters in Defreestville, about 30 miles southwest of the town, when asked if her colleagues made the decision in light of the growing call.
Last week the Assembly announced they would hold two hearings on the upstate water crisis going on in Rensselaer County and just days later the U.S. Congress announced they were requesting documents from the Cuomo administration and the EPA over their handling of the matter. Friday afternoon U.S. Senator Kirsten Gilibrand, who shed tears at times, held a roundtable discussion in the town with affected residents.
Late Friday the senate, which was the only chamber not to announce any schedule hearings, did so. They will be held in Hoosick Falls next month. You can watch the senator's entire answer in the clip above.