Background check debate pushes Toomey proposals into spotlight once again
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has twice-before proposed stricter background checks for gun shows and internet sales. Now, he’s hoping the third time is the charm for what has become known as the “Manchin-Toomey,” introduced with West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin.
Schumer, Democrats to force vote on Trump administration's health care decision
Their push comes nearly two weeks after a federal judge ruled health insurance companies can sell short-term policies, even if they do not cover pre-existing conditions that are required under the Affordable Care Act.
Reed to visit U.S.-Mexico border Friday
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed announced he and 15 members of his Problem Solvers Caucus are traveling to McAllen, Texas on Friday. The group is scheduled to tour a border patrol station and a centralized processing center, according to a release.
Congressman Tom Reed is defending President Trump’s threat to impose a five-percent tariff on Mexico as talks over enhanced immigration enforcement continue. Reed told WENY News this week he does not think the tariffs on Mexico, which could go into effect on Monday, will hurt ongoing trade talks between the two countries as they try to patch up the new NAFTA deal known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
An investigation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid data shows nearly 400 nursing homes – fifteen in New York, including the Cayuga Ridge Nursing Home in Ithaca – violate federal health and safety regulations, a report finds.
Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier now officially has a new Member of Congress. Republican Fred Keller took the oath of office tonight in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi swore him in shortly after 7p.m. as Keller was surrounded by his family.
The United States Postal Service lost nearly $4 billion in 2018. But a new plan from U.S. Rep. Tom Reed would help to curb those losses. However, it’s unclear if the Postal Service is on-board with the idea.
Twenty-seven U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle have spent the week deciding much of what’s in and what’s out of next year’s defense budget. It’s known as the National Defense Authorization Act.