Former Ukraine ambassador testifies on day two of public hearings

Former Ukraine ambassador testifies on day two of public hearings

During the second day of public impeachment hearings, ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told lawmakers she was the victim of a smear campaign by President Donald Trump, top administration officials, and the president’s personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani.

November 15th, 5:15 PM EST by Matt Knoedler
Supreme Court hears DACA case impacting undocumented immigrants

Supreme Court hears DACA case impacting undocumented immigrants

The future of nearly 700,000 young people known as “Dreamers” is in the hands of the United States Supreme Court.

November 12th, 3:38 PM EST by Matt Knoedler
Schumer continues push for whistleblower safeguards

Schumer continues push for whistleblower safeguards

The debate continues in Washington over whether the whistleblower’s identity should be revealed.

November 8th, 12:25 PM EST by Matt Knoedler
Federal animal cruelty bill heads to Trump's desk

Federal animal cruelty bill heads to Trump's desk

What’s known as the PACT – Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture – Act would make animal cruelty a federal felony with up to seven years in prison.

November 7th, 4:48 PM EST by Matt Knoedler
Senators warn against scams targeting veterans

Senators warn against scams targeting veterans

A warning for military veterans from U.S. Senators: Scams are on the rise ahead of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday.

November 6th, 10:52 AM EST by Matt Knoedler
Keller, Omar debate funding of 'College Affordability Act'

Keller, Omar debate funding of 'College Affordability Act'

The debate over debt-free college caught a local Congressman in the crossfire with one of Congress’s most controversial members.

November 5th, 4:20 PM EST by Matt Knoedler
Reed, Keller vote against impeachment inquiry resolution

Reed, Keller vote against impeachment inquiry resolution

After weeks of closed-door hearings, the impeachment inquiry is now formally open to the public.

October 31st, 2:36 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Schumer, Casey: 'junk' health care plans could jeopardize pre-existing condition protection

Schumer, Casey: 'junk' health care plans could jeopardize pre-existing condition protection

Senate Democrats fell short Wednesday in their attempt to overturn a Trump administration health care guideline.

October 30th, 5:40 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Senators continue pushing Turkey sanctions despite Trump deal

Senators continue pushing Turkey sanctions despite Trump deal

Just hours before President Donald Trump’s announced the U.S. would lift sanctions on Turkey, a different tone from some Republican senators on Capitol Hill.

October 23rd, 3:28 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Reed calls on Twitter to ban foreign terror organizations

Reed calls on Twitter to ban foreign terror organizations

During a news conference this morning in Washington, Reed, a Corning Republican, and members of his bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus called on the social media giant to ban content from foreign terror groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.

October 22nd, 4:01 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Reed among House minority supporting Trump's troop withdrawal in Syria

Reed among House minority supporting Trump's troop withdrawal in Syria

Damage control continues in Congress as a growing number of lawmakers formally opposed President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Northern Syria.

October 16th, 4:46 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Casey releases report on senior falls prevention

Casey releases report on senior falls prevention

The annual report found that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. In all, falls lead to more than 30,000 deaths per year, Casey said.

October 16th, 11:20 AM EDT by Matt Knoedler
U.S. Agriculture Secretary pushes for USMCA passage

U.S. Agriculture Secretary pushes for USMCA passage

One look at the crops in the People’s Garden outside of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, and you can tell it is past harvest time. But this week, when we sat down one-on-one with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, he said it’s also past time for Congress to approve the new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA). He’s hopeful House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will bring it up for a vote by the end o...

October 10th, 3:05 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Chautauqua Institution celebrates first anniversary of D.C. expansion

Chautauqua Institution celebrates first anniversary of D.C. expansion

With another summer in the books at the Chautauqua Institution’s New York campus, the focus now comes back to Washington, D.C.

October 4th, 10:45 AM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Analysts talk impeachment inquiry & what's next

Analysts talk impeachment inquiry & what's next

Top Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry said Wednesday they hope to wrap things up by the end of the year.

October 2nd, 3:36 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Gillibrand renews push for paid family & medical leave

Gillibrand renews push for paid family & medical leave

Supporters of paid medical and family leave may have to wait until next year before Congress acts.

September 26th, 11:15 AM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Reed returns to Congress following collapse, talks impeachment

Reed returns to Congress following collapse, talks impeachment

In his first television interview since returning to Congress Monday evening, Reed told WENY News Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler that he is “recovering well.”

September 25th, 1:03 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Senators await Trump's decision on gun proposals

Senators await Trump's decision on gun proposals

The week comes to an end after a tense partisan battle on the issue.

September 13th, 5:10 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Climate change is 'melting away both my sport and my livelihood,' winter athletes tell Senate committee

Climate change is 'melting away both my sport and my livelihood,' winter athletes tell Senate committee

As a hall-of-fame goaltender, Mike Richter is known for his game-winning saves on the ice. Now, he’s trying to save something else: the environment.

September 12th, 5:50 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Pa. lawmaker's generic insulin proposal aims to address soaring costs

Pa. lawmaker's generic insulin proposal aims to address soaring costs

The price of the life-saving drug is skyrocketing: up nearly 600 percent since 2001.

September 11th, 5:31 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Freshman Year, Part 2: More women, private sector experience highlight class
Freshman Year, Part 2: More women, private sector experience highlight class

Pennsylvania went four years without a woman representing any of its eighteen Congressional Districts. That was until January, when four women from the Keystone State were elected to Congress.

Keller reflects on early time in Congress
Keller reflects on early time in Congress

Nearly one-half of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation (eight out of 18 members) consists of freshman members. That includes Congressman Fred Keller.

Background check debate pushes Toomey proposals into spotlight once again
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.

Western N.Y. students wrap-up D.C. internships
Western N.Y. students wrap-up D.C. internships

Catherine Quinlan has been fielding calls from U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s constituents all summer long. For the Corning, N.Y. native and psychology major, combining people and, now, politics, has been a new learning experience

Senate passes budget deal, suspends debt ceiling
Senate passes budget deal, suspends debt ceiling

A long-term budget deal is now heading to President Donald Trump’s desk.