Alabama abortion law stirs constitutionality debate among 2020 candidates

Alabama abortion law stirs constitutionality debate among 2020 candidates

Some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are once again protesting the Alabama law that provides a near-total ban on abortion. It's creating controversy over what is considered a "constitutional right."

May 17th, 4:28 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Rising child care costs at the heart of new Casey proposal

Rising child care costs at the heart of new Casey proposal

By some estimates, child care can cost more than college on an annual basis. In Pennsylvania, it’s an average of more than $11,500.

May 10th, 3:24 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Reed open to raising smoking age to 21

Reed open to raising smoking age to 21

On Wednesday, WENY News first reported on a group of U.S. Senators are pushing to raise the purchasing age for tobacco from 18 to 21. But it’s already a reality in many parts of the Southern Tier and Western New York.

May 9th, 4:47 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Senators consider raising smoking age to 21 nationwide

Senators consider raising smoking age to 21 nationwide

If a group of U.S. Senators have it their way, younger Americans will have to be a little bit older to buy a pack of cigarettes.

May 8th, 4:54 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Reed's SPIKE Act pushes for transparent prescription drug costs

Reed's SPIKE Act pushes for transparent prescription drug costs

Analysts at AARP found brand name drugs jumped an average of nearly $5,000 from 2006-2017. But if priced at the rate of inflation during the same time period, that increase would’ve been significantly less, around $500.

April 26th, 2:53 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Casey endorses Biden as former Vice President launches 2020 bid

Casey endorses Biden as former Vice President launches 2020 bid

U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.) is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for President in 2020, according to a statement released Thursday morning.

April 25th, 9:46 AM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Expanding the Supreme Court? Toomey, GOP Senators say no.

Expanding the Supreme Court? Toomey, GOP Senators say no.

From nine Supreme Court justices to eleven? Even more? Democrats on the 2020 presidential campaign trail have been floating a number of reforms they would like to see for the Supreme Court.

April 19th, 9:19 AM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Dairy trade groups push for USMCA as talks slow in Congress

Dairy trade groups push for USMCA as talks slow in Congress

Dairy producers and industry trade groups have a lot to gain from the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. But they also have a lot to lose if the deal falls through in Congress.

April 16th, 5:15 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Schumer, Toomey launch Fentanyl sanctions bill against China

Schumer, Toomey launch Fentanyl sanctions bill against China

Their proposal would impose direct sanctions on drug manufacturers in China who knowingly ship synthetic opioids to drug traffickers in Mexico, and other nations, and ultimately sell in the United States.

April 9th, 4:00 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Alzheimer's research advocates push Congress to pass bill helping underserved patients

Alzheimer's research advocates push Congress to pass bill helping underserved patients

More than 1,200 advocates for Alzheimer’s disease research are on Capitol Hill this week, including two Alzheimer’s Association chapters from Pennsylvania represented by more than fifty members.

April 2nd, 3:07 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
How will the Mueller report factor into the 2020 race?

How will the Mueller report factor into the 2020 race?

If last night was any indication, it’s likely to help him with his base at future rallies. But analysts are also warning Trump to tread lightly.

March 29th, 4:57 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Reed, Trump talk trade as White House ramps up support for USMCA

Reed, Trump talk trade as White House ramps up support for USMCA

It's unclear how many members of Congress attended the meeting, but several members of the Ways & Means Committee -- the House committee that oversees trade – and Trump Cabinet officials were expected to be there.

March 27th, 1:18 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
House fails to override Trump's veto, national emergency stands

House fails to override Trump's veto, national emergency stands

President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration will survive, at least for now. On Tuesday, the U.S. House failed to override the President’s veto of a resolution that would eliminate that emergency for the southern border. The results of the 248-181 vote were mostly expected, but fall short of the two-thirds majority required for a veto override. Just 14 Republicans crossed over and joined Democrats, who needed about another 40 Republicans to defect to reach...

March 26th, 7:04 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
House Democrats scramble for votes to override Trump veto

House Democrats scramble for votes to override Trump veto

The House could vote as soon as Tuesday to override Trump’s veto on the national emergency declaration centered around the border wall.

March 21st, 12:56 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Reed hopes to rein in executive emergency declaration powers

Reed hopes to rein in executive emergency declaration powers

The president’s power to declare a national emergency could end up in the hands of Congress. That is, if a proposal from New York Rep. Tom Reed gains traction.

March 5th, 4:25 PM EST by Matt Knoedler
TSA callouts continue, cause safety concerns among passengers

TSA callouts continue, cause safety concerns among passengers

The effects of the government shutdown can be felt from the ground to the sky at U.S. airports.

January 22nd, 4:25 PM EST by Matt Knoedler
Casey won't run in 2020, will remain in U.S. Senate

Casey won't run in 2020, will remain in U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.) will not seek the Democratic Party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, according to a statement released Friday morning.

January 18th, 9:49 AM EST by Matt Knoedler
Trump hosts Reed, Problem Solvers Caucus at White House

Trump hosts Reed, Problem Solvers Caucus at White House

President Donald Trump hosted U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) and other members of the Problem Solvers Caucus for a meeting at the White House on Wednesday, according to the White House Press Office.

January 17th, 6:08 PM EST by Matt Knoedler