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.
Unions, labor could prove crucial for Democrats in 2020
The Rustbelt includes states that then-candidate and now-President Donald Trump flipped from Democratic strongholds to a new Republican stomping ground. They are now the same places Democrats are now trying to win back if they want to win the presidency.
'Modernizing' federal gas tax for national infrastructure project among Problem Solvers Caucus suggestions
Talks of a $2 trillion infrastructure package have quieted down in Washington. But U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s Problem Solvers Caucus is hoping their plan will jumpstart a new conversation.
Reed defends Trump's tariff threat as deadline looms
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.
Ithaca nursing home among hundreds violating federal standards, Senate report finds
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 Keller sworn into U.S. House
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.
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."
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.
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.
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...