North Korean Missile Launch Raises Security Concerns in U.S.

North Korean Missile Launch Raises Security Concerns in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the world continues to watch the war in Ukraine, tensions are escalating in the Pacific after North Korea fired a long-range missile over Japan. That missile, which some officials said, could reach a U.S. territory. It has raised sec

3 hrs 52 mins ago by Rachel Knapp
Recovery and Rescue Operations Continue in Florida Following Hurricane Ian

Recovery and Rescue Operations Continue in Florida Following Hurricane Ian

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Florida officials are still trying to assess the damage Hurricane Ian has done to the sunshine state. Florida is reporting that about 100 people have died due to the storm and hundreds of thousands of Floridians are still impacted by la

October 3rd, 3:15 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
FEMA Begins Search and Rescue Efforts in Hurricane Ian Aftermath

FEMA Begins Search and Rescue Efforts in Hurricane Ian Aftermath

WASHINGTON, D.C. - We’re seeing the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Homes in Florida are destroyed, streets are flooded and rescuers struggle to reach people who are stranded. While the toll of this storm is still being assessed, the storm brought in ca

September 29th, 6:38 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Senator Pushes for Federal Milk Pricing System to be Revised After Dairy Farmers Struggle to Profit

Senator Pushes for Federal Milk Pricing System to be Revised After Dairy Farmers Struggle to Profit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - New York’s local dairy farms brings in billions to the state’s economy. In fact, we’re one of the top dairy producing states. However, many of these farms end up spending more money to produce a gallon of milk than wha

September 29th, 6:33 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall, Florida Residents Prepare for Storm

Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall, Florida Residents Prepare for Storm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - We’re keeping an eye on hurricane Ian which has now made landfall in Florida. Officials are warning this will be a devastating storm but they are ready to respond to help. Our Washington, D.C. Bureau correspondent Rachel Knapp&rsq

September 28th, 4:23 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Congressional Hearing Focuses on Education Recovery for Students from Pandemic

Congressional Hearing Focuses on Education Recovery for Students from Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Research shows that the pandemic had a negative impact on our students: they experienced loss of learning time, a loss of socializing with other kids and for many, their mental health was also impacted. A congressional hearing is lookin

September 27th, 3:18 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Holding Russia Accountable for War Crimes in Ukraine

Holding Russia Accountable for War Crimes in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - It’s been a little more than seven months since Russia invaded Ukraine. Throughout this conflict, reports and stories of war crimes and other atrocities against the Ukrainian people have circulated. A recent Congressional hearing

September 26th, 4:07 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
House Votes to Change Election Law to Prevent Another Capitol Attack

House Votes to Change Election Law to Prevent Another Capitol Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than a year and a half after the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol attack, the House passed the most significant legislation in response to the attack. It’s a bill that would overhaul the Electoral Count Act, a law that the former

September 23rd, 3:26 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Sen. Toomey Pushes for Additional Sanctions on Russia

Sen. Toomey Pushes for Additional Sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After Russia invaded Ukraine, the U.S. and other countries issued sanctions on Russia. They hoped those sanctions would stop Russia's war in Ukraine. While experts said these sanctions have hurt Russia, Senator Oat Toomey (R- PA) said i

September 21st, 3:58 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Congressional Members Scramble to Fund Government Before Deadline

Congressional Members Scramble to Fund Government Before Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress has until September 30th to keep the federal government running or else, a shutdown could take place. Congressional members are certainly watching clock and while they are trying to avoid a shutdown at all costs, there are some

September 19th, 4:08 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
'Warriors to Washington' Brings Erie Veterans to D.C.

'Warriors to Washington' Brings Erie Veterans to D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A few days ago marked the 21st anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Following those attacks, American troops fought in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other places around the world. To honor these veterans, a group called “Warrio

September 17th, 7:34 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Rep. Kelly Continues to Investigate into Erie Migrant Children Housing Site

Rep. Kelly Continues to Investigate into Erie Migrant Children Housing Site

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last year, Erie, Pennsylvania temporarily housed nearly 150 unaccompanied children after facilities near the U.S.-- Mexico border became overcrowded. Ever since, Congressman Mike Kelly (R- PA) has pressed for answers on this site. While

September 16th, 3:22 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
15-Week Abortion Ban Splits Republicans, Democrats Push Back

15-Week Abortion Ban Splits Republicans, Democrats Push Back

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Should there be a nation wide law on abortions? One U.S. Senator is proposing to ban almost all abortions after 15 weeks, but the idea is causing chaos at the Capitol. After the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, wh

September 15th, 2:47 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Sen. Casey, Actor Seth Rogen Discuss Investing in Home Care for Seniors, People with Disabilities

Sen. Casey, Actor Seth Rogen Discuss Investing in Home Care for Seniors, People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey (D- PA) alongside "Pineapple Express" star Seth Rogen are pushing congress to invest more in our elderly and people with disabilities. The Hollywood celebrity alongside Rogen's wife, Lauren, and "Suits" ac

September 14th, 5:04 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Gillibrand Urges USDA to Implement Debt Relief Provisions for Struggling Farmers

Gillibrand Urges USDA to Implement Debt Relief Provisions for Struggling Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - From dairy farms, to grape producers, farmers across the U.S. have been struggling with paying off loans to keep their farms afloat. We spoke with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D- NY) on how to address this. Gillibrand said New York state

September 14th, 4:48 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Biden, Military Officials Honor Victims of September 11 Attacks During Pentagon Ceremony

Biden, Military Officials Honor Victims of September 11 Attacks During Pentagon Ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Joe Biden said he remembers the lives stolen from us on September 11, 2001. In a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon, he adds they’ll continue to protect and defend America from terrorists. In a somber and rainy memorial c

September 12th, 3:00 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Congressional Report: Fraudsters Took Billions in Pandemic Relief Funds

Congressional Report: Fraudsters Took Billions in Pandemic Relief Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - When the coronavirus hit the U.S., Congress quickly acted to provide relief to families, businesses, local and state governments to help offset the pandemic’s impacts. In a recent congressional report, it outlines billions in reli

September 6th, 1:48 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Sen. Casey Urges Labor Department to Investigate Workplace Surveillance Technologies

Sen. Casey Urges Labor Department to Investigate Workplace Surveillance Technologies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - How do you feel about your work productivity being tracked by your employers? That’s a growing concern among workers in many industries. People concerned they could be penalized, even fired for their idle time. During your work sh

August 31st, 2:26 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Senate Hearing Examines if Cannabis Should be Legal at Federal Level

Senate Hearing Examines if Cannabis Should be Legal at Federal Level

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Should cannabis be legalized at the federal level? That’s an idea being tossed around at our nation’s Capitol. However the idea is receiving a lot of push back from some members. “It’s clear now after decades of

August 30th, 1:58 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Congressional Hearing Focuses on Housing, Rental Crisis

Congressional Hearing Focuses on Housing, Rental Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - When the first of the month comes around, that usually means rent is due. According to analysts, rental prices have skyrocketed since last year which have impacted people across the U.S. including right here at home. “Nationwide,

August 29th, 3:28 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Congressional Members Split on "Inflation Reduction Act"
Congressional Members Split on "Inflation Reduction Act"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Biden is expected to sign a massive energy, health care and tax bill later this week. Democrats are celebrating this legislation but Republicans, including our local members, are calling it another massive spending bill. Altho

Casey: Transit Stations Could Get Funding to Improve ADA Accessibility
Casey: Transit Stations Could Get Funding to Improve ADA Accessibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress recently celebrated the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, including employment, public accommodations and transportation. To highlight the an

Congressional Members Speak Out Following Vote on Assault Weapons Ban
Congressional Members Speak Out Following Vote on Assault Weapons Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Our local congressional members are speaking out following a recent vote which would ban assault rifles. Many of our members are calling it a ‘gun grab’. “On this vote the ‘yays’ are 217 and ‘nays&rsq

Republicans, Democrats Clash Over Proposed Tax and Climate Bill
Republicans, Democrats Clash Over Proposed Tax and Climate Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democrats and Republicans are butting heads over a proposed climate and tax bill. Republicans said it would ultimately hurt working families while Democrats argue it will make big changes to the tax code and combat climate change

Republicans Back Pelosi Visit to Taiwan
Republicans Back Pelosi Visit to Taiwan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Within the halls of Congress, some lawmakers had some of their focus on a tiny island thousands of miles away across the Pacific Ocean. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D- CA) arrived in Taiwan on her visit to Asia, but the trip is sp

Frustrations Raised on Stalled Legislation to Help Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits
Frustrations Raised on Stalled Legislation to Help Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill that would help our veterans who have been exposed to toxic burn pits has stalled in the Senate. The move has frustrated not only Democratic Senators, but to veterans, too. Outside of the U.S. Capitol, comedian Jon Stewart and ve

Local Congressman Attends Son's Gay Wedding After Voting Against Gay Marriage
Local Congressman Attends Son's Gay Wedding After Voting Against Gay Marriage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A local Pennsylvania congressman attended his son’s wedding to another man after he voted against gay and interracial marriage. Republican Congressman Glenn Thompson (R- PA) voted against the bill last week and then days later he

Growing Fears U.S. Headed Towards Recession, Lawmakers React
Growing Fears U.S. Headed Towards Recession, Lawmakers React

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Costs for groceries, gas and other everyday items are at some records high and now some are warning that the U.S. could be headed for a recession. The Republicans are pointing the finger at the Democrats but the Democrats said they&rsqu