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
Guns, budget headline Congress's busy September schedule

Guns, budget headline Congress's busy September schedule

September is shaping up to be a busy month in Congress, and it starts with the renewed debate on guns.

September 10th, 4:57 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Pa. lawmakers renew effort for whole milk in schools

Pa. lawmakers renew effort for whole milk in schools

Back-to-school season is giving some Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers a chance to renew their fight for whole milk in schools.

September 6th, 4:40 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
How the Problem Solvers Caucus is creating change in Washington

How the Problem Solvers Caucus is creating change in Washington

In Sept. 2018, New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed and his Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) outlined a plan to “break the gridlock.”

September 5th, 6:25 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Trump continues weighing Toomey's background check proposal, other options

Trump continues weighing Toomey's background check proposal, other options

The Pennsylvania Republican has spoken with President Donald Trump in recent days and regularly over the August recess on the background check issue, officials say.

September 4th, 5:02 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Tackling rising insulin prices have become a personal issue for Rep. Tom Reed

Tackling rising insulin prices have become a personal issue for Rep. Tom Reed

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) has watched the soaring price of insulin affect his own family. When his son was four-years-old, he was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes, meaning he needs insulin to survive. His son is now 19. Since 2001, the price of insulin has spiked 600 percent, now costing Type-1 diabetics on average more than $5,700 per year.

August 28th, 2:19 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.

August 21st, 3:26 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
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.

August 20th, 5:48 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
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.

August 16th, 3:42 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
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

August 14th, 2:05 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
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.

August 1st, 12:48 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Schumer, Democrats to force vote on Trump administration's health care decision

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.

July 31st, 2:24 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Schumer, Democrats propose constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

Schumer, Democrats propose constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and Senate Democrats introduced legislation that would overturn the 2010 Citizens United ruling made by the U.S. Supreme Court.

July 30th, 4:22 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Proposed national women's history museum gains support of Reed's Problem Solvers Caucus

Proposed national women's history museum gains support of Reed's Problem Solvers Caucus

The push for a national women’s history museum in Washington, D.C. is gaining more support in Congress.

July 25th, 3:49 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Casey, coal miners urge Congress to extend Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

Casey, coal miners urge Congress to extend Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

On Tuesday, a group of miners suffering from the disease testified before members of the U.S. Senate, urging them to fully fund and extend the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.

July 23rd, 3:15 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Lawmakers push for transparency in prescription drug pricing

Lawmakers push for transparency in prescription drug pricing

The average brand-name drug costs eighteen-times more than a generic drug; in some cases, jumping hundreds of dollars every year, according to a report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute.

July 19th, 12:31 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Supporters push McConnell for vote on 9/11 victims fund before August recess

Supporters push McConnell for vote on 9/11 victims fund before August recess

This comes one day after a Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held up U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s request to unanimously pass the extension.

July 18th, 1:39 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Reed to visit U.S.-Mexico border Friday

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.

July 18th, 11:30 AM EDT by Matt Knoedler
'Modernizing' federal gas tax for national infrastructure project among Problem Solvers Caucus suggestions
'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
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
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 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.

Reed aims to shore up USPS funding
Reed aims to shore up USPS funding

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.