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Although Major League Baseball officials have not confirmed it, numerous published reports suggest a plan is under consideration to shuffle minor league affiliations and player development models. More than 40 minor league clubs, including four in New York State, would lose their affiliations and, most likely, their futures.

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There are certain drugs people can’t live without like insulin and pain medication. In recent years, prices for medication have skyrocketed without much explanation as to why. New legislation being introduced by Congressmen Tom Reed, R-New York, and Steven Horsford, D-Nevada, would require drug manufacturers to publicly justify large price increases.

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When Democrats formally assume control of leadership in the House of Representatives, they're expected to push for passage of House rule changes. A Western New York Republican said in his weekly conference call Wednesday that he will support those changes.

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A new study finds one in three college freshman dealt with a mental health condition before arriving at college.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke to the leader of D'Youville College in Buffalo about how the school supports students with mental health concerns on campus.  

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An amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act could prevent Siemens from closing down their Wellsville plant. Representative Tom Reed and New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have been working together to save 250 skilled jobs from leaving the state.

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A Western New York congressman is backing proposed legislation that would broaden access to a Medicare-backed program that fosters training to self-manage diabetes.


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The spending deal passed on Capitol Hill last month, which was implemented hours after a previous federal spending deal expired, is set to expire on March 23. Senator Minority Leader Charles Schumer has stated the deal the reached with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a good one for the middle class. But a local congressman is concerned about the government's increased spending and increasing debt.


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Two federal lawmakers who represent Western New Yorkers are praising the Florida high school students who have spoken up and demanded change following a mass shooting Feb. 14 in Parkland. Both were asked about their latest thoughts about the gun violence debate, including whether new legislation banning more powerful firearms is in order.


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The tax reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate early Saturday includes an excise tax that would affect universities and colleges who have large endowments.

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With a Republican tax reform plan passed by the Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday, a vote by the full legislative body was anticipated by the end of the week. One of those who will cast a vote insists it's a gift for the very wealthy, while a Western New York Republican in the House says the data shows middle class families will enjoy tax relief.


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Congressman Tom Reed is celebrating a new business deal involving a Southern Tier company that will reportedly create 1,000 jobs. But he says reforms must be made if U.S. manufacturing is to rise up.


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A Western New York Congressman is throwing his support behind a bill that seeks to fill jobs with trained apprentices by offering federal tax credits to those who do the hiring.


Republican Congressman Tom Reed received an earful from constituents Saturday over his vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. He was booed during a town hall meeting Saturday in Chautauqua County.

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As federal elected officials face noisy constituents at town hall meetings nationwide, New York's senior U.S. Senator and that body's minority leader took questions Wednesday about his own ability to be reached.


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Despite protesters shutting down his office last week - and then having several events disrupted on Saturday - Congressman Tom Reed says he will stay the course.


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Western New York Democratic Congressman Brian Higgins spoke with reporters Monday about immigration and congressional town halls. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the democratic lawmaker is unsure how those in Washington will find a "middle ground." 

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A large contingent is expected to rally today outside the Williamsville office of Congressman Chris Collins as calls increase for the Western New York representative to hold a town hall meeting.

Republican Congressman Thomas Reed was greeted by scores of boisterous protesters Saturday at town hall meetings in Western New York.

Local congressmen offer thoughts on Inauguration Day

Jan 20, 2017
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Two Western New York Republican members of Congress are among those looking forward with excitement to today's inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. Meanwhile, while many Democrats have indicated they'll skip the proceedings, one Buffalo-area Democrat says he'll be there.


Western New York Congressman Tom Reed is among the latest additions to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, and he’s stepping up to defend Trump’s choices for his new administration.


Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed has introduced a bill that would include life in prison and the death penalty for drug dealers who cause a fatal opioids overdose.

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As members of Congress debated Monday evening on four gun bills - none of which were expected to pass - a Western New York lawmaker suggested there is common ground Democrats and Republicans may find, if they're willing to identify and act against the "real enemy." As Republican Tom Reed sees it, it's not the guns.


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Almost seven years after 50 people died in the crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, the victims' families are still fighting to protect the flying public. They were joined Tuesday by every member of Western New York's congressional delegation in Washington.  


Reed pushes mental health legislation in wake of Oregon shootings

Oct 7, 2015
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New York Congressman Tom Reed is calling for mental health legislation as means to prevent mass shootings in the U-S. 

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In light of recently released videos featuring Planned Parenthood officers discussing the sale of aborted fetal parts, one Western New York member of Congress is supporting the suspension of federal funds to the organization. But in a Monday conference call, Tom Reed suggested Planned Parenthood can take steps to avoid that.

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As Greece continues to grapple with a crippling economic crisis, a local congressman insists the problem should serve as a warning to the U.S.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency released new funding this week designated for the TLC Hospital Network and the Lake Shore hospital.

Reed defends position on Affordable Care Act

Nov 5, 2013

Thousands of Western New Yorkers are receiving letters from the federal government saying they will need to drop their current health insurance coverage. Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed, republican  for the 23rd Congressional District of New York said he's received numerous complaints from constituents.