Kristen Gillibrand

U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand on Saturday announced $5.6 million in federal funding for Erie County and $2.75 million for Niagara County under the Department of Housing and Urban Developmentā€™s Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program.

Dresser-Rand

The union representing 250 machinists at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville have approved an extended contract that increases severance benefits as the plant prepares to close. It also has an updated timeline for layoffs.

Associated Press

The House Agriculture Committee approved the long-awaited 2018 Farm Bill Wednesday. It includes a controversial change to food stamps that could push thousands of people off the program. That's not sitting well with Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), who sits on the Senate Agriculture committee.

There was varying reactions, much of it along party lines, to the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey in Washington on Thursday.

The top U.S. Marine vowed in a Senate hearing to hold members of the Marine Corps accountable for sharing nude photos of female Marines online. But many members of the Senate Armed Services Committee responded with tough questions Tuesday, asking why more isn't being done to protect female service members.

$170M for broadband expansion coming Upstate

Jan 27, 2017
National Public Radio

New York State will get to keep $170 million in federal funding for broadband access after all.

Canal designated U.S. landmark, as bicentennial approaches

Jan 12, 2017
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR

The New York State Barge Canal has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.