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The Democratic-controlled House approved a resolution Tuesday night calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to assume the powers of the presidency.

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Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) wants an investigation into what happened Wednesday as a mob broke into the nation's Capitol and disrupted the last stage of the Electoral College process to elect a president of the United States.

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed said he will vote to confirm the Electoral College vote count in Wednesday’s House vote. The vote is the final act needed to verify the election of President-elect Joe Biden.

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Hospice facilities are less regulated than nursing homes and hospitals, and government investigations have shown many are mistreating the terminally ill patients they’re tasked with comforting. A new bill passed by the House of Representatives could help change that.

Reed, Problem Solvers pushing COVID relief package

Dec 2, 2020
Celia Clarke / WSKG Public Media

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers from the U.S. Senate and House put forward an emergency COVID-19 relief package in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning. Many of the senators credited the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus for bringing the group together and hammering out the proposal.

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Democrat Tracy Mitrano conceded to Republican Rep. Tom Reed in New York’s 23rd Congressional District on Friday. Reed had already declared victory with more than 60% of the vote. The Associated Press had previously called the race for Reed, as well.

Celia Clarke / WSKG

Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano admits there’s no path to victory in her race against Republican incumbent Tom Reed. Still, she won’t make an official statement about the outcome of the race until every vote has been counted.

Reed declares victory over Mitrano in NY-23

Nov 4, 2020
Celia Clarke / WSKG News

The election in New York’s 23rd congressional district stretched through a summer of protests, violence at one campaign office and a pandemic. On election night, incumbent Tom Reed declared victory. His opponent hasn’t commented on that declaration, but shortly after the polls closed at 9 p.m., Tracy Mitrano reflected on her chances of victory.

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It's Groundhog Day for political junkies in New York's 23rd Congressional District, as Southern Tier Republican Rep. Tom Reed again battles Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano, whom he beat with 54% of the vote two years ago.

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Cattaraugus County saw over 1,200 people this past weekend get to the polls for early voting. The national election is a big reason for that. And according to Olean Times Herald Reporter Rick Miller, it’s one of many factors that could impact the race to represent New York’s 23rd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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Southern Tier Rep. Tom Reed said he and his family were threatened with a dead animal and a brick bearing a family member’s name at his home Friday.

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A re-run of the race for a Southern Tier congressional district brought the Democratic candidate to Western New York for a week-long push. On Sunday, Tracy Mitrano was in Fredonia.

Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Republicans are celebrating a possible U.S. Department of Justice inquiry into the COVID-19 crisis in New York state nursing homes, while others are concerned that the action is politically motivated.

 

WNY representatives reject Trump's tweeted suggestion to delay election

Jul 30, 2020

Two of Western New York's federal representatives spoke against President Donald Trump's suggestion Thursday that, out of concern for the integrity of mail-in balloting, the November election should be postponed.

Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

A New York state report released this week found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial executive order, which placed COVID-19 hospital patients into nursing homes, was not to blame for the state’s more than 6,000 nursing home deaths. But, as WBFO’s Older Adults Reporter Tom Dinki found, many, including Republican lawmakers, watchdog groups and medical professionals, still have questions about what impact the order had.

 

 


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An alliance of Republican lawmakers was in a Lockport heavy industry plant Tuesday pushing to reopen Western New York, as three regions of the state prepare to start opening later this week.

New York's two representatives in the United States Senate announced Tuesday a proposed bill that, if passed, would utilize the Defense Production Act to designate and put in charge an expert who would oversee the nation's distribution of medical supplies related to COVID-19. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say slow action by the White House has made it necessary to pursue what is called the Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act.

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Negotiations are underway for a fourth phase of federal economic relief, and a Western New York member of the House of Representatives believes the bipartisan support will be there for a deal he anticipates will be worked out by mid May. Congressman Tom Reed wants that deal to include provisions that ensure local governments get needed aid with no interference by the state.

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Former Southern Tier congressman Amory Houghton Jr. has died at the age of 93.

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Southern Tier congressman Tom Reed has been named Honorary Campaign Chairman for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign in New York.

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A family man who had a momentary lapse of judgment. A businessman who used public office to increase his personal wealth.

 

The approximately 170 letters filed in U.S. District Court this week paint very different pictures of disgraced former Congressman Chis Collins. 


 

National Institutes of Health

Southern Tier Rep. Tom Reed has introduced bipartisan legislation that would cut the skyrocketing price of insulin products by 75%.

Local reaction to Trump impeachment comes swiftly

Dec 19, 2019
U.S. House of Representatives

Western New York's two members of the House of Representatives voted along party lines Wednesday in the historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

Cornell Farmworker Program, Community and Regional Development Institute

A new farm labor bill has been introduced in Congress that has bi-partisan support and includes two changes some say will help New York farms.

Evan Vucci / AP

The House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday morning on whether to continue investigations into presidential actions that might lead to impeachment. That is not how Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed sees it.

J. Pat Carter / AP

The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bipartisan bill co-authored by Southern Tier Republican Tom Reed to create federal programs to train a new generation of hospice and palliative care providers.

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When the House of Representatives votes Thursday on beginning a formal impeachment investigation, Western New York will have two votes on the floor: Corning Republican Tom Reed and Buffalo Democrat Brian Higgins. Former Clarence Republican Chris Collins resigned his congressional seat after a felony conviction and is not eligible to vote.

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Local members of Congress are weighing in on the controversy over a phone call that President Donald Trump had with the Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Western New York congressman Tom Reed is in stable condition after collapsing in Washington, DC Thursday afternoon.

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The decrepit five miles of the New York State Thruway through Seneca Nation land is turning into a political free-for-all, with no immediate prospects the road will be repaired. The road is so bad, the speed limit is down to 45 mph.

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