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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.

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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.

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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.

National Public Radio

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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

For five miles across the Seneca Nation's Cattaraugus Territory, the New York State Thruway paving is so bad the Thruway Authority had put up "rough road" signs. Three politicians are charging Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being political in his dealings with the Seneca Nation, leaving the road in bad shape.

Reed, Problem Solvers head to southern border

Jul 17, 2019
WSKG News

A bipartisan coalition of congress members is heading to the southern U.S. border on Friday. The Problem Solvers Caucus plans to visit a detention center in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) hosted U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in Geneva Wednesday for a roundtable discussion with local farmers. Trade deals, China and labor were highlights of the conversation.

The House is expected to vote this week, possibly as early as Tuesday, on a resolution blocking President Trump's use of a national emergency declaration to divert funds for his much-desired wall on the southern border. Two Western New York congressmen agree that the president's declaration is inappropriate in this circumstance but they disagree on the resolution scheduled for a vote.

Celia Clarke / WSKG News

A bi-partisan group known as the Problem Solvers Caucus reached an agreement last week with likely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Southern Tier Rep. Tom Reed co-chairs the caucus, but he and other Republican members were not part of those talks. So Reed says he is not willing to vote for Pelosi, unless she agrees to further rules changes.

Reed and DiPietro are Election Day standouts for NY Republicans

Nov 7, 2018
Celia Clarke / WSKG News

Tom Reed won his fourth term to Congress to represent New York’s 23rd district. Democratic opponent Tracy Mitrano conceded shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tueday to represent the district's 11 counties across the Southern Tier.

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The indictment charging Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) and his son with insider trading has raised questions about this November's congressional elections. His GOP colleague in Western New York, Tom Reed said he recognizes the indictment represents "serious allegations," but Collins' decision to stay on the ballot is a family decision.

Bipartisan pilgrimage honors Rep. Louise Slaughter

Jul 23, 2018
Caitlin Whyte / WXXI News

A first of its kind "pilgrimage" brought both Republican and Democratic leaders to Western New York this weekend to explore two significant freedom movements in the state, the abolitionist movement and women’s suffrage.

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It’s not official yet, but it appears that Yates County resident Tracy Mitrano is the winner of the Democratic Primary in the 23rd Congressional District. Five candidates were running for the nomination in an effort to challenge Republican incumbent Tom Reed this fall.

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