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(WBEN/AP) - A top Obama national security adviser says it's "absolutely false" that the previous administration used intelligence about President Donald Trump's associates for political purposes. Susan Rice says it was sometimes necessary for her to request the identity of Americans whose...
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Dave Debo
March 27, 2017 - 12:32 pm
(WBEN/AP) Congressman Chris Collins says after the demise of Republican plans to repeal Obamacare " the wounds are pretty deep," and some members of the house of representatives aren't even talking to each other. And while he celebrates the resignation of at least one member of the ultra...
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Tom Puckett
March 24, 2017 - 4:55 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Statements came in quickly after the GOP pulled their health care reform bill Friday. Gov. Cuomo issued this statement: "This week, Washington showed the people of this nation a disgusting display of government at its worst. We saw Members of Congress openly bribe one-another at...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN/AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo says he would consider suing the federal government if they adopt a provision that would shift medicaid costs in New York from the county to the state. The proposal would end a requirement that counties pay a share of Medicaid. It would only apply to...
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Dave Debo
March 24, 2017 - 6:06 am
Congressman Chris Collins is painting Friday's Obamacare vote as a referendum on support for President Donald Trump, and predicts that economic benefits of the plan will create enough support that it will likely pass when voted on Friday. "Do you think you have the votes for this thing, up or down,...
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Susan Rose
March 23, 2017 - 11:43 am
Washington, D.C. (WBEN) - With a scheduled vote on healthcare legislation looming, Clarence Congressman Chris Collins is predicting passage, "This bill will pass and the intention is it will be tonight". It's a high stakes day for the GOP with a healthcare vote going to the wire. Collins' Medicaid...
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March 22, 2017 - 6:55 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Desperate to lock down votes for their health care overhaul, House Republican leaders are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government - a proposal Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe" and the "...
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Mike Baggerman
March 21, 2017 - 4:05 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw is proposing a taxpayer protection plan in response to Congressman Chris Collins' amendment to the American Health Care Act which would eliminate the Medicaid mandate imposed on Erie County and force New York State to foot the bill for...
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Mike Baggerman
March 21, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz slammed the U.S. House of Representatives plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, for potential effects on not only Western New Yorkers, but all Americans. “It would strip, as the CBO determined in the...
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March 18, 2017 - 4:21 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Outside Erie County Legislature chambers Saturday afternoon, Congressman Chris Collins joined with Erie and Niagara County officials to express support for a proposed amendment to the American Health Care Act. The Medicaid Local Share Limitation proposal, which was introduced...
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