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Rep. Brian Higgins
Rep. Brian Higgins stands along the Scajaquada Expressway in Buffalo/WBEN Photo-Tim Wenger
WBEN Newsroom
June 24, 2020 - 8:35 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A massive $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill known as the Moving Forward Act is expected to be voted on in the House of Representatives next week and will include funding for major local projects like the transformation of the Scajaquada Expressway into am at-grade parkway.
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Mike Baggerman
June 23, 2020 - 11:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The special election proved to be a dominant night for republican congressional candidate Chris Jacobs, though the official results of the special election for the 27th district of New York will not be known for several days, perhaps even weeks.
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House stimulus bill
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WBEN Newsroom
May 13, 2020 - 8:46 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. ( Investigativepost.org ) - The disaster relief package House Democrats expect to pass on Friday includes $375 billion in aid for local governments across the country. About $1 billion of that would be earmarked for the City of Buffalo over two years, according to a breakdown provided...
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NY27
WBEN Newsroom
February 24, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The race is on in a special election in the NY27 congressional district and the televised debate between Democrat Nate McMurray and Republican Chris Jacobs will be heard LIVE on WBEN April 7th. WBEN is partnering with WIVB-TV and WROC-TV and will air the LIVE televised debate...
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President Donald Trump
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WBEN Newsroom
February 06, 2020 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office while looking ahead to his reelection campaign. Trump, triumphantly waving a newspaper front page...
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Senate Impeachment Trial
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WBEN Newsroom
February 03, 2020 - 11:00 am
President Donald Trump's impeachment trial heads toward a historic conclusion this week, with senators all-but-certain to acquit him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after narrowly rejecting Democratic demands to summon witnesses.
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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
Tim Wenger
January 17, 2020 - 1:26 pm
Color me a cynic, but I don’t think our Founding Fathers quite had today’s political climate in mind when they came up with the solemn oath for Senators to take before beginning an impeachment trial for a sitting President. And while I’m at it, I might question the validity of naming Senators as...
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President Donald Trump
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WBEN Newsroom
December 18, 2019 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. Defiant Trump rallies supporters as...
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NY27
WBEN Newsroom
December 11, 2019 - 7:57 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - Claiming the hundreds of thousands of voters in the NY27 Congressional district are being denied representation, New York State Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy and two voters are suing Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Board of Elections for delays in...
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Tom Puckett
December 09, 2019 - 5:19 pm
Washington, DC (WBEN) - Former Congressman Chris Collins, his son and his son's prospective father-in-law settle with the SEC over insider trading that led to his resignation from office. The settlements, involving Collins, Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarksy, which are subject to court approval,...
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