Congress

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April 11, 2018 - 9:20 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBEN/AP) Claiming he's accomplished a "heckuva lot," House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election and will retire next year, injecting another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall. The Wisconsin...
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November 26, 2017 - 2:19 pm
Washington, D.C. (AP) Michigan Rep. John Conyers says he is stepping aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee amid a congressional investigation into allegations he sexually harassed female staff members. In a statement Sunday, the 88-year-old Conyers says he denies the...
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Richard Root
September 07, 2017 - 6:03 am
Washington, DC (WBEN) - Representative Chris Collins says a bill he is co-sponsoring would solve the DACA issue and is urging Congress to take action on it immediately. Earlier this week, Collins told WBEN he always supported Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. "I think most...
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Richard Root
August 29, 2017 - 6:20 am
Washington, DC (WBEN) - The U.S. House Ethics Committee is now looking into Congressman Chris Collins and complaints of ethics violations. They confirmed that when the Committee announced Monday they are extending the time-table of their investigation. The Office of Congressional Ethics started...
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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say. Scalise, two members of his security detail, a staffer and a lobbyist were hit; the extent of the injuries isn't known. Conditions of the gunshot victims is unclear,...
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Richard Root
June 07, 2017 - 5:54 am
New York, NY (WBEN) - Representatives Chris Collins and Tom Reed are among eight New York House seats being targeted by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She has enlisted the help of Governor Andrew Cuomo. During a union rally at the Javits Center in New York City yesterday, Pelosi said there were...
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May 17, 2017 - 5:59 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Multiple reports indicate Western New York Republican Congressman Chris Collins is the subject of a Capitol Hill ethics probe. The Buffalo News and WGRZ say Collins' actions involving an Austrailian biotech firm, Innate Immunotherapeutics, are the subject of a probe by the...
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Richard Root
May 05, 2017 - 6:26 am
(WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins is being raked over the coals for admitting on CNN he didn't read the entire American Act Healthcare Act before passing it yesterday. However, the same thing happened when Obamacare was rolled out. . @RepChrisCollins : on not reading #AHCA : It was a gotcha...
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Tom Puckett
April 07, 2017 - 12:40 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Reaction is coming in to President Trump's order of airstrikes in Syria. Congressman Tom Reed says in a statement: “We support the limited missile strike to disable President Assad's ability to use chemical weapons on his own people. Use of weapons of mass destruction where...
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