government shutdown

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February 11, 2019 - 8:42 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Congressional negotiators announced an agreement late Monday to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks...
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Brendan Keany
February 11, 2019 - 2:35 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Senator Chuck Schumer stopped by the Labatt Brew House Monday morning to explain why another federal government shutdown could have serious consequences for the rapidly growing brewing industry in New York. Senator Schumer speaking at Labatt Brew House. He says the...
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Erie County Legislature on Franklin Street in Buffalo. January 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
February 07, 2019 - 4:10 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) -The Erie County Legislature unanimously voted to give some relief to federal government workers by extending their property tax due date. "We had asked for the county to draft a policy where federal employees affected by the government shutdown would get a 90-day...
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January 23, 2019 - 3:20 pm
Washington (AP) - President Donald Trump says he is not surprised about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially postponing his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress until the government is fully reopened. Trump says Democrats have become "radicalized" and "don't want to see crime...
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Brendan Keany
January 20, 2019 - 5:20 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - We're now on day 30 of the government shutdown, but JJ's Casa Di Pizza is trying to help local government workers who aren't receiving pay checks. "We decided to give all the TSA workers a free large pizza for them and their families," said Jeff Jacobbi, who's the owner of the...
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January 19, 2019 - 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — President Donald Trump sought to break the government shutdown impasse Saturday, offering to extend protections for young people brought to the country illegally as children, if Democrats give him $5.7 billion for his long-promised border wall. But Democrats dismissed the...
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Tom Puckett
January 17, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo has directed state agencies to provide support for federal workers impacted by the federal government shutdown. Cuomo is calling on the state Labor Department to provide increased support to workers seeking unemployment insurance benefits and the State's Office of...
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Tom Puckett
January 16, 2019 - 12:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the government shutdown is in its fourth week, local employees affected by the shutdown are getting help from the Food Bank. The Food Bank is announcing a series of special food distributions throughout its four-county service area to assist impacted employees and their...
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Tom Puckett
January 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The federal shutdown is not just affecting government employees, it's affecting those who make craft beer. They say they need federal approval for labels for upcoming brews. "These days, you have to have a new beer on a pretty regular basis to stay in front of your customers. We'...
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Tom Puckett
January 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. But one expert tells WBEN you shouldn't...
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