Local

Reed aims to help vets, seniors as congressional gridlock continues

Reed aims to help vets, seniors as congressional gridlock continues

The American people await Senate action as Congress tries to avoid a government shutdown with a deadline of September 30th.

Local Congressman Tom Reed says the House has done its job in putting forward a resolution to keep the government running, which would defund the Affordable Care Act…a law Reed says the public “doesn’t want”.

Reed is putting together legislation that if a government shutdown were to happen, Congress and the President and his staff would go without pay while funds would go to seniors and veterans.

Reed calls it the Pay Veterans and Seniors First Act.

He says those two groups should be a priority and shouldn’t be punished by congressional gridlock.

More Local Headlines

in Local

Former NYC Councilman convicted of bribery

gavel

The U.S. attorney's office says former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran has been convicted of bribery charges.

in Local

NY commits $27M to grow wood heat industry

cuomo

Governor Cuomo has launched a $27 million initiative to build the market for high-efficiency wood heating systems in New York.

in Local

IFD equipped with anti-overdose drug

syringe

As New York State continues to battle the problem of heroin and opioid abuse, local emergency responders have a tool to combat the issue.

in Local

DEC warns of toxic giant hogweed

Local_News41-620x400

If you come across a plant that's as tall as a house and topped with umbrella-shaped white flower clusters, don't touch it. It might be giant hogweed, which can cause blistering and blindness.

in Local

Schumer asks USDA to support programs for start-up farmers

schumer pic

New York's senior senator says $750,000 in federal funds would help expand program for military veterans