MARCY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Questioning the way government is run and the choices made on Capitol Hill? Wednesday was the chance to have the congressman's ear.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The President strongly suggested Tuesday he'd consider military action against Syria.
MARCY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Congressman Richard Hanna confronted officials about the permit denial for a Nanocenter in Marcy.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Senator Schumer says farmers, especially in the dairy industry, will find it easier to secure a reliable labor force under the immigration bill.
Local unemployment hovers at or near double digits, yet some local employers will tell you they're hiring, almost all the time.
ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Retired U.S. Air Force Sgt. Melvin Derr of Rome says he was in shock when he received a letter in the mail recently.
Congressman Richard Hanna said he is frustrated at how the sequestration deadline came and went with nothing done.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A fiscal deadline all but blown, President Barack Obama says he once again wants to seek a big fiscal deal that would raise taxes and trim billions from expensive and ever growing entitlement programs. But with automatic federal spending cuts ready to start taking their toll, the path toward that grand bargain Obama campaigned on last year has significantly narrowed.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - With just days to go before the automatic spending cuts kick in if the sequestration takes effect, Americans are still favoring President Obama over Congress. A new poll by the PEW Research Center says close to half of Americans blaming Congress for the automatic cuts and less than a third blaming the President, however pollster and political analyst John Zogby says that could start to change if the sequester goes into effect.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Congressman Richard Hanna (R) - 22nd District, is busy working with lawmakers on Capitol Hill as the clock ticks toward sequestration. Click the video to listen to WKTV's phone interview with Hanna on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Department of Defense workers in New York could be the state's biggest losers in automatic cuts to the federal budget set to take hold this week.
Sequestration is the result of the Budget Control Act of 2011, because there was not a plan, at the time, to reduce the national deficit. So now, in the remaining seven months of this fiscal year, the government must come up with $85 billion in cuts. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in town on Friday, weighing-in on the issue.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says it's time to see 'Made in America' again and she started her campaign to get more products made in the U.S., right here in Utica.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes with Republicans over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a State of the Union address that showcased his determination to mark his legacy. Rep. Paul Ryan said Obama could better achieve his goals if he would get out of "campaign mode."
WASHINGTON (AP) - A small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to cover nearly all gun purchases. A deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of President Barack Obama's gun-control plan.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to permit the government to borrow enough money to avoid a first-time default for at least four months, defusing a looming crisis setting up a springtime debate over taxes, spending and the deficit.
Forty members of the New York Army and Air National Guard will support Inaugural events as President Barak Obama launches his second term of office on Monday, January 21. The Rome-based Eastern Air Defense Sector is also responsible for the Air Defense of the National Capitol District and New York Air National Guard members will be monitoring the airspace during the event.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An influential Senate Democrat says he will back President Barack Obama's choice of Chuck Hagel for the top job at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer says requiring universal background checks is something that could pass Congress despite political opposition to gun control.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Greek yogurt served at the president's inauguration will be from upstate New York. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says that Fage and Chobani brand Greek yogurts will be served to guests before the Presidential Inaugural Luncheon.