ONEONTA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Vietnam War Veteran and former Mayor of Sharon Springs is on day 78 of a hunger strike to protest the U.S. government not closing Guantanamo Bay.
Senator Gillibrand is seeking funding to help research, control and eradicate the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect threatening NYS and the country.
Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) released the following statement after FEMA denied Individual Assistance for disaster recovery to victims of the recent flooding:
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The next time a flight attendant reminds you there's no smoking or you witness a teenager getting carded at a liquor store, think of Frank Lautenberg.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a national application which would quickly update comprehensive storm warnings nationwide.
U.S. Senator Schumer announced his plan to extend tax treatment afforded to film producers and music publishers to investors in live theatre.
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.