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.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury Thursday, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for shunning the limelight.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, two potentially controversial picks for his second-term national security team.
WASHINGTON (AP) - At last, the storm-racked Northeast is getting disaster relief aid for victims of October's Superstorm Sandy, but only after a host of East Coast Republican lawmakers threatened a near mutiny against GOP Speaker John Boehner. The House overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion for flood insurance claims from Superstorm Sandy shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Richard Hanna (R), took the oath of office on the floor of the House of Representatives to serve New York’s new 22nd Congressional District.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner speaker and hailing one of their own who returned a year after being felled by a stroke.
Financial markets around the world are celebrating the climactic New Year's agreement to avert scheduled tax increases and budget cuts in the United States. But the party could be a short one.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' excruciating, extraordinary New Year's Day approval of a compromise averting a prolonged tumble off the fiscal cliff hands President Barack Obama most of the tax boosts on the rich that he campaigned on. It also prevents House Republicans from facing blame for blocking tax cuts for most American households, though most GOP lawmakers parted ways with Speaker John Boehner and opposed the measure.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKTV) - With just two days before the nation hits the so-called Fiscal Cliff, Congressman Richard Hanna believes a last minute deal will be reached between the House and the Senate.
Congressman Richard Hanna spoke with us via phone from Washington on Friday to discuss the reasons that Speaker John Boehner's plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" was dismissed by GOP, why he supported Boehner's plan, and what comes next. **Click the video for the full interview**
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unable to round up enough support, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end fiscal cliff that threatens to send the economy into recession.
ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 which includes her amendment that requires the U.S. Air Force to establish a strategy to strengthen America’s cyber security with new research and development, initiated at research institutions such as the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Monday proposed a new 10-year, $2.2 trillion blueprint to President Barack Obama that calls for increasing the eligibility age for Medicare and lowering cost-of-living hikes for Social Security benefits.
A former Congressman for the North Country has died. Congressman David O'Brien Martin died at his home in West Virginia Tuesday night under the care of hospice and his family.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Congressman Richard Hanna has announced victory in the race for the 22nd District. Challenger Dan Lamb called Hanna to concede.
WASHINGTON (WKTV) - President Barack Obama won reelection Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney as well as the weak economy and high unemployment.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has won election to her first full term representing New York, fending off a challenge from Republican Wendy Long.
DECISION 2012 (WKTV) - The polls have been open for more than 12 hours, and as voters cast their final ballots, they choose who they want to lead them in the Senate, the House of Representatives and even the White House.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The 61st Annual Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Utica was held at the Radisson hotel Monday. The prayer breakfast began with a moment of silence for victims of Hurricane Sandy.