Senate approves USMCA, heads to Trump's desk
Senate approves USMCA, heads to Trump's desk

Locally, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) voted for the deal while Sen. Pat Toomey voted against it.

18 hrs 43 mins ago
Senators sworn in ahead of next week's trial
Senators sworn in ahead of next week's trial

The articles of impeachment are now officially in the U.S. Senate.

19 hrs 1 min ago
Witness testimony during impeachment trial remains unclear as start date looms
Witness testimony during impeachment trial remains unclear as start date looms

Senate leaders are now getting last-minute rules in place for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Opening arguments are expected to start on Tuesday.

January 15th, 6:24 PM EST
After a chaotic 2019, freshman House Reps. are ready to legislate in 2020
After a chaotic 2019, freshman House Reps. are ready to legislate in 2020

Election years aren’t exactly known for being productive in Congress. But some freshman representatives are hoping it will be.

January 10th, 4:19 PM EST
War Powers Resolution passes U.S. House
War Powers Resolution passes U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday in an attempt to limit President Donald Trump’s power over future military actions with Iran.

January 9th, 6:40 PM EST
Pa. lawmakers briefed on Iran attacks
Pa. lawmakers briefed on Iran attacks

Both House and Senate lawmakers received detailed classified briefings Wednesday regarding the attack last week that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

January 8th, 8:26 PM EST
Senators split as Democrats draft War Powers Resolution
Senators split as Democrats draft War Powers Resolution

Congress is still debating how much authority the Trump administration should have over future military action against Iran.

January 7th, 5:33 PM EST
Pennsylvanians could lose health coverage after A.C.A. ruling, Casey warns
Pennsylvanians could lose health coverage after A.C.A. ruling, Casey warns

The future of the Affordable Care Act and health care is moving forward in the courts.

December 20th, 12:13 PM EST
USMCA, the new North American trade deal, clears U.S. House
USMCA, the new North American trade deal, clears U.S. House

A top 2016 campaign promise for President Donald Trump cleared a major hurdle Thursday.

December 19th, 4:26 PM EST
President Trump impeached by House of Representatives
President Trump impeached by House of Representatives

The 45th President of the United States of America is just the third in the nation’s history to be impeached. The vote was mostly along party lines.

December 18th, 10:16 PM EST
Toomey, alongside Warmbier family, pushes for new North Korea sanctions
Toomey, alongside Warmbier family, pushes for new North Korea sanctions

The bill is named after Otto Warmbier, the Ohio college student who died in 2017 after he was held prisoner in North Korea for over a year.

December 18th, 1:24 PM EST
House passes $1.4 trillion spending deal to avoid government shutdown
House passes $1.4 trillion spending deal to avoid government shutdown

Congress is one step closer to avoiding another government shutdown that is scheduled to occur later this week.

December 17th, 4:04 PM EST
Articles of impeachment against Trump advance to full House vote
Articles of impeachment against Trump advance to full House vote

The House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on a party-line vote Friday morning.

December 13th, 11:24 AM EST
Articles of impeachment vote delayed until Friday following marathon markup debate
Articles of impeachment vote delayed until Friday following marathon markup debate

A vote in the House Judiciary Committee on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump has been delayed until Friday morning following more than 14 hours of debate Thursday.

December 12th, 11:48 PM EST
Democrats warn against 'junk plans' as open enrollment deadline nears
Democrats warn against 'junk plans' as open enrollment deadline nears

The deadline to buy health care through the federal exchange is this Sunday, December 15.

December 11th, 4:08 PM EST
Kelly, Thompson oppose articles of impeachment
Kelly, Thompson oppose articles of impeachment

The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday formally drafted articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of abusing his power of office and obstructing Congress.

December 10th, 6:17 PM EST
Lawmakers urge MLB to save local minor league teams
Lawmakers urge MLB to save local minor league teams

More members of Congress are ready to play ball. Not actual baseball. But the political battle underway on Capitol Hill to save Minor League Baseball teams at risk of losing their affiliation with Major League Baseball.

December 5th, 3:14 PM EST
Scholars called by Democrats testify Trump's actions include impeachable offenses
Scholars called by Democrats testify Trump's actions include impeachable offenses

The impeachment inquiry took a more technical turn on Wednesday as legal scholars took the stand.

December 4th, 6:19 PM EST
SeaWolves owner visits Washington as lawmakers rally to save minor league teams
SeaWolves owner visits Washington as lawmakers rally to save minor league teams

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly and members of Congress are fighting to keep Minor League Baseball teams, including the Erie SeaWolves in their hometowns.

December 3rd, 7:28 PM EST
Senators weigh role as potential impeachment trial jurors
Senators weigh role as potential impeachment trial jurors

If the U.S. House of Representatives approves Articles of Impeachment and votes to impeach President Donald Trump, a formal trial will be held in the U.S. Senate. Without holding the title, senators essentially will become “jurors” in the trial.

November 26th, 4:46 PM EST
Rep. Kelly to Trump: Help lower the cost of insulin
Rep. Kelly to Trump: Help lower the cost of insulin

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) is calling on President Donald Trump for help with one of his top legislative goals.

November 22nd, 1:21 PM EST
Senate passes short-term funding deal to avoid gov't shutdown
Senate passes short-term funding deal to avoid gov't shutdown

Senators moved to avoid the second government shutdown of the year by approving a short-term spending deal on Thursday.

November 21st, 3:12 PM EST
Sondland implicates top Trump officials, says Giuliani requests were a 'quid pro quo'
Sondland implicates top Trump officials, says Giuliani requests were a 'quid pro quo'

Some of the most crucial testimony in the impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump came Wednesday when a top U.S. ambassador confirmed there was a quid pro quo between the Trump administration and the Ukrainian government.

November 20th, 6:24 PM EST
Witnesses provide firsthand accounts of Trump-Zelensky call during impeachment hearings
Witnesses provide firsthand accounts of Trump-Zelensky call during impeachment hearings

The next four key witnesses in the impeachment inquiry were on Capitol Hill Tuesday, including top officials who were on that controversial July phone call between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

November 19th, 4:50 PM EST
House OKs short-term spending deal
House OKs short-term spending deal

Congress is one step closer to avoiding another government shutdown.

November 19th, 3:51 PM EST
Former Ukraine ambassador testifies on day two of public hearings
Former Ukraine ambassador testifies on day two of public hearings

During the second day of public impeachment hearings, ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told lawmakers she was the victim of a smear campaign by President Donald Trump and other top officials.

November 15th, 5:14 PM EST
Supreme Court hears DACA case impacting undocumented immigrants
Supreme Court hears DACA case impacting undocumented immigrants

The future of nearly 700,000 young people known as “Dreamers” is in the hands of the United States Supreme Court.

November 12th, 3:36 PM EST
Toomey not concerned about knowing whistleblower's identity
Toomey not concerned about knowing whistleblower's identity

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) tells Erie News Now he is not concerned about knowing the whistleblower's identity.

November 8th, 12:21 PM EST
Federal animal cruelty bill heads to Trump's desk
Federal animal cruelty bill heads to Trump's desk

What’s known as the PACT – Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture – Act would make animal cruelty a federal felony with up to seven years in prison.

November 7th, 4:46 PM EST
Senators warn against scams targeting veterans
Senators warn against scams targeting veterans

A warning for military veterans from U.S. Senators: Scams are on the rise ahead of the upcoming Veterans Day holidays.

November 6th, 10:50 AM EST