House Democrats scramble for votes to override Trump veto
House Democrats scramble for votes to override Trump veto

The House could vote as soon as Tuesday to override Trump’s veto on the national emergency declaration centered around the border wall.

March 21st, 12:51 PM EDT
Here's what is likely next for Trump's national emergency declaration
Here's what is likely next for Trump's national emergency declaration

President Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday. With opponents of the national emergency declaration unlikely to override his veto in the U.S. House, things will likely turn to the courts.

March 15th, 4:50 PM EDT
Congressman Thompson Aims to Reauthorize, Modernize Block Grants
March 14th, 7:30 PM EDT
Toomey among dozen GOP Senators opposing Trump's national emergency
Toomey among dozen GOP Senators opposing Trump's national emergency

Toomey confirmed his position to Erie News Now more than an hour before the Senate voted on the resolution. He had been among a growing number of Senate Republicans considering a “no” vote throughout the week.

March 14th, 4:41 PM EDT
Kelly pledges to uphold Great Lakes funding despite Trump's proposed cuts
Kelly pledges to uphold Great Lakes funding despite Trump's proposed cuts

This is the third consecutive year Trump has called for cuts or even attempted to eliminate the program. However, Great Lakes lawmakers have been able to restore the funding in the final budget in previous years.

March 12th, 10:59 AM EDT
Jefferson's first 'Raimy Fellows' class meets D.C. policymakers, lawmakers
Jefferson's first 'Raimy Fellows' class meets D.C. policymakers, lawmakers

The trip caps months of research and studies that comes together in one final report they’re handing to lawmakers and top policy leaders.

March 8th, 5:22 PM EST
Reed hopes to rein in executive emergency declaration powers
Reed hopes to rein in executive emergency declaration powers

The president’s power to declare a national emergency could end up in the hands of Congress. That is, if a proposal from New York Rep. Tom Reed gains traction.

March 5th, 4:23 PM EST
Sanders floats Erie visit as strike continues at Wabtec plant
Sanders floats Erie visit as strike continues at Wabtec plant

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he would consider visiting Erie to support and show solidarity for union members striking Wabtec, his latest statement regarding the tense labor contract dispute.

February 28th, 4:50 PM EST
Casey among Democrats supporting affordable child care proposal
Casey among Democrats supporting affordable child care proposal

Under the plan, parents or guardians would pay no more than seven percent of the annual income.

February 26th, 5:19 PM EST
Gillibrand renews effort to extend 9/11 victims fund
Gillibrand renews effort to extend 9/11 victims fund

Members of New York’s Congressional delegation, led by 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, began scrambling Monday to prevent funding for a program aiding 9/11 first responders and survivors from running out.

February 25th, 9:47 PM EST
The politics of a pint: the push to extend craft beer tax cuts
The politics of a pint: the push to extend craft beer tax cuts

Believe it or not, there is actually something bringing members of Congress together in this divided time: beer.

February 21st, 2:39 PM EST
More federal money for school resource officers could be on the way
More federal money for school resource officers could be on the way

The School Resource Officer Act would reauthorize the U.S. Justice Department’s “Community Oriented Policing Services” (COPS) program by pumping $300 million from fiscal years 2020-23 to help local districts offset salaries and other costs.

February 19th, 5:50 PM EST
Gillibrand invites Trump to talk paid leave
Gillibrand invites Trump to talk paid leave

Now, with support for paid family leave growing among Republicans and even President Donald Trump, Gillibrand wouldn’t mind bending the President’s ear on that issue.

February 12th, 9:17 PM EST
Got milk? Thompson pushes for return of whole milk to school lunches
Got milk? Thompson pushes for return of whole milk to school lunches

“With the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act, we want to restore whole milk back into our schools,” said U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.).

February 8th, 3:38 PM EST
Eliminating shutdowns? Both GOP, Dems offer proposals to do just that
Eliminating shutdowns? Both GOP, Dems offer proposals to do just that

As lawmakers scramble to reach a deal before Feb. 15, both Republicans and Democrats are drawing up competing plans that could eliminate shutdowns altogether.

February 7th, 3:25 PM EST
Casey among supporters of $100B school infrastructure revitalization plan
Casey among supporters of $100B school infrastructure revitalization plan

Senate Democrats are pitching a plan they hope will be a building block: a scaled-down $100 billion proposal to rebuild America’s public schools, known as the “Rebuild America’s Schools Act.”

February 6th, 5:43 PM EST
Kelly invites Millcreek man as guest to State of the Union
Kelly invites Millcreek man as guest to State of the Union

Warriors to Washington President Joe Pfadt is the special guest of U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly to Tuesday's State of the Union Address.

February 5th, 7:23 PM EST
State of the Union: What to watch for tonight
State of the Union: What to watch for tonight

President Donald Trump will deliver his second State of the Union Address and third address overall to a joint session of Congress tonight.

February 5th, 1:27 PM EST
Toomey proposal would rein in Trump's tariff authority
Toomey proposal would rein in Trump's tariff authority

Toomey's plan would take away some of President's tariff authorization power and give it back to Congress.

January 31st, 1:56 PM EST
'Constructive' talks prevail after special committee meets on border security, Trump's wall
'Constructive' talks prevail after special committee meets on border security, Trump's wall

The first formal talks aimed at preventing another government shutdown began on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

January 30th, 5:59 PM EST
Here is who's in so far for the 2020 presidential race
Here is who's in so far for the 2020 presidential race

The first votes of the 2020 presidential election won’t be cast for nearly a year. But the number of Democrats ready to challenge President Donald Trump continues to grow.

January 29th, 5:54 PM EST
Trump leaves options open if another shutdown strikes in three weeks
Trump leaves options open if another shutdown strikes in three weeks

The deal President Donald Trump struck with top Congressional Democrats announced Friday will fund the federal government through February 15. Does that mean another shutdown could happen in three weeks? Trump seems prepared for that.

January 25th, 4:36 PM EST
Casey, Toomey stay in party lines during failed Senate shutdown votes
Casey, Toomey stay in party lines during failed Senate shutdown votes

Pennsylvania's U.S. Senators expressed both frustration and slight optimism following a pair of failed votes that would have ended the partial government shutdown, now in its 34th day.

January 24th, 6:42 PM EST
TSA callouts continue, cause safety concerns among passengers
TSA callouts continue, cause safety concerns among passengers

The effects of the government shutdown can be felt from the ground to the sky at U.S. airports.

January 22nd, 4:24 PM EST
More than 100 from Erie area attend 46th annual March for Life in D.C.
More than 100 from Erie area attend 46th annual March for Life in D.C.

A surprise appearance from Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, and a video message from President Donald Trump headlined the annual March for Life rally on the National Mall.

January 18th, 7:22 PM EST
Casey won't run in 2020, will remain in U.S. Senate
Casey won't run in 2020, will remain in U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.) will not seek the Democratic Party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, according to a statement released Friday morning.

January 18th, 9:45 AM EST
Kelly named Ranking Member of Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee
Kelly named Ranking Member of Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee

Ways & Means is among the most powerful committees in Congress, famous for overseeing tax and trade policy, among others.

January 17th, 5:53 PM EST
Record number of women to serve in Pa. state legislature this year
Record number of women to serve in Pa. state legislature this year

Three of the longest-serving female lawmakers hail from Northwestern Pennsylvania.

January 15th, 6:29 PM EST
Wolf pledges increased bipartisanship, transparency in second inaugural address
Wolf pledges increased bipartisanship, transparency in second inaugural address

Gov. Tom Wolf was sworn into office for a second term Tuesday in Harrisburg.

January 15th, 6:05 PM EST
Several local state legislators to chair top committees in Harrisburg
Several local state legislators to chair top committees in Harrisburg

As Gov. Tom Wolf prepares for a second term in Harrisburg, the upcoming 2019-2020 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be heavily influenced by lawmakers from Northwestern Pennsylvania.

January 14th, 8:32 PM EST