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Sep 14, 2011

GOP upset win in NY portends challenge for Obama

NEW YORK CITY — Democrat David Weprin has conceded defeat in the New York special election to replace Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner. Weprin released a statement Wednesday morning saying he had called ...

Jul 22, 2011

Consumer protection bureau up and running

The long awaited Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officially opened its doors on Thursday, although without a confirmed director and with potentially diminished powers as a result of a House of Representatives bill to weaken the agency (HR 1315).

Jul 21, 2011

House tries to shackle sway of new consumer agency

WASHINGTON — The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officially opens its doors Thursday with the House considering legislation that could restrict its authority to act against abuses of the financial system.

Jul 12, 2011

House Republicans: Down with squiggly light bulbs

WASHINGTON — How many government bureaucrats does it take to screw in a light bulb? A lot of House Republicans think the answer should be "none." They say the government should just stay out of it. To them, those newfangled curly fluorescent light bulbs are the last straw ...

Jul 11, 2011

Slaughter pushes for China currency reform

Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport Monday led 130 members of the House in a request that Congress take action on legislation that would force China to stop unfair trade practices. She called America’s willingness to allow China to devalue ...

Jun 22, 2011

House to take up major overhaul of patent system

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House on Wednesday took up the most far-reaching overhaul of the patent system in 60 years, a bill that leaders in both parties said would make it easier for inventors to get their innovations to market and help put people back to work.

May 6, 2011

Debate scheduled in NY House 26 race

BUFFALO — Three candidates running for New York's open upstate congressional seat will debate for the first time next week. Democrat Kathleen Hochul, Republican Jane Corwin and Tea Party candidate Jack Davis will meet in Buffalo May 12.

Apr 1, 2011

4 now on ballot for special election for House

BUFFALO — New York elections officials say businessman Jack Davis has made it on to the ballot for next month's special election to fill a vacant western New York congressional seat. Meanwhile, Iraq war veteran David Bellavia has put a hold on his congressional hopes.

Mar 22, 2011

What’s the future of public broadcasting?

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted to stop National Public Radio (NPR) from receiving federal funds and to keep stations from using federal funds to purchase NPR programming or to use federal funds to develop new programs. Such programming is heard on several stations in the greater Rochester area, including WXXI (AM 1370) and includes such widely heard programs as “Morning E[...]

Mar 14, 2011

House votes to end emergency mortgage aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House voted Friday to kill mortgage assistance for homeowners who have lost their jobs or become ill, as the two parties battled over how to balance frugality and compassion at a time of enormous budget deficits.

Feb 22, 2011

GOP endorses assemblywoman for 26th District

BUFFALO — Upstate New York Republican leaders have endorsed a Buffalo-area assemblywoman for fallen U.S. Rep. Chris Lee's seat. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to schedule a special election ...

Jan 7, 2011

House takes first step toward health care repeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Confronting President Barack Obama, the new Republican-led House took a first step Friday toward a symbolic vote to repeal his landmark health care overhaul law, which would provide coverage to more than 30 million now uninsured.

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