Washington Bureau Chief, Buffalo News
Washington bureau chief, The Buffalo News
buffalonews.com — WASHINGTON - Thousands of patient records at the VA hospitals in Buffalo and Batavia have likely been misplaced or damaged, according to federal officials who have been prodding the facilities to improve their record-keeping.VA officials uncovered the problem after the associate dir... - The Buffalo News
buffalonews.com — WASHINGTON - Three men from Buffalo, one absent and two present, were the targets of grilling from Republicans on a Senate committee Thursday over matters that sometimes seemed personal but in the end are profound for every working person in America.The absent man was Thomas E. Pere...
buffalonews.com — WASHINGTON - A Senate committee today voted along party lines to confirm Buffalo native Thomas E. Perez as labor secretary, likely prompting a confirmation battle on the Senate floor in the coming weeks.In a 12-10 vote, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee appr... - The Buffalo News
buffalonews.com — WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's proposal to study fees for crossing the land borders of the United States met a dead end at a congressional committee today thanks to Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo.The House Homeland Security Committee, by voice vote, approved Higgins' ... - The Buffalo News
buffalonews.com — WASHINGTON - The Justice Department sued Niagara County on Monday, alleging that its Sheriff's Office discriminated against a pregnant corrections officer in 2007 by requiring her to take an unwanted leave of absence rather than transferring her to a position with no contact with inmat... - The Buffalo News
buffalonews.com — WASHINGTON - Some people don't recognize Rep. Tom Reed anymore because suddenly, he's three-quarters of the man he used to be. Reed, R-Corning, carried 310 pounds on his 6-foot frame until late February, when he had stomach-shrinking gastric bypass surgery.
buffalonews.com — WASHINGTON - A tax that's designed to partly fund health care reform could actually prompt some small businesses to stop offering health insurance, witnesses said Thursday at a congressional hearing convened by Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence. The health insurance tax will collect $8 billion from insurers in 2014, and that total will increase to $14.3 billion by 2018.
buffalonews.com — WASHINGTON - Twenty veterans treated at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center have tested positive for hepatitis in the wake of revelations that nurses improperly reused insulin pens on multiple patients, but all but two have cleared the virus, the hospital said Thursday.Fourt... - The Buffalo News
buffalonews.com — WASHINGTON - The suspects in the foiled attempt to attack a train on the route between Toronto and New York planned to carry out their plot in Canada, U.S. officials said Thursday as the two men prepared to defend themselves in court, and Iran denied any connection to the terror plan....
buffalonews.com — WASHINGTON - Canadian authorities Monday arrested two men on terrorism-related charges in connection with an al Qaeda-linked plot that, according to U.S. officials, would have involved blowing up a train that travels between Toronto to New York via Niagara Falls and Buffalo."... - The Buffalo News
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