Utica-area congressmember Anthony Brindisi brought Upstate priorities to the White House on Friday, where he and a handful of other key lawmakers had the ear of Vice President Mike Pence.  Brindisi says they’re very close to a vote in the house on the US Mexico/Canada Trade agreement, or USMCA. 

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Most Central New Yorkers have probably been plagued by robocalls like this:

"The reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you that we just suspended your social security number because we found some suspicious activity.  So, if you want to know about his case just press one now.  Thank you."

When state lawmakers return later this month for a post budget session , there are a number of issues that they hope to tackle, including trying to curb the number of robocalls New Yorkers receive on their phones.

The call are annoying, and becoming more frequent.

According to the company  You Mail, which makes call blocking software, New York reported the third highest volume of robocalls in the nation for the month of March.

Assemblywoman Yuh Lin Niou, provided audio recordings of some of the robocalls that she says have plagued New Yorkers recently.