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  • Agriculture

    Agriculture is the backbone of our local economy. Our region features a wide variety of agricultural products, from specialty crops to dairy and livestock. I have had the privilege of visiting countless farms across our region and speak with local gr...

  • College Cost

    Many colleges and universities have accumulated massive, mostly tax-exempt endowment funds. These endowments receive millions of dollars in tax-deductible gifts every year and obtain government subsidies through current tax laws that dwarf anything r...

  • Creating Jobs at Watkins Glen International

    Tourism is a major driver of our local economy and creates countless jobs. That is especially true in and around Watkins Glen, NY where estimated at $200 million plus annually is brought into the local economy through Watkins Glen International. That...

  • Diabetes Caucus

    As a father of a Type 1 Diabetic, this issue is personal to me. As the co-chair of the Diabetes Caucus, the largest disease specific caucus in Congress, I work tirelessly along with my co-chair, Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette, to improve the ...

  • Finger Lakes Incinerator Project

    A company has proposed building the largest garbage incinerator in New York State in Romulus, NY. I want to be perfectly clear - I am adamantly opposed to this project because it would hurt the Finger Lakes momentum as a premier tourist destination. ...

  • Heroin Injection Sites

    The Mayor of Ithaca has called on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to approve a supervised drug injection pilot program in his city. To be perfectly clear, I am adamantly opposed to the use of heroin injection sites in our communities. Injection ...

  • Education

    K-12 Education We care about providing a quality education to all of our children across New York. I am especially concerned with federal intrusion of our local schools through efforts like Common Core. Last Congress we introduced legislation that wo...

  • Energy

    As we continue along the path towards energy independence, I favor an all-of-the-above approach to our energy needs. We must use all available resources to diversify our energy portfolio and support the American economy, while at the same time protec...

  • Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Healthcare costs are crippling hardworking people and are forcing employers to drop healthcare coverage, or worse go out of business. President Obama’s healthcare legislation has had a negative impact on many families across New York with skyrocketin...

  • Infrastructure

    America’s infrastructure is in need of repair. A strong infrastructure plan provides a direct benefit to the American people. Improving our crumbling transportation infrastructure will create jobs and and in effect improve our economy so that America...

  • Manufacturing Caucus

    We must fight for good-paying, high-quality jobs across our region. The manufacturing sector provides these kinds of jobs. A strong manufacturing base is critical to economic growth. This is why I am proud to be a Co-Chair of the bipartisan House Man...

  • Problem Solvers Caucus

    I co-chair the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus. We are a congressional action group driven by forty-eight members of Congress - half Republican and half Democrat - who come together nearly every week to engage in a common sense approach to solving ...

  • Securing Social Security

    As the youngest of 12 siblings and raised by a single mom after my father passed away, she raised us on a Social Security check and my father's military death benefits. We are humbled to be selected as the Republican Leader of the Social Security sub...

  • Tax Reform

    For more than 30 years our outdated tax code caused our families to spend far too much money and time complying with the tax code. However, that is no longer the case. At the end of 2017 tax reform was signed into law with three important changes inc...

  • Welfare Reform

    The best government program is a job. We have many successful programs in America that help single parents and other low-income individuals get back on their feet, but there is more we can do. This is why I work as a member of the House Ways and Mean...

  • Veterans

    As the son of a career Army officer who worked his way through the enlisted ranks, I care about Veterans and their families. Our offices remain committed to ensuring they get the help they deserve. One of my number one priorities is ensuring that whe...

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