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  • We need to nip this in the bud
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on August 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Multiple videos have surfaced online of New York Police Officers being doused in water by people as a sign of disrespect in a growing social media challenge. MAKE NO MISTAKE – these officers were attacked because of the badge and uniform they wear. These actions are a result of extreme Democrat politicians spouting anti-police rhetoric to gain cheap political points. Our law enforcement officers deserve better than that. These criminals have been emboldened by some district attorn... Read more

  • Have you read the news?
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on August 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, With August in full swing, we just wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the events we have participated in. MANUFACTURING SUMMIT We hosted our 5th Annual Manufacturing Summit with a tour of Bucher Emhart Glass in Big Flats and headed off to our workshops at Greater Southern Tier BOCES in Elmira. This year, our theme was about GROWTH. Growing our workforce, making the most of tax breaks, and exploring new technology are just some of the topics that were covered by industry ... Read more

  • Delivering Results
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on August 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, As you may recall, last January the Problem Solvers Caucus secured a rule change called the “consensus calendar”. This calendar is used when a bill has secured 290 co-sponsors and has now turned into the go-to-place for common sense, bipartisan bills. In July, we saw three bills reach the house floor because of these rule changes: Cadillac Tax Repeal Cuts the 40 percent tax levied on employer health insurance plans above certain thresholds that is set to go into effect in 2022, wh... Read more

  • What is going on in McAllen?
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on July 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, We recently took a trip to McAllen, Texas with the Problem Solver Caucus. To date we are the only bipartisan group to go down and see the crisis at our border firsthand. What we saw were border agents who were trying their best to care for immigrants in their custody and protect the border after 30 years of Congressional neglect. Immigrants and border guards alike are tired of the inadequate, broken immigration system and it shows. These facilities are truly heart-wrenching to see... Read more

  • LEAP with us
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on July 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Great news! We expect the Ways and Means Committee to hold a full hearing on Social Security reform in the next few weeks. With the combined Social Security Trust Funds expected to be exhausted in 2035 we agree the time for Republicans and Democrats to work together on bipartisan reforms is NOW. As the Republican Leader for Social Security, we have developed a list of principles to help guide subcommittee Republicans as we secure benefits for generations without tax increases. Our... Read more

  • Happy Birthday, America!
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on July 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, The summer is just getting started, and many of you are heading for big barbecues and family picnics. As you begin preparing to cookout, spend time with loved ones and enjoy the warmer weather, we can’t forget why we are free to do so. Our country’s history is rich with stories of integrity, sacrifice and the pursuit of happiness. This all started with the publication of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. We still hold those same truths to be “self-evident” and are the found... Read more

  • Following up after this week
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on June 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Americans face exorbitant costs at the pharmacy counter and deserve to know why they are paying more for their medication. This week, we held a press conference with Members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, Senator Manchin, Senator Collins and Senator Cassidy to announce we are taking this issue head on. The American people need Washington to work toward to making drug prices more affordable and companies to be more transparent. We hope to see legislation that will: Increase pricing... Read more

  • Late night bad decisions…
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on June 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Did you know that Governor Cuomo – in the dead of night – sided with illegal immigrants over hardworking New York taxpayers? We warned you of the danger of giving illegal immigrants driver's licenses late last year. How will the DMV verify if a foreign document is valid? How do we ensure we aren’t giving driving rights to people who have committed serious driving infraction, like DRUNK DRIVING, in a foreign country? What about our TSA agents who now have to go through another chec... Read more

  • Where is the common sense?
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on June 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Once again, Governor Cuomo is putting his extreme agenda ahead of YOU – the hard working people of New York. To close prisons and bring back a proposal for heroin injection sites is not good public policy for our friends and neighbors in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, and Western New York. Why would anyone believe that was a good idea? These two policies combined will cause conditions that would increase homelessness, violence and crime and pull dangerous drug dealers into our b... Read more

  • What can we do to improve bus safety?
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on June 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Every morning across the nation parents are waving goodbye to their kids as they step on the bus to get their day started at school. Did you know that New York only requires lap belts on school buses? Likewise, there is no national law that alerts school districts and bus companies when drivers receive more than a parking ticket? We are proud to work with our friend Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) to introduce two bipartisan bills that will improve school bus safety following a horri... Read more

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