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  • The American People Win with Rule Changes
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, For the first time in two decades, the Rules package received bipartisan support. Since June 2018, The Problem Solvers Caucus has advocated for changes to the House Rules that will enable Members to truly govern and deliver important results. We were happy to support the Rules package along with our Republican colleagues, Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08). The Problem Solvers Caucus rule changes represent a hopeful and substantial breakthrough to empower the p... Read more

  • We Must Protect Americans and Secure Our Border
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, While politicians bicker, people are dying. We recently saw two young children die while traveling dangerous routes to come to the United States, and during the week of Christmas, a police officer was murdered by an illegal immigrant during a routine traffic stop. Our thoughts and prayers go out to these people and their families. Congress needs to put aside its differences to secure our border, make it easier for people to come here legally and reopen the government. This shut do... Read more

  • Reforming Our Criminal Justice System
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on December 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, We care about rehabilitating our nation’s prison population so that when re-entering society they can make a positive impact on their communities. Six months ago, the Problem Solvers Caucus was approached by Jared Kushner, Van Jones and Grover Norquist to take a look at the bill, provide feedback and have bipartisan support. Earlier this week, the House and Senate passed a criminal justice reform package and is headed to the President's desk. Reforms in the First Step Act include:... Read more

  • The Justice Center Needs a DOJ Investigation
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on December 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    I recently had a call with Michael Carey, whose son with autism was smothered to death by a state employee. During the call, I was made aware how Governor Cuomo’s Justice Center swept crimes like murder and the abuse of people with disabilities by state employees under the rug. In fact, nearly 1,400 allegations related to staff abuses, patient neglect, sexual assaults and patient deaths have been reported to the New York State Justice Center. Yet the Justice Center investigated less than 2.5 per... Read more

  • Ensuring America Regains the Crown in Clean Energy Innovation
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on December 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    We care about ensuring America is able to lead the world in the next generation of clean energy technology in order to combat our world’s changing climate. There are currently too many financial barriers for a new technology or company to break into the market – hindering American ingenuity and goal of clean energy dominance. To remedy this we introduced the Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act. This bill will: Stop picking winners and losers in the energy sector by rewarding one form of technolo... Read more

  • Standing Up to Cuomo's New New York
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on November 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, The news coming out of Albany and the Governor’s office does not put New Yorkers’ interests first. We are concerned over Governor Cuomo’s decision to give Amazon $1.7 billion in subsidies, in exchange for Amazon to locate their second headquarters in New York City. This deal represents a slap in the face to the hardworking New Yorkers struggling to survive in Governor Cuomo’s oppressive business environment of high taxes and unreasonable regulations. And even Governor Cuomo unders... Read more

  • We Are Breaking The Gridlock
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Americans are fed up with the partisan bickering and the desire to make it easier for bipartisan bills to pass the House is gaining momentum. However, to do so we must change the House rules for the first time in decades. And as I have said many times before, I will only support a candidate for Speaker if they agree to the rules reforms. As of now, the total number of Problem Solvers Caucus members who have pledged to withhold their vote for Speaker is 21 unless rule changes are a... Read more

  • The Importance of Hospice Care
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, I wanted to share with you my recent opinion piece I authored in the Buffalo News where I discuss the importance of being a hospice volunteer. Hospice care is personal to me. When my mother became sick, there was nothing I wouldn’t have done to cure her, but she taught me that what truly mattered to her was comfort and time spent with her family. Surrounded by a wonderful team of hospice care providers, we watched as her wishes were met. One of my bill's, which recently passed the... Read more

  • Bridging The Divide
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on November 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, The American people want Republicans and Democrats in Congress to work together to get things done in Washington and help people. We were recently rated one of the Top 25 of most bipartisan members in Congress. This year we have been working on a lot of bipartisan bills, but we would like to take a moment to highlight just a few: We worked with Rep. Engel (D-NY) to introduce the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act: Increases training for palliative care and hosp... Read more

  • The Future of Healthcare
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on October 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, We care about ensuring that those in rural areas get the care they deserve. Now, with the advancement of technology, rural health centers are able to connect with specialists across the country that are able to provide patients with high quality care without travelling to a larger hospital or healthcare center. It’s called “telehealth” and it is a cost-effective and efficient way to deliver care, and we are proud supporters of this advancement in medical technology. The bipartisan... Read more

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