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  • It's just common sense...
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on October 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Diabetes and access to insulin are very important issues to me since they both have hit very close to home. It is heartbreaking to hear stories about people rationing their insulin or choosing between buying this life-saving drug or paying their bills. Recently, to help remedy this situation, we offered an amendment to Nancy Pelosi’s drug pricing plan which would lower the cost of insulin for people on Medicare Part D by requiring rebates to go directly to people paying for insuli... Read more

  • Have you thought about a career change?
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on October 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Did you know there are currently more job openings than there are Americans looking for work? Employers are in search of more qualified workers and there are untapped opportunities. We need to start encouraging people to get the skills they needed to fill the good paying jobs employers are desperate to fill. Currently, needs-based Federal Pell Grants are only available to students who enroll in a program of study that requires at least 600 clock hours of instruction over 15 weeks.... Read more

  • Quick weekly recap
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on October 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, This week I went on a diplomatic trip to Poland to meet with the Polish Prime Minister, President and the cabinet. We praised their commitment to wean themselves off of Russian energy with U.S. natural gas. Poland has signed approximately $33 billion worth of contracts with U.S. firms for delivery of natural gas to the country. When will Governor Cuomo embrace U.S. energy dominance in his own backyard? Other topics we discussed included the importance of rejecting socialism for bu... Read more

  • Winter is coming...
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on October 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, The extreme policies coming from Albany are once again putting the public at risk. We all know about Governor Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking, but he has also banned a natural gas pipeline over “environmental concerns”. That decision had devastating results last week when the driver of a truck carrying compressed natural gas died in a crash along the “virtual pipeline route,” right in our backyard in Binghamton. The accident forced the evacuation of dozens of nearby homes as a sa... Read more

  • When you confront a bully...
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on September 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Do you remember when we called out the biggest bully in New York State for playing politics and putting the travelling public at risk? To jog your memory, Governor Cuomo has a long standing dispute with the Seneca Nation of Indians over gaming revenue. As a result, the Governor refused to address the deplorable road conditions on I-90. If you thought it couldn’t get much worse, the Governor snubbed the City of Salamanca of much needed funds due to the casino revenue dispute, and a... Read more

  • Do you want more taxes?
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on September 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, In July, we shared our Social Security principles and plan to ensure Social Security is solvent for generations to come. However, the Democrat Social Security Plan would raise taxes on hardworking people while a Congressional Budget Office report released last week says the plan will only achieve solvency for another nine years – not permanent solvency as advertised. Workers and employers are expected to spend more than $1.3 billion in payroll taxes and they cannot afford to pay m... Read more

  • Delivering results for a safer community
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on September 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, This week marked 18 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks. We have not forgotten. We strive to work on behalf of our first responders who will do anything to ensure the safety of our loved ones. Over the years, we have continuously supported grant applications from fire departments all across our district to help with their operations and safety of their men and women who serve. The following fire departments received an Assistance to Firefighter Grant: City of Olean: $25... Read more

  • We can lower the cost
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on August 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Far too often, people are dying from diabetes because they are unable to afford insulin. No American should have to choose between lifesaving medications and food for their families. As a father of a Type-1 Diabetic, this cause is near to my heart. It is imperative that this medicine be more attainable by those who need it most. Insulin has doubled in price since 2012, but we have led the charge to make it more affordable. With support from Rep. Dianna DeGette, we wrote a bipartis... Read more

  • 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

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