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  • Reed Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced the winner of the 2019 Congressional High School Art Competition is Ashlyn Schuman. Ms. Schuman, a senior at Allegany-Limestone High School, crafted the oil painting “Sunflower.” “Enhancing participation and continuing the competition is something we care about preserving for future generations,” Tom said. “We are proud to have Ashlyn’s artwork featured in Washington.” Ashlyn and her parents will be invited to travel to Washington, D.C. for a reception on June 24th... Read more

  • Reed Teams Up with Democratic and Republican Colleagues on Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Assist Family Caregivers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Tom Reed is teaming up with Democratic and Republican colleagues in the Senate and the House on a bipartisan, bicameral bill endorsed by the AARP to supports family caregivers in New York and across the country. “Millions of Americans provide unpaid care to a friend or relative with a long-term illness or medical condition, often juggling this work with other obligations resulting in a significant financial burden,” said Tom. “We all care about ensuring our aging loved ones get the assistan... Read more

  • REED, DEGETTE INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR DIABETES RESEARCH
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) the co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, have introduced bipartisan legislation to continue funding a key federal diabetes research program for an additional five years, and increase its annual funding from $150 million to $200 million a year. The legislation would reauthorize and increase funding for the Special Diabetes Program for Type 1 Diabetes, a decades-old federal program that’s currently providing researchers at the National Inst... Read more

  • Soaring to new heights
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, This week hard work paid off for our district and for you, our constituents. We are happy to announce we secured a $10 million grant for the Tompkins Regional Airport and $3 million grant for the Wellsville Municipal Airport. Why are these grants so important for us? Airports are an important driver for our regional economy and vital part of our national transportation infrastructure. The Tompkins Regional Airport needed to expand their terminals and rehabilitate some of their inf... Read more

  • 378 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS URGE HOUSE LEADERS TO CONTINUE FUNDING SPECIAL DIABETES RESEARCH PROGRAM
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    It’s hard to get 378 members of Congress to agree on almost anything these days, but continuing to fund a special diabetes research program that’s working to find a cure to the disease seems to be one of the few things that nearly every member of the U.S. House is willing to support. A bipartisan group of 378 lawmakers in the House of Representatives sent a letter today to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy urging them to continue funding a pair of special dia... Read more

  • Reed Delivers $3 Million in Funding for Wellsville Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $3 million-dollar grant to the Wellsville Municipal Airport for runway rehabilitation and runway lighting. “Airports are an important driver for our regional economy and a vital part of our national transportation infrastructure,” Tom said. “This grant will ensure the Wellsville airport will remain safe and efficient while boosting jobs in our community. We will continue to use our position in Washington to advocate for funding for all the communities we represen... Read more

  • REED DELIVERS $10 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ITHACA AIRPORT
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced $9,999,990 for the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport for terminal expansion and rehabilitation. “Airports are an important driver for our regional economy and a vital part of our national transportation infrastructure,” Tom said. “This grant will ensure the Ithaca airport will remain safe and efficient while boosting jobs in our community. We will continue to use our position in Washington to advocate for funding for all the communities we represent.” “This federal ... Read more

  • Reed Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Shore Up Postal Service Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced he recently introduced bipartisan legislation, the USPS Fairness Act, to end the unfair pre-funding mandate for the United States Postal Service (USPS) and solve the most pressing financial problem facing the Postal Service with Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02). USPS is the only federal agency required to pre-fund decades worth of health benefits for its future retirees. Since 2007, this unfair mandate is resp... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN TOM REED TABLE SLAMS NFL, ROGER GOODELL OVER FORCING #BILLSMAFIA INTO EXPENSIVE “TAILGATE VILLAGE”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) issued the following statement after the NFL announced they would require Buffalo Bills fans travelling by bus to pay upwards of $900 a group to tailgate. “Yet another out of touch move by Roger Goodell and the NFL. We care about safety, but forcing hardworking fans to pay to tailgate? This hurts Bills fans I represent who travel in groups to go to the game. Aren't game tickets already expensive enough? Maybe the NFL should pick up the tab for “Tailgate Village.” Read more

  • Congressman Tom Reed Tours UCAN Mission
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Tom Reed recently visited the UCAN City Mission in Jamestown, a shelter that has helped hundreds of men get off the street and provided them with opportunities for personal enrichment, hope and support. During the visit, Tom spoke with staff, board members and current and former residents of the facility. The conversation focused on what was working well at the facility, staff and resident experiences and the beacon of hope the mission has become. “As with the old adage, ‘Teach a man to fis... Read more

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