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  • STATEMENT FROM REP. TOM REED REGARDING THE CAYUGA NATION SEIZING PROPERTIES, DEMOLISHING BUILDINGS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    “Immediately upon hearing about the situation with the Cayuga Nation on Saturday morning, we reached out to our federal partners at the Department of Interior, the Department of Justice and local officials on the ground to stabilize this situation. We were pleased to see the Department of Interior publicly responded to our input when the department stated they were aware of the situation, encouraged peaceful resolution of the dispute and warned that legal action could be taken in order to protec... Read more

  • REP. REED ANNOUNCES $1.5 MILLION IN HOUSING GRANTS FOR THE CITY OF ELMIRA
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    ELMIRA, NY – Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced more than $1.5 million in housing grants for the City of Elmira. The city will receive $1,236,791 in Community Development Block Grants and $331,431 in HOME grants this year. The Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants program provides annual grants to States and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and... Read more

  • REP. REED PUSHES FOR SUPPORT FOR JAMESTOWN-CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY AIRPORT
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    JAMESTOWN, NY – Rep. Tom Reed is pushing to get a recent Essential Air Service application for the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown off the ground by voicing support and delivering grant funding. In a recent letter, Tom addressed the EAS application with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. He highlighted the partnership between Boutique Air and the county and the many changes they have made to make this application a long-term success, such as the addition of Baltimor... Read more

  • STATEMENT FROM REP. TOM REED ON THE MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND GOVERNOR CUOMO
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    "As I have personally expressed to many public officials over the past week, including Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, New York must provide complete, unfettered, and real-time DMV data to Customs and Border Protection to keep our fellow New Yorkers and country safe. Not just to review applications in the trusted traveler programs but to ensure our customs and border agents have real-time access to DMV data to successfully and safely complete their mission. "... Read more

  • REP. TOM REED ANNOUNCES $1.5 MILLION GRANT FOR SOUTHERN TIER NETWORK
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    CORNING, NY – Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $1,552,554 grant for the Southern Tier Network in Corning. The funds will be used to provide about 84 miles of fiber loops to increase the network’s redundancy and resilience. Southern Tier Network is a non-profit local development corporation which was established to own, build and manage a $12.2 million regional fiber optic backbone in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties. “Expanding fiber optic capacities is a great opportunity for people and ... Read more

  • REP. TOM REED DELIVERS $51,940 GRANT FOR CATTARAUGUS COUNTY TRAIL MAPPING AND SIGNAGE PROJECT
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    LITTLE VALLEY, NY – Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $51,940 grant for the Cattaraugus County Trail Mapping and Signage program. The mapping and signage project is part of a larger goal to connect a seamless area of trails across the county and to make connections to existing trail systems outside the county. The funding will be used to map trails using the Geographic Information System. “This project is an exciting one that will greatly benefit the community and visitors from outside the area ... Read more

  • REP. TOM REED DELIVERS $120,000 GRANT FOR CHAUTAUQUA HOME REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    MAYVILLE, NY -Rep. Tom Reed announced a boost in funding for affordable housing in Chautauqua County today with a $120,000 NeighborWorks grant for Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corp. This funding will support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods and create jobs in New York State. “We care about making sure housing is safe, accessible and affordable for our constituents,” said Tom. “CHRIC is a great organization that does so mu... Read more

  • REP. TOM REED DELIVERS $220,000 GRANT FOR ARBOR HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    CORNING, NY -Safe and affordable housing in Corning will be getting a major boost, thanks to Rep. Tom Reed. Today, Tom announced a $220,000 NeighborWorks grant for Arbor Housing and Development. This funding will support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods and create jobs in New York State. “We care about making sure housing is safe, accessible and affordable for our constituents,” said Tom. “This funding will help do that in a fair manner, w... Read more

  • STATEMENT FROM REP. TOM REED ON DHS BLOCKING NY RESIDENTS FROM GLOBAL ENTRY PROGRAM
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    “This is yet another result of one-party extremist control in Albany hurting New Yorkers, and we warned of this impending outcome two weeks ago. As someone who lived through 9/11, I am astonished how Governor Cuomo could disregard the words of the 9/11 Commission where they noted ‘For terrorists, travel documents are as important as weapons.’ “The Department of Homeland Security provides many services to New York not provided to other states. Albany must repeal the Green Light Law before the fed... Read more

  • TOM ANNOUNCES STATE OF THE UNION GUEST
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Tom Reed, co-chair of the Diabetes Caucus, announced he will be bringing Ben Cornell of Bemus Point as his guest to President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Ben is a 14-year-old with Type I Diabetes who Tom has gotten to know through JDRF. “Diabetes is an issue that touches just about every family in one way or another,” Tom said. “My son has Type I Diabetes, my first floor speech in Congress was on the topic of diabetes, and I have continued to put forwa... Read more

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