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  • Reed Addresses Struggles of New York Dairy Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Tom Reed toured Sleeper's Ridge Holstein, a small dairy farm located in Horseheads and owned by Gina and Lance Blakesmore to talk about the issues facing dairy farmers in New York. "We need to reform the systems that are in place to make sure farmers can continue to operate and pass this job on to the next generation,” Reed said. “I care about the struggling farmers in our communities and we need to make sure they get some financial relief as these prices lower.” "My family and I wer... Read more

  • Reed’s Work Pushes Forward Nuclear Cleanup
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced that the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment voted to approve a bill to reauthorize the West Valley Demonstration Project. The bill will now go to the full committee for consideration. This legislation will authorize $75 million per year through 2026 to continue the cleanup at West Valley and will provide a disposal path for all waste on the site. “I care about the complete and total cleanup of sites our nuclear sites – including West Valley,” sai... Read more

  • Reed Announces Passage of Fix for ‘Blue Water’ Vietnam Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Tom Reed announced the passage of plans to extend disability benefits to nearly 90,000 Vietnam Veterans exposed to a toxic chemical known as “Agent Orange” during the Vietnam War but currently are denied compensation for that danger. The bill passed by a vote of 382-0 with Rep. Reed’s support. “We care about our Vietnam Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange but have been denied fair access to the benefits they deserve,” said Rep. Reed. “This is a great example of Washin... Read more

  • Statement from Congressman Tom Reed on Children Being Separated From Their Parents At The Border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    We care about these children being separated from their parents. These kids are unfortunate bystanders to a long-standing epidemic of weak border security and outdated laws. Congress must act in this week’s immigration reform bill to change the law so that children are not ripped from their parents’ arms, but provided a fair and compassionate solution to this heart-wrenching issue. Read more

  • Problem Solvers Caucus Announces Support for SITSA Act to Fight Drug Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus announced their support for H.R. 2851, the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act of 2017. SITSA, sponsored by Problem Solvers Caucus Member John Katko (NY-24), is bipartisan legislation to update the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) to provide swifter action to stop the unlawful importation and distribution of synthetic drugs, and give law enforcement effective tools to help keep our communities safe. Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Cha... Read more

  • Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Celebrate Long Awaited Modernization to Medicare Coverage
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diabetes Caucus

    Washington, DC – Congressional Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Tom Reed (R-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today celebrated a policy change that the caucus had long advocated to modernize Medicare coverage: The federal government will now permit coverage of costs for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) by patients who track their data using smartphones, tablets and other personal electronic devices. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that coverage of CGM supplies would be ... Read more

  • Reed Announces Passage of Amendment to Protect Chautauqua Lake
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23) announced the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 which authorizes a study to evaluate the environmental and economic damage caused by excessive phosphorous runoff from algal blooms in Chautauqua Lake. Both Senate Minority Leader Schumer and Senator Gillibrand worked to ensure that a similar lake study provision was included in the Senate version of the bill last week. “I am happy to say that we are one step closer to ending these awful algal bloom... Read more

  • Reed Blasts Proposed Heroin Injection Site
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23) declared his adamant opposition to the use of heroin injection sites in our communities. This follows the announcement from the Mayor of Ithaca calling on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to approve a supervised drug injection pilot program in his city. “Injection sites will bring an influx of violence, crime and homelessness into our backyards as dangerous drug dealers will naturally follow the increased heroin users into our communities,” said Rep. Reed.... Read more

  • Reed Announces Extension of Deadline to Apply for Program to Help Struggling Dairy Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Tom Reed (NY-23) announced a one-week extension for dairy farmers to apply for a program through the Department of Agriculture that insures against years with small to no profits. The Margin Protection Program (MPP), which extended it’s deadline to sign up to June 8, is designed to create peace of mind for dairy farmers by ensuring financial stability during periods of low milk prices – such as the one farmers are currently experiencing. “I care about the struggling dairy f... Read more

  • Statement from Congressman Reed on President Trump's Tariff Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    Mexico, Canada, and the European Union had plenty of time to come to an agreement on steel and aluminum. Now President Trump is following through on his promise and standing up for American interests. I have no doubt that the disruptive policies of this administration will bring these countries to the table for a fair and negotiated outcome. Read more

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