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  • HAMAS AND HEZBOLLAH TWITTER ACCOUNTS TAKEN DOWN, FOLLOWING BIPARTISAN PUSH AGAINST TERROR
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, Monday, November 4, 2019, U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (NY-23), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Max Rose (NY-11), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) announced that Twitter suspended content affiliated with Foreign Terrorist Organizations, including Hamas and Hezbollah, from its platform. Twitter’s action follows the bipartisan group’s October 22, 2019, letter demanding the company stop blatantly violating U.S. law, to immediately change their policy, and to remove all content from Foreign... Read more

  • Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Landmark Bipartisan Agricultural Workers Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Landmark Bipartisan Agricultural Workers Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the Problem Solvers Caucus announced its endorsement of H.R. 4916, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019, to provide earned visa status for Certified Agricultural Workers (CAWs) and provide ranchers and farmers a legal, reliable workforce. This bill specifically expands the H-2A foreign guest-worker program, so farmers can easily hire workers. Problem Solvers Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D... Read more

  • Rep. Reed Delivers Grant To Prevention Works, Hope Chautauqua
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Reed Delivers Grant To Prevention Works, Hope Chautauqua Jamestown, NY – Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $625,000 grant for the Hope Chautauqua Coalition which will be used for drug and substance abuse education and prevention efforts in the area. The grant will be disbursed over the next five years. The Hope Chautauqua Coalition is a part of Prevention Works in Chautauqua County, which was formerly known as the Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council. “Combating drug and alcohol ab... Read more

  • HOUSE PASSES REED SPONSORED BIPARTISAN BILL TO IMPROVE CARE FOR PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM SERIOUS ILLNESSES
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), H.R. 647, authored by Tom Reed and Congressmen Eliot L. Engel and Buddy Carter (R-GA). This legislation would create programs to train the next generation of hospice and palliative care providers, educate patients about the benefits of hospice and palliative care, and expand research in these fields. This bill passed with 296 bipartisan cosponsors and endorsements from 54 nati... Read more

  • DEGETTE, REED INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO CUT SKYROCKETING COST OF INSULIN
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY), co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, today introduced new bipartisan legislation to cut the price of most insulin products by more than 75%. The legislation – known as the Insulin Price Reduction Act – would give the nation’s three makers of insulin an incentive to lower the current list price of their insulin products, which is approximately $300 a vial, to the price it was listed at in 2006, which was, on average, approximately $6... Read more

  • PROBLEM SOLVERS CAUCUS ENDORSES JOBS ACT TO EXPAND PELL GRANT ELIGIBILITY FOR STUDENTS
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed H.R. 3497, the Jumpstart Our Businesses by Supporting Students (JOBS) Act, to expand Pell Grant eligibility for qualifying short-term training programs, helping more Americans gain access to industry-recognized credentials. This bill is the companion to legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tim Kaine (D-VA). The bill was introduced in the House by Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA), ... Read more

  • TWITTER BUCKS U.S. LAW, DEFENDS TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS HEZBOLLAH AND HAMAS
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Tuesday, October 22, 2019, a bipartisan group of lawmakers comprised of Representatives Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Tom Reed (NY-23), Max Rose (NY-11), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1), called on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, to stop blatantly violating U.S. law, to immediately change their policy, and to remove all content from Foreign Terrorist Organizations and affiliated profiles, including Hamas and Hezbollah, by November 1st. If Twitter is better at determining violent extremist content than the... Read more

  • Passage of Bipartisan PACT Act, Protecting Animals From Cruelty in Key Utilization of New House Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, October 21, 2019, the Problem Solvers Caucus praised the passage of H.R. 724, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act of 2019, which utilized the new House “Consensus Calendar” to help get a debate and vote on the House floor. This legislation creates a federal animal cruelty statute prohibiting the most heinous acts of abuse which can occur beyond the reach of state cruelty laws. The initiative received priority consideration on the House floor by having more than 290 bipart... Read more

  • Rep. Reed Delivers Grant To Food Business Incubation Program
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $86,500 USDA Rural Development grant to provide the Finger Lakes Regional Prosperity Network in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County the needed funding to support its Food Business Incubation Program, also known as “FoodBIP.” Launched in December of 2018, this program acts as technical support for the Finger Lakes food and beverage manufacturing sector. “We care about making sure local manufacturers, including those in the food and be... Read more

  • REED SPONSORS BIPARTISAN BILL TO BOOST FINANCIAL AID FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Tom Reed co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to expand access to financial aid for technical education programs. The JOBS Act expands Pell Grant eligibility to qualifying short-term training programs to help more Americans gain access to industry recognized credentials. “Nationwide, there are currently more job openings than there are Americans who are looking for work. With employers clamoring for more qualified workers, these jobs are untapped opportunities,” Tom said.... Read more

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