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  • 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

  • Reed Fights to Keep Dresser-Rand in Wellsville
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Representative Tom Reed (NY-23) announced the passage of an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act directing the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy to submit a report to Congress on the impacts to our national defense from a relocation of the production of steam turbines – like the ones built in Wellsville, NY. “The skills of Dresser-Rand employees are well documented, and there have been numerous occasions where Wellsville employees were essential in the urg... Read more

  • Reed Announces More than $1.3 Million in Funding for the North County Water Project
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) announced over $1.3 Million in funding for the Town of Dunkirk from the U.S. Department of Agriculture today as part of the North County Water Project. Rep. Reed has been a champion for the project, which will assist in providing reliable, clean water from the City of Dunkirk to participating communities in the area. The regional water project, which first broke ground in October 2017, will lower overall cost to consumers and help meet the current and future economic n... Read more

  • Congressman Tom Reed Introduces Bill To Tackle Student Loan Debt For Working-Class Students
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) today introduced the Reducing Excessive Debt and Unfair Costs of Education (REDUCE) Act to encourage universities to lower costs for all eligible students, regardless of their economic background. The REDUCE Act also increases transparency in how colleges are spending their money to encourage public pressure on universities to lower the cost of education that has students drowning in debt. “We should care about the working-class students who are being taken advantage of by t... Read more

  • Hard Work of Reed, Borrello Finds New Air Service for the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Tom Reed and Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello announced that Boutique Airways has submitted a proposal to the Department of Transportation to provide air service to the Chautauqua County – Jamestown Airport under the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, which provides essential funding for small airports. “For Jamestown to continue to grow their economy and attract businesses and people they need to have convenient access to an airport,” said Rep. Reed. “Without ... Read more

  • 48-Member Problem Solvers Caucus Announces Support for the FIRST STEP Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the 48 Members of the Problem Solvers Caucus announced their support for H.R. 5682, The Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP). The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Reps. Doug Collins (GA-09) and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), aims to improve public safety while lowering recidivism and prison populations through rehabilitative programing, enabling newly-released individuals to more successfully re-enter society. The legislation... Read more

  • Reed Testifies at Subcommittee on Environment in Support of West Valley Demonstration Project
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Tom Reed today testified at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment in support of his bill reauthorizing the West Valley Demonstration Project. This legislation will authorize $75 million per year through 2026 to continue the cleanup at West Valley and designate all the radioactive waste at the site as resulting from atomic energy defense activities which will provide a disposal path for all waste on the site. “Nuclear cleanup sites must be at the top o... Read more

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