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  • Reed Meets with Farmers, Farm Bureau Board Members at Dairy Farm
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed and Rodney Weaver of Rural Generation and Wind Inc. examine the newly installed solar panels at Robin and Tom Degenfelder’s Pine Villa Farm in Cattaraugus. Tom Reed met with a group of the district’s farmers Wednesday to get an update from them on this year’s Farm Bill impact and how pending legislation in Washington may affect their operations and ability to pass their farm on to the next generation of farmers. The group met at Pine Villa Farm, a Cattaraugus farm specializing in dairy... Read more

  • Reed, Tioga Chamber of Commerce Members Talk Business Growth
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy, Ensuring Access to Health Care, Tax Reform

    Tom Reed joined members from the Tioga Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to listen to their thoughts and concerns with the local business climate and how Reed can partner with these community leaders to make their voices heard in Washington. “Our business owners and entrepreneurs are the leading resources in the area when it comes to what is working and what clearly isn’t working on the ground,” Reed said. “These sit down, face-to-face opportunities give us real, genuine insight into how the day to da... Read more

    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education

    Tom Reed was in Ithaca Tuesday at Cornell University to meet with professors for a tour of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Light Source (CHESS) lab and the Cornell Electron Storage Ring, both supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) funding Reed secured for the lab. Most recently, Reed worked to secure $100 million to fund the CHESS Lab on a long-term basis. “When we have conversations about where our national priorities lie, we have to fairly consider which initiatives will provid... Read more

  • Reed Talks Jobs, State of the Local Economy at Chamber Roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Tom Reed sat down with local small business leaders Monday to listen to the challenges faced by local businesses and see how the federal government can work with local and county government to improve the jobs outlook and business climate. The group came together at the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce to talk about important business issues like the impact tax reform would have on businesses, what the Obamacare rollout has meant for employers’ bottom lines and the need to become energy in... Read more

  • Reed Raises Concerns over Unfair EPA Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Tom Reed is responding to constituent concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule that would increase costs for New Yorkers who heat their homes and businesses with wood stoves. Reed recently sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy concerned about the new regulation and asking that the agency find an approach that doesn’t place an additional hardship on home and business owners. Fellow New York Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY21) joined Reed on the letter. “It’s unfair... Read more

  • Reed Sees Simpler, Fairer Future for Tax Filing Season
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    A day away from the April 15th tax filing deadline, Tom Reed says next year’s tax filing season could look very different if tax reform progresses through Congress. Reed pointed to Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp’s recent tax reform draft as the type of generational-level reform needed to simplify the code and level the playing field for taxpayers. “Families could be pleasantly surprised during future tax filing seasons when they have more money in their pockets and don’t have to spend as much... Read more

  • Tom Reed Restores Streamgage Funding at Owego Creek
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed announced Friday long-term funding for the streamgage at Owego Creek that lapsed in November 2013. Reed advocated strongly for the flood-protection instrument at Owego Creek, supporting the National Streamflow Information Program and pressing the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to restore funding. “The Owego Creek streamgage is essential in protecting life and property in our flood-prone region,” Reed said. “Ensuring our communities are equipped with this kind of front line resou... Read more

  • Pascrell, Reed Bill to Assist Long-Term Unemployed Advances in Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Tom Reed (R-NY), both members of the House Ways and Means Committee, today praised the Senate Finance Committee for advancing their legislation that would incentivize businesses to hire qualified individuals that have been out of work for more than 26 weeks. The provision was included in the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, a package of “tax extenders” that have expired or will expire at the end of this year. The provisi... Read more

  • Reed Reminds Constituents to Take Advantage of Federal Free File Opportunities at Tax Time
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    With less than a month before tax day, Tom Reed is reminding taxpayers to take advantage of a free program to prepare and file federal tax returns online this tax season. The Free File program is open to all constituents with a 2013 Adjusted Gross Income of $58,000 or less. Qualified individuals can visit to prepare and e-file their federal tax returns at no cost. “With a current tax code of more than 70,000 pages, any assistance at tax time to help navigate the code is welc... Read more

  • Reed Secures Extension of Medicare Dependent and Low Volume Hospital Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed has secured a year-long, full extension of the Medicare Dependent and Low Volume Hospital programs otherwise set to expire on April 1st, 2014. Reed led the push in the House for an extension of the two rural hospital-focused programs, both included in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 passed in the House Thursday. “The Medicare Dependent and Low Volume Hospital program extensions protect seniors from seeing changes or interruptions in their care,” Reed said. “The year-long f... Read more