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  • Tom Reed Highlights Need to Reward Working Poor
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed testified before the House Budget Committee Tuesday regarding welfare reform in the House Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2015. Reed used the opportunity to lay out priorities to move the country forward and stand with the working poor. “The Budget Resolution is an opportunity to rework, retool and reform the federal welfare system to consolidate the 80-plus programs and help more Americans get back to work and get ahead,” Reed said. “As the House Budget Committee works to put togethe... Read more

  • Reed to White House: Back off Additional Cuts to Medicare Advantage
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed is calling Obamacare’s $300 billion in cuts to Medicare Advantage “unfair” and urged the White House to back off any additional cuts. The latest cut to Medicare Advantage came in another after-hours communication from the White House released February 21st. In the 148-page document, the White House announced Medicare Advantage plans would see an almost six percent cut to their 2015 Medicare Advantage payments. “The White House cuts to Medicare Advantage are unfair and further jeopardize... Read more

  • Reed Brings District Rural Hospital Concerns before Secretary Sebelius
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed ensured that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius heard the voices of rural hospitals during a recent hearing of the Ways and Means Committee. Reed is hearing from hospitals throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes on the damaging hits they are taking as a result of ongoing cuts from Obamacare and reimbursement rates cuts included in the White House’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal. “The Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rate cuts that the Administration is imp... Read more

  • Tom Reed Announces $2.7 Million Released to Salamanca School District That will Decrease Property Taxes for Residents
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education

    Tom Reed today announced a $2.7 million dollar impact aid award for the Salamanca School District. Reed worked closely with the school district throughout the course of the year to secure the impact aid and ensure the district received access to funding due. “As a direct result of the aid, taxes in the area will decrease, giving taxpayers more money in their pockets,” Reed said. “Supporting this investment is the right thing to do to care for students and educators and is fair for taxpayers who ... Read more

  • Tom Reed Stands with State Leaders, Applauds Community on Monterey Shock Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed is supporting recent efforts of local state and community leaders in the push to keep the Monterey Shock Incarceration Facility open. Reed has been vocal in his opposition to the planned closure since Governor Cuomo made the announcement in late July 2013, citing the facility’s successful program, local jobs and savings for taxpayers as the basis for keeping the Schuyler County facility open. “Monterey Shock is an effective resource in our community with a proven track record of drastic... Read more

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Reed with Spirit of Enterprise Award
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed receives the “Spirit of Enterprise” award for his support for pro-growth, pro-jobs policies from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today presented Tom Reed with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the first session of the 113th Congress. “Pro-jobs policies that support small businesses are what will ultimately rebuild our state and nation’s economy,” Reed said. “That’s why... Read more

  • Reed Announces Passage of House Bill Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Ems Personnel from Obamacare Mandate
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed announced Tuesday House passage of the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act, a bill that protects volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel from the Obamacare employer mandate. The bill works to correct an error in Obamacare that counted volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel as full-time employees, rather than volunteers, subjecting them to additional Obamacare costs. “We’re proud to stand with volunteer firefighters and EMS to correct this unfair cost of the... Read more

  • Reed Votes to Encourage Small Businesses to Hire More Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care, Veterans

    Tom Reed voted Tuesday in favor of the Hire More Heroes Act, a bill to encourage small businesses to hire more veterans by excluding employees who already receive health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs or under TRICARE from being counted toward the employer mandate threshold under Obamacare. “It’s common sense that veterans who already receive health care and do not need employer-provided insurance should not be counted toward the employer mandate under Obamacare,” Reed said. “A ... Read more

  • REED OFFERS “HAND UP ACT” AS A STATE-FOCUSED PATHWAY OUT OF POVERTY
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed will introduce the HAND UP (Helping Americans in Need Develop their Ultimate Potential) Act this week with three goals to help individuals out of poverty: encourage new ways to promote self-sufficiency, increase work and earnings and reduce welfare dependency. The bill would allow states to apply for five-year demonstration projects to test social welfare programs best suited for individual states. “There are more Americans living in poverty today than ever before – about 46 million – a... Read more

  • Reed Moves to Provide Emergency Home Heating Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Tom Reed is advocating for relief from the ongoing home heating fuel shortage and resulting price increase this winter. The House passed legislation this week to address transportation barriers that have slowed home heating fuel delivery and left many unsure if they will be able to properly heat their homes and businesses. The Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation Act (HHEATT) was introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania a... Read more