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  • REED VOTES IN SUPPORT OF “SIMPLE FAIRNESS ACT”
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed voted Wednesday to protect individuals and families from the Obamacare mandate penalty if they do not enroll in Obamacare this year. The Simple Fairness Act extends the delay the White House already awarded to big business to families and individuals. The bill passed the House Wednesday with bipartisan support. “We’re simply asking that individuals and families are afforded the same relief from Obamacare that big businesses have now been afforded by the White House not once, but twice,”... Read more

  • Reed: House Tax Reform Draft Puts $600 Back into the Pockets of Southern Tier, Finger Lakes Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Tom Reed says the district impact of tax reform could put $600 back into the pockets of Southern Tier and Finger Lakes taxpayers. The draft tax reform proposal, released last week by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, has garnered bipartisan praise based on the draft’s savings for taxpayers and its simplification of the 70,000 page tax code. For Reed, it’s the real savings to taxpayers and job creation potential that make comprehensive tax reform so appealing. “The average Southern Tie... Read more

  • Reed Seeks Clarification on Cms Rule for Hospitals, Patients
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Rep. Tom Reed says he’s pleased the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will extend review of its two-midnight policy through September 30, 2014, giving CMS and local hospitals time to find a long-term solution to ensure a responsible payment mechanism is in place for shorter inpatient stays in hospitals. “The CMS announcement is welcome news for hospitals looking for clarification and guidance on the two-midnight policy,” Reed said. “The delay will allow CMS to work wi... Read more

  • REED JOINS TO INTRODUCE “KIDS BEFORE CONS ACT"
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education

    Rep. Tom Reed joined fellow New York Reps. Chris Collins (NY-27) and Chris Gibson (NY-19) to introduce the “Kids Before Cons Act” to protect taxpayers from being forced to fund college for convicted criminals. The bill comes in response to Governor Cuomo’s proposal to provide free college courses to inmates. “It is simply not fair to ask hardworking taxpayers to pay for college for convicted criminals when they struggle to put their own children through college,” Rep. Tom Reed said. “College stu... Read more

  • Reed: White House Report Finds Two-Thirds of Small Businesses will See Obamacare Premium Increases
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Even the latest Obamacare report from the White House shows insurance premiums will increase for 11 million workers, something Rep. Tom Reed says is just the latest in a long string of cost-raising Obamacare consequences. The Administration’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a report Friday finding two-thirds of small businesses – eleven million workers – will see premium increases because of Obamacare, something Reed says undermines the President’s central argument for ... Read more

  • Reed Manufacturing Bill Gets White House Recognition
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus

    Rep. Tom Reed and his manufacturing bill were praised today at the White House as the President announced two new manufacturing hubs, the kind created under Reed’s Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI). The President reiterated his support for Reed’s bill and his hope that it will become law. “The more awareness we can raise and conversations we can have to educate on the bill, the better,” Reed said of today’s recognition. “We continue the work to position the 23rd distric... Read more

  • Reed Working to Position Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Region for Manufacturing Hub
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus

    Rep. Tom Reed at Scott Rotary Seals in Olean on Monday Rep. Tom Reed met Monday with local manufacturers for a manufacturing advisory board roundtable and to formally present his Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013 (RAMI). The group met at Scott Rotary Seals in Olean to brainstorm how to position the region best for its very own manufacturing hub, the kind of innovation center created under RAMI. In addition, Reed gave an overview of federal legislation impacting manufa... Read more

  • Reed Seeks Relief from Skyrocketing Flood Insurance Costs for Taxpayers and Business Owners
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Rep. Tom Reed says the House is likely to act this week on legislation to bring relief to homeowners from skyrocketing flood insurance costs. Reed met last week with homeowners and local business and elected officials to hear their concerns on flood insurance premium increases, looking for their suggestions on how to alleviate cost spikes. “We’re advocating to make sure reforms are integrated in a fair way that protects hardworking taxpayers from a sharp, immediate rate increase,” Reed said. “Wh... Read more

  • Rep. Reed Hears Local Flood Mapping, Flood Insurance Concerns from Community
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Rep. Tom Reed met Friday with local home and business owners to hear their concerns on flood insurance premium increases being felt across the district and the need for FEMA to finalize flood maps in the area. Reed and the group of about 30 homeowners and local business and elected officials gathered at the public library in Corning to brainstorm a responsible legislative fix that protects homeowners and supports local economic development. “What I’m hearing from local homeowners is that rate in... Read more

  • REED WELCOMES ENERGY SECRETARY’S NATURAL GAS COMMENTS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Rep. Tom Reed welcomed U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s recent comments on the benefits of domestic natural gas development in New York State. In an interview this week, Moniz said natural gas – through hydrofracking – has enhanced the industry by more than $100 billion. He went on to say Governor Cuomo should look at the economic prosperity natural gas development is bringing to neighboring Pennsylvania as he weighs whether or not to lift the five-year moratorium. “New York, and our region ... Read more