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  • Reed Joins Local Small Business Owners to Talk about the Health Insurance Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care, Tax Reform

    Today Tom Reed met with small business owners for a roundtable discussion about the health insurance tax, or HIT, and its impact on New York small businesses and their employees. Reed is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Small Business and Family Relief Act, which would delay the HIT for two years and give small business owners time to prepare for this new financial burden. In addition, Reed cosponsored the Jobs and Premium Protection Act, which would repeal the HIT and permanently relieve small bu... Read more

  • Tom Reed Announces Grants to Help New Yorkers Struggling with Long-Term Unemployment
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Recently the U.S. Department of Labor announced $169,771,960 in grants to expedite the employment of Americans struggling with long-term unemployment. The grants are part of the Ready to Work Partnership initiative to support and scale innovative collaborations between employers, nonprofit organizations and federal job training programs to help connect ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs. Earlier this year, Tom Reed encouraged Secretary Perez to support the Ready to Work Partner... Read more

  • Reed Visits Jamestown to Discuss Legislation to save Taxpayers through Expanding Use of Local Bank Qualified Bonds
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education

    Speaking with students at Jamestown High School Today Tom Reed visited Jamestown High School to discuss his Municipal Bond Market Support Act, which would expand the availability of bank-qualified bonds, a cost-effective method of financing widely used by local governments and financing authorities. Bank qualified bonds save tax dollars,” said Tom Reed. “Using local bonds also keeps the control, financing and benefits of capital improvements right in the local economy. These types of bonds can ... Read more

  • Reed Marks National Manufacturing Day with Visit to Evaporated Metal Films
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus

    Tom Reed toured the Evaporated Metal Films (EMF) facility in Ithaca to promote National Manufacturing Day and discuss his Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, (RAMI), which recently passed the House of Representatives with a strong showing of support from Members on both sides of the aisle. “I’m really pleased to be joined by EMF, and members of the photonics and optics industry to recognize National Manufacturing Day,” Reed said. “Caring about manufacturing is what our bill is ... Read more

  • Tom Reed Tours the Cummins Factory in Lakewood
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus

    Reed with a member of the Cummins team. Yesterday Tom Reed met with members of the Cummins team to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities associated with their production activity and opportunities for manufacturing not only in NY-23, but across our country. In addition, he discussed the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, or “RAMI” legislation he sponsored that recently passed with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. “The challenges facing U.S. manuf... Read more

  • Tom Reed Visits Sitel in Painted Post
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Reed listens to staff at the SITEL call center. Yesterday Tom Reed visited the SITEL call center in Painted Post, which specializes in customer service chat and voice services for companies including Verizon, Toys “R” Us and Dow Jones. Reed opened up the floor for an open employee town hall to discuss new contracts, which has resulted in 200 new employee hires, and job growth in the Southern Tier. “I care about job growth in the Southern Tier,” Reed said. “Businesses like SITEL are increasing p... Read more

  • Reed Vows to Continue Fighting to save Dunkirk Power Plant;
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy, Manufacturing Caucus

    Congressman Tom Reed issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club to stop the process of converting the NRG plant in Dunkirk to natural gas: “We fought hard alongside Senator Young, Assemblyman Goodell, Mayor Dolce and many other local leaders to keep this plant open. To see an outside group try to shut it down is very disturbing. These people are threatening local jobs and local taxpayers. Chautauqua County, the City of Dunkirk, and the Dunkirk City School Distr... Read more

  • Dept. of Energy Awards Subcontract to Rhi Monofrax
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus

    Tom Reed announced today that the Department of Energy (DOE) contractor Energy Solutions has awarded a subcontract to RHI Monofrax. The total authorized funding is $2,880,493.28, and the period of performance is from August 6, 2014 through August 31, 2015. Reed weighed in heavily with the DOE earlier this year to ensure the order is placed in a timely manner with the Falconer manufacturer, which is the only facility in the United States to manufacture necessary refractory sets. Although DOE prev... Read more

  • Reed Announces Grant for Finger Lakes Regional Rehabilitation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed announced a $2,538,284 grant for Seneca County to help rehabilitate Taxiway A of the Finger Lakes Regional Airport. “This will help revitalize Finger Lakes Regional Airport, boost job creation and care for economic development in Seneca County,” Reed said. “It’s an investment with a return for the community, and we were happy to work to secure funding for much needed improvements.” “The Finger Lakes Airport will develop into a key regional component for jobs and economic development,” s... Read more

  • TOM REED’S MANUFACTURING BILL PASSES HOUSE
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus

    Tom Reed’s Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, or “RAMI,” passed the House today with a strong showing of support from Members on both sides of the aisle. Reed has been a tireless advocate for U.S. manufacturing through his bill to create manufacturing innovation hubs across the country and has spent the last year meeting with district manufacturers for input and educating Members of Congress on the need to stay on the cutting edge of manufacturing in America. “We’re thrilled t... Read more