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  • Reed, Manufacturing Caucus Look for Ways to Hire Vets
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus

    Tom Reed (right) at the Manufacturing Caucus briefing with panelists Ryan Gallucci, Deputy Director for National Veterans Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars and MaryEmily Slate, General Manager for Nucor Steel in Auburn. Tom Reed brought together local manufacturers, veterans organizations and job training specialists to look for ways to put the nation’s veterans back to work. Reed’s bipartisan House Manufacturing Caucus met with expert panelists this week to identify best practices of manufactu... Read more

  • Reed Votes to Protect Local Control over Waterways
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed voted Tuesday in support of the bipartisan Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, a bill that protects local control over waterways. Reed, a co-sponsor of the bill, says it’s important for state and local officials to maintain primary responsibility over local waterways to avoid Washington from mandating sweeping, one-size-fits-all regulations. “Local officials on the ground are in the best position to be making regulatory decisions – not bureaucrats in Washing... Read more

  • REED CONVENES MANUFACTURING CAUCUS FOR “HIRE VETS” FOCUS
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus, Veterans

    Tom Reed plans to convene the House Manufacturing Caucus this week to look for ways to help match up district manufacturers with local veterans looking for work. Reed and his Manufacturing Caucus Co-Chair Tim Ryan (D-OH) will meet Wednesday with panelists to identify ways to lower the unemployment rate among veterans. “Our goal is to better prepare veterans for the work environment and also see that the work environment is prepared for veterans,” Reed said of the planned caucus meeting. “We can ... Read more

  • Tom Reed at Arc of Yates County to Announce Bill for Natural Disaster Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed and Kate Ring, Executive Director of the Arc of Yates, view flooding damage and talk with Arc volunteers about the community-wide effort to recover and rebuild. Tom Reed was at the Arc of Yates in Penn Yan Tuesday, in a community hit hard by flooding earlier this spring. Reed toured the facility and took in the recent flooding damage before announcing the introduction of his bipartisan National Disaster Relief Tax Act, a bill to provide tax relief to communities devastated in president... Read more

  • Tom Reed Calls on Senate to Act on 40 House-Passed Jobs Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed is calling on the Senate to take action on the more than 40 jobs bills passed in the House and sitting untouched in the Senate. Reed says when the Senate returns to Washington in September, there is no easier next step than for the body to act on the House-passed jobs bills. “Based on what we’re hearing traveling around the district and most recently at our town hall in Salamanca, it’s clear that jobs and the economy are still the top priority for American families and they’re looking t... Read more

  • Reed Says Domestic Energy Production is to Thank for Stable Oil Prices amid Global Instability
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Tom Reed says the trend in the U.S. of oil prices is largely thanks to increased domestic energy production. Despite instability and unrest in many oil-rich parts of the world, oil prices remain stable as domestic production reaches new levels. “The fighting and instability we’re seeing in places like Iraq, Ukraine, Gaza and Libya would have caused huge spikes in oil prices in the past, but thankfully we’re not seeing that now because of oil production here at home,” Reed said. “What we are seei... Read more

  • Reed on Cornell Campus for a Day of Engineering and Manufacturing
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education

    Cornell student Moonyoung Lee shows Tom Reed the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle being developed through the engineering department at Cornell. Tom Reed spent the day with Cornell faculty, graduate and undergraduate students for a firsthand look at new programs at Cornell and student engineering projects. Reed kicked off the day at a meeting with Lance Collins, Dean of the College of Engineering at Cornell. Following a meeting with faculty, Reed got a firsthand look at a number of student project... Read more

  • Reps. Reed, Slaughter Introduce Disabled Public Safety Officers Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Reps. Tom Reed and Louise Slaughter have introduced a bill that would make totally and permanently disabled public safety officers eligible to receive disability benefits regardless of when their injuries were sustained in the line of duty. The Disabled Public Safety Officers Fairness Act corrects an unfairness in current law so that disabled officers are eligible for the same federal disability benefits. “Whether a public safety officer became permanently disabled on November 28, 1990 or August... Read more

  • Reed Bill would Provide Tax Relief to Federally-Declared Natural Disasters
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed has introduced a bill to help victims of natural disasters recover faster with tax relief to alleviate cleanup and rebuilding expenses. The bipartisan National Disaster Relief Tax Act will provide tax relief to communities across the country devastated in a presidentially-declared disaster in recent years. “It’s only fair communities hit hard by recent natural disasters get the same care and opportunities to rebuild that other parts of the country received,” Reed said. “Right now, there... Read more

  • Reed: Despite Turmoil Overseas, U.S. Oil Production Keeps Prices Stable
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Tom Reed Monday highlighted the recent trend in oil price stability despite volatile conditions overseas due to increased oil production in the United States. Reed cited political tension, turmoil and violence in regions like Iraq, Libya, Russia and Israel – making national and energy security of even greater importance. “Despite turmoil around the world, oil prices remain stable because of increased oil production here at home,” Reed said. “An all-of-the-above energy approach is what this count... Read more