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  • Reed Cosponsors Able Act to Give Disabled Individuals Tools to Save
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed and the House Ways and Means Committee passed the ABLE Act Thursday, a bill that helps individuals with disabilities and their families get savings accounts and plan for their financial futures. Reed is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE ) Act, a bill that would give individuals with disabilities the opportunity to set up tax-exempt savings accounts so they are better able to save for disability expenses. “We can care for the lives of disabled indivi... Read more

  • TOM REED LAUDS WESTFIELD’S GRANT FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT UPGRADES
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed praised the Village of Westfield’s federal grant of $2,116,400 for much needed upgrades to the Chautauqua County village’s waste-water treatment facility. Reed says the infrastructure improvements are critical to the public safety and health of the village. “This federal help will allow the Village of Westfield to upgrade its infrastructure at the Westfield Water Pollution Control Facility (WWPCF) and cares for Chautauqua County’s critical grape industry,” Tom Reed said. “What’s more, t... Read more

  • REED’S MANUFACTURING BILL ONE STEP CLOSER TO LAW
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education, Manufacturing Caucus

    The next step for Tom Reed’s Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, or “RAMI,” is the House floor. Reed’s bipartisan bill unanimously passed the House Committee on Science Friday, clearing the final hurdle before a vote in the full House of Representatives “We’re one step closer to crossing the finish line and seeing this bipartisan jobs bill become law,” Reed said. “When we’re talking about creating the kinds of high-tech, high-paying jobs we want to see our children and grandchi... Read more

  • Reed Announces Dredging at Barcelona Harbor
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Lake Erie Mgmt. Commission Member Doug Richmond, Assemblyman Goodell, Town Supervisor Martha Bills, County Leg. George Borrello, Tom Reed, Watershed Coordinator Dave McCoy and Exec. Dir. of Westfield Development Corp Aaron Resnick Tom Reed announced a major dredging project Monday in Chautauqua County at Barcelona Harbor in Westfield. The dredging, getting underway shortly, will help to mitigate flood risks and improve overall harbor operations from boat mobility to recreation opportunities. Re... Read more

  • Reed Bill Encouraging Charitable Giving Passes House in Overwhelming Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Tom Reed’s bill to care for families in need across the country and encourage charitable giving passed the House Thursday in a strong bipartisan vote of 277-130. Reed’s “America Gives More Act” combines five bipartisan bills that originated in the Ways and Means Committee to promote charitable giving through the tax code. The overwhelming bipartisan vote sends a strong message to the Senate that the chamber should join the House and pass the charitable giving package. “Thousands of individuals a... Read more

  • Reed Votes to Keep Construction Projects Moving
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed voted Tuesday to keep road and construction projects moving forward throughout the summer and next year with the Highway and Transportation Funding Act. The bill keeps the fund from drying up and halting projects by putting together policies with a strong history of bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate. It passed in the House with a strong bipartisan vote of 367-55. “The bipartisan bill we voted for today will keep jobs in place and avoid construction project delays,” Ree... Read more

  • Reed, House Moving Steadily through Annual Funding Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed and the House of Representatives are now halfway through this year’s appropriations process for Fiscal Year 2015 – a series of twelve annual funding bills needed to fund the government through the new fiscal year beginning October 1st. Reed is using each of the bills as an opportunity to highlight important district priorities. “Hitting the halfway mark and moving forward with the remaining funding bills is all part of the changing culture we’re pushing for down in Washington,” Reed sai... Read more

  • Reed, Higgins Amendment to Clean up Nuclear Waste at West Valley Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    The bipartisan amendment introduced by Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Brian Higgins (D-NY) aimed at making sure resources are accessible for communities to continue nuclear waste cleanup on schedule passed the House Wednesday evening. The Reed-Higgins amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Act would help increase federal support for cleanup at sites like West Valley in Cattaraugus County. “We’re making the push in Washington again to care for our communities at home and protect them from pu... Read more

  • Reed at Caf USA to Unveil New Rail Cars in Amtrak Contract
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed with Brian Gallagher (second from right), Director-Operations of the Office of the President and CEO at Amtrak and CAF USA employees beside the Amtrak rail cars manufactured at CAF USA in Elmira. Tom Reed was in Elmira Tuesday at CAF USA to see the unveiling of the first three new cars the Elmira rail company will send to Albany as part of a 130-car order from Amtrak. Reed talked with CAF USA employees and Amtrak representatives about the company’s operations and the jobs supported and... Read more

  • Reed Continues Fight for Nuclear Waste Cleanup in Ny23
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed said Monday he will make a push in Washington this week to protect public safety and ensure that nuclear waste cleanup at the West Valley site in Cattaraugus County continues on schedule. Reed will go to the House floor this week to offer an amendment making West Valley support equal to what the site’s cleanup efforts received last year. “Fighting for fair funding so West Valley cleanup can continue at full force is a public safety issue we all care about,” Reed said. “West Valley deser... Read more