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  • Tom Reed Combines Energy Efficiency, Jobs and Common Sense in New Roofing Efficiency Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Evans Roofing employees with Tom Reed in Elmira talk about the local jobs impact from Reed’s Roofing Efficiency Jobs Act. From left to right: Mike Spinosa, Russ McGlynn, Tom Reed, Bob Pringle and Bill Fischer. Tom Reed brings manufacturers and construction workers, business owners and energy efficiency and labor organizations together under his Roofing Efficiency Jobs Act of 2014. Reed was in Elmira at Evans Roofing Company Wednesday to talk about the bill he recently introduced with Rep. Bill ... Read more

  • Tom Reed Meets with Highway, Transportation Officials for Input Ahead of Highway Construction Bill Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed met with area highway and transportation officials to listen to the challenges faced by our towns and villages as they make road and bridge upgrades, share suggestions for the highway bill up for reauthorization and brainstorm ideas for the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. Highway Directors, Public Works Commissioners, City Superintendents, airport officials and other highway personnel from across the 23rd district all participated in Tuesday’s meeting in Cattaraugus County. “With th... Read more

  • Reed Announces New Airforce Contract Awarded to Benefit Owego Lockheed Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed announced good news for Owego’s Lockheed Martin on Thursday. Reed was notified by the Air Force who confirmed Sikorsky, in conjunction with Lockheed’s Owego facility, is being awarded a contract for the Air Force’s Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program. Lockheed will play a pivotal role in the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the helicopter replacement program. “Once again, our local workforce in Owego at Lockheed Martin is recognized as vital to the operation of som... Read more

  • Re-establish US as Global Manufacturing Epicenter
    Posted in Op-Eds on June 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    About 400 miles, one well-traveled border, and a healthy dose of political differences separate Western New York and Southeastern Massachusetts. What they share is a proud commitment to American manufacturing -- a critical piece in this country’s long-term economic recovery efforts. Supporting domestic manufacturing is a priority that leaders on both sides of the aisle stand squarely behind. Across the United States, historic industrial epicenters from the Northeast to the Midwest aren’t shying ... Read more

  • Reed Protects National Security While Enhancing Wellsville Dresser-Rand Jobs through Aircraft Carrier Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed voted to protect U.S. national security and support employees and jobs at the Wellsville Dresser-Rand facility on Friday. The House voted to approve the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015, a bill that supports refueling for the USS George Washington, a United States Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The aircraft carrier program is a major project for Dresser-Rand, supporting jobs at the Wellsville manufacturer. The multi-year project would extend the life of the USS G... Read more

  • Reed Positions Small Businesses & Farmers to Gain under Permanent Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Tom Reed voted Thursday to give small businesses the certainty they need to hire more employees and confidently invest in their companies. Reed cosponsored the bipartisan America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014, a bill that makes permanent the long-standing Section 179 tax provision for small business expensing. “We need to take common sense steps to give job creators more certainty and more control over their own financial situation,” Reed said. “Small businesses and farmers need to kno... Read more

  • Reed Announces Assistance to Firefighters in Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed announced firefighter grant awards in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties to help those communities upgrade and improve their emergency response teams and equipment. The Village of Delevan will receive $101,764 and the William P. Brooks Hose Company in Fillmore will receive $74,682 in Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) awards. “Caring for public safety, especially in our smaller, more rural communities is always a main concern and we’re pleased to help our first responders get addition... Read more

  • Reed, Pascrell Roofing Bill would Add Thousands of Manufacturing, Construction Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) introduced the Roofing Efficiency Jobs Act of 2014 in the House of Representatives, a bill to create an estimated 40,000 construction and manufacturing jobs while improving energy efficiency by making a much-needed reform to the outdated cost recovery system. “This is a jobs bill that has the added benefit of saving millions in energy costs with energy-efficient roofing systems,” Rep. Reed said. “The bill fairly puts the depreciation period of a com... Read more

  • Tom Reed Announces $200,000 Grant for City of Jamestown Cleanup
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed announced Wednesday a $200,000 grant for the City of Jamestown to help cleanup and redevelopment efforts at brownfield sites. The federal funding will help the community revitalize these sites and put them to productive use. Reed says the support is crucial to protecting public health, cleaning up the environment and supporting economic development. “This grant gives Jamestown an opportunity to address a wide range of problems posed by brownfield sites and help revitalize the area,” Ree... Read more

  • Reed Bill Seeks to Increase Food Bank Donations
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Reed is joined by Melody Hartman, Personnel Manager at Jubilee Foods; Tom Giles, Chemung County Farm Bureau; and Natasha Thompson, President and CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Tom Reed was in Elmira at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Tuesday to introduce his Fighting Hunger Incentive Act. Reed’s bill incentivizes restaurants, grocery stores, farmers and other businesses to contribute their excess inventory to local food banks and pantries by permanently extending the food inventor... Read more