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  • Tom Reed, Olean Businesses Talk Compliance, the Tax Code and Being Competitive Again
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Kicking off National Small Business Week, Tom Reed spent the afternoon with small business employees and owners from the Olean Area Chamber of Commerce for a small business roundtable in Olean. Cutco, Sol-Epoxy, St. Bonaventure University, Olean City School District, Community Bank N.A. and more Olean Chamber of Commerce members participated in the roundtable. “By far, the biggest takeaway from today’s conversations is the cost associated with regulation compliance,” Reed said. “From manufacture... Read more

  • Tom Reed, Olean Businesses Talk Compliance, the Tax Code and Being Competitive Again
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Kicking off National Small Business Week, Tom Reed spent the afternoon with small business employees and owners from the Olean Area Chamber of Commerce for a small business roundtable in Olean. Cutco, Sol-Epoxy, St. Bonaventure University, Olean City School District, Community Bank N.A. and more Olean Chamber of Commerce members participated in the roundtable. “By far, the biggest takeaway from today’s conversations is the cost associated with regulation compliance,” Reed said. “From manufacture... Read more

  • Reed Cosponsors U.S. Innovation through Research and Development Bill Passed in House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Tom Reed co-sponsored the bipartisan “American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014,” a bill passed in the House Friday to increase opportunities for American research and development. Reed says supporting research and development is not only good news for innovation but gives businesses a reason to invest and add jobs in the United States. The bill is consistent with Reed’s broader tax reform efforts in the House to make the code simpler and fairer. “If we want to really support and care fo... Read more

  • Tom Reed Praises Local Workforce on Presidential Helicopter Contract
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed is praising the local workforce following an announcement that the Owego Lockheed Martin facility will play a key role in manufacturing the next fleet of presidential helicopters. Lockheed Martin, in conjunction with Sikorsky Aircraft, won the U.S. Navy’s contract to build Marine One helicopters. The contract award of more than $1.2 billion sustains and creates 200 jobs in Tioga County. “This exciting contract is further confirmation that the quality of our local workforce is unmatched,... Read more

  • Reed Supports Increased Services, Programs for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Veterans

    Tom Reed voted Wednesday to increase support for the programs and services dedicated to serving the nation’s veterans. The Fiscal Year 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill strengthens support for veteran services programs over last year’s bill and includes funding for military construction for family housing, medical, educational and training facilities. “First and foremost, we are caring for our veterans by making sure they have quality medical care, job training ... Read more

  • Tom Reed Makes Push to Help Small Businesses, Farmers Grow and Create Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Tom Reed is pushing for small businesses to expand infrastructure and create jobs. To give small businesses that freedom and flexibility to improve, Reed is co-sponsoring the 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. The bill passed out of the Ways and Means Committee Tuesday on a bipartisan vote. “Our goal is to give America’s job creators more certainty and more control over their own f... Read more

  • Tom Reed Makes Push to Help Small Businesses, Farmers Grow and Create Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Tom Reed is pushing for small businesses to expand infrastructure and create jobs. To give small businesses that freedom and flexibility to improve, Reed is co-sponsoring the 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. The bill passed out of the Ways and Means Committee Tuesday on a bipartisan vote. “Our goal is to give America’s job creators more certainty and more control over their own f... Read more

  • REED: LET’S DEPLOY COMMON SENSE WHEN IT COMES TO SPENDING
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed spent the last two weeks crisscrossing the eleven-county district holding roundtables, meeting with small businesses and wrapping up his 137th town hall. The consistent theme Reed heard during each conversation was the frustration taxpayers have with Washington’s ever-increasing spending habits. Reed is determined to continue holding Washington accountable for its spending and making sure the House doesn’t revert back to its old ways of doing business. “Let’s deploy common sense when it... Read more

  • Tom Reed Holds First Responders Roundtable to Listen to the Needs of Emergeny Responders
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed met with county sheriff, police and fire departments, and area emergency services departments for an update on where federal legislation stands impacting first responders and to consider ways to improve emergency preparedness, coordinate in combating crime and enhance safety for first responders. “Getting first responders from all backgrounds and disciplines in the same room is an invaluable way to learn where their needs are and how we can help assist them,” Reed said. “Each different... Read more

  • At Summit Milk, Reed Sees Finger Lakes Agriculture, Manufacturing and Workforce in Sync
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs

    Tom Reed at Summit Milk Products, LLC in Waterloo watches how ghee is made. Tom Reed was in Seneca County Thursday at Summit Milk Products for a tour of the growing facility that relocated to the area less than a year ago to the long-vacant site of the former Cadbury-Schweppes plant in Waterloo. Summit Milk manufactures ghee (a traditional Indian food product) as well as cheese curds, yogurt and other dairy products. Reed says the company made a wise investment in the local economy with the dec... Read more