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  • REED SPONSORS BIPARTISAN BILL TO BOOST FINANCIAL AID FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Tom Reed co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to expand access to financial aid for technical education programs. The JOBS Act expands Pell Grant eligibility to qualifying short-term training programs to help more Americans gain access to industry recognized credentials. “Nationwide, there are currently more job openings than there are Americans who are looking for work. With employers clamoring for more qualified workers, these jobs are untapped opportunities,” Tom said.... Read more

  • Reed Fights for Lower College Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Tom Reed visited the Corning Community College campus Commons to meet with students about the rising costs of college and learn more about the financial struggles that many of these students and their families face. “We care about making sure every one of these students can reach their fullest potential and get the education they need to be successful in the modern economy,” said Reed. “It’s only right we hear directly from these students and get their take on how we can make college more afford... Read more

  • Reed Common Core Testing “Opt Out” Proposal Will Empower Parents and Protect Students and Teachers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today Congressman Tom Reed announced legislation that empowers parents to opt their children out of Common Core testing without any negative repercussions on teachers or their local school district. Congressman Reed made the following statement: “I support the right of parents to make decisions regarding the education of their children. Parents should play an active role in determining what standardized tests their children take. Tens of thousands of parents have already opted their children out... Read more

  • Reed Introduces Resolution on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Congressman Tom Reed announced today that he has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives in support of the goals of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. On average, a person is sexually assaulted in the United States every two minutes. The Department of Justice reports that more than 200,000 Americans are sexually assaulted each year. Children and young adults are most at risk of sexual assault, as 44 percent of victims of sexual assault are under the age of 18 and 80 p... Read more

  • Reed Supports Opportunities for Disabled Youth and Their Families
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Reed Supports Opportunities for Disabled Youth and Their Families House of Representatives voted 404-17 to pass the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 Rep. Tom Reed today supported the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014, a bill which will provide a new type of savings account to help disabled individuals save for education, housing, transportation and employment training among other health and wellness related expenses. “The ABLE Act is a common sense bill w... 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: 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

  • Tom Reed Unveils School Safety Bill;
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today Tom Reed unveiled a bill to make schools safer with more opportunities in School Resource Officer (SRO) programs. Reed’s Protecting Our Schools and Communities Act will put local school districts in a better position to access School Resource Officers and plan for upcoming school years. “When our kids leave for school in the morning, we want to know they will be safe and protected,” Said Reed. “That’s why we need to put local school districts in a better position to access School Resource... Read more

  • Tom Reed Attends Foodlink Mobile Truck Food Delivery
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Reed pictured here helping Foodlink driver, Jerome. Today Tom Reed joined Foodlink at one of their Mobile Food Trucks and helped out at their curbside market. Foodlink’s curbside markets provide access to fresh food at a reduced rate to help build healthier communities. Reed spoke with staff members about his Fighting Hunger Incentive Act, which incentivizes restaurants, grocery stores, farmers and other businesses to contribute their excess inventory to local food banks and pantries by permane... Read more

  • Reed Previews School Resource Officer Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 2, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Just as students return to school this week, Tom Reed is preparing to return to Washington with a bill ready to make schools safer with more opportunities in School Resource Officer (SRO) programs. Reed said Monday he is finalizing legislation now to put local school districts in a better position to access School Resource Officers and plan for upcoming school years. “We received a tremendous amount of input from across the district listening to superintendents, teachers, parents, mental health ... Read more

  • Reed, Student-Athletes on Campus at Keuka College Take up the Topic of Sexual Assault
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Tom Reed met with student-athletes from Keuka College Thursday to have a conversation about something very close to Reed: preventing sexual assault. Keuka College President Jorge Diaz-Herrera, Ph.D. and Reed watched Keuka’s fall sports teams practice on the campus’ Jephson Community Athletic Complex before about 100 student-athletes, Resident Assistants and student mentors gathered with Reed for a discussion of sexual assault awareness and prevention. “Advocating against sexual assault needs to... Read more

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