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  • 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: Economy and Jobs, 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

  • Reed Organizes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Roundtable at Suny Fredoina
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed was on campus at SUNY Fredonia Wednesday with a diverse group of campus, law enforcement, counseling and medical personnel listening to their experiences handling sexual assault cases and brainstorming ways to start educating students earlier, improve resources and make everyone better equipped to handle sexual assault cases, from specialized training for on-campus personnel to guidance on reporting cases to counseling for victims. “The statistics on sexual assault in our country are t... 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

  • Reed Looks to Curb Sexual Assault on College Campuses
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed is continuing his efforts to reduce sexual assaults across the country with a new bill focused on curbing sexual assaults on college campuses. The Campus Accountability and Safety Act sets a number of new provisions in motion to make sure colleges and universities are responsive to the needs of students. A bipartisan group of 18 House Members joined to introduce the bill. “We must empower every student with adequate and fair resources so they feel safe on campus and are protected agains... Read more

  • 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