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  • Reed Hosts School Safety, Mental Health Roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Tom Reed met with area superintendents, principals, teachers and parents Friday for a roundtable discussion on school safety initiatives. The group met at Brocton Central School in Chautauqua County to review federal proposals aimed at improving school safety and to offer input about what can be done at the federal level to protect students and teachers in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region. “Today’s goal was to get a comprehensive group together for a free-flowing conversation on a... Read more

  • Congressman Reed Secures Impact Aid for Salamanca School District
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Tom Reed today announced a $1.67 million dollar grant for the Salamanca City School District for the 2013-2014 school year that Reed helped secure. Congressman Reed joined Superintendent Robert Breidenstein Friday at the Salamanca Junior-Senior High School to make the announcement in front of teachers and students. “The impact aid award is great news for the Salamanca school district as it provides students with the tools they need for success in lieu of the large population of tax-e... Read more

  • Reps. Tom Reed and Joe Kennedy Introduce the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education

    Congressmen Tom Reed (R-NY) and Joe Kennedy (D-MA) today announced the introduction of the bipartisan Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013 (RAMI). The bill creates a network of regional institutes across the country designed to commercialize research and development into manufactured products, train an advanced manufacturing workforce, and support manufacturers of all sizes. A companion bill was also introduced in the Senate by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Sherrod Brown ... Read more

  • Reed Hopeful Senate Moves This Week on Student Loan Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Tom Reed said a deal announced last week in the Senate might finally give students the relief they’ve been looking for, so long as the Senate votes on – and passes – legislation soon. “College students have a shrinking window before they start returning to campus and moving back into their dorm rooms,” Reed said. “They can’t wait on the Senate much longer and I am cautiously optimistic we will see the Senate join the House in standing with – and caring for – students and pass legislation. T... Read more

  • Facts to Know About the Student Loan Debate
    Posted in Op-Eds on June 24, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    As unfortunately happens in Washington, facts are often sacrificed as politics prevails. With regard to the debate on student loans, there are three facts people need to know: 1) Congress has until the end of June to prevent an interest rate spike; 2) the House of Representatives passed legislation last month to prevent this spike and provide lower rates to a majority of recipients and; 3) the Senate has failed to pass any legislation that would prevent the rate spike. We are now calling on the ... Read more

  • Reed Letter to Senate: Join House in Acting to Prevent Student Loan Interest Rate Increase
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Tom Reed is leading a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell calling on the Senate to act to avoid the July 1st student loan interest rate hike. Without action from the Senate, millions of students can expect their loan interest rate to double to 6.8 percent. More than 50 Members of Congress are joining Reed in pressing the Senate to act immediately. “Our letter is a call to action for the Senate to pass legislation to lower student loan i... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Votes to Lower Student Loan Interest Rates
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed and the House voted to approve the Smarter Solutions for Students Act, legislation to lower student loan interest rates on a long-term basis, protecting students and their families from the scheduled July 1, 2013 student loan cliff where rates would double to 6.8 percent. “Short-term, one-year patches are not fair to our students and leave them waiting on Congress each year to see if it will act to prevent a rate increase,” Reed said. “Today’s bill prevents students from see... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Hosts Financial Aid Roundtable at Cornell University
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Tom Reed recently hosted a financial aid roundtable at Cornell University with college students and financial aid representatives from Cornell and Ithaca College to discuss choices students have in the financial aid process. “Students and their families have tough decisions to make balancing what they can afford with the quality of education they are seeking,” Rep. Tom Reed said. “Since financial burdens from college extend far into the future, it is important students are aware of what the... Read more

  • REED CONVENES ROUNDTABLES WITH COLLEGE PRESIDENTS AND FINANCIAL AID DIRECTORS; Congressman Begins Initiative to Find New Ways to Make Higher Education More Affordable
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Tom Reed held a round table of financial aid representatives from eight Western New York colleges this morning at Finger Lakes Community College. Today’s meeting follows one Reed organized with 11 Western New York college and university presidents and leaders held at Elmira College earlier this week. The forums were focused on the cost of higher education, how to make college more affordable, and the difficulty entering the job market for recent college graduates. “Unemployment in N... Read more