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  • Reed Calls Fracking Ban "Devastating" to Southern Tier Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    "I am extremely disappointed in today’s announcement from Governor Cuomo which bans hydraulic fracturing. This move effectively blocks the development of natural gas and oil resources in New York State. This is devastating news for the Southern Tier economy and its residents who are struggling every day. This decision makes it even more difficult to replace the good jobs that have already left due to New York’s unfriendly business climate. Once again Albany shows that it wants to enact an extrem... Read more

  • Reed Anticipates Senate Vote on Keystone Pipeline Legislation This Week
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy, Manufacturing Caucus

    Tom Reed today said that he is looking forward to the Senate taking up the Keystone Pipeline legislation this week. “If the Senate passes the Keystone, it will send a message to the President that a veto would be putting politics over policy, and we’ve had enough of that in Washington,” Reed commented. “I care about people and the opportunities the pipeline represents for job creation and energy security, are without debate,” said Reed. “We have a solid opportunity here to construct a pipeline t... Read more

  • House Passes Bill to Approve Keystone Pipeline
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy, Manufacturing Caucus

    Today Tom Reed voted in support of H.R 5682, a bill that will require the executive branch to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline through the central U.S. The House of Representatives took another step forward on a critical infrastructure project that will create over 42,000 fair jobs, that American consumers and workers will benefit from, lower energy costs and provide reliable and affordable North American energy. “Construction of Keystone XL will help provide energy security for our nation,” sai... Read more

  • Reed Announces Liheap Funds for Western New York
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    The Administration for Children and Families has announced the release of $3.05 billion in LIHEAP block grants to states for the first quarter of FY2015. The funding was provided through the Continuing Resolution that funds the government until December 11th. Earlier this year, the House-passed fiscal year 2014 consolidated appropriations bill which includes $3.4 billion in heating assistance and a significant boost to low-income families in cold weather states like New York. Reed advocated for ... Read more

  • Reed Vows to Continue Fighting to save Dunkirk Power Plant;
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy, Manufacturing Caucus

    Congressman Tom Reed issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club to stop the process of converting the NRG plant in Dunkirk to natural gas: “We fought hard alongside Senator Young, Assemblyman Goodell, Mayor Dolce and many other local leaders to keep this plant open. To see an outside group try to shut it down is very disturbing. These people are threatening local jobs and local taxpayers. Chautauqua County, the City of Dunkirk, and the Dunkirk City School Distr... Read more

  • Reed Says Domestic Energy Production is to Thank for Stable Oil Prices amid Global Instability
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Tom Reed says the trend in the U.S. of oil prices is largely thanks to increased domestic energy production. Despite instability and unrest in many oil-rich parts of the world, oil prices remain stable as domestic production reaches new levels. “The fighting and instability we’re seeing in places like Iraq, Ukraine, Gaza and Libya would have caused huge spikes in oil prices in the past, but thankfully we’re not seeing that now because of oil production here at home,” Reed said. “What we are seei... Read more

  • Reed: Despite Turmoil Overseas, U.S. Oil Production Keeps Prices Stable
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Tom Reed Monday highlighted the recent trend in oil price stability despite volatile conditions overseas due to increased oil production in the United States. Reed cited political tension, turmoil and violence in regions like Iraq, Libya, Russia and Israel – making national and energy security of even greater importance. “Despite turmoil around the world, oil prices remain stable because of increased oil production here at home,” Reed said. “An all-of-the-above energy approach is what this count... Read more

  • 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

  • Reed, Tioga Chamber of Commerce Members Talk Business Growth
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy, Ensuring Access to Health Care, Tax Reform

    Tom Reed joined members from the Tioga Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to listen to their thoughts and concerns with the local business climate and how Reed can partner with these community leaders to make their voices heard in Washington. “Our business owners and entrepreneurs are the leading resources in the area when it comes to what is working and what clearly isn’t working on the ground,” Reed said. “These sit down, face-to-face opportunities give us real, genuine insight into how the day to da... Read more

  • Reed Raises Concerns over Unfair EPA Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Tom Reed is responding to constituent concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule that would increase costs for New Yorkers who heat their homes and businesses with wood stoves. Reed recently sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy concerned about the new regulation and asking that the agency find an approach that doesn’t place an additional hardship on home and business owners. Fellow New York Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY21) joined Reed on the letter. “It’s unfair... Read more