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  • Rep. Tom Reed Touts Benefit of Natural Gas Development to New York Homeowners and Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Rep. Tom Reed highlighted today a local utility plant report concluding how plentiful natural gas reserves can help lower utility rates for consumers, including homeowners and manufacturers. “As evidenced by the Dunkirk NRG utility plant, our ability to access this clean-burning fuel will help provide cheaper electricity rates from natural gas fired generators, lowering costs for home heating and attracting manufacturers to the area,” Reed said. “Simply put, this means more money in people's poc... Read more

  • Thompson, Reed, Green Costa Re-Launch Congressional Natural Gas Caucus with Four-Member Bipartisan Leadership Team;
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Tom Reed (R-NY), Gene Green (D-TX) and Jim Costa (D-CA) today announced an expanded, four-member leadership team for the Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, a bipartisan effort to educate Members of Congress and the American people about the importance of natural gas as a domestic energy resource, its role in meeting the nation’s energy demand and in attaining energy security. U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA): “The United States is wi... Read more

  • Tom Reed Continues Work with West Valley Citizen Task Force and Department of Energy for Nuclear Waste Clean Up
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Tom Reed welcomed the West Valley Citizen Task Force to Washington and met with them at the Department of Energy Tuesday to discuss the importance of continued clean-up of the West Valley Demonstration Project. “One of the most important functions of government is to protect public safety,” Reed said. “Seeing this project through to completion will provide long-term economic and environmental benefits to the region while protecting our residents from very real risks. Any delay incre... Read more

  • REED CALLS HIGH GAS PRICES A JOBS ISSUE; Says Lower Energy Costs Will Create Manufacturing Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    At a press conference held at the Dandy Mini-Mart on Church Street in Elmira today, Congressman Tom Reed cited high gasoline prices as an example of how our lack of national energy policy is hurting the economy. “Gasoline prices are still too high, more than double what they were just three years ago,” Reed noted. “High gasoline prices hurt consumers by raising the cost of transportation and the cost of goods.” “High gas prices particularly hurt small businesses,” Reed continued. “High prices me... Read more

  • REED FRUSTRATED WITH RISING GAS PRICES; Renews call for domestic energy plan to lower reliance on Middle East oil
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Noting that Americans are feeling greater pain at the pump every day as they fill their gas tanks, Congressman Tom Reed today renewed his call for a domestic energy plan to lower U.S. reliance on Middle East oil. “I filled up Saturday as we were driving to our town hall meetings and paid more than four dollars per gallon for gasoline for my Buick,” Reed said. “Every day, rising fuel costs take a bigger bite out of people’s wallets.” Reed noted that the price American families pay for gasoline ha... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN REED TO INTRODUCE LOW INCOME HEATING IMPROVEMENT ACT; Legislation will ensure that LIHEAP funds are directed first to cold-weather states
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Tom Reed announced this morning that he will introduce the Low Income Heating Improvement Act in the House of Representatives. The legislation will ensure that LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) funds are directed first to cold-weather states. “The goal is to restore the LIHEAP funding to its original purpose: funding heat for low-income families and individuals in cold-weather states,” Reed explained. “Our bill ensures that LIHEAP funds go to cold-weather states that... Read more

  • Congressman Tom Reed and Colleagues Call for Agriculture Representative on High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel;Recommend that Governor Cuomo add farm representative to group
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy

    Congressman Tom Reed today joined three House colleagues in calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo to name a representative from the New York Farm Bureau to his Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel. Reps. Chris Gibson, Richard Hanna and Bill Owens teamed with Reed to send a letter to Gov. Cuomo recommending that the agriculture community be represented on the panel given the significant impact that natural gas exploration will have on family farms The members jointly wrote that it is important that a ... Read more

  • Marcellus Shale Caucus Hears from Stronger
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today the House of Representatives Marcellus Shale Caucus held a session to hear from representatives of STRONGER. STRONGER (State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations) is an organization which assists states in documenting the environmental regulations associated with the exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas. It is a non-profit which has received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and from oil and gas in... Read more

  • REED OPPOSES THE LIGHT BULB TAX Votes to prevent tax on energy usage for family farms and small businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Tom Reed today voted in favor of H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, which prevents the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas under the Clean Air Act. Under the proposed regulations family farms, small businesses and residences could be forced to pay upwards of $23,000 annually. Reed is a co-sponsor of this bill. “Nearly 4,000 farms in New York State would have to pay this onerous fee just to continue their operations,” Reed said. “This is simpl... Read more

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