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  • 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

  • Chautauqua County Designated as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed announced the designation of Chautauqua County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). The designation will allow the county to receive Federal resources to further the coordination and development of drug control efforts among Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials. It also will allow local agencies to benefit from ongoing HIDTA coordinated initiatives working to reduce drug use and its consequences across the United States. “Illegal drug production, man... Read more

  • Tom Reed Visits Davita Dialysis Center in Ithaca
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Dr. Hesson, Congressman Tom Reed, Catherine Lama (facility administrator), Mike Sigler, Sue Jessen, Jennifer Tavares Yesterday Tom Reed met with staff and patients at the DaVita Dialysis Center in Ithaca, a leading provider of dialysis services that treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. Among the topics discussed was the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2014, which would include dialysis as a service provided by the National ... Read more

  • Reed Receives Diabetes Champion Award
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Curtis Oltmans, Corporate Vice President and General Counsel for Novo Nordisk (left) and Christopher Porter, Chief Government Affairs Officer of Novo Nordisk (right) present Tom Reed with the 2014 “Champion of Diabetes” Award. Tom Reed received the 2014 “Diabetes Champion” Award for his efforts supporting diabetes education, research and care from Novo Nordisk, a global leader in diabetes care. The award is presented annually to major advocates for diabetes awareness. “We need to fight every si... Read more

  • REED’S HOSPICE ACT PASSES IN HOUSE HEALTHCARE EFFORT
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed’s bipartisan Hospice Opportunities for Supporting Patients with Integrity and Care Evaluations Act (HOSPICE) passed in the House of Representatives Tuesday. Provisions under Reed’s bill would strengthen access to quality hospice care and give hospice providers the tools they need to do their jobs more effectively. Reed’s HOSPICE Act was included in the House-passed IMPACT Act (Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act). “For any family who has had a personal experience with ... Read more

  • Tom Reed in Ithaca to Promote Hospice Care
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Kathy McMahon, President + CEO of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of NYS; Mary Ann Starbuck, Exec. Dir. of CareFirst of Corning; Tom Reed; + Dale Johnson, Exec. Dir. of Hospicare + Palliative Care Services of Tompkins County. Tom Reed spent Thursday in Ithaca at Hospicare and Palliative Care Services of Tompkins County promoting local hospice care. After a tour of the facility and a chance to meet with employees and hospice providers from the area, Reed announced a new bill he recen... Read more

  • REED’S “HOSPICE ACT” WOULD STRENGTHEN AND IMPROVE ACCESS TO QUALITY HOSPICE CARE
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed is working to make sure hospice care facilities are able to continue to offer accessible, quality care to patients and their families with the HOSPICE Act, also known as the Hospice Opportunities for Supporting Patients with Integrity and Care Evaluations Act. Reed has been working on the bill with Democratic colleague Rep. Mike Thompson of California and recently introduced the bill in Congress. “For any family who has had a personal experience with the care that hospice provides, they... 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 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

  • Reps. Reed, Slaughter Introduce Disabled Public Safety Officers Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Reps. Tom Reed and Louise Slaughter have introduced a bill that would make totally and permanently disabled public safety officers eligible to receive disability benefits regardless of when their injuries were sustained in the line of duty. The Disabled Public Safety Officers Fairness Act corrects an unfairness in current law so that disabled officers are eligible for the same federal disability benefits. “Whether a public safety officer became permanently disabled on November 28, 1990 or August... Read more