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  • Reed Cosponsors Able Act to Give Disabled Individuals Tools to Save
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: 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

  • Reed, Higgins Amendment to Clean up Nuclear Waste at West Valley Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    The bipartisan amendment introduced by Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Brian Higgins (D-NY) aimed at making sure resources are accessible for communities to continue nuclear waste cleanup on schedule passed the House Wednesday evening. The Reed-Higgins amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Act would help increase federal support for cleanup at sites like West Valley in Cattaraugus County. “We’re making the push in Washington again to care for our communities at home and protect them from pu... Read more

  • Reed Introduces Bill to Give Patients Access to Breakthrough Treatments
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    A bill authored by Tom Reed would ensure seniors suffering from cancer, heart disease and other illnesses have access to the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art treatments. Under new payment policies adopted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), hospitals are incentivized to use older, cheaper services, even if they are clinically outdated. Reed’s bipartisan Ensuring Equal Access to Treatments Act requires CMS to use fair payment classifications for breakthrough bladder cancer t... Read more

  • Reed Bill Seeks to Increase Food Bank Donations
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Reed is joined by Melody Hartman, Personnel Manager at Jubilee Foods; Tom Giles, Chemung County Farm Bureau; and Natasha Thompson, President and CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Tom Reed was in Elmira at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Tuesday to introduce his Fighting Hunger Incentive Act. Reed’s bill incentivizes restaurants, grocery stores, farmers and other businesses to contribute their excess inventory to local food banks and pantries by permanently extending the food inventor... Read more

  • Reed Introduces Bill to Restore Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on Abandoned Obamacare Exchanges
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed announced Wednesday introduction of the State Exchange Accountability Act, a bill that requires states with failed Obamacare exchanges to reimburse the federal government for federal taxpayer dollars wasted on the abandoned state exchanges. Original Cosponsors Reps. Steve Scalise (LA), Diane Black (Tenn.), Pat Tiberi (OH) and Lynn Jenkins (KS) joined Reed to introduce the bill. “It’s unfair for taxpayers to foot the bill for failed Obamacare exchanges,” Reed said. “Hardworking taxpayers... Read more

  • Reed Tackles Tough Human Trafficking Issue
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed voted to advance five bills in the House aimed at combating human trafficking. Reed, a member of the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus, says Congress should be doing everything in its power to protect those who are and could become vulnerable to human trafficking. “As a father and an uncle, I am sickened by the number of human trafficking victims right here in the United States,” Reed said. “Many of these victims are children, some of the most vulnerable among us, and need us to fig... Read more

  • Tom Reed Hosts Sexual Assault Awareness Roundtable at Ithaca College
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed met with local college organizations, area District Attorney offices and community advocacy groups Tuesday in Ithaca to put a spotlight on raising awareness for sexual assault prevention. Representatives from Ithaca College, Cornell University, Corning Community College, the Steuben County District Attorney’s office, Advocacy Center of Tompkins County and local prevention groups joined Reed on the Ithaca College campus to talk about what needs to be done to raise awareness about sexual... Read more

  • REED CONDEMNS “SECRET WAITING LISTS” AT PHOENIX VA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care, Veterans

    Tom Reed is keeping recent developments at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, Arizona in the spotlight this week and calling for those responsible to be held accountable to the fullest extent. The VA Office of the Inspector General (IG) is currently conducting an investigation into serious allegations of patient neglect at the Phoenix VA hospital that more than 1,400 veterans were placed on a secret waiting list and more than 40 veterans died while waiting for care at the faci... Read more

  • Tom Reed Holds First Responders Roundtable to Listen to the Needs of Emergeny Responders
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Tom Reed met with county sheriff, police and fire departments, and area emergency services departments for an update on where federal legislation stands impacting first responders and to consider ways to improve emergency preparedness, coordinate in combating crime and enhance safety for first responders. “Getting first responders from all backgrounds and disciplines in the same room is an invaluable way to learn where their needs are and how we can help assist them,” Reed said. “Each different... Read more

  • Reed, Tioga Chamber of Commerce Members Talk Business Growth
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: 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

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