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  • Reed: White House Report Finds Two-Thirds of Small Businesses will See Obamacare Premium Increases
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2014 | Preview rr
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    Even the latest Obamacare report from the White House shows insurance premiums will increase for 11 million workers, something Rep. Tom Reed says is just the latest in a long string of cost-raising Obamacare consequences. The Administration’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a report Friday finding two-thirds of small businesses – eleven million workers – will see premium increases because of Obamacare, something Reed says undermines the President’s central argument for ... Read more

  • Reed, Camp Good Days Make Cancer Research Push
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2014 | Preview rr
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    Greg Denman, Director, Falck Cancer Center; Fred Farley, President, Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Saint Joseph’s Hospital; Rep. Tom Reed; and Gary Mervis, Founder of Camp Good Days. Rep. Tom Reed and Gary Mervis of Camp Good Days and Special Times are teaming up to end cancer by the end of the decade with a push for the Clinical Trial Cancer Mission 2020 Act. Reed and Gary Mervis, Chairman and Founder of Camp Good Days, collaborated to craft the legislation strengthening reporting requirements... Read more

  • Reed on CBO Report: Fewer Jobs, Fewer Insured Because of Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2014 | Preview rr
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    Rep. Tom Reed says the CBO report out of Washington is bringing more bad news about the health care law which is already struggling to deliver on its promises. The recent report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found the law’s negative effects on employment and the economy to be “substantially larger” than what it had previously projected. Reed highlighted three of the largest, most damaging points from the report. “Most shockingly,” Reed said, “the report found Obamacare ... Read more

  • Reed Presses for Reauthorization of Older Americans Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2014 | Preview rr
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    Rep. Tom Reed is making a push in Washington for Congress to pass the Older Americans Act, a five year, long-term reauthorization of nutrition, transportation and community programs for senior citizens. Reed joined with Reps. Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Betty McCollum (D-MN) on the bipartisan reauthorization bill. “The drive for this bill comes from recent discussions we’ve been having in the district about priorities,” Reed said. “With such a significant senior citizen population in our area, we ne... Read more

  • REED: EMPLOYEES SEEING REDUCED HOURS, LOWER WAGES UNDER OBAMACARE’S 30-HOUR RULE
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2014 | Preview rr
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    Rep. Tom Reed and the Ways and Means Committee heard testimony this week on the impact Obamacare’s employer mandate is having on employees’ hours and wages. For the first time in history, Obamacare defines a full-time employee as working 30 hours per week, as opposed to the 40-hour week that has been widely accepted historically. As a result, employers are reducing hours and employees are taking home smaller paychecks. “This Obamacare mandate is hurting real families today,” Reed said. “Workers ... Read more

  • Reed: Public Safety Strengthened in Boost for Firefighters and Ems
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2014 | Preview rr
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    Rep. Tom Reed lauded the increased support for public safety programs in the consolidated appropriations bill, saying the better emergency responders are equipped, the better able they are to protect communities. The Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE) and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs each saw a boost from last year’s funding level with an increase of $2.5 million for each program. “These life-saving programs are a priority for us and something we ad... Read more

  • Rep. Reed Works to Boost Great Lakes, Clean Water Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Rep. Tom Reed is pleased to announce increased support for both the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) under the House-passed consolidated appropriations bill. Both projects saw increased funding levels under the bill, a move Reed says is due to focusing on programs that are results driven and deliver tangible returns on investment. “Both initiatives are economic and environmental wins for the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes t... Read more

  • Reed Delivers West Valley Cleanup Funds
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2014 | Preview rr
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    Rep. Tom Reed announced increased funding for the West Valley Demonstration Project under the House-passed consolidated appropriations bill. The nuclear cleanup site in Cattaraugus County is slated to receive approximately $64 million to continue its nuclear waste cleanup efforts, an increase of more than $2 million from last year’s levels. “We stood strong with the local community for West Valley funding and the cumulative efforts are being recognized with this important funding,” Reed said. “P... Read more

  • Congressman Reed Cosponsors Bill Protecting Volunteer Firefighters; Ems Volunteers from Harmful Obamacare Impact
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Congressman Tom Reed is taking legislative action to protect volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel from being treated as full-time employees rather than volunteers under the President’s health care law. Reed announced he is co-sponsoring the bipartisan Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act to ensure emergency services volunteers are not subjected to the employer mandate under Obamacare. Reed says such a distinction would burden communities with unnecessary costs as th... Read more

  • Congressman Reed Seeking Solutions for Major Obamacare Error
    Posted in Press Releases on January 2, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Concerned about a new wave of problems health care enrollees might encounter under the President’s health care law, Congressman Tom Reed is looking for answers from the Administration on the extent to which 834 transmission forms have been reported incorrectly and whether or not those errors have been corrected. Reed joined colleagues in sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius questioning what the Administration has done to remedy the error. “We’re now facing a ... Read more

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