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  • 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 Marks National Manufacturing Day with Visit to Evaporated Metal Films
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus

    Tom Reed toured the Evaporated Metal Films (EMF) facility in Ithaca to promote National Manufacturing Day and discuss his Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, (RAMI), which recently passed the House of Representatives with a strong showing of support from Members on both sides of the aisle. “I’m really pleased to be joined by EMF, and members of the photonics and optics industry to recognize National Manufacturing Day,” Reed said. “Caring about manufacturing is what our bill is ... Read more

  • Tom Reed Tours the Cummins Factory in Lakewood
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus

    Reed with a member of the Cummins team. Yesterday Tom Reed met with members of the Cummins team to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities associated with their production activity and opportunities for manufacturing not only in NY-23, but across our country. In addition, he discussed the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, or “RAMI” legislation he sponsored that recently passed with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. “The challenges facing U.S. manuf... 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

  • Dept. of Energy Awards Subcontract to Rhi Monofrax
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus

    Tom Reed announced today that the Department of Energy (DOE) contractor Energy Solutions has awarded a subcontract to RHI Monofrax. The total authorized funding is $2,880,493.28, and the period of performance is from August 6, 2014 through August 31, 2015. Reed weighed in heavily with the DOE earlier this year to ensure the order is placed in a timely manner with the Falconer manufacturer, which is the only facility in the United States to manufacture necessary refractory sets. Although DOE prev... Read more

  • TOM REED’S MANUFACTURING BILL PASSES HOUSE
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus

    Tom Reed’s Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, or “RAMI,” passed the House today with a strong showing of support from Members on both sides of the aisle. Reed has been a tireless advocate for U.S. manufacturing through his bill to create manufacturing innovation hubs across the country and has spent the last year meeting with district manufacturers for input and educating Members of Congress on the need to stay on the cutting edge of manufacturing in America. “We’re thrilled t... Read more

  • Reed, Manufacturing Caucus Look for Ways to Hire Vets
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus

    Tom Reed (right) at the Manufacturing Caucus briefing with panelists Ryan Gallucci, Deputy Director for National Veterans Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars and MaryEmily Slate, General Manager for Nucor Steel in Auburn. Tom Reed brought together local manufacturers, veterans organizations and job training specialists to look for ways to put the nation’s veterans back to work. Reed’s bipartisan House Manufacturing Caucus met with expert panelists this week to identify best practices of manufactu... Read more

  • REED CONVENES MANUFACTURING CAUCUS FOR “HIRE VETS” FOCUS
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Manufacturing Caucus, Veterans

    Tom Reed plans to convene the House Manufacturing Caucus this week to look for ways to help match up district manufacturers with local veterans looking for work. Reed and his Manufacturing Caucus Co-Chair Tim Ryan (D-OH) will meet Wednesday with panelists to identify ways to lower the unemployment rate among veterans. “Our goal is to better prepare veterans for the work environment and also see that the work environment is prepared for veterans,” Reed said of the planned caucus meeting. “We can ... Read more

  • REED’S MANUFACTURING BILL ONE STEP CLOSER TO LAW
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education, Manufacturing Caucus

    The next step for Tom Reed’s Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, or “RAMI,” is the House floor. Reed’s bipartisan bill unanimously passed the House Committee on Science Friday, clearing the final hurdle before a vote in the full House of Representatives “We’re one step closer to crossing the finish line and seeing this bipartisan jobs bill become law,” Reed said. “When we’re talking about creating the kinds of high-tech, high-paying jobs we want to see our children and grandchi... Read more