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  • Reed Supports Veterans Bills
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Tom Reed supported a series of bills this week, aimed at making it easier for veterans to receive the care they need and deserve. Read more

  • Reed Visits Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Tom Reed continued his efforts to care for veterans and their families by visiting some of our nation’s heroes at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. “We care about veterans and their families. We had the honor of meeting some of the bravest, most valiant soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen that our nation has to offer. It was a privilege to meet them and learn more about the challenges they face and how we can help these veterans overcome hardship,” said Reed. Reed has visited Walte... Read more

  • Sophie's Military Card Drive Kicks Off
    Posted in In the News on October 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    A military card drive by the organization Dream Big Sophie, an effort launched by a Big Flats 12-year-old, kicked off Thursday at Horseheads Middle School, where she is a seventh-grader. Read more

  • Reed Announces Funding to Prevent Veteran Homelessness
    Posted in In the News on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Rep. Tom Reed announced renewed funding for local non-profit programs that prevent homelessness among veterans and their families. Read more

  • Reed Announces Funding to Protect Veterans from Homelessness
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Tom Reed announced renewed funding for local non-profit programs which prevent homelessness among veterans and their families. “Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much for us and our nation, the least we can do is make sure they aren’t living on the streets,” said Reed. “I care about taking care of our veterans and it’s only fair we protect them from many of the uncertainties and challenges they face after military separation.” Over 5 million dollars will be distributed to non-pr... Read more

  • Reed Honors Area Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Reed meets with local area veterans. Tom Reed attended a veterans honor flight ceremony at the Corning American Legion, and got to say a few words before the group left for Washington, D.C. “This was a way for us to show our veterans how much we care for them, and to say thank you for their service,” Reed said. “It’s a way for us to gather, as a community, and tip our hats to those veterans who have done so much for us and our country.” Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created ... Read more

  • Corning Post Office Building Dedication Ceremony for Specialist Ryan p. Jayne
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today the U.S. postal facility located at 198 Baker Street in Corning was formally dedicated the “Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office.” While serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, Specialist Jayne was tragically killed by an IED alongside two fellow New York soldiers on November 3rd, 2012. “For Specialist Jayne’s family, friends and everyone who knew him, naming the Corning Post Office in his honor is one small way we can recognize his bravery and sacrifice in protection of all of us... Read more

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

  • Tom Reed Supports Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Tom Reed voted Wednesday in support of the bipartisan, bicameral bill to bring much-needed reforms to the VA. Among the improvements in the bill are reforms giving veterans flexibility to seek health care outside of the VA system, supporting more doctors and nurses at VA facilities, and adding accountability measures to hold VA employees to a higher performance standard. “This is a way to focus on what matters most when it comes to veterans – their care,” Reed said. “These reforms put veterans’ ... Read more

  • Reed, Gillibrand Announce House Passage of Bill to Rename Tyrone Post Office after Local Hero
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    The bill introduced by Rep. Tom Reed and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to rename the Tyrone Post Office after Specialist Christopher Scott passed the House Monday. Specialist Scott of Dundee in Yates County was killed on September 3, 2011 while on patrol in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan. Scott was 21 years old. “A young member of such a close knit community, Specialist Scott gave the ultimate sacrifice for us and for our country at just 21 years old,” Reed said. “Specialist Scott was the tru... Read more

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