Open for Business
We learned this past week that the American people rejected the government shutdown, knowing full well extremism is no way to run a country. Children’s health care, our military and countless other services Americans depend on cannot simply be shut down so extremists can make a point.
Fortunately, America is open for business again in more ways than one. After I voted to re-open the government Monday evening, I hit the road back to Corning. I spent the rest of the week traveling the district listening and gathering input from people on how we can improve government.
First, I hosted a town hall in Chemung with Nucor employees on the positive impact of tax reform. We are already starting to see just what this law can do- over 200 companies have announced bonuses and wage increases. Nucor, along with the National Association of Manufacturers, highlighted how tax reform will positively impact the manufacturing industry and create jobs.
I then headed to Middlesex to listen to your input and concerns for a second town hall meeting. Here the topics ranged from tax reform to infrastructure to immigration. I always appreciate those who attend these meetings, as the feedback helps me to better serve you in DC.
Later in the week I headed out to Chautauqua County to visit DFT Communications. Together with local leaders, we discussed the need to expand broadband infrastructure in the region and the steps that are already being taken. After that, I stopped by the Food Bank of Western New York’s Chautauqua County Distribution Center to see firsthand how they are serving the community. I then dropped into the Chautauqua Center and attended the grand opening of the Healthy Food Corner at Brick City Oven.
I rounded out the day at UPMC- Chautauqua WCA to host a roundtable with those impacted by Diabetes. This was a great event where we discussed new insulin technologies, the need to get the cost of insulin under control, and the importance of the Special Diabetes Program.
Make sure to follow our social media channels and check our website for more details on the events we attended across our region.
As always, please stay in touch and share your thoughts by contacting any of our offices.