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Release: Reed Highlights Work Across the Aisle

REED HIGHLIGHTS WORK ACROSS THE AISLE WITH UNION ENDORSEMENTS 

Corning – Tom Reed’s work across the aisle fighting for jobs has earned him the endorsements of multiple union groups, support from the nation’s leading bipartisan coalition and recognition from the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers in the 23rd Congressional District.

With a focus on job creation and protection, Tom Reed’s work across the aisle to support jobs has earned him the endorsements of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) and the Police Conference of New York.

The NO LABELS coalition out of Washington has also recognized Tom Reed’s work across the aisle and recently awarded him the “Problem Solvers Seal of Approval.” The organization pledges to put labels aside and focus on fixing America’s problems while creating jobs.

Additionally, Tom Reed has received a letter of recognition from the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (SEIU) for his work with local officials and employees dealing with the closure of ConAgra in Dunkirk.

“Today, I want to thank you for keeping your word; you stood up for the employees and made sure that these employees will have access to the Trade Adjustment Act,” said Dean Devita, Secretary Treasurer, SEIU. “Your action may be a big help to these employees and we want to thank you for your effort on their behalf.” 

“Jobs are our biggest priority and when it comes to getting our country back to work, it isn’t a partisan issue,” said Tom Reed. “I’m pleased to receive recognition from unions in our district and I’m happy that we can work together across party lines to continue fighting for jobs - we’ll work with anyone to protect our communities.”

For more information please contact Congressman Tom Reed’s campaign, at (607) 684-6242 or visit www.tomreedforcongress.com.

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Release: Reed Receives NRA Endorsement

REED RECEIVES NRA ENDORSEMENT 

Corning- Tom Reed’s campaign today announced the endorsement of the National Rifle Association of America with an “A” rating from the organization’s Political Victory Fund.

Citing legislative accomplishments, the NRA highlighted Tom Reed’s support of H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, which will positively impact sportsmen throughout New York and the country, as well as the SHARE Act which protects traditional hunting ammunition while opening additional land access for hunting and fishing on land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

“Throughout your career, you have consistently opposed all attempts to ban lawfully-owned firearms and magazines,” said NRA-PVF Chairman, Chris Cox.

The National Rifle Association’s endorsement follows the endorsement of the New York Shooters Committee on Political Education with the organizations “A+” rating for the firm protection of Second Amendment rights while also becoming the first candidate to sign the SCOPE “Anti-SAFE Act Pledge.” Martha Robertson received an “F” rating for her votes in favor of the SAFE Act, voting to ban rifle hunting in Tompkins County and failing to sign the anti-SAFE Act pledge.

"As a life-long hunter and sportsman, Tom's views on the Second Amendment are very clear,” said Katherine Pudwill. “Since he took the oath of office he has worked to ensure that the constitutional freedoms of our friends and neighbors in the Southern Tier are never compromised. In contrast, Martha Robertson voted in support of the SAFE Act and served as chair of the only county legislature in upstate New York that has yet to oppose the legislation. It's no wonder she's getting thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from anti-Second Amendment extremists like Nancy Pelosi.”

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Release: Reed Receives Endorsement from Senator Young and Assemblyman Giglio

REED RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT FROM SENATOR CATHY YOUNG AND ASSEMBLYMAN JOE GIGLIO

Corning – Tom Reed today announced the endorsement of Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Joe Giglio in his reelection to the 23rd congressional district.

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 “You won’t find a Member of Congress that works harder than Tom Reed,” said Senator Cathy Young. “Tom has advocated for our communities since he was elected and has partnered with our office at every turn to address issues at the federal level. He is more than a wonderful representative, he is a true teammate in our fight for the communities in Western New York.”

“Tom Reed has become one of the most accessible Members of Congress, working hard to travel the district and hear from our friends and neighbors,” said Assemblyman Joe Giglio. “His tireless work with elected officials at every level have led us to some concrete victories here at home, and have given our area a voice in Washington. “ 

“I am extremely pleased to receive the endorsements of Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Joe Giglio,” said Tom Reed. “I value our relationships because they care about our communities just like I do, and we have been able to create an incredible team to stand up for the Southern Tier and continue fighting for jobs and the future.”

For more information please contact Congressman Tom Reed’s campaign, at (607) 684-6242 or visit www.tomreedforcongress.com.  

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Release: REED STANDS FIRM AGAINST ROBERTSON'S EXTREME LIBERAL AGENDA

Corning – Tom Reed today vowed to stand firm against Martha Robertson's extreme liberal agenda and the devastating actions of Robertson’s liberal supporters and campaign donors who have filed suit against the Dunkirk NRG conversion in Chautauqua County.

The Sierra Club has joined with Ratepayers and Community Interveners to file suit with the State Supreme Court to derail the $140 million dollar project to convert the NRG power plant to natural gas. The suit threatens the bipartisan solution supported by Governor Cuomo and Senator Schumer – likewise, Robertson’s supporters also threaten local jobs with a potential devastating effect on Chautauqua County.

The Sierra Club has endorsed Martha Robertson and contributed thousands to her campaign. Similarly, the Ratepayers and Community Interveners group consists of 51 members, primarily residing in Tompkins County, that have donated over $10,000 dollars to Martha Robertson’s campaign.

“The extreme liberal agenda of Martha Robertson and her supporters will jeopardize the livelihood of an entire county,” said Tom Reed. “Chautauqua County, the City of Dunkirk and the Dunkirk City School District will be devastated if outsiders from Ithaca are allowed to close this plant. I care for the hundreds who will lose their jobs as a result of this action and pledge to fight to keep these jobs despite the actions of Martha Robertson’s extreme liberal agenda.”

For more information please contact Congressman Tom Reed’s campaign, at (607) 684-6242 or visit www.tomreedforcongress.com. 

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Release: Robertson Should Remove Unauthorized Ad

CORNING – The Tom Reed for Congress campaign today called on Martha Robertson to remove her unauthorized attack ad from the airwaves in the 23rd district.

Yesterday, Robertson was under fire from AARP State Director, Beth Finkel, for the unauthorized use of the AARP name and logo in Robertson’s recent ad entitled “The Facts Matter.”

"AARP did not authorize the use of its name or logo in currently-running Martha Robertson campaign ads." - Beth Finkel 

“Martha Robertson should remove her dishonest ad, and apologize for the careless unauthorized use of the AARP logo,” said Katherine Pudwill. “In an ad claiming to tell the truth she is once again misleading voters, but we can just add this latest mishap to the list of Robertson mistakes that deceive voters and distract from the issues that matter to the families in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes.” 

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Release: Robertson Under Fire from AARP

Martha Robertson and her campaign are under fire from AARP for the unauthorized use of their logo in Robertson's recent attack ad. 
Robertson's ad claims that "Facts Have to Matter" in campaign ads while citing multiple claims that have already been debunked by independent outlets. That aside, the real kicker in this "facts have to matter" story is that the AARP logo was used without permission, prompting a response from AARP State Director, Beth Finkel.
"AARP did not authorize the use of its name or logo in currently-running Martha Robertson campaign ads." - Beth Finkel
 
"Over and over we have seen Robertson use claims that are false, misleading and like in today's case, just sloppy," said Katherine Pudwill. "In an ad claiming to tell the truth she is once again misleading voters. Can we really trust anything she has to say?"

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Release: Reed Continues Working and Listening Tour in Dunkirk

Reed Continues “Tom on the Job” in Dunkirk

Tom Reed Continues Working and Listening Tour in Dunkirk 

Corning- Congressman Tom Reed was "Working and Listening" yesterday with his “Tom on the Job” stop at Box Monkey packing and shipping in Dunkirk.

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Box Monkey packing and shipping has been in business since December of 2012. Reed stopped by for a tour and spoke with the owner and employees about concerns out of Washington.

Reed’s ‘Working and Listening Tour’ will continue through the election and give Reed the opportunity to highlight the importance of small business in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes with stops at local small businesses to get to work and hear concerns from employees across the district.

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Release: Reed Continues Working and Listening Tour in Olean

Reed Continues “Tom on the Job” in Olean

Tom Reed Continues Working and Listening Tour with Special Guest “Sister Mary” 

Corning- Congressman Tom Reed was "Working and Listening" yesterday with his “Tom on the Job” stop at Worth W. Smith Hardware in Olean.

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Worth W. Smith Hardware has been in business since 1929 with a recent 85-year anniversary and over 65 employees in 5 locations. Reed stopped by for a tour and spoke with the owner and employees about concerns out of Washington.

Reed’s ‘Working and Listening Tour’ will continue through the election and give Reed the opportunity to highlight the importance of small business in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes with stops at local small businesses to get to work and hear concerns from employees across the district.

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Release: Reed Receives U.S. Chamber Endorsement

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Tom Reed for Congress

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation for organizations of every size. Supporting a pro-business mindset and working diligently to represent the interests of businesses small and large, the Chamber recognizes lawmakers that fight for sustained economic growth and help create jobs.

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Release: Reed Receives the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorsement

CORNING- Congressional Candidate Tom Reed today announced the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at Everyday True Value in Jamestown.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation for organizations of every size. Supporting a pro-business mindset and working diligently to represent the interests of businesses small and large, the Chamber recognizes lawmakers that fight for sustained economic growth and help create jobs.

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Jack Howard, VP of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Congressional Affairs, True Value owner Steve Columbeare, Tom Reed, Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan

"Tom has a well-earned reputation for fighting for job creation and tackling our national debt, reducing burdensome regulations on small businesses and reforming the tax code to make it simpler, fairer and less costly," said Jack Howard, Senior Vice President, Congressional Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce.

“I’m extremely pleased to have earned the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” remarked Tom Reed. “Business encourages economic growth, and we need to continue investing in the private sector to bring jobs back to the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes.”

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