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ICYMI: Reed Proposal to Ease Tuition Burdens


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Tom Reed's Energy Plan



Tom Reed's campaign committee announced today that is has raised more than $1,100,000 this year from nearly 700 individuals.
Reed represents New York's 23rd Congressional District comprised of eleven counties in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York. Since Tom Reed began representing the current 23rd district in 2012 following redistricting he has received contributions as small as $5 from more than 2300 New Yorkers.


Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court issued a ruling upholding a portion of the Affordable Care Act relative to state and federal exchanges.

I have voted repeatedly to repeal this law because it does nothing to control health care costs or preserve patient centered decisions. One of the reasons I ran for Congress in the first place was because of the impact of this law on our families and businesses.

I will continue fighting to repeal this broken law and replace it with legislation that actually lowers the cost of healthcare and that empowers you and your doctors, not unelected government bureaucrats, to make decisions about your healthcare.


ICYMI: Defending Property Rights

ICYMI: My defense of property rights legislation was featured by the Heritage Foundation on The Daily Signal…/congressman-government-should-pay…/


Protecting the Second Amendment

I am pleased that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has listened to us and is pulling back it's proposal to ban popular M855 sporting ammunition. Last week I signed a letter asking them to stop this extreme gun control agenda and it is good news to hear that they have shelved this proposal.

As a gun owner I care about preserving and protecting our Second Amendment rights so that future generations can feel safe in their homes and enjoy the tradition of hunting and sport shooting with their children as I have with mine. I will continue to strongly oppose this regulation and any other that would infringe on our Second Amendment rights.


Time to Unite

Last week the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that will fund most of our federal government for the current fiscal year. The legislation is not perfect and I did not support every provision. I voted for it because, as part of our long term strategy to get our federal government under control, there are many victories in this proposal and on balance it is good for taxpayers.

It includes no funding for the executive order on immigration that I will continue to strongly oppose.

It eliminates funding for the Common Core education standards, significantly curtailing their implementation. 

It provides no new funding for the Affordable Care Act and eliminated funding for the ‘risk corridor’ subsidy that the law relies on to reimburse insurance companies and further cuts funding to the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

It reduces the deficit to its lowest level since I took office by reigning in federal spending. 

It prohibits funding for the UN Small Arms treaty, protecting our Second Amendment rights.

It rolls back overreach in the EPA by reducing their bureaucracies funding and staff to its lowest level in five years and prevents the implementation of burdensome new navigable water standards that would allow the EPA to regulate drainage ditches and farm ponds as navigable waters at significant cost totaxpayers and land owners.

It reduces funding for the IRS, reduces their ability to implement the Affordable Care Act and sends a message that targeting of political groups by any branch of our federal government will not be tolerated.

In the coming year I will continue working to reduce our deficit, repeal the Affordable Care Act and roll back executive overreach. We have a federal government that must be brought under control and this is one step in the right direction. It solidified real progress and will lay the framework for us to make new gains in the coming year. 

This is the time for us to unite, not divide, because we are on the right path.

As always, please feel free to share your opinion on these important issues. I truly appreciate your support.


Release: Reed Receives Local Union Endorsement


Corning – Tom Reed today announced the endorsement of the United Steelworkers, Local 3298 out of Seneca Falls.

During a tour of Gould’s Pump in Seneca Falls on Friday, President Mison La-Seigna was joined by fellow active and retired members to offer the official endorsement of the chapter.

“Tom Reed has consistently proven he represents the values held by an ever-changing workforce environment; consistently providing real solutions to the often complex and varied needs of those he represents,” said Mison La-Seigna, President USWLU 3298. “Our local union membership has reached out to Congressman Reed on many occasions; without fail our questions and concerns have always received prompt and result-oriented solutions.  We extend our appreciation and support to Tom Reed “The working man’s Republican.”





Release: Reed Receives Jamestown Post Journal and Dunkirk Observer Endorsements

Congressman Tom Reed received the  endorsements of both the Jamestown Post Journal and Dunkirk Observer this morning.
"Reed is showing the flexibility needed when handling important issues"
"Reed has shown, over the last two years, willingness to take local issues to Washington, D.C., and the ability to handle issues that are difficult and intimately connected with other complex issues. He deserves another two years as your representative in Congress."
"Today's endorsements come in the wake of a decided win at last week's debate," said Katherine Pudwill. "Tom's open door policy and work ethic have made him one of the most accessible Members of Congress, and today's endorsements are a testament to that hard work on behalf of all of the families in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes."
Endorsements can be found here