Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Proposed SNAP Program that Rep. Reed Voted For

We may have heard summaries of what the Farm Bill would do to the SNAP funding. Here is the  official list from House Republican Conference website. Watch out for key words, like “Reforms, “Saving”, “Income Tests”, “Increases Oversight”, “Reduces goverment … Continue reading

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Reed: A No Labels Moderate on Same-Sex Marriage?

Here’s what our congressman, Rep. Tom Reed, had to say recently about the Supreme Court decision striking down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act that denied federal benefits to same-sex married couples. “While I personally believe marriage is … Continue reading

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A “No Labels/New Whig” Third Party?

This article was written by New NY 23rd reader, Deb Meeker. Many believe that the present two (major) parties offer little choice, and have created what seems to be an impossible ineffective divide. A third-party, if begun, should in my … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Dairy Amendment Vote

When the cable and network news pundits analyzed the reasons for the defeat of the recent Farm Bill they generally focused on two amendments that persuaded twenty-some Democrats to change their vote on the full Farm Bill. The first amendment … Continue reading

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Rep. Tom Reed speaks his mind

Tom doesn’t often comment on his facebook page, but on June 27 he did. Most of the comments were in response to praise from out-of-state supporters of “No Labels.”  When Tom commented on other things, I have identified the issue. … Continue reading

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Republican House Barrier to Necessary Action on DOMA

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act, United States v. Windsor, dealt only with DOMA’s Section 3. That section required the federal government to regard marriage only as a “legal union between one man and one woman … Continue reading

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E.J. Dionne on the Supreme Court

Here’s a great op-ed, just out, on what is really going on at the Supreme Court.

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