Tom Reed’s six bills

reed serving coffeeeCongressman Tom Reed’s year-end press release notes the six bills he introduced which became law in 2014. “Our 2014 legislative accomplishments reflect the positive ways we care for our district,” Reed observed. “In a time of hyper-partisanship, it’s only fair that our constituents get results that cut through political noise. Having six bills signed into law demonstrates that we can get things done. We’re not just talking the talk, we’re walking the walk.”

The six Reed sponsored bills which became law are:

  1. Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act as part of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015.
  2. HOSPICE Act provisions as part of the IMPACT Act.
  3. Unnecessary Cap Act as part of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act.
  4. Rural Hospital Access Act as part of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act.
  5. Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building designation.
  6. Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office Building designation.

Two of the six bills renamed Post Offices.  The two Medicare bills are minor pieces of a wide-ranging attack on Obamacare. The RAMI Act seems worthwhile–an Obama Administration initiative. Read more about the Hospice Act at the link below.



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3 Responses to Tom Reed’s six bills

  1. Deb Meeker says:

    Thanks for clarifying Tom Reed’s achievements. Over four years of hard work, no doubt. How many actually worthwhile bills do we suppose he might have gotten introduced, had he not felt the need to constantly promote himself?
    I for one, am still waiting to find out just exactly how the President and Mrs. Clinton designed and executed the IRS scandal.


  2. whungerford says:

    Counting bills isn’t a good measure of success even if the importance of the bills were considered. We might ask if the bills cited effectively address any of Tom’s priorities; I suspect they don’t.

    Considering what he counts as success, I find Tom’s conclusion more chilling than promising. Tom wrote: “As we reflect on what we have accomplished together in 2014, it makes me optimistic for 2015, With a new Congress, there will be new opportunities to create jobs and have a positive impact on the lives of those who live in New York’s 23rd District.”

    Read about Tom’s priorities in this article by Deb:


  3. Anne says:

    Tom’s had plenty of time to make a move–any move–toward creating jobs, and as with everything else, has failed spectacularly. It was amusing to read his declamation that the anti-fracking ruling was what was going to “devastate” the Southern Tier economy. Having an impotent representative who’s only in it for himself is the real devastation. With any luck, enough people will start to make that connection in time for the next election cycle.

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