Monthly Archives: February 2017

Bad bills have smelly consequences

In 2011, Tom Reed opposed funding needed sewers because the work was on the Mexican side of the border. The consequences affect the California side–now sewage in the Tijuana River is a problem in Southern California. …. In 2013, Tom … Continue reading

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Rep. Capuano (D-MA) on Immigration Policy

Rep. Capuano (D-MA) writes: Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, issued two Memoranda, ‘Implementing the President’s Border Security’ and ‘Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies and Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest.’  These documents appear to have been written … Continue reading

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White House Correspondents’ Association

In early 1914, the White House announced that Woodrow Wilson would hold a series of regularly scheduled press conferences. To the dismay of career White House reporters, whispers swirled that a congressional committee would determine which journalists deserved invitations. Eleven … Continue reading

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Positive and negative concepts

As we work to unite this district there are liberal groups attempting to drive us apart and bully us into supporting their extreme agenda.–Tom Reed George Lakoff suggests that progressives “frame the debate” by choosing positive language. For example, he … Continue reading

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Trump opens Pandora’s box

I care about your opinions and will continue to work to find common ground so that we can solve the problems of our country together.–Tom Reed Trump opens Pandora’s box and as Tom Reed looks on smiling,  furies fly about: … Continue reading

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Reed in Fillmore

I arrived at the Allen Town Hall outside  Fillmore, northwest of Hornell around 3:00, knowing that the Town Hall meeting was scheduled to start at 4:00.  I was happy that the weather wasn’t what I expected for an average February … Continue reading

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Tom Reed needs Tompkins County, and how!

I applaud you for doing a masterful job of dealing with an unruly crowd, with patience and respect. You tried to answer their questions but they didn’t give you a chance to talk very much, or really listen to what … Continue reading

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Must we live with President Trump for four years?

Must we live with President Trump for at least four years? Most likely we must. Brian Dickerson discusses this at length in the Detroit Free Press article cited.   Here are some unlikely possibilities: Impeachment Twenty-fifth Amendment Resignation Impeachment is … Continue reading

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Limiting Access to Health Care

Limiting Access to Health Care Rep. Capuano (D-MA) writes: The House considered H.J. Res. 43, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human … Continue reading

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Reed Refuses Ithaca Town Hall Invitation

The Ithaca Voice newspaper has offered to sponsor a Town Hall that would be lived-streamed. Rep. Reed’s communication director rejected the offer, citing that they have planned to be in Tompkins County “in the spring”, and that Reed does not … Continue reading

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