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About whungerford

* Contributor at NewNY23rd.com where we discuss the politics, economics, and events of the New New York 23rd Congressional District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, (Eastern) Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben,Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties) Please visit and comment on whatever strikes your fancy.

Regulations are the problem per President Trump

Congressman Tom Reed today voted in favor of H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, which prevents the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas under the Clean Air Act. –April 7, 2011 Citing the 41,662 pages added … Continue reading

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The GOP bungles every opportunity

Whenever the GOP gains power, they botch it. Consider recent history: GWB responds to the events of 9/11 by starting two disastrous wars. In 2012, they nominate Akin and Mourdock for the Senate. The Senate votes a compromise on immigration, … Continue reading

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I went to Mississippi once

I went to Mississippi once for a one day sales call. We flew from Chicago to a northern Mississippi city, drove from airport to factory, made our presentation, and retraced our route. I don’t know much about Mississippi, other than … Continue reading

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How did they do on tax reform?

In August, while Tom Reed and his wife were junketing in Europe, the GOP published 31 reasons for tax reform. Many of these were silly or false, but by their own standards let’s see how the GOP did. On Aug. … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s website revised

In November, 2017, Tom Reed’s website changed. The revised site is slick and attractive, and there is one important change–the link to “media” (op eds and press releases) is gone. Articles previously filed by title are now filed by a … Continue reading

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Payroll tax withholding

He (Rep. Tom Reed) said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday he’s most focused on seeing a final bill get to President Trump’s desk by the end of the year. That, he said, would result in new withholding tables … Continue reading

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H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

The House is expected to vote today on H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. Here is the CRS summary, which may not be up to date: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code … Continue reading

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