Category Archives: Farm Bill

I am continually reminded that we are a Christian country.

 Be on the look out for the follow letter; it has been sent to newspapers around the district. I recently called Tom Reed’s Washington office to seek his rational for his vote and support in cutting the funding of the … Continue reading

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The Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act

Some never relent in efforts to blame and punish the poor for their difficulties. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) writes: The Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act addresses deep problems in the federal government’s welfare programs that make it more difficult … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s one sided view of hunger in NY-23

Ron Nixon, in an article in the NY Times dated Feb. 4, 2014 titled “Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers” writes: No one was happier than Danny Murphy, a Mississippi soybean farmer with 1,500 acres, when … Continue reading

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Tom Reed on the Compromise Farm Bill

Rep. Tom Reed voted Wednesday in support of a long-term, five-year Farm Bill to reauthorize farm programs supporting agriculture in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. The bill passed the House Wednesday with strong bipartisan support. What Tom neglects to say … Continue reading

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Can you believe it?

Can you believe what the GOP says they would do if they could? Here is a partial list:   Cut Social Security benefits for future retirees. (Tom Reed) Cut Medicare benefits. Repeal Affordable Health Care (Tom Reed) Lower taxes for … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed and Constituents’ Needs

Just before New Years, Rep. Tom Reed posted his 2013 “District Successes” on his website. He included the following: 110 Town Hall Meetings Helped more than 5,000 constituents cases Keeping the NGR plant in Dunkirk Awarding Salamanca School District impact aid … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Actions Do Not Match His Rhetoric

During the lead up to the government shut-down our congressman, Rep. Tom Reed introduced a House Resolution, H. Res. 368, which “ensures there’s no special treatment for Congress under the president’s health care law.” The “Special Treatment” which Rep. Reed … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Jerusalem Town Hall Meeting, December 18, 2013

On Wednesday night, December 18, Rep. Tom Reed had a Town Hall meeting at the Jerusalem (Yates County) Town Hall. Despite it was snowing, hard at times, there was about 40 in attendance. There was going to be a Town … Continue reading

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113th Congress, Second Session’s Calendar. 113 Days In DC.

Related articles 113th Congress deemed ‘least productive ever’ by officials with a perverse love of new laws (douglasernstblog.com) House to work 113 days in 2014 (politico.com) Farm Bill’s fate in doubt, for second consecutive year (radioiowa.com)

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Kicking the ’12 Farm Bill into ’14 will waste $5 Billion; Reed still promotes redundant work requirements

Yesterday, December 12, the House of Representatives voted to extend last years’ Farm Bill extension to January 31, 2014. After they passed the extension to the extension, they left Washington until January 7. They are scheduled to work eleven days … Continue reading

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