Category Archives: Legislation

Rail Strike Averted

The Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to impose a labor agreement between rail companies and their workers who have been locked in a stubborn stalemate, moving with uncommon speed to avert a potential holiday season rail strike that would jeopardize … Continue reading

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What’s good about the Chips Act?

This is going to go down as one of the major bipartisan achievements of this Congress, along with the infrastructure investment and jobs act and the recent gun safety law. The American people deserve to see more examples like this, … Continue reading

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Three background check bills

Three background check bills (H.R. 8, H.R. 1446, H.R. 1518) have been introduced in Congress. H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 have passed the House; none have yet become law. H.R. 8 has 201 cosponsors including 3 Republicans; H.R. 1446 has … Continue reading

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A New House Select Committee on Aging

The “House Permanent Select Committee on Aging” was a permanent select committee of the House from 1974 to 1992. Now there are proposals for a new committee. H.Res.583, “Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish a Permanent … Continue reading

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Rep. Claudia Tenney explains her votes

Rep. Claudia Tenney explains her votes. That’s good, but the explanations come with a big dose of partisan rancor. Here are some examples: Despite being branded as legislation to compete with a rising China, the bill (H.R. 4521, The America … Continue reading

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Federal Income Tax Bills

I have long been an advocate for keeping more money in the pockets of individuals so they can make independent decisions about the use of their own money. I am committed to promoting an economic climate that brings about fiscal … Continue reading

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What’s fair and what’s not.

Years ago, when I was hired by an electric utility company, a VP took me and other new hires out to dinner. He had two messages for us: the first had to do with unions, the second with Rural Electric … Continue reading

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Having it both ways

Rep. Tom Reed strongly favors the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill” which is now law and not the proposed “Build Back Better Act, which he describes as “reckless spending.” This may confuse people for two reasons: Both are associated with investment in … Continue reading

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Rep. Tom Reed on Certain Legislation

Tom Reed Wrote: Last week, we voted “yes” on H.R. 1195, a bill that will require the Department of Labor to address instances of work place violence in healthcare, social service, and other areas. This safety measure creates an interim … Continue reading

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H.R.6147 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

Spending Cuts and Toxic Poison Pills Rep. Capuano (D-MA) writes: On Thursday the House completed consideration of H.R. 6147, a combined funding bill for the Departments of Interior, Treasury, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the independent financial regulators and other general … Continue reading

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