Category Archives: Congress

What happened to Republican orthodoxy?

  How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!–Samuel Adams   Opposing war Before both wars with Germany, Presidents Wilson and Roosevelt waited for attacks to sway public opinion before asking Congress for a … Continue reading

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A big change

  October 11, 2017 cover photo: Tom as the “good shepherd” stands above politics. January 4, 2017 cover photo: Family, flags, GOP Speaker Ryan, fake smiles. Do these photos reflect a change in campaign strategy? Is Tom Reed distancing himself … Continue reading

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Tax Reform Issues

The time is now to make real reforms to our broken and dated tax code. I am committed to working in a bipartisan fashion in the House, with the White House, and partners in the Senate to find a consensus … Continue reading

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A campaign dilemma

I am calling on Gov. Cuomo to stop politicizing tragedies like the massacre in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas tragedy was a horrible event that has shaken the lives of so many of our fellow Americans and events like this … Continue reading

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What will Tom Reed say?

It was great to see my good friend, Congressman Steve Scalise,  return to the House today. His recovery from the tragic shooting in June is remarkable. We in Congress, now more than ever, need to come together and focus on what … Continue reading

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Tax loopholes aren’t the problem

Tax loopholes aren’t the problem, they are a symptom of a problem–Congress is the problem. Tax loopholes don’t grow on trees, they are enacted by Congress. Some may serve a worthwhile purpose, others only serve to reward special interests. It … Continue reading

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Income Tax: cut rates or deductions?

On the personal side, we have protected the three big deductions — charitable, mortgage and retirement saving. We want to raise the standard deduction caps and get rid of many of the other personal deductions. —Gary Cohn Income Tax: cut … Continue reading

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