Category Archives: Congress

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.–Attributed to  Benjamin Disraeli When something seems wrong, it probably is wrong. Is it possible that air passenger fatalities dropped to zero after 2010? It isn’t likely. By excluding foreign carriers and crashes in other countries, … Continue reading

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Something new on facebook

There is a new thing on facebook–after long periods of silence, Tom Reed is responding to constituents again. Is it because he senses widespread opposition to Republican politics? On June 15, Tom wrote: This (Appalachian Regional Commission) grant is great … Continue reading

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Creating Barriers to Health Care

Creating Barriers to Health Care Tax Credits On Tuesday the House considered H.R. 2581, the Verify First Act. This legislation amends the Affordable Care Act as well as the American Health Care Act, making it harder for people who qualify for health … Continue reading

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Tom Reed 2016 Financial Disclosures

Reports are due May 15 of the following year. The House has 30 days more to post them. It isn’t clear why they wait till the last minute. This year, it was posted on June 14th. Assets: 2015 2016 Corning … Continue reading

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What happened this week ending June 2

What happened this week courtesy of Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA). Here is a link to the entire list. On May 22, 2017 the Trump Administration and the Republican-led House of Representatives requested an additional 90 days to resolve a lawsuit … Continue reading

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Another set of Rep. Reed’s Town Hall Meetings

Rep. Reed in Hinsdale photo by Christina Bruner Sonsire   Rep. Tom Reed has announced his Town Hall Meeting schedule for Saturday, June 3. They will be in the eastern/central part of the district–in Tompkins, Ontario, Steuben, and Chemung Counties. … Continue reading

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Trump & the Budget

On January 13, 2017 the House of Representatives  set the parameters for the 2018 fiscal year budget, which runs from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. Paul Ryan’s House determined that the government’s revenue will be $2,787,834,000,000. They authorized the … Continue reading

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