Category Archives: Dept of Defense

Plumb reacts to Reed’s meeting with Trump

News release from John Plumb’s Campaign for to represent the NY23rd Congressional District JAMESTOWN—Fourth generation Western New Yorker, Navy Reserve Commander, and Democratic candidate for Congress John Plumb today responded to news of a Washington, DC meeting between GOP Presidential … Continue reading

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Thinking about our Veterans

Thea article was written and submitted to the New NY23rd by Cath Kestler, activist and resident of Silver Creek for 30 years. This was also published in Cath the Dunkirk Observer Today as her most recent bi-weekly column. We thank her for … Continue reading

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Sen. Schumer, Sen. Gillibrand, and Rep. Reed on the Iran Nuclear Arms Deal

The proposed Iran nuclear deal is complex and controversial. There are questions if Congress will approve of the deal or not. Speaker of the House John Boehner even invited  brought Israeli leader Netanyahu to talk to Congress about why the plan was terrible, … Continue reading

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Can President Obama save the Levant?

To stand a chance of success, the strategy will need regional buy-in to attempt to shut down financial support and fighter recruitment that provide the Islamic State group with its strategic depth. To this end, the US tabled a UN … Continue reading

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Overspending on Defense

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) writes: I voted no on #HR4870, Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015. The bill spends $4.1 billion more than the current spending level and $200 million above the president’s budget request. It also includes … Continue reading

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A Note about Government Spending

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) offers this informative note on government spending: . . . As we pass the halfway point of 2014 and approach the September 30th end of the federal fiscal year, I think it’s a good time to take … Continue reading

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Tom Reed on the VA

REED: THERE’S A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK TO BE DONE TO FIX THE VA SYSTEM Reed says a resignation is not enough to fix the deep-rooted problems within the VA Jun 2, 2014. Tom Reed Monday (June 2) said problems … Continue reading

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