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“Republicans in Congress have blocked every serious idea to strengthen the middle class.”

Did President Obama tell a whopper when he claimed that  “Republicans in Congress have blocked every serious idea to strengthen the middle class?” The NRCC says he did.  President Obama was greeted this morning with a scathing fact check calling him … Continue reading

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What’s in the Farm Bill and what was left out

What’s in and what’s out of the compromise Farm Bill as reported in “Summary of the 2014 Farm Bill Nutrition Title: Includes Bipartisan Improvements to SNAP While Excluding Harsh House Provisions” By Ed Bolen, Dorothy Rosenbaum, and Stacy Dean Revised February 3, 2014 Provisions of … 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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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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Destruction of Our Values or Uncaring Electorate?

 The first letter presented has recently been published three times in three local newspapers–the Penn Yan Chronicle-Express, The (Dundee) Observer and the Finger Lakes Times (Geneva).   The second letter presented was published soon after the first in each paper.  It … Continue reading

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Why New York Needs a Farm Bill Now

The following was a “Guest Appearance” article in the opinion section of Sunday’s Finger Lakes (Geneva) Times. It was written by State Directors Jim Barber (Farm Service Agency) and Lee Telega (Rural Development). It is printed with permission of the … Continue reading

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