Rep. Reed, Problem Solvers Head to Southern Border


VESTAL, NY (WSKG) – A bipartisan coalition of congress members is heading to the southern U.S. border on Friday. The Problem Solvers Caucus plans to visit a detention center in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) speaking at a town hall meeting in Veteran, New York. January 26, 2019.

Among those making the trip is Southern Tier Republican Representative Tom Reed. He’s a co-chair of the Problem Solvers and said he’s looking forward to talking with people on the frontline about how $4.6 billion in recently approved aid has helped, and what more can be done.

“So we don’t have these crises continuing at the border even when they’re taken care of in the short-term,” Reed said. “If we don’t fix the root cause of the problem, our broken immigration policy, we’re going to be right back into this situation again,” Reed said.

Reed represents the 23rd congressional district. It includes 11 counties including Chemung, Tompkins, and Steuben.