Regional Congressmembers Support Restoring SALT Deduction, Differ On Why

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at loosening a controversial part of the 2017 tax law, and New Yorker members of Congress are crossing party lines. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it’s not likely to be taken up, but the issue will likely come up again in 2020 congressional races.

NY23 Candidates Debate Healthcare, Extremism, Values in Corning

Republican Congressman Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano met in a debate Tuesday night at Corning Community College. They are running for the 23rd congressional district seat. The district covers the Western Southern Tier and parts of the Finger Lakes including Ithaca, Elmira and Hornell. The debate was televised by WETM-TV. Healthcare was a prominent topic.

Rep. Tom Reed Says He Supports Net Neutrality. Some Constituents Want Action.

ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – Some constituents are urging Congressman Tom Reed to take action to support net neutrality. Reed represents New York’s 23rd congressional district, which stretches from Ithaca to Jamestown. Seven people met with a member of his staff in Ithaca on Tuesday morning. Back in December, the Federal Communications Commission repealed 2015 net neutrality rules that required internet providers to allow equal access to all web content. Congressman Reed supported the repeal.

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Residents Berate Rep. Tom Reed Over House Tax Bill At Town Hall

Congressman Tom Reed returned to the Southern Tier this week and faced heat over his support of the big GOP tax bill that just passed the House of Representatives. The Republican’s district includes Elmira, Corning and Ithaca. He was an architect of the bill. At a town hall at the American Legion in Horseheads, Reed was greeted with jeers. The building was  packed with residents who disapprove of the Republican tax bill.

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New York Reps Voice Support For Harvey Aid Package

New York Reps. John Katko (R-Camillus) and Tom Reed (R-Corning) expect that Congress will support a financial aid package for the victims of Hurricane Harvey when they return to Washington, D.C. next month. Reed says it’s too early to determine how much money will be needed to assist the nation’s fourth-largest city, where the storm has devastated the area. But he says it could be a significant amount since Congress appropriated tens of billions of dollars after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the northeast. “As we stood with the Sandy aid victims, we are going to stand with the families and individuals of Texas and make sure we come up with a package of what is clearly a need that our fellow American citizens need in this time of devastation,” Reed said.

Congressman Tom Reed On Why He Voted For GOP Health Care Plan

 NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Republican Rep. Tom Reed of New York. Reed voted for the health care bill that would repeal and replace large parts of the ACA. He also supported a previous version. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The House passed the Republican health care bill this week that would repeal and replace large portions of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The bill now goes to the Senate.

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Upstate Republicans Back Visa Waiver Overhaul

Republican Congressman Tom Reed of Corning says new House reforms to the U.S.’s visa waiver program are a much-needed update. “It closes a potential risk that is legitimately there in regards to terrorists being able to come to those 38 countries [and] into America,” Reed says. Reed voted “yes” on the bill Tuesday, as did Republican Richard Hanna of Utica and Albany-area Republican Christopher Gibson. The House passed the bill 407-19. The visa waiver program allows travelers from 38 countries to enter the United States and stay up to 90 days without a visa.

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Reed: Trump Wrong, But Better Than A Democrat

U.S. Representative Tom Reed of Corning has joined the throngs of Republicans rejecting Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims.

Trump declared yesterday that Muslims should be barred from entering the U.S. Reed says that violates Republican party values. However, Reed also says he’d support Trump if he won the presidential nomination. “Obviously if I have to choose between our Republican nominee and a continuation of the Obama policies going forward, I would clearly have to err on the side of the Republican nominee,” Reed explained. Reed added that he thinks Republican policies would be better for the country. He does say it’s unlikely Trump will make it that far and has endorsed former Florida governor Jeb Bush for the nomination.