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  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Announces Major Disaster Declaration for Oswego County, Lake Ontario Flooding
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced that President Trump has issued a major disaster declaration in response to summer flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline. This will release federal funds to the state of New York to assist Oswego County, among others, with recovery efforts from flooding that occurred from May 2 to August 6, 2017. “Unprecedented flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline severely damaged hundreds of businesses and homes. This damage is beyond the response c... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Introduces No Pensions for Corrupt Politicians Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) introduced the No Pensions for Corrupt Politicians Act of 2017, H.R. 4314. This bill would close an existing loophole that allows members of Congress convicted of bribery, perjury, conspiracy or other related crimes to continue collecting their taxpayer funded pension. Existing law only requires former members of Congress to forfeit their pension when they have exhausted their appeals in full, not simply upon a lawful conviction. The recent case of for... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Presents Congressional Gold Medal to Former Civil Air Patrol Member
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Sidney, NY—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) presented a Congressional Gold Medal, the Nation’s highest civilian award, to 104 year old Frank A. Doolittle of Bainbridge, NY. At the Sidney Airport, Mr. Doolittle was honored with this award for his efforts in the United States Civil Air Patrol during World War II. “At a pivotal time in our nation’s history, Frank dedicated himself to service here at home. It’s a distinct honor to join our community today to recognize Frank’s service and ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Introduces Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    New Hartford, N.Y.—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) introduced the Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act of 2017, H.R. 4338. Named in honor of a veteran from the 22nd District, this bill would expand the benefit options for veterans who are cremated and laid to rest in a non-traditional resting place by requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer either a commemorative urn or a plaque. “As non-traditional burial practices increase in the United States, the benefits provided t... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Votes to Pass the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS ACT of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) released the following statement after the House voted to pass the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS ACT of 2017 which reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and other important public health priorities including Community Health Centers (CHC): “Funding for both CHIP and Community Health Centers are critical to the low- to middle-income New York families that I represent. In the 22nd District, we have four federally-funded health centers th... Read more

  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts Important First Step to Begin Leveling the Playing Field
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) released the following statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released this morning by the House Ways and Means Committee: “Tax Reform is key to unleashing our economy, bringing back jobs and renewing the promise of the American Dream for all. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released today is an important first step to level the playing field for hardworking Upstate families and end loopholes that only benefit the wealthy and well-connected. With a simpler a... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Helps Pass Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) voted in support of the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act (H.R. 849). The bill passed the House with bipartisan support. The legislation repeals Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), preventing unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats from making changes to Medicare spending with no Congressional oversight, potentially compromising access to health care for the nation’s senior citizens. “Medicare is a lifeline for New York seni... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Announces November Mobile Office Hours with District Office Staff
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced mobile office hours with her district office staff for the month of November. Throughout the month of November, staff from Congresswoman Tenney’s New Hartford and Binghamton offices will be available at the following locations to provide assistance to constituents facing issues with federal agencies. “Mobile office hours help us bring the wide range of constituent services our office offers into communities across the 22nd District to increas... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney: DEC Must Take Action to Protect New Yorkers from Future Flooding Damage
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) called on the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to implement sustainable flood mitigation to protect upstate New Yorkers. In a letter to the DEC Commissioner, Rep. Tenney requested that the agency provide information on work being undertaken to address infrastructure issues and implement flood mitigation measures to prevent future damage as a result of flooding. Rep. Tenney’s letter follows another weekend of severe weather in ups... Read more

  • Congresswoman Tenney Statement on New York City Terror Attack
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) released the following statement after the tragic terror attack on New York City: “Our hearts break for the victims of today’s horrific terror attack in New York City that killed eight and injured eleven. We are grateful to the NYPD and our first responders, our front line of defense here at home, for their swift action. As New Yorkers and as Americans we stand united against the threat of terrorism.” Read more

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