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  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Statement on the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY-22) released the following statement regarding the cancelation of the vote on the American Health Care Act. "Although the vote on the American Health Care Act was cancelled today, I remain committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a high quality, patient centric plan that will improve and restore our healthcare system for all. Under Obamacare, American families are spending a larger share of their income on premiums and deductibles than eve... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Hosts First Telephone Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Thank you to all who joined us Wednesday evening for our first telephone town hall. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss the vital issues facing our community and my work on behalf of the 22nd district. If you missed the telephone town hall, you can listen to the full audio here: https://vekeo.com/event/repclaudiatenney-31712/. Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney: CFPB Must be Restructured, Accountable to Taxpayers and Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY), a member of the House Financial Services Committee and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, questioned witnesses at a hearing on the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Recently, the D.C. Court of Appeals declared the Bureau’s structure unconstitutional, as the unelected director “enjoys more unilateral authority than any other officer in any of the three branches of government of the U.S. Government, other than ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Amendment to the VA Accountability First Act of 2017 Passes House with Bipartisan Support
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) was adopted by the House with bipartisan support. Tenney introduced an amendment to H.R. 1259, the VA Accountability First Act of 2017, which would provide the VA Secretary with the increased ability to hold employees accountable for their actions. Tenney’s amendment to H.R. 1259 would require that the VA submit a report to Congress at the end of each fiscal year, listing bonuses awarded to senior level staff. The VA Accounta... Read more

  • Schumer, Tenney Urge Dept. of Defense to Exempt DFAS Rome from Hiring Freeze
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-NY) today teamed up to urge the Department of Defense (DoD) to exempt the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) and its Rome facility from any government-wide hiring freeze. Schumer and Tenney are requesting the DoD to work closely with DFAS leadership to ensure that the agency’s workforce is maintained and that positions lost due to attrition are not impacted by the freeze. "DFAS Rome is an anchor for nea... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Testifies in Front of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) had the unique opportunity to testify in front of members of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, also known as Rome Lab. The subcommittee today began consideration of the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for the 2018 fiscal year. “It is a distinct honor to stand before the Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations today to testify on behalf of Rome Lab, an integr... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Reacts to Remington Arms Layoffs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) reacted to reports of 122 employee layoffs at Remington Arm’s Ilion Plant: “As the largest employer in Herkimer County and one of the country’s longest continuously operating manufacturers, Remington Arms has been a staple in our community for over 200 years. The news today that Remington laid-off 122 employees is truly unfortunate for our community and the hardworking families of Herkimer County. Economic downturns in the firearms industry coupled wit... Read more

  • Congresswoman Tenney Votes to Support 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) voted in support of H.R.1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017. This measure would appropriate $577.9 billion in discretionary defense spending for the 2017 fiscal year, providing $5.2 billion more than in 2016. “National Security is a primary role of the Federal Government, as such it is the responsibility of Congress to provide adequate funding for all defense related operations. Our vote today confirms our commitment to providing... Read more

  • Tenney Supports Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Decision on Operation of FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) announced her support of the decision passed down by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that approves the transfer of James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant’s operating license from Entergy Corp. to Exelon. Last year, FitzPatrick was scheduled to be shut down until Exelon made plans to purchase the plant. “Fitzpatrick’s presence in Oswego County is vital in ensuring economic stability and the opportunity for future growth in the county and ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Sends Letter to Chairman of Foxconn Technology Group
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) sent a letter to Chairman Terry Gou of Foxconn Technology Group, urging him to explore the possibility of expanding his company’s manufacturing operations to the City of Utica. Founded in 1974, Foxconn has grown to become the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world. In the letter, Tenney detailed Utica’s rich manufacturing history, accessibility and modernized infrastructure. Tenney also mentioned the community’s existing skilled workfor... Read more

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