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  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney: House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) voted in favor of H.R. 38 the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. This bill would allow qualified law-abiding citizens who have obtained concealed carry permits to carry their firearm across state lines and in other states, eliminating the need for multiple state permits for those traveling across state lines. The provision also extends to residents of Constitutional carry states, which do not require a permit for a citizen to lawf... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Votes to Pass Taylor Force Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) hailed the passage of the Taylor Force Act, H.R. 1164. Named in honor of a veteran and West Point Graduate who was murdered in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2016, this bill would halt taxpayer funds from being made available to the West Bank and Gaza until the Palestinian Authority ends its practice of providing monetary rewards to terrorists and their families. “It is deeply troubling to know that for years the Palestinian government has funded... Read more

  • Congresswoman Tenney Cosponsors, Votes to Pass Resolution Requiring Mandatory Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Training for Congressmembers and House Employees
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) released the following statement on the passage of H. Res. 630 which would require all members of the House of Representatives, employees, interns and fellows to complete mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training: “While only a first step, it’s far past time that the unethical and harmful behavior plaguing the halls of Congress is addressed. As a member of the State Assembly, I stood nearly alone in calling for the re... Read more

  • Rep. Claudia Tenney: CFPB Must Be Accountable to the American People
    Posted in Press Releases on November 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22), member of the House Financial Services Committee, urged newly appointed Acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Mick Mulvaney to bring accountability and oversight to the CFPB. “No agency in the history of our nation has been structured like the CFPB. Despite a title that implies the safeguarding of consumers, throughout the past seven years, the agency has been riddled with rampant abuses of power, unaccountable s... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Votes to Pass Comprehensive Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1. “Our current tax code is broken. It’s riddled with loopholes and kickbacks that penalize success and hurt hardworking taxpayers. This is why tax reform is a priority for me and this is why I voted to move the debate forward, despite concerns I continue to have regarding the deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT). I advocated so strongly for the SALT deduction because it shield... Read more

  • 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

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