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  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Fights for Continued Funding of Legal Services Corporation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) urged the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies to continue funding Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in the FY 2019 CJS Appropriations bill. Rep. Tenney joined 148 of her colleagues in authoring a letter to outline the importance of LSC services. “LSC is the largest funding mechanism of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation, and the elimination of LSC’s funding would be det... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Cosponsors CRUMBS Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) cosponsored Creating Real and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings (CRUMBS) Act. This bill will make bonuses received in 2018 tax-free up to $2,500. “Thanks to tax reform, Americans have already received thousands of dollars more in their take home pay, and over 300 companies have given bonuses to their employees. This amounts to real money back in the pockets of middle-income families, who know how to spend their money better than ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Condemns Private Law Firms Profiting Off Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    New Hartford, NY—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) called on private law firms involved in representing state and local lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors to provide representation pro bono and should not accept taxpayer funds for legal fees resulting from any settlement efforts to combat addiction. Rep. Tenney made this call in response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s statement of interest in state lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors that eng... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney: Restore Equity in Agriculture Market
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) called for changes to Section 199A in the tax code to restore the competitive base in the agricultural market. Rep. Tenney joined 86 of her colleagues in sending a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Senate provision 199A in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a tax advantage for producers who sell to cooperatives instead of private businesses. Producers marketing decisions are skewed by a strong economi... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Joins Suit-Kote Corporation to Highlight Positive Impacts of Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Cortland, NY— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) held a press conference at Suit-Kote Corporation, a family-owned, multi-generational paving company in Cortland, NY, to highlight the local impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Rep. Tenney was joined by Frank H. Suits Jr., President and CEO of Suit-Kote Corporation and employees of Suit-Kote Corporation. “Our goal in passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was to deliver real relief to hardworking families like those employed by Suit-Kote. That... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Holds Press Conference Promising to Fight to Provide Our Community with Important Resources
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) held a press conference at the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency in Utica, New York to express opposition to the Executive proposal to eliminate funding for Community Services Block Grants (CSBG) and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the budget. Rep. Tenney was joined by Amy Turner, Executive Director of the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Evon Ervin also of MVCAA, as well as Lindy Glennon from Cortlan... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Statement on Trump’s Proposed Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget. “It’s been my mission in Washington to eliminate wasteful spending and ensure that government works for the people. The President’s budget in its current form does not go far enough to achieve this goal. Several of the programs proposed for elimination or significant cuts in funding, are vital to rural communities across the 22nd District. Many of my constituents depend on the... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Votes to Pass Two-Year Budget Agreement-Includes Wins for Upstate New York
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) issued the following statement in response to the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act: “This two-year bipartisan bill finally breaks the cycle of constant and unstable fiscal crisis and uncertainty the federal government has faced for months. The increase in discretionary spending represents 30 percent of all spending, but is concerning as debt and deficits needs to be reined in on both the discretionary and non-discretionary spending colum... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Votes to Pass Anti-Sexual Harassment And Discrimination Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Claudia Tenney(R-NY) voted yes on HR 4924, Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act and H Res 724, House Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policies. “It is imperative that all who work in the halls of Congress are held to the highest ethical standards. In 2012, as a member of the New York State Assembly, I demanded the resignation of corrupt speaker, Sheldon Silver, for using tax payer money to cover up sexual harassment claims,” said Congresswoma... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Statement on House Passage of Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney(R-NY) released the following statement regarding the House passage of the Continuing Resolution to fund the government. “Predictable and stable funding for US military operations is critical to the security of this nation. Today’s Continuing Resolution (CR) includes 659.2 billion in full-year funding for the Department of Defense and a 2.4 percent pay raise for our nation’s troops. Importantly, the CR also funds Community Health Centers, and ... Read more

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