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  • Congresswoman Tenney’s Bill the Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced her bill, H.R. 5723, the Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act of 2018, was passed unanimously in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation requires the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to evaluate and report on adverse incentives that lead to the over-prescription of opioids and underutilization of non-opioid alternatives for post-surgery recovery and the treatment of chro... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Sends Letter to USDA, Encouraging Advertising Campaigns to Promote Milk Consumption
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) along with 11 of her colleagues, sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue encouraging the agency to continue advertising campaigns like “Got Milk?”. "After traveling across the district and meeting with numerous people in the dairy industry, I understand the problems they face each day,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22). “Farm milk prices are dropping at an alarming rate and in order t... Read more

  • House Passes Tenney Co-Sponsored Bill to Combat Our Nation’s Synthetic Drug Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced the passage of H.R. 2851, the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act (SITSA). The bill updates the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to provide swifter action to stop the unlawful importation and distribution of synthetic drugs and gives law enforcement effective tools to help keep our communities safe. Supporters of H.R. 2851 include the National Association of Police Organizations, the National Fraterna... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney To Host Workshop Providing Local Small Business with Cybersecurity Information
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    ROME, NY— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced that on July 31, she will host a cybersecurity workshop to help small businesses understand the threats they are facing and assist them to mitigate the risks. The event is cosponsored by the Rome Chamber of Commerce, Mohawk Valley SBDC. She will be joined by Joseph Giordano, Vice President of Anjolen, a small business that specializes in cybersecurity and Michelle Tuttle, Chief Training and Development Manager at Anjolen. “Nearly 50... Read more

  • House Passes Tenney Co-Sponsored Bill Addressing the Housing Needs of Individuals Who Complete Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced the passage of H.R. 5735, The Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments (THRIVE) Act. Over 130 organizations have endorsed this legislation including Friends of Recovery-New York. The THRIVE Act creates a 5-year demonstration program that allocates 10,000 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers specifically for people with an opioid use disorder. Housing vouchers will be awarded to non-profits on a competitive basis an... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney: DOJ Now Accepting Applications for STOP School Violence Grants
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) are seeking applications for funding under the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act Program. These grants will provide $50 million to train teachers and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for threats of school violence. The deadline to apply for these grants ... Read more

  • House Passes Bill Cutting Spending to Unnecessary Government Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced the passage of H.R. 3, Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act. The rescission recalls unobligated balances, which is money that was appropriated in years past but never actually spent. This tool, established in 1974, has been utilized by every President from Gerald Ford to Bill Clinton and were previously approved on a bipartisan basis. “Washington’s spending problem is detrimental to the safety and security of our chi... Read more

  • House Passes Appropriations Minibus
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced the passage of H.R. 5895, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019. This Appropriations bill funds three of the 12 annual spending measures-Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. “This appropriations bill provides much needed funds for our nation’s military in a fiscally responsible manner. It is the duty of Congress to provide adequate funding for these... Read more

  • Tenney Announces Passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA). WRDA will strengthen flood protection, improve waterway navigation in the 22nd District, and reform the Army Corps of Engineers. It will empower state and local governments to begin investing their own funds to accelerate permitting and construction activities. “Lack of local control in states like New York have prohibited local governments from effectively managing o... Read more

  • Tenney Sends Letter Urging Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman For $750 Million in CSBG Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) sent a letter to Chairman Tom Cole, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, urging him to fund the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) at no less than $750 million. “Cities in the 22nd District including Rome, Utica, and Binghamton all heavily rely on the Community Development Services Block Grants. Importantly, the CSBG program funds organizations like the Mohawk Valley Community Actio... Read more

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