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Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Visits CABVI as Part of Renew NY-22 Tour

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Washington, August 6, 2018 | comments

Utica, NY— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) kicked off Rebuilding our Communities Week, the second week of Renew NY-22, by visiting the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI). Since 1929, CABVI has helped the blind and visually impaired throughout the city of Utica achieve their highest levels of independence. CABVI provides comprehensive vision rehabilitation, employment and technology services personally tailored to meet the needs of the blind and visually impaired.

“The work and services CABVI provides supports a segment of our population who experience vision impairment or blindness. Through this important work and mission, the team at CABVI has touched the lives of many while supporting families throughout our community. When my father was going blind, CABVI assisted our family to ensure he could live an independent life," said Rep. Tenney.  "Rebuilding our communities starts with supporting local agencies, like CABVI, that provide services for our vulnerable populations. In Congress, I’ll continue to advocate for policies that ensure agencies like CABVI can continue to give back to the community.”

Rep. Tenney has always been a fierce advocate for programs that provide services for our elderly and those with disabilities. Through this work, she won the AbilityOne Champion award for her advocacy and support of the AbilityOne program which employs more than 45,000 people with disabilities. Rep. Tenney also signed onto a Resolution to express Congress’ intent to protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security. She also stood up to President Trump when he proposed cuts to the Legal Services, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), 21st Century Community Learning Program, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONCDP) and the Rural Economic Development Program.

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