FALCONER, NY – Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning, NY 23) will be hosting a town hall meeting Thursday night in Falconer at the Ellicott Town Hall building on S. Work St.
Reed will likely hear from residents who want to voice their opinion on the ongoing impeachment battle underway in Washington. Reed – like most all other of his Republican Colleagues – has already gone on record saying he opposes the effort by the Democratic Controlled House to hold an impeachment inquiry and he voted against he measure late last week.
But in addition to impeachment, there are several other issues that could be brought up during today’s meeting, including the economy and the lack of progress in helping the struggling agriculture community get back on its feet.
WRFA asked Reed last week during his conference call with local media if progress was being made on that front.
“The biggest thing we can do is get the Mexico-Canada train agreement on the floor, passed and signed into law. We have the votes in the House and Senate to get this done. I am very optimistic that this is maybe the only item that gets to the president’s desk that gets done substantively to impact people in a positive way in a day-to-day basis. We’re putting all pressure points in place in regards to the speaker’s office that they give us a vote on Mexico-Canada as soon as possible so they can give some relief to dairy farmers and other farmers in the area,” Reed said.
Reed added that he also hopes progress will soon be made in the ongoing tariff wars with China.
“I’m optimistic in the next few weeks we will see pen to paper in regards to some resolutions of some serious outstanding trade issues that we have with China that hopefully will do a little bit to stabilize this marketplace and send a message to dairy farmers and other farmers in the commodity pricing arena that can give them some positive results when it comes to prices going up for their products,” Reed said.
Other issues Reed could likely discuss with constituents on hand include healthcare, immigration, and providing assistance to asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico boarder.
Reed’s town hall meeting in Falconer will tentatively begin at 5:30 p.m. and will run until 6:30 p.m. It is open to the public.