Rep. Claudia Tenney has been touring businesses around the area for more than a week now, learning about what issues those owners face.
“Our work in Washington is inspired and driven by our constituents,” Tenney said in a statement about the tour. “Each day we strive to find meaningful solutions to the issues facing our district. Renew NY-22 centers around diving deeper into the problems facing our region and bringing those concerns back to Washington.”
Renew NY-22 was introduced last year and focuses on reinvesting in infrastructure, rebuilding communities, restoring economic opportunity, reforming the tax code, revitalizing the agricultural sector and respecting those who serve, she said.
As a result of Renew NY-22, Tenney said her office has been able to help in securing critical infrastructure grants and introduce a bill to help address the opioid crisis.
“As a result of what we learned last year, our office has delivered a range of solutions from securing critical infrastructure grants, and a perimeter fence around Rome Lab to a bill I introduced, the Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act,” Tenney said in a statement. “There is still more work to be done, but Renew NY-22 provides us with a unique, comprehensive opportunity to allow us to better advocate for the 22nd District back in Washington.”
Tenney has visited Deansboro Water Development Facility, Yorkville Battery, Whitney Point Senior Center, Willow Run Foods, Kris-Tech, Ava Dorfman Senior Center, Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Utica Public Library.
Tenney also is touring senior centers in the area, where she is conducting forums to hear about the issues seniors are facing. That tour also focuses on Medicare and Social Security and the work Tenney has done to keep those programs running, she said.
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