Speaking to Business Leaders at the Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
On Wednesday I had the privilege of delivering the keynote address before an audience of 220 at the Dutchess Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Monthly Contact Breakfast. My presentation was an update on my work on issues such as infrastructure, healthcare, and tax reform followed by a question-and-answer session. I also spoke about my Property Tax Reduction Act and the $224 million in savings its passage would mean for the 11 counties of the 19th Congressional District. Property taxpayers in New York’s 57 counties pay more in local Medicaid property taxes than local taxpayers in the other 49 states combined. I’m going to continue to press this issue in Washington.
Huge Success Hosting our First Veterans Assistance Fair at SUNY Sullivan
I want to thank all of the organizations involved with making our Veterans Assistance Fair in Sullivan County such a great success yesterday. I particularly want to thank Sullivan County Veterans’ Service Officer John Crotty for his tremendous help in organizing the event. We are planning additional Veteran assistance fairs throughout our 11-county district.
Meeting with Volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association in Sullivan County
On Thursday I had the pleasure of meeting with a group of Sullivan County advocates for Alzheimer’s Disease awareness. The scourge of Alzheimer’s disease devastates countless families throughout our state and nation. It is always important to hear the first-hand stories of how this dreaded disease has impacted families, and I cannot thank these volunteers enough for their selfless service for this meaningful cause.
Spending Time with Some Real Folks at the Delaware County Fair
I had a great time mingling with folks at the Delaware County Fair on Thursday. The Delaware County Fair is a tremendous event which is focused on the fine agricultural traditions in the county. I truly enjoy the opportunity to visit county fairs around the district – and sample the food! I also observed the precision horse show put on by the 4H drill team and their coach Karlene DuMond. Thanks again to Fair President Ed Rossley for his hospitality.