Richard Hanna is committed to transparency and accessibility to the citizens in New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
By The Numbers:
Richard responded to more than 48,500 constituent letters, emails and faxes in 2013.
Richard helped 960 constituents with a federal government program, including 303 veterans, 123 individuals with Social Security issues and 28 constituents with Medicare problems.
Richard posted 172 explanations about votes he took in Congress.
Richard held 17 public meetings.
Richard supported 88 grants aimed at helping our region.
Key Successes for the 22nd District:
Advocated for Griffiss International Airport in Rome to be selected as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) national test site, one of only six locations in the nation. It is estimated that several hundred jobs and millions in tax revenues will be pumped into our local economy as a result.
Passed a budget that replaces many of the sequestration cuts over the next two years, helping companies like Lockheed Martin in Tioga County and Syracuse, BAE Systems in Broome County and defense-related work in Rome.
Announced two contracts for Remington Arms – a nearly $80 million contract followed by another $47 million contract – and helped keep 1,400 jobs at Remington in Herkimer County.
Supported the Village of Owego in Tioga County on its successful $1.6 million grant to help with flood rebuilding efforts.
Supported the Town of Lenox in Madison County in its application for a $3.6 million USDA Rural Development loan and $500,000 grant for a water project.
Provided 43 military medals, including two Purple Heart medals, to deserving veterans and their families in the 22nd District.
Offered a new proposal to grant awards to innovative programs at colleges and universities like Binghamton University and SUNYIT.
Designed our Congressional District as the nation’s first-ever “Purple Heart Congressional District” in ceremonies in Binghamton and New Hartford.
Supported grants for airports in Binghamton, Cortland, Endicott and Norwich.
Introduced a new bill to provide a $1,000 tax credit to volunteer first responders and highlighted the bill by visiting fire departments in Homer, Johnson City, Endicott, Oxford and Whitesboro.
Helped the Port of Oswego in Oswego County in its successful application for a $1.5 million federal grant for a new rail link and a $192,000 federal grant for rail upgrades.
Constituent Success Stories:
Veterans – Success stories include helping a veteran with terminal cancer by expediting his claim and assisting another veteran in getting reimbursed for life-saving emergency services.
Social Security – Success stories including helping one constituent receive retroactive benefits in the amount of $33,000 and another received benefits due to him from his late mother in the amount of $11,000.
Medicare – Notable successes include assisting a rural ambulance company in obtaining $30,000 in back claims and helping a constituent receive a favorable decision for immune system medication which was needed due to a life threatening illness.
Serves on Committees Important To N.Y.:
Richard serves on three key committees for Upstate New York – Small Business, Transportation and Infrastructure and Joint Economic.