Hanna sworn in to third term, lists office’s 2014 accomplishments

U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) released a year-end report outlining his office’s accomplishments in 2014 on Tuesday after he was sworn in for his third term in Congress.

“We are making good progress both in the hall of Congress and across Upstate New York to support families, businesses, farmers and veterans in the 22nd Congressional District,” Hanna said. “I look forward to continuing to be the most responsive office on Capitol Hill in 2015 and to serving each person in the district to improve their lives as best we can.”

Hanna said highlights of his office in 2014 included:

– The awarding one of the Federal Aviation Administration’s six unmanned aircraft system national test sites to Griffiss Airport in Rome.

– The approval of a wetland permit for land being developed by Mohawk Valley Economic Development Growth Enterprises, which is working on a project to attract the chip fabrication industry to Marcy.

– The awarding of contract to Lockheed Martin’s Owego facility to help build a new fleet of presidential helicopters and a new generation of combat rescue helicopters.

– The awarding of a $15 million contract for Remington Arms to provide 16,000 R4 carbine rifles made in Ilion to the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

– The expansion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program to include serving New York-based Chobani Greek yogurt in school lunches in seven states.

– Blocking of the problematic “Hours of Service” rules for truckers, which had a negative impact on the trucking industry, small businesses and consumers in Upstate New York.

Click here to read the story in The Ripon Advance.


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