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Reed aims to help vets, seniors as congressional gridlock continues

The American people await Senate action as Congress tries to avoid a government shutdown with a deadline of September 30th.

Local Congressman Tom Reed says the House has done its job in putting forward a resolution to keep the government running, which would defund the Affordable Care Act…a law Reed says the public “doesn’t want”.

Reed is putting together legislation that if a government shutdown were to happen, Congress and the President and his staff would go without pay while funds would go to seniors and veterans.

Reed calls it the Pay Veterans and Seniors First Act.

He says those two groups should be a priority and shouldn’t be punished by congressional gridlock.

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