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Rep. Molinaro Unveils 100-Day Report, Shows Significant Progress on Key Issues

Binghamton, NY – U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) today released his 100-day progress report at his Binghamton District Office.

The report included progress Rep. Molinaro has made in the first 100 days of his term on key areas for New York’s 19th Congressional District. This included efforts Rep. Molinaro has taken to gather feedback from Upstate New Yorkers, lower costs, strengthen public safety, and deliver support to veterans, farmers, small businesses, individuals with disabilities, and those struggling with substance use and mental health disorders. 

Rep. Molinaro said, “I am proud to release my 100-day report. In my first 100 days, I’m making significant progress on key issues for Upstate New York and fulfilling the promises I made. I said I would come to Congress and work with anyone who is honest and earnest about addressing the issues facing Upstate New York. I’m proud to be delivering on that commitment and honored to have the opportunity to carry Upstate New York’s voice in Congress.”

Rep. Molinaro’s full 100-day report can be found here and below: 

Listening & Learning from Upstate New Yorkers

  • Hosting an eleven-county town hall tour, with a town hall in each of the eleven counties in New York’s 19th Congressional District.
  • Held over 200 meetings.

Delivering Quality & Responsive Constituent Services

  • Opened offices in Broome, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, and Sullivan Counties.
  • Recovered over $350,000 for constituents.
  • Closed over 350 constituent cases and helped attain more than 40 passports.
  • Responded to over 14,000 constituent calls, emails, and letters.

Lowering Costs for Upstate New Yorkers

  • Voted to pass the Lower Energy Costs Act, a bill that unleashes American energy production and lowers costs for Upstate New York families.
  • Drafted and passed an amendment to highlight the cost New Yorkers will bear as a result of Gov. Hochul’s proposed gas appliance ban.
  • Introduced the Combating Rural Inflation Act, a bipartisan bill that creates the first of its kind rural inflation measurement to ensure Upstate New Yorkers are accurately represented.
  • Voted to pass a bill that requires President Biden to disclose how much his Executive Orders cost taxpayers before they can be implemented.
  • Introduced a measure to prevent Governor Hochul from stealing federal Medicaid funds from programs that vulnerable New Yorkers rely on.
  • Supported legislation to eliminate the SALT Cap to reduce the tax burden on middle class families.

Making Our Communities Safer

  • Introduced commonsense legislation to rein in Albany’s failed bail reform laws.
  • Pushed for full funding of the COPS Grants program, which helps local police departments hire and train police offices, and deploy community policing strategies.
  • Supported a measure to formally condemn the ‘Defund the Police’ movement.

Improving Upstate New York’s Infrastructure

  • Pushed for robust funding for programs that fund broadband and connectivity projects in rural areas.
  • Advocated for federal infrastructure projects that utilize Project Labor Agreements and support good-paying union jobs.
  • Submitted a number of community project funding requests for localities across NY-19 to repair roads, sidewalks, sewer, and drinking water infrastructure.
  • Requested increased funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the USDA Rural Water and Disposal Program, which help finance the construction of water and wastewater infrastructure.
  • Urged increased funding for the Bridge Investment Program, which funds bridge and road repairs.

Breaking Down Barriers for Individuals with Disabilities

  • Introduced the Think DIFFERENTLY Database Act, which creates a comprehensive website of resources for individuals with disabilities.
  • Led efforts to fully fund programs that provide healthcare and educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B.
  • Requested funding for Kevin and Avonte's Law, also known as the Missing Americans Alert Program, which funds initiatives that reduce the risk of injury and death related to individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, and developmental disabilities.

Holding Utilities Accountable & Delivering Ratepayer Relief

  • Led a successful oversight effort into NYSEG and urged the company to fix its unacceptable billing issues. In response, NYSEG committed to corrective action.
  • Requested increased funding for programs that help vulnerable New Yorkers pay their energy bills.
  • Called for new leadership at Central Hudson Gas & Electric following egregious billing issues. Following this call, Central Hudson’s CEO stepped down.

Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans & Their Families

  • Requested robust funding for the veterans’ crisis line.
  • Supported the Major Richard Star Act, which allows over 50,000 combat-injured veterans to receive full disability compensation and retired pay.
  • Requested funding for ALS research to support active military members and families.

Empowering the Agriculture Industry

  • Introduced legislation to prevent Albany’s new farm labor overtime threshold from taking effect.
  • Introduced the Promoting Agriculture Safeguards and Security (PASS) Act to prevent China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea from buying valuable U.S. farmland.
  • Pushed efforts to overturn New York City’s ban on foie gras, which disproportionately impacts Sullivan County poultry farmers.
  • Called for robust funding of essential agricultural research programs.
  • Voted to pass legislation to repeal the Biden Administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule because it unfairly burdens farmers and prevents them from maintaining their land.

Delivering Relief to Small Businesses

  • Authored the Small Business Workforce Pipeline Act, a bipartisan bill that relieves the workforce shortage for local small businesses by assisting them in offering apprenticeships and on-the-job training opportunities.
  • Called for full funding of Small Business Development Centers, which provide a suite of counseling and training services to support small businesses in New York.

Tackling the Mental Health Crisis & Opioid Epidemic

  • Led efforts to deliver robust funding for local mental health facilities and crisis response and intervention services.
  • Urged expanded funding for the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
Requested increased funding for Community Health Centers, which provide comprehensive health services to medically underserved communities in New York, regardless of their ability to pay.