Farming in our rural communities is not just an economic industry, but a way of life.
Small businesses provide 75 percent of new U.S. jobs and are the backbone of our economy, and no outdated ban should be keeping small business owners from collecting the same interest their money could earn if it were held by an individual.
The president's budget proposals have neglected water infrastructure.
I remain committed to improving the government services to which Hudson Valley veterans are entitled.
Social Security is the very foundation of retirement security for millions of Americans.
I believe that the federal government should be doing more to reduce taxes and unnecessary regulations that hamper small business growth.
One of my first achievements in Congress was enactment of the Hudson River Habitat Restoration Act back in 1996.
The one thing I would never do is support a proposal that would jeopardize the benefits of retirees or near-retirees who have spent their lives paying into the social security system.
In our 21st Century economy, no American should be losing the option of earning interest on their own money simply because they own a small business.
I am staunchly committed to ensuring the long-term solvency of Social Security and preserving full benefits for Americans who have spent their entire working lives contributing to this program.
Every bit of money that we can bring from our federal transportation budget in Washington back here to Stewart Airport will benefit our local economy and our local residents.
The War on Terror is one of the most critical national security efforts in our history.
Our government makes the simple promise of a secure retirement to every American who works for many years and contributes to our retirement benefit system.
As a former small business owner, I recognize both the important role small businesses play in our economy and the broad universe of challenges that small business owners face in trying to make ends meet.
The growth of Stewart Airport creates new jobs for area residents, brings new business and new travelers to the region, and brings new convenient travel options to those of us living in the Hudson Valley.