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    Republicans shouldn't tamper with new health care reform law
    Monday, 29 November 2010 14:50

    Almost a century ago, Teddy Roosevelt called for health care reform. Since then, six presidents have tried to reform a badly broken system. Because those attempts were not successful, health care costs increased to almost 17 percent of our GDP, contributed to our growing deficit, and left many Americans without coverage. That is why we passed the Affordable Care Act: It cuts costs, and is paid for by law.

    Slaughter Announces $175,000 In Federal Support for Western New York Arts
    Tuesday, 23 November 2010 16:06

    Rochester, NY – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Co-Chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, today announced $175,000 in federal funds awarded to groups in Western New York to directly support the work of writers, musicians, dancers, and artists.

    The Geva Theatre Center, George Eastman House, BOA Editions, and the Garth Fagan Dance Company are all receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), an independent government agency and the largest annual national funder of the arts in the country.

    “The arts have an incredible ability to enrich our communities and strengthen our cultural diversity,” said Slaughter.  “But the arts are not just culturally significant, they are economically significant as well, positively impacting our local economy and spurring billions in economic activity.  As Co-Chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, I am pleased to see this infusion of support for our talented group of local artists here in Western New York.”

    Slaughter Asks Obama to Continue Strong Pro-Labor Stance on Pending Trade Deals
    Thursday, 18 November 2010 16:04

    WASHINGTON – House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter issued the following statement today, following a meeting at the White House to discuss trade issues. Slaughter was one of 12 lawmakers invited to meet with President Obama to review the Administration’s recent trade-oriented meetings in Asia and ongoing negotiations on the Korea Free Trade Agreement.

    “Today was a constructive and positive meeting to review what I see as a flaw in our current trade policies. I believe we can work toward a better agreement that will accomplish what we all want: creating jobs for Americans and opening markets. That said, I’m glad that President Obama stood forcefully last week against a flawed Free Trade Agreement with Korea drafted by the last Administration. A bad deal is not better than no deal at all. The existing Korea FTA does not provide reciprocal market access for U.S. companies – which should be the starting point for anything we sign. I hope that we use this meeting as a first step for a better trade policy and stand ready and willing to work collaboratively toward that end.”

    Deadline Extension: Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay
    Thursday, 18 November 2010 11:04

    I want to take a moment to pass along an important piece of news for active members of the US military, veterans and beneficiaries.  

    The deadline to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to December 3, 2010. As you may know, the military currently provides Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay to soldiers for each month their service was extended as a result of the miltary's stop loss policy. Please visit:

    http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/Retroactive_Stop_Loss_Pay_RSLSP.asp for more information, or 

    http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2010/0710_stoploss/ to begin the application process.

    The following information comes from the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay.·

    Slaughter Congratulates RIT for New Partnership with Federal DOT to Improve the Environment
    Tuesday, 16 November 2010 17:27

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) today congratulated the Rochester Institute of Technology and U.S. Department of Transportation for their newly created partnership to study ways to reduce the impact of freight transportation on the environment.

    Yesterday, RIT announced the joint research initiative with the Department of Transportation Maritime Administration and RIT’s Lab for Environmental Computing and Decision Making. According to RIT, the initiative will examine intermodal freight options studying transport by rail, ship and truck with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and American dependence of fossil fuels.

    “This is another example of the cutting-edge science and research happening at RIT,” said Slaughter. “This initiative will help develop solutions for improved freight transportation that is also not damaging for the environment. Moving goods across the country is an essential part of our economy and moving them quickly and efficiently is even more important – which is one reason that I am such a strong advocate for rail. I have no doubt that because the research will be done here in Rochester that the work will be exemplary. I extend my congratulations to RIT for taking part in this important research and look forward to their findings.”

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