Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

As New York recovers from Hurricane Sandy, it is important you have up-to-date information on storm recovey resources.
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Hochul Announces Online Applications for Guest Workers Will Be Available to Farms

The Department of Labor will begin accepting online applications for the H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa program on December 10, 2012.
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Hochul Chastises Congress For Failure To Pass Farm Bill

Rep. Hochul spoke on the House floor about the urgent need for a five-year Farm Bill.
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Hochul Reaches Constituent Service Milestone

Rep. Hochul secured over $1 million in constituent benefits and services delayed by federal bureaucracy.
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Latest News

House Passes Hochul's Bill To Help Veterans

Nov 27, 2012 Press Release

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 6328, The Clothe a Homeless Hero Act, which was introduced by Rep. Kathy Hochul (NY-26).

Statement from Rep. Hochul In Honor of Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2012 Press Release

The following is a statement from Representative Kathy Hochul (NY-26) in honor of Thanksgiving

Statement From Representative Hochul On Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2012 Press Release

Representative Kathy Hochul (NY-26) released the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day

Schumer, Gillibrand, Hochul Highlight Important Work Of NFARS National Guard Members During Sandy Response; Urge DOD To Consider Lifesaving Efforts In Future Base Decisions

Nov 2, 2012 Press Release

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Representative Kathy Hochul urged the Department of Defense (DoD) to closely examine the importance of the National Guard 107th Airlift wing, based at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS), to both Western New York, the state, and the entire Northeast. They emphasized in their letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that the 107th Airlift Wing, which has served as a proven resource in the Western New York region, also serves as a unit of Northeast regional and national importance given their response to Tropical Storms Irene and Lee last year, and their recent service during Hurricane Sandy. Schumer, Gillibrand, and Hochul highlighted that DoD should take into account the contributions that the 75 members of the 107th Airlift Wing made in response to this historic disaster after they deployed from NFARS in any future restructuring decisions.

In Letter To Chairman King, Hochul Urges Immediate Hearing On Student Visa Program, Security Vulnerabilities

Oct 26, 2012 Press Release

WILLIAMSVILLE N.Y. - Today, Representative Kathy Hochul (NY-26) sent a letter to the Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Peter T. King (NY-3) urging for a hearing to be held on security vulnerabilities in the nation’s student visa program. This request follows an attempted bombing on the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, in which the primary suspect entered the United States on a student visa. According to intelligence officials and the New York Police Department (NYPD), the suspect came to the United States with the intent to commit a terrorist act and exploited the student visa program to gain entry.

Reps. Hochul & Higgins Join UPS to Honor Local Veterans & Longtime Employees

Oct 26, 2012 Press Release

Representatives Kathy Hochul and Brian Higgins joined Erie County Department of Veteran Services Director Carlos M. Benitez and leaders from UPS to recognize several Western New York employees who have delivered outstanding service for the company and for the country.

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