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Today, for National Manufacturing Day, I spoke with over 50 business leaders and economic development professionals about my efforts to strengthen the manufacturing workforce in Western New York.

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High school students interested in joining the U.S. Armed Forces are invited to attend two Service Academy Nights that I will be hosting on October 9th in Greece and October 10th in East Amherst. Representatives from each of the five branches will be present on both nights to answer questions from students and families.

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Please take a moment to think of those bravely battling breast cancer and to remember our family, friends, and neighbors who have lost their lives to this disease. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - a chance to increase awareness and education about the disease, while promoting further research to find a cure.  I urge you to visit the website below for more information.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. After joining my mother and aunt to establish the Kathleen Mary House, a transitional home for female victims of domestic violence, I have seen the troubling effects that a violent relationship can have on a family. We must come together to advocate on behalf of those victims and move forward with common sense proposals, like the Violence Against Women Act, that help women who have been abused, so that we can end domestic violence.

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Chatted with Pete Vonglis, Livingston County Farm Bureau president, at Farm Fest in Avon this afternoon.
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This week I announced that farmers in Western New York and across the country will be able to utilize the new electronic filing system for H-2A visas by the end of this year.

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Cut the ribbon at the new Alpina Yogurt facility in Batavia today! This plant is bringing up to 50 new jobs to Genesee County and a huge boost to Western New York’s dairy farmers.
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Today I sent a letter to the New York State Thruway Authority inquiring about the delay of the Williamsville Interstate 90 toll barrier relocation project. With approximately $5.2 million already spent on this project, the public deserves to know how their hard-earned tax dollars have been used.
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