Brindisi Listens to Madison County; Speaks to Retirees, Tours Local Business, and Visits Wind Farm

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October 8, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Talks Medicare, Social Security, and Prescription Drug Costs with Seniors, Workforce Development with Industry 

 

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) visited Madison County where he met with retirees and business owners. Brindisi spoke to the Civil Service Employees Association Local 914, met with Dutchland Plastics in Canastota, and toured the Madison Wind Farm.

“I take the title of ‘representative’ seriously - that means being open and accessible and meeting with people in every community to make sure their voices are heard,” Brindisi said. “I visited with our seniors and businesses in Madison County to hear directly about issues important to them. I got a lot of good ideas from the folks on the ground, and I look forward to taking them back to Congress.”

Brindisi joined CSEA Local 914 for their monthly luncheon. Brindisi talked about his efforts to strengthen Social Security and Medicare as well as his recent legislation to bring down the cost of prescription drugs. Earlier this year, Brindisi joined Democrats and Republicans to outline principles for legislation to increase transparency and competition in the drug marketplace. Earlier this year, Brindisi worked with Republican Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) to introduce the Ensuring Timely Access to Generics Act (H.R. 2455), a bipartisan bill to crack down on tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to delay generic drugs from coming to market.

Brindisi brought “Brindisi at Your Business” to Dutchland Plastics in Canastota. Brindisi received a tour of the facility and spoke with employees and managers about ways to improve workforce development and the business environment in Upstate New York.

Finally, Brindisi visited the Madison Wind Farm to talk about renewable energy and economic opportunity in Madison County. EDP Renewables North America operates the Madison County Wind Farm. In 2018, wind energy powered the equivalent of more than 400,00 homes in New York and avoided nearly 2 million metric tons of CO2 emissions.