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Rep. Eric J.J. Massa

Blog Entries by Rep. Eric J.J. Massa

"Bring It On" Dick Cheney and Jim DeMint

Posted December 31, 2009 | 11:46:55 (EST)

Last night, I was invited to appear on MSNBC's Ed Show to discuss, amongst other things, former Vice President Dick Cheney's dishonest, unpatriotic, hypocritical and highly personal continuing attacks on President Obama. I also discussed South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint's record of putting his personal hatred of Labor Unions...

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Christmas Eve Is the 3,000th Day in Afghanistan and 30th Anniversary of the Russian Invasion

Posted December 23, 2009 | 13:41:40 (EST)

Christmas Eve is a time to gather with friends and family to reflect on the good things in life. It's a time to share our joys and our hopes for peace on earth and good will towards all.

This year Christmas Eve has a sad and ironic twist to it...

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2,951 Days in Afghanistan Is Enough

Posted November 5, 2009 | 14:35:36 (EST)

Last night, November 4th, I spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to mark the 2,950th day of the war in Afghanistan and formalized my call to draw this conflict to a conclusion. As a freshman member of Congress who served in the United States Navy for 24...

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Thank You for Helping Stop Pricing on the Internet

Posted April 16, 2009 | 15:42:35 (EST)

Thank you for helping stop tiered pricing on the internet.

Today the power of the grassroots/netroots movement has prevailed. In combined efforts, through emails, letters, faxes, phone calls, blogs and town hall meetings, the people of Western New York have rallied to stop Time Warner from charging customers for the...

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Demand 100% tax on bailout bonuses!

Posted March 17, 2009 | 18:23:44 (EST)


It's been an incredibly busy day in our office. Last night I met with Congressman Steve Israel and signed onto his bill, The Bailout Bonus Tax Bracket Act of 2009, which if passed will tax bailout bonuses over $100k at a rate of 100%.

I will not stand by...

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NY-29 A Day on Capitol Hill Video

Posted March 10, 2009 | 13:19:19 (EST)


Two weeks ago, on the day that President Obama gave his first joint session address, a local news crew from WENY in Horseheads NY took a trip to Washington to film a day in our Congressional office. I wanted to share this with you because I thought they took...

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A Day to Celebrate

Posted February 5, 2009 | 14:02:04 (EST)

If you're like me, I'm sure you're sick of all of the negativity we're reading in the press and seeing on the television. While it's true that there is a lot of bad news right now, on Wednesday there was some very good news out of Washington worth noting. On...

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