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Commander Plumb Unveils Priorities for Protecting the Jobs We Have and Creating New Ones

Plan was Announced in Dunkirk and Prioritizes Our Rural Economies

Dunkirk, New York – U.S. Navy Reserve Commander John Plumb, fourth generation Western New Yorker and candidate for Congress is New York’s 23rd district, announced his policy priorities for protecting the jobs we have and creating new ones throughout our entire region. Commander Plumb unveiled the platform at an event at the United Steelworkers Local 2693 in Dunkirk.

“I grew up in the Southern Tier. I know that our workers are the lifeblood of our communities and that our small businesses are innovative and resilient. I know that if we are given a fair shot, we can thrive again,” said Commander Plumb. “That’s a challenging mission - but that is also why I’m running for Congress. Western New York and the Southern Tier have been my family’s home for four generations and I know we can do better with a new representative that puts our people first.”

Commander Plumb’s policy priorities for protecting the jobs we still have and creating new ones includes:

Fight Bad Trade Deals: Fight against bad trade deals – like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – so we can put a stop to our jobs being shipped overseas.

Promote Renewable Energy and Upgrade Infrastructure: Champion renewable energy so our rural economies are a part of this growing economic wave, and upgrade our crumbling roads and bridges.

Create the Conditions for Entrepreneurs to Succeed: Eliminate damaging, unnecessary red tape and provide resources so our entrepreneurs have a better environment to make their business plans a reality.

Improve College Affordability: Help students finance and refinance their student loans at competitive rates or pay them back as a percentage of their income so they can afford to stay and work in our district and take risks while they’re young.

Promote True High-Speed Internet for Rural Communities: Connect our rural communities to the free flow of online commerce, customers, and clients with true high-speed internet and improved rural cell phone coverage.

Get Spending Under Control: Washington needs to get its spending under control so we can strengthen our economy today and in the future without continuing to pass the buck on to future generations.

Here is a link to Commander Plumb’s full policy paper on “Growing our Rural Economies: Protecting the Jobs We Have and Creating Ones.”

John Plumb is a member of the United States Navy Reserve. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy or Department of Defense.

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