Claudia Tenney knows what it’s like to send a child into combat. A single mother, she raised her son Trey and proudly looked on as he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and later as he deployed as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
For Claudia, taking care of our military isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s personal. That is just one reason why this proud military mom won’t back down when it comes to protecting American interests at home and overseas. She works tirelessly to ensure members of our military and their families have the full support they need - both in active duty and long after they hang up their uniforms.
A co-owner of a commercial printing and manufacturing firm, Claudia knows first-hand the special challenges facing small business owners today. She has consistently stood up for New York families, first representing them for six years in the New York State Assembly and now as their congresswoman in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Claudia will be on the ballot seeking reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives representing New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
Claudia’s first legislative success focused on a cause near and dear to her heart: protecting our veterans by making sure the Department of Veterans Affairs is truly working for them. Her bill came in response to the multiple news reports indicating the VA gave bonuses to employees with poor performance records and required the VA to tell Congress how much it was paying out in bonuses to senior staff.
In Congress, Claudia is fighting to make our cities and communities safer. She introduced legislation aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic by increasing oversight on how Medicare pays for and collects data on opioid prescriptions. Through her hard work, her colleagues in the House passed the bill, allowing Medicare to better combat the opioid crisis.
Community banks know their communities, their customers, and that personal relationship should matter more than burdensome regulations imposed by Washington. That’s why Claudia sponsored legislation (that passed the House with bipartisan support!) to ease rules for community banks, allowing them to better serve their neighbors.