Rep. Reed Highlights Differences Between Himself, Martha Robertson

SOUTHPORT, N.Y. (WETM-TV) – Congressman Tom Reed is highlighting the differences between himself and his opponent, Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson.

The Congressman spoke with WETM prior to his town hall meeting in Southport Saturday afternoon. He highlighted a number of differences between his positions and Robertson’s positions on several issues, including hydrofracking.

“We need to have a comprehensive energy policy, and all of the above includes natural gas and oil here from North American reserves,” said the Congressman. Robertson is not a supporter of hydrofracking. “And when we have that energy, we're going to have that manufacturing rebirth that I know we can have here in America.” Reed also said he was encouraged the support President Obama gave to natural gas drilling in his State of the Union address.

The Congressman also talked about the latest delay in Obamacare, the President’s signature health care law. He said the delay shows the need to repeal the law. “To me, we need to repeal this law because we're seeing this train wreck that is coming down upon us, that even Senate Democratic leadership, who wrote the law, is recognizing the condition it's in,” said Reed. “And we're putting Americans in harm's way because of these healthcare policies coming out of Washington.”

Congressman Reed went on to say that Robertson doesn’t think Obamacare goes far enough, that she supports a single-payer health care system. Robertson has said in the past that Obamacare is the law of the land, and that she is focused on finding solutions to fix it.

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