Legislation Honoring Cpl. Kyle Schneider Passed by Senate
Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate passed S.3435, which would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 26 East Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, New York, as the "Corporal Kyle Schneider Post Office Building." Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25) introduced companion legislation, H.R. 5837, in the House in April and it passed unanimously by voice vote in July. Buerkle released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of the legislation:
“I am pleased that the Senate passed legislation to name the Baldwinsville Post Office after Corporal Kyle Schneider.
“Corporal Kyle R. Schneider is an American hero. He was a proud and valiant Marine. He was also a son, a brother, a grandson, a fiancée, friend, and comrade. Kyle is greatly missed, and no words will diminish the grief of those who knew and loved him. In his death, he has earned the thanks of a grateful nation. I am so thankful that the House and Senate could come together to honor h
Buerkle Honored By Disabled American Veterans
Washington, DC - Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25) was presented with the Disabled American Veterans Congressional Leadership Award yesterday in her Washington, DC office. Buerkle received the award for her steadfast support and tireless efforts to strengthen veterans’ programs and enact new legislation to empower all of America’s injured heroes to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
“Serving as the Chairwoman of the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health is one of my highest honors. Our nation is the greatest in the history of mankind because of the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform. One of government’s most important duties is to care for our veterans and their families and I am proud to work every day on their behalf,” said Buerkle.
“I want to thank Disabled American Veterans for this prestigious award.It is important that we continue to work together to ensure that our veterans have the assistance and benefits they deserve
Buerkle Statement on Fiscal Cliff Legislation
Washington, DC – Representative Buerkle (NY-25) released the following statement regarding her opposition to HR 8:
“Our country does not have a taxing problem, we have a spending problem. This legislation, while containing some commendable tax relief provisions, fails to address our nation’s spending and debt crisis. I could not in good conscience vote for a bill that raises taxes and does not cut spending. Our nation must develop true tax reform, stop wasteful government spending, and implement a pro-growth economic agenda. It is unconscionable to pass this debt off to the next generation. It must be dealt with now.
Note: Due to an electronic error, Representative Buerkle was recorded as “not voting” in the final counted vote tally. However, Buerkle did record her “no” vote on the legislation for the Congressional Record.
December 25, 2012
Today, as we celebrate Christmas with our loved ones, I want to tell you what a great honor it is to serve the people of New York’s 25th Congressional District. It is a privilege I am sincerely thankful for.
As we celebrate this holiday season with our family and friends, please remember the men and women who serve our nation. Thousands of our soldiers will spend their holiday in a war zone, away from their families. It is because of their courage and bravery that we are able to enjoy our freedoms and this joyous holiday season. We are a grateful nation and thank them for their service.
I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday and a happy new year. As we face a new year, filled with many challenges, let us remember we live in the greatest country in history. We must remain faithful to the values that make this nation great.
May God bless you all during this holiday season. May God bless our military and our veterans and may God continue t