Rep. Claudia L. Tenney has received the endorsement of the United Mine Workers of America Local 717, the union that represents Remington Arms employees.
“I am honored to accept the endorsement of UMWA Local 717,” said Tenney, R-22, New Hartford. “Failed economic policies and gun-grabbing measures have been tough on this iconic company, however, it has been my privilege to work closely with the hardworking employees at Remington and advocate for their needs both in Albany and in Washington. I stood by Remington employees and their families during lay-offs, the implementation of the job-killing SAFE Act, and crushing taxes and regulations that drove jobs at the Ilion plant out of our state. I will continue to stand up for the Second Amendment and fight for Remington employees and their families in Congress. ‘m also fighting to protect the UMWA pension and put it back on a path to solvency. I’ve cosponsored the American Miners Pension Act to ensure that the nearly 87,000 UMWA retirees on the plan continue to receive their hard earned pensions.”
Tenney is seeking re-election to a second term in Congress. The union called her “a leading voice on the Second Amendment and a fierce advocate for members of our union who works to keep jobs at our plant in Ilion. Representative Tenney fought tirelessly against the inception of the SAFE Act and she continues to stand up for our union members....”
Tenney cosponsored the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act that would allow law abiding gun owners with a state-issued concealed carry license or permit to conceal a handgun in any other state that allows concealed carry, the union noted. In Albany, then Assemblywoman Tenney held an A rating from the NRA, a 100 percent rating from NYSCOPE, a 100 percent rating from Gun Owners of America, an A+ rating from NYS Rifle & Pistol Association and was the first to introduce the full repeal of Gov. Cuomo’s SAFE Act.