Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) and New York state senator Peter Oberacker (R-Schenevus) made an appearance in Cortland County on Tuesday.
Tenney and Oberacker made a stop at Veterans Memorial Park at Courthouse Park in the city of Cortland, and at the Marathon village office.
At Veterans Memorial Park, Tenney announced a proposed bipartisan bill that will set aside $2 million annually for a 5-year program to allow local governments and veteran organizations to construct, maintain, and renovate memorials “for our hometown heroes.”
“It’s important to recognize our veterans and first responders,” she said. “We cannot take our liberty and prosperity for granted. Those who served should be recognized and honored.”
Oberacker noted he recently met with veterans organizations in Cortland County. He added that while the organization is close to its goal in funding to renovate Veterans Memorial Park, Tenney’s proposed bill would “move the ball down the field much quicker.”
“It’s vital that we remember and honor the men and women who have done so much for our country, freedoms and way of life,” he said.
Tenney and Oberacker also took part in a water infrastructure roundtable in the village of Marathon.
At the discussion, Tenney announced that $600,000 in funding from the House Appropriations Committee was approved (pending further approval through the legislative process) to assist in crucial funding for the village of Marathon’s water main project that is currently underway.
Below are full videos of Tenney and Oberacker’s appearances at Veterans Memorial Park and the village of Marathon.
Tenney and Oberacker speak at Veterans Memorial Park