Remington Arms hopes to benefit from proposed arms bill


ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - Remington Arms could be getting a new multi-million dollar contract if new legislation is passed in Washington, D.C.

Congressman Michael Arcuri was in Ilion on Friday to introduce a new bill called the "Small Arms and Innovation Act." According to Congressman Arcuri, bill will allow company to compete for additional federal defense contracts. Currently, just a few companies are making firearms for the military.

Arcuri said a bill will help companies like Remington Arms increase business and hire more workers.

The federal government recently allocated $5 million to upgrade the army's sniper rifles. Remington Arms hopes the new legislation will help them secure the sniper rifle contract, and many more.

Arcuri said he plans to introduce the bill to Congress next week.

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