Rep. Claudia Tenney talks about her first year in office

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney will be in office for a year at the end of December. NEWSChannel 2 caught up with her Friday night.

Posted: Dec. 15, 2017 11:18 PM
Updated: Dec. 21, 2017 12:13 PM

UTICA- Congresswoman Claudia Tenney will be in office for a year at the end of December. NEWSChannel 2 caught up with her Friday night.

The Congresswoman described her year as dynamic and interesting. She said she feels honored to be in the position, but said it can be challenging at times when it comes to getting things done in Washington.

The Congresswoman told NewsChannel 2 that the house has passed over 400 bills, and she has passed five that have become laws.

She said she's had many highlights in 2017, one of them being bringing Sherrill Manufacturing into the Whitehouse. She said business for them has been much better because of it. Tenney said she also enjoyed traveling to Afghanistan to spend Thanksgiving with the troops.

When it comes to accomplishments in Washington, Tenney said it's nice to hear from her constituents.

"I do get some negative feedback but it's helpful. Actually, I think we turned around a lot of people who are negative but have had an opportunity to meet with me in person and say we've got some ideas that we would like you to consider and really, it been a great help," said Tenney.

Tenney said in 2018, she would like to look at how to make healthcare more affordable for Americans, work on fighting for veterans and making the farm bill better.

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