Congresswoman Claudia Tenney is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass two new bills that she introduced on ethics reform.
During a press conference on Monday, Tenney also called out her opponent in the 22nd Congressional District race, state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, about his record when it comes to voting on ethics reform. Brindisi refutes her claims and says he has always voted for ethics reform in New York State.
Tenney also called out Brindisi for backing the state projects that recently resulted in corruption convictions, including Thursday’s conviction of former SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros.
Tenney says that the Nano Utica project so far has not resulted in many jobs, when many more were promised.
"Now we have SUNY Nano, where is it? This is again another scheme where we take tens of millions, and in some cases billions, since the governor was elected, and we use that money to lure people to come in and in the end we find out this was nothing more than a corruption scheme," Tenney said.
"I've been supportive of efforts on the part of the state to invest projects in here to help revitalize the economy of the Mohawk Valley Region," Brindisi said. "I've been very clear that Alain Kaloyeros was corrupt, and immediately after his allegations came out, I, along with Senator Griffo, spoke up and said he should be ousted from his position.”
Tenney says she hopes Congress will take up her two ethics reform bills at the federal level soon.