Since our country was founded, private property ownership has served as a cornerstone of our freedoms. The constitutional right to private property is based on the principle that government should not unreasonably interfere with the use of one’s property.
Congressman Tom Reed voted in favor of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Bill, HR 2577, which contains provisions aimed at limiting the government’s use of Eminent Domain.
Today, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that hydraulic fracturing poses no credible threat to public drinking water. The comprehensive study is a compilation which includes over 950 sources of information from stakeholders and peer-reviewed EPA scientific reports to published research papers and technical reports.
Tom Reed applauds tonight’s House passage of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, H.R. 1732, which protects landowners from intrusive government and ensures the protection of personal property.
Congressman Tom Reed today formally established and hosted the first event of the Private Property Rights Caucus in the House of Representatives. The idea for the caucus came out of a recent roundtable Reed held with farmers and local officials in Allegany County. Fourteen Members of Congress from eleven states ranging from Maine to Arizona join Reed as original members of the caucus.
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Goodhue County Planner/Zoning Administrator Mike Wozniak discussed the state's new shorelands buffer law with the County Commissioners at the June 16 meeting. Chairman Ted Seifert asked, "Now that the legislature has adjourned, do you have the final word on what happened?"
At its regular June meeting, the Tioga County Legislature took on the hot-button issue of property rights. The legislature endorsed a federal bill, Defense of Property Rights Act, which would allow landowners the opportunity to sue the government if a government action impairs an owner’s land value by $20,000 or 20 percent.
A New York Republican lawmaker wants to make it easier for people who have lost revenue as a result of government regulation to seek compensation.