Congressman Tom Reed (R-23rd Congressional District, New York) has been named one of seven co-chairs of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. Reed will provide input on staffing and issues as the new White House staff is assembled. Reed said in a press conference Thursday that he is honored and humbled to be part of the transition team, and that his access to the President-elect and Vice President-elect will be good for western upstate New Yorkers.
"I am excited about the opportunities that lay ahead for us as the Trump administration takes form and takes hold in the White House," he said. "Having this relationship with the White House is also something that I'm very excited about personally. Being in the position on the Ways and Means Committee to write the 21st century tax code; to be in a position to be part of the efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare as we go forward with President Trump's administration; and, really, to put the American people first so that we can make sure that the American men and women that are out there struggling each and every day... that their voice is no longer forgotten, and that it is heard loud and clear here in Washington, D.C."