Congressman Richard Hanna says that for the time being, the jobs at DFAS and Remington are secure.

Speaking to First News with Keeler in the Morning on Wednesday, Hanna said when it comes to Remington, he actually remains 'hopeful that they will still expand.'  He talked about Remington's 'productive' employees union, the solid workforce, and wages and benefits that are good but not out of hand as reasons why Remington remains in Ilion.

Hanna did say that high taxes and New York's Safe Act have given companies like Remington to consider other options outside the state.

"New York is Open For Business...sure it is, but not very healthy for business," said Hanna.

Meanwhile, in Rome at DFAS, the Congressman feels it would be 'criminal to take that away from us,' especially after the fact that it was placed there to make up for the closing of Griffis Air Force Base.

Hanna said you never can feel completely safe when it comes to those jobs, but 'for the

New York is Open For Business...sure it is, but not very healthy for business, -Congressman Richard Hanna

foreseeable future, those jobs at Griffis are safe.'

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