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  • Standing With Our Child Care Providers
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on June 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Properly caring for our children has always been a critical task, but the pandemic has made that task even more difficult for working families confronting the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the closure of schools, summer camps, and sports, child care providers and daycare facilities are being relied on more than ever. That is why we supported $164 million in aid to New York child care providers in the CARES Act. Months later, however, New York State has failed to distribut... Read more

  • Fighting For Our Nation's Grandparents
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on June 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, New York's failed nursing home policies over the course of the COVID crisis directly contributed to the deaths of thousands of our nation's grandparents. Our state's most vulnerable population should have never been placed at such risk. Over the past three months, we have worked to shine a light on this issue because our communities deserve real answers from Governor Cuomo. We recently penned an op-ed with House Republican Whip Steve Scalise calling for a full investigation into N... Read more

    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on May 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Despite mixed messages and contradictory communications from the Governor that left huge swaths of the state in the dark during this frustrating process, Phase 2 of reopening is now moving forward. We’re pleased reopening can continue because small businesses are suffering, the people are suffering, and it is time to get our economy going again. Through hard work and constant communication with local officials, community leaders, and health providers, we have put the region in a p... Read more

  • Heath Care Providers Work Together
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on May 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Since the COVID crisis first began, we have worked closely with health providers throughout the district to coordinate their public health responses. In difficult times like these, collaboration, cooperation, and coordination are absolutely critical. In that spirit, earlier this week we announced major health networks and hospitals across the region have agreed to join a good-faith pledge to share resources and spare hospital bed capacity. This arrangement benefits all of us by ma... Read more

  • Pushing To Reopen
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on May 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, This week, we have been working to make your voice heard across the state by standing with our state colleagues in Rochester, Lockport, Jamestown, and Horseheads. During these conversations, we reflected on the efforts that positioned portions of the state to reopen while urgently pushing Albany to develop a more common-sense approach to getting folks back to work. During this statewide tour, we have called on the Governor to: Institute a more flexible reopening strategy that does... Read more

  • Expanded Testing Is A Win For NY23
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on May 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, When it comes to safely handling the Coronavirus and getting the state into a position to reopen, testing is a key component. This week, we worked together with Quest Diagnostics, regional officials and local health care providers to dramatically boost testing capacity and the availability of kits in our region. With this expanded testing capacity, we have met a major benchmark set by the Governor to reopen our region. The commitment with Quest includes: An initial quantity of 3,0... Read more

  • We Stand With Local Governments
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on May 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, I’ve taken a stand to push for the federal government to provide responsible financial support to our state and local governments in our next aid package. We will continue to call for this support because it is the right thing to do. Let me take a moment to explain why: The scale of economic challenges facing state and local governments because of coronavirus are massive. It is only fair that local communities have access to the funds and resources they need to keep moving forward... Read more

  • A Plan To Succeed
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on April 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Our country is facing a two-pronged economic and health crisis that we have never seen before. Lives have been lost, jobs have been lost, and many are looking for answers to the question, “How do we move forward from here?” No portion of the country has been forced to grapple with these challenges more than the state of New York. It’s why people are demanding to see some leadership and asking for reassurances that someone out there understands their situation and what they truly n... Read more

  • Keeping Calm In The Face Of Coronavirus
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on March 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    I know the coronavirus is at the top of everyone mind, but I think it is imperative that we all keep calm during this time. We have been remaining in constant contact with our local health officials. Congress has been taking action to prepare for this -- and not just a $8 billion dollar relief package. We ensured vulnerable populations like Medicare recipients get access to medically necessary testing. We have implemented meaningful reforms to our health care system that we have done over the la... Read more

  • Slam The Scam
    Posted in Weekly Newsletter on March 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, This week, we joined with our Democrat partner on Social Security, Rep. John Larson to shed some light on Social Security scam calls, releasing a “Slam the Scam” public service announcement. Robo callers are trying to take advantage of Americans all across the country by attempting to gain their trust over the phone and ultimately, stealing their money. As the Republican Leader of Social Security on Ways and Means, we care about ensuring Americans do not fall victim to unfair scam... Read more

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