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Hudson River PCB Statement

“The Hudson River is the lifeline of this region; it connects us economically, culturally, and historically. I commend New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos for calling on the EPA to re-examine the cleanup...

August 24, 2016
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Water Infrastructure Grants Statement

"In our region we too often struggle with aging, inadequate – or in some cases no – water infrastructure. This investment by the state signifies its commitment to improving public health, the environment and the economy. These grants will help ease...

August 12, 2016
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Request for Public Hearings on Anchorage Issue Statement

“I join US Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand in calling on the US Coast Guard to hold public hearings on the proposed establishment of ten new commercial anchorage sites along the Hudson River from Kingston to Yonkers. “This proposal,...

August 9, 2016
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Comptroller Audit Statement

“I applaud Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for his audit identifying inappropriate Medicaid spending by the state and for putting forth a plan of action that will allow New York to recoup its overpayments. As always, our major concern is any potential...

August 9, 2016
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Columbia County Broadband Statement

“I want to thank Governor Cuomo and his team for his announcement today to bring much needed high-speed Internet to Columbia County as a part of his New NY Broadband Program. Ensuring access to fast and reliable broadband in our rural county has...

August 3, 2016
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June 27, 2016
During a press conference at Citi Field in Queens with Governor Cuomo, who signed into law legislation that will increase access to testing and treatment for breast cancer, Assemblywoman Barrett praises the governor for his commitment to public health in working with the legislature in getting this bill passed. "This new legislation which we are going to sign today is truly life changing and will ensure millions of women across New York have the opportunity to obtain the critical services and support they need," said Barrett.