Press Releases

Simpson: Small Landlords Are Being Left Behind by Albany Majority Members

On Wednesday, Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) voted against the extension of the state eviction moratorium through January 15, 2022. The extension comes while New York state has yet to allocate nearly all of the $2.6 billion in rental relief...

Simpson Comments on State’s Updated COVID Death Toll

“This morning it was announced that Gov. Hochul added 12,000 COVID-19 based deaths to the state’s total, moving the number from 43,400 to 55,400. This is a solid first step toward transparency for the new administration and acknowledges those...

Simpson Reaction to AG James’ Report on Cuomo Sexual Harassment Investigation

“The attorney general made it abundantly clear that the governor violated multiple state and federal laws in his serial sexual harassment of women. I commend the women for their bravery in speaking out and I call on the governor to resign immed...

Redistricting Year: Get Involved, Make Your Voice Heard

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) is urging residents of the North Country to get involved in the redistricting process this year. New district lines are to be drawn by the New York state Independent Redistricting Commission based on 2020 census...

State Lawmakers Seek Update on Upstate Cellular Task Force

Regional state lawmakers are seeking an update from Governor Andrew Cuomo on New York State’s Upstate Cellular Coverage Task Force, which held its first meeting in the Capitol nearly two years ago.According to the governor’s press release...

Simpson Reacts to Governor’s Emergency Declaration over Guns

“Earlier today, the governor announced an emergency declaration over gun violence in New York state. Just days after the state of emergency from the pandemic expired, the governor comes out with this emergency over gun violence. The last thing New...

Simpson Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Invasive Aquatics Bill

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) joined a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers to get A.7735a, a bill focused on eliminating invasive aquatic species, passed. The legislation allows for the inspection of boats at designated checkpoints for certain...

Simpson: Time to End the State of Emergency

“At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it made sense for us to declare a statewide emergency. There were many unknowns to us and the world as public health and the economy took drastic hits. With this said, we are now over 15 months away from...

Simpson: Enough Is Enough, It’s Time to Restore Safety to NY

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) joined his Minority Conference colleagues in presenting the ‘Restore Order Anti-Crime Initiative’. Minority members are calling on the Majority to adopt their new common-sense reforms that will combat...

Simpson Blasts Governor for Mixed Messaging On Masks

Last week, in accordance with the CDC, New York largely unmasked as fully vaccinated individuals were no longer required to wear a face covering. Only a few days later, the governor provided updated guidance for day care centers and camps and said masks...

Simpson Calls on Labor Head to Return to Pre-Pandemic Guidelines on Unemployment

Editor’s Note: See attached letter to Labor Commissioner ReardonAssemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) wrote a letter to Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon calling for pre-pandemic work search requirements to become effective immediately. New...

Letter to Labor Commissioner Reardon

Simpson Opposed to Extending Eviction Moratorium

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) and the Assembly Minority Conference are joining housing industry organizations across New York state in calling on Majority lawmakers to stop the extension of the eviction moratorium through Aug. 31. The moratorium...

Simpson Votes Against Overall Budget; Does Support Aspects That Will Benefit The North Country

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) did not support the massive $212 billion budget for FY 21-22. Many believe this record-setting budget will only worsen the state’s economy and cause the Majority to continue to raise taxes. The state budget...

Statement from Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R-C-I-Horicon) On The Final Budget Deal For FY 21-22

“The final budget deal just released by the governor is a slap in the face to hard-working New Yorkers. The governor, Senate and Assembly Majorities are adding taxes to the already highest-taxed state in the country.“In addition to new taxes,...

Simpson Joins Colleagues in Calling for Release of Rent Relief Funds

On Wednesday, Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) joined his Minority Conference colleagues in the Assembly and Senate to call on the governor to release $1.3 billion in rent relief funds. The $1.3 billion was allocated to New York state back in...

New Yorkers Deserve Answers

“The cover-up of nursing home deaths by the Cuomo administration has become national news, and rightfully so. The state attorney general confirmed the administration was under-counting nursing home deaths by up to 50% in a scathing report nearly...

Simpson Joins Colleagues in Call: ‘Sign & Subpoena’ Dr. Zucker For Nursing Home Scandal

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) is joining his Minority Conference colleagues in calling for the subpoena of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker. On Thursday morning, members of the Assembly were joined by Voices for Seniors and Miss Gelsey Randazzo...

Simpson Backs Leaders in Calls for Investigation of Cuomo Administration

“I fully agree with Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt and Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay in their calls for investigations into the Cuomo administration’s handling of nursing homes. The governor covered up the true number of COVID-19...

Simpson: AG James Confirms Nursing Home Fears

“Attorney General Letitia James released the long-awaited report on nursing home deaths and cases in New York since the pandemic began in March 2020. The governor has repeatedly stonewalled the press and Legislature on nursing home numbers after...