Press Releases

Assemblyman Smullen: National Police Week a Reminder to Back the Blue Year Round

Ever wonder what it would be like to come into work each day not knowing what’s ahead — to have uncertainty, danger and whiplash around every turn? Thus was the situation in Buffalo earlier this week and thus is the task of our law enforcement...

Assemblyman Smullen Calls For Tax Relief, Economic Opening Following New York’s Nation-Worst Economic Outlook

Following New York’s economic outlook being dubbed the worst in the nation as part of The Rich States, Poor States: American Legislative Exchange Council-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index , Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I, SAM –Meco)...

Support For People With Differing Abilities

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) rallied with colleagues on both sides of the aisle today at a press conference reaffirming commitment to protecting employees with differing abilities. Smullen is a protector for those with developmental disabilities,...

Smullen Supports Election Integrity

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) was joined by fellow Minority colleagues today at a press conference calling for further election security measures in preparation for this year’s election cycle. Following a stint of concerning new voting...

Smullen Joins Colleagues, NYS Farm Bureau to Help Local Farmers

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) joined his fellow Assembly Minority colleagues, the New York State Farm Bureau, and farm owners today to call for the maintenance of the farm employee overtime threshold. The threshold, recently lowered from...

Smullen Statement on Mask Mandate Extension

“For the governor to continue forcing school children to comply with an unconstitutional mask mandate is irresponsible. These misguided mask policies were designed during a pandemic and applied to the state in a one-size-fits-all fashion.This type...

Smullen and Assembly Minority Colleagues Draft Bill To Mitigate Inflation Impact

“The rate of inflation is the highest it’s been in 35 years, and with very little hope of an end in sight, my Minority colleagues and I had to step in with legislation. Bill A.8481 will put a temporary end to state sales taxes on everyday...

Smullen and Fulton County Sheriff Partner For Venison Donations

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) is partnering with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department to provide fresh venisonto seniors and veterans in need or unable to hunt themselves. This is a tradition famous in parts of the Adirondack region...

Announcing “Venison for Veterans”

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) is partnering with the Fulton County Office For The Aging, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and other local community groups to help provide “Venison For Veterans” in...

Smullen: Law And Order Must Resume

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) joined Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences today to call for an end to bail reform and the various offshoots that relax criminal justice laws and allow lawbreakers to harm their neighbors and communities....

Smullen Issues Statement In Response To Gov. Hochul’s 2022 State Of The State Address

“Today’s State of the State Address contained some good ideas, particularly the proposals to implement term limits on state-level officials and the replacement of the Joint Committee on Public Ethics with a new, independent ethics agency,...

Smullen Sends Letter to Gov. Requesting State-Run Covid-19 Testing Site Be Opened at Fulton Montgomery Community College

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) has written a letter to the governor requesting that she open a state-operated COVID-19 testing site at Fulton Montgomery Community College following outreach from St. Mary’s Hospital in Montgomery County...

Smullen, Assembly and Senate Minority Leadership Request Cost Analysis for CLCPA

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) has joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) to call for the cost-analysis of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), its impact based on the New York State Climate Action...

Smullen Celebrates Upcoming Gloversville Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) is congratulating the City of Gloversville as it has recently been selected by the governor’s office for a $10 million-dollar Downtown Revitalization Initiative.​​"I'm glad to see the people...

Smullen Prepares Broadband Bill For 2022 Session

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) has drafted a bill in partnership with Sen. Joseph A. Griffo to strengthen and enhance broadband capabilities across all of New York. Dubbed the ‘Regional Broadband Expansion and Access Program (RBEAP),’...

Smullen Rejects Carbon Tax

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) recently participated in an Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee hearing discussing New York’s rapid transition to full electrification of the economy as a way to influence climate change.As the...

Smullen Responds to Prison Closures, Reaffirms Support Of NYSCOPBA

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) notes the rapid closure of several Upstate New York correctional facilities. These closures reflect the continued erosion of public safety through recent legislative efforts at criminal justice...

Smullen Promotes Broadband Speed Test for All New Yorkers

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) today announced that a significant step in the fight for further broadband access has been taken. The New York State Broadband Program Office is now asking the public to provide input and data...

Smullen Demands Governor, State Health Commissioner Rescind Healthcare Worker Vaccination Mandate

Editor’s Note: Please click here to view LetterAssemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) was joined by his Assembly Minority colleagues requesting the State Department of Health and Governor Hochul reverse the mandate that requires...

Smullen Demands Governor, State Health Commissioner Rescind Healthcare Worker Vaccination Mandate - Letter