Press Releases

McMahon Bill to Increase Awareness of Environmental Impacts of Idling Vehicles Passes the Legislature

Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) to increase education and awareness of the environmental and health impacts of idling vehicles passed both the Assembly and Senate this week. The bill now heads to the Governor’s...

McMahon and Kennedy Bill Incentivizing the Use of Solar Energy Passes the Legislature

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) and Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) announced that their bill incentivizing more New Yorkers to use solar panels has passed both houses of the Legislature as part of an Earth Day legislative package (A.7703/S.6919)....

Assemblymember McMahon Presents Resolution to the Family of Getzville Fire Chief, Veteran of 9/11 Ground Zero Relief Effort

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NYS Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) presented a NYS Assembly resolution to the family of Getzville Fire Department Chief Irving A. Isenberg on Thursday. Isenberg died on November 1, 2019, after a battle with myeloma, a bone marrow cancer.Isenberg...

Assemblymember McMahon Statement on Lifting of School Mask Mandate

“To the great relief of many, Governor Hochul announced yesterday that the mask mandate will be lifted for schools on Wednesday. This milestone comes after very encouraging drops in COVID-19 cases and increases in vaccinations. Because of our community’s...

Assemblymember McMahon Presents Resolution Honoring the Life and Accomplishments of Longtime High School Sports Reporter

On Sunday, NYS Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) presented a NYS Assembly resolution to the family of longtime high school sports reporter Miguel “Miggy” Rodriguez. Rodriguez died as a result of complications from COVID-19 on Jan. 31,...

Celebrating the Legacy of New York Trailblazer Shirley Chisholm This Black History Month

Since 1976, the month of February has been designated as National Black History Month, a time to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Black Americans and to honor those individuals who were instrumental in shaping our country. For me, this reflection...

Assemblymember McMahon Presents Resolution Declaring February 21 as ‘Mother Language Day’ in NYS

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) presented the Bangladeshi American Social & Cultural Organization of WNY (BASCO) with a New York State Assembly resolution on Monday, declaring February 21 as “Mother Language Day” in the State of New...

Assemblymember McMahon’s Statement on the Repeal of the COVID-19 Mask Mandate for Businesses

“I am pleased by the Governor’s announcement this morning that the New York State COVID-19 mask mandate for businesses will be removed tomorrow, although local municipalities and businesses will have the choice to continue the mandate themselves....

Assemblymember McMahon: State of the State Address Brings Hope for Productive Year

On Jan. 5, Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State address and outlined her priorities for the upcoming state budget. Some of her key goals include bolstering the health care and education workforces, expanding access to childcare, establishing...

Senator Skoufis, Assemblymember McMahon Sponsor Legislation to Reduce Skin Cancer Caused by UV Tanning

Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) and Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) announced that they have introduced legislation (S1873/A8935) to raise the minimum age for use of ultraviolet radiation devices, such as tanning beds, from 18 to 21 years.According...

Assemblymember Karen M. McMahon’s Response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address

“Today has been a truly historic day for New York as its first female Governor issued her remarks on the State of the State. I have always been impressed and encouraged by Governor Hochul’s leadership, decisiveness, and pride in fighting for...

McMahon Legislation to Assist Struggling Homeowners Signed into Law by Governor

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) announced on Friday that legislation she sponsored to assist homeowners during the COVID-19 pandemic was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. The bill (A5374), sponsored by McMahon in the Assembly and Senator...

Assemblymember Karen McMahon Statement on Judiciary Committee Report

“The Assembly Judiciary Committee was tasked with determining whether former Governor Andrew Cuomo committed acts that would constitute impeachable conduct under the New York State Constitution. After conducting a thorough investigation that produced...

Assemblymember McMahon: New Gun Safety Laws Will Help Protect Our Families

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that several bills she helped pass earlier this year to combat gun violence have been signed into law by Governor Hochul.“On top of the trauma the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted over...

Assemblymember McMahon Introduces Legislation to Require Information on Down Syndrome be Provided by Healthcare Practitioners

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and with the goal of acceptance and inclusion in mind, NYS Assemblymember Karen M. McMahon (D-Amherst) announced legislation aimed at increasing knowledge and understanding of Down syndrome.Down syndrome is the...

Assemblymember McMahon Presents The Summit Center with $200,000 for Autism Assessment and Treatment

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NYS Assemblymember Karen M. McMahon (D-Amherst) presented The Summit Center with $200,000 in state funding on Wednesday for the Center for Autism Assessment and Treatment. The center provides alternative learning experiences for Western New York children...

Kennedy & McMahon-Sponsored Legislation Geared Towards Regulating Alternative Fuel Sources Takes Effect Today

Legislation (A7567A/S6850-A) introduced by Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) and Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) to set standards for alternative fuel quality passed both the Assembly and Senate in the last session and was recently signed by the...

Assemblymember Karen McMahon Shows Support for Main-Transit Firefighters During 2021 NYS Championship Drill

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Assemblywoman Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) attended the 2021 New York State Championship Drill to show her support for the Main-Transit Fire Department and presented fire officials with funding to renovate the department’s Station 2. McMahon also announced...

Assemblymember Karen McMahon Honors Nine Women of Distinction

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Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) recognized nine women as 2021 recipients of the Women of Distinction award during a ceremony at Island Park in Williamsville on Tuesday evening.This year marked Assemblymember McMahon’s third annual...

Pair of McMahon Bills Supporting East Amherst Fire Signed into Law

A pair of bills sponsored by Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) to support the East Amherst Fire Company were signed into law last week by the Governor. The first bill (A7630) exempts the East Amherst Fire Department from the requirement that the...