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Smith Responds to Attorney General James’ Investigation

“I’m urging my colleagues to hold the governor accountable and remove him immediately. We as New Yorkers need to send a clear message: the sexual harassment and abuse of employees by those in power, and the willful breach of state and federal...

Smith on End of 2021 Assembly Session

“As has been the case for some time, the Assembly Majority has squandered another year of session on frivolous, and often dangerous, legislation. From hampering police operations to ridiculous new taxation policies, I am very concerned with how...

Smith Calls for End to Disaster Emergency Executive Order

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Assemblyman Doug Smith (R,C,I-Holbrook) joined his fellow Minority Colleagues today, calling for a repeal of the executive order that declared a disaster emergency in New York following the COVID-19 pandemic spread. Executive Order 202 has been an...

Smith: Mask Mandate for Kids Is ‘Silly’

Assemblyman Doug Smith (R,C,I-Holbrook) blasted the recent mandate for kids as young as two years old to wear masks in public spaces when not eating or sleeping. The mandate comes as a response to the planned reopening of several daycare and overnight...

Smith Slams Cuomo For Book Profits Built On Lies

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Assemblyman Doug Smith (R,C,I-Holbrook), in partnership with Assembly and Senate Minority, is introducing legislation that would prohibit statewide elected officials from profiting from published works while serving in their position. For Smith,...

Assemblyman Doug Smith Appointed Top Minority Member on Education

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Assemblyman Doug Smith (R,C,I-Holbrook) today was appointed as the Minority Ranking Member on the New York State Assembly’s prestigious Education Committee which is responsible for overseeing educational policies and programs affecting prekindergarten,...

Smith Thanks Volkswagen Atlas for Donation to Suffolk County Community College

Assemblyman Doug Smith attended a celebratory event signifying the donation of several modern Volkswagen automobiles to Suffolk County Community College’s Technicians Department for practical instruction on the most modern of cars. As a staunch...

“Local Control Now”: Long Island Elected Officials and Business Leaders Call on Governor to Restore Local Control

Press Conference Video: https://youtu.be/1dRREafn3W4 Holbrook, NY — On Monday, New York State Assemblyman Doug Smith and his COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Task Force comprised of area Chamber of Commerce Presidents and local businesses...

A New App for Exploring State Parks is Available

Smith A New App for Exploring State Parks is Available
Assemblyman Doug Smith (5th District) is spreading the word that the New York State Parks Department recently developed and launched a free “NY State Parks Explorer” App, useful for visitors to plan outdoor adventures while staying connected...

Reminder: July 15 Is Tax Deadline Day

Assemblyman Doug Smith (5th District) today reminded citizens that despite the toll COVID-19 has continued to take on our daily lives, per a decision made by the Treasury Department, state and federal taxes are to be filed no later than July 15. The original...
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