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DeStefano Declares February As Library Lover’s Month

Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,-C,-I-Medford) is pleased to announce that his Resolution to proclaim the month of February as Library Lover’s Month passed the Assembly yesterday. DeStefano has long been a vocal advocate for libraries and recently...

DeStefano Reacts to Stunning AG Report

“The governor has spent several months writing a book, accepting Emmy Awards and lying to the people of New York. Today’s news is stunning; the reports say we were correct in that the numbers were underreported by at least 50%. Nursing home...

DeStefano Calls for Unity as President Is Inaugurated

“Today is a historic day no matter what side of the aisle you are on, and the peaceful transition of power is key to our democracy. These past few weeks have been both chaotic and confusing for many Americans. This has been a critical time in our...

DeStefano Reacts To 2022 Budget Address

“The governor’s budget address was disappointing; he continues to blame Washington for our budget deficit and his shortcomings during the pandemic, while deflecting any blame and begging the next administration to bail us out. Today’s...

DeStefano Reacts to Final Day Of State Of The State

“The governor’s final speech of the State of the State was just a continuation of his own self-promotion. Green energy, arts and infrastructure are all important, but they fail to bring back the sustainable middle-class jobs lost due to the...

DeStefano Reacts to 2021 State of the State Address

“The governor’s speeches thus far have been self-promotional. While addressing green energy is important, and while it may bring back jobs, it is going to cost the state a fortune. We are already facing a massive $15 billion budget deficit,...

DeStefano Calls Out Governor's Failed Vaccine Rollout

Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C,I-Medford) is calling out Gov. Cuomo on his vaccine distribution plan. The governor recently amended the rules regarding who qualifies. Now people over 65 and public employees, as well as New Yorkers in Phases 1a and 1b,...

DeStefano Reacts To 2021 State of the State Address

“I am disappointed Gov. Cuomo has failed to address the real issues facing Long Islanders and that is the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has halted everyday lives, businesses are shutting down, people are losing jobs, homes, sources of income...

DeStefano: Fighting to Protect Our Heroic Men and Women

On August 19, Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C,I,Ref-Medford) stood alongside members of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) to call for passage of a bill he sponsored that would deem any crimes against emergency medical services personnel, fire fighters,...

DeStefano: Our Loved Ones Deserve Justice

Gov. Cuomo ordered nursing homes to accept patients from hospitals who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 25. His actions have resulted in the deaths of approximately 6,000 nursing home residents across New York state. The New York State Legislature...
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