Press Releases

Brabenec Hopes Hochul Breaks the Mold; Serves the People

“Congratulations to Kathy Hochul for becoming the 57th governor of New York and the first woman to ever hold the position. I sincerely hope she decides to break the running tradition of previous executives and serves the people of New York hono...

Cuomo’s Resignation

“Today’s resignation by Gov. Cuomo marks the first step in the healing process for the stressful and chaotic period his time in office has been to New Yorkers everywhere,” said Brabenec. “This announcement came as a surprise, but...

Cuomo’s Victims Deserve Justice. He Must Go Now

“We've known for years that Gov. Cuomo was a cruel and abusive man. The Attorney General's investigation has brought that fact to light like never before. The 179 people interviewed and over 74,000 pieces of evidence examined by investigators proved...

Brabenec and Martucci Deliver Legislative Win for the Town of Warwick

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I- Deerpark) and Sen. Mike Martucci (R,C,I-Hudson Valley) are celebrating the passage of landmark legislation to extend the Town of Warwick’s Community Preservation Fund for an additional 25 years, until 2050. (A.5324)Community...

Brabenec Joins Call to End the Confusion, Unmask New York School Children

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I- Deerpark) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference today on the lawn of the state Capitol to announce a bill that would put an end to the mask requirement for minors under 18 years of age with no COVID-19 symptoms....

Brabenec Calls for Removal of State Emergency Declaration

“The data clearly shows that the time for a state of emergency has passed. COVID numbers across the board are under control, with the Mid-Hudson maintaining a 0.5% positivity rate. New Yorkers are ready to get back to normal and it is safe to do...

Brabenec Co-Sponsors Legislation to Establish Clinical Staffing Committees in Hospitals

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C-Deerpark) is proud to co-sponsor a bill (A.108B) requiring healthcare facilities to establish a clinical staffing committee to ensure safety standards for health care services. This bill seeks to address the needs of individual...

Brabenec Lambasts Majority’s Continuous Extension of Eviction Moratorium

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C-Deerpark) criticized bill A.07175-A, which extends the moratorium of the eviction of delinquent tenants who have not paid rent throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Brabenec and others in the Assembly Minority recognize...

Brabenec Celebrates Step In The Right Direction On Restaurant Restrictions; Committed To Continuing The Fight

Assembly Karl Brabenec (R,C,I- Deerpark) was pleased to see steps were made by New York state officials today to roll back several of the operational restrictions on bars and restaurants. Both the state Legislature and governor took action, repealing...

Assembly Majority Move to Give Violent Felons the Ability to Vote

Today, the state Assembly voted on legislation that gives convicted felons the ability to vote. (S.830-B). With this bill, any convict released on probation or parole would be legally able to register to vote, irrespective of the crime they were convicted...

The Assembly Majority Kills Tax Cut for Senior Veterans After Approving Huge Stimulus for Illegals

“This is asinine. The very same members of this Legislature who authorized a $2.1 billion stimulus for illegal immigrants now won’t even come to the table to discuss providing economic relief for our elderly veterans. “They...

Brabenec Joins Calls for Lifting Restrictions on Bars and Restaurants

This morning, Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) joined his Assembly Minority Conference colleagues as they held a virtual press conference with restaurant and bar owners to draw attention to their ongoing struggles caused by Gov. Cuomo’s...

Brabenec Disheartened by One House Budget

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I- Deerpark) is disheartened by the Majority’s one-house budget proposal to increase state spending by 22.6% and to raise taxes in the midst of an economic crisis.“Increasing state spending and raising taxes...

Brabenec: Majority Removal of Executive Power Does No Such Thing

“Today the Assembly Majority passed what they want you to believe is a removal of Gov. Cuomo’s expanded executive powers. Their framing couldn’t be further from the truth.“This is a sham on the part of the Majority to look like...

Brabenec: Assembly Majority Neglecting Their Job

“The Assembly Majority decided to cancel today's session at the last minute, in a blatantly political attempt to avoid voting on measures to remove Gov. Cuomo’s emergency powers. You would think that with scandal after scandal pouring...

Brabenec: County Authorities Need Vaccines

“From the beginning of the vaccine rollout, the state’s strategy has shut out county and local officials and failed in consistently and efficiently getting doses where they are needed. The state has repeatedly shown it is disconnect with the...

Brabenec: It Just Keeps Getting Worse

“Last night, news broke that the top aide to Gov. Cuomo admitted in a private meeting that the state willfully hid COVID-19 data from nursing homes to evade federal investigation. The more we look into the actions of the governor throughout the...

Brabenec Joins Legislators in Support of Subpoenaing Dr. Zucker Following Nursing Home Scandal

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I- Deerpark) is joining the Assembly Minority Conference, including Minority colleagues on the Assembly Oversight, Analysis and Investigation Committees in urging Majority colleagues to support their petition utilizing Section...

Brabenec: Nursing Home Deaths 50% Higher Than Gov. Cuomo Told Us

“The attorney general has released a report confirming that the Cuomo administration underreported COVID-19 nursing home and care facility deaths by 50 percent. This is appalling, but sadly, I’m not surprised. The governor has misled members...

Brabenec Appointed to Legislative Commission on Public Management Systems

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I- Deerpark) has been selected by Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) to serve on the Legislative Commission on Public Management Systems (Government Administration) for the 2021-2022 legislative term.This...