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Smullen Votes ‘No’ On 2021 Budget Blowout

“I could not in good faith vote in favor of any part of this budget.It increases unnecessary spending and raises taxes, on top of $12 billion dollars of national debt financed aid coming from Washington, D.C.This budget exemplifies the progressive...

Smullen, Assembly and Senate Minority Hold Press Conference Calling for Release Of $1.3 Billion In Federal Housing Assistance

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) was joined by Assembly and Senate Minority colleagues today in calling on Gov. Cuomo to release the $1.3 billion allocated by Congress for use in housing assistance. As of now, the governor has not authorized...

Smullen Joins Press Conference Calling for Restaurant and Bar Hours to Resume as Normal

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) joined his Assembly and Senate colleagues today calling on the Majority Conferences in both houses to repeal the governor’s COVID-preventative restaurant and bar hour restrictions, citing the...

The Governor Has Lost Our Confidence to Govern

Minority and Majority politicians will always have disagreements about policy issues. If we did not, we would not need different parties in our political system. The same can be said when it comes to the Governor and the Legislature. We are co-equal branches...

Smullen Introduces Bill That Will Allow Recall of Governor

Editor’s note: Link to Senate version of bill is attachedAssemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco), in partnership with Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, is introducing a bill that would expand and strengthen the checks and balances...

Smullen: Majority Deal to Remove Emergency Powers Was a Lie

“As an eternal optimist, I was glad to hear Assembly Majority members were looking to finally remove the governor’s emergency powers. However, the bill they introduced today was anything but a revocation of the governor's emergency...
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