Andrew Cuomo https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Andrew Cuomo https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Mon, 24 Jun 2024 02:12:33 -0400 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Fri, 13 Aug 2021 18:31:00 -0400 Hawley critical of speaker ending Cuomo impeachment proceeding https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/hawley-critical-of-speaker-ending-cuomo-impeachment-proceeding/570535 Press release from Assemblyman Steve Hawley:

”Impartial justice is a founding principle of our constitutional republic, and nobody should be above the law. Our public officials should be held to the highest standards possible, and by ending this impeachment investigation the speaker has denied justice to the people of this state and allowed potentially illegal acts to be swept under the rug.”

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/hawley-critical-of-speaker-ending-cuomo-impeachment-proceeding/570535#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/hawley-critical-of-speaker-ending-cuomo-impeachment-proceeding/570535 Aug 13, 2021, 6:31pm Andrew Cuomo Hawley critical of speaker ending Cuomo impeachment proceeding Press Release <p>Press release from Assemblyman Steve Hawley:</p> <blockquote> <p>”Impartial justice is a founding principle of our constitutional republic, and nobody should be above the law. Our public officials should be held to the highest standards possible, and by ending this impeachment investigation the speaker has denied justice to the people of this</p></blockquote>
Officials react to Cuomo's resignation https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/officials-react-to-cuomos-resignation/570460 Press release from State Sen. Ed Rath:

This afternoon's resignation from Governor Cuomo is a welcomed and necessary relief for those New Yorkers he has harmed and those who continue to look to Albany for leadership amid this pandemic. Harassment has no place in our society, especially at the upper levels of state government.

I continue to call on the State Legislature to ensure that other investigations into Governor Cuomo's malfeasance remain ongoing. New Yorkers who lost loved ones in nursing homes deserve answers. While the Governor has already written his book, let us not write off other avenues where he has betrayed his oath of office. If ongoing investigations by the State Assembly reveal further misdeeds, impeachment must remain a viable option. The State Legislature must uphold its duty to hold Governor Cuomo accountable.

I look forward to working with Lieutenant Governor Hochul in her new capacity as the first female Governor in New York State history. As a fellow Western New Yorker, I hope she strives to help New York heal and elevates the voices of upstate New Yorkers long maligned and ignored by downstate leaders. Having served with her at several levels of government, I am confident that her integrity is unwavering. Together, we will continue to navigate the challenges facing all New Yorkers.”

From Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul:

"I agree with Governor Cuomo's decision to step down. It is the right thing to do and in the best interest of New Yorkers.

As someone who has served at all levels of government and is next in the line of succession, I am prepared to lead as New York State’s 57th Governor."

Assemblyman Steve Hawley:

 “Now that the governor has done the right thing and resigned, we can focus on bettering the lives of the working people of this state once again. This is the third high ranking official that has stepped down due to improper conduct during my tenure, and I hope we can come together and work to assure it’s the last and that conduct like that of Andrew Cuomo’s is never left unchecked. I do want to congratulate Kathy Hochul, who will be our next Governor in two weeks, and hope we can work together in bipartisan fashion to do more for the people of this state than ever before.”

Rep. Chris Jacobs:

“Andrew Cuomo's resignation is long overdue, and needed to move our state government past the multiple scandals he and his staff inflicted on the citizens of New York. Despite his resignation, criminal investigations of the Cuomo administration must continue to ensure justice is served.”

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/officials-react-to-cuomos-resignation/570460#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/officials-react-to-cuomos-resignation/570460 Aug 10, 2021, 2:18pm Andrew Cuomo Officials react to Cuomo's resignation Howard Owens <p>Press release from State Sen. Ed Rath:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>“</strong>This afternoon's resignation from Governor Cuomo is a welcomed and necessary relief for those New Yorkers he has harmed and those who continue to look to Albany for leadership amid this pandemic. Harassment has no place in our society, especially at the</p></blockquote>
Rath calls on Cuomo to resign immediately https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/rath-calls-on-cuomo-to-resign-immediately/570252 Press release from Sen. Edward Rath:

The findings of the Attorney General’s report are extremely concerning and downright disgusting.  The upsetting details of this report speak for themselves.  If the Governor does not resign, the State Legislature must act immediately.  Out of respect for the victims, further inaction regarding this matter is simply unacceptable.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/rath-calls-on-cuomo-to-resign-immediately/570252#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/rath-calls-on-cuomo-to-resign-immediately/570252 Aug 3, 2021, 8:18pm Andrew Cuomo Rath calls on Cuomo to resign immediately Howard Owens <p><em>Press release from Sen. Edward Rath:</em></p> <blockquote> <p>The findings of the Attorney General’s report are extremely concerning and downright disgusting.&nbsp; The upsetting details of this report speak for themselves.&nbsp; If the Governor does not resign, the State Legislature must act immediately.&nbsp; Out of respect for the victims, further inaction regarding this</p></blockquote>
Candidate for City Council calls on Cuomo to resign https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/candidate-for-city-council-calls-on-cuomo-to-resign/570251 Press release from Erica O'Donnell:

For too long, women working under and alongside men in power have had to silently endure harassment, abuse, and worse. Those days are over. No one, even those who hold some of the most powerful positions in the country, are above the law. It is long past time for Governor Cuomo to be held accountable for his behavior. He should save taxpayers the time and money involved in impeachment proceedings and resign immediately. If he refuses, I encourage my friends in the NYS Senate and Assembly to begin those proceedings without delay.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/candidate-for-city-council-calls-on-cuomo-to-resign/570251#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/candidate-for-city-council-calls-on-cuomo-to-resign/570251 Aug 3, 2021, 8:01pm Andrew Cuomo Candidate for City Council calls on Cuomo to resign Press Release <p>Press release from Erica O'Donnell:</p> <blockquote> <p>For too long, women working under and alongside men in power have had to silently endure harassment, abuse, and worse. Those days are over. No one, even those who hold some of the most powerful positions in the country, are above the law. It is</p></blockquote>
Hochul says she believes the women in sexual harassment claims against Cuomo https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/hochul-says-she-believes-the-women-in-sexual-harassment-claims-against-cuomo/570241 Press release from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul:

Sexual harassment is unacceptable in any workplace, and certainly not in public service. The Attorney General’s investigation has documented repulsive and unlawful behavior by the Governor towards multiple women. I believe these brave women and admire their courage coming forward.

No one is above the law. Under the New York Constitution, the Assembly will now determine the next steps.

Because Lieutenant Governors stand next in the line of succession, it would not be appropriate to comment further on the process at this moment.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/hochul-says-she-believes-the-women-in-sexual-harassment-claims-against-cuomo/570241#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/hochul-says-she-believes-the-women-in-sexual-harassment-claims-against-cuomo/570241 Aug 3, 2021, 2:55pm Andrew Cuomo Hochul says she believes the women in sexual harassment claims against Cuomo Howard Owens <p><em>Press release from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul:</em></p> <blockquote> <p>Sexual harassment is unacceptable&nbsp;in any workplace, and certainly not in public service. The Attorney General’s investigation has documented repulsive and unlawful behavior by the Governor towards multiple women.&nbsp;I believe these brave women and admire their courage coming forward.</p> <p>No one is above the</p></blockquote>
Hawley calls on Cuomo to resign following AG report saying he sexually harassed women https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/hawley-calls-on-cuomo-to-resign-following-ag-report-saying-he-sexually-harassed-women Press release from Assemblyman Steven Hawley:

“What we heard today should sicken everyone at a human level, and we cannot allow the governor to continue as our executive knowing our worst fears about his actions are true,” said Hawley. “He must resign now, and if not, we must reject his leadership resoundingly to send a message that conduct of this nature will never be acceptable, by anyone. He has abused his power in the most horrific of ways, and the time has now come for the legislative branch to assert itself and do what is right in this critical moment.”

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/hawley-calls-on-cuomo-to-resign-following-ag-report-saying-he-sexually-harassed-women#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/hawley-calls-on-cuomo-to-resign-following-ag-report-saying-he-sexually-harassed-women Aug 3, 2021, 2:28pm Andrew Cuomo Hawley calls on Cuomo to resign following AG report saying he sexually harassed women Press Release <p><em>Press release from Assemblyman Steven Hawley:</em></p> <blockquote> <p>“What we heard today should sicken everyone at a human level, and we cannot allow the governor to continue as our executive knowing our worst fears about his actions are true,” said Hawley. “He must resign now, and if not, we must reject his</p></blockquote>
Jacobs calls on Cuomo to release rental assistance funds https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/jacobs-calls-on-cuomo-to-release-rental-assistance-funds/564393 Press release:

Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) led a letter with congressmembers Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Andrew Garbarino (NY-02), Lee Zeldin (NY-01), and Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) in calling on Governor Cuomo to release billions in rental assistance funding allocated to New York State by Congress in December.

“Tenants and landlords across New York State have suffered enormous economic hardship during the pandemic," reps. Jacobs, Tenney, Garbarino, Zeldin and Malliotakis wrote. “Congress recognizes this reality, and it is why we allocated funds to assist New Yorkers in need.

"We are concerned that more than half of the money provided under the CARES Act remains unspent, while none of the $1.3 billion provided in December has been spent. Numerous other states have already distributed this funding. It is imperative these funds reach their intended recipients promptly.”

Specifically, the representatives are asking the Governor to provide a timetable for the creation of the application portal the state government said it would be using for distribution. The representatives are also asking that the Governor disclose if he intends to add additional eligibility requirements to receive the funding above what is required by the federal government.

New York received $1.3 billion in federal funding for residential rental assistance in the Consolidated Appropriations Act passed by Congress in December and will be receiving another $1.4 billion under the American Rescue Plan. In addition, $100 million was provided under the CARES Act.

Full text of the letter is below:

Dear Governor Cuomo,

We write to request information on New York State’s implementation of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. As you know, New York received $1.3 billion in federal funding for residential rental assistance in the Consolidated Appropriations Act passed by Congress in December and will be receiving another $1.4 billion under the American Rescue Plan. In addition, $100 million was provided under the CARES Act. We are concerned that more than half of the money provided under the CARES Act remains unspent, while none of the $1.3 billion provided in December has been spent.

We respectfully request your reply within 14 days of receipt of this letter with answers to the following questions:

  • Your administration indicated it will be setting up a universal application portal for all applicants across the state. Is that portal ready? If not, when will it be?
  • Will the state be adding additional eligibility criteria to receive funds above what is set by federal law?

As you know, tenants and landlords across New York State have suffered enormous economic hardship during the pandemic. Congress recognizes this reality, and it is why we allocated funds to assist New Yorkers in need. Numerous other states have already distributed this funding. It is imperative these funds reach their intended recipients promptly.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/jacobs-calls-on-cuomo-to-release-rental-assistance-funds/564393#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/jacobs-calls-on-cuomo-to-release-rental-assistance-funds/564393 Apr 6, 2021, 11:03am Andrew Cuomo Jacobs calls on Cuomo to release rental assistance funds Howard Owens <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <blockquote> <p>Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) led a letter with congressmembers Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Andrew Garbarino (NY-02), Lee Zeldin (NY-01), and Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) in calling on Governor Cuomo to release billions in rental assistance funding allocated to New York State by Congress in December.</p> <p>“Tenants and landlords across New</p></blockquote>
Senators Schumer and Gillibrand lose confidence in Cuomo, call for his resignation https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/senators-schumer-and-gillibrand-lose-confidence-in-cuomo-call-for-his-resignation Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following joint statement on Friday:

“Confronting and overcoming the COVID crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct.

"Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York. Governor Cuomo should resign.”

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/senators-schumer-and-gillibrand-lose-confidence-in-cuomo-call-for-his-resignation#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/senators-schumer-and-gillibrand-lose-confidence-in-cuomo-call-for-his-resignation Mar 13, 2021, 12:25pm Andrew Cuomo Senators Schumer and Gillibrand lose confidence in Cuomo, call for his resignation Press Release <p><em>Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following joint statement on Friday:</em></p> <p>“Confronting and overcoming the COVID crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct.</p> <p>"Due to the multiple</p>
Jacobs says Cuomo must be held accountable https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/jacobs-says-cuomo-must-be-held-accountable/563596 Press release:

Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) released the following statement after it was reported last night that the FBI and the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s Office have opened an investigation into Governor Cuomo and senior members of his COVID-19 Task Force.

“For weeks, I have called for a full federal investigation into Governor Cuomo and his staff for their actions to cover up the disastrous impacts of the Governor’s directive forcing COVID positive patients back into nursing homes.

This investigation is long overdue but necessary to the grieving families who have been cast aside, smeared, and talked down to by this Governor for simply seeking answers surrounding the death of a loved one.

“I will keep working tirelessly until we have these answers. This investigation should leave no stone unturned and thoroughly examine the deliberate and willful action to withhold information from federal prosecutors and the public. The Governor’s actions represent one of the greatest betrayals of public trust during this pandemic. He must be held accountable."

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/jacobs-says-cuomo-must-be-held-accountable/563596#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/jacobs-says-cuomo-must-be-held-accountable/563596 Feb 18, 2021, 5:22pm Andrew Cuomo Jacobs says Cuomo must be held accountable Howard Owens <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <blockquote> <p>Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) released the following statement after it was reported last night that the FBI and the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s Office have opened an investigation into Governor Cuomo and senior members of his COVID-19 Task Force.</p> <p>“For weeks, I have called for a full federal investigation</p></blockquote>
Hawley: 'We now know for certain Cuomo put his reputation before the lives of over 15,000 nursing home residents' https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/hawley-we-now-know-for-certain-cuomo-put-his-reputation-before-the-lives-of-over-15000 Press release:

Assemblyman Steve Hawley speaks on bombshell New York Post report that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide admitted to covering up nursing home deaths:

“It is hard to find the words to express my frustration with the details of this report," Hawley said. "I am incredibly saddened by how families who have already lost their loved ones have been disrespected by this administration after already going through the painful process of grief.

"We now know for certain that the governor put his reputation before the lives of over 15,000 nursing home residents, and we must keep all options on the table to hold him accountable, along with everyone else responsible for this tragedy and the ensuing cover-up.

"At this point, any excuses made to not rescind the governor’s emergency powers and immediately investigate this matter as thoroughly and independently as possible are entirely disingenuous, and we must now all put politics aside to do what’s right for the thousands of families who had their loved ones taken from them.”

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/hawley-we-now-know-for-certain-cuomo-put-his-reputation-before-the-lives-of-over-15000#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/hawley-we-now-know-for-certain-cuomo-put-his-reputation-before-the-lives-of-over-15000 Feb 12, 2021, 2:28pm Andrew Cuomo Hawley: 'We now know for certain Cuomo put his reputation before the lives of over 15,000 nursing home residents' Press Release <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p><em><strong>Assemblyman Steve Hawley speaks on bombshell </strong></em><strong><a href="https://nypost.com/2021/02/12/ny-dems-want-cuomos-covid-powers-gone-amid-nursing-home-bombshell/">New York Post </a></strong><em><strong><a href="https://nypost.com/2021/02/12/ny-dems-want-cuomos-covid-powers-gone-amid-nursing-home-bombshell/">report</a> that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide admitted to covering up nursing home deaths:</strong></em></p> <p>“It is hard to find the words to express my frustration with the details of this report," Hawley said. "I am incredibly saddened by how</p>