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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
 
Vol. 21, No. 37
 
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NEW YORK ELECTION NEWS

New York Governor

  1. NY GOP Chair to Newsmax TV: Search on to Challenge Cuomo - Newsmax, (Nick Langworthy), February 22, 2021
  2. O'Mara, Senate Republicans, Introduce Plan To Curb Cuomo's Emergency Powers - WSKG.org, (Nick Langworthy), February 22, 2021
  3. Governor Cuomo Announces Additional Re-Opening Guidance for Several Industries as New York's Hospitalization and COVID-19 Infection Rates Continue to Decline - ny.gov, (Andrew Cuomo), February 22, 2021
  4. Governor Cuomo Announces Additional Efforts to Expand Access to State-FEMA Vaccination Sites in Brooklyn and Queens - ny.gov, (Andrew Cuomo), February 22, 2021
  5. SNL’s cold open tackles #FreeBritney, the Ted Cruz Cancun saga, and Andrew Cuomo’s scandals - Vox.com, (Andrew Cuomo), February 22, 2021
  6. Republicans push to remove Governor Cuomo’s emergency powers again - Local 22/44 News, (Andrew Cuomo), February 22, 2021
US Senate

  1. Senators want to protect federal first responder benefits - WABI, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 22, 2021
  2. After military helicopter crashes in Mendon and Idaho, Schumer calls for investigation - 13WHAM-TV, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 22, 2021
  3. Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5 Million In NeighborWorks America Grants for 16 Organizations across New York - URBAN CNY, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 22, 2021
  4. As Greg Abbott Blames Texas Chaos on Green Energy, Chuck Schumer Wants His Policies Probed - Newsweek, (Chuck Schumer), February 22, 2021
  5. Third stimulus check update: COVID relief vote expected in House this week; Sen. Chuck Schumer vows to meet M - MassLive.com, (Chuck Schumer), February 22, 2021
New York Attorney General

  1. New York Attorney General Letitia James says Trump Supreme Court ruling won't affect her tax probe - CNBC, (Letitia James), February 22, 2021
  2. NRA is 'out of ammo' as it faces a legal mess of its own making, many experts say - WTVD-TV, (Letitia James), February 22, 2021
  3. DealBook DC Policy Project: Janet Yellen on Rebooting the Economy - The New York Times, (Letitia James), February 22, 2021
New York Comptroller

  1. New York fund wins political disclosure from FirstEnergy - Pensions & Investments, (Tom DiNapoli), February 22, 2021
New York City Mayor

  1. Eric Trump Offers Bill de Blasio an Olive Branch, but NYC Mayor Says No More Business - Newsweek, (Bill de Blasio), February 22, 2021
  2. Mayor Bill de Blasio names School Construction Authority President Lorraine Grillo recovery czar - Crain's New York Business, (Bill de Blasio), February 22, 2021
  3. How a Legal Fight Over Zoom Could Tank de Blasio's Most Ambitious Rezoning - Commercial Observer, (Bill de Blasio), February 22, 2021
  4. 5 Takeaways From the NYC Mayor’s Race: Bagel Orders and Vaccine Appointments - The New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), February 22, 2021
  5. Mayor Announces Start of Environmental Justice Study - CityLand, (Bill de Blasio), February 22, 2021
Assembly Speaker

  1. Heastie on Cuomo's Call to Kim: “Unsettling and Disturbing” - Spectrum News, (Carl Heastie), February 22, 2021
  2. Assembly Democrats Consider Action Against Cuomo Admin Over Nursing Homes - New York NOW, (Carl Heastie), February 22, 2021
  3. NY Democrats say they've had enough of Cuomo’s aggressive tactics - New York Daily News, (Carl Heastie), February 22, 2021
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Zeldin at the bottom of NY congressional delegation on environmental group's scorecard - RiverheadLOCAL, (Lee Zeldin), February 22, 2021
  2. Rep. Zeldin on holding Cuomo accountable for nursing home deaths - Yahoo News, (Lee Zeldin), February 22, 2021
  3. A.M. Roundup: Who are the GOP contenders for governor in 2022? - Albany Times Union, (Lee Zeldin), February 22, 2021
2nd Congressional District (Garbarino)

  1. Bipartisan bill introduced to create commission to investigate Jan. 6 attack, domestic terrorism - Homeland Preparedness News, (Andrew Garbarino), February 22, 2021
11th Congressional District (Malliotakis)

  1. S.I. Republicans join call for impeachment commission to investigate Cuomo - SILive.com, (Nicole Malliotakis), February 22, 2021
  2. NY Rep.: Gov. Cuomo's 'days are dwindling' - One America News Network, (Nicole Malliotakis), February 22, 2021
16th Congressional District (Bowman)

  1. Jamaal Bowman, a quiet mensch - The Riverdale Press, (Jamaal Bowman), February 22, 2021
  2. Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-Chairs Urge President Biden To Pardon Federal Cannabis Offenses - Yes! Weekly, (Jamaal Bowman), February 22, 2021
17th Congressional District (Jones)

  1. Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-Chairs Urge President Biden To Pardon Federal Cannabis Offenses - Yes! Weekly, (Mondaire Jones), February 22, 2021
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. PHOTO RELEASE: Maloney Partners with Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to Discuss the Importance of the Paycheck Protection Program and Other Critical COVID-19 Economic Relief Programs, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), February 22, 2021
  2. Cornwall Museum and its Visitors Are Thankful for PPP Loan - Spectrum News, (Sean P. Maloney), February 22, 2021
  3. Schmitt slams Maloney pick for DCCC senior advisor over tweets, past - Times Herald-Record, (Sean P. Maloney), February 22, 2021
  4. GOP not worried about voting against popular relief bill | TheHill - The Hill, (Sean P. Maloney), February 22, 2021
19th Congressional District (Delgado)

  1. Rep. Delgado to Hold Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday Night, Congressman Antonio Delgado - New York, 19th (D), February 22, 2021
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Congresswoman Stefanik wants a thorough investigation into nursing home crisis, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), February 22, 2021
  2. 'Worst in America': inside the very public feud between Cuomo and Stefanik - Niagara Gazette, (Elise Stefanik), February 22, 2021
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Rep. Claudia Tenney’s late arrival in Congress costs her a prime committee seat - syracuse.com, (Claudia Tenney), February 22, 2021
  2. Process established for Hart, Miller-Meeks challenge | News | ottumwacourier.com - Ottumwacourier, (Claudia Tenney), February 22, 2021
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Law Beat: Colonie justices flouting new law requiring reason for recusal - Times Union, (Todd Kaminsky), February 22, 2021

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Higgins Announces Budget Committee Approval of the American Rescue Plan, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), February 22, 2021
  2. Maloney, Meeks Urge SEC to Adopt Nasdaq Board Diversity Proposal, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), February 22, 2021
  3. Meng Calls for Increase in COVID-19 Vaccines in Her Congressional District, Congresswoman Grace Meng - New York, 6th (D), February 22, 2021
  4. Rice Leads Letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Requesting Data to Address Disinformation Campaigns Targeting Veterans and Military Servicemembers, Congresswoman Kathleen Rice - New York, 4th (D), February 22, 2021
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Expanding Access to Vaccination Sites, New York State Governor: Press Releases, February 22, 2021
  2. Senate Majority To Advance Legislation To Improve Oversight And Care At Nursing Homes, New York State Senate: Press Releases, February 22, 2021
  3. Attorney General James Sues Libre by Nexus for Deceiving and Preying on Vulnerable Immigrants, Attorney General: New York, February 22, 2021
Incumbent Leaders NY Senate

  1. Stewart-Cousins, Mayer host discussion on healthcare disparities in the Black community - NEWS10 ABC, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 22, 2021
  2. Mass-vaccine site will first be open to 7 Yonkers and Mount Vernon zip codes - The Journal News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 22, 2021
  3. NY Democrats say they've had enough of Cuomo’s aggressive tactics - New York Daily News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 22, 2021
NY State Senate

  1. Stewart-Cousins, Mayer host discussion on healthcare disparities in the Black community - NEWS10 ABC, (Shelley Mayer), February 22, 2021
  2. New York lawmakers interview Board of Regents candidates - Albany Times Union, (Shelley Mayer), February 22, 2021
  3. New York bill would outlaw use of pepper spray on minors - Auburn Citizen, (Shelley Mayer; NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), February 22, 2021
  4. Senate Majority To Advance Legislation To Improve Oversight And Care At Nursing Homes - The New York State Senate, (Shelley Mayer), February 22, 2021
  5. With six-foot distancing, desk barriers could be key for schools to fully reopen - The Times Telegram, (Shelley Mayer), February 22, 2021
  6. LISTEN: Brandi Carlile Sings With Leslie Jordan on 'Angel Band' - Taste of Country, (Shelley Mayer), February 22, 2021
  7. Debate continues over Governor Cuomo’s emergency powers - WIVT - NewsChannel 34, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), February 22, 2021
  8. Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris, Assembly Member Reyes Push for NY HERO Act - The National Herald, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), February 22, 2021
  9. NYS Senator Liz Krueger introduces legislative proposal to tax the collection of consumer data - NEWS10 ABC, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), February 22, 2021
NY State Assembly

  1. With six-foot distancing, desk barriers could be key for schools to fully reopen - Corning Leader, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), February 22, 2021
  2. Legislation repeals policing tactic that targeted transgender community - Legislative Gazette, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), February 22, 2021

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Sen. Blumenthal calls for accountability after complaints of bedbugs, rats at Norwalk senior apartment complex - News 12 Bronx, (Richard Blumenthal), February 22, 2021
  2. Senate Judiciary Confirmaiton hearing on Attorney General Nominee Merrick Garland in Washington - UPI.com, (Richard Blumenthal), February 22, 2021
  3. Garland cruises through confirmation hearing as GOP support solidifies - POLITICO, (Richard Blumenthal), February 22, 2021
  4. Truckers Who Deliver Covid Shots Say They Should Be At Top Of List, Too - Kaiser Health News, (Richard Blumenthal), February 22, 2021
  5. Facebook's Australia debacle collides with Washington's antitrust agenda - Politico, (Richard Blumenthal), February 22, 2021
  6. Why is American Foreign Policy Tilting Towards Iran? - The National Interest, (Christopher Murphy), February 22, 2021
  7. So what is the Neera Tanden standard? - The Washington Post, (Christopher Murphy), February 22, 2021

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Voting Issues

  1. House Democrats Press Cable Providers on Election Fraud Claims - The New York Times, (Voting Machines), February 22, 2021
  2. Our View: Minnesotans won't tolerate voting intimidation - Mankato Free Press, (Voter Intimidation), February 22, 2021

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DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA

Democracy for America

  1. This Election Could Decide St. Louis's Future - The Appeal, (Democracy for America), February 22, 2021

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Election Law Blog

  1. “Dissent by Justice Thomas in election case draws fire for revisiting baseless Trump fraud claims”, February 22, 2021
  2. Matt Masterson: “For trusted elections, we should model 2020”, February 22, 2021
  3. “U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Trump’s election challenge in Wisconsin, and the attorney in another case could be sanctioned”, February 22, 2021
  4. “A partisan battle in an overreach of a case”: Minority voters are caught between the political parties at the Supreme Court, with the Voting Rights Act hanging in the balance (My SCOTUSBlog Preview of Brnovich), February 22, 2021
  5. Breaking and Analysis: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Cases Over Conduct of Election in Pennsylvania, With Justices Alito, Gorsuch and Thomas Dissenting: A Ticking Time Bomb To Go Off in a Later Case, February 22, 2021

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