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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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22nd Congressional District (Brindisi)

  1. Claudia Tenney Calls on State Officials to Increase Vaccine Access for the Elderly, Continues to Advocate for Seniors - WIVT - NewsChannel 34, (Claudia Tenney), January 19, 2021
  2. Clyburn promises slim House majority won't stand in way of Biden's agenda - POLITICO, (Claudia Tenney), January 19, 2021
New York Governor

  1. Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program - 79% of First Doses Delivered Have Been Administered -, (Andrew Cuomo), January 19, 2021
  2. Governor Cuomo Announces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Energy Provider Plug Power To Build New Innovation Center in Monroe County -, (Andrew Cuomo), January 19, 2021
  3. Governor Cuomo Proposes to Legalize Cannabis in New York - WENY-TV, (Andrew Cuomo), January 19, 2021
  4. Cuomo trashes a Trump pardon of crooked ex-Assembly boss Sheldon Silver - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), January 19, 2021
  5. Mortgage - Governor Cuomo Proclaims Proposal to Develop Home Possession in Traditionally Redlined Communities to Bridge the Racial Wealth Hole as A part of the 2021 State of the State - Fintech Zoom, (Andrew Cuomo), January 19, 2021
US Senate

  1. Schumer, Gillibrand Optimistic New Congress Will Pass COVID-Relief For States, Cities -, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 19, 2021
  2. Gillibrand nominates area quartet to service academies - The Saratogian, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 19, 2021
  3. Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand help secure funding to combat Lyme Disease - Homeland Preparedness News, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 19, 2021
  4. Opinion | Democrats Are About to Control Congress. What Will They Do? - The New York Times, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 19, 2021
  5. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer May Deliver More Aid to New York | WNYC News - WNYC, (Chuck Schumer), January 19, 2021
  6. McConnell seeks to protect filibuster in talks with Schumer - POLITICO, (Chuck Schumer), January 19, 2021
  7. Pelosi, McConnell, Schumer To Attend Church With Biden - WLTZ - WLTZ 38 NBC, (Chuck Schumer), January 19, 2021
  8. Queens court employee charged with threatening to kill AOC, Schumer and Pelosi - Queens Daily Eagle, (Chuck Schumer), January 19, 2021
  9. How will Democrats’ control of an evenly-divided Senate work? - Al Jazeera English, (Chuck Schumer), January 19, 2021
  10. Commentary: Biden's spending plan puts swing-state Democrats in a bind - Charleston Post Courier, (Chuck Schumer), January 19, 2021
  11. Latest on Biden's inauguration and Trump's last full day in office: Live updates - CNN International, (Chuck Schumer), January 19, 2021
New York Attorney General

  1. NRA Files Chapter 11 Amid Legal Battle With NY - CFO Magazine, (Letitia James), January 19, 2021
  2. New York Police Arrest Dozens as M.L.K. Day Marchers Gather Near City Hall - The New York Times, (Letitia James), January 19, 2021
  3. So, Uh, Is Trump Gonna Go to Jail? -, (Letitia James), January 19, 2021
New York Comptroller

  1. MTA postpones proposed fare increases - The Island Now, (Tom DiNapoli), January 19, 2021
  2. New York Awaits Federal Aid to Fill Budget Hole -, (Tom DiNapoli), January 19, 2021
New York City Mayor

  1. Rudy Giuliani more popular with New Yorkers than de Blasio, poll shows - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), January 19, 2021
  2. Rising HS graduation rates are yet another bogus de Blasio 'achievement' - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), January 19, 2021
  3. Andrew Yang addresses criticism over apartment remarks amid NYC mayor run - ABC News, (Bill de Blasio), January 19, 2021
  4. Mayor says NYC will run out of vaccine without fresh supply - Associated Press, (Bill de Blasio), January 19, 2021
  5. The future of political strategy is Black and female - City & State, (Bill de Blasio), January 19, 2021
  6. NYPD Adopts Clearer Penalties for Excessive Force, Racial Bias - Insurance Journal, (Bill de Blasio), January 19, 2021
  7. As Vaccine Supply Wanes, City Surpases Weekly Dose Goal for Second Week in Row, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, January 19, 2021
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Paycheck Protection Plan Reopened, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), January 19, 2021
  2. Congressman nominates 30 to U.S. service acadmies - RiverheadLOCAL, (Lee Zeldin), January 19, 2021
2nd Congressional District (King)

  1. 5 things to watch at the Biden/Harris inauguration - Newsday, (Andrew Garbarino), January 19, 2021
  2. Up Close with Bill Ritter: Rioters breach the US Capitol building, COVID-19 vaccine distribution, will President Donald Trump be impeached? - WABC-TV, (Andrew Garbarino), January 19, 2021
  3. NY GOP Congressional Delegation Statement on Rep. Cohen’s Attack on National Guard, Congressman Andrew Garbarino - New York, 2nd (R), January 19, 2021
  4. Congressman Andrew Garbarino Statement on the House Impeachment Vote, Congressman Andrew Garbarino - New York, 2nd (R), January 19, 2021
11th Congressional District (Malliotakis)

  1. Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis Swears In Staten Island Board of Realtors® 2021 President - EIN News, (Nicole Malliotakis), January 19, 2021
  2. Jacobs calls on House colleague to apologize for remarks about National Guard - The Batavian, (Nicole Malliotakis), January 19, 2021
  3. Ousted Congressman Max Rose tapped for Pentagon adviser role - New York Post, (Max Rose; Nicole Malliotakis), January 19, 2021
  4. Here's Who Will Be Running the Pentagon When Biden Takes Office - Defense One, (Max Rose), January 19, 2021
  5. The Race for NYC Mayor: Who’s Running to Run This Town in 2021 - THE CITY, (Max Rose), January 19, 2021
  6. Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis Statement Encouraging Local Veterans to get Vaccinated, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis - New York, 11th (R), January 19, 2021
  7. Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis Named Assistant Whip for House Republican Conference, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis - New York, 11th (R), January 19, 2021
16th Congressional District (Bowman)

  1. Jamaal Bowman, Democratic lawmaker: Time to 'stop spreading the myth of American exceptionalism' - Washington Times, (Jamaal Bowman), January 19, 2021
  2. Troop vetting for Biden’s inauguration tackles racism in the ranks - FRANCE 24 English, (Jamaal Bowman), January 19, 2021
17th Congressional District (Jones)

  1. Pascrell Leads 122 Members Calling on Biden to Support Including Paris Climate Agreement in New NAFTA - InsiderNJ, (Mondaire Jones), January 19, 2021
  2. Assemblyman Zebrowski & Senator Reichlin-Melnick Introduce Bill to Allow Ward Systems for Rockland School Districts - Rockland Report, (Mondaire Jones), January 19, 2021
  3. After Inciting Deadly Capitol Terror Attack, Hawley Delays Confirmation of Biden Homeland Security Chief - Common Dreams, (Mondaire Jones), January 19, 2021
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Lauren Boebert led ‘large group’ on tour of Capitol before riot, a congressman says - The Mercury News, (Sean P. Maloney), January 19, 2021
  2. 50th District Voters React to Rep. Issa's ‘No' Vote on Impeachment - NBC San Diego, (Sean P. Maloney), January 19, 2021
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Congresswoman Stefanik Announces National Historic Landmark Designation for Grant Cottage, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), January 19, 2021
  2. More from Vice President Pence’s visit and soldiers’ reaction, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), January 19, 2021
  3. VP Pence thanks troops, and Rep. Stefanik, at Fort Drum, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), January 19, 2021
  4. During visit to Fort Drum, Vice President Pence thanks 10th Mountain for its service (VIDEO), Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), January 19, 2021
  5. Rep. Stefanik demands retraction, apology after Times Union paper's blog mocks her as 'childless' - Fox News, (Elise Stefanik), January 19, 2021
  6. Reps in Action: Jan. 16, 2021, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), January 19, 2021
  7. Stefanik Statement on the Genocide of Uyghur Minorities by the Chinese Communist Party, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), January 19, 2021
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Rep. John Katko: US Capitol attack was ‘much worse than people realized’ -, (John Katko), January 19, 2021
  2. John Katko’s guest at Biden inauguration: A Coleman who runs an Irish pub - on, (John Katko), January 19, 2021
  3. Rep. John Katko: Why I became the first Republican lawmaker to support impeachment - The Hill, (John Katko), January 19, 2021
  4. ICYMI – Rep. Katko: Why I Became the First Republican Lawmaker to Support Impeachment, Congressman John Katko - New York, 24th (R), January 19, 2021
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Unveils State Budget With Hopes Of Receiving $15 Billion From Washington - CBS New York, (Todd Kaminsky), January 19, 2021

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Chairman Nadler Applauds Introduction of Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), January 19, 2021
  2. Committees Open Review of Insurrection at Capitol and Threats to Stop Peaceful Transition of Power, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), January 19, 2021
  3. Higgins Announces Over $34,000 in Federal Funding to Keep WNY Firefighters & Communities Safe During COVID-19, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), January 19, 2021
  4. Maloney Urges Biden to Block New OCC Rule Requiring Lending to Gun Manufacturers, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), January 19, 2021
  5. Jeffries, Kuster Reintroduce Legislation to Ensure the U.S. is Prepared to Produce, Administer COVID-19 Vaccines, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries - New York, 8th (D), January 19, 2021
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. $20 Billion for Affordable Housing, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 20, 2021
  2. $29 Billion in Green Economy Investments, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 20, 2021
  3. Attorney General James Responds to President Trump's Latest Round of Pardons and Commutations, Attorney General: New York, January 20, 2021
  4. $306 Billion Infrastructure Plan, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 19, 2021
  5. FY 2022 Budget Highlights, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 19, 2021
  6. Major Milestone in the Fight to Defeat COVID-19, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 19, 2021
  7. Attorney General James Challenges Trump Administration’s Last-Ditch Efforts to Harm the Environment, Attorney General: New York, January 19, 2021
  8. New York Wins Lawsuit Against Trump EPA’s “Dirty Power” Rule, Attorney General: New York, January 19, 2021
  9. Live Webcast, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 19, 2021
  10. Attorney General James' Statement on NYPD Interactions with Protesters, Attorney General: New York, January 19, 2021
  11. Senate Helps Small Businesses Build Back From COVID-19, New York State Senate: Press Releases, January 19, 2021
Incumbent Leaders NY Senate

  1. Senate Helps Small Businesses Build Back From COVID-19 - The New York State Senate, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 19, 2021
  2. Taxing the Rich -- A Fault Line for Cuomo and Lawmakers? - Spectrum News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 19, 2021
  3. NYS Senate Majority pushes help for small businesses impacted by COVID - NEWS10 ABC, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 19, 2021
  4. Rules Meeting | NY State Senate - The New York State Senate, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 19, 2021
  5. New York City Top Earners Face Highest Income Tax in U.S. Under Cuomo Proposal - The Wall Street Journal, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 19, 2021
NY State Senate

  1. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Cannabis Legalization Plan Takes Shape - Cannabis Wire, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), January 19, 2021
  2. New York senator introduces digital ad tax bill - Lexology, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), January 19, 2021
NY State Assembly

  1. Paulin Honors Heathcote as a Blue Ribbon School -, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), January 19, 2021

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Blumenthal Discusses An Eventful Week In The Nation's Capitol - WSHU, (Richard Blumenthal), January 19, 2021
  2. Biden's nominees promise fresh approach on national security - WHIO Radio, (Richard Blumenthal), January 19, 2021
  3. Connecticut honors legacy of Dr. King with unveiling of permanent memorial in Simsbury - FOX 61, (Richard Blumenthal), January 19, 2021
  4. Pompeo sparks outrage with tweet rebuking 'multiculturalism' - Middle East Eye, (Christopher Murphy), January 19, 2021
  5. Mayorkas cites family's Holocaust history in confirmation hearing - Jewish Insider, (Christopher Murphy), January 19, 2021
  6. US Senate takes up Biden’s top cabinet selections - Al Jazeera English, (Christopher Murphy), January 19, 2021

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Voting Issues

  1. More Than 1 Million Eligible Voters In North Carolina Didn't Cast Ballots In 2020 - WFAE, (Voter Intimidation), January 19, 2021



Democracy for America

  1. Press Release: Norton Cites Letter from Over 60 Organizations as Further Evidence of Need, Growing Momentum for D.C. Statehood - The DC Line, (Democracy for America), January 19, 2021



Election Law Blog

  1. “Steve Schwarzman, a Trump Adviser, Stays Loyal Till the End”, January 20, 2021
  2. Lincoln Project Will Back Democrats’ New Election Reform Project in the Senate, January 19, 2021
  3. Matt Shugart Makes the Case for Proportional Representation in Congress to Save the Country from Authoritarian Wing of Republican Party, January 19, 2021
  4. Republican on Gwinnett County (GA) Elections Board Wants to Make Voting Harder to Help Her Party, January 19, 2021
  5. “Big businesses say they are responsible, but too often they fuel conspiracy theories”, January 19, 2021
  6. “Lawmakers who objected to election results have been cut off from 20 of their 30 biggest corporate PAC donors”, January 19, 2021
  7. How Misinformation Emerges and Spreads, January 19, 2021


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