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The Assembly Minority Conference

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

“After spending last week away from legislative business in Albany, the state Assembly reconvened this week on Monday to resume its legislative activity.

Apparently, someone forgot to tell Assembly Majority.

Over the course of the past three days, the Assembly spent a total of 2 hours and 25 minutes in session and managed to pass only six bills – including zero today.

The near shut-down of the People’s House is not acceptable nor is it coincidental.

On several pieces of pending legislation, Assembly Minority Conference members attached an amendment that mirrors Majority-sponsored legislation in the Senate (S.4888, Biaggi), which removes Gov. Cuomo’s emergency powers.

Although several Assembly Majority members have voiced support for this overdue step, their energy hasn’t translated into activity from their colleagues.

The governor’s emergency powers need to end, and Assembly Minority Conference members will continue their efforts to get a vote on the Floor. The sooner Assembly Majority members accept those realities, the sooner we can get back to the people’s business.”