Press Releases

Assemblymember McMahon: State of the State Address Brings Hope for Productive Year

On Jan. 5, Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State address and outlined her priorities for the upcoming state budget. Some of her key goals include bolstering the health care and education workforces, expanding access to childcare, establishing...

Senator Skoufis, Assemblymember McMahon Sponsor Legislation to Reduce Skin Cancer Caused by UV Tanning

Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) and Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) announced that they have introduced legislation (S1873/A8935) to raise the minimum age for use of ultraviolet radiation devices, such as tanning beds, from 18 to 21 years....

Assemblymember Karen M. McMahon’s Response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address

“Today has been a truly historic day for New York as its first female Governor issued her remarks on the State of the State. I have always been impressed and encouraged by Governor Hochul’s leadership, decisiveness, and pride in fighting for others...

McMahon Legislation to Assist Struggling Homeowners Signed into Law by Governor

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) announced on Friday that legislation she sponsored to assist homeowners during the COVID-19 pandemic was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. The bill (A5374), sponsored by McMahon in the Assembly and Senator...

Assemblymember Karen McMahon Statement on Judiciary Committee Report

“The Assembly Judiciary Committee was tasked with determining whether former Governor Andrew Cuomo committed acts that would constitute impeachable conduct under the New York State Constitution. After conducting a thorough investigation that produced...

Assemblymember McMahon: New Gun Safety Laws Will Help Protect Our Families

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that several bills she helped pass earlier this year to combat gun violence have been signed into law by Governor Hochul. “On top of the trauma the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted over the...

Assemblymember McMahon Introduces Legislation to Require Information on Down Syndrome be Provided by Healthcare Practitioners

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and with the goal of acceptance and inclusion in mind, NYS Assemblymember Karen M. McMahon (D-Amherst) announced legislation aimed at increasing knowledge and understanding of Down syndrome. Down syndrome is...

Assemblymember McMahon Presents The Summit Center with $200,000 for Autism Assessment and Treatment

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NYS Assemblymember Karen M. McMahon (D-Amherst) presented The Summit Center with $200,000 in state funding on Wednesday for the Center for Autism Assessment and Treatment. The center provides alternative learning experiences for Western New York children...

Kennedy & McMahon-Sponsored Legislation Geared Towards Regulating Alternative Fuel Sources Takes Effect Today

Legislation (A7567A/S6850-A) introduced by Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) and Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) to set standards for alternative fuel quality passed both the Assembly and Senate in the last session and was recently signed by the...

Assemblymember Karen McMahon Shows Support for Main-Transit Firefighters During 2021 NYS Championship Drill

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Assemblywoman Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) attended the 2021 New York State Championship Drill to show her support for the Main-Transit Fire Department and presented fire officials with funding to renovate the department’s Station 2. McMahon also announced...

Assemblymember Karen McMahon Honors Nine Women of Distinction

2021 Women of Distinction
Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) recognized nine women as 2021 recipients of the Women of Distinction award during a ceremony at Island Park in Williamsville on Tuesday evening. This year marked Assemblymember McMahon’s third annual...

Pair of McMahon Bills Supporting East Amherst Fire Signed into Law

A pair of bills sponsored by Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) to support the East Amherst Fire Company were signed into law last week by the Governor. The first bill (A7630) exempts the East Amherst Fire Department from the requirement that the...

Assemblymember Karen McMahon Statement on the Resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo

“Today, Governor Cuomo did the appropriate thing by announcing his resignation which will take effect in 14 days. I look forward to the conclusion of this disturbing chapter and a return to focusing on the multiple challenges facing New York State,...

Assemblymember McMahon Responds to Attorney General’s Report

“This is a truly sad day for the people of New York State. The details of Attorney General James’ report on the claims of sexual harassment against Governor Cuomo are deeply troubling. I reiterate my earlier statement calling on the Governor to step...

Assemblymember Karen M. McMahon’s Response to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State Address

“The focus of Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address was, appropriately, our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is our most urgent threat, and its defeat must be our priority. I am pleased with the Governor’s plan to expand vaccine...

Patience is Key with Vaccine Implementation

With eagerness and a sense of relief, we rang in the New Year this past week and said goodbye to 2020, a year of travail, frustration, and divisiveness. Much of the reason for such hardship in 2020 was, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. It took the lives...

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Assemblymember McMahon Urges Federal Lawmakers to Fund Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) is advocating for federal funds for behavioral health care and substance use disorders. In a letter to U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Assemblymember McMahon and Assemblymember...

Historic Session Yields Progress for our Community

This year’s legislative session has been unlike any other due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although our work in Albany was interrupted, the Assembly convened for a rare summer session over four days last month to address a large volume of bills....

Senator Kennedy and Assemblymember McMahon Call for Insurance Discount for Emergency Vehicle Drivers

Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) and Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) have introduced legislation calling for insurance providers to allow discounts to drivers who have been trained to operate an emergency vehicle. First responders who...