Press Releases

Pheffer Amato Reminds Community of Paper Shredding and Flood Barrier Event!

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South Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) is encouraging all residents to come out on Sunday, July 30th to Queens County Savings Bank at 82-10 153rd Avenue in Lindenwood, near the Food Emporium, for a paper...

Passing Bills That Support You, Your Families and Our State

The 2023 New York State Legislative Session has come to a close. This year the Legislature passed a wide array of bills on nearly every topic. From fixing the bail laws in order to give judges full discretion to keep us safe, to providing the highest...

It’s a Law: Governor Signs 5 Pheffer Amato Bills into Law

South Queens, NY - New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) recently had five (5) individual pieces of the legislation signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. The Assemblywoman’s bills range from extending the authority of...

Pheffer Amato and Breast Cancer Survivors Celebrate 1 Year Anniversary of Historic Legislation for Aesthetic Flat Closure

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South Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) marched with cancer survivors, and advocates for Aesthetic Flat Closure (also known as a flat chest wall) over the weekend at the 20th Anniversary Event for the Middle...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Presents Annual Summer Reading Challenge

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South Queens, NY - Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) is inviting students from Ozone Park, Howard Beach and across the Rockaway Peninsula to participate in the New York State Assembly’s annual Summer Reading Challenge, held in partnership...

Pheffer Amato Passes Legislation Establishing Adult Cystic Fibrosis Assistance Program

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South Queens, NY - Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) passed her legislation, A.3089, to create a program to help those living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The bill, created and introduced by the Assemblywoman, would establish a program...

Pheffer Amato Passes Legislation to Prevent Childhood Drowning

South Queens, NY - Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) and members of the State Legislature, in a unanimous and bi-partisan manner, passed Assembly Bill A.4987 which would require parents of newborn children to watch a video on the dangers...

Pheffer Amato Secures Equity for NYPD in State Budget!

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) has been receiving phone calls and gratitude from members of the NYPD for securing legislation which would provide equity to members of the NYPD in the New York State budget. Pheffer...

Pheffer Amato Honors Local Women at Annual ‘Women of Distinction Awards’

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) hosted her annual ‘Women of Distinction’ event. The event highlights the remarkable contributions by women who work or reside within the 23rd Assembly District which encompasses...

Pheffer Amato’s Legislation Helps Uniformed Officers Across New York State

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) scored an enormous win for members of the New York State Local Police, Fire Retirement System and the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System by having her bill included...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Removes Barriers and Expands Opportunities for Work in New York State

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) led the charge to make changes to the State’s civil service system in the recent budget. As Chair of the Committee of Governmental Employees, Pheffer Amato had a unique place in...

Pheffer Amato Congratulates NYC Police Officers on New Contract

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) issued the following statement on the successful contract negotiations between New York City and the Police Benevolent Association (PBA): “Congratulations to all of the police...

Pheffer Amato’s FDNY/EMS Bill Brings Hundreds of Supporters to Albany

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South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) spoke at a rally in Albany with well over 300 members of the FDNY and leaders of the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) in Albany to encourage fellow legislators to support...

Pheffer Amato Honors the Newest Lions Club in Queens

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South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) helped make history last week by presenting personalized certificates to over 100 new inductees of the newly created local Lions Club-The Ozone Park Howard Beach Woodhaven Lions...

Pheffer Amato Opposes City Hall and Municipal Labor Committee in Forcing Retirees to Use Medicare Advantage for Health Insurance

South Queens, NY - Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) issued the following statement upon the vote by the Municipal Labor Committee and the push by City Hall to require City retirees to use Medicare Advantage: “I am disappointed in...

Pheffer Amato Co-Chairs Workforce Development Hearing

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South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) Co-Chaired the State-wide workforce development hearing in Albany. During the nearly 5 hour long hearing the Assemblywoman questioned the New York State Labor Commissioner, the Commissioner...

Pheffer Amato Named Labor Power Leader

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) was honored with the distinction of being named number 32 in the City & State’s “2023 State Labor Power 100” which came out earlier this week. The list includes leaders in...

Speaking Up for All Public Employees

And back to Albany I go! With the start of the 2023 New York State Legislative session, I am honored to have your trust and the continued ability to be your voice in our State. After being seated, Speaker Carl Heastie appointed me Chair of the New York...

Pheffer Amato Joins New York State Education Committee

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) was appointed to the New York State Assembly Committee on Education and is known for being a firm advocate for parents in for public and non-public schools and has often spoken out...

Pheffer Amato Appointed Chairwoman of New York State Governmental Employee Committee

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South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) was appointed as the new Chairwoman of the New York State Governmental Employee Committee. Pheffer Amato is the second woman to be appointed Chair of this Committee in the history...