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Today (June 4, 2021), after a two-year delay, the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-New...
06/04/2021

Today (June 4, 2021), after a two-year delay, the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) finally heard testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn. Nadler, whose 10th Congressional District includes Lower Manhattan, released the following statement about the testimony:

"Under the terms of our agreement with the Department of Justice, we cannot yet comment on the specific details of Mr. McGahn’s testimony. We will release the full transcript as soon as we can.

"But I can say that Mr. McGahn testified at length to an extremely dangerous period in our nation’s history—in which President Trump, increasingly unhinged and fearful of his own liability, attempted to obstruct the Mueller investigation at every turn. Mr. McGahn was clearly distressed by President Trump’s refusal to follow his legal advice, again and again, and he shed new light on several troubling events today.

"In one sense, today is a great victory for congressional oversight. By securing Mr. McGahn’s testimony, we have made clear that the executive branch must respect our subpoenas. There is no such thing as so-called ‘absolute immunity’ from congressional testimony, and good congressional investigators will eventually secure their witness.

"On the other hand, two years is clearly too long to wait to enforce a valid subpoena, and the Trump era has taught us that Congress can no longer depend on good faith cooperation with our committees. Although I am grateful to the Biden Administration for helping us to hear this testimony, I also look forward to advancing legislation that would allow us to enforce our own subpoenas in a far more timely manner, no matter who holds power in Washington."

A transcript of the interview will be made available at a later date.

Today (June 4, 2021), after a two-year delay, the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) finally heard testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn. Nadler, whose 10th Congressional District includes Lower Manhattan, released the following statement about the testimony:

"Under the terms of our agreement with the Department of Justice, we cannot yet comment on the specific details of Mr. McGahn’s testimony. We will release the full transcript as soon as we can.

"But I can say that Mr. McGahn testified at length to an extremely dangerous period in our nation’s history—in which President Trump, increasingly unhinged and fearful of his own liability, attempted to obstruct the Mueller investigation at every turn. Mr. McGahn was clearly distressed by President Trump’s refusal to follow his legal advice, again and again, and he shed new light on several troubling events today.

"In one sense, today is a great victory for congressional oversight. By securing Mr. McGahn’s testimony, we have made clear that the executive branch must respect our subpoenas. There is no such thing as so-called ‘absolute immunity’ from congressional testimony, and good congressional investigators will eventually secure their witness.

"On the other hand, two years is clearly too long to wait to enforce a valid subpoena, and the Trump era has taught us that Congress can no longer depend on good faith cooperation with our committees. Although I am grateful to the Biden Administration for helping us to hear this testimony, I also look forward to advancing legislation that would allow us to enforce our own subpoenas in a far more timely manner, no matter who holds power in Washington."

A transcript of the interview will be made available at a later date.

May 13: At 11:30 a.m. today New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing in the Bronx. You can watch it at gove...
05/13/2021

May 13: At 11:30 a.m. today New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing in the Bronx. You can watch it at governor.ny.gov

At a press briefing on May 12, Gov. Cuomo said that on Memorial Day, New York State beaches and pools will open with six feet social distancing. "Our goal is that by the 4th of July, we can go to 100% capacity at all beaches and all pools," he said.

May 13: At 11:30 a.m. today New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing in the Bronx. You can watch it at governor.ny.gov

At a press briefing on May 12, Gov. Cuomo said that on Memorial Day, New York State beaches and pools will open with six feet social distancing. "Our goal is that by the 4th of July, we can go to 100% capacity at all beaches and all pools," he said.

May 12: At 11:30 a.m. today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing in Buffalo, N.Y. and will make an ann...
05/12/2021

May 12: At 11:30 a.m. today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing in Buffalo, N.Y. and will make an announcement. You can watch it at governor.ny.gov

At a press briefing on May 10, 2021 Gov. Cuomo announced the opening of eight new pop-up vaccination sites at MTA stations in the New York City, Long Island and Mid-Hudson regions. The sites will serve up to 300 walk-ins per day on a first come, first served basis utilizing the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The MTA will provide incentives to get vaccinated at the sites, including a free seven-day MetroCard or free round-trip Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North ticket. The sites will be open from Wednesday, May 12 to Sunday, May 16. People planning on being vaccinated are encouraged to allow for additional time in their commute to accommodate the vaccination process.

May 12: At 11:30 a.m. today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing in Buffalo, N.Y. and will make an announcement. You can watch it at governor.ny.gov

At a press briefing on May 10, 2021 Gov. Cuomo announced the opening of eight new pop-up vaccination sites at MTA stations in the New York City, Long Island and Mid-Hudson regions. The sites will serve up to 300 walk-ins per day on a first come, first served basis utilizing the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The MTA will provide incentives to get vaccinated at the sites, including a free seven-day MetroCard or free round-trip Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North ticket. The sites will be open from Wednesday, May 12 to Sunday, May 16. People planning on being vaccinated are encouraged to allow for additional time in their commute to accommodate the vaccination process.

May 10: At 11:30 a.m. today New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watc...
05/10/2021

May 10: At 11:30 a.m. today New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watch at governor.ny.gov

On May 5, Gov. Cuomo announced that large-scale outdoor event venues will only be limited by the space available for patrons or parties of patrons to maintain the required social distance of 6 feet starting May 19. This will apply to outdoor sports, performing arts and live entertainment, and horse and auto racing venues statewide. Appropriate social distancing, masks and other applicable health protocols will still apply.

May 10: At 11:30 a.m. today New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watch at governor.ny.gov

On May 5, Gov. Cuomo announced that large-scale outdoor event venues will only be limited by the space available for patrons or parties of patrons to maintain the required social distance of 6 feet starting May 19. This will apply to outdoor sports, performing arts and live entertainment, and horse and auto racing venues statewide. Appropriate social distancing, masks and other applicable health protocols will still apply.

May 5: At 11:30 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watch at go...
05/05/2021

May 5: At 11:30 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watch at governor.ny.gov

Gov. Cuomo has said repeatedly that rebuilding the state after the Covid-19 pandemic will not just involve re-creating what was here before but making New York "cleaner, safer, fairer and more economically competitive" than previously.

Yesterday (May 4), Gov. Cuomo announced the creation of a Citizen Public Health Training Course for New Yorkers to teach preparedness for and prevention of public health emergencies. The free, online course will be taught by "top public health experts" and will begin on May 5.

Program participants will learn about COVID-19, public health emergency preparedness and response, and other public health issues, while gaining insight into information and resources that will benefit their communities. Those interested in enrolling or getting more information about becoming a NYS Citizen Public Health Leader can go to the program website at https://www.ny.gov/programs/citizen-public-health-training-program

May 5: At 11:30 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watch at governor.ny.gov

Gov. Cuomo has said repeatedly that rebuilding the state after the Covid-19 pandemic will not just involve re-creating what was here before but making New York "cleaner, safer, fairer and more economically competitive" than previously.

Yesterday (May 4), Gov. Cuomo announced the creation of a Citizen Public Health Training Course for New Yorkers to teach preparedness for and prevention of public health emergencies. The free, online course will be taught by "top public health experts" and will begin on May 5.

Program participants will learn about COVID-19, public health emergency preparedness and response, and other public health issues, while gaining insight into information and resources that will benefit their communities. Those interested in enrolling or getting more information about becoming a NYS Citizen Public Health Leader can go to the program website at https://www.ny.gov/programs/citizen-public-health-training-program

May 3: Today at 11:30 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watch...
05/03/2021

May 3: Today at 11:30 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watch it at governor.ny.gov

On April 30, Gov. Cuomo announced that New York City indoor dining will expand to 75 percent capacity beginning Friday, May 7. This brings New York City in line with the rest of New York State. The Governor also announced that hair salons, barber shops and other personal care services will expand to 75 percent capacity beginning May 7. New York City gyms and fitness centers will expand to 50 percent capacity beginning May 15. All changes are subject to state public health guidance including social distancing and masks.

May 3: Today at 11:30 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watch it at governor.ny.gov

On April 30, Gov. Cuomo announced that New York City indoor dining will expand to 75 percent capacity beginning Friday, May 7. This brings New York City in line with the rest of New York State. The Governor also announced that hair salons, barber shops and other personal care services will expand to 75 percent capacity beginning May 7. New York City gyms and fitness centers will expand to 50 percent capacity beginning May 15. All changes are subject to state public health guidance including social distancing and masks.

April 29: At 11:30 a.m. today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in Buffalo, N.Y. where he will hold a press briefing a...
04/29/2021

April 29: At 11:30 a.m. today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in Buffalo, N.Y. where he will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watch it at governor.ny.gov

At a press briefing at Binghamton University on April 27, 2021, Gov. Cuomo announced that beginning Thursday, April 29, all New York State mass vaccination sites will be open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first come first serve basis. The walk-in appointments are reserved for first doses only with second doses to be scheduled automatically after administration of the initial shot.

April 29: At 11:30 a.m. today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in Buffalo, N.Y. where he will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watch it at governor.ny.gov

At a press briefing at Binghamton University on April 27, 2021, Gov. Cuomo announced that beginning Thursday, April 29, all New York State mass vaccination sites will be open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first come first serve basis. The walk-in appointments are reserved for first doses only with second doses to be scheduled automatically after administration of the initial shot.

April 27: At 1:30 p.m. today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be at the Binghamton University Foundation Building in Joh...
04/27/2021

April 27: At 1:30 p.m. today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be at the Binghamton University Foundation Building in Johnson City, N.Y. where he will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watch at governor.ny.gov

Yesterday (April 26), Gov. Cuomo was in Syracuse, N.Y. where he announced that the New York State Fair would be held again this year after a Covid-19 hiatus. The dates for the fair are Aug. 20 through Sept. 6.

April 27: At 1:30 p.m. today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be at the Binghamton University Foundation Building in Johnson City, N.Y. where he will hold a press briefing and make an announcement. You can watch at governor.ny.gov

Yesterday (April 26), Gov. Cuomo was in Syracuse, N.Y. where he announced that the New York State Fair would be held again this year after a Covid-19 hiatus. The dates for the fair are Aug. 20 through Sept. 6.

April 23: At 11:30 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make an announcement at the Mission Society of New York in New Y...
04/23/2021

April 23: At 11:30 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make an announcement at the Mission Society of New York in New York City. You can watch at governor.ny.gov

Yesterday (April 22), Gov. Cuomo was in Nassau County where he and local elected officials turned the first shovelfuls of dirt on a massive construction project consisting of 15 miles of pipeline. It will help to clean up the Western Bays and surrounding South Shore Long Island communities by diverting treated water from the South Shore Reclamation Facility to the Cedar Creek Pollution Control Plant's ocean outfall. Cuomo said of the project, which will cost $500 million, that "it will make a difference for generations...This is going to change fundamentally the entire south shore in this area."

April 22: At 11:30 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing at the Bay Park Water Reclamation Facility...
04/22/2021

April 22: At 11:30 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing at the Bay Park Water Reclamation Facility in East Rockaway, N.Y. You can watch it at governor.ny.gov

April 22: At 11:30 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing at the Bay Park Water Reclamation Facility in East Rockaway, N.Y. You can watch it at governor.ny.gov

April 21: At 2 p.m. today New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing at the Yonkers Police Athletic League Ce...
04/21/2021

April 21: At 2 p.m. today New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing at the Yonkers Police Athletic League Center in Yonkers, N.Y. He will provide an update on Covid-19 statistics and make an announcement. You can watch at governor.ny.gov

Yesterday, Gov. Cuomo issued a statement on the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. He said, in part:

"The verdicts delivered today were a powerful statement of accountability. George Floyd's family and his loved ones got well-deserved closure, and all of us who deeply and personally felt his loss gained hope in the possibility of progress.

"But while I'm grateful that the jury returned these verdicts, accountability is not the same as justice. It doesn't make an unacceptable situation acceptable, and it doesn't bring Gianna's dad back. But it must fuel our continued march towards equity.

"Emmett Till. Medgar Evers. Rodney King. Amadou Diallo. Sean Bell. Trayvon Martin. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Philando Castile. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Daunte Wright. Adam Toledo. Our country has never fully lived up to its founding ideal, of liberty and justice for all.

"Our charge now is to channel our grief, our anger, our righteous energy, and make real, positive, and long-overdue change happen."

April 21: At 2 p.m. today New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press briefing at the Yonkers Police Athletic League Center in Yonkers, N.Y. He will provide an update on Covid-19 statistics and make an announcement. You can watch at governor.ny.gov

Yesterday, Gov. Cuomo issued a statement on the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. He said, in part:

"The verdicts delivered today were a powerful statement of accountability. George Floyd's family and his loved ones got well-deserved closure, and all of us who deeply and personally felt his loss gained hope in the possibility of progress.

"But while I'm grateful that the jury returned these verdicts, accountability is not the same as justice. It doesn't make an unacceptable situation acceptable, and it doesn't bring Gianna's dad back. But it must fuel our continued march towards equity.

"Emmett Till. Medgar Evers. Rodney King. Amadou Diallo. Sean Bell. Trayvon Martin. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Philando Castile. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Daunte Wright. Adam Toledo. Our country has never fully lived up to its founding ideal, of liberty and justice for all.

"Our charge now is to channel our grief, our anger, our righteous energy, and make real, positive, and long-overdue change happen."

April 14: Today at 11:30 a.m., New York Gov. will be at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, where he will hold a press bri...
04/14/2021

April 14: Today at 11:30 a.m., New York Gov. will be at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, where he will hold a press briefing. You can watch it at governor.ny.gov

Yesterday, Gov. Cuomo was at Angry Orchard Cider House in Walden, New York where he announced that a mobile health van will be touring farms in upstate New York so that people who work in the state's rural areas can get vaccinated against Covid-19. In addition to imparting that information, the governor said that New York is the second largest apple-growing state in the country. He also said that agriculture is a big industry in New York State, accounting for $3.6 billion in revenue annually.

Belmont Park, where the governor will be speaking today, is a major thoroughbred horse racing facility. It opened on May 4, 1905. It's operated by the non-profit New York Racing Association, as are Aqueduct and Saratoga Race Course.

April 14: Today at 11:30 a.m., New York Gov. will be at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, where he will hold a press briefing. You can watch it at governor.ny.gov

Yesterday, Gov. Cuomo was at Angry Orchard Cider House in Walden, New York where he announced that a mobile health van will be touring farms in upstate New York so that people who work in the state's rural areas can get vaccinated against Covid-19. In addition to imparting that information, the governor said that New York is the second largest apple-growing state in the country. He also said that agriculture is a big industry in New York State, accounting for $3.6 billion in revenue annually.

Belmont Park, where the governor will be speaking today, is a major thoroughbred horse racing facility. It opened on May 4, 1905. It's operated by the non-profit New York Racing Association, as are Aqueduct and Saratoga Race Course.

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