Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (21st District of New York)
April 30, 2020
Saratoga, NY – Governor Cuomo failed to respond to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s letter with state and local elected officials requesting public health guidance for summer camps amid COVID-19 during his press conference today.
“For someone who lectures every day about not being political, Governor Cuomo needs to take his own advice and instead of politically attacking me during his press conference, he should issue public health guidance for summer camps,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. “This letter was signed not just by me, but by state, county and local elected officials who are working closely with our county public health offices and North Country hospitals to address the path forward for summer camps.”
Governor Cuomo dismissed our regional concerns about summer camp public health guidance and instead responded by attacking Congresswoman Stefanik and falsely claiming that the federal government had yet to provide the State with any money. The CARES Act provided $7.5B of funding for New York State. The NY Congressional Delegation has been united across party lines working to deliver additional funds to state and local governments.
The letter asking for New York State to issue public health guidance regarding summer camps that traditionally begin operation in May is signed by state, county and local elected officials including:
Senator Joe Griffo
Senator Daphne Jordan
Assemblyman Jake Ashby
Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush
Assemblyman Dan Stec
Assemblyman Mark Walcyzk
Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh
Larry Dolhof, Lewis County Legislature Chair
Shaun Gillilland, Chair of Essex County Board of Supervisors
Mark Henry, Chair of Clinton County Legislature
Vincent Bono, Chair of Herkimer County Legislature
Frank Thomas, Chair of Warren County Board of Supervisors
The full letter is here and you can find the press release here.