Reilly joins Assembly Republican effort to form Impeachment Commission to begin review of Governor Cuomo’s nursing home cover-up

The bipartisan panel would consist of eight members, with two appointees from each legislative leader. Of those eight members, the Assembly Speaker and Senate Majority Leader would jointly appoint one Co-Chair, while another Co-Chair would be named by the minority leaders in each house. The impeachment panel would have the same powers as a legislative committee, including the ability to subpoena witnesses and compel records, correspondence, and documents related to the matter to be produced.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly following Mayor de Blasio’s comments about new guidelines that prohibit COVID-19 testing consent as a pre-requisite for in-person learning

“Since the start of the school year, I have advocated that families should be given the option to have their children tested at a healthcare facility of their choosing prior to their next in-person learning session.  Unfortunately, the city Department of Education has continuously rejected that reasonable request and instead chooses to pay a third party company for this false sense of safety.”

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Reilly provides supplementary statement regarding the Cuomo administration’s admission that senior officials actively conspired to cover-up the total number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes

“I believe that a criminal investigation, independent and wholly void of political influence from both the Cuomo administration and Biden administration, is the only logical way forward if we are to ever restore the people’s trust in our government.  That said, all options must be on the table, including the impeachment of this Governor.”

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Reilly comments on leaked recording which confirms that senior Cuomo officials were aware that nursing home deaths were being undercounted

“The State Legislature must immediately take action to pass a concurrent resolution that rescinds the Governor’s egregious emergency powers, and that, in addition to an independent investigation from the federal government, the Commissioner of the state heath department resign as well.”

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on today’s announcement that New York City public schools will resume in-person learning for middle school students beginning on February 25, 2021

“There is no denying that this was achieved thanks to the thousands of students, parents, and even educators who organized and made their voices heard over the past several months.  It is that same energy that I believe will soon lead to the reopening of our public high schools, and even the return of youth sports, sometime this year.”

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on today’s announcement from Governor Cuomo that NYC restaurants can resume indoor dining beginning on February 14th at 25% capacity

“Governor Cuomo spent a considerable portion of his press conference speaking about love and marriage, but forcing restaurants to wait an additional two weeks before they can begin to operate at this next level of reduced capacity is just plain heartless.”

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Statement on New York Attorney General report accusing Cuomo administration of undercounting COVID-19 related deaths at nursing homes by as much as 50%

“I have maintained for months that an independent investigation must be opened to figure out whether the policies put in place by the Cuomo administration and state health officials were the cause of the alarming rate of death throughout our state’s nursing home facilities network – a rate we now know to be greater than originally thought.”

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on today’s announcement that the MTA is moving ahead with plans to increase tolls and fares later this year

“In a pathetic attempt to show pity, the MTA is offering to delay their fare increases for a few months – but only a fool would think that this is truly helpful.  That’s not to say that this won’t help the millions of New Yorkers who rely on public transportation each and everyday, but it is simply delaying the inevitable and, in my opinion, extremely shortsighted.”

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Reilly appointed to Assembly Committees on Education, Higher Education, Codes, Governmental Employees, and Housing; Reappointed Ranking Member on Cities Committee

In addition to his reappointment as Ranking Member of the Assembly’s Committee on Cities, which reviews legislation affecting the state’s 62 cities, Reilly was also reappointed to the Assembly’s Committees on Higher Education, Housing, and Codes.  Among his new assignments, Reilly was appointed to the Assembly’s Committees on Education and Governmental Employees.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on announcement that the City of New York would seek authorization to further expand their egregious and illegal speed camera program

“I question how any elected representative in the City of New York could think of expanding this program without first asking themselves how they can make it fairer for all New Yorkers — which is why I will vehemently lobby my colleagues in Albany this session to oppose any legislative effort that aims to expand the city’s speed camera program.”

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