Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder travelled to Washington, D.C. last Wednesday to distribute care packages to troops providing security for Inauguration Day.
“They were so appreciative of the show of support when really we were the ones so grateful to them for making sure America’s long tradition of a peaceful transition in power was continued,” Legislator Wieder said.
Legislator Wieder and Alex Rapaport, executive director of New York City-based Masbia, a soup kitchen and food care package program, collected items, transported the care packages and distributed them to troops at about 25 different posts that had been set up at street corner barricades.
The packages contained snack foods, drinks, sanitary products, and personal protective equipment.
At one point during his interactions with the troops, Legislator Wieder explained that he was forever grateful to the Army for liberating two of his grandparents from concentration camps in Austria.
“We’re all hopeful and praying for the success of our wonderful nation in these trying times,” Legislator Wider said.
Rep. Mondaire Jones on Build Back Better Act
Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) released the following statement:
“Today is an historic day for our nation, and for the great people of Westchester and Rockland Counties. Thanks to the leadership of progressives—who insisted on passing not just the bipartisan infrastructure bill, but also the larger Build Back Better Act—the House passed the most significant investment in our nation and our people in more than half a century.
The bill will guarantee that high-quality child care is affordable for every family in America; save the planet from climate catastrophe while creating millions of good-paying, union jobs; expand Medicare to include hearing; continue to cut child poverty in half through an extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit; make an historic investment in housing affordability; lift the cap on the State and Local Tax deduction that has unjustly burdened working families in Westchester and Rockland; and so much more.
I’m especially proud that this bill contains key provisions that I led the fight to secure: universal child care and an increase in the SALT deduction cap to $80,000.
This victory is a testament to the strength and tenacity of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, of which I’m proud to be a Deputy Whip, and which held the line throughout this process to ensure we passed a bill that meets this unprecedented moment of overlapping crises.
We in the House have done our job, and now our colleagues in the Senate must do theirs. I look forward to President Biden making good on his promise to secure 51 votes for the Build Back Better Act in the Senate expeditiously so we can get this bill onto his desk and begin delivering the change people in Westchester, Rockland, and across America need and deserve. The American people are counting on us to deliver, and we must do so without delay.”
End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale
End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale.
After a referendum, residents of South Nyack voted to disband and join the Town of Orangetown.
This article will be updated when a price is listed for the Village Hall.