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Rep. Mondaire Jones’ Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Extended Eviction Moratorium

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Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s shadow docket decision to terminate the federal eviction moratorium:

“The Supreme Court’s shadow docket decision to strike down the CDC’s eviction moratorium is as dangerous as it is logically and morally bankrupt.

For the last year and a half, the eviction moratorium has kept as many as 11 million Americans struggling to pay rent safe and housed amid the worst public health and economic crises in a century. As the Delta variant continues to ravage our nation, striking down the moratorium will lead to unnecessary death and suffering—particularly in communities of color, which bear the brunt of the housing crisis.

We fought to extend the eviction moratorium to give states time to distribute the more than $46 billion in rental assistance that I helped pass as a member of Congress. The disbursement of these funds by states like New York, which is sitting on over $2 billion in rental assistance, is critical in order for landlords to be made whole. With its decision, the far-right Supreme Court has once again subverted the clear legal authority of the executive branch, instantly putting millions of lives in danger.

This decision is a painful reminder of the reality of a hyper-partisan Supreme Court that is more concerned with protecting special interests than protecting everyday Americans, and the need to restore balance to that Court by expanding it. We need not accept baseless, unsigned rulings issued in the dead of night.

I’ll continue fighting to ensure every person in my district and across the country remains safe and housed for the duration of this pandemic and long after. As I fight to eliminate the filibuster in the U.S. Senate, which is a roadblock to congressional action on a moratorium, the legislature in New York must pass an extension of our state’s own eviction moratorium.”

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Statement: Congressman Lawler – George Santos Should Resign

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PEARL RIVER, NY – Rockland’s Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17) has released the following statement regarding controversial newly elected Congressman George Santos:

“It is clear that George Santos has lost the confidence and support of his party, his constituents, and his colleagues. With the extent and severity of the allegations against him, his inability to take full responsibility for his conduct, and the numerous investigations underway, I believe he is unable to fulfill his duties and should resign.”

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Statement from County Executive Ed Day

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Since Fall of 2021, I’ve adamantly spoken out against state legislation to create Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), as New York is a home rule state. Yesterday the Governor proposed expanding a property tax exemption that would allegedly reward homeowners who “build-out” ADUs, essentially incentivizing the development of these types of units. While there is no legislation currently in place requiring municipalities to allow ADUs, I fully believe that widespread construction of ADUs in suburban areas like Rockland County would be harmful to our community.

Last February, when Gov. Kathy Hochul pulled the bill from her 2023 executive budget, I was quoted saying:

“…the removal of this legislation from the Governor’s proposed State Budget seemingly is not the end but a re-start, one that I am convinced the Governor will throw her weight behind AFTER Election Day IF she is re-elected. Keep that in mind when you vote on November 8th.

The proposed ADU bills are still active and in committees in the Senate and Assembly. We will continue to oppose any attempt for this legislation to be revived.

While creating affordable housing is an admirable goal, our own Planning Department stated in their professional assessment the one-size-fits-all approach of the ADU legislation is extremely problematic and does not account for differences between rural, suburban, and urban communities and I’m concerned there is a strong likelihood that the character of our County could be changed forever.

I am concerned as well about some of the mandates included in the Governor’s new NY Housing Compact that will require municipalities to change zoning in specific areas of their communities and meet mandatory home growth targets. As your County Executive, and past president of a local civic association, I believe this concept to be contradicted by the Constitution of New York State and will continue to stand firmly in opposition to any politically based plan that undermines New York State Home Rule regulations and municipal zoning ordinances. My Administration will keep all our options open in order to stop this plan in its tracks.”

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