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Apr 6, 2020 Newsletter
Governor Cuomo has extended the NY PAUSE executive order until April 29. The State is working to redeploy ventilators across the state to help those hospitals in most need. New York City Parks has closed all dog runs and parks until further notice. Parks remain open to dogs but they must remain on leash. Please continue to practice social distancing.
Apr 5, 2020 Newsletter
Today, both military and the Governor are taking actions to help New York build up our healthcare force as we contend with the coronavirus. The Pentagon is deploying an additonal 1,100 doctors and nurses to New York State and the Governor is issuing an Executive Order allowing medical students that are slated to graduate to begin practing immediately.
Apr 4, 2020 Newsletter
Yesterday, I joined with my colleagues Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Tom Carper (D-DE) and Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) to press the Trump Administration to quickly make available the much needed $10 billion loan authorized in the CARES Act for the Postal Service. The USPS is struggling during this crisis and in order to protect this much need service and resource, the federal government needs to act.
Apr 3, 2020 Newsletter
Yesterday, I called on all members of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) to set affordable prices for any medications that are or may be used to prevent or treat coronavirus, including vaccines. In this time of crisis, no effected American should be unable to afford life-saving medications. Also, I released documents from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that show the agency has provided only a fraction of the personal protective equipment and critical medical supplies requested by five states and the District of Columbia. Lastly, the FDA responded to my call with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that they revise the outdated and discriminatory policy which prevented gay and bisexual men from donating blood. More on these and other updates from Congress, New York State, and New York City below.
Apr 2, 2020 In The News

President Trump is using the coronavirus bailout to keep up his long-running battle against congressional oversight, potentially laying the groundwork for yet another showdown with Congress.

Apr 2, 2020 In The News

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that it was significantly loosening its recommendations for blood donations from gay and bisexual men, reducing the amount of time men who have had sex with men should wait before they give blood to three months from one year in hopes of ameliorating a drastic drop in supply during the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 2, 2020 In The News

The federal government has fewer than 10,000 ventilators in its emergency stockpile and demand will soon exceed capacity, federal officials told a House committee.

Apr 2, 2020 Newsletter

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Apr 2, 2020 Press Release
Congresswomen Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Cindy Axne (D-IA) today were joined by 18 of their colleagues in urging the Trump Administration to immediately suspend all tariffs on the imports of medical supplies and personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 1, 2020 In The News

Two House Democrats are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revise its restriction that limits gay and bisexual men from donating blood as the nation grapples with a shortage of donations.