September 28, 2014

Speaker Silver Commends Governor Cuomo for Visiting Afghanistan and Supporting New York's Service Members

New York State is a powerful symbol of strength and freedom around the globe, and it is essential that we do all we can to protect our citizens from the threat of terrorism. Earlier this year I was honored to visit Israel with Governor Cuomo to show our support for the Jewish state and its citizens, and his visit to Afghanistan during this period of heightened threats is equally important to demonstrate to the the world that New York State will never back down to those who would do us harm. These high level briefings that the Governor is receiving are essential to our security and his visit enables us to be thoroughly educated about these threats. Additionally, our service members in Afghanistan deserve support and respect from all New Yorkers for their brave efforts, and I commend Governor Cuomo for delivering the message that they have our eternal gratitude and that we look forward to their safe return.