Press Releases

Manktelow Pushes for Eliminating Mask Requirement for Minors

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) joined his Assembly colleagues and parent-advocates for a press conference on Wednesday, June 9 to introduce legislation to prevent state agencies from requiring minors to wear masks. The legislation would end...

Manktelow Calls for Removing Disaster Emergency Declaration in New York

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) joined his colleagues with the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences for a press conference on Monday, June 7 pushing for the termination of the state’s disaster emergency, which has been in place for...

Manktelow Pushes to Free Young Children from New Face Mask Requirement

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) has signed onto a letter requesting that the state Department of Health overturn the governor’s newly-updated mandate requiring children as young as two to wear face masks. This update comes after the recent...

Manktelow Pushes for Prohibiting Book Deals for Politicians in Office

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Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) joined his Assembly and Senate colleagues on Wednesday, May 19 for a press conference regarding a bill he co-sponsored (A.7107) which would prohibit elected officers and certain appointed officers in New York...

Manktelow Against Extending State’s Eviction Moratorium

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) joined his colleagues with the Assembly Minority today for a virtual press conference to speak out against the upcoming bill (A.7175) to extend the state’s eviction moratorium. The current moratorium is...

Manktelow Disappointed as Assembly Majority Blocking Bill to Help Elderly Veterans

 Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) is disappointed in the Assembly Majority’s decision to block a bill (A.5003) in the Assembly Ways and Means Committee which would have given veterans age 85 and older an exemption on their personal...

Manktelow Pushes to Help Lift Restrictions on Bars & Restaurants

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“It is high time we start helping our businesses. Over the past year, due to the executive orders issued by the governor, thousands of restaurants and bars have shut their doors permanently. I join my colleagues in the Assembly and Senate in calling...

Manktelow Supports Impeachment Resolution for Gov. Cuomo

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) joined his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference to introduce an impeachment resolution at a press conference in Albany this afternoon. Despite growing calls for his resignation from both sides of the...

Assembly Majority Allows Gov. Cuomo to Extend His Emergency Powers Should He Desire to Do So

 “Today, I was disappointed to watch Assembly Majority pass a bill which claimed to repeal the governor’s emergency powers, when in all actuality it allows the governor to extend his powers every 30 days should he deem it necessary. In...

Manktelow: Local Roads are Essential

“Today, we once again gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to call for the restoration of $120.6 million in transportation aid cut from the previous year’s budget and the addition of funding to help better maintain local roads, bridges...

Assembly Majority Avoids Removal of Gov. Cuomo’s Emergency Powers

 “It is embarrassing that despite the nursing home scandal, the sexual harassment investigations and other missteps, the Assembly Majority continues to support the governor and refuses to take away his emergency powers that have been unquestionably...

Manktelow Calls for a Full Investigation on Gov. Cuomo & Commissioner Zucker’s Handling of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

“After speaking to numerous families who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to COVID-19 in nursing homes, one thing is abundantly clear: they are calling for the governor’s resignation and at this point I can’t disagree with them....

Manktelow Pushes to Subpoena Commissioner Zucker on Nursing Home Deaths Cover-Up

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) has joined his Assembly colleagues in calling upon their Majority counterparts on the Assembly Oversight, Health and Aging Committees to sign a petition which would send a subpoena to New York State Commissioner...

Manktelow Calls for Full Investigation into COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) joined his Assembly and Senate colleagues for a virtual press conference regarding Gov. Cuomo’s mismanagement of COVID-19 in nursing homes. Together, the legislators demanded a full investigation to be launched...

Manktelow Demands Gov. Cuomo’s Emergency Powers be Taken Away as Underreported COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths are Confirmed

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) is calling for the Legislature to stand with him in stripping Gov. Cuomo of his emergency powers given the recent release of a report by New York Attorney General Letitia James which stated the Department of Health...

Manktelow Appointed to Legislative Commission on Dairy Industry Development

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) has been appointed by Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) to serve on the Legislative Commission on Dairy Development for the 2021-2022 legislative term.“As a farmer for 30 years, and member...

Manktelow Announces Food Insecurity, Farm Resiliency and Rural Poverty Initiative

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) is pleased to join Assemblyman Chris Tague (R-Schoharie) and his Assembly Minority Colleagues in announcing the “Food Insecurity, Farm Resiliency and Rural Poverty Initiative.” The purpose of this...

Manktelow Pushes for Jump-Start New York Plan

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) is pleased to announce he is joining his colleges in the Assembly Minority Conference to unveil a “Jump-Start New York: A Plan for Economic Recovery,” a plan set to restore New York’s failing...

Manktelow Disappointed in Gov. Cuomo’s Continual Money Grab

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) said he is disappointed in the governor’s proposed 2021-22 Executive Budget, after Gov. Cuomo gave a presentation earlier today which primarily hinged on receiving a $15 billion bailout from the federal...

Manktelow Disappointed in Cuomo’s Bare Bones Presentation

 “I am very disappointed in the bare bones presentation we were given today by Gov. Cuomo. I understand things will be spread out over the next few days, with him hopefully going into more depth on certain issues, but I was really hoping he...