Press Releases

McDonough Honors Local Women of Distinction

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Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) recently held his annual Women of Distinction event to honor local women from around the district for their contributions to the community. The ceremony recognizes women who are active in the community and through...

McDonough: Bringing Awareness to Spina Bifida

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) and the Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York (SBANENY) are calling on all New Yorkers to support Spina Bifida Awareness Month this October. Spina Bifida occurs when the spinal column fails to form...

McDonough: Home Heating Aid Is Welcome News for New Yorkers

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) today announced more than $373 million in home heating aid will be available for low- and middle-income New Yorkers who need assistance keeping their homes warm during the upcoming winter season. Applications...

McDonough: Eviction Moratorium Extension Detrimental to Small Landlords

“An extension of the eviction moratorium is detrimental to small property owners and landlords and worsens the suffering they’ve already endured for the past 18 months. Small housing providers have seen no relief or protections, while facing...

McDonough: Cuomo Resignation, No One above the Law

“The governor has proved for once it is possible for him to act in the best interest of New Yorkers. His resignation marks the end of a disturbing and dark time for New York. I want to again commend the bravery and courage of the women who came...

McDonough: Governor Cuomo Must Step Down

“The findings in the attorney general’s report detail a disturbing pattern of sexual harassment, intimidation, and fear stemming from the governor and the executive chamber. The governor has no choice but to resign, or the Assembly will step...

McDonough Applauds Legislation Expanding Insurance Coverage for Personal Cell Phones

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is pleased to announce that Assembly Bill 4672 has been signed into law. The bill, which McDonough has strongly advocated for, will offer New Yorkers a new, less-expensive way to obtain insurance protection for...

McDonough on Conclusion of 2021 Legislative Session

“The 2021 Legislative Session has come to a close and, sadly, Albany has little to show for the past six months of work. Instead of passing legislation to help New Yorkers and small businesses that have suffered endlessly during the pandemic, Assembly...

McDonough: Enough Is Enough, Unmask our Children

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) joined his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference to introduce a bill that would prohibit a mask mandate by state agencies for children in educational settings like schools and camps. It would apply to...

McDonough: Mask Mandate for Children under Two Is Illogical

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) has blasted the governor’s recent announcement that children two years old and younger will be required to wear a mask in childcare/daycare facilities this summer.“It is illogical to force children...

McDonough: No Reason To Extend Eviction Moratorium

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) joined his fellow Assembly Minority and small business landlords for a virtual press conference in objection to the Assembly Majority bill extending the state’s eviction moratorium. The small business landlords...

McDonough: Majority-Controlled Budget Ignores Needs of New Yorkers

“It is clear the priorities of the Majority are pushing radical programs in a pandemic, and not the immediate needs of New Yorkers. Our small businesses are the backbone of this state's economy, yet the Majority politicians in Albany believe...

McDonough Pet Food Drive Continues Until May 15

Assemblyman Dave McDonough’s (R,C,I-Merrick) annual Pet Food Drive is continuing until May 15 and his office is actively seeking donations. The drive, which is running from March 15 - May 15 this year, aims to lift the burden of financial challenges...

McDonough: The Assembly Majorities Priorities Are Clear, Anyone But New York Taxpayers

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is outraged at Assembly Majoritys’ efforts to block a tax cut for veterans, yet they authorized $2.1 billion in the form of stimulus checks for illegal immigrants. The Majority legislators blocked the...

McDonough, Partiality in Pandemic Inexcusable

“The reports that the governor secured exclusive access for himself, his family, friends and political allies for state-administered COVID-19 tests at a time when they were virtually unavailable to the general public is disturbing. Further, he required...

McDonough Joins Senate and Assembly Minority Conferences Calling for Repeal of Governor’s Restaurant Regulations

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) joined members of the Senate and Assembly Minority Conferences yesterday for a press conference calling for the repeal of two of Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Orders.The two orders, 202.52 and 202.74, require...

McDonough, Assembly Minority Calls on USDOT Inspector General to Investigate ‘Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’ Deficiencies

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference have called for a federal investigation into the structural integrity of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge after a recent report raised questions about the state’s...

McDonough, Assembly Minority Calls on USDOT Inspector General to Investigate ‘Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’ Deficiencies - Letter

McDonough: Majority-Proposed Budget Resolution an Unnecessary Tax Spike

“The recent Assembly Majority One-House Budget Resolution offered few positives for a crippled fiscal state. New York is flush with cash from the federal government, benefiting at every level, down to our municipalities. Yet with all the money we...

McDonough: Impeachment Investigation Important First Step; Must Proceed with Urgency

“We have been calling for impeachment investigations into the governor's misconduct for weeks. It is clear his ability to successfully lead the state has been compromised. The Assembly Minority Conference and I have introduced three separate...