Press Releases

McDonough Supports Energy Assistance Legislation

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) voted in favor of legislation that would provide an additional $200 million in supplemental state funding to the federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The legislation passed the Assembly on Tuesday...

McDonough Calls for Immediate Assembly Action on Megan’s Law Provision

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) today called on Speaker Sheldon Silver and his Assembly majority to make an extension of a Megan’s Law provision the first order of legislative business in 2006. “As with civil confinement, the...

McDonough, Local Law Enforcement, Elected Officials Unite To Protect Children and Families from Dangerous Sexual Predators

As part of his “State of the State” address on Wednesday, Gov. George Pataki unveiled a legislative plan designed to further protect New York’s children, families and communities from dangerous sexual predators. “Providing greater...

McDonough Calls for Immediate Action on 5-Point Plan to Strengthen New York’s Sexual Predator Laws

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) today was joined at a press conference by Minority Leader James Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga) and the Assembly minority conference to demand immediate action on creating a permanent solution to a provision...

McDonough Votes To Condemn Illegal Gun Trafficking

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) joined his Assembly colleagues during a special legislative session on Wednesday to vote in favor of legislation banning illegal gun trafficking. The legislation was promoted by Gov. George Pataki. “This...

McDonough: New Yorkers Support Civil Confinement of Sex Offenders

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,I,C-Merrick), at a press conference in Albany, today announced that, since May he and his colleagues, collected more than 15,000 signatures as part of a petition drive demanding that the Assembly majority stop stalling...

McDonough to Host Identity Theft Prevention Seminar

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) will host an identity theft prevention seminar at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 at Levittown Public Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane. The seminar is free and open to the public. The seminar will provide participants...

McDonough Offers 2005 Assembly Session Scorecard

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is rating the Assembly’s just-ended 2005 legislative session as one of its most productive in recent years, but noted that many important issues were left unresolved. He vowed to continue fighting for...

Demand for Action on Important Legislation Before Session End

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) again demanded action from the Assembly leadership on important legislation that has languished in committees since the bills were introduced. This year’s legislative session ends June 23 and many...

McDonough Sponsors Summer Reading Challenge At Local Elementary Schools

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) announced he is sponsoring the 2005 Summer Reading Challenge at elementary schools in his district. The Summer Reading Challenge is designed to encourage students to continue learning –through reading...

Assemblyman McDonough Offers ‘Natural Emergency Preparedness’ Brochure

Hurricane season has officially started and will run through November, and reports about the devastating effects of hurricanes already are appearing in the media. To help residents prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters, as well as what...

McDonough: Majority-Controlled Transportation Committee Pulls Auto Leasing Bill

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) expressed his disappointment with Tuesday’s decision by the Assembly Transportation Committee chairman to pull a bill from the panel’s agenda that would have allowed for discussion of New York’s...

McDonough: Majority Finally Recognizes Need to Further Protect New Yorkers from Sexual Predators

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,I,C-Merrick) is applauding efforts by the Assembly majority to address the need to strengthen, enhance and provide greater protection for New Yorkers from sexual predators. "They have finally acknowledged an...

McDonough Announces Petition Drive for Civil Confinement Legislation

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,I,C-Merrick) and his Assembly minority colleagues are launching a statewide petition drive designed to force Assembly majority to act on civil confinement legislation and strengthen Megan’s Law in an effort to further...

McDonough Offers Legislative "Must-Do" List Before Session End

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) joined his minority colleagues this week in alerting the full Assembly to legislative issues that must be addressed before the 2005 session ends in late June. "We have seven weeks left in the legislative...

Assemblyman McDonough Offers Long Island ‘Travel Guide’

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C-North Merrick) has available copies of the "2005 Long Island Travel Guide," a publication from the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau that features a sampling of Long Island’s scenic tourist attractions...

Assemblyman McDonough Offers ‘The College Dream. A Guide For Parents’

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C-North Merrick) is distributing copies of "The College Dream. A Guide for Parents," a free publication from The College Board that provides parents with information about the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT),...

Long Island Assembly Minority Conference Secures Empire Zone for Nassau County

The Long Island Assembly minority conference representing Nassau County has secured an Empire Zone for Nassau County, one of 11 in the state that weren’t part of the Empire Zones program until passage of the new state budget. The delegation also...

McDonough: Assembly Majority Blocks Civil Confinement Legislation

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) today blasted the majority-led Assembly Mental Health Committee for refusing to allow civil confinement legislation to come to the floor for debate and a vote by the full Assembly. The legislation would give...

McDonough Supports Take Our Daughters or Sons to Work Day

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is announcing his support for the "Take Our Daughters or Sons to Work Day" on Thursday, April 28. "When we take our daughters or sons into the workplace we give them a wonderful opportunity...