Press Releases

Assemblymember Harry Bronson: On the Governor’s State of the State Address

“As Chair of the Assembly’s Economic Development Committee, I understand that to move our state’s economy forward, especially following the pandemic, we will need to embrace the emerging green technologies. This will include a continued investment...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson on the Governor’s State of the State: Ending the Digital Divide

“As I listened to the Governor’s second installment of his “State of the State” address, I reflected on my first Economic Development Committee as Chair, held this morning, and the incredible amount of work there is to be done, and the opportunities...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Reacts to the Governor’s State of the State

The State and our families are being challenged in so many ways. The COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturn and racial injustice have converged upon us and we must face all simultaneously. If we do so by caring for one another, supporting,...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson named Chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry

Rochester, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson today announced his appointment as the Chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry.“I’m grateful to Speaker Carl Heastie for honoring me with this...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Joins Justice Reform Advocates Calling for an End to Solitary Confinement

“The use of solitary confinement is a violation of a person’s human rights.The effect of this practice results in adverse psychological trauma and increases the risk of serious harm to individuals who experience it.I am proud to join the growing chorus...

Assemblymember Bronson: January 6, 2021 is a Day That Will Live in Infamy

“Today I stand with my colleagues, my neighbors, and my community to condemn the violence in Washington, D.C. At the risk of upsetting people, but also in the interest of honest dialogue, here is my perspective. These are extraordinary times with a...

Assemblymember Bronson: Supreme Court Rules on the Right Side of History on Abortion Access

“Earlier today, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, ruling that the regulation placed an undue burden on women seeking abortions.[1] Putting...

Assemblymember Bronson Helps Pass Critical Law Enforcement Reform

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that he co-sponsored and helped pass law enforcement reform legislation aimed at increasing transparency and accountability within the system and protecting the rights of all New Yorkers.“Every...

Assemblymember Bronson Helps Pass $100 Million Rent Relief Bill

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced he helped pass the Emergency Rent Relief Act of 2020 (A.10522), which will allocate up to $100 million in federal CARES Act funding to help New York renters facing COVID-19-related hardships. “The...

Assemblymember Bronson Votes to Pass Public Health Measures in the Wake of COVID-19

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) voted to pass several measures designed to help ensure the safety of New York families and protect public health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“At this time of crisis, public officials must eliminate...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Passes Legislation to Combat Pandemic's Economic Impact

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced he helped pass several bills designed to mitigate the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bills provide protections and financial assistance to homeowners, renters, utility customers,...

Stay informed about the Coronavirus

Staying informed is crucial during challenging times. The resources below can aid New Yorkers as we all work to keep our selves and our communities healthy, safe, and strong during this difficult time. I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all workers...

Assemblymember Bronson: State Budget Includes Funding, Independent Monitor for RCSD

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that $35 million in additional gap funding for the Rochester City School District has been approved in the final state budget to help the district address its multimillion-dollar current operating deficit....

Assemblymember Bronson Accepting Nominations for 2020 Women of Distinction Awards

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that he is currently seeking nominations for his Women of Distinction Awards, which honor outstanding women in the 138th District. The winners of the awards will be honored at a ceremony in April. ...

Assemblymember Bronson Takes Precautionary Measures, Cancels Budget Town Halls

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that, in light of recent coronavirus developments and out of an abundance of caution, he will be canceling two previously scheduled budget town hall meetings. The meetings would have taken place on...

Assemblymember Bronson: Climate Protection Law Essential to Protect Our Planet's Future

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson announced his sponsorship, vote for, and the passage of, the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, implement the state's renewable...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Legislation Protecting LGBTQ New Yorkers

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced the passage of three important bills to protect members of the LGBTQ community, including a bill to end the so-called “Gay Panic and Trans Panic Defense,” a bill providing...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Legislation to Expand Access to Mental Health Services in Upstate New York

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Bronson announced the passage of a legislative package he authored to make mental health services more accessible for families of Upstate New York. The legislation expands the number of mental health practitioners that...

Assembly Passes Bronson Legislation to Curb Wasteful Spending of Taxpayer Dollars

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson today announced the passage of legislation he authored to reduce wasteful spending by state agencies on contracts with consulting firms (A5459).“New York's taxpayers work hard for their money and...

Assemblymember Bronson Votes to Pass Strongest Tenant Protections in State History

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today voted to pass legislation he sponsored, which will provide historic tenant protections for New Yorkers no matter where they live in the state. (A6458). The legislation does not include a “sunset...