Press Releases

Brabenec Co-Sponsors Legislation to Establish Clinical Staffing Committees in Hospitals

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C-Deerpark) is proud to co-sponsor a bill (A.108B) requiring healthcare facilities to establish a clinical staffing committee to ensure safety standards for health care services. This bill seeks to address the needs of individual...

Brabenec Lambasts Majority’s Continuous Extension of Eviction Moratorium

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C-Deerpark) criticized bill A.07175-A, which extends the moratorium of the eviction of delinquent tenants who have not paid rent throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Brabenec and others in the Assembly Minority recognize...

Brabenec Celebrates Step In The Right Direction On Restaurant Restrictions; Committed To Continuing The Fight

Assembly Karl Brabenec (R,C,I- Deerpark) was pleased to see steps were made by New York state officials today to roll back several of the operational restrictions on bars and restaurants. Both the state Legislature and governor took action, repealing...

Assembly Majority Move to Give Violent Felons the Ability to Vote

Today, the state Assembly voted on legislation that gives convicted felons the ability to vote. (S.830-B). With this bill, any convict released on probation or parole would be legally able to register to vote, irrespective of the crime they were convicted...

The Assembly Majority Kills Tax Cut for Senior Veterans After Approving Huge Stimulus for Illegals

“This is asinine. The very same members of this Legislature who authorized a $2.1 billion stimulus for illegal immigrants now won’t even come to the table to discuss providing economic relief for our elderly veterans. “They...

Brabenec Joins Calls for Lifting Restrictions on Bars and Restaurants

This morning, Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) joined his Assembly Minority Conference colleagues as they held a virtual press conference with restaurant and bar owners to draw attention to their ongoing struggles caused by Gov. Cuomo’s...

Brabenec Disheartened by One House Budget

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I- Deerpark) is disheartened by the Majority’s one-house budget proposal to increase state spending by 22.6% and to raise taxes in the midst of an economic crisis.“Increasing state spending and raising taxes...

Brabenec: Majority Removal of Executive Power Does No Such Thing

“Today the Assembly Majority passed what they want you to believe is a removal of Gov. Cuomo’s expanded executive powers. Their framing couldn’t be further from the truth.“This is a sham on the part of the Majority to look like...

Brabenec: Assembly Majority Neglecting Their Job

“The Assembly Majority decided to cancel today's session at the last minute, in a blatantly political attempt to avoid voting on measures to remove Gov. Cuomo’s emergency powers. You would think that with scandal after scandal pouring...

Brabenec: County Authorities Need Vaccines

“From the beginning of the vaccine rollout, the state’s strategy has shut out county and local officials and failed in consistently and efficiently getting doses where they are needed. The state has repeatedly shown it is disconnect with the...

Brabenec: It Just Keeps Getting Worse

“Last night, news broke that the top aide to Gov. Cuomo admitted in a private meeting that the state willfully hid COVID-19 data from nursing homes to evade federal investigation. The more we look into the actions of the governor throughout the...

Brabenec Joins Legislators in Support of Subpoenaing Dr. Zucker Following Nursing Home Scandal

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I- Deerpark) is joining the Assembly Minority Conference, including Minority colleagues on the Assembly Oversight, Analysis and Investigation Committees in urging Majority colleagues to support their petition utilizing Section...

Brabenec: Nursing Home Deaths 50% Higher Than Gov. Cuomo Told Us

“The attorney general has released a report confirming that the Cuomo administration underreported COVID-19 nursing home and care facility deaths by 50 percent. This is appalling, but sadly, I’m not surprised. The governor has misled members...

Brabenec Appointed to Legislative Commission on Public Management Systems

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I- Deerpark) has been selected by Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) to serve on the Legislative Commission on Public Management Systems (Government Administration) for the 2021-2022 legislative term.This...

Brabenec Comments on Executive Budget

“The governor’s speech today was little more than a blanket denial of responsibility for anything that has happened since the start of the pandemic, and yet another instance of him blaming the federal government for his administration’s...

Brabenec Frustrated with Governor’s Vaccine Rollout

“The way in which the governor has gone about distributing vital COVID-19 vaccines has been a complete failure” said Brabenec. “Repeatedly he has blamed his administration’s lack of efficiency on the federal government or factors...

Brabenec Concerned with Plan to Legalize Marijuana

On the opening day of his State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo confirmed his administration’s intention of pursuing the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York state. Formerly a public opponent of the idea, the governor cites the adoption...

Eviction Bill Is Irresponsible and Harms Suburban/Rural Landlords

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C-Deerpark) has come out against bill A.11181, which  prevents landlords from evicting tenants who have failed to pay rent due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brabenec and others in the Assembly believe...

Keep North Main Out Of The Yellow

“Gov. Cuomo must amend his "yellow" hotspot zone to exclude Monroe-Woodbury's North Main Elementary School. The students and staff in the school have seen near-zero cases of COVID-19 since the school year resumed in September and the continued...

Brabenec Stands with Law Enforcement

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) today is denouncing the elimination of Section 50-a of the Civil Rights Law in New York state. Repealing Section 50-a will make law enforcement officers’ disciplinary records, misconduct complaints and transcripts...