Press Releases

Smullen: Antisemitism Will Not be Tolerated in New York State—Hate has Consequences

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) attended a press conference yesterday led by Assembly and Senate Minority lawmakers with a strong message to colleges and universities statewide: hate has consequences. Smullen joined...

Smullen: Antisemitism Will not be Tolerated on Our College Campuses or Anywhere Else in New York State

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) spoke at a press conference earlier today led by Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) and Sen. Bill Weber (R,C) to advocate for the “Combating Campus Anti-Semitism Act” (A.8399/S.7752)....

Smullen Celebrates 16th Annual Venison for Veterans & Seniors of Fulton and Montgomery Counties

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) helped organize and participated in the 16th Annual Venison for Veterans & Seniors of Fulton and Montgomery Counties yesterday. This is a yearly volunteer event, organized by local hunters,...

Smullen: Final State Budget is Bloated, Out-of-Touch and Does Not Address Needs of New Yorkers

“New York state has known for years it does not have a revenue problem—it has a spending problem, as showcased in the record-breaking size of this year’s final budget. The final budget is not only weeks late, but it is also bloated and fails to...

Smullen Urges for The Passage of Assembly Bill A.8134, Which Establishes The New York State Rural Mobile Communications Fund

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) is urging his Assembly colleagues to vote ‘yes’ on Assembly Bill A.8134, which establishes the New York State Rural Mobile Communications Fund to provide grants for the purpose of...

Smullen Proud to Support New York State Donate Life Program’s Mission to Give the Gift of Life to Families in Need

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) was proud to speak at a bipartisan press conference led by Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) and Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes to help promote New York State’s...

Smullen Co-Sponsors Proposal to Support Our Veterans

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) is proud to be a co-sponsor on a proposal that supports veterans in New York state. The proposal, known as Assembly Bill A.6992-A, is moving forward having now been voted out of the Veterans’...

Smullen: New York State Has a Lot of Work to do to Improve its Economic Competitiveness and Future

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) was proud to organize a press conference alongside Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski), Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square), Sen. George Borrello, other members of the...

Smullen Works to Protect Wood Burning for Fuel in New York State

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) is working to protect the rights of New York families who have relied on wood burning for heating and fuel for generations. While the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)...

Smullen: Enough is Enough—It is Time to Pass the State Budget

“It’s time to pass the budget—why we are back in Albany on a Sunday to instead pass another emergency budget extender is ridiculous. This lack of planning is not what New York families want to see, especially when they were hoping to see the state...

Smullen Supports Bipartisan Efforts to Bring 134 Hostages Being Held in Gaza Back Home

“My thoughts go out to the families of the 134 hostages still being held in Gaza by Hamas, and I am praying for all of the hostages’ safe return home. The hostages have been held in Gaza for 179 days, and of the 134 hostages, five of them are U.S....

Smullen to Hold 16th Annual Venison for Veterans & Seniors of Fulton and Montgomery Counties Soon

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) is proud to announce the 16th Annual Venison for Veterans & Seniors of Fulton and Montgomery Counties. This volunteer event organized by local hunters and in partnership with assemblymembers,...

Smullen: Nadia Vitels and Other Victims of ‘Squatters’ Deserve Justice

“Nadia Vitels was brutally beaten to death, allegedly by two squatters who had moved into her deceased mother’s New York City apartment—Nadia’s death will not be in vain. “Squatting-related incidents in our state are on the rise and out of...

Smullen: Identifying New York State’s Triumphs and Mistakes in Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis is Essential

“I was proud to see Congressman Marc Molinaro and my colleagues from the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences come together to call for an independent review of our state’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. This review of our triumphs and mistakes...

Smullen: Increasing Funding for Our SUNY and CUNY Schools is Essential

“As Minority Ranker of the Higher Education Committee, it’s very important that funding is adequate for our institutions of higher learning, including SUNY and CUNY schools. Many colleges and universities statewide were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Smullen: Child Care Accessibility and Affordability in our State Need to be Top Priorities

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) was proud to support the efforts of Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski), Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square), Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown), Assemblyman Josh...

Alexander John “AJ” Smullen Was Kind, Clever and Courageous

Alexander John “AJ” Smullen passed away at Albany Medical Center on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Albany, New York at the age of 14 following a fierce fight in the Pediatric ICU after being hit by a car on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. He gave the ultimate...

Smullen Congratulates 2024 NYSCA Grant Award Recipients and Highlights Ongoing Art Projects

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) is proud to announce and congratulate all 14 organizations and artists in Assembly District 118 who collectively received $907,000 worth of grant awards through the New York State Council...

Smullen Announces 2024 Venison for Veterans & Seniors of Fulton and Montgomery Counties

            Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) is proud to announce the 16th Annual Venison for Veterans & Seniors of Fulton and Montgomery Counties. This volunteer event supplied by local hunters and in partnership...

Smullen: Full Implementation of The Electric School Bus Mandate Would Cost Our School Districts Tremendously

There are 731 school districts throughout our state. Within these school districts are 2.3 million students that require 45,000 school buses to transport them to and from home safely everyday. Taking these numbers into account, if the Electric School...