Press Releases

Smullen Joins Colleagues, NYS Farm Bureau to Help Local Farmers

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) joined his fellow Assembly Minority colleagues, the New York State Farm Bureau, and farm owners today to call for the maintenance of the farm employee overtime threshold. The threshold, recently lowered from...

Smullen Statement on Mask Mandate Extension

“For the governor to continue forcing school children to comply with an unconstitutional mask mandate is irresponsible. These misguided mask policies were designed during a pandemic and applied to the state in a one-size-fits-all fashion.This type of...

Smullen and Assembly Minority Colleagues Draft Bill To Mitigate Inflation Impact

“The rate of inflation is the highest it’s been in 35 years, and with very little hope of an end in sight, my Minority colleagues and I had to step in with legislation. Bill A.8481 will put a temporary end to state sales taxes on everyday items, such...

Smullen and Fulton County Sheriff Partner For Venison Donations

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) is partnering with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department to provide fresh venisonto seniors and veterans in need or unable to hunt themselves. This is a tradition famous in parts of the Adirondack region...

Announcing “Venison for Veterans”

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) is partnering with the Fulton County Office For The Aging, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and other local community groups to help provide “Venison For Veterans” in need. Smullen is eager...

Smullen: Law And Order Must Resume

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) joined Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences today to call for an end to bail reform and the various offshoots that relax criminal justice laws and allow lawbreakers to harm their neighbors and communities....

Smullen Issues Statement In Response To Gov. Hochul’s 2022 State Of The State Address

“Today’s State of the State Address contained some good ideas, particularly the proposals to implement term limits on state-level officials and the replacement of the Joint Committee on Public Ethics with a new, independent ethics agency, but I think...

Smullen Sends Letter to Gov. Requesting State-Run Covid-19 Testing Site Be Opened at Fulton Montgomery Community College

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) has written a letter to the governor requesting that she open a state-operated COVID-19 testing site at Fulton Montgomery Community College following outreach from St. Mary’s Hospital in Montgomery County...

Smullen, Assembly and Senate Minority Leadership Request Cost Analysis for CLCPA

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) has joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) to call for the cost-analysis of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), its impact based on the New York State Climate Action...

Smullen Celebrates Upcoming Gloversville Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) is congratulating the City of Gloversville as it has recently been selected by the governor’s office for a $10 million-dollar Downtown Revitalization Initiative. ​​"I'm glad to see the people of Gloversville...

Smullen Prepares Broadband Bill For 2022 Session

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) has drafted a bill in partnership with Sen. Joseph A. Griffo to strengthen and enhance broadband capabilities across all of New York. Dubbed the ‘Regional Broadband Expansion and Access Program (RBEAP),’...

Smullen Rejects Carbon Tax

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) recently participated in an Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee hearing discussing New York’s rapid transition to full electrification of the economy as a way to influence climate change.As the ranking...

Smullen Responds to Prison Closures, Reaffirms Support Of NYSCOPBA

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) notes the rapid closure of several Upstate New York correctional facilities. These closures reflect the continued erosion of public safety through recent legislative efforts at criminal justice reform, while...

Smullen Promotes Broadband Speed Test for All New Yorkers

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) today announced that a significant step in the fight for further broadband access has been taken. The New York State Broadband Program Office is now asking the public to provide input and data via a survey...

Smullen Demands Governor, State Health Commissioner Rescind Healthcare Worker Vaccination Mandate

Editor’s Note: Please click here to view Letter Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) was joined by his Assembly Minority colleagues requesting the State Department of Health and Governor Hochul reverse the mandate that requires healthcare...

Smullen Demands Governor, State Health Commissioner Rescind Healthcare Worker Vaccination Mandate - Letter

Smullen Votes ‘No’ on Eviction Moratorium

“The State Assembly Majority lawmakers barely passed another extension of the eviction moratorium last night, even after the Supreme Court has indicated that it is not constitutional. Small landlords will continue to suffer, thanks to an ineffective...

Smullen Welcomes Gov. Kathy Hohcul

“I’m pleased to welcome Gov. Kathy Hochul as New York’s 57th governor, and I wish her well in these early days of her administration. She has a great history of bipartisan partnership, and knows all regions of New York quite well. I look forward...

Smullen Continues Push for Governor Recall Bill

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) is continuing his push to have the state Legislature pass a bill that would empower electors to recall elected officials (A.6469). Smullen has always been wary of elected officials having too many protections,...

Smullen Responds to Resignation of Gov. Cuomo

“The governor’s resignation is necessary and warranted, but we must ensure that this is not the end of the story. Andrew Cuomo still has much to answer for, and he cannot escape blame or responsibility, just because he’s finally seen the right thing...