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December 22, 2020

Congressman Antonio Delgado joined colleagues Monday to pass a bipartisan legislative package that will provide American families and businesses with urgently needed pandemic relief.

The package is comprised of a $1.4 trillion FY21 budget and a $900 billion COVID-19 assistance package.

Before casting his vote, Representative Delgado spoke on Facebook Live to explain critical provisions within both bills.
"This legislation is the first of many steps required to meet the needs of our localities throughout this public health emergency," he said.

December 18, 2020

Two of Democratic New York Congressman Antonio Delgado's bills to support veterans await President Trump's signature.

The House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday to pass a legislative package with two of Delgado's bills. One is the Fairness for Local Veteran Cemeteries Act to ensure county-run veteran cemeteries in states without state-run veteran cemeteries are eligible for federal funding. Delgado, speaking on the House floor, describes his other bill.

December 17, 2020

New York Congressman Antonio Delgado held a virtual town hall Wednesday night. He talked about COVID-19 relief negotiations in Congress and answered questions on topics ranging from student debt to rural broadband.

Delgado, a Democrat about to begin his second term representing the 19th District, opened his 49th town hall addressing the status of COVID-19 relief negotiations. On recent visits to Otsego Electric Cooperative and SUNY Ulster, he heard a similar refrain.

December 17, 2020

U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, expressed frustration to constituents Wednesday about Congress' expected decision to omit local aid from the next COVID-19 relief package before renewing his call for lawmakers to reach consensus on additional pandemic assistance before the end of the year.

December 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – It appears that there will be a new federal relief package approved by Congress in the next day or so.

December 16, 2020

Congressman Antonio Delgado lobbied for his proposed Rural Revitalization Now Act Thursday when he held his 48th Town Hall--over Facebook.

He also stressed the need for additional COVID relief from Washington as the clock ticks down on 2020.
"There are a lot of needs out there and we haven't really gotten anything down since March. Nine months ago," he said of Congressional COVID assistance.

December 13, 2020

Is there any hope for this hopelessly divided nation?

We can't agree on who won the presidential election. For months, Congress has failed to deliver desperately needed assistance for people suffering during a pandemic. We can't even agree on whether to wear masks — so how can we possibly come together to advance racial justice, safeguard our democracy or save the planet?

December 10, 2020

U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, urged federal leaders to reach a compromise as negotiations continue for a COVID-19 relief package before the holiday and highlighted new legislation to incentivize young people to live and work in rural communities Wednesday night in his first town hall since Election Day.

Delgado held his 48th town hall virtually on Facebook Live on Wednesday night from Washington. More than 75 constituents presubmitted questions before the town hall or in the comments on the Facebook Live video feed.

December 8, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. (WBNG) -- Congressman Antonio Delgado introduced a bill that would provide up to $50,000 in student loan relief to help revitalize rural areas.

This relief would be for college graduates who commit to live and work in rural communities for at least eight years.

This bill is designed to keep and attract college-aged residents to the community.

To qualify, a graduate would have to live in a community with a population less than 20,000 or has less than 100,000 people and has lost population over the last 10 years.

December 7, 2020

This week, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) and Rep. Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) introduced the Rural Revitalization Now Act to provide up to $50,000 in student loan relief for people who commit to live and work in rural communities for at least eight years.