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ANCRAMDALE — Though already well aware of the challenges local farmers have endured in keeping their farms operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19) toured Ronnybrook Farms recently to gain a greater understanding of the support farmers across New York need to remain in business.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y, with its yearly Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of business-friendly initiatives in the first session of the 116th Congress.
Lawmakers have made some progress in getting a new federal law on the books after the Schoharie limo crash that killed 20 people.
The bills passed through the House of Representatives. Representatives Paul Tonko and Antonio Delgado have been pushing for this.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a massive infrastructure bill that includes limousine safety provisions local members of Congress have been pushing for since the October 2018 crash in Schoharie that killed 20 people.
The fight to make limousines safer nationwide is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Three bills sponsored by Congressmen Paul Tonko and Antonio Delgado were part of an infrastructure package that passed the House Wednesday.
The package advances by a vote of 233-188.
Fighting for limo safety
This spring, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration brushed off federal crash investigators' recommendation that limousines be required to have rear passenger seat belts.
House Rural Broadband Task Force Introduces Internet Bill
House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., and members of the House Rural Broadband Task Force on Wednesday introduced H.R. 7302, the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, which invests $100 billion to build high-speed broadband service in unserved and underserved communities.
WASHINGTON – Orange County will receive $35.1 million in CARES Act emergency federal funding for public transportation while Dutchess County will receive $7.3 million, both through the Federal Transit Administration to boost essential public transportation services by mitigating the devastating impact of COVID-19 on local transit systems.
As the second anniversary of a fatal crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie nears, a slate of limousine safety measures is moving forward in the House of Representatives.