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WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Friday on a massive bill for further coronavirus relief, including a second round of $1,200 checks for individuals, hazard pay for essential workers, more funding for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing and aid for people struggling to afford rent or food.
Aim: To Help Localities Rebound From COVID
KINGSTON —U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (D-19th) invites high school students across New York’s 19th Congressional District to participate in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The winner will have their art displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the year. Last year’s winning piece was “Shelter” by Greyson VanVorst of Ichabod Crane High School.
On May 8, Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19) told WJFF’s Jason Dole how he led a successful bipartisan effort to provide local farmers access to Economic Injury Disaster Loans through the Small Businesses Administration. Now, he’s trying to make sure the next round of federal funding goes to state and local governments, particularly for rural communities like his own.
New York Congressman Antonio Delgado is pushing bipartisan legislation that would directly assist local governments in their responses to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The local relief would complement aid to states that congressional representatives are also urging. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Delgado about this bill and more.
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Antonio Delgado (D, NY-19) and Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), have joined forces with Democratic Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to introduce the Direct Support for communities Act, which would provide local governments with direct federal relief that could be used to pay for essential services and offset lost revenues and increased costs from the COVID-19 emerge
U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado said Friday he thinks the need of all states for municipal aid will overcome partisan politics in the next federal coronavirus bill.
MONTICELLO -- The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 6 announced that it will give $500,000 to the Sullivan County Land Bank Corporation as a Brownfield Cleanup Grant. Grant funds are slated to be used to clean up Monticello Manor at 15 High Street in Monticello.
Travelers on New York's highways and other roads will now know when they are entering the Delaware River watershed.
BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) – The Small Business Administration announced Monday that agribusinesses can now apply for coronavirus disaster assistance.