Delgado Named Among Most Active, Most Effective House Freshmen
KINGSTON, NY—Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) was recognized as one of the most active new Members in the 116th Congress thus far in a report released last week by Quorum Analytics. This report looks at the work of Members of Congress to introduce legislation, pass legislation through the House and Senate, as well as the work of Members of Congress to keep their Constituents informed through social media.
Rep. Delgado was named one of the most active new members of Congress for introducing eleven bills between January and July. To date, the Congressman has introduced and co-led sixteen bills. The report also recognized the Congressman for being one of just six House freshman from either party to have legislation pass in both the House and Senate. Since the report’s release, Rep. Delgado’s bill, The Family Farmer Relief Act, was signed into law by President Trump.
“My role as representative is to listen to the concerns of folks in Upstate and turn these concerns into legislative solutions, which is why I’ve held twenty-three town halls across the District, opened five district offices, and established four in-district advisory committees. I came to Congress to be part of the solution and work with partners on both sides of the aisle to achieve results for NY-19.” Rep. Delgado continued, “our work is just beginning. I will continue to ensure the ideas I hear from small business owners, veterans, farmers, and others inform my work in Congress.”
Congressman Delgado has introduced and co-led a number of legislative items to address the priorities important to NY-19 including:
- H.R. 2336, the Family Farmer Relief Act, a bipartisan bill to ease the process of reorganizing debt through Chapter 12 bankruptcy rules. Restructuring of the rules makes more family farms eligible amid a continued downturn in the farm economy. This was signed into law on August 26.
- H.R. 2142, bipartisan legislation to make it easier for small businesses to comply with onerous federal regulations. This legislation passed the House on July 15.
- H.R. 2000, the Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019, a bicameral public option bill that would build on the existing Medicare framework to provide families and small businesses with a low-cost health insurance option. The bill would ensure affordable prescription drug costs by finally allowing the government to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical companies.
- H.R. 2577, the PFAS Right to Know Act, bipartisan legislation that would require PFAS to be listed on the Toxic Release Inventory at the EPA.
- H.R. 2482, the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act, bipartisan bill that would end an outdated redundancy in federal law that restricts health providers from prescribing buprenorphine, a proven treatment that has helped countless Americans suffering with a substance use disorder.
- H.R. 3880, the Tax Fairness for the Self-Employed Act, bipartisan legislation which makes changes to the tax code to ensure that self-employed individuals can access the same tax deductions as corporations when it comes to health insurance premiums.
- H.R. 3232, the Young Farmer Success Act, bipartisan legislation to incentivize careers in agriculture by adding farmers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
- H.R. 2912, Military Spouse Hiring Act, bipartisan legislation that incentivizes employers to hire spouses of members of the United States Armed Forces.
- H.R. 4148, Green Jobs and Opportunity Act, environmental legislation to combat climate change and ensure the labor workforce is ready to transition to a clean energy economy.
The Quorum Analytics Report also highlighted the most active members on social media, where Rep. Delgado was listed in the top three Democratic Members for his outreach and engagement on his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. A link to the full report can be found here.