GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF NY CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION WILL INTRODUCE ‘AMERICANS FIRST LAW’ TO STOP CORPORATE BAILOUTS

In May 12, 2020

First Proposed by the Governor, the Legislation States that a Corporation Cannot Be Eligible for Government Funding if it Does Not Rehire the Same Number of Employees it Had Before the COVID-19 Pandemic

Renews Bipartisan Call from National Governors Association for Unrestricted Fiscal Support for States in Next Federal COVID-19 Relief Bill

Regional Monitoring Dashboard Showing How Many Metrics Each Region Has Met to Reopen is Available Here

Confirms 1,430 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 338,485; New Cases in 37 Counties

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that members of New York’s Congressional Delegation – Representative Nydia Velázquez, Representative Thomas Suozzi, Representative Carolyn Maloney, Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Representative Gregory Meeks, Representative Grace Meng, Representative Eliot Engel, Representative Paul Tonko, Representative José Serrano, Representative Joe Morelle, Representative Adriano Espaillat and Representative Yvette Clarke – will propose the ‘Americans First Law’ to help prevent corporate bailouts following the COVID-19 pandemic. First proposed by the Governor on May 10th, the law states that a corporation cannot be eligible to receive government funding if it doesn’t maintain the same number of employees that the corporation had before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Governor also issued a joint statement with NGA Chair, Maryland Governor Hogan renewing the bipartisan call from the National Governors Association for unrestricted fiscal support for states in the next federal COVID-19 relief bill. The next bill should focus on funding state and local governments, working families, state testing and tracing efforts and a real economic stimulus with no handouts to corporations who do not protect their workers and only enrich executives or shareholders.

“This virus has taken a toll on all of us, but it has especially hurt working Americans and our front line workers – they are the ones who really need the financial help, not big businesses,” Governor Cuomo said. “I have spoken with a number of members of New York’s Congressional Delegation and they have agreed to propose the Americans First Law to stop bailouts of greedy corporations that are not protecting and rehiring their employees once they open back up.”

Finally, the Governor confirmed 1,430 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 338,485 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 338,485 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 1,479 23
Allegany 42 4
Broome 379 1
Cattaraugus 61 0
Cayuga 60 0
Chautauqua 42 1
Chemung 131 0
Chenango 112 1
Clinton 77 1
Columbia 314 0
Cortland 30 1
Delaware 65 0
Dutchess 3,399 21
Erie 4,530 47
Essex 32 0
Franklin 17 0
Fulton 135 26
Genesee 174 1
Greene 206 0
Hamilton 5 0
Herkimer 81 0
Jefferson 68 0
Lewis 11 0
Livingston 102 0
Madison 251 0
Monroe 1,890 40
Montgomery 67 0
Nassau 38,434 97
Niagara 671 16
NYC 186,123 766
Oneida 676 7
Onondaga 1,308 21
Ontario 107 0
Orange 9,632 48
Orleans 133 3
Oswego 76 1
Otsego 67 0
Putnam 1,098 0
Rensselaer 416 5
Rockland 12,504 20
Saratoga 407 4
Schenectady 581 6
Schoharie 46 0
Schuyler 8 1
Seneca 49 0
St. Lawrence 191 1
Steuben 229 1
Suffolk 37,062 151
Sullivan 1,119 10
Tioga 107 0
Tompkins 132 0
Ulster 1,465 11
Warren 221 4
Washington 210 0
Wayne 83 2
Westchester 31,472 88
Wyoming 77 0
Yates 21 0

 

 

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