May 12, 2020
Albany, NY

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Members of NY Congressional Delegation Will Introduce 'Americans First Law' to Stop Corporate Bailouts

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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.

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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 Andrew M. Cuomo

"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."

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Members of NY Congressional Delegation Will Introduce 'Americans First Law' to Stop Corporate Bailouts

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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