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Rep. Molinaro Blasts Gov. Hochul’s 11th Hour Deal To Eliminate Disability Providers

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Binghamton, NY — U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) released the following statement on Governor Kathy Hochul’s new plan to eliminate disability providers through the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP): “I fully oppose Governor Hochul’s reported 11th hour deal to eliminate providers through the CDPAP.  “First, the Governor tried to slash funding for…

Rep. Molinaro Delivers Smaller, Smarter, More Secure Government With Passage Of Final Funding Bills

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Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) today voted to pass the remaining Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bills. The bills passed with strong bipartisan support and included many of the priorities he has been advocating for.   Rep. Molinaro said, “Throughout these negotiations, I said I was fighting for a government that was smaller, smarter, and more…

Molinaro Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Help Small Businesses Invest in Accessibility

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Binghamton, NY – U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY-19) today introduced the Think DIFFERENTLY Small Business Accessibility Act, a bipartisan bill that helps small businesses in Upstate New York make modifications that accommodate customers and employees with disabilities. It builds on Rep. Molinaro’s successful ‘ThinkDIFFERENTLY’ initiative which challenges local…

At Chenango Valley High School, Rep. Molinaro Discusses Impact Of Education Cuts In Proposed NYS Budget

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Binghamton, NY – U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) today hosted an education roundtable with school faculty, parents, teachers, and students at Chenango Valley High School, one of the schools losing funding in Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposed 2025 state budget. During the roundtable, the group discussed the need for more school funding – not less – as well as expanded…

On Anniversary of COVID-19 School Closures, Molinaro Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Address Learning Loss Among Students With Disabilities

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Binghamton, NY – Ahead of the four year anniversary of Upstate New York schools shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY-19) is introducing the Think DIFFERENTLY About Ending Learning Loss Act. The bipartisan bill, which builds on Rep. Molinaro’s successful ‘Think DIFFERENTLY’ initiative, was introduced…

Congress Answers Molinaro’s Call: Following Day of Action In Binghamton, Think DIFFERENTLY About Emergencies Act Passes House With Bipartisan Support

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Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY-19) today announced the Think DIFFERENTLY About Emergencies Act has passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. This comes one month after Rep. Molinaro held a Think DIFFERENTLY Day of Action in Broome County, in which he called on Congress to pass legislation he authored to break down barriers in key…

On Think DIFFERENTLY Day of Action, Rep. Molinaro Calls for Passage of Legislative Package To Break Down Barriers For Individuals With Disabilities

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Binghamton, NY – U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) today hosted a ‘Think DIFFERENTLY Day of Action.’ Today built off Rep. Molinaro’s nationally recognized ‘Think DIFFERENTLY’ initiative, which he created in 2015 to break down barriers for individuals with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. During the day, Rep. Molinaro and his Think DIFFERENTLY…

Molinaro, Crockett Lead Bipartisan Effort To Create More Job Opportunities For Individuals With Disabilities

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Washington, D.C — U.S. Reps. Marc Molinaro (R-NY-19) and Jasmine Crockett (D-TX-30) sent a letter to House Committee on Administration Chairman Brian Steil and Ranking Member Joe Morelle requesting the Committee take steps to increase Legislative Branch procurement through the AbilityOne Commission, including by appointing an AbilityOne Representative (ABOR)…

Rep. Molinaro Announces Winners of 2023 Congressional App Challenge From Tioga County

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Binghamton, NY — U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) today announced Myah Whitney and Addison Neno, sixth graders at Newark Valley Middle School in Tioga County, have been named winners of the 2023 Congressional App Challenge for New York’s 19th Congressional District. Myah and Addison's app ‘Chatter’ is eligible to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building and application fees…