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Rep Delgado Meets with Local Officials

Written By Editor on 2/1/21 | 2/1/21

U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado met with Greene County officials to discuss COVID-19 vaccine distribution, rural broadband, and infrastructure issues. Rep. Antonio Delgado spoke with Greene County Legislature Chairman Pat Linger, Greene County Highway Superintendent Scott Templeton, Greene County Deputy County Administrator Warren Hart, Greene County Administrator Shaun S. Groden, and members of the Public Health and Emergency Operations departments.

“Yesterday, Senator Gillibrand and I announced the reintroduction of our Rebuilding Rural America Act,” said Rep. Antonio Delgado. “This legislation would help communities like Greene County repair their weather-damaged roads, revitalize rural broadband, and build their local economy back better. Projects like the stabilization of the Hudson River shoreline need investment from the federal government. I thank Greene County leaders for speaking with me and sharing their coronavirus crisis struggles. I will keep working to deliver critical funds to Greene County, and rural counties across New York's 19th congressional district.”

“Greene County is very thankful to the Congressman for taking the time to meet with us,” said Greene County Legislature Chairman Pat Linger. “We have multiple projects underway that will require Federal assistance to accomplish. Stabilization of the Hudson River shoreline, broadband and cellular deficiency mapping and infrastructure build-out, and emergency funding for rural highway repair are all imperative to both the quality of life and economic development here in Greene. We are committed to our residents and visitors, and know the Congressman shares the same feeling. We hope he can assist in getting the funding committed to help move Greene forward with these critically important infrastructure needs.”

After his meeting with Greene County officials, Rep. Antonio Delgado met with Columbia County officials to discuss COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The Congressman spoke with the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Supervisor for the Town of Stockport Matt Murell and Columbia County Public Health Director Jack Maab about limited vaccine doses and a need for better coordination between the federal, state, and local levels.

“Counties like Columbia are ready, willing, and able to get shots in residents' arms,” said Rep. Antonio Delgado. “However, they need more vaccines and federal funding to cover the costs of vaccination distribution. My bill, the Direct Support for Communities Act, would send dollars directly to our counties, towns, and villages fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. I thank Chairman Murell and Director Maab for meeting with me and discussing this critical issue.”

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