January 14, 2021
Statement From Governor Andrew Cuomo: “New York was blindsided by COVID-19 in the spring and it was a direct result of the failures and utter incompetence of the federal government under the Trump Administration. Now, as a result of that federal incompetence, New York is facing an unprecedented COVID deficit.
Nearly a year ago, President Trump promised FEMA would reimburse 100 percent of New York’s expenses, but, like many of his promises, the President reneged and New Yorkers suffered.
I want to thank my friends President-Elected Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for reaching this agreement, living up to the federal government’s previous promise, and proving that government can work.”