Working Together for a Better New York
Washington, February 28, 2023
Over the past week, I’ve been working closely with our neighbors in New York’s Congressional Delegation to address several issues impacting New Yorkers across the City.
First, I introduced the Safe and Quiet Skies Act, which will force the FAA to finally regulate air tours and address their substantial safety and quality-of-life impacts on New York City and other communities. Last year, nearly eight thousand commercial air tours flew over National Parks of New York Harbor Management Unit sites, which include national treasures like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The large volume of commercial air tours over these sites is increasingly unsafe, which is why I’m proud to join my colleagues in authoring legislation to place much needed restrictions on helicopter tourism.
Second, I reiterated my calls for NYC Mayor Eric Adams to release Giuliani Administration records to finally uncover what exactly the City knew about the toxins at Ground Zero while they were claiming it was safe for New Yorkers to return after the attacks on September 11th. These records on the earliest impacts of the toxins, dust, and fumes around Lower Manhattan are critical to advance medical research and protect thousands of responders and survivors struggling with 9/11 illnesses, including those who were children at the time of the attacks.
I’ve also been hearing from a number of our neighbors who are struggling to heat their homes amid record-high heating prices, forcing the impossible decision between paying for everyday needs and keeping their families warm. In response, I’m proud to have joined Rep. Dan Goldman in urging Congressional Leadership to provide more funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). To learn more about LIHEAP and to see if you are eligible for relief, click here.
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