Statement From Governor Cuomo on Trump Administration Efforts to Undermine Subway and School Safety

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 20:46

"Today it was revealed that - in the same week President Trump announced an illegal effort to cut Federal funding to New York City - the White House is trying to undermine efforts to fight COVID-19 in our subways, buses, and schools. By quietly changing FEMA policy to no longer fund personal protective equipment or disinfection efforts for the MTA and schools, the President is telling essential workers that he does not value their safety or their sacrifices over the last six months. Make no mistake, this is just another attempt by President Trump to hurt New York. We won't be bullied. The subways, buses, and schools have never been cleaner - and despite the federal government's negligence, the state will continue to work with the MTA and school districts to ensure transit workers, riders, teachers, students, and all New Yorkers remain safe."