Rebuilding Together Dutchess County
It was a great honor and privilege this week to join Rebuilding Together Dutchess County in their volunteer repair work on the home of an 89-year-old World War II veteran and his wife. Hyde Park resident Vito served in the Army from 1945 to 1947 and lives with his wife, Frances, who is 90.
Stewart Airport Grant
This week the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $230 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants for 104 airports across the United States, including Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, New York – an airport that serves many in the 19th District. Stewart Airport itself was awarded $1.6 million grant funding to make much-needed updates to the airport. This grant program funds airport infrastructure projects such as runways, taxiways, airport signage, lighting, and markings. In addition, these impending infrastructure projects will create an economic boon for our region.
Delaware River Basin Restoration Program Victory
This week I was proud to announce that our efforts to support the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program paid off, as it was announced that the House Appropriations Committee cleared the way for the $5 million in funding needed for the program. If approved, this critical funding will improve water quality and directly benefit all those who depend on this natural resource.
An Unexpected Visitor Stops By
Eleven-year-old Rhinebeck resident Tyler Hanson stopped by our office on Wednesday, and we talked about how he is enjoying school and his interest in computer coding. Shortly after our meeting, Tyler and I made our way to the House floor so he could experience the legislative process personally (and oversee his Congressman’s votes!).