Saratoga, NY – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement:

“Yesterday, New Yorkers once again witnessed the failed leadership of Governor Cuomo regarding the re-opening process. The Governor caused mass confusion and widespread, bipartisan outrage from elected officials, community leaders, and small businesses for arbitrarily moving the goal posts for entering into Phase 2 of re-opening our economy,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Throughout this health and economic crisis, we have seen again and again that Governor Cuomo and his team walk back their failed policies, change the goal posts arbitrarily, and lack basic communication skills with local leaders and communities across the State. Our North Country local elected officials, county public health offices, and small businesses worked incredibly hard to achieve the metrics laid out by New York State and are ready to reopen for Phase 2. I will continue to work with local elected officials, business leaders, and public health officials so we can safely re-open our Upstate economy.”