Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Stefanik, along with a group of her colleagues in the New York Congressional Delegation, sent a letter to President Trump in support of Governor Cuomo’s request that a major disaster declaration be issued for New York State as a result COVID-19 Pandemic. The letter urges President Trump to grant Governor Cuomo’s request and immediately deploy federal resources to support New York’s response to COVID-19. It also requests that non-federal share requirements be waived for such assistance due to the magnitude of the pandemic’s impact across New York State.

“I am proud to stand with the rest of the New York delegation in sending this letter to President Trump” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “New York State has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and we need more resources in order to be fully equipped. This disaster declaration, which will deliver significant help to the North Country, is a very important step in mitigating the effects of coronavirus and supporting our healthcare industries, first responders, business owners, and families in the wake of this pandemic.