Sign & Subpoena DOH Commissioner on COVID-19 Deaths in Nursing Homes

Posted: February 12, 2021 in Health, Seniors

Editor’s Note: Find the original letter and petition here. View the press conference here. As the ranking Minority member of the Assembly’s Committee on Health, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) joined his colleagues for a virtual press conference on Thursday, February 11 to renew their call upon their Democratic colleagues in the Assembly Oversight, Health and Aging committees […]

BYRNE, ASSEMBLY, SENATE MINORITY CONFERENCES & FAMILIES CALL FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS IN WAKE OF AG’S REPORT

Posted: February 3, 2021 in Health, Seniors

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) joined leaders of the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences, joined by Janice Dean and a Capital Region family, today renewed their call for legislative hearings and federal investigations in the wake of Attorney General Letitia James’ scathing report on the Cuomo Administration’s response to COVID-19 in nursing homes. The findings indicated the New York State […]

Bipartisan Request to Pres. Biden for Assistance in Obtaining Complete NH Resident Mortality Numbers

Posted: January 20, 2021 in Health, Seniors

On January 19th, Assemblyman Byrne followed up on previous efforts to obtain the true number of COVID19 nursing home resident deaths in New York with a bipartisan letter sent to President Biden signed by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Assemblyman Ron Kim, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging. The text of the letter, previously made […]

Byrne & Voices For Seniors Speak Up For Elderly in Nursing Homes

Posted: September 27, 2020 in Health, In the News, Seniors

(Sunday, September 27, 2020) – On Saturday, September 26, 2020, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne joined the advocacy group, Voices for Seniors, at a rally to call attention to the plight of nursing home residents in New York. Assemblyman Byrne was accompanied by NY Times best-selling author andFox News meteorologist Janice Dean, former Westchester County Executive and current state Senate candidate Rob Astorino, co-founders […]

Byrne & Assembly GOP Call On CDC To Update Guidance On COVID-Related Nursing Home Reporting

Posted: September 25, 2020 in Health, In the News, Seniors

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski), Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) and their colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference penned a letter to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) seeking updated reporting guidelines aimed at providing New Yorkers with critical, missing information regarding nursing home COVID-related deaths. Per the letter, Conference members urged the […]

Byrne Brightens Day For Local Seniors With Valentines From Students

Posted: February 20, 2020 in Community, In the News, Seniors

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) partnered with students from the Somers Central School District for a Valentine’s Day surprise for some local seniors. The students are a part of the T.E.A.M. Tuskers Mentoring Program, in which approximately 60 students ages 8 through 14 years old work with adult mentors in the community. The children made Valentine’s […]

BYRNE AND SERINO HOST YELLOW DOT SAFETY EVENT

Posted: September 22, 2017 in Community, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety, Seniors

A special informational session regarding the New York State Sheriff Association’s Yellow Dot safety program, hosted by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Sen. Sue Serino, was held on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Putnam County Friendship Center in Putnam Valley. Attendees were treated to an educational and descriptive account of the program, which is designed to […]