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Statement From Assistant Speaker Ortiz and Senator Krueger On Passage Of California Coal Divestment Bill

New York – Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz State and Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today after California legislators on Wednesday passed SB 185, which would require the two biggest pension funds in...

September 3, 2015
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Ortiz and Gillibrand Highlight Summer Meals Program for Children


Sunset Park, NY – Standing at Sunset Park Recreation Center, Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix Ortiz (D. Kings), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and hunger advocates visited with children in order to raise awareness of school nutrition...

August 12, 2015
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Ortiz Advocates Carbon Tax

Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz, (D-Kings), has introduced legislation to create a carbon tax on the use of fossil fuels in New York State. This new bill follows Ortiz’s recent introduction of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act...

August 3, 2015
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April 28, 2015
Assemblymember Ortiz brings to the floor a resolution proclaiming April as Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month and encourages others to promote and bring awareness to the issue. "At the end of the day it's about how can we save lives because life is precious," said Ortiz.