Lawler: Tappan Zee Bridge Renaming Bill Lives To Fight Another Day

Albany, NY, 4/25/2022…​ Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) released the following statement after bill A.6594, which would return the name of the Tappan Zee Bridge, was not held in the Transportation Committee.

"Today is a great day for those who believe in restoring the indigenous and historical name of a bridge that millions of New Yorkers still call by its rightful name - the Tappan Zee Bridge."

"A bipartisan group of legislators rejected the long-used practice of 'holding' bills in committee, when they prevented Bill A.6594 from being held in the Transportation Committee. In fact, Chairman Magnarelli was forced to immediately withdraw the bill from the agenda - giving it another chance to advance to the floor of the Assembly for a vote. I will continue to push in the coming weeks for this bill to receive an up or down vote on the floor of the Assembly."

"I sincerely hope that my colleagues in the Majority will see the benefits of removing the tarnished Cuomo name from the Tappan Zee Bridge and restoring the important indigenous and historical name that so many of us in the Hudson Valley cherish."