Press Releases

Pheffer Amato Declares May as Jewish-American Heritage Month In NYS

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato passed a State-wide resolution to declare May as Jewish-American Heritage Month in the State of New York. Pheffer Amato, the only Jewish elected official in South Queens, previously succeeded...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Secures Record Funding for Nonpublic Schools

Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato secured the highest investment in State funding for nonpublic schools during the recent 2024 State budget. Through her continued work, in partnership with TeachNYS, Agudath Israel of America,...

Assemblywoman Praised by Public Employee Unions: Including FDNY/UFA, TWU Local 100, UFT, AFL-CIO & PEF

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato received outpouring gratitude from unions across New York after her pension and Tier reform legislation, A.9133, was included in the recent State budget. Unions like the UFA (United Firefighters...

Pheffer Amato Joins New Hamilton Beach Civic to Clean Hamilton Beach Park

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato joined the New Hamilton Beach Civic Association and the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Park Conservancy at a cleanup at Hamilton Beach Park. Nearly 20 dedicated volunteers, including local residents,...

Making The Change: Illegal Cannabis Stores Will Now Be Closed!

I am currently writing this in the early hours after intensely debating the State Budget. As your State representative, I have been working to pass fiscal policies that represent the needs of our community. Moments ago, our community scored a tremendous...

Pheffer Amato Gets New Hate Crime Charges Enacted into Law!

Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato passed new statues in the New York State Penal Law by expanding, and even introducing new offenses that fall under the hate crimes statute. In New York, there has been a dramatic increase...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Gets Rid of Insulin Co-Pays for New Yorkers!

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato voted for a revolutionary change in the law for those with diabetes, or anyone who needs insulin, by banning cost sharing, or co-pays, for insulin prescriptions. Through Pheffer Amato’s...

Assemblywoman Passes Sought After Recruitment and Retention Benefit For NYPD

Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato successfully negotiated benefits for the members of the NYPD after intense conversations in the 2024 State budget. The Assemblywoman serves as Chairwoman of the NYS Committee on Governmental...

Pheffer Amato Declares April 21-27 As ‘Crime Victim Rights’ Week’ Throughout New York

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato voted yes and passed a State-wide resolution to declare the Week of April 21st through April 27th as “Crime Victim Rights’ Week.” State resolutions are an extremely coveted and honored...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Addresses TeachNYS with Unwavering Support for Yeshivas

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New York – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato received a standing ovation when she attended the annual TeachNYS breakfast. The Assemblywoman, the only Jewish elected official in South Queens, is known as the strongest advocate for Yeshivas...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Will Always Support Israel

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South Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato re-emphasized her unwavering support for Israel after Iran launched hundreds of missiles and drones over the weekend. “I support Israel today, I support Israel tomorrow, and I will...

Pheffer Amato Votes to Protect Hospitals

Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato voted yes on a bill, A.1633, which would require broader community engagement and notice when a hospital, or a unit that provides maternity, mental health or substance use care, seeks to...

Pheffer Amato Hosts Annual Earth Day Drawing Contest

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato announced her annual Earth Day Drawing Contest with local elementary and middle schools throughout the community. The Assemblywoman regularly visits schools and teaches students about their...

Pheffer Amato Works with MTA to Upgrade Beach 116th Street Subway Station

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Rockaway Park, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) continued her work with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at Beach 116th Street Station as renovations were made to address some long-standing issues...

Pheffer Amato Throws First Pitch for American Softball

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Ozone Park, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato threw out the first pitch at the opening game of American Softball at Vito Lacascio Field, officially opening the 2024 softball season. Going on its 12th year, American Softball has...

Pheffer Amato Thanked by Transit Employees for Honoring Their Work

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato was overwhelmingly thanked by the national Transport Workers Union (TWU), along with TWU Local 100, and Amalgamated Transit Workers (ATU) Local 1056 the other day for introducing and passing...

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

It has been a year since my law, A.8537, took effect and made New York the FIRST state in the county to require insurance companies to pay for either breast reconstructive surgery or aesthetic flat closure after a mastectomy. I did this to give women...

Pheffer Amato Creates Funding Stream for Families with Cystic Fibrosis

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato’s Cystic Fibrosis (CF) legislation recently went into effect, creating a program to reimburse the cost of providing health care to eligible individuals who have Cystic Fibrosis. Over the...

Pheffer Amato Passes Bill to Get Bad Lithium-Ion Batteries Off the Street

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato voted yes and passed a groundbreaking piece of legislation to target the ongoing crisis of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries. Pheffer Amato serves as the prime co-sponsor of A.4938 which...

Pheffer Amato Gets Religious Institutions Security Funding

Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato secured a record level of funding for a grant known as the Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes (SCAHC) program. For years Pheffer Amato has been responsible for obtaining the necessary...