Press Releases

Byrnes On 2022-23 State Budget

“This budget is about timing and opportunity – and the governor’s failure on both accounts. Not only is the budget over a week late after being negotiated by one-party rule behind closed doors, but it missed the opportunity to deliver...

Byrnes Calls For Citizens-Only Elections

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) joined state lawmakers today at the state Capitol for a press conference announcing new legislation that would prohibit non-citizens from voting in elections in New York state (A.9095). Currently under a new...

Byrnes: Don’t Shortchange Our Roads

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) joined state lawmakers today at the State Capitol to rally for an increase in funding for programs that support local infrastructure, including the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program...

Byrnes Stands Up For Agriculture

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) joined colleagues from the Assembly Minority Conference this week at a press conference to call on Gov. Kathy Hochul to reject the reduced overtime threshold for farm workers that is being recommended by the...

State Lawmakers & Local Highway Crews Rally For Increase In State Highway Funding

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Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia), state Sen. Pam Helming (R,C,I-Canandaigua), a representative from state Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan’s (R,C-Elma) office, Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester), Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons),...

Byrnes Announces Plan To Help Make NY More Affordable, Combat Inflation

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski), members of their Conference and business leaders at a press conference today at the state Capitol to announce a plan to combat inflation and help...

Byrnes On Executive Budget Address

“Gov. Hochul presented her $216 billion 2022-23 Executive Budget today all in seventeen minutes. Despite the brevity, I was pleased that she addressed preparing the state’s operating reserves and spoke on the need to spend cash instead of...

Byrnes: Blue Lives & Public Safety Matter

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) joined Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, members of both Conferences, and members of the law enforcement community at a press conference in the state Capitol today...

Byrnes On 2022 State Of The State

“It was great to hear Gov. Hochul speak to so many of my priorities in her State of the State Address today. Specifically my efforts to promote workforce development and support farmers struggling with overtime expenses were addressed. I look forward...

Byrnes On Hochul Mask Mandate

“This holiday season is a crucial opportunity for businesses, particularly small, family-run businesses, to begin to recover from the economic shutdown of the pandemic. This new mask mandate threatens that opportunity and takes our economy a step...

Ortt, Byrnes Unveil Koch Memorial Highway in Mendon

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Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes are proud to announce that State Highway 64 within the town of Mendon has been officially renamed in honor of fallen U.S. Army National Guardsman Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian J. Koch....

Byrnes Says Zucker’s Resignation Is Warranted

“As a member of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, we have been investigating former Gov. Cuomo and his administration’s role in nursing home deaths. I have been fighting to make sure a public report is released in order to bring transparency,...

Byrnes Stands With Healthcare Workers

WATCH HERE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rh4PBMS7oaHZFymMaP7SfyCKd60Ghnr0/view?usp=sharingAssemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) is calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Department of Health to offer an alternative to the executive order...

Byrnes’ Statement On Cuomo’s Resignation

As a member of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, I have been unable to speak on the ongoing investigation into Gov. Cuomo as freely as, perhaps, I would have liked. However, now that Gov. Cuomo has offered his resignation, I can say that I believe this...

Ortt, Byrnes Legislation Signed Into Law

Today, Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes are proud to share that their bill (S.5399/A.7031) renaming a portion of State Highway 64 after Chief Warrant Officer Christian Koch was signed by the Governor.On the night of January...

Byrnes: Let Parents & Educators Decide What’s Best for Kids, Not Bureaucrats

EDITOR’S NOTE: A video of Assemblywoman Byrnes’ remarks at today’s press conference are attached for your use: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JDmmsi38VnIeK6wupDpLdXffUmg6a_5f/view?usp=sharing“As with most decisions regarding...

Ortt and Byrnes Announce Passage of Bill To Honor Fallen National Guardsman Koch

Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt (R,C,I-North Tonawanda) and Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) are proud to announce legislation has passed the Senate and Assembly to rename a portion of State Highway 64 in the town of Mendon in honor of...

Byrnes & Borrello Honor North Dansville Veterans

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Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) andSenator George Borrello (R,C,I,LIBT – Sunset Bay) are proud to announce that signs are now up designating a portion of State Route 63 in the Town of North Dansville as the “North Dansville Veterans...

Regional Lawmakers Urge Governor to Allow Full Reopening of Local DMV Offices

Elmira, N.Y., May 7—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C-Olean), and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today...

Regional Lawmakers Urge Governor to Allow Full Reopening of Local DMV Offices - Letter