About Colin Schmitt

Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District. He was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 6, 2018 to represent parts of Orange and Rockland counties.

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2021-02-26T01:02:29+0000

ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT: DO WE HAVE A CONGRESSMAN?

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM – New Windsor) released the following statement following the lack of action taken by Congressman Sean Maloney following news of Governor Cuomo’s criminal cover-up of COVID-19 nursing home deaths in New York:

“From one end of New York State to the other, Republican and Democratic elected officials have found common ground in their shared call for a comprehensive investigation into the Cuomo Administration’s cover-up of more than 15,000 COVID-related deaths in our nursing homes. In this rare moment of bipartisanship, members of Congress, state legislators, local elected officials, and even the Working Families Party have set ideology and party affiliation aside to demand both accountability and justice for those who lost their lives because of the Cuomo Administration’s deadly decision ordering nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients.

“Despite the actions of Democratic members of Congress like Rep. Antonio Delgado and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and 14 Democrats in the state senate, including three representing the lower Hudson Valley, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has remained silent. While Maloney has issued 27 Tweets relating to President Trump and impeachment, he has refused to challenge the Cuomo Administration’s criminal conduct.

“Sean Patrick Maloney is now the most brazenly partisan elected official in Washington and, in the process of completing his transformation from moderate to party denizen, he has turned his back on Hudson Valley voters and prioritized his new position leading Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

“Our region needs a representative in Congress who is committed to our interests. Sean Patrick Maloney’s continued abdication of his responsibility to fight for his constituents and advocate for an honest, transparent government in both Washington and Albany represents a grave dereliction of his duty. As voters, we place our trust in the individuals we elected to represent us in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sean Patrick Maloney has violated that trust.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands, and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula Quincy!

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ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT: DO WE HAVE A CONGRESSMAN?Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM – New Windsor)…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Thursday, February 25, 2021

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➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2021-02-25T17:57:28+0000

During my budget hearing questioning I asked Commissioner of Health Zucker about updated in person school reopening guidance: He answers it is expected to be issued next week. Video and more to follow.

During my budget hearing questioning I asked Commissioner of Health Zucker about updated in person school reopening guidance: He answers it is expected to be issued next week. Video and more to follow.

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Thursday, February 25, 2021

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➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2021-02-25T17:05:58+0000

Happening now: State budget hearing with Health Commissioner Zucker. I will be asking questions as member of the Insurance Committee. Tune in https://nystateassembly.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=13&event_id=2722

Happening now: State budget hearing with Health Commissioner Zucker. I will be asking questions as member of the…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Thursday, February 25, 2021

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➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2021-02-25T14:09:16+0000

Patch: Politicians Join Parents Demanding Hudson Valley Schools Reopen
https://patch.com/new-york/southeast/amp/29300200/politicians-join-parents-demanding-hudson-valley-schools-reopen

Patch: Politicians Join Parents Demanding Hudson Valley Schools Reopenhttps://patch.com/new-york/southeast/amp/29300200/politicians-join-parents-demanding-hudson-valley-schools-reopen

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Thursday, February 25, 2021

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➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2021-02-24T23:39:25+0000

Happy Gotcha Day to our Assembly Dog Quincy! Two years ago we took this guy home! Thank you Take Me Home Pet Rescue. ❤️❤️🇺🇸

#adoptdontshop

Happy Gotcha Day to our Assembly Dog Quincy! Two years ago we took this guy home! Thank you Take Me Home Pet Rescue. ❤️❤️🇺🇸 #adoptdontshop

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2021-02-24T18:52:19+0000

ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT: REOPEN OUR SCHOOLS NOW
Announces New Formal Request to DOH & NYSED and Petition Effort at Schools Rally

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM – New Windsor) today attended a rally held in Goshen seeking to fully reopen schools 5 days a week and announced that he sent a new letter to the NYS Commissioners of Health and Education urging updates to NYS COVID-19 school guidance that would allow 5 days a week of in-person education to resume in alignment with CDC guidance.

Schmitt also launched an online petition effort for those who would like to support the effort to fully reopen our schools. The petition can be found online—> https://forms.gle/zqibiaEqCkErcH4V6.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “As I have said in the past, it is time to fully reopen our schools for 5 days a week in-person education. The recent CDC guidance shows that we can do that and do it safely. A major hold-up to get our children back in the classroom is the state’s six-foot distancing mandate. This mandate is unnecessary, and it is delaying our children’s return to the classroom. Today I formally requested that the State Departments of Health and Education modify COVID-19 school guidance to remove the six-foot rule and get our kids back in the building. The CDC Director herself has said ‘there is more spread that is happening in the community when schools are not open than when schools are open.’ Let’s get our kids back in school.”

See full text of the letter below and attached:

February 24, 2021

New York State Commissioner of Health Howard Zucker
Via email

New York State Commissioner of Education Betty Rosa
Via email
Dear Commissioner Zucker and Commissioner Rosa:

I am deeply concerned with the current state restrictions that are preventing New York students from going back to 5 days a week in-person learning. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recently issued updated guidance that clearly shows that schools have the ability to fully reopen safely.

The Director of the CDC Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH stated when releasing the new guidance, “What we are finding from the science-based literature is that there is more spread that is happening in the community when schools are not open than when schools are open.”

Given these new guidelines from the CDC, New York State must modify its current COVID-19 school guidelines which are placing an undue burden on New York schools and preventing them from re-opening fully in person.

The guidelines which are most problematic at this time include: six feet distancing New York State requires in the classroom and school bus seating spacing.

These two requirements are unrealistic for most schools to meet and are not necessary. These guidelines are the ones I hear about most from schools that are delaying a full in-person return. It is also clear in the CDC guidance and other outside studies that it is not necessary, especially when bundled with proper mask-wearing.

Our students deserve the opportunity to continue their education in-person. The health of our students and school staff remains paramount. The CDC has laid out guidelines that will allow for all students to get back into the classroom, 5 days a week moving forward. I urge you to update your guidance for schools with manageable requirements so that all students can get back to school for full-week coursework.

I stand ready to support in all ways possible. Please do not hesitate to call my office at 845-469-6929 or email schmittc@nyassembly.gov.

Sincerely,
Colin J. Schmitt
Member of Assembly, 99th District

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands, and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula Quincy!

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ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT: REOPEN OUR SCHOOLS NOWAnnounces New Formal Request to DOH & NYSED and Petition Effort at…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2021-02-23T14:57:41+0000

𝐀𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐋𝐘𝐌𝐀𝐍 𝐂𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐍 𝐒𝐂𝐇𝐌𝐈𝐓𝐓 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐆𝐍𝐈𝐙𝐄𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐅𝐋𝐔𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 𝐑𝐔𝐍𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆, 𝐇𝐔𝐃𝐒𝐎𝐍 𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐘 𝐈𝐍 𝐆𝐎𝐒𝐇𝐄𝐍 𝐀𝐒 𝐅𝐄𝐁𝐑𝐔𝐀𝐑𝐘’𝐒 𝐒𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐁𝐔𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐇

𝐖𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞, 𝐍𝐘 — (2/23/2021) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) has a small business of the month appreciation program designed to show recognition for a local small business in the 99th Assembly District each month. For the month of February, Assemblyman Schmitt is recognizing Confluence Running, Hudson Valley, located at 1 Railroad Ave, Goshen, NY 10924. Confluence Running, Hudson Valley is owned by Matt Gowers with the Goshen store being run by General Manager Chloe Peer. Assemblyman Schmitt joined Chloe and Matt this past September for the grand opening celebration of Confluence Running, Hudson Valley.

𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐲𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐧 𝐉. 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝, “Confluence Running has been a welcome addition to Goshen and our Assembly District. They opened during the COVID pandemic but have stepped right up to help keep the community healthy offering socially distant runs and training sessions. They have a local scholarship program to support high school athletes and constantly look for ways to involve the community in healthy outdoor activities which are needed now more than ever. Keep up the great work Matt, Chloe, and the entire team.”

𝐂𝐡𝐥𝐨𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐞𝐫, 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐑𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐇𝐮𝐝𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝, “All of us at Confluence Running want to thank Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for this recognition. We are so proud to be part of this community and always strive to give back and help provide support for our customers and community. For any of your running needs please do not hesitate to stop in and visit us.”

𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐉𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐲 𝐎’𝐃𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝, “I join with Assemblyman Colin Schmitt in recognizing Confluence Running and the outstanding presence they have in our community. Matt and his team have added a great business to Goshen and have positively contributed to our county through socially distant healthy running events and training opportunities. I wish them much continued success and thank them for being part of our local business community.”

𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦. 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜.𝘚. 𝘈𝘳𝘮𝘺 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘭𝘺𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 99𝘵𝘩 𝘕𝘠𝘚 𝘈𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘺 𝘗𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘙𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘞𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘢, 𝘎𝘰𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘯, 𝘏𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘨𝘩, 𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘉𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘎𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦, 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘞𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘰𝘳, 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘭, 𝘏𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘞𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘖𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘺. 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘞𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘕𝘪𝘬𝘬𝘪 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘊𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘢 𝘘𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘺!

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𝐀𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐋𝐘𝐌𝐀𝐍 𝐂𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐍 𝐒𝐂𝐇𝐌𝐈𝐓𝐓 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐆𝐍𝐈𝐙𝐄𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐅𝐋𝐔𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 𝐑𝐔𝐍𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆, 𝐇𝐔𝐃𝐒𝐎𝐍 𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐘 𝐈𝐍 𝐆𝐎𝐒𝐇𝐄𝐍 𝐀𝐒 𝐅𝐄𝐁𝐑𝐔𝐀𝐑𝐘'𝐒 𝐒𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐁𝐔𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

By |2021-02-23T11:02:57-04:00February 23rd, 2021|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2021-02-23T12:01:31+0000

Proud to be working with my colleagues in bipartisan fashion to oppose this closure and the elimination of hundreds of inpatient beds | CSEA and bipartisan group of state legislators push back on plans to shutter Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sue-serino/csea-and-bipartisan-group-state-legislators-push-back-plans

Proud to be working with my colleagues in bipartisan fashion to oppose this closure and the elimination of hundreds of…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

By |2021-02-23T08:12:20-04:00February 23rd, 2021|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2021-02-22T19:56:24+0000

Story covers Cuomo nursing home cover-up, Maloney anti-cop staffer and silence on Cuomo Scandal + Lee Zeldin for Gov Breitbart: NY Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: State Could Elect a Republican Governor Following Nursing Home Coverup https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/02/22/ny-assemblyman-colin-schmitt-state-could-elect-republican-governor-following-nursing-home-coverup/

Story covers Cuomo nursing home cover-up, Maloney anti-cop staffer and silence on Cuomo Scandal + Lee Zeldin for Gov…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Monday, February 22, 2021

By |2021-02-22T16:07:58-04:00February 22nd, 2021|

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