This past Saturday and Sunday, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) spoke on behalf of the NYS Assembly Veterans’ Affairs Committee at the Queens County American Legion Legislative Breakfast and the Queens County Council VFW’s 53rd Annual Legislative Breakfast, in Flushing, Queens. Pheffer Amato recapped the Committee’s achievements supporting veterans in the 2016-2017 legislative session, and looked forward to the 2017-2018 session, whose preliminary budget discussions are “coming up faster than you can blink.
“It was an honor to speak to our Veterans as the official representative of the Committee, and I thank Chairman Michael DenDekker for giving me that opportunity,” said Pheffer Amato, who has sat on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee since taking office this past January. “I want to thank the American Legion, the VFW, and, of course, our incredible Veterans and their families. My first bill this session, recently signed into law by Governor Cuomo, was to make information more accessible for Vets. We owe these brave men and women everything, and our country has so much more it must to do to honor their sacrifice.”