As part of my community engagement platform, I promised to provide a regular weekly update on what’s happening up in Albany. This is an update from Week Three.

You can always email me directly at if you have any other questions, ideas, or want more information about what’s happening in Albany or the district.

*Session Week 3*

This week began with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. On this day of reflection, we must focus on how we can help our neighbors. Our team participated in the National Day of Service by launching an initiative to provide PPE care kits for those in need and spearheading an effort to send thank you notes to the hardworking men and women who cleaned up the Capitol after the events of January 6th.

Committee Meetings

Higher Education Committee

On January 19th, we had the first meeting of the Higher Education Committee. During this meeting, I voted in favor of the following measures:

You can watch our Higher Education Committee meeting here.

Consumer Protection Committee

January 19th was also the first meeting of the Consumer Protection Committee. During this meeting, I voted in favor of the following measures:

You can watch the entire Consumer Protection Committee here.

Labor Committee

My final committee meeting of the day on January 19th was the first meeting of the Labor Committee. During this meeting, I voted to advance the following measures:

You can watch the full meeting of the Labor Committee here.


The Senate passed 21 bills this week on a number of different issues. I was very proud to vote to pass a legislative package aimed at supporting local businesses. I’ve highlighted some below:

You can see all the bills the Senate has passed so far this year here.

Thanks for reading! As always, you can email me directly at or call my office as 718–238–6044.




NYS Senator, District 22.

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Senator Andrew Gounardes

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NYS Senator, District 22.

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