Thank you for joining this week’s edition of the Albany Update.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent shockwaves through Washington, D.C. when he announced that he would not be voting for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act. The announcement delivered a likely death knell to a signature issue of the President’s agenda.
That isn’t the only federal issue we’ll be discussing on today’s program. The Biden Administration is also permanently removing some limits on abortion pill access. For many in the pro-life community—and the women and unborn babies negatively impacted by this decision—it’s a troubling action.
Next, Gov. Kathy Hochul recently indicated that when the State Legislature returns in 2022, she will seek a mandatory COVID vaccination for students attending school. Plenty of parents will object to this.
Then, we’ll offer a brief lookback on 2021 and let you know how you can receive our “2021 Legislative Session in Review”.
Let’s get started.