U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the statement below, following the announcement that Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins will serve as Leader of the New York State Senate Democratic Conference.
“Congratulations to Andrea Stewart-Cousins on her election to be Leader of the New York State Senate Democratic Conference. I was proud to support Senator Stewart-Cousins when she first ran because she spent her career advancing common-sense, progressive values. She had tremendous promise and has fulfilled – and exceeded – that potential. Andrea has been clear that her priorities include raising the minimum wage, protecting women’s rights, advancing comprehensive gun-safety legislation and achieving real mandate relief. I know she will be a great leader of the Democratic Conference in the State Senate; I congratulate her on becoming the first female legislative leader in New York and look forward to working with her to the betterment of all New Yorkers.”
– U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer