"We are a coequal branch of government", said Stewart-Cousins who said she understand the need to be "nimble" given the fiscal uncertainties. And I am proud to be with you yet again. I also could not find a single mention of the remarks on MSNBC's website. Cuomo continued with a plea to the federal government and America alike for medical supplies to be immediately sent to NY: "I'm asking you to help NY to help yourselves".
"Our closeness makes us vulnerable", said Governor Cuomo, who has emerged as a leading national voice on the coronavirus.
At least 1,204 Americans have died from COVID-19, which has proven especially risky to the elderly and people with underlying chronic health conditions, Reuters' tally showed. That's an increase of more than six thousand from Wednesday.
This suspension is a result of the Executive Order by the governor mandating 100 percent of the non-essential workforce stay home.
He said there is enough personal protective equipment to meet immediate needs, but that capacity will still nearly certainly overwhelm the state hospital system.
The governor is furious at Congress saying only five billion dollars is set aside in federal stimulus money for NY.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said the unprecedented $2 trillion package would bring more than $40 billion to NY.
'This was the time to put politics aside and partisanship aside, ' he said. "This is the time for governmental leaders to stop making excuses and just do your job". He would revise the amounts paid out to school districts, local governments, health care providers and all others who depend on state funding, based on how much money the state actually has collected from revenues. Congress is on path to pass its third coronavirus package but there is talk of a fourth and fifth down the line if the virus isn't abated.
"It's not conjecture, it's not some flimsy theory", Edwards told a press conference. Unemployment insurance is also being increased, while payments on federally-held student loans are being temporarily suspended. "This is a moment that forges character, forges people, changes people, makes them stronger, makes them weaker, but this is a moment that will change character", the governor said.
She said that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told her: 'Interest rates are as low as they'll ever be. The bill was passed in the Senate with a final vote of 96-0 with four Senators absent. "I spoke to our House delegation, congressional delegation this morning".
"We're already seeing more infected people in the Southern Hemisphere now as we head into their winter. It's lives, it's grandmothers and grandfathers and sisters and brothers", Cuomo said.
On Friday, New York released the new number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths: 44,635 positive coronavirus cases as of Friday -- which is 7,377 more than Thursday -- and 519 deaths, up from 385 on Thursday.