Holden, Moya Hold Joint Hearing
City Councilmember Robert Holden, Chair of the Committe on Technology, and City Councilmember Francisco Moya, Chair of the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises are holding a joint virtual hearing on Tuesday.
The committee will be discussing broadband and the digital divide as well as a resolution submitted by the mayor about telecommunications services franchises.
Schumer Calls on Judge Barrett to Recuse Self from ACA Cases
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said Sunday that given her serious conflicts of interest, Judge Amy Coney Barrett must immediately pledge to recuse herself from decisions involving the Affordable Care Act and the 2020 Election.
The Senate hearing to consider Judge Barret as the next Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court began on Monday.
“It is clear that Judge Barrett would strike down the Affordable Care Act that has delivered quality and affordable healthcare to millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions, and that President Trump thinks he needs her on the high court to help him win re-election,” said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. “With these serious conflicts of interest, Judge Barrett must immediately do the bare minimum and pledge to recuse herself from decisions involving the ACA and the 2020 election.”
Schumer said, should she even be confirmed through an already illegitimate, dangerous and widely unpopular nomination process, that Judge Barrett must do the right thing and recuse herself now. Schumer detailed how Judge Barrett has already made it clear she stands against the ACA and healthcare protections Americans have come to depend upon. Schumer also said President Trump has all but said he desperately needs Judge Barrett on the high court just in case the 2020 election results require a Supreme Court decision.
Schumer said these variables are unprecedented and that they demand recusal, especially with the court scheduled to decide on the ACA (California v. Texas) just days after the November election. Schumer said recusal would be the bare minimum for Judge Barrett to commit to as he makes his case on behalf of the American people, who overwhelmingly agree.
Vallone Hosts Free Drive-in Screening of “Poltergeist!”
City Councilmember Paul Vallone is hosting a free drive-in screening of the 1982 film “Poltergeist!” on Friday in Bayside.
Vallone partnered with the New York City Parks Department for the Halloween event.
The screening will take place on Friday, October 16 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at Crocheron Park located at 214-41 34th Avenue in Bayside.
Pre-registration is required and tickets are limited. Pre-register on Eventbite.