New York - Senator-Elect Felder Opts to Caucus With Republican Conference
New York - In a much-anticipated statement, Senator-elect Simcha Felder just announced that he will caucus with the Republican Senate Majority Conference when he takes office in January 2013.
In his statement, Felder explained his decision, saying, â€śFrom the moment I began my campaign for Senate, I made clear that the priorities of my district will form my agenda in Albany. I represent a middle-class community with substantial concerns about the direction of our State. And I have been clear that I will work with any group of Senators who have real economic development and jobs-encouragement ideas, who plan to bring substantial tax relief to the people who elected me, who have compassion for the poor and respect for the middle class, who support the improvement of public education and a plan to ease the burden of tuition-paying parents across New York.â€ť
After meeting today with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and discussing the issues facing his constituents, Felder noted that he feels confident he will be able to â€śadvance a legislative agenda that best meets their needs.â€ť
â€śI have enormous respect for the Senators from both parties, but I must choose to caucus with those Senators who will best serve the communities I represent,â€ť Felder added.
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