(St. Albans, NY)- In a move to address the wide-spread taint of the foreclosure process Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) has proposed legislation that enhances the efforts of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s recent success in preliminary settlement recovery efforts. The State reached a settlement for $136 million with the nation's five largest mortgage services over foreclosure abuse.
(Queens, NY)- In recognition of Veterans Day, Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) is encouraging all Americans to extend a hand to our brave servicemen and women for their heroic service. “Members of our Armed Forces have made brave sacrifices in the name of our nation’s freedom and for that they should be recognized not only today, but 365 days of the year,” Senator Smith said.
Statement From New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith
“Ten years ago today thousands lost their lives after our country witnessed a horrific terrorist attack. We honor the first responders whose lives were taken far before their time and those brave individuals of the NYPD, FDNY and Port Authority who in service to their nation gave the last full measure of devotion.
Statement from Senator Malcolm A. Smith New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith Stands with the President for Aggressive Job Creation "I applaud President Barack Obama and support his vision to pass the American Jobs Act. In an economic recession of unparalleled proportions that has left millions of Americans unemployed, the President has provided decisive leadership, presenting a bold and innovative jobs plan that is poised to have an immediate impact. Combining a mix of tax cuts and strategic spending the President has put together a package that will supply a needed boost in hiring and give a jolt to the U.S. economy.
Statement from Senator Malcolm A. Smith Re: The Passing of the Honorable Dora Young “I am deeply saddened over the loss of one of the pioneers of Queens, a woman who was like a “surrogate mother” to me, Dora Young. She was a trailblazer as the first African American Woman to serve as Vice Chair and acting Chair of the Queens Democratic Organization. “She served the community for almost four decades with great pride and distinction.
“ I have the pleasure and honor of representing Indian Americans throughout Southeast Queens. I have traveled to India several times and I offer the citizens of India and Indian Americans around the world my deepest sympathy. Mumbai is the financial capital of India, just like New York is the financial capital of the world. I trust that India will be guided by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi to heal.
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