A Statement from Senator Rob Ortt

Robert G. Ortt

April 26, 2021

Once again, New Yorkers are forced to suffer the consequences of One-Party Rule of state government, as we are now officially set to lose a congressional seat, according to today’s U.S. Census announcement.

With the out-migration of more than a million people in the last decade, New York will lose federal representation and critical resources. We didn’t lose these New Yorkers to places like Florida and Texas ‘because of the weather.’ We lost them because we tax too much, we spend too much, and we fail to offer the opportunities that are available in more affordable states.

It is an abject failure for the Empire State to be losing federal representation at a time when we should be leading the nation’s recovery. Our seniors, working families, small businesses, and all New Yorkers deserve better.