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Cuomo And Pelosi Talk Infrastructure, Cooperation At National Governors Association Meeting

Kevin P. Coughlin
Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the 2020 National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C..

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the weekend to discuss what can be done to restore federal funding for critical infrastructure and economic development.

They were at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington, D.C.

“The simple truth is that we do need the federal government to be a full partner if we're going to resolve this crisis – and it is a crisis. States simply don't have the financial luxury of filling the void no matter how aggressive, no matter how creative states are,” Cuomo said, adding that he believes governors should lead by example at the state level. 

"We want the federal government to know that the people of this nation want this kind of leadership and participation. That means the people of this nation need to know that if we embark on this venture, we can get it done and we will get it done, and it will happen efficiently and effectively."

He and Pelosi also discussed what could be done to restore damaged infrastructure partnerships between blue states and the federal government. 

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.