As the state budget deadline gets closer, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins appointed Senator Kevin Parker to the General Budget Conference Subcommittee on Environment, Agriculture, and Housing and the Subcommittee on Higher Education.
“I am honored that Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins chose me to sit on these important budget subcommittees as we look to strike a budget deal that puts working families and vulnerable New Yorkers first,” Parker said. “This year would make it the 20th state budget I have had the opportunity to help craft on behalf of our state’s long-neglected communities. I look forward to focusing on the appropriation aspect of these critical issues, particularly how they will affect Black and brown communities like the 21st Senate District.”
Parker is known for advocating for healthcare, education, housing, tax, and criminal justice reforms to acknowledge inequalities while improving outcomes for New Yorkers from communities that are at a disadvantage. As chair of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, Parker is determined to decrease New York’s carbon footprint by using renewable energy resources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving broadband access in underserved areas and communities.