First Filipino In NY State Assembly, Steven Raga, Makes Historic Legislative Achievements In First 100 Days In Office

As Filipinos, we often take pride in our fellow kababayans who make waves globally, and it’s no different with Steven Raga, the first Filipino to be elected to the New York State Assembly. Recently, he marked his first 100 days in office with significant legislative achievements that address the community’s diverse needs and enhance the well-being of all New Yorkers.

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First Filipino Assemblymember Steven Raga Marks 100 Days In Office With Legislative Achievements

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Assemblymember Steven Raga has been the driving force behind three crucial pieces of legislation that have made substantial progress in a short period. One of which has been signed into law by New York State Governor Kathy Hochul:

  • A04016: Empowering residents of assisted living programs to access hospice services, thereby ensuring comprehensive end-of-life care (signed into law). 
  • A04453: Enhancing the transparency and accountability of government agencies in New York by addressing their ability to claim copyright protection.
  • A06512: Facilitating safety and coordination by providing notice to school districts and nonpublic schools in New York City of relevant construction projects.
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Aside from leading these legislative efforts, Assemblymember Raga has co-sponsored over 250 bills and 50 resolutions that support various sectors such as education, housing, healthcare, the environment, social justice, and economic development. This dedication to a broad spectrum of issues showcases his commitment to his constituents’ voices and well-being.

Assemblymember Raga stated, “I am honored by our progress during my first 100 days in office. Collaborating with my colleagues and constituents, we are addressing urgent concerns and effecting meaningful change in the lives of New Yorkers. I eagerly anticipate building on this momentum and accomplishing even more in the months to come.”

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The accomplishments of Assemblymember Raga’s first 100 days are only the beginning of ongoing success in serving the people of New York. He remains committed to advocating for policies that promote the well-being and prosperity of residents in Assembly District 30 and throughout the state. With his dedication and tireless efforts, Raga is making us proud to be Filipinos.

Steven Raga has addressed a wide range of community needs and improved New Yorkers’ well-being through his prime-sponsored and cosponsored bills and resolutions. With his dedication to advocating for policies that promote the voices and welfare of his constituents, Assemblymember Raga sets a strong foundation for future success in serving the people of New York.