Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato was appointed as the new Chairwoman of the New York State Governmental Employee Committee. Pheffer Amato is the second woman to be appointed Chair of this Committee in the history of New York State. The Committee serves as the leading legislative authority on all public employees in New York, including retirees. In her role, she will now preside over and facilitate legislation and policies for public employees that range in pensions, retirement benefits, and health insurance. Pheffer Amato has been publicly praised for her commitment and strong support of public employees.
The appointment, a historic moment in New York, came at the discretion of New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. “I am proud to have appointed Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato to serve as chair of the Committee on Governmental Employees,” Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said. “She has always been an invaluable asset to the Assembly Majority and New Yorkers, and I know that as chair of the Governmental Employees Committee, she will be a tireless champion for the hard-working men and women of this state.”
“I am honored and thrilled to Chair this Committee and thank Speaker Heastie for his remarkable dedication to our State’s public employees. I appreciate all the confidence and support from our public employee unions throughout our State, cities and counties. I look forward to leading this Committee and supporting legislation for our public employees and their families,” Pheffer Amato said.