Congressman Reed, Hearing Probes Cuomo’s COVID Nursing Home Policy

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WASHINGTON — Congressman Tom Reed is participating in a hearing discussing how New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and other governors handled nursing home residents who tested positive for the COVID-19.

Reed says the hearing will be conducted by the House Ways and Means Committee, a body of which he’s a part of.

The Republican told WNYNewsNow during his weekly press conference Wednesday that he hopes Cuomo considered alternative measures, like having other facilities designated for positive COVID-19 patients, in his decision-making process.

“I had hope that had been considered, at least during this time,” Reed said. “Then we can learn a little bit as to why that was rejected in this mandate from the Governor to send these parents and grandparents to their deaths (as a result of the March executive order). At least, maybe we can have an alternative idea that was vetted before and reconsidered as the Plan A come September.”

The hearing will start at 2 p.m. Thursday, viewers can watch the livestream in the embedded video above, or, by clicking here.


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