Welcome Letter

Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to my New York State Assembly website.

You can use this page to easily access information about the work I do both in Albany and at home in the Mid-Hudson Valley to help build a stronger, healthier and more vibrant New York.

I am honored to be representing the hardworking people of our region and remain committed to helping the middle-class by working to lower the tax burden on families and fighting to create good paying jobs which will provide a boost to our economy.

I look forward to hearing about your issues of concern, legislation you support or oppose, and your ideas to help make our beautiful and diverse community stronger, healthier and safer.

In addition, you can use the entire Assembly Web site as a great way to stay apprised of new legislation that impacts our state as well as the Mid-Hudson Valley. I encourage you to visit this site often to keep yourself up to date on various issues, news and legislative hearings. Thank you for visiting.

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Assemblymember Barrett Calls on Governor to Expand Broadband Infrastructure

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) wrote a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo today calling on New York State to expand broadband infrastructure and urged the State to finish the work promised and partially fulfilled by the Broadband for All...

Assemblymember Barrett’s State Veterans’ Cemetery Legislation Signed into Law, Re-Appointed Chair of Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and a leader on veterans’ issues in the State Legislature, has announced that her veterans’ cemetery bill was recently signed into...

Assemblymember Barrett Announces New COVID-19 Relief Funding in Columbia County

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D- Dutchess/ Columbia) is pleased to announce two community funds, in partnership with the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the Columbia Economic Development Corporation, aimed at helping Columbia County not-for-profits...

Assemblymember Barrett Passes Legislative Package Providing Relief to Families, Small Businesses Amid Pandemic

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) announced she helped pass vital legislation that provides relief for Hudson Valley families and small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Barrett is working to ensure our communities receive...

Assemblymember Barrett Announces Pedestrian Safety and ADA Accessibility Enhancements for Hudson

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) announced that the city of Hudson received approval to begin a project that will help improve pedestrian safety and accessibility. Hudson was awarded a $100,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation...

Assemblymember Barrett: Restoration of Honor Act and Other Key Veterans Bills Signed into Law

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) announced that the Restoration of Honor Act, which she authored, was signed into law (Ch. 490 of 2019) by Governor Cuomo on Veterans Day. The measure extends the eligibility for state benefits to veterans...
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Protecting Viable Agricultural Land
Protecting Viable Agricultural Land
Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act
Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act
Examining the Implementation of the CLCPA
Examining the Implementation of the CLCPA
Volunteer Firefighters' Appreciation Day
Volunteer Firefighters' Appreciation Day
Compost  Awareness Week
Compost Awareness Week
Protecting and Promoting Mental Health in New York
Protecting and Promoting Mental Health in New York
Harriet Tubman Day
Harriet Tubman Day
Women's History Month
Women's History Month
Commemorating the 17th Annual Susan B. Anthony Day
Commemorating the 17th Annual Susan B. Anthony Day
Barrett Questions Commissioner of Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance During Budget Hearing on Social Services
Barrett Questions Commissioner of Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance During Budget Hearing on Social Services
Barrett Questions DEC Commissioner During Budget Hearing on Environmental Conservation
Barrett Questions DEC Commissioner During Budget Hearing on Environmental Conservation
Funding for People at Risk in Rural Communities
Funding for People at Risk in Rural Communities
Funding for Veterans Programs
Funding for Veterans Programs
Budget Hearing on Social Services/Veterans Affairs
Budget Hearing on Social Services/Veterans Affairs
2020 Joint Budget Hearing on Social Services
2020 Joint Budget Hearing on Social Services
Testimony on Cordination of Veterans' Services
Testimony on Cordination of Veterans' Services
Assemblymember Barrett Hears Testimony on Effectiveness of Dwyer Program
Assemblymember Barrett Hears Testimony on Effectiveness of Dwyer Program
Delivery of Veterans' Services and Programs in New York
Delivery of Veterans' Services and Programs in New York
Testimony on the Delivery of Veterans' Services and Programs
Testimony on the Delivery of Veterans' Services and Programs
Assemblymember Barrett Questions NYS Div Vet Aff at Veterans Committee Hearing
Assemblymember Barrett Questions NYS Div Vet Aff at Veterans Committee Hearing
Barrett Discusses Discharged Veterans
Barrett Discusses Discharged Veterans
Barrett Fights for Our Veterans
Barrett Fights for Our Veterans
Barrett Fights for Tenants Rights
Barrett Fights for Tenants Rights
Barrett Celebrates Women Veterans
Barrett Celebrates Women Veterans
Barrett Speaks at Women Veterans Luncheon
Barrett Speaks at Women Veterans Luncheon
Barrett On Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Barrett On Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Barrett Honors Vietnam Veterans' Day
Barrett Honors Vietnam Veterans' Day
Barrett Fights for NY Veterans
Barrett Fights for NY Veterans
Barrett Supporting Reproductive Healthcare Act
Barrett Supporting Reproductive Healthcare Act
Barrett Fights for Library Funding
Barrett Fights for Library Funding
The Future Of Library Funding in New York
The Future Of Library Funding in New York
Barrett on Agriculture Investments
Barrett on Agriculture Investments
Maximize Marketing for NY Wines, Ciders and Spirits
Maximize Marketing for NY Wines, Ciders and Spirits
Extended Agricultural Apprenticeships for Future Famers
Extended Agricultural Apprenticeships for Future Famers
Barrett Addresses Lyme and Tick-Born Disease Awareness
Barrett Addresses Lyme and Tick-Born Disease Awareness
Barrett Advocates for New York Libraries
Barrett Advocates for New York Libraries
Internet Access within Public Libraries
Internet Access within Public Libraries
Funding for Libraries
Funding for Libraries
Funding Streams for Libraries
Funding Streams for Libraries
Working to Secure Necessary Library Infrastructure Funding
Working to Secure Necessary Library Infrastructure Funding
NYSCA Grant Proposals
NYSCA Grant Proposals
Funding Arts Education in Schools
Funding Arts Education in Schools
Supporting the Role of the Arts
Supporting the Role of the Arts
Revitalizing Downtown Hudson
Revitalizing Downtown Hudson
Disabilities Awareness Day
Disabilities Awareness Day
Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Resolution Honoring Volunteer Firefighters
Resolution Honoring Volunteer Firefighters
Marc Molinaro Introduction
Marc Molinaro Introduction
Introduction of the Hudson Opera House's Executive Team
Introduction of the Hudson Opera House's Executive Team
Working to Remove Barriers for People with Autism
Working to Remove Barriers for People with Autism
Joint Budget Conference Committee on Mental Hygiene
Joint Budget Conference Committee on Mental Hygiene
Carbon Farming Act
Carbon Farming Act
Transportation and Training Challenges and Home Care Pay
Transportation and Training Challenges and Home Care Pay
Assembly-Senate Budget Hearing on Funding for Human Services
Assembly-Senate Budget Hearing on Funding for Human Services
Supports Reproductive Health Care Act
Supports Reproductive Health Care Act
Increasing Access to Testing and Treatment  for Breast Cancer
Increasing Access to Testing and Treatment for Breast Cancer
Women's Reproductive Rights
Women's Reproductive Rights
Special Introduction
Special Introduction
Special Guest Introduction
Special Guest Introduction
Assemblymember Barrett expresses her excitement about Legislative Women's Caucus agenda
Assemblymember Barrett expresses her excitement about Legislative Women's Caucus agenda
Barrett Discusses Priorities and Housing of Disability Services
Barrett Discusses Priorities and Housing of Disability Services
Barrett Questions Commissioner Sullivan On Lack Of Revenue For Special Needs Students
Barrett Questions Commissioner Sullivan On Lack Of Revenue For Special Needs Students
Assemblymember Barrett Discusses Private and Public Partnerships
Assemblymember Barrett Discusses Private and Public Partnerships
Barrett Discusses Minimum Wage and the Effect on Farmers
Barrett Discusses Minimum Wage and the Effect on Farmers
Barrett Advocating for Family Planning
Barrett Advocating for Family Planning
Barrett Advocating for Family Planning
Barrett Advocating for Family Planning
Providing Affordable High Speed Internet
Providing Affordable High Speed Internet
Ethics Reforms Necessary to Restore Public Trust
Ethics Reforms Necessary to Restore Public Trust
Support for Agriculture
Support for Agriculture
Standing Strong for Schools
Standing Strong for Schools
TBI Patients
TBI Patients
Bill of Adoptee Rights Passes the Assembly
Bill of Adoptee Rights Passes the Assembly
Celebrating Women's History Month
Celebrating Women's History Month
Streamlining Mental Health Services
Streamlining Mental Health Services
Shelter Workshop Providers Meeting
Shelter Workshop Providers Meeting
Mental Hygiene Budget Hearing
Mental Hygiene Budget Hearing
Expanding Universal Pre-K
Expanding Universal Pre-K
Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council
Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council
Preventing Lyme Disease
Preventing Lyme Disease
Assemblymember Didi Barrett on NYS Budget
Assemblymember Didi Barrett on NYS Budget
Tax Credit For Farmers
Tax Credit For Farmers
Funding for Infrastructure
Funding for Infrastructure
Women’s Equality Act
Women’s Equality Act
Governor’s Budget Address
Governor’s Budget Address
State of the State
State of the State
Student Privacy
Student Privacy
OPWDD Funding Restorations
OPWDD Funding Restorations
Earth Day 2013
Earth Day 2013
2013 State of the State Reaction
2013 State of the State Reaction
Pride of NY Legislation
Pride of NY Legislation
Synthetic Marijuana
Synthetic Marijuana
Assembly Achievement Award Winner
Assembly Achievement Award Winner
ReCharge NY
ReCharge NY
June 9, 2021
Assemblymember Barrett explains her legislation that prohibits development of build-ready sites on viable agricultural land. (A.7696)