In first week in office, Molinaro breaks campaign promises
In Rep. Marc Molinaro's first week in Congress he has broken several campaign promises, and while running as a moderate, he has voted as a conservative. On March 15, 2022, Molinaro, a Republican, wrote on Twitter, "Day one I introduce a bill to implement broader protections and services for those with disabilities." Molinaro has yet to introduce such a bill. During his campaign against Democrat Josh Riley the former Dutchess County Executive said he believes abortion should be “rare, safe, and legal,” but Molinaro has voted on the so-called pro-life side twice in his first week in office. On Jan. 11 Molinaro voted for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, voting with Republican Elise Stefanik, and against local Democrats Paul Tonko and Pat Ryan. Molinaro and Stefanik also voted for a resolution "expressing the sense of Congress condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches," while Tonko and Ryan voted against. None of those bills are expected to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate or be signed by President Joe Biden into law. Molinaro did co-sponsor H.R.22, which would stop the sale and export of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China.