Democratic Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins in a statement Thursday credited her conference with previously championing the agenda Gov. Andrew Cuomo has so far unveiled this week.

Cuomo this week has proposed a plan to provide free tuition to SUNY schools to qualifying income earners, revamp JFK Airport and, today, announced a plan to double the child care tax credit for those who earn between $50,000 and $125,000 a year.

In a statement, Stewart-Cousins noted the child care tax proposal has been opposed in the past the Senate Republicans, linking the need to pass the measure to a unifying Democrats in the chamber — a fight Cuomo bowed out of last month.

“So far the first three proposals of the Governor’s State of the State have mirrored proposals long supported and put forth by the Democratic Conference,” she said. “Today’s affordable child care proposal is similar to a plan first put forward by Senator Squadron and the Democratic Policy Group. This innovative proposal was blocked by the Senate Majority. The Senate Democrats have led the fight to help struggling New York families and reduce child care costs. With every passing day it is clear why we need all Democrats to unite and form a majority.”