Cuomo's trip is reportedly his first to New York since he became governor. In November, Cuomo, who is regularly mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2016, was asked about going to Washington to secure more hurricane-relief aid. Cuomo, speaking to a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, suggested that his visit would spark reports focused on his presidential prospects.

"Laura, if I went to Washington now, what story would you write?" Cuomo said.