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11/21/14  SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, FEDS HAVE APPROVED LONG-AWAITED RUNWAY EXTENSION AT OGDENSBURG AIRPORT – LONGER RUNWAY WILL HELP NEW ALLEGIANT AIR FLIGHTS LAND; COULD ADD TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS PER YEAR & TURN AIRPORT INTO REGIONAL LEADER
11/20/14  SCHUMER: BRENDA SANNES UNANIMOUSLY CONFIRMED BY SENATE TO BE SECOND-EVER WOMAN TO SERVE ON FEDERAL BENCH IN SYRACUSE; SCHUMER RECOMMENDED SANNES FOR POSITION
11/20/14  SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, COLLINS URGE FEMA TO BE READY TO SWIFTLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR ERIE COUNTY & OTHER WNY COUNTIES IMPACTED BY HISTORIC SNOWSTORM
11/20/14  SCHUMER CALLS WHITE HOUSE & PUSHES ADMINISTRATION TO BE READY TO IMMEDIATELY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR ERIE & OTHER WNY COUNTIES BURIED BY HISTORIC SNOWSTORM
11/20/14  SCHUMER LAUNCHES ADDITIONAL APPROACH TO SECURE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR WWI HERO SGT. HENRY JOHNSON – SCHUMER PUSHES AMENDMENT TO MAJOR DEFENSE BILL THAT WOULD SEND MEDAL OF HONOR REQUEST TO PRESIDENT’S DESK
11/19/14  SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO REINSTATE CRITICAL “TEACHER TAX BREAK” THAT HELPS OVER 100,000 UPSTATE NY TEACHERS SAVE UP TO $250 PER YEAR ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES – EXPIRED IN 2013; RENEWAL WOULD HELP OFF-SET COSTS FOR TEACHERS WHO DIP INTO THEIR OWN POCKETS TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES FOR CLASSROOM
11/19/14  SCHUMER ANNOUNCES EFFORT TO NAME ROCHESTER POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF FALLEN VETERAN THEODORE MATTHEW GLENDE HAS CLEARED CONGRESS – LEGISLATION WILL NOW MOVE TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE
11/18/14  SCHUMER CALLS ON ARMY SECRETARY TO CREATE NEW ARRANGEMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW THE WATERVLIET ARSENAL BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP TO KEEP THE REVENUE IT GENERATES & RE-INVEST IT IN ATTRACTING NEW COMPANIES TO THE CAMPUS – LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORP. GENERATES MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN REVENUE EACH YEAR, BUT CURRENTLY MOST PROCEEDS MUST BE BROUGHT BACK TO ARMY COFFERS
11/17/14  GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER PUSH FOR FORMATION OF A COMBINED NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY CYBER PROTECTION TEAM; URGE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD DIRECTOR TO APPROVE BID FOR TEAM LOCATED IN ALBANY COUNTY
11/17/14  SCHUMER: RESEARCH & REPORTING ON SIDS & OTHER ‘SUDDEN DEATH IN YOUNG’ SYNDROMES IS WOEFULLY INADEQUATE, LEAVING GRIEVING BUFFALO PARENTS WITHOUT ANSWERS; BUFFALO INFANT MORTALITY RATE AMONG HIGHEST IN NATION – SENATOR & BUFFALO PARENTS OF CHILD VICTIMS URGE SENATE TO ACT ON BIPARTISAN BILL IN LAME-DUCK SESSION THAT WOULD HELP PREVENT FUTURE TRAGEDIES
11/17/14  SCHUMER: RESEARCH & REPORTING ON SIDS & OTHER ‘SUDDEN DEATH IN YOUNG’ SYNDROMES IS WOEFULLY INADEQUATE, LEAVING GRIEVING ROCHESTER PARENTS WITHOUT ANSWERS; ROCHESTER INFANT MORTALITY RATE AMONG HIGHEST IN NATION – SENATOR & ROCHESTER PARENTS OF CHILD VICTIMS URGE SENATE TO ACT ON BIPARTISAN BILL IN LAME-DUCK SESSION THAT WOULD HELP PREVENT FUTURE TRAGEDIES
11/17/14  SCHUMER JOINS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS TO BEGIN LONG-AWAITED FILLING IN OF SUNKEN PORTION OF ROCHESTER’S INNER LOOP – REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT WILL SET STAGE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & JOB CREATION, MAKE AREA MORE PEDESTRIAN- AND BIKE-FRIENDLY; SCHUMER HELPED SECURE $16.5 MILLION IN FED FUNDS TO MAKE PROJECT A REALITY
11/17/14  SCHUMER: NYC & BELLEVUE MUST BE REIMBURSED FOR EBOLA EXPENSES INCURRED FOR TREATING DR. SPENCER & FOR EXTENSIVE ‘CONTACT TRACING’ OF HEALTH WORKERS & HUNDREDS RETURNING FROM WEST AFRICA DAILY— OVER $20M SPENT THUS FAR; SCHUMER TO ALSO CALL FOR PERMANENT ‘EBOLA FUND’ THAT WILL REIMBURSE ANY FUTURE CITY HANDLING EBOLA
11/14/14  SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: FEMA MUST CONDUCT TOP-TO-BOTTOM INVESTIGATION INTO REPEATED RED FLAGS IN HOW INSURANCE COMPANIES HAVE HANDLED & DENIED THE CLAIMS OF SANDY FLOOD VICTIMS FOR DAMAGE TO THEIR HOMES
11/14/14  SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HANNA URGE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE LEADERS TO CONTINUE TO PROTECT ROME DFAS JOBS – PUSH LEADERS TO GREEN-LIGHT PROVISION THAT WOULD PROVIDE CONGRESS WITH OVERSIGHT OVER DFAS PERSONNEL PLANS
11/13/14  SCHUMER: MAJOR LOOPHOLE IN FED LAW PREVENTS STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM AIDING IN MISSING CHILDREN SEARCH EFFORTS & UPDATING FILES WITH NEWLY DISCOVERED EVIDENCE, PHOTOS, MEDICAL & DENTAL RECORDS – WITH MORE THAN 10,000 UPSTATE NEW YORK CHILDREN GOING MISSING EACH YEAR & MANY CASES STILL UNRESOLVED, SCHUMER URGES CHANGE IN LAW
11/13/14  SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD’S INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS FOLLOWING SUPERSTORM SANDY
11/13/14  SCHUMER: NEW FED PLAN TO TEST POTENTIALLY FAULTY, DANGEROUS HIGHWAY GUARDRAILS IS INSUFFICIENT; USES OLD & OUTDATED SAFETY STANDARDS – SCHUMER PUSHES FED HIGHWAY ADMIN. TO TEST GUARDRAILS USING NEW, MORE STRINGENT METHOD
11/13/14  SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MICHAEL GRECO NOMINATED TO BE THE NEXT U.S. MARSHAL FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK — GRECO IS A BRONX NATIVE & OF PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE; WOULD BE FIRST LATINO TO HOLD PRESTIGIOUS & VITAL POST IN SDNY
11/12/14  SCHUMER: DESTRUCTIVE HEMLOCK WOOLLY ADELGID HAS SPREAD FURTHER ACROSS UPSTATE NY THIS YEAR, THREATENING TIMBER INDUSTRY & ECOSYSTSEM; TREE-KILLING PEST NOW IN 25 COUNTIES, INCLUDING MANY IN THE S. TIER & FINGER LAKES FOR FIRST TIME – SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO PROVIDE RESOURCES TO HELP STEM THE SPREAD OF THIS INVASIVE SPECIES
11/11/14  SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PUSH TO RESCIND FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DISASTROUS HUDSON VALLEY CAPACITY ZONE THAT UNFAIRLY HIKES RATES ON LOCAL RESIDENTS – SCHUMER INTRODUCES SENATE BILL ON WEDNESDAY THAT WILL PREVENT FERC FROM USING FED FUNDS FOR IMPLEMENTATION
11/11/14  SCHUMER LEADS RALLY TO REINSTATE EXPIRED “MASS TRANSIT TAX BENEFIT” THAT SAVES METRO-NORTH COMMUTERS OVER $1K PER YEAR — SENATOR JOINS WITH LOCAL COMMUTERS & ADVOCATES TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT PASSAGE OF IMPORTANT BENEFIT DURING LAME DUCK MUST BE A PRIORITY
11/11/14  SCHUMER LEADS PUSH TO REINSTATE EXPIRED “MASS TRANSIT TAX BENEFIT” THAT SAVES LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD COMMUTERS OVER $1,300 PER YEAR — SENATOR JOINS WITH LOCAL COMMUTERS & ADVOCATES, SAYS PASSAGE OF IMPORTANT BENEFIT DURING LAME DUCK MUST BE A PRIORITY
11/11/14  SCHUMER: NYC SERVICE MEMBERS DO NOT GET SUFFICIENT SCREENING & HELP TO CUT DOWN ON ALARMING MILITARY SUICIDE RATE – SCHUMER PUSHES BILL TO CREATE ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS TO BETTER IDENTIFY THOSE WHO ARE AT RISK
11/10/14  SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MAFFEI ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $4 MILLION IN USDA FUNDING FOR CENTRAL NEW YORK
11/10/14  SCHUMER: NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT OVER 17,000 CHILDREN HAVE EATEN COLORFUL, EXTRA-TOXIC DETERGENT PODS IN LAST TWO YEARS, INCLUDING 400 IN UPSTATE NEW YORK – A MAJOR INCREASE FROM 2012 – CALLS ON FED CONSUMER SAFETY EXPERTS & TOP DETERGENT COMPANIES TO EXPEDITE STANDARDS & PLACE CHILD-SAFE CAPS ON CONTAINERS
11/10/14  SCHUMER: CAPITAL REGION SERVICE MEMBERS DO NOT GET SUFFICIENT SCREENING & HELP TO CUT DOWN ON ALARMING MILITARY SUICIDE RATE – SCHUMER PUSHES BILL TO CREATE ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS TO BETTER IDENTIFY THOSE WHO ARE AT RISK
11/10/14  SCHUMER: NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT OVER 17,000 CHILDREN HAVE EATEN COLORFUL, EXTRA-TOXIC DETERGENT PODS IN LAST TWO YEARS – UP FROM 3,000 IN 2012; CALLS ON FED CONSUMER SAFETY EXPERTS & TOP DETERGENT COMPANIES TO EXPEDITE STANDARDS & PLACE CHILD-SAFE CAPS ON CONTAINERS
11/10/14  In advance of Veterans Day… SCHUMER: SYRACUSE SERVICE MEMBERS DO NOT GET SUFFICIENT SCREENING & HELP TO CUT DOWN ON ALARMING MILITARY SUICIDE RATE – SCHUMER PUSHES BILL TO CREATE ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS TO BETTER IDENTIFY THOSE WHO ARE AT RISK
11/10/14  SCHUMER: ASTOUNDINGLY, THERE IS NO FEDERAL INSPECTION & TESTING PROCESS FOR MOST AUTO PARTS, LIKE TAKATA AIRBAGS, RESULTING IN MASSIVE RECALLS & EVEN FATALITIES – SENATOR CALLS FOR TOP TO BOTTOM REVIEW BY DOT INSPECTOR GENERAL AND DEMANDS TIGHTENING OF TESTING


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