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04/18/14  SCHUMER STANDS AT CASTORLAND FARM & CALLS ON USDA TO ISSUE CRITICAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR LEWIS & ST. LAWRENCE COUNTIES THAT WOULD UNLOCK MUCH-NEEDED FEDERAL FUNDS FOR FARMERS AFFECTED BY THIS WEEK’S FLOODING – SENATOR SAYS NEED IS URGENT WITH MAJOR FEED LOSS, MILK LOSS & POSSIBLE LOSS OF CATTLE
04/16/14  SCHUMER MAKES SPIRITED IN-PERSON APPEAL TO LEADERS OF NYISO AND FERC TO SHELVE UNNECESSARY, NEW ELECTRIC-RATE-RAISING ‘CAPACITY ZONE’ – SENATOR IS CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THEY WILL REVERSE COURSE AFTER HIS CONVERSATION
04/16/14  SCHUMER TO FEDS: WHEN IT COMES TO SANDY RECOVERY, DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE NORTH SHORE - CRITICAL SANDY REBUILDING PROJECTS HAVE NOT BEEN FUNDED BY FEDS IN TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD
04/15/14  SCHUMER: FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ANTI-VIOLENCE EFFORTS IN ROCHESTER-AREA SCHOOLS HAS BEEN DRAMATICALLY CUT, MAKING IT EVEN MORE DIFFICULT TO PREVENT THE NEXT SANDY HOOK OR MAJOR SCHOOL STABBING LIKE RECENT INCIDENT NEAR PITTSBURGH – SENATOR URGES FEDS TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS THAT CAN BETTER SECURE SCHOOLS LIKE FAIRPORT HIGH SCHOOL & HELP KEEP ROCHESTER STUDENTS SAFE
04/15/14  SCHUMER: TROY SEAWALL DETERIORATION THREATENS TO UNDERMINE DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT & PUTS DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES AT RISK – SENATOR URGES FEMA TO APPROVE $6.7 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR STABILIZATION PROJECT THAT WOULD PROTECT WATERFRONT COMMUNITY AND ALLOW THE AREA TO FLOURISH
04/15/14  SCHUMER & NY VET LEADERS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO HAVE FIRST WELCOME HOME PARADE FOR RETURNING IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN TROOPS IN NYC; WITH LAST COMBAT TROOPS LEAVING AFGHANISTAN, ‘CANYON OF HEROES’ TRADITION SHOULD CONTINUE - TIME TO START CAMPAIGN IS NOW
04/15/14  SCHUMER OPENS STATE-OF-THE-ART UTILITY CONTROL CENTER THAT WILL SAVE RATEPAYERS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS & HELP SAFEGUARD ELECTRIC GRID FROM FUTURE BLACKOUTS – ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF $74 MILLION INVESTMENT IN SMART GRID THAT WILL PAY DIVIDENDS FOR DECADES TO COME
04/15/14  SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT ‘FLUKE FAIRNESS ACT’ WILL BE INCLUDED IN NEXT MAJOR FEDERAL FISHERIES BILL - COULD SOON BECOME REALITY FOR STATEN ISLAND ANGLERS WHO FOR YEARS HAVE BEEN DEEPLY PUNISHED BY UNFAIR FLUKE REGS
04/14/14  SCHUMER: FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ANTI-VIOLENCE EFFORTS IN SYRACUSE-AREA SCHOOLS HAS BEEN DRAMATICALLY CUT, MAKING IT EVEN MORE DIFFICULT TO PREVENT THE NEXT SANDY HOOK OR MAJOR SCHOOL STABBING LIKE RECENT INCIDENT NEAR PITTSBURGH – SENATOR URGES FEDS TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS THAT CAN BETTER SECURE SCHOOLS LIKE FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL & HELP KEEP CNY STUDENTS SAFE
04/14/14  SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL FOR DESIGNATION FOR ROCHESTER, FINGER LAKES TO SUPPORT NEW MANUFACTURING
04/14/14  SCHUMER: FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ANTI-VIOLENCE EFFORTS IN WESTERN NEW YORK SCHOOLS HAS BEEN DRAMATICALLY CUT, MAKING IT EVEN MORE DIFFICULT TO PREVENT THE NEXT SANDY HOOK OR MAJOR SCHOOL STABBING, LIKE RECENT INCIDENT NEAR PITTSBURGH – SENATOR URGES FEDS TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS THAT CAN HELP KEEP WNY STUDENTS SAFE
04/11/14  AFTER SENATOR’S PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES 9 HIGH- PRIORITY STREAM GAUGES, WHICH WERE SLATED TO CLOSE IN OCTOBER, WILL NOW RECEIVE LONG-TERM FUNDING – STREAM GAUGES PROVIDE CRITICAL ADVANCED FLOOD WARNINGS TO UPSTATE NY CITIES & TOWNS
04/10/14  SCHUMER, HELLER, KIRK, REED, MURPHY, JOHANNS INTRODUCE CRITICAL BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT TO RE-AUTHORIZE AND EXTEND TERRORISM RISK INSURANCE PROGRAM – DEAL IS ESSENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC SECURITY IN HIGH-RISK CITIES POST- 9-11
04/10/14  SCHUMER URGES CONGRESS TO FULLY FUND VA BUDGET, WHICH INCLUDES $122 MILLION IN CRITICAL FUNDS FOR CANANDAIGUA VA RECONSTRUCTION
04/10/14  SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CRITICAL BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT TO REAUTHORIZE AND EXTEND TERRORISM RISK INSURANCE PROGRAM – DEAL IS ESSENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC SECURITY IN NEW YORK CITY, POST- 9-11
04/10/14  SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT ‘FLUKE FAIRNESS ACT’ WILL BE INCLUDED IN NEXT MAJOR FEDERAL FISHERIES BILL - COULD SOON BECOME REALITY FOR LI ANGLERS WHO FOR YEARS HAVE BEEN DEEPLY PUNISHED BY UNFAIR FLUKE REGS
04/10/14  IN CRITICAL MOVE FOR UPSTATE NY HONEY FARMERS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FDA HAS HEEDED HIS CALL AND WILL TAMP DOWN ON HONEY LAUNDERING BY REQUIRING PROPER LABELING OF ‘PURE HONEY’ – NEW RULES WILL PREVENT TAINTED OR FAKE FOREIGN PRODUCTS FROM CHINA AND ELSEWHERE FROM UNFAIRLY COMPETING
04/09/14  SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT, AFTER HIS PUSH, ADMINISTRATION HAS REVERSED COURSE ON PROPOSED CUTS TO MEDICARE THAT WOULD HAVE HURT SENIORS – SCHUMER’S EFFORT WILL PREVENT SENIORS FROM EXPERIENCING MAJOR DISRUPTIONS IN INSURANCE COVERAGE AND ACCESS TO DOCTORS
04/09/14  SCHUMER: LG ELECTRONICS MUST STOP PLAN FOR NEW HEADQUARTER TOWER IN ITS TRACKS – AT 143 FEET TALL, BUILDING WILL SEVERELY DAMAGE ICONIC LANDSCAPE ALONG HUDSON RIVER PALISADES, EVEN THOUGH BUILDING ALTERNATIVES EXIST
04/09/14  SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE USDA EXPANDS DISASTER DECLARATION TO HELP MORE UPSTATE FARMS DAMAGED BY DEEP WINTER FREEZE
04/09/14  SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND MAFFEI ANNOUNCE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY’S INSTITUTE FOR VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILIES TO RECEIVE $9 MILLION CONTRACT FROM SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TO HELP VETERANS START AND CREATE BUSINESSES
04/08/14  SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO BUYOUT AND DEMOLISH SEVERLY FLOOD-DAMAGED BUILDINGS IN DELAWARE COUNTY – WILL REMOVE BLIGHTED PROPERTIES AND CREATE NEW GREEN SPACE IN VILLAGE OF SIDNEY
04/08/14  SCHUMER: LG ELECTRONICS MUST STOP PLAN FOR NEW HEADQUARTER TOWER IN ITS TRACKS – AT 143 FEET TALL, BUILDING WILL SEVERELY DAMAGE ICONIC LANDSCAPE ALONG HUDSON RIVER PALISADES, EVEN THOUGH BUILDING ALTERNATIVES EXIST
04/07/14  SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR DoD SCIENCE & TECH PROGRAM TO HELP BUFFALO’S CUBRC – BUDGET HAS BEEN CUT 10% OVER PAST FEW YEARS, PUTTING STABILITY AND GROWTH OF CUBRC AT RISK
04/07/14  SCHUMER - STANDING WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, BRYAN CRANSTON & OTHER LEADING BROADWAY ACTORS – MAKES FINAL PUSH TO GIVE BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS & LIVE THEATER MAJOR TAX BREAK; BILL WILL ATTRACT NEW INVESTMENT & CREATE HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS IN NY & ON GREAT WHITE WAY
04/04/14  SCHUMER: USDA TO BEGIN SOLICITING PROPOSALS FROM GREEK YOGURT MAKERS FOR 12-STATE USDA GREEK YOGURT PILOT PROGRAM– NY GREEK YOGURT PRODUCERS CAN APPLY STARTING MAY 20th
04/03/14  SCHUMER AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE TAX BREAKS FOR NY’ERS WHO COMMUTE BY CITI BIKE AND OTHER BIKE SHARE PROGRAMS HAS BEEN ACCEPTED TO “MUST PASS” TAX BILL —WILL EXPAND PROGRAM TO CYCLISTS, THAT ALREADY EXISTS FOR MASS TRANSIT AND CAR COMMUTERS
04/03/14  SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT, AFTER HIS PUSH, SHORT-LINE RAILWAY TAX CREDIT HAS PASSED OUT OF SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE – NOW THAT FIRST BIG HURDLE IS CROSSED, SCHUMER URGES PASSAGE IN FULL SENATE
04/03/14  Schumer, Tonko Praise Funding for Scotia Navy Depot in President’s Budget – Call For Senate & House to Fulfill Critical Funding Request
04/03/14  SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER TAX CREDIT, AIMED AT HELPING START-UP COMPANIES CREATE JOBS, HAS PASSED KEY FINANCE COMMITTEE – SENATOR CALLS FOR PASSAGE IN THE FULL SENATE


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