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12/22/13  SCHUMER: TARGET CORP. HAS NOT REVEALED HOW CRIMINALS STOLE CREDIT CARD INFO OF ASTOUNDING 40M CONSUMERS – URGES CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU TO LAUNCH INDEPENDENT PUBLIC PROBE OF BREACH AND ISSUE GUIDELINES TO KEEP PAYMENT INFORMATION SAFE IN TARGET AND OTHER SIMILAR STORES
12/20/13  GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER, NADLER, VELÁZQUEZ, GRIMM URGE FAA TO DEVELOP PLAN TO REDUCE EXCESSIVE HELICOPTER NOISE FOR MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN, AND STATEN ISLAND RESIDENTS
12/20/13  SCHUMER, CARDINAL DOLAN CALL ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY GRANT TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS TO FILIPINO NATIONALS LEGALLY RESIDING IN U.S.—WILL ALLOW THEM TO STAY IN U.S. WHILE THE PHILIPPINES RECOVERS FROM DEVASTATING TYPHOON
12/20/13  SCHUMER: OVER 900 HOMES AFFECTED BY NISSEQUOGUE RIVER’S RECURRING FLOODING PROBLEM; URGES FEMA TO FUND $1.1 MILLION RESTORATION PROJECT TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS FROM FUTURE FLOODING
12/19/13  SCHUMER RELEASES EVIDENCE THAT WAIT TIMES AT THE PEACE BRIDGE HAVE INCREASED IN 2013 – SENATOR WILL FIGHT FOR MORE CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION FUNDING IN APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS
12/18/13  SCHUMER ANNOUNCES VITAL FUNDING FOR UPSTATE RURAL HOSPITALS & AMBULANCE PROVIDERS EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 1ST – STOP-GAP FUNDING IS KEY & ALLOWS TIME TO FIGHT FOR LONG-TERM FUNDING
12/18/13  SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW YORK MUNICIPALITIES WILL NOW SAVE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS COME JANUARY, THANKS TO SENATOR’S BILL TO EXEMPT FIRE HYDRANTS FROM ONEROUS NEW EPA RULE
12/17/13  AFTER SIGINIFICANT PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES USDA TO AWARD $7.5 MILLION TO FUND BLUEBELT EXPANSION ON STATEN ISLAND; PROJECT WILL RESTORE THE WEST BRANCH OF THE NEW CREEK & PROVIDE FLOOD MITIGATION MEASURES FOR HOMEOWNERS IN MIDLAND BEACH
12/17/13  AS WINTER SETS IN, SCHUMER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO HELP PREVENT DEATHS FROM CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
12/17/13  SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.6 MILLION GRANT FOR CATTARAUGUS-WYOMING COUNTIES PROJECT HEAD START
12/17/13  SENATE PASSES SCHUMER-AUTHORED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE ON ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY; RESOLUTION COMMENDS ORGANIZATION’S SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION EMPOWERING VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
12/16/13  SCHUMER REVEALS: DESPITE WIDESPREAD CRITICISM, USDA MOVING TOWARDS DANGEROUS POLICY TO ALLOW CHICKEN RAISED AND PROCESSED IN CHINA TO BE SOLD IN NEW YORK– TAINTED FOOD FROM CHINA HAS BEEN MASSIVE SOURCE OF FOOD POISONING IN RECENT YEARS
12/16/13  SCHUMER DEMANDS HARSH PENALTIES ON ECUADOR IF NATION PROVIDES HAVEN FOR EDWARD SNOWDEN – CALLS FOR CUTTING ECONOMIC AID AND SUSPENDING BUSINESS VISAS
12/16/13  SCHUMER: SCORES HAVE BEEN INJURED OR PUT AT RISK BY CUT-RATE BATTERIES FROM CHINA AND ELSEWHERE EXPLODING IN THEIR CELLPHONES – CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION BY FEDERAL PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
12/16/13  SCHUMER: THIS WEEK, FOR THE FIRST TIME, A FULLY OPERATIONAL PLASTIC HANDGUN WAS LEGALLY MADE USING A 3D PRINTER – OPENS DOORS TO FELONS, TERRORISTS AND THE MENTALLY ILL MAKING WEAPONS WITH EASE IN THEIR HOUSE; SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN TO OUTLAW PRACTICE
12/16/13  SCHUMER: BOSTON BOMBERS COULD HAVE EASILY PURCHASED WEAPONS DUE TO MAJOR LOOPHOLE THAT ALLOWS THOSE ON TERRORIST WATCH LIST TO BUY GUNS - ANNOUNCES NEW PUSH TO CLOSE LOOPHOLE
12/16/13  GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER TO URGE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S “TASK FORCE TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE” TO INCLUDE FIRST FEDERAL LAW CRACKING DOWN ON ILLEGAL GUNS AND ENHANCED-BACKGROUND CHECK LEGISLATION IN FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS DUE THIS MONTH
12/16/13  SCHUMER: 'MASS TRANSIT TAX BENEFIT' THAT SAVES NY COMMUTERS OVER $1K PER YEAR EXPIRES ON JAN 1ST—REVEALS PLAN TO INCLUDE EXTENSION IN TAX PACKAGE BEFORE END OF YEAR
12/16/13  WEST WEBSTER VOLUNTEER FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION & SCHUMER COMMEMORATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO HELP WEST WEBSTER FIREFIGHTERS AND FAMILIES ACCESS DONATIONS IN AFTERMATH OF SHOOTING
12/16/13  SCHUMER COMPLETES 62 COUNTY TOUR FOR 15TH YEAR IN A ROW WITH VISIT TO SARATOGA TRAIN STATION TO FIGHT FOR EXTENSION OF CRITICAL SHORT-LINE RAIL TAX CREDIT
12/16/13  SCHUMER, BLUMENTHAL REVEAL: FEDERAL RAIL SAFETY AUTHORITY WOEFULLY UNDERFUNDED - ONLY HAS FUNDS TO INSPECT 1% OF RAIL NATIONWIDE; SENATORS PUSH FOR FUNDS FOR FRA TO HIRE MORE INSPECTORS TO INSPECT INFRASTRUCTURE AND SAFETY SYSTEMS AT RAILROADS AROUND NY AND US
12/16/13  SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, GOLDFEDER ANNOUNCE $1.86 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO REPAIR SANDY- INFLICTED DAMAGE AT P.S. 207 ROCKWOOD PARK IN HOWARD BEACH
12/16/13  SCHUMER: SARATOGA & NORTH CREEK RAILWAY NEEDS EXPIRING SHORT-LINE RAIL TAX CREDIT TO UPGRADE FREIGHT & PASSENGER LINES & MEET GROWING TOURISM DEMAND – SENATOR LAUNCHES PLAN TO EXTEND CAPITAL FUNDING FOR SHORT-LINE RAIL IMPROVEMENTS, SET TO EXPIRE AT YEAR’S END
12/12/13  SCHUMER ANNOUNCES VITAL PROGRAM FOR UPSTATE RURAL HOSPITAL FUNDING CLEARS KEY HURDLE – SENATOR’S LEGISLATION, TO PERMANENTLY PROVIDE $14 MILLION ANNUALLY TO 22 UPSTATE HOSPITALS, PASSES IN SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
12/12/13  SCHUMER: WATER DISTRICTS ACROSS LONG ISLAND HAVE SPENT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON FIRE HYDRANTS THAT MUST BE THROWN OUT AFTER JANUARY 2014, DUE TO SUDDEN CHANGE IN FED RULES – SENATOR CALLS ON THE EPA TO HELP SAVE THOUSANDS IN RATEPAYER DOLLARS BY GRANTING WAIVER FOR THOSE HYDRANTS
12/12/13  SCHUMER: NEW EPA RULES GOING INTO EFFECT NEXT MONTH ABSURDLY SAY FIRE HYDRANTS MUST CONFORM TO NEW REDUCED LEAD STANDARDS - FORCING NYC TO TRASH OVER $1M IN HYDRANTS AND THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF LABOR – SENATOR CALLS ON THE EPA TO HELP SAVE THOUSANDS IN TAXPAYER DOLLARS BY GRANTING WAIVER FOR THOSE HYDRANTS
12/12/13  SCHUMER: ELIZABETH WOLFORD CONFIRMED BY SENATE BY BIPARTISAN 70-29 VOTE; WILL BE FIRST-EVER WOMAN TO SERVE ON FEDERAL BENCH IN WESTERN DISTRICT
12/12/13  SCHUMER: SENATE HAS SUCCESSFULLY FAST-TRACKED MEASURE TO HELP WEST WEBSTER FIREFIGHTERS & FAMILIES ACCESS FUNDS RAISED IN AFTERMATH OF SHOOTING – NOW, WHEN THE HOUSE PASSES THE SAME BILL AS EXPECTED, IT IS ENSURED SWIFT PASSAGE IN THE SENATE
12/12/13  SCHUMER SECURES FIRST $800,000 FOR WILLIAMSVILLE’S ‘PICTURE MAIN STREET’ PROJECT, FEDERAL FUNDING WILL MAKE MAIN ST. SAFER, MORE BUSINESS & PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY
12/12/13  SCHUMER, AFTER MEETING WITH DELTA CEO, SECURES MAJOR COMMITMENTS TO EXPAND SERVICE AT HANCOCK INT’L AIRPORT IN SYRACUSE – DELTA TO ADD 2 NEW, ROUND-TRIP FLIGHTS TO JFK STARTING IN APRIL 2014 & EXPAND SERVICE TO OTHER HUBS
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