As long as our brave servicemen and women are stationed across the globe, Chuck will continue to work to make sure they have the equipment and support they need to perform their missions. Equally vital is to make sure that support systems and focused services are available to them when they return.
One of Chuck’s main priorities in this area is ensuring our service members and their families receive comprehensive and effective support services when they return home. He has a strong track record of creating military housing, securing veterans benefits and improving the military healthcare system. Chuck also fought to increase funding for VA hospitals and clinics, while ensuring accountability so that veterans are treated with the respect and professionalism that they deserve.
SCHUMER UNVEILS NATIONAL PLAN TO DELIVER CARE & COMPENSATION FOR LOCAL VETS SUFFERING FROM AGENT-ORANGE LINKED ILLNESSES; SENATOR HAS BEEN PUSHING FEDS TO ACT AND NOW UPCOMING DEFENSE BILL PROVIDES CHANCE TO CEMENT CRITICAL HEALTH BENEFITS INTO LAW
IN FULL-COURT PUSH & STANDING WITH LONG ISLAND VIETNAM VETS, SCHUMER WILL DEMAND FEDS ONCE-AND-FOR-ALL APPROVE VA CARE & COMPENSATION FOR LOCAL VETS SUFFERING FROM AGENT-ORANGE LINKED SICKNESSES; SENATOR SAYS NY’S +240,000 VIETNAM VETS—MANY ON LI—FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY & SHOULDN’T HAVE TO FIGHT FOR AGENT ORANGE BENEFITS, TOOIN FULL-COURT PUSH & STANDING WITH LONG ISLAND VIETNAM VETS, SCHUMER WILL DEMAND FEDS ONCE-AND-FOR-ALL APPROVE VA CARE & COMPENSATION FOR LOCAL VETS SUFFERING FROM AGENT-ORAN
SCHUMER REVEALS: VA IS ABOUT TO LAUNCH MAJOR STUDY ON ‘TOXINS,’ BUT LI’S NORTHPORT ALREADY DID STUDY ON CANCER-CAUSING PARASITE, LIVER-FLUKE, THAT VA HAS SITTING ON A SHELF; SENATOR DEMANDS VA INCORPORATE LI’S DATA IN NEW STUDY TO GIVE VETS ANSWERS & CARE THEY DESERVE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, U.S.–ISRAELI COOPERATIVE MISSILE DEFENSE PROGRAMS TO RECEIVE $500 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MEEKS ANNOUNCE FINAL NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL EXPECTED TO PASS NEXT WEEK AUTHORIZES MASSIVE $91M IN FUNDING FOR EXPANSION AND RENOVATION AT NATIONAL GUARD READINESS CENTER AT JAMAICA ARMORY IN QUEENS, NEW YORK; PROJECTS WILL MODERNIZE INFRASTRUCTURE, ENHANCE READINESS
SCHUMER, ROSE ANNOUNCE INCLUSION OF FENTANYL SANCTIONS ACT IN MUST-PASS NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL SOON TO GET VOTE; FIRST-EVER TARGETED FENTANYL SANCTIONS BILL WILL HOLD CHINA AND OTHER FOREIGN TRAFFICKERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ILLICIT TRAFFICKING; ALSO COMES WITH MORE TOOLS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S AGGRESSIVE ADVOCACY, TRIGGERED BY NEWS OF DELAY, VA AWARDS +$23 MILLION CONTRACT TO GLOBAL URBAN ENTERPRISE IN ONTARIO COUNTY TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON WESTERN NEW YORK NATIONAL VETERANS CEMETERY