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01.14.21

DURING FIRST MEETING WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S DOT NOMINEE, PETE BUTTIGIEG, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR EXPANSION OF ROUTE 17; FOLLOWING DECADES OF ADVOCACY, SENATOR MAKES ROADWAY SAFETY, ALLEVIATING CONGESTION, AND HV ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION TOP PRIORITIES FOR NEW ADMINISTRATION & INCOMING TRANSPORTATION CHIEF

Schumer Has Pushed For Expansions Of Route 17 For Over A Decade, Citing Need For Improved Roadway To Handle Increased Traffic, Boost the Economy & Improve Safety Senator Urges Federal Funding For Long-Overdue Infrastructure Expansion, Ensuring Road Safety & Hudson Valley Economic Revival Are Top Priorities For The Incoming Administration Schumer To DOT Nominee Buttigieg: Expanding Rt. 17 Key To Maximizing Full Potential Of Region's Economic Assets Continuing his 15-year-long fight to… Continue Reading


01.14.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $16 MILLION INCREASE IN CDC LYME DISEASE AND TICK-BORNE DISEASE FUNDING IN FY21 BIPARTISAN APPROPRIATIONS PACKAGE

Continued Robust Funding is Essential To Combat Tick-Borne Diseases Across Upstate NY, Which has Become the Epicenter For Tick-Borne Disease In Recent Years Following Fierce Advocacy, Senators Deliver $2 Million Funding Increase, Their Third Consecutive Increase, For Lyme Disease Research and Prevention WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that following their fierce advocacy, $16 million in federal funding for the Centers for Disease C… Continue Reading


01.13.21

SCHUMER, DURING FIRST MEETING WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S DOT NOMINEE, PETE BUTTIGIEG, CALLS FOR FAA TO FINALLY IMPLEMENT OVERDUE AIRLINE SAFETY REFORM AND ESTABLISH ELECTRONIC PILOT TRAINING DATABASE; SENATOR MAKES SAFER SKIES A TOP PRIORITY FOR NEW ADMINISTRATION & INCOMING TRANSPORTATION CHIEF, EVEN BEFORE PRESIDENT-ELECT TAKES OFFICE

Legislation Passed in 2010 Required the FAA to Establish an Electronic Pilot Records Database So Airlines Can Access Complete Training Background of All Commercial Pilots Before They Are Hired Senator Urges Expedited Implementation Of Decade-Overdue Database To Boost Safety Of Air Travel, Ensuring Security Of NY Skies Are A Top Priority For The Incoming Administration Schumer To DOT Nominee: Failure to Implement Database Needlessly Puts Lives at Risk Nearly 12 years after the tragic cras… Continue Reading


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