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01.18.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: IN MIDST OF SHUTDOWN, CAPITAL REGION IS EXPERIENCING ALARMING SHINGLE SHOT SHORTAGE THAT LEFT UNSOLVED COULD SICKEN MANY & SPREAD CHICKENPOX VIRUS THIS WINTER; SENATOR URGES EMERGENCY FDA STAFF TO STEP IN, HELP REMEDY SHORTAGE WITH MANUFACTURER & IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH LOCALS NOW IN DARK

Amidst Government Shutdown, FDA Has Furloughed Staff That Senator Says Can Help Alleviate Area Shortage Of Shingles Vaccine-Shingrix—Which is Extremely Effective Against Virus; Capital Region Pharmacies, Including Big Names Like CVS, Are Out Of Vaccine Schumer Says FDA Should Consider Shortage An Emergency, Expedite Regulatory Hurdles To Address It & Urge Prioritized Shipments To States Like NY, Where Population Can Increase Risk Of Virus Spread Faster Schumer: Shingle Shot Shortage … Continue Reading


01.18.19

SCHUMER PUSHES AMTRAK TO BE MORE FLEXIBLE IN FINALIZING DEAL TO CREATE NEW & NEEDED TRANSIT LINE FOR EAST BRONX & WESTCHESTER COMMUTERS; PENN STATION ACCESS WILL REDUCE TRAVEL TIMES BY CREATING ONE-SEAT RIDE TO PENN STATION & WEST SIDE OF MANHATTAN; WILL BOOST LOCAL BRONX & WESTCHESTER ECONOMY; & WILL IMPROVE SYSTEM RESILIENCY

Schumer: Amtrak Needs To Be More Flexible So We Can Get To "Y-E-S" ASAP For Westchester Commuters New Line From New Rochelle To East And South Bronx Would Offer Westchester Commuters First Ever One-Seat Ride To Manhattan's Booming West Side, And Establish Critical New Reverse Commute Option; Will Be Huge Boon For Westchester Commuters   Brand New Service From New Rochelle Hub, With Four Bronx Stations, Would Create One-Seat Train Ride For East, South Bronx & Westchester To Penn … Continue Reading


01.17.19

IN A PERSONAL MEETING WITH ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN, SCHUMER URGES DOD TO EXECUTE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES AT NFARS; SAYS IMPROVEMENTS WOULD ENHANCE BASE’S KC-135 TANKER MISSION, PRIME BASE FOR ADDITIONAL MISSIONS

Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Home To The 914th Refueling Wing's KC-135 Mission, Is In Need Of Major Infrastructure Improvements To Its Runway, Hangars And Hydrant System In A Personal Meeting With Acting Secretary Of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Schumer Calls On DOD To Make Key Improvements; Says They Will Prime Base For New KC-46 Tanker Mission  Schumer To DOD: Infrastructure Upgrades Will Keep NFARS At The Pinnacle Of Excellence And Readiness In a one-on-one meeting with Acting U.S… Continue Reading