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06.22.18

AFTER MAJOR PUSH BY SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND, JUST-PASSED SENATE DEFENSE BILL APPROVES $14 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW TRAINING CENTER FOR NFARS; SENATORS SAY TRAINING CENTER WILL IMPROVE MISSION READINESS

Schumer And Gillibrand Today Announced That The Newly Passed NDAA Authorizes $14 Million In Federal Funding For Key Infrastructure Upgrades At NFARS, Including The Construction Of A New Training Center; Senators Say Upgrades Are Vital To NFARS' Mission Readiness And Vow To See Funding Through The Appropriations Process Senators: New Training Center Will Enhance The Capabilities Of The Units Serving At NFARS U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand toda… Continue Reading


06.22.18

AS NEW YORKERS CONTINUE TO SUFFER DUE TO PFAS CONTAMINATION, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER THEIR PUSH, $20 MILLION TO STUDY THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF PFAS WATER CONTAMINATION PASSES SENATE

The Recently-Passed Senate Defense Bill Provides $20 Million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Conduct a Public Health Assessment for Sites Affected by PFAS Contamination Schumer, Gillibrand Fought to Include this Funding in the Senate Defense Bill Following Multi-Year Effort to Secure this CDC-Led Study U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced that the recently pas… Continue Reading


06.22.18

SCHUMER URGES WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD TO APPROVE 9/11-RELATED DEATH COMPENSATION FOR LONG-SUFFERING FAMILY OF STATE TROOPER AND FALLEN9/11 HERO, LAWRENCE LAKEMAN; SENATOR SAYS DECADE-PLUS WAIT IS TOO LONG FOR THIS FAMILY TO RECEIVE THE COMPENSATION THAT THEY DESERVE

Lawrence W. Lakeman Fell Ill And Died From Pancreatic Cancer Stemming From His Work As A 9/11 First Responder; His Widow And Children Have Yet To Be Compensated By State Workers Compensation Board For His Service And Sacrifice  Workers Compensation Board Denied Initial Claim Because Lakeman's Widow Did Not File Within Two Years Of Her Husband’s Death; However, Pancreatic Cancer Was Recognized As An Eligible 9/11 Disease In 2014; Audra Lakeman Filed In August Of 2015&nb… Continue Reading