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01.20.19

ON 30TH DAY OF GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, SCHUMER PUSHES PLAN TO PROTECT 800K FED WORKERS & THEIR FAMILIES—THOUSANDS IN NY—FROM LOSING HOMES, FACING EVICTION FROM LANDLORDS OR FALLING BEHIND ON BILLS; SENATOR SAYS NEW LEGISLATION WOULD ALSO GUARANTEE PROTECTIONS IN ANY FUTURE SHUTDOWN

As Senator Continues To Make The Case & Urge 'Open The Government,' NYC & Long Island Fed Worker Stories Show How Necessary Financial Protections Are For People Who Rely On Their Jobs In Agencies That Have Nothing To Do With Current Debate Third Of The Fed Workforce In NYC/LI Is Feeling Pain--While Each and Every Taxpayer Suffers Schumer: No Fed Worker Should Have Their Financial Well-Being Held Hostage By A President On the 30th day of a needless government shutdown, U.S. Senator Cha… Continue Reading


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 NEGOTIATIONS TO CREATE NEW & NEEDED TRANSIT LINE FOR EAST BRONX & WESTCHESTER COMMUTERS; PENN ACCESS PLAN REDUCES TRAVEL TIMES; WILL BOOST ECONOMY & CREATE VITAL SYSTEM RESILIENCY-- BUT AMTRAK NEEDS TO DO MORE TO GET IT DONE

Brand New Service With Four New Bronx Stations Would Create One-Seat Train Ride For East, South Bronx & Parts of Westchester to Penn Station, And Aid Reverse Commuters, Too; Reduced Travel Time, Access To Major Job Market & Overall Convenience Will Help Drive Transportation Relief For Countless NY Commuters Schumer: Amtrak Must Be More Flexible On Access Fees and Shared Costs with Metro-North If We Are To Create This Important New Transit Line Touting the endless benefits of the new B… Continue Reading