Press Releases

February 2019
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION DESIGNATING JAMESTOWN COMEDY CENTER THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER AS PART OF 2019 LANDS PACKAGE; SENATORS VOW TO SHEPHERD LEGISLATION THROUGH CONGRESS & TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, NADLER, MEEKS, CLARKE, ESPAILLAT INTRODUCE BICAMERAL LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND MUSEUM IN NEW YORK CITY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIRST-EVER FOOD BUSINESS INCUBATOR IN ROCHESTER; PROJECT WILL SPUR 100 NEW JOBS & ANCHOR DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER REVITALIZATION
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: AFTER WEEKS OF WAITING – AND JUST DAYS AFTER SENATOR’S MAJOR PUSH – FEDS HAVE FINALLY APPROVED GENESEE BREWERY’S OUTSTANDING PRODUCT APPLICATIONS; SAYS VITAL APPROVALS WILL KEEP GENESEE BREWERY OUT OF FINANCIAL JEOPARDY & ADD MILLIONS TO ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES ECONOMY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CENTER; SENATORS SAY GRANT WILL ALLOW CORNELL TO CONTINUE LEADING INNOVATIVE PROGRAM FOCUSED ON PRESERVING PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT WHILE IMPROVING TRANSPORTATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT SENATE CLEARS LEGISLATION TO PERMANENTLY REAUTHORIZE THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT PUBLIC LANDS, WATER RESOURCES, AND HISTORIC SITES
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: WITH SENATE PASSAGE OF FED LANDS PACKAGE, STATEN ISLAND SEAWALL WILL MOVE FORWARD; SCHUMER PROVISION SMASHES MADDENING BUREAUCRATIC LOGJAM; SENATOR ALREADY SECURED FED FUNDS & WORKED OUT OTHER KINKS TO GET WALL PROJECT GOING
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND BRINDISI URGE FEMA TO APPROVE MUCH-NEEDED $3.9 MILLION GRANT TO HELP ALLEVIATE SEVERE & REPETITIVE FLOODING ALONG SAUQUOIT CREEK; SAY FED FUNDING WOULD ADVANCE CRITICAL PHASES OF CURRENT MITIGATION PROJECTS INTENDED TO PROTECT RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES FROM FURTHER DESTRUCTION
ON THE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TRAGIC CRASH OF FLIGHT 3407, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON FAA TO FINALLY IMPLEMENT OVERDUE AIRLINE SAFETY REFORM TO ESTABLISH ELECTRONIC PILOT TRAINING DATABASE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, RICE ANNOUNCE NEARLY $13 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HARDENING OF SANDY-DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LAWRENCE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT ON LONG ISLAND, NY
SCHUMER REVEALS: AS A RESULT OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, FED BACKLOG OF NEW BEER APPLICATIONS PUTS GENESEE BREWERY & OTHERS AT RISK OF LOSING MILLIONS; SENATOR CALLS ON TTB TO IMMEDIATELY CLEAR MASSIVE LOG JAM & APPROVE GENESEE’S APPLICATIONS – TO AVOID LOSING MILLIONS IN REVENUE & HURTING ROCHESTER ECONOMY
SCHUMER REVEALS: AS A RESULT OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, FED BACKLOG OF NEW BEER APPLICATIONS PUTS LABATT USA & OTHERS AT RISK OF LOSING MILLIONS; SENATOR CALLS ON TTB TO IMMEDIATELY CLEAR MASSIVE LOG JAM & APPROVE LABATT USA’S APPLICATIONS – TO AVOID LOSING MILLIONS IN REVENUE & HURTING WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMY
SCHUMER PUSHES FOR VOTE ON CRITICAL BILL THAT WILL ALLOW CONSTRUCTION OF STATEN ISLAND SEAWALL TO FINALLY MOVE FORWARD; SENATOR’S LEGISLATIVE FIX JUMPS BUREAUCRATIC HURDLE STANDING IN WAY; SENATOR ALREADY SECURED FED FUNDS & WORKED OUT OTHER KINKS; VOTE IS FINAL STEP
SCHUMER: CHINESE LABORATORIES, COOKING UP FORMULAS OF DEATH, FREELY PRODUCE & EXPORT LETHAL FENTANYL TO NYC/LI WITH NO CONSEQUENCE--KILLING TENS-OF-THOUSANDS; SENATOR UNVEILS FIRST-EVER TARGETTED FENTANYL SANCTIONS BILL TO HOLD CHINA ACCOUNTABLE, SIMILAR TO RUSSIA SANCTIONS
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE $10 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO COMPLETE MAJOR ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL AIRPORT OVERHAUL; SAYS FUNDING IS VITAL TO TRANSFORM AIRPORT INTO A WORLD-CLASS INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY
AS THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS NATIONWIDE ARE TARGETED BY NEW & ADVANCED ONLINE & SOCIAL MEDIA PREDATORY BLACKMAILING SCHEMES, INCLUDING FOUR RECENTLY IMPACTED ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SENATOR CALLS ON NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN TO IMMEDIATELY MOBILIZE ALL AVAILABLE RESOURCES TO IMPACTED ROCHESTER DISTRICTS; ANNOUNCES PUSH FOR NEW LEGISLATION DESIGNATING ONLINE PREDATOR BLACKMAILING AS FEDERAL CRIME
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES IMMINENT PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN 2019 LANDS PACKAGE, OFFICIALLY DESIGNATING THE JAMESTOWN COMEDY CENTER AS THE “NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER OF THE UNITED STATES”; SENATOR SAYS NEW DESIGNATION WILL MAKE JAMESTOWN THE "COOPERSTOWN OF COMEDY," ATTRACTING VISITORS FROM FAR & WIDE, CREATING NEW JOBS & BRINGING A BOON OF TOURISM DOLLARS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO WNY
SCHUMER INVITES NEW YORK AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER, RONAN BYRNE, TO STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS; AFTER 35 DAYS WITHOUT PAY DURING THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN THAT HELD HOSTAGE 800,000 INNOCENT FEDERAL WORKERS & JEOPARDIZED PUBLIC SAFETY FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, BYRNE, FATHER OF 4 CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OLD, EXEMPLIFIES THE VITAL NECESSITY OF KEEPING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FULLY-FUNDED & OPEN
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR COMMISSION ON ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THE GREATER CAPITAL REGION YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $11 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 24 WESTERN NEW YORK ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS
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