Press Releases

April 2019
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $172 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO AID NY STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & AFFORDABLE HOUSING
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $86 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TO WORK WITH HARD HIT NY UPSTATE COUNTIES TO COMBAT SPIKING OPIOID EPIDEMIC DEATHS
STANDING AT NOVELIS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO DROP UNREASONABLE TARIFFS ON CANADIAN IMPORTS, THREATENING FACTORY, ITS +1K EMPLOYEES & THE CNY ECONOMY; SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO EXPEDITE NOVELIS’S PENDING TARIFF EXCLUSION REQUESTS & GIVE RELIEF TO MAJOR OSWEGO COUNTY EMPLOYER
SCHUMER: WITH BASEBALL SEASON IN FULL SWING, EMERALD ASH BORER IS CREEPING INTO OTSEGO COUNTY AND THREATENING LOCAL ASH TREES USED TO MAKE WORLD FAMOUS BASEBALL BATS; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP STRIKE OUT DESTRUCTIVE INVASIVES
ON THE HEELS OF NEW DATA REPORTING ROCHESTER SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE HAS NY’S LONGEST WAIT TIMES, SCHUMER STANDS WITH ROCHESTER SENIORS TO DEMAND MORE FED FUNDING & RESOURCES BE SENT TO ROCHESTER OFFICE; SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO IMPROVE ROCHESTER OPERATIONS SO NO MORE SENIORS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A RECORD-BREAKING TIME
SCHUMER REVEALS: NUKE WASTE CONTINUES TO SIT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF NIAGARA COUNTY—DESPITE FED PROMISE 4 YEARS AGO TO CLEAN IT UP; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE +$250M INCREASE TO VITAL CLEANUP PROGRAM FOR NIAGARA SITE SO ARMY CORPS & ENERGY DEPT. CAN—ONCE AND FOR ALL—CLEAN. UP. THE. MESS.
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $800,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO FOUR UPSTATE NEW YORK ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO STOP HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LAUNCH PUSH TO SECURE OVER $82 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB IN 2020 BUDGET – FUNDING WOULD KEEP 350 WORKERS ON THE JOB AND UNITED STATES AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF HIGH-TECH ENERGY RESEARCH
SCHUMER: ABRUPT CLOSURE OF ICONIC ‘FRIENDLY’S’ RESTAURANTS ACROSS UPSTATE NY DEMANDS ANSWERS; CORPORATION SHOULD HAVE GIVEN WORKERS FAR BETTER NOTICE THEY WERE BEING LET GO; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO INVESTIGATE MANNER BY WHICH SERVICE WORKERS WERE NOTIFIED OF LAYOFFS & IF BETTER PROTECTIONS ARE NEEDED
SCHUMER REVEALS: BROKEN VA CAREGIVER PROGRAM IS PREVENTING LOVED ONES FROM GIVING CNY VETS THE CARE THEY NEED & DESERVE; SENATOR DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ANSWERS FROM FEDS & TIMELINE TO FIX ISSUES ONCE & FOR ALL
STANDING AT SCHENECTADY’S SEAT CENTER, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO MAINTAIN FUNDING AND REVERSE ADMIN.’S DAMAGING CUTS TO YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM; SENATOR SAYS PROGRAM SERVING +1K STUDENTS IN THE CAPITAL REGION IS IN JEOPARDY, THREATENING RESOURCES FOR HUNDREDS OF LOCAL YOUNG ADULTS TO GET & KEEP GOOD-PAYING JOBS
SCHUMER REVEALS: CHINESE TRAFFICKERS’ OPIOID ASSEMBLY LINE RELIES ON JFK’S MAIL PROCESSING FACILITY & USPS TO KEEP ROLLING; ILLICIT DRUGS THAT ESCAPE DETECTION AT JFK END UP ON THE STREETS OF NYC & LI; SENATOR PUSHES NEW & NEEDED FED FUNDS TO ADD DETECTORS, OTHER PROTECTIONS AT JFK THAT PUT A WRENCH IN CHINA’S SUPPLY CHAIN & COMPLEMENT NEW SANCTIONS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LEAD PUSH IN SENATE TO SECURE MILLIONS IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR RIT-LED REMADE MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE TO SUPPORT HIGH-TECH JOBS AND CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATION IN ROCHESTER
FOLLOWING HIS ALMOST 3 YEAR PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO FINALLY INSTALL A FILTRATION SYSTEM & HALT PFOS CONTAMINATION IN NEWBURGH
SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER-THE-RADAR FED PLAN TO ‘REFORM’ NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM COULD SOAK LI’ERS WITH INCREASED PREMIUMS & LOWER PROPERTY VALUES; PLAN WOULD USE DATA IN A WAY THAT UNFAIRLY PUTS A BULLSEYE ON LI HOMEOWNERS; SENATOR DEMANDS ADMIN IMMEDIATELY HALT PLAN & ANSWER KEY QUESTIONS, NOW
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR FULMONT COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY IN MONTGOMERY AND FULTON COUNTIES
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FOLLOWING HIS 2-YEAR PUSH & LESS THAN 5 MONTHS SINCE THEIR LAST VISIT, THE AIR FORCE & AIR NATIONAL GUARD WILL RETURN TO NEWBURGH FOR SECOND TOWN HALL MEETING & GIVE UPDATE ON PFOA/PFOS REMEDIATION EFFORTS & HEAR FROM COMMUNITY
March 2019
SCHUMER REVEALS: AMIDST ACTIVE & ON-GOING INVESTIGATION BY FEDS INTO RECENT PLANE CRASHES, ALL SIGNS POINT TO BOEING RETAINING ITS SEAT ON UNDER-THE-RADAR COMMITTEE CHARGED WITH RECOMMENDING AIRLINE INDUSTRY REGS; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS SUSPEND BOEING UNTIL SAFETY INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE & MAKE PUBLIC WHOSE IN ON ALL THE MEETINGS
STANDING AT SUNY DUTCHESS, THE SITE OF NY SUMMER SPECIAL OLYMPICS, SCHUMER REVEALS: U.S. SPECIAL OLYMPICS IS NOT OUT OF THE WOODS WITH THREAT OF MEAN-SPIRITED CUT UNTIL CONGRESS ACTS; SENATOR ANNOUNCES PLAN TO FORMALLY RESTORE $17.5 MILLION SLASH TO GAMES—AND INCREASE FUNDS ORGANIZATION RECEIVES SO NEW YORK COMPETITION LONG ENDURES
SCHUMER REVEALS: HIGHLAND FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT FACING CRIPPLING FED BUDGET CUT; SENATOR SOUNDS ALARM & DETAILS PUSH TO UNDO DRAMATIC CUT TO IMPACT AID; WITH MILLIONS PER YEAR AT STAKE, STUDENTS FACE LOSS OF CRITICAL PROGRAMS & DISTRICT FACES LOSS OF TEACHERS
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