Press Releases

August 2017
SCHUMER REVEALS: EFFORT TO MAKE SLEEP APNEA TESTING & SCREENING LAW OF THE LAND FOR RAIL WORKERS & COMMERCIAL DRIVERS HAS JUST BEEN ABRUPTLY CANCELLED BY THE FEDS—AND FOR NO GOOD REASON; SENATOR CITES LIRR LESSONS FROM ACCIDENTS LIKE ATLANTIC TERMINAL & SPUYTEN DUYVIL IN DEMANDING FEDS GET NATIONAL SLEEP APNEA TESTING PLAN BACK ON TRACK
SCHUMER: ROCHESTER VIETNAM VET BATTLING TERMINAL CANCER LINKED TO AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE DURING HIS MILITARY SERVICE IS SEEING HIS COMPENSATION CLAIMS DENIED BECAUSE VA DOESN'T AUTOMATICALLY RECOGNIZE HIS CANCER AS ‘AGENT ORANGE-RELATED’; SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO ESTABLISH A PRESUMPTION OF SERVICE CONNECTION FOR GLIOBLASTOMA SO VETERANS CAN GET THE BENEFITS THEY’VE EARNED & DESERVE
SCHUMER: PROPOSED CUTS TO WEATHER SATELLITE PROGRAM COULD LEAD TO MORE DANGEROUSLY DELAYED TORNADO & OTHER STORM WARNINGS; LAST MONTH’S RARE TORNADOS IN BUFFALO DEMONSTRATE THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING DEPENDABLE, ACCURATE WEATHER FORECASTS; CALLS ON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO INVESTIGATE REPORTED DELAYED TORNADO MOBILE ALERT?, AND CALLS ON HOUSE OF REPS TO REVERSE MASSIVE CUTS TO WEATHER SATELLITE PROGRAM
SCHUMER REVEALS: PROPOSED $369M CUT TO WEATHER SATELLITE PROGRAM COULD LEAD TO DANGEROUSLY DELAYED STORM WARNINGS IN NYC & LI; THIS WEEK’S STORMS GENERATED WEATHER ALERTS THAT COULD BE INACCURATE IF CUTS ARE NOT REVERSED; SENATOR CALLS ON HOUSE OF REPS TO UNDO MASSIVE CUTS TO WEATHER SATELLITE PROGRAM; CITES LESSONS OF SANDY & NEW WARNINGS ABOUT THIS YEAR’S HURRICANE SEASON
IN ONE-ON-ONE MEETING, SCHUMER URGES FEMA ADMINISTRATOR BROCK LONG TO SWIFTLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR AREAS IMPACTED BY SEVERE FLOODING FROM LAKE ONTARIO
STANDING AT ADIRONDACK REGIONAL AIRPORT, SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON HIS EFFORT TO FIGHT HARMFUL CUTS TO ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE PROGRAM; SENATOR SAYS FED FUNDING IS VITAL TO AIR SERVICE IN THE NORTH COUNTRY AND VOWS TO PREVENT HARMFUL CUTS FROM EVER TAKING-OFF
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $787,000 IN CDBG FUNDING FOR POUGHKEEPSIE
SCHUMER CO-SPONSORS BIPARTISAN TAYLOR FORCE ACT, WHICH WILL CUT U.S. FUNDS THAT DIRECTLY BENEFIT THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY UNLESS PAYMENTS TO ?TERRORISTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE HALTED
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL EARLY HEAD START FUNDS FOR THE COMMUNITY ACTION ORGANIZATION OF ERIE COUNTY
IN ONE-ON-ONE MEETING, SCHUMER URGES FEMA ADMINISTRATOR BROCK LONG TO STAND READY TO SWIFTLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK COUNTIES IMPACTED BY RECENT THUNDERSTORMS AND SEVERE FLOODING
SCHUMER, IN MEETING WITH SECRETARY OF THE ARMY NOMINEE, DR. MARK ESPER URGES HIM, IF CONFIRMED, TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH HARRIS CORP
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $42,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR FIVE MILE POINT FIRE COMPANY, INC
IN ONE-ON-ONE MEETING, SCHUMER URGES SECRETARY OF THE ARMY NOMINEE, DR. MARK ESPER, IF CONFIRMED, TO CONTINUE MAKING FORT DRUM AN ARMY PRIORITY AND TOUTS BASE’S POSITIVE IMPACT ON REGION; SCHUMER ALSO URGES NOMINEE TO VISIT FORT DRUM
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $25K FOR THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSON CITY IN BROOME COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR THE COMMISSION ON ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY IN THE CAPITAL REGION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR ALBANY COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $12 MILLION ARMY ORDER FOR HARRIS MANPACK RADIOS; WORK WILL BE A BIG SHOT IN THE ARM FOR THE FINGER LAKES’ ECONOMY AND WILL ENHANCE TROOP COMMUNICATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR THE SALVATION ARMY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK
July 2017
IN THE WAKE OF A DEATH & ANOTHER CONFIRMED CASE OF POWASSAN VIRUS IN CAPITAL REGION, SCHUMER WILL DOUBLE DOWN ON HIS PUSH TO GET FEDS TO STOP MOVING AT SNAIL’S PACE, AND INSTEAD TO AGGRESSIVELY IMPLEMENT NEW LAW THAT WOULD FAST-TRACK RESEARCH, VACCINES & STRATEGIES TO STAMP OUT DISEASE-CARRYING-TICKS – AND BETTER PROTECT CAPITAL REGION KIDS & FAMILIES
SCHUMER: THE OWASCO FLATS WETLAND RESTORATION PROJECT – WHICH WILL REDUCE DANGEROUS TOXINS IN OWASCO LAKE, THE COUNTY’S LARGEST SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER – HAS BEEN HELD UP BY RED-TAPE FOR OVER 6 YEARS; SENATOR SAYS U.S. ARMY CORPS MUST IMMEDIATELY ISSUE PERMIT SO PROJECT CAN FINALLY BEGIN
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