Press Releases

May 2017
SCHUMER: WITH DANGEROUS FENTANYL-LACED HEROIN SPREADING IN UPSTATE NY & OVERDOSES DRAMATICALLY RISING, SENATOR PUSHES TO REVERSE WHITE HOUSE’S PROPOSED ELIMINATION OF DRUG TRAFFICKING PROGRAM - WILL HURT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
SCHUMER: LETHAL FENTANYL NOW ENTERING NY IN RECORD AMOUNTS EXACERBATING OPIOID CRISIS; SENATOR PUSHES NEW FED PLAN TO DELIVER MORE BORDER AGENTS, RAPID TEST LABS & OTHER HIGH-TECH TOOLS TO INTERCEPT ILLICIT FENTANYL FROM CHINA & MEXICO BEFORE IT HITS NY's STREETS
AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, FEMA FINALLY APPROVES HERKIMER’S APPLICATION FOR FUNDING TO REPAIR STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEMS DAMAGED BY SEVERE 2013 FLOODING – CRITICAL REPAIRS WILL MAKE VILLAGE LESS VULNERABLE TO FLOOD DAMAGE
AFTER YEARS OF WORK PROTECTING 1000+ ROME DFAS JOBS AGAINST ILL-CONCEIVED AND UNJUSTIFIED EFFORTS TO MOVE THEM, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE CURRENT PILOT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO POTENTIALLY MOVE THOSE JOBS IS DEAD; SENATORS SAY JOBS ARE SAFE & THERE WILL BE NO CHANGES OR LAYOFFS AS A RESULT OF PILOT
SCHUMER: OPIOID CRISIS STILL RAGING ON LONG ISLAND; NOW EXACERBATED BY FENTANYL; SENATOR PUSHES NEW PLAN TO DELIVER MORE BORDER AGENTS, RAPID TEST LABS & OTHER HIGH-TECH TOOLS TO INTERCEPT ILLICIT FENTANYL FROM CHINA & MEXICO BEFORE IT HITS THE STREETS
SCHUMER: JUST-ANNOUNCED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL INCLUDES MILLIONS MORE FOR LABS AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, INCLUDING BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB; SENATOR SPECIFICALLY FOUGHT FOR SCIENCE FUNDING AMIDST BUDGET THREATS TO THE PROGRAMS BNL & ITS WORKFORCE RELIES UPON
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW BIPARTISAN FEDERAL SPENDING AGREEMENT INCLUDES $328M FOR AMTRAK’S NORTHEAST CORRIDOR & AN OVERALL INCREASE OF OVER $105M FOR AMTRAK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $23 MILLION INCREASE IN IMPACT AID THAT WILL BENEFIT NORTH COUNTRY SCHOOLS, ESPECIALLY NEAR FORT DRUM
SCHUMER TAKES NEWBURGH’S MESSAGE DIRECTLY TO U.S. AIR FORCE SECRETARY NOMINEE; IN MEETING HEATHER WILSON, SENATOR DEMANDS FULL AND IMMEDIATE ATTENTION TO NEWBURGH’S WATER CRISIS
SCHUMER HELPS SECURE MAJOR VICTORIES TO COMBAT HEROIN-OPIOID EPIDEMIC ON LONG ISLAND IN RECENTLY ANNOUNCED FEDERAL BUDGET
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE MORE THAN $66 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR THE WEST VALLEY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT IN 2017 SPENDING BILL; PROGRAM HAS BEEN SHORTCHANGED FOR YEARS & SITE CONTINUES TO POSE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK TO WNY; SENATORS SAY FUNDING WILL BE USED FOR WASTE CLEANUP AT THE CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SITE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BLUMENTHAL, MURPHY, ZELDIN, SUOZZI & DELAURO ANNOUNCE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL INCLUDES $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO PROTECT LONG ISLAND SOUND
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO & HIGGINS ANNOUNCE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL AUTHORIZES AN ADDITIONAL $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO PRESERVE ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR
SCHUMER HELPS SECURE MAJOR VICTORIES FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK IN RECENTLY ANNOUNCED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL
SCHUMER: JUST-RELEASED TRUMP TAX PLAN HURTS NY MORE THAN ANY OTHER STATE; ELIMINATES STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTABILITY, INCLUDING PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS THAT HELP MILLIONS OF NY MIDDLE CLASS RESIDENTS; SENATOR PLEDGES TO FIGHT ANY ATTEMPT TO RAID NY TAXPAYERS & HOMEOWNERS
SCHUMER HELPS SECURE MAJOR VICTORIES FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK IN RECENTLY ANNOUNCED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL
April 2017
SCHUMER: KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE—CONSTRUCTED WITH 80% FED FUNDS—IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT THAT FEDERAL INVESTMENT CAN ACCOMPLISH; OVER $440M IN FED DOLLARS WERE INVESTED IN NYC PROJECT, CREATING JOBS, BUILDING A STRONGER ECONOMY & FIXING A CRITICAL YET CRUMBLING BRIDGE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $300K IN FED FUNDS FOR BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY—HHS GRANT WILL HELP FUEL RESEARCH INTO ALCOHOL’S EFFECT ON THE HUMAN BRAIN AND PREVENTATIVE STRATEGIES FOR ADDICTION
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PENN SOUTH HAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED ON FEDERAL HUD LOAN; WILL HELP PRESERVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES IN NYC; EARLIER THIS YEAR, SENATOR SUCCESSFULLY PUSHED OMB TO SIGN OFF ON THE CHELSEA CO-OP’S NEW REFINANCING AGREEMENT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, STEFANIK ANNOUNCE, AFTER THEIR PUSH, FCC WILL GRANT CRITICAL WAIVER ALLOWING FOR WESTELCOM TO MAINTAIN BROADBAND SERVICES TO THE NORTH COUNRTY
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