Press Releases

March 2017
SCHUMER MAKES PUSH FOR ‘MAY NEWBURGER COVE’ AT HEMPSTEAD HARBOR; NEARLY FIVE YEARS AFTER HER PASSING, SCHUMER SAYS FEDS SHOULD APPROVE DESIGNATION & HONOR HER SERVICE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, SERRANO, VELAZQUEZ HAMMER SUDDEN $56 MILLION TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S HUD CUT TO NYCHA AS ILL-ADVISED AND UNJUSTIFIED” – AND PUSH FOR A REVERSAL
SCHUMER: WITH PROPOSAL TO BUILD EXPENSIVE WALL, TRUMP ADMIN SLASHES PROGRAMS THAT VITALLY IMPACT NY SAFETY & SECURITY; SLASHES TSA, CUTS DOG TEAMS & GREATLY HAMPERS COAST GUARD PROTECTING NY HARBOR & LI SOUND; HUGE FUNDING SLASH WOULD MAKE AMERICA LESS SAFE & LESS SECURE; SENATOR VOWS TO PROTECT FUNDING
SCHUMER TOURS WEST IRONDEQUOIT NEIGHBORHOOD IMPACTED BY WEDNESDAY’S WIND STORM; URGES FEDS TO BE READY TO ACT
SCHUMER: YET ANOTHER GRADE CROSSING ACCIDENT, THIS TIME IN NEWBURGH, SHOWS RAIL SAFETY STILL OFF TRACK; SENATOR URGES FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION TO IMMEDIATELY CONDUCT REVIEW OF RAIL-CROSSING GATE-WARNING REQUIREMENTS, ESTABLISH AN OUTREACH CAMPAIGN FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES NEAR CROSSINGS & LAUNCHES PUSH FOR INCREASED FUNDING FOR RAIL SAFETY GRANT PROGRAMS
SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMIN TO RELEASE MORE THAN $5 MILLION IN LIFE-SAVING FUNDING FOR SAFETY UPGRADES AT LIRR & METRO-NORTH GRADE CROSSINGS; SENATOR SAYS FUNDING WAS AWARDED 6 MONTHS AGO AND SHOULD BE SENT TO NYS IMMEDIATELY
SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO SIGN OFF ON AGREEMENT CLEARING FUNDS TO DEEPEN OGDENSBURG HARBOR, WHICH WAS LAST DREDGED IN 1984; DEEPENING HARBOR WILL INCREASE SHIPPING EFFICIENCY & UNLOCK NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PORT OF OGDENSBURG
SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMIN TO RELEASE MORE THAN $5 MILLION IN LIFE-SAVING FUNDING FOR SAFETY UPGRADES AT VALHALLA GRADE CROSSING & OTHER METRO-NORTH GRADE CROSSINGS; SENATOR SAYS FUNDING WAS AWARDED 6 MONTHS AGO AND SHOULD BE SENT TO NYS IMMEDIATELY
GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER UNVEIL NEW PLAN TO ENSURE SAFER DRINKING WATER ACROSS NY; HARMFUL CONTAMINANTS FOUND IN NEW YORK DRINKING WATER—FROM HOOSICK FALLS TO NEWBURGH TO LONG ISLAND—REQUIRE FED ACTION; SENATORS INTRO LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NEW YORKERS FROM DANGEROUS TOXINS FROM NY WATER
SCHUMER: SPATE OF SMALL PLANE CRASHES CONTINUING IN NY; SOME CRASHES OCCUR IN THE MIDDLE OF NEIGHBORHOODS & NEARLY MISS HOMES; SENATOR DEMANDS NTSB INVESTIGATION INTO ALARMING TREND; INVESTIGATION COULD REVEAL MORE ANSWERS & PREVENT FUTURE TRAGEDIES
SCHUMER REACTS TO FCC DECISION TO GRANT SPECIAL WAIVER TO JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS UNDER THREAT; SENATOR SUCCESSFULLY PUSHED FOR WAIVER, WHICH ALLOWS TARGETED JCCs TO TRACE CALLER INFORMATION
SCHUMER & MALONEY ANNOUNCE WEST POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SET TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $48 MILLION TO BRING THE BASE A SAFE AND MORDERN LEARNING FACILITY
SCHUMER: JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS UNDER THREAT SHOULD HAVE ABILITY TO TRACE & IDENTIFY TERRIFYING CALLS THAT FRIGHTEN RESIDENTS & COST POLICE DEPTS WHO RESPOND; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO WORK WITH LOCALS; FIND WAYS TO GET TO BOTTOM OF WHO IS PLACING THREATENING CALLS
SCHUMER: JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS UNDER THREAT SHOULD HAVE ABILITY TO TRACE & IDENTIFY TERRIFYING CALLS THAT FRIGHTEN RESIDENTS & COST POLICE DEPTS WHO RESPOND; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS GIVE UPSTATE NY JCC’S A SPECIAL WAIVER TO HELP TRACE THREATENING PHONE CALLS
February 2017
SCHUMER & MALONEY ANNOUNCE, AFTER THEIR PUSH: CSX WILL RESPOND TO RESIDENT CONCERNS, MAKE REPAIRS TO WATER STREET RETAINING WALL
SCHUMER PRESENTS CONGRESSIONAL BADGE OF BRAVERY TO TROY OFFICER JOSHUA COMITALE FOR HIS HEROIC SERVICE AFTER RISKING HIS LIFE TO STOP A CARJACKING SUSPECT IN LANSINGBURGH SHOOT OUT Despite Multiple Gunshot Wounds, Officer Comitale Exercised Tremendous Courage to Protect His Community and Fellow Officers Schumer: Today we Honor a Local Hero, Who Earned This Award For His Incredible Bravery
SCHUMER’S INTERVENTION SECURES MORE THAN $2 MILLION FOR BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, AFTER DOWNTOWN CENTER SUFFERED DEVASTATING DAMAGE DURING TROPICAL STORM LEE; SENATOR SUCCESSFULLY PUSHED FEMA TO APPROVE REIMBURSEMENT FOR CRITICAL BUILDING REPAIRS AFTER FED ERRONEOUSNESS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: HICKEY FREEMAN SECURES LARGEST CONTRACT EVER SINCE 2013; SENATOR SAYS CONTRACT WILL CREATE OVER 50 NEWS JOBS IN ROCHESTER, WHICH WILL HELP BOOST THE LOCAL ECONOMY
SCHUMER: CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP CITY OF UTICA RESPOND TO AND PREVENT VIOLENT CRIME; WITH OVER 44% OF SHOTS-FIRED REPORTS LACKING CRIME SOLVING DATA, CITY HAS APPLIED FOR FED FUNDS THAT WOULD HELP IT INSTALL HIGH-TECH “SHOT-SPOTTER” AUDIO SENSORS THAT ALERT POLICE IN REAL TIME WHEN GUNSHOTS ARE FIRED; SENATOR URGES DEPT. OF JUSTICE TO AWARD FUNDING ASAP
SCHUMER: SYRACUSE HOMEOWNERS IN TAX JEOPARDY AS NEWLY CONFIRMED U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY SUGGESTS REDUCTION IN MORTGAGE, STATE & LOCAL PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS; WOULD HIT SYRACUSE SUBURBS PARTICULARLY HARD; SENATOR PLEDGES TO USE NEW ROLE TO FIGHT ANY EFFORTS THAT WOULD PICK THE POCKETS OF ALREADY-STRAPPED TAXPAYERS & HOMEOWNERS
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