Press Releases

December 2016
The Busiest Time To Travel Starts In T-Minus 3 Days: SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO MAKE SPEEDING RIGS ON I-81, I-481, I-690 & THRUWAY A THING OF CHRISTMAS PAST; NEW READY-TO-USE TECHNOLOGY WILL SLAM THE BREAKS ON TRUCKS BARRELING DOWN BUSY HIGHWAYS; SENATOR SAYS SYRACUSE & CNY DRIVERS TRAVELING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WOULD BE SAFER & THOUSANDS OF CRASHES CAN BE PREVENTED
SCHUMER COMPLETES UNPRECEDENTED TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES FOR 18TH YEAR IN A ROW; ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE FINISHES WITH VISIT TO COLUMBIA COUNTY – YEAR CONCLUDES WITH A TOTAL OF 189 VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND; PLEDGES TO VISIT ALL 62 COUNTIES AGAIN IN 2017
SCHUMER DEMANDS CSX STOP THROWING UP ROADBLOCKS AND TRANSFER KEY PARCEL TO CITY OF HUDSON; HUDSON WILL USE LAND TO LAUNCH THEIR LARGEST REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT THAT COULD TRANSFORM HUDSON’S WATERFRONT AREA BY BUILDING NEW RESIDENTIAL HOUSING, RETAIL CENTER, MODERN CO-WORKING FACILITY AND OFFICE SPACE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 33 LONG ISLAND ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $108 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 193 NEW YORK CITY ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS
SCHUMER: VOLATILE E-CIGS CONTINUE TO EXPLODE & INJURE PEOPLE; SEVERE BURNS & PERMANENT DAMAGE ALL TOO COMMON; FEDS MUST NOW CONSIDER RECALL OPTIONS & GET TO BOTTOM OF WHY DEVICES—MANY FROM CHINA—CONTINUE TO EXPLODE; RECENT INJURIES & EXPLOSIONS PROVE FED ACTION NEEDED
SCHUMER REMARKS CALLING FOR SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 ELECTIONS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDS FOR CATTARAUGUS COUNTY PROJECT HEAD START, INC. IN WESTERN NY
SCHUMER MANDATE IN JUST-PASSED WRDA LAW GIVES NAVY 6 MONTHS TO SUBMIT OFFICIAL GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION REPORT ON BETHPAGE PLUME; PUBLIC REPORT WILL HELP UNMASK CONTAMINATION SO CLEAN UP IS BETTER TARGETED, MORE TIMELY & TRANSPARENT
SCHUMER REVEALS: BUFFALO WWII VETERAN HAS NOT RECEIVED AT LEAST THREE MILITARY SERVICE MEDALS EARNED DURING WAR; SENATOR CALLS ON ARMY TO IMMEDIATELY AWARD LONG-DELAYED MEDALS TO VETERAN, SAYING THAT FURTHER DENIAL OF RIGHTFULLY DESERVED MEDALS BECAUSE OF SEGREGATION OF ARMED FORCES UNDERMINES BUFFALONIAN’S VALOR AND SACRIFICES
SCHUMER: JOBS AT KLEIN STEEL ARE THREATENED BY WRONGHEADED EFFORT TO ROLL BACK “BUY AMERICA” PROVISION IN CONGRESS; SENATOR STRONGLY OPPOSES HOUSE EFFORT TO ROLL BACK “BUY AMERICA” LAW, VOWING TO PROTECT KLEIN STEEL JOBS IN ROCHESTER BY BLOCKING ANY ATTEMPT TO AXE LAW SET TO EXPIRE
SCHUMER, DONOVAN, DE BLASIO, ODDO ANNOUNCE MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN ARMY CORPS SEAWALL PROJECT
SCHUMER BILL THAT HELPS STATEN ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICTS FUND LEAD TESTING PASSES CONGRESS; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & DONOVAN ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO RENAME STATEN ISLAND’S SOUTH SHORE POSTAL FACILITY IN HONOR OF LEONARD MONTALTO, SANDY VICTIM AND BELOVED POSTMAN; WITH BILL NOW HEADED TO PRESIDENT’S DESK, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & DONOVAN CALL FOR BILL TO BE SWIFTLY SIGNED INTO LAW
SCHUMER BILL THAT HELPS UPSTATE NY SCHOOL DISTRICTS FUND LEAD TESTING PASSES CONGRESS; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES UNANIMOUS PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO HELP RECOVER NAZI-CONFISCATED ART; BILL NOW HEADS TO THE PRESIDENT FOR SIGNATURE
SCHUMER REVEALS: DESPITE TERROR BEING VERY REAL THREAT & WITH HOLIDAY TRAVEL KICKING INTO GEAR, TRAIN & TRANSIT EMPLOYEES ARE NOT CROSS-CHECKED WITH TERROR WATCH LIST; SENATOR SAYS SAFETY GAP MUST BE CLOSED ASAP, HELPING TO ENSURE SAFETY FOR TENS-OF-THOUSANDS OF NEW YORKERS
SCHUMER, MCCAIN, REED, GRAHAM JOINT STATEMENT ON REPORTS THAT RUSSIA INTERFERED WITH 2016 ELECTION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, STEFANIK ANNOUNCE PRE-CLEARANCE LEGISLATION PASSES CONGRESS; PROGRAM COULD SAVE HOURS OF DELAYS AT NORTHERN BORDER CROSSING, IMPROVE LOCAL ECONOMY, AND BOOST TOURISM; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE PRE-CLEARANCE LEGISLATION PASSES CONGRESS; PROGRAM COULD SAVE HOURS OF DELAYS AT PEACE BRIDGE BORDER CROSSING, IMPROVE LOCAL ECONOMY, ENHANCE SECURITY AND BOOST TOURISM; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE
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