Press Releases

December 2016
SCHUMER: WITH PASSAGE OF BI-PARTISAN ‘BOTS ACT’; FEDS CAN FINALLY CRACK DOWN ON CYBER SCALPERS WHO SCOOP UP THOUSANDS OF TICKETS FOR POPULAR CONCERTS AND SPORTING EVENTS & THEN SELL THEM AT OUTRAGEOUS PRICES; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE
SCHUMER: JUST-PASSED SENATE BILL WILL REVAMP LYME DISEASE RESEARCH, VACCINE DEVELOPMENT AND TREATMENT STRATEGIES FOR TICK-BORNE DISEASES; SCHUMER HAS LONG PUSHED TO ENHANCE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS’ ABILITY TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.4 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY TO LEAD NEW TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CENTER; SENATORS SAY CORNELL IS UNIQUELY SUITED TO HEAD INNOVATIVE PROGRAM FOCUSED ON PRESERVING PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT WHILE IMPROVING TRANSPORTATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR KENSICO RESERVOIR IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY; FUNDING TO HELP FIX DAMAGE CAUSED BY HURRICANE SANDY
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO FORMALLY ESTABLISH TUBMAN PARK BY THE END OF THIS YEAR – RECENT PROGRESS PUTS ESTABLISHMENT OF TUBMAN PARK IN THE HOME STRETCH; SCHUMER SAYS DOI MUST CROSS THE FINISH LINE BY YEAR’S END TO MAKE LONG-AWAITED PARK A REALITY
SCHUMER: IN JUST A FEW WEEKS, UNITED AIRLINES WILL CHARGE EXTRA FEE TO STORE LUGGAGE IN ‘OVERHEAD BIN’; ONCE AGAIN, AN AIRLINE TRYING TO CHARGE EXPENSIVE & ANNOYING FEES, SQUEEZING THE POCKETS OF COUNTLESS NEW YORKERS?
SCHUMER STANDS WITH WESTERN NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS AT OLEAN FIRE DEPT TO LAUNCH A MAJOR PUSH TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; FIREFIGHTERS’ CANCER RISK CAN BE DOUBLE THAT OF OTHERS DUE TO EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS—BUT NO REGISTRY TO TRACK & PREVENT CANCER IN FIREFIGHTERS HAS EVER EXISTED; THOUSANDS OF WESTERN NY FIREFIGHTERS WOULD BENEFIT
SCHUMER: AFTER SAVING 50 JOBS AT COACH IN 2013, SCHUMER TOURS MAJOR YATES COUNTY EMPLOYER COACH & EQUIPMENT AND MEETS WITH WORKERS, MANAGEMENT & LOCAL LEADERS
SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT FED ATTEMPTS TO TAKE BACK CRITICAL FUNDS THAT SUPPORT SMALL, RURAL HOSPITALS THAT SERVE VULNERABLE SENIOR CITIZENS, LIKE LEWIS COUNTY GENERAL & OTHER NORTH COUNTRY HOSPITALS; SENATOR SAYS RECENTLY CHANGED FUNDING RULES THAT KEEPS ‘SOLE COMMUNITY HOSPITALS’ AFLOAT ARE ESSENTIAL FOR RURAL AREAS; DEMANDS FEDS IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE
SCHUMER, BROWN, WHITEHOUSE, WARREN JOINT STATEMENT ON ATTEMPT BY SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE REPUBLICANS TO JAM THROUGH RADICAL NOMINEE TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HIS BI-PARTISAN ‘BOTS ACT’JUST PASSED SENATE; SENATOR URGES HOUSE TO ACT; LAW FINALLY CRACKS DOWN ON CYBER SCALPERS WHO SCOOP UP THOUSANDS OF POPULAR BROADWAY & CONCERT TICKETS & THEN SELL THEM AT OUTRAGEOUS PRICES
DURING IN-PERSON MEETING WITH CANADIAN AMBASSADOR AND NEW CONSUL GENERAL, SCHUMER URGES CANADIAN OFFICIALS TO IMMEDIATELY ADD STAFF TO ADDRESS LONG WAIT TIMES AT THE PEACE BRIDGE
DURING IN-PERSON MEETING WITH NEW CANADIAN AMBASSADOR AND CONSUL GENERAL, SCHUMER STRONGLY URGES CANADA TO REVERSE ITS PROTECTIONIST, RESTRICTIVE DAIRY PRICING AND TRADE POLICIES THAT THREATEN UPSTATE NY DAIRY PRODUCERS
November 2016
SCHUMER: A REAL TRILLION-DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL IN FIRST 100 DAYS OF NEW ADMINISTRATION COULD PAVE WAY FOR DESPERATELY NEEDED REPAIRS & RESCUE LOCAL TAXPAYERS NOW ON HOOK; SENATOR SAYS NEW YORK’S INFRASTRUCTURE IS FALLING APART AFTER DECADES OF NEGLECT; UPSTATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & SAFETY AT RISK
SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT GOP WAR ON SENIORS, MEDICARE PRIVATIZATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY
SCHUMER RETURNS TO THOMAS COLE’S HOUSE IN CATSKILL TO PUBLICLY REVEAL LONG LOST ART TREASURE PAINTED ON THE PARLOR WALLS BY THOMAS COLE, THE FATHER OF THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL; SENATOR WILL PUSH FEDS TO APPROVE TWO NEW HISTORIC RESTORATION PROJECTS SO HISTORIANS CAN CONTINUE RESTORING THE GREAT ARTIST’S HOME
SCHUMER: I-84 IS NO STRANGER TO SPEEDING TRUCKS, BUT NEW TECHNOLOGY, READY FOR INSTALLATION, COULD MAKE BARRELING BIG RIGS A THING OF THE PAST; SENATOR SAYS PUTNAM COUNTY DRIVERS WOULD BE SAFER & THOUSANDS OF ACCIDENTS COULD BE PREVENTED AND LIVES SAVED
STANDING WITH VETS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE TO-AND-FROM-HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO DISABLED & SENIOR VETERANS ON LONG ISLAND; PLAN WOULD LOWER COSTS OF CARE & ALSO IMPROVE IT, WHILE KEEPING VETS WHO ARE ABLE TO STAY AT HOME RIGHT WHERE THEY WANT TO BE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE TOWN OF PRATTSVILLE WILL RECEIVE $17.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO UPGRADE FLOOD-PRONE BRIDGE OVER SCHOHARIE CREEK IN GREENE COUNTY
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