Press Releases

November 2016
SCHUMER’S INTERVENTION SUCCESSFULLY MOVES FEDS TO TAKE FIRST MAJOR STEP TOWARD REQUIRING OIL COMPANIES TO MAKE HIGHLY FLAMMABLE CRUDE OIL LESS VOLATILE BEFORE IT IS SHIPPED THROUGH NYS COMMUNITIES; CRUDE OIL IS BEING SHIPPED THROUGH UPSTATE NY IN HUNDREDS OF TANK CARS EACH DAY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $486,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR PRATT INSTITUTE’S BROOKLYN FASHION + DESIGN ACCELERATOR (BF+DA)
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $500K IN FED FUNDS FOR MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S “thINCubator” – FED FUNDS WILL PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR START-UPS & ENTREPRENEURS TO GROW, EXPAND & CREATE JOBS IN BURGEONING INDUSTRIES LIKE NANOTECH & CYBERSECURITY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, FEDS HAVE APPROVED CRITICAL FUNDS NEEDED FOR LAUNCH NY IN BUFFALO, WHICH IS ALREADY POSITIVELY IMPACTING UPSTATE JOB GROWTH – FED FUNDS WILL PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR START-UPS & ENTREPRENEURS TO GROW, EXPAND & CREATE JOBS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE AKWESASNE TOURISM WORKING GROUP
VELAZQUEZ, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE, AFTER PUSH: THOUSANDS OF NYC HOUSING TENANTS WILL BE EXEMPT FROM HUD RULE PLAN WOULD HAVE RAISED RENT COSTS FOR THOUSANDS; NOW, METRO AREAS LIKE NYC CAN BREATHE SIGH OF RELIEF WITH ‘SAMFR’ AXED FOR CITY; NO ONE WILL BE FORCED TO MOVE FROM NEIGHBORHOODS THEY LOVE
SCHUMER PUSHES TO SECURE OVER $3 MILLION IN HOUSING & HISTORIC TAX CREDITS TO FINALLY REDEVELOP OLD HOLLEY HIGH SCHOOL IN ORLEANS COUNTY; SAVING & REDEVELOPING LONG ABANDONED BUILDING HAS BEEN SOUGHT FOR DECADES; FED INVESTMENT WOULD CREATE NEW 41 MIXED-INCOME APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS, NEW VILLAGE HALL OFFICE AND A FULLY RESTORED AUDITORIUM FOR PUBLIC EVENTS
SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT FED ATTEMPTS TO TAKE BACK CRITICAL FUNDS THAT SUPPORT SMALL, RURAL HOSPITALS THAT SERVE VULNERABLE SENIOR CITIZENS, LIKE CORTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER; SENATOR WILL SAY RECENTLY CHANGED FUNDING RULES THAT KEEPS ‘SOLE COMMUNITY HOSPITALS’ AFLOAT ARE ESSENTIAL FOR RURAL AREAS; DEMANDS FEDS IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE
SCHUMER STANDS WITH CAPITAL REGION FIREFIGHTERS AT SARATOGA SPRINGS FIRE DEPT TO LAUNCH A MAJOR PUSH TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; FIREFIGHTERS’ CANCER RISK CAN BE DOUBLE THAT OFOTHERS DUE TO EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS—BUT NO REGISTRY TO TRACK & PREVENT CANCER IN FIREFIGHTERS HAS EVER EXISTED; THOUSANDS OF CAPITAL REGION FIREFIGHTERS WOULD BENEFIT
ON THE HEELS OF PROPOSED WINDSTREAM AND EARTHLINK MERGER, SCHUMER MAKES CALL DIRECTLY TO WINDSTREAM CEO & URGES COMPANY TO PROTECT ROUGHLY 1,000 JOBS IN ROCHESTER AREA
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE NEARLY $47 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NYC’S SANDY-RELATED REPAIRS IN ROCKAWAY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $ 2.3 MILLION IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE VALUE-ADDED PRODUCER FUNDING FOR NEW YORK STATE
SCHUMER HELPS SECURE MAJOR DEAL WITH GE TO POSITION LUFKIN-RMT PLANT FOR REDEVELOPMENT; AFTER SENATOR’S URGING GE WILL DONATE LUFKIN FACILITY TO ALLEGANY COUNTY
October 2016
WITH WINTER JUST AROUND THE CORNER, SENATORS SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $325 MILLION FOR FEDERAL LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; SENATORS SAY FAMILIES ACROSS NEW YORK RELY ON THESE FUNDS TO HELP HEAT THEIR HOMES
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 ORANGE COUNTY DRIVERS WOULD BE SAFER & THOUSANDS OF ACCIDENTS COULD BE PREVENTED AND LIVES SAVED
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH EDUCATION INITIATIVES AT NYC COLLEGES
SCHUMER HOSTS ENERGY SECRETARY MONIZ AROUND ROCHESTER; MAKES CASE FOR $75 MILLION FOR JOB-CREATING LASER LAB AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER TO EXPAND NEW ENERGY DISCOVERY AND NATIONAL SECURITY WORK VIA NATIONAL LABS PARTNERSHIP
SCHUMER VISITED WYOMING COUNTY TO ANNOUNCE NEARLY 90 NEW JOBS WILL BE ADDED AT PIONEER CREDIT RECOVERY; SCHUMER RECENTLY ANNOUNCED PIONEER WAS AWARDED A NEW FED JOB CREATING CONTRACT
SCHUMER RALLIES WITH GENERAL REVENUE CORPORATION (GRC)/PIONEER EMPLOYEES AND CEO TO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE 300 NEW CHEMUNG COUNTY JOBS; SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY PUSHED NEW LAW THAT CREATED FED CONTRACT
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH FOR FEDERAL FUNDING TO MAKE MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE A TOP PHOTONICS TRAINING CENTER; SCHOOL AIMS TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR SKILLED WORKERS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
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