Press Releases

August 2016
SCHUMER URGES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO IMMEDIATELY PASS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION THAT WILL BLOCK IRS FROM TAXING OLYMPIC MEDALS; SENATOR SAYS OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC ATHLETES SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY A VICTORY TAX
GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER & COLLINS ANNOUNCE BERGEN POST OFFICE OFFICIALLY RENAMED AFTER BARRY MILLER WITH PRESIDENT’S SIGNATURE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: AIR NATIONAL GUARD MUST PLEDGE—NOW—TO PAY FOR SUFFOLK INVESTIGATION & CLEAN-UP OF PFOS-RELATED CONTAMINIATION IF FOUND RESPONSIBLE; SENATORS SAY ANG MUST ALSO COMPENSATE HOMEOWNERS; EVIDENCE POINTS TO ANG AS LIKELY POLLUTER
July 2016
SCHUMER: FEDS TOO SLOW AT GETTING BAD FOODS OFF SHELVES; FOOD RECALL PROCESS ONE BIG MESS; NEW FED REPORT & RECENT MASSIVE RECALL CONFIRM CONSUMERS AT RISK OF CATCHING STOMACH-TURNING BACTERIA FROM VARIETY OF FOODS; SENATOR PUSHES FOR CHANGES IN FOOD RECALL PROCESS
ASH BORERS ARE DRAMATICALLY SPREADING TOWARDS THE MOHAWK VALLEY AND DIRECTLY THREATENING RAWLINGS ADIRONDACK BAT FACTORY; SCHUMER BILL WOULD PROTECT MILLIONS OF EXISTING FUNDING TO COMBAT ASH BORERS THAT ARE DESTROYING ASH TREES WHICH ARE USED TO MAKE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL BATS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $650K IN FED FUNDS FOR FISHERS FIRE DISTRICT IN ONTARIO COUNTY
WITH DANGEROUS K2 SALES POPPING UP IN THE FINGER LAKES & THE SOUTHERN TIER, SCHUMER INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION TO MAKE CHEMICALS IN K2 DRUG ILLEGAL; RECENT SCOURGE IN BINGHAMTON AND UPSTATE NY DEMANDS ACTION TO CRIPPLE CHEMISTS THAT COOK UP BATCHES OF DEADLY SYNTHETIC DRUGS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: HICKEY FREEMAN TAPPED BY RALPH LAUREN TO MANUFACTURE BLAZER FOR TEAM USA’S UNIFORM FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY IN RIO THIS SUMMER; WORLD WILL SEE PRODUCTS MADE IN ROCHESTER & CEMENT HICKEY AS NATIONAL LEADER IN THE SUITING INDUSTRY
SCHUMER, GILIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $135K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR MADRID VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY
SCHUMER: GREATER BINGHAMTON AIRPORT DESPERATELY NEEDS FEDS TO AWARD A GRANT TO COMPLETE RUNWAY IMPROVEMENTS – FEDS INITIALLY INDICATED THAT PROJECT WOULD HAVE TO BE PHASED OVER 2 YEARS, WHICH LEAVES COUNTY TO COVER MILLIONS IN SHORTFALL OR INCREASES PROJECT COSTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CITY OF NEWBURGH FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ORANGE COUNTY
SCHUMER SECURES COMMITMENT FROM ENERGY SECRETARY MONIZ TO VISIT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER’S LASER LAB
SCHUMER SECURES MAJOR VICTORY FOR CAPITAL REGION AND UPSTATE NEW YORK; ANNOUNCES $17 MILLION IN FED FUNDS THAT WILL HELP INCREASE EXPORTS AT THE PORT OF ALBANY AND BOOST COMPANIES LIKE GE & SIEMENS; SENATOR SAYS DESPERATELY NEEDED FUNDS WILL OVERHAUL BUSIEST PORT IN UPSTATE NY & HELP CREATE JOBS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $765K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY IN ALBANY
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FINAL HURDLES HAVE BEEN CLEARED, AMTRAK BOARD WILL AWARD HORNELL’S ALSTOM START OF $2.5 BILLION PROGRAM TO BUILD SAFER, NEXT-GENERATION HIGH-SPEED TRAINS; SENATOR SAYS PROJECT WILL CREATE 750 JOBS INCLUDING 400 DIRECT MANUFACTURING JOBS AT ALSTOM IN HORNELL
SCHUMER: RECENT REPORT SHOWING LGA & NEWARK WITH SECURITY ‘BLIND SPOTS’—NO CAMERAS IN BAGGAGE CLAIM, PICK-UP/DROP-OFF, FOOD COURTS & MORE—DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION; SENATOR CALLS ON DHS TO SWIFLTY INVESTIGATE NYC AIRPORTS; ONLY 360-DEGREE AIRPORT SECURITY WILL DO
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR LONG ISLAND MACARTHUR AIRPORT; FAA GRANT WILL HELP FUND CONSTRUCTION OF AIRCRAFT RESCUE & FIREFIGHTING BUILDING AT AIRPORT
SCHUMER: ERIE COUNTY NEEDS IMMEDIATE FEDERAL ASSISTANCE TO ADDRESS WATER CRISIS & AGING INFRASTRUCTURE
SCHUMER REVEALS: IF APPLES FROM POLAND ARE IMPORTED TO UPSTATE NY, IT COULD MEAN DISASTER FOR FINGER LAKES ORCHARDS; POLISH APPLES COULD CARRY INVASIVE SPECIES? THAT COULD SERIOUSLY DAMAGE NEW YORK’S ORCHARDS FOR GENERATIONS; SENATOR CALLS ON USDA TO IMMEDIATELY HALT PLANS FOR IMPORTS UNTIL APPLES ARE CERTIFIED FREE OF PESTS
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO APPOVE LOCAL PROPOSAL TO ADD 24 NEW, CLEANER & RELIABLE BUSES TO THE NFTA FLEET; NFTA BUSES ARE ON AVERAGE 20% OLDER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE; 50 BUSES ARE OUT OF SERVICE AT ANY GIVEN TIME, CAUSING DELAYS, ROUTE CANCELLATIONS AND STRANDED COMMUTERS; VOWS TO FIGHT TOOTH & NAIL TO SECURE FED FUNDING
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