Press Releases

June 2016
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS IN TROY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $257 MILLION IN ANTI-TERRORISM FUNDING FOR NYPD & LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $780K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NORTH COUNTRY AIRPORTS IN FRANKLIN, ST. LAWRENCE, JEFFERSON & CLINTON COUNTIES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ONEONTA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT IN OTSEGO COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE OVER $5.1 MILLION TO IMPROVE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS & ORGANIZATIONS IN-AND-AROUND NYC; GRANTS AWARDED TO 66 AT-RISK JEWISH SCHOOLS AND CONGREGATIONS
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO ISSUE AN EMERGENCY ORDER TO REQUIRE OIL COMPANIES TO MAKE HIGHLY FLAMMABLE CRUDE OIL LESS VOLATILE BEFORE IT IS SHIPPED THROUGH NYS COMMUNITIES; SENATOR SAYS CRUDE OIL IS BEING SHIPPED THROUGH UPSTATE NY IN HUNDREDS OF TANK CARS EACH DAY; BAKKEN OIL IS FAR MORE FLAMMABLE & DANGEROUS THAN OTHER TYPES
SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW FBI DATA SHOWS HATE CRIMES AGAINST LGBT COMMUNITY ON RISE—EVEN BEFORE TRAGIC ORLANDO TERROR ATTACK THAT SHOOK NATION; SENATOR SAYS THIS TREND MUST REVERSE; PUSHES NEW SENATE PLAN TO GIVE DOJ MORE TOOLS TO BEAT BACK HATE CRIMES & DEFEAT HATE
SCHUMER: EAST RIVER TUNNEL CRISIS AVERTED; MASSIVE CASH SHORTFALL RISKED CATASTROPHIC DELAYS & POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR LIRR RIDERS; PROJECT NOW BACK ON TRACK AFTER SCHUMER PUSH DELIVERS MORE THAN $430M FOR CRITICAL REPAIRS; FUNDS NOW IN PLACE TO REPAIR TUNNELS & AVERT DELAYS FOR THOUSANDS OF LONG ISLAND COMMUTERS
IN WAKE OF DHS REPORT, BLUMENTHAL, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MURPHY RENEW CALL TO PROTECT PLUM ISLAND
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $800,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LIGHTING UPGRADES AT BROOKHAVEN & REPUBLIC AIRPORT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $10 MILLION IN FEDERAL SANDY RELIEF FUNDS FOR REPAIRS TO NASSAU COUNTY BUILDINGS & EQUIPMENT
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO INCLUDE, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, PHOTONICS & OPTICS INDUSTRY IN ‘AMERICA COMPETES ACT’ REAUTHORIZATION – INCLUSION WOULD ALLOW NATIONAL SCIENCE AGENCIES TO PRIORITIZE PHOTONICS & DIRECT MORE FUNDING AND RESOURCES TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH, ACADEMIC PROGRAMS TO BOLSTER INDUSTRY AND KICKSTART JOB CREATION EFFORTS
SCHUMER REVEALS: WHILE NUMBER OF SMALL PLANE CRASHES ON LONG ISLAND HAS RISEN, NUMBER OF CRITICAL PLANE INSPECTIONS AT NY AIRPORTS—INCLUDING REPUBLIC—HAS DRAMATICALLY FALLEN; SHOCKING 73 PERCENT DECREASE IN FAA SAFETY CHECKS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE CHANGE; SENATOR CALLS ON FAA TO ‘RAMP’ UP INSPECTIONS NOW
AFTER SCHUMER’S PUSH, THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO PROTECT NUCOR VULCRAFT AND OTHER NY STEELMAKERS
SCHUMER: NEW YORKERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO ‘TEXT 911’ IN CASE OF EMERGENCY; TEXTS CAN SAVE LIVES WHEN SITUATION PREVENTS YOU FROM SPEAKING TO DISPATCHER—LIKE THOSE WHO HID DURING ORLANDO ATTACK; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO HUDDLE WITH PHONE CARRIERS & NYC ASAP TO MAKE TEXT IMPLEMENTATION A REALITY
SCHUMER, GOLDFEDER: ROCKAWAY DESERVES—AND WANTS—FULL DETAILS & STATUS UPDATE ON ‘ROCKAWAY REFORMULATION STUDY’ PROJECT; LAWMAKERS URGE ARMY CORPS TO QUICKLY RELEASE THEIR DRAFT REPORT & IMMEDIATELY HOLD COMMUNITY MEETINGS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, NADLER, CUOMO, DE BLASIO & NY ELECTED OFFICIALS LAUD PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR DESIGNATING STONEWALL NATIONAL MONUMENT
SCHUMER: LONG ISLANDERS DESERVE—AND WANT—FULL DETAILS & STATUS UPDATE ON ‘FIRE ISLAND TO MONTAUK POINT’ PROJECT; SENATOR URGES ARMY CORPS TO RELEASE THEIR DRAFT REPORT & IMMEDIATELY HOLD PUBLIC, COMMUNITY FORUMS ON PROJECT’S PROGRESS
SENATOR SCHUMER STATEMENT ON WARBY PARKER:
SCHUMER REVEALS: THOUSANDS OF UPSTATE NEW YORKERS COULD BE LEFT UNINSURED OR FORCED TO PAY MASSIVE, LIFETIME FEES & PENALTIES IF THEY DO NOT REGISTER IN TIME FOR MEDICARE; SCHUMER BILL WOULD REQUIRE FEDS TO NOTIFY SENIORS BEFORE ANY NEW YORKER IS GUT-PUNCHED WITH PENALTIES
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