Press Releases

May 2016
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND VISIT NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION; SENATORS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO EXPAND NFARS TRAINING FACILITIES & PUSH FOR NEW ADDITIONS TO BASE THAT WILL LOCK IN KC-135s – LIKE HIGH-TECH SIMULATOR TO TRAIN NEW PILOTS – AND CREATE FUTURE JOBS
SCHUMER: WAIT TIMES ARE OUTRAGEOUS AT NYC AIRPORTS; AHEAD OF PREDICTED SUMMER DELAYS, SENATOR PUSHES TSA TO DELIVER TO NYC AIRPORTS A SURGE OF SCREENING-READY CANINES & MORE TSA EMPLOYEES—CANINE TEAMS CAN REDUCE WAIT TIMES FOR ALL
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND BLOCKED SENATE AMENDMENT TO MOVE DFAS JOBS
SCHUMER URGES EPA TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE UPDATED DRINKING WATER GUIDELINES FOR PFOA & PFOS-RELATED CONTAMINATION; SENATOR SAYS RECENT DISCOVERIES OF DANGEROUS CHEMICALS IN UPSTATE NY WATER SUPPLIES – LIKE HOOSICK FALLS – SHOW THAT COMMUNITIES MUST BE ARMED WITH MOST UP-TO-DATE STANDARDS TO ENSURE HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT ARE NOT COMPROMISED
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, TOP-LEVEL DEPT. OF DEFENSE OFFICIALS AGREE TO REVIEW THE USS FRANK E. EVANS VICTIMS’ APPEAL; WOULD ETCH NAME OF SON OF SYRACUSE MAN ON VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL – LARRY REILLY JR. DIED ABOARD THE EVANS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IN 1969, BUT BECAUSE ACCIDENT WAS RULED OUTSIDE COMBAT ZONE, HE & 73 OTHER SERVICEMEN WHO PERISHED WERE LEFT OFF NATIONAL MEMORIAL WALL
SCHUMER REVEALS: FED DOLLARS THAT FUND SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM & OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES IS BEINGSHORTCHANGED BY TENS-OF-BILLIONS; SENATOR PUSHES TOPRESERVE & STRENGTHENCRITICAL SERVICES & PROGRAMS COUNTLESS KIDS DEPEND ON
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, TOP-LEVEL DEPT. OF DEFENSE OFFICIALS AGREE TO REVIEW THE USS FRANK E. EVANS VICTIMS’ APPEAL; DOD SHOULD ETCH NAME OF SON OF WESTERN NY FAMILY ON VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL – TERRY LEE HENDERSON OF CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY DIED ABOARD THE EVANS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IN 1969, BUT BECAUSE ACCIDENT WAS RULED OUTSIDE COMBAT ZONE, HE & 73 OTHER SERVICEMEN WHO PERISHED WERE LEFT OFF NATIONAL MEMORIAL WALL
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND PUSH TO RENAME STATEN ISLAND’S SOUTH SHORE POSTAL FACILITY IN HONOR OF LEONARD MONTALTO, SANDY VICTIM AND BELOVED POSTMAN
SCHUMER: CITY OF NEWBURGH HAS STRUGGLED TO CONTAIN RECORD-HIGH LEVELS OF VIOLENT CRIME; WITH OVER 300 PEOPLE INJURED FROM GUN VIOLENCE OVER THE LAST DECADE, CITY HAS APPLIED FOR FED FUNDS THAT WOULD HELP IT INSTALL AUDIO SENSORS THAT ALERT POLICE WHEN GUNSHOTS ARE FIRED – SENATOR URGES DEPT. OF JUSTICE TO AWARD FUNDING ASAP
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $200K IN FED FUNDS FOR SUNY UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY IN SYRACUSE TO HELP COMBAT THE SPREAD OF ZIKA VIRUS
SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER $170M IN FED FUNDS THAT BELONG TO NEW YORK TO HELP EXPAND BROADBAND ACROSS UPSTATE WILL BE DIVERTED TO OTHER STATES; SENATOR PUSHES FEDS TO REVERSE COURSE & DIRECT THE MONEY TO UPSTATE NY COMMUNITIES THAT NEED RELIABLE INTERNET ACCESS
AFTER SCHUMER’S PUSH, THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO KEEP IN PLACE CRITICAL RULE, WHICH PROTECTS CATHEDRAL CANDLE IN SYRACUSE AGAINST UNFAIRLY CHEAP CHINESE PRODUCTS THAT COULD PUT LOCAL JOBS AT RISK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $650K IN FED FUNDING FOR WASTE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN ONTARIO COUNTY
SCHUMER REVEALS: CONGRESS IN FINAL STRETCH TO PASS A BILL THAT CAN HELP FUND LEAD TESTING IN STATEN ISLAND SCHOOLS; SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT FOR BILL THAT WOULD FUND MORE TESTS & PROTECT KIDS
SCHUMER: JUST-ANNOUNCED FED RULES GIVE FDA CLEAR OVERSIGHT OVER E-CIGS, BUT GAPING HOLES IN UNDERSTANDING WHY DEVICES EXPLODE REMAIN; MANY FROM BROOKLYN, QUEENS, LI & MORE HAVE BEEN SEVERELY INJURED FROM EXPLODING E-CIGS; FEDS MUST USE NEW AUTHORITY TO INVESTIGATE E-CIGS & PROPOSE SOLUTIONS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $68,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CITY OF CORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $24,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BRIER HILL FIRE DISTRICT IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $41K IN FED FUNDS FOR STEUBEN & ALLEGANY COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $24K IN FED FUNDS FOR CITY OF LACKAWANNA FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ERIE COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $165K IN FED FUNDS FOR CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN DUTCHESS COUNTY
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