Press Releases

May 2016
SCHUMER: MANY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS STAY WITH ABUSER BECAUSE ABUSER THREATENS SAFETY OF BELOVED PET; SENATOR PUSHES BILL THAT WOULD HELP FUND & EXPAND WILLOW CENTER’S WORK WITH LOLLYPOP FARM TO CREATE SHELTER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THEIR PETS
SCHUMER: WITH NEWLY CONFIRMED ZIKA CASE IN ONEIDA COUNTY, SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO GET CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS EMERGENCY FUNDING TO DEVELOP ANTI-ZIKA VACCINE, COULD GREATLY BENEFIT SUNY UPSTATE, WHERE RESEARCH FOR VACCINE HAS ALREADY STARTED
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY CALL ON EPA TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE TO HELP CITY OF NEWBURGH COMPREHENSIVELY TEST WATER FOR PFOA-RELATED CONTAMINATION; SAY EPA EXPERTS SHOULD HELP NEWBURGH TO IDENTIFY SOURCES – AND DEVELOP A PLAN TO ERADICATE ANY THREATS
SCHUMER: RESTRICTIVE CANADIAN TRADE RULES COULD THREATEN UPSTATE DAIRY INDUSTRY, INCLUDING PRODUCERS LIKE IDEAL DAIRY FARM IN HUDSON FALLS AND MANY WASHINGTON COUNTY DAIRY FARMERS; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS ENSURE CANADA PLAYS BY THE RULES
SCHUMER REVEALS: NORTH HEMPSTEAD IS LOCKED OUT OF USING $2 MILLION IN FED FUNDS THAT COULD REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN PORT WASHINGTON, BE USED FOR HARBOR TRAIL & MORE; SENATOR PUSHES TO UNLOCK FEDERAL DOLLARS SO EVERY PENNY CAN STAY IN LI TOWN & MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE
SCHUMER PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR NEW DUTCHESS COUNTY BIKE TRAIL DEVELOPMENT; PLAN WOULD EXPAND THE HARLEM VALLEY BIKE RAIL TRAIL WHICH CONNECTS DUTCHESS & COLUMBIA COUNTIES; SENATOR SAYS NEW BIKE PATH WOULD EXTEND SUCCESS OF WALKWAY OVER HUDSON AND BE A MAGNET FOR TOURISTS AND DUTCHESS COUNTY BICYCLISTS AND HIKERS
SCHUMER URGES MAJOR PHARMACY CHAINS & OTHER INDEPENDENT PHARMACIES TO JOIN WALGREENS AND INSTALL CONVENIENT DRUG TAKE-BACK KIOSKS TO GET ADDICTING DRUGS OUT OF MEDICINE CABINETS AND HELP CURB RX DRUG ABUSE; OPIOID ABUSE IS WREAKING HAVOC IN ULSTER & ORANGE COUNTIES
SCHUMER AND GIRL SCOUT LEADERS FROM NEW YORK KICK OFF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE “GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD” AT NYC HEADQUARTERS
SCHUMER: MANY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS STAY WITH ABUSERS BECAUSE SAFETY OF BELOVED PET IS RISKED SHOULD VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE LEAVE; SENATOR PUSHES BILL THAT WOULD HELP FUND & EXPAND WESTCHESTER & ROCKLAND COUNTIES’ EFFORT ?TO ALLOW PETS AND VICTIMS TO STAY TOGETHER
SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW BILLBOARDS BEING INSTALLED ACROSS COUNTRY WILL BE USED TO COLLECT YOUR MOBILE PHONE DATA; WHETHER YOU WALK OR DRIVE BY, YOU COULD BE TRACKED; SCHUMER ASKS FEDS TO INVESTIGATE & ENSURE THAT PRIVACY OF MILLIONS IS PROTECTED
April 2016
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO IMMEDIATELY GRANT TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS TO ECUADORIAN NATIONALS RESIDING IN U.S.—WILL ALLOW THEM TO STAY IN U.S. WHILE ECUADOR RECOVERS FROM DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE
SCHUMER: NEW LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ALLOW LONG ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ADDRESS YAWNING GAP IN LEAD TESTING HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN BIPARTISAN SENATE WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ACT – WHICH JUST PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE - SENATOR CALLS $20 MILLION AUTHORIZATION FOR SCHOOL LEAD TESTING A CRITICAL FIRST STEP & VOWS TO FIGHT FOR MORE FED FUNDING
SCHUMER: NEW LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ALLOW STATEN ISLAND SCHOOLS & OTHER NY SCHOOLS TO ADDRESS YAWNING GAP IN LEAD TESTING HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN BIPARTISAN SENATE WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ACT – WHICH JUST PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE - SENATOR CALLS $20 MILLION AUTHORIZATION FOR SCHOOL LEAD TESTING A CRITICAL FIRST STEP & VOWS TO FIGHT FOR MORE FED FUNDING
SCHUMER: NEW LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ALLOW UPSTATE NY SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ADDRESS YAWNING GAP IN LEAD TESTING HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN BIPARTISAN SENATE WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ACT – WHICH JUST PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE – SENATOR CALLS $20 MILLION AUTHORIZATION FOR SCHOOL LEAD TESTING A CRITICAL FIRST STEP & VOWS TO FIGHT FOR MORE FED FUNDING
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE COMPLETION OF BEACH RENOURISHMNET PROJECT AT LONG ISLAND’S SMITH POINT COUNTY PARK; DUNES AND BERMS ARE PART OF 83-MILE LONG FEDERALLY-FUNDED ‘FIRE ISLAND TO MONTAUK POINT’ PROTECTION PROJECT
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO APPROVE $5.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL LEAD FUNDING FOR ONONDAGA COUNTY & CITY OF SYRACUSE – SENATOR SAYS CENTRAL NY RESIDENTS STILL SUFFER FROM LEAD-BASED PAINT HAZARDS IN THEIR HOMES, AND IT IS TAKING A TOLL ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: HICKEY FREEMAN WILL MANUFACTURE SHORTS FOR TEAM USA’S UNIFORM FOR THE CLOSING CEREMONY IN RIO THIS SUMMER
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $165,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR STEPPING STONES LIGHTHOUSE IN THE TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TO REORGANIZE FOREIGN TRADE ZONE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ONEIDA COUNTY
SCHUMER: ALBANY’S LANDMARK “NIPPER” BUILDING SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE NATIONAL & STATE REGISTERS OF HISTORIC PLACES; SENATOR URGES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE & NYS HISTORIC PRESERVATION TO EXPEDITE APPROVAL PROCESS SO THAT VITAL FEDERAL HISTORIC TAX CREDITS CAN BE USED TO TRANSFORM THE BUILDING AND PRESERVE THE BELOVED STATUE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
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