Press Releases

March 2016
SCHUMER: FED WETLAND REVIEW IS STANDING IN THE WAY OF AMY’S KITCHEN AND NEARLY 1,000 NEW JOBS; SCHUMER PUSHES ARMY CORP TO EXPEDITE REVIEW THAT COULD UNLOCK OPPORTUNITY FOR ORANGE COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FERC TO OPEN NEW PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR NATURAL GAS STORAGE FACILITY IN SCHUYLER COUNTY– SENATORS SAY RESIDENTS SHOULD BE GIVEN A SECOND OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE CONCERNS IN LIGHT OF COMPANY’S EXPIRING FERC AUTHORIZATION AND NEW, PENDING ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY REGULATIONS
SCHUMER: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN FANS IN ROCHESTER ARE FURIOUS AFTER BEING LEFT EMPTY HANDED FOR CONCERT; THOUSANDS OF SPRINGSTEEN TICKETS VANISHED IN MINTUES AFTER HACKERS USED COMPUTER BOTS TO BUY UP TICKETS, WHICH WERE RESOLD FOR OUTRAGEOUS PRICES; SCHUMER INTRODUCES NEW SENATE BILL THAT PUTS AN END TO UNFAIR CYBER SCALPING
SCHUMER, RICE ANNOUNCE LONG BEACH DUNE PROJECT ADVANCES; $37 MILLION CONTRACT INCLUDES GROIN REHABILITATION & NEW GROINS ALONG WATERFRONT
SCHUMER: THE SCAJAQUADA CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT HAS BEEN MAKING PROGRESS TO HELP RID DOWNTOWN BUFFALO WATERWAY OF SEWAGE & POLLUTION, BUT COULD BE DERAILED BY PROPOSED CUT TO CRITICAL FED FUNDING STREAM – SCHUMER PUSHES TO PROTECT MILLIONS NEEDED IN FED FUNDING FOR SCAJAQUADA RESTORATION
SCHUMER: NEW RESTRICTIVE CANADIAN TRADE RULES COULD THREATEN O-AT-KA MILK AND MANY WESTERN NY DAIRY PRODUCERS; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS ENSURE CANANDA KEEPS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD & PROTECT WNY DAIRY
SCHUMER, SLAUGHTER: LONG FIGHT TO MAKE HARRIS SUPPLIER FOR MULTI-YEAR NEXT GENERATION RADIOS HAS PAID OFF; HARRIS-WON CONTRACTS HAVE POTENTIAL TO CREATE HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS IN ROCHESTER; WILL ALSO ANNOUNCE NEW PUSH TO SECURE NEW FEDERAL INVESTMENTS FOR HARRIS-WON ARMY RADIO CONTRACTS
SCHUMER: NEW RESTRICTIVE CANADIAN TRADE RULES COULD THREATEN O-AT-KA MILK AND MANY WESTERN NY DAIRY PRODUCERS; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS ENSURE CANANDA KEEPS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD & PROTECT WNY DAIRY
STANDING ON LONG ISLAND, SCHUMER UNVEILS NEW LEGISLATION THAT WILL FUND LEAD-TESTING AT LONG ISLAND SCHOOLS; NEW EFFORT WOULD ENSURE SCHOOLS’ DRINKING WATER REMAINS SAFE; RECENT DISCOVERIES OF LEAD IN NEW YORK SCHOOLS MUST BE WAKE-UP CALL
SCHUMER UNVEILS NEW LEGISLATION TO FUND LEAD-TESTING AT DAYCARE CENTERS; WITH YOUNG CHILDREN MOST AT RISK, TESTING IN PLACES WHERE OUR YOUNGEST GATHER IS CRUCIAL; TOXIC WATER & CHILDREN SHOULD NOT MIX
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $190,000 IN FEDERAL HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR AKWESASNE HOUSING AUTHORITY
MARCH IS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH: SCHUMER PUSHES LEGISLATION THAT GIVES INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES THE OPTION TO LIVE AT HOME OR IN THE COMMUNITY & RECEIVE LONG-TERM SERVICES; PRESENTLY NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES ARE PREVENTED FROM RESIDING IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THESE CRITICAL SERVICES
MARCH IS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH: SCHUMER PUSHES LEGISLATION THAT GIVES INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES THE OPTION TO LIVE AT HOME OR IN THE COMMUNITY & RECEIVE LONG-TERM SERVICES; PRESENTLY NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES ARE PREVENTED FROM RESIDING IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THESE CRITICAL SERVICES
MARCH IS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH: SCHUMER PUSHES LEGISLATION THAT GIVES INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES THE OPTION TO LIVE AT HOME OR IN THE COMMUNITY & RECEIVE LONG-TERM SERVICES; PRESENTLY NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES ARE PREVENTED FROM RESIDING IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THESE CRITICAL SERVICES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND MAKE NEW SENATE PUSH TO PRESERVE PLUM ISLAND & TO PREVENT SALE TO HIGHEST BIDDER; UNLESS CONGRESS ACTS, HOME TO ENDANGERED SPECIES & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY WILL BE SOLD, POSSIBLY UPROOTED BY PRIVATE DEVELOPER
SCHUMER: CROUSE HOSPITAL IN SYRACUSE SHOULD BE SITE OF FEDERAL FORUM TO ADDRESS GROWING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE & HEROIN EPIDEMIC – SCHUMER SAYS CROUSE IS LEADING THE EFFORT TO COMBAT OPIOID SCOURGE IN CNY, WHERE NUMBER OF ADMITTED HEROIN ADDICTS HAS INCREASED 700%, AND SHOULD BE AT CENTER OF FORUM THAT IS SEEKING SOLUTIONS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL INCLUDES REQUIREMENT FOR FEDS TO CONDUCT REVIEW OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ON PLANES & DETERMINE WHETHER REQUIREMENTS MEET THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN – SCHUMER PUSHED FOR REVIEW AFTER LOCAL BUFFALO DOCTOR WAS FORCED TO CREATE A MAKESHIFT MEDICAL DEVICE TO SAVE 2-YEAR-OLD FROM ASTHMA ATTACK ON AIRPLANE
SCHUMER, RANGEL, MARK-VIVERITO, SERRANO & RODRIGUEZ URGE THE ARMY CORPS TO FOCUS ON EAST HARLEM’S COASTAL PROTECTION PROJECTS IN UPCOMING FEASIBILITY REPORT FOR NY HARBOR; LAWMAKERS SAY EAST HARLEM REMAINS VULNERABLE & DOESN’T HAVE ANY ADEQUATE LONG-TERM RESILIENCY MEASURES PLANNED BY FEDS; FINAL REPORT MUST INCLUDE PROPOSED MITIGATION FOR EAST HARLEM SO COMMUNITY IS BETTER PROTECTED IN THE FUTURE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LAUNCH PUSH TO SECURE $75 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR THE WEST VALLEY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT IN 2017 BUDGET – PROGRAM HAS BEEN SHORTCHANGED FOR YEARS & CONTINUES TO POSE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK TO WNY; SENATORS SAY FUNDING IS NEEDED FOR WASTE CLEANUP AT THE CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SITE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $230,000 IN FEDERAL HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR BINGHAMTON HOUSING AUTHORITY
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