Press Releases

January 2016
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, NEW CRIME FIGHTING RESOURCES COMING TO ULSTER COUNTY WITH DESIGNATION OF COUNTY AS “HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA” – DESIGNATION WILL NOW MEAN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO FIGHT HEROIN SCOURGE
SCHUMER TOURS SITE OF DANGEROUS RAIL-GRADE CROSSING IN CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, THE LOCATION OF SEVERAL RAIL ACCIDENTS AND DERAILMENT IN ORANGE COUNTY; SENATOR PUSHES CSX TO HELP CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON OFFICIALS PREVENT FUTURE RAIL ACCIDENTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $710,000 IN NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS FUNDING THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK
SCHUMER: WITH MORE THAN 300,000 PASSENGERS EACH DAY, NYC’S L-TRAIN IS PACKED TO CAPACITY; CALLS ON FTA TO PROVIDE FEDERAL FUNDS FOR L-TRAIN INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES TO IMPROVE SERVICE AND INCREASE CAPACITY
SCHUMER: WITH STUDENTS AND PARENTS STRUGGLING TO PAY FOR COLLEGE, SENATOR LAUNCHES ONLINE CAMPAIGN TO GATHER INPUT FROM STUDENTS – SENATOR SAYS INPUT FROM INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS WILL HELP FORCE CONGRESS TO CONFRONT THE ISSUE OF COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY
SCHUMER: MOST WESTCHESTER & HUDSON VALLEY RESIDENTS ENTITLED TO LARGE TAX BREAK FOR MASS TRANSIT, BUT MANY DON’T KNOW IT; SCHUMER, WHO SUCCESSFULLY INCLUDED COMMUTER BENEFIT IN RECENTLY-PASSED FED LEGISLATION, TELLS METRO-NORTH RIDERS ABOUT BENEFIT & URGES SIGN UP; COMMUTERS CAN SAVE OVER $1,000 PER YEAR
SCHUMER CHALLENGES NRA: AFTER REPEATEDLY STATING “WE MUST ENFORCE THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS” WHEN IT COMES TO GUN VIOLENCE, SENATOR NOW CHALLENGES NRA TO SUPPORT PRESIDENT’S CALL FOR 200 MORE ATF AGENTS; PRESENT LAWS ARE HAMSTRUNG WITH CONTINUED CUTBACK IN ATF AGENTS
SCHUMER: NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES SHOULD NOT BE PREVENTED FROM RESIDING IN THEIR COMMUNITIES IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE CRITICAL SERVICES THEY NEED ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS; SENATOR PUSHES LEGISLATION THAT GIVES INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES THE OPTION TO LIVE AT HOME OR IN THE COMMUNITY & RECEIVE LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS THAT WILL HELP THEM LEAD FULLER, MORE INDEPENDENT LIVES
SCHUMER: NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES SHOULD NOT BE PREVENTED FROM RESIDING IN THEIR COMMUNITIES IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE CRITICAL SERVICES THEY NEED ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS; SENATOR PUSHES LEGISLATION THAT GIVES INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES THE OPTION TO LIVE AT HOME OR IN THE COMMUNITY & RECEIVE LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS THAT WILL HELP THEM LEAD FULLER, MORE INDEPENDENT LIVES
SCHUMER TOURS ANGIODYNAMICS IN GLENS FALLS ON THE HEELS OF IMPORTANT TWO-YEAR FREEZE IN THE MEDICAL DEVICE TAX; SENATOR SAYS 2-YEAR TAX REPRIEVE GIVES COMPANY A CHANCE TO REINVEST IN GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES, CREATE NEW JOBS, DEVELOP CUTTING-EDGE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
SCHUMER: ONONDAGA COUNTY HAS SECOND HIGHEST CASES OF INFANTS BORN DEPENDENT ON RX DRUGS & OPIOIDS IN UPSTATE NY – WITH NEW ANTI-DRUG RESOURCES IN JUST-PASSED BUDGET, SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY DIRECT FUNDS TO ONONDAGA COUNTY SERVICE PROVIDERS – LIKE CROUSE HOSPITAL – TO ADDRESS THIS EPIDEMIC; NUMBER OF DRUG-DEPENDENT BABIES BORN AT CROUSE UP 100%
SCHUMER: BROOME COUNTY BUSES ARE SEVERELY OUTDATED & IN CONSTANT NEED OF SERVICING; NEW FEDERAL BUS PROGRAM INCLUDED IN RECENTLY PASSED TRANSPORTATION BILL WILL HELP TRANSIT AUTHORITIES IN BUS-DEPENDENT COUNTIES, LIKE BROOME COUNTY’S B.C. TRANSIT, PURCHASE NEW & RELIABLE BUSES; SENATOR VOWS TO FIGHT TOOTH & NAIL TO SECURE FED FUNDING FOR BROOME COUNTY & OTHER UPSTATE NY COMMUNITIES
SCHUMER: RECENTLY PASSED CIDER ACT WILL BE A SWEET SUCCESS FOR CAPITAL REGION & UPSTATE NEW YORK APPLE PRODUCERS; SENATOR, JOINED BY LOCAL HARD CIDER PRODUCERS, REVEALS HOW NEW LEGISLATION MEANS FOR CAPITAL REGION & THE UPSTATE NY REGIONAL ECONOMY
IN THE WAKE OF RECENT ISIS-RELATED ARREST IN ROCHESTER, SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO BOLSTER STRATEGIES TO COMBAT RAPID RISE OF TERRORIST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO RECRUIT LONE WOLVES; SUSPECTED ROCHESTER TERRORIST WAS RECRUITED & INSPIRED ON SOCIAL MEDIA; SENATOR PUSHES LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE U.S. GATHERING & ASSESSING OF TERRORIST SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING
SCHUMER WILL MEET WITH NEWLY ELECTED ONEONTA MAYOR AND OTHER LOCAL OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS WAYS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN SUPPORT THE CITY AND COUNTY WITH IMPLEMENTING JOB CREATING INITIATIVES; SENATOR WILL URGE LOCAL BUSINESSES TO APPLY FOR “FOREIGN TRADE ZONE” DESIGNATION & VOWS HIS SUPPORT FOR FEDERAL APPROVAL; DESIGNATION COULD HELP LOCAL BUSINESSES GROW & CREATE NEW JOBS IN ONEONTA AND BEYOND
SCHUMER: MOST LONG ISLANDERS ENTITLED TO LARGE TAX BREAK FOR MASS TRANSIT BUT DON’T KNOW IT; SCHUMER, WHO SUCCESSFULLY INCLUDED COMMUTER BENEFIT IN RECENTLY-PASSED FED LEGISLATION, TELLS LIRR RIDERS ABOUT BENEFIT & URGES SIGN UP; COMMUTERS CAN SAVE OVER $1,000 PER YEAR
December 2015
SCHUMER: DUTCHESS COUNTY HAS HIGHEST INCIDENCES OF INFANTS BORN DEPENDENT ON RX DRUGS & OPIOIDS – WITH NEW ANTI-DRUG RESOURCES IN JUST-PASSED BUDGET, SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY DIRECT FUNDS TO DUTCHESS COUNTY TO ADDRESS THIS EPIDEMIC; NUMBER OF DRUG-DEPENDENT BABIES UP 1,000% IN DUTCHESS COUNTY ALONE OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS
SCHUMER: NUMBER OF INFANTS BORN DEPENDENT ON RX DRUGS & OPIOIDS ON THE RISE IN ORANGE; WITH NEW ANTI-DRUG RESOURCES IN JUST-PASSED BUDGET, SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY DIRECT FUNDS TO ORANGE COUNTY TO ADDRESS THIS EPIDEMIC – NUMBER OF DRUG-DEPENDENT BABIES UP MORE THAN 270% IN ORANGE COUNTY ALONE OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS
IN WAKE OF RECENT BOWMAN AVENUE DAM HACK DISCLOSURE, SCHUMER VISITS RYE BROOK TO CALL FOR THOROUGH INVESTIGATION BY DHS OF AMERICA’S CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE; RECENT REVELATION ABOUT WESTCHESTER DAM IRANIAN HACK ATTACK POINTS TO POTENTIAL VULNERABILITIES OF OUR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO CYBERATTACK
SCHUMER JOINS COLLEAGUES TO EXPRESS SERIOUS CONCERN OVER IRAN’S SECOND BALLISTIC MISSLE TEST
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