Press Releases

December 2015
SCHUMER: HERKIMER’S CRUMBLING GLORY DAYS BUILDING HAS FINALLY BEEN DEMOLISHED, BUT VILLAGE LACKS RESOURCES TO REMOVE POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED DEBRIS LEFT SITTING AT DEMO SITE, WHICH COULD POSE THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH – SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY VISIT & INVESTIGATE TO DETERMINE IF SITE QUALFIIES FOR FEDERAL CLEAN-UP DOLLARS
FUNDS FOR CRITICAL GRANT PROGRAM THAT BUYS LI VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS MODERN & ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN CUT; SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH—AS PART OF THIS WEEK’S FINAL BUDGET DEAL—TO INCREASE FUNDING SO FIREFIGHTERS ARE NOT LEFT WITHOUT CRITICAL RESOURCES
SCHUMER, CUOMO CALL ON FEDS TO CLOSE TERROR GAP BY CREATING PROTOCOL THAT GIVES STATES ABILITY TO BLOCK GUN SALES TO THOSE ON TERROR WATCH LIST; FEDS MUST FIND WAY TO ALLOW STATES TO ACT IN LIGHT OF FEDERAL PARALYSIS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE COMMITMENT FROM CHIEF OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE RESERVE, LIEUTENANT GENERAL JACKSON, TO VISIT THE NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION; SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND SAY SEEING FIRST-HAND THE WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES & CREWS AT NFARS COULD HELP AIR FORCE WHEN DECIDING WHERE TO MOVE THE KC-135 FLEET
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE CRITICAL FUNDING FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW WNY VETERANS’ CEMETERY – WHILE VA HAS FUNDING NEEDED TO COMPLETE DESIGN & PLANNING PHASES OF THE PROJECT THROUGH 2016, SUBSEQUENT CONSTRUCTION PHASE – EXPECTED TO START IN 2017 – HAS NOT YET BEEN FUNDED; SENATOR SAYS VA MUST PRIORITIZE FIRST-EVER VET CEMETERY IN BUFFALO-ROCHESTER AREA
SCHUMER: JETBLUE FLIGHTS FROM ALBANY INTERNATIONAL ARE NOW DEPARTING; NON-STOP SERVICE TO FT. LAUDERDALE & ORLANDO BEGINS TODAY; SENATOR FOUGHT TO BRING JETBLUE AFFORDABLE AIR SERVICE & FLIGHTS TO ALBANY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $397,000 IN HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR WESTERN NEW YORK
NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY LAWMAKERS ANNOUNCE NEW CYBER PROTECTION TEAM
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, CONGRESS HAS PASSED SWEEPING ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT THAT MEANS OVER $300 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR NEW YORK SCHOOLS – SCHUMER FOUGHT HARD TO PROTECT FUNDING FOR OVER 680 NY STATE DISTRICTS; LEGISLATION NOW HEADS TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE
SCHUMER LAUNCHES A MAJOR PUSH TO RESTORE EXPIRED FED INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES TO HIRE UNEMPLOYED VETERANS IN UPSTATE NY; SENATOR SAYS THIS VITAL TAX CREDIT – WHICH IS INCLUDED IN MAJOR TAX BILL & COULD BE VOTED ON THIS WEEK – IS A PROVEN SUCCESS IN HELPING UPSTATE BUSINESSES HIRE MORE VETERANS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, CONGRESS HAS PASSED SWEEPING ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT THAT MEANS OVER $300 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR UPSTATE NY SCHOOLS – SCHUMER FOUGHT HARD TO PROTECT FUNDING FOR OVER 680 NY STATE DISTRICTS; LEGISLATION NOW HEADS TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE
ON FLOOR OF SENATE, SCHUMER URGES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION THAT WILL PROVIDE PUERTO RICO ACCESS TO BANKRUPTCY PROTECTIONS; SCHUMER’S ‘PUERTO RICO CHAPTER 9 UNIFORMITY ACT’ WILL GIVE PUERTO RICO—A U.S. TERRITORY—SAME CHAPTER 9 AUTHORITY AS U.S. STATES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $74,000 IN HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR SULLIVAN COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $137,000 IN HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR THE CITY OF ITHACA
SCHUMER MEETS WITH AMY’S KITCHEN FOUNDERS TO DISCUSS WAYS TO CREATE NEW JOBS IN ORANGE COUNTY; SENATOR VOWS TO HELP COMPANY GROW JOBS & PROSPER IN NEW YORK
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO FAST TRACK ESTABLISHMENT OF TUBMAN PARK – A RECENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN LOCALS AND FEDS PAVES THE WAY FOR THE PARK TO BECOME A REALITY, BUT DOJ/DOI & NPS STILL NEED TO COMPLETE FINAL STEPS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $150K IN HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR THE CENTRAL NY REGION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $240K IN HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR THE ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.3 MILLION IN HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR THE CAPITAL REGION
SCHUMER, BOOKER, AMTRAK CHAIR ANNOUNCE BREAKTHROUGHS ACHIEVED IN JUST-PASSED TRANSPO BILL THAT PROVIDES CLEAR PATH TO FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GATEWAY TUNNEL; NEW LAW PUTS GATEWAY ON TRACK FOR BILLIONS OF MUCH-NEEDED, ADDITIONAL FEDERAL DOLLARS
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