Press Releases

December 2015
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, TOWN OF UNION WILL RECEIVE FULL FED FUNDING FOR REPAIRS MADE TO IMPORTANT ROADWAY THAT WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED IN TROPICAL STORM LEE – SCHUMER URGED FEMA TO STEP UP TO PLATE & APPROVE APPEAL AFTER FEDS INITIALLY DENIED TOWN ADDITIONAL $100K IT DESPERATELY NEEDED FOR REPAIRS & REBUILDING
FOLLOWING YEARS OF WORK, SCHUMER SECURES MAJOR VICTORIES FOR NEW YORK IN JUST-PASSED 5-YEAR TRANSPORTATION BILL
SCHUMER SECURES, FOLLOWING YEARS OF WORK, MAJOR VICTORIES FOR NEW YORK IN 5-YEAR TRANSPORTATION BILL, WHICH IS SET TO BE PASSED THIS WEEK
FUNDS FOR CRITICAL GRANT PROGRAM FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS ARE DANGEROUSLY LOW; SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO INCREASE FUNDING TO HELP FIRE DEPARTMENTS BUY FIRE EQUIPMENT & RECRUIT MORE FIREFIGHTERS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, SENATE & HOUSE LEADERS HAVE AGREED TO RESTORE CRITICAL TRANSIT PROGRAM FUNDING IN TRANSPORTATION BILL & LEGISLATION WILL EVEN INCREASE PROGRAM BY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS—A WIN-WIN FOR NEW YORK COMMUTERS; SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY FOUGHT A PROVISION THAT WOULD HAVE ELIMINATED PROGRAM FUNDING & COST NYC/LI TRANSIT AGENCIES MORE THAN $75 MILLION PER YEAR
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, CONGRESS IS SET TO RE-AUTHORIZE THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK, ONE OF NY’S MORE IMPORTANT FED JOB-CREATION PROGRAMS – EX-IM BANK IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BILLIONS IN SALES & THOUSANDS OF JOBS ACROSS NY STATE; BANK HELPS LI BUSINESSES LOCATE EXPORT MARKETS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, CONGRESS IS SET TO RE-AUTHORIZE THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK, ONE OF UPSTATE NY’S MORE IMPORTANT FED JOB-CREATION PROGRAMS – EX-IM BANK IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BILLIONS IN SALES & THOUSANDS OF JOBS ACROSS NY STATE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SENATE & HOUSE LEADERS HAVE AGREED TO RESTORE CRITICAL 5340 TRANSIT PROGRAM FUNDING – SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY FOUGHT A PROVISION THAT WOULD HAVE SLASHED PROGRAM FUNDING & COST UPSTATE & DOWNSTATE TRANSIT AGENCIES NEARLY $100M PER YEAR
SCHUMER, KATKO ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, SENATE & HOUSE LEADERS HAVE AGREED TO RESTORE CRITICAL 5340 TRANSIT PROGRAM FUNDING – SCHUMER & KATKO SUCCESSFULLY FOUGHT A PROVISION THAT WOULD HAVE SLASHED PROGRAM FUNDING & COSTUPSTATE & DOWNSTATE TRANSIT AGENCIES NEARLY $100M PER YEAR
November 2015
SCHUMER COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES FOR 17TH YEAR IN A ROW; ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE FINISHES WITH VISIT TO RENSSELAER COUNTY – YEAR CONCLUDES WITH A TOTAL OF 213 VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND; PLEDGES TO VISIT ALL 62 COUNTIES AGAIN IN 2016
AS SCHUMER COMPLETES 17th ANNUAL 62-COUNTY TOUR IN RENSSELAER COUNTY, SENATOR WILL PUSH FOR CRITICAL FIRE GRANT PROGRAM THAT IS DANGEROUSLY LOW & HELPS CAPITAL REGION & ALL OF UPSTATE NY; WILL ALLOW LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO PURCHASE NEW EQUIPMENT & TRAIN NEW FIREFIGHTERS
SCHUMER MAKES FINAL PUSH TO RESTORE CRITICAL TRANSIT PROGRAM THAT COULD COST CENTRO MILLIONS – POTENTIALLY FORCING THEM TO REDUCE SERVICES AND RAISE RATES; CUTS WILL BE DEVASTATING FOR CENTRO & UPSTATE NEW YORK TRANSIT SYSTEMS
CRITICAL GRANT PROGRAM FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK & SCHOHARIE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS IS DANGEROUSLY LOW; SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO INCREASE FIRE EQUIPMENT & RECRUITMENT FUNDING
SCHUMER VISITS WALTON KRAFT-HEINZ PLANT; MEETS WITH WORKERS, MANAGEMENT & LOCAL LEADERS TO DISCUSS RECENT DEAL, FORGED IN TANDEM WITH GOVERNOR CUOMO, THAT SUPPORTS PLANT AND WILL BRING MILLIONS IN INVESTMENT
SCHUMER TOURS AVON KRAFT-HEINZ PLANT; MEETS WITH WORKERS, MANAGEMENT & LOCAL LEADERS TO DISCUSS RECENT DEAL, FORGED IN TANDEM WITH GOVERNOR CUOMO, THAT SUPPORTS PLANT AND WILL BRING MILLIONS IN INVESTMENT
CRITICAL GRANT PROGRAM FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK & ALLEGANY COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS IS DANGEROUSLY LOW; SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO INCREASE FIRE EQUIPMENT & RECRUITMENT FUNDING
SCHUMER: DANGEROUS INCIDENT IN WHICH GREEN LASER WAS POINTED AT FEDEX PLANE FLYING OVER WESTERN NY THREATENED PILOT AND CITIZEN SAFETY; SENATOR PUSHES THE FDA TO BAN THE SALE OF HIGH-POWERED, LONG-RANGE GREEN LASERS FOR NON-PROFESSIONAL USE; EVIL-DOERS & PRANKSTERS PURPOSELY USE GREEN LASERS TO HARASS PILOTS, BUT SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES INCLUDE BLINDNESS & DISORIENTATION WHILE FLYING PLANE FULL OF PASSENGERS IN THE AIR
GOVERNOR CUOMO AND SENATOR SCHUMER ANNOUNCE DEAL TO PRESERVE HUNDREDS OF JOBS AT ALCOA FACILITY IN MASSENA
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $340,000 IN FEDERAL USDA FUNDING FOR NEW YORK WINE AND GRAPE FOUNDATION
SCHUMER: CLAWBACK OF FEDERAL FUNDS COULD STOP PROGRESS TO REHAB GEIGER LAKE MEMORIAL PARK IN WYANDANCH; SENATOR SAYS HUD IS BEING UNREASONABLE & MUST EXTEND DEADLINE OR BABYLON WILL LOSE $400,000 & PARK WILL NEVER GET DONE
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