Press Releases

November 2015
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $100,000 IN FEDERAL USDA FUNDING FOR AGRICULTURAL CENTER IN HUDSON VALLEY
SCHUMER: IN LIGHT OF PARIS HORROR, SENATOR ANNOUNCES NEW SENATE PUSH TO PREVENT THOSE ON TERROR WATCH LIST FROM GETTING GUNS & EVEN EXPLOSIVES; PRESENT LAW HAS, AMAZINGLY, ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN—2,000 ON WATCH LIST HAVE PURCHASED GUNS, BUT PARIS MUST BE OUR WAKE-UP CALL
SCHUMER, IN MEETING WITH U.S. AIR FORCE GENERAL EVERHART, COMMANDER OF AIR MOBILITY, URGES HIM TO BRING THE KC-135 FLEET BACK TO NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION– SCHUMER SAYS EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE MAKES NFARS A PERFECT FIT FOR SUPPORTING ADDITIONAL TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT & MISSIONS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & HIGGINS ANNOUNCE $45,000 IN FEDERAL USDA FUNDING FOR NIAGARA FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHUMER PUSHES TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES IN VISA WAIVER PROGRAM THAT COULD ALLOW ISIS TERRORISTS TO SNEAK INTO THE U.S & DEMANDS CONGRESS CLOSE DANGEROUS LOOPHOLE THAT COULD ALLOW TERRORISTS TO BUY GUNS & EXPLOSIVES
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SENATE PUTS THE BRAKES ON TRACTOR TRAILER PROVISION THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE ALLOWED EXCESSIVELY LONG & DANGEROUS 84-FOOT TRUCKS – THE SIZE OF AN 8-STORY BUILDING ON ITS SIDE – ON UPSTATE ROADS & BRIDGES
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE PUTS THE BRAKES ON TRACTOR TRAILER PROVISION THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE ALLOWED EXCESSIVELY LONG & DANGEROUS 84-FOOT TRUCKS – THE SIZE OF AN 8-STORY BUILDING ON ITS SIDE – ON L.I.E & OTHER LI ROADWAYS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, FIRST INSTALLMENT OF CRITICAL FEMA FUNDING FOR VILLAGE OF GOWANDA HAS RECEIVED FINAL APPROVAL – SCHUMER SAYS FEMA HAS AGREED TO $436K FOR DEBRIS REMOVAL FROM PETER POINT RESERVOIR, WHICH WAS DAMAGED IN 2014 FLOOD; SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING FOR IMPENDING SECOND INSTALLMENT OF $829K NEEDED TO COMPLETE REPAIRS
SCHUMER RECOMMENDS KATHLEEN SWEET, BUFFALO NATIVE & DISTINGUISHED WESTERN NY ATTORNEY, TO SERVE ON THE WESTERN DISTRICT COURT – IF CONFIRMED, SWEET WOULD BE FIRST-EVER WOMAN TO SERVE ON THE FEDERAL BENCH IN BUFFALO
SCHUMER: PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER REMAINS VULNERABALE TO FUTURE STORM DAMAGE; URGES FEMA TO AWARD PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER $6.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING; MORE THAN 200,000 ARE AT RISK WITHOUT VITAL STORM-PROOFING UPGRADES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $225,000 IN FEDERAL USDA VALUE-ADDED PRODUCER GRANTS FOR AGRICULTURAL CENTERS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE MILLIONS IN CRITICAL FED FUNDING THAT WILL HELP PUT JAMESTOWN’S NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT – $3 MILLION PROJECT WILL ALLOW CITY OF JAMESTOWN & CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY TO COMPLETE NEXT PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO GENERATE MILLIONS IN REVENUE & CREATE LOCAL JOBS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $11 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDS TO UPGRADE BRIDGES OVER FLOOD-PRONE WATERS IN NEW YORK
SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH HUDSON RIVER BECOMING MAJOR CONDUIT FOR OIL SHIPMENTS, HUDSON RIVER MAPS USED BY OIL SHIP CAPTAINS ARE DANGEROUSLY OUTDATED, RISKING SHIPS SLAMMING INTO ROCKS OR COLLIDING, RESULTING IN A MAJOR OIL SPILL; SENATOR SAYS, WITH INCREASED CRUDE OIL & GASOLINE BEING SHIPPED UP & DOWN THE RIVER, FEDS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY UPDATE CRITICAL HUDSON RIVER CHARTS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE
SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH HUDSON RIVER BECOMING MAJOR CONDUIT FOR OIL SHIPMENTS, HUDSON RIVER MAPS USED BY OIL SHIP CAPTAINS ARE DANGEROUSLY OUTDATED, RISKING SHIPS SLAMMING INTO ROCKS OR COLLIDING, RESULTING IN A MAJOR OIL SPILL; SENATOR SAYS, WITH INCREASED CRUDE OIL & GASOLINE BEING SHIPPED UP & DOWN THE RIVER, FEDS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY UPDATE CRITICAL HUDSON RIVER CHARTS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $157,000 IN FEDERAL USDA VALUE-ADDED PRODUCER GRANTS FOR AGRICULTURAL CENTERS IN HUDSON VALLEY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $190,000 IN FEDERAL USDA VALUE-ADDED PRODUCER GRANTS FOR TRINITY VALLEY IN CORTLAND COUNTY
SCHUMER SAYS HE IS CONFIDENT CUMMINS IS COMMITTED TO JAMESTOWN ENGINE PLANT & LOCAL JOBS; SENATOR CALLED CUMMINS CEO TOM LINEBARGER IN LIGHT OF NEWS THAT THE COMPANY, CHAUTAUQUA’S LARGEST PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYER, COULD BE LAYING OFF THOUSANDS OF WORKERS WORLDWIDE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, FUNDING FOR FLOYD BENNET FIELD’S BROOKLYN MARINE CORPS BASE IN MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS BILL HAS PASSED CONGRESS & IS NOW ON ITS WAY TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK – LEGISLATION INCLUDES FUNDING FOR $2.4 MILLION FACILITY UPGRADE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $250K IN FEDERAL VALUE-ADDED PRODUCER GRANTS FOR 2 FAMILY FARMS IN ALLEGANY AND OTSEGO COUNTIES
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