Press Releases

November 2015
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DONOVAN & DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $100 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR STATEN ISLAND HOMEPORT, HOWLAND HOOK CONTAINER TERMINAL, AND OTHER VITAL WATERFRONT INVESTMENTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.9 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL NEW YORK
GOVERNOR CUOMO AND SENATOR SCHUMER ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT WITH KRAFT-HEINZ TO SAVE NEARLY 1,000 AT-RISK JOBS AND SPUR INVESTMENT IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
SCHUMER COSPONSORS SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL & CONDEMNING PALESTINIAN TERROR ATTACKS
SCHUMER: WITH FRIGID WINTER TEMPERATURES FAST APPROACHING, MORE THAN 700 VETERANS LIVING IN UPSTATE NY WHO ARE HOMELESS OR IN NEED COULD BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD; WITH VETERANS DAY ON THE HORIZON, SENATOR URGES COLLEAGUES TO IMMEDIATELY PASS LEGISLATION THAT WILL MAKE HOUSING MORE AVAILABLE TO VETERANS
SEN. SCHUMER'S STATEMENT ON ALCOA'S ANNOUNCEMENT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $ $690,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HAWTHORNE VALLEY ASSOCIATION BEGINNING FARMER INITIATIVE
ON THE HEELS OF THE NEWS THAT JOBS COULD BE CUT IF KEYCORP SUCCEEDS IN ACQUIRING BUFFALO-BASED FIRST NIAGARA FINANCIAL GROUP, SCHUMER CALLS COMPANY – SENATOR URGES CEO TO PROTECT JOBS IN WESTERN NEW YORK THAT COULD BE IMPACTED BY THE DEAL
SCHUMER, CUOMO ARE URGING KRAFT-HEINZ TO REVERSE COURSE & KEEP JOBS IN NEW YORK
SCHUMER: CONGRESS HAS UNWISELY ALLOWED CRITICAL FED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM TO EXPIRE; WITHOUT RENEWAL OF PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM, CAPITAL REGION COLLEGES THAT RECEIVE FUNDING – LIKE UALBANY, RPI, SIENA & ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE – COULD BE FORCED TO RETURN MONEY, LEAVING STUDENTS IN THE LURCH & COLLEGES HOLDING THE BAG; SENATOR VOWS TO FIGHT TOOTH & NAIL TO EXTEND PROGRAM THAT HELPS HALF A MILLION STUDENTS ATTEND COLLEGE
SCHUMER: FEDS MUST ACT AS DEADLY LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE EMERGES IN UPSTATE HOSPITAL, NATIONAL STANDARD NEEDED TO TEST WATER SUPPLY; SENATOR LAUNCHES PLAN TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LEGIONNAIRES’ RESEARCH, USE NYS REGULATIONS TO DEVELOP NEW NATIONAL TESTING STANDARDS
October 2015
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT WILL FINALLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR RESTITUTION FROM HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS WHO WERE TRANSPORTED TO CONCENTRATION CAMPS VIA FRENCH RAIL COMPANY (SNCF) DURING WWII; BEGINNING NEXT WEEK, A TOTAL OF $60M WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ELIGIBLE SURVIVORS & FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE WHO PERISHED
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL: SANDY VICTIMS WHO ENTERED FEMA FLOOD INSURANCE-REVIEW PROCESS MONTHS AGO ARE STILL WAITING FOR CLAIMS TO BE PROCESSED; FEMA FOOT-DRAG MEANS LESS THAN 5 PERCENT OF THE 17,000 SUBMITTED SANDY CLAIMS HAVE BEEN RE-REVIEWED; SENATORS DEMAND SWIFT REVIEW OF EVERY CASE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FINAL ROAD SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS AT SITE OF DEADLY ITHACA COMMONS TRUCK CRASH FORTHCOMING; SCHUMER PUSHED TO MAKE AUDIT REALITY & PLEDGES TO WORK WITH FEDS ONCE FINDINGS ARE RELEASED TO PREVENT TRAGIC ACCIDENTS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN – SENATOR VOWS TO CONTINUE PUSHING FOR FED FUNDS NEEDED TO MAKE UPGRADES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON USAF TO CHOOSE NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION AS A MAIN OPERATING BASE TO BRING THE KC-135 FLEET TO WNY – SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SAY EXISTING A PERFECT FIT FOR SUPPORTING ADDITIONAL TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT & MISSIONS
SCHUMER, IN MEETING WITH SECRETARY OF THE ARMY NOMINEE, URGES HIM & THE TOP MILITARY BRASS TO CONTINUE MAKING FORT DRUM A NATIONAL STRATEGIC DEFENSE PRIORITY AND TO SUPPORT RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS THAT FUEL THE BASE & LOCAL ECONOMY; SCHUMER ALSO URGES ARMY TO APPROVE CONSTRUCTION OF STORAGE FACILITY FOR LASER WEAPON TRAINING SYSTEM
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION INITIATIVE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES INSTALLATION OF TSA PRE-CHECK ENROLLMENT CENTER SET TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 3 AT SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – SCHUMER PUSHED TO BRING CENTER TO SYRACUSE; PREVIOUSLY, RESIDENTS WHO WANTED TO ENROLL HAD TO TRAVEL ALL THE WAY TO OSWEGO – NEW CENTER WILL MEAN SHORTER, MORE CONVENIENT SECURITY LINES FOR TRAVELERS
SCHUMER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE REWARDS FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST OR CONVICTION OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE 1988 TERRORIST ATTACK ON PAN AM FLIGHT 103 OVER LOCKERBIE, SCOTLAND, WHICH KILLED 270 PEOPLE, INCLUDING DOZENS OF UPSTATE NEW YORKERS FROM CAPITAL REGION & CENTRAL NY
SCHUMER REVEALS: ERRONEOUS DEBT THAT IS INACCURATE OR NO LONGER OWED – CALLED “ZOMBIE DEBT” – IS HAUNTING UPSTATE NEW YORKERS’ CREDIT REPORTS; RECENT DATA EXPOSES TERRIFYING EVIDENCE THAT OVER 2,400 UPSTATE NEW YORKERS HAVE BEEN SPOOKED BY FALSE CREDIT REPORTS OR STALKED BY DEBT COLLECTORS TO PAY DEBT THEY DON’T OWE; BILL SPONSORED BY SCHUMER WOULD CUT OFF THISFRIGHTENING PRACTICE & GIVE NEW YORKERS THE PROTECTIONS THEY DESERVE
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