Press Releases

November 2015
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
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
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