Press Releases

October 2015
SCHUMER, MCCASKILL MAKE HIGH-STAKES WAGER IN ROYALS VS. METS WORLD SERIES CONTEST
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: AFTER HIS RECOMMENDATION, U.S. SENATE HAS CONFIRMED LAWRENCE J. VILARDO, BUFFALO NATIVE & DISTINGUISHED WNY ATTORNEY, TO SERVE ON FEDERAL BENCH IN BUFFALO
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, SERRANO, DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE $10 MILLION IN FEDERAL DOT FUNDING TO COMPLETE FINAL LINK ALONG BRONX RIVER GREENWAY; FEDERAL INVESTMENT MEANS THOUSANDS OF SOUTH BRONX RESIDENTS WILL BE BETTER CONNECTED TO OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE BRONX VIA BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES
SCHUMER: HEROIN & OPIATE OVERDOSES ARE SKYROCKETING IN BUFFALO & WNY, DEVASTATING FAMILIES & CRIPPLING NEIGHBORHOODS; SCHUMER BILL WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CRACK DOWN ON INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKERS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE: U.S. DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS AWARDED CITY OF BUFFALO $18 MILLION IN FED FUNDS TO TRANSFORM BUFFALO’S LOWER MAIN STREET – PROJECT WILL REOPEN CAR ACCESS, REVAMP METRO RAIL FACILITIES ON CITY’S MAIN STREET & CONTINUE TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO BUFFALO’S DOWNTOWN
SCHUMER REVEALS: ROCHESTER IS ONLY MAJOR UPSTATE METRO AREA WITHOUT A VA OUTPATIENT SURGERY FACILITY; VETERANS CAN BE FORCED TO TRAVEL OVER 70 MILES TO ACCESS MEDICAL TREATMENT THAT THEY NEED & DESERVE; SENATOR URGES VA TO GREENLIGHT PLAN TO BUILD ‘PHASE TWO’ SURGICAL ADDITION
SCHUMER (AMY) STANDS WITH SCHUMER (CHUCK) TO CONTINUE CRUSADE ON GUNS; SINCE COUSINS LAST TEAMED UP, NATION HAS MOURNED EVEN MORE SENSELESS SHOOTINGS; SENATORS ARE NOW ARMED WITH A PLAN & AMY SCHUMER AIMS FOR CHANGE, URGES CITIZENS TO CREATE NATIONAL GROUNDSWELL & MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD & GET PLAN ENACTED
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEDS HAVE RELEASED MORE THAN $326 MILLION IN CRITICAL FUNDS FAMILIES ACROSS NY STATE RELY ON TO HEAT THEIR HOMES – WITH WINTER JUST AROUND THE CORNER, SENATORS URGED FEDS TO RELEASE HOME HEATING ASSISTANCE FUNDS IMMEDIATELY, AND AT HIGHEST LEVELS POSSIBLE, FOR NY’S MOST VULNERABLE RESIDENTS
SCHUMER STANDS WITH MORE THAN 100 NYC METRO-IAF LEADERS TO PUSH LARGE GUN-PURCHASING FEDERAL AGENCIES, LIKE DOD AND DOJ, TO PRESSURE GUN MAKERS TO MAKE SAFER GUNS AND TO CEASE DISTRIBUTING VIA DEALERS WHO FAIL TO COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECKS; U.S. GOVERNMENT--LARGEST GUN BUYER--MUST USE GUN CONTRACTS TO PROD GUN MAKERS TO STEM TIDE OF GUN VIOLENCE BY IMPROVING GUN SAFETY AND DISTRIBUTION PRACTICES
SCHUMER: CONGRESS HAS UNWISELY ALLOWED CRITICAL FED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM TO EXPIRE; WITHOUT RENEWAL OF PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM, LONG ISLAND COLLEGES THAT RECEIVE FUNDING – LIKE HOFSTRA, STONY BROOK & NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE – COULD BE FORCED TO RETURN MONEY, LEAVING STUDENTS IN THE LURCH AND COLLEGES HOLDING THE BAG; SENATOR VOWS TO FIGHT TOOTH & NAIL TO EXTEND PROGRAM THAT HELPS HALF A MILLION STUDENTS ATTEND COLLEGE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF RESOLUTION DESIGNATING OCTOBER AS ‘FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH’; APPROXIMATELY 3.4 MILLION FILIPINO AMERICANS ARE SECOND LARGEST ASIAN AMERICAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER GROUP IN UNITED STATES AND CONTRIBUTE IMMENSELY TO THE NATION
SCHUMER: ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRAIN THAT COLLECTS DONATIONS FOR LOCAL CHARITIES & FOOD BANKS AND BRINGS CHEER TO AREA CHILDREN & FAMILIES HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED; SCHUMER URGES TRAIN OPERATORS, CANADIAN PACIFIC & NORFOLK SOUTHERN, TO WORK TOGETHER IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS AND KEEP TRAIN CHUGGING THROUGH CAPITAL REGION THIS YEAR
SCHUMER: ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRAIN THAT COLLECTS DONATIONS FOR LOCAL CHARITIES & FOOD BANKS AND BRINGS CHEER TO AREA CHILDREN & FAMILIES HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED; SCHUMER URGES TRAIN OPERATORS, CANADIAN PACIFIC & NORFOLK SOUTHERN, TO WORK TOGETHER IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS AND KEEP TRAIN CHUGGING THROUGH SOUTHERN TIER THIS YEAR
SCHUMER URGES FEMA TO DO A THOROUGH JOB BEFORE REFERRING ANY SANDY VICTIM’S CASE TO TREASURY FOR COLLECTION; BILLS WITH SKY-HIGH INTEREST RATE CHARGES SHOULD NOT LAND IN LI MAILBOXES AS PART OF ANY STANDARD PROCEDURE; FEMA MUST DO ITS HOMEWORK BEFORE CLAWING-BACK GRANT ASSISTANCE; LI RESIDENTS WHO RECEIVED CRITICAL AID & DID NOTHING WRONG SHOULD NOT BE FORCED TO REPAY A DIME
SCHUMER: LAKESIDE AMPHITHEATER COULD BE NEXT HACKER TARGET & MUST BE ON HIGH ALERT FOR COMPUTER BOTS THAT RAPIDLY VACUUM UP TICKETS AND RE-SELL THEM AT OUTRAGEOUS PRICES; SCHUMER PUSHES CONGRESS TO PASS NEW SENATE BILL THAT CRACKS DOWN ON UNFAIR CYBER-SCALPING
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $113 MILLION IN USDA FUNDING FOR CONSORTIUM OF COLLEGES INCLUDING MORE THAN $6 MILLION FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY
SCHUMER, ALONG WITH TEN OTHER DEMOCRATIC SENATORS, URGES SECRETARY KERRY TO TAKE UNILATERAL OR MULTILATERAL RESPONSE TO IRANIAN BALLISTIC MISSILE TEST
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & GIBSON ANNOUNCE FINAL PASSAGE OF BILL TO RENAME KINGSTON POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF WORLD WAR II MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT ROBERT H. DIETZ; NOW HEADS TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR SIGNATURE
SCHUMER LAUNCHES STATEWIDE CROWDSOURCING CAMPAIGN TO COLLECT NY DEAD ZONE LOCATIONS TO HELP FEDS INVESTIGATE DECEPTIVE COVERAGE MAPS; SENATOR SAYS WIRELESS CARRIERS ARE WRONGLY CLAIMING QUALITY RECEPTION ON COVERAGE MAPS IN UPSTATE NY; IN REALITY, AREAS MAY BE DEAD ZONES
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