Press Releases

October 2015
AFTER SCHUMER’S URGING, LONGTIME EDNY PROSECUTOR ROBERT L. CAPERS NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA TO BE THE NEXT U.S. ATTORNEY FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK — ONCE CONFIRMED, CAPERS WOULD HOLD NOW-U.S. ATTORNEY LORETTA LYNCH’S FORMER POST; CAPERS NAMED BY LYNCH AS INTERIM UNTIL FULL CONFIRMATION
SCHUMER: LaSALLE PARK IN BUFFALO HAS POTENTIAL TO DRAW NEW TOURISTS & INCREASE BUSINESS TO THE WATERFRONT AREA WITH PROPOSED PARK REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT; SCHUMER BILL COULD FINALLY PROVIDE CRITICAL FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REVITALIZE & TRANSFORM LOCAL WATERFRONT BY MAKING BUFFALO ELIGIBLE FOR NEW GRANTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $195K IN FED FUNDING FOR CHESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ORANGE COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE BILL TO RENAME KINGSTON POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF WORLD WAR II SOLDIER ROBERT H. DIETZ HAS CLEARED FIRST KEY SENATE HURDLE – SENATE COMMITTEE HAS PASSED BILL AND IT NOW HEADS TO FLOOR FOR FULL SENATE VOTE; SENATORS VOW TO FIGHT FOR PASSAGE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BILL TO RENAME EAST ROCHESTER POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF FALLEN LOCAL HERO, DARYL PIERSON, HAS CLEARED FIRST KEY SENATE HURDLE – SENATE COMMITTEE HAS PASSED THE BILL AND IT NOW HEADS TO FLOOR FOR FULL SENATE VOTE; SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT FOR PASSAGE
SCHUMER TO CO-SPONSOR 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 ANNOUNCES: FEDS HAVE GREEN-LIT CRITICAL FIRST STEP TO MODERNIZE THE U.S. PLAZA AT THE LEWISTON-QUEENSTON BRIDGE – SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE PUSH TO SECURE FUNDS FOR $64 MILLION PROJECT THAT WOULD ALLEVIATE CRIPPLING DELAYS, IMPROVE SECURITY, ENHANCE FLOW OF COMMERCE & CREATE/SUSTAIN OVER 1,500 CONSTRUCTION JOBS
SCHUMER INTRODUCES NEW FEDERAL BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON ‘SWATTING’ & DETER ALARMING NEW CRIME TREND THREATENING RESIDENTS & LAW ENFORCEMENT; ‘SWATTING’ ATTACKS ARE ON DRAMATIC RISE ACROSS HUDSON VALLEY—RECENT ATTACK CAUSED EVACUATION OF OVER 1,300 STUDENTS AT MIDDLETOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL; INCIDENTS ARE TERRIFYING STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS, & ARE COSTING POLICE DEPTS. THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
SCHUMER: CELL PHONE WIRELESS CARRIERS ARE WRONGLY CLAIMING QUALITY RECEPTION ON COVERAGE MAPS FOR NORTHERN WESTCHESTER AND PUTNAM COUNTIES; IN REALITY, AREAS ARE OFTEN DEAD ZONES; SCHUMER CALLS FOR FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY INVESTIGATE DECEPTIVE COVERAGE MAPS
SCHUMER, BOOKER CALL FOR PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN ‘SENTENCING REFORM & CORRECTIONS ACT’; COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATION AIMS TO SCALE BACK OVER-INCARCERATION OF NON-VIOLENT FELONS IN NY, NJ & ACROSS AMERICA; BILL WILL HELP PROVIDE PRISONERS WITH JOB-TRAINING & TOOLS THEY NEED TO ENTER SOCIETY AS PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING & SUPPORT SURVIVORS IN NEW YORK CITY
SCHUMER: PAST UNDERFUNDING OF HURRICANE TRACKING SYSTEM MAY HAVE LED TO MISCALLS ON JOAQUIN’S TRACK; TO BOOT, FED BUDGET FOR FLEET OF CRUCIAL FORECASTING SATELLITES SLASHED BY PROPOSED $245M—CREATING NEW PROBLEMS AS EARLY AS 2016; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO ENSURE TRACKING IS THE BEST IT CAN BE WHEN IT COMES TO HURRICANES & TORNADOES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $10 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CONSORTIUM OF COLLEGES, INCLUDING $1.2 MILLION FOR SUNY BROCKPORT IN MONROE COUNTY – SCHOOLS WILL CONDUCT RESEARCH THROUGH GREAT LAKES COASTAL WETLAND MONITORING PROGRAM
SCHUMER URGES FAA TO CONDUCT COMPREHENSIVEREVIEW OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ENSURE ALL PASSENGER FLIGHTS CARRY APPROPRIATE PEDIATRIC MEDICINE & EQUIPMENT – AFTER LOCAL BUFFALO DOCTOR ON TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT WAS FORCED TO CREATE A MAKESHIFT MEDICAL DEVICE TO SAVE 2-YEAR-OLD FROM ASTHMA ATTACK; SENATOR CALLS INCIDENT A WAKE UP CALL
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: HARRIS SET TO COMPETE FOR $12.7 BILLION DOD “MANPACK” RADIO CONTRACT FOLLOWING SCHUMER PUSH TO OPEN CONTRACT PROCESS TO MULTIPLE VENDERS SO COMPANIES LIKE HARRIS COULD BID; FINAL BID PROPOSALS DUE OCT. 2 – SCHUMER’S PUSH GAVE HARRIS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD TO COMPETE FOR $3.9 BILLION “RIFLEMAN” CONTRACT THAT HARRIS WON IN APRIL
SCHUMER: IDLING TRAINS FROM CANADIAN PACIFIC RR BLOCK THE ONLY ENTRANCE & EXIT POINT FOR TOWN OF DICKINSON’S ROGERS MOUNTAIN WAY NEIGHBORHOOD; TRAINS SITTING ON TRACKS FOR HOURS CUT OFF RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES FROM TOWN & PREVENT EMERGENCY SERVICES FROM REACHING COMMUNITY – SCHUMER URGES COMPANY TO BE GOOD NEIGHBOR BY REMOVING IDLING TRAINS & HELPING FUND CONSTRUCTION OF ALTERNATE ROADWAY
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: NY NATIONAL GUARD AGREES TO BRING SGT. HENRY JOHNSON’S MEDAL OF HONOR TO ALBANY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & HANNA ANNOUNCE OVER $2.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION INITIATIVE
September 2015
SCHUMER: FOLLOWING SENATOR’S CALL FOR INVESTIGATION, FEDERAL DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION CONCLUDES KUWAIT AIRWAYS IS DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ISRAELI CITIZENS, EVEN WHEN FLYING TO COUNTRIES THEY CAN LEGALLY ENTER; SENATOR URGED FEDS TO INTERVENE AFTER AN ISRAELI CITIZEN HAD BEEN DENIED TICKETS TO BOARD A KUWAIT AIRWAYS FLIGHT FROM NYC TO LONDON
SCHUMER REVEALS: DANGEROUS TOXIC ALGAE IS DRAMATICALLY SPREADING ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YOK; SENATOR SAYS ALGAE FOUND IN MORE THAN 80 UPSTATE NY WATERWAYS COULD CONTAMINATE DRINKING WATER AND DAMAGE UPSTATE FISHING INDUSTRY – URGES USDA TO DEDICATE MORE FED RESOURCES TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF TOXIC ALGAE TO HELP PROTECT NY RESIDENTS AND WATER BODIES
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