Press Releases

November 2015
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
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
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