Press Releases

September 2015
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $95,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY ANNOUNCE NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL WILL RECEIVE $5.4 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CRITICAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS – HOSPITAL’S 45-YEAR-OLD EMERGENCY SYSTEM FAILED DURING SUPERSTORM SANDY & DESPERATELY NEEDS UPGRADES TO BETTER WITHSTAND FUTURE STORMS; FEMA WILL COVER 75% OF COST
SCHUMER, CORNYN ANNOUNCE ‘JUSTICE AGAINST SPONSORS OF TERRORISM ACT’ – LEGISLATION, LONG SOUGHT BY 9/11 FAMILIES, WILL ALLOW VICTIMS OF 9/11 & OTHER TERRORIST ACTS TO SUE FOREIGN COUNTRIES & OTHERS THAT FUNDED AL QAEDA, ISIS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FRA WILL PUSH RAILROAD COMPANIES TO SHARE INFORMATION ON THE STATE OF RAIL BRIDGES ACROSS NY WITH PASSENGERS & COMMUNITIES – SCHUMER SAYS COMMUNITIES DESERVE TO KNOW IF 3,000 PLUS TRAIN BRIDGES IN NYS, SOME OF WHICH ARE NOW CARRYING DANGEROUS CRUDE OIL TRAINS, ARE SAFE AND STRUCTURALLY SOUND
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: AFTER 4-YEAR LONG STRUGGLE, WYOMING COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS FINALLY CLEAR LAST HURDLE & GET GREEN LIGHT FROM FAA TO USE INTEROPERABLE RADIO SYSTEM FOR RAPID RESPONSE; CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY WILL ALLOW FIRE, POLICE, EMS, 911, HIGHWAY DEPT RESPONDERS TO COMMUNICATE ON SAME RADIO CHANNEL STARTING OCT. 1ST
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE CRITICAL FED FUNDING FOR LONG-TERM ECONOMIC PLANNING FOR TONAWANDA; DIMINISHING PRODUCTION AND POSSIBLE CLOSURE OF LOCAL HUNTLEY POWER PLANT HAS FORCED TOWN & SCHOOL DISTRICT – WHICH RELY ON TAX REVENUE FROM THE PLANT – TO LAY OFF TEACHERS, CLOSE SCHOOLS & CUT PUBLIC SERVICES
SCHUMER TO CO-SPONSOR ‘FILIPINO VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL ACT OF 2015’; APPROXIMATELY 300,000 FILIPINO SOLDIERS FOUGHT IN WWII, YET HAVE NEVER BEEN FORMALLY RECOGNIZED BY THE U.S.
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $48K IN FED FUNDING FOR THE ST. JOHNSBURG FIRE COMPANY IN NIAGARA COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $22K IN FED FUNDS FOR DANBY FIRE DEPARTMENT IN TOMPKINS COUNTY
CRITICAL FUNDING USED TO COMBAT THE DESTRUCTIVE EMERALD ASH BORERS ACROSS UPSTATE NY HAS TO BE REDIRECTED TO PAY FOR EMERGENCIES LIKE FIGHTING WILDFIRES; SENATOR SAYS ASH BORERS ARE DRAMATICALLY SPREADING ACROSS UPSTATE NY; SCHUMER BILL WILL OPEN UP ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO BETTER FIGHT WILDFIRES & PROTECT FUNDING TO COMBAT ASH BORERS
SCHUMER: HUD WILL WAIVE ‘DUPLICATION OF BENEFITS’ REVIEW FOR NEARLY ALL SUPERSTORM SANDY VICTIMS, ALLOWING THEM TO KEEP FLOOD INSURANCE SETTLEMENT FUNDS WITHOUT FEAR OF CLAW-BACK; AT LAST MINUTE, FEMA WILL ALSO EXTEND SANDY CLAIMS REVIEW PROCESS SO MORE HOMEOWNERS CAN APPLY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, AFTER THEIR PUSH, FEMA HAS OBLIGATED FINAL PART OF FUNDING FOR THE OWEGO APALACHIN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BUILD NEW MAINTENANCE & STORAGE FACILITIES DAMAGED BY TROPICAL STORM LEE
SCHUMER: CELL PHONE SERVICE IN SULLIVAN COUNTY IS ABYSMAL; WIRELESS CARRIERS ARE FALSLY CLAIMING QUALITY RECEPTION ON COVERAGE MAPS WHEN, IN REALITY, AREAS ARE OFTEN DEAD ZONES; SCHUMER CALLS FOR FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY INVESTIGATE DECEPTIVE COVERAGE MAPS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ZELDIN ANNOUNCE OVER $2.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY’S FRANCIS GABRESKI AIRPORT, HOME TO 106TH RESCUE WING OF THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD
SCHUMER: IRVING TISSUE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, WITH THREE HUNDRED GOOD-PAYING JOBS, IS BEING PUNISHED BY FEDS – FOR OTHER COMPANIES’ VIOLATIONS OF TRADE LAW – SENATOR SAYS CLEARING MISTAKE WOULD ALLOW FOR POTENTIAL EXPANSION & MORE JOBS AT THE FT. EDWARD PLANT; URGES FEDS TO CLEAN UP MESS
SCHUMER: FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS ARE PREVENTING CORTLAND COUNTY FAMILY FARMERS FROM INVESTING IN NEW EQUIPMENT; SCHUMER BILL WOULD HELP SMALL FARMERS PURCHASE NEW EQUIPMENT THAT WILL INCREASE EFFICIENCY, SAVE MONEY & HELP KEEP THEM IN EXISTENCE
WITH NEW REPORT OF TWO DRONE SIGHTINGS OVER WEST INDIAN DAY PARADE, SCHUMER TO UNVEIL AMENDMENT THAT WILL ELIMINATE CHANCE OF DRONES CRASHING INTO PLANES OR CREATING OTHER DAMAGE; GEO-FENCING AMENDMENT WOULD REQUIRE SOFTWARE ON EVERY DRONE THAT WOULD PROHIBIT FLYING NEAR AIRPORTS, SENSITIVE AREAS LIKE WEST INDIAN PARADE, U.S. OPEN STADIUM & ABOVE 500FT; TECHNOLOGY WORKS—ALL THAT’S NEEDED IS A LAW
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $167K IN FED FUNDING FOR GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ONEIDA COUNTY
WITH NEW REPORT OF TWO DRONE SIGHTINGS OVER WEST INDIAN DAY PARADE, SCHUMER TO UNVEIL AMENDMENT THAT WILL ELIMINATE CHANCE OF DRONES CRASHING INTO PLANES OR CREATING OTHER DAMAGE; GEO-FENCING AMENDMENT WOULD REQUIRE SOFTWARE ON EVERY DRONE THAT WOULD PROHIBIT FLYING NEAR AIRPORTS, SENSITIVE AREAS LIKE WEST INDIAN PARADE, U.S. OPEN STADIUM & ABOVE 500FT; TECHNOLOGY WORKS—ALL THAT’S NEEDED IS A LAW
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FEDS AGREED TO REWRITE PROPOSED RULE THAT WOULD HAVE JEOPARDIZED ROCHESTER’S NEW PHOTONICS HUB & UNDERMINED THRIVING LOCAL INDUSTRY – SENATOR LAUNCHED PUSH TO SCRAP FED RULE THAT COULD PREVENT COMPANIES FROM SELLING HIGH-TECH PRODUCTS FOR NON-MILITARY USES
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