Press Releases

August 2015
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $27,000 IN FEDERAL CRIME PREVENTION FUNDING FOR TROY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $47,000 IN FEDERAL CRIME PREVENTION FUNDING FOR SCHENECTADY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $45,000 IN FEDERAL CRIME PREVENTION FUNDING FOR NIAGARA FALLS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS & COLLINS ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $300K IN FED TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR NIAGARA FRONTIER TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $20K IN FED FUNDS FOR CHATHAM FIRE DEPT. IN COLUMBIA COUNTY
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, NATIONAL WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME WILL HOST PUBLIC INPUT TOWN HALL WITH TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES ROSIE RIOS ON NEW $10 BILL DESIGN; FORUM TO DISCUSS WHICH GREAT AMERICAN WOMAN SHOULD BE FEATURED ON FEDERAL CURRENCY WILL TAKE PLACE MONDAY 8/31
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $55,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ERIN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN CHEMUNG COUNTY
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: VERIZON WILL LEVEL ABANDONED BUILDING & CLEAN UP PROPERTY IN VILLAGE OF CAMILLUS THAT WAS LEFT IGNORED FOR TWO DECADES; WILL PAVE WAY FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAND
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.2 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR THE BROOME COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HELP REMOVE LEAD FROM HOMES – LEAD IS A SERIOUS HEALTH HAZARD & THESE FUNDS WILL HELP DECREASE EXPOSURE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.2 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY TO HELP REMOVE LEAD FROM HOMES – LEAD IS A SERIOUS HEALTH HAZARD & THESE FUNDS WILL HELP DECREASE EXPOSURE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.6 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR THE CITY OF ROCHESTER TO HELP COMBAT LEAD POISONING
SCHUMER: CRAFT BREWING IS ON THE RISE IN CENTRAL NY, BUT BREWERS NEED ACCESS TO LOCALLY GROWN MALT BARLEY FOR INDUSTRY TO THRIVE; LOCAL FARMERS HESITANT TO GROW CROP DUE TO LACK OF FED INSURANCE – SCHUMER PUSHES FEDS TO ESTABLISH ESSENTIAL CROP INSURANCE FOR CENTRAL NY MALT BARLEY FARMERS
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY REVIEW AND STRONGLY SUPPORT LOCAL & STATE PLAN TO INCREASE AND ENHANCE ACCESS FOR BOATING AND RECREATIONAL ACCESS ON THE HUDSON RIVER; NEW RIVER ENTRY POINTS WOULD INCREASE ACCESS FOR BOATERS, ANGLERS AND NATURE LOVERS; WOULD ALSO BRING THOUSANDS OF NEW TOURISTS PER YEAR & PROVIDE MAJOR BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY
SCHUMER: PROPOSED SENATE BUDGET BILL WOULD DECIMATE FUNDING FOR KEY HOUSING PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE AND MORE; STANDING WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS AND RESIDENTS, SENATOR VOWS TO FIGHT TOOTH & NAIL AGAINST FED FUNDING CUTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $50,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA COLLEGE AND TOMPKINS CORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM TO EMPOWER WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
SCHUMER CALLS FOR CHANGES TO FEDERAL SOLAR TAX CREDIT TO KEEP SOLAR PANEL PROJECTS ON TRACK AND HELP LOCAL COMPANIES CREATE MORE LOCAL JOBS; SENATOR SAYS TAX CREDITS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROJECTS BEGIN, NOT UPON COMPLETION
SCHUMER PROPOSES NEW LAW DESIGNED TO VIRTUALLY ELIMINATE CHANCE OF DRONES CRASHING INTO PLANES; GEO-FENCING AMENDMENT WOULD REQUIRE SOFTWARE ON EVERY DRONE THAT WOULD PROHIBIT FLYING NEAR AIRPORTS & SENSITIVE AREAS; THE TECHNOLOGY WORKS—ALL THAT’S NEEDED IS A LAW
SCHUMER CALLS FOR CHANGES TO FEDERAL SOLAR TAX CREDIT TO KEEP SOLAR PANEL PROJECTS ON TRACK AND HELP SOLARCITY CREATE MORE LOCAL JOBS; SENATOR SAYS TAX CREDITS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROJECTS BEGIN, NOT UPON COMPLETION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THREE WESTERN NEW YORK AIRPORTS IN ERIE, NIAGARA AND CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, FEMA HAS AGREED TO FULLY FUND THE LAST 5 MAJOR PENN YAN FLOOD REPAIR PROJECTS, INCLUDING OWL’S NEST BUILDING SITE; BUILDING COLLAPSED DUE TO HEAVY FLOODING MORE THAN A YEAR AGO – FEMA PREVIOUSLY APPROVED 12 FUNDING REQUESTS FOR OTHER REPAIR PROJECTS & SCHUMER PUSHED FEDS TO APPROVE FINAL 5 REQUESTS
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