Press Releases

July 2015
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ISRAEL, ZELDIN, MEEKS, RICE & KING ANNOUNCE OVER $21 MILLION IN FEDERAL SANDY FUNDING FOR REPAIRS TO LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY
SCHUMER URGES JETBLUE TO CONSIDER NEW FLORIDA ROUTES FROM SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; WITH HIGH DEMAND FOR FLORDIA FLIGHTS, SCHUMER URGES JETBLUE TO FILL THAT VOID AND BRING MORE AFFORDABLE AIR SERVICE OPTIONS TO SYRACUSE RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $270,000 FOR MINEOLA FIRE DEPT TO PURCHASE NEW SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS
SCHUMER HONORED BY POLISH-AMERICAN CONGRESS WITH MEDAL OF FREEDOM; SENATOR HAS BEEN STRONG SUPPORTER OF INCLUDING POLAND IN THE U.S. VISA WAIVER PROGRAM – PLEDGES TO RE-INTRODUCE “JOLT ACT”; BILL WOULD ADD POLAND TO VISA WAIVER PROGRAM AND PROMOTE OTHER POLAND-TO-AMERICA TOURISM INITIATIVES
SCHUMER: AVERAGE PRICE OF EGGS UP NEARLY 40 PERCENT THIS YEAR & COULD KEEP CLIMBING BECAUSE OF BIRD FLU EPIDEMIC; DESPITE CRISIS, FED BUDGET SLASHES—BY $500M—USDA EFFORTS THAT CAN HELP BEAT BACK BIRD FLU; AS GROCERY BILLS RISE, SCHUMER LAUNCHES EFFORT TO THWART CUTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: SANDY VICTIMS IN NEW YORK ARE YET AGAIN FACING POSSIBILITY OF BEING FORCED TO RETURN FEDERAL AID RECEIVED IN AFTERMATH OF SUPERSTORM SANDY; SENATORS URGE FEDS TO WAIVE ‘DUPLICATION OF BENEFITS’ POLICY & ALLOW FEDERAL CDBG-NY RISING GRANT RECIPIENTS TO KEEP ADDITIONAL NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE SETTLEMENT FUNDS
SCHUMER, IN MEETING WITH TOP MILITARY BRASS, URGES DEPT. OF DEFENSE TO PRIOIRITZE THE NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION – SCHUMER SAYS EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE IN WESTERN NEW YORK FACILITY CAN NOW SUPPORT ADDITIONAL, STATE-OF-THE-ART TRANSPORT AIRCRAFTS & MISSIONS
SCHUMER: LOCAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM THAT PAIRS GRANDPARENT MENTORS WITH 1ST& 2ND GRADERS WOULD BE HARMED IF FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING IS CUT; SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO PROTECT PROGRAM NEEDED TO SUPPLEMENT SCHOOLS’ STAFF & RESOURCES TO HELP FOCUS ON EACH CHILD’S INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & JEFFRIES ANNOUNCE $100K IN FEMA FUNDING FOR SEA GATE BULKHEAD PROJECT, PROVIDING PROTECTION BETWEEN BEACH 48TH ST. TO BEACH 50TH ST.; HAZARD MITIGATION FUNDING COVERS FULL COST OF PHASE 1 OF PROJECT, WHICH WILL PROTECT AGAINST STORM DAMAGE TO SEA GATE & CONEY ISLAND COMMUNITY IN THE FUTURE
SCHUMER: LOCAL ROCHESTER COMPANIES THAT OPERATE VIDEO RELAY SERVICES FOR DEAF NEW YORKERS COULD BE AT RISK OF CLOSING IF FEDS MOVE FORWARD WITH SLASHING REIMBURSEMENT RATES; DEAF ROCHESTER RESIDENTS WILL LOSE ACCESS TO LIFE-CHANGING METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING; SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE & SET MARKET RATE FOR FUNDING
SCHUMER REVEALS: IN MOVE THAT COULD COST TRAVELERS $6 BILLION MORE A YEAR, AIRLINES ARE WORKING TO PREVENT CONSUMERS FROM SHOPPING AROUND FOR BEST FLIGHT PRICE BY REFUSING TO SHARE FLIGHT INFO WITH WEBSITES LIKE EXPEDIA, ORBITZ, TRIPADVISOR & OTHERS; SENATOR PUSHES FEDS TO INVESTIGATE NEW AIRLINE POLICY—ON TOP OF CURRENT COLLUSION INVESTIGATION
SCHUMER REVEALS: IN MOVE THAT COULD COST TRAVELERS $6 BILLION MORE A YEAR, AIRLINES ARE WORKING TO PREVENT CONSUMERS FROM SHOPPING AROUND FOR BEST FLIGHT PRICE BY REFUSING TO SHARE FLIGHT INFO WITH WEBSITES LIKE EXPEDIA, ORBITZ, TRIPADVISOR & OTHERS; SENATOR PUSHES FEDS TO INVESTIGATE NEW AIRLINE POLICY—ON TOP OF CURRENT COLLUSION INVESTIGATION
SCHUMER SECURES $460K IN FED FUNDING FROM NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES FOR HISTORIC RESTORATION AT THOMAS COLE HOUSE; FUNDS WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT THE HISTORIC SITE & UNCOVER LONG LOST ART TREASURES PAINTED BY THOMAS COLE; PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN MURALS WERE DISCOVERED AT COLE’S HOUSE IN GREENE COUNTY – SCHUMER ALSO VOWS TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO RESTORE NEWLY FOUND ARTWORK
FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S PUSH, FEDERAL DEPT. OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT WILL CONDUCT IN-DEPTH INSPECTION OF LIVING CONDITIONS & MANAGEMENT OF TOWNE GARDEN APARTMENTS IN BUFFALO THIS SUMMER – NEXT INSPECTION WAS NOT SET TO BE CONDUCTED UNTIL 2016, BUT SCHUMER URGED FEDS TO LAUNCH INSPECTION ASAP AFTER COMPLAINTS FROM RESIDENTS REVEALED DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS
AFTER MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES AT-RISK FEDERAL EDUCATION DOLLARS FOR NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS ARE PROTECTED; SENATE AMENDMENT COULD HAVE CUT $170 IN FUNDS FOR NYC, UNTIL SENATOR SUCCESSFULLY BEAT BACK PROPOSAL
AFTER MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES AT-RISK FEDERAL EDUCATION DOLLARS FOR LONG ISLAND SCHOOLS ARE PROTECTED; SENATE AMENDMENT COULD HAVE CUT MORE THAN $16M IN FUNDS FOR LONG ISLAND, UNTIL SENATOR SUCCESSFULLY BEAT BACK PROPOSAL
AFTER MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES AT-RISK FEDERAL EDUCATION DOLLARS FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK SCHOOLS ARE PROTECTED; SENATE AMENDMENT COULD HAVE CUT MORE THAN $100M IN FUNDS FOR UPSTATE NY, UNTIL SENATOR SUCCESSFULLY BEAT BACK PROPOSAL
SCHUMER URGES NY NATIONAL GUARD TO BRING SGT. HENRY JOHNSON’S MEDAL OF HONOR BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN OF ALBANY FOR TEMPORARY DISPLAY – SCHUMER LED THE CHARGE TO SECURE POSTHUMOUS MEDAL OF HONOR FOR SGT. JOHNSON
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TO BE READY TO SWIFTLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR SOUTHERN TIER AND FINGER LAKES COUNTIES THAT WERE SEVERELY IMPACTED BY LAST MONTH’S FLOODING
SCHUMER, DONOVAN, ODDO ANNOUNCE ARMY CORPS TO HOLD PUBLIC COMMUNITY FORUMS ON STATEN ISLAND SEA WALL PROJECT; MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE IN AUGUST
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