Press Releases

July 2015
SCHUMER: RECENT 'SWATTING' ATTACKS IN CAPITAL REGION RESULTED IN EVACUATIONS & RESIDENTS BEING TOLD TO STAY IN THEIR APARTMENT FOR HOURS; INCIDENTS ARE COSTING POLICE DEPTS. THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, TERRIFYING INNOCENT VICTIMS & EVEN ENDANGERING LIVES – SCHUMER INTRODUCES NEW FEDERAL BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON ‘SWATTING’ & DETER ALARMING NEW CRIME TREND THREATENING RESIDENTS & LAW ENFORCEMENT
SCHUMER: TONAWANDA CREEK ROAD HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR MONTHS, AFTER COMPLETELY COLLAPSING DUE TO EROSION & LACK OF FED FUNDING TO MAINTAIN ROADS; CLOSURE CAUSING MAJOR INCONVENIENCE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND FORCING CARS & FIRST RESPONDERS TO DIVERT TO DIFFERENT ROADS; SENATOR CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE PASSAGE OF FEDERAL HIGHWAY BILL TO HELP PAY FOR LOCAL NEEDS, LIKE URGENT ERIE COUNTY ROAD PROJECTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR OSWEGO COUNTY OPPORTUNITIES, INC.
SCHUMER: NEW NUMBERS SHOW COUNTERFEIT MONEY HAS BECOME AN ALARMING TREND IN WATERTOWN; SEVERAL LOCAL STORES HAVE SUFFERED IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS & ARE LEFT HIGH AND DRY WHEN THEY GO TO DEPOSIT FAKE BILLS – SCHUMER URGES SECRET SERVICE TO STEP UP EFFORTS TO COMBAT COUNTERFEIT BILLS & PROVIDE RESOURCES TO HELP LOCAL WATERTOWN RETAILERS IDENTIFY FAKE CURRENCY
SCHUMER REVEALS: LONG LOST ART TREASURE PAINTED BY THOMAS COLE, THE FATHER OF THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL, HAS BEEN MIRACULOUSLY DISCOVERED; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO FUND HISTORIC RESTORATION PROJECT TO UNCOVER PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN MURALS AT ARTIST’S HOME IN CATSKILL IN GREENE COUNTY
SCHUMER URGES U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT TO CHOOSE SENECA FALLS, NY - BIRTHPLACE OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT - AS SITE FOR ONE OF TREASURY’S UPCOMING PUBLIC INPUT TOWN HALLS ON NEW $10 BILL DESIGN, SENATOR ALSO OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES HIS ‘WHICH GREAT AMERICAN WOMAN SHOULD BE FEATURED ON FEDERAL CURRENCY?’ CAMPAIGN; VOTE NOW AT: SCHUMER.SENATE.GOV/VOTE-TODAY
June 2015
SCHUMER: WITH ILLEGAL DRUG SEIZURE, FIREARM SEIZURE & OTHER CRIME ON THE RISE IN POUGHKEEPSIE, FED PROGRAM USED TO HIRE NEW COPS UNFAIRLY RESTRICTS SMALL CITIES WITH HIGH CRIME RATES, LIKE POUGHKEEPSIE, FROM GETTING THE ADDITIONAL OFFICERS THEY DESPERATELY NEED – LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO CHANGE FED PROGRAM & SECURE CRITICAL FED FUNDING NEEDED TO HIRE 5 NEW COPS IN CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO APPROVE MAJOR FUNDING TO RESTORE & REVITALIZE HISTORIC ULSTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER – THEATER IS PILLAR IN LOCAL COMMUNITY & TOURISM INDUSTRY; RENOVATING WOULD HELP IMPROVE CENTER’S FACILITIES & BRING NEW BUSINESSES TO AREA
SCHUMER REVEALS: 50,000+ LONG ISLAND SENIORS COULD BE HOMEBOUND BECAUSE CRITICAL AGING IN PLACE PROGRAM IS IN DANGER OF EXPIRING; SENATOR PUSHES FEDS TO CONTINUE ‘PROJECT INDEPENDENCE’ ACROSS NORTH HEMPSTEAD; IF PROGRAM EXPIRES, THOUSANDS OF SENIORS WOULD BE FORCED INTO COSTLY CARE, DIMINISHING QUALITY OF LIFE & COSTING FEDS MILLIONS
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: BECAUSE OF FEDERAL RED TAPE, DISTILLERIES LIKE COOPERSTOWN DISTILLERY IN OTSEGO COUNTY ARE FORCED TO WAIT OVER 200 DAYS TO GET BASIC APPROVALS TO EXPAND; DISTILLERIES & CRAFT INDUSTRY HAVE EXPANDED BY OVER 50%, YET FEDERAL DISTILLERY INSPECTORS—WHO APPROVE REQUESTS—HAVE BEEN CUT BY 10%; SENATOR CALLS FOR MORE INSPECTORS TO REDUCE BACKLOG THAT IS COSTING DISTILLERY INDUSTRY MILLIONS
SCHUMER, GOLDFEDER, RICHARDS URGE U.S. COAST GUARD & MTA TO CONSIDER EXTENDING RIGHT-OF-WAY PEAK HOURS FOR TRAINS ALONG ROCKAWAY’S CHANNEL RAIL BRIDGE; WOULD HELP PREVENT DELAYS ALONG ‘A’ TRAIN BY LIMITING BRIDGE LIFT TIMES THAT OFTEN DISRUPT RUSH HOUR COMMUTES FOR PASSENGERS
SCHUMER: FARMERS COULD EXPERIENCE ECONOMIC PERIL & AVERAGE PRICE OF VEGETABLES COULD RISE, UNLESS ORLEANS COUNTY FARMERS GET MUCH NEEDED WORKERS TO TEND CROPS; SHORTAGE OF WORKERS PUTS FARMERS & CONSUMERS IN JEOPARDY; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY FIX BACKLOG OF WORKERS CAUSED BY JUNE 9TH COMPUTER GLITCH
SCHUMER: ‘SWATTING’ ATTACKS ON DRAMATIC RISE ACROSS CENTRAL NY—RECENT ATTACK CAUSED EVACUATION OF OVER 1100 WORKERS AT JOHN H. MULROY CIVIC CENTER, EDWARD KOCHIAN COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING AND JOBSPLUS!; INCIDENTS ARE COSTING POLICE DEPTS. THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, TERRIFYING INNOCENT VICTIMS & EVEN ENDANGERING LIVES – SCHUMER INTRODUCES NEW FEDERAL BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON ‘SWATTING’ & DETER ALARMING NEW CRIME TREND THREATENING RESIDENTS & LAW ENFORCEMENT
IN CALL TO DOD BRASS, SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO LET SMALL BUSINESSES, LIKE BINGHAMTON’S VMR, COMPETE FOR MAJOR DEFENSE CONTRACT; $35 MILLION DOD CONTRACT COULD JUMP START LOCAL MANUFACTURING & PAVE WAY FOR INCREASING PRODUCTION, CREATING & SUPPORTING HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS AT VMR IN BINGHAMTON
AFTER SOUTH CAROLINA TRAGEDY, SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW EFFORT TO PASS SIGNIFICANT BACKGROUND CHECK, COMMON SENSE GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION; WEAK LAWS ALLOW PEOPLE WHO SHOULDN’T OBTAIN GUNS TO GET THEM & USE THEM IN MASSACRE AFTER MASSACRE; SENATOR WILL INVOKE 1993 BRADY BILL PASSAGE AS MODEL TO EMULATE, TAKE ACTION AMERICANS ARE CALLING FOR
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEMA HAS APPROVED ADDITIONAL $563K FOR BINGHAMTON-JOHNSON CITY JOINT SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT – FACILITY WILL FINALLY RECEIVE FEMA FUNDS TO REPAIR DAMAGES TO THE FACILITY FROM ’06 FLOODS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, RIT HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN FED FUNDING TO CONTINUE MODERNIZING MLITARY EQUIPMENT FOR U.S. TROOPS; INVESTMENT IS PART OF GROUNDBREAKING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN RIT AND DEPT. OF DEFENSE
CONGRESSMAN SERRANO, SENATOR SCHUMER WELCOME EXTENSION OF TPS REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR INDIVIDUALS FROM EBOLA-AFFECTED NATIONS
SCHUMER: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION SHOULD STAY OUT OF AIRCRAFT NOISE LAWSUIT BETWEEN TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON & AVIATION INDUSTRY
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