Press Releases

June 2015
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $760K IN FED FUNDING FOR SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ONONDAGA COUNTY
SCHUMER: PRIVATE SALE & FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF PLUM ISLAND WOULD DESTROY KEY ECOLOGICAL RESOURCES & NEGATIVELY IMPACT ENDANGERED SPECIES IN THE LONG ISLAND REGION; ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO PREVENT PLUM ISLAND FROM BEING SOLD TO HIGHEST BIDDER & ENSURE LAND IS PRESERVED & PROTECTED
SCHUMER: PRIVATE SALE & FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF PLUM ISLAND WOULD DESTROY KEY ECOLOGICAL RESOURCES & NEGATIVELY IMPACT ENDANGERED SPECIES IN THE LONG ISLAND REGION; ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO PREVENT PLUM ISLAND FROM BEING SOLD TO HIGHEST BIDDER & ENSURE LAND IS PRESERVED & PROTECTED
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE MAJOR FED FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY TO DEVELOP NEW, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES THAT COULD GROW PRODUCTION AND REVOLUTIONIZE NEW YORK’S GRAPE & WINE INDUSTRIES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $315K IN FED FUNDING FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY AIRPORT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & TONKO ANNOUNCE OVER $554,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
SCHUMER: CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING CASES COULD INCREASE OR GO UNTREATED IN NEW YORK STATE IF SIGNIFICANT CUTS ARE MADE TO HOUSING SAFETY PROGRAMS; SENATOR SAYS CRITICAL PROGRAMS MEANT TO IDENTIFY AND REMEDIATE DANGEROUS LEAD-BASED PAINTS SHOULD NOT BE CUT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $500K IN FED FUNDING FOR WASTE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN WESTERN NY COMMUNITIES
SCHUMER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION, INSPIRED BY WNY TEEN AMANDA HANSEN, TO PROTECT NY FAMILIES FROM CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING; NEW BILL ENCOURAGES INSTALLATION OF MORE SAFE AND RELIABLE CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
AMIDST HUGE AMOUNT OF HACKING, MILLIONS OF NEW YORKERS ARE ON TENTERHOOKS, WORRIED THAT THEIR FINANCES ARE AT CONSTANT RISK; SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PLAN THAT WOULD REQUIRE CONSUMERS BE NOTIFIED THE MINUTE ACCESS TO THEIR CREDIT IS REQUESTED; RIGHT NOW, NO NOTIFICATION EXISTS
SCHUMER: NEWLY AVAILABLE FED MONEY WILL FINALLY MOVE UPPER SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN STUDY FORWARD; SENATOR URGES U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO PROVIDE DETAILED TIMETABLE & PLAN TO LAUNCH FLOOD MITIGATION STUDY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $39,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ELMIRA FIRE DEPARTMENT IN CHEMUNG COUNTY
SCHUMER: AVERAGE PRICE OF EGGS UP NEARLY 50 PERCENT & WILL KEEP CLIMBING BECAUSE OF BIRD FLU EPIDEMIC—YET PROPOSED FED BUDGET SLASHES USDA EFFORTS THAT HELP BEAT BACK BIRD FLU BY $500M; AS GROCERY BILLS RISE, SCHUMER LAUNCHES EFFORT TO THWART CUTS
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO SWIFTLY APPROVE VILLAGE OF GOWANDA’S APPLICATION FOR FUNDING FOR REPAIRS TO RESERVOIR DAMAGED BY MASSIVE 2014 FLOODING – PROJECT WOULD REDUCE FUTURE FLOOD DAMAGE & HELP AVOID COSTLY BATTLE AGAINST FLOOD WATERS YEAR AFTER YEAR
SCHUMER RECOMMENDS LONG ISLAND’S GARY R. BROWN TO FILL ISLIP SEAT ON UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK; MOST NOTABLY, BROWN’S RULING AS A MAGISTRATE JUDGE EXPOSED FRAUDULENT PRACTICES AMONG FLOOD INSURANCE COMPANIES IN AFTERMATH OF SANDY
SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL PHONE CALL WITH HILL-ROM CEO JOHN GREISCH, URGES COMPANY TO PROTECT JOBS AFTER MERGER; CITES TOP-NOTCH WORKFORCE AS THE KEY TO WELCH ALLYN’S PROFITABILITY AND SUCCESS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, THREE DAYS AFTER HIS PUSH, INT’L AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION GROUNDS PROPOSAL TO SHRINK CARRY-ON BAG SIZE FOR TRAVELERS; IATA PLANS TO SUSPEND & REASSESS NEW LUGGAGE POLICY
SCHUMER: SERVICEMEMBERS FROM UPSTATE NY ARE AT RISK OF ABUSIVE FINANCIAL PRACTICES WHEN DEPLOYED OVERSEAS; FED REPORT FOUND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FAILED TO ABIDE BY CURRENT LAW MORE THAN 15,000 TIMES, SUCH AS FORECLOSING ON MORTGAGES OR REPOSSESSING CARS; SCHUMER BILL WILL BETTER PROTECT SERVICEMEMBERS & REIN-IN ABUSE
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO BE READY TO IMMEDIATELY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR UP TO 14 COUNTIES IN THE SOUTHERN TIER & FINGER LAKES THAT WERE SEVERELY IMPACTED BY LAST WEEKEND’S FLASH FLOODING
FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEDS HAVE AGREED TO BEGIN THE PROCESS FOR CREATING FRENCH-LANGUAGE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR NORTHERN BORDER CUSTOMS OFFICERS – CURRENT LACK OF FRENCH PROFICIENCY AMONG OFFICERS SLOWS DOWN CROSSINGS; TRAINING WOULD SPEED UP INSPECTIONS & MAKE BORDER CROSSING MORE EFFICIENT
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