Press Releases

June 2015
AFTER PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEDS GRANT ‘TEMPROARY PROTECTED STATUS’ TO PROTECT NEPALESE FAMILIES WHOSE VISAS HAVE EXPIRED & CANNOT SAFELY RETURN BECAUSE HOMES & NEIGHBORHOODS WERE DESTROYED IN EARTHQUAKE –NEPALESE NOW PERMITTED TO STAY IN U.S. UNTIL COUNTRY RECOVERS
SCHUMER TOURS SITE OF RAIL-GRADE CROSSINGS GATES & SIGNALS AS FEDERAL INSPECTORS ASSESS THEIR SAFETY, SENATOR ALSO ANNOUNCES NEW PUSH FOR RAIL CROSSING LEGISLATION TO SUPPLEMENT FINAL PHASES OF CURRENT INVESTIGATION
SCHUMER VISITS DISABLED WNY VETERAN DALE DART, WHO HAS BEEN WAITING TWO YEARS FOR VA TO MAKE HIS HOME WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE; VET SUFFERS FROM SERIOUS ILLNESS SUSTAINED WHILE SERVING IN IRAQ AND KUWAIT & IS STILL CONFINED TO HIS BASEMENT – SENATOR CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION TO ENSURE VA DELAY NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN
SCHUMER DEMANDS AIRLINES GROUND THEIR PLAN TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF ALLOWABLE, CARRY-ON LUGGAGE; NEW PROPOSAL WOULD FORCE AIR TRAVELERS TO PAY MORE IN FEES OR SPEND HUNDREDS ON NEW LUGGAGE; PROPOSAL MUST BE SENT PACKING BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE
SCHUMER SAYS LYME-CARRYING TICKS ARE NOW BLANKETING OSWEGO, WITH DISEASE RATES RISING OVER 1000% SINCE 2009; SCHUMER BILL WOULD LAUNCH A NATIONAL RESPONSE TO SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE HEALTH OFFICIALS’ ABILITY TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO GREEN LIGHT AMTRAK TO BUY NEW, SAFER, MORE MODERN ACELA TRAINS, THAT COULD HELP COMPANIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING ALSTOM IN HORNELL; NEW $3 BILLION TRAIN PROJECT COULD JUMP START LOCAL MANUFACTURING & CREATE HUNDREDS OF GOOD PAYING, MIDDLE-CLASS JOBS
SCHUMER SAYS LYME-CARRYING TICKS ARE NOW BLANKETING ONTARIO, WITH DISEASE RATES RISING OVER 161% SINCE 2007; SCHUMER BILL WOULD LAUNCH A NATIONAL RESPONSE TO SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE HEALTH OFFICIALS’S ABILITY TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE
IN PERSONAL CALL, SCHUMER URGES DANAHER CORPORATION CEO TO PROTECT AND GROW JOBS ON LONG ISLAND – PENDING FINALIZATION OF PURCHASE, SCHUMER SEEKS ASSURANCES ON 700 VITAL PALL CORP. JOBS IN PORT WASHINGTON
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $585,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL AIRPORT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $151,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ADIRONDACK REGIONAL AIRPORT
SCHUMER, IN MEETING WITH NEW MARKET TAX CREDIT LEADERS & SIBLEY BUILDING OWNER, PUSHES GROUPS TO ALLOCATE TAX CREDITS NEEDED TO COMPLETE MAJOR $200 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT AT SIBLEY BUILDING, A HISTORIC LANDMARK IN DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER, AND REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN ECONOMY, CREATE JOBS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA WILL COVER COSTS NEEDED TO RELOCATE NIAGARA ENGINE COMPANY NO. 6’S FIRE HOUSE OUT OF FLOODPLAIN – SENATORS SAY FEMA HAS APPROVED ADDITIONAL $6.4 MILLION TO REPLACE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. THAT WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED IN HURRICANE IRENE & TROPICAL STORM LEE, REBUILING WILL ALLOW EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO BETTER PROTECT RESIDENTS
SCHUMER: AMERICAN PHAROAH BELONGS AT A RACE TRACK MADE FOR SUCH A HISTORIC CHAMPION, SENATOR URGES OWNER & TRAINER TO BRING TRIPLE-CROWN WINNING HORSE TO SARATOGA’S CLASSIC RACE COURSE; SARATOGA IS THE MOST HISTORIC TRACK IN THE COUNTRY – FANS WOULD FLOCK TO SEE AMERICA’S GREATEST THOROUGHBRED HORSE, COMPETE AT AMERICA’S GREATEST RACE TRACK
SCHUMER SENDS CHATEAUGAY HIGH SCHOOL IN FRANKLIN COUNTY 5 COMPUTERS
SCHUMER SENDS LeMONYE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SYRACUSE 5 COMPUTERS
SCHUMER: BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE IS PREVENTING DISABLED VETERAN FROM GETTING THE VITAL WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS HE NEEDS; VET SUFFERS FROM SERIOUS ILLNESS SUSTAINED WHILE SERVING IN IRAQ AND KUWAIT – SCHUMER DEMANDS TIMELINE & ANSWERS FROM THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION; SAYS DELAY IS DENYING BASIC QUALITY OF LIFE
SCHUMER SAYS UPSTATE NY TRAUMA CENTERS ARE DESPERATELY IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL RESOURCES; SEVERELY INJURED PATIENTS MUST OFTEN BE TRANSPORTED TO LEVEL 1 TRAUMA CENTERS THAT ARE EXPENSIVE TO MAINTAIN, OR THEY RECEIVE CARE AT LOWER LEVEL TRAUMA CENTERS, WHICH ARE OFTEN LIMITED BY AVAILABLE RESOURCES – SCHUMER BILL WOULD ENSURE THAT ALL LEVELS OF TRAUMA CENTERS HAVE NECESSARY RESOURCES TO STABILIZE PATIENTS IN EMERGENCIES
SCHUMER SENDS HEMPSTEAD’S ALVERTA B. GRAY SCHULTZ MIDDLE SCHOOL 5 NEW COMPUTERS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FRA HAS HEEDED CALL, WILL PUSH RAILROADS TO INSTALL & IMPLEMENT CRITICAL SAFETY SYSTEM ALONG RAIL ROUTES THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK; LESSONS FROM PHILADELPHIA DERAILMENT WILL BE APPLIED IN NEW YORK
IN PERSONAL CALL, SCHUMER URGES DANAHER CORPORATION CEO TO PROTECT AND GROW JOBS IN CORTLAND COUNTY – PENDING FINALIZATION OF PURCHASE, SCHUMER SEEKS ASSURANCES ON 650 VITAL PALL CORP. JOBS IN CORTLAND
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