Press Releases

June 2015
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEDS HAVE AGREED TO MEET & WORK WITH LOCALS AND NYS DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION TO AUDIT AND EVALUATE SITE OF DEADLY ITHACA COMMONS TRUCK CRASH; EFFORT COULD HELP PAVE THE WAY FOR FED FUNDING TO IMPROVE SAFETY AT THE INTERSECTION TO HELP PREVENT ACCIDENTS LIKE LAST SUMMER’S FROM HAPPENING
SCHUMER, MEEKS, GOLDFEDER: FOLLOWING ARMY CORPS’ PUBLIC MEETING & COMMUNITY INPUT, LAWMAKERS URGE FEDS TO PROVIDE ROCKAWAY COMMUNITIES WITH MOST RESILIENT BEACH PROTECTION PLAN AND THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ROCK JETTIES AND GROINS; PUSH ARMY CORPS TO CHOOSE ‘ALTERNATIVE III’ PROPOSAL, WHICH WILL INSTALL NEW ROCK GROINS ALONG PENINSULA
SCHUMER: FUNDING FOR NASSAU BACK BAY FEASIBILITY STUDY SECURED IN SENATE APPROPRIATIONS BILL; BILL CONTAINS $1.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NASSAU BACK BAY FEASIBILITY STUDY; BACK BAY STUDY IS CRITICAL STEP TO HELP PREVENT FUTURE STORM DAMAGE IN SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITIES OF NASSAU COUNTY
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE FED FUNDING FOR THE LONG-AWAITED RUNWAY EXTENSION AT OGDENSBURG AIRPORT – LONGER RUNWAY WILL HELP NEW FLIGHTS LAND & ENABLE AIRPORT TO BEGIN LOW-FARE AIRLINE SERVICE WITH ALLEGIANT AIR, A KEY FOR REGIONAL JOB GROWTH AND INCREASED TOURISM
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE KEY COMMITTEE APPROVAL OF MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION TO THE 107th AIR WING
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE KEY COMMITTEE APPROVAL OF MORE THAN FOUR MILLION TO THE ARMY RESERVE
SCHUMER: FINALLY OUR COUNTRY WILL PROPERLY HONOR SGT. HENRY JOHNSON WHO WILL RECEIVE MEDAL OF HONOR HE RIGHTFULLY DESERVES ON TUESDAY
SCHUMER: HUNDREDS OF RECENT COPPER THEFTS ON MASS TRANSIT HAVE CAUSED MAJOR DELAYS, PUT NYC PASSENGERS AT RISK & COST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS; WITH COPPER THEFT ON RISE, SCHUMER CALLS FOR CRACKDOWN ON METAL THEFT TRAFFICKING NETWORK THROUGH LEGISLATION THAT STOPS LARGE, UNTRACEABLE CASH PAYMENTS TO COPPER THIEVES
SCHUMER: IN WAKE OF MOST RECENT, DANGEROUS GREEN-LASER ATTACK ON FIVE PILOTS FLYING OUT OF AND TO NEW YORK, SENATOR RENEWS PUSH FOR FDA TO BAN THE SALE OF THE MOST HIGH-POWERED, LONG-RANGE GREEN LASER POINTERS; EVIL-DOERS & PRANKSTERS PURPOSELY USE GREEN LASERS TO HARASS PILOTS, BUT SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES INCLUDE BLINDNESS & DISORIENTATION WHILE FLYING PLANE FULL OF PASSENGERS IN THE AIR
May 2015
IN WAKE OF MEMORIAL DAY, SCHUMER BACKS SYRACUSE FATHER’S PUSH TO GET SON’S NAME ON VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL – LARRY REILLY JR. DIED IN VIETNAM WAR TRAINING EXERCISE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA IN 1969, BUT BECAUSE ACCIDENT WAS OUTSIDE COMBAT ZONE, HE & 73 OTHER VETERANS WHO PERISHED WERE LEFT OFF NATIONAL MEMORIAL WALL
SCHUMER: IN THE WAKE OF FED INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED “RAMPANT, DEEP-ROOTED” CORRUPTION AT FIFA, SENATOR DEMANDS FIFA RELEASE FULL INTERNAL INVESTIGATION NEVER BEFORE SEEN BY THE PUBLIC – SENATOR CALLS ON FIFA PRESIDENT SEPP BLATTER TO MAKE FIRST ACTION OF NEW TERM THE RELEASE OF THE GARCIA REPORT
SCHUMER: WYOMING COUNTY FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS ARE DELAYED BECAUSE FIRST RESPONDERS CANNOT GAIN ACCESS TO RADIO FREQUENCIES WITHOUT CANADIAN APPROVAL – URGES FEDS TO GO TO BAT FOR WYOMING COUNTY & BREAK THROUGH RED TAPE THAT HAS HELD UP APPROVAL PROCESS
SCHUMER URGES U.S. ARMY TO RECONSIDER PHASING OUT CRITICAL SOLDIER WELLNESS PROGRAM AT RIVER HOSPITAL IN ALEXANDRIA BAY, WHICH TREATS MANY TROOPS FROM FORT DRUM FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS – SCHUMER SAYS NEW PROGRAM MAY NOT OFFER THE FULL LINE OF MENTAL HEALTH & THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
SCHUMER: ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK, OPIOID ABUSE IS UP & CRIMINALS ARE STEALING Rx DRUGS, BUT DEA RECENTLY ENDED HUGELY SUCCESSFUL DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM – SCHUMER URGES DEA TO REVERSE DECISION & REINSTITUTE NATIONAL TAKE-BACK DAYS, WHICH SAFELY COLLECTED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF Rx DRUGS & HELPED SAVE LIVES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $57,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE PLATTSBURGH FIRE DEPARTMENT
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, FEMA HAS AGREED TO FUND $3.1 MILLION NEEDED TO REPLACE VILLAGE OF WELLSBURG FIRE DEPT. & SAVE LOCAL TAXPAYERS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS – SENATOR, WHO HAS LONG ADVOCATED FOR WELLSBURG, PREVIOUISLY URGED FEDS TO EXPEDITE & APPROVE ADDITIONAL FED FUNDS TO MAKE VILLAGE FIRE DEPT. CONSTRUCTION A REALITY
SCHUMER CONVENES ORANGE COUNTY TOURISM SUMMIT TO ENSURE LOCAL BUSINESSES GET THE MOST OUT OF NEW SULLIVAN CASINO – SCHUMER BRINGS TOGETHER FED OFFICIALS, ORANGE COUNTY TOURISM, & ORANGE COUNTY CHAMBER TO DEVELOP COMPREHENSIVE TOURISM STRATEGY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FERC TO EXTEND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR COMPRESSOR PROJECT IN PENDLETON; PROPOSAL SEEKS TO INSTALL A COMPRESSOR STATION NEAR RESIDENTIAL HOMES TO SUPPORT EXPANSION OF EMPIRE PIPELINE – SENATORS SAY RESIDENTS NEED MORE TIME TO RESPOND TO PROPOSAL
SCHUMER: ‘SWATTING’ ATTACKS ON DRAMATIC RISE ACROSS HUDSON VALLEY—RECENT ATTACK CAUSED A SCHOOL TO GO ON LOCKDOWN, AND 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 ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, BLACK BUTTON DISTILLING IN ROCHESTER HAS RECEIVED FED APPROVALS NECESSARY TO EXPAND BUSINESS AND INCREASE PRODUCTION – SCHUMER PREVIOUSLY PUSHED FEDS TO EXPEDITE APPROVALS FOR LOCAL CRAFT DISTILLERY THAT HAD WAITED OVER 200 DAYS AS PERMIT APPLICATION LANGUISHED – SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE PUSHING FOR MORE FED DISTILLERY INSPECTORS TO REDUCE THE KINDS OF BACKLOGS BLACK BUTTON HAD TO ENDURE
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