Press Releases

June 2015
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
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
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