Press Releases

April 2015
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO GET FULL FUNDING FOR ARMY TACTICAL RADIO PROGRAM FOR 2016 – SCHUMER SAYS COMPANIES LIKE HARRIS RADIO IN ROCHESTER WOULD HAVE OPPORUNITY TO PRODUCE DEVICES TO HELP COMMUNICATION AND COOPERATION AMONG MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $800,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CLINTON COUNTY
SCHUMER:NEW YORK STATE’S $65 MILLION POTATO INDUSTRY AT SEVERE RISK FROM INVASIVE SPECIES; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO REPLACE CORNELL UNIVERSITY’S OUTDATED NEMATODE LAB WITH NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY AT THE UNIVERSITY
SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL WITH EDA REGIONAL ADMIN, URGES FEDS TO APPROVE $617,000 FOR LAUNCH NY IN BUFFALO, WHICH IS ALREADY POSITIVELY IMPACTING UPSTATE JOB GROWTH – FED FUNDS, COUPLED WITH MATCHING GRANTS, WOULD PROVIDE $1.3M IN FUNDING FOR RESOURCES FOR START-UPS & ENTREPRENEURS TO GROW, EXPAND, & CREATE JOBS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $100K IN FED FUNDS FOR MERCY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN GENESEE COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $270K IN FED FUNDS FOR GREENBURGH POLICE DEPARTMENT IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY APPROVE SIDNEY’S INNOVATIVE, LONG-TERM FLOOD PROTECTION PROPOSAL– PROJECT WOULD REDUCE FUTURE FLOOD DAMAGE & AVOID COSTLY BATTLE AGAINST FLOOD WATERS YEAR AFTER YEAR
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE SWIFT FED REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF A HELICOPTER PERMIT FOR MAJOR MOVIE PRODUCTION TO FILM IN BUFFALO NEXT MONTH – PROJECT IS ESTIMATED TO BRING MILLIONS IN ECONOMIC IMPACT, BOOSTING REVENUE FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES & TOURISM INDUSTRY
SCHUMER: COURT ORDERS SEVERAL CELL PHONE COMPANIES TO REFUND CUSTOMERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR UNFAIR BILLING CHARGES, BUT MONEY WILL REMAIN UNCLAIMED UNLESS CONSUMERS APPLY BY THIS FRIDAY; SCHUMER LAYS OUT SIMPLE PROCESS BY WHICH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NY CONSUMERS CAN RECEIVE REFUNDS, SOME UP TO HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS, IF THEY SIMPLY APPLY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, GIBSON ANNOUNCE, AFTER PERSONAL APPEALS TO FEMA ADMINISTRATOR FUGATE, FEMA APPROVES FRAMEWORK THAT WILL FINALLY ALLOW SCHOHARIE COUNTY TO FULLY FUND THE RELOCATION OF ITS PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY
SCHUMER CALLS FOR $2.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BROOKLYN NAVY YARD’S BUILDING 77 EXPANSION PROJECT; BUILDING 77 PROJECT WILL PROVIDE MORE SPACE TO HOUSE AN ADDITIONAL 3,000 JOBS
IN PERSONAL MEETING, SCHUMER CONGRATULATES NEW YORK STATE 2015 TEACHER OF THE YEAR RECIPIENT, CHARLES GIGLIO OF GLOVERSVILLE – SCHUMER SAYS FULTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER CONTINUES LONG-STANDING TRADITION OF EXCEPTIONAL WORK IN NY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SCHUMER: MORE FED FUNDING NEEDED TO REPLACE VILLAGE OF WELLSBURG FIRE DEPT. & SAVE LOCAL TAXPAYERS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS – SENATOR, WHO HAS LONG ADVOCATED FOR WELLSBURG, URGES FEDS TO EXPEDITE & APPROVE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR VILLAGE TO MAKE FIRE DEPT. CONSTRUCTION A REALITY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: ROCHESTER IS IN SHORT SUPPLY OF PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS; SENATORS LAUNCH PUSH TO SECURE VITAL FEDERAL DESIGNATION THAT WILL HELP ROCHESTER ATTRACT MORE DOCS AND INCREASE QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, JEFFRIES ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL SANDY FUNDING FOR REPAIRS TO CONEY ISLAND’S STEEPLECHASE PIER
SCHUMER PUSHES TO CREATE FRENCH-LANGUAGE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR NORTHERN BORDER CUSTOMS OFFICERS – LACK OF FRENCH PROFICIENCY AMONG OFFICERS SLOWS DOWN CROSSINGS; TRAINING WOULD SPEED UP INSPECTIONS & MAKE BORDER CROSSING MORE EFFICIENT
SCHUMER: COURT ORDERS CELL PHONE COMPANIES TO REFUND CUSTOMERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR UNFAIR BILLING CHARGES BUT MONEY WILL REMAIN UNCLAIMED UNLESS CONSUMERS APPLY BY THIS FRIDAY, MAY 1st; SCHUMER LAYS OUT SIMPLE PROCESS BY WHICH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NY CONSUMERS CAN RECEIVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS EACH IF THEY SIMPLY APPLY
SCHUMER: ‘SWATTING’ ATTACKS ON DRAMATIC RISE ACROSS LONG ISLAND—OVER 50 INCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED IN PAST YEAR—COSTING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, TERRIFYING INNOCENT VICTIMS & EVEN ENDANGERING LIVES; SCHUMER INTRODUCES NEW BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON SWATTING & DETER ALARMING NEW CRIME TREND THREATENING LOCAL RESIDENTS, LAW ENFORCEMENT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY: WITH THE 100thANNIVERSARY OF THE CITY OF WHITE PLAINS ON THE HORIZON, U.S. NAVY SHOULD NAME A SHIP IN CITY’S HONOR
SCHUMER: E-CIGARETTE MANUFACTURERS TARGETING TEENS WITH GLITZY ADS & CANDY FLAVORS LIKE ‘CHERRY CRUSH’ & ‘GUMMY BEAR’— NEW CDC REPORT SHOWS E-CIG PUFFING HAS TRIPLED AMONG HIGH SCHOOLERS; SCHUMER DEMANDS FDA BAN FUN FLAVORS & REGULATE MARKETING TACTICS AIMED AT KIDS
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