Press Releases

April 2015
SCHUMER, HIGGINS URGE FEDS TO EXPEDITE APPROVALS FOR LIFE-SAVING HELICOPTER LANDING PAD AT NEW JOHN R. OISHEI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ON THE BUFFALO NIAGARA MEDICAL CAMPUS – HELIPAD WILL BE CRUCIAL FOR PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CREWS TRANSPORTING CRITICALLY ILL & INJURED PATIENTS
SCHUMER: AS ONLINE TAX FILING BECOMES MORE PREVALENT, MORE AND MORE NYers ARE LOSING THEIR TAX REBATES TO IDENTITY THEIVES & FRAUDSTERS; OVER 70,000 NYers WERE VICTIMS LAST YEAR– SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH FOR LEGISLATION TO STREAMLINE PROCESS TO RECOVER STOLEN RETURNS & IMPOSE NEW TAX FRAUD PROTECTIONS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $12K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NORTH COUNTRY HOUSING ORGANIZATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $10K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CENTRAL NY HOUSING ORGANIZATION IN OSWEGO COUNTY
BIPARTISAN GROUP OF U.S. SENATE AND HOUSE LAWMAKERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY INTRODUCE CRITICAL REAUTHORIZATION OF JAMES ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH AND COMPENSATION ACT
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $2.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES’ DISASTER CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM; FEMA FUNDING, WHICH SENATOR HELPED SECURE, WILL HELP ENSURE PROGRAM CONTINUES THROUGH OCTOBER IN ORDER TO ASSIST 3,000 SANDY VICTIMS WITH OPEN CASES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $13K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CAPITAL REGION HOUSING ORGANIZATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $12K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WESTERN NY HOUSING ORGANIZATION IN NIAGARA COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND INTRODUCE BILL THAT WOULD CREATE FIRST-EVER CONSERVATION PROGRAM TO PROTECT AND IMPROVE DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $3 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL, RAIL SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $27K IN FED FUNDS FOR YATES AND WAYNE COUNTY HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS
SCHUMER: RECENTLY UNEARTHED FDA REPORT CONFIRMS WEIGHT LOSS AND WORKOUT SUPPLEMENTS CONTAIN HIDDEN, DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE AMPHETAMINE & FDA KNEW ABOUT IT; SENATOR DEMANDS FDA IMMEDIATELY BAN HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL & HOLD COMPANIES ACCOUNTABLE THAT MASKED HARMFUL CHEMICAL AS "NATURAL BOTANICALS"
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO EXAMINE OUTDATED FLOOD MAPS IN JOHNSTOWN; CURRENT MAPS, WHICH DATE BACK TO 1983, FORCE MANY FAMILIES & BUSINESS OWNERS TO PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR UNNECESSARY FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS – SCHUMER URGES FEMA TO MAKE CRITICAL UPDATES TO FLOOD MAPS THAT COULD SAVE 50 PROPERTIES FROM BEING SUBJECT TO EXCESSIVE FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS
SCHUMER: WAR ON DRUGS IS RAGING IN BROOME COUNTY AND THE FEDS NEED TO GET MORE INVOLVED – SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO DESIGNATE BROOME AS HIGH-INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA, WHICH WILL MEAN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, INTELLIGENCE, AND COORDINATION TO HELP DISRUPT TRAFFICKING; EFFORT HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE IN OTHER NEW YORK AREAS
SCHUMER, STANDING WITH HARRIET TUBMAN’S RELATIVES, URGES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO PUT TUBMAN PARK ON FAST TRACK & FINALIZE DETAILS TO GET TUBMAN PARK UP & RUNNING ASAP—SENATOR SAYS PARK SERVICE NEEDS TO WORK WITH LOCALS ON PREPARING PROPERTY FOR TRANSFER TO FEDS & OVERCOME LAST REMAINING OBSTACLES STANDING IN WAY
SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO NAME NEW SI FERRY BOAT AFTER PROMINENT STATEN ISLAND ICON, FORMER BOROUGH PRESIDENT JAMES MOLINARO; SENATOR SECURED MILLIONS IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TWO NEW VESSELS & IS URGING NYCDOT TO NAME A NEW FERRY IN HONOR OF THIS STATEN ISLAND WARRIOR
SCHUMER: WITH ONLY 1 FEDERAL RAILROAD INSPECTOR FOR ALL 3,000 TRAIN BRIDGES IN NYS, WHICH ARE NOW CARRYING DANGEROUS CRUDE OIL TRAINS, SENATOR CALLS FOR MORE RAILROAD BRIDGE INSPECTORS
SCHUMER: NEW FEDERAL DATA SHOWS COUNTERFEIT MONEY IS GREATLY INCREASING ON LONG ISLAND, LEAVING LOCAL BUSINESSES, LIKE CHURCHILL’S RESTAURANT & KASEY’S KITCHEN, HIGH & DRY WHEN THEY ATTEMPT TO DEPOSIT FAKE BILLS – SENATOR URGES SECRET SERVICE TO STEP-UP EFFORTS ON LONG ISLAND TO COMBAT COUNTERFEIT BILLS—HELP LOCAL RETAILERS IDENTIFY FAKE CURRENCY
SCHUMER: FEDS MUST PROVIDE FUNDS TO HELP REPAIR HUGE SINK HOLE IN DOWNTOWN KINGSTON; $7+ MILLION DOLLAR COST IS OUT OF REACH FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT—FEMA MUST UPDATE ITS POLICY AND ALLOW COMMUNITIES LIKE KINGSTON TO GET FED AID FOR SINKHOLE REPAIRS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $600,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MONROE COUNTY
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