Press Releases

April 2015
SCHUMER: CRAFT BREWING IS ON THE RISE IN DUTCHESS COUNTY BUT BREWERS NEED ACCESS TO LOCALLY-GROWN MALT BARLEY FOR INDUSTRY TO THRIVE; LOCAL FARMERS HESITANT TO GROW CROP DUE TO LACK OF FED INSURANCE – SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO ESTABLISH ESSENTIAL CROP INSURANCE FOR DUTCHESS COUNTY MALT BARLEY FARMERS
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO BE READY TO IMMEDIATELY EXPEDITE APPROVALS FOR NEW PORT JERVIS WATER PARK, WHICH COULD BRING IN OVER 500,000 TOURISTS PER YEAR & PROVIDE MAJOR BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY— A PROJECT WITH SUCH HUGE POTENTIAL SHOULD NOT GET STUCK IN BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: “PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF”; JETBLUE AIRWAYS WILL BEGIN LONG-AWAITED ALBANY FLIGHTS ON DECEMBER 10TH WITH NON-STOP SERVICE TO FT. LAUDERDALE & ORLANDO – FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE STARTING TODAY; WILL ENABLE CAPITAL REGION TRAVELERS TO FLY DIRECTLY TO FLORIDA WITHOUT LAYOVERS
SCHUMER: NEW NUMBERS SHOW COUNTERFEIT MONEY HAS BECOME AN EPIDEMIC IN SYRACUSE; MANY LOCAL STORES HAVE SUFFERED IN THE LAST MONTH & ARE LEFT HIGH AND DRY WHEN THEY GO TO DEPOSIT FAKE BILLS – SCHUMER URGES SECRET SERVICE TO STEP UP EFFORTS TO COMBAT COUNTERFEIT BILLS & PROVIDE RESOURCES TO HELP LOCAL SYRACUSE RETAILERS IDENTIFY FAKE CURRENCY
SCHUMER CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW CONSTANTINO’S GROCERY STORE; SUPERMARKET DESPERATELY NEEDED IN MT. HOPE AREA SET TO OPEN THIS WEEK IN ROCHESTER’S COLLEGE TOWN – SCHUMER LEADS FIRST LOOK AT NEW 21,000 SQUARE FOOT STORE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW SYRACUSE JOB TRAINING PROGRAM
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND MAKE FINAL PUSH TO URGE DEPT. OF DEFENSE TO SELECT ROCHESTER-SUNY PROPOSAL IN COMPETITION FOR $110 MILLION TO CREATE NEW NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PHOTONICS – SENATORS SAY NEW YORK IS WELL-POSITIONED TO WIN, AS HOME OF WORLD’S GREATEST CONCENTRATION OF EXPERTISE IN OPTICS, PHOTONICS, IMAGING
WITH AIR FORCE DECISION IMMINENT ON FINALISTS FOR KC-46A BED DOWN, SCHUMER MAKES CALL TO AIR FORCE SECRETARY URGING HER TO PUT NFARS ON THE SHORT LIST – SCHUMER SAYS NFARS WOULD BE A GREAT HOME FOR NEW KC-46A TANKERS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE HAS AGREED TO PURCHASE $9.6 MILLION IN SURPLUS CONCORD GRAPE JUICE TO STABILIZE PRICES FOR GRAPE GROWERS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
March 2015
SCHUMER: NEW I-95 TOLLS PLACED BY CONNECTICUT ON NY BORDER COULD BACK UP 14,000 TRUCKS AND CARS & DIVERT TRAFFIC INTO RYE & PORT CHESTER, OVERWHELMING LOCAL STREETS AS DRIVERS AVOID TOLL; PLAN SHOULD NOT PROGRESS WITHOUT ADEQUATE COMMUNITY INPUT – SCHUMER CALLS ON CT OFFICIALS TO LISTEN TO AND INCORPORATE NY CONCERNS BEFORE MOVING FORWARD
FOLLOWING KICK-OFF OF MAPLE TAPPING SEASON, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PUSH FOR FED FUNDS TO SUPPORT AND ENHANCE THE GROWTH OF THE UNTAPPED POTENTIAL OF NYS MAPLE SYRUP INDUSTRY
SCHUMER: NEW DISTILLERIES ARE PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE IN BUFFALO'S TRANSFORMATION & POSITIONING WNY AS CENTER OF DISTILLING BOOM, BUT THEY DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE MALT BARLEY THEY NEED DUE TO RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH GROWING THE CROP – SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO ESTABLISH ESSENTIAL CROP INSURANCE FOR WNY MALT BARLEY FARMERS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $500K IN FED FUNDS AWARDED TO SOUTHERN TIER STARTUP ALLIANCE – SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND PUSHED FOR FUNDS THAT WILL SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS DEVELOPING NEW PRODUCTS AND IDEAS
SCHUMER & SLAUGHTER LEAD CEREMONY TO OFFICIALLY DEDICATE THE ROCHESTER MAIN POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF SPC THEODORE MATTHEW GLENDE, A HOMETOWN HERO WHO GAVE HIS LIFE IN COMBAT – SCHUMER & SLAUGHTER JOINED BY SPC GLENDE’S FAMILY, VETERANS & USPS OFFICIALS
SCHUMER: GROUNDBREAKING & AUTHORITATIVE REPORT SHOWS MALE NURSES EARN $5,100 MORE THAN WOMEN FOR DOING THE SAME JOB; SENATOR SAYS NEW REPORT PROVES NO JOB—OR INDUSTRY—SHIELDS WOMEN FROM MAKING LESS FOR DOING THE SAME WORK; SCHUMER URGES DOUBLING DOWN ON ‘PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT’ TO CLOSE PAY GAP HOLDING BACK WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE
WITH DANGEROUS FENTANYL-LACED HEROIN SPIKING IN ROCHESTER & OVERDOSES DRAMATICALLY RISING, SCHUMER PUSHES TO REVERSE PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED CUT TO DRUG TRAFFICKING PROGRAM THAT ROCHESTER LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS IS CRITICAL TO BREAKING UP LOCAL DRUG RINGS – LAUNCHES PUSH TO PREVENT CUT & RAISE FUNDING FOR PROGRAM BY $100M
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY: FEDS COMMIT TO DELIVER $4.4 MILLION TO GRAND VIEW-ON-HUDSON TO REPLACE VILLAGE HALL, WHICH WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED BY HURRICANE SANDY
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO CREATE FIRST-EVER DEDICATED FUNDING STREAM FOR FEDERAL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS TESTING SITES LIKE NUAIR IN CENTRAL NEW YORK – FUNDING WOULD ALLOW TEST SITES TO FURTHER DEVELOP TECHNOLOGY & PERFORM CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH
SCHUMER LEADS GROUP OF SENATORS FROM SIX KEY STATES IN FULL-COURT PRESS URGING FEDS TO RELEASE STRONGEST RULE POSSIBLE, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, TO TOUGHEN TANK CAR STANDARDS FOR CRUDE OIL TRANSPORTATION BY RAIL
SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL MEETING WITH FED OFFICIAL WHO WILL OVERSEE WEST VALLEY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT, PUSHES TO RESTORE FULL FUNDING FOR RADIOACTIVE WASTE CLEANUP AT THE CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SITE – PROGRAM HAS BEEN SHORTCHANGED FOR YEARS & CONTINUES TO POSE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK TO WNY
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