Press Releases

March 2015
SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW EFFORT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL GRANTS INSTEAD OF JUST LOANS FOR NYS SEWER REPAIR PROJECTS – FED SEWER FUNDS, CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AS LOANS, CAN MAKE UPGRADES DIFFICULT FOR COMMUNITIES TO AFFORD
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, NADLER ANNOUNCE OVER $343 MILLION IN FEDERAL SANDY-RELIEF FUNDING FOR MTA’S SOUTH FERRY TERMINAL STATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, AFTER THEIR PUSH, FEMA HAS OBLIGATED FIRST PART OF FUNDING FOR THE OWEGO APALACHIN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BUILD NEW ADMINISTRATION BUILDING DAMAGED BY TROPICAL STORM LEE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $4 MILLION IN HEAD START FUNDS FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY ORGANIZATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.3 MILLION IN HEAD START FUNDS FOR OTSEGO COUNTY ORGANIZATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.3 MILLION IN HEAD START FUNDS FOR CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY ORGANIZATION
SCHUMER URGES FEMA TO SWIFTLY REVIEW & APPROVE ADDITIONAL FED FUNDING FOR THE CITY OF TROY TO COVER COST OF MAJOR REPAIRS TO CAMPBELL AVENUE & ADJOINING SEWER, WHICH WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED DURING HURRICANE IRENE – FED REIMBURSEMENT WILL HELP PREVENT LOCAL TAXPAYERS FROM SHOULDERING COSTS
SCHUMER CALLS FOR TSA PRE-CHECK ENROLLMENT CENTER AT SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; CURRENTLY, LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO WANT TO ENROLL MUST TRAVEL TO OSWEGO – NEW ENROLLMENT CENTER WOULD MEAN SHORTER, MORE CONVENIENT SECURITY LINES FOR SYRACUSE TRAVELERS
SCHUMER CALLS ON FAA TO END DELAYS & APPROVE CRITICAL PLAN TO EXTEND RUNWAY AT MACARTHUR AIRPORT TO ATTRACT MORE AIRLINES & IMPROVE SAFETY FOR FLYERS; WITH FAA PREDICTING MAJOR FLIGHT CONGESTION AT JFK & LGA IN NEXT DECADE -TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE TO GET MACARTHUR INFRASTRUCTURE UP TO SPEED
SCHUMER PLACES PERSONAL PHONE CALL TO ALCOA CEO KLAUS KLEINFELD; CONFIDENT ALCOA IS COMMITTED TO MASSENA & LOCAL JOBS ARE WELL-POSITIONED – SCHUMER PLACED CALL IN LIGHT OF ALCOA REVIEWING COMPANY-WIDE COST-CUTTING OPTIONS
SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO INVESTIGATE SAFETY OF LUMBER LIQUIDATORS’ WOOD FLOORING & RECALL PRODUCT IF DANGEROUS – RECENT REPORTS SHOW CHINESE-IMPORTED WOOD FLOORING COULD CONTAIN DANGEROUS AMOUNTS OF CARCINOGENIC FORMALDEYHYDE, POLLUTING THE AIR INSIDE NYC APARTMENTS & HOMES LIKE THOSE REBUILT POST-SANDY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY URGE FEMA TO EXPEDITE OVER $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CRITICAL POWER GRID IMPROVEMENTS AT NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL; HOSPITAL LOST POWER FOR THREE DAYS DURING SUPERSTORM SANDY – UPGRADES WILL HELP HOSPITAL BETTER WITHSTAND FUTURE STORMS
SCHUMER: MORE THAN 63,000 NEW YORKERS HAVE YET TO CLAIM OVER $62.8 MILLION IN REFUNDS FROM THEIR 2011 FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURNS; TIME RUNS OUT TO CLAIM THESE REFUNDS NEXT MONTH – SCHUMER ENCOURAGES NYS RESIDENTS TO CLAIM THESE UNCLAIMED FUNDS BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT
SCHUMER: CONGRESS MUST ACT ASAP SO 275,000 NY CHILDREN DO NOT LOSE THEIR LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE THIS SUMMER – SCHUMER LAUNCHES EFFORT TO EXTEND FED FUNDING THAT HELPS MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES AFFORD HEALTH CARE FOR THEIR CHILDREN; PUSHES BILL THAT WOULD RE-UP CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM UNTIL 2019
SCHUMER & 70+ SENATE COLLEAGUES CALL ON STATE DEPT. TO ADDRESS ONGOING INTIMIDATION OF MEDIA AND CENSORSHIP OF THE PRESS IN TURKEY UNDER PRESIDENT ERDOGAN’S ADMINISTRATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $21.5 MILLION IN HEAD START FUNDS FOR ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK
SCHUMER TO FEDS: APPROVE OVER $700K IN FUNDS MOUNT VERNON NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER NETWORK IN WESTCHESTER DESERVES; NETWORK HAS BEEN WAITING TWO YEARS TO RECEIVE FUNDS – SENATOR URGES FEDS TO EXPEDITE RELEASE OF DESPERATELY NEEDED FUNDING TO HELP KEEP SITES IN MT. VERNON, YONKERS & GREENBURGH OPERATING AT FULL CAPACITY
AFTER ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES CUT TO ONE OF ROCHESTER’S MOST IMPORTANT FED PROGRAMS, SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT FOR FULL FUNDING IN CONGRESS TO PRESERVE IT – FED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM HAS BEEN CRITICAL TO DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT & COMBATING POVERTY; CUTS COULD SLOW PROGRESS
SCHUMER JOINS WITH PARENTS OF COLONIE NATIVE & SUNY COBLESKILL GRAD LAUREN TANSKI, WHO WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED TWO YEARS AGO, AND PUSHES PLAN THAT WOULD REQUIRE PRIVATE LOAN COMPANIES TO IMMEDIATELY FORGIVE DEBT AFTER DEATH OF STUDENT BORROWERS – PARENTS SHOULD NOT BE FORCED TO CONTINUE PAYING STUDENT LOANS AFTER TRAGIC DEATH OF A CHILD
SCHUMER, STANDING WITH MAYORS & OTHER OFFICIALS FROM TOWNS OF ONONDAGA, ELBRIDGE, LAFAYETTE, SKANEATELES, VAN BUREN & VILLAGES OF JORDAN, BALDWINSVILLE & MARCELLUS, BLASTS HUD FOR PULLING OUT RUG FROM COMMUNITIES THAT WERE RELYING ON FED FUNDS FOR CRITICIAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS – ONONDAGA COUNTY COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN WRONGFULLY DENIED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS THEY WERE PROMISED
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