Press Releases

February 2015
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $7 MILLION HEAD START GRANT FOR MONROE COUNTY
SCHUMER PUSHES FOR $500K IN FED FUNDS TO TURBOCHARGE SOUTHERN TIER INNOVATION HOT SPOT – WOULD SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS DEVELOPING NEW PRODUCTS AND IDEAS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $740,000 IN USDA FUNDING TO SUPPORT BEGINNING FARMERS PROGRAM AT STONE BARNS IN WESTCHESTER
SCHUMER, GRASSLEY INTRODUCE BILL TO PERMANENTLY EXTEND KEY PROGRAM PROVIDING $16 MILLION PER YEAR IN MEDICARE PAYMENT TO RURAL UPSTATE NY HOSPITALS – FUNDING AT RISK OF EXPIRING IN NEXT FEW MONTHS IF LEGISLATION FAILS; BILL CREATES PERMANENT SOLUTION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO TWO ITHACA INSTITUTIONS TO TRAIN RETURNING VETS TO BE FARMERS & RANCHERS
SCHUMER JOINS WITH FAMILY OF ROCHESTER POLICE OFFICER DARYL PIERSON TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO RENAME EAST ROCHESTER POST OFFICE IN FALLEN HERO’S HONOR – OFFICER PIERSON REPRESENTED THE BEST OF ROCHESTER AND GENERATIONS SHOULD BE REMINDED OF HIS SACRIFICE & COURAGE
SCHUMER JOINS WITH ‘MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON’ PILOT CHESLEY “SULLY” SULLENBERGER & FLIGHT 3407 FAMILIES TO LAUNCH PUSH TO PROTECT CRITICAL FEDERAL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS – RULES FAMILIES FOUGHT HARD FOR ARE AT RISK OF BEING ROLLED BACK IN COMING MONTHS; ANY WEAKENING OF SAFETY STANDARDS IS UNACCEPTABLE
SCHUMER URGES SENATE COLLEAGUES TO PASS MOMENTOUS LEGISLATION TOMORROW THAT WOULD IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE & SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS
January 2015
SCHUMER URGES FAA TO REQUIRE DRONE MANUFACTURERS TO LIMIT WHERE DRONES CAN FLY & AVOID COLLISIONS; USING BUILT-IN SOFTWARE & GPS, MANUFACTURERS CAN DEVELOP TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE DRONES CANNOT FLY NEAR AIRPORTS OR AIRCRAFT, OR OVER HIGH-RISK SECURITY AREAS LIKE THE WHITE HOUSE
SCHUMER: MTA STILL NOT TESTING LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD ENGINEERS FOR SLEEP APNEA, WHICH CAUSED SPUYTEN-DUYVIL CRASH; SENATOR DEMANDS MTA IMMEDIATELY INSTITUTE SLEEP DISORDER TESTING & TREATMENT PLAN FOR LIRR, AS MTA DOES ON METRO-NORTH & NYC SUBWAY
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT NEW HEALTHCARE DESIGNATION FOR SIX HHC DIAGNOSTIC CENTERS IN MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN & THE BRONX; FEDERAL DESIGNATION MEANS APPROX. $30 MILLION PER YEAR TO HELP INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES IN NEW YORK CITY COMMUNITIES WITH VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
SCHUMER PUSHES FOR CRITICAL FEDERAL FUNDING TO KEEP RIT PARTNERSHIP WITH U.S. NAVY ALIVE – PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPS COST-EFFECTIVE WAYS TO REHAB, UPGRADE MILITARY EQUIPMENT FOR TROOPS; BUT PROGRAM IS NOT SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE FED FUNDING THIS YEAR OR NEXT, PUTTING FUTURE RESEARCH AT RISK
SCHUMER, BLUMENTHAL: METRO-NORTH MUST PROVIDE RAPID REPORT ON THE CAUSE OF LAST NIGHT’S DERAILMENT OUTSIDE OF GRAND CENTRAL – LUCKILY THERE WERE NO INJURIES, BUT ALL DERAILMENTS SHOULD BE FULLY INVESTIGATED TO AVOID FUTURE TRAGEDY FROM SIMILAR CAUSES
SCHUMER PLUGS PITCHER STREET POST OFFICE WITH INCOMING POSTMASTER GENERAL – IN ONE-ON-ONE MEETING, SCHUMER REITERATES IMPORTANCE OF UTICA POST OFFICE & VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING TO KEEP MOHAWK VALLEY POSTAL HUB ALIVE
SCHUMER URGES INCOMING POSTMASTER GENERAL BRENNAN TO HONOR LONG-STANDING COMMITMENT TO KEEP U.S.P.S. BUFFALO PROCESSING & DISTRIBUTION CENTER OPEN THROUGH 2015 – SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING TO KEEP WILLIAM ST. CENTER ALIVE
SCHUMER: TWO LANDFILLS ON THE OLD HUDSON RIVER MILL PROPERTY IN CORINTH HAVE STYMIED LOCAL ATTEMPTS TO BRING NEW COMPANY TO SITE FOR TOO LONG – SCHUMER CALLS ON INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY, OWNER OF PROPERTY, TO SELL NON-LANDFILL PORTION IN ORDER TO SECURE BUYER
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE ROCHESTER-SUNY PROPOSAL WILL ADVANCE TO FINAL ROUND OF COMPETITION FOR $110 MILLION TO CREATE NEW NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PHOTONICS – SENATORS HAVE SUPPORTED EFFORT & SAY ROCHESTER IS WELL-POSITIONED TO WIN, AS HOME OF WORLD’S GREATEST CONCENTRATION OF EXPERTISE IN OPTICS, PHOTONICS, IMAGING
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND FIGHT TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM UNWANTED TELEMARKETING CALLS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $5.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL SANDY FUNDING TO TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD FOR REPAIRS TO NORTH HEMPSTEAD BEACH PARK
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR NEW BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO STOP IRAN’S NUCLEAR THREAT
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