Press Releases

January 2015
SCHUMER: THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN OF SEVERELY DISABLED VETS ARE UNFAIRLY KICKED OFF THEIR VA HEALTH PLAN AT AGE 18, WHEN OTHER CHILDREN CAN STAY ON PARENTS’ PLANS UNTIL AGE 26 – SCHUMER PUSHES NEW BILL TO ENSURE VETS’ KIDS GET SAME HEALTH CARE BENEFITS AS EVERYONE ELSE
SCHUMER INTRODUCES ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE, LORETTA LYNCH, TO THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
SCHUMER: FIRST RESPONDERS TOO-OFTEN CAN'T LOCATE VICTIMS WHEN 9-1-1 CALLS ARE MADE FROM CELL PHONES; COULD LEAD TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY DELAYS IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIME – SCHUMER URGES FCC TO APPROVE & IMPLEMENT STRONG NEW RULES, DURING MEETING TOMORROW, TO STRENGTHEN 9-1-1 CALL ACCURACY FROM CELL PHONES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $191 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR 680 NEW YORK STATE ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $4 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY FOR HURRICANE SANDY REPAIRS AT GLEN ISLAND PARK
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEDS PROPOSING PLAN TO CONTROL SPREAD OF DESTRUCTIVE HEMLOCK WOOLLY ADELGID IN FINGER LAKES NATIONAL FOREST – SENATOR URGES USDA TO GET PLAN UNDERWAY ASAP TO COMBAT TREE-KILLING PEST; EXTEND EFFORTS TO ALL S. TIER & FINGER LAKES COUNTIES AFFECTED
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, USDA & SBA TO HOST FIRST-EVER WEBINAR FEB 11th FOR NYS FARMERS, BREWERS & DISTILLERS INTERESTED IN GROWING MALT BARLEY – WILL IDENTIFY FED PROGRAMS TO HELP FARMERS & MALT HOUSES ADD EQUIPMENT & SCALE UP
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO FEATURE NIAGARA FALLS-BASED ISAIAH 61 PROJECT ON HGTV SHOW ‘REHAB ADDICT’ – ISAIAH 61 PROJECT TRAINS UNEMPLOYED CITY RESIDENTS IN HOME RENOVATION SKILLS; ORGANIZATION IS CURRENTLY TURNING A VACANT FIREHOUSE INTO ITS NEW HQ & WOULD GAIN VALUABLE EXPERTISE & EXPOSURE FROM HGTV SHOW
SCHUMER REVEALS: DESPITE RECENT NEAR-COLLISION ON JFK RUNWAY & OTHER NEAR MISSES, FAA HAS NOT INSTALLED RUNWAY LIGHTING SYSTEMS USED TO PREVENT CRASHES AT NY’S 3 MAJOR AIRPORTS, WHILE AGENCY HAS PUT SYSTEM IN PLACE IN OTHER CITIES; SENATOR DEMANDS FAA GET SYSTEM ON-LINE AT NY AIRPORTS IMMEDIATELY– NATION’S BUSIEST AIRSPACE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEW YORK WILL RECEIVE ADDITIONAL $33 MILLION FROM FEDERAL LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO HELP SENIORS AND LOW INCOME FAMILIES OFFSET THE COST OF HEATING THEIR HOMES – SECOND INSTALLMENT OF LIHEAP FUNDING WILL HELP NEW YORKERS IN MIDST OF COLD WINTER
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $154 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LONG BEACH’S SOUTH NASSAU COMMUNITIES HOSPITAL TO REBUILD FORMER LONG BEACH MEDICAL CENTER THAT WAS DAMAGED BY SUPERSTORM SANDY
SCHUMER CALLS ON ADMINISTRATION TO INCLUDE A ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY REPRESENTATIVE AT THE WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT ON CYBERSECURITY & CONSUMER PROTECTION – SCHUMER SAYS RIT, AS A NATIONAL LEADER IN FIELD, SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO IMPROVE TECHNOLOGIES THAT PROTECT CONSUMERS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, BUFFALO VA HOSPITAL TO RECEIVE 5 PIECES OF CRITICAL LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT THAT HAVE BEEN IN BACKLOG FOR YEARS – PUSHES FEDS TO CONTINUE CLEARING BACKLOG & APPROVE 4 ADDITIONAL PIECES OF EQUIPMENT VITAL FOR WNY VETERANS IN NEED
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT MOTHER OF AVONTE OQUENDO - VANESSA FONTAINE - WILL BE HIS GUEST TO THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION; WILL CALL FOR PASSAGE OF 'AVONTE'S LAW'
SCHUMER: LONG-AWAITED PLAN TO INVESTIGATE & CLEAN UP POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS RADIOACTIVE WASTE AT FORMER SYLVANIA CORNING PLANT IN HICKSVILLE IS LAGGING – AT-RISK RESIDENTS HAVE WAITED YEARS FOR ARMY CORPS TO CLEAN UP RADIOACTIVE URANIUM LEFTOVER FROM 1950’s COLD WAR GOVT NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM
SCHUMER REVEALS: BOMB-MAKING IN HOMES IS SHOCKINGLY NOT ILLEGAL, TYING LAW ENFORCEMENT’S HANDS IN PREVENTING TERRORIST ATTACKS; IN WAKE OF AL QAEDA RELEASING NEW, DANGEROUS BOMB-MAKING RECIPE TO INCITE U.S. TERRORIST ATTACKS, SENATOR LAUNCHES PLAN TO CRIMINALIZE HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES
SCHUMER, BLUMENTHAL RAISE RED FLAGS ON FHWA TESTING OF POTENTIALLY-DEFECTIVE GUARDRAILS
SCHUMER PUSHES FEMA TO FULLY FUND CRITICAL REPAIRS TO KINGSTON’S SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT FLOODED BY HURRICANE SANDY – FEDS APPROVED INITIAL COST ESTIMATE FOR REPAIRS, BUT RECENT DISCOVERY OF ADDITIONAL DAMAGE HAS MORE THAN TRIPLED PRICE TAG; SCHUMER URGES FEMA TO RE-CONSIDER KINGSTON’S APPLICATION & COVER ENTIRE $6M IN COSTS
SCHUMER CALLS FOR PLANNED EXPANSION OF ROUTE 17 TO BE EXTENDED ALL THE WAY TO MONTICELLO – WITH MAJOR INCREASE IN TRAFFIC EXPECTED DUE TO NEW CASINO, STOPPING RT. 17 EXPANSION IN WALLKILL DOES NOT MAKE SENSE; PLEDGES TO MAKE PASSING MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE BILL A TOP PRIORITY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.8 MILLION FOR MTA TUNNEL AND BRIDGE EMERGENCY REPAIRS
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