Press Releases

December 2014
SCHUMER: WITH TWO INSTANCES OF DRONES SPOTTED FLYING ABOVE BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, DRONE USE HAS BEGUN TO PUT LOCAL PASSENGER FLIGHTS AT RISK – SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO GET NEW DRONE REGULATIONS OUT THE DOOR ASAP
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA FIXES TO HELP HOMEOWNERS FALLEN VICTIM TO FLOOD INSURANCE PROCESS THAT’S STACKED AGAINST THEM
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT, AFTER HIS PUSH, LEGISLATION THAT CLOSES LOOPHOLE THAT ALLOWS EXPELLED NAZIS TO COLLECT SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS HAS CLEARED CONGRESS & NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR SIGNATURE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, PROVISION TO HELP CUT DOWN ON ALARMING MILITARY SUICIDE RATE INCLUDED IN JUST-UNVEILED NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL; WOULD INCREASE MENTAL HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS IN SYRACUSE – URGES COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT BILL; PASSAGE IN CONGRESS WOULD THEN SEND REQUEST TO PRESIDENT’S DESK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $336 MILLION IN FEDERAL SANDY FUNDING FOR MTA’S BROOKLYN BATTERY TUNNEL & QUEENS MIDTOWN TUNNEL
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT, AFTER HIS PUSH, LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE RESEARCH & REPORTING PROTOCOLS ON ‘SUDDEN DEATH IN THE YOUNG’ CLEARS CONGRESS, HEADS TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK – SCHUMER URGES PRESIDENT TO SIGN BILL INTO LAW; WILL HELP PROVIDE ANSWERS FOR BUFFALO PARENTS & PREVENT FUTURE TRAGEDY
GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER, HANNA ANNOUNCE AFTER THEIR PUSH, PROVISIONS THAT WOULD PROVIDE CONGRESS WITH MORE OVERSIGHT OVER DFAS PERSONNEL PLANS AND ADD PROTECTIONS FOR ROME DFAS WORKERS INCLUDED IN ANNUAL DEFENSE BILL
SCHUMER REVEALS: FED LOOPHOLE ENABLES THOUSANDS OF DANGEROUS “CHAMELEON CARRIER” TRUCKING COMPANIES TO HIDE IDENTITY & SKIRT AROUND SAFETY REGULATIONS – OVER 500 UPSTATE TRUCKING COMPANIES HAVE BEEN CITED FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS & ALL COULD HIDE THEIR IDENTITY; SCHUMER CALLS FOR STRICTER TRACKING THAT WILL PREVENT THESE COMPANIES FROM BECOMING CHAMELEONS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FDA WILL NOW REQUIRE CLEAR LABELS ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IF UNSAFE FOR USE WHILE PREGNANT- MARKS CRITICAL PROGRESS IN FIGHT AGAINST GROWING NUMBER OF RX DRUG ADDICTED INFANTS; FOR OVER TWO YEARS, SENATOR HAS URGED FEDS TO MAKE CLEAR, CONSISTENT RULES ABOUT SAFETY OF MEDS FOR USE DURING PREGNANCY & BREASTFEEDING
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MAFFEI ANNOUNCE PROVISION TO CREATE HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK INCLUDED IN NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL UNVEILED TODAY – URGE COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT BILL; HOUSE WILL VOTE THIS WEEK, SENATE NEXT WEEK; PASSAGE IN BOTH HOUSES WOULD THEN SEND REQUEST TO PRESIDENT’S DESK
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, PROVISION THAT WOULD SECURE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR WWI HERO SGT. HENRY JOHNSON IS INCLUDED IN JUST-UNVEILED NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL – SCHUMER URGES CONGRESSIONAL COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT BILL; HOUSE WILL VOTE THIS WEEK, SENATE NEXT WEEK; PASSAGE IN BOTH HOUSES WOULD THEN SEND MEDAL OF HONOR REQUEST TO PRESIDENT’S DESK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $72 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO UPGRADE & REPLACE FLOOD-PRONE UPSTATE NEW YORK BRIDGES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR THE VILLAGE OF NYACK FOR HURRICANE SANDY REPAIRS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SOUTHERN TIER COMPANY, SURESCAN CORPORATION, SECURES CRITICAL FED CERTIFICATION FROM TSA FOR ITS INNOVATIVE AIRPORT BAGGAGE SCREENING SYSTEM
SCHUMER: LACK OF YEAR-ROUND BRIDGE CONNECTING IRONDEQUOIT & WEBSTER HURTS LOCAL BUSINESSES, RESIDENTS & LEAVES TOWNS VULNERABLE DURING EMERGENCY – SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH FOR FED FUNDING THAT WOULD ALLOW TOWN TO PROVIDE YEAR-ROUND ACCESS ACROSS BRIDGE THAT WORKS FOR RESIDENTS & BOATERS
With Holiday Shopping Season Now In Full Swing… SCHUMER: POPULAR “SMART” TVS, WEBCAMS & BABY MONITORS ALLOW HACKERS TO USE BUILT-IN CAMERAS TO SPY INTO HOMES & LIVE STREAM PRIVATE LIVES FOR ALL TO SEE; A FEAR REALIZED THIS WEEK WHEN RUSSIANS HACKED THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS – SENATOR CALLS FOR MANUFACTURERS TO MAKE IMMEDIATE SECURITY CHANGES TO NEW DEVICES TO PROTECT NYERS FROM VOYEURISM, ROBBERY & EVEN BLACKMAIL
WITH HEROIN USAGE SKYROCKETING IN CAPITAL REGION, SCHUMER CALLS FOR EMERGENCY ANTI-DRUG TRAFFICKING FUNDING SURGE TO COMBAT PROBLEM – CAPITAL REGION HAS BECOME NEXUS POINT FOR HEROIN BETWEEN NYC & VT, RESULTING IN SHARP INCREASE IN HEROIN OVERDOSES & ARRESTS
November 2014
SCHUMER: EXPENSIVE LIRR COMMUTE SHOULD NOT ONLY BE SAFE AND ON-TIME, BUT MORE COMFORTABLE & CONVENIENT – URGES LIRR TO CONSULT CUSTOMERS & BRING SERIES OF CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY CHANGES TO NEW FLEET OF TRAINS AS THEY REVIEW DESIGN CHANGES
SCHUMER URGES FED APPROPRIATORS TO FUND NAVAL REACTORS TRAINING PROGRAM AT HIGHEST POSSIBLE LEVEL FOR 2015 – $1.215 BILLION FUNDING REQUEST WOULD HELP KEEP KESSELRING SITE IN WEST MILTON & KNOLLS ATOMIC POWER LAB IN SCHENECTADY THRIVING
SCHUMER: WITH AT LEAST THREE NEAR-MISSES BETWEEN DRONES & AIRCRAFT AT JFK IN LAST WEEK, COMMERCIAL DRONE USE HAS BECOME POTENTIALLY DEADLY – SENATOR CALLS ON OMB & FAA TO GET NEW DRONE REGULATIONS GET OUT THE DOOR ASAP
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