Press Releases

December 2014
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO MAKE TAX BENEFIT THAT PRESERVES UPPER HUDSON VALLEY’S PRISTINE FARM LANDS PERMANENT – WILL HELP MAINTAIN CHARACTER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY & KEEP FAMILY FARMS ALIVE BY PROVIDING SIGNIFICANT INCENTIVE FOR LANDOWNERS TO CONSERVE LAND INSTEAD OF DEVELOPING IT
SCHUMER LAUNCHES EFFORT TO SECURE CRITICAL FED FUNDING TO GET INNOVATIVE, LONG-TERM FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT IN SIDNEY OFF THE GROUND – PLAN WOULD REDUCE DAMAGE FROM FUTURE FLOODING & AVOID VILLAGE HAVING TO FIGHT SAME BATTLE AGAINST FLOOD WATERS YEAR AFTER YEAR
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $300,000 IN FUNDING TO PROVIDE COLLEGE COURSES FOR STUDENTS IN RURAL NORTHERN CATSKILLS SCHOOL DISTRICTS
SCHUMER PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR TRANSFORMATIVE POUGHKEEPSIE WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT; CONNECTING WALKWAY OVER THE HUDSON TO SERIES OF RIVERFRONT TRAILS, PARKS, METRO-NORTH & MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT WOULD BE A GAME-CHANGER – SCHUMER LAYS OUT FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES TO GET PROJECT MOVING FORWARD
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, FEDS WILL THOROUGHLY REVIEW ALLEGATIONS OF EXORBITANT FED-IMPOSED PRICE MARKUPS ON LOCAL PRODUCTS THAT ARE PRODUCED BY VISUALLY IMPAIRED ROCHESTER & UTICA RESIDENTS – HIGH PRICES ARE LEADING TO FED AGENCIES PURCHASING OTHER BRANDS & PUTTING CRITICAL JOBS AT RISK
SCHUMER: CRUMBLING ASHFORD AVENUE BRIDGE IS PUTTING DRIVERS AT RISK; FED FUNDING IS IN PLACE TO MAKE CRITICAL REPAIRS BUT PROJECT NEEDS FINAL SIGN-OFF TO GET UNDERWAY – SENATOR PUSHES FEDS TO WORK WITH STATE & COUNTY TO GET PROJECT APPROVED ASAP; REPAIRS WILL IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR 20,000 DRIVERS PER DAY
SCHUMER, GRAHAM URGE THE STATE DEPARTMENT TO VETO ANY UN RESOLUTION THAT DICTATES TERMS OF ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE PROCESS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, FEDS WILL THOROUGHLY REVIEW ALLEGATIONS OF EXORBITANT FED-IMPOSED PRICE MARKUPS ON LOCAL PRODUCTS THAT ARE PRODUCED BY VISUALLY IMPAIRED BINGHAMTON-AREA RESIDENTS – HIGH PRICES ARE LEADING TO FED AGENCIES PURCHASING OTHER BRANDS & PUTTING CRITICAL BINGHAMTON JOBS AT RISK
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR NEW YORK TAX BENEFIT PRIORITIES INCLUDED IN JUST-PASSED EXTENDERS PACKAGE – MASS TRANSIT BENEFIT, TEACHER’S TAX BREAK & NEW MARKETS TAX CREDIT ALL EXTENDED FOR ONE YEAR
SCHUMER: NEW REGS ON DANGEROUS, CRUDE-OIL-CARRYING DOT-111 TANK CARS AT RISK OF BEING BOGGED DOWN BY PROLONGED ROLL-OUT – SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO EXPEDITE RULEMAKING & STICK TO TOUGHEST POSSIBLE REGS, INCLUDING CRITICAL TWO-YEAR PHASE-OUT OF TRANSPORTING MOST VOLATILE CRUDE IN CURRENT CARS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, COLLINS, REED ANNOUNCE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HAS ISSUED DISASTER DECLARATION FOR 6 WNY COUNTIES DEVASTATED BY NOVEMBER SNOWSTORM
SCHUMER: CORNING NEIGHBORHOOD IS PLAGUED BY IDLING TRAINS THAT SEND NOXIOUS FUMES INTO HOMES & LEAVE ENGINES DRONING ALL NIGHT – CALLS ON NORFOLK SOUTHERN TO FIND NON-RESIDENTIAL AREA TO LEAVE TRAINS INSTEAD OF PARKING THEM OUTSIDE PEOPLES’ HOMES FOR HOURS ON END
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THUNDERBIRDS WILL RETURN TO 2015 JONES BEACH AIR SHOW
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $1.1 BILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR HARBOR MAINTENANCE PROJECTS, AN INCREASE OF $100 MILLION OVER LAST YEAR’S FUNDING LEVEL, HAS CLEARED CONGRESS – URGES PRESIDENT TO SIGN-OFF & MAKE FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR DREDGING PROJECTS AT GREAT LAKES HARBORS
SCHUMER: NYC’S 4 DESIGNATED EBOLA TREATMENT CENTERS HAVE SPENT MILLIONS FOR THEIR EXTENSIVE COST OF TRAINING, RETROFITTING FACILITIES, PURCHASING HAZMAT SUITS TO PREPARE FOR EBOLA THREAT; CALLS ON FEDS TO REIMBURSE HOSPITALS THROUGH SENATOR’S NEWLY SECURED ‘EBOLA FUND’
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $122.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS HEADING TO CANANDAIGUA VA IN BILL THAT JUST CLEARED CONGRESS – FUNDS WILL HELP MOVE CONSTRUCTION FORWARD
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $468 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR LOCKHEED MARTIN OWEGO’S COMBAT RESCUE & MARINE ONE HELICOPTER PROGRAMS HAS CLEARED CONGRESS – URGES PRESIDENT TO SIGN-OFF & MAKE FUNDS A REALITY
SCHUMER, MALONEY ANNOUNCE 3-YEAR EXTENSION OF CRITICAL FUNDING FOR HIGHLAND FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT & MILLIONS IN FED AID, WHICH WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE BEEN LOST, PASSES CONGRESS & HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH FIRST-EVER NAT’L NETWORK OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING HUBS HAS PASSED CONGRESS – URGES PRESIDENT TO SIGN-OFF; NETWORK COULD BOOST MANUFACTURING INNOVATION IN UPSTATE NY, A PRIME CANDIDATE FOR ONE OF 15 HUBS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $68 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB HAS PASSED CONGRESS – URGES PRESIDENT TO SIGN-OFF & MAKE FUNDS A REALITY
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