Press Releases

October 2014
SCHUMER: COLD-BLOODED MURDERERS WHO PLANNED AND CARRIED OUT THE EXECUTION OF NYPD OFFICER EDWARD BYRNE MUST AGAIN BE DENIED PAROLE— NEXT ROUND OF HEARINGS TO TAKE PLACE STARTING THIS WEEK
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE MORE THAN $1.3 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BUFFALO’S LAUNCH NY, WHICH IS ALREADY HAVING HUGE IMPACT ON UPSTATE JOB GROWTH – FED FUNDS WOULD PROVIDE MORE START-UPS & ENTREPRENEURS IN WNY, CNY, ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES & S. TIER WITH RESOURCES NEEDED TO GROW, EXPAND, & CREATE JOBS
SCHUMER PUSHES FAA TO DESIGNATE GROUP OF UNIVERSITIES THAT INCLUDES SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY A ‘CENTER OF EXCELLENCE’ FOR UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS – PRESTIGIOUS DESIGNATION WOULD ALLOW UNIVERSITY TO CONDUCT UAS RESEARCH, EDUCATION & TRAINING IN CENTRAL NEW YORK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SANDY-REPAIRS AT LONG BEACH’S WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL—REIMBURSEMENT IS THE LAST PORTION OF FEDERAL FUNDING NEEDED TO MAKE SCHOOL WHOLE AGAIN POST- SANDY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $660,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO IMPROVE AND REPAIR SEWER SYSTEM IN TOWN OF OWEGO – SENATORS PUSHED FEMA TO INCREASE FUNDING ALLOCATION AFTER INITIAL ALLOCATION WAS INSUFFICIENT TO COVER DAMAGE FROM TROPICAL STORM LEE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FED FUNDING FOR INNOVATIVE GREENE COUNTY COMPANY – FIELD GOODS – A NEW MODEL FOR GROWING LOCAL FOOD INDUSTRY, HELPING SMALL FARMERS CONNECT WITH CONSUMERS – PROVIDES HEALTHY LOCAL PRODUCE FROM YONKERS TO SARATOGA
SCHUMER GILLIBRAND AND OWENS ANNOUNCE $184K IN USDA GRANTS FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
SCHUMER: REVITALIZATION OF VILLAGE OF HERKIMER’S MAIN STREET KEY TO ECONOMIC GROWTH – SENATOR JOINS WITH NEW MAYOR TO DEVISE PLAN FOR SECURING FED FUNDS TO HELP SPUR MAIN STREET REDEVELOPMENT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDING FOR ITHACA
SCHUMER JOINS WITH SCHENECTADY MAYOR GARY MCCARTHY TO DEMOLISH FIRST OF APPROX. 80 VACANT CITY BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN STIFLING DEVELOPMENT & POSE DANGER TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES – SCHUMER HELPED SECURE FED LOAN TO MAKE DEMOLITION POSSIBLE & CUT THROUGH BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE TO GET DEMOLITION UNDERWAY
SCHUMER: IT IS PERFECTLY LEGAL FOR ANYONE TO COVERTLY PLACE A GPS TRACKER ON AN INDIVIDUAL’S CAR AND FOLLOW THEIR EVERY MOVE – SENATOR INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO MAKE THIS TRACKING ILLEGAL, TO PROTECT NEW YORKERS’ PRIVACY & THWART DOMESTIC ABUSERS
SCHUMER CALLS FOR CDC TEAM TO BE IMMEDIATELY STATIONED IN NEW YORK CITY FOR RAPID DEPLOYMENT & TAKE- OVER OF ANY CONFIRMED EBOLA CASE
SCHUMER JOINS WITH ROCHESTER COMMUNITY LEADERS TO CUT RIBBON ON $100 MILLION COLLEGE TOWN REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT SET TO REVITALIZE MT. HOPE & CREATE 1200+ JOBS – SCHUMER HAS PLAYED MAJOR ROLE IN PROJECT, SECURING $20M IN FED FUNDING FOR OVERALL DEVELOPMENT & KEY LOAN TO BRING GROCER TO NEIGHBORHOOD FOR FIRST TIME IN A DECADE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, IN EFFORT TO BRING RIDERS INTO NEW DOWNTOWN RTS TRANSIT CENTER, FREE BUS RIDES WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM TERMINAL OPENING IN NOV. UNTIL END OF YEAR – SCHUMER SECURED OVER $10M TO HELP MAKE NEW INDOOR BUS TERMINAL A REALITY; TERMINAL IS POISED TO TRANSFORM DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER & REVITALIZE MAIN STREET
SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO STAY THE COURSE ON PLANNED TWO- YEAR PHASE-OUT OF VOLATILE, CRUDE-OIL-CARRYING DOT-111 TANK CARS – CALLS RECENT EFFORTS BY OIL INDUSTRY TO EXTEND THE 2-YEAR PHASE-OUT TO UP TO 10 YEARS DANGEROUS & POTENTIALLY HARMFUL TO UPSTATE, HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITIES
SCHUMER: RESEARCH & REPORTING PROTOCOLS ON ‘SUDDEN DEATH IN THE YOUNG’ ARE COMPLETELY INADEQUATE, LEAVING GRIEVING LONG ISLAND PARENTS WITHOUT ANSWERS & NO LESSONS LEARNED TO PREVENT FUTURE TRAGEDY-– SENATOR & LONG ISLAND PARENTS OF CHILD VICTIMS URGE SENATE TO ACT ON HOUSE-PASSED BIPARTISAN BILL IN UPCOMING LAME-DUCK SESSION
AFTER SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & MAFFEI PUSH, INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION REACHED FINAL DETERMINATION THAT WILL HELP PROTECT NUCOR STEEL AND OTHER NEW YORK STEEL MANUFACTURERS AGAINST DUMPING OF CHEAP FOREIGN STEEL
AFTER SCHUMER-GILLIBRAND PUSH, INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION REACHED FINAL DETERMINATION THAT WILL HELP PROTECT KLEIN STEEL AND OTHER NEW YORK STEEL MANUFACTURERS AGAINST DUMPING OF CHEAP FOREIGN STEEL
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $10 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WESTCHESTER- PUTNAM LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD TO COMBAT LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT IN WESTCHESTER, PUTNAM, DUTCHESS, ROCKLAND & ORANGE – FUNDS WILL HELP CONNECT RESIDENTS WHO ARE READY-TO-WORK WITH READY-TO-BE- FILLED JOBS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $5.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ROCHESTERWORKS TO COMBAT LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT – FUNDS WILL HELP CONNECT ROCHESTER- FINGER LAKES RESIDENTS WHO ARE READY-TO-WORK WITH READY-TO-BE-FILLED JOBS
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