Press Releases

October 2014
WITH NYC A TOP TERROR TARGET & REPEATED TRESPASSING INCIDENTS ON NYC BRIDGES & THE WORLD TRADE CENTER –SCHUMER, JOINED BY NYPD COUNTERTERRORISM CHIEF, UNVEILS NEW BILL THAT MAKES TRESPASSING ON CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE A FEDERAL CRIME FOR FIRST TIME, INCREASING MAXIMUM JAIL TIME TO 5 YEARS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MAFFEI ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $530,000 IN HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR ONONDAGA, ONEIDA, OSWEGO & TOMPKINS COUNTIES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $600,000 IN FUNDING TO SUPPORT LONG ISLANDS LGBT SURVIVORS OF RAPE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
SCHUMER, FOLLOWING CALL WITH CDC DIRECTOR FRIEDEN, EXPECTS THAT THIS WEEK, THE CDC WILL UNVEIL TOUGHER EBOLA SCREENING REQUIREMENTS ON U.S. SOIL SENATOR HAD PROPOSED SEVERAL CHANGES CDC SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING THESE AND OTHERS STEPS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES U.S. AIR FORCE HAS AWARDED MAJOR CONTRACT TO DEVELOP & MANUFACTURE NEXT GENERATION LONG-RANGE RADAR SYSTEM TO GROUP THAT INCLUDES SAAB SENSIS IN SYRACUSE CONTRACT WILL AUTHORIZE $71.8 MILLION IN SPENDING OVER 4 YEARS & COULD BE WORTH $1.3 BILLION OVER 10 YEARS; EXPECTED TO CREATE ONE HUNDRED LOCAL JOBS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $5.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR SPECIALTY CROPS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE
SCHUMER BREAKS GROUND ON FIRST-EVER HIGH-TECH INCUBATOR IN BROOME COUNTY; WILL HELP DEVELOP NEW HIGH-TECH COMPANIES, CREATE & SUPPORT HUNDREDS OF GOOD-PAYING JOBS SCHUMER HELPED SECURE $2 MILLION FOR BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY INITIATIVE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.8 MILLION TO HELP NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES FIND AND RETAIN GOOD JOBS
SCHUMER: BATTAGLIA DEMOLITION HAS BEEN SENDING NOXIOUS DUST CLOUDS INTO SENECA-BABCOCK COMMUNITY FOR YEARS, HURTING LOCAL FAMILIES & QUALITY OF LIFE SCHUMER URGES EPA TO STEP IN, REDUCE AIR POLLUTION & PROVIDE RELIEF FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS
September 2014
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE NEARLY $300,000 IN FED FUNDS COMING TO CITY OF TROY TO PUT THREE MORE COPS ON THE BEAT FUNDS WILL HELP ENSURE SAFER STREETS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE CITY OF SCHENECTADY SET TO RECEIVE $3.1 MILLION TO REMOVE LEAD FROM HOMES LEAD IS A SERIOUS HEALTH HAZARD & THESE FED FUNDS WILL HELP DECREASE EXPOSURE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $63,000 IN USDA RURAL BUSINESS GRANT FUNDING FOR TUG HILL VINEYARDS IN LEWIS COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $200,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GENESEE COUNTY AIRPORT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.6 BILLION IN FEDERAL SANDY-RELIEF FUNDING FOR LONG ISLAND HAS BEEN OBLIGATED FUNDING WAS PREVIOUSLY PROMISED AND IS NOW OUT THE DOOR, INCLUDING $878M FOR LIPA & OVER $729M FOR NASSAU COUNTYS HARD-HIT SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS LIKE BAY PARK
SCHUMER GILLIBRAND AND OWENS ANNOUNCE $8.6M IN FUNDING FOR MAJOR EXPANSION AT PLATTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MAFFEI ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $350,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CAYUGA/SENECA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC.
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, de BLASIO ANNOUNCE $190M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TWO NEW FERRY BOATS FOR STATEN ISLAND; UPDATED BOATS WILL OFFER CRITICAL RESILIENCY IN THE FACE OF FUTURE STORMS LIKE SANDY
SCHUMER: NEW STUDY SHOWS, FLAME-RETARDANTS IN FURNITURE AND EVERYDAY ITEMS LIKE CHILDRENS TOYS, PAJAMAS & PILLOWS ARE HIGHLY TOXIC, HARM GREATLY OUTWEIGHS BENEFIT; SCHUMER UNVEILS FIRST BILL TO BAN 10 MOST TOXIC FLAME RETARDANTS PLAN CRITICAL TO PROTECT KIDS FROM DEVELOPMENTAL DANGERS & CANCER
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, ARMY CORPS HAS PROVIDED FED WETLANDS REVIEW FOR FORMER BETHLEHEM STEEL SITE IN HAMBURG THAT ALLOWS CONSTRUCTION TO GET UNDERWAY WITH KEY HURDLE CLEARED, SCHUMER TO PUSH FEDEX TO COMMIT TO SITE, BRING 400 JOBS
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO SWIFTLY APPROVE REQUEST BY LIVINGSTON COUNTY COMPANY, AMERICAN ROCK SALT, TO EXTEND LOCAL RAILROAD LINE; EXTENSION WOULD ENABLE COMPANY TO INCREASE PRODUCTION, CREATE 30 NEW JOBS & HELP RETAIN 150 PERMIT MUST BE GRANTED BY THE END OF THE MONTH OR ELSE PROJECT WILL BE PUT ON HOLD
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