Press Releases

October 2018
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON U.S. AIR FORCE TO MAKE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES AT NFARS; SENATORS SAY IMPROVEMENTS WOULD GREATLY ENHANCE NFARS’ ABILITY TO EXECUTE ITS ESSENTIAL KC-135 TANKER MISSION, PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN WESTERN NY
SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT RECENTLY PASSED BIPARTISAN FEDERAL FUNDING BILL INCLUDES SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS FOR EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT NEW YORK FAMILIES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE RECENTLY-PASSED FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL INCLUDES FUNDING AUTHORIZATIONS FOR THE ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE AND AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS
WHEELS UP TO BOSTON: SCHUMER ANNOUNCES JETBLUE TO START NON-STOP DAILY SERVICE FROM ROCHESTER TO BOSTON; ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWS SCHUMER’S PRIOR PUSH TO ADD NEW DIRECT ROC-BOS SERVICE
AFTER SCHUMER PUSH (AND AFTER FAA SAID ‘NO’), FAA REAUTH BILL WILL REQUIRE FEDS TO TACKLE AIRPLANE SEAT SIZE & MORE; SENATOR’S AMENDMENT PASSES; AIRLINE SEATS & LEGROOM HAVE BEEN SHRINKING FOR YEARS, MAKING AIR TRAVEL UNCOMFORTABLE & OVERCROWDED
DURING IN-PERSON MEETING WITH U.S. AIR FORCE SECRETARY HEATHER WILSON, SCHUMER URGES THE AIR FORCE TO IMMEDIATELY REV UP PACE OF TOXIC PFOA/PFOS CONTAMINATION INVESTIGATIONS AND REMEDIATION EFFORTS AT STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WASHINGTON LAKE AND ITS TRIBUTARIES; SAYS DISMAL PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN OVER TWO YEARS SINCE ITS DISCOVERY AND MORE IMMEDIATE STEPS MUST BE TAKEN TO REMEDIATE THE CONTAMINATION AND HALT ITS FLOW FROM BASE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $461K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIVE FIRE DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CAPITAL REGION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION FOR TWO SOUTHERN TIER SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO IMPROVE LITERACY SKILLS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL THAT INCLUDES FIVE-YEAR EXTENSION OF NEW YORK’S UAS TEST SITE DESIGNATION AT GRIFFISS AIRPORT HAS PASSED THE SENATE; EXTENSION CEMENTS TEST SITE AS NATIONAL HUB FOR UAS RESEARCH & DEPLOYMENT
SCHUMER SECURES PROVISION IN THE 2018 FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL TO SOLVE THORNY ISSUE FOR THE TOWN OF ARIETTA, ENSURING THAT CRITICAL FEDERAL AIRPORT FUNDING WILL FLOW ONCE AGAIN TO KEEP THE PISECO AIRPORT OPEN
DURING IN-PERSON MEETING WITH U.S. AIR FORCE SECRETARY HEATHER WILSON, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AT ROME LAB; SENATOR SAYS LAB PLAYS VITAL ROLE IN US CYBERSECURITY AND THE REGIONAL ECONOMY, AND THAT FURTHER INVESTMENT IS CRUCIAL
SCHUMER URGES HUD TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE SEPTEMBER 13TH TOWNE GARDENS COMPLEX INSPECTION RESULTS; SENATOR SAYS BUFFALO HOUSING COMPLEX HAS BEEN PLAGUED BY LIFE-THREATENING HEALTH AND SAFETY DEFICIENCIES FOR FAR TOO LONG
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA HAS HEEDED THEIR CALL, APPROVED MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FOR NEW YORK STATE TO AID SEVEN ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES, SOUTHERN TIER COUNTIES IMPACTED BY SEVERE FLOODING THIS AUGUST
SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT JUST-PASSED HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SPENDING BILL INCLUDES $3.7 BILLION FOR THE LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO HELP SENIORS AND FAMILIES PAY THEIR ENERGY BILLS
AFTER SCHUMER PUSH (AND AFTER FAA SAID ‘NO’), SOON-TO-PASS FAA REAUTH BILL WILL REQUIRE FEDS TO TACKLE AIRPLANE SEAT SIZE & MORE; SENATOR’S AMENDMENT WILL NOT BE REMOVED; AIRLINE SEATS & LEGROOM HAVE BEEN SHRINKING FOR YEARS, MAKING AIR TRAVEL UNCOMFORTABLE & OVERCROWDED
September 2018
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $89 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR YOUTHBUILD PROGRAMS IN JUST-PASSED EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS BILL
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MAJOR WEEK OF PROGRESS IN NEW YORK’S ONGOING BATTLE WITH THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC, INCLUDING PASSAGE OF OVER $3 BILLION IN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FUNDING, OVER $56 MILLION SENT TO NEW YORK BY FED SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, AND A BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL AGREEMENT ON A PACKAGE OF NEW OPIOID POLICY CHANGES AND PROGRAM AUTHORIZATIONS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE UNITY HOUSE OF TROY TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT AGAINST WOMEN
DURING A PERSONAL CALL, SCHUMER PUSHES GENERAL MOTORS CEO BARRA TO AWARD NEW MANUFACTURING WORK TO THE ROCHESTER GM COMPONENTS GROUP – ON THE HEELS OF ANNOUNCEMENT THAT GM WILL USE A DIFFERENT SUPPLIER AFTER 2021 FOR MANUFACTURING WORK CURRENTLY IN ROCHESTER
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $8 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR CORNELL CHESS LAB AS PART OF RECENTLY-PASSED DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL; FUNDING WILL MAINTAIN LAB’S PARTNERSHIP WITH THE U.S. AIR FORCE TO DEVELOP HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS FOR AIRCRAFT
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