Press Releases

April 2018
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ALFRED STATE’S BIOREFINERY DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION CENTER (BDCC)
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $295,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND
SCHUMER REVEALS: UPSTATE NEW YORK VA HOSPITALS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR $4 BILLION IN NEW FEDERAL FUNDS FOR MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS TO LOCAL FACILITIES; BUT WITH FUNDS NOT YET ALLOCATED, SENATOR MAKES MAJOR PUSH TO DELIVER THEM TO NEW YORK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $63.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CLEANUP, RESTORATION, AND RESEARCH EFFORTS FOR COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY PFOS AND PFOA CONTAMINATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DEMAND REVIEW OF PROCESS FOR NEW YORK’S UTILITIES AS THOUSANDS OF NEW YORKERS FACED EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES IN THE WAKE OF WIND STORMS
SCHUMER REVEALS: DOG DAYS OF SUMMER LOOM BUT THE NORTHPORT VA’S COOLING SYSTEM STILL NEEDS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN REPAIRS TO AVERT ANOTHER CRISIS; SENATOR LAUNCHES ALL-OUT PUSH FOR JUST-SECURED FED FUNDS TO GO STRAIGHT TO LI’S ONLY VA -- FOR ‘EMERGENCY’ WORK & TO ENSURE LOCAL VETS RECEIVE TOP-NOTCH CARE
SCHUMER REVEALS: JUST-PASSED SPENDING BILL PROVIDES OVER $270 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR BUREAU OF PRISONS, YET BROOKLYN’S METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTER IS STILL WITHOUT A CHAPLAIN; SCHUMER RENEWS PUSH TO HIRE ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST AT BROOKLYN’S FEDERAL PRISON USING NEWLY-SECURED FUNDS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $89 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM IN JUST-PASSED BIPARTISAN OMNIBUS LEGISLATION
SCHUMER DEMANDS FERC - FED AGENCY WITH JURISDICTION - TO IMMEDIATELY LAUNCH INVESTIGATION INTO WIDESPREAD & LONG-LASTING POWER OUTAGES YEAR AFTER YEAR IN WESTCHESTER, PUTNAM COUNTIES; URGES FEDS TO UNCOVER FACTS, ASSIST COUNTIES IN IDENTIFYING PROBLEM & COME UP WITH PERMANENT SOLUTIONS
SCHUMER: AMY’S KITCHEN NEEDS RELIABLE, REGIONAL AND ORGANIC PRODUCE AS THEY START COOKIN' UP NEW PASTA-BILITIES FOR ORANGE COUNTY, SENATOR WILL JOIN AMY’S KITCHEN CEO AND HUDSON VALLEY FARMERS TO IDENTIFY WAYS TO HELP MEET AMY’S KITCHEN’S NEEDS
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON NEW FRONTIER FLIGHTS AT SYRACUSE AIRPORT
SCHUMER: SOUTHERN TIER REGION CIDERIES LIKE AWESTRUCK CIDERS IN DELAWARE COUNTY COULD BE FORCED TO USE TERMS LIKE ‘SPARKLING’ OR ‘CARBONATED’ ON HARD CIDER PRODUCTS; SENATOR SAYS THIS DOES NOTHING BUT CHEAPEN NY’S HARD CIDER INDUSTRY; URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE BEFORE THEY DERAIL NEW YORK’S CRAFT HARD CIDER MOMENTUM
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY TO REPLACE BUSES ON THE BEE-LINE BUS SYSTEM
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BROOME COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
SCHUMER REVEALS: WHILE RESIDENTS SEEKING OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT IN OSWEGO COUNTY IS INCREASING, FARNHAM FAMILY SERVICES - THE COUNTY’S ONLY MEDICALLY-ASSISTED TREATMENT PROVIDER - IS FORCED TO PLACE NEW PATIENTS ON A 4 WEEK WAITLIST; SENATOR SAYS CENTRAL NEW YORK URGENTLY NEEDS NEWLY AVAILABLE FUNDING TO FIGHT NATIONAL OPIOID EMERGENCY & CUT LOCAL TREATMENT WAIT TIMES IN HALF
SCHUMER: IF NRG CUTS OFF WATER SUPPLY FROM FORMER HUNTLEY COAL PLANT IT, COULD PUT THOUSANDS OF JOBS AT RISK – AT PEROXYCHEM, DUNLOP SUMITOMO, 3M AND DUPONT; SENATOR WILL DEMAND NRG IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
March 2018
SCHUMER: AMIDST RISING NUMBERS OF OPIOID DEATHS & OVERDOSES, JUST-SIGNED SPENDING BILL PROVIDES OVER $3 BILLION TO HELP COMBAT RAGING EPIDEMIC; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS NOT DAWDLE AND CUT THE OPIOID-CRISIS CHECK TO SOUTHERN TIER NOW
WITH $4 BILLION INCREASE FOR VA FACILITIES, SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW PUSH TO SECURE FINAL $190 MILLION IN FED FUNDING NEEDED TO COMPLETE LAST PHASE OF CANANDAIGUA VA CAMPUS EXPANSION; SENATOR SAYS UPGRADE CAN’T BE LEFT HALF-FINISHED & IS NEEDED TO PROTECT LOCAL VETERANS FROM ANY FUTURE CLOSURE THREATS
SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT FOR FORMAL CONGRESSIONAL DESIGNATION OF THE NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER IN JAMESTOWN; SENATOR SAYS NEW DESIGNATION WILL MAKE JAMESTOWN THE "COOPERSTOWN OF COMEDY," ATTRACTING VISITORS FROM FAR AND WIDE, CREATING NEW JOBS & BRINGING MILLIONS OF TOURISM DOLLARS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO WESTERN NEW YORK
WITH HATE CRIMES ON THE RISE, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND NONPROFITS FROM THREATS
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