Press Releases

September 2014
SCHUMER, DURBIN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO STEM RECENT TIDE OF CORPORATE INVERSIONS BY LIMITING EARNINGS STRIPPING BILL WOULD CURTAIL MAJOR INCENTIVE CAUSING U.S. COMPANIES TO MERGE WITH FOREIGN COMPANIES TO SKIRT U.S. TAXES
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, HAWKINSVILLE DAM IN BOONVILLE WILL BE SAVED, NOT TORN DOWN; DECISION TO SAVE DAM WILL HELP PRESERVE WELL WATER LEVELS & ENHANCE SUMMER RECREATION SEASON SENATOR URGED NYS DEC TO WORK WITH LOCALS & DEVELOP PERMANENT PLAN TO PRESERVE HISTORIC DAM
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $500,000 FOR PERINATAL NETWORK OF MONROE COUNTY
SCHUMER: TOWN OF KINGSBURY SEWER SYSTEM DOES NOT EXTEND TO LOCAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, FORCING STORES TO CLOSE & DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS TO BE PUT ON HOLD; TOWN IN DESPERATE NEED OF FUNDS TO EXPAND SEWER, BUT THEY HAVE BEEN CUT OFF FROM FED PROGRAMS SENATOR PUSHES NEW PLAN TO ACCESS FUNDS TO EXPAND KINGSBURY SEWER, SPUR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT & CREATE JOBS
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SAVE JOBS OF MORE THAN 100 BLIND OR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED UTICA-AREA RESIDENTS WHO PLAY CRITICAL ROLE IN FED GOVERNMENT SUPPLY CHAIN, ASSEMBLING, PACKING & DISTRIBUTING PRODUCTS FOR GOV AGENCIES FEDS MUST COMPLY WITH 1971 LAW REQUIRING CERTAIN SUPPLIES BE PURCHASED FROM NON-PROFITS EMPLOYING THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE HAS AGREED TO PURCHASE UP TO $25 MILLION IN SURPLUS CONCORD GRAPE JUICE TO STABILIZE PRICES FOR GRAPE GROWERS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
August 2014
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES COMMERCE DEPT. HAS APPROVED CRITICAL CROSMAN SUBZONE, THE SECOND PART OF LARGER FOREIGN TRADE ZONE FOR ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES LOCAL BUSINESSES & CROSMAN CAN NOW INCREASE MANUFACTURING & ADD JOBS; CROSMAN FTZ WILL LEVEL PLAYING FIELD WITH FOREIGN COMPETITORS & MOVE JOB-CREATING PRODUCTION BACK FROM CHINA TO U.S.
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $50,000 VALUE-ADDED PRODUCER GRANT FOR 5 SPOKE CREAMERY IN ORANGE COUNTY
TONKO, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ANNOUNCE NEARLY $900,000 TO FUND NEW PLANE DE-ICING EQUIPMENT AT ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE FED FUNDS TO ESTABLISH PROGRAM AT NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE THAT WOULD RE-TRAIN LOCAL VETERANS & UNEMPLOYED IN NEW FIELD OF MECHATRONICS PROGRAM WOULD HELP LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO ARE OUT OF WORK LAND HUNDREDS OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING JOBS AT LOCAL COMPANIES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $100,000 FOR RAPIDS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN NIAGARA COUNTY
SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE, FITBIT BRACELETS & SMARTPHONE APPS ARE TRACKING USERS MOVEMENTS AND HEALTH DATA THAT COULD BE SOLD TO THIRD PARTIES; CALLS FOR FTC TO REQUIRE MANDATORY OPT-OUT OPPORTUNITY BEFORE ANY PERSONAL DATA CAN BE SOLD
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $14,000 FOR DUANESBURG VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT IN SCHENECTADY COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $23,000 FOR NEW HAVEN VOLUNTEER FIRE CORP IN OSWEGO COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS THROUGH U.S. DEPT OF AGRICULTURE FOR TWO GENESEE COUNTY WATER PROJECTS
SCHUMER: WAR ON HEROIN IS RAGING IN ULSTER COUNTY & FEDS MUST GET INVOLVED SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO DESIGNATE COUNTY AS A HIDTA, WHICH WILL MEAN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO HELP DISRUPT DRUG-RELATED CRIMES & STAMP OUT HEROIN EPIDEMIC
SCHUMER: WAR ON HEROIN IS RAGING IN PUTNAM & ROCKLAND COUNTIES AND THE FEDS NEED TO GET INVOLVED SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO DESIGNATE BOTH COUNTIES AS HIGH-INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS, WHICH WILL MEAN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, INTELLIGENCE, COORDINATION TO HELP DISRUPT DRUG RINGS & STAMP OUT HEROIN EPIDEMIC
Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Funding for Schenectady County Airport
SCHUMER: SUMMERVILLE PIER IN IRONDEQUOIT IS A NIGHTTIME HAZARD FOR LAKE ONTARIO BOATERS, WITH TWO BOATS HAVING ALREADY CRASHED INTO IT THIS SUMMER – SCHUMER URGES COAST GUARD & ARMY CORPS TO INSTALL LIGHTS & OTHER SAFETY MEASURES AT PIER TO KEEP BOATERS SAFE
SCHUMER: OVER 43K WESTERN NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES, LIKE AUTISM, DOWN SYNDROME & FRAGILE-X, FACE HUGE FINANCIAL BURDEN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, TRANSPORTATION & MORE – SENATOR PUSHES LEGISLATION TO CREATE NEW IRA- LIKE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS TO HELP PARENTS SAVE MONEY FOR CARE OF KIDS
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