Press Releases

July 2014
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT, AFTER HIS PUSH, ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WILL RECEIVE SIGNIFICANT FED. FUNDING TO CONTINUE 10-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH NAVY RIT CAN NOW CONTINUE REHABBING & MODERNIZING CRITICAL MILITARY DEFENSE EQUIPMENT THAT PROTECTS OUR TROOPS
SCHUMER CALLS ON RECENTLY CONFIRMED OMB DIRECTOR DONOVAN TO PRIORITIZE & EXPEDITE REVIEW OF NEW REGS ON DANGEROUS, CRUDE-CARRYING DOT-111 TANK CARS SCHUMERS PUSH COMES AFTER NEW INFO SHOWS HUNDREDS OF CRUDE OIL TRAINS TRAVEL THROUGH NYS EACH MONTH
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $310,000 FOR TWO FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CORTLAND AND TOMPKINS COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MAFFEI ANNOUNCE NEARLY $50,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE AMBER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN MARIETTA
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, CDTA HAS BEEN ACCEPTED INTO FED. SMALL STARTS PROGRAM; OPENS CDTA UP TO SIGNIFICANT FED. FUNDING TO EXPAND BUS RAPID TRANSIT LINE NEW BRT LINE WOULD BOOST LOCAL ECONOMY, MAKE TRANSPORTATION MORE CONVENIENT & ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FOR CAPITAL REGION RESIDENTS
SCHUMER: IN HONOR OF 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLNS PASSING, CHAUTAUQUA RESIDENTS SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO HISTORICAL LETTERS OF WESTFIELDS OWN GRACE BEDELL, WHO INSPIRED LINCOLN TO GROW HIS FAMOUS BEARD SENATOR PUSHES FOR LETTERS TO BE DISPLAYED IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY FOR FIRST TIME EVER
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $40,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR VILLAGE OF SPECULATOR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN HAMILTON COUNTY
SCHUMER LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO NAME NEW WNY VETERANS CEMETERY AFTER WNY HERO WILD BILL DONOVAN SENATOR JOINS WITH DOZENS OF LOCAL VETERANS FOR FIRST VISIT TO NEW VETERANS' CEMETERY SITE FIRST IN BUFFALO-ROCHESTER AREA
SCHUMER, JOINED BY FORMER RIVAL DAMATO, CALLS ON FEMA TO APPROVE $40 MILLION IN FED SANDY RELIEF FOR ISLAND PARK TO BUILD CRITICAL STORM MITIGATION IMPROVEMENTS; SANDY DAMAGED 95% OF HOMES, TWO SCHOOLS & STORES - PLAN FOR NEW SEAWALL & DRAINAGE PIPE WILL BETTER PROTECT FROM FUTURE STORMS
SCHUMER: BUFFALO VA HOSPITAL SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR YEARS TO RECEIVE CRITICAL LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT SENATOR CALLS ON NEW VA SECRETARY TO CLEAR UP DANGEROUS BACKLOG & GET MEDICAL EQUIPMENT OUR WNY VETERANS NEED
SCHUMER: BURGLARS POSING AS NATIONAL GRID UTILITY WORKERS ARE ROBBING ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS IN NASSAU COUNTY; URGES NATIONAL GRID TO IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE 24-HOUR ADVANCED PHONE NOTIFICATION BEFORE IN-HOME METER READINGS & OTHER VISITS, WITH NAME OF TECHNICIAN & APPOINTMENT TIME
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO GET NEW COPS FOR CITY OF NEWBURGH FED PROGRAM TO HIRE COPS UNFAIRLY RESTRICTS SMALL CITIES WITH HIGH CRIME RATES LIKE NEWBURGH FROM GETTING COPS THEY NEED AND DESERVE
June 2014
SCHUMER: E-CIGARETTE RELATED POISONINGS, PARTICULARLY AMONG CHILDREN, HAVE SKYROCKETED IN NY THIS YEAR LIQUID NICOTINE LOOKS & SMELLS LIKE CANDY, BUT CAN BE LETHAL IF INGESTED; URGES FEDS TO REQUIRE CHILD-SAFE CAPS & PROMINENT WARNING LABELS ON VIALS
SCHUMER: FED PROPOSAL COULD SHIFT CRITICAL LABOR RELATIONS RESOURCES FROM BUFFALO TO PITTSBURGH, LEADING TO DELAYS IN LABOR ELECTIONS & INVESTIGATIONS SENATOR PUSHES TO ENSURE UPSTATE NEW YORK WORKERS & BUSINESSES DO NOT LOSE IMPORTANT ACCESS TO CENTRALLY-LOCATED WNY REGIONAL NLRB OFFICE
VISUALLY IMPAIRED SOUTHERN TIER RESIDENTS, OF WHICH 60% ARE LEGALLY BLIND, WHO MAKE PAPER GOODS AND OTHER MATERIALS FOR FED. GOVERNMENT FEDS MUST COMPLY WITH 1971 LAW REQUIRING CERTAIN SUPPLIES BE PURCHASED FROM NON-PROFITS EMPLOYING THE BLIND
SCHUMER URGES FTC TO CRACK DOWN ON USED-CAR DEALERS WHO CAN SELL CARS UNDER SAFETY RECALL TO UNWITTING CUSTOMERS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT POTENTIAL ELIMINATION OF ONE OF TROYS MOST IMPORTANT FEDERAL PROGRAMS RULE CHANGE WOULD CUT CITY OFF FROM THE CDBG FUNDS THAT ARE SO VITAL TO REVITALIZING THE CITY SIMPLY BECAUSE TROYS POPULATION HAS DIPPED BELOW 50K IT IS 54 RESIDENTS SHORT!
SCHUMER, BISHOP: FAA HAS AGREED TO RENEW SUCCESSFUL AND GROUNDBREAKING OVER-THE-WATER NORTH SHORE HELICOPTER ROUTE FOR TWO YEARS - RULE WAS DUE TO EXPIRE IN EARLY AUGUST
SCHUMER: MORE THAN 2,200 UPSTATE NY BRIDGES IN DIRE NEED OF REPAIRS ARE AT RISK OF BEING SHORT-CHANGED FOR REPAIR PROJECTS DUE TO OUTDATED FUNDING FORMULA SENATOR PUSHES TO INCLUDE MORE FUNDS FOR LOCAL BRIDGE REPAIRS IN TRANSPORTATION BILL CURRENTLY MOVING THROUGH CONGRESS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $620,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CRITICAL FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT FOR THE AUSABLE WATERSHED PROJECT WILL REDUCE FLOOD RISK, LOWER COMMUNITIES MAINTENANCE COSTS & RESTORE ECO-SYSTEM IN CLINTON AND ESSEX COUNTIES
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