Press Releases

February 2014
SCHUMER: FEMA MUST EXPEDITE RELEASE OF FUNDS TO HELP KEEP THE LIGHTS ON AT LAKE SHORE HOSPITAL UNTIL A BUYER OPERATOR IS FOUND; HOSPITAL IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF $1 MILLION IN ALREADY-APPROVED REIMBURSEMENT BEING HELD AT FEMA
January 2014
SCHUMER: JUST-RELEASED FARM BILL REPORT INCLUDES MAJOR VICTORIES FOR UPSTATE NY DAIRY, FRUIT, VEGETABLE FARMERS MORE CALLS ON COLLEAGUES TO SWIFTLY PASS BILL
SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO KEEP KINGSTON SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE OPEN FOR BUSINESS; PROPOSED CONSOLIDATION WITH POUGHKEEPSIE OFFICE COULD PUT ESSENTIAL SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES OUT OF REACH FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ULSTER COUNTY SENIORS
SCHUMER SECURES CRITICAL NEW REACH STACKER, DUMP TRUCK, GENERATORS SECURITY CAMERAS FOR PORT OF OSWEGO NEW EQUIPMENT WILL HELP PORT OF OSWEGO EXPAND CAPACITY, INCREASE TRAFFIC, AND IMPROVE PORT SECURITY
SCHUMER RECEIVES COMMITMENT THAT JFK WILL GET ADDITIONAL CUSTOMS AGENTS AS PART OF $165 MILLION BUDGET BOOST FOR U.S. CUSTOMS BORDER PROTECTION; EXTRA MANPOWER WILL SPEED UP LONGEST CUSTOMS WAIT TIME IN COUNTRY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE FUNDING TO KEEP BROOKHAVENS ION COLLIDER OPEN AND RUNNING - ADDITIONAL 50 MILLION FOR NATION'S NUCLEAR PHYSICS PROGRAM WILL KEEP ONLY REMAINING ATOM SMASHER IN COUNTRY OPEN
AFTER SENATORS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT CUSTOMS BORDER PROTECTION WILL GET $165 MILLION BOOST TO HIRE 2,000 NEW AGENTS NATIONWIDE LAST WEEK, SCHUMER SECURED COMMITMENT FROM DHS SECRETARY TO PRIORITIZE PEACE BRIDGE FOR NEW AGENTS
AFTER PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT THE LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WILL RECEIVE $169 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING THIS YEAR; PROGRAM HELPS SENIORS AND LOW INCOME FAMILIES OFFSET THE COST OF HEATING
SCHUMER: ROCHESTER LASER LAB WILL RECEIVE $64 MILLION IN FUNDING THROUGH APPROPRIATIONS BILL; BOOST IN FUNDING WILL KEEP ROCHESTER AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF HIGH TECH ENERGY RESEARCH
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PLAN TO HELP REDEVELOP THE SIBLEY BUILDING, A HISTORIC LANDMARK IN DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER PUSHES TO SECURE $45 MILLION IN NEW MARKETS TAX CREDITS TO BRING NEW LIFE TO HISTORIC BUILDING, REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN ECONOMY CREATE JOBS
December 2013
AS WINTER SETS IN, SCHUMER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO HELP PREVENT DEATHS FROM CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
SENATE PASSES SCHUMER-AUTHORED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE ON ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY; RESOLUTION COMMENDS ORGANIZATIONS SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION EMPOWERING VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
SCHUMER: SCORES HAVE BEEN INJURED OR PUT AT RISK BY CUT-RATE BATTERIES FROM CHINA AND ELSEWHERE EXPLODING IN THEIR CELLPHONES CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION BY FEDERAL PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
SCHUMER: THIS WEEK, FOR THE FIRST TIME, A FULLY OPERATIONAL PLASTIC HANDGUN WAS LEGALLY MADE USING A 3D PRINTER OPENS DOORS TO FELONS, TERRORISTS AND THE MENTALLY ILL MAKING WEAPONS WITH EASE IN THEIR HOUSE; SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN TO OUTLAW PRACTICE
SCHUMER, BLUMENTHAL REVEAL: FEDERAL RAIL SAFETY AUTHORITY WOEFULLY UNDERFUNDED - ONLY HAS FUNDS TO INSPECT 1% OF RAIL NATIONWIDE; SENATORS PUSH FOR FUNDS FOR FRA TO HIRE MORE INSPECTORS TO INSPECT INFRASTRUCTURE AND SAFETY SYSTEMS AT RAILROADS AROUND NY AND US
SCHUMER: BOSTON BOMBERS COULD HAVE EASILY PURCHASED WEAPONS DUE TO MAJOR LOOPHOLE THAT ALLOWS THOSE ON TERRORIST WATCH LIST TO BUY GUNS - ANNOUNCES NEW PUSH TO CLOSE LOOPHOLE
SCHUMER: NEW EPA RULES GOING INTO EFFECT NEXT MONTH ABSURDLY SAY FIRE HYDRANTS MUST CONFORM TO NEW REDUCED LEAD STANDARDS - FORCING NYC TO TRASH OVER $1M IN HYDRANTS AND THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF LABOR SENATOR CALLS ON THE EPA TO HELP SAVE THOUSANDS IN TAXPAYER DOLLARS BY GRANTING WAIVER FOR THOSE HYDRANTS
SCHUMER SECURES FIRST $800,000 FOR WILLIAMSVILLES PICTURE MAIN STREET PROJECT, FEDERAL FUNDING WILL MAKE MAIN ST. SAFER, MORE BUSINESS PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY
SCHUMER: NEARLY 6,000 VETS LIVE IN HERKIMER COUNTY BUT MANY DONT UTILIZE PROPERTY TAX BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO THEM FEDS FAIL TO LET LOCALITIES KNOW VETS ARE RETURNING HOME THEN VETS CANT BE NOTIFIED OF AVAILABLE TAX BREAKS
SCHUMER, IN VISIT ROOSTER FISH BREWING IN WATKINS GLEN, PUSHES FOR BILL THAT WOULD CUT EXCISE TAX ON SMALL BREWERIES ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK BY 50% BILL WILL HELP ROOSTER FISH EXPAND THEIR BUSINESS
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