Press Releases

February 2014
SCHUMER: NY SUSQUEHANNA WESTERN RAILWAY NEEDS EXPIRED SHORT-LINE RAIL TAX CREDIT TO CONTINUE NEEDED TRACK MAINTENANCE AND KEEP RAIL LINES SAFE SENATOR LAUNCHES PLAN TO RESTORE CAPITAL FUNDING FOR RAIL IMPROVEMENTS
SCHUMER: POLAR VORTEX COULD MEAN TROUBLE FOR CENTRAL NY BEE POPULATION, ORCHARDS SENATOR CALLS FOR RAPID TURNAROUND FROM USDA FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR MADISON COUNTY APPLE FARMERS BEEKEEPERS THAT SUFFER EXTENSIVE DAMAGE THIS WINTER
SCHUMER: ABANDONED TEXTILE MILL, DRY CLEANERS OTHER BROWNFIELD SITES IN GLENS FALLS ARE EYESORES, RAISE HEALTH CONCERNS HURT DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT EFFORTS SENATOR URGES EPA TO AWARD $700,000 IN BROWNFIELD CLEANUP GRANT TO THE CITY
SCHUMER: SANDY BILL PROVIDES FUNDING FOR DREDGING OF SIX UPSTATE HARBORS BUT THATS ONLY HALF THE JOB CALLS ON ARMY CORPS TO USE NEW GENERAL FUNDS TO FULLY DREDGE WHILE EQUIPMENT IS ON SITE AVOID ESTIMATED $2M IN WASTEFUL SPENDING
SCHUMER CALLS FOR RAPID TURNAROUND FROM USDA FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE, BOTH FOR BUD VINE DAMAGE; POLAR VORTEX LIKELY DAMAGED OVER HALF OF ALL GRAPE BUDS IN UPSTATE NY
SCHUMER STANDS AT GENEVA WINERY CALLS FOR RAPID TURNAROUND FROM USDA FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE, BOTH FOR BUD VINE DAMAGE; POLAR VORTEX LIKELY DAMAGED OVER HALF OF ALL GRAPE BUDS IN UPSTATE NY
SCHUMER URGES NAVY TO ALLOW CITY OF BEACON TO ACCESS DISPLAY HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS FROM U.S.S. FORRESTAL JAMES FORRESTAL, FIRST SEC. OF DEFENSE, IS A FAVORITE SON OF BEACON
SCHUMER URGES JETBLUE TO ESTABLISH FIRST-EVER SERVICE TO ALBANY INTL AIRPORT SENATOR JUST HELPED ENSURE JETBLUE COULD SECURE NEW FLIGHT SLOTS
SCHUMER: CELL PHONE THEFT IN SYRACUSE HAS SPIKED, UP 64% OVER PAST TWO YEARS SENATOR ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO CRACKDOWN ON BLACK MARKET FOR CELL PHONES THAT WILL MAKE TAMPERING WITH THE UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OF A STOLEN CELL PHONE A FEDERAL CRIME
ON EVE OF SOCHI OLYMPICS, SCHUMER RELEASES LETTER TO IOC PRESIDENT IN SUPPORT OF PRINCIPLE 6 CAMPAIGN
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
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