Press Releases

August 2013
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION FOR BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO EXECUTE CRITICAL NOISE MITIGATION HOUSE WORK FOR NEARLY 600 RESIDENTS LIVING NEAR AIRPORT
AS WARS DRAW DOWN, SCHUMER VOWS CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR LOCKHEED MARTIN IN OWEGO PUSHES TO PRESERVE PLANNED HELICOPTER CONTRACTS, LIKE COMBAT RESCUE, AND WILL FIGHT FOR NEXT PRESIDENTIAL MARINE ONE CONTRACT
SCHUMER: RARE TICK-BORNE ILLNESS, THE POWASSAN VIRUS, FOUND IN HUDSON VALLEY TICKS SENATOR URGES CDC TO STUDY POTENTIALLY FATAL DISEASE DEVELOP PLAN TO HELP ADDRESS THREAT
SCHUMER: ELIZABETH WOLFORD CONFIRMED BY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE BY UNANIMOUS BIPARTISAN VOTE; WILL BE FIRST-EVER WOMAN TO SERVE ON FEDERAL BENCH IN WESTERN DISTRICT
July 2013
AFTER SCHUMERS PUSH, ARMY CORPS U.S. COAST GUARD TO BEGIN REPAIRS AT SANDY-DESTROYED LIGHT TOWER AND JETTY AT JONES INLET THIS SUMMER TIMELINE HAS NOW BEEN GREATLY ACCELERATED; FEDS INSTALLING BRAND NEW LIGHT FOR FUTURE PROVIDING TEMPORARY LIGHT FOR BOATERS IN THE MEANTIME
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $390K FOR CORNING-PAINTED POST AIRPORT FROM FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FUNDING FOR NEW PARKING APRON
SCHUMER REVEALS: STORES ARE TRACKING SHOPPERS MOVEMENTS THROUGH THEIR CELL PHONES WITH RAPIDLY INCREASING FREQUENCY, AND TESTING EVER MORE INVASIVE TECHNOLOGIES; CALLS FOR FTC TO REQUIRE MANDATORY OPT-OUT OPPORTUNITY BEFORE RETAILERS ARE ALLOWED TO TRACK SHOPPERS MOVEMENTS
SCHUMER: MOHAWK VALLEY CC APPLICATION FOR DEPT. OF EDUCATION FUNDING HAS BEEN UNFAIRLY REJECTED DUE TO DATABASE ERROR URGES FEDS TO ACCEPT MVCC APPLICATION FOR ON-CAMPUS CHILD CARE FOR ADULT LEARNERS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HANNA ANNOUNCE NEW YORKS CHOBANI YOGURT CHOSEN FOR GREEK YOGURT PILOT PROGRAM IN SCHOOL LUNCHES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BISHOP, ISRAEL ANNOUNCE OVER $150,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE EMERGENCY SERVICES
SCHUMER: CURRENT FEDERAL LAWS PREVENT CAMPS, CHILDREN'S ORGS AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS FROM GAINING ACCESS TO FBI CRIMINAL OFFENDER BACKGROUND CHECKS ON NEW EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS
SCHUMER, BISHOP: RECENT FEDERAL COURT RULING CONFIRMS FAA AUTHORITY TO REGULATE OVER-THE-WATER ROUTES THAT CURBS LOW-FLYING HELICOPTER NOISE ON LONG ISLAND - CALL FOR FAA TO IMMEDIATELY MOVE FORWARD WITH SOUTH SHORE EXPANDED NORTH FORK ROUTES
SCHUMER: EXTREME HEAT CAUSING BREAKDOWNS AND MASSIVE DELAYS IN REGIONS SUBWAYS AND COMMUTER RAIL WITH INCREASING FREQUENCY; CALLS FOR FEDS TO DETERMINE SCOPE OF PROBLEM AND IMPLEMENT COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $500,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LONG ISLAND FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTER; INVESTMENT WILL SUPPORT PRIMARY CARE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
SCHUMER, GRAHAM, BIPARTISAN GROUP PUSH NEW MEDIA SHIELD LAW LEGISLATION WOULD CODIFY AUGMENT NEW DOJ MEDIA GUIDELINES AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PROTECTIONS, ENSURING THEY CANT BE UNDONE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BIKE ON BOARD DEMO TO TAKE PLACE ON AMTRAKS ETHAN ALLEN LINE LATER THIS MONTH AFTER SENATORS PUSH, AMTRAK TESTING POLICY THAT WILL HELP BRING MORE VISITORS, BIKES, TOURISM DOLLARS TO CAPITAL REGION AND NORTH COUNTRY
SCHUMER, WHO PETITIONED USDA TO CREATE GREEK YOGURT PILOT PROGRAM, ANNOUNCES NEW YORK STATE SELECTED AS PARTICIPANT IN PILOT PROGRAM STARTING SEPT. 2013
June 2013
WITH OIL SHIPMENTS SET TO REACH ONE BILLION GALLONS A YEAR, SCHUMER URGES COAST GUARD TO DEVELOP UPDATED, SPECIFIC RAPID-RESPONSE PLAN FOR POTENTIAL OIL SPILLS ALONG HUDSON RIVER
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $11 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR DEBRIS REMOVAL IN NORTH HEMPSTEAD AFTER SUPERSTORM SANDY
SCHUMER URGES DHS TO AWARD SECURITIES GRANT FOR FOUR NEW CAMERAS AT PORT OF OSWEGO WOULD MAKE OSWEGO MOST SECURE PORT IN GREAT LAKES SYSTEM
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