Press Releases

November 2020
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE NEW YORK METS’ DECISION TO KEEP THE RUMBLE PONIES IN BINGHAMTON
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: 30 DAYS IS INSUFFICIENT FOR PUBLIC TO REVIEW NEW EPA RULE FOR DISCHARGES FROM COMMERCIAL VESSELS THAT WILL IMPACT THE GREAT LAKES FOR GENERATIONS; SENATORS URGE FEDS TO EXTEND WRITTEN COMMENT PERIOD & HOLD VIRTUAL HEARINGS TO ALLOW NY RESIDENTS SUFFICIENT TIME TO VOICE CONCERNS ABOUT PROPOSED FEDERAL BALLAST WATER RULE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $544 THOUSAND IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SENECA TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC TO GET HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND TO THE CATTARAUGUS RESERVATION OF THE SENECA NATION
October 2020
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $300K IN ENERGY FUNDING FOR FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN RURAL NEW YORK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO IMPROVE ROAD AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AT HUDSON AVENUE GRADE CROSSING IN PEEKSKILL
AS HOSPITALS FACE REDUCED SERVICES & POTENTIAL CLOSURES, SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY SECURES CHANGE TO PROVIDER RELIEF FUND HE HELPED TO ESTABLISH, ENSURING FUNDING CAN BE USED TO SHORE UP CRIPPLING LOST REVENUES; FEDS HEED SCHUMER’S CALL TO ISSUE NEW GUIDANCE, ALLOWING $$$ TO GO TOWARDS PROTECTING HOSPITALS & THOUSANDS OF NY PATIENTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $200,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION OF WESTERN NEW YORK TO HELP LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS ACCESS LEGAL ASSISTANCE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND WARN: COMPLICATED USDA CLASSIFICATIONS EXCLUDE MEAT SOURCED FROM BREEDING ANIMALS FROM THE CORONOVIRUS RELIEF PROGRAM; SENATORS DEMAND USDA REVERSE COURSE AND REINSTATE BREEDING ANIMAL ELIGIBILITY TO ALLOW HARD-HIT UPSTATE DAIRY FARMERS TO RECUPERATE LOSSES AND RECEIVE FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $200,000 DOLLARS IN FUNDING TO COMBAT CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE IN NEW YORK STATE
SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $772 THOUSAND TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON DUNKIRK’S LAKEFRONT BOULEVARD SEAWALL; SENATORS SAY SEAWALL RESTORATIONS WILL PROTECT THE WATERFRONT, REVITALIZE THE LAKEFRONT, AND DELIVER AN ECONOMIC BOOST FOR THE REGION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY, ENGEL, MALONEY RENEW CALL ON NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE MOVING FORWARD ON INDIAN POINT LICENSE TRANSFER
SCHUMER REVEALS: WHILE COVID CASES RISE ACROSS NEW YORK & UPSTATE SCHOOLS IN NEED OF MORE RAPID TESTS—FEDS ARE STILL SITTING ON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS NEEDED NOW FOR RAPID TESTS TO KEEP NY STUDENTS SAFE; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS RELEASE THOSE DOLLARS & PUSHES FOR MORE AS POSSIBILITY OF ‘SECOND WAVE’ EMERGES AS STUDENTS SETTLE INTO CLASSROOMS
SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER FOUR YEARS SINCE PFAS DISCOVERY IN NEWBURGH DRINKING WATER, STEWART CLEANUP COULD FACE INDEFINITE DELAYS IF BUREAUCRATIC GUIDELINES ARE MISAPPLIED BY USAF; SCHUMER—IN LETTER AND DIRECT CALL TO USAF SECRETARY—FIGHTS TO FUND AND EXPEDITE CLEAN UP, NOW
BRINDISI & SCHUMER ANNOUNCE $800,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CHARLESTOWN MALL SITE CLEANUP
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $830 THOUSAND IN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR SOUTHERN TIER COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE SUFFERED JOB LOSSES IN THE COAL INDUSTRY
AFTER SCHUMER SECURED $10.7 BILLION FOR NY HOSPITALS & PROVIDERS THIS SPRING, FEDS NOW REVERSE COURSE, THREATEN ABILITY FOR FUNDING TO BE USED FOR CRIPPLING LOST REVENUES; AS NY HOSPITALS FACE REDUCED SERVICES & POTENTIAL CLOSURES, SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS IMMEDIATELY ISSUE NEW GUIDANCE ALLOWING $$$ FOR LOST REVENUES TO PROTECT HOSPITALS & THOUSANDS OF NY PATIENTS
AFTER RELENTLESS ADVOCACY & SECURING OVER $100 MILLION, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES LATEST COMPLETION OF MAJOR MODERIZATION PROJECT AT THE LEWISTON-QUEENSTON BRIDGE; SENATOR SAYS NEWLY COMPLETED PROCESSING FACILITY WILL IMPROVE SECURITY AND ENHANCE FLOW OF COMMERCE ONCE BORDER RE-OPENS
SCHUMER: LONG ISLAND FAMILIES WITH PRE-EXISTING HEALTH CONDITIONS HAVE DEEP WORRY ABOUT HEALTHCARE DECISION NOW HEADED TO SUPREME COURT; MORE THAN 1.2 MILLION LI’ERS 64 YEARS OLD & YOUNGER HAVE PRE-EXISTING HEALTH CONDITIONS (INCLUDING COVID); SENATOR MAKES CASE FOR COVERAGE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $376 THOUSAND IN NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING TO REDIRECT VILLAGE OF HEUVELTON’S WASTEWATER SYSTEM
CONTINUING THEIR ADVOCACY FOR AT-RISK, LOW-INCOME CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ANNOUNCE OVER $425 THOUSAND IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR EMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER IN ROCHESTER
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