Press Releases

August 2020
SCHUMER: USPS STILL IN CHAOS; PUSHES NEW TWO-PRONG PLAN TO REVERSE DESTRUCTIVE CHANGES TO THE POSTAL SERVICE IMPACTING COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT HUDSON VALLEY; LEGISLATION WOULD IMMEDIATELY UNDO RECENT CRIPPLING CHANGES, CEMENT MAIL-IN BALLOTS AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY & PROTECT USPS FROM FURTHER DEVASTATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.4 MILLION IN NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY AND THE NEW YORK AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION
SCHUMER: LI VETS ARE PARTICULARLY HURT BY POSTAL DYSFUNCTION; REVEALS ABOUT 50,000 ON ISLAND HAVE VA MAIL-ORDER PHARMACY ACCESS FOR CRITICAL MEDS & RX; SENATOR PRESSURES PRESIDENT TRUMP, ON BEHALF OF VETS, TO GET DEJOY TO STOP THE MADNESS
SCHUMER PUSHES NEW ACTIONS TO STOP DESTRUCTIVE CHANGES IN THE POSTAL SERVICE IMPACTING SOUTHERN TIER & DEMAND SENATE CALL DEJOY FOR HEARINGS THIS WEEK; DRIVES LEGISLATION TO FORCE DEJOY TO ‘BACK OFF’; PLAN WOULD UNDO CHANGES NOW SLOWING DOWN THE MAIL & WOULD ALSO ENSURE OUR MAIL-IN BALLOTS ARE TREATED AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY
SCHUMER PUSHES NEW ACTIONS TO STOP DESTRUCTIVE CHANGES IN THE POSTAL SERVICE IMPACTING CENTRAL NEW YORK & DEMAND SENATE CALL DEJOY FOR HEARINGS THIS WEEK; DRIVES LEGISLATION TO FORCE DEJOY TO ‘BACK OFF’; PLAN WOULD UNDO CHANGES NOW SLOWING DOWN THE MAIL & WOULD ALSO ENSURE OUR MAIL-IN BALLOTS ARE TREATED AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND PUSH NEW ACTIONS TO STOP DESTRUCTIVE CHANGES IN THE POSTAL SERVICE IMPACTING THE CAPITAL REGION & DEMAND SENATE CALL DEJOY FOR HEARINGS THIS WEEK; DRIVES LEGISLATION TO FORCE DEJOY TO ‘BACK OFF’; PLAN WOULD UNDO CHANGES NOW SLOWING DOWN THE MAIL & WOULD ALSO ENSURE OUR MAIL-IN BALLOTS ARE TREATED AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $13 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER TO LAUNCH A NEW PHYSICS FRONTIER CENTER
SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS, SOUTHERN TIER SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAFELY REOPEN; COSTS OF PPE, PHYSICAL BARRIERS & OTHER SUPPLIES COULD BADLY DRAIN LOCAL RESOURCES, MAKING IT MUCH HARDER FOR SOUTHERN TIER DISTRICTS TO OPEN SAFELY; SENATOR PUSHES PLAN TO COVER THOSE COSTS WITH FED DOLLARS IN ‘COVID-4’ & ALLOW SCHOOLS TO SAFELY REOPEN
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $6 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR FIREFIGHTERS
SCHUMER REVEALS: ROCHESTER NEW YORK’S POSTAL SERVICES—ALONG WITH ITS 2200 WORKERS & DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICES—FACE A GIANT AXE UNLESS ADMIN FINALLY MEETS IN THE MIDDLE & NEGOTIATES ‘COVID-4’ BILL; SENATOR STANDS UP FOR ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKE REGION’S POSTAL CUSTOMERS, WORKERS, COMMUNITY POST OFFICES & DEMANDS CRITICAL SERVICES REMAIN
SCHUMER REVEALS: WESTERN NEW YORK’S POSTAL HUBS—ALONG WITH THEIR NEARLY 6100 TOTAL WORKERS & DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICES—FACE A GIANT AXE UNLESS ADMIN. FINALLY MEETS IN THE MIDDLE & NEGOTIATES ON ‘COVID-4’; SENATOR ONCE AGAIN STANDS UP FOR DISTRIBUTION CENTER WORKERS, MAIL CARRIERS, NEIGHBORHOOD POST OFFICES & ADVOCATES FOR CRITICAL SERVICES VITAL TO COMMUNITIES AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON CON EDISON FOR ANSWERS REGARDING MASSIVE POWER OUTAGES IMPACTING NEW YORKERS
SCHUMER REVEALS: LONG ISLAND’S POSTAL HUB—ALONG WITH ITS 7,500 TOTAL WORKERS & DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE—FACE A GIANT AXE UNLESS ADMIN. FINALLY MEETS IN THE MIDDLE & NEGOTIATES ON ‘COVID-4’; SENATOR STANDS UP FOR LI PLANT’S WORKERS, NEIGHBORHOOD POST OFFICES & DEMANDS CRITICAL SERVICES REMAIN
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $12 MILLION FOR 37 NEW YORK COLLEGES IN STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM FUNDS
AS HE NEGOTIATES FAIR RELIEF TO BENEFIT ALL AMERICANS IN ‘COVID-4’, ON A VIDEO CONFERENCE CALL WITH CEOS OF CHOBANI AND FEEDING AMERICA, SCHUMER RENEWS HIS COMMITMENT TO EXPANDING SNAP BENEFITS AND EXTENSION OF P-EBT TO ADDRESS FOOD INSECURITY DURING THE PANDEMIC; SENATOR HAS PUSHED FOR INCREASED SNAP FUNDING IN EACH COVID RELIEF BILL
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, & BRINDISI ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $800,000 IN GRANT FUNDING FOR AREA COLLEGES
AFTER SENATOR’S 2013 INTERVENTION WITH BAUSCH HEALTH – FORMERLY VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS – KEPT JOBS & LENS PRODUCTION IN ROCHESTER, AGAIN SCHUMER ADVOCATES FOR REGION; FOLLOWING RECENT NEWS OF BAUSCH SPLITTING INTO TWO COMPANIES, SCHUMER, IN PHONE CALL TO CEO JOSEPH PAPA, SECURES CONFIRMATION BAUSCH HEALTH WILL MAINTAIN ROCHESTER PLANT, POSSIBLY EVEN ADD JOBS
SCHUMER: PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS LEAVE OUT MONEY FOR STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, MONEY TO REOPEN SCHOOLS SAFELY & EXCLUDE COVID-19 TESTING, TRACING & TREATMENT; SENATOR ASKS TRUMP & GOP TO MEET DEMOCRATS IN THE MIDDLE & COME UP WITH AN AGREEMENT THAT WILL HELP AMERICANS AND NY-ERS
SCHUMER REVEALS: AS UPSTATE NEW YORK ECONOMIES CONTINUE TO RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC, NY HEMP FARMERS HAVE MAJOR CONCERNS WITH PROPOSED USDA GUIDELINES THAT WOULD HINDER GROWTH & DEVASTATE FUTURE OF HEMP INDUSTRY; HOWEVER, USDA SHUTS UPSTATE FARMERS OUT OF FED PROCESS, LEADING TO PROBLEMATIC, IMPENDING FINAL RULES; SENATOR CALLS ON USDA TO IMMEDIATELY HALT REG IMPLEMENTATIONS, HEAR OUT UPSTATE HEMP PRODUCERS & MAKE CRITICAL IMPROVEMENTS TO FINAL PLAN TO HELP NY HEMP FARMS HARVEST POTENTIAL
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