Press Releases

November 2017
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.2 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING TO MITIGATE FLOOD RISK IN SCHENECTADY
SCHUMER URGES U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION TO RECONSIDER ITS DECISION TO DENY NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE A ‘DIVISION TWO STATUS’; SENATOR SAYS DENIAL THREATENS THE FUTURE OF BROOKLYN’S NEW YORK COSMOS & COULD HURT LOCAL ECONOMY
SCHUMER, CUOMO: LAST SUPPOSED ‘COMPROMISE’ IN HOUSE BILL WILL STILL TAKE AWAY NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF DEDUCTIONS IN NY AND HURT HUNDREDS-OF- THOUSANDS OF MIDDLE CLASS RESIDENTS; WILL REMOVE $52 BILLION IN DEDUCTIONS FROM NY’ERS POCKETS; SCHUMER, CUOMO DOUBLE DOWN ON REPS TENNEY, FASO, STEFANIK, KATKO, REED & COLLINS TO VOTE NO ON TAX PLAN THAT REMOVES VITAL STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION
SCHUMER: HARRIS ADDING 30-40 JOBS IN ROCHESTER THANKS TO NEW ARMY RADIO PROCUREMENT; HARRIS TO RECEIVE LARGE PORTION OF $90 MILLION U.S. ARMY ORDER; WORK WILL BE A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR THE FINGER LAKES’ ECONOMY AND WILL ENHANCE TROOP COMMUNICATION
SCHUMER TOUTS THE LONG-AWAITED FILLING IN OF SUNKEN PORTION OF ROCHESTER’S INNER LOOP AND THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW UNION STREET – SENATOR SAYS PROJECT’S COMPLETION WILL GROW THE ROCHESTER ECONOMY, BRINGING GOOD-PAYING JOBS AND ECONOMIC INVESTMENT TO THE REGION; REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT CREATED 5 SHOVEL-READY JOBS SITES; SCHUMER HELPED SECURE $16.5 MILLION IN FED FUNDS TO MAKE PROJECT A REALITY
October 2017
SCHUMER HOLD TWO DEPT OF COMMERCE NOMS TO PROTECT UPSTATE NY ALUMINUM AND STEEL COMPANIES LIKE ALCOA IN MASSENA, NUCOR IN AUBURN AND CHEMUNG, NOVELIS IN OSWEGO, WELDED TUBE IN LACKAWANNA, KLEIN STEEL IN ROCHESTER; SENATOR SAYS ADMIN HAS STALLED ON STEEL/ALUMINUM INVESTIGATIONS CAUSING A SURGE OF IMPORTS THAT THREATEN NEW YORK PRODUCERS
SCHUMER REVEALS: MTA MAY NOT MEET CRITICAL SAFETY DEADLINE TO INSTALL POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL THAT PREVENTS DEADLY RAIL CRASHES; NEW DATA SHOWS DESPITE AUTHORITY HAVING A NEAR DECADE TO FINISH JOB, ONLY 50% IS COMPLETE & NOW DEADLINE IS AROUND CORNER; WITH CLOCK TICKING, SENATOR CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION BECAUSE PTC-INSTALL WILL SAVE LIVES AND CANNOT GET DELAYED, AGAIN…
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: AFTER HIS PUSH, SPECIAL DEA ENFORCEMENT TEAM NOW HEADED TO NEW YORK; TEAM WILL COMBAT OPIOID CRISIS ACROSS ENTIRE STATE; DOSE OF NEW AGENTS WILL FIGHT FLOW & SCOURGE OF HEROIN, FENTANYL AND OTHER DEADLY DRUGS; OVERDOSE RATES HERE NOW AMONG HIGHEST IN NATION
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FEDERAL DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION CHOSE AMERICAN AIRLINES TO CONTINUE ESSENTIAL AIR PASSENGER SERVICE FOR WATERTOWN & NORTH COUNTRY RESIDENTS—FEDS WILL PROVIDE MORE THAN $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO MAINTAIN SERVICE
WITH THE SCHOOL YEAR IN FULL SWING, SCHUMER WILL CALL ON HOUSE OF REPS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS BIPARTISAN BILL THAT WILL ALLOW AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS & CHILDREN ORGS TO GAIN FULL ACCESS TO FBI SEX OFFENDER BACKGROUND CHECKS ON NEW EMPLOYEES & VOLUNTEERS; SENATOR SAYS WE MUST KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE
SENATORS GILLIBRAND AND SCHUMER ANNOUNCE KAREN HILL’S APPOINTMENT TO WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION IN HONOR OF 100th ANNIVERSARY OF PASSAGE AND RATIFICATION OF 19th AMENDMENT
STANDING WITH CANANDAIGUA HOMEOWNERS ON THE BORDER BETWEEN REP REED’S & REP COLLINS’ DISTRICTS, SCHUMER CALLS ON REPS TO PROTECT WNY CONSTITUENTS BY OPPOSING REPEAL OF STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION AND ANY TAX BILL THAT CONTAINS ANY VERSION OF IT; IF ENTIRE NY DELEGATION OPPOSES BILL GUTTING STATE & LOCAL DEDUCTIBILITY, IT WOULD NOT PASS
SENATE PASSES BIPARTISAN SCHUMER-ORIGINATED BILL THAT WILL ALLOW CAMPS & CHILDREN ORGS TO GAIN ACCESS TO FBI SEX OFFENDER BACKGROUND CHECKS ON NEW EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS, ADDING AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OF PROTECTION AND SAFETY FOR CHILDREN NATION WIDE; BILL ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING LAW
SCHUMER, CUOMO JOIN FORCES TO CALL ON NY REPUBLICAN REPS, ESPECIALLY REP. FASO AND REP. STEFANIK TO PROTECT MIDDLE-CLASS HOMEOWNERS BY OPPOSING REPEAL OF STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION —AND ANY TAX BILL THAT CONTAINS IT; IF ENTIRE NY DELEGATION OPPOSES BILL GUTTING STATE & LOCAL DEDUCTIBILITY, IT WOULD NOT PASS
WITH PUERTO RICO IN CRISIS, SCHUMER & REPS VELÀZQUEZ, SERRANO DEMAND WHITE HOUSE APPOINT EMERGENCY ‘CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF RESPONSE & RECOVERY’ WITH DIRECT LINE TO PRESIDENT; 80% OF ISLAND STILL HAS NO POWER, PORTS ARE A MESS; SUPPLIES CAN’T GET IN; CLEAN WATER LACKING; NEW POSITION WOULD BRING ALL FED AGENCIES TOGETHER TO TURN LIGHTS BACK ON, GET CLEAN WATER FLOWING, HELP MILLIONS RECOVER
SCHUMER: FED PROPOSAL TO LOWER THE BAR ON BROADBAND SERVICE UNDERCUTS THE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS UPSTATE WANTS AND NEEDS; SENATOR DEMANDS FCC IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE FROM DOWNGRADING SPEED & QUALITY BENCHMARK; NEW PROPOSED STANDARD WILL UNDERMINE ACCESS TO HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND ACROSS RURAL AREAS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $495,000 IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $149 MILLION IN FED FUNDING TO AID NY STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & AFFORDABLE HOUSING
QUOTES FROM AROUND NEW YORK STATE OPPOSING THE ADMINISTRATION’S TAX PLAN WHICH ELIMINATES STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTIONS AND HARMS THE MIDDLE CLASS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $268K IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR VILLAGE OF ATTICA IN WYOMING COUNTY
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