Press Releases

May 2018
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE EPW COMMITTEE CLEARS BILL THAT WILL AUTHORIZE FIRST OF ITS KIND GREAT LAKES COASTAL RESILIENCY STUDY; SENATORS SAY PROJECT IS NEEDED TO PROTECT LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE FROM EROSION DAMAGE, FLOODING, AND AGING INFRASTRUCTURE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ENGEL ANNOUNCE SENATE COMMITTEE CLEARS BILL THAT WILL AUTHORIZE MAMARONECK AND SHELDRAKE RIVER BASIN PROJECT; PROJECT IS VITAL TO PROTECT MAMARONECK RESIDENTS’ HOMES & BUSINESSES WHICH REMAIN AT RISK OF BEING FLOODED
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OPPOSITION TO PLAN TO BRING TRASH INCINERATOR TO SENECA COUNTY; SCHUMER SAYS INCINERATOR WOULD BE A GUT PUNCH TO THE REGIONAL ECONOMY, PUT PUBLIC HEALTH AT RISK AND HARM THE ENVIRONMENT; SENATOR VOWS TO SNUFF OUT INCINERATOR IN ITS TRACKS
SCHUMER, STANDING WITH MONROE COUNTY PRINCIPALS, PARENTS & TEENS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING A DRAMATIC SPIKE IN E-CIG ‘JUUL’ USE AT SCHOOLS, DEMANDS FEDS BAN KID-FRIENDLY FLAVORS IN ALL E-CIG DEVICES; POPULARITY OF ILLICIT DEVICES IS SURGING AT MONROE SCHOOLS; SLOW-MOVING RULES ON FLAVORS MASKED AS ‘WHIPPED CREAM’ OR ‘CANDY’ IS RECIPE FOR DISASTER, SAYS SCHUMER
SCHUMER URGES U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TO REVERSE POLICY PREVENTING ROCHESTER VETERANS FROM DISTRIBUTING MEMORIAL DAY POPPIES AT LOCAL POST OFFICE
SCHUMER URGES GAS COMPANIES LIKE SUNOCO TO IMMEDIATELY ADDRESS ZOMBIE GAS STATIONS SCATTERED ALL OVER BUFFALO; SENATOR SAYS SITES ARE AN EYESORE & DAMAGE ERIE COUNTY PROPERTY VALUES
SCHUMER WARNS: FUNDING AT RISK FOR CRITICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE FARM-SAFETY PROGRAM TO HELP PREVENT DEADLY TRACTOR ROLLOVERS; SENATOR LAUNCHES NEW PUSH ON CDC TO FUND TRACTOR ROLLOVER PROTECTION PROGRAM AND KEEP IT RUNNING AT FULL SPEED
NY CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION MEMBERS CALL ON POSTMASTER GENERAL TO IMPLEMENT BROAD, AGGRESSIVE PROGRAM TO COMBAT THEFT OF MAIL ACROSS THE HUDSON VALLEY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $6 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR P.E.A.C.E. INC.
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ADIRONDACK COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS, INC. IN ELIZABETHTOWN
STANDING WITH LI HOMEOWNERS, SCHUMER REVEALS: LI’ERS FACED WITH POSSIBILITY THAT FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM—SO IMPORTANT TO THOUSANDS OF HOMES—COULD EXPIRE MID-SUMMER; SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH TO EXTEND NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM AS HURRICANE SEASON BREWS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $10 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.8 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR WAYNE COUNTY ACTION PROGRAM, INC
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START PROGRAMS IN THE CAPITAL REGION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $6 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR CHAUTAUQUA OPPORTUNITIES, INC.
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $2 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR CATTARAUGUS COUNTY HEAD START, INC.
FOLLOWING TROUBLING REPORT THAT WHITE HOUSE INTERVENED IN RELEASE OF STUDY ON PFAS TO AVOID “PUBLIC RELATIONS NIGHTMARE,” GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER CALL ON EPA ADMINISTRATOR SCOTT PRUITT & OTHER ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STUDY AND ALL INTERNAL DOCUMENTS DISCUSSING ATTEMPTED COVER-UP
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $3 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR CORTLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM
SCHUMER: LAST MONTH ALONE, NEARLY 4 BILLION ROBOCALLS RANG ON PHONES IN UPSTATE NEW YORK & AROUND THE COUNTRY; OLD METHODS TO HANGUP ON ROBOCALLS NOT WORKING; SENATOR PUSHES NEW BILL—ROBOCOP ACT—TO MANDATE BLOCKING TECHNOLOGY SO MILLIONS OF NEW YORKERS CAN STOP THE PESTERING CALLS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, INC.’S HEAD START PROGRAM
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