Press Releases

January 2020
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND BRINDISI ANNOUNCE CONSTRUCTION WILL FINALLY START ON LONG-AWAITED AND ONCE THREATENED ROME LAB PERIMETER SECURITY; REPS SAY $13.15M ARMY CORPS CONTRACT MARKS MAJOR PROGRESS IN EFFORT TO SHIELD ROME LAB FROM POTENTIAL HARM
AS CHAUTAUQUA LAKE CONTINUES TO SUFFER FROM TOXIC ALGAL BLOOMS, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO PRIORITIZE FUNDING TO PROTECT LAKE’S WATER QUALITY
STANDING WITH ROCHESTER ‘AGENT ORANGE’-AFFLICTED VIETNAM VETERANS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY END YEARS-LONG DELAY, FINALLY APPROVE VA CARE & COMPENSATION FOR LOCAL VETS SUFFERING; SENATOR SAYS NY’s +240,000 VIETNAM VETS FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY & SHOULDN’T HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THEIR AGENT ORANGE BENEFITS, TOO
SCHUMER URGES CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT PRE-CLEARANCE FOR WNY RAIL PASSENGERS AT NEW NIAGARA FALLS TRAIN STATION; SENATOR SAYS EASIER, FASTER CROSSING IS KEY TO ESTABLISH A REVOLUTIONARY BI-NATIONAL COMMUTER RAIL BETWEEN WNY AND ONTARIO & SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH
SCHUMER SOUNDS ALARM ON GPS COMPANIES DRAGGING FEET ON IMPLEMENTING DATA VITAL TO MILLIONS OF NY DRIVERS & THE +5,000 NY RAIL CROSSINGS; WITH MANY DEATHS IN NY SINCE 2017, SENATOR SAYS COMPANIES MUST INCORPORATE DATA TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF ROADS & SAVE LIVES ASAP
SCHUMER FIGHTS FOR ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FUNDING TO BATTLE HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS; SENATOR URGES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO USE BOOSTED FED RESOURCES TO LAUNCH NEW YORK STATEWIDE EFFORT TO STOP THE SPREAD OF HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS PLAGUING UPSTATE NY LAKES
SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO PROMPTLY APPROVE CRITICAL PERMIT ALLOWING AMTRAK TO MOVE NEXT GENERATION HIGH-SPEED TRAIN TO COLORADO TEST TRACK; SENATOR SAYS STATE-OF-THE-ART TRAINS, WHICH SUPPORT 400 JOBS IN HORNELL, WILL BE A MAJOR BOON TO ACELA SERVICE ON AMTRAK’S NORTHEAST CORRIDOR
SCHUMER MEETS WITH MLB COMMISSIONER MANFRED TO URGE PRESERVATION OF UPSTATE NY MINOR LEAGUE TEAMS; SENATOR PUSHES TO SAVE THE FUTURE OF BASEBALL IN NEW YORK
SCHUMER: LONG ISLAND DIETARY SUPPLEMENT COMPANIES THAT RISKED HEALTH OF PUBLIC & GAVE BAD RAP TO IMPORTANT LOCAL INDUSTRY MUST BE PROBED WITH FULL FED AUTHORITY; FDA HAS DONE ITS JOB, NOW HHS MUST DO THEIRS; ONE BAD APPLE SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO SPOIL ENTIRE BUNCH FOR INDUSTRY IMPORTANT TO LI ECONOMY & JOBS
December 2019
SCHUMER: PERSISTENT AND GROWING SPATE OF HATE CRIMES IN AMERICA IS A NATIONAL CRISIS; SENATOR DEMANDS MUCH STRONGER FED ACTION TO BRING RELEIF TO AT-RISK RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS NY & NATION; OUTLINES PLAN TO INCREASE FUNDS TO PROTECT PLACES OF WORSHIP & PROSECUTE HATE CRIMES
SCHUMER: PERSISTENT AND GROWING SPATE OF HATE CRIMES IN AMERICA IS A NATIONAL CRISIS; SENATOR DEMANDS MUCH STRONGER FED ACTION TO BRING RELIEF TO AT-RISK RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS NY & NATION; OUTLINES PLAN TO INCREASE FUNDS TO PROTECT PLACES OF WORSHIP & PROSECUTE HATE CRIMES
Schumer Briefed By FBI On Monsey Attack; Demands Thorough Fed Investigation Of This Specific Attack & Other Anti-Semitic Attacks In Recent Days
FOR THE 21st CONSECUTIVE YEAR, SCHUMER COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES; ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE FINISHES IN WASHINGTON COUNTY; 2019 ENDS WITH 152 TOTAL VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND
SCHUMER REVEALS FARMERS HAVE SUICIDE RATE MORE THAN THREE TIMES HIGHER THAN GENERAL POPULATION, STANDS WITH WASHINGTON COUNTY FARMERS TO LAUNCH 2-PRONGED PLAN TO COMBAT DEVASTATING TREND; WITH INTENSIFYING PRESSURE ON FARMERS, FEDS MUST DO FAR MORE TO REACH UPSTATE NY FARMERS IN PAIN & SAVE LIVES IN CAPITAL REGION & NORTH COUNTRY
SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW YORK IS BEING SHORT-CHANGED ON VITAL FUNDING FOR FIREFIGHTERS & THEIR DEPTS; BUT SENATOR JUST GOT MILLIONS IN RECENTLY-APPROVED FED BUDGET TO BOOST CAUSE—AND NOW HE WANTS UPSTATE NY TO GET MORE OF IT SO LOCAL HEROES AREN’T LEFT WITHOUT CRITICAL RESOURCES
SCHUMER REVEALS: VA IS ABOUT TO LAUNCH MAJOR STUDY ON ‘TOXINS,’ BUT LI’S NORTHPORT ALREADY DID STUDY ON CANCER-CAUSING PARASITE, LIVER-FLUKE, THAT VA HAS SITTING ON A SHELF; SENATOR DEMANDS VA INCORPORATE LI’S DATA IN NEW STUDY TO GIVE VETS ANSWERS & CARE THEY DESERVE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN APPROPRIATIONS BILL FUNDS $495 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND
FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $547 MILLION IN FEDERAL CRIME PREVENTION FUNDING IN JUST-PASSED BIPARTISAN SPENDING PACKING
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEDS HAVE HEEDED THEIR CALL, APPROVED MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FOR NEW YORK STATE TO EIGHTEEN UPSTATE COUNTIES IMPACTED BY THE HALLOWEEN STORM
STILL ON THE FRONT LINES OF COMBATING LYME DISEASE, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION INCREASE IN CDC LYME DISEASE FUNDING & INCLUSION OF KAY HAGAN TICK ACT IN FINAL, BIPARTISAN BUDGET DEAL; SENATORS SAY FUNDING BOOST & BILL ARE VITAL TO SUPPORT ALL-OUT WAR AGAINST TICK-BORNE DISEASES ACROSS UPSTATE NY
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