Press Releases

December 2019
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE RECORD-SETTING $90 MILLION IN SECURITY FUNDING FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS; INCLUDED IN FINAL, BIPARTISAN FED BUDGET DEAL, SURGE IN FUNDS IS 50% MORE THAN LAST YEAR
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, U.S.–ISRAELI COOPERATIVE MISSILE DEFENSE PROGRAMS TO RECEIVE $500 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, $80 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB IN JUST-PASSED BI-PARTISAN APPROPRIATIONS BILL
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $2.5 MILLION IN 2020 FUNDING FOR CRITICAL NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY AND $5 MILLION BOOSTS FOR TWO ESSENTIAL FIREFIGHTER GRANT PROGRAMS IN BIPARTISAN SPENDING BILL; SCHUMER-BACKED REGISTRY GETS $1.5M INCREASE TO HELP RESEARCHERS TRACK, TREAT AND EVENTUALLY THWART CONNECTION BETWEEN FIREFIGHTERS & CANCER
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE THAT SOON-TO-PASS APPROPRIATIONS BILL INCREASES FUNDING CAP FOR ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR TO $14 MILLION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR RELENTLESS ADVOCACY & THE ADMINISTRATION’S PREVIOUS PLAN TO CUT VITAL FUNDING TO NY SCHOOLS, BIPARTISAN SPENDING BILL INCLUDES +$1.4B IN IMPACT AID FUNDING—A $40 MILLION INCREASE—TO PROVIDE CRITICAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS ON FEDERAL LAND, INCLUDING THOSE NEAR WEST POINT, FT. DRUM & NATIVE AMERICAN LANDS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND MALONEY URGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD TO SELECT STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE AS SITE OF NEW AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION SQUADRON
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE: AS PART OF SOON-TO-PASS BIPARTISAN SPENDING BILL, HIGH-INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM WILL REMAIN UNDER OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY, RECEIVE $5M INCREASE FOR FY2020; SENATORS SAY PROGRAM PLAYS ESSENTIAL ROLE IN COMBATTING OPIOID EPIDEMIC
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER FOR UPSTATE NY TEACHERS; SENATORS REJECT ADMINISTRATION’S THOUGHTLESS PROPOSAL TO TOTALLY ELIMINATE TEACHER RECRUITMENT GRANT PROGRAM, INSTEAD FOUGHT TO INCREASE FUNDING BY $76 MILLION IN UPCOMING SPENDING PACKAGE
ROSE, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE REPEAL OF SPLIT-TOLLING BAN ON VERRAZZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE IN HOUSE-PASSED BIPARTISAN BUDGET DEAL THAT WILL PASS THE SENATE THIS WEEK; CHANGE WILL SPLIT FARE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AND CLOSE LONGSTANDING LOOPHOLE THAT NEGATIVELY IMPACTS STATEN ISLAND, BROOKLYN AND MANHATTAN COMMUTERS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $21 MILLION DOLLAR SURGE OF FED FUNDS FOR LONG ISLAND SOUND WILL BE PART OF UPCOMING FED BUDGET DEAL; SURGE IN POLLUTION PROTECTION FUNDS IS $7 MILLION MORE THAN LAST YEAR & REPRESENTS MAJOR INVESTMENTS SINCE HE BECAME LEADER
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $665 MILLION IN JUST-REACHED FED BUDGET DEAL FOR ANTI-TERRORISM FUNDING NYPD NEEDS TO KEEP US SAFE IN & AROUND NYC
AFTER YEARS LONG BATTLE, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE +$75 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR WEST VALLEY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT CLEAN UP IN JUST-UNVEILED SPENDING PACKAGE; NEGLECTED PROGRAM HAS POSED HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $510 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NASA’S NEXT FLAGSHIP TELESCOPE PROJECT WFIRST—PRODUCED BY L3HARRIS IN ROCHESTER—IS SET TO PASS CONGRESS THIS WEEK; FUNDS WILL BRING REVOLUTIONARY TELESCOPE ONE GIANT LEAP CLOSER TO BLASTOFF
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR YEAR+ OF ADVOCACY, SOON-TO-PASS BIPARTISAN BUDGET DEAL INCLUDES $44 MILLION FOR NEW TOP-PRIORITY RAILHEAD & UAV HANGAR AT FORT DRUM; SENATORS SAY PROJECTS WILL MODERNIZE BASE INFRASTRUCTURE, ENHANCE READINESS & BOOST THE NORTH COUNTRY ECONOMY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BRINDISI ANNOUNCE OVER $272M FOR ROME LAB IN SOON-TO-PASS BIPARTISAN SPENDING PACKAGE; INCLUDES ADDITIONAL SPENDING TO FURTHER REVOLUTIONARY STUDY OF QUANTUM COMPUTING AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; OFFICIALS SAY FUNDING BOOST WILL SUPERCHARGE WORLD-CLASS CAPABILITIES
FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $2M FOR FDA IN SPENDING PACKAGE TO CARRY OUT CBD REGULATORY ACTIVITIES; PROVISION, SET TO PASS THIS WEEK, ALSO REQUIRES FDA REPORT TO CONGRESS ON PROGRESS & MISREPRESENTATION OF HEMP PRODUCTS CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET
GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE THAT FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN RENAMED AFTER NEW YORK SUFFRAGIST INEZ MILHOLLAND
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND TO IJC: IMMEDIATELY BEGIN OVERHAUL ANALYSIS OF HOW TO CHANGE PLAN 2014 NOW THAT $1.5M IS SECURED IN SOON-TO-PASS SPENDING DEAL; SENATORS CALL FOR ANALYSIS TO GET UNDERWAY ASAP TO ADDRESS PLAN 2014 FAULTS BEFORE FLOODING SEASON HITS AND MORE VITAL PROPERTY IS DAMAGED
SCHUMER: AMID HOLIDAY HUSTLE, ROBOCALLS ARE STILL RAGING; AVERAGE NY’ER/LI’ER GOT 9 CALLS A DAY IN NOVEMBER ALONE; SENATOR PUSHES END-OF-YEAR DEAL THAT WOULD FINALLY HELP STOP ‘EM; BILL HAS ALREADY PASSED THE HOUSE & WILL BECOME LAW IN NEW YEAR IF SENATE ACTS
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