Press Releases

November 2019
SCHUMER: FLAVORED E-CIG BAN IS UNDER REVIEW RIGHT NOW BUT COULD INCLUDE MAJOR LOOPHOLE, LEAVING SOME KID FRIENDLY FLAVORS ON THE MARKET; STANDING WITH DUTCHESS COUNTY KIDS, SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS INCLUDE THESE FLAVORS & IMMEDIATELY FINALIZE THE BAN
October 2019
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS MAJOR PUSH, KENT ARSENIC MINE IS NOW OFFICIALLY ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST; SENATOR SAYS, AFTER 30+ YEARS OF FOOT-DRAGGING, DESIGNATION WILL ALLOW A FEDERALLY-FUNDED REMEDIATION EFFORT TO COMMENCE
SCHUMER REVEALS: CRITICAL FED REPORT ON SCHOOL BUS SAFETY THAT STUDIES NEW TECH—LIKE STOP SIGN CAMS ON A BUS’S SIDE—SITS PARKED IN FED BUREAUCRACY; WITH +2.3M NY KIDS RIDING EACH DAY, SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS RELEASE REPORT, IMPLEMENT ANY NEEDED ACTIONS & CREATE FUND TO HELP DISTRICTS PURCHASE CAMS THAT CAN PROTECT KIDS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FIRST MAJOR STEP TO HELP NYS MEET 2050 CARBON-FREE TARGET; NY & LONG ISLAND FAMILIES WOULD SAVE THOUSANDS UNDER HIS PLAN; NEW CLEAN CAR PURCHASES WILL BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL, MAKING CARBON-EMITTING VEHICLES A THING OF THE PAST
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE +$889K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE CENTER AT SUNY BINGHAMTON
SCHUMER REVEALS: STALLED FED GUIDANCE & UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ON CBD HAS UPSTATE HEMP FARMERS MISSING OUT ON BUDDING INDUSTRY; SENATOR CALLS ON FDA TO CLARIFY & IMPLEMENT CBD REGS ASAP TO SPUR GROWTH OF NEW JOB-CREATING INDUSTRY UPSTATE AND PROTECT CONSUMERS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $100K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TOWN OF ARCADIA IN WAYNE COUNTY
SCHUMER BUILDS SUPPORT TODAY—AND FORCES SENATE FLOOR VOTE TOMORROW—TO RESTORE UPSTATE HOMEOWNERS’ SALT DEDUCTION, NOW COSTING NEW YORK TAXPAYERS THOUSANDS MORE EACH YEAR; SENATOR WILL DEPLOY SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE POWER TO OVERTURN IRS RULE THAT MAKES NY’ERS INELIGIBLE FOR WORKAROUND
FOLLOWING JULY’S HEARTBREAKING DEATH OF ROCHESTER TODDLER, SCHUMER JOINS VICTIM’S MOTHER TO EXPOSE GAPING LOOPHOLES IN FED GREASE TRAP REGS; SENATOR DEMANDS OSHA ADOPT COMMON-SENSE SAFETY REGS FOR GREASE TRAP LIDS ASAP, BEFORE THEY CAUSE MORE TRAGEDY
SCHUMER: LASALLE PARK & WARD PUMPING STATION’S $100M REVITALIZATION IN DANGER FROM CRUMBLING SEAWALL; FEDS HAVE YET TO APPROVE EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR 100% OF PROJECT, +$5M, PUTTING CITY’S RENAISSANCE ON HOLD; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO APPROVE PROJECT & GET SHOVELS IN THE GROUND ASAP
SCHUMER URGES FDA TO INVESTIGATE NEW REPORT SHOWING MEDLEY OF TOXIC METALS IN BABY FOODS; FEDS HAVE NOT MOVED TO SET REGS THAT WOULD FORCE INDUSTRY TO ADDRESS EXPOSURES & ALLEVIATE CONCERNS FOR HEALTH OF OUR YOUNGEST; PARENTS ARE RIGHTFULLY ANXIOUS
SCHUMER, WITH DIRECT INTERVENTION TO USDA, CUTS THROUGH RED TAPE, SECURES WAIVER FOR PORT OF OSWEGO TO EXPORT 20K METRIC TONS OF NY SOYBEANS ACROSS GLOBE; SENATOR DEMANDS USDA GRANT YEAR-LONG EXTENSION, OPEN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS FOR NY FARMERS & ALLOW THOUSANDS OF TONS OF UPSTATE SOYBEANS TO BE SHIPPED OUT AS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ROLL INTO NY ECONOMY
Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce +$62K USDA Award to Carey Institute in Rensselaerville
SCHUMER: IN THE WAKE OF 18-DAY FOREST FIRE THAT RAVAGED PICTURESQUE DUTCHESS & PUTNAM COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND NATURAL LAND, FEDS SHOULD STEP IN & LEND A HAND; SENATOR URGES U.S. FOREST SERVICE TO COLLABORATE WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS TO IDENTIFY & SECURE FEDERAL $$$ TO RESTORE HUDSON VALLEY NATURAL BEAUTY
FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES AGRICULTURE APPROPRIATIONS BILL INCLUDES A VITAL PROVISION TO UPDATE UNFAIR PROTEIN CREDITING SYSTEM, MAKING GREEK YOGURT MORE ECONOMICAL IN NATIONAL SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS & SUPPORTING DAIRY INDUSTRY
SCHUMER, TONKO, GILLIBRAND, DELGADO, STEFANIK INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN PLAN TO SET FEDERAL LIMOUSINE-SAFETY REGULATIONS & CLOSE SAFETY LOOPHOLES TO GET DANGEROUS VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD; CALL FOR IMMEDIATE REVIEW & PASSAGE TO HONOR THE TWENTY LIVES LOST IN SCHOHARIE
SCHUMER REVEALS: MILLIONS OF FED DOLLARS BELONGING TO LONG ISLAND & NEEDED LOCALLY TO BATTLE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SAVE LIVES IS LOCKED IN LIMBO UNTIL SENATE MOVES; WITH THOUSAND(S) OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARRESTS ON LONG ISLAND LAST YEAR ALONE, SENATOR MAKES PUBLIC PUSH TO KEEP LI FUNDS FLOWING
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, NEW & HIGHEST EVER 5-YEAR, $409.9 MILLION WORK AGREEMENT BETWEEN ROCHESTER LASER LAB AND FEDERAL DEPT. OF ENERGY; SENATOR SAYS AGREEMENT IS CRITICAL FOR LAB TO CONTINUE GROUNDBREAKING NATIONAL SECURITY RESEARCH
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $395K IN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR THE SOUTHERN TIER WEST REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD IN SALAMANCA
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON BINGHMATON UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR M. STANLEY WHITTINGHAM WINNING NOBEL PRIZE
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