Press Releases

October 2019
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
WITH NEW YORK STATE BAN ON KID-FRIENDLY E-CIG FLAVORS TOTALLY FROZEN, SCHUMER --STANDING WITH ORANGE COUNTY KIDS-- PUSHES NEW PLAN THAT BANS FLAVORS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL; LEGISLATION, WITH STRONG BACKERS, COULD PASS—BUT IT REQUIRES CONGRESS TO ACT
AFTER DECADES OF ARSENIC SEEPING INTO PUTNAM DRINKING WATER & SOIL, SCHUMER CALLS ON EPA TO PUT KENT MINE ON NATIONAL PRIORITIES CLEAN-UP LIST ASAP; SENATOR DEMANDS EPA CLEAN UP THE MESS ASAP & FINALLY RESTORE PUBLIC HEALTH AND PEACE OF MIND IN PUTNAM
WITH NEW YORK STATE BAN ON KID-FRIENDLY E-CIG FLAVORS TOTALLY FROZEN, SCHUMER—STANDING WITH LONG ISLAND KIDS—PUSHES NEW PLAN THAT BANS FLAVORS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL; LEGISLATION, WITH STRONG BACKERS, COULD PASS—BUT IT REQUIRES CONGRESS TO ACT
AT BOEHM FARM AND ORCHARD IN GREENE COUNTY, SCHUMER TOUTS RECENTLY-SECURED FIX TO CROP RESEARCH PROGRAM, WHICH WILL MAINTAIN & SECURE UPSTATE NY’S POSITION AS A NATIONAL LEADER IN APPLE PRODUCTION
SCHUMER REVEALS: AS HACKS CONTINUE TO SWEEP NATION & HIT RIGHT HERE IN ALBANY, U.S. FACES +314K CYBERSECURITY WORKER SHORTAGE; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH FOR FIRST EVER FEDERAL PROGRAM TO WORK WITH UNIVERSITIES, LIKE UALBANY, & LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGES, TRAIN NEW GEN OF CYBER EXPERTS, CREATE GOOD-PAYING JOBS & SECURE AMERICAN DATA
EIGHT MONTHS SINCE ITS EXPIRATION & SIX MONTHS AFTER BIPARTISAN HOUSE PASSAGE, THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REMAINS BLOCKED BY SENATE LEADERSHIP, LEAVING CRITICAL PROGRAMS TO COMBAT DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN LIMBO; WITH +1K DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARRESTS IN SYRACUSE LAST YEAR, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR SENATE VOTE ASAP
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $267K IN FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FUNDING FOR LIVINGSTON COUNTY TO KEEP 20-YEAR CRIME VICTIM SPECIALIST PROGRAM FROM ENDING
ONE-YEAR TO-THE-DAY OF TRAGIC UPSTATE LIMO CRASH & STANDING WITH LONG ISLAND FAMILIES WHO ENDURED OWN LOCAL TRAGEDY, SCHUMER PUSHES FINALIZED PLAN TO SET FED LIMOUSINE-SAFETY REGS & CLOSE SAFETY LOOPHOLES THAT ALLOW UNSAFE LIMOS ON THE STREETS, WHERE THEY DO NOT BELONG IN THE FIRST PLACE
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