Press Releases

July 2019
IN MEETING WITH U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE NOMINEE, SCHUMER SECURES COMMITMENT THAT NEW SEC DEF WILL VISIT ROME LAB TO SEE FIRST HAND HOW INCREASED INVESTMENTS TRANSLATED INTO CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT; TRIP WILL MARK FIRST EVER VISIT A SEC DEF MAKES TO ROME TO SEE LAB’S CRITICAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATION’S CYBER DEFENSE NETWORK & MOHAWK VALLEY ECONOMY
FOLLOWING SEVERE UPTICK OF SUICIDE DEATHS IN CENTRAL NY & NATIONWIDE, SCHUMER LAUNCHES THREE-PRONGED PLAN TO COMBAT THE DEVASTATING TREND; POINTING TO THE HIGHEST SUICIDE RATE IN DECADES, SCHUMER SAYS ALL-HANDS-ON-DECK ARE NEEDED TO REACH MORE PEOPLE IN PAIN & SAVE PRECIOUS LIVES
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS LONG-STANDING PUSH, $49 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CORNELL CHESS LAB UNDER NEW, 5-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION; FUNDING WILL BE USED TO CONTINUE LAB’S 40-YEAR HISTORY OF GROUNDBREAKING DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER-THE-RADAR FED DECISION HITS BEES BUT COULD ALSO STING CAPITAL REGION, LOCAL AG, FOOD SUPPLY & ECONOMY IF NOT REVERSED; AS HONEY BEE POPULATION SPIRALS, SCHUMER PUSHES FEDS TO STEP-UP DATA COLLECTION OF INSECT TO HELP COMBAT TREND & KEEP UPSTATE POPULATIONS, BIZ & JOBS BUZZING
SCHUMER REVEALS: EMERGENCY MEDICAL KITS ABOARD AIRPLANES DO NOT HAVE TO STOCK LIFE-SAVING MEDICINE—LIKE THAT FOUND IN EPIPENS; SINCE 2001, AIRLINES HAVE SUCCESSFULLY LOBBIED FAA FOR A PASS; SENATOR DEMANDS AIRLINES & FAA REVERSE COURSE & STOCK PLANES WITH EPIPENS BECAUSE THEY CAN SAVE THE LIVES OF KIDS & ADULTS DURING AN EMERGENCY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR L.E.A.P. IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDING FOR OLEDWORKS IN ROCHESTER
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS RELENTLESS ADVOCACY, $39.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO BRING BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS TO +15,000 RURAL HOMES AND BUSINESSES UPSTATE; SENATOR SAYS FUNDS WILL HELP BRING UPSTATE NY ECONOMIES INTO THE 21ST CENTURY
SCHUMER UNVEILS NEW EFFORT TO RESTORE NYS’ ABILITY TO ‘WORKAROUND’ PART OF FED TAX LAW THAT TAKES AIM AT LI BY ELIMINATING A HOMEOWNERS’ SALT TAX DEDUCTION, COSTING THEM TENS-OF-THOUSANDS; SENATOR WILL DEPLOY SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE POWER TO OVERTURN IRS RULE & ONCE AGAIN MAKE LI’ERS ELIGIBLE FOR FULL SALT DEDUCTION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $500,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR VETERANS OUTREACH CENTER, INC. IN ROCHESTER
SCHUMER CALLS ON DOE’S OFFICE OF ELECTRICITY TO INVESTIGATE RECENT NYC BLACKOUT
SCHUMER URGES GRUBHUB TO GET TO BOTTOM OF ‘FAKE’ FEE MESS & PUSHES FEDS TO FIND A WAY TO FORCE COMPANY—NOT CUSTOMERS OR RESTAURANTS—TO EAT ANY LOSS; CURRENT FOOD FIGHT IS BAD FOR APP, NY RESTAURANTS & PAYING CUSTOMERS
FOLLOWING HIS +18 MONTH ADVOCACY & VISIT TO THE DILAPIDATED TRACKS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CSX HAS FINALLY COMPLETED LONG-TERM FIXES TO DANGEROUS CSX CROSSINGS IN NEW WINDSOR; SENATOR SAYS REPAIRS AT TEMPLE HILL RD & UNION AVE CROSSINGS WILL REDUCE ACCIDENTS & BOOST SAFETY ON MAJOR ROADS
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON ADMINISTRATION’S THREAT TO BLOCK MUST-PASS DEFENSE BILL OVER PROVISIONS TO SHIELD DRINKING WATER FROM TOXIC PFAS
DURING ALL-CAUCUS, BICAMERAL PRESS CONFERENCE TO DEFEND COVERAGE FOR AMERICANS WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, SCHUMER HIGHLIGHTS 11-YEAR-OLD HUDSON VALLEY NATIVE EMILIE SALTZMAN’S COURAGEOUS RECOVERY FROM TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND HER NEED FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PROTECTIONS
SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO SECURE $25 MILLION TO BRING CAR TRAFFIC BACK TO BUFFALO’S MAIN STREET & CONNECT DOWNTOWN CORE WITH CANALSIDE; WITH +1,000 NEWS JOBS COMING DOWNTOWN, SENATOR SAYS SIGNIFICANT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IS CRUCIAL TO SUPPORTING EMERGING TECH HUB & BRINGING BUFFALO’S INFRASTRUCTURE INTO 21ST CENTURY
SCHUMER REVEALS: AS ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION FACES A CRIPPLING SHORTAGE OF CRITICAL LIFESAVING BLADDER CANCER DRUG, CARELESS & CONFLICTING FED POLICIES DIRECT DOCTORS TO THROW AWAY UNUSED MEDS; STANDING WITH LOCAL IMPACTED PATIENTS, SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO COORDINATE EFFORTS TO ENSURE ALL PATIENTS GET THEIR VITAL TREATMENT ASAP
FOLLOWING RECENT FLOOD OF ROBOCALLS THAT WOKE UP THOUSANDS OF UPSTATE NY’ERS IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, SCHUMER URGES HOUSE TO PASS ROBOCALL LEGISLATION TO PROTECT SOUTHERN TIER IDENTITIES, WALLETS AND CURB ROBOCALLS
ON A PERSONAL PHONE CALL WITH NEW CEO OF CANOPY GROWTH, SCHUMER SECURES COMMITMENT FROM NEW LEADERSHIP THAT $125M INVESTMENT IN THE SOUTHERN TIER REMAINS UNAFFECTED; SENATOR SAYS PROJECT REMAINS UNTOUCHED & CANOPY WILL STILL BRING FIRST-EVER HEMP INDUSTRIAL PARK & HUNDREDS OF JOBS TO BROOME COUNTY
FOLLOWING RECENT FLOOD OF ROBOCALLS THAT WOKE UP THOUSANDS OF UPSTATE NY’ERS IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, SCHUMER URGES HOUSE TO PASS ROBOCALL LEGISLATION TO PROTECT WESTERN NEW YORK IDENTITIES, WALLETS AND CURB ROBOCALLS
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