Press Releases

March 2019
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, KATKO CALL ON U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR REPAIRS TO LITTLE SODUS BAY HARBOR IN THE VILLAGE OF FAIR HAVEN
IN A PERSONAL MEETING WITH US TRADE REP LIGHTHIZER, SCHUMER CALLS FOR THE EXEMPTION OF NEW YORK AIR BRAKE FROM RECENTLY-IMPOSED TARIFFS; SAYS TARIFFS WILL COST NEW YORK AIR BRAKE MILLIONS AND COULD JEOPARDIZE UPSTATE JOBS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: JUST-PASSED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL INCLUDES $14 MILLION TO PROTECT LONG ISLAND SOUND—HIGHEST LEVEL OF FUNDING IN 26 YEARS; SENATORS SAY $2 MILLION INCREASE IN FUNDS FROM LAST YEAR WILL HELP BETTER PROTECT ENVIRONMENT & LI ECONOMY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY LAUNCH MAJOR PUSH TO BRING NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION SQUADRON TO STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE; REPS SAY STEWART IS THE IDEAL HOME FOR CRITICAL MISSION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $750,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT 4,000 SENIOR CORPS VOLUNTEERS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER MAJOR PUSH, $49 MILLION BOOST FOR ESSENTIAL HUD LEAD-HAZARD REMOVAL EFFORTS; SAYS FUNDING WILL PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF UPSTATE NEW YORK CHILDREN FROM INSIDIOUS & IRREVERSIBLE LEAD POISONING
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS SUCCESSFUL PUSH FOR $7 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR EAST ROCKAWAY INLET DREDGING, THAT SAND WILL BE PUMPED ONTO PREVIOUSLY-CLOSED PART OF ROCKAWAY BEACH, CLEARING THE WAY FOR AN OPEN 2019 BEACH SEASON
STANDING AT ONE OF LI’S RISKY RAIL CROSSINGS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW PLAN TO PASS NATIONAL RAIL CROSSING SAFETY BILL THAT WOULD HELP LI FUND NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS THAT CAN SAVE LIVES; NEW MAKEUP OF CONGRESS COULD GET IT DONE IN BOTH HOUSES
ON THE HEELS OF BANKRUPTCY ANNOUNCEMENT, SCHUMER CALLS WINDSTREAM CEO TO URGE HIM TO PRESERVE ROCHESTER’S ROUGHLY 700 JOBS; RECEIVES COMMITMENT THAT BANKRUPTCY FILING WILL NOT CREATE JOB CUTS & ROCHESTER OPERATIONS WILL REMAIN UNAFFECTED
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO INVESTIGATE RECENT MTA EQUIPMENT FAILURE THAT COULD—YET AGAIN—DELAY FULL-INSTALL OF PTC CRASH PREVENTION TECH ACROSS LIRR & METRO-NORTH; MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS DEMAND TOP-TO-BOTTOM REVIEW TO PREVENT SAME PROBLEMS & ANOTHER DANGEROUS SAFETY DELAY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION AND INTERNATIONAL LAKE ONTARIO-ST. LAWRENCE RIVER BOARD TO TAKE ALL AVAILABLE ACTIONS NOW, INCLUDING MAXIMIZING MOSES-SAUNDERS DAM OUTFLOWS, TO MITIGATE LAKE FLOOD RISK
February 2019
FOLLOWING HIS TIRELESS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $68 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO BUILD A NEW GRAPE GENETICS RESEARCH LAB IN GENEVA; SAYS NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY WILL PROVIDE CRITICAL RESEARCH FOR UPSTATE GRAPE GROWERS TO SUPPORT CONTINUED HEALTH AND GROWTH OF GRAPE INDUSTRY NATIONWIDE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER MAJOR PUSH IN SYRACUSE, $49 MILLION BOOST FOR ESSENTIAL HUD LEAD-HAZARD REMOVAL EFFORTS; SAYS FUNDING WILL PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF UPSTATE CHILDREN FROM INSIDIOUS AND IRREVERSIBLE LEAD POISONING
FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S PUSH AT NIAGARA FALLS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LAST YEAR, SENATOR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $500 MILLION FOR THE FAA’S AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, BRINGING ITS TOTAL FUNDING UP TO $3.85 BILLION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019; SAYS FUNDING BOOST CAN BE USED TO MAKE LONG-SOUGHT UPGRADES AT AIRPORTS ACROSS WESTERN NY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $8.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR THE HEAD START OF ROCKLAND, INC.
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH IN LEWIS COUNTY THIS FALL, HIGHEST-EVER FUNDING TOTAL FOR CRITICAL MAPLE PROGRAM IN RECENTLY-PASSED SPENDING PACKAGE; SENATOR SAYS FUNDING WILL BE USED TO INVEST IN RESEARCH, BOOST GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS PUT UP $1.2 BILLION IN NEW FUNDS FOR PUBLIC HOUSING IN UPCOMING TRUMP BUDGET; RECENT SETTLEMENT GIVES FEDS AUTHORITY OVER NYCHA; ONLY FAIR THEY INCREASE FUNDING & REVERSE DECADES OF FED DISINVESTMENT TO MAKE VITAL REPAIRS & MORE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR ALBANY COUNTY OPPORTUNITY, INC.
FOLLOWING HIS MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $312 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NASA’S NEXT FLAGSHIP TELESCOPE PROJECT WFIRST – PRODUCED BY HARRIS CORP IN ROCHESTER; FUNDS WILL BRING REVOLUTIONARY TELESCOPE ONE GIANT LEAP CLOSER TO BLASTOFF
SCHUMER PUSHES FAA TO LAND MAJOR FED FUNDS AT LI’S MACARTHUR THAT COULD ADD LONG-SOUGHT WEST COAST DESTINATIONS & NEW CARRIERS TO ISLAND TRAVEL OPTIONS; SENATOR ALREADY BUILT-UP FED FUNDS AIRPORT NEEDS FOR PROJECT TO FLY
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