Press Releases

February 2019
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR LEWIS COUNTY HEAD START
Schumer Demands New Information From Alden Global Capital, Hedge Fund Known For Destroying Local Newspapers And Slashing Jobs Across The Country, Including 5 Upstate NY Papers, Regarding Their Efforts To Acquire Gannett And The Potential Free Speech And Pension Stability Implications Of Such A Takeover
OVER FOUR YEARS SINCE PFOA DISCOVERY IN HOOSICK FALLS & PETERSBURGH, FEDS HAVE YET TO SET A DRINKING WATER STANDARD FOR HIGHLY-TOXIC PFAS CHEMICALS; SCHUMER ANNOUNCES EPA’S NEW FOUND INTENTION TO FINALLY ESTABLISH STANDARD, BUT CALLS ON AGENCY MAKE STRINGENT MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL STANDARD THEIR #1 PRIORITY
SCHUMER: CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP ONONDAGA COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFY LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL POLICE PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON ROCHESTER’S ICONIC HICKEY FREEMAN EXPANDING AND ADDING NEW JOBS AT CENTURY-YEAR-OLD FACTORY
AS THE OPIOID CRISIS CONTINUES TO PLAGUE ORANGE COUNTY & OVERDOSES CONTINUE TO RISE EACH PASSING YEAR, WITH OVER 100 OPIOID DEATHS IN 2018, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO AID ORANGE POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFYING LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW BIPARTISAN GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL PD’S PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL
AS THE OPIOID CRISIS CONTINUES TO PLAGUE DUTCHESS COUNTY & OVERDOSES CONTINUE TO RISE EACH YEAR, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO AID DUTCHESS POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFYING LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW BIPARTISAN GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL PD’S PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL
AS THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC CONTINUES TO PLAGUE WESTCHESTER & ROCKLAND COUNTIES, WITH OPIOID RELATED DEATHS JUMPING 75% & 61% RESPECTIVELY BETWEEN ‘13 AND ‘16, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO AID WESTCHESTER & ROCKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFYING LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW BIPARTISAN GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL PD’S PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL
STANDING AT THE FAMED WOMEN’S RIGHTS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK IN SENECA FALLS, SCHUMER URGES HOUSE TO SWIFTLY PASS LANDS PACKAGE THAT INCLUDES PERMANENT REAUTHORIZATION OF LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND; SENATOR VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHT FOR FULL FUNDING FOR LWCF IN FUTURE
IN THE AFTERMATH OF LARGE LOCAL DRUG RING BUST, AND AS THE OPIOID CRISIS CONTINUES TO PLAGUE CHEMUNG COUNTY, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO AID CHEMUNG POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFYING LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL PD’S PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL
AS GLOBAL RACE TO ADVANCE QUANTUM COMPUTING ACCELERATES, SCHUMER BACKS SUNY PLANNED BID TO BE NAMED ONE OF NEW NATIONAL CENTERS FOR QUANTUM COMPUTING, CREATING NEW ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES & GOOD PAYING JOBS; SENATOR SAYS EXISTING CAPABILITIES AT SUNY POLY & ROME LAB’S QUANTUM COMPUTING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE POSITION REGION & STATE TO BE LEADERS IN QUANTUM TECH BREAKTHROUGHS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION DESIGNATING JAMESTOWN COMEDY CENTER THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER AS PART OF 2019 LANDS PACKAGE; SENATORS VOW TO SHEPHERD LEGISLATION THROUGH CONGRESS & TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, NADLER, MEEKS, CLARKE, ESPAILLAT INTRODUCE BICAMERAL LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND MUSEUM IN NEW YORK CITY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIRST-EVER FOOD BUSINESS INCUBATOR IN ROCHESTER; PROJECT WILL SPUR 100 NEW JOBS & ANCHOR DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER REVITALIZATION
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: AFTER WEEKS OF WAITING – AND JUST DAYS AFTER SENATOR’S MAJOR PUSH – FEDS HAVE FINALLY APPROVED GENESEE BREWERY’S OUTSTANDING PRODUCT APPLICATIONS; SAYS VITAL APPROVALS WILL KEEP GENESEE BREWERY OUT OF FINANCIAL JEOPARDY & ADD MILLIONS TO ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES ECONOMY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CENTER; SENATORS SAY GRANT WILL ALLOW CORNELL TO CONTINUE LEADING INNOVATIVE PROGRAM FOCUSED ON PRESERVING PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT WHILE IMPROVING TRANSPORTATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT SENATE CLEARS LEGISLATION TO PERMANENTLY REAUTHORIZE THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT PUBLIC LANDS, WATER RESOURCES, AND HISTORIC SITES
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: WITH SENATE PASSAGE OF FED LANDS PACKAGE, STATEN ISLAND SEAWALL WILL MOVE FORWARD; SCHUMER PROVISION SMASHES MADDENING BUREAUCRATIC LOGJAM; SENATOR ALREADY SECURED FED FUNDS & WORKED OUT OTHER KINKS TO GET WALL PROJECT GOING
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND BRINDISI URGE FEMA TO APPROVE MUCH-NEEDED $3.9 MILLION GRANT TO HELP ALLEVIATE SEVERE & REPETITIVE FLOODING ALONG SAUQUOIT CREEK; SAY FED FUNDING WOULD ADVANCE CRITICAL PHASES OF CURRENT MITIGATION PROJECTS INTENDED TO PROTECT RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES FROM FURTHER DESTRUCTION
ON THE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TRAGIC CRASH OF FLIGHT 3407, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON FAA TO FINALLY IMPLEMENT OVERDUE AIRLINE SAFETY REFORM TO ESTABLISH ELECTRONIC PILOT TRAINING DATABASE
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