Press Releases

January 2019
SCHUMER PUSHES AMTRAK TO BE MORE FLEXIBLE IN NEGOTIATIONS TO CREATE NEW & NEEDED TRANSIT LINE FOR EAST BRONX & WESTCHESTER COMMUTERS; PENN ACCESS PLAN REDUCES TRAVEL TIMES; WILL BOOST ECONOMY & CREATE VITAL SYSTEM RESILIENCY-- BUT AMTRAK NEEDS TO DO MORE TO GET IT DONE
SCHUMER PUSHES AMTRAK TO BE MORE FLEXIBLE IN FINALIZING DEAL TO CREATE NEW & NEEDED TRANSIT LINE FOR EAST BRONX & WESTCHESTER COMMUTERS; PENN STATION ACCESS WILL REDUCE TRAVEL TIMES BY CREATING ONE-SEAT RIDE TO PENN STATION & WEST SIDE OF MANHATTAN; WILL BOOST LOCAL BRONX & WESTCHESTER ECONOMY; & WILL IMPROVE SYSTEM RESILIENCY
IN A PERSONAL MEETING WITH ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN, SCHUMER URGES DOD TO EXECUTE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES AT NFARS; SAYS IMPROVEMENTS WOULD ENHANCE BASE’S KC-135 TANKER MISSION, PRIME BASE FOR ADDITIONAL MISSIONS
IN A PERSONAL MEETING WITH ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE SHANAHAN, SCHUMER URGES DOD TO MAKE FORT DRUM RAILHEAD IMPROVEMENTS A TOP PRIORITY; PROJECT WOULD MODERNIZE BASE INFRASTRUCTURE, ENHANCE READINESS
SCHUMER REVEALS: IN MIDST OF SHUTDOWN, CENTRAL NEW YORK IS EXPERIENCING ALARMING SHINGLE SHOT SHORTAGE THAT LEFT UNSOLVED COULD SICKEN MANY & SPREAD CHICKENPOX VIRUS THIS WINTER; SENATOR URGES EMERGENCY FDA STAFF TO STEP IN, HELP REMEDY SHORTAGE WITH MANUFACTURER & IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH LOCALS NOW IN DARK
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CANOPY GROWTH, A MAJOR INDUSTRY PLAYER, IS POISED TO MAKE A $100-150M INVESTMENT IN THE SOUTHERN TIER, CREATING AS MANY AS 400 NEW JOBS AND ESTABLISHING ONE OF THE NATION’S LEADING INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRIAL PARKS; SENATOR SAYS INVESTMENT WILL SOLIDIFY SOUTHERN TIER AS NATIONAL HUB FOR INDUSTRIAL HEMP
SCHUMER REVEALS: GOVT SHUTDOWN PREVENTING NYC/LI DOCTORS FROM PRESCRIBING CRITICAL ANTI-OPIOID DRUG NEEDED BY MANY ON PATH TO RECOVERY; DOCTORS CANNOT PROVIDE LIFE-SAVING DRUG WITHOUT DEA APPROVAL—AND FEDS ARE UNREACHABLE; SENATOR URGES UNLOCKING OF CRITICAL MEDS TO SAVE LIVES ON THE LINE
SCHUMER: HARRIS CORP WINS $75M ORDER TO UPGRADE MARINE CORPS’ RADIOS; SENATOR SAYS HARRIS’S SOFTWARE UPGRADES WILL PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT, INEXPENSIVE BOOST TO MARINE CORPS’ MANPACK RADIOS
SCHUMER REVEALS: IN MIDST OF SHUTDOWN, LONG ISLAND IS EXPERIENCING ALARMING SHINGLE SHOT SHORTAGE THAT LEFT UNSOLVED COULD SICKEN MANY & SPREAD CHICKENPOX VIRUS THIS WINTER; SENATOR URGES EMERGENCY FDA STAFF TO STEP IN, HELP REMEDY SHORTAGE WITH MANUFACTURER & IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH LOCALS NOW IN DARK
READY FOR TAKE-OFF: SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FIRST JETBLUE FLIGHT BETWEEN ROCHESTER AND BOSTON WILL HIT THE SKIES TOMORROW; NEW DAILY FLIGHTS FOLLOW SCHUMER’S PRIOR PUSH TO ADD NEW DIRECT ROC-BOS SERVICE
SCHUMER: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HURTS NEW YORK IN MANY WAYS; SENATOR DETAILS HOW AIRPORTS, SCHOOLS, DRINKING WATER, TAX REFUND CHECKS, NY ECONOMY & MUCH MORE IS UNDER THREAT; PUSHES TO GET GOVERNMENT OPEN ASAP
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HARDENING OF SANDY-DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE CITY OF LONG BEACH, ON LONG ISLAND
December 2018
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BROOKLYN NATIVE, 37-YEAR NYPD VET, FORMER CHIEF OF NYPD TRANSIT BUREAU & COMMANDER OF PATROL BOROUGH BROOKLYN SOUTH, JOSPEH FOX, APPOINTED TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICERS MEDAL OF VALOR REVIEW BOARD
SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND CONGRESSWOMAN CLARKE ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO NAME BROOKLYN POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF MAJOR OWENS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.7 MILLION IN HEAD START FUNDING FOR WAYNE COUNTY ACTION PROGRAM, INC.
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR SCHENECTADY COMMUNITY ACTION’S HEAD START PROGRAM
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.9 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR CATTARAUGUS & WYOMING PROJECT HEAD START PROGRAMS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN RENSSELAER COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TOWNS ACROSS THE ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION TO ADDRESS WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
SCHUMER REVEALS: EVERYDAY & POPULAR HOME-IMPROVEMENT CHEMICAL THAT CAN SICKEN OR KILL --JUST LIKE CARBON MONOXIDE-- REMAINS ON MANY STORE SHELVES ACROSS LONG ISLAND & ONLINE DESPITE SERIOUS FED WARNINGS TO REMOVE; CITING URGENCY, SENATOR DEMANDS EPA TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION & BAN IT COMPLETELY
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