Press Releases

December 2018
ARMED WITH BRAND NEW REPORT TO CONGRESS, SCHUMER UNVEILS TICK-BORNE DISEASE BATTLE PLAN FOR LONG ISLAND AS IT HEADS INTO 2019; LYME VACCINE, BETTER TESTS FOR DIAGNOSIS & MORE ARE ON THE CUSP-- BUT REQUIRE REAL FOCUS FROM FEDS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $130K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE VILLAGE OF WHITEHALL IN WASHINGTON COUNTY FOR A SEWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
SCHUMER: MASSIVE MARRIOTT BREACH, UNLIKE MOST HACKS, COMPROMISED TRAVELERS’ U.S. PASSPORT INFO, WHICH IN COMBO WITH OTHER STOLEN DATA, COULD CREATE GIANT IDENTITY THEFT HEADACHE FOR MANY; SENATOR DEMANDS MARRIOTT IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY THOSE AT GREATEST RISK & PAY FOR NEW PASSPORT IF CUSTOMER REQUESTS IT
November 2018
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $401K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF STERLING IN CAYUGA COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL: BUFFALO AND TONAWANDA WAITING ON OVER $15 MILLION IN CRITICAL HUD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING, HOLDING UP ESSENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND HURTING LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDERS; SENATORS DEMAND HUD IMMEDIATELY RELEASE MUCH-NEEDED FEDERAL FUNDS TO BUFFALO AND TONAWANDA
WITH HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON IN FULL SWING, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO IMMEDIATELY PASS LEGISLATION THAT WILL THWART TOY SCALPERS FROM USING “GRINCH BOTS” ACROSS UPSTATE NY TO REAP PREDATORY PROFITS ON POPULAR GIFTS; SAYS NY FAMILIES SHOULDN’T PAY A KING’S RANSOM WHEN BUYING PRESENTS FOR THEIR CHILDREN & LOVED ONES
SCHUMER REVEALS: LOOMING FED LAW WOULD KILL WESTCHESTER’S & ROCKLAND’S LIFE-SAVING FIRST RESPONDER RADIO SIGNAL—‘T-BAND’; WESTCHESTER & ROCKLAND COPS, FIREFIGHTERS & EMS WOULD HAVE TO GET NEW RADIOS USING UNTESTED SYSTEM, WHILE SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO KEEP WESTCHESTER EMERGENCY RADIO WORKING, AS IS
AFTER DOZENS OF INCIDENTS AND ALMOST A YEAR OF WAITING, SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON CALL FOR CSX TO MAKE CRITICAL IMPROVEMENTS TO TEMPLE HILL RD AND UNION AVE RAIL CROSSINGS; SAYS CSX HAS HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO WORK TOGETHER WITH THE TOWN OF NEW WINDSOR TO ADDRESS DANGEROUS ORANGE COUNTY RAIL CROSSINGS AND DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ACTION
SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SUPPORT HARRIS CORPORATION’S EFFORT TO BUILD FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SPACE TELESCOPE FOR NASA; SAYS FUNDING WILL SUPPORT 160 GOOD-PAYING JOBS, REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY WE SEE THE UNIVERSE
SCHUMER CALLS ON USPS TO IMMEDIATELY MEET WITH TOWN OF AMHERST OFFICIALS, LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS & BUSINESSES TO ADDRESS DANGEROUS TRAFFIC CONFIGURATION AT SHERIDAN DRIVE POSTAL FACILITY IN WILLIAMSVILLE; SAYS UNSAFE PARKING LOT HAS LED TO OVER 30 ACCIDENTS & PUTS MOTORISTS AND PEDESTRIANS IN HARM’S WAY
WITH OVER 675 SYRACUSE CHILDREN POISONED BY LEAD LAST YEAR, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO IMMEDIATELY PASS $30 MILLION FUNDING INCREASE FOR HUD LEAD HAZARD REMOVAL PROGRAM; URGES FEDS TO APPROVE CITY’S APPLICATION TO RESTART LEAD REMOVAL PROGRAM
WITH RECORD-BREAKING THANKSGIVING TRAVEL UNDERWAY IN NEW YORK & THE CAPITAL REGION & AIRPLANE SEATS GETTING SMALLER & SMALLER, SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS BEGIN PROCESS TO TACKLE SHRINKING SEAT SIZE; BI-PARTISAN LAW SENATOR CHAMPIONED HAS BEEN ON-THE-BOOKS BUT FAA HASN’T STARTED THE WORK TO STOP THE SHRINK
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES LOCKHEED MARTIN IN OWEGO AWARDED $382 MILLION NAVY CONTRACT FOR MH-60R AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: DUE TO SUCCESS WITH FEDERAL CONTRACT, CONSERVE WILL BRING 200 NEW JOBS TO MONROE AND ERIE COUNTIES; SENATOR SAYS THESE WELL-DESERVED JOBS WILL BE A BOOST FOR WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMY
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON EXPANSION OF BAUSCH AND LOMB IN ROCHESTER
SCHUMER REVEALS: GREEDY & NOW EMBOLDENED LENDERS ARE TARGETING OUR ACTIVE DUTY VETS WITH PREDATORY LOANS, HIGH-PRESSURE SALES & DECEPTIVE MARKETING; SENATOR SOUNDS ALARM ON LI & DEMANDS FED ACTION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $16 MILLION FOR CUBRC LENS II FACILITY IN BUFFALO AS PART OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL; SENATORS SAY FUNDING WILL BE USED TO CONDUCT HYPERSONIC TESTING OF WEAPONS SYSTEMS, ALLOW UNITED STATES TO KEEP PACE WITH INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS RECENT MEETING WITH AIR FORCE SECRETARY WILSON, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND AIR FORCE HAVE AGREED TO SEND SENIOR OFFICIALS TO STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE THIS MONTH TO DELIVER LONG-AWAITED PUBLIC MEETING ON PFOA/PFOS CONTAMINATION REMEDIATION EFFORTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $79K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CAYUGA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
SCHUMER PLEDGES TO FIGHT FOR $12.2 MILLION GRANT TO UPGRADE, MODERNIZE AND REVITALIZE THE CITY OF BINGHAMTON’S VITAL DOWNTOWN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; “THE MAIN STREET COMPLETE STREETS PROJECT” WILL BE AN INSTRUMENTAL BOOST IN CITY’S ONGOING REVITALIZATION EFFORT
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