Press Releases

November 2018
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND PUSH AMTRAK & MTA TO DO THE DEAL ASAP TO CREATE NEW & NEEDED METRO NORTH LINE FOR EAST BRONX & WESTCHESTER COMMUTERS; PENN ACCESS PLAN WOULD REDUCE TRAVEL TIMES, CREATE ONE-SEAT RIDE TO PENN STATION & WEST SIDE OF MANHATTAN, BOOST ECONOMY & CREATE VITAL SYSTEM RESILIENCY & HELP SUPPPORT JOB GROWTH
SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR AND EXTEND CRITICAL FED MAPLE PROGRAM; SAYS PROGRAM WILL FURTHER TAP POTENTIAL OF THE NORTH COUNTRY’S BURGEONING MAPLE INDUSTRY
SCHUMER REVEALS: LI’S HEALTH CARE ANCHORS—THEIR HOSPITALS—WHICH SERVE SOME OF THE MOST NEEDY & SICK, COULD LOSE MANY MILLIONS UNLESS DRAMATIC, UNDER-THE-RADAR FEDERAL CUT THAT HITS THEM HARD & JEOPARDIZES CRITICAL SERVICES IS REVERSED; SENATOR URGES ACTION
IN A PERSONAL CALL WITH ARMY SECRETARY ESPER, SCHUMER URGES ARMY TO MAKE FORT DRUM RAILHEAD IMPROVEMENTS A TOP PRIORITY; PROJECT WOULD MODERNIZE BASE INFRASTRUCTURE, ENHANCE READINESS
October 2018
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR ASTOR SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES HEAD START PROGRAM IN DUTCHESS COUNTY
SCHUMER REVEALS: CENTRAL NEW YORK SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE BEEN HIT WITH NINE CYBER-ATTACKS THIS YEAR, PUTTING VALUABLE DATA AT RISK & COSTING TAXPAYER RESOURCES; SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO UNCOVER FACTS & HELP PREVENT FUTURE ATTACKS
STANDING AT ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER, SCHUMER URGES ADMINISTRATION TO REVERSE DRAMATIC CUT TO UPSTATE NEW YORK’S HOSPITALS; SAYS CUTS PUT COMMUNITIES IN JEOPARDY OF LOSING CRITICAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES
SCHUMER REVEALS: GRIFFISS HAS NEW CHANCE TO LAND CRITICAL FED FUNDS TO KEEP COMMERCIAL UAS PROGRESS AT FAA TEST SITE GOING STRONG; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO PASS FUNDING IN UPCOMING TRANSPO BILL & DIRECT NEW FED RESOURCES TO ONEIDA COUNTY’S NATIONALLY KNOWN UAS TEST SITE
STANDING AT CATSKILL WATERFRONT, WHERE VILLAGE HOPES TO INCREASE PUBLIC RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO UNDERUTILIZED WATERFRONT, SCHUMER URGES CONGRESSIONAL COLLEAGUES TO PERMANENTLY REAUTHORIZE AND FULLY FUND THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND; LWCF PROTECTS NY TREASURES LIKE THE CATSKILL CREEK & INVESTS IN CONSERVATION & ACCESS TO PUBLIC LANDS
STANDING AT CHOBANI IN CHENANGO COUNTY, SCHUMER REVEALS: OUTDATED AND UNFAIR PROTEIN CREDITING SYSTEM DRIVING UP THE COST OF PROTEIN-RICH GREEK YOGURT IN NATIONAL SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS; SENATOR CALLS ON USDA TO IMMEDIATELY FINALIZE NEW PROTEIN CREDITING SYSTEM, ISSUE FINDINGS TO CONGRESS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.5M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FARNHAM FAMILY SERVICES TO ADDRESS OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN OSWEGO COUNTY
IN THE MIDST OF ONGOING DOCTOR SHORTAGE ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK, SCHUMER VOWS TO LEAD CHARGE FOR FIRST-EVER DUTCHESS COUNTY MED SCHOOL; URGES CONGRESS TO PASS CRITICAL LEGISLATION THAT WILL DELIVER MORE DOCTORS TO UPSTATE NEW YORK
SCHUMER TO FEDS: WHEN IT COMES TO DANGEROUS OIL TRAINS, DON’T SKIMP ON THE BRAKES; SENATOR SAYS OIL TRAINS MUST HAVE THE BEST BRAKING SYSTEMS AVAILABLE TO SAFEGUARD OUR HUDSON VALLEY AND UPSTATE COMMUNITIES
SCHUMER: CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP PUTNAM 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, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $550,000 TO HELP VETERANS SUFFERING FROM OPIOID ADDICTION IN MONROE COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON ARMY CORPS TO DIRECT CRITICAL FUNDING TO PROTECT GREAT LAKES FROM INVASIVE ASIAN CARP; SENATORS SAY FUNDS CAN HELP THWART CARP’S ACCESS TO LAKES ERIE AND ONTARIO
SCHUMER REVEALS: CHOPPER COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR EAST RIVER CRASH & DEATH OF 5 IS SHOCKINGLY OFFERING DEEP DISCOUNT OCTOBER ‘SALE’ FOR DOORS-OFF FLIGHTS—BUT COMPANY IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION BY FED AGENCIES; SCHUMER SOUNDS ALARM & AGAIN URGES COMPANY TO SUSPEND FLIGHTS IMMEDIATELY
SCHUMER TO FEDS: WHEN IT COMES TO DANGEROUS OIL TRAINS, DON’T SKIMP ON THE BRAKES; SENATOR SAYS OIL TRAINS MUST HAVE THE BEST BRAKING SYSTEMS AVAILABLE TO SAFEGUARD OUR COMMUNITIES
SCHUMER: CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP HERKIMER 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
STANDING AT UNITED MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER IN BATAVIA, SCHUMER URGES ADMINISTRATION TO REVERSE DRAMATIC CUT TO UPSTATE NEW YORK’S RURAL HOSPITALS; SAYS CUTS PUT COMMUNITIES IN JEOPARDY OF LOSING CRITICAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES
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