Press Releases

October 2018
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
SCHUMER DEMANDS TONAWANDA COKE MAKE FINAL, COURT-ORDERED $2 MILLION COMMUNITY SERVICE PAYMENT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE; SENATOR SAYS COMPANY HAS OBLIGATION TO HELP ASSESS AND CLEAN UP THE MASSIVE MESS IT MADE IN WESTERN NEW YORK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL: MANY STRETCH LIMOS CAN SKIRT LICENSE LAW ON BOOKS BY ARBITRARILY AND INACCURATELY EXEMPTING DRIVERS OR VEHICLES THAT CARRY MORE PASSENGERS THAN ADVERTISED FROM ‘COMMERCIAL’ STATUS; AS SENATORS MAKE LARGER PUSH ON LIMO SAFETY, FEDS MUST IMMEDIATELY INITIATE A LICENSE ‘CRACKDOWN’ BECAUSE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES HAVE TOUGHER SAFETY STANDARDS FOR DRIVER & VEHICLE
FOLLOWING TRAGIC LIMOUSINE CRASH IN SCHOHARIE COUNTY THAT CLAIMED THE LIVES OF TWENTY NEW YORKERS, SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BLUMENTHAL CALL ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION TO IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT NEW FEDERAL SAFETY RULES FOR STRETCH LIMOS
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON OPENING OF NEW TRAIN STATION IN SCHENECTADY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CHAUTAUQUA LAKE WATER QUALITY IN RECENTLY-PASSED BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL 2018 WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ACT; CHAUTAUQUA LAKE, AN IMPORTANT WNY RECREATIONAL DESTINATION, IS PLAGUED BY HARMFUL, RECURRING ALGAL BLOOMS
SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE NEARLY $1 MILLION FED GRANT TO BUILD FIRST-EVER FOOD BUSINESSES INCUBATOR IN ROCHESTER; OVER 150 LOCAL FOOD ENTREPRENEURS ARE NOW ON WAIT LIST, WITH CONSTRUCTION HINGING ON GRANT; PROJECT WOULD SPUR 100 NEW JOBS & ANCHOR DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER REVITALIZATION
IN THE AFTERMATH OF RAIL ACCIDENTS NATIONWIDE, AND FOLLOWING BUFFALO’S 2017 ACCIDENT, SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH FOR FREIGHT CARRIERS TO EXPAND NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR SHIPMENTS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND ENHANCE REALTIME SHARING OF HAZMAT INFORMATION WITH LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE OPERATIONS; SENATOR SAYS UPDATES ARE CRITICAL TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, FIREFIGHTER PROTECTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $133,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
SCHUMER REVEALS: DESPITE A 2015 COMMITMENT TO INVESTIGATE LIMO CRASHES & GATHER REQUIRED DATA TO ENACT SAFETY REGULATIONS, NTSB HAS NOT THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED A SINGLE CRASH PRIOR TO LAST WEEKEND’S UPSTATE TRAGEDY; SENATOR DEMANDS FED AGENCY RE-COMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS & ISSUE NECESSARY SAFETY RECS ON STRETCH LIMOS ASAP; LIVES AT STAKE
SCHUMER, IN A PERSONAL CALL WITH HARRIS CORP. CEO, PUSHES FOR AND SECURES COMMITMENT THAT NO JOBS WILL BE CUT IN ROCHESTER DURING MERGER WITH L3 TECHNOLOGIES; SAYS MERGER COULD EXPAND HARRIS’S WORKFORCE IN ROCHESTER
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