Press Releases

August 2018
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $700,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BUSINESS COMPLEX AT WATERTOWN INTERNATIONAL
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MAJOR FEDERAL INVESTMENT TO EXPAND HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS AND BATTLE OPIOID CRISIS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT SENATE INTERIOR APPROPRIATIONS BILL INCLUDES $11 MILLION TO PROTECT GREAT LAKES AGAINST ASIAN CARP
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FUNDING AUTHORIZATION FOR FIVE MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ACROSS NEW YORK IN RECENT DEFENSE BILL; SENATORS VOW TO SEE FUNDING THROUGH APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE: AS PART OF JUST-PASSED SENATE MINIBUS APPROPRIATIONS BILL, HIGH-INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM WILL REMAIN UNDER OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY, RECEIVE FULL FUNDING FOR FY2019; SENATORS SAY PROGRAM PLAYS ESSENTIAL ROLE IN COMBATTING OPIOID EPIDEMIC
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1M FUNDING INCREASE FOR CRITICAL MAPLE PROGRAM IN JUST-PASSED SENATE SPENDING BILL; FUNDING WILL BE USED TO INVEST IN RESEARCH, BOOST GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS; SENATORS VOW TO SHEPHERD FUNDING THROUGH APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS
SCHUMER REVEALS: LOOMING FED LAW WOULD KILL LONG ISLAND’S LIFE-SAVING FIRST RESPONDER RADIO SIGNAL—‘T-BAND’; LI COPS, FIRE FIGHTERS & EMS WOULD HAVE TO GET NEW RADIOS USING UNTESTED SYSTEM WHILE SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO KEEP LI EMERGENCY RADIO SYSTEM WORKING, AS IS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT NEWLY-PASSED SENATE DEFENSE BILL INCLUDES $50 MILLION FOR IMPACT AID PROGRAM TO PROVIDE CRITICAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS ON FEDERAL LAND, INCLUDING SEVERAL DISTRICTS IN THE NORTH COUNTRY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $24K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR GREENE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN CHENANGO COUNTY
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FOLLOWING HIS FULL COURT PRESS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE REDUCES UNWISE AND UNJUST DUTIES THAT HARM AMERICAN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS, PAPER PRODUCERS AND JOBS; SENATOR VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHT AGAINST TARIFFS BY URGING THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION TO FULLY ELIMINATE THEM
AFTER MAJOR PUSH BY SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND, JUST-PASSED DEFENSE BILL APPROVES $14.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO ENHANCE SECURITY AT ROME LAB
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $27K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WINCHESTER FIRE COMPANY IN ERIE COUNTY
IN WAKE OF RAIL BRIDGE COLLAPSING ONTO BUSY UPSTATE NEW YORK STREET CORNER, SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS HIRE MORE FEDERAL RAILROAD BRIDGE INSPECTORS; SENATOR SAYS WITH ONLY 3 INSPECTORS FOR ALL 3,000 TRAIN BRIDGES IN UPSTATE NY, FEDS MUST DEDICATE MORE RESOURCES TO AUDIT & INSPECT CRUMBLING BRIDGES
July 2018
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $6 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR VITAL AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK
STANDING AT NEW ROCHELLE TRAIN STATION IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, SCHUMER URGES METRO-NORTH TO IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE CUSTOMERS & RESIDENTS WITH RAILROAD’S TIMELINE TO FULLY INSTALL LIFE-SAVING POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL; SENATOR SAYS METRO-NORTH HAS HAD AMPLE TIME AND MONEY AND MUST PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS TO GET THIS DONE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $249K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THREE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $22K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR MARCELLUS FIRE DEPARTMENT IN CENTRAL NEW YORK
SCHUMER: WITH NY JOBS & LOCAL NEWSPAPERS ON THE LINE, COMMERCE DEPARTMENT MUST REVERSE COURSE ON PENDING AUGUST 1st DECISION; SENATOR DOUBLES DOWN ON COMMERCE SECRETARY NOT TO UNJUSTLY HAMMER NEW YORK’S AT-RISK NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY; IF PERMANENT TARIFF TAKES SHAPE, NEWSPAPERS COULD BE FORCED TO RAISE PRICES, LOSE CUSTOMERS AND SLASH LOCAL STAFF – OR EVEN GO OUT OF BUSINESS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO PREVENT ANY LAPSE IN ACCESS TO FARMERS MARKETS FOR VITAL FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; SENATORS WARN THAT ANY DISRUPTION COULD HAVE DEVASTATING IMPACT ON FAMILIES, SENIOR CITIZENS, AND FARMERS WHO SUPPLY FARMERS MARKETS
DURING IN-PERSON MEETING, SCHUMER URGES ACTING DIRECTOR OF OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY TO GRANT OSWEGO COUNTY’S REQUEST TO BE DESIGNATED A HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA; SENATOR SAYS DESIGNATION WILL MEAN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, INTELLIGENCE, AND COORDINATION TO HELP DISRUPT TRAFFICKING
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