Press Releases

July 2018
ON THE EVE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY, JEFFERSON ROAD MAIN POST OFFICE STILL REFUSES TO APPROVE SCHUMER’S REQUEST TO ALLOW VETERANS TO DISTRIBUTE POPPIES & FLAGS OUTSIDE POST OFFICE; SENATOR RESPONDS BY INTRODUCING NEW BILL TO LIFT USPS’ BAN, SANCTIONING ROCHESTER VETERANS, WHO PROTECTED AND DEFENDED US, TO RIGHTFULLY HANDOUT POPPIES & FLAGS FOR VETERAN HOLIDAYS ONCE AND FOR ALL
AHEAD OF JULY 4TH HOLIDAY, SCHUMER LAUNCHES A MAJOR PUSH TO MAKE CROSS-BORDER TRAVEL EASIER AND FASTER FOR WESTERN NEW YORK RESIDENTS; SENATOR SAYS EXPANSION OF NEXUS PROGRAM TO BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WOULD MAKE PROGRAM MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR WNY RESIDENTS AND REDUCE EGREGIOUS WAIT TIMES AT WNY BRIDGES
June 2018
SCHUMER-BACKED BILL THAT WILL CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY PASSES CONGRESS; BILL NOW HEADING TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR SIGNATURE
AFTER GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER CALLED OUT ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS FOR ATTEMPTING TO COVER UP DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STUDY ON DANGEROUS EFFECTS OF PFAS CHEMICALS, REPORT HAS FINALLY BEEN RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC
DURING IN-PERSON MEETING WITH NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATOR GORDON-HAGERTY, SCHUMER URGES NNSA TO FINALIZE NEW 5-YEAR WORK AGREEMENT BETWEEN LASER LAB AND DOE; SENATOR MAKES CLEAR TO ADMINISTRATOR THAT FINALIZED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT IS NEEDED FOR LAB TO CONTINUE ITS GROUNDBREAKING NATIONAL SECURITY RESEARCH
OVER 350 HOMEBOUND VETERANS IN ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES THAT GET CANANDAIGUA VA HOME-BASED PRIMARY CARE DEALT BLOW BY NEW U.S. POSTAL POLICY; SCHUMER URGES USPS TO REVERSE NEW POLICY THAT IS BANNING CANANDAIGUA VA FROM PARKING & STAGING VITAL HOME VISITATION VEHICLES AT 10 LOCAL POST OFFICES; SENATOR SAYS THE NEW POLICY WILL MAKE IT HARDER TO PERFORM HOME VISITATIONS FOR AREA VETS
STANDING WITH WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS, SCHUMER URGES IRS TO STAND DOWN ON THEIR ATTEMPT TO CHALLENGE NEW YORK STATE’S NEW TAX LAW THAT WILL SAVE HOMEOWNERS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN FEDERAL TAXES; SENATOR SAYS TAX PLAN UNFAIRLY TARGETS WESTCHESTER AND LOWER HUDSON VALLEY HOMEOWNERS WHO HAVE HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES IN THE NATION
AFTER MAJOR PUSH BY SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND, JUST-PASSED SENATE DEFENSE BILL APPROVES $14 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW TRAINING CENTER FOR NFARS; SENATORS SAY TRAINING CENTER WILL IMPROVE MISSION READINESS
AS NEW YORKERS CONTINUE TO SUFFER DUE TO PFAS CONTAMINATION, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER THEIR PUSH, $20 MILLION TO STUDY THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF PFAS WATER CONTAMINATION PASSES SENATE
SCHUMER URGES WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD TO APPROVE 9/11-RELATED DEATH COMPENSATION FOR LONG-SUFFERING FAMILY OF STATE TROOPER AND FALLEN9/11 HERO, LAWRENCE LAKEMAN; SENATOR SAYS DECADE-PLUS WAIT IS TOO LONG FOR THIS FAMILY TO RECEIVE THE COMPENSATION THAT THEY DESERVE
AFTER MAJOR PUSH BY SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND, JUST-PASSED SENATE DEFENSE BILL APPROVES $14.2 MILLION FEDERAL FUNDING TO ENHANCE PERIMETER SECURITY AT ROME LAB
SCHUMER REVEALS: US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND AIR FORCE CONTINUE TO DRAG THEIR FEET AND DELAY THE RELEASE OF SITE INVESTIGATION REPORT OF TOXIC PFC POLLUTION AT STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE; SCHUMER DEMANDS DOD FINISH AND RELEASE LONG OVERDUE REPORT – AND IMPROVE POOR COMMUNICATION WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN CYBER DEFENSE EDUCATION DESIGNATION
SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS EXTEND DEADLINE FOR GLEN COVE TO FINISH FERRY PROJECT; RISK OF LI LOSING CRITICAL $16M IN FEDS FUNDS WOULD HURT LOCAL TAXPAYERS & DEAL BLOW TO REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $100,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DRUG PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS IN THE NORTH COUNTRY TO ADDRESS THE SCOURGE OF OPIOIDS
SCHUMER URGES FDA TO REMOVE INEFFECTIVE ‘SUNSCREEN PILLS’ FROM THE MARKET AS THEIR SALES HEAT UP; PILLS PROMISE SPF-LIKE PROTECTIONS BUT ARE BASICALLY USELESS AGAINST SUN; FEDS WARN OF DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES WHEN BATHERS FORGO SUNSCREEN THINKING PILLS WILL PROTECT THEM
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER MAJOR VICTORIES FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK IN THE SENATE FARM BILL; SENATORS WENT TO BAT FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK FARMERS – SAY NEW BILL INCLUDES VITAL VICTORIES AND WILL BOOST UPSTATE NEW YORK’S ECONOMY; URGE THEIR COLLEAGUES IN THE SENATE TO PASS FARM BILL IMMEDIATELY
FOLLOWING A MAJOR PUSH BY SCHUMER, US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS INCLUDES $9.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR TONAWANDA LANDFILL REMEDIATION PROJECT IN 2018 WORK PLAN; SCHUMER SAYS WITH FUNDS NOW SECURED WORK CAN FINALLY BEGIN TO CLEAN UP POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS RADIOACTIVE WASTE– SCHUMER SAYS RESIDENTS HAVE WAITED LONG ENOUGH, AND VOWS TO SEE PROJECT TO COMPLETION
SCHUMER: FEDERAL WOOL TRUST FUND, SET TO EXPIRE NEXT YEAR, MUST BE RENEWED IN UPCOMING FARM BILL; TRUST FUND VITAL TO FIX UNFAIR TARIFF ‘INVERSION’ THAT WOULD OTHERWISE PENALIZE HICKEY FREEMAN FOR MAKING SUITS IN U.S.A.; SENATOR SAYS WOOL TRUST FUND PROGRAM IS RENEWED IN JUST-RELEASED SENATE FARM BILL AND MUST BE SIGNED INTO LAW BEFORE IT EXPIRES
SCHUMER: WITH GAS PRICES ACROSS NEW YORK STATE AT HIGHEST LEVEL IN YEARS, NEW ADMIN PROPOSAL TO REDUCE MILES PER GALLON CARS WILL HAVE TO GET IS HUGE MISTAKE; SENATOR URGES THEM TO STICK WITH ORIGINAL PLAN AS FUEL COSTS RISE
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