Press Releases

June 2018
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE HAS APPROVED PLANS TO RESTORE HISTORIC SALINA STREET BUILDING’S ORIGINAL WINDOW FACADE & GRANTED CRITICAL FED TAX CREDITS TO DO SO; SENATOR SAYS WORK CAN NOW BEGIN ON PROJECT THAT WILL FURTHER RE-ENERGIZE DOWNTOWN ‘CUSE
IN A DIRECT CALL, SCHUMER URGES FEMA ADMINISTRATOR LONG TO REVIEW AND FUND NEWBURGH FIRE DEPARTMENT’S SAFER GRANT APPLICATION; SENATOR SAYS CRITICAL FUNDING WOULD BE USED TO KEEP LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT FULLY STAFFED
SCHUMER: WITH GAS PRICES ACROSS WESTCHESTER, ROCKLAND, & PUTNAM 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
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH: $190 MILLION TO COMPLETE LAST PHASE OF CANANDAIGUA VA CAMPUS EXPANSION INCLUDED IN SENATE VA APPROPRIATIONS BILL; SENATORS SAY $190 MILLION WOULD COMPLETE LONG-SOUGHT UPGRADE, BOOST QUALITY CARE FOR VETERANS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO ROCHESTER REGION
SCHUMER REVEALS: FEDS HAVE FLAT-FUNDED SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR YEARS JUST AS NEW CDC WARNING SHOWS DEATHS ON DRAMATIC RISE ACROSS U.S. AND IN NEW YORK; SENATOR DEMANDS RAMP-UP IN FED FUNDING TO REACH MORE PEOPLE IN PAIN & POTENTIALLY SAVE PRECIOUS LIVES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: SENATE DEFENSE BILL DOES NOT INCLUDE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE PROVISION THAT WOULD CUT FUNDING & JEOPARDIZE JOBS AT DFAS ROME
IN A DIRECT CALL, SCHUMER URGES U.S. CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATOR TO FIX MISCLASSIFICATION OF WELDED TUBE PRODUCTS AS ‘FOREIGN-MADE’, WHICH SUBJECTS THEM TO DEVASTATING DOUBLE-TARIFF AND PUTS 100 BUFFALO JOBS AT-RISK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $7.3 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR VITAL IMPROVEMENTS AT HUDSON VALLEY REGIONAL AIRPORT IN DUTCHESS COUNTY
SCHUMER: NEW DATA SHOWS OIL-BY-RAIL ON THE RISE AGAIN, SAFETY STANDARDS TO SHIP HIGHLY-EXPLOSIVE BAKKEN-CRUDE OIL ARE STILL OFF TRACK; SENATOR WILL URGE FEDS TO REQUIRE COMPANIES TO MAKE CRUDE OIL LESS VOLATILE BEFORE IT IS SHIPPED THROUGH NYS COMMUNITIES
SCHUMER SLAMS CANCELLATION OF EXPRESS TRAINS FOR ROCKLAND COMMUTERS; URGES NJT & METRO NORTH TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO HELP COMMUTERS HURT BY PASCACK VALLEY EXPRESS TRAIN CUTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $7.5 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR VITAL RUNWAY IMPROVEMENTS AT GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ONEIDA COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $14 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR RIT-LED REMADE MANUFACTURING LAB INCLUDED IN SENATE ENERGY AND WATER APPROPRIATIONS BILL
SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW IRS PLAN FOR LI COULD CLOSE SUFFOLK OFFICE, WHILE UPENDING NASSAU WITH LONG LINES; PLAN SET TO BEGIN IN JUST MONTHS WITH LOSS OF 40 JOBS IN HAUPPAUGE; IRS ALREADY CLOSED RIVERHEAD OFFICE, NOW SENATOR DEMANDS FIRM COMMITMENT TO KEEP SUFFOLK SITE FULLY OPERATING & IN PLACE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL: NEW TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN EUROPEAN UNION AND MEXICO COULD BAN NEW YORK CHEESE MAKERS FROM SELLING CHEESE LABELED MUENSTER, FETA, PARMESAN, & OTHERS IN MEXICO; SENATOR URGES U.S. TRADE REP TO INTERVENE ASAP TO ENSURE MEXICO HONORS EXISTING TRADE COMMITMENTS BEFORE NY DAIRY PRODUCERS ARE HARMED
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $80 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB INCLUDED IN SENATE ENERGY AND WATER APPROPRIATIONS BILL
SCHUMER: WITH GAS PRICES ACROSS NYC/LI 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
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $67 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK
May 2018
GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE AUTHORITY TO MORE AGGRESSIVELY CLEAN UP PFOA/PFOS AT NEWBURGH, GABRESKI – AND TO COMPENSATE LOCAL GOV/WATER DISTRICTS – INCLUDED IN NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL THAT JUST PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SEND RECENTLY INCREASED AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT FUNDS TO NIAGARA FALLS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; FUNDS WILL IMPROVE THE AIRFIELD & BENEFIT NEW TANKER MISSION AT NFARS, WHICH USES NFIA RUNWAYS
AS CHAUTAUQUA LAKE CONTINUES TO SUFFER FROM RECURRING ALGAL BLOOMS, SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE PROVISION TO PROTECT LAKE’S WATER QUALITY PASSED OUT OF EPW COMMITTEE, HEADS TO FULL SENATE FOR A VOTE
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