Press Releases

April 2018
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BROOME COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
SCHUMER REVEALS: WHILE RESIDENTS SEEKING OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT IN OSWEGO COUNTY IS INCREASING, FARNHAM FAMILY SERVICES - THE COUNTY’S ONLY MEDICALLY-ASSISTED TREATMENT PROVIDER - IS FORCED TO PLACE NEW PATIENTS ON A 4 WEEK WAITLIST; SENATOR SAYS CENTRAL NEW YORK URGENTLY NEEDS NEWLY AVAILABLE FUNDING TO FIGHT NATIONAL OPIOID EMERGENCY & CUT LOCAL TREATMENT WAIT TIMES IN HALF
SCHUMER: IF NRG CUTS OFF WATER SUPPLY FROM FORMER HUNTLEY COAL PLANT IT, COULD PUT THOUSANDS OF JOBS AT RISK – AT PEROXYCHEM, DUNLOP SUMITOMO, 3M AND DUPONT; SENATOR WILL DEMAND NRG IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
March 2018
SCHUMER: AMIDST RISING NUMBERS OF OPIOID DEATHS & OVERDOSES, JUST-SIGNED SPENDING BILL PROVIDES OVER $3 BILLION TO HELP COMBAT RAGING EPIDEMIC; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS NOT DAWDLE AND CUT THE OPIOID-CRISIS CHECK TO SOUTHERN TIER NOW
WITH $4 BILLION INCREASE FOR VA FACILITIES, SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW PUSH TO SECURE FINAL $190 MILLION IN FED FUNDING NEEDED TO COMPLETE LAST PHASE OF CANANDAIGUA VA CAMPUS EXPANSION; SENATOR SAYS UPGRADE CAN’T BE LEFT HALF-FINISHED & IS NEEDED TO PROTECT LOCAL VETERANS FROM ANY FUTURE CLOSURE THREATS
SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT FOR FORMAL CONGRESSIONAL DESIGNATION OF THE NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER IN JAMESTOWN; SENATOR SAYS NEW DESIGNATION WILL MAKE JAMESTOWN THE "COOPERSTOWN OF COMEDY," ATTRACTING VISITORS FROM FAR AND WIDE, CREATING NEW JOBS & BRINGING MILLIONS OF TOURISM DOLLARS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO WESTERN NEW YORK
WITH HATE CRIMES ON THE RISE, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND NONPROFITS FROM THREATS
SCHUMER REVEALS: FIVE YEARS AFTER SANDY, BAY PARK SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT STILL RELIES ON GENERATORS; PLAN TO FIX POWER PROBLEM & TREAT MORE WATER, WHILE KEEPING NITROGEN DIVERSION PLAN ON SCHEDULE, REQUIRES FEMA APPROVAL; OTHERWISE, FACILITY COULD FAIL; SENATOR URGES FEMA TO APPROVE NASSAU PLAN
SCHUMER: AMIDST RISING NUMBERS OF OPIOID DEATHS & OVERDOSES, JUST-SIGNED SPENDING BILL PROVIDES OVER $3 BILLION TO HELP COMBAT RAGING EPIDEMIC; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS NOT DAWDLE AND CUT THE OPIOID-CRISIS CHECK TO NY NOW
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: JUST PASSED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL WILL INCLUDE SCHUMER-ORIGINATED BILL THAT ALLOWS CAMPS & CHILDREN ORGS TO GAIN ACCESS TO FBI SEX OFFENDER BACKGROUND CHECKS ON NEW EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS, ADDING AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OF PROTECTION AND SAFETY FOR CHILDREN NATIONWIDE
SCHUMER: GLOBAL LEADER IN AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT – THALES – INKS NASA DEAL THAT WILL LEAD TO MORE GROWTH AT THE GRIFFISS UAS TEST SITE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: JUST-PASSED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL PROVIDES MORE THAN $6.2 BILLION FOR LABS AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, INCLUDING AT LONG ISLAND’S BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB; BILL PROVIDES $30 MILLION ALONE FOR BNL REVITALIZATION PROJECT
SCHUMER: JUST-ANNOUNCED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL INCLUDES AMENDMENT TO REVERSE DEPT. OF EDUCATION POLICY THAT PUT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DESTINED FOR BUFFALO AND SYRACUSE STUDENTS IN LIMBO; SAY YES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CAN NOW ACCESS THE INFO THEY NEED TO MAKE PAYMENTS ON TIME
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $70 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING INNOVATION INSTITUTES, INCLUDING NATIONAL ‘REMADE’ MANUFACTURING HUB LED BY ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY; RIT-LED INSTITUTE WON THE NATIONAL 5-YEAR DOE COMPETITION LAST YEAR TO BUILD A NEW MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE IN ROCHESTER; VITAL FUNDING WILL KEEP REMADE’S DOORS OPEN AND ALLOW RIT TO BE ON THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION & CREATING CLEAN ENERGY, HIGH-TECH JOBS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $73 MILLION IN FED FUNDING INCLUDED FOR ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF (NTID) IN OMNIBUS BILL
SCHUMER: CAPITAL REGION CIDERIES LIKE ROGERS CIDERYARD IN FULTON COUNTY COULD BE FORCED TO USE TERMS LIKE ‘SPARKLING’ OR ‘CARBONATED’ ON ALL HARD CIDER PRODUCTS; SENATOR SAYS THIS DOES NOTHING BUT CHEAPEN NY’S HARD CIDER INDUSTRY; URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE BEFORE THEY DERAIL NEW YORK’S CRAFT HARD CIDER MOMENTUM
SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND: JUST-PASSED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL INCLUDES MORE THAN $700 MILLION IN FUNDS FOR U.S. ISRAELI MISSILE DEFENSE PROGRAMS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OMNIBUS BILL INCLUDES $132 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ALEXANDRIA BAY PORT OF ENTRY PROJECT
SCHUMER LAUNCHES A MAJOR EFFORT FOR ONEIDA HEALTHCARE TO ADDRESS SERIOUS DOCTOR SHORTAGE IN CENTRAL NEW YORK; SENATOR URGES CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS CRITICAL LEGISLATION THAT WILL DELIVER MORE DOCTORS TO SMALLER COMMUNITY HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS LIKE ONEIDA HEALTHCARE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: JUST-PASSED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL INCLUDES $12 MILLION TO PROTECT LONG ISLAND SOUND—HIGHEST LEVEL OF FUNDING IN 25 YEARS; SENATORS SAY 50 PERCENT INCREASE IN FUNDS FROM LAST YEAR WILL HELP BETTER PROTECT ENVIRONMENT & LI ECONOMY
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