Press Releases

March 2018
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF CONGRESSWOMAN LOUISE SLAUGHTER
SCHUMER URGES ACTING U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE SULLIVAN TO IMMEDIATELY USE ALL DIPLOMATIC RESOURCES AND LEVERAGE TO EXTRADITE SUSPECT IN MURDER OF HALEY ANDERSON TO BINGHAMTON FOR TRIAL
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON SOKOLOW V. PLO
SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW DEPT. OF EDUCATION POLICY PUTS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DESTINED FOR BUFFALO AND SYRACUSE IN LIMBO; SENATOR PUSHES EDUCATION SEC. DEVOS TO MAKE SURE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CAN ACCESS THE INFO THEY NEED TO MAKE PAYMENTS ON TIME
SCHUMER: TOYS R US IS IN SERIOUS THREAT OF CLOSURE & MAY SOON SHUTTER, LEAVING CONSUMERS STUCK WITH USELESS GIFT CARDS; SENATOR SAYS COMPANY MUST ALLOW CONSUMERS TO TURN THOSE GIFT CARDS BACK INTO CASH BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE; MANY CONSUMERS GIFTED TOYS R US CARDS THIS PAST HOLIDAY SEASON & SHOULD NOT BE LEFT HOLDING THE BAG IF THE DOORS CLOSE AND SHELVES GO BARE
SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY PUSHED IRS TO EXTEND SMALL BIZ TAX DEADLINE FOR VICTIMS OF WINTER STORMS RILEY & QUINN WHICH RAVAGED THE HV AND LEFT HUNDREDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES WITHOUT POWER
SCHUMER URGES IRS TO IMMEDIATELY EXTEND SMALL BUSINESS TAX DEADLINE FOR HUDSON VALLEY BUSINESSES THAT WERE SLAMMED BY RILEY & QUINN; SENATOR SAYS HV IS STILL RECOVERING FROM WINTER STORMS AS 3RD NOR'EASTER APPROACHES
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: AFTER ALL-OUT PUSH, INCLUDING SECURING VISIT OF NAVY SECRETARY SPENCER TO LI, USMC HERO, CORP. PATRICK GALLAGHER – AN IRISH IMMIGRANT HAILING FROM LONG ISLAND AND NAVY CROSS WINNER—WHO MADE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN VIETNAM WAR WILL BE POSTHUMOUSLY HONORED WITH NAVY DESTROYER SHIP NAMED IN HIS HONOR
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $125,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CNY FAIR HOUSING, INC. IN SYRACUSE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DEMAND ANSWERS FROM NEW YORK’S UTILITIES AS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW YORKERS FACED EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES IN THE WAKE OF WINTER STORMS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO REVERSE DECISION DENYING DISASTER DECLARATION FOR THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY SEVERE SUMMER STORMS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK; SENATORS SAY FLOODING COST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGES AND THAT FEMA’S DENIAL IS SHORTSIGHTED
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR HUDSON VALLEY COUNTIES IMPACTED BY WINTER STORMS RILEY AND QUINN
SCHUMER: UPSTATE NEW YORK’S AGING INFRASTRUCTURE IS FALLING APART; SENATOR ANNOUNCES MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL THAT WILL PAVE THE WAY FOR DESPERATELY NEEDED REPAIRS – WITHOUT CRUSHING LOCAL TAXPAYERS
SCHUMER: LONG ISLAND & NEW YORK’S AGING INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS REPAIRS; SENATOR ANNOUNCES MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL THAT WILL PAVE THE WAY FOR DESPERATELY NEEDED OVERHAULS – WITHOUT CRUSHING LOCAL TAXPAYERS
SCHUMER REVEALS MAJOR PLAN TO SAVE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER’S LASER LAB FROM BEING ELIMINATED; SENATOR SAYS LAB IS VITAL TO THE REGION AND NATIONAL SECURITY; SENATOR VOWS TO USE CONGRESSIONAL POWER TO MAINTAIN FUNDING FOR THE LAB’S INNOVATIVE RESEARCH
SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO SECURE $35 MILLION IN JOB-CREATING NEW MARKETS TAX CREDITS FOR EXPLORE & MORE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT CANALSIDE; SENATOR SAYS MUSEUM IS NEXT IN LINE TO HELP BOLSTER CANALSIDE REVITALIZATION AND ATTRACT EVEN MORE TOURISTS TO BUFFALO’S WATERFRONT
STANDING WITH STUDENTS, SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW SENATE PUSH TO REQUIRE UNIVERSAL GUN BACKGROUND CHECKS, REIN IN ASSAULT WEAPONS & ENSURE DANGEROUS PEOPLE CAN’T KEEP THEIR WEAPONS; SENATOR MAKES PUSH FOR FLOOR VOTE BECAUSE GRIDLOCK ON GUNS IS UNACCEPTABLE
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO APPROVE ISRAEL’S MEMBERSHIP IN GLOBAL ENTRY PROGRAM; WITH 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS THIS YEAR, SENATOR SAYS GLOBAL ENTRY WILL STRENGTHEN U.S.- ISRAEL PARTNERSHIP & PROVIDE PRE-APPROVED VISITORS FROM ISRAEL A SMOOTHER VISIT
SCHUMER: ADMIN BUDGET WOULD ELIMINATE CRITICAL FUNDING FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE AREAS LIKE THE ERIE CANALWAY AND NIAGARA FALLS HERITAGE AREA IN WNY; SCHUMER VOWS TO PROTECT VITAL INVESTMENTS IN NEW YORK THAT HELP ATTRACT TOURISTS, GROW THE LOCAL ECONOMY, SUPPORT JOBS, AND PROTECT NATIONAL RESOURCES
SCHUMER: FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN AND SENIORS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK COULD LOSE ACCESS TO VITAL SNAP NUTRITION ASSISTANCE IF ADMINISTRATION GETS ITS WAY; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO PROTECT SNAP AGAINST ANY PROPOSED CUTS BY THE ADMINISTRATION
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