Press Releases

February 2018
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $132,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO COMBAT THE OPIOID CRISIS IN THE SOUTHERN TIER
SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW NTSB REPORT ON NY-METRO TRAIN CRASHES PROVES FEDS' GRAVE MISTAKE IN ABANDONING RULE TO SCREEN TRAIN OPERATORS FOR APNEA; WITHOUT FED RULE FOR APNEA SCREENING, DEADLY CRASHES WILL PERSIST; SCHUMER PUTS DOT ON NOTICE & URGES ACTION
ON HEELS OF JUST-PASSED BI-PARTISAN BUDGET, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES RE-PROGRAMMING OF $730 MILLION IN ARMY CORPS FUNDS FOR DESPERATELY-NEEDED & LONG-DELAYED SANDY PROJECTS, LIKE CONSTRUCTION OF STORM PROTECTION MEASURES IN ROCKAWAY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $474,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ARC, ONEIDA-LEWIS CHAPTER IN UTICA
SCHUMER SECURES MAJOR VICTORY FOR CAPITAL REGION’S PLUG POWER; SENATOR SAYS BUDGET PACKAGES INCLUDES TAX CREDIT THAT IS VITAL TO INVEST IN NEXT-GEN FORKLIFT BATTERY POWER, JOBS & PLUG POWER’S CONTINUED SUCCESS IN THE CAPITAL REGION
AFTER MAJOR SCHUMER PUSH, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE APPROVES HISTORIC DESIGN OF NORTHLAND CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT; PROPERTY DESIGN WOULD NOW MEET CRITERIA FOR HISTORIC TAX CREDITS, WHICH COULD TOTAL $19M, FOR THIS KEY PROJECT TO ADDRESS BUFFALO’S WAGE GAP
SCHUMER DELIVERS MAJOR VICTORIES FOR NEW YORK STATE; SENATOR SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATED BIPARTISAN BUDGET DEAL THAT WILL INJECT NEW FEDERAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $96,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE IRA DAVENPORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN STEUBEN COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $460,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CATTARAUGUS-ALLEGANY-ERIE-WYOMING BOCES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $500,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH
SCHUMER REVEALS: TENS-OF-THOUSANDS OF LONG ISLANDERS HAVE PREPAID 2018 PROPERTY TAXES HOPING TO EASE PAIN OF NEW FED TAX LAW; BUT MANY UNSURE IF THEIR EFFORT WAS FOR NAUGHT; SENATOR DEMANDS IRS HONOR PRE-PAYMENTS & IMMEDIATELY ALLOW LI’ERS TO DEDUCT PREPAID TAXES THIS FILING SEASON
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $11.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY ACTION ORG OF ERIE COUNTY
January 2018
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND PUSH ARMY CORPS FOR PLAN TO PROTECT LAKE ONTARIO, LAKE ERIE & ST. LAWRENCE RIVER SHORELINE FROM FLOOD, EROSION DAMAGE; AFTER SUPERSTORM SANDY, SIMILAR PLAN SUPPORTED MORE RESILIENT EASTERN ATLANTIC COAST BUT NO PLAN EXISTS NOW FOR GREAT LAKES SHORELINE; SENATORS SAY LACK OF GREAT LAKES SHORELINE PLAN IS MAJOR GAP AND PUSH FOR ARMY CORPS TO INCLUDE THE GREAT LAKES COASTAL RESILIENCE STUDY START IN 2019 BUDGET REQUEST
SCHUMER APPOINTS NEW YORK’S RABBI HERSHEL BILLET, OF YOUNG ISRAEL OF WOODMERE, TO U.S. COMMISSION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF AMERICA’S HERITAGE ABROAD
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT NEW YORK MOTHER OF U.S. SOLDIER WHO TRAGICALLY OVERDOSED ON HEROIN - STEPHANIE KEEGAN OF SOMERS - WILL BE HIS GUEST TO THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION; SENATOR WILL CALL ON CONGRESS TO INVEST IN MORE OPIOID TREATMENT & PREVENTION PROGRAMS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT WESTCHESTER COUNTY RESIDENT & MOTHER OF U.S. SOLIDER WHO TRAGICALLY OVERDOSED ON HEROIN - STEPHANIE KEEGAN OF SOMERS - WILL BE HIS GUEST TO THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION; SENATOR WILL CALL ON CONGRESS TO INVEST IN MORE OPIOID TREATMENT & PREVENTION PROGRAMS
SCHUMER PUSHES PLAN TO RESTORE PENSION TO THOUSANDS OF CAPITAL REGION FAMILIES WHO WORKED THEIR WHOLE LIVES & ARE LOSING LONG-PROMISED PENSION PAYMENTS THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN; NEW LEGISLATION COULD PULL PENSION PLAN OUT OF FINANCIAL TROUBLE TO AVOID FURTHER BENEFIT CUTS IN YEARS TO COME
SCHUMER: LOCAL SYRACUSE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER COULD BE FORCED TO CLOSE 3 PATIENT CENTERS, LAY OFF 75 HEALTHCARE WORKERS, AND REDUCE DESPERATELY NEEDED PATIENT SERVICES IF CONGRESS FAILS TO RENEW CRITICAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER GRANT PROGRAM; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS MUST ACT FAST TO AVOID PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
IN ORDER TO HELP BEAT BACK NEW YORK FLU EPIDEMIC, SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS SEND IN SPECIAL CDC ‘DOMESTIC FLU SURVEILLANCE TEAM’; EXPERTS HELP LOCALS TRACK WHICH STRAINS ARE HITTING, WHICH TREATMENT WORKS BEST & MAP OUT A PLAN TO FIGHT FLU ACROSS AREAS & AGE GROUPS
SCHUMER: NY JOBS & UPSTATE/LOCAL PAPERS ARE ON THE LINE; CALLS ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND COMMERCE SECRETARY TO PROTECT NEW YORK’S AT-RISK NEWPAPER INDUSTRY; SENATOR SAYS IF NEW PLAN TAKES SHAPE, NEWSPAPERS COULD BE FORCED TO SLASH LOCAL STAFF – OR EVEN GO OUT OF BUSINESS
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