Press Releases

January 2018
SCHUMER URGES THE VA TO OVERCOME REMAINING IMPEDIMENT TO CONSTRUCTION OF NEW WESTERN NEW YORK NATIONAL VETERANS CEMETERY; SENATOR PUSHES VA TO COMPLETE FINAL ACQUISITION OF TWO LAND PARCELS AND COMMIT TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION THIS YEAR; SCHUMER PREVIOUSLY SECURED FED FUNDING TO BUILD CEMETERY AND IS NOW URGING VA TO START CONSTRUCTION
SCHUMER CALLS ON CSX TO WORK WITH NEW WINDSOR TO DEVELOP A LONG-TERM SOLUTION AT TEMPLE HILL ROAD AND ROUTE 300 RAILROAD CROSSINGS; SENATOR SAYS CROSSINGS ARE DETERIORATING RAPIDLY AND POSE A SAFETY RISKS FOR RESIDENTS & FIRST RESPONDERS; SENATOR SAYS CSX MUST ADDRESS THE SAFETY CONCERNS OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AND NEW WINDSOR RESIDENTS AND IMPLEMENT A LONG-TERM SOLUTION
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR WIN FOR ROCHESTER AREA VETERANS: ROCHESTER’S OWN PIKE CONSTRUCTION SELECTED TO LEAD TEAM FOR OVER $140 MILLION CONTRACT TO FINALLY BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON THE MAJOR CANANDAIGUA VA EXPANSION; PROJECT WILL BOOST ECONOMY AND BRING VETERANS THE CARE THEY DESERVE; SCHUMER LED PUSH TO SECURE OVER $140 MILLION IN FED INVESTMENT FOR CANANDAIGUA VA CAMPUS UPGRADE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $150,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO EXPAND DENTAL SERVICES IN TIOGA COUNTY
AFTER MAJOR SCHUMER PUSH, THE FCC WALKS BACK PROPOSAL TO LOWER THE BAR ON BROADBAND SERVICE IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK; SENATOR SAYS PROPOSED CHANGES WOULD HAVE UNDERMINED ACCESS TO HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND ACROSS RURAL AREAS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA HAS ADDED MONROE AND CAYUGA COUNTIES TO DISASTER DECLARATION; SENATORS SAY NEW YORK STATE NOW HAS SUPPORT TO AID ALL LAKE ONTARIO COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY SEVERE FLOODING
AS MAIL ISSUES PERSIST, SENATOR SCHUMER & REP. ENGEL DOUBLE DOWN ON PUSHING U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TO IMMEDIATELY HOLD A PUBLIC COMMUNITY MEETING WITH LARCHMONT, NEW ROCHELLE & OTHER IMPACTED WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS TO LAY OUT A PLAN TO IMPROVE MAIL SERVICE
SCHUMER: EVEN AFTER D&C EXPOSE OF RAILROAD CROSSING GATE, SCHUMER REVEALS NEW 9-1-1 DATA THAT SHOWS SCOTTSVILLE ROAD GATES CONTINUE TO MALFUNCTION; SENATOR URGES CSX TO PRIORITIZE AND SUSTAIN MAINTENANCE TO PREVENT SNOW/ICE BUILDUP CAUSING GATES TO MALFUNCTION
SCHUMER: FAA APPROVAL URGENTLY NEEDED IN ORDER FOR PERRY-WARSAW AIRPORT TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF GETTING A NEW WEATHER TOWER SYSTEM; IF FAA DOESN’T ACT THIS MONTH, AIRPORT WILL BE SHUT OUT OF FAA’S 2018 GRANT CYCLE, DELAYING NEW WEATHER TOWER CONSTRUCTION BY YEAR OR MORE; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO CUT THROUGH RED TAPE SO THAT AIRPORT CAN APPLY FOR IT’S CONSTRUCTION GRANT THIS YEAR
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR WIN FOR ROME: ASSURED INFORMATION SECURITY LANDS NEARLY $48M AIR FORCE CONTRACT; CONTRACT IS A WIN FOR GROWING COMPANY AND IT’S WORKFORCE
SCHUMER REVEALS: LACK OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN FOREIGN AIRLINES & PORT AUTHORITY HELPED CREATE THE CHAOS AT KENNEDY; FOREIGN AIRLINES FLOODED JFK WITH FLIGHTS & LITTLE COORDINATION WITH PORT AUTHORITY; SENATOR ASKS USDOT TO INSTITUTE A PLAN TO MAKE SURE COORDINATION IS BETTER NEXT TIME & SO PEOPLE AREN’T IN TRAVEL-HELL
SCHUMER CALLS ON IRS TO IMMEDIATELY GRANT NEW YORK TAXPAYERS THE ABILITY TO DEDUCT PREPAID 2018 PROPERTY TAXES FROM THEIR 2017 FEDERAL TAXES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND 34 SENATE COLLEAGUES PUSH BACK ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S OFFSHORE DRILLING REVERSAL
SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO SWIFTLY UNFREEZE A $600K FEDERAL GRANT OWED TO CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE
SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO NAME POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF MAURICE HINCHEY
SCHUMER: REPORT REVEALS OPIOID SCOURGE IS ACCELERATING AND TAKING DEADLY TOLL IN UPSTATE NEW YORK – UP BY 23%; SENATOR LAUNCHES A NEW DRIVE TO FIGHT CRISIS BY PUSHING FOR MAJOR INCREASE OF FED FUNDS DURING NEXT WEEK’S FINAL BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, U.S. ARMY TO POSTHUMOUSLY AWARD HIGHEST PEACETIME MEDALS FOR VALOR TO PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EMMANUEL MENSAH, HERO WHO WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED IN BRONX APARTMENT FIRE WHILE RESCUING OTHERS
SCHUMER: KEY FEDERAL FUNDS SECURED TO ASSIST WITH REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER BAE SITE
SCHUMER: WITH ILLEGAL DRUGS FLOWING INTO BORDER CROSSINGS LIKE PEACE BRIDGE AND BUFFALO-NIAGARA AIRPORT, SENATOR URGES PRESIDENT TO IMMEDIATELY SIGN BILL ON DESK THAT WOULD GIVE BUFFALO CBP AGENTS HIGH-TECH DETECTION MACHINES NEEDED TO STOP HIDDEN & DEADLY FENTANYL BEFORE IT’S SMUGGLED ONTO UPSTATE NY STREETS; BUFFALO SHOULD BE AMONGST FIRST CITIES TO RECEIVE HANDHELD DEVICES
SCHUMER URGES PRESIDENT TO SIGN BILL ON DESK THAT WOULD GIVE JFK AIRPORT HIGH-TECH DETECTION MACHINES NEEDED TO STOP HIDDEN & DEADLY FENTANYL BEFORE IT’S SMUGGLED ONTO NY STREETS; SENATOR THEN WANTS NYC TO BE AMONGST FIRST CITIES TO RECEIVE HANDHELD DEVICES THAT CAN HELP CHOKE OFF TRAFFICKING & STOP THE OPIOID SCOURGE
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