Press Releases

January 2018
SCHUMER: NEW REPORT REVEALS OPIOID SCOURGE IS ACCELERATING AND TAKING DEADLY TOLL IN WESTCHESTER & ROCKLAND COMMUNITIES – UP NEARLY 200%; SENATOR WILL LAUNCH A NEW PUSH TO FIGHT CRISIS BY INCREASING FED FUNDS DURING NEXT WEEK’S FINAL BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS
IN WAKE OF RECENT FATAL CHEMICAL EXPLOSION AND FIRE AT COSMETIC FACTORY, SCHUMER VISITS NEW WINDSOR TO CALL ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY IMPROVE THEIR COORDINATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, FIRE DEPARTMENTS & FIRST RESPONDERS, WHEN A COMPANY IS CITED WITH SERIOUS VIOLATIONS, ESPECIALLY WITH FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS
SCHUMER CALLS ON U.S. ARMY TO POSTHUMOUSLY HONOR PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EMMANUEL MENSAH, HERO WHO WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED IN BRONX APARTMENT FIRE WHILE RESCUING OTHERS
SCHUMER PUSHES PLAN TO RESTORE PENSION TO THOUSANDS OF LONG ISLAND 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 REVEALS: NEW REPORT SAYS OPIOID SCOURGE TAKING HUGE TOLL; STATEN ISLAND IS AT NYC'S OPIOID EPICENTER; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO FIGHT CRISIS & INCREASE FED FUNDS TO NEW YORK AS BUDGET DEAL LOOMS
December 2017
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF “KEVIN & AVONTE’S LAW”; SCHUMER’S BILL WOULD HELP LOCATE CHILDREN WITH AUTISM WHO WANDER FROM THE SAFETY OF THEIR CAREGIVERS; SENATOR NOW CALLS FOR SWIFT PASSAGE IN THE HOUSE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND 13 SENATE DEMOCRATS CALL ON THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO HOLD RAILROADS ACCOUNTABLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL AFTER FATAL DERAILMENTS AND SAFETY LAPSES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FACILITY AT HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES UPSTATE NY COMPANY – PIONEER IN WYOMING AND CHEMUNG COUNTIES – HAVE BEEN AWARDED CRITICAL CONTRACT THAT IS ESTIMATED TO CREATE 200 JOBS ACROSS UPSTATE NY
SCHUMER URGES FEDERAL WETLAND REVIEW AND APPROVAL TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR LEGOLAND DEVELOPMENT AND HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS AND NEW TAX REVENUE; SCHUMER URGES ARMY CORPS TO EXPEDITE REVIEW THAT COULD UNLOCK OPPORTUNITY FOR ORANGE COUNTY
SCHUMER REVEALS: FEDS POSSESS TECHNOLOGY TO HELP DETECT SUICIDE VESTS IN SUBWAYS, TRAIN STATIONS & AIRPORTS – BUT WITHOUT MORE TESTS, LIFE-SAVING, TERROR-PREVENTING TECHNOLOGY COULD SIT IN LIMBO FOR YEARS; SENATOR URGES TSA TO PARTNER WITH TRANSIT AGENCIES, BRING NEXT-GEN TECH TO NYC FOR TESTS & SPEED UP PLANS TO ADOPT NATIONALLY
SCHUMER: FCC VOTE TO END NET NEUTRALITY – ALLOWING ACCESS TO THE WEB TO BE BLOCKED OR SLOWED FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS -- SIMPLY CANNOT STAND; REPEAL OF NET NEUTRALITY WILL TURN INTERNET INTO A TOLL ROAD, WHERE ONLY THE HIGHEST PAYING CUSTOMERS WILL RULE; SENATOR PUSHES PLAN TO OVERTURN DECISION WITH A MAJORITY VOTE BY CONGRESS
SCHUMER REVEALS: SOLDIERS ABROAD MAY NOT GET THEIR CHRISTMAS TREES THIS YEAR; RED-RIBBON TAPE IS STOPPING U.S. POSTAL SERVICE FROM DELIVERING TREES; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS IMMEDIATELY SHIP TREES & SAVE CHRISTMAS FOR SOLDIERS SERVING ABROAD
AHEAD OF CHRISTMAS, SCHUMER PUSHES FED BOP TO HIRE ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST IN BROOKLYN’S FEDERAL PRISON; INMATES HAVE BEEN WITHOUT CHAPLAIN SINCE FEBRUARY; CHAPLAINS HELP MAKE PRISONS SAFER & MORE SECURE
SCHUMER REVEALS: SOLDIERS ABROAD MAY NOT GET THEIR CHRISTMAS TREES THIS YEAR; RED-RIBBON TAPE IS STOPPING U.S. POSTAL SERVICE FROM DELIVERING TREES; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS IMMEDIATELY SHIP TREES & SAVE CHRISTMAS FOR SOLDIERS SERVING ABROAD
ON FIRST NIGHT OF HANUKKAH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN BILL TO HELP HOLOCAUST VICTIMS & FAMILIES ACHIEVE SOME JUSTICE; BILL WILL FURTHER ADVANCE EFFORTS AT RESTITUTION OF ASSETS STOLEN BY THE NAZI REGIME FROM VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST; SENATOR CALLS ON HOUSE TO PASS LEGISLATION
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON SUPPORTING TRUCK UNDERRIDE GUARD LEGISLATION, IN WAKE OF TRAGIC I-81 ACCIDENT
SCHUMER: BUFFALO’S NORTHLAND CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT IS AT RISK IF CONGRESS ELIMINATES HISTORIC TAX CREDIT; SENATOR URGES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO EXPEDITE APPROVAL PROCESS SO THAT PROPERTY BECOMES ELIGIBLE FOR VITAL FEDERAL HISTORIC TAX CREDITS, WHICH COULD TOTAL $16M FOR THIS PROJECT BEFORE CREDIT IS POTENTIALLY ELIMINATED BY GOP TAX BILL
SCHUMER: CONSUMERS MAY NOT BE INFORMED OF BAG FEES WHEN THEY BUY PLANE TICKETS THIS CHRISTMAS; PASSENGERS COULD ARRIVE AT AIRPORTS & BE SOCKED WITH COSTS; DOT'S NEW STANCE COULD ALLOW AIRLINES TO CHARGE CUSTOMERS EVEN MORE MONEY FOR CHECKED BAGS AT AIRPORTS & HIDE BAG FEES IN THE FINE PRINT; SENATOR PUSHES TO RESTORE RULE BEFORE BAG FEES TAKEOFF
FOR 19 YEARS IN A ROW, DURING HIS FIRST YEAR AS U.S. SENATE DEM LEADER, SCHUMER COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES; ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE FINISHES WITH VISIT TO COLUMBIA COUNTY – 2017 CONCLUDES WITH A TOTAL OF 107 VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND
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