Press Releases

November 2017
STANDING AT BREWSTER TRAIN STATION IN PUTNAM COUNTY, SCHUMER WILL REVEAL MTA MAY NOT MEET CRITICAL SAFETY DEADLINE TO INSTALL POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL THAT PREVENTS DEADLY RAIL CRASHES; NEW DATA SHOWS DESPITE AUTHORITY HAVING A NEAR DECADE TO FINISH JOB, ONLY 50% IS COMPLETE & NOW DEADLINE IS AROUND CORNER; SENATOR CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION BECAUSE PTC-INSTALL WILL SAVE LIVES AND CANNOT GET DELAYED ANY LONGER
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DONOVAN ANNOUNCE JUST-PASSED DEFENSE BILL INCLUDES RE-EVALUATION OF HOUSING ALLOWANCE PROVIDED TO STATEN ISLAND STUDENT VETERANS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR WARREN COUNTY HEAD START, INC.
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA HAS APPROVED MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FOR NEW YORK STATE FOR LAKE ONTARIO COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY SEVERE FLOODING
SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $800,000 IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR TOWN OF MURRAY IN ORLEANS COUNTY
SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOAN FUNDING FOR TOWN OF HOPEWELL IN ONTARIO COUNTY
AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, AND AT LONG LAST, HEMPSTEAD HARBOR OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED ‘MAY NEWBURGER COVE’; FOR YEARS, SENATOR HAS CHAMPIONED NAME-CHANGE IN HONOR OF HOMETOWN TRAILBLAZER—MAY NEWBURGER—FIRST FEMALE TOWN SUPERVISOR IN NASSAU COUNTY; CHANGE IS EVEN OFFICIAL ON ‘GOOGLE MAPS’
SCHUMER: DESPITE CONTINUING THREAT OF LAPTOP BOMBS AND OTHER EXPLOSIVES, TSA STILL FAILING TO DETECT EXPLOSIVES & COMPONENTS FOR WEAPONS AT AIRPORTS; SENATOR CALLS ON NEW DHS, TSA LEADERS TO CONDUCT TOP-TO-BOTTOM REVIEW OF TRAINING & DETECTION EQUIPMENT & ADDRESS SHORTFALLS ASAP; NEW TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES MUST BE CONSIDERED BECAUSE TERRORISTS EXPLOIT OUR WEAK POINTS
SCHUMER, CHABAD-LUBAVITCH MARK RETURN OF SCHNEERSON TEXT RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN ISRAEL; SENATOR SAYS HE WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR RETURN OF ENTIRE SCHNEERSON COLLECTION FROM RUSSIA
WITH JUST LEAKED SENATE PROPOSAL COMPLETELY EVISCERATING STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTIONS, NEW YORK’S TWO SENATORS, SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND, JOIN TOGETHER TO URGE NEW YORK HOUSE COLLEAGUES TO VOTE ‘NO’ ON ANY TAX PLAN THAT WILL COST NEW YORKERS MORE MONEY; SENATORS SAY NO MATTER HOW YOU SPIN IT, NEW YORK WILL BE DOUBLE TAXED
SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR NEW YORK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.2 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING TO MITIGATE FLOOD RISK IN SCHENECTADY
SCHUMER URGES U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION TO RECONSIDER ITS DECISION TO DENY NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE A ‘DIVISION TWO STATUS’; SENATOR SAYS DENIAL THREATENS THE FUTURE OF BROOKLYN’S NEW YORK COSMOS & COULD HURT LOCAL ECONOMY
SCHUMER, CUOMO: LAST SUPPOSED ‘COMPROMISE’ IN HOUSE BILL WILL STILL TAKE AWAY NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF DEDUCTIONS IN NY AND HURT HUNDREDS-OF- THOUSANDS OF MIDDLE CLASS RESIDENTS; WILL REMOVE $52 BILLION IN DEDUCTIONS FROM NY’ERS POCKETS; SCHUMER, CUOMO DOUBLE DOWN ON REPS TENNEY, FASO, STEFANIK, KATKO, REED & COLLINS TO VOTE NO ON TAX PLAN THAT REMOVES VITAL STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION
SCHUMER: HARRIS ADDING 30-40 JOBS IN ROCHESTER THANKS TO NEW ARMY RADIO PROCUREMENT; HARRIS TO RECEIVE LARGE PORTION OF $90 MILLION U.S. ARMY ORDER; WORK WILL BE A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR THE FINGER LAKES’ ECONOMY AND WILL ENHANCE TROOP COMMUNICATION
SCHUMER TOUTS THE LONG-AWAITED FILLING IN OF SUNKEN PORTION OF ROCHESTER’S INNER LOOP AND THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW UNION STREET – SENATOR SAYS PROJECT’S COMPLETION WILL GROW THE ROCHESTER ECONOMY, BRINGING GOOD-PAYING JOBS AND ECONOMIC INVESTMENT TO THE REGION; REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT CREATED 5 SHOVEL-READY JOBS SITES; SCHUMER HELPED SECURE $16.5 MILLION IN FED FUNDS TO MAKE PROJECT A REALITY
October 2017
SCHUMER HOLD TWO DEPT OF COMMERCE NOMS TO PROTECT UPSTATE NY ALUMINUM AND STEEL COMPANIES LIKE ALCOA IN MASSENA, NUCOR IN AUBURN AND CHEMUNG, NOVELIS IN OSWEGO, WELDED TUBE IN LACKAWANNA, KLEIN STEEL IN ROCHESTER; SENATOR SAYS ADMIN HAS STALLED ON STEEL/ALUMINUM INVESTIGATIONS CAUSING A SURGE OF IMPORTS THAT THREATEN NEW YORK PRODUCERS
SCHUMER REVEALS: MTA MAY NOT MEET CRITICAL SAFETY DEADLINE TO INSTALL POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL THAT PREVENTS DEADLY RAIL CRASHES; NEW DATA SHOWS DESPITE AUTHORITY HAVING A NEAR DECADE TO FINISH JOB, ONLY 50% IS COMPLETE & NOW DEADLINE IS AROUND CORNER; WITH CLOCK TICKING, SENATOR CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION BECAUSE PTC-INSTALL WILL SAVE LIVES AND CANNOT GET DELAYED, AGAIN…
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: AFTER HIS PUSH, SPECIAL DEA ENFORCEMENT TEAM NOW HEADED TO NEW YORK; TEAM WILL COMBAT OPIOID CRISIS ACROSS ENTIRE STATE; DOSE OF NEW AGENTS WILL FIGHT FLOW & SCOURGE OF HEROIN, FENTANYL AND OTHER DEADLY DRUGS; OVERDOSE RATES HERE NOW AMONG HIGHEST IN NATION
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FEDERAL DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION CHOSE AMERICAN AIRLINES TO CONTINUE ESSENTIAL AIR PASSENGER SERVICE FOR WATERTOWN & NORTH COUNTRY RESIDENTS—FEDS WILL PROVIDE MORE THAN $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO MAINTAIN SERVICE
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