Press Releases

October 2017
SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH FARM-RELATED FATALITIES 800% HIGHER THAN MANY OTHER INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING VICTIMS IN THE SOUTHERN TIER, AND WITH TRACTOR OVER-TURNS BEING THE MOST FREQUENT CAUSE, SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT IN SCHUYLER COUNTY TO PROTECT CRITICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE PROGRAM THAT CAN HELP SAVE MANY SOUTHERN TIER FARMERS’ LIVES IF TRACTOR OVER-TURNS
SCHUMER CALLS FOR U.S. EMBASSY IN ISRAEL TO BE MOVED TO JERUSALEM; SENATOR SAYS WE HAVE WAITED TOO LONG; URGES ACTION TO MAKE CLEAR THE U.S. COMMITMENT TO MOVE EMBASSY
SPORT FISHING IS ORLEANS COUNTY’S #1 TOURISM DRAW, BUT WITH GREAT LAKES FISH POPULATIONS LIKE SALMON & TROUT UNDER THREAT FROM LOSS OF HABITAT, ACCESS TO SPAWNING AREAS, AND NEEDED FISHERY INVESTMENTS, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH FOR BILL THAT WOULD CREATE A NEW FEDERAL PROGRAM TO HELP PROTECT AND GROW FISH POPULATION IN LAKE ONTARIO
SCHUMER SLAMS EPA FOR SUDDENLY ABANDONING RADIOACTIVE CLEAN-UP EFFORT IN NIAGARA COUNTY; DEMANDS IMMEDIATE FED ACTION – MAKE GOOD ON PROMISES AND QUICKLY CLEAN UP DANGEROUS RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL
SCHUMER CALLS ON HOUSE TO PASS BIPARTISAN PLAN TO COMBAT DANGEROUS TOXIC ALGAE BLOOMS, LIKE THOSE FOUND ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK; FEDERAL TASK FORCE COULD DELIVER FED FUNDS TO CLEAN NY WATERS—BUT IT REQUIRES HOUSE TO ACT; PLAN SETS ASIDE UP TO $110 MILLION TO PROTECT LAKES, PONDS—AND DRINKING WATER
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND TO SEC. TILLERSON: NAZI-ERA GUARD CURRENTLY LIVING IN QUEENS MUST BE DEPORTED IMMEDIATELY; DESPITE HAVING U.S. CITIZENSHIP STRIPPED MORE THAN A DECADE AGO, NY NAZI HAS CONTINUED TO LIVE HERE BECAUSE NO OTHER COUNTRY WILL ACCEPT HIM
SCHUMER: STATE DEPT ONCE AGAIN UNWISELY PLANS TO RETURN CONFISCATED JUDAICA COLLECTION TO IRAQ; SENATOR RENEWS CALL TO NOT SEND BACK TO IRAQ NEARLY 3,000 JEWISH ARTIFACTS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY SEIZED BY SADDAM HUSSEIN’S REGIME
SCHUMER: HARRIS CORP WINS $765 MILLION RADIO CONTRACT FROM NAVY; SENATOR SAYS U.S. NAVY RECOGNIZES ROCHESTER COMPANY PROVIDES THE MOST DURABLE, DEPENDABLE AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
SCHUMER REVEALS: LAW ON BOOKS ACTUALLY ALLOWS FOR SAFETY LETTER-GRADES TO BE POSTED ON CHARTER BUSES FOR ALL TO SEE BEFORE THEY BOARD—BUT IT’S NOT BEING IMPLEMENTED; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO REQUIRE EVERY CHARTER BUS TO POST SAFETY GRADE IN WINDSHIELD; WILL GIVE PASSENGERS INFO TO CHOOSE SAFER BUSES
SCHUMER CALLS ON THE FEDS TO APPROVE BROOME COUNTY’S APPLICATION FOR THE CONTINUED REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER BAE WESTOVER SITE IN THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSON CITY
September 2017
SCHUMER SECURES VISIT BY NEW NAVY SECRETARY TO TOUR BETHPAGE PLUME; SCHUMER & SECRETARY SPENCER MEET WITH LOCAL WATER DISTRICTS & ADDRESS CLEANUP EFFORTS & COSTS; SCHUMER TO CONTINUE QUEST FOR NAVY TO COVER COSTS AND INTENSIFY CLEANUP
SCHUMER SECURES OWEGO VISIT BY NAVY SECRETARY; SECRETARY TO VISIT LOCKHEED MARTIN ROTARY AND MISSION SYSTEMS, TOUR FACILITY AND MEET WITH LOCKHEED MARTIN
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1 MILLION IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR TOWN OF BARRE IN ORLEANS COUNTY
AFTER SCHUMER’S, URGING VA WILL BEGIN CONSTRUCTION FOR CRITICAL NEXT PHASE FOR TWO NEW VA CLINICS IN CANANDAIGUA AND MONROE; MOVE REPEATEDLY PUSHED BY SCHUMER WILL DELIVER $141 MILLION IN FED INVESTMENT TO CANANDAIGUA VA CAMPUS UPGRADE & NEW CLINIC– PLUS GROUNDBREAKING BEGINS TODAY ON NEW EXPANDED $14M ROCHESTER VA CLINIC IN HENRIETTA
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $849,000 FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATER AND INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN WESTERN NEW YORK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2,677,000 IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR TOWN OF ROMULUS IN SENECA COUNTY
SCHUMER, BOOKER: SLEEP APNEA TESTING A MUST; WITH NOW-CONFIRMED APNEA A FACTOR IN LIRR & NJT DERAILMENTS & FEDS SAYING THEY WILL NOT REQUIRE A TEST, SENATORS INTRODUCE NEW LAW FORCING FEDS TO CHECK FOR DANGEROUS SLEEP DISORDERS—BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
SCHUMER: AT LONG LAST AND AFTER PERSONAL PUSH, ONEIDA COUNTY WILL RECEIVE CRITICAL HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING DESIGNATION FROM FEDS; MOVE REPEATEDLY PUSHED BY SCHUMER WILL SEND NEW FED RESOURCES TO MOHAWK VALLEY & HELP LOCALS FIGHT OPIOIDS AND DISRUPT TRAFFICKING
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $300,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ERIE COUNTY’S DRUG PREVENTION PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THE SCOURGE OF OPIOID OVERDOSE
SCHUMER, IN LETTER TO FERC, URGES COMMISSION TO SWIFTLY APPROVE GENESEE COUNTY AGREEMENT NEEDED TO COMPLETE NEW WATER LINE CONSTRUCTION AT STAMP BUSINESS PARK
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