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Chuck Schumer's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (NY) - Sr, Democratic Minority Policy Committee Chair
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July 21, 2015 Schumer, Israel and Supervisor Bosworth Announce Federal Grant to Rebuild Dock in North Hempstead
July 21, 2015 On Five Year Anniversary of Wall Street Reform, Senate Democrats, Joined by Former Senator Dodd, Fight Back Against Continued Attacks on Consumer Protections
July 14, 2015 Letter to The Food and Drug Administration - Science-Based Blood Donation Policy
June 29, 2015 Letter to All State Governors - Input on National Energy Policy
June 29, 2015 Democratic Senators Lay Out Energy Principles, Pen Letter to Governors Requesting Policy Input
June 26, 2015 Congressman Serrano, Senator Schumer Welcome Extension of TPS Registration Deadline for Individuals from Ebola-Affected Nations
June 25, 2015 Klobuchar, Schumer, Casey Bill to Protect Families from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Passes Commerce Committee
June 23, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors
June 5, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Predatory Payday Lending
June 5, 2015 Letter to Susan Collins, Chairman, and Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee
June 4, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - White House Visit for NCAA Hockey Champions
June 4, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Ask President to Recognize Union and Clarkson as College Hockey National Champions
June 4, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Simplify Financial Aid Process
June 4, 2015 PATENT Act Clears Committee with Overwhelming Vote of Support
June 2, 2015 Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senate and House Lawmakers from Across the Country Introduce Critical Reauthorization of James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
May 22, 2015 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Halting Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling
May 22, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991
May 21, 2015 Letter to Susan Collins, Chairman, and Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Increasing Funding for Positive Train Control
May 18, 2015 With Dangerous Fentanyl-Laced Heroin spiking in Buffalo & Overdoses Dramatically Rising, Schumer Pushes To Reverse President's Proposed Cut To Drug Trafficking Program That Buffal Law Enforcement Says Is Critical To Breaking Up Local Drug Rings -- Launches Push to Prevent Cut & Raise Funding For Program By $100M
May 18, 2015 Schumer: Gateway National Recreation Area's Iconic Jacob Riis Bathhouse Should Be Refurbished Into A Multi-Functional Modern Visitor Facility For Beach Goers; Urges Feds To Provide Federal Funding To Transform Historic Art Deco Bathhouse & Make Major Ecological Improvements To Jamaica Bay's West Pond
May 18, 2015 Schumer: Distilleries Like Black Button Distillery In Rochester Are Forced To Wait Over 200 Days To Get Basic Approvals To Expand Their Business; While Distilleries & Craft Industry Are Growing Nationally By Over 50%, Federal Distillery Inspectors - Who Approve Requests - Have Been Cut By 10%; Senator Calls For More Inspectors To Reduce Backlog That Is Costing Distilleries, Industry Millions
May 15, 2015 Schumer, Blumenthal Launch Major Campaign To Get Congress To Pass Four Point Rail Safety Plan in 2015; Dramatic Uptick in Rail Deaths This Year & This Week's Tragic Derailment Gives Optimism That Congress Can Finally Act; Railroads Must Create Culture of Safety
May 15, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Temporary Protected Status for African Ebola Victims
May 15, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Provide Clarity to Businesses Before Enforcing Menu Labeling Rule
May 15, 2015 Schumer Urges Feds To Approve University of Buffalo's Application For Majory Fed Funding That Could Be A Game-Changer For Cancer Research in WNY - Funds Would Enable UB And Its Partners To Immediately Begin New Cancer Research Projects
May 14, 2015 Roll Call - Schumer Rebuts Boehner, Ties Amtrak Funding to Crash
May 14, 2015 Schumer Urges Harris CEO, In Anticipation of Harris-Excelis Merger, To Grow In Rochester And Create Jobs There After The Final Deal Has Been Signed - Schumer Has Long Fought to KeepHarris Corporation Jobs In Rochester & To Fully Fund Fed Programs They Compete For
May 14, 2015 Schumer Announces: At Long Last, Sgt. Henry Johnson Will Receive Medal of Honor He Rightfully Deserves - President Approves Long-Awaited Request; Will Present to Johnson's Infantry Regiment The 369th "Harlem Hellfighters" Division, With Medal At White House on June 2, 2015
May 14, 2015 Schumer Announces TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Center Is Coming to Syracuse Hancock International Airport; Currently, Local Residents Who Want To Enroll Must Travel To Oswego - New Enrollment Center Will Mean Shorter, More Convenient Security Lines For Travelers
May 14, 2015 In The Mold Of Loretta Lynch, Schumer Recommends Longtime EDNY Prosecutor Robert L. Capers To Be The Next U.S. Attorney For The Eastern District Of New York - If Confirmed, Capers, From An NYPD Family, Would Hold Now-U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch's Former Post
May 13, 2015 Schumer, Blumenthal: Safety Must Come First; We Have To Examine Rail Safety Across The Country
May 13, 2015 Schumer: Children Are Vulnerable To Identity Theives; Kids Under 18 Are Easy Targets Because Their Credit Reports Are often Clean And Unmonitored; Senator To Introduce Legislation That Will Automatically Freeze Credit For Kids - Until Parents Unfreeze It - Will Protect Kids From Several Types Of ID Theft
May 12, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce SBA Disaster Assistance Now Available To Hudson Valley Businesses Affected By Drought
May 12, 2015 Schumer Urges National Fish And Wildlife Foundation To Immediately Approve Over $50k In Federal Funding To Restore Port Washington's Hempstead Harbor - Project Will Strengthen Shoreline & Further Protect Surrounding North Hempstead Communities
May 12, 2015 Schumer: NYC's Gateway National Recreation Area Should Be More Accessible To New Yorkers & Tourists; Senator Urges Dept. Of Interior To Begin Top-to-Bottom Review That could Link Subway Stops With Bus Routes & More - Plan Could Boost Park's Visitors, Better Support After-School & Youth Programs
May 12, 2015 Schumer urges HBO To Film New Harriet Tubman Movie In Auburn; Senator Says, Filming In Auburn Would Create Local Jobs & Spark Untapped Tourism Opportunities
May 11, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $16,000 In Federal Funding For Brier Hill Fire District
May 11, 2015 After Major Push, Schumer Announces $2 Million In Federal Funds For Brooklyn Navy Yard's Building Expansion Project Nears Finishline; Building 77 Project Will Provide More Space To House An Additional 3,000 Jobs
May 11, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce SBA Disaster Assistance Now Available to Businesses Statewide Affected By Flooding
May 11, 2015 Schumer Reveals: Amtrak Police Are Not Able To Directly Communicate With Other First Responders -- Could Create Huge Disaster Where Police On Trains & In Penn Station Are Not Able To Efficiently Reach Local Police & Fire Departments -- Reminiscent of 9/11; Schumer Pushes Feds To Grant Amtrak Full Access To NYC First-Responder Radio Line
May 11, 2015 Schumer Reveals: Surprise $250 Surcharge Being Sprung On Tens-Of-Thousands- Of LI & NY Homeowners With FEMA Flood Insurance; New & Unfair Policy On Renewals Spurs Senator To Warn Residents On How To Avoid Undercover Policy Change; Urges FEMA To Scrap The Confusing And Punitive Policy
May 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Ensure Coverage for Critical Mental Health Care
May 8, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $23k In Fed Funds For Western Turnpike Rescue Squad In Albany County
May 8, 2015 Schumer: Veterans Waiting To Be Fitted For Hearing Aids Experience Long Wait Times Because Of A Lack Of Specialists - Schumer Launches Push To Allow VA Centers To Hire Licensed Hearing Aid Specialists To Decrease Wait Times & Better Serve Vets
May 8, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $12k In Fed Funds For Lackawanna Fire Department In Erie County
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