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Chuck Schumer's Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. Senate (NY) - Sr, Democratic Minority Policy Committee Chair, Minority Conference Vice Chair
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Independence, Women's Equality, Working Families for U.S. Senate
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Sept. 23, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2 Million In Federal Funding For Job Training Program Provided To NYCHA Residents
Sept. 13, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $661,000 In Federal Funding For Three Long Island Fire Departments
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill
July 11, 2016 With Looming Fear of Significant Job Loss, Due to Bank Merger, Senator Schumer & Rep. Higgins Announce Major Agreement with Keybank to Help Save At-Risk Jobs and Dramatically Reduce Job Loss in the Region; Agreement will Also Pave the Way for Growth in Up
July 6, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Menendez Leads Call for Swift Action to Protect Workers' Rights in Colombia
May 13, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Blocked Senate Amendment to Move DFAS Jobs
March 21, 2016 March Is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Schumer Pushes Legislation That Gives Individuals With Disabilities the Option to Live at Home or in the Community & Receive Long-Term Services
Feb. 12, 2016 Schumer, Higgins Announce, Following Their Push, Tonawanda Will Receive $160,000 In Fed Funding To Develop Long-Term Economic Plan For The Town
Feb. 11, 2016 Gillibrand, Schumer, Cuomo Secure Dept. Of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance for Alcoa Workers Who Lost Their Jobs as a Result of Unfair Trade
Dec. 9, 2015 Schumer Launches A Major Push To Restore Expired Fed Incentives For Businesses To Hire Unemployed Veterans In Upstate NY; Senator Says This Vital Tax Credit -- Which Is Included In Major Tax Bill & Could Be Voted On This Week -- Is A Proven Success In Helping Upstate Businesses Hire More Veterans
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Joh Cousins, CEO, Compass Group - Let Workers Organize
Nov. 13, 2015 Schumer: Cummins Sees Jamestown Operation as One of its Very Best Assets
Nov. 11, 2015 Schumer Vows to Fight Tooth & Nail to Protect Rome Labs And DFAS
Nov. 11, 2015 Schumer: Kraft-Heinz and NY Investment in Lowville Will Be A Massive Shot In The Arm For Lewis County
Nov. 6, 2015 Schumer: Congress Must Reauthorize & Fully Fund Upstate's Primary Source Of Conservation And Recreation Funding
Nov. 5, 2015 Statements From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo & U.S. Senator Charles Schumer on the Alcoa Negotiations
Nov. 4, 2015 State and Kraft-Heinz Commit to Invest Up to $50 Million for Upstate Factory Upgrades
Nov. 3, 2015 Sen. Schumer's Statement on Alcoa Announcement
Nov. 2, 2015 Schumer: I Will Watch This Situation Like A Hawk & Continue to Do Whatever I Can To Protect WNY Jobs
Oct. 7, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Land and Water Conservation Fund
Sept. 29, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce $3 Million in Fed Funding for Job Training Programs at Schenectady County Community College & Across the Capitol Region
Sept. 10, 2015 Senate Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Border Jobs for Veterans Act
Aug. 26, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins & Collins Announce More Than $300k In Fed Transportation Funding For Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Aug. 6, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Chuck Schumer, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee - Advocating for Better Employee Wages
July 27, 2015 Governor Cuomo and Vice President Biden Announce New York State to Lead Prestigious National Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute
July 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Strong Support of New Overtime Rule
June 29, 2015 Schumer: Farmers Could Experience Economic Peril & Average Price Of Vegetables Could Rise, Unless Orelans County Farmers Get Much Needed Workers To Tend Crops; Schortage Of Workers Puts Farmers & Consumers In Jeopardy; Senator Urges Feds To Immediately Fix Backlog Of Workers Caused By June 9th Computer Glitch
April 30, 2015 Schumer, In Personal Call With EDA Regional Admin, Urges Feds To Approve $617,000 For Launch NY In Buffalo, Which Is Already Positively Impacting Upstate Job Growth -- Fed Funds, Coupled With Matching Grants, Would Provide $1.3M In Funding For Resources For Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs To Grow, Expand, & Create Jobs
April 29, 2015 Schumer Calls For $2.5 Million In Federal Funds For Brooklyn Navy Yard's Building 77 Expansion Project; Building 77 Project Will Provide More Space To house An Additional 3,000 Jobs
April 16, 2015 Menendez, Senate Finance Committee Dems Issue Joint Statement During Hearing on Trade
April 10, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Calling for a Vote on Amendments to Budget Resolution
March 30, 2015 Schumer: Groundbreaking & Authoritative Report Shows Male Nurses Earn $5,100 More Than Women For Doing The Same Job; Senator Says New Report Proves No Job - Or Industry - Shields Women From Making LEss For Doing The Same Work; Schumer Urges Doubling Down On 'Paycheck Fairness Act' To Close Pay Gap Holding Back Women In The Workforce
March 27, 2015 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor - Protect Worker Rights
March 23, 2015 Schumer Place Personal Phone Call to Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld; Confident Alcoa is Committed to Massena & Local Jobs Are Well-Positioned - Schumer Placed Call in Light of Alcoa Reviewing Company-Wide Cost-Cutting Options
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Raise the Overtime Threshold for Salaried Workers
Jan. 29, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - End to Overtime Rule to Protect Workers
Jan. 4, 2015 CBS: Face the Nation - Transcripts January 4, 2015: Schumer, Coons, Cummings
Dec. 3, 2014 Gillibrand, Schumer, Hanna Announce After Their Push, Provisions that Would Provide Congress with More Oversight over DFAS Personnel Plans and Add Protections for Rome DFAS Workers Included in Annual Defense Bill
Nov. 14, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Hanna Urge Armed Services Committee Leaders to Continue to Protect Rome DFAS Jobs
Oct. 22, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $5 Million in Federal Funds for Ulster County Business to Expand Production & Create Jobs
Oct. 15, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $10 Million In Federal Funding For Westchester-Putnam Local Workforce Investment Board To Combat Long-Term Employment In Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland & Orange -- Funds Will Help Connect Residents Who Are Ready-To-Work With Ready-To-Be-Filled Jobs
Oct. 15, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $5.2 Million in Federal Funding for RochesterWorks to Combat Long-Term Unemployment
Oct. 8, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $3.3 Million in Housing and Urban Development Funding for the Capital Region
Oct. 8, 2014 Schumer Announces, Following His Push, Army Corps of Engineers Has Issued American Rock Salt Permit It Needs to Build Critical Rail Extension
Oct. 3, 2014 Schumer Announces Administration to Launch New Competition for $200 Million in Public & Private Funds to Create New National Institute of Photonics
Oct. 2, 2014 Schumer Breaks Ground on First-Ever High-Tech Incubator in Broome County
Oct. 2, 2014 Schumer Visits Dresser-Rand in Painted Post to Tour Facility & Discuss Sale of Company to Siemens
Oct. 1, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.8 Million to Help New Yorkers With Disabilities Find and Retain Good Jobs
Sept. 29, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce Onondaga Community College to Receive Nearly $2.5 Million in Federal Funds to Create Workforce Training Program
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