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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
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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 $5.2 Million in Federal Funding for RochesterWorks to Combat Long-Term Unemployment
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. 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 Visits Dresser-Rand in Painted Post to Tour Facility & Discuss Sale of Company to Siemens
Oct. 2, 2014 Schumer Breaks Ground on First-Ever High-Tech Incubator in Broome County
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
Sept. 23, 2014 Schumer Optimistic About Job Retention and Potentially Growth at Dresser-Rand in Southern Tier & WNY Operations
Sept. 22, 2014 Schumer Pushes SUNY Proposal for Onondaga Community College to Address the Jobs-Skills Mismatch
Sept. 16, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Stand Up for US Tire Workers by Supporting Investigations into Unfair Imports from China
Sept. 8, 2014 Schumer Joins With Bausch + Lomb Employees to Celebrate Opening of New Contact Lens Manufacturing Line in Rochester
Sept. 3, 2014 Schumer Launches Push to Save Jobs of More Than 100 Blind or Visually-Impaired Utica-Area Residents
Sept. 3, 2014 Schumer Launches Push to Preserve Export-Import Bank, One of Plattsburgh & Clinton County's Most Important Fed Job-Creation Programs
Sept. 3, 2014 Letter to Brian Deese, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Saving the Jobs of More Than 100 Blind or Visually-Impaired Utica-Area Residents
Sept. 3, 2014 Letter to Daniel Tangherlini, Administrator of the General Services Administration - Saving the Jobs of More Than 100 Blind or Visually-Impaired Utica-Area Residents
Aug. 20, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce Nearly $500,000 in Value-Added Producer Grants for Three Farms in Central New York & Empire Brewery in Syracuse
Aug. 19, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More than $120,000 for Research and Development to Help Improve Mohawk Valley Craft Brewing Industry
Aug. 14, 2014 Letter to Sanford Blitz, Federal Co-Chair of the Northern Border Regional Commission - New Tryon Business Park & Incubator
Aug. 14, 2014 Schumer: New Tryon Business Park & Incubator Could Transform Fulton County Economy
July 23, 2014 After Years of Leading the Charge, Schumer Announces Long-Awaited Army Corps of Engineers Permit Will Be Signed, Sealed, and Delivered the Week for the March Multi-Billion Dollar Computer Chip Manufacturing Plant
July 16, 2014 Schumer Reveals 22 Companies in Western NY, 11 in Hudson Valley, 12 in Southern Tier, 11 in Capital Region, 17 in Rochester-Finger Lakes, 7 in North Country, 22 in Central New York & 14 on Long Island Have Shipped Jobs Overseas & Would Be Encouraged To Bring Jobs Back
July 14, 2014 Schumer: Keep Downtown's Empire Brewery Overflowing With Jobs
July 9, 2014 Hobby Lobby: Schumer, Gillibrand To Introduce Legislative Fix To Protect Women's Health In Aftermath Of Supreme Court Decision
July 1, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - COPS Hiring Program
June 24, 2014 Letter to Dan Tangherlini, Administrator of the General Services Administration - Support for the AbilityOne Program
June 24, 2014 Letter to Brian Deese, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Support for the AbilityOne Program
April 9, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand and Maffei Announce Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans & Military Families to Receive $9 Million Contract from Small Business Administration to Help Veterans Start and Create Businesses
March 24, 2014 Schumer Vows to Keep Up the Fight On Behalf of Hundreds of Top-Notch Workers at the Highly Efficient DFAS Site in Rome
March 10, 2014 Former Bethlehem Steel Site Prime for Redevelopment and Job Creation by Companies like FedEx, But Critical Traffic Upgrades Would Make Site Even More Attractive
Feb. 24, 2014 Schumer: Critical Worker Retraining Program has Expired for Hundreds of Unemployed Rochester-Area Veterans and Many Will be Kicked off the Rolls Mid-Semester - Schumer Visits Monroe CC and Launches Effort to Restore and Extend Funding for "VRAP"
Feb. 13, 2014 Schumer Secures Commitment from Comcast Executive tthat Company Will Preserve Hundreds of Time Warner Cable Jobs in Buffalo and Will Proceed with Planned Expansion
Jan. 28, 2014 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript: Government Role in Helping the Economy
Jan. 14, 2014 After Senator's Push, Schumer Announces that Customs & Border Protection Will Get $165 Million Boost to Hire 2,000 New Agents Nationwide - Last Week, Schumer Secured Commitment from DHS Secretary to Prioritize Peace Bridge for New Agents
Jan. 9, 2014 After Schumer's & Gillibrand's Push, Senators Announce Belden Inc. Employees in Horseheads Have Received Fed Signoff for Trade Adjustment Assistance; Will Help Laid-Off Workers Retrain for New Fields & Search for New Jobs
Jan. 6, 2014 MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript: Unemployment Insurance
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