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Date Title Officials Location
March 28, 2017 Velázquez on Trump Executive Order on Climate Change Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
March 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Appalachian Reservation Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chairman Cochran and the Vice Chairman Leahy - Regarding Proposed EPA Cuts That Would Threaten America's Clean Air and Water Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Letter to Chairman Cochran and Vice Chairman Leahy - Extreme Concern Over the Drastic Cuts President Trump Proposted in FY2018 Funding for the Environmental Protection Agency Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
March 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Trump Administration Violating Rulemaking Process Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
March 16, 2017 Hearing of the Environment Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Tonko, Hearing on the Reinvestment and Rehabilitation of Our Nation's Safe Driving Water Delivery Systems Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
March 13, 2017 Letter to Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA - Expressing Concern about Administration's Reported 97 Percent Cut to Great Lakes Funding Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Trump Administration Must Protect Strong Auto Emission Standards Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 McCollum, House Dems Speak Out Against EPA Cuts Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to Richard K. Hartley, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force - Air Force/ANG must create a more comprehensive plan to immediately test and remediate water pollution that continues to plague Newburgh-area Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt - Regarding Recusal of Personal Lawsuits Brought Against the EPA Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2017 House Democrats Introduce Comprehensive Update to Safe Drinking Water Act Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt - Recuse Yourself from Participating Personally and Substantially in Any Matter Related to the Litigation that you Pursued as the Attorney General of Oklahoma for the Entirety of Your Tenure at the Environmental Protection Agency Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - Emergency Hearing in Oklahoma Compels Senate to Postpone Pruitt Vote Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Feb. 7, 2017 Schumer, Whitehouse, Warren Weigh in on Lawsuit Seeking Thousands of Emails Between Scott Pruitt and Fossil Fuel Industry Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 7, 2017 Letter to Mr. Loether - Blauvelt-Cropsey Farm Should Be Added to the National Register of Historic Places Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Feb. 6, 2017 Letter to Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Chairman Murkowski, and Ranking Member Cantwell - Protect the BLM Rule That Prevents Natural Gas Waste, Safeguards Health and Economic Growth Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2017 EPW Democrats: Irresponsible to Force Through an Extreme Nominee without Essential Information Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2017 EPW Democrats: Irresponsible to Force Through an Extreme Nominee without Essential Information Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2017 Letter to Acting Administrator McCabe - Speed Up Health Risk Assessment of 1,4-dioxane & Deliver Answers to Anxious Public Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 27, 2017 Letter to Acting Administrator McCabe - Speed Up Health Risk Assessment of 1,4-dioxane & Deliver Answers to Anxious Public Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Regarding Reversal of Suspension of EPA Grants and Contracts Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Provide More Information on EPA Grant Freeze Rep. Nita Lowey Unknown
Jan. 24, 2017 Schumer, Donovan, Oddo Announce $2 Million in Sandy-Relief Funds to Kick Start Design of Staten Island Seawall Project Rep. Daniel Donovan Unknown
Jan. 24, 2017 Schumer, Donovan, Oddo Announce $2 Million in Sandy-Relief Funds to Kick Start Design of Staten Island Seawall Project Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 24, 2017 Pallone, Tonko, Kildee, and Dingell on Trump Administration Freezing EPA Grant Funding Including Aid to Flint Rep. Paul Tonko Unknown
Jan. 23, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.2 Million in Federal Funding for Water and Infrastructure Upgrades in Central New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand New Haven, NY
Jan. 23, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $4.9 Million Federal Funding for Water and Infrastructure Upgrades in Hudson Valley Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Red Hook, NY
Jan. 23, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $4.9 Million Federal Funding for Water and Infrastructure Upgrades in Hudson Valley Sen. Charles Schumer Red Hook, NY
Jan. 23, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.2 Million in Federal Funding for Water and Infrastructure Upgrades in Central New York Sen. Charles Schumer New Haven, NY
Jan. 13, 2017 After Repeated Pushes By Schumer, Feds Announce Nearly $2 Million In Funds To Jump Start Sidney's "Green Plain" Project; Senator Says Project Will Reduce Future Flood Damage For Businesses And Families In Delaware County Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Kevin Minolo - Regarding Answers on Pruitt Ethics Concerns Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Walter Shaub - Regarding Answers on Pruitt Ethics Concerns Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2016 Serrano Applauds President Obama's Actions to Protect Hudson Canyon, Parts of Atlantic and Arctic Oceans from Future Energy Exploration Rep. José Serrano Bronx, NY
Dec. 21, 2016 Schumer Completes Unprecedented Tour of All 62 New York Counties for 18th Year in a Row Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 19, 2016 Letter to President-elect Trump - Protect National Laboratory Employees Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2016 Schumer Mandate in Just-passed Wrda Law Gives Navy 6 Months to Submit Official Groundwater Contamination Report on Bethpage Plume Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 12, 2016 Lowey Urges President-Elect to Uphold Landmark Paris Climate Agreement on Anniversary of Adoption Rep. Nita Lowey Dobbs Ferry, NY
Dec. 7, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.4 Million in Fed Funding for Cornell University to Lead New Transportation Research Center Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader; the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader; the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House; the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader - Buy America Provision in Water Infrastructure Package Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Work to De-escalate Situation at DAPL Protest Rep. Jerrold Nadler Unknown
Nov. 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the Committee of Appropriations, and the Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations - Call for a Limitation of Funds Provision to Stop the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule From Implementation Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2016 American Energy and Conservation Act of 2016--Motion to Proceed Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2016 Unfinished Business: CBC to Republican Leadership--Do Your Job Rep. Gregory Meeks Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Rep. José Serrano Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Rep. Grace Meng Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Rep. Peter King Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Rep. Elise Stefanik Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Rep. Chris Collins Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2016 Tell Congress: No More Fracking on Public Lands! Rep. Kathleen Rice Unknown
Oct. 18, 2016 E&C Democrats Release GAO Report on State of Water Infrastructure in Areas of Declining Population Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Offshore Drilling Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Suozzi Receives Endorsement of Environmental Groups Rep. Thomas Suozzi Glen Cove, NY
Oct. 4, 2016 Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Launches Restoration Effort In Gill Creek Rep. Brian Higgins Gill Creek, Niagara Falls
Sept. 29, 2016 House Passes Meng-Stefanik Legislation to Combat Flood Damage Caused by Ice Jams Rep. Grace Meng Unknown
Sept. 29, 2016 Congressmen Chris Collins and John Katko Meet with Federal Officials and Reiterate Their Strong Opposition to IJC Plan 2014 Rep. Chris Collins Unknown
Sept. 29, 2016 Stefanik Applauds USDA Drought Designation for Jefferson, Lewis Counties Rep. Elise Stefanik Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Stop Arctic Oil Drilling Rep. Jerrold Nadler Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Stop Arctic Oil Drilling Rep. Gregory Meeks Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Stop Arctic Oil Drilling Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Stop Arctic Oil Drilling Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Stop Arctic Oil Drilling Rep. José Serrano Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Stop Arctic Oil Drilling Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Stop Arctic Oil Drilling Rep. Carolyn Maloney Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Stop Arctic Oil Drilling Rep. Yvette Clarke Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 Schumer: Phase One Of Braddock Bay Restoration Project Is Now Complete, And Phase Two Is Proceeding Full-Steam Ahead; Senator Secured Fed Funds To Dredge New 4X Deeper & Wider Boat Channel, Construct 2.5 Acre Barrier Beach, Fix Wetland Ecosystem & Restore The Bay To Ecological Paradise Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 23, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Harold Rogers, Ken Calvert, Nita Lowey, and Betty McCollum, Chairmen and Ranking Members, House Committee on Appropriations - In Support of the National Estuary Program Rep. Daniel Donovan Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2016 Pallone Leads House Democrats in Introducing Comprehensive Update to Safe Drinking Water Act Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2016 Trans-Pacific Partnership Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2016 Reps. Engel, Lowey, Maloney Applaud NOAA for Commenting on Potential Impact of Anchorage Grounds in Hudson River Rep. Eliot Engel Westchester, NY
Sept. 20, 2016 Senator Gillibrand Urges EPA To Reverse Its Decision To Stop PCB Dredging In The Upper Hudson River Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2016 Stefanik Cosponsors Farm Regulatory Certainty Act Rep. Elise Stefanik Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2016 Senator Gillibrand Requests CDC To Proactively Conduct Public Health Assessment Of Saint-Gobain Site In Hoosick Falls Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Urging the EPA to Reconsider its Decision to Stop Dredging the Hudson River Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Pat Breysse, Director, National Center for Environmental Health/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - Regarding the Contamination of Drinking Water around the Former Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Site Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2016 Maloney, State Officials Announce Launch of Newburgh Biomonitoring Program Rep. Sean Maloney Newsburgh, NY
Sept. 15, 2016 Senator Gillibrand Announces Senate Passes Long Island Sound Legislation Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 Rep. Zeldin Calls on Department of Defense to Assume All Costs for Water Hookup Near Gabreski Air National Guard Base Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2016 Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2016 Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
Sept. 11, 2016 Rep. Nadler's Response to Former Administrator Christine Todd Whitman's Apology on Her False 9/11 Air Quality Statements Rep. Jerrold Nadler Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2016 Gillibrand Statement On EPA Announcement To Add Hoosick Falls To Superfund Priority List Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Engel Statement on United States & China Joining Paris Agreement Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Engel Statement On United States & China Joining Paris Agreement Rep. Eliot Engel Washington, DC
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency - Contaminated Quarry Rep. Eliot Engel Unknown
Aug. 29, 2016 Letter to Craig Lapijko, Waterways Management Branch, Coast Guard First District - Anchorage Sites Rep. Eliot Engel Unknown
Aug. 24, 2016 Maloney & Local Stakeholders Challenge Current EPA Remediation of PCBs in the Hudson River Rep. Sean Maloney Poughkeepsie, NY
Aug. 16, 2016 Letter to Ash Carter, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense - After Stewart ANG Base Designated a Superfund Site, Maloney Calls on DoD to Comply with State Request for Remediation Rep. Sean Maloney Newburgh, NY
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to Lieutenant General L Scott Rice - Suffolk Ground Water Contamination Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
July 29, 2016 Rep. Zeldin Calls on EPA to Keep Commitment to Permanently Close Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Sites & Expedite the Closing of Western and Central Sites Rep. Lee Zeldin Mount Sinai, NY
July 26, 2016 Higgins Welcomes Release of Environmental Assessment for Robert Moses Parkway North Project, Calling it a Major Milestone in Removal of the Elevated Highway Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
July 21, 2016 Faso: Watershed Agreement "At Risk of Breaking Down' Rep. John Faso Unknown
July 18, 2016 Standing on the Shores of Lake Ontario, Gillibrand, Slaughter Announce Legislation to Protect New York's Natural Resources, Prevent Invasive Species from Entering the United States Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Rochester, NY
July 18, 2016 Standing on the Shores of Lake Ontario, Gillibrand, Slaughter Announce Legislation to Protect New York's Natural Resources, Prevent Invasive Species from Entering the United States Rep. Louise Slaughter Rochester, NY
July 17, 2016 Tonko Urges Speaker Ryan to Cancel Seven Week Recess, Cites Large To-Do List for House Rep. Paul Tonko Washington, DC
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