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Chuck Schumer's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (NY) - Sr, Democratic Minority Leader, Minority Policy Committee Chair, Minority Conference Vice Chair
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Dec. 2, 2016 Schumer Vows to Fight Fed Attempts to Take Back Critical Funds That Support Small, Rural Hospitals That Serve Vulnerable Senior Citizens
Dec. 1, 2016 Schumer Strongly Urges Canada to Reverse Its Protectictionist, Restrictive Dairy Pricing and Trade Policies
Dec. 1, 2016 Schumer, Brown, Whitehouse, Warren Joint Statement on Attempt by Senate Finance Committee Republicans to Jam Through Radical Nominee to the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees
Dec. 1, 2016 Schumer Announces His Bi-Partisan 'BOTS Act' Just Passed Senate
Nov. 30, 2016 Schumer: A Real Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Deal in First 100 Days of New Administration Could Pave Way for Desperately Needed Repairs & Rescue Local Taxpayers Now on Hook
Nov. 29, 2016 Schumer Vows to Fight GOP War on Seniors, Medicare Privatization
Nov. 23, 2016 Standing With Vets, Schumer Announces Support for Legislation to Provide To-and-From Health Care Services to Disabled & Senior Veterans on Long Island
Nov. 16, 2016 Schumer's Intervention Successfully Moves Feds to Take First Major Step Toward Requiring Oil Companies to Make Highly Flammable CRude Oil Less Volatile Before It Is Shipped Through NYs Communities
Nov. 15, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $500K In Fed Funds For Mohawk Valley Community College's "thINCubator" - Fed Funds Will Provide Resources For Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs To Grown, Expand & Create Jobs in Burgeoning Industries Like Nanotech & Cybersecurity
Nov. 15, 2016 American Energy and Conservation Act of 2016--Motion to Proceed
Nov. 15, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Push, Feds Have Approved Critical Funds Needed For Launch NY In Buffalo, Which Is Already Positively Impacting Upstate Job Growth - Fed Funds Will Provide Resources For Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs To Grow, Expand & Create Jobs
Nov. 15, 2016 Velazquez, Schumer Announce, After Push: Thousands Of Nyc Housing Tenants Will Be Exempt From Hud Rule Plan Would Have Raised Rent Costs For Thousands; Now, Metro Areas Like Nyc Can Breathe Sigh Of Relief With "samfr' Axed For City; No One Will Be Forced To Move From Neighborhoods They Love
Nov. 11, 2016 Schumer Stands With Capital Region Firefighters At Saratoga Springs Fire Dept To Launch A Major Push To Create First-ever National Firefighter Cancer Registry; Firefighters' Cancer Risk Can Be Double That Ofothers Due To Exposure To Toxic Chemicals--but No Registry To Track & Prevent Cancer In Firefighters Has Ever Existed; Thousands Of Capital Region Firefighters Would Benefit
Nov. 11, 2016 Schumer Vows To Fight Fed Attempts To Take Back Critical Funds That Support Small, Rural Hospitals That Serve Vulnerable Senior Citizens, Like Cortland Regional Medical Center; Senator Will Say Recently Changed Funding Rules That Keeps "sole Community Hospitals' Afloat Are Essential For Rural Areas; Demands Feds Immediately Reverse Course
Nov. 10, 2016 On The Heels Of Proposed Windstream And Earthlink Merger, Schumer Makes Call Directly To Windstream Ceo & Urges Company To Protect Roughly 1,000 Jobs In Rochester Area
Nov. 4, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand, De Blasio Announce Nearly $47 Million In Federal Funds For Nyc's Sandy-related Repairs In Rockaway
Nov. 3, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $ 2.3 Million In U.s. Department Of Agriculture Value-added Producer Funding For New York State
Nov. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office - Regarding a Request that the Government Accountability Office Issue a Report on Federal Advertising Contract and Subcontracts with Minority-Owned Businesses
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury of the U.S. Department of the Treasury - Regarding the Proposed Acquisition of the Aleris Corporation by Zhongwang USA LLC
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)
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to John Roth, Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security - Regarding the Allegations that National Flood Insurance Program Policyholders Were Defrauded by Individuals Altering Engineering Reports
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice and Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Regarding the Lack of Standards and Support Provided to Airline Personnel in Addressing and Responding to Incidents of Sexual Harassment and Assault
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the Hon. Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Dept. of Justice - Protect Americans' Right to Vote
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill
Oct. 20, 2016 Letter to Senate Committee Leaders - Unlock Federal Funds for U.S. Dairy Farmers Struggling with Historically Low Milk Prices
Oct. 19, 2016 Schumer Stands With Syracuse Firefighters At Station 5 To Launch A Major Push To Create First-ever National Firefighter Cancer Registry; Firefighters' Cancer Risk Can Be Double That Of Others Due To Exposure To Toxic Chemicals--but No Registry To Track & Prevent Cancer In Firefighters Has Ever Existed; Thousands Of Syracuse Firefighters Would Benefit
Oct. 19, 2016 In Personal Call, Schumer Urges Ge Ceo To Work With Allegany County To Breathe New Life & Jobs Into Lufkin-rmt Plant In Wellsville -- Over The Summer, Ge Announced It Would Close The Facility; Schumer Says Ge Must Now Work With Local Officials To Develop Plan To Get Facility Back On-line
Oct. 18, 2016 Schumer's Intervention Unlocks Nearly $17 Million In Funding To Spur Economic Development Projects Across Western New York; Senator Successfully Brokered An Agreement With Federal Agencies On Behalf Of Erie County, Ending Over Decade Long Tug-of-war
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President, International Narcotics Control Board - Take Action to Regulate Fentanyl
Oct. 14, 2016 Schumer Announces U.s. Postal Service Will Bring Post Office Back To Prattsburgh By End Of The Month -- Facility Was Previously Deemed Unsafe And Operations Were Relocated Outside Of The Town, Inconveniencing Residents & Leading To Confusion
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President of the Intl. Narcotics Control Board - Call on UN to Take Action to Regulate Precursor Chemicals of Fentanyl
Oct. 13, 2016 Schumer Announces, After His Push, New Crime Fighting Resources Coming To Niagara County With Designation Of County As "high Intensity Drug Trafficking Area" -- Designation Will Now Mean Additional Resources To Fight Scourge & Help Disrupt Trafficking
Oct. 13, 2016 Schumer Launches Major Push To Secure Fed Investment That Will Support Upstate Jobs At Lockheed Martin; Senator Says Increasing F-35 Program Will Be Shot In The Arm For Region And Employees
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Office Management and Budget - Urging Support For USDA's Efforts To Ramp Up Help To Struggling Dairy Farmers
Oct. 11, 2016 Following Major Push, Schumer Successfully Pushes Feds To Fix Rule That Did Not Allow Photonics Companies To Sell High-tech Products For Non-military Uses Overseas; Senator Previously Urged Feds To Implement Rule Before Photonics & Optics Products Were Put On Overly Restrictive Export Control List
Oct. 11, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand, Announce More Than $7.8 Million In Fed Funding For Major Border Technology Infrastructure Improvements In Western Ny
Oct. 9, 2016 Schumer Urges Installation Of Inward Facing Cameras On Njt Trains; Senator Led Successful Charge To Install Inward Cams On Metro North & Amtrak; Says Inward Cams Needed On All Metro-area Trains; Also Tells Njt "culture Of Safety' Must Be Top Priority When Precious Lives On Board
Oct. 7, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $808,000 In Federal Funding For Bullet Proof Vests For New York State Police Officers
Oct. 6, 2016 Schumer Demands New Jersey Transit Improve Communication With Riders During & After Emergencies; Orange County & Rockland County Commuters Were Left Stranded Without Clear Direction On How To Get In And Out Of Nyc After Last Week's Train Accident
Oct. 6, 2016 Schumer: Thousands Of Westchester & Rockland Residents Could Be Left Uninsured Or Forced To Pay Massive, Lifetime Fees & Penalties If They Do Not Register In Time For Medicare; Schumer Bill Would Require Feds To Notify Seniors Before Any New Yorker Is Gut-punched With Penalties
Oct. 6, 2016 Schumer: Lie Is No Stranger To Speeding Trucks, But New Technology--ready For Installation--could Make Barreling Big Rigs A Thing Of The Past; Senator Says Li Drivers Would Be Safer & Thousands Of Accidents Could Be Prevented And Lives Saved
Oct. 5, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.2 Million In Federal Funds To Help New York Victims Of Human Trafficking
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Hon. Thomas Curry, Comptroller of the Currency and the Hon. Martin Gruenberg, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Company - Call to Modernize Community Reinvestment Act
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Canadian Trade Barriers
Oct. 4, 2016 Letter to Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Push Renewed Emphasis on Enforcement to Tackle Steel Overcapacity
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Renew Emphasis on Enforcement to Tackle Steel Overcapacity
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Thomas Hicks, Chairman, Matthew Masterson, Vice-Chair, Christy McCormick, US Election Assistance Commission - Voting Laws
Sept. 29, 2016 Schumer Announces, After His Push, Fcc To Revamp Fed Wireless Emergency Alert System; Will Be Updated To Match Today'S Technology By Allowing Embedded Links To Multimedia, Allowing Easy Access To Pictures
Sept. 28, 2016 Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act--Veto
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