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Chuck Schumer's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (NY) - Sr, Democratic Minority Leader, Minority Policy Committee Chair
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July 21, 2017 Schumer: Current Breakwater, Meant To Protect Sodus Bay Homes & Businesses From Damaging Lake Ontario Waves, Will Continue To Crumble And Fail Unless Feds Conduct Repairs; Senator Urges Army Corps Of Engineers To Prioritize Critical Project, Before More Damage Is Done
July 21, 2017 Schumer: Otsego County's Craft Beer Industry Is Brewing Rapidly; Senator Calls On Feds To Start The Process Of Unlocking More Fed Resources To Help Ny Beer, Distilleries And Local Barley Growers Keep Up With Summer Demand & Tourism In Southern Tier
July 21, 2017 Following Fatal Accident On I-81, Schumer Launches A Major Effort To Make Truck Rigs Safer For Cars Sharing The Roads; Trucks Should Be Equipped With Energy-absorbing "underride Guards" To Protect Drivers And Passengers From Crashes - Could Help Prevent Future Fatal Accidents
July 20, 2017 Schumer Announces That, After His Push, $141 Million In Construction Funding Has Finally Been Allocated To The Canandaigua Va Medical Center; The New Clinic Will Be The Help Rochester-fingerlakes Veterans Need, Previous Upgrade Was Delayed By Bureaucratic Hold-ups
July 19, 2017 Letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Start Process Of Unlocking More Fed Support To Help Ny Beer, Distilleries And Local Barley Growers Keep Up With Summer's Demand & Tourism
July 19, 2017 Schumer Statement On Meeting With Defense Secretary James Mattis To Accelerate Pfoa & Pfos Cleanup Efforts In Newburgh
July 18, 2017 Letter to Brooke Chapman, Associate Director of Small Community Air Service Development - Expand Air Service At Elmira Corning Regional Airport
July 18, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4.6 Million In Federal Funding For Syracuse Hancock International Airport
July 17, 2017 Schumer Co-sponsors Senate Resolution Condemning Persecution Of Gay Men In Chechnya; Senator Says America Must Pressure President Putin To Punish Perpetrators Of Lgbtq Violence
July 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, Senator Lamar Alexander, and Senator Orrin Hatch - Senate Dems Urge GOP Leaders to Use the Extra Time to Hold Public Hearings So Senators Can Hear Concerns Directly from the Key Stakeholders & Experts, like Medical and Patient Groups, Insurance Companies & More
July 17, 2017 Schumer: New Amtrak Idea To Shrink Seats Is Right Out Of The Airline Playbook & Would Become--yet Another--pain In The Neck For Travelers; Senator Says Railroad Should Skip The "study' & Find Other Ways To Save Money; What Sets Amtrak Apart From The Airlines Has Always Been The Comfort
July 14, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $8 Million In Fed Funds For Hudson River Healthcare
July 14, 2017 Schumer Announces Over $88,000 In Federal Funding For Sherrill Manufacturing
July 13, 2017 Schumer Announces Over $400k In Fed Funding For Erie County Family Treatment Drug Court Enhancement Initiative
July 12, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce FEMA Has Approved Major Disaster Declaration For New York State For March's Winter Storm Stella
July 12, 2017 During In-person Meeting, Schumer Presses Defense Secretary Jim Mattis To Deliver Kc-135 Flight Simulator To Nfars
July 12, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Comprehensive Infrastructure Blueprint Will Help Shield Our Critical Infrastructure From Hackers
July 12, 2017 Schumer Urges Defense Secretary Jim Mattis To Add The Forgotten Frank E. Evans 74 To The Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall; Sailors Died In Vietnam War In South China Sea In 1969, But Because Accident Occurred Outside Of The Designated Combat Zone, Those Who Perished Are Left Off Memorial Wall
July 11, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Congress Demand Action in Search for Bob Levinson
July 10, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $4 Million In Federal Funds For Syracuse University
July 10, 2017 Letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - Drop Health Care Repeal & Sabotage And Instead Work With Dems To Advance Policies To Strengthen Health Insurance Markets
July 10, 2017 Letter to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Investigate "Coco Loko", a Dangerous and Snortable Powder Being Innocently Masked as Everyday "Chocolate"
July 10, 2017 Schumer, Booker: Summer Repairs At Penn Demonstrate Dire Need For Gateway Tunnel Project To Get Going & Soon; Senators Join Together And Call On President Trump To Keep Fed Commitment To Investing In Gateway--first Real Test As To Whether President Is Serious On Infrastructure
July 10, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $210,000 In Federal Funds For Ellwood Volunteer Fire Company No.1 In Erie County
July 7, 2017 Letter to Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Step Up Enforcement Of Inferior And Mislabeled Imported Goods
July 7, 2017 Letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency - Stand Ready To Quickly Approve Disaster Declaration For Lake Ontario Communities Impacted By Severe Flooding
July 7, 2017 Schumer Urges Department Of Homeland Security To Approve Grant That Would Create A State-of-the Art, Mobile Fire Training Center In The City Of Albany; Senator Says Fed Approval Would Be A Win-win For Albany Firefighters And Local Albany Company That Manufactures Fire Simulator
July 7, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $421,000 In Federal Funds For Three Capital Region Fire Departments
July 6, 2017 Letter to James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Continue Investing In Upstate NY & Renews Promise To Protect And Support Southern Tier Jobs
July 6, 2017 Letter to Acting Director Reynolds of the National Park Service - Prioritize Cleanup Efforts Along Shoreline
July 6, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Press Putin on Russia's Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election
July 6, 2017 Letters to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General and Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Provide Relief for Medical Examiners Facing Overdose Deaths from Opioid Epidemic
July 6, 2017 Letter to Acting Secretary Doug Lamont, Army Corps Of Engineers - Prioritize Funding For Rte. 5 Project
July 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - New York City Congressional Delegation Calls for Appropriate Funding for 2020 Census
July 5, 2017 Letter to Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine - Investigate Rare Terminal Cancer and Denied Compensation Claims for Veterans
July 5, 2017 Schumer: Lyme-carrying Ticks -- Some Also Infected With Rare, Powassan Virus - Are Attacking Westchester And Rockland Counties; Senator Urges Feds To Stop Moving At Snail's Pace To Implement Already-on-the-books Law That Would Help Fast-track Research, Vaccines & Strategies To Stamp Out Ticks To Protect Hudson Valley Kids & Families
June 30, 2017 Schumer: With Opioid Crisis Raging In Steuben, Chemung And Schuyler Counties, Now Exacerbated By Fentanyl, Senator Pushes Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Feds With More Border Agents, New Portable Labs And Other High-tech Tools To Intercept Illicit Fentanyl From China & Mexico
June 30, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $500k In Fed Funding For Medical Research For Westchester Inst. For Human Development
June 30, 2017 Schumer Stands With Amsterdam Firefighters 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 Mohawk Valley Firefighters Would Benefit
June 30, 2017 Governor Cuomo And Senator Schumer Announce Agreement Between Kraft-heinz And Upstate Niagara That Will Save At Least 150 At-risk Jobs At Campbell Facility And Spur Investment In The Southern Tier
June 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Stand Up For Students And Families, Reverse Delay Of Protections For Defrauded Students
June 30, 2017 Schumer: With Opioid Crisis Still Raging In Central New York, Now Exacerbated By Fentanyl, Senator Pushes Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Feds With More Border Agents, New Portable Labs And Other High-tech Tools To Intercept Illicit Fentanyl From China & Mexico
June 30, 2017 Schumer Co-sponsors Senate Resolution Commemorating 102nd Anniversary Of Armenian Genocide
June 30, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $397 Million In Federal Funding For Public Housing Programs Across New York State
June 30, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $190k In Federal Funding For Cortland Fire Department In Cortland County
June 29, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $14k In Federal Funding For Johnson City Fire Department In Broome County
June 28, 2017 Schumer: Senate GOP Healthcare Bill Could Accelerate and Worsen the Severe Opioid Crisis Across Upstate New York; Senator Will Launch a Major Effort to Protect Critical Funding for Thousands of New Yorkers Who Desperately Need Heroin & Opioid Treatment Programs
June 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Urging to Immediately Assist with Review of Possible Sources of Radioactive Materials at Bethpage Manufacturing Site
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Thune and the Hon. Bill Nelson, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Expressing Support for Current Pilot and First Officer Training and Qualification Requirements for Part 121 Airline Pilots in FAA Reauthorization Bill
June 27, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1Million in Federal Funding to Help Remove Lead Hazards From Homes in the City of Rochester
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