SCHUMER COMPLETES UNPRECEDENTED TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES FOR 18TH YEAR IN A ROW; Upon His Election to the Senate in 1998, Schumer Made A Pledge To Visit Every Single New York County Each Year – After 18 Years, The Tradition Continues
BigNews.Biz - Dec 28,2016 - SCHUMER COMPLETES UNPRECEDENTED TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES FOR 18TH YEAR IN A ROW; ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE FINISHES WITH VISIT TO COLUMBIA COUNTY – YEAR CONCLUDES WITH A TOTAL OF 189 VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND; PLEDGES TO VISIT ALL 62 COUNTIES AGAIN IN 2017
Upon His Election to the Senate in 1998, Schumer Made A Pledge To Visit Every Single New York County Each Year – After 18 Years, The Tradition Continues
Schumer Calls Tour Essential To His Work In U.S. Capitol – Pledges To Complete Another 62-County Tour In 2017
Schumer Sticks A Pin In All 62 Counties For 18thYear In A Row
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer completed his 18th consecutive tour of all 62 New York State counties – a feat that continues his run as the first New York State public official to visit every single county in New York each year he has been in office.
Over the course of the year, Schumer made over 189 visits to Upstate New York and Long Island. He visited counties in the Capital Region 23 times; Western New York 19 times; Central New York 22 times; the Rochester Finger Lakes Region 26 times; the Southern Tier 15 times; the Hudson Valley 27 times; the North Country 10 times; and Long Island 47 times.
“When I first ran for the Senate, I made a promise that I would visit all 62 counties in my first year in office and I have continued this tradition every single year because of how much I learn – and how much I enjoy doing it,” said Senator Schumer. “I’ve always said, ‘Senators who stay in Washington and never return home are simply not doing their job.’ That’s why I go to the street fairs, the parades and all kinds of public events. Whether I’m in Hamilton County or Wyoming County, I’m always mixing and mingling with my constituents.”
Schumer continued, “This tradition, now in its 18th year, makes me a better public servant because when I visit local communities, meet residents and have an opportunity to understand the key issues, it makes me more effective. In visit after visit after visit, every pin I place on the map of New York busts the DC bubble that can trap a politician in Washington and leave them out of touch with those who hired them. Well, I LOVE New York, and in my new leadership position I promise that I will keep up the visits and continue to work just as hard for the people of this state as I ever have. I’m confident that next year will be a great year for New York, and I’m excited to kick off my 19th annual 62-county tour in January.”
Upon completion of this legislative session, Schumer’s office will issue its full report detailing his achievements from the past year.
Some of the highlights include:
Secured $18 Million TIGER Grant for the Port of Albany/Rensselaer: After an appeal to DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, Schumer was able to secure a pivotal grant that will allow the Port of Albany to reconstruct the Marine Terminal with a new warehouse, roadway and lifting equipment