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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Severe Weather In New York And Across The Country

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the need to prepare and remain cautious due to recent winter weather. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

As of today, over 200 million Americans remain on alert as heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures persist across the country. As far south as Texas, Americans are seeing snow, ice, and dangerous road conditions and power outages by the hundreds of thousands.

On Friday, Governor Hochul declared a state of emergency for Western New York and warned residents to stay off the roads. Of course, I might say, the cold did not stop the Buffalo Bills. Go Bills!

And last week, Senator Gillibrand and I sent a stand-ready letter to FEMA urging them to remain at the ready to assist our state officials with whatever support they request.

Thankfully, snowfall in New York has slowed today compared to over the weekend, but we are not out of the woods yet: another wave of lake effect weather is set to pass through our state in the coming days. My office will continue to remain in touch with state officials and I urge everyone to continue to exercise caution.