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10.15.18

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE NEARLY $1 MILLION FED GRANT TO BUILD FIRST-EVER FOOD BUSINESSES INCUBATOR IN ROCHESTER; OVER 150 LOCAL FOOD ENTREPRENEURS ARE NOW ON WAIT LIST, WITH CONSTRUCTION HINGING ON GRANT; PROJECT WOULD SPUR 100 NEW JOBS & ANCHOR DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER REVITALIZATION

All Food Sold Must Be Made In Pricey Commercial Kitchens, Often Preventing New Business From Launching But "Commissary" Incubator Would Be County's Only Licensed Shared Commercial Kitchen And Demonstration Kitchen For Start-ups To Market Products, Hold Cooking Events, Classes, And More Schumer Launches Push To Secure Vital EDA Grant To Build The Commissary; Says The Commissary Would Be A Shot In The Arm For The Rochester-Finger Lakes Economy & Appetites Schumer To Feds: Rochester Has All… Continue Reading


10.15.18

IN THE AFTERMATH OF RAIL ACCIDENTS NATIONWIDE, AND FOLLOWING BUFFALO’S 2017 ACCIDENT, SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH FOR FREIGHT CARRIERS TO EXPAND NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR SHIPMENTS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND ENHANCE REALTIME SHARING OF HAZMAT INFORMATION WITH LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE OPERATIONS; SENATOR SAYS UPDATES ARE CRITICAL TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, FIREFIGHTER PROTECTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY

In 2014, Schumer Successfully Fought For A DOT Emergency Order Requiring Railway Companies To Notify State Governments Of Shipments Of Highly-Explosive Crude Oil; Senator Calls Rule A Major Step In The Right Direction, But Says Information Is Not Systematically Shared With Emergency Managers & First Responders; Further Action Is Imperative To Protect Communities And Local First Responders  Today, Schumer Urges Of Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX, And Other Freight Carriers … Continue Reading


10.15.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $133,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

The County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency Will Use the Funding to Purchase and Lease Equipment for the Catskill Brewery U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $133,000 in federal funding for the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency. This funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant Program. The County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency will specifica… Continue Reading