Press Releases

09.15.19

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEW ACTION TO DEMAND A VOTE ON COMMONSENSE GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION AMID ALL-OUT FAILURE OF MITCH MCCONNELL TO BRING LEGISLATION TO FLOOR

Delivering Vote On Bipartisan, House-Passed Universal Background Check Bill & Closing Dangerous Loopholes Will Be Focus Of Next Week's 'Full Court Press' To Force Action On Floor Standing With Survivors Of Tragic Massacres & Advocates, Schumer & Gillibrand Detail What’s Sitting On McConnell’s Desk & The Plan To Up The Pressure On Senate & Trump Admin Now Doing Bidding Of NRA Schumer, Gillibrand: Immediate Action On Gun Violence Gripping America Can Be Achieved … Continue Reading


09.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE +$440K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE PELHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Hire New Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $440,053.95 in federal funding for the Pelham Fire Department in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Pelham Fire Department will use the funding to hire new firefighters. "Wh… Continue Reading


09.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE +$268K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE MONTICELLO JOINT FIRE DISTRICT IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Breathing Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $268,809.52 in federal funding for the Monticello Joint Fire District in Sullivan County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to upgrade 40 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) device… Continue Reading


09.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE +$390K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA FIRE DEPARTMENT IN SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Hire New Firefighter Paramedics U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $390,128 in federal funding for the Town of Niskayuna Fire Department in Schenectady County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Town of Niskayuna Fire Department will use the funding to hire … Continue Reading


09.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $831K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIVE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $831,960.89 in federal funding for five fire departments in Central New York. Specifically, the Fleming Volunteer Fire Department #1 will receive $23,714.28, the Dewitt Fire District will receive $24,952.38, the Cortlandville Fire District will receive $85,159.09, the City of Fulton Fire Department will receive $49,953.33, and the Scriba Volunteer Fire Department will receive $648,181.81. The fundi… Continue Reading


09.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $445K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FOUR FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN WESTERN NEW YORK

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $445,421.89 in federal funding for four fire departments in Erie and Cattaraugus Counties to purchase new breathing equipment. Specifically, the Village of Depew Fire Department will receive $14,246.66, the Memorial Volunteer Fire Company Of Chaffee-Sardinia NY, Inc. will receive $150,175.23, the Town of West Seneca Fire Department will receive $200,000, and the Randolph Fire Company, Inc. will rec… Continue Reading


09.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $149K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO IMPROVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment and Enhance Curriculum to Help Prepare Students for Jobs in Tech Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $149,677 in federal funding for Jamestown Community College in Chautauqua County. The funding will be used to improve its robotics and engineering programs to help students and workers get jobs in tech fields like mechanical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, and telecommu… Continue Reading


09.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $400K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR UNITY HOUSE OF TROY, INC. TO PROTECT SENIORS FROM ABUSE

Funding Will Be Used To Train Community Leaders To Respond To Senior Abuse in Rensselaer County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $400,000 in federal funding for Unity House of Troy, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice Office's (DOJ) on Violence Against Women and will be used support senior survivors of abuse in Rensselaer County. Specifically, Unity House of Troy, Inc. will collaborate with the Troy… Continue Reading


09.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $400K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR VERA HOUSE, INC. TO PROTECT SENIORS FROM ABUSE

Funding Will Be Used To Train Community Leaders To Respond To Senior Abuse in Onondaga County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $400,000 in federal funding for Vera House, Inc. in Syracuse. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women's Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program and will be used to support senior survivors of abuse in Onondaga County. S… Continue Reading


09.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE +$1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TOWN OF WAWARSING IN ULSTER COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Refurbish And Modernize Water Distribution Infrastructure In Hamlet Of Kerhonkson U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,492,250 in federal funding for the Town of Wawarsing in Ulster County. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program and will be used to renovate water infrastructure in the Hamlet of Kerhonkson. Specifically, the funding will … Continue Reading


09.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $292K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIVE FIRE DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT CENTRAL NEW YORK

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Equipment To Assist In Protecting New Yorkers During Fire And Rescue Emergencies U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $292,697.04 in federal funding for five fire departments in Central New York. Specifically, the Caughdenoy Volunteer Fire Department will receive $159,428.57, the Smithfield Eaton Volunteer Ambulance Corp. will receive $33,812.38, the Tully Joint Fire District will receive $18,912… Continue Reading


09.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE +$106K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE WEST POTSDAM VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $106,666.66 in federal funding for the West Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to replace 14 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices with spare bottles and masks, which help firefighters breathe… Continue Reading


09.12.19

FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, SCHUMER, BRINDISI ANNOUNCE $1.3M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR UPSTATE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER IN UTICA TO EXPAND ACCESS TO HIGH-QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY

The Funding, Which Will Be Allocated Over Two Years At $650K Per Year, Is Awarded Through Health Resources And Service Administration's Health Center Program New Access Points Grant Schumer & Brindisi Previously Advocated For Upstate Family Health Center's Grant Application With The Dept. Of Health And Human Services, Which Will Allow It To Expand Services In The Mohawk Valley Schumer, Brindisi: Investment Is Great News For Public Health In The Mohawk Valley Following their push, U.… Continue Reading


09.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $498K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THREE FIRE DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN TIER

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Equipment To Assist In Protecting New Yorkers During Fire And Rescue Emergencies U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $498,651.20 in federal funding for three fire departments in the Southern Tier. Specifically, the Binghamton Fire Department will receive $417,484.54, the Corning Volunteer Fire Department will receive $54,976.19 and the Endicott Fire Department will receive $26,190.47. The fundin… Continue Reading


09.10.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER EXTENSIVE ADVOCACY, “HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA” DESIGNATION FOR OSWEGO COUNTY, WITH CRIME FIGHTING RESOURCES COMING TO AREA—HIDTA DESIGNATION BRINGS ADDITIONAL AID TO FIGHT OPIOID SCOURGE & HELP DISRUPT TRAFFICKING

Oswego County Has Experienced A Serious Spike In Drug Trafficking & Overdose Deaths In Recent Years After A Meeting With Office Of National Drug Control Policy Top Brass And Numerous Letters Of Support, Schumer Today Reveals That Agency Has Heeded His Request, Designated Oswego County A "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area" Schumer: Sorely-Needed Designation Will Give Boots On The Ground Tools Needed To Battle CNY Opioid Scourge U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following … Continue Reading


09.10.19

FOLLOWING HIS VISIT, SCHUMER CUTS THROUGH BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE & DELIVERS FULL $16 MILLION APPROPRIATED DOD FUNDING FOR BUFFALO-BASED CUBRC; SENATOR SAYS FUNDING WILL ADVANCE CONSTRUCTION OF HYPERSONIC TESTING FACILITY AT WORLD-CLASS ORGANIZATION

CUBRC, A Buffalo-Based Independent Not-For-Profit Research Entity, Depends On DOD's Advanced Tech Development Program For Its Large Energy National Shock Tunnel II (LENS II) Complex After DOD Informed CUBRC Over $11 Million In Appropriated Funding Would Be Arriving Up To 6 Months Late, Schumer Leapt Into Action; Senator Today Announces Sorely-Needed Funding Would Be Sent To CUBRC On Expedited Timeline Schumer: Funding Keeps CUBRC's Cutting-Edge Work On Schedule And Helps U.S. Hypersonic Resear… Continue Reading


09.10.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $70K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CHAUTAUQUA CHILDREN’S SAFETY EDUCATION VILLAGE, INC.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $70,107.62 in federal funding for Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village, Inc. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to provide fire safety training for children aged 4-12 and other community members in Chautauqua and Erie counties. The funding will also be used to provide smoke alarms to … Continue Reading


09.09.19

FOLLOWING NOTICE THAT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL SEIZE MILITARY CONSTRUCTION FUNDS TO BUILD BORDER WALL, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, AND MALONEY CALL ON CONGRESS TO LIMIT PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO DIVERT MILITARY FUNDS TO BUILD A BORDER WALL

Members Urge the Leaders of Senate and House Armed Services Committees to Prevent President from Redirecting Military Funding to Construct a Border Wall; Sign These Limits into Law in Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act Push Comes After Pentagon's Decision to Divert $3.6 Billion Allocated for 127 Military Construction Projects Across the Country, Including $160 Million for West Point Following the Trump administration's notice that essential military construction funding will… Continue Reading


09.09.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT FOUNDATION

Funding Will Be Used To Implement a Fire Safety Program and Install Fire Alarms in Low-Income Homes U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $993,314.29 in federal funding for the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Foundation. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will specifically be used to help implement a fire safety outreach and education pro… Continue Reading


09.08.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: DANGEROUS CHOPPER COMPANY—FlyNYON—PERSISTS WITH BRAZEN MARKETING CAMPAIGN TO BAIT MORE CUSTOMERS ABOARD BY INCLUDING NEW INCENTIVE TO STRAP IN YOUR DOG; DESPITE DEATH OF FIVE IN SIMILAR FLIGHT, FlyNYON CONTINUES DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR; SCHUMER & MENENDEZ DEMAND FED ACTION

Despite On-Going NTSB & DOT Investigations Into Deadly East River "Doors-Off" Chopper Crash FlyNYON Was Involved In, The Company Is Still Performing The Dangerous Flights Thanks To A Loophole Allowing For "Aerial Photography" - A.K.A Instagram “Shoe Selfies” Schumer & Menendez Want FAA Action To Address Safety While PETA & Humane Society Of U.S. Stand With Senators In Effort To Stop The Cruel Campaign Where Dogs All But Dangle Over NYC Buildings, Bridges & More Sc… Continue Reading

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