Press Releases

04.19.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $172 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO AID NY STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) And The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Provide Essential Funds For Transformative Development Initiatives Across New York State Senators Say These Programs Are A Huge Win For Communities Across Upstate New York; Senators Have Pushed To Ensure Programs Create Good-Paying Jobs By Supporting Local Housing And Development Projects, And By Investing In Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts Senators: We Pledge To Protect This Funding Be… Continue Reading


04.18.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $86 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TO WORK WITH HARD HIT NY UPSTATE COUNTIES TO COMBAT SPIKING OPIOID EPIDEMIC DEATHS

Columbia Will Work With 15 NYS Counties Heavily Impacted By The Opioid Crisis To Help Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths Counties Include: Lewis, Broome, Yates, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Columbia, Cortland, Dutchess, Erie, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Suffolk, Sullivan, and Ulster U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced approximately $86 million in federal funding for Columbia University's School of Social Work to address the opioid epidemic with cut… Continue Reading


04.16.19

STANDING AT NOVELIS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO DROP UNREASONABLE TARIFFS ON CANADIAN IMPORTS, THREATENING FACTORY, ITS +1K EMPLOYEES & THE CNY ECONOMY; SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO EXPEDITE NOVELIS’S PENDING TARIFF EXCLUSION REQUESTS & GIVE RELIEF TO MAJOR OSWEGO COUNTY EMPLOYER

Novelis, Which Has Over 1,100 Oswego Employees, Has Been Forced To Pay Exorbitant Rates On Aluminum Imports From Allies Like Canada Due To Flawed Tariffs, Threatening Production Capacity & Business; Schumer Says Allies Like Canada Should Not Be Treated Same As Unfair Competitors Like China, Which Bends And Breaks Rules Schumer Urges Feds To Eliminate These Poorly Targeted Tariffs On Canada Completely; In The Meantime, Senator Says Feds Must Speed Up Review Process, Approve Novelis's Tariff … Continue Reading


04.15.19

SCHUMER: WITH BASEBALL SEASON IN FULL SWING, EMERALD ASH BORER IS CREEPING INTO OTSEGO COUNTY AND THREATENING LOCAL ASH TREES USED TO MAKE WORLD FAMOUS BASEBALL BATS; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP STRIKE OUT DESTRUCTIVE INVASIVES

Emerald Ash Borer Is An Invasive Beetle Spreading Across The Southern Tier, Ravaging Ash Trees Used By The Cooperstown Bat Company & Others To Make Baseball Bats, Posing Worrisome Threat To The Local Economy Schumer Calls For Boosted Federal Funding To Stop The Spread Of The Emerald Ash Borer Dead In Its Tracks Schumer To Feds: It's Time To Strike Out The Emerald Ash Borer Once And For All U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today visited Major League Baseball (MLB) bat manufacturer, the Coo… Continue Reading


04.15.19

ON THE HEELS OF NEW DATA REPORTING ROCHESTER SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE HAS NY’S LONGEST WAIT TIMES, SCHUMER STANDS WITH ROCHESTER SENIORS TO DEMAND MORE FED FUNDING & RESOURCES BE SENT TO ROCHESTER OFFICE; SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO IMPROVE ROCHESTER OPERATIONS SO NO MORE SENIORS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A RECORD-BREAKING TIME

Rochester Office Ranked #1 In NYS For Customers That Give Up & Leave Rather Than Waiting For Hours; SSA Workload Continues To Rise As More & More Baby Boomers Retire Standing At The Town Of Henrietta Senior Center, Schumer Calls For Major Funding Boost For Social Security Agency To Be Sent To Rochester Office Schumer To SSA: No More Waiting, Fix the Problem-Retirements Are Not Meant To Be Spent In a Waiting Room Standing at the Town of Henrietta Senior Center, U.S. Senator Charles E. … Continue Reading


04.15.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: NUKE WASTE CONTINUES TO SIT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF NIAGARA COUNTY—DESPITE FED PROMISE 4 YEARS AGO TO CLEAN IT UP; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE +$250M INCREASE TO VITAL CLEANUP PROGRAM FOR NIAGARA SITE SO ARMY CORPS & ENERGY DEPT. CAN—ONCE AND FOR ALL—CLEAN. UP. THE. MESS.

Lewiston's Niagara Falls Storage Site Houses Dangerous World War II-Era Nuclear Waste From Lake Ontario Installation; Thousands Of Gallons Of Manhattan Project Waste Continue To Be Stored In Residential Area, Within A Mile Of Local Schools Senator Calls On Colleagues To Increase Funding For Critical Cleanup Program Used To Remediate Niagara Site By +260%; Says Continued Delays Are Inexcusable Schumer: Fed Plan To Clean Up Niagara Nuke Mess Shouldn't Collect One More Layer Of Dust Standing a… Continue Reading


04.11.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $800,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO FOUR UPSTATE NEW YORK ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO STOP HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $800,000 in federal funding for four organizations across Upstate New York that work to mitigate housing discrimination through compliance with the Fair Housing Act. These federal funds were administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). The funding will be used to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing… Continue Reading


04.10.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LAUNCH PUSH TO SECURE OVER $82 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB IN 2020 BUDGET – FUNDING WOULD KEEP 350 WORKERS ON THE JOB AND UNITED STATES AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF HIGH-TECH ENERGY RESEARCH

In FY 2019, Schumer & Gillibrand Secured $80 Million In Funding For Rochester Laser Lab, Keeping Lab Open And Reversing Misguided 2018 Administration Proposal That Would Have Closed Laser Lab And Cut Hundreds Of Rochester Jobs Today, Senators Double Down And Launch Major Effort To Secure A Boosted $82.4 Million For Rochester Laser Lab, Citing The World Class Facility's Ability To Boost National Security And The Rochester-Finger Lakes' Economy Schumer, Gillibrand: This Fed Funding Is Neede… Continue Reading


04.10.19

SCHUMER: ABRUPT CLOSURE OF ICONIC ‘FRIENDLY’S’ RESTAURANTS ACROSS UPSTATE NY DEMANDS ANSWERS; CORPORATION SHOULD HAVE GIVEN WORKERS FAR BETTER NOTICE THEY WERE BEING LET GO; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO INVESTIGATE MANNER BY WHICH SERVICE WORKERS WERE NOTIFIED OF LAYOFFS & IF BETTER PROTECTIONS ARE NEEDED

14 Friendly's Restaurants Across Upstate NY Abruptly Closed This Weekend; Leaving Many Workers In The Dark; Went To Work & Told To Close The Restaurants-For Good Schumer Says Process That Played Out Across Upstate NY Is Unfair To Employees; Urges DOL To Investigate Restaurant Corp To See If Any WARN Rules Were Skirted Or If Service Workers Need Better Protections Schumer: The Way This Went Down Is Anything But 'Friendly' To Upstate NY Workers On the heels of abrupt closures of 14 Friendl… Continue Reading


04.08.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: BROKEN VA CAREGIVER PROGRAM IS PREVENTING LOVED ONES FROM GIVING CNY VETS THE CARE THEY NEED & DESERVE; SENATOR DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ANSWERS FROM FEDS & TIMELINE TO FIX ISSUES ONCE & FOR ALL

VA Caregiver Program Supports Post 9/11 Vets With Qualifying Injuries; Recently, Caregivers In Syracuse & Across US Have Been Unexpectedly & Arbitrarily Purged From Program & Stripped Of Vital Stipends  With Caregiver Program Set To Expand In October To Injured Korean & Vietnam War Vets, Schumer Demands VA Immediately Issue Plan To Fix The Broken Program Schumer To VA: Syracuse Vets Deserve Home-Bas… Continue Reading


04.08.19

STANDING AT SCHENECTADY’S SEAT CENTER, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO MAINTAIN FUNDING AND REVERSE ADMIN.’S DAMAGING CUTS TO YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM; SENATOR SAYS PROGRAM SERVING +1K STUDENTS IN THE CAPITAL REGION IS IN JEOPARDY, THREATENING RESOURCES FOR HUNDREDS OF LOCAL YOUNG ADULTS TO GET & KEEP GOOD-PAYING JOBS

Dept. Of Labor's YouthBuild Teaches Skills To Young Adults Who Have Not Completed High School Or Are At Risk of Failing; Administration's 2020 Budget Slashes YouthBuild Funding By Millions  In Schenectady, Schumer Pledges To Thwart Administration’s Ill-Advised Cut To YouthBuild, Launches Push To Maintain Funding For Job-Boosting Capital Region Program In Appropriations Process  Schumer To Feds: YouthBuild Has Been-And Must Remain-A Job-Creating Lifeline To +1K Of Capi… Continue Reading


04.07.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: CHINESE TRAFFICKERS’ OPIOID ASSEMBLY LINE RELIES ON JFK’S MAIL PROCESSING FACILITY & USPS TO KEEP ROLLING; ILLICIT DRUGS THAT ESCAPE DETECTION AT JFK END UP ON THE STREETS OF NYC & LI; SENATOR PUSHES NEW & NEEDED FED FUNDS TO ADD DETECTORS, OTHER PROTECTIONS AT JFK THAT PUT A WRENCH IN CHINA’S SUPPLY CHAIN & COMPLEMENT NEW SANCTIONS

This Past Week, Schumer Formally Unveiled First-Ever Fentanyl Sanctions Bill On China Traffickers; Bill Now Has Big GOP Backers & Is Gaining Steam To Stop Manufacturers & Traffickers That Cook-Up Formulas Of Death & Then Ship Them To America & Use USPS But Schumer Says To Achieve Max Impact & Truly Crack Down On Opioid Scourge, Bi-Partisan Sanctions Bill Must Also Be Accompanied By 'At Least $5 Million' Fed Investment Into JFK Mail Facility; POTUS Has Requested $16M National… Continue Reading


04.05.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LEAD PUSH IN SENATE TO SECURE MILLIONS IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR RIT-LED REMADE MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE TO SUPPORT HIGH-TECH JOBS AND CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATION IN ROCHESTER

Senators Continue Their Successful Multi-Year Effort to Secure Federal Support for Rochester's REMADE Institute Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on the Senate to provide full funding for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)-led REMADE Institute. Rochester's Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute is one of the nation’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) institutes, which were crea… Continue Reading


04.03.19

FOLLOWING HIS ALMOST 3 YEAR PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO FINALLY INSTALL A FILTRATION SYSTEM & HALT PFOS CONTAMINATION IN NEWBURGH

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) allocated $2.4 million in federal funding to install a filtration system at Recreation Pond in the City of Newburgh, a long-awaited interim remedial measure to stop PFOS from further toxifying the City's primary drinking water source: "At long last, after years of pushing and prodding, DOD is finally ponying up millions in federal funding to install a desperately-needed filtrati… Continue Reading


04.01.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER-THE-RADAR FED PLAN TO ‘REFORM’ NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM COULD SOAK LI’ERS WITH INCREASED PREMIUMS & LOWER PROPERTY VALUES; PLAN WOULD USE DATA IN A WAY THAT UNFAIRLY PUTS A BULLSEYE ON LI HOMEOWNERS; SENATOR DEMANDS ADMIN IMMEDIATELY HALT PLAN & ANSWER KEY QUESTIONS, NOW

Right Now, Feds Are Quietly Piecing Together Plans To Overhaul The National Flood Insurance Program That Dictates Insurance Premiums Across LI For Tens-Of-Thousands Of Households The Initiative, Which FEMA Calls 'Risk Rating 2.0,' Is Moving Along Without Feds Having Provided Congress With Answers To Key Questions About New Costs, The Private Data That Changes Would Be Based On, Impacts To LI Property Values & More; Schumer Says Reforms Are Necessary - But Not Ones That Sink LI Residents S… Continue Reading


04.01.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR FULMONT COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY IN MONTGOMERY AND FULTON COUNTIES

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children In Montgomery And Fulton Counties U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,464,844 in federal funding for Fulmont Community Action Agency, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families throughout Mon… Continue Reading


04.01.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FOLLOWING HIS 2-YEAR PUSH & LESS THAN 5 MONTHS SINCE THEIR LAST VISIT, THE AIR FORCE & AIR NATIONAL GUARD WILL RETURN TO NEWBURGH FOR SECOND TOWN HALL MEETING & GIVE UPDATE ON PFOA/PFOS REMEDIATION EFFORTS & HEAR FROM COMMUNITY

Schumer Announces DOD Will Send Asst. Sec. Of Air Force John Henderson, & Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Dir. Of ANG, To Stewart ANGB & City Of Newburgh To Brief Residents On Remediation Progress & Conduct Town Hall Meeting In November, After Schumer's Urging, Asst. Secretaries Of Defense & The Air Force, Robert McMahon & John Henderson, Visited Newburgh To Investigate Pollution & Discuss Toxic PFOA/PFOS Water Contamination Stemming From Stewart ANGB Schumer: Newburgh Residen… Continue Reading


03.31.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: AMIDST ACTIVE & ON-GOING INVESTIGATION BY FEDS INTO RECENT PLANE CRASHES, ALL SIGNS POINT TO BOEING RETAINING ITS SEAT ON UNDER-THE-RADAR COMMITTEE CHARGED WITH RECOMMENDING AIRLINE INDUSTRY REGS; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS SUSPEND BOEING UNTIL SAFETY INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE & MAKE PUBLIC WHOSE IN ON ALL THE MEETINGS

Schumer Reveals Details On Little-Known FAA Committee Called Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC); Members, That Include Airlines & Industry, Meet To Talk About What They Want Feds To Do For Them-Even Around Airplane Safety Schumer Says Boeing Membership Is Clear Sign That Committee -- Whose Full Members Are Arguably Secret -- Must Be Totally Reformed & Made More Transparent Schumer: Airline & Industry Seats On Clandestine FAA Rulemaking Committee Is Like Fox Guarding H… Continue Reading


03.29.19

STANDING AT SUNY DUTCHESS, THE SITE OF NY SUMMER SPECIAL OLYMPICS, SCHUMER REVEALS: U.S. SPECIAL OLYMPICS IS NOT OUT OF THE WOODS WITH THREAT OF MEAN-SPIRITED CUT UNTIL CONGRESS ACTS; SENATOR ANNOUNCES PLAN TO FORMALLY RESTORE $17.5 MILLION SLASH TO GAMES—AND INCREASE FUNDS ORGANIZATION RECEIVES SO NEW YORK COMPETITION LONG ENDURES

Standing In Dutchess County, As They Prepare To Host New York Special Olympics This Summer & Next, Senator Details "Moral Obligation" To Fund Games At National Level; New York Games Receive Direct Dollars From Feds Schumer Announces Plan To Insert $20 Million Request Into Upcoming Appropriation Budget On Behalf Of Special Olympics & Says Bipartisan Support Exists To Neutralize Any Threat To Cut Games Schumer: I Will Clear Hurdles To Ensure U.S. & New York Special Olympics Get The … Continue Reading


03.29.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: HIGHLAND FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT FACING CRIPPLING FED BUDGET CUT; SENATOR SOUNDS ALARM & DETAILS PUSH TO UNDO DRAMATIC CUT TO IMPACT AID; WITH MILLIONS PER YEAR AT STAKE, STUDENTS FACE LOSS OF CRITICAL PROGRAMS & DISTRICT FACES LOSS OF TEACHERS

Just-Released Admin. Budget Proposal Would Completely Eliminate Highland Falls Programs Kids Need; Nails On The Chalkboard Cuts Would Remove Dozens of Teachers, Pre-K Program, Extra Curriculars & More  Schumer Launches Major Push To Reverse Proposed Elimination, Provide Full Funding For Program   Schumer To Feds: It's Not A Hard Equation To Solve - Cutting Highland Falls' Impact Aid Would Be A Zero-Sum Plan Standing at Fort Montgomery Elementary School, U.S. Senator Charle… Continue Reading

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