Press Releases

10.11.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, NEW & HIGHEST EVER 5-YEAR, $409.9 MILLION WORK AGREEMENT BETWEEN ROCHESTER LASER LAB AND FEDERAL DEPT. OF ENERGY; SENATOR SAYS AGREEMENT IS CRITICAL FOR LAB TO CONTINUE GROUNDBREAKING NATIONAL SECURITY RESEARCH

Prior Cooperative Agreement Between U Of R Laser Lab And DOE's NNSA Expired In 2018; Schumer Pushed For Finalization Of New Agreement In Meeting With And Letters To Top Brass At DOE And During 2018 Visit To Rochester Highlighting Its Vast Importance To National Security And The Future Of American Innovation, Schumer Today Announces New 5-Year $409.9M Cooperative Agreement For U Of R Laser Lab Schumer: New Agreement Means Laser Lab Won't Be Vaporized Any Time Soon U.S. Senator Charles E. … Continue Reading


10.10.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $395K IN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR THE SOUTHERN TIER WEST REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD IN SALAMANCA

Funding Will Be Used To Expand Broadband Wireless Service Across Allegany, Cattaraugus And Chautauqua Counties U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $395,000 in federal funding for the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board (STW) in Salamanca for the Southwest New York Broadband project. The federal funding was allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission, and will be used to acquire and install new broadb… Continue Reading


10.09.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON BINGHMATON UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR M. STANLEY WHITTINGHAM WINNING NOBEL PRIZE

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after Tuesday night's announcement that Binghamton University Professor in Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, M. Stanley Whittingham, has taken home the Nobel Prize for chemistry following his revolutionary research that led to the development of the lithium-ion battery: "New York couldn't be more proud of Binghamton University’s own, Professor M. Stanley Whittingham, for winning the Nobel Prize for his… Continue Reading


10.08.19

WITH NEW YORK STATE BAN ON KID-FRIENDLY E-CIG FLAVORS TOTALLY FROZEN, SCHUMER --STANDING WITH ORANGE COUNTY KIDS-- PUSHES NEW PLAN THAT BANS FLAVORS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL; LEGISLATION, WITH STRONG BACKERS, COULD PASS—BUT IT REQUIRES CONGRESS TO ACT

New York State Recently Enacted A Much-Needed Ban On Kid-Friendly E-Cig Flavors-But The Plan Is On Ice In The Courts; Parents, Teachers-And Now, Even The Kids—Want Change & An Awareness Campaign More Than A Quarter Of NY High-Schoolers Use E-Cigs And They Admit: It's The Flavors That Hook 'Em; Schumer Cites More Than 100 New Yorkers Who Have Fallen Ill, 18 Deaths Across The U.S. & New Warnings As He Pushes Plan Schumer: It's Time To Vaporize Kid-Friendly E-Cig Flavors ---At The … Continue Reading


10.08.19

AFTER DECADES OF ARSENIC SEEPING INTO PUTNAM DRINKING WATER & SOIL, SCHUMER CALLS ON EPA TO PUT KENT MINE ON NATIONAL PRIORITIES CLEAN-UP LIST ASAP; SENATOR DEMANDS EPA CLEAN UP THE MESS ASAP & FINALLY RESTORE PUBLIC HEALTH AND PEACE OF MIND IN PUTNAM

For +30 Years, Abandoned Mine In Kent Has Seeped Arsenic Into Wells, Poisoning Drinking Water, Soil & Endangering Public Health; Samples Surrounding Wells Contain Arsenic Levels As High As 1,600x EPA Guidance EPA Finally Acknowledged Site's Risk & Added It To "Proposed" National Priorities List, But Senator Urges EPA To Move Site To Full National Priorities List To Unlock Federal Resources For Clean-Up And Expedite Process Schumer To Feds: After 30 Years, Putnam's Toxic Arsenic Mess Ca… Continue Reading


10.08.19

WITH NEW YORK STATE BAN ON KID-FRIENDLY E-CIG FLAVORS TOTALLY FROZEN, SCHUMER—STANDING WITH LONG ISLAND KIDS—PUSHES NEW PLAN THAT BANS FLAVORS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL; LEGISLATION, WITH STRONG BACKERS, COULD PASS—BUT IT REQUIRES CONGRESS TO ACT

New York State Recently Enacted A Much-Needed Ban On Kid-Friendly E-Cig Flavors-But The Plan Is On Ice In The Courts; Parents, Teachers-And Now, Even The Kids—Want Change & An Awareness Campaign More Than A Quarter Of NY High-Schoolers Use E-Cigs And They Admit: It's The Flavors That Hook 'Em; Schumer Cites More Than 100 New Yorkers Who Have Fallen Ill, 18 Deaths Across The U.S. & New Warnings As He Pushes Plan Schumer: It's Time To Vaporize Kid-Friendly E-Cig Flavors—At Th… Continue Reading


10.07.19

AT BOEHM FARM AND ORCHARD IN GREENE COUNTY, SCHUMER TOUTS RECENTLY-SECURED FIX TO CROP RESEARCH PROGRAM, WHICH WILL MAINTAIN & SECURE UPSTATE NY’S POSITION AS A NATIONAL LEADER IN APPLE PRODUCTION

USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Provides Millions In Fed Funding To Institutions, Like Cornell University, To Study Ways To Improve Capital Region Crops A Matching Requirement For SCRI Threatened Millions For NYS; In Greene County, Schumer Discusses Successful Push To Fix Program In Budget Extension Schumer: Vital Fix To SCRI Gives Greene County Apple Industry The Nutrients To Keep Growing Standing at the Boehm Farm and Orchard in Greene County, U.S. Senator Charles E. Sch… Continue Reading


10.07.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: AS HACKS CONTINUE TO SWEEP NATION & HIT RIGHT HERE IN ALBANY, U.S. FACES +314K CYBERSECURITY WORKER SHORTAGE; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH FOR FIRST EVER FEDERAL PROGRAM TO WORK WITH UNIVERSITIES, LIKE UALBANY, & LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGES, TRAIN NEW GEN OF CYBER EXPERTS, CREATE GOOD-PAYING JOBS & SECURE AMERICAN DATA

From Ransomware Used To Hack School Districts & Municipalities Around Capital Region, To Cyber-Criminals Breaking Into Equifax & Exposing Personal Info Of Over 100M Americans, Cyber-Attacks Have Become Too Common An Occurrence At The Future Site Of UAlbany's College Of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security And Cybersecurity, Schumer Calls For Nation's First Program To Equip & Train Future Cybersecurity Workforce At UAlbany Schumer: Cyber Pilot Program Would Be A Win-Win-Win … Continue Reading


10.07.19

EIGHT MONTHS SINCE ITS EXPIRATION & SIX MONTHS AFTER BIPARTISAN HOUSE PASSAGE, THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REMAINS BLOCKED BY SENATE LEADERSHIP, LEAVING CRITICAL PROGRAMS TO COMBAT DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN LIMBO; WITH +1K DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARRESTS IN SYRACUSE LAST YEAR, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR SENATE VOTE ASAP

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Created Critical Programs For Law Enforcement, Judicial Personnel & Service Providers, Like Vera House, To Support Survivors Of Domestic Violence; VAWA Expired In February Standing At The Vera House With Advocates, Law Enforcement & Survivors, Schumer Calls On Senate To Take Up & Approve Bipartisan House-Passed 5-Year Extension Of VAWA Schumer: By Allowing VAWA To Expire & Failing To Reauthorize, Senate Leadership Is Failing Syracuse Domes… Continue Reading


10.07.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $267K IN FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FUNDING FOR LIVINGSTON COUNTY TO KEEP 20-YEAR CRIME VICTIM SPECIALIST PROGRAM FROM ENDING

Funding From DOJ Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program Will Allow Livingston County District Sheriff's Office To Maintain Its Victim Specialist, Despite Cut In State Funding U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $267,618 in federal funding for Livingston County. The federal funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program and will be used by the Livingston County… Continue Reading


10.06.19

ONE-YEAR TO-THE-DAY OF TRAGIC UPSTATE LIMO CRASH & STANDING WITH LONG ISLAND FAMILIES WHO ENDURED OWN LOCAL TRAGEDY, SCHUMER PUSHES FINALIZED PLAN TO SET FED LIMOUSINE-SAFETY REGS & CLOSE SAFETY LOOPHOLES THAT ALLOW UNSAFE LIMOS ON THE STREETS, WHERE THEY DO NOT BELONG IN THE FIRST PLACE

Upstate's October 2018 Limo Crash That Killed 20 Was Nation's Deadliest Transpo Accident In Years & Long Island’s 2015 Crash That Killed 4 Young Women Was Just As Heartbreaking; With Both NTSB Reports Revealing Gaping Loopholes In Fed Safety Regulations, Schumer Acts Schumer Announces Now-Finalized Legislative Plan To Overhaul Aftermarket Stretch Limos In Effort To Make The Roads Safer For Passengers, Drivers & Pedestrians Schumer: This Plan Can Saves Lives & Honor The Memory… Continue Reading


10.04.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE +$11.8K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NIAGARA ENGINE COMPANY NO. 6 IN SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Replace Outdated Fire Attack Hose And Damaged Valves U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $11,869.52 in federal funding for Niagara Engine Company No. 6 in Schoharie 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 the fire department’s outdated fire attack hos… Continue Reading


10.04.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $150K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TRIPLE CITIES MAKERSPACE IN BROOME COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Help Train Students in Advanced Manufacturing U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding for Triple Cities Makerspace in Binghamton. The funding was administered through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will help Triple Cities Makerspace implement a workforce training program with local schools, libraries, and businesses in advanced manufacturing and high-tech jobs. Specifi… Continue Reading


10.03.19

SCHUMER: DELAWARE COUNTY’S $400M TOURISM INDUSTRY, HUNDREDS OF BUSINESSES, THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS AND COUNTLESS YEARLY VISITORS JEOPARDIZED BY LACK OF EARLY FLOOD NOTIFICATION SYSTEM; SENATOR PUSHES TO SECURE FEDERAL GRANT TO INSTALL LONG-SOUGHT AND DESPERATELY-NEEDED AUDIBLE EXTREME WEATHER ALERT SYSTEM

Lack Of Cellular Service In Delaware County Has Rendered Traditional Extreme Weather Alert Systems Ineffective; Region Is Routinely Denied Federal Flood Mitigation Funding From FEMA Because Of Low Property Values And Per Capita Damage Costs With A $400M Tourism Industry, Over 730 Businesses, 6,000 Residents And Countless Yearly Visitors Situated Directly In Harm's Way, Schumer Fights To Secure $150K Appalachian Regional Commission Grant To Install New Audible Early Flood Warning System Schume… Continue Reading


10.03.19

STANDING WITH FAMILIES OF TRAGIC CAPITAL REGION LIMO CRASH, SCHUMER, TONKO, DELGADO UNVEIL CONGRESSIONAL PLAN TO SET FEDERAL LIMOUSINE-SAFETY REGULATIONS & CLOSE SAFETY LOOPHOLES THAT ALLOW UNSAFE LIMOS ON THE STREETS, WHERE THEY DO NOT BELONG IN THE FIRST PLACE

Schoharie's October 2018 Limo Accident Was Nation's Deadliest Transportation Accident In Years; Reports Revealed Gaping Loopholes In Federal Safety Regulations With The NTSB’s Safety Report On Stretch Limousine Safety Shortcomings Now Public & Tragic Anniversary Approaching, Schumer, Tonko & Delgado Announce Legislative Plan To Boost Safety Of Aftermarket Stretch Limousines On NY Roads For Passengers, Drivers, & Pedestrians Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko, Delgado To Congress: Hon… Continue Reading


10.03.19

SCHUMER: AS E-CIG USE PLAGUES MOHAWK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOLS, AND AS DEATHS SPIKE NATIONWIDE, FEDS MUST DO MORE TO CURB EPIDEMIC & PROTECT KIDS; SENATOR LAUNCHES NEW TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO BAN KID-FRIENDLY FLAVORS & EDUCATE STUDENTS ON DANGERS OF UNDER-REGULATED DEVICES

Almost 100 New Yorkers Have Fallen Ill From Vaporizer Use In Recent Months, With 12 Deaths Across The U.S.; Youth Vaping At Epidemic Level-According To NYS, More Than A Quarter Of NY High-Schoolers Use E-Cigs Standing In Herkimer County, Schumer Initiates Two-Pronged Plan To Stanch The Rampant Spread Of Youth E-Cig Use By Banning Flavors Targeting Children, Commencing A National Awareness Campaign Schumer: E-Cigs Vaporizing Youth Public Health In The Mohawk Valley Flanked by public health ex… Continue Reading


10.02.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $110K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ADIRONDACK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IN SARANAC LAKE

Funding Will Be Used To Help Provide Financial Literacy Training to Communities Across the North Country U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $110,000 in federal funding for Adirondack Economic Development Corporation (AEDC). The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) and will help AEDC establish a financial literacy training program for underserved… Continue Reading


10.02.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON NTSB’S RELEASE OF STRETCH LIMOUSINE SAFETY RECOMMENDATION REPORT

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement following the release of the National Transportation Safety Board's Safety Recommendation Report one year after a tragic accident in Schoharie took the lives of 20 New Yorkers: "The devastating limousine tragedy in Schoharie that took the lives of twenty New Yorkers has left an unfathomable heartbreak and a lasting scar on the Schoharie and Montgomery communities that has been felt each day since. The NTSB's new safety recom… Continue Reading


10.02.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $500K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ONE LOVE FOUNDATION

Funding Will Be Used to Support Youth Survivors of Sexual Assault and Educate Community Leaders on Youth Sexual Assault Prevention in Yonkers U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $499,961 in federal funding for the One Love Foundation. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and will be used to help expand and strengthen community services to youth who have experienced sex… Continue Reading


10.02.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $25K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE BAY RIDGE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY, INC. IN WARREN COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment to Clean Firefighter Gear U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $25,330.47 in federal funding for the Bay Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Warren County. The funding will be used to purchase a turnout gear washer-extractor, which will clean harmful chemicals and debris from firefighters' gear. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emerg… Continue Reading

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