Press Releases

09.21.18

FOLLOWING HIS MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE ARMY CORPS WILL DIRECT OVER $4 MILLION IN FUNDING TO REBUILD CRUMBLING ATHOL SPRINGS ROUTE 5 BARRIER ALONG LAKE ERIE; NEW BARRIER WILL ENSURE SAFETY OF DRIVERS, SCHOOLS, FIRST RESPONDERS & BUSINESSES IN EVEN THE MOST TREACHEROUS CONDITIONS

Schumer Led The Charge to Rebuild Route 5, The Main Artery Between Downtown Buffalo And The Southtowns, Which Carries Over 40,000 Vehicles Each Day And Provides Residents And Visitors Critical Access To Local Businesses And Schools; Road Is Only Protected From Tempestuous Waters By A Crumbling Sea Wall Nearly A Century Old  Today, At Schumer's Urging, The USACE Included Over $4 Million To Construct A New Barrier Wall Through 2018 Supplemental Funds; New Barrier Wall Will Shi… Continue Reading


09.21.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $43K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE SUMMITVILLE FIRE DISTRICT IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Extraction Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $43,968 in federal funding for the Summitville Fire District in Sullivan County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to replace old and outdated extraction tools. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the equipment t… Continue Reading


09.21.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $77 MILLION IN FED FUNDING INCLUDED FOR ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF (NTID) IN RECENTLY-PASSED EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Schumer & Gillibrand Have Delivered Four Years Of Funding Increases For NTID To Help Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing New Yorkers Get Education And Find Jobs U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $77.5 million for the Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) was included in the recently-passed, bipartisan Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Education Appropriations bill, which is expected to be passed … Continue Reading


09.20.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $324 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR LOCKHEED MARTIN SALINA’S HIGH-TECH ARMY RADAR SYSTEM IS INCLUDED IN JUST-PASSED, BI-PARTISAN SENATE DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Funding Will Keep Radar Production Programs On Track & Maintain Salina Jobs - Bill Includes $324.6 Million For Continued Production Of Key Counterfire Radar, Produced By Lockheed Martin In Salina Schumer: This Investment Will Keep Lockheed Martin Salina At The Forefront Of Radar Technology, Protect U.S. Military Personnel Overseas & Support Local Jobs U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that the just-passed, bi-partisan Senate Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appro… Continue Reading


09.20.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $900,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN ERIE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Improve Domestic Violence Response Training and Enhance Support for Domestic Violence Victims to Help Keep Them Safe U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $900,000 in federal funding to help prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women's Improving Criminal Justice Responses (I… Continue Reading


09.20.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE HENRIETTA AND BRIGHTON FIRE DISTRICTS IN MONROE 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 $1,339,127 in federal funding for two fire districts in Monroe County. The Henrietta Fire District in West Henrietta will receive $669,182 and the Brighton Fire District in Rochester will receive $669,945. Both fire districts will use the funding to hire new firefighters. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing … Continue Reading


09.20.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $600K IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO EXPAND LEGAL AND OUTREACH SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN WESTERN NEW YORK AND THE FINGER LAKES

Funding Will Be Provided to the Legal Assistance of Western New York, Which Works In Western New York and the Finger Lakes to Help Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 for Legal Assistance of Western New York. The funding is provided by the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women's Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program. Legal Assistance Of Western New York will use … Continue Reading


09.19.18

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE THAT LEGISLATION TO BEGIN PROCESS OF CREATING NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SITE AT FORT ONTARIO PASSES SENATE AND NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Gillibrand's Legislation to Commission a Study for Fort Ontario in Oswego County is the First Step to Designate the Site as a National Park Service Site This Legislation Passed the House Earlier This Year and Now Heads to the President's Desk for Signature National Park Designation Would Open Up Federal Resources to Preserve Fort Ontario and Draw Increased Tourism to the Area U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate … Continue Reading


09.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $188M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FOUR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK AS PART OF RECENTLY-PASSED MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS BILL; FUNDING WILL BE USED TO MODERNIZE AND FORTIFY WORLD-CLASS UPSTATE MILITARY FACILITIES

Schumer, Gillibrand Fought To Secure Federal Funding Appropriations For Military Construction Projects Ranging From A New Physical Training Center At NFARS, To Increased Perimeter Security At Rome Lab, To An Engineering Center And A Parking Structure At West Point       Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding Will Keep Key New York Military Operations At Peak Excellence, Security And Readiness U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today… Continue Reading


09.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $732K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SIX FIRE DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE FINGER LAKES REGION AND IN ROCHESTER

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 $732,682 in federal funding for six fire departments in Rochester and in the Finger Lakes region. Specifically, the Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department will receive $287,332; the Lyons Fire District will receive $170,953; the Part Town of Avon Fire District will receive $71,305; the… Continue Reading


09.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $95K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE WILLIAMSTOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN OSWEGO COUNTY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $95,362 in federal funding for the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department in Oswego County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to replace 15 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices, which help firefighters breathe clean air. The department's current SCBAs are 18 years old. "It is essentia… Continue Reading


09.19.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $2 BILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR LOCKHEED MARTIN OWEGO’S COMBAT RESCUE & MARINE ONE HELICOPTER PROGRAMS IS INCLUDED IN JUST-PASSED DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Funding Keeps Helicopter Programs On Track & Sustains Southern Tier Jobs - Bill Includes $894 Million In Funding For Presidential Helicopters & $1.1 Billion In Funding For Combat Search & Rescue Helicopters, Both Are Partly Produced By Lockheed Martin in Owego           Schumer: Funding Is Critical for Lockheed Martin Owego, Who Are At The Forefront Of Two of The Most Important Helicopter Programs In Nation U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer … Continue Reading


09.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $245 MILLION FOR ROME LAB SECURED IN JUST-PASSED, BIPARTISAN FY2019 DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Senators Say The FY19 Funding Level Is $32 Million More Than The Administration's Budget Request And An Increase From Last Year's Level Senators: Rome Lab Is At The Epicenter Of Cyber-Defense And Cutting-Edge Communications And Deserves Significant Federal Investment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U. S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the just-passed, bipartisan Senate Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations bill, which is expected to pass the House in the … Continue Reading


09.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $225K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ONEONTA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT IN OTSEGO COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund The Purchase Of New Snow Removal Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $225,000 in federal funding for the Oneonta Municipal Airport in Otsego County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to purchase new snow removal equ… Continue Reading


09.18.18

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO QUICKLY APPROVE NEW YORK STATE’S DISASTER DECLARATION REQUEST FOR SOUTHERN TIER, FINGER LAKES AND CAPITAL REGION COUNTIES IMPACTED BY RECENT FLOODING AND SEVERE WEATHER

Senators Say Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds For Impacted Counties Still Recovering From Intense Flooding Schumer, Gillibrand To FEMA: Swiftly Approve Requested Aid For Rochester-Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, And Capital Region Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to quickly approve New York State's request for a major disaster declaration following the severe thund… Continue Reading


09.17.18

AFTER LEADING THE CHARGE, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES INCLUSION OF HIS LYME-FUNDING AMENDMENT IN FINAL, MUST-PASS BI-PARTISAN HHS APPROPRIATIONS BILL; BILL INCREASES BY OVER 12% CDC FUNDING TO COMBAT LYME DISEASE; SCHUMER AMENDMENT SECURES FIRST INCREASE IN CDC LYME FUNDING IN YEARS; SENATOR SAYS LONG-OVERDUE BOOST IN FUNDING WILL SUPPORT ALL-OUT STATE AND LOCAL WAR AGAINST TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES

In Recent Years, Upstate New York Has Seen An Explosion Of Ticks, Lyme Disease, And Other Tick-Borne Illnesses, Making New York The #1 Target For Tick-Borne Disease In The Country Schumer's Amendment To The Health And Human Services Appropriations Bill Will Increase By Over $1 Million CDC Funding To Thwart Tick-Borne Illnesses; Funding Boost Will Be Used To Study, Identify, And Prevent Exposure To Vector-Borne Pathogens That Cause Lyme Disease And Other Tick-Borne Illnesses Schumer: Funding In… Continue Reading


09.17.18

AFTER YEARS-LONG PUSH FROM SCHUMER, LAKE ERIE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE RECEIVES ACCREDITATION TO ESTABLISH THE FIRST FOUR-YEAR MEDICAL SCHOOL IN ELMIRA; SENATOR SAYS NEW MEDICAL SCHOOL WILL FURTHER ELMIRA’S DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION, HELP BRING NEW DOCTORS TO THE SOUTHERN TIER

Today, The Commission On Osteopathic Medicine Approved LECOM's Application To Establish The Very First Four Year Medical School In The Southern Tier At Elmira College In Recent Years, Schumer Wrote To And Urged Both The Commission On Osteopathic College Accreditation And The Dept. Of Education, And Held A Rally At The Arnot Ogden Medical Center, To Support LECOM's Proposal, As The Four Year Medical Program Is A Cornerstone Of Elmira’s Ongoing Downtown Revitalization Effort Schumer: A Med… Continue Reading


09.14.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE INCLUSION OF THEIR AMENDMENT IN FINAL MUST-PASS DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL AUTHORIZING $20 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO REIMBURSE LOCAL WATER AUTHORITIES AND NEW YORK FOR CLEAN UP OF PFOA/PFOS AT NEWBURGH

With Newburgh And New York Still Fighting To Clean Up Toxic Chemical Pollution That Poisoned Drinking Water, Schumer And Gillibrand Successfully Spearheaded The Charge To Include Language In Defense Appropriations Bill To Reimburse States And Water Authorities For Expenses Incurred From PFOS/PFOA Cleanup U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that the final FY 2019 … Continue Reading


09.14.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $600K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LEGAL SERVICES OF THE HUDSON VALLEY

Funding Will Be Used to Provide Legal Services to Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Sexual Assault U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. The funding is provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women's Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program. Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will use the funding to provide legal s… Continue Reading


09.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $80 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB IN FISCAL YEAR 2019 ENERGY AND WATER APPROPRIATIONS BILL; $80M IN FUNDING REJECTS ADMINISTRATION’S MISGUIDED BUDGET PROPOSAL TO CLOSE LASER LAB AND CUT HUNDREDS OF ROCHESTER JOBS

New Funding Will Keep 340 Workers On The Job At UR Lab To Continue Vital National Nuclear Security And Energy Innovation Work       $80 Million In Funding Is $5 Million More Than Last Year's $75 Million Funding Level And $12 Million More Than 2016 Funding Level       Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding Will Help Keep Rochester's Laser Lab At The Cusp Of Technological Innovation, Supporting Good-Paying Local Jobs And Launching New High-Tech Companies    … Continue Reading

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