Press Releases

11.13.18

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON EXPANSION OF BAUSCH AND LOMB IN ROCHESTER

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement on the expansion of Bausch and Lomb's silicone hydrogel contact lens manufacturing capabilities in Rochester, NY: "You don't need these new contact lenses to see what is plain as day: this new Bausch and Lomb manufacturing line means jobs, jobs, jobs for Rochester’s economy. Expansion of Bausch and Lomb’s silicone hydrogel contact lens manufacturing in Rochester doubles down on the original ULTRA manufacturing li… Continue Reading


11.12.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: GREEDY & NOW EMBOLDENED LENDERS ARE TARGETING OUR ACTIVE DUTY VETS WITH PREDATORY LOANS, HIGH-PRESSURE SALES & DECEPTIVE MARKETING; SENATOR SOUNDS ALARM ON LI & DEMANDS FED ACTION

Fed Agency Charged With Being Cop On Beat To Protect Vets From Shady Lending Practices-Like For LI Mortgages-Is No Longer Effectively Policing Industry Schumer Wants Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) Back On The Beat To Patrol Lenders; Cites LI Homeowner's Troubling Experience To Help Make Case Schumer: The Feds Need To Hook Loan Sharks Targeting LI Service Members—Not Allow Them To Feed on Our Brave Servicemembers  Standing alongside an active duty Long Island service … Continue Reading


11.08.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $16 MILLION FOR CUBRC LENS II FACILITY IN BUFFALO AS PART OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL; SENATORS SAY FUNDING WILL BE USED TO CONDUCT HYPERSONIC TESTING OF WEAPONS SYSTEMS, ALLOW UNITED STATES TO KEEP PACE WITH INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS

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 Senators Say Funding Will Permit CUBRC To Execute Hypersonic Weapons Testing On The DARPA Tactical Boost Glide Program Vehicles And Hypervelocity Interceptors; CUBRC LENS Is The Only Facility In The United States With The Capabilities To Conduct Such Tests Funding Will Support 150 CUBRC Workers In WNY And Add New H… Continue Reading


11.07.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS RECENT MEETING WITH AIR FORCE SECRETARY WILSON, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND AIR FORCE HAVE AGREED TO SEND SENIOR OFFICIALS TO STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE THIS MONTH TO DELIVER LONG-AWAITED PUBLIC MEETING ON PFOA/PFOS CONTAMINATION REMEDIATION EFFORTS

Following His Push In A Meeting With Air Force Secretary Wilson Several Weeks Ago, Schumer Announced That John Henderson And Robert McMahon, Assistant Secretaries Of The Air Force And Office Of The Secretary Of Defense, Will Attend A Public Meeting This Month In Orange County On The Ongoing PFOA/PFOS Contamination And Remediation Efforts In May 2016, The City Of Newburgh's Primary Source Of Drinking Water, Washington Lake, Was Found To Be Contaminated By PFOA/PFOS As A Result Of The Use Of Fi… Continue Reading


11.05.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $79K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CAYUGA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Cayuga Economic Development Agency Will Use the Funding to Purchase and Lease Grain Drying and Cleaning Equipment to Preferred Quality Grain in the Town of Cato U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $79,035 in federal funding for the Cayuga Economic Development Agency. This funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant Program. Cayuga Economic Development Agency will use the fun… Continue Reading


11.02.18

SCHUMER PLEDGES TO FIGHT FOR $12.2 MILLION GRANT TO UPGRADE, MODERNIZE AND REVITALIZE THE CITY OF BINGHAMTON’S VITAL DOWNTOWN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; “THE MAIN STREET COMPLETE STREETS PROJECT” WILL BE AN INSTRUMENTAL BOOST IN CITY’S ONGOING REVITALIZATION EFFORT

"The Main Street Complete Streets Project" In Binghamton Would Significantly Enhance The Safety And Accessibility Of Transportation Throughout The City, But Hinges On Securing Over $12 Million In Funding From The Department Of Transportation Standing At Binghamton's City Hall, Schumer Launches Major Push To Secure Vital BUILD Grant To Complete Project; Says Project Could Be An Instrumental Boost In Binghamton's Ongoing Revitalization Efforts Schumer To Feds: Federal Funding Would Put Binghamto… Continue Reading


11.02.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND PUSH AMTRAK & MTA TO DO THE DEAL ASAP TO CREATE NEW & NEEDED METRO NORTH LINE FOR EAST BRONX & WESTCHESTER COMMUTERS; PENN ACCESS PLAN WOULD REDUCE TRAVEL TIMES, CREATE ONE-SEAT RIDE TO PENN STATION & WEST SIDE OF MANHATTAN, BOOST ECONOMY & CREATE VITAL SYSTEM RESILIENCY & HELP SUPPPORT JOB GROWTH

Brand New Service With Four Bronx Stations Would Create One-Seat Train Ride For East, South Bronx & Westchester to Penn Station, And Aid Reverse Commuters, Too; Reduced Travel Time, Access To Major Job Market & Overall Convenience Will Help Drive Transportation Relief For Countless NY Commuters Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Want Amtrak & MTA To Get On Same Page ASAP, Sign A Formal Agreement Senators Schumer and Gillibrand: Don't Block The Tracks! Do The Deal Now To Get New Metr… Continue Reading


11.02.18

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR AND EXTEND CRITICAL FED MAPLE PROGRAM; SAYS PROGRAM WILL FURTHER TAP POTENTIAL OF THE NORTH COUNTRY’S BURGEONING MAPLE INDUSTRY

The Acer Access And Development Program Has Invested In Initiatives That Helped North Country Maple Producers Increase Production, Strengthen Conservation And Drive Efficiency, Boosting The Regional Economy At The American Maple Museum In Lewis County, Schumer Urges Colleagues In Congress To Increase Funding For The Acer Program In Final Agriculture Appropriations Bill & Extend Program For Long-Term Future In Final Farm Bill Report Schumer: Boosting Acer Program Will Spout Sweet Results F… Continue Reading


11.01.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: LI’S HEALTH CARE ANCHORS—THEIR HOSPITALS—WHICH SERVE SOME OF THE MOST NEEDY & SICK, COULD LOSE MANY MILLIONS UNLESS DRAMATIC, UNDER-THE-RADAR FEDERAL CUT THAT HITS THEM HARD & JEOPARDIZES CRITICAL SERVICES IS REVERSED; SENATOR URGES ACTION

LIJ, Stony Brook University Hospital, Mercy & Other LI Anchors Are In Midst Of Massive Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Cut To Fed Drug Discount Program Called '340B'; Schumer Launches Push To Reverse Cuts, Arguing They Will Hurt Critical Care Across Island & Cost Millions Services Such As Addiction, Mental Health, Cardiac & Cancer Care Could All Suffer - Including Opioid Treatment Schumer: Without Fed Action, LI Hospitals & Patients Stand To Lose $170 Millio… Continue Reading


11.01.18

IN A PERSONAL CALL WITH ARMY SECRETARY ESPER, SCHUMER URGES ARMY TO MAKE FORT DRUM RAILHEAD IMPROVEMENTS A TOP PRIORITY; PROJECT WOULD MODERNIZE BASE INFRASTRUCTURE, ENHANCE READINESS

Current Railhead Severely Limits Fort Drum's Ability To Meet Mission Requirement & Is Incapable Of Safely Operating At Full Capacity During Harsh Winter Months Senator Says Railhead Improvements Are Installation Command's #1 Infrastructure Priority; Urges Department Of Defense To Prioritize $21M Project In The Army’s FY2020 Budget Request Schumer To DOD: New Fort Drum Railhead Would Boost Mission Readiness & Bring                  … Continue Reading


10.30.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR ASTOR SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES HEAD START PROGRAM IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,500,025 for the Head Start Program at Astor Services for Children and Families. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Dutchess County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our… Continue Reading


10.29.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: CENTRAL NEW YORK SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE BEEN HIT WITH NINE CYBER-ATTACKS THIS YEAR, PUTTING VALUABLE DATA AT RISK & COSTING TAXPAYER RESOURCES; SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO UNCOVER FACTS & HELP PREVENT FUTURE ATTACKS

The Central New York Regional Information Center, Which Provides Technology Services To Over 50 Local School Districts, Has Fallen Victim To 9 Recorded Cyber-Attacks Since April; Repeated Attacks Are Impeding Student Learning, Siphoning Valuable Resources & Could Jeopardize Student Data Standing In Syracuse, Schumer Today Called On The Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) To Investigate These Attacks Immediately, Identify Gaps In Cybersecurity And Work Hand-In-Hand With Locals To Prevent F… Continue Reading


10.29.18

STANDING AT ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER, SCHUMER URGES ADMINISTRATION TO REVERSE DRAMATIC CUT TO UPSTATE NEW YORK’S HOSPITALS; SAYS CUTS PUT COMMUNITIES IN JEOPARDY OF LOSING CRITICAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES

In 1992, Congress Enacted The 340B Drug Pricing Program, Requiring Pharma Companies Participating In Medicaid Program To Provide 20%-50% Discounts To Health Care Orgs That Serve A High Number Of Low-Income And Uninsured Patients; Program Allows Organizations To Stretch Limited Federal Resources To Expand Services And Reduce Costs To Patients In January 2018, The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Imposed A 28.5% Cut To Reimbursement For 340B Drugs; Schumer Launches Push To Reve… Continue Reading


10.26.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: GRIFFISS HAS NEW CHANCE TO LAND CRITICAL FED FUNDS TO KEEP COMMERCIAL UAS PROGRESS AT FAA TEST SITE GOING STRONG; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO PASS FUNDING IN UPCOMING TRANSPO BILL & DIRECT NEW FED RESOURCES TO ONEIDA COUNTY’S NATIONALLY KNOWN UAS TEST SITE

In 2014, Schumer Led The Charge To Get The FAA To Choose Griffiss And Its Partner NUAIR, As One Of 7 Test Sites Nationwide, Putting Region On The Map As A Leader In Developing Safe UAS Commercial Technologies & Growing Jobs In CNY Senator Details Push To Pass Bill With First-Ever Funding Stream Specifically For Test Sites & For The FAA To Send Some Of The $6 Million To Griffiss For Continued UAS Integration Research Schumer: Griffiss Is Flying High With UAS & Drone Innovation And … Continue Reading


10.26.18

STANDING AT CATSKILL WATERFRONT, WHERE VILLAGE HOPES TO INCREASE PUBLIC RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO UNDERUTILIZED WATERFRONT, SCHUMER URGES CONGRESSIONAL COLLEAGUES TO PERMANENTLY REAUTHORIZE AND FULLY FUND THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND; LWCF PROTECTS NY TREASURES LIKE THE CATSKILL CREEK & INVESTS IN CONSERVATION & ACCESS TO PUBLIC LANDS

The Land And Water Conservation Fund, Which Protects Our Public Lands For Conservation And Recreation, Helps State And Local Communities Build Parks And Recreation Facilities & Invests In Voluntary Conservation On Private Lands, Expired For Only The Second Time In Its Over 50-Year History Schumer: Congress Must Reauthorize & Fully Fund Upstate's Primary Source Of Conservation And Recreation Funding Standing at the Catskill Creek in Catskill, NY, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer t… Continue Reading


10.26.18

STANDING AT CHOBANI IN CHENANGO COUNTY, SCHUMER REVEALS: OUTDATED AND UNFAIR PROTEIN CREDITING SYSTEM DRIVING UP THE COST OF PROTEIN-RICH GREEK YOGURT IN NATIONAL SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS; SENATOR CALLS ON USDA TO IMMEDIATELY FINALIZE NEW PROTEIN CREDITING SYSTEM, ISSUE FINDINGS TO CONGRESS

After Schumer's Major Push, In 2015, USDA Finally Included Greek Yogurt On Its List Of Items Available In The School Lunch Program; However, USDA's Outdated Protein Crediting Policy Has Driven Up The Cost Of Greek Yogurt For Schools, Preventing It From Being More Widely Available Schumer Calls On USDA To Immediately Finalize An Updated Protein Crediting Policy And Issue Results To Congress ASAP - To Ensure Greek Yogurt Is Treated Fairly Schumer To USDA: The Fair Treatment Of Greek Yogurt Is … Continue Reading


10.25.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.5M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FARNHAM FAMILY SERVICES TO ADDRESS OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN OSWEGO COUNTY

Farnham Family Services Will Receive $524K Per Year For Three Years To Expand Medication Assisted Treatment In Oswego County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Farnham Family Services today announced over $1.5 million in federal funding for Farnham Family Services in Oswego, NY. The funding, which includes $524,670 per year for the next three years, was allocated by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAM… Continue Reading


10.23.18

IN THE MIDST OF ONGOING DOCTOR SHORTAGE ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK, SCHUMER VOWS TO LEAD CHARGE FOR FIRST-EVER DUTCHESS COUNTY MED SCHOOL; URGES CONGRESS TO PASS CRITICAL LEGISLATION THAT WILL DELIVER MORE DOCTORS TO UPSTATE NEW YORK

This September, Marist College And Health Quest Announced Their Partnership To Establish The First Medical School In Poughkeepsie At Vassar Brothers Medical Center, The Marist Health Quest School Of Medicine; Schumer Today Voiced His Full Support For The Project, Vowed To Lead It Through The Accreditation Process Additionally, With Upstate New York Still Plagued By A Major Shortage Of Doctors, Schumer Called On Congress To Pass The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act At Once Schumer: N… Continue Reading


10.23.18

SCHUMER TO FEDS: WHEN IT COMES TO DANGEROUS OIL TRAINS, DON’T SKIMP ON THE BRAKES; SENATOR SAYS OIL TRAINS MUST HAVE THE BEST BRAKING SYSTEMS AVAILABLE TO SAFEGUARD OUR HUDSON VALLEY AND UPSTATE COMMUNITIES

The Fast Act Of 2015 Included A Provision Requiring All Freight Carriers To Equip Trains Carrying Crude Oil With Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brakes; This September, Federal DOT Repealed The Critical Regulation Standing In Newburgh NY, Schumer Today Called On DOT To Reverse Course And Leave The Brake Provision In Place; Said Installing Most-Effective Brake Systems Possible On Dangerous Trains Is Critical To Public Safety Standing in Newburgh NY, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today cal… Continue Reading


10.23.18

SCHUMER: CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP PUTNAM COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFY LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL POLICE PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL

Senator Launches Push To Pass "POWER Act" Grant Program To Help Local Police Pay For High-Tech Chemical Detection Tool To Sniff Out Illegal Drugs Like Fentanyl According To Drug Enforcement Experts, It Only Takes A Grain Of Fentanyl To Cause A Deadly Reaction; Senator Says Congress Must Do Everything Possible To Keep The Public and Police Safe Schumer: Deploying New Tech Across The Hudson Valley Could Be A Game-Changer To Keep Police Officers Safe And Protect From Lethal Fentanyl OD's Standin… Continue Reading

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