Press Releases

08.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & TONKO ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Make Infrastructure Upgrades At Airport Albany, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced $3,036,119 in federal funding for the Albany International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Albany International to Airport will use the funding to design and construct three passenger boarding… Continue Reading


08.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $109,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department of Transportation funding will be used for preliminary assessment of a service road relocation at the airport Rochester, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $109,980 in federal funding for critical infrastructure project at the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to assess the environmental impacts related to a service r… Continue Reading


08.14.16

STANDING WITH BROADWAY’S LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, SCHUMER SPOTLIGHTS & RALLIES FOR CRITICAL SENATE BILL THAT FINALLY CRACKS DOWN ON HACKERS WHO USE BOTS TO STEAL POPULAR BROADWAY & CONCERT TICKETS BEFORE TRUE FANS HAVE A CHANCE TO EVEN TURN ON THEIR COMPUTER

Schumer & Lin-Manuel Miranda: Bots Have Now Breached Broadway; Relentlessly Vacuuming Up Tickets to Hit Shows Like Hamilton & Major Concerts With No End In Sight; Tickets For Sale Vanish in Seconds When Hackers Use Computers to Buy & Resell for Outrageous Prices Hackers Used Bots To Unfairly Jack Up Prices Of Tickets To 'Hamilton' & Other Major Events; After Bots Scoop Tickets, They Are Then Sold On Other Ticket Websites At Much Higher Prices, Earning Resellers Eye-Popping $250K… Continue Reading


08.12.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $245K IN FEDERAL HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR ITHACA HOUSING AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT SERVICES TO SENIORS

Funds Will Be Used To Support Case Management Services For Elderly Residents U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $246,000 in federal funds to the Ithaca Housing Authority (IHA), located in Tompkins County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program. The funds will be used to help ensure the highest quality of life possible for 250 elderly residents i… Continue Reading


08.12.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $6 MILLON IN FED FUNDING FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

Village of Clayton Will Use Funds to Upgrade Critical Water Mains, Filtration Systems & More U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,190,000 in federal funding for the Village of Clayton in Jefferson County to make new investments in local water infrastructure. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. Specifically, this funding comes in the form of a $1,… Continue Reading


08.11.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR PHOTONICS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AT THE ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY; FED INVESTMENT WILL BRING NANO-PHOTONICS PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES TO ROCHESTER

National Science Foundation Grant Will Enable RIT To Research & Produce Photonic, Electronic & Bio Devices To Support Photonics Industry, Training In Rochester U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $305,000 in federal funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). This federal funding will allow RIT to purchase an inductively coupled plasma reactive-ion etching system. This high-tech system will al… Continue Reading


08.11.16

SCHUMER URGES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO IMMEDIATELY PASS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION THAT WOULD BLOCK IRS FROM TAXING OLYMPIC MEDALS; SENATOR SAYS OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC ATHLETES SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY A VICTORY TAX

Schumer Bill Would Exempt US Olympic And Paralympic Athletes From Being Forced To Pay Taxes On Medals And Prize Money From The Olympic Games In Rio Schumer: Olympians, Including Five WNY Athletes Competing in Rio, Shouldn't Be Taxed For Winning Gold As the Olympic Games in Rio continue, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched a major push to urge the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation that would prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from taxing Olympi… Continue Reading


08.10.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $790K IN FED FUNDING FOR THE JOHNSON CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT IN BROOME COUNTY

Federal Funding For Johnson City Fire Department Will Be Used To Hire 5 New Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $797,990 in federal funding for the Johnson City Fire Department in Broome County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Johnson City Fire Department will use these funds to expand its emergency per… Continue Reading


08.10.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $178K IN FEDERAL HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR LOCAL CHAUTAUQUA CHARITY

Funds Will Be Used To Support Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. Housing Programs For Those in Need U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $178,704 in federal funds to Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program and will be used to advance local programs designed to help those most in need become self-sufficient through ho… Continue Reading


08.10.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $52K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE NEW HAMPTON FIRE DISTRICT IN ORANGE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Protective Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $52,334 in federal funding for the New Hampton Fire District in Orange County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the New Hampton Fire District will use the federal funding to purchase a new compressor system to fill Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus … Continue Reading


08.10.16

SCHUMER, ARMY CORPS BREAK GROUND ON HISTORIC LONG BEACH PROTECTION PROJECT; COASTAL RESILIENCY PROJECT INCLUDES SEVEN MILES OF SHORELINE FROM EAST ROCKAWAY INLET TO JONES INLET

Schumer Successfully Fought For 100 Percent Federal Funding to Complete Long Beach Protection Project; Groundbreaking Means Barrier Island Will Not Be Left Vulnerable in Event of Future Storm Schumer: Long Beach Island Well On Its Way to a More Resilient Waterfront & Hardened Shoreline Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Rep. Peter King, Colonel David Caldwell of the Army Corps of Engineers, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky, County Legislator Denise Ford, … Continue Reading


08.10.16

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; FIREFIGHTERS’ CANCER RISK CAN BE DOUBLE THAT OF OTHERS FOR CERTAIN CANCERS—BUT NO REGISTRY TO TRACK & PREVENT CANCER IN FIREFIGHTERS HAS EVER EXISTED; THOUSANDS OF LI FIREFIGHTERS WOULD BENEFIT

New Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National CDC Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins & Are Often At Increased Cancer Risk-As 9/11 Showed Us Senator Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer: Firefighter Cancer Registry Would Smoke Out Cancers That Inflict Some Of Our Brave… Continue Reading


08.09.16

SCHUMER STANDS WITH POUGHKEEPSIE FIREFIGHTERS AT LOCAL FIRE HOUSE TO OFFICIALLY LAUNCH MAJOR NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; LEGISLATION WILL LEAD TO PREVENTION OF FUTURE CANCER DIAGNOSES IN FIREFIGHTERS

New Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk Senator Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer: Firefighters Protect Us, So We Need To Protect Them Surrounded by dozens of local firefighters and local lea… Continue Reading


08.09.16

AS PFOS-CONTAMINATED WATER CRISIS CONTINUES TO PLAGUE NEWBURGH, SCHUMER TOURS WASHINGTON LAKE AREA TAINTED BY PFOS AND ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION REQUIRING U.S. AIR FORCE TO PAY FOR WATER CONTAMINATION CLEANUP IF FOUND RESPONSIBLE

Senator Says Air Force Must Work Faster to Identify Source of PFOS Contamination and Clean it Up Standing with local leaders in Newburgh, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today toured the banks of Washington Lake, the site of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) contamination, which is believed to have originated at the Stewart Air National Guard base. Schumer also announced new legislation that would require the Air Force to immediately conduct tests to determine the extent of possible ground water… Continue Reading


08.09.16

SCHUMER STANDS WITH NEW ROCHELLE FIREFIGHTERS AT LOCAL FIRE HOUSE TO OFFICIALLY LAUNCH MAJOR NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; LEGISLATION WILL LEAD TO PREVENTION OF FUTURE CANCER DIAGNOSES IN FIREFIGHTERS

New Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk Senator Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer: Firefighters Protect Us, So We Need To Protect Them Surrounded by dozens of local firefighters and local lead… Continue Reading


08.09.16

SCHUMER: LONG AWAITED SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN STUDY FINALLY SET TO MOVE FORWARD; U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO LAUNCH COMPREHENSIVE FLOOD MITIGATION STUDY

With A Federal Investment of $1.2M, and Cost-Sharing Agreement Now Approved By New York State Officials & Army Corps, Study to Identify Best Ways to Protect Flood-Prone Susquehanna River Watershed Region Will Finally Begin Schumer Strongly Supported Study's Authorization and Pushed for Prioritization of this Necessary Study to Ensure Safety and Protection of New Yorkers, Their Homes, and Their Businesses Schumer: Commencement of this Study Will Be Large Step Toward Safer Susquehanna Rive… Continue Reading


08.08.16

SCHUMER REVEALS THREE MAJOR GRANTS THAT WILL HELP TROY FIREFIGHTERS PROTECT AND SERVE THE CITY OF TROY; SENATOR ALSO ANNOUNCES PUSH FOR FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; LEGISLATION WOULD BETTER TRACK, TREAT AND PREVENT CANCER IN FIREFIGHTERS

New Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk Senator Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer: Firefighters Protect Us, So We Need To Protect Them Surrounded by dozens of local firefighters, U.S. Sen… Continue Reading


08.08.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON U.S. COAST GUARD TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR PROPOSED ANCHORAGE AREAS FOR LARGE VESSELS AND BARGES ALONG THE HUDSON RIVER – PROPOSAL COULD HAVE FAR-REACHING ECONOMIC, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; SENATORS SAY HEARINGS WILL ALLOW RESIDENTS TO FULLY WEIGH IN ON THE AND IMPACT THE PROPOSAL

The U.S. Coast Guard Is Gathering Feedback On a Proposal To Add 10 New Anchorage Areas On The Hudson River For Commercial Vessels & Barges - Potential Sites Could Be Located Next To Westchester, Orange, & Ulster County Ports Senators Seek Ample Opportunity for Local Residents & Public Officials to Voice Any Environmental, Safety & Regional Economic Concerns - Senators Call On U.S. Coast Guard To Hold Public Hearings & Work With Impacted Communities to Maximize Outreach and … Continue Reading


08.08.16

WITH SYRACUSE BEING LABELED AN EPICENTER OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS, SENATOR INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION TO MAKE CHEMICALS IN ‘SPICE’ AND ‘K2’ DRUG ILLEGAL; MOST CHEMICALS USED IN DEADLY SYNTHETIC DRUGS ARE STILL LEGAL; RECENT SCOURGE IN NY DEMANDS ACTION TO CRIPPLE CHEMISTS THAT COOK UP BATCHES OF DEADLY SYNTHETIC DRUGS

Deadly 'Spice' & 'K2' Have Continued to Plague Syracuse & Onondaga County & Synthetic Drug Makers Have Been Step Ahead Of Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) For Years-Cooking Up New Chemicals As Old Ones Are Made Illegal Schumer’s Legislation Would Make 22 Chemicals-Including Powerful Variants of Fentanyl—Illegal, Allowing Feds To Play Essential Catch Up  Schumer: We Need To Dethrone Syracuse’s Label As "Upstate Synthetics King’  During a vis… Continue Reading


08.07.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: VITAL VACCINE CLINICAL TRIAL TO BEAT ZIKA IS RUNNING OUT OF MONEY & FACES SUDDEN CLOSURE; SCHUMER DEMANDS CONGRESS RETURN—ONLY ONE DAY IS NEEDED—TO FUND VACCINE TRIAL; WINDOW TO SQUASH ZIKA NOW CLOSING; CITIES –LIKE NY—ON EDGE

Zika Vaccine Trials Started This Past Week, But Will Cease Without Zika Bill Dollars-Wasting The Money Already Spent & Irresponsibly Endangering Public Health; NYS Cases Now Approaching 500, With Over 400 In NYC Schumer Push Comes On Heels Of Historic U.S. Zika Travel Warning; $1.9 Billion In Emergency Fed Funding Is Vital To Preventing More Spread Now & In Future; Schumer Letter To Congressional Leaders Implores Action Schumer: Real Shot At The Vaccine To Stop Zika Demands Congress … Continue Reading

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