Press Releases

07.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $36K IN FED FUNDS FOR NORTH HOOSICK FALLS FIRE DEPARTMENT IN RENSSELAER COUNTY

North Hoosick Falls Fire Dept. Will Use Funding To Purchase Critical Equipment To Keep Firefighters Safe U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $36,667 in federal funding for the North Hoosick Fire Department in Rensselaer County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the North Hoosick Fire Department will use the federal funding to replace out-of-date protective turn… Continue Reading


07.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $450K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR MASSENA INTERNATIONAL-RICHARDS FIELD AIRPORT

Fed. Dept. of Transportation Funds Airport's Completion of the Final Phase of Lighting & Visual Guidance System Rehabilitation Project U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $458,937 in federal funding for the Massena International-Richards Field Airport in St. Lawrence County, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This funding will allow the airport to complete the final … Continue Reading


07.20.16

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO ESTABLISH TEMPORARY POST OFFICE IN TOWN OF PRATTSBURGH & WORK QUICKLY TO REPLACE CURRENT FACILITY THAT HAS BEEN DEEMED UNSAFE – OFFICE CLOSURE LED FEDS TO RELOCATE OPERATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE TOWN, INCONVENIENCING RESIDENTS AND LEADING TO CONFUSION

Prattsburgh Post Office Was Recently Closed Following Safety Concerns, But Postal Operations Were Shifted 9 Miles Outside Of Prattshburgh To Town Of Pulteney - Local Businesses & Residents, And Elderly Population Particular, Say New Office Is Difficult To Access Due To Lack Of Public Transportation Schumer Says U.S. Postal Service Should Immediately Establish Temporary Operation In Town Of Prattsburgh & Move Quickly To Establish New, Permanent Facility in Prattsburgh To Replace Old Offi… Continue Reading


07.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $540K IN FED FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER & SUNY BROCKPORT TO WORK WITH LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS TO INCREASE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNTIES FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS

Federal Dept. Of Education Funds UR And SUNY Brockport To Provide At-Risk Monroe County Children With Mentoring, Tutoring, Academic Advising Services, Visits To College Campuses and More U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a combined $547,200 in federal funds for the University of Rochester and SUNY Brockport to expand higher-education opportunities for disadvantage children. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Education's "the Talent Se… Continue Reading


07.19.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HARRIS RADIO TO RECEIVE $22.5 MILLION DEFENSE CONTRACT TO MANUFACTURE CRITICAL PARTS NEEDED TO KEEP RADIO SYSTEMS FOR TROOPS UP TO DATE & SUPPORTS JOBS ON NEW RADIO LINE THAT HARRIS MOVED TO ROCHESTER LAST YEAR WITH SCHUMER’S SUPPORT

Last Year, Schumer Helped Bring Single Channel Ground And Airborne Radio System "SINCGARS" Radio Manufacturing Line To Rochester - New Line Became Operational In March Of This Year And Is Supporting 150 Jobs, Including 50 New Jobs Schumer Says New $22 Million Contract Will Allow Harris To Manufacture New, Updated Radio Components That Will Keep SINCGARS System On The Cutting Edge & Help Protect Our Troops Overseas Schumer: Fed Investment Is Critical To Supporting Rochester & Harris Ra… Continue Reading


07.18.16

SCHUMER MEETS WITH ONE OF CHENANGO COUNTY’S LARGEST EMPLOYERS, UNISON INDUSTRIES TO DISCUSS EXPANDING PRODUCTION & CREATE NEW SOUTHERN TIER JOBS

Schumer Has Long Fought For Key Programs & Funding, Like DOD's Black Hawk Program, Which Will Keep Unison Manufacturing Key Components of Helicopters That Are Critical To Both National Defense & Sustaining Local Jobs Schumer Vows To Fight For Southern Tier Jobs U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today toured Unison Industries to see first-hand the design and manufacturing process for producing aircraft components, including those used in the military's elite Blackhawk helicopter and disc… Continue Reading


07.18.16

SCHUMER: FED FUNDS ARE THE MISSING LINK THAT WILL FINALLY CLOSE THE LOOP ON ONONDAGA LAKE’S MULTI-USE TRAIL SYSTEM; LOOP-THE-LAKE TRAIL COULD SOON BE A MAGNET FOR TOURISTS AND SYRACUSE BICYCLISTS AND HIKERS; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FED INVESTMENT

Schumer Pushes For Nearly $10 Million In Funding To Complete Final Section Of Onondaga Lake Bike & Pedestrian Trail - What Was Once Considered "Most Polluted Body Of Water In US" Could Be A Continuous Trail Network, Connecting Visitors & Residents To Local Businesses & Regional Attractions Federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant Program-Which Schumer Has Secured for NY Projects In The Past-Provides Federal Funds to Important Transportation Projec… Continue Reading


07.18.16

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE $18 MILLION IN FED FUNDS THAT WILL HELP BOOST COMPANIES LIKE GE & SIEMENS INCREASE EXPORTS AND CREATE JOBS IN CAPITAL REGION; SENATOR SAYS THE OVERHAUL OF BUSIEST PORT IN UPSTATE NY IS DESPERATELY NEEDED TO MAKE PORT A GATEWAY TO WORLD

Schumer Pushes For Nearly $18 Million In Funding To Improve The Port Of Albany; Funds Will Be Used To Demolish & Rebuild A New Warehouse, Reconstruct Maritime Terminal & Port Roadway And Improve Terminal Safety Federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant Program-Which Schumer Has Secured for NY Projects In The Past-Provides Federal Funds to Important Transportation Projects That Create Jobs & Boost Economy Schumer: Port of Albany Deserves To C… Continue Reading


07.18.16

SCHUMER: “ANY DECISION ON BLUEFISH FISHING SEASON MUST BE BASED ON MOST UP-TO-DATE SCIENCE, PERIOD;” SENATOR URGES NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION TO IMMEDIATELY REEXAMINE DATA USED FOR 2015 RECREATIONAL SEASON; POOR DATA USED BY NMFS COULD UNFAIRLY AND PREMATURELY CLOSE BLUEFISH SEASON, HURTING LI COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN

NOAA's National Marines Fisheries Service Concluded That Bluefish 2015 Quota Has Been Reached for First Time in 8 Years; Conclusion Spells Trouble For LI Commercial Fishermen Schumer Says NOAA Must Immediately Reexamine Questionable and Unreliable Data, And to Consider Most Recent Science & Available Data To Prevent Fishery From Closing Calling the data "out-of-date and not the best science available," U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio… Continue Reading


07.17.16

SCHUMER: MOST CHEMICALS USED IN DEADLY ‘K2’ ARE STILL LEGAL; SENATOR INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION TO MAKE DRUGS ILLEGAL; RECENT SCOURGE IN NY DEMANDS ACTION TO CRIPPLE CHEMISTS THAT COOK UP BATCHES OF DEADLY SYNTHETIC DRUGS

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 Despite State Laws, 'K2' & Other Dangerous Synthetics Still Find Their Way Into Cities Because Lack Of Federal Solution; 'Zombie’ Side Effects Of Chemicals Just Landed Over 100 In NYC ER This Past W… Continue Reading


07.15.16

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO REESTABLISH “EPA OFFICE OF NOISE ABATEMENT & CONTROL” SOLELY DEDICATED TO ADDRESSING NOISE POLLUTION, LIKE AIRPLANE NOISE

Current Bureaucratic Regs Give FAA Full Oversight of Airplane Noise Issues, But Senators Say EPA is Better Equipped to Handle Noise Concerns; EPA's Core Mission Aims to Protect Health & Environment Schumer & Gillibrand Announce New Senate Legislation to Restore EPA's Oversight of Airplane Noise Issues, Which Senators Say Greatly Affect Residents’ Quality of Life; Under Legislation, Sponsored by Rep. Meng in the House, EPA Experts Will Closely Examine Noise Measurement Methodologie… Continue Reading


07.15.16

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND REPRESENTATIVE CROWLEY ANNOUNCE BILL TO NAME JACKSON HEIGHTS POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF LGBT ACTIVISTS & QUEENS NATIVES JEANNE & JULES MANFORD HAS CLEARED CONGRESS; NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE –SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & CROWLEY URGE PRESIDENT TO SIGN BILL INTO LAW

Jeanne Manford was posthumously awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2013 for her advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community Queens, NY - U.S Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Joe Crowley today announced that the legislation to rename the Jackson Heights Post Office, located at 7802 37th Avenue in Queens, as the "Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office." has passed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Today, the Senate unanimously passed the … Continue Reading


07.14.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF ‘FILIPINO VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL ACT OF 2015’; APPROXIMATELY 300,000 FILIPINO SOLDIERS FOUGHT IN WWII, YET HAVE NEVER BEEN FORMALLY RECOGNIZED BY THE U.S.

In 1941, Filipinos in the U.S. Enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces During WWII & Approx. 300,000 Filipino Soldiers Fought; Command Center for United States Army Forces in the Far East Was Designated in the Philippines Legislation Recognizes & Honors 300K Filipino Veterans of WWII With Congressional Gold Medal for Service; Veterans of Foreign Wars Supports the Legislation Schumer: This is a Long Overdue Honor for These Filipino WWII Heroes U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced … Continue Reading


07.14.16

SCHUMER: RADIOACTIVE HOTSPOTS ARE PLAGUING NIAGARA COUNTY & COULD POSE THREAT TO RESIDENTS’ HEALTH – SCHUMER DEMANDS EPA IMMEDIATELY LAUNCH MAJOR EFFORT TO DETERMINE WHERE HOTSPOTS ARE LOCATED, HOW DANGEROUS THEY ARE & DEVELOP REMEDIATION ACTION PLAN

Schumer Says EPA Must Conduct Updated Assessment Of Identified Radioactive Hotspots To Determine How Dangerous They Are, Then Feds Must Work With Community and State To Develop Full Remediation Plan Schumer: 40 Years Have Already Passed - EPA Must Move Into Higher Gear for Niagara County U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct an updated and comprehensive assessment of the numerous radioactive hotspots in Niagara County and the Gr… Continue Reading


07.13.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, BILL THAT INCLUDES EXTENSION OF NUAIR TEST SITE DESIGNATION AT GRIFFISS AIRPORT UNTIL 2019 HAS PASSED CONGRESS –EXTENSION WOULD PROTECT JOBS, SPUR NEW TECHNOLOGY & SUPPORT CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH AT GRIFFISS

Schumer Previously Led The Charge To Get The FAA To Choose NUAIR As A Premier National UAS Research And Testing Site Legislation That Includes 3-Year Extension Of NUAIR Test Site Just Passed Congress; Schumer Previously Pushed To Pass Extension In The Senate Schumer: NUAIR Can Continue To Put Oneida County On The Map As A Leader In UAS Testing And Research U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, following his push, the Senate has passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)… Continue Reading


07.13.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $930,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS

Funding will provide financial counseling services to new homebuyers, homeowners and renters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $936,606 in federal funds to regional housing organizations stationed in the Capital Region, Rochester, Western New York, Central New York and the Southern Tier. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Counseling Program and will be used to advance local prog… Continue Reading


07.12.16

SCHUMER SAYS TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR FEDS TO FINALIZE RULE THAT ALLOWS PHOTONICS COMPANIES TO SELL HIGH-TECH PRODUCTS FOR NON-MILITARY USES OVERSEAS; URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT RULE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Previously, Proposed Fed Rule Would Have Put Optics & Photonics Products On Restrictive Export Control List, Preventing Companies From Bringing High-Tech Products To Foreign Markets Schumer Successfully Urged Feds To Go Back & Revise Rule To Ensure Photonics Industry Would Not Be Disadvantaged By Overly Restrictive Regulations Schumer: We Can't Risk A Photonics Fumble On The 1-Yard Line U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged four federal agencies to expeditiously finalize the n… Continue Reading


07.11.16

SCHUMER: ZIKA HAS A BULLSEYE ON LI WITH CONFIRMED CASES NOW IN THE DOZENS; DESPITE REAL HEALTH THREAT, SENATE ABOUT TO BREAK—THIS WEEK—FOR REST OF SUMMER WITHOUT TAKING ACTION; SCHUMER PUSHES $1.9 BILLION EMERGENCY BILL TO HELP LI & NYC STOP LATEST SPREAD

Schumer Points to Growing & Alarming Number of Zika Cases in LI & NYC-Now Almost 300 Combined Cases & Things Could Get Worse; NYC, LI Have More Confirmed Zika Cases Than Any Other Region in New York Senator Says $1.9 Billion In Emergency Fed Funding Is Vital To Preventing LI Zika Spread As Summer Heats Up Schumer: Locals Are Doing What They Can, But LI Needs Fed Help This Bill Would Deliver Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer detailed the latest Zika virus numbers, which show … Continue Reading


07.11.16

WITH LOOMING FEAR OF SIGNIFICANT JOB LOSS, DUE TO BANK MERGER, SENATOR SCHUMER & REP. HIGGINS ANNOUNCE MAJOR AGREEMENT WITH KEYBANK TO HELP SAVE AT-RISK JOBS AND DRAMATICALLY REDUCE JOB LOSS IN THE REGION; AGREEMENT WILL ALSO PAVE THE WAY FOR GROWTH IN UPSTATE AND INCREASE IN JOBS WITHIN NEXT 5 YEARS

KeyBank Agrees To Significant Job Retention And Growth of New Business Lines Based In WNY And Throughout Upstate Keybank Commits To Workforce Levels That Are Equal To Or Greater Than The Current Combined Footprint Of The Two Banks By 2021, And All Keybank And First Niagara Branch Employees Will Be Offered A Full-Time And Comparable Job With The Bank Schumer & Higgins Also Secure Commitment That Keybank Will Become National Leader In Addressing Zombie Properties U.S. Senator … Continue Reading


07.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ADIRONDACK REGIONAL AIRPORT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

Federal Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Expand Critical Aircraft Rescue, Firefighting & Snow Removal Operations U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ 1,546,405 in federal funding for the Adirondack Regional Airport in Franklin County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These federal funds will allow the airport to further upgrade its emergenc… Continue Reading

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