Press Releases

11.13.15

SCHUMER SAYS HE IS CONFIDENT CUMMINS IS COMMITTED TO JAMESTOWN ENGINE PLANT & LOCAL JOBS; SENATOR CALLED CUMMINS CEO TOM LINEBARGER IN LIGHT OF NEWS THAT THE COMPANY, CHAUTAUQUA’S LARGEST PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYER, COULD BE LAYING OFF THOUSANDS OF WORKERS WORLDWIDE

Cummins Recently Announced Plans To Lay Off As Many As 2,000 Workers Worldwide - Schumer Called Company's CEO To Urge Him To Keep Jobs In Jamestown Engine Plant Schumer, Following Call to Cummins CEO, Says He is Optimistic There Will Be No Reductions In Workforce Levels At Jamestown Plant, Which Employs 1,500 Residents Locally Schumer: Cummins Sees Jamestown Operation as One of its Very Best Assets U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today said, during a phone call with Cummins Chairman and CEO… Continue Reading


11.13.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, FUNDING FOR FLOYD BENNET FIELD’S BROOKLYN MARINE CORPS BASE IN MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS BILL HAS PASSED CONGRESS & IS NOW ON ITS WAY TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK – LEGISLATION INCLUDES FUNDING FOR $2.4 MILLION FACILITY UPGRADE

Brooklyn Marine Corps Base at Floyd Bennet Field Does Not Have Enough to Space to Store Critical Communications & Electronic Equipment Funding Will Be Used to Build New Storage Facility & Will Allow Large Marine Corps Unit in Brooklyn to Better Store Specialized Communications Vehicles & Electronic Equipment Schumer, Gillibrand: Marine Corps Base in Brooklyn Will Get Upgrade It Needs & Deserves U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that seve… Continue Reading


11.12.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $250K IN FEDERAL VALUE-ADDED PRODUCER GRANTS FOR 2 FAMILY FARMS IN ALLEGANY AND OTSEGO COUNTIES

Funds Will Help Farms In The Southern Tier Region Study New Products & Increase Marketing Capabilities For Current Products U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $256,517 in federal funding for two farms in the Southern Tier. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Value Added Producer Grants program. Northern Timber Harvesting, LLC in Allegany County will receive $10,000 in order to complete an independent feasibility st… Continue Reading


11.12.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $990K IN FEDERAL VALUE-ADDED PRODUCER GRANTS FOR 6 WINERIES AND FAMILY FARMS IN GENESEE, ONTARIO, ORLEANS, WAYNE, WYOMING & YATES COUNTIES

Funds Will Help Wineries And Farms Throughout Rochester-Finger Lakes Region Promote New Products, Boost Marketing Capabilities, Increase Brand Awareness & Grow Business U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $988,908 in federal funding for six wineries and small farms in the Rochester Finger Lakes area. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Value Added Producer Grants program. Specifically, Potoczak Bee Farms, Inc. in Ge… Continue Reading


11.12.15

GOVERNORS, SENATORS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT THAT PAVES THE WAY FOR GATEWAY TUNNEL PROJECT TO PROCEED FULL STEAM AHEAD

AGREEMENT FORGED BY FEDERAL-STATE OFFICIALS SPELLS OUT 50/50 FUNDING AGREEMENT AND CREATES NEW 'GATEWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION' UNDER THE PORT AUTHORITY TO MANAGE AND FUND THE MASSIVE UNDERTAKING Agreement Establishes New Federal Commitment to fund 50% of project costs and Establishes New Gateway Development Corporation to Leverage Billions in Federal Grant and Loan Funding for Hudson River Gateway Program Development Corporation, Including NJ, NY, USDOT and Amtrak as Members, Will be Es… Continue Reading


11.11.15

SCHUMER TOURS LOWVILLE KRAFT-HEINZ PLANT; MEETS WITH WORKERS, MANAGEMENT & LOCAL LEADERS TO DISCUSS RECENT DEAL FORGED WITH GOVERNOR CUOMO THAT SUPPORTED PLANT AND WILL BRING MILLIONS IN INVESTMENT & SCORES OF NEW JOBS

Schumer: Kraft-Heinz and NY Investment in Lowville Will Be A Massive Shot In The Arm For Lewis County During his visit to Lowville, NY, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke to workers, management and local leaders about both the future and new employment opportunities. Last week, Schumer and New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a deal that would retain all of their existing employees at the Lowville Facility and add scores of jobs and millions in investments over the next … Continue Reading


11.11.15

SCHUMER: ROME LABS MUST REMAIN A NATIONAL LEADER IN COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS, CYBER-AND-INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY – SENATOR WILL TOUR LAB & OUTLINE PLAN TO PROTECT FED FUNDING; WILL ALSO UPDATE ON EFFORTS TO PRESERVE DFAS

Schumer Vows to Fight Tooth & Nail to Protect Rome Labs And DFAS During a visit to Rome, NY, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer reaffirmed his strong commitment to preserving and increasing funding for Rome Labs. In addition, Schumer spoke to employees and officials about his commitment to grow Rome Labs and his effort to urge U.S. Air Force (USAF) leadership to find a new director as soon as possible. Finally, the Senator, a longtime ardent champion of jobs at the facility, offered an update … Continue Reading


11.11.15

SCHUMER: FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS ARE PREVENTING SCHUYLER FAMILY FARMERS FROM INVESTING IN NEW EQUIPMENT; SCHUMER BILL WOULD HELP SMALL FARMERS PURCHASE NEW EQUIPMENT TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY, SAVE MONEY & HELP KEEP THEM IN EXISTENCE

Current Federal Restriction Greatly Constrict Farmers' Ability To Purchase Expensive Farm Equipment; Farmers Are Forced To Use Old & Inefficient Equipment Until It Breaks Down, Stagnating Growth, Constricting Already-Tight Profit Margins and Sometimes Delaying Harvest Schumer Bill Would Create New Incentives For Farmers To Quickly Recover Costs From Purchasing Expensive Farm Equipment; Family Farmers Will Save Money Schumer: Feds Should Plant New Tax Incentives For Schuyler County Family F… Continue Reading


11.10.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DONOVAN, de BLASIO ANNOUNCE OVER $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO REBUILD SANDY-DAMAGED JOHN D’AMATO FIELD; NEW LOCATION WILL BE BUILT AT FAIRVIEW PARK; WILL CONTINUE TO HONOR & PRESERVE THE MEMORY OF BELOVED STATEN ISLANDER, COMMUNITY LEADER & ATHLETE JOHN D’AMATO

John D'Amato Field Was Completely Destroyed By Superstorm Sandy; Multi-Sports Facility, Turf & Drainage System Were Damaged John D'Amato Field Will Be Built Away From Flood Zone & Away From Shoreline U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Dan Donovan and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced $4,323,626 in federal funding for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to rebuild Staten Island’s John D’Amato Field, which was damaged as … Continue Reading


11.10.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, FUNDING FOR THE NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION IN MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS BILL HAS PASSED CONGRESS & IS NOW ON ITS WAY TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK – LEGISLATION INCLUDES $7.7 MILLION FACILITY UPGRADE

Current Squadron Facility Must Be Updated To Better House Remotely Piloted Aircraft Weapons Systems & Training And Communications Operations Major Facility Upgrade Will Bring Squadron Operations, Flight Training, Communications Maintenance Activities Under One Roof At State-of-the-Art Center Schumer, Gillibrand: NFARS in Western NY Will Get Upgrade It Needs & Deserves U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that several New York priorities incorporated… Continue Reading


11.10.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, FUNDING FOR WEST POINT PROJECTS IN MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS BILL HAS PASSED CONGRESS & IS NOW ON ITS WAY TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK – LEGISLATION INCLUDES FUNDING FOR $70 MILLION WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT ON BASE & $55 MILLION TO BUILD NEW WEST POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Current West Point Waste Water Treatment Plant Was Built Nearly 60 Years Ago & Has Not Been Updated Since 1972; Suffers From Leaking Tanks That Are Beyond Repair And In Need Of An Upgrade - West Point Will Now Be Able To Replace Old, Deteriorating Water Plant West Point Elementary School Was Originally Constructed In 1963 & Fails to Meet Federal Education And Energy Regulations - Replacing School Will Ensure Students Receive Great Education In State-Of-The-Art Facility Schumer, Gillib… Continue Reading


11.10.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, FUNDING FOR ROCKLAND COUNTY’S ARMY RESERVE CENTER IN MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS BILL HAS PASSED CONGRESS & IS NOW ON ITS WAY TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK – LEGISLATION INCLUDES FUNDING FOR $4.2 MILLION FACILITY UPGRADE

Current Organizational Maintenance Shop Is Overcrowded & Can No Longer Handle Assigned Equipment Major Facility Upgrade Will Provide New Maintenance & Administrative Areas With Up-To-Date Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Security Systems Schumer, Gillibrand: ARC in Rockland Will Get Upgrade It Needs & Deserves U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that several New York priorities included in the Military Construction appropriations bill have pas… Continue Reading


11.10.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, FUNDING FOR FT. DRUM TRAINING FACILITY IN MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS BILL HAS PASSED CONGRESS & IS NOW ON ITS WAY TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK – LEGISLATION INCLUDES FUNDING FOR $19 MILLION STATE-OF-THE-ART FT. DRUM TRAINING ACADEMY

Current Non-Commissioned Officers Academy Is In Old, Deteriorating Building And Poses Numerous Safety Risks; New Facility Will Reduce Operating Costs, Streamline Training Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding For New State-of-the-Art Facility Will Mean New Economic Development Opportunities & Better Training for Fort Drum Soldiers U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that several New York priorities that were incorporated into the Military Construction appropriat… Continue Reading


11.10.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION IN RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR OVER 100 HOMELESS VETERANS IN NEW YORK CITY; FEDERAL HUD-VASH VOUCHERS AWARDED TO NYCHA & NEW YORK HOUSING PRESERVATION & DEVELOPMENT TO HELP COVER COST OF RENT, SUPPORT SERVICES FOR AT-RISK VETERANS

According to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, There Are More Than 1,600 Homeless Veterans in New York City Housing & Urban Development Vouchers Help Homeless Veterans Live Independently With Their Families; HUD-VASH Program Combines Rental Assistance With Case Management & Clinical Services Provided by the VA Schumer: Even One Homeless Veteran is One Too Many U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced more than $1.1 million in federal U.S. Department of Ho… Continue Reading


11.09.15

SCHUMER: WITH FRIGID WINTER TEMPERATURES FAST APPROACHING, MORE THAN 170 LONG ISLAND VETERANS WHO ARE HOMELESS OR IN-NEED COULD BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD; WITH VETERANS DAY ON THE HORIZON, SENATOR URGES COLLEAGUES TO IMMEDIATELY PASS LEGISLATION THAT WILL MAKE HOUSING MORE AVAILABLE TO VETERANS

Sweeping Legislation Will Encourage Landlords To Rent To Veterans, Provide Grants To Organizations that Support Formerly Homeless Veterans, Expand The Definition Of A "Homeless Veteran," Improve Outreach To Veterans & More According To The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, There Are More Than 2,500 Homeless Veterans In New York State; Nearly 15 Percent of NY's Homeless Vets Are On LI Schumer: Even One Homeless Veteran Is One Too Many Today, the week of Veterans Day, U.S. … Continue Reading


11.09.15

SCHUMER: RECENTLY PASSED HOUSE TRANSPORTATION BILL SLASHED A CRITICAL TRANSIT PROGRAM, COSTING UPSTATE & DOWNSTATE NEARLY $100M PER YEAR, SENDING MONEY SOUTH & WEST; COULD BE DEVASTATING FOR NYC, NASSAU COUNTY AND UPSTATE CITIES; SENATOR SAYS HOUSE ACTION IS A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR ALL OF NY; LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO HAVE SENATE RESTORE FUNDING CUTS

Critical Program Called High Density States Program Has Been Completely Eliminated in House Transportation Bill; Funds Provide NYS Close To $140M Per Year In Mass Transit Funding  In 2014, NYS Received Nearly $100M In High Density Funding; The MTA received $71.7M for Service in NYC, LI, & The Hudson Valley; Other System in NYS Received Additional Funding, Including: In The Capital Region, $2.5M; In Central NY, $2M; In Western NY, $3.6M; In T… Continue Reading


11.08.15

SCHUMER: HIGHLY CAFFEINATED PEANUT BUTTER HAS HIT THE SHELVES & POSES REAL DANGER TO CHILDREN & EVEN ADULTS; ONE SERVING DELIVERS SUPER CONCENTRATION OF CAFFEINE; FDA WARNED ABOUT 40 MGS IN GUM—PEANUT BUTTER HAS 170 MGS PER SERVING; SENATOR URGES FDA TO INVESTIGATE PRODUCT

Just Two Tablespoons Of New Caffeinated Peanut Butter Contains 5X The Caffeine As A Can Of Coke & More Than 2x The Caffeine Per Serving As A Concentrated Red Bull; Only Food Product For Sale Today With More Caffeine Is A Single Shot Of "5-Hour Energy"; With Peanut Butter Consumed In 94% Of American Households, Schumer Says FDA Must Step In Makers Advise Consumers To "Start Small" & “Add More As You Go” But If Children, Pregnant Women, Even Pets Eat This Peanut Butter It Cou… Continue Reading


11.06.15

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON ATTACK AT CAMP HURRIYA

"I strongly condemn the recent rocket attack on refugees at Camp Hurriya in Iraq. The perpetrators that committed this disturbing, cowardly and barbarous attack must be swiftly brought to justice. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims -- and with loved ones -- of those who were tragically killed and injured. I urge the State Department and the Iraqi government to do all they can to find and punish the perpetrators and to ensure the residents at Camp Hurriya are safe. " - U.S. Senator… Continue Reading


11.06.15

SCHUMER: FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS ARE PREVENTING MOHAWK VALLEY FAMILY FARMERS FROM INVESTING IN NEW EQUIPMENT; SCHUMER BILL WOULD HELP SMALL FARMERS PURCHASE NEW EQUIPMENT TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY, SAVE MONEY & HELP KEEP THEM IN EXISTENCE

Current Federal Restriction Greatly Constrict Small Farmers' Ability To Purchase Expensive Farm Equipment; Farmers Are Forced To Use Old & Inefficient Equipment Until It Breaks Down, Stagnating Growth, Constricting Already-Tight Profit Margins and Sometimes Delaying Harvest Schumer Bill Would Create New Incentives For Small Farmers To Quickly Recover Costs From Purchasing Expensive Farm Equipment; Family Farmers Will Save Money Schumer: Feds Should Plant New Tax Incentives For Montgomery C… Continue Reading


11.06.15

SCHUMER URGES SENATE TO PERMANENTLY REAUTHORIZE & FULLY FUND THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND TO PROTECT NY TREASURES LIKE PEACOCK PARK IN ESSEX COUNTY AND CONTINUE INVESTING IN CONSERVATION

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 The First Time In Its 50-Year History Schumer: Congress Must Reauthorize & Fully Fund Upstate's Primary Source Of Conservation And Recreation Funding Standing at Peacock Park in Lake Placid, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on hi… Continue Reading

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