Press Releases

09.25.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: HARRIS RADIO AWARDED CONTRACT WORTH UP TO $390 MILLION TO BUILD TACTICAL RADIOS FOR ELITE U.S. FORCES

Next Generation Handheld Radios Will Be Manufactured in Rochester Schumer: The Best Military Fighting Force in the World Will Have the World's Best Tactical Radios - Made By Harris, Right Here in Rochester, USA U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that Rochester's Harris Corp. was awarded a contract worth up to $390,000,000 to provide the Special Operations Forces tactical communications next generation handheld radio. It is a five-year contract and the majority of the work will b… Continue Reading


09.25.15

AFTER PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NORTH HEMPSTEAD’S ‘PROJECT INDEPENDENCE,’ WHICH THOUSANDS OF TOWN SENIORS RELY ON; PROGRAM WAS IN DANGER OF EXPIRING UNTIL SENATOR STEPPED IN; NEWLY SECURED FUNDING MEANS TRANSPORTATION TO MEDICAL VISITS AND FOOD SHOPPING WILL CONTINUE FOR AT LEAST THREE MORE YEARS

'Project Independence' Serves Nearly A Quarter Of North Hempstead's Entire Population With Vital Transportation Services & Has Recently Taken On Over 2,000 New Seniors With Closure Of FEGS; Program Coordinates Essential Transportation To Doctor’s Office, Grocery Shopping, Health and Human Services Earlier This Year, Schumer Urged DOT to Provide Nearly $1M in Federal Funds for Project Independence, As Funds Would Only Provide Enough Services Until End of 2015; Commitment to Aging i… Continue Reading


09.25.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $350,000 IN FED FUNDING FOR THE MONROE COUNTY CRIME LAB; INVESTMENT WILL HELP MAINTAIN OPERATIONAL CAPACITY AND REDUCE CASE BACKLOG

DOJ National Institute of Justice Grant Funds Will Help Retain Rochester Staff; Give the MCCL The Resources Needed To Reduce Backlog of 156 Cases Awaiting DNA Analysis U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $345,144 in federal funding for the Monroe County Crime Lab (MCCL). This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Institute of Justice's DNA Backlog Reduction Program. The MCCL currently services 52 law enforcement agencie… Continue Reading


09.24.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN & STORYCORPS

Funding to New York Botanical Garden and StoryCorps to Advance Learning Initiatives & Community Based Projects New York, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $971,457 in funding for the New York Botanical Garden and StoryCorps. This will be matched by $1,026,458 in private funding for the two recipients. The funding was allocated through the Institute of Museum and Library Services' National Leadership Grants. Specifically, the New York Botanical Ga… Continue Reading


09.22.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, USDA WILL OFFER NEW INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENT OPTION TO PROVIDE GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR CASH-STRAPPED DAIRY FARMERS, TO PURCHASE CRITICAL MILK INSURANCE COVERAGE

Schumer Urged USDA To Work With NY Dairy Farmers & Upstate Co-Ops And Private Companies, Which Buy & Market Milk, To Create New Premium Payment Option That Spreads Out Premium Payments Throughout The Year; Co-Ops or Private Companies Can Pay Costs Up Front For Farmers, Who Then Could Have Payments Deducted From Monthly "Milk Checks" Under Old Program, Upstate NY Dairy Farmers Were Forced To Make Two Lump Sum Payments, But Turbulent Milk Prices Have Restricted Cash On Hand To Purchase C… Continue Reading


09.22.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR IMMIGRANT-SERVICE ORANIZATIONS IN NYC; GRANT WILL SUPPORT FUTURE CITIZENS THROUGH NATURALIZATION PROCESS

HANAC, Emerald Isle Immigration Center, YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, SEIU 1199 League Training and Upgrading Fund & Make the Road New York Among USCIS Grant Awardees in NYC U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services' Competitive Grants Provide Resources to Expand Citizenship Preparation Services to Lawful Permanent Residents  Schumer, Gillibrand: We are a Nation of Immigrants, and New York City is its Epicenter; These Grants Will Help Aspiring Americans Become Citizens U.S.… Continue Reading


09.22.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DONOVAN, DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN ONE MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING TO COMPLETE SANDY-RELATED REPAIRS AT WOLFE’S POND PARK

$1.4 million in FEMA funds dedicated to repairing extensive Sandy damage to playgrounds U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced $1,427,436 in FEMA funding to repair Hurricane Sandy damage to Wolfe's Pond Park. Specifically, the funding will replace more than 600 square yards of safety surface at park playgrounds, and repair more than 1,400 square yards of asphalt path, among other work. This funding allows… Continue Reading


09.22.15

SCHUMER, GOLDFEDER SUCCESSFULLY SECURE BROAD CHANNEL’S FIRST POSTAL SERVICES LOCATION SINCE SUPERSTORM SANDY; PREVIOUS POSTAL UNIT AT BROAD CHANNEL’S ‘BAYGULL STORE’ WAS DAMAGED BY SUPERSTORM SANDY & COMMUNITY HAS BEEN LEFT WITHOUT POSTAL SERVICES SINCE STORM

While Broad Channel Civic Association's Application for a New Contract Postal Unit Seemed Caught in Red Tape, Schumer & Goldfeder Stepped in & Urged USPS to Expeditiously Approve Application; Broad Channel Had Been Without Access to Essential Postal Services For Nearly 3 Years Schumer, Goldfeder Announce Broad Channel's New Postal Unit Will Be Located at 'All American Deli’; Lawmakers Were Successful in their Fight To Bring Postal Services Location Back to Broad Channel Schumer,… Continue Reading


09.21.15

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, eBAY WILL REMOVE NEW YORK CITY ‘MASTER KEY’ FROM SITE’S LISTINGS; SCHUMER IMMEDIATELY CALLED SALE OF ‘FIREFIGHTER’S KEY’ A DISATER WAITING TO HAPPEN & URGED ALL OPERATIONS TO CEASE ONLINE LISITNG

Following a Report That So Called New York City Master Keys-Which Unlock Elevator Control Panels in Office Buildings, Construction Sites & Subway Entrance Gates Across NYC-Were Being Sold On eBay, Senator Publicly Urged the Site to Remove All Listings; Senator Said Access To Key Is A Potential Danger To New York City Schumer: eBay's Swift Action Was The Right Thing To Do & Could Avoid A Turnkey Disaster      U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced, today, that after… Continue Reading


09.21.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $750,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE PROGRAMS IN ALBANY & TROY

Funding Will be used to Increase Legal and Housing Support Services U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding for the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and the Unity House of Troy. Specifically, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York will receive $400,000 to strengthen civil and criminal legal assistance programs for adult and youth victims of domestic violence and the Unity House of Troy will receive $350,000 to a broad ran… Continue Reading


09.21.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $350,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE KOREAN AMERICAN FAMILY SERVICE CENTER IN QUEENS

Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) Provides Asian Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence With Critically Needed Transitional Housing Services Schumer, Gillibrand Announce DOJ Grant for KAFSC to Provide Eight At-Risk Families With Housing & Other Supportive Services U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $350,000 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for Korean American Family Service Center through the FY15 Transit… Continue Reading


09.21.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $600,000 IN FED FUNDS COMING TO THE CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE TO PUT FIVE MORE COPS ON THE BEAT – FUNDS WILL HELP ENSURE SAFER STREETS

Federal Funding Will Beef Up Local Law Enforcement in Poughkeepsie - Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney Vow To Keep Pushing For Changes To DOJ Program That Would Allow Poughkeepsie To Hire Even More Cops Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney: These Fed Funds Help Ensure the Police Staffing Necessary to Keep Our Communities Safe U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney today announced that the City of Poughkeepsie will receive $625,000 in federal funding to… Continue Reading


09.21.15

SCHUMER: PAUL MCCARTNEY FANS IN BUFFALO ARE FURIOUS AFTER BEING LEFT EMPTY HANDED FOR UPCOMING HISTORIC CONCERT; THOUSANDS OF MCCARTNEY TICKETS VANISHED IN SECONDS AFTER HACKERS USED COMPUTER BOTS TO BUY UP TICKETS, WHICH ARE NOW BEING SOLD FOR OUTRAGEOUS PRICES; SCHUMER INTRODUCES NEW SENATE BILL THAT PUTS AN END TO UNFAIR CYBER SCALPING

Hackers Are Using Bots To Scoop Up Thousands Of Concert Tickets, Which Are Then Sold On Other Ticket Websites At Much Higher Prices - Upwards of $8,000, According to Some Sites; Senator Says The Same Thing Happened When The Rolling Stones Came to Buffalo This Summer, And Is Happening Across New York State & The Country  Schumer Introduces New Senate Bill That Finally Cracks Down On Hackers Being Able to Use Bots To Steal Popular Concerts Tickets Before True Fans Have A Chance To E… Continue Reading


09.21.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $800K IN FED FUNDING FOR ELDER AND DOMESTIC ABUSE PROGRAMS IN ALBANY COUNTY

Grants Will Be Used To Address Domestic Violence U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $795,251 in federal funding for the Senior Service Centers of the Albany Area's Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Programs and In Our Own Voices Inc.'s Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Program in Albany County. Specifically, Senior Service Centers of the Albany Area will receive $393,251 to increase elder abuse services a… Continue Reading


09.21.15

SCHUMER: PROPOSED SENATE BUDGET BILL SLASHES CRITICAL FUNDING FOR KEY HOUSING PROGRAM PROVEN TO HELP VETERANS; DEVASTATING CUTS WILL HALT SYRACUSE’S EFFORTS TO PROVIDE VETERANS HOUSING AND REVITALIZE NEIGHBORHOODS; SCHUMER STANDS WITH LOCAL VETERANS WHO BENEFITED FROM HOME PROGRAM & VOWS TO FIGHT TOOTH & NAIL TO PROVIDE SYRACUSE NEIGHBORHOODS & POTENTIAL HOMEOWNERS WITH THE VITAL FUNDING THEY NEED

Current Senate Bill Slashes HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Funding By More Than 90% From Fiscal Year 2015 Levels - Decimating Critical Funding Streams For Syracuse   Cuts Put First Time Homeownership & Rehabilitation Programs, Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts & Economic Development Projects All In Jeopardy   Schumer: HOME Cuts Would Be Devastating For Syracuse   Standing at Van Keuren Sq… Continue Reading


09.21.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: AMTRAK IS SET TO SELECT HORNELL’S ALSTOM AS PART OF $2.5 BILLION PROGRAM TO BUILD SAFER, NEXT GENERATION HIGH-SPEED TRAINS; SENATOR SAYS PROJECT WILL CREATE 750 JOBS INCLUDING 400 DIRECT MANUFACTURING JOBS AT ALSTOM IN HORNELL

Schumer Says NY Companies Like Alstom, ATM, and Transit Air in Hornell, as well as PWI in Wellsville and Vapor Stone Rail in Plattsburg, Will Directly Benefit from Impending Amtrak Board Decision Project Will be Major Lift to Upstate New York Economy, Including Alstom & Their Suppliers & Create Hundreds of Good-Paying Jobs  Schumer: "All Aboard!" Jobs Will Be Rolling Into The Southern Tier U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today visited Steuben County to a… Continue Reading


09.21.15

SCHUMER, IN VISIT TO CENTRAL NY, OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES MAJOR FED FUNDING FOR WATERTOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Schumer Says $3.5 Million In Federal Funding Will Be Used To Extend Runway & Taxiway, Make Airport Safety Improvements Schumer: Larger Jets Will Soon Be Cleared for Take-Off U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today visited the Watertown International Airport to officially announce major federal funding for the airport. Schumer said this $3,591,188 in federal funding will pay for a 1,000-foot extension of Taxiway A, which runs parallel to Runway 28, as well as a 1,000-foot extension to R… Continue Reading


09.20.15

SCHUMER REVEALS: NYC BODEGAS & SYNTHETIC DRUG RINGS ARE USING THE INTERNET TO STOCK UP ON DANGEROUS DRUGS BUT DEA DOESN’T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO SHUT WEBSITES DOWN; THIS WEEK’S SYNTHETIC DRUG BUST PROVES FEDS MUST SHUTDOWN WEBSITES & PREVENT CREDIT CARD SALES TO DEALERS & BODEGAS; SENATOR URGES SPECIAL UNIT BE SET UP IN DEA TO LOCATE & STOP SALES ON THE WEB THAT ARE FUELING ‘CRISIS’

DEA Needs To Police Illegal Synthetic Sites With Fine-Tooth Comb & Set Up Special Unit To Survey Internet, Notify Credit Card Companies Of Bad Actors & Then Shut These Sales Down Countless Websites, Many In China, Are Selling Illegal Synthetic Drugs Like "K2" & "Scooby Snax" Online; Drugs Make Their Way To NYC Dealers, Bodegas; Without Law Enforcement Involvement, Credit Card Sales Go Through Schumer: Feds Must Take Swipe At Synthetic Drug Online Sales Over Credit Card Netwo… Continue Reading


09.18.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, THE OGDENSBURG AIRPORT WILL RECEIVE MORE THAN $7.5 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR LONG-AWAITED RUNWAY EXTENSION – LONGER RUNWAY WILL HELP NEW FLIGHTS LAND & ENABLE AIRPORT TO BEGIN LOW-FARE AIRLINE SERVICE WITH ALLEGIANT AIR, A KEY FOR REGIONAL JOB GROWTH AND INCREASED TOURISM

In November 2014, Senators Announced the FAA Had Approved Ogdensburg's Request to Extend the Runway by 1,200 Feet - In June, Schumer Launched His Push to Secure $14 Million for Runway Construction Schumer, Gillibrand Say $7.5 Million Will Allow Airport To Begin Construction of 1,200 Foot Runway Extension, Which Is Key To Making Ogdensburg Airport A Major Regional Hub - Senators Vow To Continue Fighting For Any Additional Funding Needed to Finish the Project & Accommodate New Allegiant Air … Continue Reading


09.18.15

FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S PUSH, NTSB AGREES TO INVESTIGATE FUTURE LIMOUSINE ACCIDENTS; IN PERSONAL LETTER TO SENATOR, SAFETY ADMINISTRATION OUTLINES STEPS BEING TAKEN TO ADDRESS LIMO SAFETY, COMMITS TO GATHERING DATA ON STRETCH LIMOS LIKE THE ONE INVOLVED IN TRAGIC LI CRASH

Last Month, Schumer Pushed Stricter Federal Oversight On Altered Stretch Limos; Shockingly, Party Limos Lack The Same Protections & Standards Required Of Other Vehicles Schumer Says Structural Flaws Leave Passengers-Who Don't Even Realize They're Riding Without The Best Protections-At Risk   Schumer: NTSB’s Promise To Address Limo Safety Is Right Course; Stretch Limos Must Not Get A Free Pass When It Comes To Basic Safety Requirements; Tragedies Demand Change U.S. Senator… Continue Reading

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