Press Releases

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


11.05.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS MULTIPLE PUSHES, FEMA AGREES TO FINAL RESERVOIR REPAIR PLAN WITH VILLAGE OF GOWANDA – SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT TO GET FINAL PROJECT FUNDING OVER THE FINISH LINE, WHICH WILL REPAIR DAMAGE FROM 2014 FLOOD, REDUCE CHANCE OF FUTURE FLOOD DAMAGE & HELP AVOID COSTLY BATTLE AGAINST FLOOD WATERS YEAR AFTER YEAR

Village Has Been Unable To Use Reservoir Since 2014 Disaster & Has Been Relying On A Back-Up Well To Provide Water For Local Residents At A Major Cost To The Village Schumer Says FEMA & Village Agreed on Final Project Plan To Fix Damaged Reservoir & Build it Back Stronger To Prevent Future Flooding - Project is Estimated at $800K; Schumer Vows to Fight For Final Approval So Critical Project Can Get Underway  Schumer: Project Is First And Goal & On The 1-Yard Line - I Wil… Continue Reading


11.05.15

SCHUMER STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF SOMOS RALLY TO ADDRESS THE LOOOMING FINANCIAL AND HEALTH CARE CRISIS IN PUERTO RICO

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement in support of the rally today in Puerto Rico at the SOMOS Conference to address the looming financial and healthcare crisis in Puerto Rico. Schumer is a sponsor of the Improving the Treatment of the U.S. Territories under Federal Programs Act of 2015 (S.1961) and the Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act (S.1774). "Three and a half million Americans in Puerto Rico are facing a dire economic crisis and a health care syste… Continue Reading


11.05.15

STATEMENTS FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO & U.S. SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER ON THE ALCOA NEGOTIATIONS:

GOVERNOR CUOMO: "At my direction, senior administration officials are actively working with Alcoa and Senator Schumer to continue the company's operation in Massena and the hundreds of jobs it supports. This plant is a vital part of the local community, and we are doing everything possible to identify an alternative scenario that both allows the facility to remain open and protects the taxpayer investments that have already been made. My thoughts are with every New Yorker who could potentially b… Continue Reading


11.05.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DONOVAN & DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $100 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR STATEN ISLAND HOMEPORT, HOWLAND HOOK CONTAINER TERMINAL, AND OTHER VITAL WATERFRONT INVESTMENTS

$103 Million In FEMA Funds Will Repair Damage To Buildings, Mechanical Equipment, Pier, And Substation At Homeport And Make Improvements To Vulnerable Shoreline And Other Vital Infrastructure $2.9 Million In FEMA Funds Will Help Mitigate Flood Damage At Howland Hook Container Terminal   Senators Charles Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand, Congressman Dan Donovan, and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced $103 million in federal funding to repair Sandy damage to the Staten Isla… Continue Reading


11.05.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.9 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Funds for a Vital Project the Town of Mexico Was Waiting Two Years to Start, After Findings of Poor Water Quality from Ground Wells Project to Provide Approximately 100 Homes with Safe & Reliable Water within the Township Oswego, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,947,000 in federal funding for the Town of Mexico in Central New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U… Continue Reading


11.04.15

GOVERNOR CUOMO AND SENATOR SCHUMER ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT WITH KRAFT-HEINZ TO SAVE NEARLY 1,000 AT-RISK JOBS AND SPUR INVESTMENT IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Avon, Walton and Lowville Plants to Remain Open and Retain All Jobs, Campbell Plant Closure Delayed for 12-24 Months While Company Works to Identify New Owner State and Kraft-Heinz Commit to Invest Up to $50 Million for Upstate Factory Upgrades Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today announced that an agreement has been reached to save at-risk Kraft-Heinz facilities which employ nearly 1,000 workers throughout Upstate New York. The agreement will ensure that Kraft-Hei… Continue Reading


11.04.15

SCHUMER COSPONSORS SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL & CONDEMNING PALESTINIAN TERROR ATTACKS

In Recent Weeks, Israel Has Been Subjected to an Alarming Wave of Terrorism By Palestinians; Eleven Israelis Have Been Tragically Killed, 145 Have Been Wounded, Two Americans Were Killed Resolution Calls on President Abbas to Denounce and Stop Incitement By Palestinian Officials; Supports Agreement to Install Surveillance Cameras on Temple Mount U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that he is a lead cosponsor on a bipartisan resolution in the Senate. The resolution supports Israel … Continue Reading


11.04.15

SCHUMER: WITH FRIGID WINTER TEMPERATURES FAST APPROACHING, MORE THAN 700 VETERANS LIVING IN UPSTATE NY 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 700 Homeless Veterans - In the Capital Region, As of 2014, There Were 119 Homeless Veterans; In Central NY, 69; In Western NY, 79; In Rochester-Finger Lakes, 112; In Southern Tier, 143… Continue Reading


11.03.15

SEN. SCHUMER'S STATEMENT ON ALCOA'S ANNOUNCEMENT

"Yesterday's announcement is deeply and bitterly disappointing. To say that I am outraged is an understatement. This facility is the heart and soul of the North Country, and we have all worked so hard to protect and preserve these jobs. These are hard-working, extremely productive workers - many have given decades of service - whose labor has garnered ALCOA enormous profits over the years. They deserve better. Like everyone else, I was completely blindsided by the announcement. I immediately … Continue Reading


11.03.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $ $690,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HAWTHORNE VALLEY ASSOCIATION BEGINNING FARMER INITIATIVE

Funding Creates Training Opportunities for Farmers in Hudson Valley & Metropolitan New York U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $693,918 in federal funding for Hawthorne Valley Association. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Hawthorne Valley Association will use this funding to create … Continue Reading


11.02.15

ON THE HEELS OF THE NEWS THAT JOBS COULD BE CUT IF KEYCORP SUCCEEDS IN ACQUIRING BUFFALO-BASED FIRST NIAGARA FINANCIAL GROUP, SCHUMER CALLS COMPANY – SENATOR URGES CEO TO PROTECT JOBS IN WESTERN NEW YORK THAT COULD BE IMPACTED BY THE DEAL

KeyCorp Has Plans to Acquire First Niagara In $4.1 Billion Takeover; The Deal Would Make Key 13th Largest U.S.-Based Bank - However, Schumer Has Serious Concerns That The Acquisition By The Ohio-based BankCould Lead To Job Losses in WNY  While Key Bank Has Been Part Of The Buffalo Community For Years, Schumer Remains Concerned Acquisition Could Mean Layoffs For Local Workforce & Negatively Impact Regional Economy - Schumer Calls CEO Of KeyCorp To Urge Company To Protect WNY Jobs Schum… Continue Reading


11.02.15

SCHUMER, CUOMO ARE URGING KRAFT-HEINZ TO REVERSE COURSE & KEEP JOBS IN NEW YORK

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo are urging executives of Kraft-Heinz to keep manufacturing jobs in New York. Last week, the company released a statement announcing three New York factories, that employ a total of 940 workers, are under review. "The world-class workforce at the Kraft-Heinz plant in Avon, Walton, and Campbell are efficient, loyal and productive, so the loss of these jobs would be unjust and extremely disturbing. Senator Schumer has contacted … Continue Reading


11.02.15

SCHUMER: CONGRESS HAS UNWISELY ALLOWED CRITICAL FED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM TO EXPIRE; WITHOUT RENEWAL OF PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM, CAPITAL REGION COLLEGES THAT RECEIVE FUNDING – LIKE UALBANY, RPI, SIENA & ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE – COULD BE FORCED TO RETURN MONEY, LEAVING STUDENTS IN THE LURCH & COLLEGES HOLDING THE BAG; SENATOR VOWS TO FIGHT TOOTH & NAIL TO EXTEND PROGRAM THAT HELPS HALF A MILLION STUDENTS ATTEND COLLEGE

The Perkins Student Loan Program Expired On September 30th, Jeopardizing The Education Of Students Across the Country Who Rely On The Program To Attend College The House of Representatives Passed an Extension Unanimously; Now, Schumer Will Call On Senate Republicans To Take Up And Immediately Pass Extension Of The Perkins Loan Program Schumer: With College Costs Skyrocketing, We Must Renew Perkins Loan Program That Is Vital Lifeline For Thousands Of Struggling Students Standing at the Unive… Continue Reading

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