Press Releases

08.27.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CORNING INC. IN STEUBEN COUNTY HAS SECURED CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT THAT WILL ENABLE DIESEL MANUFACTURING PLANT EXPANSION’S STARTUP; WILL ALLOW AREA JOB-CREATION & ECONOMIC ENGINE OF SOUTHERN TIER TO CONTINUE FULL-STEAM AHEAD

Schumer Has Long Fought To Promote Clean Energy Technology, Manufacturing & Job Creation at Corning Inc. - Schumer Previously Pushed Corning to Expand at Facility in Erwin, NY & Helped Secure $30 Million in Clean Energy Tax Credits Fed Investments in Diesel Plant in Corning Inc. Have Helped The Company Expand Production at Erwin Plant - Now, Critical EPA Ruling Allowed NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation to Issue Critical Title V Permit; This Will Protect Environment and Give Compan… Continue Reading


08.27.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $20 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDS TO UPGRADE BRIDGES OVER FLOOD-PRONE WATERS IN BROOME AND DELAWARE COUNTIES

Delhi, Union & Whitney Point Will Use Funds to Upgrade Bridges and Make Them More Resilient to Flooding  U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $20,214,510 in federal funds for three Southern Tier municipalities to make bridges over flood-prone waters more resilient to future, repeated flooding. A total of $2,625,000 in federal funding will be used for work in the Town of Delhi, located in Delaware County, to upgrade the flood-prone bridge that carries … Continue Reading


08.27.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $22 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDS TO UPGRADE BRIDGES OVER FLOOD-PRONE WATERS IN ALBANY AND RENSSELAER COUNTIES

Cohoes & North Greenbush Will Use Funds to Upgrade Bridges and Make Them More Resilient to Flooding U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,780,000 in federal funds for two Capital Region municipalities to upgrade and enhance the resiliency of select bridges over flood-prone waters in order to protect them against threats from future, repeated flooding. Specifically, $21,280,000 in federal funding will be used for work in the City of Cohoes, located in Al… Continue Reading


08.26.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $27,000 IN FEDERAL CRIME PREVENTION FUNDING FOR TROY

Grant Will Help Troy to Support Overtime Payments for Police Officers U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that City of Troy has been awarded $27,569 in federal funding will be used to support overtime payments to police officers. The funds were awarded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which provides funding to states and local governments to support a range of crime prevention activities ba… Continue Reading


08.26.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $47,000 IN FEDERAL CRIME PREVENTION FUNDING FOR SCHENECTADY


08.26.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS & COLLINS ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $300K IN FED TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR NIAGARA FRONTIER TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

Fed Funds Will Support Efforts to Advance Job Opportunities in Public Transit U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand along with Congressmembers Brian Higgins and Chris Collins announced $303,000 in federal funding through the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to advance employment efforts that support "ladders of opportunity" for Western New York job seekers.             &… Continue Reading


08.26.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $45,000 IN FEDERAL CRIME PREVENTION FUNDING FOR NIAGARA FALLS

Grant Will Help Niagara Purchase Police Body Cameras & Police Vehicle & Support Overtime Payments U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that City of Niagara Falls has been awarded $45,666 in federal funding will be used to purchase body worn cameras and support overtime payments to police officers. The funds were awarded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which provides funding to state… Continue Reading


08.26.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $20K IN FED FUNDS FOR CHATHAM FIRE DEPT. IN COLUMBIA COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,368 in federal funding for the Chatham Fire Department in Columbia County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, this funding will be used to purchase a new extrication tool set, including cutters that help first responders quickly remove victims from enclosed spaces qui… Continue Reading


08.26.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, NATIONAL WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME WILL HOST PUBLIC INPUT TOWN HALL WITH TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES ROSIE RIOS ON NEW $10 BILL DESIGN; FORUM TO DISCUSS WHICH GREAT AMERICAN WOMAN SHOULD BE FEATURED ON FEDERAL CURRENCY WILL TAKE PLACE MONDAY 8/31

In June, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Announced That The $10 Bill Will Be Redesigned To Feature A Woman By 2020, The 100th Anniversary Of The 19thAmendment, Which Guaranteed Women The Right To Vote  Schumer Called For Seneca Falls, NY To Host One of Treasury's Town Hall Meetings Open to the Public for Input - After Schumer's Urging, This Event Is Now Set to be Held This Monday, August 31st With Treasurer of the United States Rosa "Rosie" Rios Schumer: Birthplace of the … Continue Reading


08.25.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $55,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ERIN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN CHEMUNG COUNTY

Funding Will Allow Fire Dept. to Replace Old Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA's) U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $55,762 in federal funding for Erin Volunteer Fire Department in Chemung County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Erin Volunteer Fire Department will use this federal investment to replace old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA's)… Continue Reading


08.24.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: VERIZON WILL LEVEL ABANDONED BUILDING & CLEAN UP PROPERTY IN VILLAGE OF CAMILLUS THAT WAS LEFT IGNORED FOR TWO DECADES; WILL PAVE WAY FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAND

Schumer Visited Village of Camillus Last Week & Urged Verizon To Clean Up Abandoned Building That Was Allowed to Deteriorate For Years Schumer Commends Verizon For Listening To Local Concerns & Agreeing To Demolish Building & Clean Up Property Schumer: Verizon Heard Our Call, Loud & Clear U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that Verizon will, in response to local concerns regarding a long-abandoned building in the Village of Camillus, level and clean up the pro… Continue Reading


08.24.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.2 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR THE BROOME COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HELP REMOVE LEAD FROM HOMES – LEAD IS A SERIOUS HEALTH HAZARD & THESE FUNDS WILL HELP DECREASE EXPOSURE

Broome County Will Use Funds to Address Lead Hazards in 155 Housing Units; Will Help Protect Health & Safety Of Area Families & Children U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant of $2,906,610 in Lead Hazard Control funding and $325,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding for Broome County to address lead hazards in 155 housing units. This critical funding will provide necessary resources to spur collaboration between the Broome Coun… Continue Reading


08.24.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.2 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY TO HELP REMOVE LEAD FROM HOMES – LEAD IS A SERIOUS HEALTH HAZARD & THESE FUNDS WILL HELP DECREASE EXPOSURE

Chautauqua County Will Use Funds to Address Lead Hazards in 150 Housing Units; Will Help Protect Health & Safety Of Area Families & Children U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant of $2,217,833 in Lead Hazard Control funding for Chautauqua County to address lead hazards in 150 housing units. This critical funding will provide necessary resources to spur collaboration between Chautauqua County and local organizations, including the Jamesto… Continue Reading


08.24.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.6 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR THE CITY OF ROCHESTER TO HELP COMBAT LEAD POISONING

Schumer & Gillibrand: Lead-Poisoning Prevention Grant Will Help Protect Health & Safety Of Rochester's Kids U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant of $3,365,733 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funding and $325,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding for the City of Rochester. This critical funding will provide necessary resources to spur collaboration between the Rochester Housing Authority and the Monroe County Department of Hea… Continue Reading


08.20.15

SCHUMER: CRAFT BREWING IS ON THE RISE IN CENTRAL NY, BUT BREWERS NEED ACCESS TO LOCALLY GROWN MALT BARLEY FOR INDUSTRY TO THRIVE; LOCAL FARMERS HESITANT TO GROW CROP DUE TO LACK OF FED INSURANCE – SCHUMER PUSHES FEDS TO ESTABLISH ESSENTIAL CROP INSURANCE FOR CENTRAL NY MALT BARLEY FARMERS

Insurance Currently Available to Farmers Growing Malt Barley In Other States, But Not NYS; Sec. of Agriculture Could Fix It Unilaterally, No Legislation Required - Schumer Calls on Feds to Prioritize & Fast-Track Vital Malt Barley Crop Insurance for NYS Farmers, Including Many in CNY; Crop Is Risky, But Absolutely Vital For Farm Brewers CNY's Farm Brewery Industry Has Exploded In Recent Years - Due To NYS Law, Over Next Decade Most NYS Craft Brewers Will Be Required To Source 90% Of Ingred… Continue Reading


08.20.15

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY REVIEW AND STRONGLY SUPPORT LOCAL & STATE PLAN TO INCREASE AND ENHANCE ACCESS FOR BOATING AND RECREATIONAL ACCESS ON THE HUDSON RIVER; NEW RIVER ENTRY POINTS WOULD INCREASE ACCESS FOR BOATERS, ANGLERS AND NATURE LOVERS; WOULD ALSO BRING THOUSANDS OF NEW TOURISTS PER YEAR & PROVIDE MAJOR BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY

Locals And State Are Working Together To Submit Proposal, So Feds Can Promptly Review, Request & Approve Comprehensive Restoration Plan; River Access Improvement Projects In Putnam & Westchester Counties Schumer Says Feds Should Get Ready To Review, Approve and Help Fund New Hudson River Access For Boaters, Fishers & Recreation Use Across The Hudson Valley - Improving Access Would Greatly Benefit Tourist Destinations Like the Cold Spring Waterfront Schumer To Feds: Hudson River Pro… Continue Reading


08.20.15

SCHUMER: PROPOSED SENATE BUDGET BILL WOULD DECIMATE FUNDING FOR KEY HOUSING PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE AND MORE; STANDING WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS AND RESIDENTS, SENATOR VOWS TO FIGHT TOOTH & NAIL AGAINST FED FUNDING CUTS

Current Senate Bill Slashes HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Funding By More Than 90% From Fiscal Year 2015 Levels - Effectively Decimating Critical Funding Streams For Capital Region Cuts Put First Time Homeownership, Rehabilitation Programs, and Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts In Jeopardy   Schumer: Cuts Would Be Devastating For Schenectady, Troy and Colonie Standing at 1568 Carrie Street in Schen… Continue Reading


08.19.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $50,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA COLLEGE AND TOMPKINS CORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM TO EMPOWER WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Schumer & Gillibrand: Rev: Ithaca Startup Designed to Help Women Entrepreneurs Scale and Grow Their Businesses U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant of $50,000 for Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, a business incubator to help start and grow local businesses. Rev Ithaca is a collaborative project between Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College to strengthen entrepreneurship opportunities for women in Ithaca. Th… Continue Reading


08.19.15

SCHUMER CALLS FOR CHANGES TO FEDERAL SOLAR TAX CREDIT TO KEEP SOLAR PANEL PROJECTS ON TRACK AND HELP LOCAL COMPANIES CREATE MORE LOCAL JOBS; SENATOR SAYS TAX CREDITS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROJECTS BEGIN, NOT UPON COMPLETION

Tax Incentive Allows Businesses, Residents, and Municipalities to Install Solar Panels; However, They Only Receive These Benefits Upon Completion of the Project; With New Installations Contemplated in Rose, Williamson, City of Rochester, Henrietta, and Parma, Uncertainty About Solar Tax Credit's Future Could Hamper Growth of Burgeoning Local Solar Companies Schumer Says Current Restrictions and Regulations Prevent Residents, Businesses, and The Solar Power Industry From Reaping The Full Fi… Continue Reading


08.19.15

SCHUMER PROPOSES NEW LAW DESIGNED TO VIRTUALLY ELIMINATE CHANCE OF DRONES CRASHING INTO PLANES; GEO-FENCING AMENDMENT WOULD REQUIRE SOFTWARE ON EVERY DRONE THAT WOULD PROHIBIT FLYING NEAR AIRPORTS & SENSITIVE AREAS; THE TECHNOLOGY WORKS—ALL THAT’S NEEDED IS A LAW

With So Many Near-Misses Of Drones Flying Into Planes, Schumer Will Push Geo-Fencing Amendment In Upcoming FAA Reauthorization Legislation Requiring Manufacturers to Implement The Technology; Schumer Says Congress Must Act Now or Could Be Forced To Wait Until 2016 for Next FAA Reauthorization Recent Drone Sightings At NYC-Area Airports Threaten Safety of Hundreds of Passengers Onboard Flights; Geo-Fencing Would Establish "Drone No Fly Zones" Near Airports, Over Sensitive Airspace & Above 50… Continue Reading

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