Press Releases

11.11.16

SCHUMER STANDS WITH CAPITAL REGION FIREFIGHTERS AT SARATOGA SPRINGS FIRE DEPT TO LAUNCH A MAJOR PUSH TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; FIREFIGHTERS’ CANCER RISK CAN BE DOUBLE THAT OFOTHERS DUE TO EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS—BUT NO REGISTRY TO TRACK & PREVENT CANCER IN FIREFIGHTERS HAS EVER EXISTED; THOUSANDS OF CAPITAL REGION FIREFIGHTERS WOULD BENEFIT

New Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk Senator Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer: Our Capital Region FirefightersProtect Us, So We Need To Protect Them Surrounded by dozens of Saratoga area fi… Continue Reading


11.10.16

ON THE HEELS OF PROPOSED WINDSTREAM AND EARTHLINK MERGER, SCHUMER MAKES CALL DIRECTLY TO WINDSTREAM CEO & URGES COMPANY TO PROTECT ROUGHLY 1,000 JOBS IN ROCHESTER AREA

Windstream Recently Announced It Is Seeking Fed Approvals To Acquire Earthlink; Together They Employ Roughly 1,000 People In Rochester Area Schumer Says Preserving Rochester Jobs Is His Top Priority Schumer: Windstream's & Earthlink's Rochester Workforce Is Vital For Success Of Merged Company; Rochester Should Remain Hub For New Company’s Future Growth U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called Windstream chief executive officer Tony Thomas following the news that Windstream has propo… Continue Reading


11.04.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE NEARLY $47 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NYC’S SANDY-RELATED REPAIRS IN ROCKAWAY

NYC Will Be Reimbursed By FEMA for Repairs to Three Public Service Buildings in Rockaway & Repairs to Four Boardwalk Sections, Which Provide Public Beach Access Repairs Were Necessary In Order to Open Up Rockaway's Beaches in Time for the Summer After Sandy U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced $46,965,661 in federal funding to the New York Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on behalf of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreatio… Continue Reading


11.03.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $ 2.3 MILLION IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE VALUE-ADDED PRODUCER FUNDING FOR NEW YORK STATE

Funds Will Promote Growth for Small, Independent Producers, Boost Marketing Capabilities, Raise Brand Awareness and Consumer Knowledge U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,279,655 in federal funding for the State of New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program and will be used to create new products and improve their marketing strategy to raise brand awareness and increase… Continue Reading


11.01.16

SCHUMER HELPS SECURE MAJOR DEAL WITH GE TO POSITION LUFKIN-RMT PLANT FOR REDEVELOPMENT; AFTER SENATOR’S URGING GE WILL DONATE LUFKIN FACILITY TO ALLEGANY COUNTY

Schumer: Community Can Now Breathe New Life Into Wellsville Plant U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that General Electric (GE) agreed to donate the Lufkin Facility to Allegany County's Industrial Development Agency. In addition to donating the plant, Schumer secured a commitment from GE to prepare the facility for light manufacturing capabilities. Schumer said this would help Allegany County attract a variety of companies to purchase the facility and eventually invest locally by c… Continue Reading


10.31.16

WITH WINTER JUST AROUND THE CORNER, SENATORS SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $325 MILLION FOR FEDERAL LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; SENATORS SAY FAMILIES ACROSS NEW YORK RELY ON THESE FUNDS TO HELP HEAT THEIR HOMES

First of Two Installments to Help Thousands of Vulnerable NY Seniors & Families Who Need Extra Help to Bay Heating Bills Schumer, Gillibrand: LIHEAP Funds Help Sure People Do Not Have to Choose Between Paying Energy Bills & Paying for Food or Medicine U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the release of $325,060,769 in heating and home energy assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Low Income Home Energy Assist… Continue Reading


10.28.16

SCHUMER: I-84 IS NO STRANGER TO SPEEDING TRUCKS, BUT NEW TECHNOLOGY, READY FOR INSTALLATION, COULD MAKE BARRELING BIG RIGS A THING OF THE PAST; SENATOR SAYS ORANGE COUNTY DRIVERS WOULD BE SAFER & THOUSANDS OF ACCIDENTS COULD BE PREVENTED AND LIVES SAVED

I-84 Speed Limit Is 65 MPH But Any Orange County Resident Can Tell You That Big Rigs, Even Large Buses, Can Give It The Gas & Exceed The Limit, Putting Everyday Drivers At Risk For Accidents-Or Worse Ready-To-Go Technology That Caps Big Rig Speed Has Wide Support But Requires Feds To Approve Across-The-Board Installation; Most Bus & Truck Drivers Operate Safely, But Speed Limiters Can Help Prevent The Handful of Dangerous Actors From Inflicting High-Speed Damage Schumer: Capping … Continue Reading


10.28.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH EDUCATION INITIATIVES AT NYC COLLEGES

HSI STEM Funding Program to Help Develop and Expand Learning Opportunities for Hispanic and Low-Income Students First Installment of Five-Year HSI STEM Funding Set to Begin This Month New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,965,380 in federal funding for seven New York colleges. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Education's Hispanic-Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (HSI STEM) and Arti… Continue Reading


10.27.16

SCHUMER HOSTS ENERGY SECRETARY MONIZ AROUND ROCHESTER; MAKES CASE FOR $75 MILLION FOR JOB-CREATING LASER LAB AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER TO EXPAND NEW ENERGY DISCOVERY AND NATIONAL SECURITY WORK VIA NATIONAL LABS PARTNERSHIP

Schumer: With International Competition From Countries Like Russia And China, Laser Lab Investment Is Vital To Ensure U.S. Will Be First Nation To Achieve Fusion Ignition Schumer Says Laser Lab Is The Backbone Of Rochester's Photonics Industry; Senator Has Long Fought To Keep Job-Creating Laser Lab At The Cutting Edge Of High Tech Energy, Photonics Research  Schumer To Feds: Double Down on Laser Lab for U.S. Energy Future and To Spur Rochester Photonics and Optics Jobs  U.S. Senat… Continue Reading


10.27.16

SCHUMER VISITED WYOMING COUNTY TO ANNOUNCE NEARLY 90 NEW JOBS WILL BE ADDED AT PIONEER CREDIT RECOVERY; SCHUMER RECENTLY ANNOUNCED PIONEER WAS AWARDED A NEW FED JOB CREATING CONTRACT

Last Month, Schumer Announced Pioneer Was Selected By IRS As Private Contractors To Collect Delinquent Taxes Senator Successfully Pushed Legislation That Will Help Create New Local Jobs In Wyoming County Schumer Announces Job Fair November 2nd At All 3 Pioneer Locations; Company Hiring 90 Now To Fill Positions Across The Company  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today rallied with employees and company executives at the Pioneer facility in Perry, NY, Wyoming County to officially celebra… Continue Reading


10.27.16

SCHUMER RALLIES WITH GENERAL REVENUE CORPORATION (GRC)/PIONEER EMPLOYEES AND CEO TO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE 300 NEW CHEMUNG COUNTY JOBS; SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY PUSHED NEW LAW THAT CREATED FED CONTRACT

GRC/Pioneer Wins Contract To Support IRS In Collecting Delinquent Taxes - Estimates Hiring Roughly 300 Workers Schumer: New Jobs Are Heading to Chemung County U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today rallied with employees and company executives at the General Revenue Corporation (GRC)/Pioneer facility in Horseheads, New York to officially announce the company will create nearly 300 new, local jobs with the award of a new federal contract made possible by Schumer's push to include a provision in… Continue Reading


10.26.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH FOR FEDERAL FUNDING TO MAKE MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE A TOP PHOTONICS TRAINING CENTER; SCHOOL AIMS TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR SKILLED WORKERS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Monroe Community College (MCC), The Only Community College In The Nation Offering An Optics and Photonics Associates Degree, Needs Federal Funds To Expand Facilities, Meet Regional Need For Trained Workers Application for Over $500K from National Science Foundation (NSF) Is First Step Towards Making MCC the Northeast Regional Center for Optics and Photonics; Schumer Urges Feds To Approve Funds That Would Support New Equipment, Curriculum & Recruitment Schumer to NSF: Build on MCC's Proven… Continue Reading


10.25.16

SCHUMER JOINS LI COMMUNITIES IN PUSH TO PREVENT MILLIONS IN ALREADY- SPENT SANDY AID FROM BEING CLAWED BACK BY FEMA; LOCALS HAVE FACTS & FIGURES TO JUSTIFY SPENDING IN WAKE OF SANDY; LI CLAWBACK BY FEDS WOULD BE GUT PUNCH TO LOCAL TAXPAYERS; COULD COST THEM MILLIONS

Fed Report Recommends That LI Communities Return Money Used To Remove Dangerous Debris, Make Repairs & Do Other Emergency Work After Hurricane Sandy; This Despite FEMA Originally Tabbing the Costs as Reasonable; FEMA Now Weighing Decision That Could Hit Local Taxpayers' Pockets Town Of North Hempstead & Long Beach School District Could Be On The Hook To Return Millions In Storm Funds Schumer Helped Deliver; Senator Says Locals Have The Data & Docs To Prove How Essential Sandy Aid Wa… Continue Reading


10.23.16

WITH JUST-ANNOUNCED SOCIAL SECURITY “COLA” CLOSE TO ZERO, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PUSH FOR $581 EMERGENCY PAYMENT TO NEW YORK SENIORS & DISABLED ASAP; ALMOST NON-EXISTENT SS INCREASE WILL HURT MILLIONS OF NY’ERS WHO RELY ON SS FOR MONTHLY INCOME

Social Security Administration Just Announced That Cost-Of-Living Adjustments For 2017 Will Only Rise 0.3 Percent - Or Just About $5 On Average; 'Raise' Is One Of The Lowest Ever At A Time When Seniors Face Mounting Costs Senator Says Congress Must Work Across the Aisle To Craft Fix For Sorry SS Increase; Urges $581 Payment To Help NY Seniors Meet Needs; Pushes Legislation To Get The Job Done     Schumer: $5 SS COLA Is Flat Unfair  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today ann… Continue Reading


10.21.16

SCHUMER STANDS WITH CORNING & ELMIRA AREA FIREFIGHTERS AT CORNING FIRE DEPARTMENT TO LAUNCH A MAJOR PUSH TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; FIREFIGHTERS’ CANCER RISK CAN BE DOUBLE THAT OF OTHERS DUE TO EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS—BUT NO REGISTRY TO TRACK & PREVENT CANCER IN FIREFIGHTERS HAS EVER EXISTED; THOUSANDS OF SOUTHERN TIER FIREFIGHTERS WOULD BENEFIT

New Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk Senator Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer: Our Southern Tier Firefighters Protect Us, So We Need To Protect Them Surrounded by dozens of Corning and Elmi… Continue Reading


10.21.16

SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT FED ATTEMPTS TO TAKE BACK CRITICAL FUNDS THAT SUPPORT SMALL, RURAL HOSPITALS THAT SERVE VULNERABLE SENIOR CITIZENS, LIKE JONES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN WELLSVILLE; SENATOR SAYS RECENTLY CHANGED FUNDING RULES THAT KEEPS ‘SOLE COMMUNITY HOSPITALS’ AFLOAT ARE ESSENTIAL FOR RURAL AREAS; DEMANDS FEDS IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE

Sole Community Hospitals (SCH) & Medicare Dependent Hospitals (MDH) Are Often The Only Sources Of Emergency Care In Rural Areas - Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Recently Revised One Calculation For Funding SCHs, But Has Decided To Go After Hospitals And Retroactively Recoup Funds Based On The New Formula Jones Memorial Hospital In Wellsville Recently Received Notice That It Owes $400K & Has 15 Days To Pay - Schumer Says Move Is Completely Unfair & Could Leave H… Continue Reading


10.21.16

WITH DANGEROUS TOXIC ALGAE DRAMATICALLY SPREADING ACROSS SENECA COUNTY, SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE MORE FED RESOURCES TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF TOXIC ALGAE TO PROTECT SENECA RESIDENTS AND WATER BODIES

Algal Blooms Could Contaminate Drinking Water And Negatively Impact Local Economies Dependent On Tourism and Fishing NY Has Over 200 Reported Outbreaks Across More Than 150 NY State Bodies of Water This Year; Senator Says Feds Need To Help In Combating The Spread Of Toxic Algae Schumer: Seneca's Lakes Have Been Swimming In Toxic Algae For Way Too Long  During a visit to Standing Stone Vineyards in the Town of Lodi, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed a plan to help combat t… Continue Reading


10.20.16

SENATORS URGE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE TO UNLOCK FEDERAL FUNDS FOR U.S. DAIRY FARMERS STRUGGLING WITH HISTORICALLY LOW MILK PRICES

Many Dairy Farmers Have Seen Their Income Cut In Half as Milk Prices Dropped By More Than 40 Percent Over The Past Two Years U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand were joined by Susan Collins (R-ME), Jack Reed (D-RI), Bernard Sanders (I-VT), Angus King Jr. (I-ME), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Al Franken (D-MN), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeanne Shaheen (D- NH), Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), Chris S. Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kelly A. Ayotte (R-NH), Robe… Continue Reading


10.19.16

SCHUMER BRINGS FRA ADMINISTRATOR FEINBERG TO SCHENECTADY, MAKES PERSONAL CASE FOR $33 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO INSTALL LIFE SAVING PTC TECHNOLOGY ON TRACKS FROM POUGHKEEPSIE TO SCHENECTADY; SENATOR SAYS GRANT COULD SAVE LIVES AND PREVENT DANGEROUS ACCIDENTS

Schumer & Feinberg Discuss Importance of Quickly Installing Life-Saving PTC Technology; Senator Urges FRA to Use Newly Created Federal Grant Program to Help Fund Rail Improvements On State Run Portion of Empire Corridor Section Of Track Between Poughkeepsie & Amsterdam is Leased By NYS Which Must Implement PTC - Schumer Urges FRA To Award $33M In FAST Act Funds So There Are No Gaps In Safety & PTC Coverage Schumer: PTC System Can Help Prevent Fatal Crashes, And Empire Corridor Ca… Continue Reading


10.19.16

SCHUMER STANDS WITH SYRACUSE FIREFIGHTERS AT STATION 5 TO LAUNCH A MAJOR PUSH TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; FIREFIGHTERS’ CANCER RISK CAN BE DOUBLE THAT OF OTHERS DUE TO EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS—BUT NO REGISTRY TO TRACK & PREVENT CANCER IN FIREFIGHTERS HAS EVER EXISTED; THOUSANDS OF SYRACUSE FIREFIGHTERS WOULD BENEFIT

New Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk Senator Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer: Our Syracuse Firefighters Protect Us, So We Need To Protect Them   Surrounded by dozens of local Syrac… Continue Reading

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