Press Releases

09.10.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SENATE PASSES BILL THAT WOULD BRING TO NEW YORK MORE BORDER OFFICERS NEEDED TO FIGHT DELAYS & MOVE TRAFFIC MORE EFFICIENTLY – SOLDIERS RETURNING HOME TO THE NORTH COUNTRY FROM OVERSEAS HAVE THE SKILLS & TRAINING NECESSARY FOR THESE POSITIONS & SCHUMER BILL THAT MATCHES VETS TO BORDER JOBS NOW MOVES TO THE HOUSE

Schumer Bill Successfully Passes The Senate & Now Heads To The House - Bill Would Require The Department Of Defense (DOD) And The Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) To Cooperate To Recruit And Expedite The Hiring Of Outgoing U.S. Military Service Members For Currently Open Positions As U.S. Customs And Border Protection (CBP) Officers At U.S. Ports Of Entry In August, Schumer Visited North Country To Push Bill, Which Seeks To Address Delays Associated With CBP'S Necessarily Thorough Hir… Continue Reading


09.10.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO, SHEEHAN ANNOUNCE ALBANY FIRE DEPARTMENT TO RECEIVE NEARLY $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING

Federal Funds Will Allow Albany Fire Department To Hire 15 New Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced today that the Albany Fire Department will receive a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in the amount of $1,877,490. The federal assistance is made possible by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. "These much… Continue Reading


09.10.15

SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE CRITICAL HEALTHCARE DESIGNATION FOR BUFFALO’S JERICHO ROAD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER; DESIGNATION WOULD ALLOW HEALTH CENTER TO RECEIVE VITAL FEDERAL FUNDS TO PROVIDE CRITICAL CARE TO VULNERABLE & UNDERSERVED RESIDENTS

Low-Income And At-Risk Buffalo Residents Face Health Care Access Issues, A Lack of Transportation & Language Barriers Prevent Some Western New Yorkers From Receiving Quality Care Schumer to HHS: Federal Designation Critical For Jericho Roads To Continue Providing Outstanding Care  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to approve Jericho Road Community Health Center's application for the continued designation as a Federa… Continue Reading


09.10.15

SCHUMER SECURES ADDITIONAL, VITAL $150K IN FED FUNDING NEEDED FOR HISTORIC RESTORATION AT THOMAS COLE HOUSE; FUNDS WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT THE HISTORIC SITE AND UNCOVER LONG-LOST ART TREASURE PAINTED BY THOMAS COLE; SENATOR PREVIOUSLY SECURED $460K FROM NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES – WITH ALL FED FUNDING RESTORATION, PROJECT CAN NOW GET UNDERWAY

In July, Schumer Visited The Thomas Cole Historic Site, Which Honors 'The Father Of The Hudson River School' - Site Experts Recently Discovered Murals That Cole Painted In The 1800s Hidden Behind Wall Paint & Requested Grants From Fed Agencies To Preserve Previously Undiscovered Murals Schumer Secured First Portion of Funding From NEH For Project But Needed Additional Funding From IMLS To Fully Restore Artwork And Preserve The Historic Integrity Of The Home; With IMLS Announcement, Site No… Continue Reading


09.10.15

SCHUMER URGES CONGRESS TO BRING THE CYBERSECURITY BILL TO THE FLOOR & HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR UNIVERSAL DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION STANDARDS, IN WAKE OF EXCELLUS BLUECROSS BLUE SHIELD CYBERATTACK; SENATOR SAYS WITH THE HEALTH & FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF APPROXIMATELY 10 MILLION PEOPLE EXPOSED, MORE PROTECTIONS NEED TO BE IN PLACE

SCHUMER URGES CONGRESS TO BRING THE CYBERSECURITY BILL TO THE FLOOR & HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR UNIVERSAL DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION STANDARDS, IN WAKE OF EXCELLUS BLUECROSS BLUE SHIELD CYBERATTACK; SENATOR SAYS WITH THE HEALTH & FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF APPROXIMATELY 10 MILLION PEOPLE EXPOSED, MORE PROTECTIONS NEED TO BE IN PLACE Schumer Urges Colleagues To Bring Cyber Security Bill To The Floor; Congress Should Further Strengthen Cyber Protections that Prioritize Notifying Victims Of Data… Continue Reading


09.09.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, FULTON COUNTY WILL RECEIVE CRITICAL FED FUNDS NEEDED TO HELP TRANSFORM THE TRYON JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER INTO A NEW TECH PARK AND BIZ INCUBATOR – SENATOR PREVIOUSLY URGED FEDS TO SUPPORT PLAN THAT COULD BRING JOBS, WORKFORCE TRAINING, NEW START-UP COMPANIES TO AREA

Former Tryon Juvenile Detention Center Has Been Unoccupied For Years, But in 2014 Fulton County IDA Took Over The 40-Building, 515-Acre Site & Began Making Plans To Turn It Into Thriving Business Hub In August 2014, Schumer Visited Tryon Facility to Urge Northern Border Regional Commission To Provide Funding Fulton County Needed to Turn Central Building Into Vibrant Business Training Center - Fed Funds Will Allow Fulton IDA To Break Ground & Begin Plan To Bring A New Fulton Montgomery … Continue Reading


09.09.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ONLINE TICKET LOTTERY TO SEE POPE FRANCIS; HUNDREDS OF NEW YORKERS FROM ACROSS NY STATE WILL TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON, DC TO HAVE THE HONOR OF SEEING POPE FRANCIS SPEAK ON SEPTEMBER 24TH; NAMES WILL NOW BE MADE PUBLIC

Each of the 100 Winners Will Receive Two Tickets To Be Part Of The Papal Audience On The West Lawn Of The Capitol Schumer: Lottery Winners Will Experience History On a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the winners of his statewide lottery to be part of the papal audience on the West Lawn of the Capitol following Pope Francis' address to the Joint Meeting of Congress. New Yorkers who were interested in receiving one of the 100 pairs of tickets start… Continue Reading


09.09.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: DEADLINE FOR FEMA’S ‘SUPERSTORM SANDY NFIP CLAIMS REVIEW PROCESS’ FAST APPROACHING, DESPITE SOME POLICYHOLDERS NEEDING MORE TIME TO APPLY; SENATORS URGE FEMA TO EXTEND DEADLINE TO END OF YEAR—WILL ALLOW ELIGIBLE & UNDERPAID HOMEOWNERS TO HAVE OPPORTUNITY FOR A FAIR INSURANCE CLAIM REVIEW


09.08.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, KING ANNOUNCE OVER $590,000 FEDERAL GRANT FOR WEST SAYVILLE-OAKDALE FIRE DISTRICT; FUNDING MEANS VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR FIREFIGHTERS

Funding Comes from Schumer, Gillibrand & King Sponsored AFG Program that Promotes Effective Firefighting Operation Schumer, Gillibrand, King Announce Thousands in Federal Funding for 100 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, 200 Bottles & 100 Masks; Will Be Used for Firefighters in West Sayville, Bayport, Oakdale & Sayville United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Peter King today announced that the West Sayville-Oakdale Fire District is set… Continue Reading


09.08.15

SCHUMER: CORNING PRESERVE IN ALBANY HAS POTENTIAL TO DRAW HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW TOURISTS TO THE AREA FOR LIVE MUSIC, SPECIAL EVENTS & MORE; SCHUMER BILL WILL FINALLY PROVIDE THE CRITICAL FUNDING NEEDED TO REVITALIZE LOCAL WATERFRONT MAKING ALBANY ELIGIBLE FOR NEW GRANTS WHICH CAN HELP TRANSFORM WATERFRONT FOR FUTURE SUMMERS

With Five Summer Concerts & Hundreds Of Outdoor Activities Every Summer, Corning Preserve Lacks The Infrastructure & Resources Needed To Expand Outdoor Activities New Schumer Bill Will Provide Albany With New Funding Opportunities To Help Transform Local Parks Into Major Tourist Sites Schumer: Restricted Funds Will Now Be Available To Revitalize Albany Park Standing at Corning Preserve in Albany, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched his effort to increase federal funding … Continue Reading


09.08.15

SCHUMER: PROPOSED SENATE BUDGET BILL SLASHES CRITICAL FUNDING FOR KEY FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAMS; DEVASTATING CUTS WILL HALT ROCHESTER’S EFFORTS TO BRING NEIGHBORHOODS BACK ON TRACK; SCHUMER STANDS WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS & RESIDENTS & VOWS TO FIGHT TOOTH & NAIL TO PROVIDE ROCHESTER NEIGHBORHOODS 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 Rochester Cuts Put First Time Homeownership & Rehabilitation Programs, Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts, Public Facility Upgrades & Economic Development Projects All In Jeopardy   Schumer: Cuts Would Be Devastating For Rochester Standin… Continue Reading


09.01.15

AFTER SCHUMER'S PUSH, U.S. DEPT OF ENERGY WILL AWARD DRESSER RAND $4 MILLION, TO DESIGN & CREATE SUPER COMPRESSOR AT OLEAN FACILITY, PROTECTING WNY JOBS

Grant Will Help Dresser-Rand Company Create & Test A Supersonic CO2 Prototype   U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that after his push, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award the Dresser-Rand Company $4 million to create and test pilot-scale supersonic Carbon Dioxide compressor. This critical federal funding could add new good paying middle-class jobs and will be a major boost to the manufacturing industry in Upstate New York. "This federal fundin… Continue Reading


08.28.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $22K IN FED FUNDS FOR THE WHITEHALL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Fed Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment to Keep Firefighters Safe U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,858 in federal funding for the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company Inc. in Washington 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 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep firefighters safe. PPE typically consi… Continue Reading


08.28.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $460K IN FED FUNDS FOR THE HENRIETTA FIRE DISTRICT IN MONROE COUNTY

Fed Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment to Keep Firefighters Safe U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $461,973 in federal funding for the Henrietta Fire District in Monroe 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 replace obsolete self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); these new air packs will be used to keep firefig… Continue Reading


08.28.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $100K IN FED FUNDS FOR EAST HERKIMER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT #1 IN HERKIMER COUNTY

Fed Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment to Keep Firefighters Safe U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $101,284 in federal funding for the East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 Inc., located in Herkimer 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 replace 17 old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); these new air … Continue Reading


08.28.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN SELECTED TO RECEIVE $20 MILLION IN FED FUNDING TO DEVELOP CUTTING-EDGE HIGH-TECH ELECTRONICS – FUNDING WILL ENABLE BU TO CREATE 50-200 JOBS BY DEVELOPING NEXT GENERATION OF ADVANCED ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS AT ITS CENTER FOR ADVANCED MICROELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING

Binghamton University Led New York's Portion Of The FlexTech Alliance - A Public-Private Consortium of Industry Leaders in Electronics Manufacturing - Application For $100 Million In Fed Funding, Which Would Allow Consortium Of Companies Across The Country, Including Many Across NY, To Develop Manufacturing Innovation Institute Schumer Pushed For Feds To Select BU; Now, It Will Receive $20 Million & Lead NY State's Research And Development Efforts For Technologies Used In High-Tech Electron… Continue Reading


08.27.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $142,000 IN FEDERAL CRIME PREVENTION FUNDING FOR YONKERS

Grant Will Help Yonkers Purchase Police Vehicle & Communications Equipment U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the City of Yonkers has been awarded $142,222 in federal funding to purchase a marked police vehicle, computer software/hardware and communications equipment. A portion of JAG funds will also be used to support overtime expenses. The funds were awarded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (… Continue Reading


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

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