Press Releases

05.08.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN PUSH TO INCREASE FUNDING TO PROTECT NONPROFIT INSTITUTIONS AGAINST TERROR ATTACKS

Recent Attacks on Places of Worship Highlight the Vulnerabilities that Communities Across the Country Face - Increase in Funding Would Provide Critical Support and Help Enhance Security for Nonprofit Institutions At Risk of Terror Attacks Schumer, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Coalition of 33 Senators to Increase Funding for Nonprofit Security Grant Program by $15 Million - Would Raise Total Funding from $60 Million to $75 Million U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Ki… Continue Reading


05.08.19

IN A PERSONAL MEETING WITH ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF NOMINEE MCCONVILLE, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR REPLACEMENT OF OUTDATED FORT DRUM RAILHEAD; CALLS ON ARMY TO HONOR RELIABLE, JOB-CREATING POWER CONTRACT WITH REENERGY

During In-Person Meeting With Army Chief Of Staff Nominee, General James C. McConville, Schumer Urges Army To Continue Prioritizing New Fort Drum Railhead Project, Which Would Boost Installation's Mission Readiness Additionally, Schumer Calls On Army To Honor Its 20-Year Power Contract With ReEnergy, Which Makes Fort Drum 100% Energy Independent & Supports 300+ Jobs In Upstate New York Schumer To Army: Measures Would Be A Win-Win For North Country & Our World-Class Troops At Fort Drum … Continue Reading


05.07.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, VELAZQUEZ ANNOUNCE OVER $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SANDY-HAMMERED RED HOOK, BROOKLYN RECREATION CENTER

Funding Will Be Used To Repair the Damaged Red Hook Recreation Center U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and U.S. Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY-07) today announced $8,038,976.40 in federal funding for the New York Office of Management and Budget. These federal funds are administered through U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to repair the Red Hook Recreati… Continue Reading


05.06.19

FOLLOWING LAST WEEK’S FLOOD OF ROBOCALLS THAT WOKE UP THOUSANDS OF CENTRAL NY’ERS IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH TO PASS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION–TRACED ACT–TO CURB ROBOCALLS AND PROTECT CNY IDENTITIES & WALLETS

On Top Of The +59M Robocalls Made To Syracuse So Far This Year, Last Week, CNY-ers Were Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas; Residents Duped Into Calling Back Paid Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Announces New Legislation, TRACED Act, Giving Feds Authority To Combat Costly Schemes, Require Call Authentication & Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls Schumer: It's Time To Hang Up Robocalls Once & For All Standing at the James M. Hanley Federal Building in Syracuse, a… Continue Reading


05.06.19

FOLLOWING LAST WEEK’S FLOOD OF ROBOCALLS THAT WOKE UP THOUSANDS OF UPSTATE NY’ERS IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH TO PASS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION–TRACED ACT–TO CURB ROBOCALLS AND PROTECT CAPITAL REGION IDENTITIES & WALLETS

On Top Of The +290M Robocalls Made To New York Last Month, Last Week, Upstate NY-ers Were Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas; Residents Duped Into Calling Back Paid Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Announces New Legislation, TRACED Act, Giving Feds Authority To Combat Costly Schemes, Require Call Authentication & Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls Schumer: It's Time To Hang Up Robocalls Once & For All Standing at the Colonie Senior Services Center, and in the wa… Continue Reading


05.05.19

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO DESIGNATE SPREADING & DRUG-RESISTANT SUPERGBUG —CANDIDA AURIS—AN ‘EMERGENCY’; WILL ALLOW FEDS TO DELIVER MORE DOLLARS TO NEW YORK, LONG ISLAND & UPSTATE SO WE CAN BETTER IDENTIFY, TACKLE & TREAT DEADLY FUNGUS; HAS BEEN DONE IN PAST WITH OTHER THREATS LIKE ZIKA, EBOLA

There Is Currently NO Treatment For Superbug Spreading Across New York To More Than 300 People; Schumer Says State, NYC/LI Would Benefit From Fed Boost Of Emergency Response Funding Where Surveillance, Identification, Testing & Treatment Are Still Being Established & Perfected To Address Vexing Bug Senator Says CDC Can Declare All 'Superbugs' As Needing 'Emergency Response Funding' Just Like They Did For Zika, Ebola & Other Emerging Public Health Risks; Extra Funds For NY Would Help… Continue Reading


05.02.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $26 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO AID LONG ISLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMART GROWTH

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) And The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Provide Essential Funds For Local Development Projects Across Long Island Senators Say These Programs Are A Huge Win For Communities Across Long Island; Senators Have Pushed To Ensure Programs Create Good-Paying Jobs By Supporting Local Smart Growth Projects And Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts Senators: We Pledge To Protect This Funding Because CDBG and HOME Provide An Irreplaceable Sou… Continue Reading


05.01.19

FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ISSUES DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY TO HELP QUICKLY RESPOND TO POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING FLOOD THREAT; SENATOR SAYS DECLARATION ENSURES PROMPT MOBILIZATION OF FEDERAL RESOURCES TO LAKE ONTARIO SHOULD 2017 REPEAT ITSELF

In 2017, Lake Ontario Communities Were Ravaged By Intense Flooding, Leading To Millions In Damages; Current Climbing Water Levels Indicate A Major New Risk Of Floods Schumer Today Announces That, Following His Advocacy, The U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Has Issued A Declaration Of Emergency To Activate Its Emergency Operations Center And Mobilize Federal Support To Be Fully Prepared Should Destructive Flooding Occur Schumer To USACE: Declaration Of Emergency Will Help Prepare Lake Ontario Commu… Continue Reading


05.01.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $900,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT AMERICORPS VISTA MEMBERS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY

Funding Will Be Used to Mitigate Poverty Through Access to Healthy Meals, Affordable Housing Options, and Job Training U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $927,135 in funding for three organizations that work to mitigate poverty through a variety of services. The funding, provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will support 61 AmeriCorps VISTA members in organizations throughout New York City. The fund… Continue Reading


05.01.19

WITH CITY OF NEWBURGH HAVING ONE OF NY’S LOWEST 2010 CENSUS RESPONSE RATES, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & MALONEY LAUNCH PUSH TO MAXIMIZE 2020 CENSUS PARTICIPATION; OFFICIALS STRESS AN ACCURATE CENSUS COUNT IS CRITICAL TO RESOURCES FOR CITY OF NEWBURGH

The City Of Newburgh Had One Of The Lowest 2010 Census Participation Rates At A Mere 57%; Reps Say, With Census Count Playing A Vital Role In Federal Funding, Accuracy Is Imperative Schumer, Gillibrand & Maloney Urge Census Bureau To Establish A Questionnaire Assistance Center In the City of Newburgh, Host A Census Jobs Fair And Meet With Community Leaders To Chart Path Forward For Robust Participation Officials To Feds: An Accurate Census Count Is Imperative For the City of Newburgh To Ge… Continue Reading


04.30.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR STEUBEN AND YATES COUNTIES

Funding Will Be Used By Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,317,541 in federal funding for Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in Ste… Continue Reading


04.30.19

WITH WATER LEVELS ON THE RISE AND MEMORIES OF DEVASTATING 2017 LAKE ONTARIO FLOODING FRONT AND CENTER, SCHUMER CALLS ON ARMY CORPS TO PREPARE TO ACTIVATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER & PROVIDE ANY AND ALL SUPPORT TO MITIGATE POTENTIAL DAMAGE

In 2017, Lake Ontario Communities Were Ravaged By Intense Flooding, Leading To Millions In Damages; Today's Already High And Still Climbing Water Levels Indicate A Major New Risk Of Floods Schumer Today Calls On U.S. Army Corps Buffalo District To Stand At The Ready To Activate Emergency Operations Center Should Lake Ontario Water Levels Hit Flood Threshold Schumer To Army Corps: Lake Ontario Communities Can't Afford A Repeat Of 2017; Stand Ready To Lend A Hand U.S. Senator Charles E. Schume… Continue Reading


04.29.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON CANOPY’S OFFICIAL DECISION TO SITE $125 MILLION INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROCESSING PARK IN THE HEART OF BROOME COUNTY; SCHUMER SAYS THE MOVE WILL SPUR GROWTH OF MAJOR NEW AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY IN THE REGION

Schumer Led Federal Effort To Pass Farm Bill That Created A Pathway For The Commercial Cultivation Of Industrial Hemp As An Agricultural Commodity U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after Canopy Growth officially announced the location of its new $125 million industrial hemp industrial park in Broome County: "I am absolutely thrilled that Canopy believes as I do, that the Southern Tier-and specifically Broome County-is the perfect place to seed and grow the… Continue Reading


04.28.19

SCHUMER: RECENT REPORT SHOWING FOODBORNE BACTERIA THRIVING IN ICE CREAM ACROSS 32 STATES—INCLUDING NY—REVEALS WEAK LINKS IN FOOD SAFETY THAT FEDS MUST STRENGTHEN; SENATOR ANNOUNCES PLAN TO BOOST FDA WITH DOLLARS THAT CAN HELP QUICKLY IDENTIFY & REIN IN OUTBREAKS OF SALMONELLA, LISTERIA, E. COLI & OTHERS THAT MAKE US SICK—OR WORSE

2018 Saw The Most Multistate Outbreaks Of Foodborne Illness In More Than A Decade; From Meats, To Veggies & Even Ice Cream, Feds Can -And Should- Do More; But That Requires Congress To Act With Summer On The Doorstep & Ice Cream On The Minds Of Many, Schumer Announces New Push To Give FDA Better Tools & Resources To Inspect, Detect & Do Away With Bad Foods At The Source; Ice Cream Is Just One Reminder To Take Action In Upcoming Fed Budget Negotiations Schumer: Consumers Are In … Continue Reading


04.26.19

FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NASA ASTRONAUT STANLEY G. LOVE – SPACE SHUTTLE, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AND SPACEWALK VET – WILL ATTEND THE UNVEILING OF THE ASTRONAUT GREGORY JARVIS MEMORIAL IN HERKIMER COUNTY

Permanent Memorial In Herkimer County Honoring The Life Of Astronaut, Payload Specialist & Herkimer Hero, Gregory Jarvis, To Open Next Month Schumer Secured Artifacts From Jarvis's Career & A Visit From An Astronaut At A Celebration Of Jarvis's Life & Legacy In Herkimer County On May 3rd Schumer: Gregory Jarvis Showed Herkimer County How To Reach For The Stars And Now Astronaut Stanley G. Love Will Too U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, following his push, Natio… Continue Reading


04.26.19

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE NEW PUSH TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM LEAD POISONING AND FUND EPA PROGRAMS THAT HELP NEW YORKERS DETECT AND REMOVE LEAD FROM THEIR COMMUNITIES

EPA's Lead Abatement, Inspection, and Enforcement Programs Give Communities Vital Federal Funds to Find and Remove Poisonous Lead-Based Paint in New York Homes, Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Sites Including Schools, and Hold Local Contractors, Landlords, and Property Managers Accountable Gillibrand Leads Bipartisan Coalition of 27 Senate Colleagues to Ensure these Vital EPA's Programs Receive the Funding They Need Senators’ Push Comes as President’s Proposed Budget Cuts EPA Funding by… Continue Reading


04.26.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THEIR PUSH TO SECURE AT LEAST $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Maple Program is Critical to Local Economies and Conservation Efforts in Upstate New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced their push to secure no less than $5 million in federal funding for the Acer Access and Development Program and support the maple syrup industry. This program creates opportunities for investment and research for maple syrup, helps to increase maple production a… Continue Reading


04.26.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR PARSONS CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER IN ALBANY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children In Albany County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,650,899 in federal funding for Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families throughout Albany County. … Continue Reading


04.25.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR THE HEAD START OF EASTERN ORANGE COUNTY, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children In Orange County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,362,537 in federal funding for The Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in Eastern Orange Coun… Continue Reading


04.23.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR KRULL PARK SHORELINE RESTORATION IN NIAGARA COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Restore Krull Park Shoreline Damaged By Extreme Flooding Of Lake Ontario In 2017 U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,888,493.25 in federal funding for shoreline restoration in Niagara County. The federal funds are administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to restore the Krull Park Shoreline in Niagara County, which wa… Continue Reading

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