Press Releases

07.15.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HARRIS-EXELIS MERGER, COMPANY HAS HEEDED HIS CALL TO EXPAND IN ROCHESTER; WILL START BY MOVING EXELIS MILITARY RADIO WORK TO ROCHESTER, CREATING UP TO 150 NEW LOCAL JOBS IN ROCHESTER– SCHUMER URGED CEO TO DEVELOP OPERATIONS HUB IN ROCHESTER AND BRING JOBS TO REGION; COMBINED COMPANY WILL CONTINUE TO BE ONE OF AREA’S LARGEST EMPLOYERS

After Merger Between The Two Companies Was Announced In February, Schumer Urged Harris-Exelis CEO Bill Brown In Personal Call To Grow Joint Workforce In Rochester - Now, New Company Will Create 100 New, Good-Paying Jobs In Rochester to Start, With Plans to Later Add 50 More; Also Will Make Rochester the HQ of One of Harris' Four Divisions Schumer Also Played Integral Role In Brokering Meeting Between Harris-Exelis And NYS Economic Development Representatives To Make The 150 New Jobs Plan a Rea… Continue Reading


07.15.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $23,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE MCDONOUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT IN CHENANGO COUNTY

Federal Funding For McDonough Will Be Used To Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $23,810 in federal funding for the McDonough Fire Department to purchase new equipment. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The McDonough Fire Department will use this federal investment to purchase fire turnout gear along with additional gloves and hoods fo… Continue Reading


07.15.15

SCHUMER LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT SENATE BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW NEW EXCESSIVELY LONG & DANGEROUS 84-FOOT TRUCKS – THE SIZE OF AN 8-STORY BUILDING – TO DRIVE ON UPSTATE ROADS & BRIDGES, PUTTING OTHER DRIVERS, PASSENGERS AND INFRASTRUCTURE AT RISK; SENATOR VOWS TO FIGHT ALARMING PROVISION ADDED TO TRANSPORTATION FUNDING BILL

Senate Appropriations Committee Recently Adopted A Provision That Would Allow Twin 33' Trucks On NYS Roadways & Bridges; Schumer Says New Trucks Are Significantly Longer Than Existing Limits And Pose Serious Dangers To Other Drivers and Passengers; Senate THUD Bill Includes A Provision That Would Preempt New York Law On Average 4,000 People Die In Truck-Related Accidents Every Year And New Dangerously Long Trucks, With Wider Turning Radiuses And Longer Passing Distances, Would Make Roadways… Continue Reading


07.15.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $45,000 IN FED FUNDING FOR WELLSVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT IN ALLEGANY COUNTY

Federal Transportation Funding Will Allow Airport to Improve Runway Safety U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $45,000 in federal funding for the Wellsville Municipal Airport in Allegany County. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This grant will fund the removal of obstructions on the Runway 10/28 approach and transitional surfaces to improve runway safety. "Keeping our airp… Continue Reading


07.14.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION HAS ACTED TO PUNISH CHINA FOR REPEAT TRADE VIOLATIONS THAT HURT WESTERN NY TIRE WORKERS – CHINA IS DUMPING TIRE PRODUCTS INTO U.S. MARKET AT ARTIFICIALLY LOW PRICES & HURTING THE U.S. TIRE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY; SCHUMER SAYS A HIGH DUTY WILL BE PLACED ON TIRES FROM CHINA TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD

More Than 1,000 Western NY Jobs at Goodyear's Rubber And Tire Plants in Buffalo & Niagara Falls Are Threatened By China Dumping Tires In U.S. At Artificially Low Prices Schumer Pushed The ITC To Thoroughly Investigate China's Tire Producers To Prevent Future Predatory Trade Practices from Hurting US Industry - Says ITC Rightly Acted To Level Playing Field for American Producers And Ensure China Plays By the Rules  Schumer: U.S. Will Protect WNY Workers From Repeat Trade Cheats Like … Continue Reading


07.14.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MEEKS, DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE OVER $35 MILLION IN SANDY- RELIEF FUNDING FOR REPAIRS MADE TO ROCKAWAY’S BEACH CHANNEL HIGH SCHOOL

Beach Channel High School, in Queens, Was Seriously Damaged by Superstorm Sandy Schumer, Gillibrand, Meeks, de Blasio Announce Millions in FEMA Funding for New York City School Construction Authority's Sandy-Related Repairs to Beach Channel High School U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Gregory Meeks and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced $35,264,759 in federal funding for the New York City School Construction Authority. The Federal Emergency Managemen… Continue Reading


07.13.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $645K FOR 7 CNY FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN OSWEGO, ONEIDA, CORTLAND AND MADISON COUNTIES

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment for New Haven, Deerfield, McGraw, Georgetown, Lake Delta, Trenton and Hamilton Fire Departments U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced nearly $645,000 in federal funding for seven fire departments in the Central NY region. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, $141,667 in funding will be awarded to the Ne… Continue Reading


07.13.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $645K FOR 7 CNY FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN OSWEGO, ONEIDA, CORTLAND AND MADISON COUNTIES

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment for New Haven, Deerfield, McGraw, Georgetown, Lake Delta, Trenton and Hamilton Fire Departments U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced nearly $645,000 in federal funding for seven fire departments in the Central NY region. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, $141,667 in funding will be awarded to the Ne… Continue Reading


07.13.15

SCHUMER: NEW AMENDMENT ON SENATE FLOOR THIS WEEK WILL DEPRIVE NYC SCHOOLS OF A DEVASTATING $170 MILLION DOLLARS BY SHIFTING A THIRD OF FEDERAL ED DOLLARS FROM NY TO STATES IN SOUTH & WEST AT A TIME WHEN NYC CAN LEAST AFFORD IT; SENATOR VOWS TO FIGHT TOOTH & NAIL AGAINST PLAN TO GUT NYC FUNDING; VOTE COUNT IS NOW NECK & NECK

The Senate Is Considering Modification of No Child Left Behind-Senator Says Any Measure That Threatens NYC Schools Is A Non-Starter Proposed Amendment Would Drastically Change Existing Federal Funding Formula For Title I in Many Eastern States & Send Money South & West, Effectively Slashing Critical Funding For NYC Families & Teachers Schumer: This Amendment Is Nails On The Chalk Board For NYC Schools & Families; It Must Not Pass  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer will … Continue Reading


07.13.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $560K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CITY OF NORWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT IN CHENANGO COUNTY

Federal Funding For The City of Norwich Fire Department Will Be Used to Hire Three New Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today $560,694 in federal funding for the City of Norwich Fire Department in Chenango County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The federal funding will enable the department to hire three new, full-time firefighters, … Continue Reading


07.13.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $60K IN FED FUNDING FOR LIMESTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY

Limestone Volunteer Fire Department Will Use Funds To Replace Outdated Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $66,343 in federal funding for Limestone Volunteer Fire Department in Cattaraugus County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department will use this federal funding to purchase new Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses (S… Continue Reading


07.13.15

SCHUMER URGES FEMA TO FULLY FUND THE LAST 5 MAJOR PENN YAN FLOOD REPAIR PROJECTS, INCLUDING OWL’S NEST BUILDING SITE; BUILDING COLLAPSED DUE TO HEAVY FLOODING MORE THAN A YEAR AGO – FEMA HAS APPROVED 12 FUNDING REQUESTS FOR OTHER REPAIR PROJECTS BUT HAS YET TO APPROVE FINAL 5 REQUESTS

Village of Penn Yan Applied to FEMA for $2.5M for Repairs, But More Than $410,000 Needed for Most Visible Repairs Has Yet to Be Approved By FEMA Owl's Nest Community Center In Yates County, Collapsed Shortly After Being Severely Damaged By May 2014 Flooding Leaving Behind a Hole and Exposed Culvert; Village of Penn Yan Requested More than $410,000 to Fix "Owl Hole" Site and Make Other Critical Repairs to Rebuild Sidewalks, Road Surfaces, Retaining Walls and More Throughout The Village   … Continue Reading


07.13.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $53,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE DELANSON FIRE COMPANY IN SCHENECTADY

Federal Funding For Delanson Will Be Used To Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $53,953 in federal funding for the Delanson Fire Company to purchase new equipment. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Delanson Fire Company will use this federal investment to purchase ten Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or air packs. "It is … Continue Reading


07.10.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $500K IN FED FUNDS FOR LACKAWANNA FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ERIE COUNTY

Federal Funding For Lackawanna Fire Department Will Be Used to Hire Four New Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $536,324 in federal funding for the Lackawanna Fire Department in Erie County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The federal funding will allow the Lackawanna Fire Department to hire four new, full-time firefighters, incre… Continue Reading


07.09.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, SERRANO, RANGEL, CROWLEY ANNOUNCE CONGRESS HAS PASSED LEGISLATION THAT WILL RECOGNIZE THE FIRST PUERTO RICAN CONGRESSMAN IN US HISTORY, HERMAN BADILLO, BY NAMING BRONX’S MORRISANIA POST OFFICE IN HIS HONOR; URGE PRESIDENT TO SIGN LEGISLATION IMMEDIATELY

History Maker Herman Badillo Served as Bronx Borough President & Was First Puerto Rican to Serve as Congressman; Badillo Also Served as NYC Deputy Mayor Under Ed Koch Schumer, Gillibrand, Serrano, Rangel, Crowley Put Forth Legislation to Rename Post Office in the Bronx After Herman Badillo, Which Has Now Passed Both Senate & House; Next Step Is For President Obama To Sign Bill Lawmakers: Dedication of Morrisania Post Office Is a Lasting Tribute to Herman Badillo's Steadfast Commitmen… Continue Reading


07.08.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $152,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ONEIDA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Federal Funding For Oneida Fire Department Will Be Used To Purchase New Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $152,858 in federal funding for the Oneida Fire Department. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Oneida Department will use this federal investment to replace all of the fire department's Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or air packs. The … Continue Reading


07.08.15

SCHUMER: NEW SENATE AMENDMENT TO BE INTRODUCED THIS WEEK WOULD SLASH FUNDING FOR NEW YORK ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS AT OVER 680 DISTRICTS, AT A TIME WHEN THEY CAN LEAST AFFORD IT; SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT FOR NY’S EDUCATION FUNDING & URGES COLLEAGUES TO MAINTAIN FUNDS NECESSARY FOR SCHOOL PROGRAMS

This Week, The Senate Considers the K-12 Education Bill, "Every Child Achieves Act" - Senator Says Any Measure That Threatens New Yorkers Is A Non-Starter Proposed Amendment Would Drastically Change Existing Federal Funding Formula For Title I in Many Eastern States, Effectively Slashing Critical Funding For Upstate Families and Teachers Schumer: Education Cuts Would Be Devastating Cut For New York Students, Schools, & Districts On a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senator Charles … Continue Reading


07.08.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $30,000 FOR OGDENSBURG AND RICHVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Federal Funding For Ogdensburg and Richville Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,366 in federal funding for the Ogdensburg Fire Department and $14,286 in federal funding for the Richville Volunteer Fire Department. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). "It is critical that we provide our local fire companies with the resources and tools … Continue Reading


07.07.15

SCHUMER LAUNCHES THREE-PRONGED EFFORT TO MAKE ROADS SAFER FOR RESIDENTS IN WESTCHESTER & ROCKLAND COUNTY; WILL CALL ON FEDS TO ANALYZE DANGEROUS ROADS AND INTERSECTIONS, MAKE SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS & THEN IMPLEMENT THEM TO HELP PREVENT FUTURE ACCIDENTS

Recent Journal News Report Reveals Startling Data, Listing 133 Sections of Roadway in Lower Hudson Valley That Have Some of the Highest Crash Rates in the State; 12 Specific Locations Are Considered To Be Highly Dangerous Roads & Are Located In Westchester & Rockland Counties In Light of this Alarming Information, Schumer Says Feds Must First Work With Locals To Identify Areas of Roadway In Desperate Need Of Improvements & Conduct 'Road Safety Audit'; Then, Schumer Says Feds Should … Continue Reading


07.07.15

SCHUMER: NEW GUN GRIP iPHONE CASE LIKELY VIOLATES FEDERAL LAW; SENATOR CALLS ON AMAZON & EBAY TO IMMEDIATELY STOP SELLING DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN CASE MADE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE A REAL GUN; CASE CREATES DANGER WHEN SEEN IN KIDS’ POCKETS; URGES FEDS TO BLOCK GUN GRIP CASE NOW

Senator Says Online Retailers Should Stop Sale Of iPhone Gun Grip Cases Immediately; It Puts Kids in Jeopardy & is a Tragedy Waiting to Happen; Feds Have Grounds to Halt Shipments of Dangerous Cases to U.S. Federal Law Requires "Look-Alike" Or Novelty Guns To Feature Orange Dot At End of Gun's Barrel To Identify They Are Harmless; Schumer Says Present iPhone Gun Grip Case Lacks Orange Dot & Should Be Banned; NYPD Has Already Voiced Major Concerns & Supports Schumer's New Actions S… Continue Reading

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