Press Releases

05.08.15

SCHUMER: VETERANS WAITING TO BE FITTED FOR HEARING AIDS EXPERIENCE LONG WAIT TIMES BECAUSE OF A LACK OF SPECIALISTS – SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO ALLOW VA CENTERS TO HIRE LICENSED HEARING AID SPECIALISTS TO DECREASE WAIT TIMES & BETTER SERVE VETS

Currently, Only Licensed Audiologists Are Authorized to Issue and Fit Veterans for Hearing Aids at VA Facilities, But Small Number of These Professionals in the Field Leads to Excruciating Wait Times for Vets Schumer Says Licensed Hearing Aid Specialists Should Also Be Allowed to Issue & Fit Vets Receiving Care at VA Centers for Hearing Aids, Alongside Audiologists - Schumer Is Pushing Legislation That Would Cut Through Bureaucratic Red Tape & Allow VA Facilities to Hire Hearing Special… Continue Reading


05.08.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $12K IN FED FUNDS FOR LACKAWANNA FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ERIE COUNTY

Federal Funding For Lackawanna Fire Department Will Be Used For Electronic Stability Systems, Used to Locate Firefighters Who are Injured and Immobilized While In A Fire U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $11,905 in federal funding for the Lackawanna Fire Department located in Erie County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). These federal funds will allow the Lackawanna Fire… Continue Reading


05.07.15

SCHUMER: ARMY CORPS SHOULD EXTEND DEADLINE ON PENDING WETLANDS PERMIT FOR PROPOSED EXPANSION OF CWM’S CHEIMICAL WASTE LANDFILL, ALLOWING RESIDENTS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS MORE TIME TO FULLY EXAMINE LOCAL IMPACT; NIAGARA COUNTY DESERVES AT LEAST 90 DAYS TO REVIEW THE COMPLICATED PROPOSAL

Buffalo Army Corps of Engineers Is Currently Deciding Whether To Allow WNY Company, Chemical Waste Management, To Dump Hazardous Waste On New Portion of CMW Landfill on a Federal Wetlands Near A Local School, Homes, and Businesses Schumer Says Residents, Businesses, and Local Government Officials Need Additional Research and Information on Expansion of the CWM Dumping Area- In A Letter To Buffalo ACOE, Schumer Requests 90-Day Extension Of Public Comment Period To Allow Greater Community Input … Continue Reading


05.07.15

SCHUMER: HOUSE SLASHES FUNDING FOR CRITICAL TIGER GRANT PROGRAM THAT WOULD MAKE IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR NY COMMUNITIES TO ACCESS VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS – URGES RESTORATION OF FUNDING TO KEY PROGRAM

The Extremely Important Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant Program Was Cut By 80% in House Funding Bill; Schumer Says Drastic Cuts to Infrastructure Program Would Hurt Jobs, Businesses, and Local Governments Across NY Schumer Highlighted Several Recent NY Projects That Received TIGER Funding - Including Syracuse Connective Corridor, Rochester Inner Loop Reconstruction & Rochester Intermodal Transit Center, and The "Cars Sharing Main Street" Initiative in … Continue Reading


05.07.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LAUNCH PUSH TO SECURE NEW NY-NJ CYBER PROTECTION COMMAND SITE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK; WITH NEW COMMAND SITE, ROME LABS AND LATHAM ARMORY WOULD BE KEY LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CYBER ATTACKS

Schumer, Gillibrand Say Rome Labs, A National Leader in Communications and Cyber Technology, Would Serve As Training Site For Elite Cyber Protection Team For NY & NJ; Latham Armory, The Capital Region's National Guard Base, Would Serve as the Unit's Mission Command Site Choosing Latham Armory as the Mission Command Site and Rome Labs for Training Would Establish Upstate NY As A Leader In Counter- & Cyber-Terrorism Research; Cyber Protection Team Would Bring New Jobs To Oneida County, Ca… Continue Reading


05.07.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $20,000 FEDERAL GRANT FOR WANTAGH-LEVITTOWN VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS; FUNDING MEANS VITAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Funding Comes from Schumer Sponsored AFG Program that Promotes Effective Firefighting Operation Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $21,756 In Federal Funding for New Personal Protective Equipment Which Protects Responders from Blood Borne Pathogens United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Wantagh-Levittown Ambulance Corp is set to receive $21,756 in federal funding to purchase new personal protective equipment. The money was allocated through the … Continue Reading


05.06.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $5.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY TO STUDY & IMPROVE CROP SUSTAINABILITY

National Science Foundation Grant Would Allow Cornell to Harness Genome Editing Techniques To Improve Rice Crop, Which is a Staple That Helps Feed Billions of People Worldwide U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,499,997 in federal funding for Cornell University to use genome editing techniques that will allow it to study and thereby improve crop sustainability. Specifically, this funding will be allocated over four years through a National Science Founda… Continue Reading


05.06.15

SCHUMER: WITHOUT IMPROVEMENTS TO TRADE DEAL, SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF MANUFACTURING JOBS WOULD GO OVERSEAS; SCHUMER URGES SENATE TO SUPPORT BIPARTISAN BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON CHINA CURRENCY MANIPULATION & OTHER PREDATORY PRACTICES; CHINA’S TRADE PRACTICES OVER THE PAST DECADE, INCLUDING CURRENCY MANIPULATION – HAS ERASED NEARLY 180,000 NY JOBS

Lost Jobs Due to Unfair Foreign Trade Practices, Like Currency Manipulation; Schumer Vows To Oppose A Trade Deal That Doesn't Adequately Protect American Workers & Industry From Unjust Trade Practices Of Some Countries, Like China Schumer Says The Number One Issue Facing America Is Declining Middle-Class Incomes & Any Trade Deal Must Be Viewed Through The Lens Of How It Will Impact Middle-Class Incomes For Future Generations - Says Strong Measure To Address Foreign Currency Manipulatio… Continue Reading


05.06.15

NYPD HERO KILLED BY OUT-OF-STATE GUN; SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDERAL CRACKDOWN ON 'IRON PIPELINE’ & GUN RUNNERS WHO BRING STOLEN FIREARMS FROM GEORGIA TO NYC; SENATOR URGES ATF TO ZERO IN ON STATES RESPONSIBLE FOR TORRENT OF STOLEN GUNS TO NYC STREETS IN PUSH TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND THE COPS THAT PROTECT THEM

Heinous Murder Of NYPD Officer Brian Moore Was Enabled By Gun Runners Who Illegally Traffic Guns From Southern States To NYC Streets Via Gun Pipeline-Schumer Wants Feds To Choke Off Trafficking Flow To NYC 85% Of NYC Crime Guns From Out Of State & 90% Are Illegal-One Of The Best Ways To Beat Back "Iron Pipeline" To NYC Is By Aggressively Increasing ATF's Resources and Capabilities, Which Schumer Will Fight For In Appropriations Committee Schumer: Appalling Murder Of Officer Brian Moore S… Continue Reading


05.05.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT NEW HEALTHCARE DESIGNATION FOR STATEN ISLAND’S COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF RICHMOND; FEDERAL DESIGNATION MEANS OVER $500K IN INITIAL FUNDING TO HELP INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES IN NYC COMMUNITIES WITH VULNERABLE & UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS

Community Health Center of Richmond Provides Quality Health Care to Patients On Staten Island & Throughout the Five Boroughs; Services Include Primary Care, Women's Care, Low Cost Rx, Pediatric Care & More Schumer Announces 'Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike' Designation for Community Health Center of Richmond; Healthcare Designation Means Better Access to Much-Needed Primary Health Care Services U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Community Health Cent… Continue Reading


05.05.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT NEW HEALTHCARE DESIGNATION FOR UPSTATE NY’S COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS IN ROCHESTER, ALBANY, DUNKIRK & CORNWALL; FEDERAL DESIGNATION MEANS NEARLY $3 MILLION IN INITIAL FUNDING TO HELP INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES IN COMMUNITIES WITH VULNERABLE & UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS

Community Health Centers Will Provide Quality Health Care to Patients in Albany, Monroe, Orange, And Chautauqua Counties; Services Include Primary Care, Women's Care, Low Cost Rx, Pediatric Care & More Schumer Announces 'Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike' Designation for These Upstate NY Community Health Centers; Healthcare Designation Means Better Access to Much-Needed Primary Health Care Services U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Community Health Centers in… Continue Reading


05.05.15

SCHUMER URGES FEMA TO BE READY TO EXPEDITE APPROVAL FOR FIRE-RELATED DISASTER DECLARATION FOR HUDSON VALLEY AREAS IMPACTED BY THE CURRENTLY RAGING & FAST-MOVING FOREST FIRE IN SHAWANGUNK RIDGE STATE FOREST – FIGHTING FLAMES ARE CURRENTLY EXHAUSTING ALL RESOURCES & OVER 25 FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE BATTLING TO PUT OUT FIRES & HELP EVACUATE RESIDENTS FROM HOMES

Schumer Writes to FEMA Urging Fed Agency To Be Ready To Approve Fire Management Assistance Grant To Help Reimburse Hudson Valley Communities As They Fight Back 1,700-Acre Forest Fire Approval Would Make Available FEMA Fire Management Assistance Funds for Hudson Valley to Cover Firefighting & Emergency Protective Costs As Fire Depts. Continuously Work to Fight Back Flames Schumer: We Need All Hands on Deck to Smother These Fires and the Fed Gov Must Do All It Can To Support Ulster and Sul… Continue Reading


05.05.15

SCHUMER: WESTERN NY COMPANY, ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT, INC., COMPLETED NUMEROUS ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP PROJECTS IN KUWAIT & SAUDI ARABIA, BUT HAS YET TO BE PAID NEARLY $7 MILLION FOR ITS WORK – E&E HAS BEEN WAITING 5 LONG YEARS FOR PAYMENT & IS NOW IN DANGER OF LAYING OFF WNY EMPLOYEES – SCHUMER CALLS ON KUWAIT AMBASSADOR & SAUDI OFFICIALS TO RESOLVE CASES IMMEDIATELY

Lancaster, NY-Based Company, Ecology And Environment, Inc., Completed Many Cleanup Projects in Wealthy Middle-East Countries from Post 1991 Gulf War Environmental Damage - Both Kuwait & Saudi Arabia Still Owe E&E Roughly $6.8 Million Combined & Have Yet to Pay Both Oil-Rich Countries Cite 'Budgetary Constraints' As Reasons For Failing to Pay E&E For Its Work Even Five Years After Completion - Schumer Calls on Ambassadors of Both Countries to Get Involved & Close Cases ASAP … Continue Reading


05.05.15

SCHUMER: LOCAL RESIDENTS IRKED AND FRUSTRATED WHEN TRAINS IDLE FOR HOURS OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES, POLLUTING THE AIR & SPEWING NOXIOUS FUMES INTO HOMES; SENATOR SAYS NORFOLK SOUTHERN MADE THE RIGHT CALL BY CREATING A DIRECT LINE FOR LOCALS TO REPORT COMPLAINTS

After Hearing Pleas From Corning Residents, Schumer Urged Norfolk Southern To Move Its Idling Cars, Which Emit Noxious Smelling Fumes & Smoke That Permeate Homes, To A Non-Residential Area Schumer Successfully Secured A Direct Line To Senior Norfolk Southern Official; Norfolk Southern Railway Says Idling Was Due to Adverse Weather Conditions During Winter Months; But, If Idling, Noise And Emissions Continue To Be A Problem Corning Residents Will Now Be Able To Call & Voice Concerns S… Continue Reading


05.04.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO FIX MAJOR SHORTCOMINGS OF RECENT PROMULGATED FED RULE ON OIL-BY-RAIL; CURRENT RULE TAKES 8 YEARS TO FULLY PHASE OUT DANGEROUS OIL CARS & LEAVES OUT CAPITAL REGION FROM MAJOR SPEED PROTECTIONS; NEW LEGISLATION TO FIX THESE & OTHER SHORTCOMINGS

Schumer Legislation Would Require Much Faster Phase-Out of the Most Dangerous Oil Cars, Add Speed Restrictions For Trains Traveling Near Major Population Areas Like The Capital Region, and Would Require First Ever Federal Standard on Oil Volatility Schumer Says Recently Issued DOT Rule Provides Important Certainty and a Tough New Tank Car Standard, But Allows Dangerous Cars to Remain in Service for Far Too Long; Schumer Bill Would Greatly Improve Safety of Oil-By-Rail Shipments & Safety In… Continue Reading


05.04.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO FIX MAJOR SHORTCOMINGS OF RECENT PROMULGATED FED RULE ON OIL-BY-RAIL; CURRENT RULE TAKES 8 YEARS TO FULLY PHASE OUT DANGEROUS OIL CARS & LEAVES OUT CENTRAL NEW YORK FROM MAJOR SPEED PROTECTIONS; NEW LEGISLATION TO FIX THESE & OTHER SHORTCOMINGS

Schumer Legislation Would Require Much Faster Phase-Out of the Most Dangerous Oil Cars, Add Speed Restrictions For Trains Traveling Near Major Population Areas Like Central New York, and Would Require First Ever Federal Standard on Oil Volatility Schumer Says Recently Issued DOT Rule Provides Important Certainty and a Tough New Tank Car Standard, But Allows Dangerous Cars to Remain in Service for Far Too Long; Schumer Bill Would Greatly Improve Safety of Oil-By-Rail Shipments & Safety In P… Continue Reading


05.04.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $300,000 FOR THE NEW YORK STATE FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY IN MONTOUR FALLS

Federal Funding For Fire Training Academy Will Be Used To Prepare First Responders U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $313,914 in federal funding for the New York State Fire Training Academy in Montour Falls to purchase new equipment to prepare and train for emergency situations more effectively. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) Grant Program. The State Fire Traini… Continue Reading


05.04.15

STANDING WITH NEW YORK NEPALESE FAMILIES WHOSE VISAS WILL EXPIRE & HAVE NOWHERE TO GO BECAUSE HOMES & NEIGHBORHOODS WERE DESTROYED IN EARTHQUAKE, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY GRANT ‘TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS’ TO ALLOW NEPALESE TO STAY IN NEW YORK UNTIL COUNTRY RECOVERS

Temporary Benefit Would Help Nepalese-Who Through No Fault Of Own-May Be in Danger Of Visa Overstays, Even Deportation; TPS Has Been Used In Past For Countries In Wake Of Natural Disaster Schumer: As Their Homeland Struggles From Once-In-A-Lifetime Disaster, Nepalese Across New York City Deserve TPS During Crisis In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to grant Temporary Protected Status (T… Continue Reading


05.01.15

AFTER SCHUMER’S PUSH, SENATOR ANNOUNCES $3.3 MILLION FOR SOUTH FARMINGDALE WATER DISTRICT AS A RESULT OF MAJOR SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH U.S. NAVY; FIRST INSTALLMENT OF FUNDING MEANS LOCAL RATEPAYERS WILL NOT BE ON THE HOOK FOR NEW WATER TREATMENT FACILITY NEEDED TO PURIFY GROUNDWATER IMPACTED BY BETHPAGE PLUME CONTAMINATION, WHICH NAVY CAUSED

South Farmingdale Water District Has Borrowed Almost $5 Million From the Town of Oyster Bay to Construct Sorely Needed Water Treatment Facility; Senator Demanded U.S. Navy & DOJ to Reimburse SFWD Immediately-Years of Foot Dragging Could Have Cost Local Consumers $1.5M Each Year Over the Course of the Loan Schumer Announces Major Settlement With U.S. Navy and South Farmingdale Water District for $3.3 Million-Local Residents Will Not Be on the Hook for Construction Costs of Plant No.3; Next … Continue Reading


05.01.15

SCHUMER, BOXER, MCCASKILL RE-INTRODUCE SAFE RENTAL CAR ACT TO KEEP RENTAL CARS UNDER RECALL OFF THE ROADS AND BAN RENTAL CAR COMPANIES FROM RENTING OR SELLING RECALLED VEHICLES

The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2015 Would Close Dangerous Loophole that Currently Allows Rental Car Companies to Rent or Sell Recalled Vehicles Legislation Has Support of Both Industry and Auto Safety Groups and Was Recently Endorsed by General Motors and DOT Secretary Foxx Schumer: This Common Sense Legislation Would Save Lives and Make Our Roads Much Safer                   &… Continue Reading

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