Press Releases

06.24.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR OGDENSBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund Critical Lighting System Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,534,000 in federal funding for the Ogdensburg International Airport in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to install a new approach… Continue Reading


06.23.19

SCHUMER URGES FED CRACKDOWN TO INSPECT, DETECT & REMOVE DANGEROUS, COUNTERFEIT E-CIG PRODUCTS MADE IN CHINA & AIMED AT KIDS FROM MARKET; FAKE PODS, WITH ALLURING FLAVORS, LIKE FRUITS & CANDY FDA HAS ACTED ON ARE NOW FLOODING MARKET ILLEGALLY

In One Recent Customs & Border Protection Seizure, Hundreds Of Fake 'Juul' Pods Were Confiscated, Headed For NY-Area; Schumer Says We Are In The Midst Of A Fake Pod Explosion That Will Get Worse If Feds Don't Huddle To Stop Foreign Shipments & Easy Online Sales Flavored 'Juice’ Inside The Chinese-Made Pods Contains Cocktail Of Questionable Chemicals That Might Be Even More Dangerous To Inhale Than Standard E-Cig Flavors FDA Has Cracked Down On At Home Schumer: Feds Must Get Rea… Continue Reading


06.21.19

FOLLOWING RECENT FLOOD OF ROBOCALLS THAT WOKE UP THOUSANDS OF UPSTATE NY’ERS IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, SCHUMER URGES HOUSE TO PASS ROBOCALL LEGISLATION TO PROTECT WESTCHESTER AND ROCKLAND COUNTY IDENTITIES, WALLETS AND CURB ROBOCALLS

On Top Of The +284M Robocalls Made To New York In May, NY-ers Were Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas Last Month; Residents Duped Into Calling Back Paid Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Urges The House Of Representatives To Follow Senate's Lead And Pass Comprehensive Robocall Legislation, Giving Feds Authority To Combat Costly Schemes, Require Call Authentication & Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls Schumer: It's Time To Hang Up Robocalls Once And For All Standing… Continue Reading


06.21.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: PRIVATIZED HOUSING FOR WEST POINT FAMILIES PLAGUED BY MOLD, HAZARDS TO PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO PASS DEFENSE BILL WITH PROVISIONS TO INTRODUCE TENANT BILL OF RIGHTS & STRENGTHEN PROTECTIONS FOR OUR NATION’S HEROES & THEIR FAMILIES

Recent News Reports Unearthed Serious Issues In West Point's Privatized Military Housing, Spanning From Visible Mold To Clogged Gutters Standing In Front Of West Point, Schumer Launches Major Push To Pass Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA, Which Includes Provisions To Establish Tenant's Bill Of Rights For Privatized Military Housing, Set Up Dispute Resolution Process And More Schumer To Congress: Our Nation’s Heroes & Their Families Deserve Better Standing in front of the U.S. Military Academ… Continue Reading


06.21.19

SCHUMER ATTENDS GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION FOR BRAND NEW AMY’S KITCHEN FACILITY IN GOSHEN, FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL PUSH TO GET PROJECT APPROVED BY FEDS; SENATOR SAYS MAJOR INVESTMENT IS THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & 680 GOOD-PAYING JOBS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

Amy's Kitchen Is Set To Break Ground On A New $95 Million Plant In Goshen, NY, Creating 680 Jobs In Orange County With Potential For Hundreds More After His Work To Help Amy's Kitchen Secure Numerous Federal Approvals & Permits For New Facility, Schumer Attends Groundbreaking Celebration Schumer: With All The Ingredients On The Table, It’s Time For Amy’s Kitchen To Start Cooking Up Jobs In Orange County U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today attended the groundbreaking ceremony… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Schumer Requests Treasury Inspector General Investigate Administration’s Decision to Delay Redesign of Twenty-Dollar Bill Picturing Abolitionist Harriet Tubman

Letter to Treasury Inspector General Comes After Reports That the Trump Administration Has Delayed Redesign of New $20 Note Until 2028 Schumer Calls on Treasury Inspector General to Investigate if Trump Administration Officials Allowed Political Considerations to Infect the Process for Redesigning Twenty-Dollar Bill Schumer: Any Unnecessary Delays to Honor Harriet Tubman, Especially for Political Reasons, Are Improper and Unacceptable  Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today sent… Continue Reading


06.17.19

AT HISTORIC GRANT COTTAGE, SITE WHERE LEGENDARY PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF ULYSSES S. GRANT WERE COMPLETED, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO DESIGNATE SARATOGA GEM AS A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK; OFFICIAL DESIGNATION WOULD BE A BOON TO CAPITAL REGION TOURISM ECONOMY

Grant Cottage In Saratoga County Is Where The Legendary Personal Memoirs Of Ulysses S. Grant Were Completed & President Grant Died Standing At The Famed Cottage, Schumer Urges Feds To Designate Site As National Historic Landmark, Providing Increased Opportunity For Federal Funding & Boost For Tourism In Saratoga County Schumer To Feds: Grant Cottage Is An Upstate Treasure With A Plethora Of History; It's Time To Recognize It As Such Standing at the historic Grant Cottage in Saratoga… Continue Reading


06.17.19

AS HISTORIC WATER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE AT LAKE ONTARIO, SCHUMER TOURS FLOODING DAMAGE IN CAYUGA COUNTY & LAUNCHES NEW PUSH TO FUND PERMANENT REPAIR OF VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTING VILLAGE OF FAIR HAVEN FROM PROPERTY LOSS & DAMAGE ASAP

With Lake Ontario Water Levels Already Hitting Record-Highs & Rising, Schumer Calls On Army Corps To Fund Permanent Fix Of Vital Infrastructure In The Village Of Fair Haven, Which Previously Collapsed In February Additionally, Schumer Urges The IJC To Come Survey Flooding Damage In Cayuga County & CNY, Similar To Buffalo & Rochester Schumer: In The Midst Of Historic Flooding, CNY Needs All Hands On Deck ASAP U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today toured flood-ravaged Fair Haven in … Continue Reading


06.17.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ROSE ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY MAINTENANCE FACILITY FOR HARDENING OF SANDY-DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE

Funding Will Be Used to Improve Ferry Maintenance Facility Infrastructure to Mitigate Future Flood Damage and Allow Expedited Recovery U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Max Rose today announced $3,045,591 in federal funding for a flood mitigation project at the Staten Island Ferry Maintenance Facility (FMF). These federal funds are administered through U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be pro… Continue Reading


06.16.19

ON HEELS OF CHOPPER CRASH IN MANHATTAN & WITH LACK OF DATA AVAILABLE FOR INVESTIGATION, SCHUMER URGES FAA TO REQUIRE ALL HELICOPTERS BE EQUIPPED WITH “BLACK BOXES,” JUST LIKE COMMERCIAL PLANES

Despite NTSB Recommendation Saying More Choppers Should Install "Black Boxes" Or Flight Data Recorders, FAA Has Not Heeded Safety Agency Recent NYC Crash & Concerns Across Long Island Demand FAA Take A Hard Look At NTSB Recommendations From As Far Back As 2013 & Prioritize Implementation Of Safety Devices That Record Sound & Instruments To Prevent Future Crashes Schumer: In The Name Of Safety, FAA Must Propel Chopper Safety Measures Implored By NTSB ASAP On the heels of last wee… Continue Reading


06.13.19

Schumer Floor Remarks Urging The United States Navy To Name A Ship After Upstate New York Native, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding deceased American hero and New York Native, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent, and the amendment he will be filing in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 to name the next appropriate and available U.S. Navy warship in her honor. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Now on a very important topic that affects New York and America. The men and women who wear this nation's uniform… Continue Reading


06.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER OF GREENE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used 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 $1,291,614 in federal funding for Early Childhood Learning Center of Greene County. 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 Greene County. "Study after stu… Continue Reading


06.12.19

AS THE SOUTHERN TIER CONTINUES TO RECOVER FROM HISTORIC 2006 & 2011 FLOODS, SCHUMER CALLS ON ARMY CORPS TO GIVE COMMUNITIES MAXIMUM TIME TO REVIEW & COMMENT ON UPPER SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN RESILIENCY STUDY; SENATOR SAYS EXTENDING FINALIZATION DEADLINE IS VITAL TO ENSURE SOUTHERN TIER COMMUNITIES HAVE FULL OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS & HAVE OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS ANSWERED

The Army Corps Of Engineers Recently Released The Initial Findings & Recommendations Of The Upper Susquehanna River Basin Comprehensive Flood Damage Reduction Feasibility Study; Schumer Expresses Residents' Fears That Suggested Actions Won't Sufficiently Mitigate Flood Risk Following Schumer’s Successful Push To Secure The Study, Senator Urges Army Corps To Extend Study’s July Finalization Deadline To Give Local Stakeholders The Opportunity To Review, Comment On & Better Un… Continue Reading


06.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $800K IN FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION FUNDING FOR THE OGDENSBURG BRIDGE AND PORT AUTHORITY IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Acquire New Equipment To Boost The Multi-Modal Capabilities Of New York & Ogdensburg Railway And Port Of Ogdensburg U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $800,000 in federal funding for the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Railway Administration's (FRA) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Gr… Continue Reading


06.11.19

SCHUMER: ROCHESTER HARRIS CORP. WINS MASSIVE ORDER TO MANUFACTURE +850 MANPACK RADIOS FOR THE ARMY; SENATOR SAYS ARMY RECOGNIZES ROCHESTER’S HARRIS CORP. PROVIDES THE MOST DURABLE, DEPENDABLE & INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY TO PROTECT OUR TROOPS

New Order Follows Schumer's Successful Push To Give Companies Like Harris Corp. A Level Playing Field To Compete For The Manpack Radio Contract Schumer: Major Order Is A Win-Win-Win, For Our Troops, Harris & Rochester-Finger Lakes Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Harris Corp. in Rochester, New York, has been awarded a major order to manufacture 860 AN/PRC-158 Manpack radios for the U.S. Army. This is the second order of radios that Harris will produce under the … Continue Reading


06.10.19

AS RECORD-SETTING WATER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE AT LAKE ONTARIO, SCHUMER TOURS FLOODING DAMAGE IN MONROE COUNTY AND LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO FUND FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND RESILIENCY BLUEPRINT TO PROTECT LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE FROM FUTURE FLOODING

With Lake Ontario Water Levels Already Hitting Record-Highs & Still Rising, Schumer Calls For All-Of-The-Above Approach To Lake Ontario Flood Prevention To Stave Off Catastrophic Damage While Visiting Monroe County And Getting A First-Hand Look At The Damage, Schumer Launches Major Effort To Fund "The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study," To Plan & Fund New Shoreline Protections Schumer: Let's Make Annual "Historic" Floods HISTORY For Monroe Residents -- Congress Must… Continue Reading


06.10.19

AS RECORD-SETTING WATER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE AT LAKE ONTARIO, SCHUMER TOURS FLOODING DAMAGE IN NIAGARA COUNTY AND LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO FUND FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND RESILIENCY BLUEPRINT TO PROTECT LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE FROM FUTURE FLOODING

With Lake Ontario Water Levels Already Hitting Record-Highs & Still Rising, Schumer Calls For All-Of-The-Above Approach To Lake Ontario Flood Prevention To Stave Off Catastrophic Damage While Visiting Niagara County And Getting A First-Hand Look At The Damage, Schumer Launches Major Effort To Fund "The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study," To Plan & Fund New Shoreline Protections Schumer: Let's Make Annual "Historic" Floods HISTORY For Niagara Residents -- Congress Mu… Continue Reading


06.09.19

SCHUMER: NEW STUDIES SHOW CERTAIN INGREDIENTS IN SUNSCREEN MIGHT POSE UNKNOWN HARM TO KIDS & ADULTS; SCHUMER DEMANDS EXPEDITED REVIEW OF ALL ADDITIVES IN SUNSCREEN TO DETERMINE IF ANY ARE UNSAFE BEFORE INK ON NEW RULES IS DRY

Sunscreen Rules Are Getting Their Biggest Overhaul In Decades With FDA Now Wondering Which Ingredients Might Do More Harm Than Good; 12 Major Chemicals Are On The 'Questionable' List The UV-Blocking Ingredients Have Never Been Tested Because They Were Approved Decades Ago; But New Data Shows Those Same Chemicals Can 'Seep Into Bloodstream' And This Demands Swifter Action By Feds & Industry Before New Rules Are Finalized In November Schumer To FDA: Uncloud All Ingredients In Sunscreen Be… Continue Reading


06.08.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO APPROVE TWO CRITICAL PROJECTS FOR TOWN OF GREECE AND YOUNGSTOWN TO PROTECT AGAINST LAKE ONTARIO FLOOD DAMAGE

With Lake Ontario Water at Record High Levels, Senators Urge Army Corps of Engineers to Approve Pending Emergency Shoreline Protection Projects for Town of Greece and Fort Niagara State Park Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced their call for the Army Corps of Engineers to approve two critical projects that would help New York communities devastated by Lake Ontario flooding. Their call comes as the International Joint Commission an… Continue Reading


06.05.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ITHACA COLLEGE

Federal Investment Awarded Through National Science Foundation Will Be Used To Train, Recruit And Retain STEM Teachers U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,199,384 in federal funding for Ithaca College. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Robert Noyce Scholarship Program and will be used help recruit, train and retain science, technology, energy and mathematics (STEM) educators, specifically f… Continue Reading

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