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01.14.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: IN MIDST OF SHUTDOWN, CENTRAL NEW YORK IS EXPERIENCING ALARMING SHINGLE SHOT SHORTAGE THAT LEFT UNSOLVED COULD SICKEN MANY & SPREAD CHICKENPOX VIRUS THIS WINTER; SENATOR URGES EMERGENCY FDA STAFF TO STEP IN, HELP REMEDY SHORTAGE WITH MANUFACTURER & IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH LOCALS NOW IN DARK

Despite Government Shutdown, FDA Has Essential Staff That Senator Says Can Help Alleviate Area Shortage Of Shingles Vaccine-Shingrix-Which is Extremely Effective Against Virus; CNY Pharmacies Like Burnet Pharmacy Are Totally Out Of Vaccine Schumer Says FDA Should Consider Shortage An Emergency, Expedite Regulatory Hurdles To Address It & Urge Prioritized Shipments To States Like NY, Where Population Can Increase Risk Of Virus Spread Faster Schumer: Shingle Shot Shortage Is A Public Health … Continue Reading


01.14.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CANOPY GROWTH, A MAJOR INDUSTRY PLAYER, IS POISED TO MAKE A $100-150M INVESTMENT IN THE SOUTHERN TIER, CREATING AS MANY AS 400 NEW JOBS AND ESTABLISHING ONE OF THE NATION’S LEADING INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRIAL PARKS; SENATOR SAYS INVESTMENT WILL SOLIDIFY SOUTHERN TIER AS NATIONAL HUB FOR INDUSTRIAL HEMP

Schumer Has Been A Leader At The Federal Level In Creating A Permissible Pathway For The Commercial Cultivation Of Industrial Hemp, Paving The Way For Major Economic Development Projects Like This To Take Root; Worked Closely With Agriculture And Industry Stakeholders To Pass Legislation On The Heels Of The Passage Of This Landmark Legislation, Schumer Called On Industrial Hemp Leaders To Consider The Southern Tier As An Ideal Spot For Expansion Into The Industrial Hemp Industry And Today He A… Continue Reading


01.13.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: GOVT SHUTDOWN PREVENTING NYC/LI DOCTORS FROM PRESCRIBING CRITICAL ANTI-OPIOID DRUG NEEDED BY MANY ON PATH TO RECOVERY; DOCTORS CANNOT PROVIDE LIFE-SAVING DRUG WITHOUT DEA APPROVAL—AND FEDS ARE UNREACHABLE; SENATOR URGES UNLOCKING OF CRITICAL MEDS TO SAVE LIVES ON THE LINE

Ramifications Of Needless Fed Shutdown Now Threaten To Upend How NYC/LI Fight The Opioid War, Stem Tide Of Local Addiction & Save Lives Buprenorphine Is A Daily Medication Used To Treat Opioid Addiction That A Provider Needs Special Fed Approval & Training To Prescribe Schumer: Every Minute Someone In NYC or LI Needs This Drug --And Can't Get It-- Risks Tragic Results Pointing to a needless government shutdown, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer revealed, today, that New York City and Lo… Continue Reading


01.11.19

SCHUMER: HARRIS CORP WINS $75M ORDER TO UPGRADE MARINE CORPS’ RADIOS; SENATOR SAYS HARRIS’S SOFTWARE UPGRADES WILL PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT, INEXPENSIVE BOOST TO MARINE CORPS’ MANPACK RADIOS

New Order Follows Schumer's Successful Push To Increase Funding For These Radio Software Upgrades In The FY19 Defense Appropriations Bill Schumer: Major Order Is A Win-Win For Our Marines, Harris Corp., And The Rochester-Finger Lakes Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Harris Corp., in Rochester, New York, has been awarded a $75 million order to execute Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) narrowband satellite communication upgrades to the US Marine Corps' Falcon III AN… Continue Reading


01.07.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: IN MIDST OF SHUTDOWN, LONG ISLAND IS EXPERIENCING ALARMING SHINGLE SHOT SHORTAGE THAT LEFT UNSOLVED COULD SICKEN MANY & SPREAD CHICKENPOX VIRUS THIS WINTER; SENATOR URGES EMERGENCY FDA STAFF TO STEP IN, HELP REMEDY SHORTAGE WITH MANUFACTURER & IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH LOCALS NOW IN DARK

Despite Government Shutdown, FDA Has Essential Staff That Senator Says Can Help Alleviate Area Shortage Of Shingles Vaccine-Shringrix-Which is Extremely Effective Against Virus; LI Pharmacies, Including Big Names Like CVS, Are Totally Out Of Vaccine Schumer Says FDA Should Consider Shortage An Emergency, Expedite Regulatory Hurdles To Address It & Urge Prioritized Shipments To States Like NY, Where Population Can Increase Risk Of Virus Spread Faster Schumer: Shingle Shot Shortage Is A Pu… Continue Reading


01.07.19

READY FOR TAKE-OFF: SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FIRST JETBLUE FLIGHT BETWEEN ROCHESTER AND BOSTON WILL HIT THE SKIES TOMORROW; NEW DAILY FLIGHTS FOLLOW SCHUMER’S PRIOR PUSH TO ADD NEW DIRECT ROC-BOS SERVICE

After Schumer’s Push, JetBlue Is Set To Begin New Daily, Direct Flights From Greater Rochester International Airport To Boston Logan International Airport Starting Tomorrow, January 8thSchumer Says New Route Will Connect Rochester Travelers With JetBlue’s International Carriers Network Flying Out Of Boston And Set Stage For Market CompetitivenessSchumer: New Roc-Bos Flights Mean Clear Skies Ahead For Rochester Families, Businesses And JetBlueU.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, … Continue Reading


01.06.19

SCHUMER: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HURTS NEW YORK IN MANY WAYS; SENATOR DETAILS HOW AIRPORTS, SCHOOLS, DRINKING WATER, TAX REFUND CHECKS, NY ECONOMY & MUCH MORE IS UNDER THREAT; PUSHES TO GET GOVERNMENT OPEN ASAP

A Full Third Of The NYC Fed Workforce Is Feeling Pain-More Than 16K People-While Each And Every Taxpayer Suffers Schumer Says Back-Pay for ALL Is The Goal Schumer: Plain & Simple, Families Are Hurting Across The Country And In New York; President Should Open The Government         U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, today, gave an update on his efforts to reopen the government and detailed just how New York is being hurt. Schumer detailed how 450,000 people are currently wo… Continue Reading


01.03.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HARDENING OF SANDY-DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE CITY OF LONG BEACH, ON LONG ISLAND

Funding Will Be Used to Repair the Damaged Infrastructure of the City's Maintenance Building U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the City of Long Beach in Nassau County, NY, has been awarded $2,777,740.42 in federal funds for the implementation of its Hazard Mitigation Proposal. The federal funds are administered through U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding will be used to install back flow preven… Continue Reading


12.21.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BROOKLYN NATIVE, 37-YEAR NYPD VET, FORMER CHIEF OF NYPD TRANSIT BUREAU & COMMANDER OF PATROL BOROUGH BROOKLYN SOUTH, JOSPEH FOX, APPOINTED TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICERS MEDAL OF VALOR REVIEW BOARD

The Medal of Valor is the Nation's Highest Award for Bravery of Public Safety Officers Schumer: Chief Joe Fox Embodies Best Qualities of Law Enforcement Professional & Will Be Valuable Member of This Prestigious Medal of Valor Review Board Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his appointment of Brooklyn native and 37-year NYPD veteran, Joseph Fox, to the Medal of Valor Review Board. Fox is a highly regarded former Chief in the NYPD and currently serves as the Chief of Staff of … Continue Reading


12.20.18

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND CONGRESSWOMAN CLARKE ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO NAME BROOKLYN POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF MAJOR OWENS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke today announced that legislation to rename a Brooklyn post office after former U.S. Representative Major Owens was signed into law last week. The post office is located at 1234 Saint Johns Place in Brooklyn, New York. Schumer and Gillibrand introduced legislation in the Senate to rename this post office after Representative Owens back in March. Clarke introduced the legislati… Continue Reading


12.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.7 MILLION IN HEAD START FUNDING FOR WAYNE COUNTY ACTION PROGRAM, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Wayne County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,737,495 in federal funding for the Head Start program at Wayne County Action Program (CAP), Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Wayne County. "Study after study shows… Continue Reading


12.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR SCHENECTADY COMMUNITY ACTION’S HEAD START PROGRAM

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In The Capital Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,219,574.00 for the Head Start Program at Schenectady Community Action Program. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Schenectady County. "Study after study shows that t… Continue Reading


12.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.9 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR CATTARAUGUS & WYOMING PROJECT HEAD START PROGRAMS

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Western New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,937,715 for Cattaraugus & Wyoming Project Head Start, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties. "Study after study shows that the b… Continue Reading


12.18.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN RENSSELAER COUNTY

Funding Will Be Provided to the Rensselaer County Department of Health to Address and Remove Lead Hazards from Homes and to Protect Health and Safety of Low-Income Families U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ 1,301,366 million in Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LBHRD) grant program funding for the Rensselaer County Department of Health. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and wi… Continue Reading


12.17.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TOWNS ACROSS THE ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION TO ADDRESS WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

Funding Will Be Used For Six Projects To Construct And Make Improvements To Municipal Water Systems In Rochester-Finger Lakes Towns U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,639,000 in federal funding for 6 water infrastructure improvement projects across the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Program. Spec… Continue Reading


12.17.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: EVERYDAY & POPULAR HOME-IMPROVEMENT CHEMICAL THAT CAN SICKEN OR KILL --JUST LIKE CARBON MONOXIDE-- REMAINS ON MANY STORE SHELVES ACROSS LONG ISLAND & ONLINE DESPITE SERIOUS FED WARNINGS TO REMOVE; CITING URGENCY, SENATOR DEMANDS EPA TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION & BAN IT COMPLETELY

Used By Many In Everyday Home DIY Projects-Methylene Chloride-Is So Dangerous That Once You Smell, You've Already Been Overexposed; EPA Won't Finalize Ban As Chemical Lobby Fights To Keep Known-Carcinogen On Shelves Even As Some Stores Say They’ll Remove It Little Track Data Exists On Those Sickened, But Chemical Has Sickened & Killed NY’ers Before; With Winter Coming, More DIY Indoor Projects Will Begin & Only A Total Ban Will Snuff Out This Chemical, Especially Online Sc… Continue Reading


12.17.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: INVASIVE BUG THAT COULD HITCH A RIDE ON YOUR FRESH-CUT CHRISTMAS TREE THREATENS LONG ISLAND TREES & TOURISM; INSECT CAN GET FREE RIDE ON XMAS TREES THAT COME FROM NEARBY STATES, FOR SALE AT SOME LI BIG-BOXES; THEN WREAK HAVOC ON LEAFY NEIGHBORHOODS, LOCAL VINEYARDS & MORE; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO FIGHT PEST BEFORE IT MOVES IN ON US, NOT AFTER

The Spotted Lanternfly Was Already Found Alive In Suffolk This Past Fall & Is Infesting Neighbor States Like PA & NJ; Invasive Insect Feeds Like A Vampire On 70 Different Kinds Of Trees, Plants & Crops, Including 'Christmas Tree' Species Left Unchecked, The Bug Could Kill Off Places We Love; From LI Parks, To LI Apple Farms, Wineries & Vineyards   Schumer To Feds: We Cannot Allow The Spotted Lanternfly To Light Up Long Island Like A Christmas Tree  Standing at… Continue Reading


12.16.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR EXCELL PARTNERS, INC. IN ROCHESTER

EDA Funding Will Enable Excell Partners To Provide Funding For Startup Ventures Upstate U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal funding for Excell Partners, Inc. in Rochester to fund the Excell Upstate New York Seed Fund. This funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Seed Fund Support Grant Program. Specifically, Excell Partners will use these federal funds to assist innovative lo… Continue Reading


12.14.18

SCHUMER SECURES FULLY-FUNDED FEDERAL WOOL TRUST IN FINAL BIPARTISAN 2018 FARM BILL ESSENTIAL FOR HICKEY FREEMAN TO MAINTAIN ROCHESTER FACTORY; TRUST FUND, SET TO EXPIRE NEXT YEAR, IS VITAL TO PROVIDE WOOL TARIFF RELIEF FOR HICKEY FREEMAN; SENATOR SAYS FARM BILL MUST BE SIGNED INTO LAW BEFORE IT EXPIRES

Schumer: Farm Bill Tariff Fix Gives Hundreds Of Rochester Hickey Freeman Workers Level Playing Field To Compete U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed the newly-released bipartisan Farm Bill Conference Report includes a fully-funded and extended Wool Trust Fund program, which Rochester icon Hickey Freeman relies on for crucial tariff relief. The tariff relief helps Hickey Freeman keep its manufacturing operations in Rochester by keeping its costs commensurate with overseas competitors … Continue Reading


12.14.18

FOR THE 20th CONSECUTIVE YEAR, SCHUMER COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES; ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE FINISHES IN WASHINGTON COUNTY; 2018 ENDS WITH 135 TOTAL VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND

During Schumer's 1998 Senate Election, He Vowed To Visit Every Single New York County Each Year - At The Close of Two Decades, The Tradition Continues Even As Senate Democratic Leader, Schumer Staunchly Believes That Visiting Every Single New York County Is Imperative To His Daily Work In U.S. Capitol; Vows To Continue This Tradition In 2019 After Two Decades, Schumer Continues To Honor His Pledge & Listen To And Deliver For Constituents In All 62 Counties After two decades, U.S. Senator … Continue Reading

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