Press Releases

12.15.14

SCHUMER: NYC’S 4 DESIGNATED EBOLA TREATMENT CENTERS HAVE SPENT MILLIONS FOR THEIR EXTENSIVE COST OF TRAINING, RETROFITTING FACILITIES, PURCHASING HAZMAT SUITS TO PREPARE FOR EBOLA THREAT; CALLS ON FEDS TO REIMBURSE HOSPITALS THROUGH SENATOR’S NEWLY SECURED ‘EBOLA FUND’

$700M Is Now Available for Domestic Ebola Response & Hospital Reimbursement As Part of the Historic $5.4 Billion for Domestic & International Ebola Work & Reimbursements to Hospitals for Training & More - Urges Fair Reimbursement As Federal Health & Human Services Secretary Creates Spending Plan in Next 30 Days Schumer: The Readiness of New York -Area Hospitals for Handling Ebola is Critical to Entire Region & Comes At a High Price Senator Schumer today highlighted tha… Continue Reading


12.15.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $122.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS HEADING TO CANANDAIGUA VA IN BILL THAT JUST CLEARED CONGRESS – FUNDS WILL HELP MOVE CONSTRUCTION FORWARD

Schumer: Funds Get Long-Awaited Construction at Canandaigua VA Campus Underwa Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced the Canandaigua VA Medical Campus will receive $122,400,000 to use for construction as part of the Omnibus Bill that passed Congress over the weekend. The Canandaigua VA is one of only four VA construction projects in the country that Senate appropriators have recommended receive funds. The $122 million appropriation for the Canandaigua VA represents a substantial porti… Continue Reading


12.15.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $468 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR LOCKHEED MARTIN OWEGO’S COMBAT RESCUE & MARINE ONE HELICOPTER PROGRAMS HAS CLEARED CONGRESS – URGES PRESIDENT TO SIGN-OFF & MAKE FUNDS A REALITY

Schumer: At The Forefront Of Two of The Most Important Helicopter Programs In World, This Funding is Critical for Lockheed Martin Owego And Will Keep It Going Strong Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Omnibus spending bill including $368,086,000 for the Presidential Helicopter program and $100 million for the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program, two major helicopter construction projects being undertaken by a team of Sikorsky Aircraft and Lockheed Martin Owego has pa… Continue Reading


12.15.14

SCHUMER, MALONEY ANNOUNCE 3-YEAR EXTENSION OF CRITICAL FUNDING FOR HIGHLAND FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT & MILLIONS IN FED AID, WHICH WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE BEEN LOST, PASSES CONGRESS & HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK

Omnibus Spending Bill Provides $3.5 Million in Federal Aid To Highland Falls School District For FY2015 & Defense Bill Extends Additional $2 Million in Federal Aid For Three Years Schumer, Maloney: Legislation A Big Win For Highland Falls Taxpayers Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that a provision that allows the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery School District to receive $3.5 million in annual funding that would have otherwise been e… Continue Reading


12.15.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH FIRST-EVER NAT’L NETWORK OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING HUBS HAS PASSED CONGRESS – URGES PRESIDENT TO SIGN-OFF; NETWORK COULD BOOST MANUFACTURING INNOVATION IN UPSTATE NY, A PRIME CANDIDATE FOR ONE OF 15 HUBS

Schumer: Upstate NY Cities Will Be Ideal Candidates for New Center of Advanced Manufacturing Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Omnibus spending bill including Schumer-sponsored legislation that would create the first-ever national network of manufacturing hubs has passed in both the House and Senate. The bill has cleared Congress and will head to the President's desk for his final signature. Schumer said cities across Upstate New York will now be prime candidates for o… Continue Reading


12.15.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $68 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB HAS PASSED CONGRESS – URGES PRESIDENT TO SIGN-OFF & MAKE FUNDS A REALITY

Federal Funds Will Go to Critical Programs that Protect Nation, Secure & Protect Over 300 Jobs in New York Schumer: Funding Will Help Keep Rochester at the Forefront of Laser Technology and Guarantees It Plays A Role In Solving Critical Problems for Our Nation Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Omnibus spending bill including $68 million for the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) has passed in both the House and Senate. The bill has clear… Continue Reading


12.15.14

SCHUMER, TONKO ANNOUNCE $1.238 BILLION IN FED FUNDING SECURED FOR NAVAL REACTORS; PROVIDES FUNDING CAPITAL REGION’S KESSELRING NEEDS TO KEEP TRAINING PROGRAM RUNNING

In May, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory's (KAPL) Kesselring Site in West Milton, Which Employs 700 & Trains 1,000+ Navy Personnel, Was At Risk of Having to Shut Down One of Its Training Reactors Due To Major Funding Gap - Schumer, After Personal Calls with DOE Secretary Moniz & Navy Secretary Mabus, Secured An Additional $16 Million in FY14 Funds to Keep The Facility Open Schumer, Tonko: The Kesselring Program Is Officially Off the Chopping Block Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer… Continue Reading


12.15.14

SCHUMER DEMANDS LI’S DESIGNATED EBOLA TREATMENT CENTERS NOT BE LEFT BEHIND - FEDS MUST REALIZE THAT NOT JUST NYC, BUT NORTH SHORE-LIJ & STONY BROOK WENT TO GREAT LENGTHS & SPENT OVER $6M FOR THEIR EXTENSIVE COST OF TRAINING, RETROFITTING FACILITIES, PURCHASING HAZMAT SUITS TO PREPARE FOR EBOLA THREAT; CALLS FOR FULL REIMBURSEMENT TO LI HOSPITALS

Once Called to Action, North Shore-LIJ & Stony Brook University Hospital Meticulously Trained Thousands of Health Workers on How to Identify & Treat Potential Ebola Patients & Purchased New Equipment, like PPE Suits; Both Hospitals Designated Isolation Units In the Event of an Ebola Patient Schumer: The Readiness of Long Island Hospitals for Handling Ebola is Critical to Entire Region & Requires Federal Reimbursement Senator Schumer today demanded that Long Island's designate… Continue Reading


12.15.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ALLOW PRESIDENT TO CONSIDER MEDAL OF HONOR REQUEST FOR SGT. HENRY JOHNSON PASSES CONGRESS, HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK – AFTER BILL IS SIGNED INTO LAW, NEXT STEP IS FOR PRESIDENT TO CONSIDER & APPROVE MEDAL OF HONOR REQUEST

Schumer: President's Final Signature Would Put Us At The Precipice of Righting Century-Old Wrong Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the provision he authored, which would make late World War I hero and Albany resident, Sergeant Henry Johnson, eligible to receive the Medal of Honor has passed both the House and the Senate. Schumer worked with Rep. Paul Tonko and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to include this provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was unvei… Continue Reading


12.14.14

SCHUMER: AS FUEL COSTS PLUMMET, AIRFARES FOR NYERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON REMAIN EXTREMELY HIGH- CALLS FOR FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO WHY DRAMATICALLY LOWER FUEL COSTS & RECORD AIRLINE PROFITS ARE NOT BEING PASSED ON TO CONSUMERS THROUGH LOWER FARES

Schumer Urges the Departments of Justice and Transportation to Investigate, On Behalf of American Fliers, The Cause of Sky-High Prices; Air Travelers Paying 10% More This Year Than 5 Years Ago Schumer Also Asks Feds to Include in Examination Whether Recent Mergers and Less Competition Is Creating Even "Stickier" High Prices With holiday traveling season in full swing and the high cost of airfare painfully apparent to thousands of travelers, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called for t… Continue Reading


12.12.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, COLLINS, REED URGE PRESIDENT TO QUICKLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR WNY COMMUNITIES HARD HIT BY HISTORIC NOVEMBER SNOWSTORM – DISASTER DECLARATION WOULD UNLOCK FEDERAL FUNDS FOR ERIE, CATTARAUGUS, CHAUTAUQUA, GENESEE, ORLEANS, WYOMING

Act On Disaster Declaration To Help Reimburse WNY Communities for Emergency Work & Repairing Damaged Facilities Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Representatives Brian Higgins, Chris Collins and Tom Reed urged President Barack Obama to swiftly approve New York State's request for federal support in light of the devastating snowstorm that hit Western New York last month. Specifically, Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, Collins, and Reed are requesting swift app… Continue Reading


12.12.14

AT SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND’S URGING, FEMA AWARDS OWEGO APALACHIN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH FUNDING TO BUILD TWO NEW FACILITIES; PROJECT EXPECTED TO BE VALUED AT MORE THAN $23 MILLION

At U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand's urging, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Owego Apalachin Central School District with funding to relocate the administration building and maintenance and storage facilities that were severely damaged during Tropical Storm Lee. There were several issues over whether funding would be used to repair the facilities in their current locations or rebuild new facilities outs… Continue Reading


12.12.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO KEEP LIFE-SAVING NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAMS FUNDED ACROSS UPSTATE NY PASSES CONGRESS, HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK – SCHUMER PUSHED LEGISLATION WITH BUFFALO BILLS GREAT JIM KELLY; TESTING & RESEARCH FOR 40+ DISEASES SAVES LIVES

Schumer Joined With Jim Kelly Last Year To Launch Plan to Continue Federal Funding for Newborn Screening Program, to Expand Test For More Diseases, to Educate Parents & Medical Experts and to Improve Follow-up Care For Sick Infants Medical Experts Say Early Detection is Key to Treating 40+ Diseases & Saving Lives; Schumer Said That There Have Been Thousands of Positive Screenings for These Diseases in NY in the Past Few Years U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the passag… Continue Reading


12.12.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF ‘JUSTICE AGAINST SPONSORS OF TERRORISM ACT’–LONG SOUGHT AFTER BY 9/11 FAMILIES; SENATOR CALLS ON HOUSE TO PASS LEGISLATION

For Months, Schumer Has Rallied With 9/11 Families For Final Passage of 'JASTA', Which Addresses An Injustice for Americans Victims of Terror - Recent Unfair Court Decisions Have Prevented Them From Suing Groups & Countries That Funded The Terror That Took Their Loved Ones Schumer: We Are One Step Closer to Holding Those That Fund Terrorist Acts Financially Accountable - House Must Act U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" (J… Continue Reading


12.12.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HANNA ANNOUNCE AFTER THEIR PUSH, PROVISIONS THAT WOULD PROVIDE CONGRESS WITH MORE OVERSIGHT OVER DFAS PERSONNEL PLANS AND ADD PROTECTIONS FOR ROME DFAS WORKERS PASSES CONGRESS IN ANNUAL DEFENSE BILL

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Richard Hanna today announced, after their push, Congress passes a measure that would help provide additional protections for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). The measure was included in the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and includes language requiring an independent review by the Deputy Chief Management Officer of an Army pilot program that threatens to harm DFAS. The bill also requi… Continue Reading


12.12.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ALLOW PRESIDENT TO CONSIDER MEDAL OF HONOR REQUEST FOR SGT. HENRY JOHNSON PASSES CONGRESS, HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK – AFTER BILL IS SIGNED INTO LAW, NEXT STEP IS FOR PRESIDENT TO CONSIDER & APPROVE MEDAL OF HONOR REQUEST

Schumer: President's Final Signature Would Put Us At The Precipice of Righting Century-Old Wrong Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the provision he authored, which would make late World War I hero and Albany resident, Sergeant Henry Johnson, eligible to receive the Medal of Honor has passed both the House and the Senate. Schumer worked with Rep. Paul Tonko and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to include this provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was unvei… Continue Reading


12.12.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MAFFEI ANNOUNCE LONG-SOUGHT LEGISLATION TO CREATE HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK HAS CLEARED CONGRESS & NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK – REPS URGE PRESIDENT TO SIGN-OFF ON HISTORIC DESIGNATION

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei: President's Signature Will Make Richly- Deserved Tubman Recognition A Reality Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Dan Maffei announced that the provision to establish the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn as a National Historical Park, which would also encompass the Tubman Home for the Aged, the Thompson Memorial AME Zion Church and Rectory, has passed both the House and the Senate. Schumer, Gillibrand and Maffei successfully… Continue Reading


12.11.14

SCHUMER APPLAUDS FHFA DIRECTOR MEL WATT FOR ORDERING THE CAPITALIZATION OF THE NATIONAL HOUSING TRUST FUND

Housing Trust Funding To Help Build Much-Needed Affordable Rental Housing In New York City; Will Help Rebuild & Revitalize Low-Income Communities Through Construction, Rehab & Preservation of Rental Housing U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today applauded the decision by FHFA Director Mel Watt to order Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to begin capitalizing the National Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund. This critical investment will help rebuild and revitalize low-income commun… Continue Reading


12.11.14

SCHUMER: JUST-UNVEILED OMNIBUS BILL RESTORES UNWISE CUT PROPOSED FOR OVER 315 UPSTATE NY WATER & SEWER PROJECTS – ADMINISTRATION ORIGINALLY PROPOSED A DEVASTATING $40 MILLION CUT TO NYS SEWER PROJECTS, BUT SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY PROTECTED FUNDING

In March, Schumer Urged His Colleagues to Preserve Funding in FY2015 for Critical Sewer Infrastructure Upgrades After President's Budget Threatened Devastating Cut - Failure To Preserve Funding Could Harm Local Budgets & Property Taxes Schumer: Omnibus Bill Would Help Upstate NY Municipalities Keep Vital Water-Sewer Projects On Track Today, on a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the just-unveiled omnibus budget bill, legislation that could clear… Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, COLLINS ANNOUNCE USDA HAS ISSUED SECRETARIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR 7 WNY COUNTIES DEVASTATED BY NOVEMBER SNOWSTORM

Now, Genesee, Erie, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans & Wyoming Counties Will Be Immediately Eligible for USDA Assistance to Help Cover Crop, Livestock, Business Loss Costs Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, Collins: USDA Support for WNY Agriculture Industry Damaged By Historic Snowfall is Critical Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Brian Higgins and Chris Collins announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved primary and cont… Continue Reading

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