Press Releases

02.19.15

SCHUMER PUSHES COAST GUARD TO KEEP HAVERSTRAW-OSSINING FERRY RUNNING MORE FREQUENTLY IN WINTER – FERRY SERVICE LINKING 150K RIDERS PER YEAR TO METRO-NORTH’S HUDSON LINE HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN 17 DAYS THIS WINTER DUE TO ICE LEVELS

The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry Provides A Key Connection To The Metro-North's Hudson Line for Many Rockland County Residents, But Service Is Spotty During Winter Months; Ferry Closes 18 Weekdays Per Winter on Average - When Ferry Is Closed, Riders Are Forced to Take Buses To Tarrytown Instead, Making Commute Considerably Longer Schumer Urges Coast Guard to Work With Metro-North & Develop a Plan That Will Help Ferry Continue To Run Safely Even When There is Ice on the Hudson - Coast Guard C… Continue Reading


02.19.15

SCHUMER: RAIL CARS INVOLVED IN WEST VIRGINIA CRUDE OIL EXPLOSION WOULD NOT HAVE MET PROPOSED FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS – SENATOR CALLS WVA DERAILMENT A SHOT ACROSS THE BOW AND CALLS FOR FEDERAL DOT & OMB TO FINALIZE TOUGHEST POSSIBLE RAIL CAR RULES ASAP

Schumer Notes That the Rail Cars that Just Exploded in West Virginia - CPC-1232s - Would Likely Not Be Strong Enough to Meet Proposed Dept. of Transportation Standards Schumer Says CPC-1232s Are Yet Another Weak Model of Rail Cars Barreling Through NYS With Volatile Crude Oil - New Regs Are Needed To Toughen Standards Schumer: West Virginia Crash Should Be Shot Across the Bow – Strongest Regulations Possible Must Be Put in Place As Soon As Possible Today, U.S. Senator Char… Continue Reading


02.19.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: SUPERSTORM SANDY VICTIMS SHOULD NOT BE BLINDSIDED BY FEMA RECOUPMENT LETTERS ASKING TO RETURN THOUSANDS IN MUCH-NEEDED SANDY RELIEF DOLLARS; SENATORS ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE FEMA TO WAIVE DEBTS FOR VICTIMS OF DISASTERS SINCE 2012

Many Superstorm Sandy Victims, Including Some in New York City & Long Island, Have Been Told by FEMA to Retroactively Pay Back Thousands of Dollars in Already-Spent Sandy Aid; FEMA is Demanding Money Be Returned Due to Technicalities, Bureaucratic Mistakes & More Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Federal Legislation - The Disaster Assistance Recoupment Fairness Act of 2015 - to Help Sandy Victims Who Are Still Feeling Financial Impact of Storm; Sixty Percent of New Yorkers Who Received Re… Continue Reading


02.18.15

SCHUMER: FAMILIES ACROSS BINGHAMTON & S. TIER ARE MOVING INTO HOMES ONCE USED AS METH LABS & DO NOT EVEN KNOW IT; REMNANTS OF CHEMICALS MAKE HOMES POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH – SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER FED LAW REQUIRING HOMEOWNERS TO ALERT BUYERS OR RENTERS THAT HOME WAS ONCE USED TO MAKE METH

Only 5% of Homes Used to Make Meth Are Ever Disclosed; S. Tier is Meth Epicenter, So Number of Homes Could Be Huge - Chemicals from Meth-making Process Seep Undetected Into Carpet & Walls; Can Cause Dry Mouth, Headaches, Nosebleeds & Breathing Problems, Especially in Children Shockingly, Unlike Other Hazards Like Lead, There is No Fed Law Requiring Disclosure By Sellers that Know A Home Was Once Used As Meth Lab; 23 States Have Laws, But Not NY - Schumer Bill Would Require Disclosure … Continue Reading


02.18.15

SCHUMER, MINER ANNOUNCE FEMA HEEDS THEIR CALL TO AMEND DRAFT FLOOD ZONE MAP USING UPDATED DATA – DECISION PREVENTS UP TO 150 PROPERTY OWNERS FROM BEING ADDED TO MAPS, INCURRING HIGH & UNNECESSARILY ONEROUS FLOOD INSURANCE COSTS

Following A Study by NYSDEC, Incorrect Data Was Identified in FEMA Flood Zone Proposals and 150 Properties Were To Be Included in FEMA's Preliminary Flood Zone Map That Did Not Need To Be - Incorporating These Properties Could Have Forced Residents To Pay Up to $1,200 More Per Year in Flood Insurance Premiums Schumer & Miner Brought New Information to Attention of FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Who Will Delay the Release of the Maps By a Couple of Months And Incorporate the New Data; N… Continue Reading


02.18.15

In Light of Last Week’s Bust of A Meth Lab in Local DeWitt Neighborhood— SCHUMER: FAMILIES ACROSS CNY ARE MOVING INTO HOMES ONCE USED AS METH LABS & DO NOT EVEN KNOW IT; REMNANTS OF CHEMICALS MAKE HOMES POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH – SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER FED LAW REQUIRING HOMEOWNERS TO ALERT BUYERS OR RENTERS THAT HOME WAS ONCE USED TO MAKE METH

Only 5% of Homes Used to Make Meth Are Ever Disclosed; Dozens Of Home Meth Labs Have Been Busted Throughout CNY, Including One in DeWitt Last Week, But That Only Scratches The Surface - Chemicals from Meth-making Process Seep Undetected Into Carpet & Walls; Can Cause Dry Mouth, Headaches, Nosebleeds & Breathing Problems, Especially in Children Shockingly, Unlike Other Hazards Like Lead, There is No Fed Law Requiring Disclosure By Sellers that Know A Home Was Once Used As Meth Lab; 23 … Continue Reading


02.18.15

SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO GET HALFMOON ITS OWN ZIP CODE; TOWN IS CURRENTLY DIVIDED AMONG FOUR ZIP CODES – LOCAL RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES MUST LIST OTHER TOWNS AS THEIR ADDRESS; RESULTS IN CONFUSION & LOST REVENUE, HINDERS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Halfmoon Is One of the Fastest Growing Towns in Saratoga County, But Most of Its 22K Residents & Dozens of Businesses Are Forced To List Their Addresses as Clifton Park, Waterford, Mechanicville or Round Lake; Only a Few Can List Halfmoon As Their Address Schumer Push For Halfmoon Zip Code Clarity Would Put An End To The Ambiguity - Many Businesses Want To Use Halfmoon As Their Address, But Decide Against It Due to Potential Customer Confusion; Similar Street Names in Halfmoon & Neigh… Continue Reading


02.18.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $9 MILLION IN HEAD START GRANTS FOR BROOKLYN & STATEN ISLAND

Funding Provides Early Education for Low-Income Children U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced more than $9 million in grants for early childhood education programs in Brooklyn and Staten Island, which will serve children from low-income families. Community organizations from across the state applied for the funding, and the award to three programs in New York City will support Early Head Start and Head Start programs that provide critical education and develop… Continue Reading


02.17.15

SCHUMER: FINCH PAPER, ONE OF THE BIGGEST EMPLOYERS IN GLENS FALLS, IS UNDER THREAT BECAUSE PRODUCERS FROM CHINA & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE UNFAIRLY DUMPING HUGE AMOUNTS OF PAPER INTO U.S. – SENATOR JOINS WITH FINCH WORKERS TO CALL ON FEDS TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD, PROTECT FINCH FROM PREDATORY FOREIGN TACTICS

Finch Has Lost Millions of Dollars' Worth of Sales Over Last 18 Months Due to Unfairly Priced Imports - Evidence Indicates That Artificially Cheap Paper Imports From China, Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, and Portugal Are Flooding the U.S. Market, Making It Difficult For NY Paper Companies Like Finch To Compete; Feds Currently Considering Whether To Take Action As Fed Deadline Approaches, Schumer Urges Strong & Swift Action To Protect Finch and Its 600 Glens Falls Workers Against Potential … Continue Reading


02.17.15

SCHUMER: WAR ON HEROIN IS RAGING IN ONEIDA COUNTY AND THE FEDS NEED TO GET MORE INVOLVED – SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO DESIGNATE COUNTY AS HIGH-INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA, WHICH WILL MEAN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, INTELLIGENCE, AND COORDINATION TO HELP DISRUPT DRUG RINGS & BEAT BACK HEROIN EPIDEMIC

Schumer Calls on Fed. Office of Drug Control to Designate Oneida County A 'High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area,' Which Will Provide Much-Needed Resources to Help County Address Growing Heroin Problem Schumer: We Must Provide Money, Expertise & Intel To Help Oneida County Battle Heroin Scourge Today, at the Utica Police Department, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the President's Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to designate Oneida County as a federal High Intensity D… Continue Reading


02.16.15

SCHUMER: FAMILIES ACROSS WNY ARE MOVING INTO HOMES ONCE USED AS METH LABS & DO NOT EVEN KNOW IT; REMNANTS OF CHEMICALS MAKE HOMES POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH – SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER FED LAW REQUIRING HOME SELLERS AND LANDLORDS TO ALERT BUYERS OR RENTERS THAT HOME WAS ONCE USED TO MAKE METH

Shockingly, Unlike Other Hazards Like Lead, There is No Fed Law Requiring Disclosure By Sellers that Know A Home Was Once Used As Meth Lab; 23 States Have Laws, But Not NY - Schumer Bill Would Require Disclosure & Create Civil Penalty for Those Who Do Not Comply; Proper Meth Lab Clean-up Can Cost Up to $10K Schumer: WNY Residents Have A Right To Know If Their Home Was Once A Meth Lab Today, in Jamestown, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced new federal legislation that would requir… Continue Reading


02.16.15

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO BAN SALE OF NEW, DANGEROUS SYNTHETIC DRUGS SUCH AS ‘CLOUD 9’ THAT HAVE CROPPED UP IN BATAVIA SCHOOLS & RECENTLY SENT 4 LOCAL STUDENTS TO THE HOSPITAL – MANY SYNTHETIC DRUGS SHOCKINGLY ARE STILL LEGAL DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS

Schumer Bill Passed in 2012 Gave DEA The Power To Investigate & Ban Many Synthetic Drug Combinations, But There Are Still Hundreds of Hazardous Substances Not On The Banned List - Schumer Urges DEA To Speed Up Investigation & Ban Synthetic Drugs That Are Making Kids Sick, Also Pushes To Pass Bill That Would Make Banning Synthetic Drugs Easier Schumer: Synthetic Drugs Continue To Put Batavia Kids In Danger & New Chemical Combinations Must Be Made Illegal   Today, at Batavia… Continue Reading


02.16.15

SCHUMER PUSHES FOR FEDERAL ‘TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AUDIT’ AT SITE OF DEADLY ITHACA COMMONS TRUCK CRASH – FEDS SHOULD ANALYZE INTERSECTION, MAKE SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS & THEN IMPLEMENT THEM TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS LIKE THIS SUMMER’S FROM HAPPENING AGAIN

Schumer Urges Feds To Give Highest Priority for Funding to Recommended Remedies from Fed Safety Audit & Implement Them - Fed Safety Audit A Priority of Tompkins & Ithaca Officials; Will Augment The Excellent Work Done By Truck Safety Committee To Ensure Safety Schumer: Fed Safety Audit Would Identify How To Make Intersection As Safe As Possible   Today, at Ithaca City Hall, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called for a federal safety audit at the intersection of Route 96 B and… Continue Reading


02.15.15

IN LIGHT OF FATAL METRO-NORTH COLLISION, SCHUMER, BLUMENTHAL INTRODUCE NEW HIGHWAY-RAIL GRADE SAFETY CROSSING BILL; THERE ARE OVER 5,000 RAIL CROSSINGS IN NY & CT, WITH NEARLY 400 ACCIDENTS IN RECENT YEARS

Schumer, Blumenthal Unveiled New Legislation to Address Serious Dangers at Rail Grade Crossings in NY & CT - Including A Significant Boost in Federal Grant Funds for Safety Upgrades, Like New Lights & Signals, at Accident-Prone Rail Crossings, and More Education & Safety Awareness Campaigns Schumer, Blumenthal: In 2013, 2,096 Accidents at Grade Crossings Killed over 200 People Nationwide; Feds Should Provide More Funding for Improved Engineering, Education & Enforcement At R… Continue Reading


02.14.15

SCHUMER, NADLER, JEFFRIES & LOCAL OFFICIALS BREAK GROUND ON CONEY ISLAND’S LONG-AWAITED BEACH-PROTECTION PROJECT; $25M ARMY CORPS PROJECT, FUNDED BY SANDY RELIEF BILL, WILL PROVIDE MUCH-NEEDED JETTIES & HARDEN SHORELINE TO PROTECT AGAINST FUTURE STORMS & EROSION

Schumer, Nadler, Jeffries Break Ground on Long-Delayed Coney Island T-Groin Protection Project; Lawmakers Fought for Full-Federal Funding to Cover Project Cost & Urged Feds to Get Started on Coney Island Project Quickly Schumer, Nadler, Jeffries: After Two Long Decades of Waiting, Coney Island Project Will Soon Provide Critical Restoration, Jetties & Beach Replenishment Along Brooklyn Shoreline-Strengthening Coastal Defenses and Complementing City's Comprehensive Resiliency Plan … Continue Reading


02.13.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.4 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR SANDY-RELATED REPAIRS TO STATEN ISLAND’S ST. GEORGE FERRY TERMINAL & WHITEHALL FERRY TERMINAL

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced over $2.4 million in federal funding for Sandy recovery projects at the Staten Island St. George and Whitehall Ferry Terminals as well as bus stops citywide. The funding will be provided to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) as part of the Hurricane Sandy Relief-Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). "Superstorm Sandy highlighted how importan… Continue Reading


02.12.15

SCHUMER: A NUCLEAR IRAN IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO ISRAEL & MUST BE STOPPED

New York, NY- U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement regarding the ongoing negotiations involving Iran sanctions: "A nuclear Iran is a huge threat to the United States and an existential threat to Israel. I agree with Prime Minister Netanyahu that a nuclear Iran is an existential threat to Israel.  One nuclear weapon, hurled from Iran to Israel could end the Jewish state and could kill almost as many Jews as did Hitler. A successful deal will not be a mid… Continue Reading


02.12.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $4.4 MILLION IN HUD FUNDING FOR LONG ISLAND

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced$4,477,146 in federal funding for housing authorities throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Capital Fund Program. These funds will be used to modernize and develop affordable housing for low-income, working families in the region.   "Having a roof over your head is one of life's basic necessities, so we must do everything we c… Continue Reading


02.12.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $5 MILLION IN HUD FUNDING FOR CENTRAL NEW YORK

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,485,535 million in funding for housing authorities throughout five counties in Central New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capital Fund Program and will be used to modernize and develop public housing. "Having a roof over your head is one of life's basic necessities, so we must do everything we can to help provide those truly in need with a place to live.… Continue Reading


02.12.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NORTH COUNTRY HOUSING AUTHORITIES

Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,417,611 in federal funding for North Country housing authorities. These funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding will help support the housing authorities in Clinton, Franklin, Herkimer, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence Counties to develop, finance, and modernize their public housing facilities for people … Continue Reading

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