Press Releases

06.12.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $585,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Upgrade Critical Safety Measures At Airport U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will receive $585,000.00 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport upgrades. This project will fund the acquisition of a new replacement Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle to assist the airport in meeting safety requirements. This is great news for thos… Continue Reading


06.12.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $151,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ADIRONDACK REGIONAL AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Upgrade Critical Safety Measures At Airport U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Adirondack Regional Airport in the Saranac Lake area will receive $151,525.00 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport upgrades. This project will fund the installation of a new Runway 27 lighting system to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. "This is an import… Continue Reading


06.11.15

SCHUMER, IN MEETING WITH NEW MARKET TAX CREDIT LEADERS & SIBLEY BUILDING OWNER, PUSHES GROUPS TO ALLOCATE TAX CREDITS NEEDED TO COMPLETE MAJOR $200 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT AT SIBLEY BUILDING, A HISTORIC LANDMARK IN DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER, AND REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN ECONOMY, CREATE JOBS

Sibley Building Currently Planning $200 Million Redevelopment, But Requires New Market Tax Credits to Move Forward on Plans - In Last Year's "Fiscal Cliff" Deal, Schumer Secured Extension & Funding of NMTC Now, Sibley is Applying for $40 Million in NMTC, Which is The Final Piece to Needed to Kick Start Construction Schumer to Lenders: Revitalizing Historic Rochester Structures Like The Sibley Building is Sound Investment - Will Create Jobs, Boost Downtown Development & Honor City's H… Continue Reading


06.11.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA WILL COVER COSTS NEEDED TO RELOCATE NIAGARA ENGINE COMPANY NO. 6’S FIRE HOUSE OUT OF FLOODPLAIN – SENATORS SAY FEMA HAS APPROVED ADDITIONAL $6.4 MILLION TO REPLACE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. THAT WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED IN HURRICANE IRENE & TROPICAL STORM LEE, REBUILING WILL ALLOW EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO BETTER PROTECT RESIDENTS

Schoharie County Fire House - Niagara Engine Company No. 6 - Was Severely Damaged By Hurricane Irene & Tropical Storm Lee, and Flooded with 8 Feet of Water; Old Facility Was Damaged Beyond Repair Volunteer Force Has Been Working Out Of Temporary Facility For Years – FEMA Had Already Approved the Department for Initial $337K in Funds, But Company No. 6 Needed Additional Funding In Place to Begin Construction; Schumer & Gillibrand Went to Bat for Local Fire Company Schumer, Gilli… Continue Reading


06.11.15

SCHUMER: AMERICAN PHAROAH BELONGS AT A RACE TRACK MADE FOR SUCH A HISTORIC CHAMPION, SENATOR URGES OWNER & TRAINER TO BRING TRIPLE-CROWN WINNING HORSE TO SARATOGA’S CLASSIC RACE COURSE; SARATOGA IS THE MOST HISTORIC TRACK IN THE COUNTRY – FANS WOULD FLOCK TO SEE AMERICA’S GREATEST THOROUGHBRED HORSE, COMPETE AT AMERICA’S GREATEST RACE TRACK

American Pharoah's Owners Have Said They Intend to Run The Thoroughbred in Races This Summer Following His Triple Crown Victory at the Belmont Stakes - Schumer Says This Great Champion Should Race At the Most Historic & Renowned Race Course Saratoga is Already Steeped in History, And Schumer Says Running Historic Triple Crown Winner at Historic Track is Only Fitting Schumer: American Pharoah Belongs In A Raceway Fitted For Such A Historic Champion U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today … Continue Reading


06.11.15

SCHUMER SENDS CHATEAUGAY HIGH SCHOOL IN FRANKLIN COUNTY 5 COMPUTERS

Chateaugay High School in the North Country to Receive Computers Through U.S. Senate 'Computers for School Program' Program Aims to Help Public Schools And Students Keep Pace With Technology Age by Receiving Surplus Computers Schumer: Computers Are Essential for Preparing Students for the Future Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced Chateaugay High School, located in Franklin County, will receive 5 refurbished computers under the United States Senate Computers for Schools Program.… Continue Reading


06.11.15

SCHUMER SENDS LeMONYE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SYRACUSE 5 COMPUTERS

LeMoyne Elementary School to Receive Computers Through U.S. Senate 'Computers for School Program' Program Aims to Help Public Schools And Students Keep Pace With Technology Age by Receiving Surplus Computers Schumer: Computers Are Essential for Preparing Students for the Future Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced LeMoyne Elementary School, located in Syracuse, will receive 5 refurbished computers under the United States Senate Computers for Schools Program. LeMoyne El… Continue Reading


06.11.15

SCHUMER: BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE IS PREVENTING DISABLED VETERAN FROM GETTING THE VITAL WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS HE NEEDS; VET SUFFERS FROM SERIOUS ILLNESS SUSTAINED WHILE SERVING IN IRAQ AND KUWAIT – SCHUMER DEMANDS TIMELINE & ANSWERS FROM THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION; SAYS DELAY IS DENYING BASIC QUALITY OF LIFE

Dale Dart is a Western NYer & Disabled Gulf War Veteran; He Has Multiple Sclerosis Linked to the Use of Uranium in Weapons Used by U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq During His Service- As a Result, Dart is Confined to a Wheelchair & Spends Most Days in the Basement of His Home Because The Rest of the Home is Not Wheelchair Accessible The VA Approved Home Improvements on Dart's Home To Add an Accessible Bathroom and Bedroom for Dart, But Bureaucratic Red Tape Has Caused Over Two Years of Delay;… Continue Reading


06.10.15

SCHUMER SAYS UPSTATE NY TRAUMA CENTERS ARE DESPERATELY IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL RESOURCES; SEVERELY INJURED PATIENTS MUST OFTEN BE TRANSPORTED TO LEVEL 1 TRAUMA CENTERS THAT ARE EXPENSIVE TO MAINTAIN, OR THEY RECEIVE CARE AT LOWER LEVEL TRAUMA CENTERS, WHICH ARE OFTEN LIMITED BY AVAILABLE RESOURCES – SCHUMER BILL WOULD ENSURE THAT ALL LEVELS OF TRAUMA CENTERS HAVE NECESSARY RESOURCES TO STABILIZE PATIENTS IN EMERGENCIES

Traumatic Injury Is The Leading Cause Of Death For Americans Under The Age Of 44, Yet Our Current Trauma Care System Remains Underfunded Nationwide; Upstate NY Has 14 Trauma Centers, 6 of Which Are Level I And Particularly Costly To Maintain - Schumer Says Additional Resources Are Needed for Levels I and Lower to Best Treat Severely Injured Patients In NYS There Are 38 Trauma Centers, But Limited Number Upstate; Schumer Says Centers Need More Resources To Deliver the Best Care; In Capital Regio… Continue Reading


06.10.15

SCHUMER SENDS HEMPSTEAD’S ALVERTA B. GRAY SCHULTZ MIDDLE SCHOOL 5 NEW COMPUTERS

Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School to Receive New Computers Through U.S. Senate 'Computers for School Program' Program Aims to Help Public Schools And Students Keep Pace With Technology Age by Receiving Surplus Computers Schumer: Computers Are Essential for Preparing Students for the Future   Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School in Hempstead will receive 5 new computers under the United States Senate Computer for Schools P… Continue Reading


06.09.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FRA HAS HEEDED CALL, WILL PUSH RAILROADS TO INSTALL & IMPLEMENT CRITICAL SAFETY SYSTEM ALONG RAIL ROUTES THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK; LESSONS FROM PHILADELPHIA DERAILMENT WILL BE APPLIED IN NEW YORK

Automatic Train Control, A Safety System That Could Have Lessened The Impact of The Recent Amtrak Derailment, Wasn't Turned On Along Dangerous Philadelphia Curve and Could Still Not Be On Throughout NY - Today, Schumer Announced He Has Successfully Urged FRA To Ensure System Is Installed And Implemented On Other Rail Lines In Upstate NY Schumer Says FRA Will Work with Railroads to Ensure Automatic Train Control is Operational on Dangerous Curves Throughout New York and Country and Remains In P… Continue Reading


06.09.15

IN PERSONAL CALL, SCHUMER URGES DANAHER CORPORATION CEO TO PROTECT AND GROW JOBS IN CORTLAND COUNTY – PENDING FINALIZATION OF PURCHASE, SCHUMER SEEKS ASSURANCES ON 650 VITAL PALL CORP. JOBS IN CORTLAND

Danaher Corporation Recently Announced it Will Purchase Cortland County's Pall Corp.- But Many Locals Are Concerned This Could Mean Job Loss For Local Residents Schumer Has Long Fought To Protect Central NY and Cortland County Jobs - In Personal Call to Danaher, Schumer Touts Pall's Profitability, Excellent Products and Strong Growth Potential; Urges CEO to Ensure Jobs Will Stay in Central New York Even After Sale is Finalized Schumer: Pall Corporation is a Vibrant and Profitable Company Who… Continue Reading


06.09.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR JOSEPH Y. RESNICK AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Improvements At Airport U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Joseph Y. Resnick Airport in Ulster County will receive $1,214,190.00 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport upgrades. The federal funding will be used for runway renovations and repairing lighting systems. This will enhance the runway's structural integrity and improve safety conditions. "… Continue Reading


06.09.15

SCHUMER, GRAHAM: AFTER CHINESE CYBER-ATTACK ON U.S. GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL RECORDS, THE IMF SHOULD DENY CHINA’S EFFORT TO MAKE THE YUAN A RESERVE CURRENCY UNTIL THEY STOP RAMPANT HACKING AND CYBER-ATTACKS

During Unprecedented Cyber Attack, Chinese Hackers Obtained Personnel Records for Millions of Government Employees - Senators Demand Firm and Fast Response China Is Seeking to Have the Yuan Considered a Reserve Currency at the End of 2015 - Schumer & Graham Say IMF Should Withhold the Designation China Wants Until They Stop Vicious Cyber Attacks Schumer, Graham: If China Wants To Be a Responsible Member of the Global Community, It Must Act Like One Today, in response to a cyber-attack or… Continue Reading


06.08.15

SCHUMER PUSHES TO PROTECT U.S. TIRE WORKERS IN WESTERN NY, WHO ARE VICTIMS OF UNFAIR IMPORTS FROM CHINA – FED PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION INDICATES THAT CHINA IS DUMPING TIRES AND HURTING THE US INDUSTRY; NEXT STEP IS FOR DEPT. OF COMMERCE & INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION TO DETERMINE POTENTIAL ACTION TO LEVEL PLAYING FIELD

Schumer Says The Jobs of More Than 1,000 Western NY Residents Who Work at Goodyear's Rubber And Tire Plants in Buffalo & Niagara Falls Are At Risk If China's Unfair Tactics Targeting of US Tire Industry Continues The International Trade Commission (ITC) Determined Domestic Tire Producers Have Suffered Severely From China’s Tire Imports Since Tariffs That Once Protected U.S. Manufacturers Expired - Schumer Pushes the ITC to Consider Strong Evidence of Industry Injury & Act to Leve… Continue Reading


06.08.15

SCHUMER: BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY’S DOWNTOWN CENTER SUFFERED SEVERE FLOOD DAMAGE DURING TROPICAL STORM LEE, BUT FEMA PAPERWORK MISTAKE DEDUCTED $2.8 MILLION MEANT TO HELP REBUILD & RECOVER – SCHUMER URGES FEMA TO SWIFTLY REVIEW & APPROVE BINGHAMTON’S APPEAL FOR FULL FED FUNDING

Binghamton University's Downtown Center Was Inundated By Flood Waters During Tropical Storm Lee, Which Caused Extensive Damage To Electrical And Mechanical Services That Support Key Building Functions Binghamton Was Initially Approved for $3.1 Million For Building Repairs, But FEMA Then Unnecessarily Deducted Nearly $2.8 Million From That Total For Insurance The University Did Not Have - Now, Binghamton Has Only Been Approved For Roughly $400,000 & Has Appealed to FEMA For Full Fed Funding … Continue Reading


06.08.15

SCHUMER REVEALS: HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF NEW FEDERAL DOLLARS NOW AVAILABLE TO POTENTIALLY FUND BAY PARK OCEAN OUTFALL PIPE; RESILIENCY PROJECT NEEDED TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING REYNOLDS CHANNEL; SENATOR LED FIGHT TO SECURE OVER A BILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BAY PARK—OUTFALL PIPE IS FINAL PIECE OF PUZZLE

Schumer Already Secured $810M from FEMA To Rebuild Bay Park, $150M from HUD to Upgrade Nitrogen Removal System, $35M from EPA Through Storm Mitigation Loan Program, Staving Off Massive Hit to Nassau Taxpayers, But Over $500M is Still Needed to Cover Construction Cost of Outfall Pipe Schumer Will Announce FEMA Recently Approved An Additional $210M in HMGP Funds for New York, Which Can Be Used for Outstanding Projects-Like Outfall Pipe; Schumer Reveals HUD's $1B "National Disaster Resiliency Com… Continue Reading


06.08.15

SCHUMER: POWDERED ALCOHOL—PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS TO KIDS—COULD HIT SHELVES IN NEXT FEW WEEKS; SENATOR LAUNCHES EMERGENCY PUSH, ADDING NEW AMENDMENT TO LEGISLATION THIS WEEK TO BAN “PALCOHOL”; SAYS IF WE TAKE NO ACTION, WE WILL REGRET IT BY END OF SUMMER

Federal TTB Approved Labels for Palcohol Earlier This Year & is Now Legal to Be Sold, With Plans To Hit Shelves This Summer; Last Year, Schumer Called On FDA to Step In And Investigate the Dangerous Product, But Shockingly No Action Was Taken Schumer's Legislation Makes it Illegal to Sell Palcohol, Which Was Originally Targeted At Kids-n-Teens, Suggested To Snort, Is Highly Concentrated, Easily Concealed; Senator Says With Onset of Summer-When The Most Alcohol-Related Fatalities Occur- A… Continue Reading


06.05.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE OVER $2.9 MILLION FED REIMBURSTMENT FOR CARTHAGE AREA HOSPITAL IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

Carthage Area Hospital Will Receive Payment After Eight Months of Delay From National Government Services Schumer, Gillibrand Inquiry Pushed Application Process U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today secured a reimbursement payment from Medicare via the fiscal intermediary the National Government Services (NGS) for $2,930,287 owed to the Carthage Area Hospital in Jefferson County. The hospital had an outstanding Sole Community Hospital Low Volume Adjustment repayment re… Continue Reading


06.05.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $234,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Make Upgrades At Airport U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Westchester County Airport will receive $234,000.00 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport upgrades. This project will fund the design to rehabilitate 2,950 feet of the airport's existing access road to maintain access to the airport. "Keeping the Westchester County Airport in top-notch shape is critical for… Continue Reading

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