Press Releases

08.01.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $280,000 FOR THE WATKINS GLEN FIRE DEPARTMENT

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $285,000 in federal funding for the Watkins Glen Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Watkins Glen Fire Department will use these federal funds to purchase a new fire tanker truck. These tanker trucks are necessary when firefighters face situations where there are no fire hydrants and they must bring their own resour… Continue Reading


08.01.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $90,000 FOR TWO WESTERN NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Jamison Road Fire Company in Erie County Will Use Funds to Buy New Air Tank Filling System - Will Fill Air Tanks to Keep Firefighters Safe U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $92,341 in federal funding for the Hinsdale and Jamison Road Fire Districts in Western New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Hinsdale Fire Department in Cattaraugus County will use its… Continue Reading


07.31.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MAFFEI ANNOUNCE $15,300 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SYRACUSE FIRE DEPARTMENT

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today announced that the Syracuse Fire Department has been awarded $15,300 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Syracuse Fire Department will use this grant to purchase a BullEx Attack Digital Fire Training System, which will allow the Department to create a simulated fire in a high rise building so that firefighters can train in a re… Continue Reading


07.31.14

SCHUMER: IDLING GARBAGE TRAINS IN DEPEW LEAVE ENGINES ROARING ALL NIGHT & SEND NOXIOUS GARBAGE STENCH INTO HOMES – SENATOR CALLS ON CSX TO MOVE TRAINS OUT OF DEPEW, FIND NON- RESIDENTIAL AREA FOR TRAINS TO IDLE

Schumer Urges CSX to Get Idling Garbage Trains Out of Depew Neighborhood & Move Them To A Non-Residential Area So Depew Residents Are Not Afflicted by Smell, Noise Pollution Schumer to CSX: Move Trains For The Sake of Depew Residents' Health, Quality of Life Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the CSX rail company to move trains filled with garbage, that have been idling at all hours of the night on its rail lines along Walden Avenue, a heavily populated residential area in … Continue Reading


07.31.14

SCHUMER: USDA TO BEGIN SECOND ROUND OF SOLICITING PROPOSALS FROM GREEK YOGURT MAKERS FOR 12-STATE USDA GREEK YOGURT PILOT PROGRAM – NY GREEK YOGURT PRODUCERS CAN APPLY STARTING AUGUST 7TH

NY's Own Chobani & Upstate Niagara - Winners of First Solicitation - Were Selected Last Month to Provide Greek Yogurt to Schools in 7 States for One Month Greek Yogurt Vendor(s) Will Be Selected Through Application Process That Will Begin On August 7th; Schumer Urges NY Greek Yogurt Makers To Apply U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is scheduled to begin soliciting proposals on August 7th from Greek yogurt makers who will be see… Continue Reading


07.31.14

SCHUMER: LIVINGSTON COUNTY SET TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $410,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO EXPAND CROSSROADS COMMERCE PARK – FUNDS WILL HELP BUILD NEW ACCESS ROAD AT BIZ PARK IN AVON THAT WILL LEAD TO NEW JOBS & BOOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS

EDA Funds Will Help Build New Access Road at Commerce Park & Open Up 3 Shovel-Ready Build Sites for Companies That Plan to Create Jobs & Expand Schumer: Funds Will Attract More Companies to Avon, Create Jobs & Help Anchor Development Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) has made a critical funding commitment for Livingston County and the Town of Avon to expand the Crossroads Commerce Park in Avon by building a n… Continue Reading


07.31.14

SCHUMER PUSHES TO SECURE $4 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR BROOME COUNTY TO PURCHASE 10 NEW ENVIRONMENTALLY- FRIENDLY PUBLIC BUSES, MODERNIZE AGING FLEET – MANY COUNTY BUSES ARE PAST USEFUL LIFESPAN & NEW BUSES WILL HELP LIMIT SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS

Schumer Pushes To Secure Fed Funding To Add 10 New Clean Diesel Buses To Fleet - Funding Would Also Enable City To Install 9 New Bicycle Shelters, Making It Easier For Residents to Bike To And From Work Schumer: New Buses For Broome County Will Alleviate Pressures On System & Help Local Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he is pushing the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) to award Broome County over $4 million to purchase ten new, clean diesel buses and ins… Continue Reading


07.30.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $485,000 FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS; INVESTMENT MEANS VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AT LINDENHURST & ORIENT FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Lindenhurst Will Use Funding to Purchase Approximately 30 Self- Contained Breathing Apparatus For Its Firefighters; Orient Will Use Funding to Purchase New Tanker That Holds 2,500 Gallons of Water Funding is Being Provided Through DHS's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG); Senators Have Continually Pushed for Funding to Assist Fire Departments & First Responders U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $176,850 in federal funding for Lindenhurst … Continue Reading


07.30.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, VILLAGE OF COBLESKILL TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $2.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CRITICAL WATER SUPPLY PROJECT – PROJECT WILL PROTECT WATER SUPPLY AND REDUCE FLOODING

Increasing Protection for Three Water Reservoirs in Cobleskill Will Protect Water Supply for Residents & Reduce Flooding in Village and Surrounding Areas Federal Funds Will Allow Village to Improve Water Treatment Plant & Dow Reservoir, Dredge & Repair Cobleskill's Dam Spillway Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that, after his push, the Village of Cobleskill in Schoharie County will receive $2,325,000 in federal funds to make repairs to its water supply system and … Continue Reading


07.30.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES EIGHT DAMS IN THE SOUTHERN TIER TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $2.9 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR REHABILITATION & SAFETY ASSESSMENTS – FUNDING WILL HELP KEEP LOCAL RESIDENTS SAFE

Schumer Secured Dam Rehabilitation Funding as Part of 2014 Farm Bill - Funding Can Help Hundreds of Upstate Dams That Are In Desperate Need of Repair Schumer: Dam Rehabilitation Will Help Keep Residents Safe & Prevent Property Damage Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that, after his push, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will allocate the state of New York $2.9 million in funding for dam rehabilitation and $3.2 mill… Continue Reading


07.30.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES TWO DAMS IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY TO RECEIVE $350,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR REHABILITATION – FUNDING WILL HELP KEEP LOCAL RESIDENTS SAFE

Schumer Secured Dam Rehabilitation Funding as Part of 2014 Farm Bill - Funding Can Help Hundreds of Upstate Dams That Are In Desperate Need of Repair Schumer: Dam Rehabilitation Will Help Keep Residents Safe & Prevent Property Damage Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that, after his push, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will allocate the state of New York $2.9 million in funding for dam rehabilitation and $3.2 mill… Continue Reading


07.30.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES EIGHT DAMS IN THE SOUTHERN TIER TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $2.9 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR REHABILITATION & SAFETY ASSESSMENTS FUNDING WILL HELP KEEP LOCAL RESIDENTS SAFE

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that, after his push, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will allocate the state of New York $2.9 million in funding for dam rehabilitation and $3.2 million for safety assessments of dams across the state. Specifically, a total of five dams across Broome County and dams in Allegany, Chemung and Tioga Counties, all in the Southern Tier region, will receive $2,910,000 for both dam rehabilitatio… Continue Reading


07.30.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES TWO DAMS IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY TO RECEIVE $350,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR REHABILITATION FUNDING WILL HELP KEEP LOCAL RESIDENTS SAFE

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that, after his push, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will allocate the state of New York $2.9 million in funding for dam rehabilitation and $3.2 million for safety assessments of dams across the state. Specifically, two dams in Cattaraugus will receive $350,000 in federal funding for rehabilitation projects, including $150,000 for one dam site at Conewango Creek and $300,000 for one dam s… Continue Reading


07.29.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.1 BILLION IN SANDY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR REPAIR & MITIGATION PROJECTS AT NYU’S LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER

Award Through New Alternative Procedures Program Provides Lump Sum Payments to Sandy Damaged Facilities; Schumer Secured $800M in Funds Through This New Process for Repairs to Nassau County's Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant Award Is Second Largest Project Worksheet Awarded in FEMA History U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $1.13 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding for Sandy repair work and mitigation projects at New York University's (… Continue Reading


07.29.14

SCHUMER, DURING FACE-TO-FACE MEETING, URGES KEY DEFENSE OFFICIAL TO EXPEDITE APPROVAL OF MEDAL OF HONOR FOR WWI HERO, SGT. HENRY JOHNSON – UNDERSECRETARY COMMITS TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MOVE APPROVAL PROCESS ALONG

Schumer Met With Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness, Jessica Wright, Who Oversees Medal of Honor Decisions - Senator Voiced Strong Support For Sgt. Johnson & Urged Her To Send The Request To The White House For Final Approval Schumer: Henry Johnson is an American Hero Who Displayed Mind-Boggling Bravery in Battle for Our Nation & We Should Not Wait Another Day to Honor Him Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer met with Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness … Continue Reading


07.29.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ENGEL ANNOUNCE CITY OF NEW ROCHELLE WILL RECEIVE MORE THAN $1.8 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING TO REPAIR DAMAGES TO HUDSON PARK INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGED BY HURRICANE SANDY

Schumer, Gillibrand, Engel Pushed for FEMA Funding To Help Repair Hudson Park & Municipal Marina Significantly Damaged By Sandy -Secured Initial $1.4 Million to Repair Damaged Marina & Docks Now, New Rochelle to Receive an Additional $1.8 Million For Hudson Park Repairs to Stone Wall, Curbs, Railings That Will Improve Municipal Beach Park Area & Allow Park To Thrive Once Again Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel ann… Continue Reading


07.29.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE MAJOR GRANT FOR SIENA COLLEGE

LOUDONVILLE - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced that Siena College will receive funding in the amount of $687,876 to support the Siena Plan for Attracting and Retaining Computer Scientists (SPARCS). The grant, awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will boost local science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and continue the tradition of innovation and excellence in Capital Region communities. "As… Continue Reading


07.29.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION IN DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING FOR CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IN ONEIDA COUNTY – MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY FLOODING LAST YEAR

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Clinton Central School District in Oneida County will receive $1,705,342.25 in federal funds to implement repairs to the Middle and High school buildings. The funds are being allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will help the school district repair damages that were a direct result of severe storms during the period of June 26, 2013 through July… Continue Reading


07.29.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ENGEL ANNOUNCE CITY OF NEW ROCHELLE WILL RECEIVE MORE THAN $1.8 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING TO REPAIR DAMAGES TO HUDSON PARK INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGED BY HURRICANE SANDY

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel announced that the City of New Rochelle will receive $1,839,599.10 in federal funding to repair damages sustained to Hudson Park during Hurricane Sandy. This funding will come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which will shoulder 90 percent of the total cost of rebuilding and rehabilitation. The funding will reimburse New Rochelle for repairs to the stacked stone wall, sundeck, a… Continue Reading


07.28.14

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, AFTER THEIR PUSH, VILLAGE OF WESTFIELD IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY TO RECEIVE OVER $2.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WASTE- WATER TREATMENT PROJECT – PROJECT EXPECTED TO CREATE & RETAIN 150 JOBS

In The Past, Chautauqua County Grape Processors Absorbed More Than 80% of Waste-Water Treatment Costs - This Funding Will Take Burden Off Grape Processors Who Already Bear Brunt of the Cost to Operate the Plant Schumer, Gillibrand: Waste-Water Treatment Project Will Create & Retain 150 Jobs, And Be A Significant Boost to Chautauqua Grape Industry Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that, after their push, the Village of Westfield in Chautauqua County … Continue Reading

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