Press Releases

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


12.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $23 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW ARMY RESERVE TRAINING CENTER IN MATTYDALE IN JUST-UNVEILED OMNIBUS BILL

US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year – includes $23 million in funding to build a new Army Reserve Training Center in Mattydale, New York. The training facility will include administrative, education, assembly, library, and physical fitness areas for fifteen Army Reserve units, including the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, a Training Brigade, a… Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $27 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FORT DRUM’S UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE HANGAR IN JUST-UNVEILED OMNIBUS BILL

US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year – includes $27 million in funding to build an unmanned aerial vehicle hangar at Fort Drum. Schumer and Gillibrand both wrote to Senate and House appropriators urging them to include funds for this hangar investment in the omnibus spending bill. "The inclusion of funding for a brand new hangar for Fort Drum… Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $58 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO BUILD NEW BARRACKS AT WEST POINT IN JUST-UNVEILED OMNIBUS BILL

Funding Is Third Federal Installment Of Funding To Construct New Cadet Barracks US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year – includes $58 million in funding to build new barracks at West Point. This is the third federal funding installment for the barracks, which will be the first constructed at the United States Military Academy since 1972. Sch… Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, SLAUGHTER ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $67 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF IN JUST-UNVEILED OMNIBUS BILL

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Louise Slaughter today announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year – includes $67.016 million in funding for Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), which is a much-needed increase of $725,000 from last year's funding level. NTID provides a college education to deaf and hard-of-hearing stu… Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $166M IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BROOKHAVEN’S ION COLLIDER & $105M FOR NATIONAL SYNCHROTRON LIGHT SOURCE II IS INCLUDED IN JUST-UNVEILED OMNIBUS BILL; BNL’S COLLIDER IS ONLY REMAINING ATOM SMASHER IN COUNTRY

Schumer, Gillibrand Have Since Fought to Secure Increased Federal Funds for BNL- Funding Helps US Remain On Forefront of Atomic Research; BNL's Ion Collider Will Receive Nearly $1M More Than in Last Year's Appropriations Bill & NSLS-II Will Receive $46M More Than Last Year Collider Provides Hundreds of Jobs And Plays Important Role In Making Long Island Center of Cutting-Edge Research U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the FY15 Omnibus Appropriat… Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE 3-YEAR EXTENSION OF CRITICAL FUNDING FOR HIGHLAND FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT & MILLIONS IN FED AID, WHICH WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE BEEN LOST, ARE INCLUDED IN JUST-UNVEILED DEFENSE BILL & FED SPENDING BILL

Omnibus Spending Bill Would Provide $3.5 Million in Federal Aid To Highland Falls School District For FY2015 & Defense Bill Would Extend Additional $2 Million in Federal Aid For Three Years Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney: Legislation A Big Win For Highland Falls Taxpayers Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, announced that two provisions that would secure millions in federal funds for the Highland Falls-Fort Montgom… Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BIG VICTORY FOR NEW YORK INCLUDED IN FEDERAL SPENDING BILL: FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF EBOLA EXPENSES INCURRED FOR TREATMENT OF DR. SPENCER, TRANSPORT OF POTENTIAL EBOLA CASES, TRAINING & PREPARATION FOR DEADLY DISEASE

Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Historic $5.4 Billion for Domestic & International Ebola Work, Including Hospital Reimbursement for Ebola Care, Training of Emergency Personnel & Hospital Workers & More - Schumer Will Also Push For NY Ebola Treatment Centers To Get Reimbursement Schumer Will Now Urge HHS Secretary to Give NY A Significant Portion of Domestic Ebola Funding, As Secretary Creates Spending Plan in Next 30 Days - This New Federal Funding Will Help Ensure NY & Taxpayers… Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.1 BILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR HARBOR MAINTENANCE PROJECTS INCLUDED IN JUST-UNVEILED OMNIBUS BILL, AN INCREASE OF $100 MILLION OVER LAST YEAR’S FUNDING LEVEL; FUNDING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DREDGING PROJECTS AT GREAT LAKES HARBORS – SENATE & HOUSE TO VOTE ON BILL THIS WEEK; SENATORS URGE COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT OMNIBUS

Schumer, Gillibrand Say That First Ever "Great Lakes Funding Set Aside," Secured Earlier This Year, Combined With Increased Federal Funding Mean More Money Will Flow to NYS - Set Aside Requires Great Lakes Harbors be Treated as One Navigation System & Receive At Least 10% of Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Dollars Schumer, Gillibrand: Omnibus Bill Will Pump More Federal Funds Into Our Harbors U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Omnibus spending … Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BIG VICTORY FOR NYC & BELLEVUE INCLUDED IN FEDERAL SPENDING BILL: FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF EBOLA EXPENSES INCURRED FOR TREATMENT OF DR. SPENCER, TRANSPORT OF POTENTIAL EBOLA CASES, TRAINING & PREPARATION FOR DEADLY DISEASE

Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Historic $5.4 Billion for Domestic & International Ebola Work, Including Hospital Reimbursement for Ebola Care, Training of Emergency Personnel & Hospital Workers & More - Schumer Will Also Push For NY Ebola Treatment Centers To Get Reimbursement Schumer Will Now Urge HHS Secretary to Give NYC A Significant Portion of Domestic Ebola Funding, As Secretary Creates Spending Plan in Next 30 Days - This New Federal Funding Will Help Ensure NYC & Taxpaye… Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $122.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CANANDAIGUA VA IS INCLUDED IN JUST-UNVEILED OMNIBUS BILL; WILL HELP MOVE CONSTRUCTION FORWARD – PASSAGE IN CONGRSS WOULD SEND LEGISLATION TO PRESIDENT’S DESK

Schumer, Gillibrand: Omnibus Bill Would Get Long-Awaited Construction at Canandaigua VA Campus Underway Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the just-unveiled Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $122,400,000 for construction at the Canandaigua VA Medical Campus. The bill, along with the funding allotment for construction at the Canandaigua VA Medical Campus, could be … Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $68 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB INCLUDED IN JUST-UNVEILED OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL – PASSAGE IN CONGRESS WOULD SEND LEGISLATION TO PRESIDENT’S DESK

Federal Funds Will Go to Critical Programs that Protect Nation, Maintain Over 300 Jobs in New York Schumer, Gillibrand: 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. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $68 million for the Universit… Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $468 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR LOCKHEED MARTIN OWEGO’S COMBAT RESCUE & MARINE ONE HELICOPTER PROGRAMS IS INCLUDED IN JUST- UNVEILED OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL; URGE CONGRESSIONAL COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT BILL – HOUSE AND SENATE WILL VOTE THIS WEEK; PASSAGE IN BOTH HOUSES WOULD THEN SEND LEGISLATION TO PRESIDENT’S DESK

Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding Is Critical for Lockheed Martin Owego, At The Forefront Of Two of The Most Important Helicopter Programs In World Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $368,086,000 for the Presidential Helicopter program and $100 million for the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program, two major helicopter construction… Continue Reading


12.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE $1.238 BILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR NAVAL NUCLEAR REACTORS IS INCLUDED IN JUST- UNVEILED OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL; WOULD PROVIDE FUNDING CAPITAL REGION’S KESSELRING NEEDS TO KEEP TRAINING PROGRAM RUNNING – PASSAGE IN BOTH HOUSE & SENATE WOULD SEND LEGISLATION TO PRESIDENT’S DESK

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, Gillibrand, Tonko: Omnibus Bill Will Help Keep Kesselring Program Off the Chopping Block Today, U.S. Sena… Continue Reading


12.09.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH FIRST-EVER NAT’L NETWORK OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING HUBS INCLUDED IN JUST-UNVEILED OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL – PLAN COULD BOOST MANUFACTURING INNOVATION IN UPSTATE NY, A PRIME CANDIDATE FOR ONE OF 15 HUBS

Schumer, Gillibrand: Upstate NY Cities Would Be Ideal Candidates for New Center of Advanced Manufacturing U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill just unveiled today that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes Schumer and Gillibrand-sponsored legislation that would create the first-ever national network of manufacturing hubs. Schumer and Gillibrand said cities across Upstate N… Continue Reading


12.09.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE BILL TO NAME MONROE POST OFFICE IN ORANGE COUNTY IN HONOR OF FALLEN CIA OFFICER GREGG DAVID WENZEL HAS CLEARED CONGRESS; NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE – URGE PRESIDENT TO SIGN BILL INTO LAW, NAME POST OFFICE AFTER CIA HERO

With President's Final Signature, Post Office Would Be Renamed for CIA Officer Gregg Wenzel As Tribute to His Bravery and Dedication Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney: Renaming Monroe Post Office After Wenzel is Fitting Honor For Man Who Paid Ultimate Sacrifice to Protect Our Freedom Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that legislation that would rename the Post Office at 787 State Route 17M in Monroe the "National Cland… Continue Reading


12.08.14

SCHUMER: JOBS OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED BINGHAMTON-AREA RESIDENTS WHO MAKE PRODUCTS FOR FED GOV AT RISK – SCHUMER CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO EXORBITANT FED- IMPOSED PRICE MARKUPS ON LOCAL PRODUCTS THAT ARE LEADING FED AGENCIES TO PURCHASE OTHER BRANDS & PUTTING CRITICAL BINGHAMTON JOBS IN DANGER

Binghamton's AVRE Has Lost Over $1 Million In Sales As Result of Fed Gov. Changes; Feds Have Priced AVRE Products at 80% Mark-up, Compared to 10-15% for Other Similar Products - Schumer Calls For Investigation Into Markups, Say Playing Field Needs To Be Level; These Jobs Are Critical Lifeline For Some Of Southern Tier's Most Vulnerable People & We Must Protect Them Schumer Also Receives Prestigious Award For Being Champion of the Blind & Visually Impaired Today, at Binghamton’s… Continue Reading

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