Press Releases

12.03.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, PROVISION THAT WOULD SECURE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR WWI HERO SGT. HENRY JOHNSON IS INCLUDED IN JUST-UNVEILED NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL – SCHUMER URGES CONGRESSIONAL COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT BILL; HOUSE WILL VOTE THIS WEEK, SENATE NEXT WEEK; PASSAGE IN BOTH HOUSES WOULD THEN SEND MEDAL OF HONOR REQUEST TO PRESIDENT’S DESK

Schumer to Colleagues: Pass National Defense Bill & Right Century-Old Wrong Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that a provision he authored, which would secure the Medal of Honor for the late World War I hero and Albany resident, Sergeant Henry Johnson, is included in the just-unveiled National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Schumer said that the House could vote on the NDAA as early as this Thursday and the Senate will then vote on the same bill next week. If the bill pas… Continue Reading


12.02.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $72 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO UPGRADE & REPLACE FLOOD-PRONE UPSTATE NEW YORK BRIDGES

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ $72,263,840.00 to update and replace 29 bridges throughout Upstate New York. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and will fund the necessary improvements for bridges in high-risk flood areas throughout the Capital Region, Central New York, Southern Tier, Hudson Valley and North Country. This $72 million in federal funding will cover … Continue Reading


12.02.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR THE VILLAGE OF NYACK FOR HURRICANE SANDY REPAIRS

Schumer: Long-Awaited Funds Will Enable Village of Nyack To Recover Hurricane Sandy Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Representative Nita Lowey announced that the Village of Nyack will receive $1,762,175.82 in federal funds to cover costs for repairs made to Memorial Park and the local marina, which were damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The funding is being allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) public assistance grant program. As a… Continue Reading


12.02.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SOUTHERN TIER COMPANY, SURESCAN CORPORATION, SECURES CRITICAL FED CERTIFICATION FROM TSA FOR ITS INNOVATIVE AIRPORT BAGGAGE SCREENING SYSTEM

With Certification, SureScan Is Now Actively Introducing The Product To Domestic And International Airports Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that SureScan Corporation, located in Endicott, has received Transportation Security Administration (TSA) certification for its new, innovative checked baggage screening solution, called the x1000. SureScan, developer and manufacturer of the x1000, is actively introducing the product to domestic and international airports. Schumer said th… Continue Reading


12.01.14

SCHUMER: LACK OF YEAR-ROUND BRIDGE CONNECTING IRONDEQUOIT & WEBSTER HURTS LOCAL BUSINESSES, RESIDENTS & LEAVES TOWNS VULNERABLE DURING EMERGENCY – SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH FOR FED FUNDING THAT WOULD ALLOW TOWN TO PROVIDE YEAR-ROUND ACCESS ACROSS BRIDGE THAT WORKS FOR RESIDENTS & BOATERS

Schumer: The Time Is Now To Launch Push To Upgrade The Bay Outlet Bridge for Year-Round Access Today, on the Irondequoit side of the Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer launched his push to secure federal funding to provide year-round access across the Bay Outlet Bridge connecting Irondequoit and Webster. Schumer said that this bridge in its current form is a lose-lose for local residents. In the spring and summer months, the bridge closes to vehicular traffic in or… Continue Reading


12.01.14

With Holiday Shopping Season Now In Full Swing… SCHUMER: POPULAR “SMART” TVS, WEBCAMS & BABY MONITORS ALLOW HACKERS TO USE BUILT-IN CAMERAS TO SPY INTO HOMES & LIVE STREAM PRIVATE LIVES FOR ALL TO SEE; A FEAR REALIZED THIS WEEK WHEN RUSSIANS HACKED THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS – SENATOR CALLS FOR MANUFACTURERS TO MAKE IMMEDIATE SECURITY CHANGES TO NEW DEVICES TO PROTECT NYERS FROM VOYEURISM, ROBBERY & EVEN BLACKMAIL

Russian Website, Now Shut Down, Demonstrated That Thousands of NYers Can Easily Be Hacked Through Personal TVs & Other Devices, By Remotely Turning On Cameras and Microphones, Spying On Families' Living Rooms & More - This Exposes NYers to Blackmail, Robbery When Homes Are Empty Schumer Calls For TV, Camera, Baby Monitor Manufacturers To Adopt Improved Standards Of Security To Be Used In All New Devices, Like Forcing Individualized Passwords Rather than Using Default Passwords, Which Cr… Continue Reading


12.01.14

WITH HEROIN USAGE SKYROCKETING IN CAPITAL REGION, SCHUMER CALLS FOR EMERGENCY ANTI-DRUG TRAFFICKING FUNDING SURGE TO COMBAT PROBLEM – CAPITAL REGION HAS BECOME NEXUS POINT FOR HEROIN BETWEEN NYC & VT, RESULTING IN SHARP INCREASE IN HEROIN OVERDOSES & ARRESTS

Schumer Calls for an Emergency Surge Of $100M for Fed-Designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Like Albany County; Senator Is Pushing for Funding As Part of Upcoming Appropriations Process - Schumer Also Announces Push To Unlock $6 Million in Funding Set To Help Albany Combat Heroin That Is Currently Being Held Up At DOJ Schumer: We All Saw the Horrors Caused By the Crack Epidemic When Left Unchecked by Feds & Other Law Enforcement - Can't Let Capital Region Become Hotbed for Heroin… Continue Reading


11.24.14

SCHUMER: EXPENSIVE LIRR COMMUTE SHOULD NOT ONLY BE SAFE AND ON-TIME, BUT MORE COMFORTABLE & CONVENIENT – URGES LIRR TO CONSULT CUSTOMERS & BRING SERIES OF CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY CHANGES TO NEW FLEET OF TRAINS AS THEY REVIEW DESIGN CHANGES

With Design of New Trains Underway, Schumer Presses Long Island Rail Road to Incorporate Community Input To The Design Process; Schumer Urges LIRR to Hold Public Meetings, Create an Online Suggestion Box or Conduct a Passenger Survey So that Commuters Are Aware of the Redesign & Included in the Process Schumer: LIRR Should Consult the Experts - Its Riders - To Improve Both Train Design & Rider Satisfaction U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) t… Continue Reading


11.24.14

SCHUMER URGES FED APPROPRIATORS TO FUND NAVAL REACTORS TRAINING PROGRAM AT HIGHEST POSSIBLE LEVEL FOR 2015 – $1.215 BILLION FUNDING REQUEST WOULD HELP KEEP KESSELRING SITE IN WEST MILTON & KNOLLS ATOMIC POWER LAB IN SCHENECTADY THRIVING

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: Highest Level of Funding Will Help Keep Kesselring Reactor Off Chopping Block Today, U.S. Senator Charles… Continue Reading


11.23.14

SCHUMER: WITH AT LEAST THREE NEAR-MISSES BETWEEN DRONES & AIRCRAFT AT JFK IN LAST WEEK, COMMERCIAL DRONE USE HAS BECOME POTENTIALLY DEADLY – SENATOR CALLS ON OMB & FAA TO GET NEW DRONE REGULATIONS GET OUT THE DOOR ASAP

Schumer Said That the FAA Has Been Developing Drone Privacy & Usage Guidelines for Years, As Drone Usage Drastically Increases & Becomes More Dangerous to NYC Residents & Commercial Fliers - FAA Rule Has Made Some Progress & Is Now Sitting at Office of Management & Budget for Review Schumer: FAA Drone Rules To Protect NYC Fliers' Physical Safety, Plus The Privacy of Millions, Have Been Stuck in Federal Bureaucracy for Far Too Long U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today cal… Continue Reading


11.21.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT, AFTER HIS PUSH, LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE RESEARCH & REPORTING PROTOCOLS ON ‘SUDDEN DEATH IN THE YOUNG’ HAS JUST PASSED THE SENATE – CALLS ON HOUSE TO PASS BILL THAT HELPS PROVIDE ANSWERS FOR BUFFALO PARENTS & PREVENT FUTURE TRAGEDY

Schumer Calls For House of Representatives to Pass Legislation That Will Fill Gaps in Federal Reporting of Young Deaths, Improve Data Collection & Scene Investigations, Enhance Training, Plus Improve Research Schumer Recently Stood With Buffalo Parents to Call for Passage & Highlight That Stricter Protocols & More Accurate Data Could Decrease The Number of Tragic Deaths in Children & Infants - Would Also Provide Quicker Answers to Parents Who Lack Information About Cause of Deat… Continue Reading


11.21.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, COLLINS URGE USDA TO IMMEDIATELY CONDUCT DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF IMPACT OF HISTORIC SNOWSTORM ON WNY FARMS – URGES USDA TO PROVIDE ALL AVAILABLE RESOURCES TO UPSTATE FARMERS IMPACTED BY DEVASTATING SNOWFALL

In Event NYS Hits Federal Disaster Declaration Threshold, USDA Disaster Assistance Could Be Made Available to Counties Like Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Wyoming Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, Collins: USDA Must Do All They Can To Support WNY Agriculture Industry That Has Been Damaged By Historic Snowfall Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Brian Higgins and Chris Collins urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pr… Continue Reading


11.21.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, FEDS HAVE APPROVED LONG-AWAITED RUNWAY EXTENSION AT OGDENSBURG AIRPORT – LONGER RUNWAY WILL HELP NEW ALLEGIANT AIR FLIGHTS LAND; COULD ADD TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS PER YEAR & TURN AIRPORT INTO REGIONAL LEADER

Runway Extension Will Help Accommodate New Allegiant Air Flights at Airport - Could Lead To Tens of Thousands of Passengers Per Year Schumer: Ogdensburg Runway Extension Is Cleared for Takeoff U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his push, that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Ogdensburg's request to extend the Ogdensburg Airport's runway by 1,200 feet. In July, Schumer visited the Ogdensburg Airport to urge the FAA to approve Ogdensburg’s req… Continue Reading


11.20.14

SCHUMER: BRENDA SANNES UNANIMOUSLY CONFIRMED BY SENATE TO BE SECOND-EVER WOMAN TO SERVE ON FEDERAL BENCH IN SYRACUSE; SCHUMER RECOMMENDED SANNES FOR POSITION

Sannes Will Be Second Woman to Serve on Fed Bench in Syracuse - Lived & Worked in Syracuse Area and Northern District for Nearly 15 Years Schumer: Sannes Embodies Best Qualities of a Legal Professional and Will Be Smart, Fair, Moderate Judge Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Brenda Sannes has been confirmed by the Senate - in a 96-0 vote – to serve as a judge in the United States District Court in the Northern District of New York (NDNY). Ms. Sannes is a history… Continue Reading


11.20.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, COLLINS URGE FEMA TO BE READY TO SWIFTLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR ERIE COUNTY & OTHER WNY COUNTIES IMPACTED BY HISTORIC SNOWSTORM

FEMA Disaster Declaration Would Make Available Disaster Assistance Funds for Counties Like Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Genesee & Wyoming Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, Collins: Federal Agencies Must Do All They Can To Support WNY Communities Devastated By Snow Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Brian Higgins and Chris Collins urged FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to be ready to swiftly approve any request from New York State for federal s… Continue Reading


11.20.14

SCHUMER CALLS WHITE HOUSE & PUSHES ADMINISTRATION TO BE READY TO IMMEDIATELY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR ERIE & OTHER WNY COUNTIES BURIED BY HISTORIC SNOWSTORM

Federal Disaster Declaration Would Make Available FEMA Disaster Assistance Funds for Counties Like Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Genesee & Wyoming Schumer: We Need All Hands on Deck to Dig Out From This Epic Snowfall and the Fed Gov Must Do All It Can - ASAP - To Support WNY Communities Devastated By Snow Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called senior White House officials and urged the administration to be ready to immediately approve any request from New York State for federal s… Continue Reading


11.20.14

SCHUMER LAUNCHES ADDITIONAL APPROACH TO SECURE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR WWI HERO SGT. HENRY JOHNSON – SCHUMER PUSHES AMENDMENT TO MAJOR DEFENSE BILL THAT WOULD SEND MEDAL OF HONOR REQUEST TO PRESIDENT’S DESK

As House Continues to Consider Medal of Honor Bill, Schumer Tries An Additional Approach to Secure Long-Awaited Recognition for Sgt. Henry Johnson - Senator Pushes to Add Amendment to Annual Defense Bill That Would Clear the Way For Medal of Honor Schumer: We Need to Try Every Approach & Ensure All Bases Are Covered In Effort To Right A Century-Old Wrong & Give Sgt. Johnson The Recognition He Deserves Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he is pushing an additional a… Continue Reading


11.19.14

SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO REINSTATE CRITICAL “TEACHER TAX BREAK” THAT HELPS OVER 100,000 UPSTATE NY TEACHERS SAVE UP TO $250 PER YEAR ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES – EXPIRED IN 2013; RENEWAL WOULD HELP OFF-SET COSTS FOR TEACHERS WHO DIP INTO THEIR OWN POCKETS TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES FOR CLASSROOM

Schumer Launches Push To Re-Instate This Important Benefit for NY Teachers & Make It Retroactive to Cover Last Year in this Month's Lame Duck Session - Tax Benefit Will Help Teachers Save & Bring More Supplies Into NY Classrooms to Help Our Kids Learn, Including During Upcoming Holiday Lesson Plans; Schumer Will Release Report On Number of Teachers per County & The Amount of Savings Schumer: Fed Government Can Give an Apple to NY Teachers this Year By Making Out-of- Pocket Investmen… Continue Reading


11.19.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES EFFORT TO NAME ROCHESTER POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF FALLEN VETERAN THEODORE MATTHEW GLENDE HAS CLEARED CONGRESS – LEGISLATION WILL NOW MOVE TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Schumer Also Pushes for the Now "Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office" to Allow Exterior Signage on Post Office So Entire Community Will Have Reminder of & Tribute to His Bravery Schumer: Renaming Rochester Post Office After Glende is Fitting Tribute to His Bravery and Dedication Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the legislation to rename the Rochester Main Post Office local at 1335 Jefferson Road in the Town of Henrietta after Army Specialist Theodore Matth… Continue Reading


11.18.14

SCHUMER CALLS ON ARMY SECRETARY TO CREATE NEW ARRANGEMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW THE WATERVLIET ARSENAL BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP TO KEEP THE REVENUE IT GENERATES & RE-INVEST IT IN ATTRACTING NEW COMPANIES TO THE CAMPUS – LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORP. GENERATES MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN REVENUE EACH YEAR, BUT CURRENTLY MOST PROCEEDS MUST BE BROUGHT BACK TO ARMY COFFERS

Schumer Calls on Army Sec. McHugh to Work With Arsenal & Partnership to Develop Plan that Would Allow it to Use Rental Income to Reinvest in Campus & Keep Watervliet Viable - Schumer Says There Is Precedent for this Type of Arrangement Schumer: The Arsenal Partnership Should Be Able To Keep the Revenue It Generates, Not Send It Back to The Army Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh to enable the local development corporation at the Watervli… Continue Reading

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