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10.15.14

AFTER SCHUMER-GILLIBRAND PUSH, INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION REACHED FINAL DETERMINATION THAT WILL HELP PROTECT KLEIN STEEL AND OTHER NEW YORK STEEL MANUFACTURERS AGAINST DUMPING OF CHEAP FOREIGN STEEL

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that after their push, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has reached its final determination and found that steel producers from Mexico and Turkey have caused economic harm to U.S. steel reinforcing bar, known as "rebar," companies, like Klein and Nucor. Mexico's producers were found to be dumping rebar - into the U.S. market, while Turkey's producers were found to be unfairly subsidizing their rebar exports. Followin… Continue Reading


10.15.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $10 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WESTCHESTER- PUTNAM LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD TO COMBAT LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT IN WESTCHESTER, PUTNAM, DUTCHESS, ROCKLAND & ORANGE – FUNDS WILL HELP CONNECT RESIDENTS WHO ARE READY-TO-WORK WITH READY-TO-BE- FILLED JOBS

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Westchester-Putnam Local Workforce Investment Board in White Plains will receive $9,868,337 in federal funds to help Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange County residents struggling with long-term unemployment find middle-high skilled jobs. These funds will be allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Ready to Work Partnership, which supports collaborations between employers, non-profit o… Continue Reading


10.15.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $5.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ROCHESTERWORKS TO COMBAT LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT – FUNDS WILL HELP CONNECT ROCHESTER- FINGER LAKES RESIDENTS WHO ARE READY-TO-WORK WITH READY-TO-BE-FILLED JOBS

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that RochesterWorks, Inc. in Rochester will receive $5,189,848 in federal funds to help Rochester-Finger Lakes residents struggling with long-term unemployment find middle-high skilled jobs. These funds will be allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Ready to Work Partnership, which supports collaborations between employers, non-profit organizations and job-training programs in order to connect Americans who … Continue Reading


10.13.14

WITH NYC A TOP TERROR TARGET & REPEATED TRESPASSING INCIDENTS ON NYC BRIDGES & THE WORLD TRADE CENTER –SCHUMER, JOINED BY NYPD COUNTERTERRORISM CHIEF, UNVEILS NEW BILL THAT MAKES TRESPASSING ON CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE A FEDERAL CRIME FOR FIRST TIME, INCREASING MAXIMUM JAIL TIME TO 5 YEARS

Schumer Said NYPD Has Done Great Work Pursuing Cases, But Available Punishments Are Too Weak Senator Will Point to The Recent Incidents When Two White Flags Were Placed Atop The Brooklyn Bridge, & Perpetrators Stayed Unknown for Several Confusing Days, A Teen Trespassed on the WTC & Repeated Act on Historic Water Tower & An Attention-Seeker Took a Joy-Walk Along the Supports of the Brooklyn Bridge Standing with NYPD's Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence & Counterterrorism, Joh… Continue Reading


10.10.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MAFFEI ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $530,000 IN HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR ONONDAGA, ONEIDA, OSWEGO & TOMPKINS COUNTIES

- U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Dan Maffei today announced $530,230 in federal funding for cities and towns throughout Central New York. The funds were allocated through two Housing and Urban Development programs, the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) and the Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS). Both programs are aimed at curbing the various struggles that lowincome and homeless individuals face on a daily basis. Specifically, the FSS program … Continue Reading


10.09.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $600,000 IN FUNDING TO SUPPORT LONG ISLANDS LGBT SURVIVORS OF RAPE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Washington, D.C.  U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for The Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth, Inc. (LIGALY). The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women and will be used to enhance support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) survivors of domestic and sexual violence. LIGALY plans to build a national network of more than 190 centers that provide L… Continue Reading


10.08.14

SCHUMER, FOLLOWING CALL WITH CDC DIRECTOR FRIEDEN, EXPECTS THAT THIS WEEK, THE CDC WILL UNVEIL TOUGHER EBOLA SCREENING REQUIREMENTS ON U.S. SOIL SENATOR HAD PROPOSED SEVERAL CHANGES CDC SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING THESE AND OTHERS STEPS

Today, following a personal call with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the CDC is preparing to implement tougher Ebola screening requirements at U.S. airports this week, beyond what the administration announced yesterday. During the call, Schumer praised Director Frieden and the CDC's response and reiterated that while there is no need for panic, the CDC could take additional steps to ensure the U.S. remains saf… Continue Reading


10.06.14

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES U.S. AIR FORCE HAS AWARDED MAJOR CONTRACT TO DEVELOP & MANUFACTURE NEXT GENERATION LONG-RANGE RADAR SYSTEM TO GROUP THAT INCLUDES SAAB SENSIS IN SYRACUSE CONTRACT WILL AUTHORIZE $71.8 MILLION IN SPENDING OVER 4 YEARS & COULD BE WORTH $1.3 BILLION OVER 10 YEARS; EXPECTED TO CREATE ONE HUNDRED LOCAL JOBS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded a major contract to produce next generation Three Dimensional Long Range Radars (3DELRR) for U.S. troops overseas to Raytheon, with Saab Sensis in Syracuse as the main subcontractor. Now, Saab Sensis will help develop and manufacture these radar systems at its plant in Onondaga County. The first phase of this contract is worth $19,502,764 and USAF has authorized spending of up to $71.8 million over the ne… Continue Reading


10.03.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $5.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR SPECIALTY CROPS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $5,647,879.46 in federal funding to support New York State's specialty crop producers and specialty crop research initiatives. These funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) as well as its National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) program and were authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill. Specifically, AMS will be administering the Specialty Crop Bloc… Continue Reading


10.02.14

SCHUMER BREAKS GROUND ON FIRST-EVER HIGH-TECH INCUBATOR IN BROOME COUNTY; WILL HELP DEVELOP NEW HIGH-TECH COMPANIES, CREATE & SUPPORT HUNDREDS OF GOOD-PAYING JOBS SCHUMER HELPED SECURE $2 MILLION FOR BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY INITIATIVE

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer joined with local officials at a groundbreaking for Broome County's first ever hightech business incubator, to be located right in the heart of Downtown Binghamton. This incubator, which is a partnership between Binghamton University, SUNY Broome, Broome County IDA and the local government - and set to be completed in September 2016 - will provide 40,000 square feet of space for up to 12 companies focusing on research and development in energy, microelectro… Continue Reading


10.01.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.8 MILLION TO HELP NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES FIND AND RETAIN GOOD JOBS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,848,350 in federal funding for The Viscardi Center in Nassau County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy and will be used to help enhance recruitment procedures for individuals with disabilities. The Center will research policies related to the recruitment of individuals with disabilities and the implementation of outreach strategies, … Continue Reading


10.01.14

SCHUMER: BATTAGLIA DEMOLITION HAS BEEN SENDING NOXIOUS DUST CLOUDS INTO SENECA-BABCOCK COMMUNITY FOR YEARS, HURTING LOCAL FAMILIES & QUALITY OF LIFE SCHUMER URGES EPA TO STEP IN, REDUCE AIR POLLUTION & PROVIDE RELIEF FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS

Today, outside Battaglia Demolition in the SenecaBabcock neighborhood, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to step in and help local SenecaBabcock residents who for years have been forced to deal with noxious, particulateladen emissions emanating from the neighboring Battaglia Demolition plant. Battaglia Demolition demolishes up to 150 truckloads of concrete each day and the resulting dust wafts into the air and coats nearby homes, cars and poo… Continue Reading


09.29.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE CITY OF SCHENECTADY SET TO RECEIVE $3.1 MILLION TO REMOVE LEAD FROM HOMES LEAD IS A SERIOUS HEALTH HAZARD & THESE FED FUNDS WILL HELP DECREASE EXPOSURE

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Program (OHHLHC) has awarded the City of Schenectady $3,190,570 in federal funding to address lead hazards in 225 housing units. Upstate New York counties and municipalities are receiving a total of $13,760,570. The City of Schenectady will collaborate with the Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS), New York State Department of H… Continue Reading


09.29.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE NEARLY $300,000 IN FED FUNDS COMING TO CITY OF TROY TO PUT THREE MORE COPS ON THE BEAT FUNDS WILL HELP ENSURE SAFER STREETS

Funding Will Help Beef Up Local Law Enforcement in Troy Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko: These Fed Funds Help Ensure That Police Have Staffing Necessary to Keep Our Communities Safe Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Representative Paul Tonko announced that Troy will be receiving $299, 392 in federal funding to hire three new police officers. This funding comes from the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, which helps c… Continue Reading


09.24.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $63,000 IN USDA RURAL BUSINESS GRANT FUNDING FOR TUG HILL VINEYARDS IN LEWIS COUNTY

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $62,924 for Tug Hill Vineyards in Lewis County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program (RBEG) and will be used to purchase essential equipment needed to efficiently increase wine production at Tug Hill Vineyards.    "This is federal funding is great news for Lewis County and Tug Hill Vineyards," said  Senator Schumer. … Continue Reading


09.22.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $200,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GENESEE COUNTY AIRPORT

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $200,000 in federal funding for Genesee County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will be used to construct a terminal building and main hangar, both of which were built in 1964. The existing terminal is located within the runway safety area and considered a safety obstruction. The new facilities will be energy … Continue Reading


09.19.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.6 BILLION IN FEDERAL SANDY-RELIEF FUNDING FOR LONG ISLAND HAS BEEN OBLIGATED FUNDING WAS PREVIOUSLY PROMISED AND IS NOW OUT THE DOOR, INCLUDING $878M FOR LIPA & OVER $729M FOR NASSAU COUNTYS HARD-HIT SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS LIKE BAY PARK

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.6 billion in federal FEMA funding has been obligated for Nassau County's Public Works Department and the Long Island Power Authority to recover from damages caused by Superstorm Sandy. This funding was previously committed to these entities, but the Senators said it is now out the door from the federal government. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) will receive $878,331,473 in federal funding for repairs to substation… Continue Reading


09.18.14

SCHUMER GILLIBRAND AND OWENS ANNOUNCE $8.6M IN FUNDING FOR MAJOR EXPANSION AT PLATTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

PLATTSBURGH, NY-Today U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Bill Owens announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded Plattsburgh International Airport $8,616,132 to continue the largescale expansion of the airport's passenger terminal.   "These federal funds will give Plattsburgh International Airport the money needed to construct a major expansion of their passenger terminal, which will pave the way for future investment and economic … Continue Reading


09.17.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, de BLASIO ANNOUNCE $190M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TWO NEW FERRY BOATS FOR STATEN ISLAND; UPDATED BOATS WILL OFFER CRITICAL RESILIENCY IN THE FACE OF FUTURE STORMS LIKE SANDY

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced $191,550,000 in federal funding for two new storm resilient ferry boats on Staten Island, Staten Island Ferry Facilities' Floodproofing Resilience Upgrade and Ferry Landings Resilience Upgrades at strategic locations citywide. Earlier this month, Schumer and Gillibrand urged the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide federal funding for these upgrades as part of the third tranche of disaster F… Continue Reading


09.17.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MAFFEI ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $350,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CAYUGA/SENECA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC.

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today announced that the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. in Auburn has been awarded $352,416 through the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. The Agency will use this funding to provide transitional housing assistance for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.   "This money is absolutely critical to better protect victims of sexual violence," said Senator Schumer.… Continue Reading

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