Press Releases

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


07.28.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND INTRODUCE SENATE BILL TO NAME MONROE POST OFFICE IN ORANGE COUNTY IN HONOR OF FALLEN CIA OFFICER GREGG DAVID WENZEL

Schumer, Gillibrand: Renaming Monroe Post Office After Wenzel is Fitting Tribute to His Bravery and Dedication Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that they have introduced legislation that would rename the Post Office at 787 State Route 17M in Monroe the "National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office." The post office renaming would be in honor of Gregg David Wenzel, a Monroe native who… Continue Reading


07.28.14

SEN. SCHUMER, REP. ISRAEL: DEPTS OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEFENSE AND FAA MUST SWIFTLY STUDY IF AMERICAN PASSENGER PLANES SHOULD BE EQUIPPED WITH ANTI- MISSILE DEVICES TO PROTECT AGAINST MANPADS & SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES - TRAGIC ATTACK ON MH17 & CLOSE-CALLS NEAR TEL AVIV AIRPORT THIS WEEK RAISE SERIOUS RED FLAGS

Officials Said Federal Defense, Aviation & Homeland Security Experts Should Collaborate & Quickly Study If Anti-Missile Technology for Shoulder-Fired & Surface to Air Missiles Is Needed on America's Commercial Jets - Senator Says Study Should Include Specific Recommendations on Best Technology to Combat Threat Schumer, Israel: Time is Now for Feds to Study Putting Anti-Missile Tech Against Manpads & Surface to Air Missiles - There Is No Price Too High To Protect American Flyers … Continue Reading


07.28.14

SCHUMER URGES FEDERAL USDA TO FUND NEW AND INNOVATIVE CORNELL UNIVERSITY VETS FARMING PROGRAM TO INCREASE TRAINING, RESOURCES FOR RETURNING VETS SEEKING TO START FARM-RELATED CAREERS

2014 Farm Bill Provided Funding Through Dept. of Agriculture To Fill Funding Gap & Deliver Farm Training to Thousands of NYS Vets Via Cornell University's Northeast Beginning Farmer Project - Could Bring More Vets into NYS Agriculture Sector Schumer Calls on USDA to Swiftly Grant Funds to Cornell University Program to Enhance Resources, Training & Linkages for Vets To Enter Farm-Related Careers Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his push to secure federal funds for Corn… Continue Reading


07.28.14

SCHUMER: OVER 40K LONG ISLANDERS WITH DISABILITIES, LIKE AUTISM, DOWN SYNDROME & FRAGILE-X, FACE HUGE FINANCIAL BURDEN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, TRANSPORTATION & MORE – SENATOR WILL PUSH LEGISLATION TO CREATE NEW IRA- LIKE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS TO HELP PARENTS SAVE MONEY FOR CARE OF KIDS

On Long Island, There Are More Than 40,000 Recipients of Supplemental Security Income Benefits and Nearly 4,000 Cases of Autism in School Age Children; Throughout New York State, There Are 25,000 Individuals with Down Syndrome Alone Schumer: Long Island Families of Children with Special Needs Should Have Help Affording Care & Saving for the Future U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called for passage of bipartisan legislation that would create tax-advantaged savings accounts for famil… Continue Reading


07.28.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND INTRODUCE SENATE BILL TO NAME MONROE POST OFFICE IN ORANGE COUNTY IN HONOR OF FALLEN CIA OFFICER GREGG DAVID WENZEL

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that they have introduced legislation that would rename the Post Office at 787 State Route 17M in Monroe the "National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office." The post office renaming would be in honor of Gregg David Wenzel, a Monroe native who lost his life while serving in the CIA. Schumer and Gillibrand said that renaming the Post Office in his honor wo… 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

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that, after their push, the Village of Westfield in Chautauqua County will receive $2,116,400 in federal funding for upgrades to the village's wastewater treatment facility. This funding will be allocated by the federal Economic Development Agency (EDA) and will greatly benefit Chautauqua County's grape producers and processors. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that this wastewater treatment plant helps support the grape an… Continue Reading


07.25.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $230,000 FOR THREE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN BROOME COUNTY

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $236,978 in federal funding for the Harpursville, West Colesville, and Sanitaria Springs Fire Districts in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). These three fire departments will split this grant and use these federal funds to purchase a 44 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The Harpursville Fire Department will… Continue Reading


07.25.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $66,000 FOR THE WEST CRESCENT FIRE DISTRICT IN SARATOGA COUNTY

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $66,037 in federal funding for the West Crescent Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The West Crescent Fire District will use these federal funds to purchase 14 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). These SCBA air-packs help firefighters breathe when in burning buildings and hazardous environments. These SCBAs ha… Continue Reading


07.25.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $680,000 IN FED FUNDS TO EQUIP ALL 764 EMERGENCY RESPONDERS IN WYOMING COUNTY WITH NEW RADIO EQUIPMENT

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $688,950 in federal funding for the Silver Springs Fire Department, which applied for these funds on behalf of all 18 county fire departments and the one independent EMS squad. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will equip 100 percent of the 764 emergency responders within Wyoming County with tone-in, analog voice pagers that will r… Continue Reading


07.25.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $66,000 FOR THE WEST CRESCENT FIRE DISTRICT IN SARATOGA COUNTY

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $66,037 in federal funding for the West Crescent Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The West Crescent Fire District will use these federal funds to purchase 14 new selfcontained breathing apparatus (SCBA). These SCBA airpacks help firefighters breathe when in burning buildings and hazardous environments. These SCBAs … Continue Reading


07.24.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.6 MILLION FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY AIRPORT

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $1,687,500 federal grant to the Westchester County Airport for important infrastructure improvements. Specifically, Westchester County Airport will acquire updated snow removal and deicing equipment, which will keep the airport and aircrafts serviceable during snow periods and enhance the efficiency and safety of operations. Furthermore, funding will allow for Westc… Continue Reading


07.24.14

AFTER SCHUMER-GILLIBRAND PUSH, FEDS FIND NINE COUNTRIES ARE GUILTY OF DUMPING FOREIGN STEEL, SENATORS ANNOUNCE FEDS TAKE MAJOR STEP TO PROTECT NEW YORK STEEL JOBS FROM UNFAIRLY PRICED FOREIGN IMPORTS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), in their final determination, has found that companies from nine countries are dumping steel pipe products into the United States. In May, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand joined 55 of their colleagues to urge the DOC to engage in a thorough investigation of possible dumping of certain steel pipes, called Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG), which threatened U.S. manufact… Continue Reading


07.24.14

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE PLATTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $75,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Plattsburgh International Airport will receive $76,000  in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds. The airport will utilize these funds to study the airfield and determine which trees and other obstructions will need to be removed. Schumer explained that there is an imaginary surface over the airfield that is not allowed to be obstructed up to a certain height. Trees and buildings need to be removed or marked to… Continue Reading

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