Press Releases

11.19.13

SCHUMER UNVEILS LEGISLATION THAT WOULD OPEN PATHWAY FOR MCGINN-SMITH VICTIMS TO APPEAL FOR FINANCIAL RELIEF SCHUMER BILL WOULD COMPEL SECURITIES INVESTOR PROTECTION CORP TO TAKE UP MCGINN-SMITH APPEAL IF REFERRED BY SEC

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer unveiled new legislation that would open a pathway for the McGinnSmith victims to appeal for financial reimbursement with the Securities Investor Protection Corp (SIPC).  Schumer's bill would give the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) broad authority to refer cases to SIPC, eliminating SIPC's authority to challenge and ultimately overturn an SEC referral. In the case of the McGinnSmith, Schumer's plan would require SIPC to compensate the 900 investor… Continue Reading


11.18.13

SCHUMER: JUST-PASSED DRUG COMPOUNDING BILL, NOW HEADED TO PRESIDENT FOR SIGNATURE, PROTECTS FINCH PAPER JOBS IN GLENS FALLS SENATOR FOUGHT TO EXCLUDE HARMFUL PROVISION THAT WOULD HAVE REMOVED CRITICAL INFO PACKETS FROM RX DRUGS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Drug Quality and Security Act has passed the Senate without a provision that would have harmed companies like Finch Paper, and will go to President Obama for his signature. This harmful provision, which was included in the House version of the bill, would have stopped the printing of critical prescription drug information for health care professionals, and instead would have only required the information to be available online. Schumer fo… Continue Reading


11.18.13

AFTER PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEDS HAVE APPROVED $246K GRANT THAT NATL WOMENS HALL OF FAME IN SENECA FALLS NEEDED TO COMPLETE PHASE II CONSTRUCTION GRANT WAS AT RISK IF IT WAS NOT ALLOCATED BEFORE END OF THE YEAR

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that, after his push, the Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved a Save America's Treasure grant (SAT) for the National Women's Hall of Fame (NWHF) in Seneca Falls that will allow the NWHF to move forward on construction. Specifically, NWHF has started on Phase II of construction, which will allow them to move into the historic Seneca Knitting Mill, but that phase can't be completed without this grant funding. The Save American's Treasure g… Continue Reading


11.15.13

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $35,000 FOR ROBBINS FAMILY GRAIN COMPANY TO PURCHASE ENERGY EFFICIENT GRAIN DRYER IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant worth $35,282 for the Robbins Family Grain Company, LLC. The funding is allocated through the USDA's Rural Development Rural Energy for America Grant Program and will be used to purchase and install an energy efficient grain dryer.   "Smaller farms often have difficulty affording the highcost of equipment, and that's exactly the problem this loan will help solve," said Senator Schumer. "The grain dryer Robb… Continue Reading


11.13.13

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $400,000 FOR WOODCREST DAIRY IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY FOR ENERGY GENERATION PROJECT

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Woodcrest Dairy in St. Lawrence County will receive a $403,627 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, specifically from the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). This funding will be used to purchase an anaerobic digester, which is expected to generate enough electricity to power their farm and potentially add power back onto the grid.     "Rural farms often have difficulty accessing efficient sources of … Continue Reading


11.12.13

SCHUMER: 75% OF REPORTED ROBBERIES IN ROCHESTER INVOLVE CELL PHONES, RATE IS ONLY RISING SENATOR ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO CRACKDOWN ON BLACK MARKET FOR CELL PHONES THAT WILL MAKE TAMPERING WITH THE UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OF A STOLEN CELL PHONE A FEDERAL CRIME

Today, at the Rochester Public Safety Building, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced legislation that will make it a federal crime to tamper with the unique identification number of a cell phone by imposing a fiveyear criminal penalty, in the wake of a dramatic spike in cell phone thefts in the Rochester area. In the first half of 2013 alone, robberies in the Rochester area were up 14%, 75% of which involved the theft of a cell phone.  The problem is not slowing down, with robbery rates thr… Continue Reading


11.08.13

SCHUMER: BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY PARTNERS HAVE RECEIVED FINAL $2 MILLION FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE AWARD TO CREATE FIRST-EVER HIGH-TECH INCUBATOR IN SOUTHERN TIER INVESTMENT WILL HELP DEVELOP NEW HIGH-TECH COMPANIES, CREATE AND SUPPORT HUNDREDS OF JOBS IN REGION

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Binghamton University's Southern Tier High Technology Incubator Inc. has received a final $2 million award through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), which will develop a shovel ready construction site for a 40,000 square foot hightech business and technology incubator in downtown Binghamton. This year, Binghamton University submitted a funding application for the project to the EDA Public Works program to support longter… Continue Reading


11.06.13

SCHUMER PITCHES TO SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY CEOs ADVANTAGES OF GENESEE COUNTY STAMP SITE FOR NEW CHIP-FAB AHEAD OF ANNUAL SIA MEETING, SENATOR PROMOTES UPSTATE NY AS WORLD CENTER OF GROWING SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING

Today, in a letter to the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), U.S. Senator Charles Schumer pitched Upstate New York as the international center for the growing semiconductor and chipfabrication industry. Schumer touted several upstate locales and specifically pointed to the newest potential megasite for chip fab, the Genesee County Science, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP).  Schumer highlighted the development of Upstate New York's nanotech site… Continue Reading


11.04.13

AFTER PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES LIBERTY PUMPS SECURES THE FOREIGN TRADE ZONE MANUFACTURING STATUS NEEDED TO RETAIN AND GROW JOBS PUTS GENESEE COUNTY COMPANY ON LEVEL PLAYING FIELD WITH FOREIGN COMPETITORS

Today, after his push with the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Foreign Trade Zone Board has awarded Liberty Pumps, Inc., in Genesee County, the foreign trade zone (FTZ) manufacturing designation it needs to remain competitive with foreign manufacturers and expand production of pump products in New York.  Foreigntrade zones are designated sites in the United States, licensed by the FTZ Board under the jurisdiction of the Dept. of Commerce, where com… Continue Reading


11.04.13

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BAE SYSTEMS IN ENDICOTT SET TO RECEIVE $7 MILLION ARMY CONTRACT

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that BAE Systems in Endicott, NY is set to receive $7 million from the U.S. Army to develop and supply vehicle electronics for the 600V, 70KW power generation, distribution and management subsystem for the Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) program. This investment by the U.S. Army is part of a larger contract worth $195 million to create 18 vehicle sets  19 PIM howitzers and 18 PIM Carrier Ammunition, Tracked vehicles   that will be used by the … Continue Reading


10.30.13

SCHUMER FIGHTS FOR END OF PROHIBITION-ERA RESTRICTION ON SHIPPING BEER, WINE, SPIRITS VIA U.S. POSTAL SERVICE PLAN WOULD ADD ESTIMATED $225 MILLION IN NEW ANNUAL REVENUE FOR STRUGGLING USPS PROVIDE ECONOMIC BOOST FOR UPSTATE NY BEVERAGE BUSINESSES

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer launched his plan to end the prohibitionera law that prevents the United States Postal Service (USPS) from delivering beer, wine and spirits to consumers, which puts them at a disadvantage with FedEx and UPS. This ban prevents the struggling agency from earning hundreds of millions of dollars in potential revenue and limits growth opportunities for local craft brewers and wine producers.  Schumer will fight to undo the outofdate restriction currently impose… Continue Reading


10.29.13

SCHUMER, IN A PERSONAL CALL TO ASSISTANT SECRETARY WASHBURN, URGES FED BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS TO MEET WITH LOCAL SENECA CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICIALS TO EXPLAIN STATUS OF CAYUGA TRIBES LAND-INTO-TRUST APPLICATION AFTER DISMISSAL IN 2011, APPLICATION IS REPORTEDLY BEING RECONSIDERED WITHOUT LOCAL INPUT OR NOTIFICATION

U. S. Senator Schumer announced today that, in a personal call to Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn, he is pushing the Department of Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to hold a meeting in his ffice with local officials from Cayuga and Seneca Counties to update them on the status of the Cayuga Indian Nation's landintotrust application. Schumer has opposed the tribe's application to place approximately 125 acres of land into trust, and their last application was d… Continue Reading


10.28.13

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PEOPLE, INC. OF ERIE COUNTY AWARDED OVER $380,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM THAT WILL MATCH 150 NEW LOCAL SENIOR CITIZENS WITH TRAINED VOLUNTEERS FOR DAILY ASSISTANCE

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Corporation for National and Community Service will provide People, Inc. a grant of $383,294 to take control of and expand Erie County's Senior Companion Program. This funding will allow People Inc. to pair trained volunteers with 150 new Erie County seniors, in addition to those currently in the program; these volunteers will provide assistance to seniors in their daily activities and help them remain independent in their homes. The Senio… Continue Reading


10.28.13

AFTER SENATORS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $24 MILLION FOR OWEGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FEDERAL FUNDING TO REPLACE ELEMNTARY SCHOOL DESTROYED IN TROPICAL STORM LEE

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Owego Apalachin School District has received a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) obligation totaling $24,122,975.40. The funds will be used to construct a new building to house the Owego Elementary School, which sustained heavy flooding as a result of Tropical Storm Lee. This award is authorized under section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.  During the incident period between September 7, 2011, and September 11, 2011, the Owego El… Continue Reading


10.25.13

SCHUMER, SECRETARY FOXX, ON EVE OF 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE SANDY, ANNOUNCE FEDS TO REIMBURSE MTA AN ESTIMATED $236 FOR REBUILDING R TRAIN TUNNEL, PROVIDE FUNDS QUICKER THAN EVER BEFORE

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx today provided an update on the critical recovery and resiliency work happening at the R Train's Montague tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn.  They announced that the most up to date estimates for the final cost of project will be $262 million, and that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will pay for 90% percent of that, or $236 million, with funds from the Hurricane Sandy Relief… Continue Reading


10.24.13

SCHUMER VISITS SPROUT CREEK FARM TO INTRODUCE PLAN TO DEFEND GROW CHEESE PRODUCTION IN HUDSON VALLEY, UPSTATE NEW YORK WILL PUSH FOR CORNELL GRANT FIGHT NEW RESTRICTIONS THAT WOULD PREVENT NY CHEESE INDUSTRY FROM USING COMMONLY-USED CHEESE NAMES LIKE FETA OR PARMESAN

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his twopronged plan to defend and to grow Upstate New York cheese production. Specifically, Schumer will announce his support for Cornell University's recent application for a $123,000 USDA SARE (Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education) grant. Schumer explained that one of the biggest challenges facing the cheese producing industry is a lack of technical expertise and assistance.  The grant would speak directly to that need by funding Corn… Continue Reading


10.22.13

SCHUMER, TECH COMPANIES AND PRIVACY LEADERS ANNOUNCE IMPORTANT AGREEMENT TO ENSURE CONSUMERS HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO OPT-OUT BEFORE STORES CAN TRACK THEIR MOVEMENT VIA THEIR CELL PHONES A PRACTICE THAT IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY MORE COMMON

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and a group of leading location analytics companies - including Euclid, iInside (a WirelessWERX company), Mexia Interactive, SOLOMO, Radius Networks, Brickstream and Turnstyle Solutions - today announced that they have agreed to a Code of Conduct to promote consumer privacy and responsible data use for retail location analytics.  The companies responded to privacy concerns raised by Senator Schumer and the FPF abou… Continue Reading


10.21.13

SCHUMER: ACROSS CENTRAL NY, PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE IS UP CRIMINALS ARE STEALING Rx DRUGS; WILL URGE DEA TO CUT RED TAPE THAT NOW PREVENTS PHARMACIES COMMUNITIES FROM HOSTING DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENTS, TO ADD EXTRA INCENTIVE BY FUNDING BUYBACK PROGRAMS

Today, at Kinney Drugs in Liverpool, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to expeditiously amend and approve regulations that would finally allow pharmacies and community organizations to host community prescription drug takeback events.  Schumer also asked the DEA to establish a "buyback" program so that federal funds can be used to incentivize people to return their prescription drugs, to increase the takeback events' effectiveness. Central New York is a part… Continue Reading


10.21.13

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT SAMUELSOHN HAS FINALIZED THEIR PURCHASE OF HICKEY FREEMAN; DEAL WILL STRENGTHEN COMPANY, BRING NEW WORK JOBS TO ROCHESTER CREATE ONE OF THE LARGEST LUXURY APPAREL BRANDS MADE IN NORTH AMERICA

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Samuelsohn Limited, a premium menswear brand based in Montreal, has finalized its purchase of USbased Hickey Freeman, including its Rochester factory, from W. Diamond Group. Samuelsohn will enter into a 40year license agreement for the Hickey Freeman brand with Authentic Brands Group. Schumer said that, according to the company, Samuelsohn plans to bring new lines of business to the Rochester facility, preserving jobs, and potentially adding … Continue Reading


10.18.13

SCHUMER: STATEN ISLAND IS EPICENTER OF NYC'S PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE EMPIDEMICRx OVERDOSE DEATH RATE ON SI IS MORE THAN THREE TIMES HIGHER THAN OTHER BOROUGHS; URGES DEA TO CUT RED TAPE THAT NOW PREVENTS PHARMACIES COMMUNITIES FROM HOSTING DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENTS, AND TO ADD EXTRA INCENTIVE BY FUNDING BUYBACK PROGRAMS

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to expeditiously amend and approve regulations that would finally allow pharmacies and community organizations the opportunity to host community prescription drug takeback events.  Schumer also asked the DEA to establish a "buyback" program so that federal funds can be used to incentivize people to return their prescription drugs, to increase the takeback events' effectiveness. Staten Island is a part of a growing pres… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194 Page 195 Page 196 Page 197 Page 198 Page 199 Page 200 Page 201 Page 202 Page 203 Page 204 Page 205 Page 206 Page 207 Page 208 Page 209 Page 210 Page 211 Page 212 Page 213 Page 214 Page 215 Page 216 Page 217 Page 218 Page 219 Page 220 Page 221 Page 222 Page 223 Page 224 Page 225 Page 226 Page 227 Page 228 Page 229 Page 230 Page 231 Page 232 Page 233 Page 234
Showing page   of 234