Press Releases

02.06.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $900K HEAD START GRANT FOR COMMUNITY ACTION OF ORLEANS & GENESEE

Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $911,225 in federal funding for Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc., a community-based agency. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding will help support the organization's efforts to improve education for low-income children at their earliest age, when major learning strides take place. Funding for Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. will support a new Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership progra… Continue Reading


02.05.15

SCHUMER RE-INTRODUCES BILL TO CLOSE MAJOR LOOPHOLE IN FED LAW THAT PREVENTS STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM AIDING IN MISSING CHILDREN SEARCH EFFORTS – WITH MORE THAN 10K UPSTATE NEW YORK CHILDREN GOING MISSING EACH YEAR, AND MANY CASES STILL UNRESOLVED, SCHUMER URGES CHANGE IN LAW

Schumer Calls on Congressional Colleagues to Act on Bipartisan Plan That Gives All Law Enforcement Greater Access to National Missing Children Files & Also Says That Missing Children Records Should Be Updated With Photos, Medical Records & More, Within 30 Days - Law Enforcement Still Trying To Solve Thousands of Missing Children Cases In the Capital Region, 2,081 Children Went Missing in 2013; In CNY, 1,286 Children; In WNY, 1,570 Children; In Rochester-Finger Lakes, 1,721 Children; … Continue Reading


02.05.15

SCHUMER PUSHES BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE BROADWAY & LIVE THEATER WITH SAME TAX BREAK AS FILM & TV PRODUCTIONS; BILL WILL ATTRACT NEW INVESTMENT, CREATE HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS IN NY & ON GREAT WHITE WAY

Schumer's STAGE Act Will Provide Live Theatrical Productions With Tax Treatment Equal to Other Sectors of Entertainment Industry & Help Spur Job Creation Schumer: The Federal Gov't Should Give Its Regards to Broadway By Passing the STAGE Act U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced his bipartisan plan to extend the same tax treatment afforded to film and television producers to investors in live theater, like Broadway productions. The legislation, "Support Theaters in America Gro… Continue Reading


02.05.15

SCHUMER INTRODUCES SENATE RESOLUTION THAT, IF PASSED, WOULD PROCLAIM FEBRUARY 2015 AS NATIONAL CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING AWARENESS MONTH IN MEMORY OF WNY CHILD, AMANDA HANSEN, WHO TRAGICALLY LOST HER LIFE TO CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

Schumer Has Fought For National Legislation to Encourage Other States to Adopt Protections Like New York's "Amanda's Law," Which Encourages Use of CO Detectors - In 2013, Schumer Introduced Bill That Would Allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission to Provide Support for Public Safety Education and Installment of Safe and Reliable Carbon Monoxide Detectors Across the Country Schumer: Raising Awareness To Prevent Further Tragedies Would Be Fitting Tribute to Amanda Hansen & Her Family … Continue Reading


02.05.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PRESIDENT HAS NOMINATED LAWRENCE J. VILARDO, BUFFALO NATIVE & DISTINGUISHED WNY ATTORNEY, TO SERVE ON FEDERAL BENCH IN BUFFALO – SCHUMER RECOMMENDED VILARDO TO PRESIDENT

Vilardo Is A Proud Son Of Buffalo & Successful Founding Partner Of One Of The Top Law Firms In The Region; Has Over Three Decades of Experience in Federal Practice Schumer: Vilardo Is Experienced, Erudite, Moderate & Deeply Respected by Every Facet of WNY's Legal Community Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that President Obama has nominated Lawrence Joseph Vilardo to serve as a judge in the United States District Court in the Western District of New York (WDNY). Schu… Continue Reading


02.04.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION HEAD START GRANT FOR SCHENECTADY COUNTY

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $1,246,700 federal grant for Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP), a community based agency. Funding for SCAP will support a new Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership program and expand SCAP's ability to provide education and development services for low-income children. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children via Head Start, the better they perform in school later in life," said Sen… Continue Reading


02.04.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, SLAUGHTER, COLLINS, REED JOIN FAMILIES OF FLIGHT 3407 TO LAUNCH PUSH TO PROTECT 3407-INSPIRED AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS AS PART OF UPCOMING FAA REAUTHORIZATION – RULES FAMILIES FOUGHT HARD FOR ARE AT RISK OF BEING ROLLED BACK IN COMING MONTHS

Congress Must Re-Authorize FAA Charter This Year & Some May Use Opportunity To Weaken Provisions That Make Air Travel Safer - WNY Delegation Members Say Some in The Industry Want to Water Down Or Eliminate Safety Provisions In Honor of Six-Year Anniversary of Crash, Entire WNY Delegation Joins Together, Vows To Push Back Against Any & All Efforts to Make Air Travel Less Safe Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Representatives Brian Higgins, … Continue Reading


02.04.15

SCHUMER: CRITICAL FED PROGRAM HELPING LOCAL FIRE DEPTS. PURCHASE NEW EQUIPMENT, PROTECTIVE GEAR & EMERGENCY VEHICLES AT RISK OF SHUTTING DOWN RIGHT AS FD’S ARE APPLYING FOR FUNDING – SCHUMER URGES CONGRESS TO FUND PROGRAM THAT HELPS KEEP FIREFIGHTERS & RESIDENTS SAFE BEFORE IT EXPIRES AT END OF THIS MONTH

Schumer Says Any Lapse In Funding, Particularly Now During Middle of Application Period, Would Be A Blow To Local Fire Departments Looking To Upgrade Equipment To Better Protect Residents & Emergency Personnel - Schumer Calls On Both Democrat & Republican Colleagues To Keep Critical Fire Safety Program Alive There Are Currently 58 Fire Depts. In The Capital Region Applying for Federal Firefighter Funds; 75 in Central NY; 76 in Western NY; 74 in the Rochester-Finger Lakes; 73 in the S… Continue Reading


02.03.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $7 MILLION HEAD START GRANT FOR MONROE COUNTY

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $6,942,997 federal grant for Action For a Better Community (ABC), a Rochester community-based early-education agency. Funding for ABC will support the Early Learning and Head Start programs that provide education and development services for low-income children. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children via Head Start, the better they perform in school later in life," said Senator Schumer… Continue Reading


02.03.15

SCHUMER PUSHES FOR $500K IN FED FUNDS TO TURBOCHARGE SOUTHERN TIER INNOVATION HOT SPOT – WOULD SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS DEVELOPING NEW PRODUCTS AND IDEAS

Schumer-Supported Effort Would Combine The Region's Strengths In Engineering, Materials Science, And Manufacturing With Cutting-Edge Business Incubation, Acceleration And Entrepreneurship Schumer to EDA: Southern Tier Innovation Hot Spot Merits Investment U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he is pushing to secure federal funds for the Southern Tier Innovation Hot Spot, a collaboration between Binghamton University, Cornell University, Corning Inc., and the Ceramics Corridor … Continue Reading


02.03.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $740,000 IN USDA FUNDING TO SUPPORT BEGINNING FARMERS PROGRAM AT STONE BARNS IN WESTCHESTER

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $744,951 in federal funding for Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, in Westchester. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and will be used to continue to provide education and training programs for new farmers and ranchers. The program provides technical training, business skills, online connectivity training as well as mid-size farme… Continue Reading


02.03.15

SCHUMER, GRASSLEY INTRODUCE BILL TO PERMANENTLY EXTEND KEY PROGRAM PROVIDING $16 MILLION PER YEAR IN MEDICARE PAYMENT TO RURAL UPSTATE NY HOSPITALS – FUNDING AT RISK OF EXPIRING IN NEXT FEW MONTHS IF LEGISLATION FAILS; BILL CREATES PERMANENT SOLUTION

Schumer-Grassley Bill Would Permanently Extend These Programs Rather Than Let Them Be Subject To Whim of Congress Each Year - Would Help Give Hospitals Certainty Critical Lifeline Will Always Be Available; Without These Programs, Some Hospitals Face Cuts of Over $1 Million Schumer: Rural Hospitals Deserve Permanent Fed Funding Stream To Continue Providing Quality Health Care   U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced he is introducing a bill today with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) t… Continue Reading


02.02.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO TWO ITHACA INSTITUTIONS TO TRAIN RETURNING VETS TO BE FARMERS & RANCHERS

Senators Have Long Fought to Enhance Linkages to Agriculture Sector for Vets, New Farmers - Schumer Voted to Pass 2014 Farm Bill That Filled USDA Funding Gap to Continue Delivering Farm Training Programs to Thousands of NYS Vets & Farmers Schumer, Gillibrand: Two Ithaca Organizations Will Use $1.4M in Fed Funds to Bring More Farmers, Vets Into NYS Ag Careers Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provi… Continue Reading


02.02.15

SCHUMER JOINS WITH FAMILY OF ROCHESTER POLICE OFFICER DARYL PIERSON TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO RENAME EAST ROCHESTER POST OFFICE IN FALLEN HERO’S HONOR – OFFICER PIERSON REPRESENTED THE BEST OF ROCHESTER AND GENERATIONS SHOULD BE REMINDED OF HIS SACRIFICE & COURAGE

Schumer Pushes USPS To Rename Officer Pierson's Hometown Post Office, East Rochester Post Office, In His Honor - Joined By Family Members & Fellow Police Officers, Dedication Would Be Fitting Memorial to His Heroic Service Schumer: Dedication of East Rochester Post Office in Officer Pierson's Name Will Be A Lasting Tribute to a Local Hero Today, at the East Rochester Post Office, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer joined with Amy Pierson, the wife of fallen Rochester City Police Officer Da… Continue Reading


02.02.15

SCHUMER JOINS WITH ‘MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON’ PILOT CHESLEY “SULLY” SULLENBERGER & FLIGHT 3407 FAMILIES TO LAUNCH PUSH TO PROTECT CRITICAL FEDERAL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS – RULES FAMILIES FOUGHT HARD FOR ARE AT RISK OF BEING ROLLED BACK IN COMING MONTHS; ANY WEAKENING OF SAFETY STANDARDS IS UNACCEPTABLE

Following Tragic 2009 Plane Crash That Claimed Lives of 50 People, Including Many WNYers, Schumer & Families of Flight 3407 Fought to Create Tough Flight Safety Regulations, Including Requirement That Pilots Log 1,500 Flight Hours In Order To Receive Airline Transport Pilot Certificate - Congress Must Re-Authorize FAA Charter This Year & Some May Use Opportunity To Weaken Provisions That Make Air Travel Safer Schumer: Families of Flight 3407 Fought Too Hard For Efforts to Be Rolled B… Continue Reading


02.02.15

SCHUMER URGES SENATE COLLEAGUES TO PASS MOMENTOUS LEGISLATION TOMORROW THAT WOULD IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE & SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS

Schumer Says Effort Would Help 1 Million NYS Veterans Get Access To Better Care - Bill Has Already Passed The House of Representatives; Senate is Last Remaining Hurdle Schumer: We Must Do All We Can To Bring The Number of Veteran Suicides Way Down U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged his Senate colleagues to pass bipartisan legislation aimed at improving mental health care and suicide prevention resources for America's veterans, including approximately one million veterans living in … Continue Reading


01.30.15

SCHUMER URGES FAA TO REQUIRE DRONE MANUFACTURERS TO LIMIT WHERE DRONES CAN FLY & AVOID COLLISIONS; USING BUILT-IN SOFTWARE & GPS, MANUFACTURERS CAN DEVELOP TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE DRONES CANNOT FLY NEAR AIRPORTS OR AIRCRAFT, OR OVER HIGH-RISK SECURITY AREAS LIKE THE WHITE HOUSE


01.30.15

SCHUMER: MTA STILL NOT TESTING LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD ENGINEERS FOR SLEEP APNEA, WHICH CAUSED SPUYTEN-DUYVIL CRASH; SENATOR DEMANDS MTA IMMEDIATELY INSTITUTE SLEEP DISORDER TESTING & TREATMENT PLAN FOR LIRR, AS MTA DOES ON METRO-NORTH & NYC SUBWAY

For More Than a Decade, National Transportation Safety Board Has Made Recommendations About Testing & Treating Transit Operators for Sleep Apnea-Sleep Disorders Among Engineers Can Put Countless of Passengers At-Risk to Deadly Accidents Schumer: It Shouldn't Take a LIRR Crash for the MTA to Heed NTSB Recommendations on Testing Engineers for Sleep Apnea U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) still does not have any specific pla… Continue Reading


01.30.15

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT NEW HEALTHCARE DESIGNATION FOR SIX HHC DIAGNOSTIC CENTERS IN MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN & THE BRONX; FEDERAL DESIGNATION MEANS APPROX. $30 MILLION PER YEAR TO HELP INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES IN NEW YORK CITY COMMUNITIES WITH VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

Schumer Announces Designation for: Renaissance Health Care Network Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Gouverneur Health, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Morrisiania Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Cumberland Diagnostic & Treatment Center, East New York Diagnostic & Treatment Center Schumer: This is a Huge Win for New York City Because Our Underserved Communities Will Now Have Better Access to Much-Needed Primary Health Care Services   U.S. Senator Ch… Continue Reading


01.30.15

SCHUMER PUSHES FOR CRITICAL FEDERAL FUNDING TO KEEP RIT PARTNERSHIP WITH U.S. NAVY ALIVE – PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPS COST-EFFECTIVE WAYS TO REHAB, UPGRADE MILITARY EQUIPMENT FOR TROOPS; BUT PROGRAM IS NOT SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE FED FUNDING THIS YEAR OR NEXT, PUTTING FUTURE RESEARCH AT RISK

In July, Schumer Announced That, Following His Push, RIT Would Receive More Than $350K For Military Equipment Modernization Research in 2014 & That RIT Had Received Three-Year Contract With Ceiling of $2.1 Million, But Navy Has Not Allocated Funding For Lab In 2015 or 2016 Budget - Schumer Calls on Navy to Find Funding to Continue Program in 2015 & 2016 Schumer: RIT Deserves Funding To Create Jobs, Invest in New Technology & Continue Keeping Our Troops Safe Today, U.S. Senato… Continue Reading

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