Press Releases

02.22.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR ALBANY COUNTY OPPORTUNITY, INC.

Funding Will Be Used to Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children in Albany County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,758,970 in federal funding for Albany County Opportunity, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families throughout Albany County. "Study af… Continue Reading


02.22.19

FOLLOWING HIS MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $312 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NASA’S NEXT FLAGSHIP TELESCOPE PROJECT WFIRST – PRODUCED BY HARRIS CORP IN ROCHESTER; FUNDS WILL BRING REVOLUTIONARY TELESCOPE ONE GIANT LEAP CLOSER TO BLASTOFF

The WFIRST Telescope Sought By NASA - Partially Produced By Harris Corp. In Rochester - Is Designed To View An Area Of Space 100x Larger Than The Hubble Telescope Schumer Today Announces $312.2 Million For NASA To Maintain WFIRST Project In Recently-Passed Minibus Spending Package Schumer: One Step Closer To Blastoff For NASA And Harris Corp U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his push, the recently-passed minibus spending package includes $312.2 million for the Nationa… Continue Reading


02.21.19

SCHUMER PUSHES FAA TO LAND MAJOR FED FUNDS AT LI’S MACARTHUR THAT COULD ADD LONG-SOUGHT WEST COAST DESTINATIONS & NEW CARRIERS TO ISLAND TRAVEL OPTIONS; SENATOR ALREADY BUILT-UP FED FUNDS AIRPORT NEEDS FOR PROJECT TO FLY

With NYC Airports Busting At Seams, MacArthur Is Poised For More Demand, But It Still Lacks Service To LA & Other Major Destinations, As Well As Carriers Needed To Answer Call Multi-Million Dollar Airport Project Would Change The Equation & Revamp Hundreds-Of-Thousands Of Square Feet To Meet Growing Demand Schumer: MacArthur & LI Will Take-Off If Feds Back Airport Overhaul With NYC Metro airports busting at the seams, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, today, urged the Federal Aviatio… Continue Reading


02.21.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR LEWIS COUNTY HEAD START

Funding Will Be Used to Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children in Lewis County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,339,895 in federal funding for Lewis County Head Start. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families throughout Lewis County. "Study after study… Continue Reading


02.21.19

Schumer Demands New Information From Alden Global Capital, Hedge Fund Known For Destroying Local Newspapers And Slashing Jobs Across The Country, Including 5 Upstate NY Papers, Regarding Their Efforts To Acquire Gannett And The Potential Free Speech And Pension Stability Implications Of Such A Takeover

In New Letter To President Of Alden Global Capital, A Hedge Fund Known As "The Destroyer Of Newspapers", Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Requests Information Related To Alden & MNG Enterprises' Unsolicited Bid To Take Over Gannett, Which Publishes Over 200 Newspapers Across The Country Including Many In New York State Schumer, Who Has Previously Criticized Alden's Efforts, Cites Alden’s Past Unwillingness To Publicly Disclose Details Of Their Proposed Acquisition Of Gannett, In… Continue Reading


02.20.19

OVER FOUR YEARS SINCE PFOA DISCOVERY IN HOOSICK FALLS & PETERSBURGH, FEDS HAVE YET TO SET A DRINKING WATER STANDARD FOR HIGHLY-TOXIC PFAS CHEMICALS; SCHUMER ANNOUNCES EPA’S NEW FOUND INTENTION TO FINALLY ESTABLISH STANDARD, BUT CALLS ON AGENCY MAKE STRINGENT MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL STANDARD THEIR #1 PRIORITY

Schumer Says, After Years Of Studies & Ongoing Public Health Risks From Exposure, EPA Finally States Their Intention To Set A Maximum Contaminant Level Under The Safe Drinking Water Act, But They Won't Make A Formal Regulatory Determination Until The End Of 2019 Schumer Says It's Time For EPA To Commit To An Accelerated Timeline & Make Drinking Water Standard Their Top Priority     Schumer To EPA: No More Empty Promises, It’s Time To Expedite This Timeline & S… Continue Reading


02.20.19

SCHUMER: CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP ONONDAGA COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFY LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL POLICE PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL

Senator Launches Push To Pass "POWER Act" Grant Program To Help Local Law Enforcement Pay For High-Tech Chemical Detection Tool To Sniff Out Illegal Drugs Like Fentanyl & Reduce Drug-Testing Backlogs According To Drug Enforcement Experts, It Only Takes A Grain Of Fentanyl To Cause A Deadly Reaction; Senator Says Congress Must Do Everything Possible To Keep Police Safe & Help With Efficiency Of Local Investigations Schumer: Deploying New Tech Across Onondaga County Could Be A Game-Chang… Continue Reading


02.20.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON ROCHESTER’S ICONIC HICKEY FREEMAN EXPANDING AND ADDING NEW JOBS AT CENTURY-YEAR-OLD FACTORY

Rochester, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement to celebrate Rochester's iconic, 120-year-old Hickey Freeman adding up to 80 new jobs at its famed Rochester factory: "Hickey Freeman is a New York icon, and today I couldn't be more excited to stand alongside my fellow elected officials from New York State to announce that thanks to our work at every level of government, Rochester’s 120-year-old storied institution is set up for an even longer and br… Continue Reading


02.19.19

AS THE OPIOID CRISIS CONTINUES TO PLAGUE ORANGE COUNTY & OVERDOSES CONTINUE TO RISE EACH PASSING YEAR, WITH OVER 100 OPIOID DEATHS IN 2018, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO AID ORANGE POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFYING LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW BIPARTISAN GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL PD’S PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL

With Opioid Deaths Steadily Rising In Orange, Senator Launches Push To Pass "POWER Act" Grant Program To Help Local Police Pay For High-Tech Chemical Detection Tool To Sniff Out Illegal Drugs Like Fentanyl According To Drug Enforcement Experts, It Only Takes A Small Amount Of Fentanyl To Cause A Deadly Reaction; Senator Says Congress Must Do Everything Possible To Keep The Public And Police Safe Schumer: Deploying New Tech Across The Hudson Valley Could Be A Game-Changer To Keep Police Officer… Continue Reading


02.19.19

AS THE OPIOID CRISIS CONTINUES TO PLAGUE DUTCHESS COUNTY & OVERDOSES CONTINUE TO RISE EACH YEAR, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO AID DUTCHESS POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFYING LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW BIPARTISAN GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL PD’S PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL

With Opioid Deaths Steadily Rising In Dutchess, Senator Launches Push To Pass "POWER Act" Grant Program To Help Local Police Pay For High-Tech Detection Tool To Sniff Out Illegal Drugs Like Fentanyl According To Drug Enforcement Experts, It Only Takes A Small Amount Of Fentanyl To Cause A Deadly Reaction; Senator Says Congress Must Do Everything Possible To Keep The Public And Police Safe Schumer: Deploying New Tech Across Dutchess County Could Be A Game-Changer To Keep Police Officers Safe … Continue Reading


02.19.19

AS THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC CONTINUES TO PLAGUE WESTCHESTER & ROCKLAND COUNTIES, WITH OPIOID RELATED DEATHS JUMPING 75% & 61% RESPECTIVELY BETWEEN ‘13 AND ‘16, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO AID WESTCHESTER & ROCKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFYING LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW BIPARTISAN GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL PD’S PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL

With Opioid Deaths Steadily Rising In Westchester & Rockland, Senator Launches Push To Pass "POWER Act" Grant Program To Help Local Police Pay For High-Tech Chemical Detection Tool To Sniff Out Illegal Drugs Like Fentanyl According To Drug Enforcement Experts, It Only Takes A Small Amount Of Fentanyl To Cause A Deadly Reaction; Senator Says Congress Must Do Everything Possible To Keep The Public & Police Safe Schumer: Deploying New Tech Across Lower Hudson Valley Could Be A Game-Change… Continue Reading


02.18.19

STANDING AT THE FAMED WOMEN’S RIGHTS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK IN SENECA FALLS, SCHUMER URGES HOUSE TO SWIFTLY PASS LANDS PACKAGE THAT INCLUDES PERMANENT REAUTHORIZATION OF LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND; SENATOR VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHT FOR FULL FUNDING FOR LWCF IN FUTURE

LWCF, The Vital Program Which Provided $336M To Preserve & Protect Public Lands Like The Women's Rights National Historical Park, The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, And Historic Sites Across NY Like Seneca Falls, Expired Last Year For Only The Second Time In Its Over 50-Year History Last Week, The Senate Permanently Reauthorized The LWCF In 2019 Lands Package; Schumer Calls On Colleagues In House To Pass Senate Version Of Lands Package ASAP Schumer To House: Pass Lands Package To Prot… Continue Reading


02.18.19

IN THE AFTERMATH OF LARGE LOCAL DRUG RING BUST, AND AS THE OPIOID CRISIS CONTINUES TO PLAGUE CHEMUNG COUNTY, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO AID CHEMUNG POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFYING LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL PD’S PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL

With Opioid Deaths On The Rise In Chemung County, Senator Launches Push To Pass Bipartisan "POWER Act" Grant Program To Help Local Police Pay For High-Tech Chemical Detection Tool To Sniff Out Illegal Drugs Like Fentanyl According To Drug Enforcement Experts, It Only Takes A Small Amount Of Fentanyl To Cause A Deadly Reaction; Senator Says Congress Must Do Everything Possible To Keep The Public And Police Safe Schumer: Deploying New Tech Across The Southern Tier Could Be A Game-Changer To Keep… Continue Reading


02.18.19

AS GLOBAL RACE TO ADVANCE QUANTUM COMPUTING ACCELERATES, SCHUMER BACKS SUNY PLANNED BID TO BE NAMED ONE OF NEW NATIONAL CENTERS FOR QUANTUM COMPUTING, CREATING NEW ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES & GOOD PAYING JOBS; SENATOR SAYS EXISTING CAPABILITIES AT SUNY POLY & ROME LAB’S QUANTUM COMPUTING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE POSITION REGION & STATE TO BE LEADERS IN QUANTUM TECH BREAKTHROUGHS

Following Recently Passed National Quantum Initiative Act, Feds To Establish Several New National Quantum Science Research And Education Centers; Will Give U.S. National Master Plan To Advance Quantum Information Science; New Law Will Accelerate R&D, Hire & Train New High-Tech Workforce & Give U.S. Companies Competitive Advantage Over Competitors In China & Europe  SUNY Ecosystem Is Currently Conducting Transformational Research In Quantum Science, With SUNY Poly,… Continue Reading


02.15.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION DESIGNATING JAMESTOWN COMEDY CENTER THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER AS PART OF 2019 LANDS PACKAGE; SENATORS VOW TO SHEPHERD LEGISLATION THROUGH CONGRESS & TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK

National Comedy Center Will Be A Cultural Institution And Tourism Magnet: Connecting, Inspiring, And Educating Visitors From All Over The Country About America's Rich History Of Comedy National Comedy Center Will Also Build On A Tradition Of Comedy History In Jamestown, NY, Birthplace Of Legend Lucille Ball Schumer, Gillibrand: Comedy Has Found Its Permanent Home In Jamestown U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced… Continue Reading


02.15.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, NADLER, MEEKS, CLARKE, ESPAILLAT INTRODUCE BICAMERAL LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND MUSEUM IN NEW YORK CITY

African Burial Ground Memorial Museum and Education Center Would Honor Over Ten Thousand Individuals Buried at Site Members of the New York delegation, led by U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, joined by Representatives Gregory Meeks, Yvette Clarke, and Adriano Espaillat, today announced the reintroduction of the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Education Center Act. This legislation wou… Continue Reading


02.14.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIRST-EVER FOOD BUSINESS INCUBATOR IN ROCHESTER; PROJECT WILL SPUR 100 NEW JOBS & ANCHOR DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER REVITALIZATION

For Many Food Entrepreneurs, Meals Must Be Made In Pricey Commercial Kitchens, Often Preventing New Business From Launching - But "Commissary Incubator" Would Be County's Only Licensed Shared Commercial Kitchen For Start-ups To Market Products, Hold Cooking Events, Classes, And More Schumer, Gillibrand Today Reveal The Rochester Downtown Development Corporation Has Been Awarded $982K From EDA To Build The Commissary Incubator; Say It Will Be A Gourmet Meal That Will Sate The Rochester-Finger La… Continue Reading


02.14.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: AFTER WEEKS OF WAITING – AND JUST DAYS AFTER SENATOR’S MAJOR PUSH – FEDS HAVE FINALLY APPROVED GENESEE BREWERY’S OUTSTANDING PRODUCT APPLICATIONS; SAYS VITAL APPROVALS WILL KEEP GENESEE BREWERY OUT OF FINANCIAL JEOPARDY & ADD MILLIONS TO ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES ECONOMY

With TTB Shuttered For Over A Month During Last Month's Shutdown, Rochester-Finger Lakes Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries - Including Genesee Brewery - Were Unable To Secure Crucial Labeling & Other Approvals For New & Current Products, Placing Businesses At Risk of Costly Loss With The Critical Summer Selling Season Fast Approaching & Another Potential Government Shutdown Looming, Schumer Today Reveals TTB Has Heeded His Calls, Approved Dozens Of Genesee Brewery's Outstanding… Continue Reading


02.14.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CENTER; SENATORS SAY GRANT WILL ALLOW CORNELL TO CONTINUE LEADING INNOVATIVE PROGRAM FOCUSED ON PRESERVING PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT WHILE IMPROVING TRANSPORTATION

The Cornell-Led Transportation Environment, And Community Health Center Is A Consortium Of Universities That Focus On Developing Environmentally Sound Transportation Methods Schumer, Gillibrand: Modern, Innovative Solutions Desperately Needed To Address Nation's Transportation-Linked Public Health And Environmental Challenges U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,400,100 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funding for Corne… Continue Reading


02.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT SENATE CLEARS LEGISLATION TO PERMANENTLY REAUTHORIZE THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT PUBLIC LANDS, WATER RESOURCES, AND HISTORIC SITES

Schumer and Gillibrand Pushed to Ensure that Lands Package Bill Permanently Reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund Has Provided $336 Million to Preserve and Protect Public Lands, Water Resources, and Historic Sites Across New York State According to the Outdoor Recreation Association, Outdoor Recreations Projects and Sites Generate Roughly $41.8 Billion Per Year and Provide 313,000 Jobs Across New York State U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. … Continue Reading

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