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04.28.19

SCHUMER: RECENT REPORT SHOWING FOODBORNE BACTERIA THRIVING IN ICE CREAM ACROSS 32 STATES—INCLUDING NY—REVEALS WEAK LINKS IN FOOD SAFETY THAT FEDS MUST STRENGTHEN; SENATOR ANNOUNCES PLAN TO BOOST FDA WITH DOLLARS THAT CAN HELP QUICKLY IDENTIFY & REIN IN OUTBREAKS OF SALMONELLA, LISTERIA, E. COLI & OTHERS THAT MAKE US SICK—OR WORSE

2018 Saw The Most Multistate Outbreaks Of Foodborne Illness In More Than A Decade; From Meats, To Veggies & Even Ice Cream, Feds Can -And Should- Do More; But That Requires Congress To Act With Summer On The Doorstep & Ice Cream On The Minds Of Many, Schumer Announces New Push To Give FDA Better Tools & Resources To Inspect, Detect & Do Away With Bad Foods At The Source; Ice Cream Is Just One Reminder To Take Action In Upcoming Fed Budget Negotiations Schumer: Consumers Are In … Continue Reading


04.26.19

FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NASA ASTRONAUT STANLEY G. LOVE – SPACE SHUTTLE, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AND SPACEWALK VET – WILL ATTEND THE UNVEILING OF THE ASTRONAUT GREGORY JARVIS MEMORIAL IN HERKIMER COUNTY

Permanent Memorial In Herkimer County Honoring The Life Of Astronaut, Payload Specialist & Herkimer Hero, Gregory Jarvis, To Open Next Month Schumer Secured Artifacts From Jarvis's Career & A Visit From An Astronaut At A Celebration Of Jarvis's Life & Legacy In Herkimer County On May 3rd Schumer: Gregory Jarvis Showed Herkimer County How To Reach For The Stars And Now Astronaut Stanley G. Love Will Too U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, following his push, Natio… Continue Reading


04.26.19

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE NEW PUSH TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM LEAD POISONING AND FUND EPA PROGRAMS THAT HELP NEW YORKERS DETECT AND REMOVE LEAD FROM THEIR COMMUNITIES

EPA's Lead Abatement, Inspection, and Enforcement Programs Give Communities Vital Federal Funds to Find and Remove Poisonous Lead-Based Paint in New York Homes, Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Sites Including Schools, and Hold Local Contractors, Landlords, and Property Managers Accountable Gillibrand Leads Bipartisan Coalition of 27 Senate Colleagues to Ensure these Vital EPA's Programs Receive the Funding They Need Senators’ Push Comes as President’s Proposed Budget Cuts EPA Funding by… Continue Reading


04.26.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THEIR PUSH TO SECURE AT LEAST $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Maple Program is Critical to Local Economies and Conservation Efforts in Upstate New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced their push to secure no less than $5 million in federal funding for the Acer Access and Development Program and support the maple syrup industry. This program creates opportunities for investment and research for maple syrup, helps to increase maple production a… Continue Reading


04.26.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR PARSONS CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER IN ALBANY

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 $1,650,899 in federal funding for Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany. 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. … Continue Reading


04.25.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR THE HEAD START OF EASTERN ORANGE COUNTY, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children In Orange County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,362,537 in federal funding for The Head Start of Eastern Orange County, 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 in Eastern Orange Coun… Continue Reading


04.23.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR KRULL PARK SHORELINE RESTORATION IN NIAGARA COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Restore Krull Park Shoreline Damaged By Extreme Flooding Of Lake Ontario In 2017 U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,888,493.25 in federal funding for shoreline restoration in Niagara County. The federal funds are administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to restore the Krull Park Shoreline in Niagara County, which wa… Continue Reading


04.22.19

SCHUMER: GAPING LOOPHOLE IN FED LABOR LAW, WHICH ALLOWED “FRIENDLY’S” TO SKIRT STANDARD CORPORATE DUTY TO UPSTATE WORKERS—AND THEN FIRE THEM WITH NO NOTICE—MUST BE CLOSED; SENATOR ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION TO CLOSE THIS LOOPHOLE & BETTER PROTECT WESTERN NEW YORK WORKERS

Schumer Announces That He Will Introduce New Legislation To Close Labor Law Loophole, Strengthen WARN Act Protections & Prevent Heartless Upstate Lay-Offs In The Future With 15 Friendly's Across Upstate Abruptly Shuttered, & One More Set To Close In May, Hundreds Of Employees Are Left To Wonder If Lay-Offs Could Once Again Happen Overnight Schumer: Friendlier Labor Laws Will Order Up A Fairer Workplace For All     U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today detailed a gapin… Continue Reading


04.22.19

SCHUMER: GAPING LOOPHOLE IN FED LABOR LAW, WHICH ALLOWED “FRIENDLY’S” TO SKIRT STANDARD CORPORATE DUTY TO UPSTATE WORKERS—AND THEN FIRE THEM WITH NO NOTICE—MUST BE CLOSED; SENATOR ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION TO CLOSE THIS LOOPHOLE & BETTER PROTECT SOUTHERN TIER WORKERS

Schumer Announces That He Will Introduce New Legislation To Close Labor Law Loophole, Strengthen WARN Act Protections & Prevent Heartless Upstate Lay-Offs In The Future With 15 Friendly's Across Upstate Abruptly Shuttered, & One More Set To Close In May, Hundreds Of Employees Are Left To Wonder If Lay-Offs Could Once Again Happen Overnight Schumer: Friendlier Labor Laws Will Order Up A Fairer Workplace For All     U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today detailed a gapin… Continue Reading


04.22.19

SCHUMER: GAPING LOOPHOLE IN FED LABOR LAW, WHICH ALLOWED “FRIENDLY’S” TO SKIRT STANDARD CORPORATE DUTY TO UPSTATE WORKERS—AND THEN FIRE THEM WITH NO NOTICE—MUST BE CLOSED; SENATOR ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION TO CLOSE THIS LOOPHOLE & BETTER PROTECT CENTRAL NEW YORK WORKERS

Standing At Shuttered DeWitt Friendly's, Schumer Announces That He Will Introduce New Legislation To Close Labor Law Loophole, Strengthen WARN Act Protections & Prevent Heartless Upstate Lay-Offs In The Future With 15 Friendly's Across Upstate Abruptly Shuttered, & One More Set To Close In May, Hundreds Of Employees Are Left To Wonder If Lay-Offs Could Once Again Happen Overnight  Schumer: Friendlier Labor Laws Will Order Up A Fairer Workplace For All     Standing… Continue Reading


04.22.19

SCHUMER: GAPING LOOPHOLE IN FED LABOR LAW, WHICH ALLOWED “FRIENDLY’S” TO SKIRT STANDARD CORPORATE DUTY TO UPSTATE WORKERS—AND THEN FIRE THEM WITH NO NOTICE—MUST BE CLOSED; SENATOR ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION TO CLOSE THIS LOOPHOLE & BETTER PROTECT ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES WORKERS

Standing At Shuttered Town Of Gates Friendly's, Schumer Announces That He Will Introduce New Legislation To Close Labor Law Loophole, Strengthen WARN Act Protections & Prevent Heartless Upstate Lay-Offs In The Future With 15 Friendly's Across Upstate Abruptly Shuttered, & One More Set To Close In May, Hundreds Of Employees Are Left To Wonder If Lay-Offs Could Once Again Happen Overnight Schumer: Friendlier Labor Laws Will Order Up A Fairer Workplace For All Standing at the shuttered T… Continue Reading


04.19.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $172 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO AID NY STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) And The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Provide Essential Funds For Transformative Development Initiatives Across New York State Senators Say These Programs Are A Huge Win For Communities Across Upstate New York; Senators Have Pushed To Ensure Programs Create Good-Paying Jobs By Supporting Local Housing And Development Projects, And By Investing In Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts Senators: We Pledge To Protect This Funding Be… Continue Reading


04.18.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $86 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TO WORK WITH HARD HIT NY UPSTATE COUNTIES TO COMBAT SPIKING OPIOID EPIDEMIC DEATHS

Columbia Will Work With 15 NYS Counties Heavily Impacted By The Opioid Crisis To Help Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths Counties Include: Lewis, Broome, Yates, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Columbia, Cortland, Dutchess, Erie, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Suffolk, Sullivan, and Ulster U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced approximately $86 million in federal funding for Columbia University's School of Social Work to address the opioid epidemic with cut… Continue Reading


04.16.19

STANDING AT NOVELIS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO DROP UNREASONABLE TARIFFS ON CANADIAN IMPORTS, THREATENING FACTORY, ITS +1K EMPLOYEES & THE CNY ECONOMY; SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO EXPEDITE NOVELIS’S PENDING TARIFF EXCLUSION REQUESTS & GIVE RELIEF TO MAJOR OSWEGO COUNTY EMPLOYER

Novelis, Which Has Over 1,100 Oswego Employees, Has Been Forced To Pay Exorbitant Rates On Aluminum Imports From Allies Like Canada Due To Flawed Tariffs, Threatening Production Capacity & Business; Schumer Says Allies Like Canada Should Not Be Treated Same As Unfair Competitors Like China, Which Bends And Breaks Rules Schumer Urges Feds To Eliminate These Poorly Targeted Tariffs On Canada Completely; In The Meantime, Senator Says Feds Must Speed Up Review Process, Approve Novelis's Tariff … Continue Reading


04.15.19

SCHUMER: WITH BASEBALL SEASON IN FULL SWING, EMERALD ASH BORER IS CREEPING INTO OTSEGO COUNTY AND THREATENING LOCAL ASH TREES USED TO MAKE WORLD FAMOUS BASEBALL BATS; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP STRIKE OUT DESTRUCTIVE INVASIVES

Emerald Ash Borer Is An Invasive Beetle Spreading Across The Southern Tier, Ravaging Ash Trees Used By The Cooperstown Bat Company & Others To Make Baseball Bats, Posing Worrisome Threat To The Local Economy Schumer Calls For Boosted Federal Funding To Stop The Spread Of The Emerald Ash Borer Dead In Its Tracks Schumer To Feds: It's Time To Strike Out The Emerald Ash Borer Once And For All U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today visited Major League Baseball (MLB) bat manufacturer, the Coo… Continue Reading


04.15.19

ON THE HEELS OF NEW DATA REPORTING ROCHESTER SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE HAS NY’S LONGEST WAIT TIMES, SCHUMER STANDS WITH ROCHESTER SENIORS TO DEMAND MORE FED FUNDING & RESOURCES BE SENT TO ROCHESTER OFFICE; SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO IMPROVE ROCHESTER OPERATIONS SO NO MORE SENIORS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A RECORD-BREAKING TIME

Rochester Office Ranked #1 In NYS For Customers That Give Up & Leave Rather Than Waiting For Hours; SSA Workload Continues To Rise As More & More Baby Boomers Retire Standing At The Town Of Henrietta Senior Center, Schumer Calls For Major Funding Boost For Social Security Agency To Be Sent To Rochester Office Schumer To SSA: No More Waiting, Fix the Problem-Retirements Are Not Meant To Be Spent In a Waiting Room Standing at the Town of Henrietta Senior Center, U.S. Senator Charles E. … Continue Reading


04.15.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: NUKE WASTE CONTINUES TO SIT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF NIAGARA COUNTY—DESPITE FED PROMISE 4 YEARS AGO TO CLEAN IT UP; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE +$250M INCREASE TO VITAL CLEANUP PROGRAM FOR NIAGARA SITE SO ARMY CORPS & ENERGY DEPT. CAN—ONCE AND FOR ALL—CLEAN. UP. THE. MESS.

Lewiston's Niagara Falls Storage Site Houses Dangerous World War II-Era Nuclear Waste From Lake Ontario Installation; Thousands Of Gallons Of Manhattan Project Waste Continue To Be Stored In Residential Area, Within A Mile Of Local Schools Senator Calls On Colleagues To Increase Funding For Critical Cleanup Program Used To Remediate Niagara Site By +260%; Says Continued Delays Are Inexcusable Schumer: Fed Plan To Clean Up Niagara Nuke Mess Shouldn't Collect One More Layer Of Dust Standing a… Continue Reading


04.11.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $800,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO FOUR UPSTATE NEW YORK ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO STOP HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $800,000 in federal funding for four organizations across Upstate New York that work to mitigate housing discrimination through compliance with the Fair Housing Act. These federal funds were administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). The funding will be used to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing… Continue Reading


04.10.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LAUNCH PUSH TO SECURE OVER $82 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB IN 2020 BUDGET – FUNDING WOULD KEEP 350 WORKERS ON THE JOB AND UNITED STATES AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF HIGH-TECH ENERGY RESEARCH

In FY 2019, Schumer & Gillibrand Secured $80 Million In Funding For Rochester Laser Lab, Keeping Lab Open And Reversing Misguided 2018 Administration Proposal That Would Have Closed Laser Lab And Cut Hundreds Of Rochester Jobs Today, Senators Double Down And Launch Major Effort To Secure A Boosted $82.4 Million For Rochester Laser Lab, Citing The World Class Facility's Ability To Boost National Security And The Rochester-Finger Lakes' Economy Schumer, Gillibrand: This Fed Funding Is Neede… Continue Reading


04.10.19

SCHUMER: ABRUPT CLOSURE OF ICONIC ‘FRIENDLY’S’ RESTAURANTS ACROSS UPSTATE NY DEMANDS ANSWERS; CORPORATION SHOULD HAVE GIVEN WORKERS FAR BETTER NOTICE THEY WERE BEING LET GO; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO INVESTIGATE MANNER BY WHICH SERVICE WORKERS WERE NOTIFIED OF LAYOFFS & IF BETTER PROTECTIONS ARE NEEDED

14 Friendly's Restaurants Across Upstate NY Abruptly Closed This Weekend; Leaving Many Workers In The Dark; Went To Work & Told To Close The Restaurants-For Good Schumer Says Process That Played Out Across Upstate NY Is Unfair To Employees; Urges DOL To Investigate Restaurant Corp To See If Any WARN Rules Were Skirted Or If Service Workers Need Better Protections Schumer: The Way This Went Down Is Anything But 'Friendly' To Upstate NY Workers On the heels of abrupt closures of 14 Friendl… Continue Reading

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