Press Releases

01.31.11

SCHUMER PRESENTS LONG OVERDUE PURPLE HEART: AFTER MORE THAN 60 YEARS, WORLD WAR II VET CHESTER LUBECK FINALLY AWARDED THE MEDAL HE DESERVES

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer presented a long overdue Purple Heart to Chester Lubeck, a Blauvelt resident and World War II veteran. Mr. Lubeck was captured during the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium on December 16, 1944, during one of the fiercest battles of World War II. While a prisoner of war, he and many other American prisoners were injured when U.S. military planes bombed an ammunition dump outside Nuremberg, Germany. Because this was an injury caused by friendlyfire, Mr. Lubeck w… Continue Reading


01.28.11

SCHUMER-RECOMMENDED ATTORNEY J. PAUL OETKEN OFFICIALLY NOMINATED TO SERVE ON SOUTHERN DISTRICT COURT

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) announced that J. Paul Oetken, whom Schumer recommended to President Obama in September, has been officially nominated by the President to serve as a judge in the prestigious Southern District federal court. "I am pleased that the President has nominated Paul to serve as a federal judge from New York on the Southern District bench," said Schumer. "With his sterling legal credentials and distinguished career in private practice and public service, J. Paul Oe… Continue Reading


01.27.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES KENILWORTH FIRE DISTRICT 2 WILL RECEIVE OVER $130,000 IN A FEDERAL FIRE GRANT FOR OPERATIONS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Kenilworth Fire District 2 has received a federal grant totaling $139,413 as part of Round 9 of the FY10 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading


01.27.11

SCHUMER ENCOURAGES ARMY SECRETARY TO IMPLEMENT NEW VEHICLE TRACKING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED AT ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - VEHICLE SYSTEMS WILL IMPROVE TROOP SAFETY AND CREATE JOBS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged Secretary of the Army John McHugh to implement Rochestermade technology to more accurately track vehicle performance and improve fleet operations and safety. The technology was developed at the Rochester … Continue Reading


01.24.11

FLIGHT 3407 FAMILY MEMBER KAREN ECKERT TO ATTEND STATE OF THE UNION AS SCHUMER'S INVITED GUEST

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Karen Eckert will be joining him as his guest for the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Karen is the sister of Beverly Eckert, a Buffalonian and key leader of the 911 family groups, who tragically died when Flight 3407 crashed near Buffalo on February 12, 2009. Karen will be present for President Obama's speech as a representative of all the 3407 families who lost loved ones on the flight and fought courageously to make historic impro… Continue Reading


01.19.11

IN PERSONAL CALL SCHUMER PRESSES TRUDEAU INSTITUTE TO STAY IN SARANAC LAKE; PLEDGES ANY ASSISTANCE TO KEEP LEADING RESEARCH FACILITY IN THE ADIRONDACKS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he has personally called Trudeau Institute's Dr. David Woodland, urging him and the Board of Directors to keep the Institute right where it is, in Franklin County. On the call Schumer pledged his assistance in establishing partnerships with other New York State clinical research programs to help Trudeau expand its research capabilities for the future. The Trudeau Institute is a leading research facility in infectious diseases that employs 134… Continue Reading


01.10.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY SET TO RECEIVE $8.9 MILLION ARMY CONTRACT

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced the Remington Arms Company is set to receive $8.9 million from the U.S. Army to manufacture 1,212 M24 sniper rifles used by servicemen and women serving in Afghanistan. The funding is part of a federal contract through the Army Foreign Military Sales program.  All of the production of the M24 sniper rifles will take place at Remington Arms' Ilion facility by local employees, strengthening Remington's position as a major regional employer. "R… Continue Reading


01.03.11

SENATE DEMOCRATS TO BOEHNER: DON'T REPEAL "DONUT HOLE" FIX FOR SENIORSHOUSE GOP'S VOW TO ROLL BACK HEALTH CARE LAW WOULD COST 3.4M SENIORS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ANNUALLY ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

WASHINGTON, DC- Senate Democrats today urged Speakerelect John Boehner to  protect seniors by not repealing  a new fix to Medicare's "donut hole" and warned they would block any health care repeal effort that  does so. The provision, which took effect Saturday,  is scheduled to save 3.4 million seniors thousands of dollars annually on prescription drug costs.   The incoming House Republican majority has promised to enact a "clean repeal" of the federal health car… Continue Reading


12.21.10

WITH RECENT REPORT HIGHLIGHTING GAPS IN NORTHERN BORDER SECURITY:SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, COLLINS, OWENS ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF THEIR NORTHERN BORDER COUNTERNARCOTICS STRATEGY LEGISLATION

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Susan M. Collins and Congressman Bill Owens announced that the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives has now passed the Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy Act of 2010 which will help law enforcement officials along the northern border stem the flow of illegal drugs coming into their communities. The bill requires federal law enforcement to develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan to blunt the illegal drug trade. A recent … Continue Reading


12.19.10

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE FINAL SENATE PASSAGE OF MAJOR LEGISLATION PROVIDING HEALTH CARE TO HEROIC 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERSBILL SHOULD REACH PRESIDENT'S DESK LATER TODAY

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senators Kirsten E. Gillibrand (DNY) and Charles E. Schumer (DNY) announced Wednesday that the Senate has unanimously passed major legislation to finally provide health care for 9/11first responders who fell ill in the year… Continue Reading


12.13.10

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO GRANT AUBURN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SPECIAL RURAL DESIGNATION THAT WOULD INCREASE FUNDING BY $2 MILLION AND IMPROVE CARE FOR PATIENTS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released a letter to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to designate Auburn Memorial Hospital a 'Sole Community Hospital,' which would provide the hospital with approximately $2 million extra dollars in increased funding and more resources that will allow doctors to better treat their patients. In order to become a Sole Community Hospital, the Department of Health and Human Services' (… Continue Reading


12.10.10

WITH WINTER WEATHER IN FULL SWING, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW YORK SET TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL $69 MILLION IN EMERGENCY HEATING AID

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released $69 million in federal emergency heating funds to New York. The funds which come through the Low Income Heating Assistance Program, LIHEAP, help New Yorkers heat their homes during the long winter. Today's announced funding is only a partial allocation New York could receive much more once Congress passes a fiscal year 2011 (FY11) budget.   "This emergency heating ai… Continue Reading


12.07.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: LOCKHEED PLANT IN OWEGO AWARDED NEARLY $45.8 MILLION CONTRACT- NEW MISSION WILL CREATE JOBS IN SOUTHERN TIER, IMPROVE MILITARY READINESS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Lockheed Martin Plant in Owego is set to receive a military contract work $45,779,349. The contract will pay for the procurement of two cargo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and predeployment activities that will directly help the troops in Afghanistan. Today's announcement will mean increased job creation and a growing economy in New York's Southern Tier.   "Right now there's nothing more important to helping middle class families in S… Continue Reading


12.01.10

SCHUMER BILL TO PROTECT AMERICAN FASHION INDUSTRY FROM OVERSEAS COPY-CATS PASSES JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee, passed his legislation to protect the New York and United States fashion industry from copycat knock offs. The legislation provides a very limited intelle… Continue Reading


12.01.10

SCHUMER INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION FOR 5 YEAR FLOOD INSURANCE MORATORIUM FOR LONG ISLAND HOMEOWNERS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Richard Durbin, introduced a fiveyear moratorium on the requirement that Long Island homeowners purchase expensive new flood insurance policies if they live in a community recently designated as a flo… Continue Reading


11.30.10

SCHUMER PRESSES EPA TO IMMEDIATELY ISSUE $20 MILLION IN UNPAID EPA SEWER FUNDS OWED TO NASSAU COUNTY TO FIX ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN REYNOLDS CHANNEL

 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today renewed his call on the EPA to reimburse Nassau County for over $20 million in federal sewer construction funds so that Nassau County can use the funding to permanently fix the sludge leaking from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Facility into the Reynolds Channel. In October, the DEC discovered that several critical components of the facility were defective, resulting in brown plumes in the Reynolds Channel. In light of this leak, Schumer today wrote a letter… Continue Reading


11.29.10

IN PERSONAL CALL WITH KEY DOI OFFICIAL SCHUMER CRITICIZES FLAWED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR CAYUGA INDIAN NATION LAND INTO TRUST; SENATOR URGES FLAT-OUT REJECTION OF APPLICATION

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he has personally called Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior David Hayes, urging the rejection of the Cayuga Indian Nation's plan to take 125 acres of land intro trust in Seneca and Ca… Continue Reading


11.18.10

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO SPEED UP SITE REVIEW IN ORANGE COUNTY THAT WOULD PAVE WAY FOR $150 MILLION DISTRIBUTION CENTER AND 2,000 JOBS IN THE AREA - LOCAL OFFICIALS FEAR DELAY COULD REDUCE SITE'S COMPETITIVENESS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he has personally called Daniel M. Ashe, Director of Policy for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), urging him to expedite review of the locations 'site plan' that would clear the way for a $150 million distribution center in Orange County that has the potential to create up to 2,000 jobs. A site plan, which details the layout of buildings, overall architecture of the project and the impact that the project may have on the environment… Continue Reading


11.16.10

AT SCHUMER'S URGING FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO EXPAND SOYBEAN CROP INSURANCE TO 14 UPSTATE COUNTIES, ALLOWING FARMERS TO EXPAND INTO INCREASINGLY LUCRATIVE CROP

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has agreed to expand soybean crop insurance to 14 New York counties after a public push by Schumer which included a personal call to USDA Secretary Vilsack in June. Today's announcement by USDA will expand this essential insurance program to Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Washington counties, and will… Continue Reading


11.16.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HINCHEY AND HALL ANNOUNCE STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE TO RECEIVE NEW C-17 MISSION; STEWART IS REGION'S #1 EMPLOYER

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