Press Releases

09.30.10

SCHUMER URGES INVESTIGATIVE ARM OF CONGRESS TO STUDY SHOCKINGLY LONG WAIT TIMES FOR BORDER CROSSINGS - DELAYS HOLD UP NEW YORKERS AND CRIMP ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer formally requested the federal watchdog agency, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the long wait times that New Yorkers must battle through in order to cross the border. A timely border crossing is essential to New York's economy which depends on the commerce and tourists that come through the international border. Current wait times of up three hours slow down economic activity and discourage the type of commerce that New York's comm… Continue Reading


09.28.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MCMAHON ANNOUNCE NEARLY THREE MILLION DOLLARS FOR RUMC'S RESIDENCY SLOTS PROGRAM; FUNDING WILL HELP TO PRESERVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS ON STATEN ISLAND

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Michael McMahon today announced $2,880,000 in federal funding for Richmond University Medical Center's (RUMC) residency slots program, which has been under threat of losing millions of dollars in funding. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services new Primary Care Residency Expansion Grant Program, a program authorized under the Affordable Care Act. This program funds 82… Continue Reading


09.23.10

WITH MORE THAN 85,000 MANUFACTURING JOBS LOST IN NYS IN LAST 3 YEARS: SCHUMER BILL TO GIVE TAX CUTS TO COMPANIES THAT MOVE JOBS TO U.S. FROM OVERSEAS - "MADE IN AMERICA" MEASURE COULD RECEIVE SENATE VOTE AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he is introducing the Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act (S. 3816) to provide tax cuts to companies that bring back outsourced jobs to the United States.  Schumer's legislation would provide 24 months of payroll tax relief to employers for each job brought from overseas to the United States.  To be eligible, businesses must certify that the U.S. employee is replacing an employee who had been performing similar duties oversea… Continue Reading


09.22.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROVES REQUEST FOR FUNDING FOR STONY BROOK, FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE PROJECT TO DEVELOP "REVOLUTIONARY" PORTABLE POWER - SET TO RECEIVE $3,400,000

  U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer  and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that Stony Brook and Farmingdale State College are set to receive a federal funding totaling $3,400,000 as part of Fiscal Year 2011 Defense appropriations bill. The funding will be used to fund an innovative research program to engineer next generation advanced battery materials that would allow power to be beamed wirelessly. By eliminating wires and portable batteries and freeing up these electronic devices, this tec… Continue Reading


09.17.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR LONG ISLAND VA TO PURCHASE TWO PARATRANSIT VANS TO HELP VETERANS GET TO AND FROM VA HOSPITALS

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $63,000 in federal grants that will go towards the purchasing of vans for the Disabled American Veterans Transportation program for Suffolk County. The County of Suffolk applied for the grant to replace two existing vans. This transportation program was created in wake of travel benefit cuts for veterans. All van drivers are volunteers and do not receive any payment for their work.   "Our heroes deserve the best possi… Continue Reading


09.16.10

SCHUMER REVEALS: SMALL BIZ LENDING PROGRAM HAS DOUBLED LENDING TO NY SMALL BIZ BUT HAS NOW EXPIRED PUTTING JOB GROWTH AND EXPANSION AT RISK - SCHUMER PUSHES FOR IMMEDIATE EXTENSION

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he is pushing legislation that will extend a program that has delivered over $1 billion in loans to New York small businesses in the last 18 months.  The program, which ran out of funds in July o… Continue Reading


09.16.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL INCLUDES $3 MILLION FOR MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-AFFILIATED CYBERSECURITY PROJECT

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Defense appropriations bill includes $3 million for the Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) to perform research alongside the U.S. Air Force which will dev… Continue Reading


09.16.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL INCLUDES $4 MILLION TO UPGRADE MILITARY DATA SYSTEMS THROUGH BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Defense appropriations bill includes $4 million for the Binghamton University in order to upgrade current military data systems to ensure they are secure from… Continue Reading


09.14.10

SCHUMER TO BAE CEO: SELECT BUYER THAT WILL KEEP PLATFORM SOLUTIONS OPEN AND OPERATING IN WESTOVER AND WILL PROTECT 1300 EMPLOYEES

In the wake of public reports that BAE Systems is considering selling Platform Solutions, based in Broome County, New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released a letter to BAE Systems Chief Executive Ian King urging him to only consider buyers that would keep the facility open and operating and that would preserve the 1300 jobs.  Schumer said that the facility had its roots in the community, boasts a worldclass workforce and that the 1,300 people it employs are vital to the regional e… Continue Reading


09.08.10

SCHUMER ATTENDS RENAMING CEREMONY FOR FAYETTEVILLE P&C SUPERMARKET; SEN LED SUCCESSFUL FIGHT TO AVOID LIQUIDATION, HELPING KEEP PENN TRAFFIC MARKETS OPEN AND THOUSANDS OF WORKERS ON THE JOB

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today attended a renaming ceremony during which Fayetteville's P&C supermarket became a "Tops" supermarket.  The event comes almost a year after Senator Schumer got involved in the bankruptcy of P&C's parent c… Continue Reading


09.08.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW SALEM VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL RECEIVE OVER $17,000 IN FEDERAL FIRE GRANT FOR OPERATIONS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the New Salem Volunteer Fire Department in Voorheesville has received federal grants totaling $17,385 as part of Round 31 of the FY09 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used to improve departmental operations and safety.   "This essential grant ensures that the New Salem Volunteer Fire Department will continue to have the basic resources req… Continue Reading


09.02.10

SCHUMER REVEALS: PHONY CHINESE ORGANICS THREATEN TO UNDERMINE GROWING ORGANIC FOOD INDUSTRY IN ST LAWRENCE COUNTY - DEMANDS USDA STEP UP ENFORCEMENT OF IMPORTED GOODS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed that food products produced in China that are fraudulently labeled 'organic' threaten to undermine a lucrative and growing industry in St. Lawrence County - the organic farming industry. Schumer said t… Continue Reading


09.02.10

SCHUMER TOURS STRAND THEATRE AND DISCUSSES FACILITY'S RENOVATIONS AND PLATTSBURGH DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROJECT

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer toured the Strand Theatre and discussed the progress that has been made on its renovations since he secured $300,000 in funding for the project in the fiscal year 2008 and 2010 budget. Schumer also discussed how th… Continue Reading


09.01.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES VILLAGE OF ENDICOTT FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL RECEIVE NEARLY $70,000 IN A FEDERAL FIRE GRANT FOR OPERATIONS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Village of Endicott Fire Department has received a federal grant totaling $69,124 as part of Round 30 of the FY09 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used improve departmental operations and safety. "This essential grant ensures that the Endicott Fire Department will continue to have the basic resources required to do their jobs, improve safety and … Continue Reading


08.31.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $70,000 COMING TO THE SOUTHERN TIER CENTRAL REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a grant of $70,000 was awarded to the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration.  Federal funds will be used to support the development of a coordinated plan to increase private investment in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties in the Southern Tier.      "The key to the Southern Tier's economic recovery begins with private sector in… Continue Reading


08.27.10

SCHUMER PROMOTES BILL TO FOSTER INNOVATIVE TOURISM INITIATIVES IN ESSEX COUNTY - BILL WILL BE A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR REGION'S TOURISM INDUSTRY

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer unveiled a proposal to boost New York's tourism industry, one of the largest drivers of the North Country's economic growth. Schumer's bill, the Travel Regional Investment Partnership Act (TRIP Act), would work to increase U.S. tourism through the creation of a grant program that would bring together government and the private sector to improve parks, build tourism infrastructure and market tourist destinations. Importantly, the legislation will benefit com… Continue Reading


08.25.10

SCHUMER PROMOTES NEW BILL TO FOSTER INNOVATIVE TOURISM INITIATIVES IN SCHOHARIE COUNTY - BILL WILL BE A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR REGION'S TOURISM INDUSTRY

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer unveiled a new proposal to boost New York's tourism industry, one of the largest drivers of the Capital Region's economic growth. Schumer's bill, the Travel Regional Investment Partnership Act (TRIP Act), would work to increase U.S. tourism through the creation of a grant program that would bring together government and the private sector to improve parks, build tourism infrastructure and market tourist destinations. Importantly, the legislation will benefi… Continue Reading


08.04.10

SCHUMER, ARCURI, USDA SECRETARY ANNOUNCE: OVER $600,000 COMING TO FINGER LAKES COUNTIES FOR HIGH SPEED BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Michael Arcuri (NY24) and Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced that $639,218 in funding will be coming to the Cayuga, Seneca and Wayne counties in order to deploy highspeed broadband internet. The investments, which come through a provision in the stimulus bill that Schumer and Arcuri fought to increase funding for, will deploy high speed broadband in rural areas throughout New York State.   "… Continue Reading


08.02.10

SCHUMER TO VA: END INSURANCE COMPANY PAYOUT SCHEMES ONCE AND FOR ALL BY MANDATING INSURERS PROVIDE LUMP SUM PAYOUTS TO FAMILIES OF LOST SOLDIERS

United States Senator Charles E. Schumer is drafting legislation that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to guarantee that any life insurance company they contract with offer lump sum payouts of death benefits as the default payment method for the families of lost soldiers and other federal workers. Reports this week revealed that insurance companies used by VA and OPM are using socalled 'retained asset accounts' and collecting up t… Continue Reading


07.29.10

SCHUMER PUSHES FOR NEW FUNDING FOR FEDERAL PARKS PROGRAM WHICH COULD UNDO CUTS AND PREVENT CLOSURES OF NY STATE PARKS; WILL BE PART OF NEW ENERGY BILL

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the new Senate energy bill could provide the funding necessary to reverse cuts to state parks and reduce the risk that they would have to be closed in the future.  It would also allow New York State Parks to make critical upgrades and improvements. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), funded through offshore oil and gas drilling royalties has historically been authorized at $900 million per year to help acquire and develop outdoor rec… Continue Reading

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