Press Releases

06.06.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $200,000 IN EPA FUNDING COMING TO ROME FOR CLEAN UP AT NOLAN MANUFACTURING BUILDING; WILL BOOST LOCAL ECONOMY AND PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH

  Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will provide $200,000 to Rome to conduct site assessment and planning for eventual cleanup at Nolan Manufacturing Building as part of a communitywide Brownfield Program site cleanup. The twostory Nolan Manufacturing Building is contaminated by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos, and leadbased paint - all of which will be remediated. The city of Rome is considering a number of possible uses … Continue Reading


06.02.11

SCHUMER TO FBI: ESTABLISH PARTNERSHIP WITH UTICA COLLEGE CYBERSECURITY TRAINING CENTER TO TRAIN AGENTS IN EXPERTISE NEEDED TO FIGHT CYBERCRIME, ONLINE TERRORISM

    In light of a recent report that FBI agents often lack the expertise and training needed to fight rapidly spreading and rapidly evolving cybercrime, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on FBI Director Robert Mueller to utilize Utica College's cutting edge Cybersecurity Center to train FBI agents to appropriately investigate cybercrime and online terrorism. Utica College is home to both the Economic Crime Institute (ECI) and the Center for Identity Management and Informati… Continue Reading


06.01.11

SCHUMER URGES WESTCHESTER TO BE NAMED AS ONE OF NY'S "STORM-READY" COUNTIES - DESIGNATION WOULD RESULT IN BETTER FLOOD PREPARDNESS AND LOWER FLOOD INSURANCE RATES FOR RESIDENTS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he is calling on the National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to work with Westchester County officials to ensure that the county can be designated a "StormReady" county. Achieving this designation would mean improved flood mitigation and storm preparedness techniques, and would also allow the county to begin earning Community Ratings System (CRS) points, which would begin to lower the price of flood insura… Continue Reading


06.01.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER 100K FOR UNITED VETERANS BEACON HOUSE OF LONG ISLAND; FUNDS WILL SUPPORT PROGRAM THAT HELPS HOMELESS VETS FIND JOBS

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced an $110,000 U.S. Department of Labor grant for the United Veterans Beacon House based in Bay Shore, Long Island. The center, which provides transitional housing and job training to homeless veterans in Suffolk and Nassau County, will use the money to fund outreach efforts to homeless veterans at other shelters in Long Island, as well as efforts to connect these veterans to potential employers. Schumer said that this grant was essential in order to … Continue Reading


05.26.11

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE PRESIDENT AND USDA TO SWIFTLY DECLARE NEW YORK COUNTIES FEDERAL DISASTER AREAS; STORMS CAUSED $38 MILLION IN DAMAGE TO LAND, CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, AND FARMS

  Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand wrote to President Barack Obama and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, urging the immediate approval of New York State's recent request for a federal disaster declaration in response to the April 26 th storms that caused more than $38 million in debris removal costs and damage to critical infrastructure. The affected counties include Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer… Continue Reading


05.18.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1 MILLION FOR CUTTING-EDGE GREEN JOB TRAINING PROGRAM AT UNITED WAY OF LONG ISLAND

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the United Way of Long Island had been awarded a $1,100,000 Department of Labor (DOL) grant to support the YouthBuild Long Island Green Construction Training Lab that provides outofschool youth with occupational training in green construction. Through partnerships with a variety of local businesses and unions, youth in the program receive training in jobs like energy efficiency, weatherization, and EnergyStar construction, as well as professio… Continue Reading


05.18.11

NY LAWMAKERS URGE REGULATORS TO RECONSIDER DERIVATIVES RULE THAT WOULD HURT U.S. COMPETITIVENESS

WASHINGTON DC-Today, a bipartisan group of New York lawmakers warned federal regulators against implementing a new rule on derivatives that would put U.S. financial firms at a competitive disadvantage. At issue are new regulations that would apply margin requirements to derivative transactions between nonU.S. subsidiaries of U.S. entities and nonU.S. counterparties. By contrast, the proposed rules would not apply to nonU.S. banks doing business with nonU.S. clients. This disparity in treatment … Continue Reading


05.17.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1 MILLION COMING TO NUBIAN DIRECTIONS II TO PREPARE POUGHKEEPSIE YOUTH, YOUNG ADULTS FOR WORKFORCE

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer announced that the Nubian Directions II (NDI) in Poughkeepsie has been awarded a $1,100,000 Department of Labor (DOL) grant, as part of the Department's Youthbuild program which aims to assist outofschool youth in obtaining academic and occupational skills and training. At Nubian Directions II, this training includes lessons in technology training, work readiness skills and educational support services for youth and adults to enhance workforce skills. Thro… Continue Reading


05.12.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT STEP FORWARD IN LEGISLATION TO PRESERVE FISHKILL SUPPLY DEPOT AND HONOR FALLEN REVOLUTIONARY WAR HEROES BILL TO PROMOTE HUDSON VALLEY TOURISM EARNS SUPPORT OF NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

  Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced an important step forward for legislation to make the Fishkill Supply Depot in Fishkill, NY, an important depot for the Continental Army during the American revolution, eligible for federal preservation funds. Schumer announced that the American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2011 received the support of the National Park Service at a hearing in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, during which the National Park Service… Continue Reading


05.10.11

SCHUMER: WYOMING COUNTY RESIDENTS BEING SHORTCHANGED ON TAX REVENUE FROM WIND FARM URGES PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISION TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF FACILITY TO NYSEG, INCREASING TAX REVENUE FOR RESIDENTS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) to approve the ownership transfer of a $5 million electrical transmission facility in Orangeville, from the Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to the New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG). In his letter, Schumer notes that the Joint Petition for the transfer of this property was filed on April 8, 2010, and asks that this longoverdue transfer be resolved by PSC's upcoming meeting o… Continue Reading


05.09.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $58 MILLION IN HIGH SPEED RAIL FUNDS FOR REPLACEMENT OF SCHENECTADY STATION AND FOURTH TRACK AT ALBANY-RENSSELAER STATION SCHUMER CALLED FOR FUNDS TO COME TO NY AFTER FLORIDA TURNED MONEY AWAY

  Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that $58 million in high speed rail money will be coming to the Empire Corridor, funding projects that include replacing the Schenectady Station and constructing a fourth station track at the AlbanyRensselaer Station. These projects and others will go a long way towards improving reliability, speed and frequency there and throughout the Empire Corridor. The $58 million comes from $2.4 billion dollars in high speed rail money for Florida that wa… Continue Reading


05.05.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $288,000 IN FEDERAL FIRE GRANT FOR LAKE PLAINS COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK; FUNDING FOR RECRUITMENT OF FIREFIGHTERS, EMS IN GENESEE COUNTY

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Lake Plains Community Care Network, in Batavia, will receive a grant totaling $288,680 in Round 19 of the FY10 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. AFG awards are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and are designed to strengthen the response programs of fire departments throughout the country by promoting and maintaining 24hour… Continue Reading


05.04.11

SCHUMER URGES U.S. POSTAL SERVICE NOT TO CLOSE STATEN ISLAND PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER; MOVE COULD IMPACT HUNDREDS OF JOBS AND MAKES NO SENSE IN FACE OF HIGH GAS PRICES

  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wrote to the U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe urging him to abandon a USPS plan to close the Staten Island Processing and Distribution Center by having Staten Island mail trucked to other parts of the city for processing. In his letter, Schumer noted that the closure of the processing facility would damage the local economy, impact timely delivery of local mail, and impact hundreds of jobs. In the face of rising gas prices, Schumer also belie… Continue Reading


04.27.11

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH WORK TO RESTART ON CHURUBUSCO BORDER CROSSING, WILL LEAD TO MODERNIZED BORDER CROSSING FACILITY CAPABLE OF HANDLING TWO-WAY BORDER TRAFFIC BETWEEN US AND CANADA

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP)  will restart construction on the Churubusco border crossing after Schumer pushed the agency to do so. Just a short time ago, CBP was planning to halt the project after the Canadian government decided to close their side of the port. Schumer contacted DHS and CBP and asked them to reverse course saying that closure would cost the area construction jobs rela… Continue Reading


04.27.11

SCHUMER TOURS BRAND NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCTION PLANT THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE MAPLE INDUSTRY IN HUDSON VALLEY AND THROUGHOUT UPSTATE PUSHES MAPLE TAP ACT TO BOOST SYRUP PRODUCTION AND HELP FACILITY CREATE HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer toured Crown Maple, a nearlycomplete, stateoftheart maple production facility that could create hundreds of new jobs in Dutchess County. The facility and surrounding farm, set to open in just a few short weeks, host both maple sap tapping and syrup production infrastructure, and will employ approximately 100 people when they reach full capacity. Thanks to new production technologies, the facility is able to produce nearly three times the amount of maple syr… Continue Reading


04.25.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR BILLYS LAW; LEGISLATION PROVIDES LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH CRITICAL TOOLS IN LIFE-SAVING SEARCH FOR MISSING ADULTS

Today, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his support for legislation called "Billy's Law," also known as Help Find the Missing Act, to close loopholes in our national missing persons systems. Schumer has sponsored this legislation in the past, and his cosponsorship this Congress comes in the wake of the recent death of George Delaney, a Rochester Institute of Technology student. When George Delany went missing on March 12th, RIT faculty and students joined with law… Continue Reading


04.21.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER 800K IN FEDERAL FIRE GRANTS COMING TO EAST ROCKAWAY, NEW HYDE PARK, AND GREAT NECK

  Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the East Rockaway Fire Department will receive a grant totaling $707,480, the New Hyde Park Fire Department will receive a grant totaling $96,780, and the Great Neck Fire Department will receive $63,580 in Round 17 of the FY10 AFG Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. These federal funds, which are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will allow these fire departments to strengthen th… Continue Reading


04.12.11

SCHUMER, BISHOP: BUDGET DEAL PROTECTS BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB FROM SHUTTING DOORS ON MAJOR RESEARCH PROGRAMS; POTENTIAL LOSS OF 1,000 JOB AVERTED

  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (DNY) and U.S. Representative Tim Bishop (DNY) announced today that the budget compromise agreed to last week in Congress will save Brookhaven National Laboratory from draconian budget cuts that could have resulted in a loss of almost 1,000 jobs. The continuing funding resolution bill that passed the House last month would have cut $1.1 billion from the Department of Energy's Office of Science and resulted in Brookhaven Lab having to shutdown many of its core rese… Continue Reading


04.04.11

WITH A FINAL DECISION ON GRANT APPLICATION JUST AROUND THE CORNER&SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FINAL PUSH TO SECURE HIGH TECH GRANT THAT WOULD MAKE ALBANY A NATIONAL CENTER IN SOLAR CELL RESEARCH AND CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS COULD MIRROR CHIP FAB SUCCESS WITHIN A FEW YEARS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his final push to secure a $100 million federal grant that would be a huge boost to the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), a partnership between SEMATECH and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at UAlbany, along with the University of Central Florida. Following a tour of the CNSE Albany NanoTech complex, Schumer announced his push for approval of the application to form a new photovoltaic manufacturing consortiu… Continue Reading


03.30.11

SCHUMER INTRODUCES NEW MAPLE TAP ACT: BILL WOULD HELP REALIZE UPSTATE NY MAPLE INDUSTRYS ENORMOUS, UNTAPPED POTENTIAL BY PROMOTING NEW TREE TAPS, EXPANDING RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING OF MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCTION

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he is introducing a new Maple Tapping Access Program (Maple TAP) Act, legislation that would provide grants to states that create programs to help maple farmers tap into trees that are currently untapped on private lands. The legislation would also provide for the creation of grants to states to support the domestic maple syrup industry through the promotion of related research, education, natural resource sustainability and marketing, as wel… Continue Reading

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