Press Releases

04.08.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: BROKEN VA CAREGIVER PROGRAM IS PREVENTING LOVED ONES FROM GIVING CNY VETS THE CARE THEY NEED & DESERVE; SENATOR DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ANSWERS FROM FEDS & TIMELINE TO FIX ISSUES ONCE & FOR ALL

VA Caregiver Program Supports Post 9/11 Vets With Qualifying Injuries; Recently, Caregivers In Syracuse & Across US Have Been Unexpectedly & Arbitrarily Purged From Program & Stripped Of Vital Stipends  With Caregiver Program Set To Expand In October To Injured Korean & Vietnam War Vets, Schumer Demands VA Immediately Issue Plan To Fix The Broken Program Schumer To VA: Syracuse Vets Deserve Home-Bas… Continue Reading


04.08.19

STANDING AT SCHENECTADY’S SEAT CENTER, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO MAINTAIN FUNDING AND REVERSE ADMIN.’S DAMAGING CUTS TO YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM; SENATOR SAYS PROGRAM SERVING +1K STUDENTS IN THE CAPITAL REGION IS IN JEOPARDY, THREATENING RESOURCES FOR HUNDREDS OF LOCAL YOUNG ADULTS TO GET & KEEP GOOD-PAYING JOBS

Dept. Of Labor's YouthBuild Teaches Skills To Young Adults Who Have Not Completed High School Or Are At Risk of Failing; Administration's 2020 Budget Slashes YouthBuild Funding By Millions  In Schenectady, Schumer Pledges To Thwart Administration’s Ill-Advised Cut To YouthBuild, Launches Push To Maintain Funding For Job-Boosting Capital Region Program In Appropriations Process  Schumer To Feds: YouthBuild Has Been-And Must Remain-A Job-Creating Lifeline To +1K Of Capi… Continue Reading


04.07.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: CHINESE TRAFFICKERS’ OPIOID ASSEMBLY LINE RELIES ON JFK’S MAIL PROCESSING FACILITY & USPS TO KEEP ROLLING; ILLICIT DRUGS THAT ESCAPE DETECTION AT JFK END UP ON THE STREETS OF NYC & LI; SENATOR PUSHES NEW & NEEDED FED FUNDS TO ADD DETECTORS, OTHER PROTECTIONS AT JFK THAT PUT A WRENCH IN CHINA’S SUPPLY CHAIN & COMPLEMENT NEW SANCTIONS

This Past Week, Schumer Formally Unveiled First-Ever Fentanyl Sanctions Bill On China Traffickers; Bill Now Has Big GOP Backers & Is Gaining Steam To Stop Manufacturers & Traffickers That Cook-Up Formulas Of Death & Then Ship Them To America & Use USPS But Schumer Says To Achieve Max Impact & Truly Crack Down On Opioid Scourge, Bi-Partisan Sanctions Bill Must Also Be Accompanied By 'At Least $5 Million' Fed Investment Into JFK Mail Facility; POTUS Has Requested $16M National… Continue Reading


04.05.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LEAD PUSH IN SENATE TO SECURE MILLIONS IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR RIT-LED REMADE MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE TO SUPPORT HIGH-TECH JOBS AND CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATION IN ROCHESTER

Senators Continue Their Successful Multi-Year Effort to Secure Federal Support for Rochester's REMADE Institute Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on the Senate to provide full funding for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)-led REMADE Institute. Rochester's Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute is one of the nation’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) institutes, which were crea… Continue Reading


04.03.19

FOLLOWING HIS ALMOST 3 YEAR PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO FINALLY INSTALL A FILTRATION SYSTEM & HALT PFOS CONTAMINATION IN NEWBURGH

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) allocated $2.4 million in federal funding to install a filtration system at Recreation Pond in the City of Newburgh, a long-awaited interim remedial measure to stop PFOS from further toxifying the City's primary drinking water source: "At long last, after years of pushing and prodding, DOD is finally ponying up millions in federal funding to install a desperately-needed filtrati… Continue Reading


04.01.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER-THE-RADAR FED PLAN TO ‘REFORM’ NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM COULD SOAK LI’ERS WITH INCREASED PREMIUMS & LOWER PROPERTY VALUES; PLAN WOULD USE DATA IN A WAY THAT UNFAIRLY PUTS A BULLSEYE ON LI HOMEOWNERS; SENATOR DEMANDS ADMIN IMMEDIATELY HALT PLAN & ANSWER KEY QUESTIONS, NOW

Right Now, Feds Are Quietly Piecing Together Plans To Overhaul The National Flood Insurance Program That Dictates Insurance Premiums Across LI For Tens-Of-Thousands Of Households The Initiative, Which FEMA Calls 'Risk Rating 2.0,' Is Moving Along Without Feds Having Provided Congress With Answers To Key Questions About New Costs, The Private Data That Changes Would Be Based On, Impacts To LI Property Values & More; Schumer Says Reforms Are Necessary - But Not Ones That Sink LI Residents S… Continue Reading


04.01.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR FULMONT COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY IN MONTGOMERY AND FULTON COUNTIES

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children In Montgomery And Fulton Counties U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,464,844 in federal funding for Fulmont Community Action Agency, 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 Mon… Continue Reading


04.01.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FOLLOWING HIS 2-YEAR PUSH & LESS THAN 5 MONTHS SINCE THEIR LAST VISIT, THE AIR FORCE & AIR NATIONAL GUARD WILL RETURN TO NEWBURGH FOR SECOND TOWN HALL MEETING & GIVE UPDATE ON PFOA/PFOS REMEDIATION EFFORTS & HEAR FROM COMMUNITY

Schumer Announces DOD Will Send Asst. Sec. Of Air Force John Henderson, & Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Dir. Of ANG, To Stewart ANGB & City Of Newburgh To Brief Residents On Remediation Progress & Conduct Town Hall Meeting In November, After Schumer's Urging, Asst. Secretaries Of Defense & The Air Force, Robert McMahon & John Henderson, Visited Newburgh To Investigate Pollution & Discuss Toxic PFOA/PFOS Water Contamination Stemming From Stewart ANGB Schumer: Newburgh Residen… Continue Reading


03.31.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: AMIDST ACTIVE & ON-GOING INVESTIGATION BY FEDS INTO RECENT PLANE CRASHES, ALL SIGNS POINT TO BOEING RETAINING ITS SEAT ON UNDER-THE-RADAR COMMITTEE CHARGED WITH RECOMMENDING AIRLINE INDUSTRY REGS; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS SUSPEND BOEING UNTIL SAFETY INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE & MAKE PUBLIC WHOSE IN ON ALL THE MEETINGS

Schumer Reveals Details On Little-Known FAA Committee Called Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC); Members, That Include Airlines & Industry, Meet To Talk About What They Want Feds To Do For Them-Even Around Airplane Safety Schumer Says Boeing Membership Is Clear Sign That Committee -- Whose Full Members Are Arguably Secret -- Must Be Totally Reformed & Made More Transparent Schumer: Airline & Industry Seats On Clandestine FAA Rulemaking Committee Is Like Fox Guarding H… Continue Reading


03.29.19

STANDING AT SUNY DUTCHESS, THE SITE OF NY SUMMER SPECIAL OLYMPICS, SCHUMER REVEALS: U.S. SPECIAL OLYMPICS IS NOT OUT OF THE WOODS WITH THREAT OF MEAN-SPIRITED CUT UNTIL CONGRESS ACTS; SENATOR ANNOUNCES PLAN TO FORMALLY RESTORE $17.5 MILLION SLASH TO GAMES—AND INCREASE FUNDS ORGANIZATION RECEIVES SO NEW YORK COMPETITION LONG ENDURES

Standing In Dutchess County, As They Prepare To Host New York Special Olympics This Summer & Next, Senator Details "Moral Obligation" To Fund Games At National Level; New York Games Receive Direct Dollars From Feds Schumer Announces Plan To Insert $20 Million Request Into Upcoming Appropriation Budget On Behalf Of Special Olympics & Says Bipartisan Support Exists To Neutralize Any Threat To Cut Games Schumer: I Will Clear Hurdles To Ensure U.S. & New York Special Olympics Get The … Continue Reading


03.29.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: HIGHLAND FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT FACING CRIPPLING FED BUDGET CUT; SENATOR SOUNDS ALARM & DETAILS PUSH TO UNDO DRAMATIC CUT TO IMPACT AID; WITH MILLIONS PER YEAR AT STAKE, STUDENTS FACE LOSS OF CRITICAL PROGRAMS & DISTRICT FACES LOSS OF TEACHERS

Just-Released Admin. Budget Proposal Would Completely Eliminate Highland Falls Programs Kids Need; Nails On The Chalkboard Cuts Would Remove Dozens of Teachers, Pre-K Program, Extra Curriculars & More  Schumer Launches Major Push To Reverse Proposed Elimination, Provide Full Funding For Program   Schumer To Feds: It's Not A Hard Equation To Solve - Cutting Highland Falls' Impact Aid Would Be A Zero-Sum Plan Standing at Fort Montgomery Elementary School, U.S. Senator Charle… Continue Reading


03.28.19

AS PENTAGON SEEKS TO REDIRECT FUNDING FOR TRUMP BORDER WALL, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON DOD TO PROTECT CRITICAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

On Monday Night, Acting Secretary of Defense Announced DOD Will Spend Up to $1 Billion to Start Construction of 57 Miles of Trump Border Wall Department of Defense Planning to Also Redirect Additional $3.6 Billion in Military Construction Funds for Trump Border Wall More than $300 Million in Federal Funding Designated for New York Military Projects - at the Air Force Research Lab Rome, the United States Military Academy at West Point, Gabreski Air National Guard Base, and NFARS - at Risk of Be… Continue Reading


03.27.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY, VELÁZQUEZ, NADLER, ESPAILLAT INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO RENAME MANHATTAN VA MEDICAL CENTER AFTER REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO MARGARET CORBIN

Margaret Corbin Fought Alongside the Revolutionary Army, Was Injured in Battle, and Became the First Woman to Receive Official Recognition from the United States for Military Service U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY-07), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) today … Continue Reading


03.25.19

SCHUMER: AS THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC CONTINUES TO PLAGUE THE ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION, FUNDING FOR LIFE-CHANGING OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER IS SET TO EXPIRE IN JUNE, THREATENING SERVICES FOR THOUSANDS IN REGION; SCHUMER URGES CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS LEGISLATION FUNDING CENTERS AND AVERT CRISIS

In 2014 Feds Created Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), And In 2016 Announced A 2-Year Pilot Program At Key Sites Like University Of Rochester Medical Center (UCMC) To Boost Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Services; More Than 6,200 Rochester Residents Have Been Treated So Far With Comprehensive Opioid Recovery And Mental Health Services With URMC's CCBHC Funding Set To Expire This June, Schumer Launches Major Push To Pass The Recently-Introduced Excellence In Menta… Continue Reading


03.25.19

IN HONOR OF REP. LOUISE SLAUGHTER, SENATOR SCHUMER, LT. GOVERNOR HOCHUL, MAYOR WARREN, NYSDOT & AMTRAK TODAY DEDICATE AND RENAME ROCHESTER TRAIN STATION AS THE “LOUISE M. SLAUGHTER ROCHESTER STATION”

Senators Schumer And Gillibrand Launched Push Last Year, Supported By Governor Cuomo, To Rename Station For Friend & Colleague To Honor Her Legacy As A Trailblazing Lawmaker & Champion For Rochester Who Made The Station A Reality Fitting Recognition Will Be A Testament To Congresswoman Slaughter's Enduring Spirit, Tenacity And Ability To Move Rochester Forward Congresswoman Slaughter Was The Driver To Build The New Modern Station And Secured $18.5 Million In Federal Funding For The Pr… Continue Reading


03.25.19

SCHUMER: AS THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC CONTINUES TO PLAGUE CNY & DESPERATE SHORTAGE IN TREATMENT & CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES CONTINUE, FUNDING FOR LIFE-CHANGING & LIFE-SAVING SERVICES, LIKE CNY’S HELIO HEALTH, IS SET TO EXPIRE IN JUNE, THREATENING SERVICES FOR THOUSANDS ACROSS CNY; SCHUMER WILL URGE CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS LEGISLATION FUNDING HELIO’S CLINIC FOR THE LONG-TERM

In 2014 Feds Created Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), And In 2016 Announced A 2-Year Pilot Program At Key Sites Like Syracuse's Helio Health To Boost Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Services; More Than 6,500 CNY Residents Have Been Treated So Far With Comprehensive Opioid Recovery And Mental Health Services With Helio's CCBHC Funding Set To Expire This June, Schumer Launches Major Push To Pass The Recently-Introduced Excellence In Mental Health And Addiction Trea… Continue Reading


03.22.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3.2 MILLION IN NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA GRANTS FOR 12 UPSTATE NEW YORK ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

NeighborWorks America Grants Will Support Efforts To Expand Affordable Housing Opportunities and Build Strong Neighborhoods Funding Will Leverage Private Investment In Communities Across Upstate New York U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,203,500 in federal funding for Upstate New York community development organizations in the national NeighborWorks America network. NeighborWorks America is a public nonprofit organization that that provides grants and t… Continue Reading


03.22.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.5 MILLION IN NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA GRANTS FOR NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

NeighborWorks America Grants Will Support Efforts To Expand Affordable Housing Opportunities and Build Strong Neighborhoods Funding Will Leverage Private Investment In Communities Across NYC and LI U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,593,500 in federal funding for New York City and Long Island community development organizations in the national NeighborWorks America network. NeighborWorks America is a public nonprofit organization that provides grants and… Continue Reading


03.21.19

SCHUMER: NORTH COUNTRY WINERIES ARE MISSING OUT ON BARRELS OF BUSINESS FROM CANADIAN CUSTOMERS DUE TO RESTRICTIVE CANADIAN IMPORT POLICIES RESULTING IN MASSIVE TAXES & FEES ON NY WINES; SCHUMER CALLS ON U.S. TRADE REP TO ELIMINATE UNFAIR BARRIERS IN TRADE TALKS, LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR NORTH COUNTRY WINERIES

While Americans Are Only Charged Marginal Taxes When Importing Wine Into The US For Personal Use, Canadians Are Forced To Pay Between 60% - 130% Of Wine's Retail Value When Bringing It Back Into Ontario, Canada, Blocking North Country Producers From A Valuable Revenue Stream & Hindering Industry Growth With NAFTA Soon To Be Reviewed By Congress, Schumer Calls On United States Trade Rep To Seek Commitments To Eliminate Ontario Trade Barriers On New York Wine, Boost North Country Producers &… Continue Reading


03.21.19

SCHUMER CALLS ON DOD TO MAKE WNY & CUBRC THE NATIONAL EPICENTER OF HYPERSONIC SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT – A NEW FRONTIER IN MILITARY EXCELLENCE & SUPERIORITY THAT COULD BOOST HUNDREDS OF JOBS & THE REGIONAL ECONOMY IN WNY; SENATOR BRINGS KEY DOD RESEARCH & ENGINEERING BOSS TO CUBRC – THE ONLY FACILITY OF ITS KIND IN THE US – TO PUSH FOR INCREASED INVESTMENT IN DEVELOPMENT OF CRITICAL HYPERSONIC TECHNOLOGY IN BUFFALO

CUBRC, A Buffalo-Based, Independent Not-For-Profit Research Entity, Is Home To Groundbreaking Scientists And Facilities Focused On US Defense Needs In 21st Century And Beyond Continued Development Of Large Energy National Shock Tunnel Complex Is Critical To National Security & Keeping The US Ahead In The Hypersonic Race Schumer Has Previously Secured $32M To Fund Programs At CUBRC; Today, Senator Doubles Down, Launches Push For Additional Investment Schumer: World-Class CUBRC Facility Kee… Continue Reading

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