Press Releases

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


07.29.10

SCHUMER, FEINSTEIN, KLOBUCHAR & MERKLEY TELL FDA: ALCOHOLIC 'ENERGY DRINKS,' SUCH AS FOUR LOKO AND JOOSE, MAY BE UNSAFE OR EVEN ILLEGALSENATORS URGE AGENCY TO RELEASE FINDINGS ABOUT DRINKS' POTENTIAL DANGERS, ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG DRINKERS

WASHINGTON, DC-Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (DNY), Dianne Feinstein (DCA), Amy Klobuchar (DMN) and Jeff Merkley (DOR) called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately make public its findings from an investigation into possible health risks posed by socalled "energy drinks" that combine alcohol and caffeine. Popular drinks such as Four Loko and Joose look nearly indistinguishable compared to energy drinks, yet contain up to 12% alcohol per volume-or, two to three times … Continue Reading


07.28.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE KEY SENATE PANEL APPROVES $500,000 FOR NORTH SHORE LIJ HEALTH SYSTEM HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies has approved $500,000 for the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System's Health Information Technology Initiative in the FY2011 Appropriations Bill. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill… Continue Reading


07.28.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVES HIS REQUEST FOR FUNDING FOR HISPANIC FEDERATION - ORGANIZATION SET TO RECEIVE $100,000

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee has approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill with includes $100,000 for the Hispanic Foundation. The funding will be used to create a Latino Workforce Training Initiative, which focuses on helping lowincome workers to obtain higher wage and better quality jobs, enabling them to support their families and contribute to the recovery of New York'… Continue Reading


07.28.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVES HIS REQUEST FOR FUNDING FOR CAZENOVIA COLLEGE'S NEW YORK STATE CENTER FOR EQUINE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - SCHOOL SET TO RECEIVE $200,000

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee has approved a total of $200,000 for Cazenovia College in Madison County.  The funding will be used to establish the New York State Center for Equine Business Development. Schumer worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill "New York already has a strong equinerelate… Continue Reading


07.26.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FULL SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROVES HIS REQUEST FOR FUNDING FOR CHEMUNG COUNTY'S INDUSTRIAL CENTER AT HORSEHEADS- COUNTY SET TO RECEIVE $750,000

 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill which includes $750,000 for Chemung County. The funding will be used to construct a truck access road to Route 13 that will help with the development of the Industrial Center at Horseheads. Schumer worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill.   "Access to high qual… Continue Reading


07.26.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FULL SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROVES HIS REQUEST FOR SUNY ALFRED COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY- SCHOOL SLATED TO RECEIVE $500,000

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill which includes $500,000 for SUNY Alfred. The funding will be used to build geothermal, solar, and small wind model installations. The funding will help the region develop clean energy which will foster good paying jobs in an emerging market.   "SUNY Alfred is at the cutting edge of clean energy development and this investmen… Continue Reading

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