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08.05.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $74,000 IN FIRE GRANTS COMING TO TWO HUDSON VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that two fire stations in the Hudson Valley will receive a total of $74,508 in federal fire grants. The Arlington Fire District will receive a grant of $64,508 from the Fire Prevention and Safety program and the A… Continue Reading


08.05.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $50,000 IN FIRE GRANTS COMING TO THREE FIRE DEPARMENTS IN FINGER LAKES AREA

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a total of $54,321 in fire grants have been given to the three fire departments in the Rochester Finger Lakes area through the 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and the AFG Fire Prevention and Safety Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  $18,050 will be given to the Dansville Fire Department and $6,802 will go to the Victor Fire Department for fire prevention and safety while $29,469 will go… Continue Reading


08.04.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BILL ESTABLISHING CENTRAL TRADE REPOSITORY FOR OVER-THE-COUNTER DERIVATIVES MARKET

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced Tuesday that he is drafting legislation requiring the consolidated reporting of overthecounter derivative trades to a central trade repository.  The central trade repository would collec… Continue Reading


07.31.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEARLY $180,000 COMING TO MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR CHILDCARE SERVICES

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of Education will provide a total of $179,341 to Monroe Community College in Rochester through the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program. CCAMPIS supports lowincome parents in their pursuit of postsecondary education by providing campusbased child care services.   "This funding will help Rochester area parents get the education they need to support their families in today's economy," said Sch… Continue Reading


07.30.09

SCHUMER SECURES KEY SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVAL FOR $1 MILLION FOR SOUTH STREET RECONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS IN GLENS FALLS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $1 million to the city of Glens Falls for South Street reconstruction and streetscape… Continue Reading


07.30.09

SCHUMER SECURES KEY SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVAL FOR $1 MILLION FOR EAST FISHKILL FIRST RESPONDERS FOR EMERGENCY INTERSTATE ACCESS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $1 million to the East Fishkill Fire District's Wiccopee Fire Company for installation of an emergency access point from Townsend Rd to Interstate 84, which is less than 50 feet away. The funding was approved as part of the Senate Appropriation process, and has been included in the Department of Transportation and Housing, and Ur… Continue Reading


07.30.09

SCHUMER SECURES KEY SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVAL FOR $1 MILLION FOR "HOME FOR HEROES" VETERAN HOUSING IN ROCKLAND COUNTY

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of Transportation and Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $1 million to the Rockland Housing Action Coalition for the purpose of building and operating permanent, supportive housing for disabled veterans and their families at Camp Shanks. In November, Schumer pledged to help obtain federal support for historic Camp Shanks and provide affordable housing options for veterans in the regi… Continue Reading


07.29.09

SCHUMER SECURES KEY SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVAL FOR $100,000 FOR MOUNT SAINT MARY COLLEGE EDUCATION

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07.29.09

SCHUMER SECURES KEY SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVAL FOR $200,000 FOR FULTON MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4  Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $200,000 to the FultonMontgomery Community College for the establishment of a Center for En… Continue Reading


07.28.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.8 MILLION OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO MOUNT VERNON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO HIRE OR REHIRE 10 POLICE OFFICERS; FUNDS WILL ENSURE SAFER STREETS

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that $1,887,770 in Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants will be awarded to the Mt. Vernon Department of Public Safety. The funding, coming through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), will support the hiring or rehiring of up to ten police officers to ensure that the agencies have adequate staff through the economic downturn.   "Keeping cops on the beat is one o… Continue Reading


07.28.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $94,000 IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO JEFFERSON COUNTY TO EXPAND RURAL BUSINESSES

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency will receive $94,000 from the USDA Rural Development's Rural Business Enterprise Program (RBEG). Funding will be provided immediat… Continue Reading


07.28.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $694,000 OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO UTICA POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HIRE OR REHIRE 4 POLICE OFFICERS; FUNDS WILL ENSURE SAFER STREETS

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that $694,860 in Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants will be awarded to the Utica Police Department. The funding, coming through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), will support the hiring or rehiring of up to four police officers to ensure that the agencies have adequate staff through the economic downturn.   "Keeping cops on the beat is one of the best impac… Continue Reading


07.23.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FULL SENATE APPROVES BIPARTISAN BILL TO MAKE VOTING EASIER FOR MILITARY VOTERS

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY), Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, announced Thursday that the full Senate has unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to make it easier for U.S. troops to cast ballots from overseas. The measure-cosponsored by Senate Rules Committee Ranking Member Robert Bennett (RUT), Senator Saxby Chambliss (RGA), Senator Ben Nelson (DNE) and 54 other senators-was attached to the Department of Defense authorization bill, which could receive … Continue Reading


07.20.09

SCHUMER CONTINUES PUSH TO HAVE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR CAYUGA INDIAN NATION LAND INTO TRUST APPLICATION REVAMPED; DEIS OMITS CRITICAL INFORMATION

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today continued his push to have the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cayuga Indian Nation's Land Into Trust Application revamped. In a personal phone call last week he called on Department of Interior's Secretary Ken Salazar to provide a more balanced and thorough analysis of the potential negative impacts of the Cayuga India Nation of New York's landintotrust application in Cayuga and Seneca counties. Schumer said that the current assessment, the Dra… Continue Reading


07.16.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $7 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO WESTERN NY TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, CREATE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND JOBS

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $6,867,269 in Recovery Act funding to Western New York to stimulate community development and job growth. The grants awarded today represent over half of the Recovery Actfunded grants available through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which primarily benefit low to moderateincome families. C DBG enables state an… Continue Reading


07.16.09

SCHUMER: TREASURY SHOULD CONSIDER LETTING HOMEOWNERS FACING FORECLOSURE STAY IN THEIR HOMES AS RENTERS

WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) gave a preliminary endorsement Thursday to a proposal under consideration by the Obama administration that would allow troubled homeowners on the verge of foreclosure to remain in their homes as renters. The senator planned to discuss the potential benefits of the plan, and raise questions about how it would be administered, at a Senate hearing later today. "This could make sense as a last resort for troubled homeowners who would o… Continue Reading


07.16.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.4 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO CENTRAL NY TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, CREATE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND JOBS

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $1,387,981 in Recovery Act funding to Central New York to stimulate community development and job growth. The grants awarded today represent over half of the Recovery Actfunded grants available through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which primarily benefit low to moderateincome families. C DBG enables state an… Continue Reading


07.13.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO WESTERN NEW YORK FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide a total of $4,180,862 million in funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for biomedical research pr… Continue Reading


07.13.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: LOCAL PRESERVATION EXPERT MARA FARRELL TO TESTIFY AT SENATE HEARING ON SCHUMER BILL TO PRESERVE FISHKILL REVOLUTIONARY WAR CAMP

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07.13.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $450,000 IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide a total of $462,114 in funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for biomedical research projects at … Continue Reading

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