Press Releases

04.28.10

NY DELEGATION, DEPUTY TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY DOWNEY PRESENT FIRST INSTALLMENT FOR EAST SIDE ACCESS PROJECT

The New York City and Long Island congressional delegation today joined Deputy Secretary of Transportation Mort Downey to award the first installment of federal funds for the East Side Access Project. The $43 million check, which will fund the final design and initial construction phases of the project, was presented to E. Virgil Conway, New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Daniel Patrick Moynihan stood with Representatives… Continue Reading


04.28.10

SCHUMER TO JOIN SESSIONS TO INTRODUCE CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE REFORM ACT

US Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) today joined Sen. Jeff Sessions (RAL) to introduce the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 1999. The SessionsSchumer Bill, which is also cosponsored by Senators Thurmond (RSC), Biden (DDE), Feinstein (DCA), Helms (RNC) and Cleland (DGA), seeks to reform federal civil asset forfeiture laws while preserving forfeiture as a valuable law enforcement tool. "I'm proud to stand here today with my colleagues to discuss our new civil forfeiture reform … Continue Reading


04.28.10

SCHUMER BRINGS STATEWIDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE TO ROCHESTER

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today brought his statewide Economic Development Initiative (EDI) to Rochester with a Business Roundtable. The purpose of Schumer's EDI is to help attract new businesses, financial resources, and jobs to the Finger Lakes region and other parts of the state. In a meeting cohosted by the Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce, Schumer met with local business, political and education leaders to develop a plan to spur growth in Rochester. "The economy in … Continue Reading


04.28.10

Schumer says Federal Response to NYC Encephalitis Outbreak Shows Troubling Holes in Emergency Preparedness and Coordination for Biological Terrorist Attack

Calling the New York City encephalitis outbreak a dry run for a biological terrorist assault on a major urban area, US Senator Charles Schumer today called on the General Accounting Office to conduct an audit of the federal response to the West Nilelike encephalitis virus outbreak in order to better prepare for a biological terrorist attack against the United States. Schumer also called on the White House to appoint a national director to coordinate and evaluate domestic response plans, as well … Continue Reading


04.28.10

SCHUMER, LOWEY REVEAL THAT NEW GOP BUDGET PLAN GUTS EDUCATION, HOUSING AND POLICE AID FROM NEW YORK STATE COMMUNITIES

US Senator Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Nita M. Lowey today revealed new data showing that New York State communities stand to lose millions of dollars in education, housing and police aid as a result of Republican's proposed appropriations cuts. In a plan that is gathering steam, the GOP recently proposed cutting discretionary spending across the board in order to meet self imposed spending caps. Schumer and Lowey's analysis of cuts to New York State is based on Congressional Budg… Continue Reading


04.28.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $8 MILLION GRANT FOR CENTRAL NY REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) has received an $8,171,944 grant from the United States Department of Transportation. These funds will allow Centro to purchase 42 new compressed natural gas (CNG) transit buses. Centro's yearly ridership is approximately twelve million. The new buses will be rotated throughout the system and will be used on a majority of Centro's routes. All buses are expected to be … Continue Reading


04.28.10

SCHUMER RENEWS CALL ON COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TO ASSIST NEW YORK APPLE GROWERS

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today reiterated his request that the United States Department of Commerce issue its decision regarding apple juice concentrate imports from China. October 5 is the earliest date that the Department of Commerce has said that they could make t heir decision on the dumping petition filed by US Apple on June 7. "I am deeply concerned about the continuing negative impact of cheap apple juice concentrate imports from China on our apple growers and process… Continue Reading


04.28.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MOUNT VERNON FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL RECEIVE NEARLY $200,000 IN FEDERAL FIRE GRANT FOR OPERATIONS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Mount Vernon Fire Department will receive a grant totaling $191,392 as part of Round 13 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 operations and safety at the fire department. "This essential grant ensures that the Mount Vernon Fire Department will continue to have the basic resources required to do their jobs, improve … Continue Reading


04.28.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MORTON'S CORNERS VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY IN SPRINGVILLE WILL RECEIVE OVER $62,000 IN FEDERAL FIRE GRANT FOR OPERATIONS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Morton's Corners Volunteer Fire Companyin Springville has received a federal grant totaling $62,600  as part of Round 13 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 operations and safety at the fire company with new rescue and self contained breathing equipment. "This essential grant ensures that the Morton's Corn… Continue Reading


04.27.10

SCHUMER, BENNET, FRANKEN, BEGICH ASK FACEBOOK TO FIX PRIVACY POLICY TO KEEP USERS' DATA PRIVATE FROM THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES FACEBOOK'S RECENT DECISION TO SHARE PERSONAL INFO RAISES MAJOR PRIVACY CONCERNS FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

WASHINGTON, DC- Today,U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (DNY), Michael Bennet (DCO), Al Franken (DMN) and Mark Begich (DAK) urged Facebook, the online socialnetworking giant, to fix its private policy to block users' personal information from being accessed by third parties without the users' consent. The senators announced they have sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging the company to revisit its decision, made last week, to provide select third party websites with personal… Continue Reading


04.22.10

Schumer, Weiner Announce Task Force to Improve Floyd Bennett Field

New York City - In recognition of the 40 th anniversary of Earth Day and the increasing demand for quality park lands in New York City, Senator Charles Schumer (D - NY) and Rep. Anthony Weiner (D - Brooklyn and Queens) announced the formation of the Floyd Bennett Field Blue Ribbon Panel, a task force that will establish a shared vision for the future of the park and make recommendations about how to improve the country's third mostvisited national recreation area.   Floyd Bennett Field, locat… Continue Reading


04.20.10

SCHUMER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ADD SUNY TO THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC PREPAREDNESS CONSORTIUM; WILL FUNNEL ADDITIONAL FUNDING AND PRESTIGE TO UALBANY'S NATIONAL CENTER FOR SECURITY AND PREPAREDNESS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer introduced legislation to make the State University of New York (SUNY) a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), a partnership of several organizations meant to enhance the emergency preparedness of federal, state, local, and nongovernmental emergency responders and counterterrorism teams.  The NDPC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Preparedness … Continue Reading


04.14.10

SCHUMER: TOO MANY STARTUP SMALL BIZ FALL INTO "VALLEY OF DEATH" AND FAIL BEFORE CONSUMERS EVER SEE THEIR PRODUCTS- SCHUMER INTRO'S LEGISLATION TO BRIDGE GAP BETWEEN LAB AND MARKETPLACE, POTENTIALLY CREATING THOUSANDS OF JOBS ACROSS NY

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he is introducing new legislation to help small businesses across New York cross what has become known as the "valley of death" - the time between the research and development phase of a product and its commercialization.   Schumer said that New York has hundreds of businesses that, given the chance, could produce successful products and grow into major industries, but because they don't have the means to commercialize a development, the… Continue Reading


04.14.10

SENATORS ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO COMBAT FEES ON CARRY-ON BAGGAGE ANNOUNCED BY MAJOR AIRLINE LAST WEEK

WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (DN.Y.), Robert Menendez (DN.J.), Ben Cardin (DMD), Frank Lautenberg (DNJ), Blanche Lincoln (DAR), Amy Klobuchar (DMN) and Jeanne Shaheen (DN.H.) announced new legislation Wednesday to confront airlines that are socking travelers with new fees for carryon luggage.   The legislation comes after Spirit Airlines announced last week that it would begin charging customers a whopping $45 for carryon luggage. The policy could spur other airlines to foll… Continue Reading


04.13.10

SCHUMER, CASSANO REVEAL: IN FACE OF SEVERAL FIRES STARTED BY CHILDREN, FDNY PROGRAM FOR JUVENILE ARSON PREVENTION DANGEROUSLY UNDERFUNDED; CALL ON FEDS TO BOLSTER PROGRAM

United States Senator Charles E. Schumer is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to the Fire Department of New York for the Juvenile Fire Setters Intervention Program in the wake of several deadly fires started by children in recent weeks. Joined by FDNY Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, Schumer made a direct appeal to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to deliver the much needed funding to continue and expand the pro… Continue Reading


04.13.10

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO ACCEPT ROCHESTER BASED FOODLINK'S APPLICATION TO AMERICORPS PROGRAM IN ORDER TO REDUCE HUNGER, STRENGTHEN ROCHESTER COMMUNITY THROUGH NEW, INNOVATIVE URBAN AGRICULTURE MODEL

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that he has written a personal letter to the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Patrick Corvington, urging him to accept the New York City Coalition Against Hunger's application to the AmeriCorps program. The application, if accepted, would send 9 AmeriCorps members to the Rochester region to work with local residents to address the need for increased food and nutrition programs. The AmeriCorps members would also use th… Continue Reading


04.09.10

SCHUMER TURNS UP HEAT ON FEMA TO RELEASE FUNDS FOR RELOCATION OF TRI-COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN GOWANDA; CALLS FEMA AND PRESSES FOR ACTION - WILL PERSONALLY MEET WITH ADMINISTRATOR

oday U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he has personally called the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to press him to release all the necessary funds that would allow TriCounty Memorial Hospital to relocate and rebuild the hospital that was wiped out in 2009 by severe flooding. Schumer and Fugate had a positive conversation during which Fugate pledged to give serious and full consideration to TriCounty's proposal, and agreed to meet with Schumer in person next Wednesda… Continue Reading


04.07.10

SCHUMER: FEDERAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR NUCLEAR WORKERS INADEQUATE - CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE BEEFING UP OF BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM FOR EMPLOYEES AT U.S. NUCLEAR PLANTS AFTER REPORTS OF A MAN WITH AL QAEDA TIES WORKED AT NJ PLANT

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called for an immediate federal probe by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Inspector General into the background checks conducted on new and transferred employees at U.S. nuclear plants and the Commission's procedures for monitoring current employees. Schumer announced his push at Nine Mile Plants, an Oswego based energy facility. Schumer's call followed reports that a man, Sharif Mobley, found to have ties to alQaeda, worked at a number of different … Continue Reading


04.05.10

SCHUMER: SOUTHERN TIER MANUFACTURING HAS BEEN DEVASTATED BY UNFAIR CHINA CURRENCY MANIPULATION; SCHUMER TO LEAD BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD, PUT THOUSANDS BACK TO WORK

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he is pushing new legislation to vigorously address China's currency manipulation that unfairly and negatively impacts U.S. trade. If passed, the legislation would provide less flexibility to the Treasury Department when it comes to citing countries for currency manipulation. It would also impose stiff new penalties on countries that manipulate their currency, including possible tariffs on the countries' exports and a ban on any companies fro… Continue Reading


04.05.10

SCHUMER: WESTERN NEW YORK MANUFACTURING HAS BEEN DEVASTATED BY UNFAIR CHINA CURRENCY MANIPULATION; SCHUMER TO LEAD BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD, PUT THOUSANDS BACK TO WORK

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he is pushing new legislation to vigorously address China's currency manipulation that unfairly and negatively impacts U.S. trade. If passed, the legislation would provide less flexibility to the Treasury Department when it comes to citing countries for currency manipulation. It would also impose stiff new penalties on countries that manipulate their currency, including possible tariffs on the countries' exports and a ban on any companies fro… Continue Reading

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