Press Releases

11.19.09

SCHUMER AND ARCURI URGE U.S. CUSTOMS TO PROVIDE AIRPORT WITH FULL TIME CUSTOMS AGENT TO PROCESS MORE FLIGHTS, BOOST ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF AIRPORT

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Michael Arcuri today urged Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to approve an application from Griffiss International Airport to become a "User Fee Airport." Approval of the application would enable the airport to h… Continue Reading


11.19.09

SCHUMER: TAX DEDUCTION FOR HUNTERS WHO DONATE GAME IS A WIN-WIN-WIN; WILL SAVE HUNTERS MONEY, FIGHT DEER OVERPOPULATION RAMPANT IN UPSTATE NY AND HELP FEED THE HUNGRY

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today introduced his legislation providing a tax benefit to hunters who donate their processed venison to antihunger programs.  Schumer's legislation will allow hunters to take a tax deduction for the cost of processing th… Continue Reading


11.16.09

FOLLOWING SCHUMER'S URGING, FTC ANNOUNCES MAJOR CRACKDOWN ON H1N1 SCAMS PREYING ON FEARS AND WORRIES OF AMERICANS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is embarking on a major crackdown on companies selling phony H1N1 remedies.  As the problem of fake remedies grows worse, and concerns about the H1N1 flu increase, the FTC announced that they would take further enforcement action against ten companies that are peddling fake H1N1 remedies online.  Last week, Schumer requested that the FTC act swiftly and aggressively to stop companies behind the wave of phony… Continue Reading


11.13.09

SCHUMER: TAX DEDUCTION FOR HUNTERS WHO DONATE GAME IS A WIN-WIN-WIN; WILL SAVE HUNTERS MONEY, FIGHT DEER OVERPOPULATION RAMPANT IN THE HUDSON VALLEY AND HELP FEED THE HUNGRY

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced his legislation providing a tax benefit to hunters who donate their processed venison to antihunger programs.  Schumer's legislation will allow hunters to take a tax deduction for the cost of processing the… Continue Reading


11.13.09

ON HEELS OF NEW REPORT SHOWING DANGEROUS CHEMICAL FOUND IN MANY MORE PRODUCTS THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT:SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW EFFORT TO BAN DANGEROUS BPA FROM ALL CHILDREN'S PLASTIC CONTAINERS AND CANNED FOOD - CHEMICAL HAS BEEN SHOWN TO LEAD TO DEVELOPMENTAL PROBLEMS AND CANCERS

On the heels of a new Consumer Reports' study showing that the toxic chemical bisphenolA is now in a wider range of products used and consumed by children and in higher concentrations than previously thought, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today unveiled his legislation that bans BPA in food and beverage containers marketed to kids aged three and under. The report shows that BPA is found in many more products than previously thought, posing major health risks that may affect reproduction and ne… Continue Reading


11.11.09

SCHUMER, MENENDEZ: NEARLY 10,000 NYC METRO AREA VETS NOW HOMELESS -- CURRENT VETERANS HEALTH AND HOMELESS PROGRAMS STARVED OF FUNDING AND CANNOT HANDLE NEW WAVE OF RETURNING SOLDIERS FROM AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Robert Menendez today said that current federal veteran's health and homeless prevention programs are starved for funding and cannot handle the massive wave of traumatized veterans forced to live on the… Continue Reading


11.11.09

SCHUMER: MORE THAN 14,000 NYS VETS NOW HOMELESS -- CURRENT VETERANS HEALTH AND HOMELESS PROGRAMS STARVED OF FUNDING AND CANNOT HANDLE NEW WAVE OF RETURNING SOLDIERS FROM AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4   U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer today said that current federal veteran's health and homeless prevention programs are starved for funding and cannot handle the massive wave of traumatized veterans forced to live on the street… Continue Reading


11.10.09

SCHUMER URGES DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO SUPPORT OGDENSBERG FIRE DEPARTMENT'S GRANT APPLICATION FOR FUNDING TO MODERNIZE FIRE STATION, ENHANCE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today wrote to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urging her to support the application from the Ogdensburg Fire Department for funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Fire Station Constr… Continue Reading


11.10.09

IN WAKE OF MAJOR MEDICAID FRAUD BUSTS ON LISCHUMER, RICE: NEW SCAMS MAKE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID FRAUD MORE PREVALENT THAN EVER - WILL PUSH PLAN TO CRACK DOWN ON FRAUD RINGS AS PART OF NATIONAL HEALTH CARE REFORM

In the wake of a new major Medicaid fraud bust in Nassau County and New York City, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, joined by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, today announced that he is backing new comprehensive health care fraud legislation that will dramatically ramp up efforts to track, arrest, and convict Medicaid and Medicare scam artists that cost New York State taxpayers billions every year and raise health care costs for the entire country. Schumer said that he will push th… Continue Reading


11.06.09

SCHUMER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO REDUCE COSTS FOR VANDEMARK CHEMICAL INC. IN LOCKPORT; MOVE WILL HELP COMPANY MAINTAIN JOBS IN DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that he has introduced legislation in the Senate to reduce production costs for the VanDeMark Chemical Company in Lockport, NY.  Schumer's legislation will become part of the Senate's mustpass Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), and will eliminate a duty on an essential chemical VanDeMark uses in the production of an important additive for Coatings, Adhesives, and Sealants manufacturers.  A tariff was placed on this imported chemical to protect domest… Continue Reading


10.30.09

SCHUMER, SPECTER ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT WITH WHITE HOUSE ON MEDIA SHIELD BILL

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (DNY) and Arlen Specter (DPA) today released a revised version of the Free Flow of Information Act which has received backing from the White House and the newspaper industry.  The bill includes new provisions that furthe… Continue Reading


10.30.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $180,000 IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT FUNDING FOR CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVES IN POUGHKEEPSIE

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Energy has awarded a total of $184,500 to Poughkeepsie in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) through the American Recovery and Reinvest… Continue Reading


10.29.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE CONGRESS SET TO APPROVE $7 MILLION TO PROTECT LONG ISLAND SOUND - ENGINE OF RECREATIONAL AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IS IN DANGER DUE TO YEARS OF POLLUTION AND NEGLECT

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the 2010 Interior Appropriations will include $7 million for to help clean up and restore the Long Island Sound, double the $3 million appropriated last year. The Senatepassed bill only allocated $3 mil… Continue Reading


10.26.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE CDC TO INCREASE COMMUNICATION WITH STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS ABOUT DISTRIBUTING H1N1 VACCINE, AS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT AVAILABILITY

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase communication to local municipalities regarding the distribution of the H1N1 influenza vaccine. The Senators said th… Continue Reading


10.22.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY ASSISTANCE TO REPAIR CROWN POINT BRIDGE

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand requested that the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA)  provide New York State's Department of Transportation with any and all assistance possible in the efforts to resolve the disruptive si… Continue Reading


10.20.09

IN THE WAKE OF ZAZI BOMBING PLOT IN NYC, SCHUMER URGES JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND DHS TO CRACKDOWN ON EASILY PURCHASED CHEMICALS THAT TERRORISTS CAN TURN INTO EXPLOSIVES

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer warned Attorney General Eric Holder, DHS Secretary Napolitano, and ATF Director Melson of his concerns regarding triacetone triperoxide (TATP) and urged them to take swift action to protect the public.  Given the overthecounter accessibility of chemicals required for its manufacture, the difficulty conventional detection systems face in its detection, and its destructive power, TATP quickly gained a reputation as the post9/11 terrorist's explosive of choice… Continue Reading


10.14.09

SCHUMER URGES U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TO RECONSIDER CONSOLIDATION OF ELMIRA MAIL SERVICES INTO ONE OUT-OF-TOWN FACILITY- MOVE COULD IMPACT UP TO 55 JOBS AT LOCAL PROCESSING CENTER

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer wrote to the U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General urging him to reconsider the proposal to consolidate the Elmira mail processing services to an outoftown facility.  The proposal to transfer mail processing into one regional facility is based on preliminary feasibility findings. Schumer noted that partial closure of the Elmira facility would present significant challenges to the local economy, impact the timely delivery of local mail, and put up to 55 loc… Continue Reading


10.13.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE SEC SALAZAR TO CONSIDER OFF GAMING RESERVATIONS ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS, OVERTURNING BUSH ADMINISTRATION PRECEDENT

Today U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand wrote to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, asking him to consider the pending applications for off reservation gambling in the Catskills on a case by case basis, and overturn the blanket ban established by his predecessor Dirk Kempthorne.  In their letter, Schumer and Gillibrand stressed that the three pending applications in the Catskills have broad and deep community support, have been developed in consultation with state and l… Continue Reading


10.09.09

SCHUMER PUSHES FOR NATIONWIDE ALERT SYSTEM TO LOCATE MISSING ADULTS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE; ALMOST THIRTY THOUSAND SENIORS IN WESTCHESTER, ROCKLAND AND PUTNAM ARE AFFECTED

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that he is pushing legislation to create a nationwide network for locating missing adults and senior citizens with Alzheimer's, dementia, and other mental impairments.  The Silver Alert Act would create a p… Continue Reading


10.08.09

SCHUMER PROPOSES PUTTING HEALTH CARE BILL'S PENALTIES INTO TRUST FUND FOR INDIVIDUALS TO USE TO BUY INSURANCE IN THE FUTURE

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) announced Thursday that he plans to offer a floor amendment converting the Senate health care bill's penalties on Americans who fail to buy health insurance into a credit that those individuals could … Continue Reading

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