Press Releases

03.31.10

SCHUMER: NEW YORK'S CAPITAL REGION 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


03.26.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $6 MILLION COMING TO BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS, SERVICE UPGRADES

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the United States Department of Transportation has awarded Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority $6,000,000 in a federal grant for the Buffalo Niagara Internatio… Continue Reading


03.25.10

SCHUMER, KYLJOINED BY 15 SENATE COLLEAGUESUNVEIL 'PONZI VICTIMS' TAX BILL OF RIGHTS' - MEASURE AIMS TO PROVIDE EXPANDED TAX RELIEF TO SMALL INVESTORS WHO LOST EVERYTHING AT HANDS OF SCAM ARTISTS

WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (DNY) and Jon Kyl (RAZ)-joined by 15 Senate colleagues-today announced bipartisan legislation that will provide tax relief to victims of Ponzi schemes so that small investors can recoup some of their losses from these scams. The measure will assist victims of frauds such as those run by disgraced financiers Bernie Madoff and Alan Stanford. Many of these victims were retired senior citizens who lack a monthly income to rely on daytoday. The new legi… Continue Reading


03.25.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, SLAUGHTER, HIGGINS AND BROWN URGE FEMA TO DROP $3M CLAIM AGAINST BUFFALO AFTER MASSIVE '06 STORM CAUSED THE CITY TO TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Representatives Louise Slaughter and Brian Higgins and Mayor of Buffalo Byron Brown announced that they have written a personal letter to the Administrator of the Federal Emergency… Continue Reading


03.23.10

SCHUMER RAMPS UP CAMPAIGN TO BRING RETIRED SPACE SHUTTLE TO INTREPID MUSEUM AND MAKES DIRECT APPEAL TO NASA ADMINISTRATOR TO SEND ONE TO NYC-- WOULD BE HISTORIC BOON FOR NYC TOURISM

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer made a direct appeal to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to bring a retired space shuttle from NASA to New York's Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. Last Spring, NASA announced its decision to… Continue Reading


03.18.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES TOWN OF MAMARONECK FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL RECEIVE OVER $56,000 IN FEDERAL FIRE GRANTS FOR OPERATIONS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department has received federal grants totaling $56,505 as part of Round 7 of the FY09 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used improve operations and safety. "These essential grants ensure that the fire departments in the Hudson Valley Region will continue to have the basic resources required to do their jobs, improve safe… Continue Reading


03.17.10

AS TAX DEADLINE APPROACHES SCHUMER REMINDS NEW YORK'S FAMILIES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIS COLLEGE TUITION TAX CREDIT, WILL SAVE MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS THIS YEAR

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged New York's families to take advantage of his College Tuition Tax Credit that was included in the federal economic stimulus package when they file their tax returns this year. Schumer's law included a provision to more than double the current college tuition tax break to $2,500 per student per year. The credit is a new approach and a major change to the current college tuition tax deduction that will allow many middle class families in New York to dedu… Continue Reading


03.16.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: DOJ'S HEAD OF ANTITRUST INVESTIGATIONS WILL COME TO GENESEE COUNTY TO HEAR THE CONCERNS OF UPSTATE NEW YORK DAIRY FARMERS AND CONSUMERS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that, at his urging, Christine A. Varney, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Antitrust Division, will come to Batavia, New York to meet with upstate New York … Continue Reading


03.16.10

BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS UNVEILS NEW LEGISLATION TO CRACK DOWN ON UNFAIR CURRENCY MANIPULATION BY COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA

WASHINGTON, DC - Responding to the failure of both Republican and Democratic administrations to confront China's currency manipulation, a bipartisan group of 14 U.S. senators announced new legislation Tuesday to vigorously address currency misalignments that unfairly and negatively impact 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 desi… Continue Reading


03.16.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ARCURI ANNOUNCE INCREASED FUNDING FOR VILLAGE OF NEWPORT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM REVITALIZATION PROJECT

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (DNY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (DNY) and U.S. Rep. Michael Arcuri (NY24) announced that the Village of Newport has received an adjusted funding amount from US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Rural Develo… Continue Reading


03.15.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3.5 MILLION COMING TO ELMIRA CORNING REGIONAL AIRPORT FOR APRON REHABILITATION

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Elmira/Corning Regional Airport will receive a grant totaling $3,515,000.00 from the Department of Transportation. The grant will fund the rehabilitation of the airport's apron, the area contiguous to the terminal where planes are parked, loaded, and unloaded. The rehabilitation ensures safe aircraft operations.    "This is great news for the Southern Tier Region and for travelers who use Elmira Co… Continue Reading


03.12.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $3.9 MILLION COMING TO WATERTOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR RUNWAY EXTENSION

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03.11.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $3 MILLION COMING TO LONG ISLAND'S FRANCIS S. GABRESKI AIRPORT FOR RUNWAY REHABILITATION

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the United States Department of Transportation has awarded Long Island's Francis S. Gabreski Airport $3,156,734 in a federal grant. The grant will provide federal funding for phase III to rehabilitate Runway 6/24. The existing runway pavement is in poor condition and requires rehabilitation so the funding will in turn increase safety and reduce delays at the airport, which can often cost New Yorkers time and huge amounts of money.   … Continue Reading


03.09.10

SCHUMER, DEC COMMISSIONER GRANNIS: LONGER FLUKE SEASON IN STORE FOR LONG ISLAND ANGLERS--SEASON WILL NOW GO UNINTERRUPTED FROM MAY TO LABOR DAY, HELPING FISHING INDUSTRY ACROSS LI

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis said that a longer fluke season will benefit  Long Island anglers this year. In 2009, due to a low fluke quota, the state implemented a midsummer break in the midst of the fluke season which damaged the recreational fishing industry on Long Island and hurt average fishing enthusiasts. But after Schumer and Grannis fought for a larger federal quota, the 2010 fluke sea… Continue Reading


03.05.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $6 MILLION COMING TO ROCHESTER-GENESEE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY FOR VITAL JOB-CREATING TRANSPORTATION UPGRADES

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the RochesterGenesee Regional Transportation Authority will receive $ 6,351,718.00 from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to purchase eight new 40ft. lowfloor, heavyduty diesel transit buses and to rehabilitate and renovate the RTS Campus Facility. Paid through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the grant will enhance the transportation center's safety and operational standards.   "This grant will put people to work a… Continue Reading


03.04.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $2.1 MILLION COMING TO ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR VITAL EMERGENCY RESCUE AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Albany International Airport will receive $2,141,800 from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to purchase a new aircraft rescue vehicle and new snow removal equipment. Paid through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the grant will enhance the airport's emergency response and operational standards.   "This is great news for the Albany region and for travelers who use Albany International," said Schumer. "Safe… Continue Reading


03.03.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $2.3 MILLION COMING TO GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO IMPROVE RUNWAY SAFETY

  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Greater Rochester International Airport will receive a grant totaling $2,333,119 from the Department of Transportation to extend the end safety area on Runway 28, the second longest runway at the airport. The funds will increase operational safety by providing a longer graded strip at the end of the runway.   "This is great news for the Rochester area and for travelers who use Greater Rochester International," sa… Continue Reading


03.03.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW HOPE FIRE DEPARMENT WILL RECEIVE OVER $30,000 IN FEDERAL FIRE GRANTS FOR OPERATIONS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that New Hope Fire Department has received federal grants totaling $31,350 as part of Round 5 of the FY09 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used for the operations and safety for Cayuga County. "I am proud to announce that the federal government has extended this helping hand to the New Hope Fire Department," said Schumer. "These are fine men an… Continue Reading


02.26.10

BIPARTISAN GROUP URGES PRESIDENTIAL ACTION TO BRING GM TO NEGOTIATING TABLE AND SAVE DELPHI PENSIONS

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Representatives Louise Slaughter, Eric Massa, Chris Lee, and Dan Maffei, have announced that they sent a personal letter to President Barack Obama asking him to assist in bringing GM to the negotiating table in efforts to reverse a decision to refer the pension plans of the Delphi Corporation's salaried retirees to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). The members of Congress urged the Administration to insist … Continue Reading


02.24.10

SCHUMER: HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW YORK'S UNEMPLOYED ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE HIRED THROUGH SCHUMER'S BIPARTISAN "HIRE NOW TAX CUT" THAT PASSED THE SENATE THIS MORNING; BUSINESSES WILL HAVE NEW INCENTIVE TO HIRE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN OUT OF WORK FOR 60 DAYS OR MORE

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that his bipartisan "Hire Now Tax Cut" proposal to provide businesses that hire unemployed workers with a tax cut has passed the Senate this morning with 70 votes. Schumer has joined with Orrin Hatch (RUtah) to offer a tax cut to businesses that hire a worker that has been without work for at least 60 days prior to employment. The businesses will avoid paying the employer's share of Social Security taxes on that worker for the durati… Continue Reading

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