Press Releases

09.03.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $5.5 MILLION COMING TO NASSAU COUNTY TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIME AND EXPAND ABILITY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TO PROTECT COMMUNITY

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Nassau County has been awarded $5,634,254 in Department of Justice grant funds to combat violent crime and expand law enforcement's ability to devise innovative crimefighting strategies. The Recovery A… Continue Reading


09.02.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $750,000 COMING TO STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY'S LONG ISLAND STATE VETERANS HOME TO RENOVATE BUILDINGS AND SERVICES FOR VETERANS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has allocated $753, 448 to Stony Brook University's Long Island State Veterans Home under the VA Construction Act. The funds will help develop … Continue Reading


09.01.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $280,000 TO HELP PREVENT AND COMBAT CRIME IN CITY OF NORWICH

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded a total of $288,188 through the FY 09 Recovery Act Rural Law Enforcement Assistance Program. This money will be used to support a variety of initiatives for Norwich, including the salary of a plainclothes detective who will work specifically towards combating drug and firearm related crimes; a position impossible to fund without the Recovery Act grant.   "We can always do more to keep our… Continue Reading


09.01.09

SCHUMER: DEADLY HUDSON RIVER CRASH EXPOSES REGULATORY CHAOS IN THE SKIES - SENATOR UNVEILS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO FILL GLARING GAPS IN SAFETY REGULATIONS OVER THE HUDSON

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer unveiled a comprehensive plan to clear up the airspace over the Hudson River in order to help prevent another deadly crash. Schumer said that the skies over the river have become the wild west of the New York City airspace because at any given time there are countless helicopters and planes flying above and below radar, some in communication with the tower and some flying completely undetected. Schumer detailed six specific proposals that the FAA could impl… Continue Reading


08.31.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $67,000 TO HELP MONITOR AND PREVENT CRIME IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded a total of $67,257 through a FY 09 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) to Dutchess County. Funding will be used to purchase high resolution surveillance cameras in Poughkeepsie and East Fishkill. "The citizens of Dutchess County deserve the best in crime prevention technology," Schumer said. "This Edward Byrne Memorial Assistance Grant will provide Du… Continue Reading


08.25.09

SCHUMER: POLLUTION IN LAKE ONTARIO ROBBING OF OVER HALF OF THEIR BEACH DAYS THIS SUMMER; JOBS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TOURISM, FISHING AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES JEOPARDIZED

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today, announced that he is pushing for Congress to fully fund President Obama's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in order to clean up Rochester's beaches and allow the area's tourism and fishing industry to thrive.  Poor water conditions have forced beaches in the Rochester region to be closed more often than they were opened so far this summer, and have hampered the region's economic growth by precluding the development of beach front resorts and tourist desti… Continue Reading


08.06.09

SCHUMER: GAP BETWEEN PRICE PAID TO DAIRY FARMERS AND PRICE OF MILK IN STORES DRAMATICALLY INCREASING, HURTING BOTH FARMERS AND CONSUMERS; CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE FEDERAL INVESTIGATION

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 With dairy farmers across New York State in crisis and difficult economic times squeezing consumers' pocketbooks, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that he is calling on the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to immediate… Continue Reading


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

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