Press Releases

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


10.07.09

NEW SCHUMER REPORT: OVER 100,000 NY CHILDREN HAVE POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES, BUT SCHOOLS LACK FUNDING, TRAINING, AND PLANNING TO HANDLE REACTIONS, PUTTING LIVES IN DANGER

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he will push legislation to address the growing problem of potentially lifethreatening allergic reactions in school age children.  Schumer said that despite growing numbers of allergic reactions, school… Continue Reading


10.06.09

AS SENATE MULLS NEW SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN... SCHUMER: TO GIVE TEETH TO NEW AND EXISTING SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN, DEPLOY MORE INSPECTORS OVERSEAS TO PREVENT U.S. EXPORTS FROM GETTING FUNNELED TO IRAN

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) today pressed Obama administration officials responsible for enforcing existing sanctions against Iran to deploy more agents overseas to stop trading partners of the United States from funneling U.S. … Continue Reading


10.02.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION TO HELP SPARK RURAL RENEWABLE ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.5 million for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in the final Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. The Senatepassed bill did not allocate any funding to the Commission… Continue Reading


10.01.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $30,000 COMING TO ELMIRA HEIGHTS FOR SCHOOL SAFETY

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will provide a total of $31,000 through the FY09 Secure Our Schools (SOS) program to the Village of Elmira Heights. The SOS grants will be directed towards purchasing safety equipment and developing security procedures at local schools throughout the area.   "Keeping students safe is essential in order to ensure our children get the best possibl… Continue Reading


10.01.09

WITH SECOND KILLER TYPHOON FAST-APPROACHING, SCHUMER URGES STATE DEPARTMENT TO DOUBLE EMERGENCY FUNDING TO THE PHILIPPINES AFTER TYPHOON ONDOY DEVASTATES THE NATION

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) urged the United States State Department to at least double the emergency funding being sent to the Philippines after Typhoon Ondoy devastated the nation, killing at least 140 residents and displacing nearly ha… Continue Reading


10.01.09

SCHUMER OFFERS MAJOR REVISION TO HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL TO ADDRESS AFFORDABILITY CONCERNS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) today offered a major revision to the Senate health care bill in order to exempt a greater number of middleclass Americans from an obligation to purchase health insurance if there are no affordable pl… Continue Reading


09.30.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $350 MILLION TO HELP DAIRY FARMERS REELING FROM CRISIS IN FINAL AGRICULTURE APPROPRIATIONS BILL - $290 MILLION WILL BE IN DIRECT PAYMENTS TO FARMERS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 .S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $350 million to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help New York farmers struggling during the dairy crisis in the final Agriculture Appropriations Bill. Senators Schumer and Gill… Continue Reading


09.29.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR REHABILITATION OF INTERMODAL STATION IN JAMESTOWN

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant of $1,028,154 has been awarded to Jamestown for the Gateway Intermodal Station and Riverwalk Connector project. The grant will be … Continue Reading


09.24.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES GROVER CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL IN BUFFALO WILL RECEIVE 5 BRAND NEW COMPUTERS TO IMPROVE COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Grover Cleveland H.S. in Buffalo will receive 5 new computers under the United States Senate Computers for Schools Program. The program helps public schools take advantage of the information technology… Continue Reading


09.23.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NYC AREA WILL RECEIVE NEARLY $60 MILLION IN NEW CRITICAL TRANSIT SECURITY FUNDING

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Department of Homeland Security will send the New York City area nearly $60 million in funding to beef up transit security. The announcement comes a day after DHS issued a terror alert for mass transit systems in New York City and across the country. Schumer said the economic stimulus package included $150 million in total to help mass transit agencies beef up security, with the New York City receiving a significant share. As part of this … Continue Reading


09.23.09

SCHUMER CALLS FOR MORE FUNDING FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL; URGES CONGRESS TO PROVIDE FULL $4 BILLION

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the committee reconciling the House and Senate Transportation Appropriations bills to retain the funding level of $4 billion in the House legislation for the High Speed and Intercity Rail program for Fiscal Yea… Continue Reading


09.23.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2 MILLION IN HUD GRANTS COMING TO ONONDAGA COUNTY

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $2,314,416 to Onondaga County, Syracuse, and Clay. This money is awarded through HUD's C… Continue Reading


09.22.09

SCHUMER: U.N. SHOULD CONDEMN QUADDAFI'S WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION FOR NOTORIOUS LOCKERBIE TERRORIST - URGES U.S. TO SPONSOR IMMEDIATE RESOLUTION

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 On the eve of Libyan leader Muammar Quaddafi's arrival in New York City for the United National General Assembly, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today said the U.S. Senate is poised to pass a resolution this week condemning the release and vile "welc… Continue Reading

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