Press Releases

10.01.08

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $86,000 IN DHS FEMA EMERGENCY RESPONSE EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING IN SOUTHERN TIER

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded equipment and training worth $897,195 to Upstate New York emergency response agencies under the fiscal year 2008 Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP). Law Enforcement Agencies and Emergency Responders across the Southern Tier will receive a total of $86… Continue Reading


09.26.08

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE SET TO APPROVE $8 MILLION FOR MILITARY PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN TIER

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate is set to approve $8 million in funding for military projects in the Southern Tier.   The funding includes $1.6 million for Johnson Outdoors in Broome County and the Southern Tier to produce military tents; $2.4 million for L3 communication in Binghamton to be used for training pilots who fly Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs); and $4 million for SUNY … Continue Reading


09.26.08

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF ESSENTIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX BREAK THAT WILL PROVIDE VITAL FUNDING TO UPSTATE NEW YORK BUSINESSES

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a bill to renew the research and development tax credit for one year passed the full Senate last night. The tax credit, a federal tax break for companies that rely on research and development to stay in business, had been in place since 1981 before expiring at the end of 2007. Senator Schumer said the tax break was especially vital to Upstate New York businesses. The bil… Continue Reading


09.26.08

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $150,000 FOR FAMILIES VICTIMIZED BY DOMESTIC ABUSE IN TOMPKINS COUNTY

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women has awarded $150,000 to Tompkins County under the Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program. With this new funding, Tompkins County, in collaboration with the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County and the Tompkins County Family Court, will increase supervised visitation and exchange options … Continue Reading


09.18.08

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.7 MILLION IN HUD GRANTS FOR JAMESTOWN

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $1,760,060 to the City of Jamestown. This money is awarded through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME program. These formula grants will support critical housing services for New Yorkers not readily available through any other private or government source. "The lack o… Continue Reading


09.12.08

SCHUMER, MENENDEZ, BROWN & CASEY CALL FOR FORECLOSURE FREEZE ON FANNIE, FREDDIE LOANS

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (DNY), Robert Menendez (DNJ), Sherrod Brown (DOH) and Bob Casey (DPA) today called on the newly tapped chief executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to put an immediate and temporary freeze on foreclosures on all loans held by the companies.  The freeze would serve as a stopgap measure until the two companies, which were taken over by the U.S. government in an emergency re… Continue Reading


09.11.08

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $95,000 GRANT TO IMPROVE FORENSIC SCIENCE IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Department of Justice has awarded $95,000 to the County of Westchester under the Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program to enhance the quality and timeliness of forensic science and improve medical examiner services in order to process evidence samples more efficiently and cost effectively. "Current forensic science technology can help link suspects to crime or eliminate individuals from suspicion," Schumer said. "T… Continue Reading


09.11.08

SCHUMER, CLINTON, SLAUGHTER: FEDS REFUSE TO REVIEW SEC APPLICATIONS FROM COLD WAR-ERA EMPLOYEES PLAGUED BY LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESSES AS A RESULT OF RADIATION EXPOSURE - DEMAND FEDS CONSIDER REQUESTS FOR COMPENSATION

As the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced they will review only one of the two petitions submitted by former Linde Ceramics employees for worker compensation, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, along with U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter today demanded in a personal letter that the Administration grant the same level of review to both appeals and provide the necessary compensation to Linde workers. Former Linde employees who worke… Continue Reading


09.10.08

Schumer Releases Annual Comprehensive Homeland Security Report Card Revealing: After Seven Years, Government Effort Has Slackened; Massive Security Holes Still Remain - Federal Gov't Gets Overall Grade of "C-"

Seven years after the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released his annual comprehensive homeland security report rating current Administration efforts to close longexisting security holes. Schumer said that despite a national focus on homeland security in the wake of the attacks, the Bush Administration leaves America dangerously vulnerable as the President's term comes to an end. Schumer's report evaluates and gives grades for major critical security areas, including… Continue Reading


09.09.08

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $470,000 FOR DNA CRIME LABS IN ERIE COUNTY

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Department of Justice National Institute of Justice has awarded $474,028 to the County of Erie under the Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program to improve DNA laboratory infrastructure and analysis capacity to help process DNA samples more efficiently and cost effectively. "Using DNA is to modern crime fighting what fingerprinting was a hundred years ago, and t… Continue Reading


09.04.08

SCHUMER, CLINTON WELCOME EFFORTS BY HUD TO ENSURE BIDDING PROCESS FOR ELJAY APARTMENTS ADDRESSES CITY'S CONCERNS

Washington , D.C. - Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed an announcement by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the agency has released a new bid package to address the sale of the ElJay apartments located in Syracuse, NY.   Throughout the auction process, the main concern of the City and that of Senators Schumer and Clinton has been that HUD has been eager to sell the apartments without ensuring that potential bidders are responsible de… Continue Reading


09.04.08

SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO ENERGY TRADING SCAM THAT FLEECED NY CONSUMERS OF UNTOLD MILLIONS AND PUT NY-AREA POWER GRID AT RISK OF BLACKOUT

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today demanded that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission immediately conduct an investigation into an energy trading scam that allowed players in New York State's energy markets to reap huge profits while passing on skyhigh costs to consumers and municipalities. Between the months of January and July of 2008, market traders were using deceptive energy trading practices that slammed consumers with millions of dollars in unnecessary, additional fees and put the … Continue Reading


09.04.08

SCHUMER, CLINTON PUSH LEGISLATION TO NAME JAMESTOWN POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF FORMER JAMESTOWN MAYOR, NY LT. GOVERNOR AND U.S. REP. STAN LUNDINE

Washington , D.C. - Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton announced today they are pushing for passage of legislation to have the United States Post Office in Jamestown, NY designated as "Stan Lundine Post Office Building," in honor of Stanley Nelson Lundine, former Mayor of Jamestown, New York Lt. Governor and United Stated Representative. The legislation, H.R. 6226 was introduced by U.S. Representative Brian Higgins who secured passage by the House of Representatives on … Continue Reading


08.20.08

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $50,000 TO CONTROL AND PREVENT STATE AND LOCAL CRIME IN CITY OF SYRACUSE AND ONONDAGA COUNTY

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded $50,506 under the FY 08 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County. This money will be used to support multiple law enforcement initiatives including the establishment of a database that will house intelligence related information retrieved from multiple sources and a parttime employee who will assist in the retrieval of firearms that wer… Continue Reading


08.19.08

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $25,000 TO CONTROL AND PREVENT STATE AND LOCAL CRIME IN WESTERN NEW YORK

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded $25,252 under the FY 08 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to the City of Niagara Falls. These funds will be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for programs throughout the city. These programs include law enforcement programs, prosecution and … Continue Reading


08.12.08

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: AFTER DECADE-LONG DELAY, ARMY CORPS GIVES THE GREEN LIGHT TO PROJECT THAT WILL CONTROL SEVERE FLOODING IN INRONDEQUOIT

After over a decade of delay by the Army Corps, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced approval of a flood mitigation project designed to control severe flooding that happens during heavy rains in Irondequoit's Huntington Hills neighborhood.  Schumer lobbied the Army Corps for a decision on the project before another construction season slipped away, leaving residents to face another year of flooded roads, property damage, and flooded basements. Heavy rainfall often causes significant … Continue Reading


08.05.08

SCHUMER GOES TO BAT FOR OVID FIRE DEPARTMENT; URGES FEDS TO RELEASE MONEY SECURED LAST YEAR TO BUY AERIAL LADDER TRUCK AND UPGRADE CRITICAL SAFETY GEAR

With two fire grants awarded to the Ovid Fire Department last year inexplicably locked by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged DHS to immediately release these muchneeded funds to support the fire department's acquisition of a ladder truck and uptodate protective gear. In 2007, the Ovid Fire Department successfully applied for two grants under DHS' Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, to help them upgrade a vehicle fleet that dates back to 1… Continue Reading


07.16.08

Schumer Announces City Of Oswego Fire Department Will Receive Over $10,000 as a Federal Fire Grant

 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the City of Oswego Fire Department will receive federal grants totaling $10,320 from the 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The grant is part of the third round of DHS FY08 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country and will be used to improve operations and safety.    "This funding will go a long way in supporti… Continue Reading


07.16.08

Schumer Announces Four North Country Fire Departments Will Receive Nearly $500,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that four North Country fire departments will receive a total of $490,082 in federal fire grants from the 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Plattsburgh Fire Department in Clinton County will receive $111,507 and Long Lake Rescue Squad, Inc. in Hamilton County  will receive $13,325 grants to improve operations and safety.  The Moriah Volunteer F… Continue Reading


07.10.08

Schumer Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $300,000 For The Watervliet Innovation Center

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Financial Services FY09 Appropriations Bill which includes $300,000 for the Center for Economic Growth's Watervliet Innovation Center.   The funding would be used to promote job growth and economic development by assisting small businesses in navigating state and federal homeland security markets to get New York's emerging technologies into the hands of endusers. The bill will n… Continue Reading

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