Press Releases

01.11.10

SCHUMER HOLDS RALLY WITH PENN TRAFFIC EMPLOYEES AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS; DISCUSSES EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STORES AND JOBS ARE SAVED

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today held a rally with Penn Traffic Employees to discuss the state of play of the Penn Traffic bankruptcy process and continue to press all parties to select a bid that will save the greatest number of stores and jobs. Schumer said that bids have been submitted that will save the vast majority of jobs and stores, and that this is good news, but there is more work to do.  Last week, Schumer urged the major players in the Penn Traffic negotiations to not accept any… Continue Reading


01.07.10

SCHUMER: PIECES OF THE PUZZLE ARE STARTING TO FALL INTO PLACE TO SAVE PENN TRAFFIC; HOLDS FINAL RALLY BEFORE TOMORROW'S PIVOTAL BANKRUPTCY HEARING TO PUSH BALL OVER THE GOAL LINE

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today said that all the pieces are starting to fall into place to save Penn Traffic from liquidation, a fate that would shutter stores and throw thousands of people out of work.  He said that in recent weeks significant progress has been made, and that the prospects look good that tomorrow's bankruptcy court hearing will result in a competitive, nonliquidation bid being selected.    Schumer said that Penn Traffic's decision to drop their ill … Continue Reading


01.07.10

SCHUMER PERSONALLY SPEAKS WITH RALPH WILSON, WHO UNEQIVOCALLY CONFIRMS THAT THERE HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY NO CONTACT WITH MAJESTIC AND THAT BILLS WILL REMAIN IN BUFFALO

Following a conversation with Bills owner, Ralph Wilson, today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer dispelled any concern that the Bills are even considering leaving Buffalo.  Schumer announced today that he spoke to Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson and  learned that not only are the Bills not entertaining any offers to move from Buffalo, but they have not had a single conversation with the Majestic Reality Co.  Schumer said that he reached out to Mr. Wilson and raised the issue after being concerned… Continue Reading


01.05.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW PUSH TO FUND CLEAN DIESEL PROGRAM - HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BOLSTER MARKET FOR CORNING INCORPORATED TECHNOLOGY, PROTECT AND CREATE REGIONAL JOBS AND IMPROVE AIR QUALITY NATIONALLY

SAA 12.00 Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he has joined 18 of his colleagues in making a new push to fund the Clean Diesel Emissions Reduction program, created by Congress in 2005.  Schumer said the program, which provides funding to pu… Continue Reading


12.30.09

SCHUMER: NEW CASH FOR CAULKERS PROGRAM COULD BE HUGE WIN FOR WESTERN NEW YORK - WILL CALL ON ADMINISTRATION TO TARGET PROGRAM TO COMMUNITIES WITH OLDER HOUSING STOCK, LIKE THOSE IN WNY, AND SEND MONEY DIRECTLY TO LOCALITIES

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the Administration to target its upcoming "Cash for Caulkers" program to communities that have older, less efficient energy housing stock, to maximize the program's bang for the buck.  Schumer said that such a move would benefit all taxpayers, and would benefit Western New York because of its many older homes.  Schumer will also ask the Administration to send the funding directly to localities, bypassing federal and state middlemen that could slow … Continue Reading


12.21.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE FINAL CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE FOR $6.4 MILLION FOR WATERVLIET ARSENAL

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced final congressional approval for the Department of Defense appropriations bill which includes $6.4 million for the Arsenal Business & Technology Partner… Continue Reading


12.21.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HINCHEY ANNOUNCE FINAL CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE FOR $4 MILLION FOR BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Maurice Hinchey today announced final congressional passage for the Department of Defense appropriations bill which includes $4 million for the University of Binghamton's Center f… Continue Reading


12.18.09

SCHUMER, CORNYN ANNOUNCE PENTAGON HEEDS CALL TO PROVIDE UNPRECEDENTED VOTING ASSISTANCE TO EVERY SINGLE SERVICE MEMBER AND FAMILY MEMBER

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY), Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, and Senator John Cornyn (RTX) announced Friday that the Defense Department, in response to urging by the senators, has agreed to provide voter registration mat… Continue Reading


12.16.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FINAL CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE OF $779,200 FOR HUNTINGTON COMMUNITY VETERANS CENTER AT SOUNDVIEW BEACH - FACILITY WILL BE MANAGED BY VETERANS, FOR VETERANS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced final Congressional passage of $779,200 to create the Huntington Community Veterans Center at Soundview Beach on Long Island. The new Veterans Community Center will be managed by veterans , for veterans, … Continue Reading


12.15.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FINAL CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE FOR NEARLY $1 MILLION FOR EAST FISHKILL FIRST RESPONDERS FOR EMERGENCY INTERSTATE ACCESS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that both houses of Congress have passed the FY 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill which includes $974,000 for the East Fishkill Fire District's Wiccopee Fire Company for installation of an emergency access p… Continue Reading


12.15.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE FINAL CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE FOR $150,000 FOR THE WATERVLIET INNOVATION CENTER

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul D. Tonko today announced that both houses of Congress have passed the FY 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill which includes $150,000 for the Center for Economic Growth's Watervliet Innovation Center.  The funding would be used to promote job growth and economic development by offering businesses training for entrepreneurs, recruiting companies to the area, and provide technical assistance for small businesses. The fund… Continue Reading


12.15.09

SCHUMER, ARCURI PUSH NYS TO PRIORITIZE FUNDING FOR ONEIDA COUNTY AND UTICA TO REPAIR SEWER SYSTEMS - PROTECT RATEPAYERS, LOCAL ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OF ENTIRE REGION

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Congressman Michael Arcuri today urged New York State grant funding to Oneida County's sewer district and Utica's sewer system when they decide funding for projects through the federally funded Clean Water State Revolving Fund.   The aging sewer systems in Oneida County and in Utica are in desperate need of repair and threaten the economic and environmental health of the entire region.  Under state order, the cost to fix the Oneida County sewer … Continue Reading


12.14.09

SCHUMER REVEALS: BACKROOM DEALS BETWEEN MAJOR RETAILERS AND MANUFACTURERS COST NY TOY, ELECTRONIC SHOPPERS MILLIONS EVERY YEAR - ALLOWS PRICE FIXING OF MANY POPULAR GOODS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 .S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that a recent Supreme Court decision, overturning a 96year old consumer protection, has allowed major manufacturers and retailers of a wide range of consumer products, including toys and electronics, to sign… Continue Reading


12.14.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FINAL CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE FOR NEARLY $800,000 FOR A NEW TRANSPORTATION FACILITY IN THE CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that both houses of Congress have passed the FY 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill which includes $779,000 to the City of Niagara Falls for a new transportation facility and variou… Continue Reading


12.14.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FINAL CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE FOR $500,000 FOR UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY'S COLLEGE OF NANOSCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that both houses of Congress have passed the FY 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill which includes $500,000 for the University at Albany's College of Nanoscience and Engineering. The fundi… Continue Reading


12.14.09

SCHUMER, SLAUGHTER ANNOUNCE FINAL CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE FOR $600,000 FOR BUFFALO POLICE DEPARTMENT

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter announced that both houses of Congress have passed the FY 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill which includes $600,000 for the Buffalo Police Department. The funding would be used t… Continue Reading


12.10.09

SCHUMER, BISHOP CALL ON FAA ADMINISTRATOR TO CURB HELICOPTER NOISE OVER LI COMMUNITIES BY IMPOSING FIRST EVER REGULATIONS

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Tim Bishop urged Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt, during a personal meeting in Senator Schumer's ffice, to direct his agency to craft firstever regulations to curb helicopters that fly low over Long Island communities. For years, Schumer and Bishop have been pushing to crack down on the rogue choppers, that refuse to follow voluntary, noninvasive routes, but told Babbitt today that only way to divert the helicopters away… Continue Reading


12.07.09

SCHUMER: NY'ERS GETTING HIT WITH DOUBLE WHAMMY ATM FEES CHARGED BY BANKS JUST TO ACCESS THEIR OWN MONEY DURING HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON - CALLS FOR COMPREHENSIVE FEDERAL PROBE AND CRACK DOWN

Today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to address the growing problem of consumers being hit with two ATM fees every time they take out their own money during this holiday shopping season.  Schumer said that ATM fees have jumped by almost 13% in the last year, even as consumer's wallets have been hit from all directions.  What's worse is that 72% of banks charge their customers every time they use another bank's ATM - in addition to what… Continue Reading


12.03.09

BERNANKE PROMISES SCHUMER THAT FED WILL PROBE MAJOR RISE IN ATM FEES IMPOSED BY BANKS WHEN CUSTOMERS TRY TO WITHDRAW THEIR OWN MONEY

ederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke promised U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) today that his agency will conduct a review of the major rise in ATM fees imposed by banks on customers who are simply trying to withdraw their own money. Bernanke made the commitment at his Senate confirmation hearing in answer to a request from Schumer. "ATM fees are getting so onerous that the costs of accessing your money easily outweighs the convenience factor. These mounting fees demand a response from … Continue Reading


12.03.09

SCHUMER PUSHES PLAN TO EXPAND ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR THOUSANDS OF MILITARY FAMILIES CURRENTLY EXCLUDED FROM EXISTING HOUSING PROGRAM

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he is pushing legislation to help provide more affordable housing options for military service members. The Military Families Affordable Homes Act of 2009 would enable more military personnel to apply t… Continue Reading

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