Press Releases

02.25.08

Schumer Pushes for Expedited Passage of Senate's Housing Recovery Package; Calls for Bipartisan Support Similar to Economic Stimulus

Washington , D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on Congress to support the housing  recovery package announced today by Senate Democrats, urging a bipartisan effort to bolster the faltering housing markets in the same way Congress swiftly tackled the economic stimulus package earlier this month. The housing stimulus package is designed to prop up the floundering housing market that has caused the current downturn in the economy and is expected to save one million families from … Continue Reading


02.15.08

Grassley, Schumer Warn Payday Lenders: Stay Away From Americans' Rebate Checks

WASHINGTON , DC - With Congress passing an economic stimulus package last week that the President is expected to sign on Wednesday, U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Charles E. Schumer today warned the nation's leading tax preparers and payday loan companies to steer clear of socalled "instant rebates" that could bilk Americans out of huge portions of their rebate checks. The senators said today that families who sho… Continue Reading


02.15.08

After Hard-Fought Battle To Beef-Up NYS Train Safety, Schumer Secures From CSX Long-Overdue Funding And Upgrades For Rail Tracks In Every Region Of State

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that after years of fighting for CSX to invest in the train company's crumbling tracks across New York State, CSX has committed to spending over $45 million in upgrades for train tracks across the state. With CSX's pattern of egregious rail accidents continuing into 2008, Schumer held a facetoface meeting with company CEO Michael Ward and secured actual dollar commitments and new technology initiatives from the company that will prevent future acc… Continue Reading


02.05.08

With CSX's String Of Accidents Continuing Into The New Year, Schumer To Meet Face-To-Face With Company's CEO To Press Him To Acquire New Technology That Reduces Derailments

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he will meet this week with Michael Ward, CEO of CSX, to personally demand that the rail company immediately invest in available, cutting edge infrastructure technology that could significantly reduce the risk of crashes and derailments. Schumer pointed to last month's CSX derailment in Canastota as the latest in a string of egregious accidents, derailments and fatal CSXinvolved crashes in New York and beyond, over the past eighteen months. … Continue Reading


02.04.08

Schumer Analysis: Administration Budget Proposal Shows Bush Remains Out Of Touch Even As Nation Lurches Toward Recession; Request Tragically Underfunds Vital New York Programs, Ignores Housing Crisis

WASHINGTON , DC -U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) today said that the Administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2009 includes big cuts to a number of key programs that New Yorkers rely on.  The Administration has slashed funding for Medicare  by $178 billion  and Medicaid by $18 billion over five years, cut back the state Homeland Security Grant program by 67 percent, and gashed funding for vital local law enforcement programs, including the Office of Community Oriented Policing.… Continue Reading


02.04.08

With Pepsi Bottling Group Considering Abandoning Westchester For New Home In Connecticut, Schumer Personally Lobbies Pepsi Bottling Ceo To Keep Company In Town Of Somers

  Today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he personally called the CEO of the Pepsi Bottling Group in the Town of Somers to urge the company to remain in northern Westchester County.  The Pepsi Bottling Group is currently considering vacating its home in the Town of Somers and relocating to Danbury, Connecticut. Schumer today stressed that it's vital for the company to remain in Westchester County, where it employs approximately 845 employees and provides crucial economic support t… Continue Reading


01.31.08

Schumer Announces Upper Mountain Fire Company Will Receive Over $82,000 In Federal Fire Grants

 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Upper Mountain Fire Company, Inc. in Niagara County will receive federal grants totaling $82,279 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  These grants will be used to improve operations and safety. The grants are part of the twentysecond round of DHS FY07 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country.    "This funding wil… Continue Reading


01.30.08

Schumer Announces Chautauqua County Fire Department Will Receive Over $98,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that the Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department of Chautauqua County will receive $98,942 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The grant is part of the twentyfourth round of DHS FY07 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


01.29.08

After Saving Castnet Program, Schumer Works To Save 2 More Crucial Acid Rain Monitoring Programs That Could See Their 2008 Funding Slashed

  One week after U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his successful efforts in rolling back potentially devastating cuts to a vital antiacid rain monitoring program, the Senator turned his attention to saving two more programs that are essential to protecting the Adirondacks from acid rain. The two programs, the TemporallyIntegrated Monitoring of Ecosystems (TIME) and the LongTerm Monitoring program (LTM), work in conjunction to provide scientists and policymakers with important data on a… Continue Reading


01.23.08

Schumer Announces Two Central New York Fire Departments Will Receive Nearly $800,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that two fire departments in Central New York will receive $784,282 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The Springport Fire District of Cayuga County will receive $57,532 and the City of Oswego Fire Department of Oswego County will receive $726,750.  The grants are part of the twentyfifth round of DHS FY07 AFG program awards to several fire departments thr… Continue Reading


01.23.08

Schumer, Clinton Introduce Bill To Require Parity For Suffolk County's Medicare Advantage Payments, Will Save Suffolk's Seniors Millions

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer today announced that he has introduced new legislation, adjusting the Medicare Advantage Benchmark for certain counties including Long Island, that will permanently fix the inequity between Suffolk and Nassau County's Medicare Advantage payments that currently cost Suffolk County's seniors millions more in health insurance premiums than their Nassau counterparts. While Nassau and Suffolk have comparable numbers of patients and facilities, Suffolk County has rec… Continue Reading


01.23.08

Schumer Announces Two Hudson Valley Fire Departments Will Receive Over $120,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that two fire departments in the Hudson Valley will receive $120,061 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The Stuyvesant Falls Fire Department of Columbia County will receive $68,286 and the Roosevelt Fire District of Dutchess County will receive $51,775.  The grants are part of the twentyfifth round of DHS FY07 AFG program awards to fire departments throug… Continue Reading


01.16.08

Senators Chuck Schumer & Herb Kohl Wager On Giants-Packers Nfc Championship Game, Cheese And Cheesecake On The Line

With the Giants and the Packers set to face off in the National Football Conference championship game Sunday in Green Bay, US Senators Charles Schumer (DNY) and Herb Kohl (DWI) today announced that they have made a bet on the outcome of the series. The winner will receive a supply of delicacies from the loser's home state: Junior's cheesecake from New York or cheese from Wisconsin.   "Brooklyn may have sent Green Bay a gift in Vince Lombardi, but the generosity ends there," Schu… Continue Reading


01.16.08

Schumer Announces Greene County Fire Department Will Receive Over $70,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the New Baltimore Fire District of Greene County will receive $70,247 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The grant is part of the twentyfourth round of DHS FY07 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 supporting the first responder… Continue Reading


01.15.08

Schumer Announces Coeymans Fire District Will Receive Over $30,000 In Federal Fire Grant Funding

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Coeymans Fire District in Albany County will receive a federal grant totaling $31,350 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) . The grant is part of the twentieth round of DHS FY07 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country, and will be used for operations and safety.  "This funding will go a long way in supporting the fi… Continue Reading


01.09.08

With Massive Flooding Wreaking Financial Havoc On Union-Endicott High School, Schumer Urges Fema To Deliver Crucial Federal Funding For Creation Of A Flood Wall

With extensive flooding causing millions of dollars worth of damage to UnionEndicott School in Broome County over the past three years, Schumer today called on FEMA to deliver crucial funding to the school district for the creation of a flood wall. The UnionEndicott High School has been exposed to severe flooding due to its location next to the Susquehanna River.   "After being hammered by flood damages for three years, UnionEndicott has had to shoulder the enormous financial burden of repairi… Continue Reading


01.03.08

Following Big Sky's Sudden Financial Collapse, Stranding North Country Communities And Travelers, Schumer Pushes Dot To Entice New And Reliable Air Carriers To Region

In the wake of Big Sky's sudden financial collapse, leading to its abrupt termination of air service in five communities across the North Country, today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide the necessary incentive packages in an effort to quickly lure new and reliable air carriers to service the area. Following Big Sky's pullout across the North Country, which has stranded air travelers in Plattsburgh, Watertown, Massena, Ogdensburg and the … Continue Reading


12.17.07

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For Hudson Valley Included In Omnibus Bill

WASHINGTON, DC-Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed funding for projects in the Hudson Valley Region of New York included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The omnibus bill, which includes 11 appropriations bills, will go before the House and Senate this week for final passage before being sent to the President for signature.   "These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across the Hudson Valley and for giving local residents topnotch s… Continue Reading


12.17.07

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For Rochester Area Included In Omnibus Bill

Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed funding for projects in the Greater Rochester region of New York included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The omnibus bill, which includes 11 appropriations bills, will go before the House and Senate for final passage this week before being sent the President for signature. "These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across the Rochester area and for giving local residents topnotch services … Continue Reading


12.17.07

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For Western New York Included In Omnibus Bill

Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced funding for projects in Western New York included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The omnibus bill, which includes 11 appropriations bills, will go before the House and Senate this week for final passage before being sent to the President for signature. "These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across Western New York and for giving local residents topnotch services in education, law enfo… Continue Reading

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