Press Releases

09.20.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $900,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN ERIE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Improve Domestic Violence Response Training and Enhance Support for Domestic Violence Victims to Help Keep Them Safe U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $900,000 in federal funding to help prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women's Improving Criminal Justice Responses (I… Continue Reading


09.20.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE HENRIETTA AND BRIGHTON FIRE DISTRICTS IN MONROE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Hire New Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,339,127 in federal funding for two fire districts in Monroe County. The Henrietta Fire District in West Henrietta will receive $669,182 and the Brighton Fire District in Rochester will receive $669,945. Both fire districts will use the funding to hire new firefighters. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing … Continue Reading


09.20.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $600K IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO EXPAND LEGAL AND OUTREACH SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN WESTERN NEW YORK AND THE FINGER LAKES

Funding Will Be Provided to the Legal Assistance of Western New York, Which Works In Western New York and the Finger Lakes to Help Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 for Legal Assistance of Western New York. The funding is provided by the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women's Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program. Legal Assistance Of Western New York will use … Continue Reading


09.19.18

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE THAT LEGISLATION TO BEGIN PROCESS OF CREATING NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SITE AT FORT ONTARIO PASSES SENATE AND NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Gillibrand's Legislation to Commission a Study for Fort Ontario in Oswego County is the First Step to Designate the Site as a National Park Service Site This Legislation Passed the House Earlier This Year and Now Heads to the President's Desk for Signature National Park Designation Would Open Up Federal Resources to Preserve Fort Ontario and Draw Increased Tourism to the Area U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate … Continue Reading


09.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $188M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FOUR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK AS PART OF RECENTLY-PASSED MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS BILL; FUNDING WILL BE USED TO MODERNIZE AND FORTIFY WORLD-CLASS UPSTATE MILITARY FACILITIES

Schumer, Gillibrand Fought To Secure Federal Funding Appropriations For Military Construction Projects Ranging From A New Physical Training Center At NFARS, To Increased Perimeter Security At Rome Lab, To An Engineering Center And A Parking Structure At West Point       Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding Will Keep Key New York Military Operations At Peak Excellence, Security And Readiness U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today… Continue Reading


09.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $732K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SIX FIRE DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE FINGER LAKES REGION AND IN ROCHESTER

Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment to Assist in Protecting New Yorkers During Fire and Rescue Emergencies U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $732,682 in federal funding for six fire departments in Rochester and in the Finger Lakes region. Specifically, the Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department will receive $287,332; the Lyons Fire District will receive $170,953; the Part Town of Avon Fire District will receive $71,305; the… Continue Reading


09.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $95K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE WILLIAMSTOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN OSWEGO COUNTY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $95,362 in federal funding for the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department in Oswego County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to replace 15 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices, which help firefighters breathe clean air. The department's current SCBAs are 18 years old. "It is essentia… Continue Reading


09.19.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $2 BILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR LOCKHEED MARTIN OWEGO’S COMBAT RESCUE & MARINE ONE HELICOPTER PROGRAMS IS INCLUDED IN JUST-PASSED DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Funding Keeps Helicopter Programs On Track & Sustains Southern Tier Jobs - Bill Includes $894 Million In Funding For Presidential Helicopters & $1.1 Billion In Funding For Combat Search & Rescue Helicopters, Both Are Partly Produced By Lockheed Martin in Owego           Schumer: Funding Is Critical for Lockheed Martin Owego, Who Are At The Forefront Of Two of The Most Important Helicopter Programs In Nation U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer … Continue Reading


09.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $245 MILLION FOR ROME LAB SECURED IN JUST-PASSED, BIPARTISAN FY2019 DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Senators Say The FY19 Funding Level Is $32 Million More Than The Administration's Budget Request And An Increase From Last Year's Level Senators: Rome Lab Is At The Epicenter Of Cyber-Defense And Cutting-Edge Communications And Deserves Significant Federal Investment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U. S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the just-passed, bipartisan Senate Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations bill, which is expected to pass the House in the … Continue Reading


09.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $225K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ONEONTA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT IN OTSEGO COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund The Purchase Of New Snow Removal Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $225,000 in federal funding for the Oneonta Municipal Airport in Otsego County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to purchase new snow removal equ… Continue Reading


09.18.18

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO QUICKLY APPROVE NEW YORK STATE’S DISASTER DECLARATION REQUEST FOR SOUTHERN TIER, FINGER LAKES AND CAPITAL REGION COUNTIES IMPACTED BY RECENT FLOODING AND SEVERE WEATHER

Senators Say Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds For Impacted Counties Still Recovering From Intense Flooding Schumer, Gillibrand To FEMA: Swiftly Approve Requested Aid For Rochester-Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, And Capital Region Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to quickly approve New York State's request for a major disaster declaration following the severe thund… Continue Reading


09.17.18

AFTER LEADING THE CHARGE, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES INCLUSION OF HIS LYME-FUNDING AMENDMENT IN FINAL, MUST-PASS BI-PARTISAN HHS APPROPRIATIONS BILL; BILL INCREASES BY OVER 12% CDC FUNDING TO COMBAT LYME DISEASE; SCHUMER AMENDMENT SECURES FIRST INCREASE IN CDC LYME FUNDING IN YEARS; SENATOR SAYS LONG-OVERDUE BOOST IN FUNDING WILL SUPPORT ALL-OUT STATE AND LOCAL WAR AGAINST TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES

In Recent Years, Upstate New York Has Seen An Explosion Of Ticks, Lyme Disease, And Other Tick-Borne Illnesses, Making New York The #1 Target For Tick-Borne Disease In The Country Schumer's Amendment To The Health And Human Services Appropriations Bill Will Increase By Over $1 Million CDC Funding To Thwart Tick-Borne Illnesses; Funding Boost Will Be Used To Study, Identify, And Prevent Exposure To Vector-Borne Pathogens That Cause Lyme Disease And Other Tick-Borne Illnesses Schumer: Funding In… Continue Reading


09.17.18

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, MILLIONS IN NEW FED FUNDS ARE READY & WAITING IN THE WINGS TO BETTER STAFF NORTHPORT VA WITH DOCS, NURSES – AND TO PERFORM CRITICAL BUILDING REPAIRS; BUT PRESIDENT MUST SIGN JUST-PASSED BILL & THEN FEDS MUST CUT CHECK TO LI VA; SENATOR DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ACTION TO SPEED UP PROCESS & PUT NORTHPORT AT FRONT OF LINE SO IT CAN TURN CORNER

Last Week, Schumer Revealed Northport VA Had 175 Healthcare Job Vacancies & Pushed A Plan To Pass Fed Law Giving VA A Surge In Funds; Demands Funds be Used to Address Hiring Shortages & The Urgent Need For Northport Repairs, Like Creaky and Dangerous HVAC System Thanks To Push, Schumer's Funding Plan On Track to Become Law if President Signs & Will Give VA Additional $750M In Funds For Medical Care & Billions For Repairs; Senator Now Wants LI's Northport At Front Of The Line … Continue Reading


09.17.18

AFTER YEARS-LONG PUSH FROM SCHUMER, LAKE ERIE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE RECEIVES ACCREDITATION TO ESTABLISH THE FIRST FOUR-YEAR MEDICAL SCHOOL IN ELMIRA; SENATOR SAYS NEW MEDICAL SCHOOL WILL FURTHER ELMIRA’S DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION, HELP BRING NEW DOCTORS TO THE SOUTHERN TIER

Today, The Commission On Osteopathic Medicine Approved LECOM's Application To Establish The Very First Four Year Medical School In The Southern Tier At Elmira College In Recent Years, Schumer Wrote To And Urged Both The Commission On Osteopathic College Accreditation And The Dept. Of Education, And Held A Rally At The Arnot Ogden Medical Center, To Support LECOM's Proposal, As The Four Year Medical Program Is A Cornerstone Of Elmira’s Ongoing Downtown Revitalization Effort Schumer: A Med… Continue Reading


09.16.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: IN MIDST OF HURRICANE SEASON --WITH MORE STORMS BREWING IN ATLANTIC-- WHITE HOUSE HAS PROPOSED DRASTIC 20% CUT TO FED AGENCY THAT TRACKS HURRICANES & MONSTER STORMS; CUTS COULD CRIPPLE DATA GATHERING; SENATOR PUSHES BI-PARTISAN PLAN TO STOP CUTS BEFORE THEY IMPEDE FORECASTING FOR NY & OTHERS

Hurricane Florence, Pounding The Carolinas Right Now, Is Not Alone; Also Spinning In The Atlantic Are Helene, Isaac & Joyce; But Fed Agency Overseeing Hurricane Season Could See Torrent Of Cuts National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin (NOAA) Slated For About 20% ($1 Billion) Cut, Jeopardizing National Weather Service & Other Data Gathering Work That Can Save Lives; Senator Makes Bi-Partisan Push To Keep Fed Forecasting Operational Schumer: We Need High Pressure On Congress To Prevent D… Continue Reading


09.14.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE INCLUSION OF THEIR AMENDMENT IN FINAL MUST-PASS DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL AUTHORIZING $20 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO REIMBURSE LOCAL WATER AUTHORITIES AND NEW YORK FOR CLEAN UP OF PFOA/PFOS AT NEWBURGH

With Newburgh And New York Still Fighting To Clean Up Toxic Chemical Pollution That Poisoned Drinking Water, Schumer And Gillibrand Successfully Spearheaded The Charge To Include Language In Defense Appropriations Bill To Reimburse States And Water Authorities For Expenses Incurred From PFOS/PFOA Cleanup U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that the final FY 2019 … Continue Reading


09.14.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $600K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LEGAL SERVICES OF THE HUDSON VALLEY

Funding Will Be Used to Provide Legal Services to Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Sexual Assault U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. The funding is provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women's Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program. Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will use the funding to provide legal s… Continue Reading


09.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $80 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB IN FISCAL YEAR 2019 ENERGY AND WATER APPROPRIATIONS BILL; $80M IN FUNDING REJECTS ADMINISTRATION’S MISGUIDED BUDGET PROPOSAL TO CLOSE LASER LAB AND CUT HUNDREDS OF ROCHESTER JOBS

New Funding Will Keep 340 Workers On The Job At UR Lab To Continue Vital National Nuclear Security And Energy Innovation Work       $80 Million In Funding Is $5 Million More Than Last Year's $75 Million Funding Level And $12 Million More Than 2016 Funding Level       Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding Will Help Keep Rochester's Laser Lab At The Cusp Of Technological Innovation, Supporting Good-Paying Local Jobs And Launching New High-Tech Companies    … Continue Reading


09.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE: FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, $190 MILLION TO COMPLETE LAST PHASE OF CANANDAIGUA VA CAMPUS EXPANSION INCLUDED IN JUST-PASSED VA/MILCON APPROPRIATIONS BILL; SENATORS SAY $190 MILLION WILL COMPLETE LONG-SOUGHT UPGRADE, GUARD AGAINST FUTURE CLOSURE THREATS, AND BOOST QUALITY OF CARE FOR VETERANS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO ROCHESTER REGION

When The Canandaigua VA Was Targeted For Closure in 2003, Schumer Successfully Led The Charge To Block Closure Plans And Instead Secured Over $161 Million For Phase I, Which Broke Ground In April After Securing $190M In The FY19 VA Appropriations Bill For Phase II, Senators Say Funding Will Be Used To Build New Community Living Center Complex, Improve Domiciliary Facility, Renovate Building 3, & Bolster Rehab And Physical Therapy Offerings Senators: Rochester-Area Veterans Will Finally Ha… Continue Reading


09.12.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $468K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FOUR SOUTHERN TIER FIRE DEPARTMENTS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $468,590 in federal funding for four Southern Tier fire departments. Specifically, the Coopers Plains Long Acres Fire Department will receive $16,667, the Harpursville Fire Department will receive $157,720, the Spencer Fire Department will receive $208,096, and the West Corners Fire Department will receive $86,107. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance t… Continue Reading

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