Press Releases

12.18.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN RENSSELAER COUNTY

Funding Will Be Provided to the Rensselaer County Department of Health to Address and Remove Lead Hazards from Homes and to Protect Health and Safety of Low-Income Families U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ 1,301,366 million in Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LBHRD) grant program funding for the Rensselaer County Department of Health. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and wi… Continue Reading


12.17.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TOWNS ACROSS THE ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION TO ADDRESS WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

Funding Will Be Used For Six Projects To Construct And Make Improvements To Municipal Water Systems In Rochester-Finger Lakes Towns U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,639,000 in federal funding for 6 water infrastructure improvement projects across the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Program. Spec… Continue Reading


12.17.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: EVERYDAY & POPULAR HOME-IMPROVEMENT CHEMICAL THAT CAN SICKEN OR KILL --JUST LIKE CARBON MONOXIDE-- REMAINS ON MANY STORE SHELVES ACROSS LONG ISLAND & ONLINE DESPITE SERIOUS FED WARNINGS TO REMOVE; CITING URGENCY, SENATOR DEMANDS EPA TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION & BAN IT COMPLETELY

Used By Many In Everyday Home DIY Projects-Methylene Chloride-Is So Dangerous That Once You Smell, You've Already Been Overexposed; EPA Won't Finalize Ban As Chemical Lobby Fights To Keep Known-Carcinogen On Shelves Even As Some Stores Say They’ll Remove It Little Track Data Exists On Those Sickened, But Chemical Has Sickened & Killed NY’ers Before; With Winter Coming, More DIY Indoor Projects Will Begin & Only A Total Ban Will Snuff Out This Chemical, Especially Online Sc… Continue Reading


12.17.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: INVASIVE BUG THAT COULD HITCH A RIDE ON YOUR FRESH-CUT CHRISTMAS TREE THREATENS LONG ISLAND TREES & TOURISM; INSECT CAN GET FREE RIDE ON XMAS TREES THAT COME FROM NEARBY STATES, FOR SALE AT SOME LI BIG-BOXES; THEN WREAK HAVOC ON LEAFY NEIGHBORHOODS, LOCAL VINEYARDS & MORE; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO FIGHT PEST BEFORE IT MOVES IN ON US, NOT AFTER

The Spotted Lanternfly Was Already Found Alive In Suffolk This Past Fall & Is Infesting Neighbor States Like PA & NJ; Invasive Insect Feeds Like A Vampire On 70 Different Kinds Of Trees, Plants & Crops, Including 'Christmas Tree' Species Left Unchecked, The Bug Could Kill Off Places We Love; From LI Parks, To LI Apple Farms, Wineries & Vineyards   Schumer To Feds: We Cannot Allow The Spotted Lanternfly To Light Up Long Island Like A Christmas Tree  Standing at… Continue Reading


12.16.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR EXCELL PARTNERS, INC. IN ROCHESTER

EDA Funding Will Enable Excell Partners To Provide Funding For Startup Ventures Upstate U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal funding for Excell Partners, Inc. in Rochester to fund the Excell Upstate New York Seed Fund. This funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Seed Fund Support Grant Program. Specifically, Excell Partners will use these federal funds to assist innovative lo… Continue Reading


12.14.18

SCHUMER SECURES FULLY-FUNDED FEDERAL WOOL TRUST IN FINAL BIPARTISAN 2018 FARM BILL ESSENTIAL FOR HICKEY FREEMAN TO MAINTAIN ROCHESTER FACTORY; TRUST FUND, SET TO EXPIRE NEXT YEAR, IS VITAL TO PROVIDE WOOL TARIFF RELIEF FOR HICKEY FREEMAN; SENATOR SAYS FARM BILL MUST BE SIGNED INTO LAW BEFORE IT EXPIRES

Schumer: Farm Bill Tariff Fix Gives Hundreds Of Rochester Hickey Freeman Workers Level Playing Field To Compete U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed the newly-released bipartisan Farm Bill Conference Report includes a fully-funded and extended Wool Trust Fund program, which Rochester icon Hickey Freeman relies on for crucial tariff relief. The tariff relief helps Hickey Freeman keep its manufacturing operations in Rochester by keeping its costs commensurate with overseas competitors … Continue Reading


12.14.18

FOR THE 20th CONSECUTIVE YEAR, SCHUMER COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES; ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE FINISHES IN WASHINGTON COUNTY; 2018 ENDS WITH 135 TOTAL VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND

During Schumer's 1998 Senate Election, He Vowed To Visit Every Single New York County Each Year - At The Close of Two Decades, The Tradition Continues Even As Senate Democratic Leader, Schumer Staunchly Believes That Visiting Every Single New York County Is Imperative To His Daily Work In U.S. Capitol; Vows To Continue This Tradition In 2019 After Two Decades, Schumer Continues To Honor His Pledge & Listen To And Deliver For Constituents In All 62 Counties After two decades, U.S. Senator … Continue Reading


12.14.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW FED PLAN TO CHANGE THE WAY NY MILITARY INSTALLATIONS GET THEIR MILK WOULD SPOIL BYRNE DAIRY, IMPACT LOCAL JOBS & PREVENT TROOPS FROM GETTING FRESHEST SUPPLY; NEW PLAN FAVORS LARGER CORPS OVER SMALLER CNY BUSINESSES; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO STICK WITH CURRENT SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS ‘CUSE ECONOMY

For Seventeen Years, CNY's Byrne Dairy Has Supplied Millions Of Gallons Of Locally Sourced Milk To New York Troops At Military Installations Like Ft. Drum; Byrne Delivers Farm-Fresh Milk From CNY Plant Directly To Our Troops However, New Fed Proposal Would Require Dairies Bidding On Fed Contracts To Ship Larger Bulk Quantities To Warehouses Down South Before Coming To New York; Senator Says Distribution Model Is Inefficient & Would Sour Local Economy; Larger Corps Would Thrive & Quality… Continue Reading


12.14.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS RELENTLESS MULTI-YEAR ADVOCACY, THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD WILL INSTALL INTERIM REMEDIATION MEASURES TO CAPTURE PFOS CONTAMINATION AROUND STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LIMITING THE SPREAD OF CONTAMINATED WATER; SAYS FILTRATION MEASURES INTENDED TO BE FULLY FUNCTIONAL WITHIN MONTHS

In May 2016, The City Of Newburgh's Main Drinking Water Source, Washington Lake, Was Found To Be Contaminated By PFOA/PFOS As A Result Of The Use Of Firefighting Foam On Stewart ANGB, Endangering Health Of Thousands Of Residents, Who Were Unaware of Threat For Years After Years Of Calling On The Department Of Defense To Install A Filtration System At Recreation Pond & Other Interim Remedial Measures, Schumer Announces That He Has Received Commitment From Department Of Defense That Interim … Continue Reading


12.14.18

STANDING WITH MAYOR KATHY SHEEHAN AND ALBANY FIREFIGHTERS, SCHUMER UNVEILS NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART FIRE TRAINING SIMULATOR TRAILER, ACQUIRED WITH FEDERAL FUNDING HE FOUGHT RELENTLESSLY FOR

New Mobile Fire Simulator-Trailer Will Enable The Albany Fire Department And Mutual Aid Partners To Hone Skills Needed To Safely And Efficiently Respond To The Most Daunting Emergencies Schumer Previously Traveled To Albany In July 2017, On His Annual 62 County Tour Of New York State, To Support The City's Application For The Grant Funding Needed To Acquire The Simulator; Says Tour Helps Teach Him The Needs And Issues Of Upstate Communities, So He Can Go Down To Washington And Get Them Solved … Continue Reading


12.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LAUNCH NY IN BUFFALO

Federal Investment Will Support Entrepreneurs, Promote New Businesses, and Encourage Job Creation Throughout Upstate New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal funding for Launch NY in Buffalo. The funding was provided by the federal Economic Development Administration's Regional Innovation Strategies Program. In August, Gillibrand wrote to the Department of Commerce to support Launch NY's application for this … Continue Reading


12.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $3.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN THE CITY OF UTICA

Schumer and Gillibrand Fought for this Funding to Help Protect Low-Income Families from Lead Throughout Utica U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,532,078 in federal funding for the City of Utica. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will be used to help remove or address lead hazards in 180 housing units for low and very low-income families throughout Utica. Specifically, Utica… Continue Reading


12.12.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Help Protect Low-Income Families from Lead Hazards in Their Homes U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1 million in Lead Hazard Reduction (LHRD) grant program funding for St. Lawrence County. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will be used to help remove or address lead hazards in 52 housing units for low and very low-income families with children. "Lead… Continue Reading


12.12.18

SCHUMER DELIVERS MAJOR VICTORIES FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK IN THE FINAL, BIPARTISAN FARM BILL; SCHUMER WENT TO BAT FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK FARMERS – SAYS NEW BILL INCLUDES VITAL VICTORIES AND WILL BOOST UPSTATE NEW YORK’S ECONOMY; SCHUMER TOUTS SENATE PASSAGE AND URGES HIS COLLEAGUES IN THE HOUSE TO PASS FARM BILL IMMEDIATELY

Schumer Successfully Fought For The Inclusion Of Key Benefits For Dairy Producers, Farmers, Consumers, & Organic Farmers; Schumer Applauds His Colleagues In Congress For Crafting Vital Bill That Includes Hard-Fought Priorities For Upstate New York U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed the details of the newly-released 2018 Farm Bill, Conference Report, which passed the Senate by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 87-13 yesterday. Schumer said the bill will benefit key Upstate New… Continue Reading


12.12.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN BROOME COUNTY

Broome County Will Use Funds To Address Lead Hazards In Housing Units To Help Protect The Health & Safety Of Families & Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,500,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction (LHRD) grant program funding and $600,000 in Health Homes Supplemental funding for Broome County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address lead hazards in 160 housing un… Continue Reading


12.12.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN NIAGARA COUNTY

Niagara County Will Use Funds To Address Lead Hazards In Housing Units To Help Protect The Health & Safety Of Families & Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,000,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) grant program funding for Niagara County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address lead hazards in 100 housing units in Niagara County, providing s… Continue Reading


12.10.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR ULSTER COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE, INC.

Funding Will Be Used to Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children in Kingston, Ellenville, Plattekill, and Saugerties U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,026,912 in federal funding for Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc. The funding was provided by the Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Program. It will be used to provide early childhood development progr… Continue Reading


12.09.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: WORD ON STREET IS LONG ISLAND RAILROAD & METRO NORTH WILL—AS SOON AS TOMORROW—ANNOUNCE ANOTHER 2-YEAR EXTENSION TO FULLY INSTALL PTC; WITH 2018 DEADLINE CLOCK TICKING, SENATOR URGES RAILROADS TO MAXIMIZE $1 BILLION LOAN HE SECURED & MOVE FASTER; TWO MORE YEARS IS UNACCEPTABLE TO SAFETY

Latest Info Says LIRR & Metro North Will Announce A New Two-Year Extension To Fully Install PTC Technology That Can Stop An Out Of Control Train; Despite Numerous Reassurances Over Many Years, Railroads Admit They Need More Time In 2015, Congress Granted Railroads Like LIRR & Metro North Three Year PTC Extension; Senator Says It's Disconcerting That Metro North & LIRR Are Once Again Looking Like They Need More Time & Urges Them To Not Take Two More Years; NY Passengers Cannot A… Continue Reading


12.07.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, HUD HAS DELIVERED OVER $13 MILLION IN DELAYED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING TO BUFFALO; SENATORS SAY WITH FUNDING NOW ACCESSIBLE, ON-HOLD DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS CAN MOVE FORWARD ONCE AGAIN

The Community Development Block Grant Program Provides Essential Funds For Transformative Development Projects Across Buffalo And Upstate NY; Schumer And Gillibrand Fought To Secure $3.3 Billion For Program In Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill After Schumer And Gillibrand Demanded HUD Disperse Delayed CDBG Allocation To City Of Buffalo, Senators Today Announce That HUD Has Heeded Their Call, Released Much-Needed CDBG Funding To Buffalo Senators: We Vow To Always Fight To Ensure The … Continue Reading


12.07.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, HUD HAS DELIVERED ALMOST $5 MILLION IN DELAYED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING TO SYRACUSE; SENATORS SAY WITH FUNDING NOW ACCESSIBLE, ON-HOLD DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS IN THE CITY CAN MOVE FORWARD ONCE AGAIN

The Community Development Block Grant Program Provides Essential Funds For Transformative Development Projects Across Syracuse And Upstate NY; Schumer And Gillibrand Fought To Secure $3.3 Billion For Program In Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill After Schumer And Gillibrand Demanded HUD Disperse Delayed CDBG Allocation To Syracuse, Senators Today Announce That HUD Has Heeded Their Call, Made Much-Needed CDBG Funding Accessibl Senators: We Vow To Always Fight To Ensure Syracuse Rece… Continue Reading

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