Press Releases

08.29.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HOMELESS ALLIANCE OF WESTERN NEW YORK

Funding Will Be Used To Reduce Youth Homelessness U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,592,570 in federal funding for the Homeless Alliance of Western New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) and will be used to expand access to affordable housing options for youth aged 24 and younger in Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee,… Continue Reading


08.28.19

AMIDST HURRICANE SEASON & STANDING WITH WORRIED LI HOMEOWNERS, SCHUMER DEBUTS FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM REFORM BILL HE’LL PUSH TO PASS ASAP WHILE WAGING FIGHT TO PREVENT CRITICAL PROGRAM FROM LAPSING ON LI IN SEPTEMBER

After Sandy, Schumer Championed Major Reforms To National Flood Insurance Program For LI; Now, Many Of Those Reforms Are Included In Bipartisan Legislation He Wants To Pass This Hurricane Season Senator's Push Comes While Tropical Storm Dorian Spins In Atlantic, As Threat Of More Storms Aiming For LI Could Loom & With The NFIP Clock Set To Run Out September 30th Schumer: This Bipartisan Plan Puts High Pressure On Congress To Do Something Meaningful This Hurricane Season Standing with sev… Continue Reading


08.22.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $178 MILLION IN ANTI-TERRORISM FUNDING FOR NYPD, REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN AND AROUND NYC

Department of Homeland Security UASI Program Provides Funding to Address Needs of High-Threat Urban Areas, Like NYC, and Protect Against Acts of Terrorism Earlier This Year, the Senators Announced Their Push to Fund the Nonprofit Security Grant Program at Highest-Ever Level U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the New York City area is set to receive $178,750,000 in federal funding through the Urban Area Security Initiative (U… Continue Reading


08.22.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $571K IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO TRAIN WORKERS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK

Funding Will Be Used to Implement Workforce Training Programs in Wood and Paper Products U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $571,267 in federal funding for the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), part of the AFL-CIO. Specifically, the funding will go towards creating and implementing workforce training programs in the production of wood and paper products. WDI supports rural economies in New York by addressing worker skills nee… Continue Reading


08.22.19

MORELLE, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO DEDICATE FAIRPORT POST OFFICE TO LOUISE AND BOB SLAUGHTER IS SIGNED INTO LAW

Rochester, N.Y. - Today, Congressman Joe Morelle and Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that legislation to dedicate a Fairport post office in honor of the late Louise and Bob Slaughter has been signed into law by the President. "I couldn't be more proud that the first piece of legislation I've introduced to be signed into law is a well-deserved tribute to my extraordinary predecessor and dear friend, Louise Slaughter, who contributed so much to our community," said Congres… Continue Reading


08.21.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR CHAUTAUQUA OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children in Chautauqua County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,414,670 in federal funding for the Early Head Start program at Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Early Head Start Program and will be used to provide child care and support services for l… Continue Reading


08.19.19

In New Letter to Secretary Pompeo, Schumer Says He Will Vigorously And Vociferously Oppose Any Potential U.S.-U.K. Trade Deal That Undermines The Good Friday Agreement Or A Return To A Hard Border

Schumer Warns Trump Admin He Will Work With Speaker Pelosi And Bipartisan, Bicameral Members Of Congress To Block Any Deal That Threatens Good Friday Agreement Schumer Tells Trump Admin Stop Over-Promising Unconditional And Unrealistic U.K. Trade Agreement Post-Brexit Schumer: U.S. Must Not Support Any Post-Brexit Deal That Undermines Peace, Progress, And Prosperity Ushered In By Good Friday Agreements Over Last 20 Years Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today sent a letter to U.S. Secr… Continue Reading


08.19.19

FOLLOWING HIS MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES TOP-BRASS AT NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION WILL MAKE FIRST-EVER VISIT TO U OF R LASER LAB TOMORROW & SEE HOW CRITICAL FACILITY KEEPS U.S. AT THE TOP OF HIGH-ENERGY LASER INNOVATION & SAFEGUARDS THE NATION’S NUCLEAR STOCKPILE

Last Year, During His Push To Save Laser Lab From Administration's Elimination Plans, Schumer Invited National Nuclear Security Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty To Tour Laser Lab; Reiterated Request In Personal Meeting With NNSA Administrator Senator Today Announces On August 20, NNSA Administrator Gordon-Hagerty Will Tour The Laser Lab, To See Up Close The World-Class Operation's Ability To Boost National Security & The Rochester-Finger Lakes’ Economy Schumer: Visit From Top NNSA … Continue Reading


08.19.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $509K IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR MADISON COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children In Madison County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $509,906 in federal funding for the Community Action Program for Madison County. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families throughout Madison Co… Continue Reading


08.16.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR THE CHILD CENTER OF NY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,023,707 in federal funding for The Child Center of NY. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Early Head Start Program and will be used to provide child care and support services for low-income families. The Child Center of NY provides services for families … Continue Reading


08.16.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP IDENTIFY AND REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN UTICA

U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development's Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Provides Funding To Public Housing Authorities To Rid Homes Of Lead Hazards U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,000,000 in federal funding for the Utica Housing Authority to combat the ongoing threat of lead throughout the city's homes. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Lead-Based Paint Capital … Continue Reading


08.16.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $160K IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP IDENTIFY AND REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN SYRACUSE

U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development's Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Provides Funding To Public Housing Authorities To Rid Homes Of Lead Hazards U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $161,500 in federal funding for the Syracuse Housing Authority to combat the ongoing threat of lead throughout the city's homes. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Lead-Based Paint Capital… Continue Reading


08.16.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO IDENTIFY AND HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN WHITE PLAINS

HUD's Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Provides Funding To Public Housing Authorities To Rid Homes Of Lead Hazards U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1 million in federal funding for the White Plains Housing Authority. The funding was awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund (LBPCF) program, and will specifically be used to conduct lead-based paint risk assessments, housing ins… Continue Reading


08.16.19

FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S AGGRESSIVE ADVOCACY, TRIGGERED BY NEWS OF DELAY, VA AWARDS +$23 MILLION CONTRACT TO GLOBAL URBAN ENTERPRISE IN ONTARIO COUNTY TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON WESTERN NEW YORK NATIONAL VETERANS CEMETERY

Since 2009, Schumer Has Worked With Local Veteran Leaders To Bring Much-Needed Veterans' Cemetery To Western New York; Last Year, Successfully Pushed For VA To Complete Final Acquisition Of Two Parcels Of Land In Pembroke To Bring Project To Life Schumer Today Announces VA Has Awarded $23,337,281 To Global Urban Enterprise In Victor, NY To Complete Phase 1A Of New Veterans' Cemetery Schumer: I Won’t Stop Fighting Until Construction Is Finished On New Cemetery For WNY’s Veterans, T… Continue Reading


08.15.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, AND MENG CALL ON FAA TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY OF PUBLIC MEETINGS ON NEXTGEN

NextGen is the FAA-Led Modernization of the Nation's Air Transportation System Which Also Results in Increased Aircraft Noise that Negatively Impacts Local Communities U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) sent a joint letter to the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) calling for the agency to increase transparency of public meetings held by the NextGen Advisory Committee. The Committee provides the FAA with advice and… Continue Reading


08.15.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO TO ADVANCE GROUNDBREAKING STUDY OF MOSQUITO AND FRUIT FLY GENETICS

Federal Investment Will Fund Critical Project Focused On The Development Of The Nervous Systems Of Mosquitos And Fruit Flies U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,106,466 in federal funding for the University at Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to further the university's groundbreaking research on animal genetics. Specifically, the genetic research will concentrate o… Continue Reading


08.15.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER TO ADVANCE GROUNDBREAKING STUDY OF QUANTUM COMPUTING

Federal Investment Will Fund Critical Project Focused On Scientific Innovation In The Quantum Devices Industry U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,549,179 in federal funding for quantum computing research at the University of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF). These funds will allow researchers at the university to further investigate the many challenges of working with and stabili… Continue Reading


08.15.19

WITH FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR AT RISK, GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER, TONKO, HIGGINS, MORELLE, DELGADO PUSH TO EXTEND CANALWAY’S FUNDING CAP IN MUST-PASS NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL

Members Also Call to Raise Federal Funding for the Erie Canalway by an Additional $2 Million Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Joseph Morelle (D-NY-25), and Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19) announced their push to extend and raise the federal funding cap for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Unless a provision to extend and raise the cap is included in… Continue Reading


08.14.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $16.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO EXPAND RURAL BROADBAND IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Funding is Allocated Through FCC Connect America Fund Which Expands Broadband Access in Rural Communities Schumer and Gillibrand Fought to Ensure this FCC Broadband Funding Would Remain in New York When It Was At Risk of Being Sent to Other States U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,183,329 in federal funding to expand high-speed, broadband internet access throughout Upstate New York. The federal funding was administered throu… Continue Reading


08.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $7 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR BROOKLYN

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,026,839 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs at Project Social Care Head Start, Inc., in Brooklyn, New York. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and … Continue Reading

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