Press Releases

07.09.07

Schumer Announces $200,000 Coming To City Of Buffalo For Crime Prevention And Policing Initiatives

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $200,000 has been awarded to the City of Buffalo's Lower East Side Weed and Seed site to reduce violent crime and drug activity through community policing initiatives.   The funds are being awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Weed and Seed Program.   "This is great news for the City of Buffalo," said Schumer.   "These funds are going toward a program that works to shut down violent criminals and reduce drug activity… Continue Reading


07.06.07

Senate Unanimously Approves Schumer Bill To Break Months-Long Passport Gridlock And Hire Back Experienced Staff To Speed Up Processing

With staggering backlogs at passport processing centers that serve New York City and the country, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that his bill to break the passport logjam was unanimously approved by the full Senate today and now will go to the House of Representatives for consideration. As amended, Schumer's legislation (S. 966) would give the Department of State flexibility to rehire retired Foreign Service employees to staff overwhelmed passport processing centers that are experien… Continue Reading


07.06.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $1.6 Million For NYC Arts And Education

Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee approved $1.6 million in federal funds for New York City arts and education. The funds will go toward educational programs and facilities at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Hall of Science through the FY08 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill. "When people think of New York City, they think of our vibra… Continue Reading


07.06.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Over $11,500,000 For Long Island Airports

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded over $11,500,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds for improvements at Republic, MacArthur, and Gabreski airports on Long Island.   "This is great news for Long Island," said Schumer. "Republic, MacArthur, and Gabreski welcome tourists and business people traveling to Long Island each year, and these improvements are important for loc… Continue Reading


07.06.07

With Summer Lyme Disease Season In Full Swing, Dodd And Schumer Reintroduce Comprehensive Lyme Disease Prevention And Treatment Legislation

As the summer Lyme disease season kicks in to full swing in New York City, today U.S. Senators Christopher J. Dodd, Charles E. Schumer, and Chuck Hagel today reintroduced their bipartisan Lyme disease prevention, education and treatment legislation.  This summer could be one of the worst seasons on record for Lyme disease in the metro area as reported Lyme disease cases are up 35 percent in New York City since 2001.   "Lyme disease often goes unnoticed for months, yet can be devast… Continue Reading


07.06.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $1.85 Million For Job Training, Family And School Enrichment Programs

Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee approved $1.85 million in federal funding for the expansion of enrichment programs at STRIVE, the Abyssinian Development Corporation, New School University and the Institute for Student Achievement. The funding will be used to expand job training, family displacement prevention, and school enrichment programs under the FY08 Labor, Heath and Human Services, Education Appropriations Bi… Continue Reading


07.05.07

Schumer Calls On DHS To Increase High-Threat Funding For NYC By 40 Percent

In the wake of this weekend's terrorist activity in Great Britain and new reports about possible major attacks this summer, today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to boost the federal security aid for the city by at least 40 percent over Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 levels, reversing last year's inexplicable cuts.  DHS last year slashed New York City share of high threat funding by 40 percent, from $207.6 million to only $124.5 million for FY 2006. … Continue Reading


05.22.07

Following Last Week's Body Tissue Indictments In Rochester, Schumer Announces Legislation To Plug Gaping Holes In Tissue Transplant Industry

Following last Thursday's unsealed indictment charging seven individuals in Rochester, NY for illegally harvesting 36 bodies for body tissue to sell biomedical companies, today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced he will reintroduce his legislation to strengthen regulations on the tissue transplant industry. Schumer noted that yesterday's indictment highlighted the insufficient regulatory oversight for tissue transplants which allow for potentially contaminated tissue to be transp… Continue Reading


05.22.07

Schumer Announces Congress Passes Budget That Restores Devastating Cuts For Medical Care For Thousands Of Upstate NY Vets

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2008 budget to restore funding for hundreds of thousands of veterans across upstate New York who are currently in jeopardy of losing an estimated $101.4 million in medical services under the President's proposed budget cuts. In the wake of the Walter Reed scandal and with thousands of active soldiers slated to return home, Senator Schumer toured the Canandaigua VA Medical Center earlier this year and pl… Continue Reading


05.22.07

Schumer Announces Stalled Navy Contract Won By Rome Research Will Finally Begin This Month

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of the Navy will finalize its contract with the Rome Research Corporation (RRC), locking up a coveted contract for the company and its 200 local employees. Today's announcement came three weeks after Schumer pressured the Navy to immediately finalize the contract, which had stalled following RRC winning the competitive bidding process in October 2006. RRC will now manage and oversee certain operations of the elite Naval Sat… Continue Reading


05.10.07

Schumer Calls On Feds to Approve "Way Forward" for West Valley - Fights To Restore Administration Budget Cuts

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the federal agencies responsible for the cleanup at the old West Valley Nuclear facility to approve the socalled way forward to clean up the toxic site once and for all. Schumer said the new plan, devised by the Department of Energy in conjunction with state and local officials, offers concrete steps to clear areas now, rather than letting the entire site languish until a full plan is devised. Schumer also said he will fight to reverse the potenti… Continue Reading


05.10.07

Schumer Reveals Five New Questions Raised By DOJ Documents - Asks for Full Explanation From White House

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today raised five new serious questions arising from the Department of Justice documents released yesterday to Congress. Schumer today called on President George W. Bush to offer a complete explanation for each of these instances. "When it's possible the law was broken, admitting mistakes, but not doing anything about it, does not cut it," Schumer said. "Simply apologizing and firing a fall guy is not enough. We need a full accounting from the… Continue Reading


05.10.07

Schumer Offers Bi-Partisan Amendment to Delay Passport Rule

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced he will introduce a bipartisan amendment to the 9/11 Recommendations Bill currently being debated on the Senate floor that would delay any implementation of Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) or any passport requirement at the Northern Border until at least June 2009. Schumer said his amendment is similar to legislation he announced last week during a visit to Buffalo. Schumer has raised serious concerns that DHS is trying to use a loopho… Continue Reading


05.09.07

Schumer Announces Over $127,000 Going To Cornell University For Graduate Fellowships

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a $127,881 grant was awarded to Cornell University by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) under the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program. Federal dollars will be used to provide tuition and stipends to U.S. graduate students pursuing doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering. "This is great news for Cornell," Schumer said. "This funding will attract the most qualified students to the University and strengt… Continue Reading


05.08.07

Schumer & McDermott Introduce Nation's First Comprehensive Wage Insurance Bill

WASHINGTON Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) and Rep. Jim McDermott (DWA) today introduced the Worker Empowerment Act of 2007, the nation's first comprehensive wage insurance bill offering a safety net to workers who lose their jobs to globalization or economic downturn. Under the legislation, when workers are forced to take lowerpaying jobs, wage insurance will help cover some of the difference between their new wages and their old wages. As Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, Schumer … Continue Reading


05.08.07

Schumer Demands FEMA Approve Much Needed Individual Assistance For Ulster And Remaining Counties

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today demanded that Federal Emergency Management Agency approve individual assistance for Ulster County and the counties for which Governor Spitzer requested aid. Last week, after Schumer personally called FEMA Administrator David Paulison, FEMA approved disaster assistance for state and local governments and certain private nonprofits in all 12 counties for Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Schoharie, Suffolk, Ulster, and Westch… Continue Reading


05.08.07

Schumer Announces Over $13,000 Coming To Walter Elwood Museum

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $13,500 in federal funds has been awarded to the Walter Elwood Museum of Amsterdam in Montgomery County from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as a Conservation Project Support (CPS) grant. The Museum will use the funds for a variety of museum conservation projects including an environmental survey of the facilities and collections care training workshops. "This is great news for Amsterdam," Schumer said. "Th… Continue Reading


05.03.07

Schumer Announces Nearly $670,000 Coming To School Districts In Western NY

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a total of $669,873 has been awarded to two school districts in the Finger Lakes region under the Department of Education's Carol M. White Physical Education Program. Lyndonville Central School District in Orleans County will receive $416,457 and Alexander Central School District in Genesee County will receive $253,416. Both school districts will use the funds to promote physical education programs for students in grades kindergarten t… Continue Reading


05.03.07

Schumer: 2.5 Million Contaminated Chickens In Indiana Expose Enormous Loophole In Food Safety

WASHINGTON With news that at least 2.5 million chickens in Indiana may have been exposed to contaminated feed, Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced his plan to reintroduce the Meat and Poultry Traceability Act, a bill that would require the Secretary of Agriculture to be able to trace all meat and poultry back to the farms or slaughterhouses where they were raised or slaughtered. Schumer also wrote to Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Agency, asking him to ta… Continue Reading


05.01.07

Schumer Announces Federal Dollars Coming To YMCA In Oneonta

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a $50,000 grant was awarded to the Oneonta Family YMCA in Otsego County to install a new heating system in the recreational facility. The funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Community Facility Grant. "This is great news for families in Otsego County," Schumer said. "Improvements to the YMCA facility will allow more families in the surroundi… Continue Reading

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