Press Releases

12.21.10

WITH RECENT REPORT HIGHLIGHTING GAPS IN NORTHERN BORDER SECURITY:SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, COLLINS, OWENS ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF THEIR NORTHERN BORDER COUNTERNARCOTICS STRATEGY LEGISLATION

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Susan M. Collins and Congressman Bill Owens announced that the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives has now passed the Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy Act of 2010 which will help law enforcement officials along the northern border stem the flow of illegal drugs coming into their communities. The bill requires federal law enforcement to develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan to blunt the illegal drug trade. A recent … Continue Reading


12.19.10

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE FINAL SENATE PASSAGE OF MAJOR LEGISLATION PROVIDING HEALTH CARE TO HEROIC 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERSBILL SHOULD REACH PRESIDENT'S DESK LATER TODAY

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senators Kirsten E. Gillibrand (DNY) and Charles E. Schumer (DNY) announced Wednesday that the Senate has unanimously passed major legislation to finally provide health care for 9/11first responders who fell ill in the year… Continue Reading


12.13.10

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO GRANT AUBURN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SPECIAL RURAL DESIGNATION THAT WOULD INCREASE FUNDING BY $2 MILLION AND IMPROVE CARE FOR PATIENTS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released a letter to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to designate Auburn Memorial Hospital a 'Sole Community Hospital,' which would provide the hospital with approximately $2 million extra dollars in increased funding and more resources that will allow doctors to better treat their patients. In order to become a Sole Community Hospital, the Department of Health and Human Services' (… Continue Reading


12.10.10

WITH WINTER WEATHER IN FULL SWING, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW YORK SET TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL $69 MILLION IN EMERGENCY HEATING AID

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released $69 million in federal emergency heating funds to New York. The funds which come through the Low Income Heating Assistance Program, LIHEAP, help New Yorkers heat their homes during the long winter. Today's announced funding is only a partial allocation New York could receive much more once Congress passes a fiscal year 2011 (FY11) budget.   "This emergency heating ai… Continue Reading


12.07.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: LOCKHEED PLANT IN OWEGO AWARDED NEARLY $45.8 MILLION CONTRACT- NEW MISSION WILL CREATE JOBS IN SOUTHERN TIER, IMPROVE MILITARY READINESS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Lockheed Martin Plant in Owego is set to receive a military contract work $45,779,349. The contract will pay for the procurement of two cargo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and predeployment activities that will directly help the troops in Afghanistan. Today's announcement will mean increased job creation and a growing economy in New York's Southern Tier.   "Right now there's nothing more important to helping middle class families in S… Continue Reading


12.01.10

SCHUMER BILL TO PROTECT AMERICAN FASHION INDUSTRY FROM OVERSEAS COPY-CATS PASSES JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee, passed his legislation to protect the New York and United States fashion industry from copycat knock offs. The legislation provides a very limited intelle… Continue Reading


12.01.10

SCHUMER INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION FOR 5 YEAR FLOOD INSURANCE MORATORIUM FOR LONG ISLAND HOMEOWNERS

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11.30.10

SCHUMER PRESSES EPA TO IMMEDIATELY ISSUE $20 MILLION IN UNPAID EPA SEWER FUNDS OWED TO NASSAU COUNTY TO FIX ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN REYNOLDS CHANNEL

 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today renewed his call on the EPA to reimburse Nassau County for over $20 million in federal sewer construction funds so that Nassau County can use the funding to permanently fix the sludge leaking from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Facility into the Reynolds Channel. In October, the DEC discovered that several critical components of the facility were defective, resulting in brown plumes in the Reynolds Channel. In light of this leak, Schumer today wrote a letter… Continue Reading


11.29.10

IN PERSONAL CALL WITH KEY DOI OFFICIAL SCHUMER CRITICIZES FLAWED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR CAYUGA INDIAN NATION LAND INTO TRUST; SENATOR URGES FLAT-OUT REJECTION OF APPLICATION

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he has personally called Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior David Hayes, urging the rejection of the Cayuga Indian Nation's plan to take 125 acres of land intro trust in Seneca and Ca… Continue Reading


11.18.10

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO SPEED UP SITE REVIEW IN ORANGE COUNTY THAT WOULD PAVE WAY FOR $150 MILLION DISTRIBUTION CENTER AND 2,000 JOBS IN THE AREA - LOCAL OFFICIALS FEAR DELAY COULD REDUCE SITE'S COMPETITIVENESS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he has personally called Daniel M. Ashe, Director of Policy for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), urging him to expedite review of the locations 'site plan' that would clear the way for a $150 million distribution center in Orange County that has the potential to create up to 2,000 jobs. A site plan, which details the layout of buildings, overall architecture of the project and the impact that the project may have on the environment… Continue Reading


11.16.10

AT SCHUMER'S URGING FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO EXPAND SOYBEAN CROP INSURANCE TO 14 UPSTATE COUNTIES, ALLOWING FARMERS TO EXPAND INTO INCREASINGLY LUCRATIVE CROP

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has agreed to expand soybean crop insurance to 14 New York counties after a public push by Schumer which included a personal call to USDA Secretary Vilsack in June. Today's announcement by USDA will expand this essential insurance program to Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Washington counties, and will… Continue Reading


11.16.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HINCHEY AND HALL ANNOUNCE STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE TO RECEIVE NEW C-17 MISSION; STEWART IS REGION'S #1 EMPLOYER

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11.16.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, OWENS ANNOUNCE: ADIRONDACK REGIONAL MEDICAL HOME WINS PRESTIGIOUS PILOT PROGRAM - WILL EXPAND AND IMPROVE HEALTH CARE FOR MORE THAN 200,000 NYERS AND POTENTIALLY PAVE THE WAY FOR NATIONWIDE CHANGES

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Bill Owens announced that the Adirondack Region Medical Home, run by Adirondack Health Institute (a collaboration of over 120 physicians and 96 physician assistants and nurse practitioners), five hospitals, seven commercial health plans, the New York State Department of Health, the Medical Society of the State of New York, and the New York State Association of Counties has been awarded  a prestigious federal demonstra… Continue Reading


10.19.10

SCHUMER REVEALS: PHONY CHINESE ORGANICS THREATEN TO UNDERMINE LUCRATIVE AND GROWING ORGANIC FOOD INDUSTRY IN SULLIVAN COUNTY - DEMANDS USDA STEP UP ENFORCEMENT OF IMPORTED GOODS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed that food products produced in China that are fraudulently labeled 'organic' threaten to undermine a lucrative and growing industry in Sullivan County - the organic farming industry. Schumer said that reports have shown that some Chinese growers are mislabeling their products as "organic" and he today called on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to more aggressively act to halt the practice. If it continues, consumers' confidence in… Continue Reading


10.15.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, SLAUGHTER ANNOUNCE $16.5 MILLION COMING FOR REVITALIZATION OF NIAGARA FALLS INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY STATION AND INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter announced that $16,500,000 in federal grant funding would be coming to Niagara Falls to revitalize the Niagara Falls Customhouse which will soon be known as the Niagara Falls International Railway Station. The funding comes from the Department of Transportation's competitive TIGER grant program which was enacted as part of the stimulus bill. "Over two decades ago this community set its mind to turning… Continue Reading


10.13.10

SCHUMER TO FAA: REJECT STEALTH CAMPAIGN BY AIRLINE INDUSTRY TO WATER DOWN FLIGHT SAFETY RULES ENACTED IN RESPONSE TO FLIGHT 3407 TRAGEDY

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10.08.10

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW YORK ELIGIBLE FOR $55 MILLION TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS LENDING THROUGH RECENTLY PASSED SMALL BUSINESS LENDING BILL

United States Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that New York State has been made eligible for $55 million in funding to support lending programs for small businesses throughout the state. Part of the recently passed Small Business Lending Bill, the funding is designed to unfreeze credit, spur lending to small businesses, and help entrepreneurs get access to capital to create jobs. In order to access the dollars, New York State must demonstrate that for every one dollar of investment an… Continue Reading


10.04.10

SCHUMER: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION TO MAKE CRITICAL SECURITY IMPROVEMENS AT NUCLEAR PLANTS NATION-WIDE; IMPROVEMENS COME AFTER AUDIT COMPLETED AT SCHUMER'S REQUEST

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed an audit conducted at his urging, and will beef up security at nuclear power plants around the country, as Schumer asked them to do in March.  Schumer requested the audit after it was revealed that suspected AlQaeda member Sharif Mobley was allowed to work at nuclear facilities in New Jersey for six years, before he moved to Yemen and was arrested for having ties with AlQaeda.   … Continue Reading


09.30.10

SCHUMER URGES INVESTIGATIVE ARM OF CONGRESS TO STUDY SHOCKINGLY LONG WAIT TIMES FOR BORDER CROSSINGS - DELAYS HOLD UP NEW YORKERS AND CRIMP ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer formally requested the federal watchdog agency, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the long wait times that New Yorkers must battle through in order to cross the border. A timely border crossing is essential to New York's economy which depends on the commerce and tourists that come through the international border. Current wait times of up three hours slow down economic activity and discourage the type of commerce that New York's comm… Continue Reading


09.28.10

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MCMAHON ANNOUNCE NEARLY THREE MILLION DOLLARS FOR RUMC'S RESIDENCY SLOTS PROGRAM; FUNDING WILL HELP TO PRESERVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS ON STATEN ISLAND

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Michael McMahon today announced $2,880,000 in federal funding for Richmond University Medical Center's (RUMC) residency slots program, which has been under threat of losing millions of dollars in funding. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services new Primary Care Residency Expansion Grant Program, a program authorized under the Affordable Care Act. This program funds 82… Continue Reading

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