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01.16.08

Schumer Announces Greene County Fire Department Will Receive Over $70,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the New Baltimore Fire District of Greene County will receive $70,247 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The grant is part of the twentyfourth round of DHS FY07 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country and will be used to improve operations and safety.  "This funding will go a long way in supporting the first responder… Continue Reading


01.15.08

Schumer Announces Coeymans Fire District Will Receive Over $30,000 In Federal Fire Grant Funding

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Coeymans Fire District in Albany County will receive a federal grant totaling $31,350 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) . The grant is part of the twentieth round of DHS FY07 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country, and will be used for operations and safety.  "This funding will go a long way in supporting the fi… Continue Reading


01.09.08

With Massive Flooding Wreaking Financial Havoc On Union-Endicott High School, Schumer Urges Fema To Deliver Crucial Federal Funding For Creation Of A Flood Wall

With extensive flooding causing millions of dollars worth of damage to UnionEndicott School in Broome County over the past three years, Schumer today called on FEMA to deliver crucial funding to the school district for the creation of a flood wall. The UnionEndicott High School has been exposed to severe flooding due to its location next to the Susquehanna River.   "After being hammered by flood damages for three years, UnionEndicott has had to shoulder the enormous financial burden of repairi… Continue Reading


01.03.08

Following Big Sky's Sudden Financial Collapse, Stranding North Country Communities And Travelers, Schumer Pushes Dot To Entice New And Reliable Air Carriers To Region

In the wake of Big Sky's sudden financial collapse, leading to its abrupt termination of air service in five communities across the North Country, today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide the necessary incentive packages in an effort to quickly lure new and reliable air carriers to service the area. Following Big Sky's pullout across the North Country, which has stranded air travelers in Plattsburgh, Watertown, Massena, Ogdensburg and the … Continue Reading


12.17.07

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For Hudson Valley Included In Omnibus Bill

WASHINGTON, DC-Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed funding for projects in the Hudson Valley Region of New York included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The omnibus bill, which includes 11 appropriations bills, will go before the House and Senate this week for final passage before being sent to the President for signature.   "These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across the Hudson Valley and for giving local residents topnotch s… Continue Reading


12.17.07

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For Rochester Area Included In Omnibus Bill

Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed funding for projects in the Greater Rochester region of New York included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The omnibus bill, which includes 11 appropriations bills, will go before the House and Senate for final passage this week before being sent the President for signature. "These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across the Rochester area and for giving local residents topnotch services … Continue Reading


12.17.07

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For Western New York Included In Omnibus Bill

Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced funding for projects in Western New York included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The omnibus bill, which includes 11 appropriations bills, will go before the House and Senate this week for final passage before being sent to the President for signature. "These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across Western New York and for giving local residents topnotch services in education, law enfo… Continue Reading


12.17.07

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For Capital Region Included In Omnibus Bill

WASHINGTON, DC-Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed funding for projects in New York's Capital Region included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The omnibus bill, which includes 11 appropriations bills, will go before the House and Senate for final passage this week before being sent to the President for signature. "These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across the Capital Region and for giving local residents topnotch servic… Continue Reading


12.17.07

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For Central New York Included In Omnibus Bill

WASHINGTON, DC-Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed funding for projects in Central New York included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The omnibus bill, which includes 11 appropriations bills, will go before the House and Senate for final passage this week before being sent to the President for signature.   "These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across Central New York and for giving local residents topnotch services in education,… Continue Reading


12.12.07

Schumer Announces Two Otsego County Fire Departments Will Receive Over $100,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that two fire departments in the Southern Tier will receive federal grants totaling $108,965 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Cherry Valley Joint Fire District and the Edmeston Fire Department, both in Otsego County, will receive grants of $44,840 and $64,125 respectively. These grants will be used to improve operations and safety. The grants are part of… Continue Reading


12.12.07

Schumer Announces Four Finger Lakes-Monroe Area Fire Departments Will Receive Over $220,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that four fire departments in the Finger Lakes region will receive federal grants totaling $223,500 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The Ovid Fire Department in Seneca County will receive a $50,741 grant; the Village of Perry Fire Department in Wyoming County will receive $98,363; the Rush Fire District in Monroe County will receive $37,706; and… Continue Reading


12.12.07

Schumer Announces Glens Falls Fire Department Will Receive Over $6,500 In Federal Fire Grant

Schumer Announces Glens Falls Fire Department Will Receive Over $6,500 In Federal Fire Grant Schumer: Sixteen Emergency Response Programs Across Upstate New York State Will Receive Over $1.2 Million As Part Of U.S. Department Of Homeland Security's Fire Grant Program Schumer Says Federal Grant Will Help Fire Department Pay For Improvements During Difficult Fiscal Times Schumer Has Pushed For Additional Funding For Assistance To Fire Departments And First Responders U.S. Senator Charl… Continue Reading


11.21.07

Schumer Announces DOJ Approves Death Benefits For Capital Region Resident Kathleen Shea - Hails It As Huge Step To Ensure Family Members Of Fallen Firefighters Across The Nation Receive Just Compensation

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Kathleen Shea, the widow of the fallen Elsmere Fire Chief Kevin Shea, will receive death benefits from the Department of Justice (DOJ). Death benefits for the Shea family had been inexplicably blocked by the DOJ after the agency claimed that Chief Shea's death occurred during socalled "routine" activity, and therefore his family was ineligible for receiving the federal death benefits under the Hometown Heroes law. But in Oct… Continue Reading


11.15.07

Schumer, Brown And Casey Announce Final House Passage Of $200 Million They Requested To Stave Off Home Foreclosures

WASHINGTON, D.C.-With the subprime crisis and resulting credit crunch continuing to dominate the economy, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (DNY), Sherrod Brown (DOH) and Bob Casey (DPA) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations conference report which includes a total of $200 million for foreclosure prevention counseling.  The funding was first requested by the three senators this past spring.  The conference rep… Continue Reading


11.14.07

Schumer Announces Four Fire Departments In The Finger Lakes Region Will Receive Over $410,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that four fire departments in the Finger Lakes region will receive federal grants totaling $410,338 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Trumansburg Fire Company in Tompkins County will receive a $144,076 grant; Waterloo Volunteer Fire Company in Seneca County will receive a $129,407 grant; Middlesex Fire Department in Yates County will receive an $83,778 grant;… Continue Reading


11.14.07

Schumer, Clinton: Over $2 Million For Hudson Valley Projects Included In Final Transportation, Housing And Urban Development Bill

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the HouseSenate Conference Committee has agreed on a final version of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (TTHUD) FY08 Appropriations Bill, which includes $200,000 for the City of Newburgh's Armory District Revitalization Plan, $780,000 for the replacement of buses in the Westchester County BeeLine Bus System, $780,000 for the City of Poughkeepsie Transit Hub, and $312,000 for the… Continue Reading


11.14.07

Schumer Announces Two Southern Tier Fire Departments Will Receive Over $87,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that two fire departments in the Southern Tier will receive federal grants totaling $87,254 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). From the fifteenth round of the DHS FY07 AFG awards, the Town of Binghamton Volunteer Fire Dept Inc. in Broome County will receive $49,923, and the Short Tract Fire Company Inc. in Allegany County will receive $37,331. The grants will be us… Continue Reading


11.14.07

Schumer, Clinton: $780,000 For New Waterfront Development In Brewerton Included In Final Urban Development Bill

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced the HouseSenate Conference Committee has agreed on a final version of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (TTHUD) FY08 Appropriations Bill, which includes $780,000 for the Hamlet of Brewerton's Revitalization and Redevelopment project. The bill now goes to the full House and Senate for final approval before heading to the President for his signature. "Brewerton's drive to reinvigor… Continue Reading


11.08.07

Schumer, Clinton: Senate Overides Presidential Veto Of WRDA, Authorizes $30 Million For Improvements To Mamaroneck And Sheldrake River Watershed And Dam Safety Funds For Rockland County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Senate has voted to override the President's veto of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), joining the House to authorize $30 million to study and implement improvements to the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake River Watershed in Westchester County. The bill also authorizes $12 million for the Army Corps to work with local authorities on dam safety measures for 15 dams across the nation, including Congers Lake Dam,… Continue Reading


11.08.07

Schumer, Clinton: Senate Overides Presidential Veto Of WRDA, Authorizes $10 Million For Port Of Rochester Waterfront

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Senate has voted to override the President's veto of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), joining the House to authorize $10 million for the Army Corps of Engineers to participate in the ecosystem restoration, navigation, flood damage reduction, and recreation components of the Port of Rochester Waterfront Revitalization Project. The Water Resources Development Act authorizes Corps of Engineers civil … Continue Reading

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