Press Releases

02.17.11

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: NOAA CATCH SHARE POLICY COULD HURT STRUGGLING LONG ISLAND FISHERMEN; SENATORS URGE AGENCY TO PROMOTE TRIED AND TRUE FISHERY MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (DNY), and Kirsten E. Gillibrand (DNY), today called on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to promote proven fishery management tools in the wake of their decision to encourage flawed catch share programs that could hurt fishermen on Long Island and across the country. In a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Schumer  and Gillibrand, joined by U.S. Senators Kay Hagan,  Richard Burr (RNC),and Scott Brown (RMA), and R… Continue Reading


02.15.11

SCHUMER: PRESIDENT OBAMAS BUDGET INCLUDES $20 MILLION FOR CRITICAL TRAINING CENTER CONSTRUCTION AT ARMY RESERVE CENTER IN SCHENECTADY

  Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Obama Administration's Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) budget includes $20 million in military construction funding for the Schenectady Army Reserve Center (ARC). This funding would be used to build an Army Reserve Training Building, a vehicle maintenance shop, and other facilities, all with antiterrorism security features. This funding will construct firstclass facilities at the Schenectady ARC, which will enhance training and operations and … Continue Reading


02.15.11

SCHUMER: CONGRESS SHOULD ADOPT FIVE-YEAR SPENDING FREEZE PROPOSED IN PRESIDENT OBAMA'S BUDGET

  WASHINGTON, DCToday, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) announced he is endorsing President Obama's call for a fiveyear freeze on domestic discretionary spending, and urged Congress to adopt it as a needed step to reduce the deficit. Schumer said the approach is a responsible alternative to House Republicans' more extreme proposals to slash programs that would help the economy grow and that help keep Americans safe.   The fiveyear freeze would reduce the deficit by more than $4… Continue Reading


02.14.11

SCHUMER REVEALS: HUDSON VALLEY FAMILIES COULD HAVE MORE THAN $100 MILLION IN UNCLAIMED COLLEGE TUITION TAX CREDITS - SUNY PURCHASE TO BEGIN NOTIFYING STUDENTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SCHUMER-AUTHORED TAX CREDIT

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that SUNY Purchase has joined his campaign to make sure that every eligible family takes advantage of the Schumerauthored $2,500 college tuition tax credit.  The credit provides middle class families with children in college with $1 back on their taxes for every $1 spent on tuition, up to $2,500 per year. But, according to the treasury, less than 50% percent of eligible families claimed the credit on their 2009 taxes. Last year's returns can still… Continue Reading


02.11.11

SCHUMER CALLS HUDSON VALLEY FBI DIRECTOR TO OFFER CONGRATULATIONS ON RAID, BUT SAYS TASK FORCE MUST REDOUBLE EFFORTS AND FINISH THE JOB

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer placed a personal phone call to FBI Special Agent James Galiano, the director of the FBI's Hudson Valley Resident Agency, and offered his congratulations on a successful raid that resulted in criminal charges for 10 members of the Latin Kings gang in Newburgh. Local, state, and federal law enforcement collaborated on yesterday's raid that comes after an aggressive effort by Schumer to focus federal law enforcement resources on the growing gang problem in th… Continue Reading


02.10.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES Genoa fire district WILL RECEIVE OVER $30,000 IN A FEDERAL FIRE GRANT FOR OPERATIONS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Genoa Fire District has received a federal grant totaling $30,685 as part of Round 11 of the FY10 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used to purchase ten new sets of turnout gear, ten new helmets, and other equipment. Senator Schumer wrote directly to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in support of this application.   "This essential g… Continue Reading


02.08.11

NELSON-SCHUMER LEGISLATION MAKING MISUSE OF TSA BODY SCAN IMAGES A FEDERAL CRIME INTRODUCED AS AMENDMENT TO FAA BILL

  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska offered the Security Screening Confidential Data Privacy Act today as an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration's Reauthorization Bill that is currently under consideration in the Senate. The law would make it a federal crime to misuse images recorded from Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) full body scanners used at airports across the country.   The NelsonSchumer legislation ensures that any person w… Continue Reading


02.07.11

SCHUMER REVEALS: HUDSON VALLEY FAMILIES COULD HAVE MORE THAN $100 MILLION IN UNCLAIMED COLLEGE TUITION TAX CREDITS MARIST COLLEGE TO BEGIN NOTIFYING STUDENTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SCHUMER-AUTHORED TAX CREDIT

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Marist College has joined his campaign to make sure that every eligible family takes advantage of the Schumerauthored $2,500 college tuition tax credit.  The credit provides middle class families with children in college with $1 back on their taxes for every $1 spent on tuition, up to $2,500 per year. But, according to the treasury, less than 50% percent of eligible families claimed the credit on their 2009 taxes. Last year's returns can stil… Continue Reading


02.02.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES Camden Volunteer Fire dept WILL RECEIVE OVER $129,000 IN A FEDERAL FIRE GRANT FOR OPERATIONS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Camden Volunteer Fire Department has received a federal grant totaling $129,509 as part of Round 10 of the FY10 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used to purchase fire protection gear, as well as provide additional training for their already highly qualified firefighters. Senator Schumer wrote directly to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano… Continue Reading


02.02.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES rockland paramedic services WILL RECEIVE OVER $44,000 IN A FEDERAL FIRE GRANT FOR OPERATIONS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Rockland Paramedic Services has received a federal grant totaling $44,660 as part of Round 10 of the FY10 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used to purchase portable carbon monoxide detectors, which will be used during all carbon monoxide related calls, fire standbys, and other necessary emergency situations. Senator Schumer wrote directly to Homela… Continue Reading


02.01.11

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND INTRODUCE BILL TO CREATE HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK IN AUBURN; BILL PRESERVES AND PROMOTES LOCAL LANDMARK AND TOURIST SITE

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation to create a National Historical Park preserving and promoting the life of Harriet Ross Tubman, the most famous "conductor" of the antislavery resistance network known as the Underground Railroad. The Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park Act would establish two parks, one in New York and one in Maryland. The National Historic Park in Auburn, N… Continue Reading


01.31.11

SCHUMER PRESENTS LONG OVERDUE PURPLE HEART: AFTER MORE THAN 60 YEARS, WORLD WAR II VET CHESTER LUBECK FINALLY AWARDED THE MEDAL HE DESERVES

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer presented a long overdue Purple Heart to Chester Lubeck, a Blauvelt resident and World War II veteran. Mr. Lubeck was captured during the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium on December 16, 1944, during one of the fiercest battles of World War II. While a prisoner of war, he and many other American prisoners were injured when U.S. military planes bombed an ammunition dump outside Nuremberg, Germany. Because this was an injury caused by friendlyfire, Mr. Lubeck w… Continue Reading


01.28.11

SCHUMER-RECOMMENDED ATTORNEY J. PAUL OETKEN OFFICIALLY NOMINATED TO SERVE ON SOUTHERN DISTRICT COURT

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) announced that J. Paul Oetken, whom Schumer recommended to President Obama in September, has been officially nominated by the President to serve as a judge in the prestigious Southern District federal court. "I am pleased that the President has nominated Paul to serve as a federal judge from New York on the Southern District bench," said Schumer. "With his sterling legal credentials and distinguished career in private practice and public service, J. Paul Oe… Continue Reading


01.27.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES KENILWORTH FIRE DISTRICT 2 WILL RECEIVE OVER $130,000 IN A FEDERAL FIRE GRANT FOR OPERATIONS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Kenilworth Fire District 2 has received a federal grant totaling $139,413 as part of Round 9 of the FY10 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading


01.27.11

SCHUMER ENCOURAGES ARMY SECRETARY TO IMPLEMENT NEW VEHICLE TRACKING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED AT ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - VEHICLE SYSTEMS WILL IMPROVE TROOP SAFETY AND CREATE JOBS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged Secretary of the Army John McHugh to implement Rochestermade technology to more accurately track vehicle performance and improve fleet operations and safety. The technology was developed at the Rochester … Continue Reading


01.24.11

FLIGHT 3407 FAMILY MEMBER KAREN ECKERT TO ATTEND STATE OF THE UNION AS SCHUMER'S INVITED GUEST

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Karen Eckert will be joining him as his guest for the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Karen is the sister of Beverly Eckert, a Buffalonian and key leader of the 911 family groups, who tragically died when Flight 3407 crashed near Buffalo on February 12, 2009. Karen will be present for President Obama's speech as a representative of all the 3407 families who lost loved ones on the flight and fought courageously to make historic impro… Continue Reading


01.19.11

IN PERSONAL CALL SCHUMER PRESSES TRUDEAU INSTITUTE TO STAY IN SARANAC LAKE; PLEDGES ANY ASSISTANCE TO KEEP LEADING RESEARCH FACILITY IN THE ADIRONDACKS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he has personally called Trudeau Institute's Dr. David Woodland, urging him and the Board of Directors to keep the Institute right where it is, in Franklin County. On the call Schumer pledged his assistance in establishing partnerships with other New York State clinical research programs to help Trudeau expand its research capabilities for the future. The Trudeau Institute is a leading research facility in infectious diseases that employs 134… Continue Reading


01.10.11

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY SET TO RECEIVE $8.9 MILLION ARMY CONTRACT

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced the Remington Arms Company is set to receive $8.9 million from the U.S. Army to manufacture 1,212 M24 sniper rifles used by servicemen and women serving in Afghanistan. The funding is part of a federal contract through the Army Foreign Military Sales program.  All of the production of the M24 sniper rifles will take place at Remington Arms' Ilion facility by local employees, strengthening Remington's position as a major regional employer. "R… Continue Reading


01.03.11

SENATE DEMOCRATS TO BOEHNER: DON'T REPEAL "DONUT HOLE" FIX FOR SENIORSHOUSE GOP'S VOW TO ROLL BACK HEALTH CARE LAW WOULD COST 3.4M SENIORS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ANNUALLY ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

WASHINGTON, DC- Senate Democrats today urged Speakerelect John Boehner to  protect seniors by not repealing  a new fix to Medicare's "donut hole" and warned they would block any health care repeal effort that  does so. The provision, which took effect Saturday,  is scheduled to save 3.4 million seniors thousands of dollars annually on prescription drug costs.   The incoming House Republican majority has promised to enact a "clean repeal" of the federal health car… Continue Reading


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

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