Press Releases

09.26.07

Schumer Announces Cincinnatus Fire Department In Cortland County Will Receive Almost $10,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Cincinnatus Fire Department, in Cortland County will receive a federal grant of $9,500 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).   The grant will be used to improve operations and safety. The grant is part of the tenth round of DHS FY07 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country.    "This funding will go a long way in su… Continue Reading


09.19.07

Schumer Announces Over $220,000 Coming To New York Tactical Officers Association In Middletown, Orange County

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $220,155 has been awarded to the New York Tactical Officers Association in Middletown by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) from the FY 07 Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, under their Category III Enhancing Local Law Enforcement Funding.  The federal funds will be used to provide standardized training to all tactical law enforcement teams in New York State.   "This is grea… Continue Reading


09.19.07

Schumer Announces Four Southern Tier Fire Departments Will Receive Almost $500,000 In Federal Funds

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that four fire departments in the Southern Tier will receive federal grants totaling $493,575 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). From the ninth round of the DHS FY07 AFG awards, the Pinders Corner Fire Department in Oneonta will receive $185,250, the Conventry Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Greene will receive $135,850, and the City of Norwich Fire… Continue Reading


09.18.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Key Senate Panel Approval of $12 Million in Defense Funding for Capital Region

Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomed approval by the Senate Appropriations Committee of the Fiscal Year 2008 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, which includes $12 million for the Capital Region's Watervliet Arsenal, Arsenal Support Program Initiative (ASPI). The bill will now proceed to the Senate floor for consideration. Following consideration and passage on the Senate floor, the bill will head into a Conference Committee where the House and Senate will reso… Continue Reading


09.18.07

Schumer, Clinton Urge VA To Implement Cutting-Edge Genetic Research Program At Ualbany - Program Would Make Capital Region A National Center In Biotech

In a letter to Department of Veterans' Affairs Secretary Nicholson, Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today called on the VA to act on a previously agreedupon genebank program at the University at Albany's Center for Functional Genomics. The program, originally delineated in a contract signed by University of Albany and the VA in December of 2003, would establish a biorepository of blood samples for genomic and proteomic analyses. Since the 2003 agreement, despite several re… Continue Reading


09.13.07

Schumer Announces Federal Funds Coming To Two Franklin County Fire Departments

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that over $180,000 in federal grants and loans has been awarded to two Franklin County fire departments by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Community Facility Grant.  Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department in Dickinson will receive a grant of $25,530 for the purchase of a new tanker truck. Hogansburg Akwasasne Volunteer Fire Department in Akwassasne will receive a federal grant of $7,680 a… Continue Reading


09.13.07

Schumer Announces Federal Funds Coming To Hartford Volunteer Fire Company

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that a $24,750 grant has been awarded to the Hartford Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Washington County by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Community Facility Grant.  The fire department will use these funds to purchase a new rescue vehicle.   "This is great news for Washington County," Schumer said. "We can never truly repay our first responder s for their heroi… Continue Reading


09.12.07

After Demanding That Hudson Valley Residents Be Included In Stewart Airport Planning, Schumer Today Announces Creation Of Stewart Airport Community Advisory Panel

With air service at Stewart International Airport rapidly increasing and its role in the Hudson Valley Region only expected to expand in the future, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the creation of the Stewart Airport Community Advisory Panel. As the Port Authority (PA) of New York and New Jersey launched an operational takeover of Stewart several months ago, Schumer wrote a letter to PA Executive Director Anthony Shorris, stating the importance of establishing a citizens' advisor… Continue Reading


09.12.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Senate Passage Of $1 Million For New Waterfront Development In Brewerton

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced the Senate passage of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (TTHUD) FY08 Appropriations Bill, which includes $1 million for the Hamlet of Brewerton's Revitalization and Redevelopment project.  The bill will now proceed to conference.   "This is great news for the Hamlet of Brewerton and all of Onondaga County, as well as an important hurdle to clear in the appropriations pr… Continue Reading


09.12.07

Schumer Announces Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company, Inc. In Rensselaer County Will Receive Over $80,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company, Inc. in the Town of Brainard in Rensselaer County will receive a federal grant of $82,759 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The grant will be used to improve operations and safety and is part of the eighth round of DHS FY07 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country. "… Continue Reading


09.12.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Senate Passage Of $2.5 Million For Niagara Falls International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the full Senate has passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (TTHUD) FY08 Appropriations Bill, which includes $2.5 million for Niagara Falls International Airport to construct a new terminal apron and to make road improvements.  The bill will now proceed to conference as the next step in the appropriations process.    "This is great news for Niagara-we've cleared a… Continue Reading


09.11.07

Schumer Announces Over $200,000 Coming To The Catholic Family Center In Rochester

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Catholic Family Center, of Catholic Charities of Rochester, has received $207,786 from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women from their Transitional Housing Grant Program. The funds will be used to support comprehensive, victimcentered transitional housing services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or sexual assault.   "We need to se… Continue Reading


09.10.07

Schumer To Introduce Legislation Today To Lift Portfolio Caps And Loan Limits For Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

Bucking the Bush administration's refusal to bring badly needed liquidity to the mortgage markets, Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) introduced legislation today that would significantly enhance the ability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to both provide capacity for lenders to refinance  borrowers trapped in subprime loans and bring relief to the increasingly troubled "jumbo" market sector.   The "Protecting Access to Safe Mortgages" Act would temporarily lift the lim… Continue Reading


09.07.07

Schumer Announces Over $350,000 Coming To The Research Foundation/SUNY-Buffalo

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $350,172 has been awarded to The Research Foundation/SUNYBuffalo by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) under the Impression Evidence Solicitation Program.  The federal funds will be used to develop new forensic computational models.   "This is great news for Buffalo," said Schumer.  "These funds will help develop cuttingedge forensic technology that will place our law en… Continue Reading


09.07.07

Schumer Announces More Federal Disaster Aid Now Available For Brooklyn Residents Affected by Last Month's Tornado

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that additional federal disaster assistance has been approved for individuals and households impacted during the freak storm and tornado which passed through the New York City area in midAugust. The new aid, in addition to the Small Business Administration loans approved last Wednesday, comes in the form of FEMA Individual Assistance grants for individuals and households that suffered damages in Brooklyn from the August storm and tornado. Immediat… Continue Reading


09.06.07

Senate Committee Passes Schumer Bill To Clamp Down On Voter Deception And Stiffen Penalties For Intimidation

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2007, landmark legislation he coauthored with Senator Barack Obama (DIL.)  The bill would criminalize efforts to deceive voters in an attempt to keep them away from the polls on Election Day, and will increase penalties for voter intimidation.  The bill will make it a crime to knowingly communicate, within sixty days of an… Continue Reading


09.06.07

Schumer: Our Troops Deserve Strategy Worthy Of Their Bravery, Professionalism And Sacrifice

WASHINGTON- Returning to the Senate floor for the third day in a row to discuss Iraq, Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) today hailed the performance of U.S. troops and said the Bush administration's surge strategy was not worthy of their sacrifice.   "Make no mistake about it-the troops are doing their job," Schumer said. "I am concerned, however that their mission is not worthy of their sacrifice, especially the President's surge."   Schumer sa… Continue Reading


09.06.07

Schumer Urges Planners Of Historic 2008 "Great Race Centennial Celebration" To Remain True To Original Course And Pass Through Buffalo

In anticipation of the 2008 centennial celebration of the New York City to Paris Automobile Race of 1908, the Greatest Auto Race, Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged race planners to maintain its original route and pass through the City of Buffalo. The current route for the 2008 race unfairly bypasses Buffalo, home to the 1908 winner George Schuster and his Buffalomade automobile, the Thomas Flyer. In a letter to Rally Partners, Inc. CEO Bill Ewing, Schumer stressed the importance of this his… Continue Reading


09.04.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Over $900,000 For Massena International Airport-Richards Field

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $901,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to the Massena International AirportRichards Field.   Federal funds will be used to remove obstructions.   "This is great news for St Lawrence County," said Schumer. "The Massena International AirportRichards Field is an important general aviation facility in this region.  … Continue Reading


09.04.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce $76,000 For Fulton County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $76,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to the Fulton County Airport in Johnstown, NY.   Federal funds will be used to construct an aircraft storage and maintenance hangar and install miscellaneous NAVAIDS.   "This is great news for Fulton County," said Schumer. "The Fulton County Airport is an important general a… Continue Reading

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