Press Releases

12.06.06

Schumer, Clinton, McNulty: Bechtel Puts 60-Day Hold on Further Action

(Washington, DC): Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Congressman Michael R. McNulty (DGreen Island) have been told that Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) will wait 60 days to make any further decisions related to its plan to effectively close its facility in Schenectady and relocate 260 whitecollar jobs to the Pittsburgh area. Senators Schumer and Clinton and Congressman McNulty released the following statement in response: "We are encouraged to learn that … Continue Reading


12.06.06

Schumer Announces Springwater Fire Department Inc. Will Receive Over $95,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Springwater Fire Department Inc. in Livingston County has received a federal grant totaling $95,019 from the FY06 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 seventh round of DHS FY06 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country. "This funding will go a long … Continue Reading


12.06.06

Schumer Announces Brocton Fire Company, Inc. Will Receive $38,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Brocton Fire Company, Inc. in Chautauqua County has received a federal grant totaling $38,000 from the FY06 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 seventh round of DHS FY06 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country. "This funding will go a long way in… Continue Reading


11.29.06

Schumer Selects Staten Island Student For Once-In-A-Life-Time Expedition To Antarctica

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced the selection of Timmy Koeth of Staten Island Technical High School to attend the Students on Ice Antarctica Expedition 2006. The program, which sends high school students, teachers and scientists from around the world to study for two weeks in Antarctica, requested that Senator Schumer assist in choosing a stellar student from Staten Island to attend the program. Passionate in studying math and physics and the Captain of his varsity swimming team… Continue Reading


11.29.06

Schumer, Clinton, McNulty Bechtel Update

"When we met with representatives from Bechtel, we requested that they provide the hard data that lead to their decision to relocate 260 jobs to Pennsylvania from Schenectady. We continue to press for this information and will hold Bechtels feet to the fire to ensure Schenectady is given a fair opportunity to compete for these jobs. U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Congressman Michael McNulty… Continue Reading


11.28.06

Schumer Announces Two North Country Fire Departments Will Receive Over $231,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the North Country has received two federal grants totaling $231,701 from the FY06 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Ellenburg Depot Fire Department in Clinton County will receive a $186,918 grant for a vehicle acquisition and Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department in Franklin County will receive a $44,783 grant to improve operations and safety. The grants are part… Continue Reading


11.28.06

Schumer Demands DHS Keep Buffalo-Niagara As High Risk Area Eligible For Federal High Threat Funding

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) keep the Greater BuffaloNiagara region as a high risk area and therefore eligible for federal high threat funding under the FY 2007 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). DHS is set to announce eligibility and guidance for applications as early as next week. Schumer said that it is imperative that the BuffaloNiagara area be deemed eligible in recognition of the threats that face this border area, i… Continue Reading


11.28.06

Schumer Announces Five Southern Tier Fire Departments Will Receive Over $592,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Southern Tier has received five federal grants totaling $592,740 from the FY06 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Trout Creek Fire Company, Inc. in Delaware County will receive a $100,262 grant; Binghamton Fire Department in Broome County will receive a $160,074 grant; Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department in Chemung County will receive a $35,264 grant; and U… Continue Reading


11.21.06

Schumer Calls On IRS To Refund Over $500,000 To Nassau County And Its Employees

Today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the Internal Revenue Service to release approximately $520,000 in FICA reimbursements owed to Nassau County and some of its employees for the years 19961999. The IRS has failed to release the money for a decade due to a dispute over a small portion of the refund and Schumer said today that its well past time to make the payment. The IRS must speed up the longdelayed refunds of more than half a million dollars to Nassau County and some of its empl… Continue Reading


11.03.06

Schumer Calls On FEMA To Fully Fund Crisis Counseling Services In Southern Tier Mohawk Valley In Wake Of Summer Floods

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fully fund the New York State Office of Mental Healths (NYSOMH) application for Crisis Counseling Services, Regular Services Program. Project Recovery is a state coordinated program offering mental health and crisis counseling to victims of this past summers disastrous flooding from Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Montgomery, Otsego and Tioga Counties. The State will submit an appeal to FEMA for increas… Continue Reading


11.02.06

Schumer Announces Two Hudson Valley Fire Departments Will Receive Over $147,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Hudson Valley has received two federal grants totaling $147,565 from the FY06 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Good Will Fire District in Orange County will receive $82,585 grant and the Youngsville Fire District in Sullivan County will receive a $64,980 grant. Both fire departments will use these funds to improve operations and safety. The grants are par… Continue Reading


11.02.06

Schumer Announces Over $2.5 Million In Federal Dollars For Senior Housing Project In Amsterdam

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $2,555,100 has been awarded to Maranatha Human Services of Poughkeepsie by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Grant program. The funds will be used to build new senior housing units in Amsterdam "This is great news for Amsterdam, said Schumer. For far too many seniors, the cost of living is so high that it forces them to move elsewhere, or move into substandard ho… Continue Reading


11.02.06

Schumer Announces Three North Country Fire Departments Will Receive Over $123,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the North Country has received three federal grants totaling $123,728 from the FY06 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Saranac Volunteer Fire Department in Clinton County will receive a $54,055 grant, Wilmington Fire District #1 in Essex County will receive a $12,920 grant and Rutland Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Jefferson County will receive a $56,753 grant. … Continue Reading


10.31.06

Schumer Lobbies Colin Powell To Support Lockheed Martin's Bid For Major Job-Creating Copter Contract

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged Secretary of State Colin Powell to use his influence to help award Lockheed Martin's Owego plant with a massive multimillion dollar presidential helicopter contract. Schumer urged Powell to help deliver the contract to Lockheed by emphasizing the superiority of Lockheed's US 101, a helicopter that has seen service in Bosnia and Operation Iraqi Freedom. If Lockheed Martin were to get the contract to build helicopters that transport the president, … Continue Reading


10.31.06

Schumer And Whistle Blowers Reveal: New TSA Budget Leaves Key Aspects Of NY Airport Security At Pre-9/11 Levels

Joined by whistle blowers who work as passenger and baggage screeners for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports, US Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that guards without government background checks are guarding airport terminals at night, checking passengers IDs and boarding passes, and handling luggage after it has been screened all because federal budget cutbacks mean there aren't enough TSA screeners with full bac… Continue Reading


10.31.06

Chuck Backs Chuck: Schumer Shows Si Zoo's Groundhog Beats "World Famous" Punxsutawney Phil 6 Out Of Every 10 Years

After a week of warm weather and spring showers throughout the Northeast, US Senator Chuck Schumer today declared that the war of the competing Groundhog Day groundhogs is over, because the Staten Island groundhog has beaten his betterknown Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania cousin in a landslide. Armed with data showing Staten Island Chuck's vastly superior record predicting the end of winter, Schumer today wrote to the Mayor of Punxsutawney Pennsylvania, asking him to relinquish his town's gro… Continue Reading


10.31.06

Schumer Visits Columbia County Seniors To Launch Grassroots Effort To Protect Social Security

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged Columbia County residents at the Providence Hall Senior Housing center in Hudson to join him in putting grassroots pressure on the President to protect full Social Security benefits for current and future retirees. Schumer's effort comes on the heels of Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan's suggestion last week that the benefits be significantly scaled down. "When it comes to cutting Social Security, my answer is no way, no time, no how,&qu… Continue Reading


10.31.06

Schumer: Over $64,000 Coming To Barnard Fire Department

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced over $64,000 in federal funds for the Barnard fire department to pay for fire operations and fire prevention. The funds are being awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This is a great day for the Barnard fire department, said Schumer. In the brave new post9/11 world, our first responders must be well trained and well equipped to deal with any problem that comes their w… Continue Reading


10.31.06

Schumer: Opec May Be Wavering On Oil Supply Cuts President Should Weigh In And Push To Keep Production Up

With published reports today indicating that Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) leaders may be secondguessing their plans to cut oil production by up to 2.5 million barrels a day, US Senator Charles E. Schumer today asked President Bush to weigh in and urge the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other OPEC leaders not to make the cuts, which were specifically designed to drive up the costs of gasoline and home heating oil prices. "It's too soon to say, but there may be a qu… Continue Reading


10.31.06

NAACP Endorses Schumer's Sickle Cell Disease Legislation

A broad coalition of groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the American Medical Association (AMA), the National Medical Association (NMA) and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) today endorsed US Senator Charles E. Schumer's Sickle Cell Treatment Act, which would help treat and expand services for Americans with Sickle Cell Disease. At a press conference in lementary school children presented artwork to Senator Schumer a… Continue Reading

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