Press Releases

10.29.07

Schumer Announces Feds Grant Federal Trade Adjustment Assistance To Workers At Hydro Aluminum North America

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has approved much needed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) benefits for laid off workers at the recentlyclosed Hydro Aluminum North America, Extrusion and Casting Divisions, located in Ellenville. The division produced extruded aluminum products used as components in home medical equipment but an increase in foreign imports of the finished products devastated the p… Continue Reading


10.26.07

Schumer Announces Nearly $10 Million In Federal Funds Coming To People Inc. In Erie County

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that People Inc. in Erie County will receive two grants totaling $9,775,900.00 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 202 program. These federal funds will be used to provide lowincome housing for seniors in the municipalities of Angola and Orchard Park "This is terrific news for senior citizens and their families in Erie County," Schumer said. "With so many seniors living in substandard housing, it is cr… Continue Reading


10.24.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Full Senate Approval Of $1.5 Million For The CVPH Medical Center

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced full Senate approval of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education FY08 Appropriations Bill which includes $1,500,000 for the CVPH Medical Center in Clinton County. The bill will now proceed to conference with the House as the next step in the appropriations process. Schumer and Clinton urged the Senate to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "This is great news for Plattsburgh and a … Continue Reading


10.24.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Full Senate Approval Of $500,000 For Hunter's Hope Foundation

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced full Senate approval of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education FY08 Appropriations Bill which includes $500,000 for the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute's Kelly Center for research on genetic disorders. The bill will now proceed to conference with the House as the next step in the appropriations process. Schumer and Clinton urged the Senate to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill.… Continue Reading


10.23.07

Schumer Personally Calls Health Now New York To Broker Deal Between Insurance Company And Hudson Headwaters Health Network - Presses CEO To Protect Coverage For Up To 5,000 North Country Residents

Four days after visiting the Indian Lake Health Center to see firsthand the current health care crunch that is affecting residents across the North Country, today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he personally called the CEO of HealthNow New York to press the health care insurance company to continue negotiations that will protect the health coverage of 5,000 individuals across the region. Hudson Headwaters has expressed concerns that a lack of relief might force it to close its do… Continue Reading


10.23.07

Schumer Announces The Dam Rehabilitation And Repair Act Of 2007 To Aid Ailing And Debilitated Dams In The Hudson Valley

With dams across the Hudson Valley in a dangerous state of disrepair, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the Dam Rehabilitation and Repair Act of 2007. Schumer, an original cosponsor of the bill authored by Senators Akaka (DHI) and Voinovich (ROH), said that many dams are more than 100 years old and some have been without attentive ownership and upkeep for decades. After periods of heavy rain, these dilapidated dams could breach, leading to flooding in major residential communities.… Continue Reading


10.22.07

Schumer Reveals: As Insurance Companies Flee Long Island, Thousands Of Homeowners Forced to Take Out Expensive "Extreme" Coverage Meant For High-Hazard Businesses

Standing with Denise Materazzo, a Huntington homeowner who is one of thousands of Long Islanders recently left in the lurch by their longtime home insurers, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today blasted major insurance companies for dropping Long Island customers citing bogus hurricane and flood concerns and backed new legislation designed to prevent premiums from skyrocketing. Schumer also released a new report showing that the number of New Yorkers forced to take out "extreme" insurance after bei… Continue Reading


10.18.07

As Acid Rain Continues To Threaten The Adirondacks - Destroying Forests And Lakes - Schumer Fights To Restore Slashed Funding For Vital Acid-Rain Monitoring Program

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on a Senate Committee to restore full funding for a key antiacid rain monitoring program that the Bush Administration seeks to cut. The program, the Clean Air Status and Trends Network (CASTNET), is a critical federal program that works to combat acid rain across New York State and the country by establishing monitoring stations that provide scientists and legislators with detailed information regarding acid rain deposition. While the program has been… Continue Reading


10.16.07

Schumer: With Chief Falkouski's Widow Testifying Before Senate Judiciary Committee, Doj Announces New Protocol And A Review Of All Outstanding Cases

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that during a Senate Judiciary Hearing which featured testimony given by Susan Falkouski, the widow of the fallen Rensselaer City Assistant Fire Chief Mike Falkouski, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had issued a new directive defining what is considered a nonroutine activity.  Included in this new directive is the statement that "all responses to emergency call will be considered presumptively nonroutine." Falkouski's family to d… Continue Reading


10.03.07

Schumer Announces Delhi Fire Department In Delaware County Will Receive Over $145,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Delhi Fire Department in Delaware County has received a federal grant totaling $145,635 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 eleventh round of DHS FY07 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country.   "This funding will go a long way in … Continue Reading


10.02.07

Schumer Seeks Assurances From Google On Privacy Concerns And New York Jobs

WASHINGTON , DC -Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced he was in the process of seeking assurances from Google, Inc., on privacy concerns related to the internet pioneer's proposed merger with the online advertising firm, DoubleClick. Appearing at a hearing of a Senate Judiciary panel on antitrust matters, Schumer revealed that he had met with Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently to raise issues related to user privacy and that Schmidt had responded, in writing, by describing me… Continue Reading


10.01.07

Schumer Reveals: 'Do Not Call Registry' Set To Expire Without Warning, Leaving Thousands Of Upstate New Yorkers Vulnerable To Telemarketers

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed that thousands of Upstate New Yorkers are at risk of receiving annoying and burdensome telemarketing phone calls, despite having added their phone numbers to the National Do Not Call Registry.  The Do Not Call Registry, created in 2003, is a database of phone numbers managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  When a person adds his or her phone number to the list via the tollfree hotline or FTC website, telemarketers are prohibited from callin… Continue Reading


09.29.07

Schumer Announces He Will Hold First Ever Meeting Aimed at Reducing Helicopter Noise Plaguing Long Island Communities on Monday in His Office

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced he will convene the first ever meeting with officials from the Federal Aviation Administration, major Long Island and New York City helicopter operators, and airport managers from Nassau and Suffolk in order to craft solutions designed to reduce helicopter noise plaguing countless communities across Nassau and Suffolk counties. This summer was one of the worst summers ever with thousands of private helicopters buzzing over neighborhoods and school… Continue Reading


09.28.07

Schumer Grills DOT Over Airspace Redesign Plan - Demands Sufficient Answers To Westchester And Rockland Concerns

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer demanded that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) adequately address concerns raised by Rockland and Westchester county residents on how the new Airspace Redesign Plan will affect the region's quality of life. While the plan is designed to reduce plane congestion in the Tristate area, it creates new flight paths for aircrafts over Rockland and Westchester counties which are expected to usher in a spike in noise and pollution over residential neighbo… Continue Reading


09.28.07

New Schumer Study Reveals: Despite 99% Surge in Staten Island Foreclosures in Past Year, Big Lending Companies Still Pushing Deceptive Mortgages to New York Consumers

With new numbers released today showing that Staten Island foreclosures have surged over the past year, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that major mortgage lenders, some of whom are in bankruptcy themselves, are still constantly advertising and pushing on consumers the very same loans that have brought on the current crisis . Schumer said that banks should not be offering these loans and sucking more Staten Island homebuyers and homeowners in to taking on more d… Continue Reading


09.27.07

Schumer, Gillibrand Call On President Bush To Declare Suzanne Lyall's Birthday 'National Missing Persons Day'

With thousands of Americans going missing every year, today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Congresswoman Kristin Gillibrand called on President Bush to immediately declare April 6th "National Missing Persons Day." This ratchetsup their efforts to shine light on this tragic problem, and comes after both representatives successfully spearheaded resolutions in the Senate and House of Representatives to bring greater awareness to the issue of missing persons. The Capital Region experience… Continue Reading


09.26.07

Schumer Announces Lyons Fire Department In Wayne County Will Receive Almost $15,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Lyons Fire Department, in Wayne County will receive a federal grant of $14,860 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 supportin… Continue Reading


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

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