Press Releases

10.30.06

28 Senators: President Should Pressure Opec To Boost Oil Supply At Crucial Wed. Meeting

The letter was signed by Senators Olympia Snowe, Charles Schumer, Barbara Mikulski, Ted Kennedy, Joseph Lieberman, Carl Levin, Jon Corzine, Mark Pryor, Paul Sarbanes, Harry Reid, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christopher Dodd, Patrick Leahy, Barbara Boxer, Frank Lautenberg, Herb Kohl, Debbie Stabenow, Ron Wyden, Mark Dayton, Tim Johnson, Bill Nelson, Tom Harkin, Richard Durbin, Jack Reed, Russ Feingold, Ben Nelson, Byron Dorgan, and Maria Cantwell. On Wednesday, OPEC will meet in Vienna to decide wh… Continue Reading


10.30.06

Schumer: Gaping Hole In Nyc Security - 25,000 Unscreened Cruise Ship Passengers To Disembark Just Steps From G.O.P. Convention

Standing at the New York City Passenger Ship Terminal on the West Side of Manhattan, US Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed today that while Federal officials are pushing to close Madison Square Garden and the James A. Farley Post Office during the summer's Republican National Convention, they refuse to install their highlytouted new "fingerscanners" at Manhattan's Passenger Ship Terminal to check foreign visitors against terrorist watch lists, even though the Terminal is jut b… Continue Reading


10.30.06

With Tax Day Rapidly Approaching, Schumer Provides Tax Tips That Could Save New Yorkers Thousands

With the April 15 deadline to file federal income taxes fast approaching, US Senator Charles E. Schumer today released a report projecting that almost 3.4 million New York households still have not yet filed their federal income taxes. To make tax season easier for New Yorkers and to help them get their maximum tax benefit, Schumer issued a new series of helpful hints for New Yorkers now available on Schumer's website at www.schumer.senate.gov. "Mention the date April 15 and almost an… Continue Reading


10.30.06

Schumer: New Doj Grants Will Pay For Additional Officers In Local Schools

US Senator Charles Schumer, author of the 1994 Crime Bill, today announced that several New York school districts will receive federal grants under the bills Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. The money will be used to hire community police officers to be placed within the citys school system. Schumer said that grants worth $125,000 will go to Cortland, the Village of East Aurora and Ogdensburg to hire one officer each and $214,896 will go to Chenango County to hire two officer… Continue Reading


10.30.06

Schumer Tells Gsa To Keep All Former Dulski Building Workers In Buffalo's Downtown Core

US Senator Charles Schumer today pressed the General Services Administration (GSA) to keep its commitment and retain Buffalo's 1,200 federal employees in the city's downtown core. GSA recently announced that it would expand its search area for a new Buffalo location to outside of downtown for employees being relocated from the Dulski Federal Building. Schumer said that keeping the jobs in downtown is vital for building the area into a thriving economic center for growth. "Downtown… Continue Reading


10.27.06

Schumer Unveils New "Us Homeland Security Signal Corps" So New York Cops, Firefighters & Emts Can Communicate At Terror Sites

Standing on a Manhattan block where FDNY Ladder and Engine Companies share a common wall with an NYPD precinct, US Senator Charles E. Schumer today unveiled a new proposal to create a new US Homeland Security Signal Corps a model program funded with $50 million from the Federal government to create a specialized regiment of police, firefighters, EMTs, and other emergency personnel whose only job is to guarantee that first responders can communicate with one another, headquarters and the public a… Continue Reading


10.27.06

Schumer: More Than $1.3 Million Coming To Local Police Departments For New Bulletproof Vests

US Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that police departments across New York State have secured more than $1.3 million from the US Department of Justice's Bulletproof Vest Partnership, a program Schumer cosponsored that splits the cost of new body armor with localities. Over the last year, Schumer had repeatedly reached out to police departments statewide, urging them to apply for these funds and guiding them through application process. "This funding will ensure that the men… Continue Reading


10.27.06

Schumer: Save Program That Has Added Over 3,000 Cops To Upstate NY

The program that has added over 3,000 police officers to patrol Upstate New York since 1994 would be decimated if the Administration's current budget proposal is approved, US Senator Charles E. Schumer warned today. Schumer, one of the original authors of the 1994 legislation creating the COPS program, today urged Congress and the White House to save the program by restoring full funding for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Grant Program, which has sent upstate police departme… Continue Reading


10.27.06

Schumer: Second Corrections Official With Checkered Record Put In Power Position At Iraqi Prisons

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that a second prison official in Iraq has a troubling history of defending prisoner abuse and called on Attorney General John Ashcroft to immediately initiate an investigation of all crimes committed by civilian contractors in the Iraqi prison system. Schumer discovered that John Armstrong, was forced from his post as the head of Connecticuts corrections department for defending abuses of prisoners but now serves in a highranking management positi… Continue Reading


10.27.06

Us Senate Passes Schumer Sickle Cell Bill To Provide New Sickle Cell Research Center And 40 Local Clinics

US Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the US Senate last night passed his legislation to increase research and improve treatment of Sickle Cell Disease. The bill, which Schumer cosponsored with Senator Jim Talent (RMO), was included in the the JumpStart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Bill that passed by a 92 to 5 vote late last night. This bill will provide a major boost for the health care of thousands of people. Thats why it won such broad and bipartisan support in a Senate where, frankly… Continue Reading


10.27.06

Justice Dept Agrees To Schumer's Parmalat Probe; Will Gauge How Sale Of Company Could Impact New York's Dairy Farmers

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the US Department of Justice has agreed to a request he made six weeks ago and has already launched an antitrust investigation into the proposed sale of milk giant Parmalat. Schumer had asked the Justice Department in late March to closely monitor the potential impact on New York farm prices of a sale of Parmalat to one of the existing large New York milk suppliers before approving any deal. Schumer was concerned that if Parmalat were sold to on… Continue Reading


10.27.06

Schumer: Parmalat Decision To Not Sell U.S. Assets Both Preserves Competition For Farmers And Helps Prevent Milk Price Hikes

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the danger of a single company controlling as much as 80 or 90 percent of the New York milk market now appears to be averted because Farmland Dairies and Parmalat USA announced that they would restructure their bankrupt American operations rather than sell the company to a competitor. Last week, the US Department of Justice revealed it had already launched an antitrust investigation Schumer had requested that was assessing the potential impact… Continue Reading


10.27.06

Schumer Gets "Green Bonds" For Destiny Mega-Mall Project In Syracuse Added To Senate Tax Bill

US Senator Charles Schumer today announced that he brokered a bipartisan arrangement that moves the DestinyNY megamall in Syracuse deal closer to completion. A measure that Schumer requested to place taxexempt "green bonds" that would help finance the project took a major step forward Wednesday night, as the Senate passed an amendment adding them to a pending international tax bill. "This is very good news for Destiny," Schumer said. "It bodes very well for green bonds… Continue Reading


10.27.06

Senators To HHS Secretary Thompson: Government Drug Price Negotiation Should Be Used More Broadly

Washington, DCU.S. Senators Tim Johnson (DSD) and Charles Schumer (DNY) today requested that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) work with Congress to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs in the Medicare program. The Senators urged Secretary Tommy G. Thompsons assistance in repealing language in the Medicare prescription drug benefit law that expressly prohibits the Secretary from negotiating lower drug prices. Secretary Thompson recently approved a plan that will allow … Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer: Proposed Cuts Could Cost Thousands Of New York Families Their Homes

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today warned that 6,400 upstate families spanning nearly every county could lose their housing under the Administrations proposal to cut funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Developments (HUD) Section 8 housing voucher program by $1.6 billion in FY05. To avert this from happening, Schumer said the program, which provides 53,000 families in upstate New York with vouchers to cover the cost of private rental housing, must be fully funded. "This unprec… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer Presents Jefferson Public Service Award To Wtvh's Nominee Jan Maloff

US Senator Charles E. Schumer presented Jan Maloff a WTVH nominee from Syracuse, with a prestigious Jefferson Award for community and public service late Tuesday afternoon. Maloff has for the past 8 years, taken used, donated and abandoned bikes and reconditioned them to give away at his annual Christmas Bike Giveaway. Over one thousand families participated in last years giveaway and nearly 7000 children have received free bicycles since Jan started his initiative. Jan also makes available low … Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer Demonstrates New Online Technology Community That Will Help Recruit New Companies To Cap Region

Joined by representatives of the Center for Economic Growth, US Senator Charles E. Schumer today hosted a demonstration of the Technology Roadmap online community. Schumer helped secured $315,000 in the Fiscal Year 2003 budget for the hightech centralized data source for businesses and communities that provides a detailed view of the Region's tech companies and assets. "When Kelly Lovell presented the idea of the Technology Roadmap to me three years ago, I thought it was a great conce… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer, Clinton: Key Senate Panel Backs $24 Million For Schweizer Aircraft For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

US Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that a key Senate panel has approved $24 million for Schweizer Aircraft to help support the development of the Fire Scout RQ8 Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) to be used by the US Navy and Marine Corps. The bill must now be approved by the full Senate before being sent to a House and Senate Conference Committee and eventually being signed into law. Specifically, today's funding will … Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer Unveils Design Of New Canadian Gateway Plaza At The Peace Bridge First Step To Moving US Toll Facilities To Canada

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today joined US and Canadian officials in Fort Erie, Ontario to unveil the design of the Buffalo & Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority's (PBA's) new Canadian Gateway. The announcement is the first step in a plan to move toll operations from the US to the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge. Schumer said that the move, which should begin as early as May 2004, would allow for more Customs inspection booths on the US side to ease traffic while reducing the amou… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer Urges New Drug Shopper Website That Could Save Nyers Millions By Revealing Wide Disparities Between Drug Stores' Prices

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that New Yorkers could quickly and easily comparisonshop for the best prices for prescription drugs at various neighborhood pharmacies on a website without leaving their homes, if only government Medicaid data already being collected were compiled and put online. The State of Maryland already has a website like this up and running, and a new Schumer analysis finds a similar program could save New Yorkers millions, with individuals and families saving … Continue Reading

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