Press Releases

10.26.06

Schumer To President: Don't Shortchange LI Army Corps Of Engineers Projects

US Senator Chuck Schumer today asked President George W. Bush to fully fund Army Corps of Engineers projects on Long Island in the 2005 Federal Budget that he is scheduled to send to Congress next week. Schumer has heard from local officials on Long Island and across New York State that Army Corps in the state may face draconian budget cuts in the forthcoming budget proposal. These cuts could delay or terminate plans to fight beach erosion along Long Island's South Shore and help commercial … Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer, Clinton: Key Senate Panel Backs $5 Million For National Center For Excellence In Infotonics

US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $5 million under the 2005 Defense Department spending bill for to support the work of Rochesters National Center for Excellence in Infotonics. 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. The federal funding would go toward supporting the work at the stateoftheart re… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer: Over $130,000 Coming To Swormville Fire Company

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced over $130,000 in federal funds for the Swormville Fire Company to pay for fire operations and fire safety. 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 Swormville Fire Company, 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 way.… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer Introduces New Low Cost Air Service To Albany Area Unveils New Independence Air Jet And Brings Ceo To Meet With Local Leaders

US Senator Charles E. Schumer introduced Independence Air CEO Kerry Skeen to the Capital Region by bringing him to Albany to unveil his new jet and meeting with local business leaders. Schumer said it was important to introduce Skeen to the Albany community and to encourage close relationships between the airline and local business leaders to maximize the benefit of the new affordable air service to the area economy. "Companies often look at the number of flights before bringing business … Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer: Effort To Re-Name Post Office In Barber Conable's Honor Passes Senate Unanimously

US Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that his effort with Rep. Tom Reynolds to rename the US Post Office in Batavia after late Congressman Barber Conable passed the Senate unanimously late last night. Reynolds's bill to rename the post office previously passed the House in February, paving the way for the President to sign the bill into law. "Barber Conable had a legendary career in Congress," Schumer said. "It's only fitting that there be a building on West Mai… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer Asks President To Award Congressional Medal Of Honor To Hero Ny Marine Who Died After Saving Others In Iraq

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged President Bush to award the Nation's highest military honor the Congressional Medal of Honor to Marine Corporal Jason Dunham of Scio New York. Corporal Dunham died after giving up his helmet to protect other Marines from an attacker's grenade on April 14. "Corporal Dunham laid down his life by shielding members of his unit from danger by throwing himself on a live grenade, an act of unbelievable bravery and selflessness that saved the live… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer Steps Up Lobbying Effort To Deliver Federal Copter Contracts To Owego's Lockheed Martin Plant

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today met with workers and executives at Lockheed Martin's Owego plant, toured the site, and detailed his support of the plant's bids for two massive multimillion dollar federal contracts. Schumer said that were the plant to get the contract to build helicopters that transport the president and a separate one to perform military search and rescue operations, the influx of jobs and prestige could be the shot in the arm the local economy sorely needs. "… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer Details New Model For Buffalo's Outer Harbor Revival

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today unveiled the details of his plan for a new vision for developing Buffalo's Outer Harbor into a commercial, residential and recreational hub for people and businesses. Schumer, who helped get $5 million for the Outer Harbor in the federal Transportation Appropriations bill that could get final approval by the end of the month, laid out a model inspired by Manhattan's Battery Park City that takes advantage of the Buffalo waterfront's natural resource… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer Details New Plan To Get Tough On China To Help Struggling Businesses In The Southern Tier

Standing with workers at the troubled MT Picture Display factory in Horseheads, US Senator Charles E. Schumer today said that the U.S. must hold onto manufacturing profits and jobs by imposing an acrosstheboard tariff on Chinese imports. Schumer detailed his new bipartisan effort to get the Chinese government to stop manipulating the value of its currency, a practice that gives the Chinese an unfair edge in making and exporting products. "It's time to put some muscle into our trade re… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer Reveals Fourth Corrections Official With Checkered Record In Power Position At Iraqi Prisons

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed evidence that a fourth civilian who served in a position of power in the Iraqi prison system had a troubling history of tolerating and defending prisoner abuse while serving as a corrections administrator in the United States. Senator Schumer also called upon the Department of Justice's Inspector General to investigate how so many US prison officials with checkered records were selected by the DOJ to oversee the sensitive and important project o… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer: Over $990,000 Coming To New York Fire Departments And Organizations

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced over $990,000 in federal funds awarded to local fire departments and organizations across New York State to help the department reduce the effects of fire and fire related incidents. 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 local fire departments and organizations across New York, said Schumer. In the brave new post9/11 world, o… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer: Major Proposal Unveiled Today Could Bring Ny Dairy Farmers $93 Million

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today unveiled a new proposal with a bipartisan coalition in Congress including Reps. Tom Reynolds and John McHugh that would send New York dairy farmers $53 million more a year than the current MILC program. Schumer said today that the new proposal would act like a regional dairy pact when milk prices fall and would serve as an alternative to the current MILC program that could boost the income of New Yorks dairy farmers by $93 million annually and save the federal… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer, Clinton: Key Senate Panel Backs $2.4 Million In Defense Funds For Bioinformatics Center

US Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $2.4 million under the FY05 National Defense Appropriations Act for the State University of Buffalos Center for Bioinformatics. 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. "This money will do great things for Buffalos economy while supporting major advances that will … Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer: New FBI Warning About Truck Bombs At High-Profile Nyc Sites Shows Need For Comprehensive Anti-Terror Truck-Bomb Plan

Armed with FBI information released over the last two weeks indicating terrorists may use truck bombs to attack highprofile targets like the Empire State Building and on the heels of this week's announcement of credible intelligence information pointing to terrorist attacks in the USA this summer US Senator Charles E. Schumer today renewed his push for a comprehensive antiterrorist truckbomb plan. After 14 months of Schumer's urging, the US Transportation Security Administration finall… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer Secures $500,000 For Community Action Organization Of Erie County

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that he has secured $500,000 for the Community Action Organization (CAO) of Erie County, as part of the CommerceJusticeState Appropriations component of the omnibus bill passed today by the Senate. The funds will be used to create programs aimed at fighting crime in Buffalo's East Side. "Make no mistake about it. Innovation and hard work are important, but to really get crime down you need to provide a community with the resources it needs… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer Measure To Penalize USDA For Mismanagement Of Price Support Payments Passes Congress

Because of USDA mismanagement, dairy farmers in Capital Region lost $2.7 million since 2001; Central NY $3.5m; Hudson Valley $1m; North Country $6.4m; Rochester/Finger Lakes $2.9m; Southern Tier $4.5m; Western NY $4.1m US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that his effort to penalize the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) whenever it mismanages a price support program for New York's dairy farmers passed the Senate today. Last month, Schumer revealed that the USDA has shortchange… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer: Ulster County Middle Income Housing Shortages Reaching Crisis Levels - Unveils Major Plan To Make Housing Affordable

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced a major new housing plan to vastly expand access to middle income housing in Ulster County where the median price of buying a new house has skyrocketed by 39 percent over the last two years. Schumer detailed a $300 million expansion of an alreadyoversubscribed Fannie Mae initiative that lets middle income families in the New York metropolitan area purchase homes with down payments as low as $500. "We all know that middle income housing has bee… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer, Clinton Secure $250,000 For Oswegos East Side System

US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that they have secured $250,000 towards the implementation of the Citys East Side combined sewer overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Program. The funding was included in the Fiscal Year 2004 Omnibus Appropriations Bill conference report passed today by the Senate. "Oswego is a beautiful city dependent on its waterfront for its economic and cultural life," Schumer said. "We need to do everything we can to reha… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer: Jamestown Airport To Receive $2 Million

Safe and dependable air service is a critical engine of Western New York's continued economic growth, said Schumer. This funding will allow Chautauqua County Jamestown Airport to acquire new technology needed to make the necessary improvements to meet today's modern aviation demands. Chautauqua County Jamestown Airport will use the grant to improve the runway safety areas that do not comply with current FAA requirements and bring them in compliance with current standards. In June of l… Continue Reading


10.26.06

Schumer: New MyDoom Virus Reveals Feds' Inability To Contain Cyber Attacks

US Senator Charles Schumer said a new plan announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today in response to the MyDoom virus falls short and outlined a series of measures to improve federal efforts to combat viruses and cyberattacks. Schumer said DHS' emailbased warning system would likely lead to more viruses and lacks mandatory reporting requirements. "What DHS did today was essentially challenge computer hackers all over the world to put a virus into an email that mimics… Continue Reading

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