Press Releases

03.28.19

AS PENTAGON SEEKS TO REDIRECT FUNDING FOR TRUMP BORDER WALL, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON DOD TO PROTECT CRITICAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

On Monday Night, Acting Secretary of Defense Announced DOD Will Spend Up to $1 Billion to Start Construction of 57 Miles of Trump Border Wall Department of Defense Planning to Also Redirect Additional $3.6 Billion in Military Construction Funds for Trump Border Wall More than $300 Million in Federal Funding Designated for New York Military Projects - at the Air Force Research Lab Rome, the United States Military Academy at West Point, Gabreski Air National Guard Base, and NFARS - at Risk of Be… Continue Reading


03.27.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY, VELÁZQUEZ, NADLER, ESPAILLAT INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO RENAME MANHATTAN VA MEDICAL CENTER AFTER REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO MARGARET CORBIN

Margaret Corbin Fought Alongside the Revolutionary Army, Was Injured in Battle, and Became the First Woman to Receive Official Recognition from the United States for Military Service U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY-07), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) today … Continue Reading


03.25.19

SCHUMER: AS THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC CONTINUES TO PLAGUE THE ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION, FUNDING FOR LIFE-CHANGING OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER IS SET TO EXPIRE IN JUNE, THREATENING SERVICES FOR THOUSANDS IN REGION; SCHUMER URGES CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS LEGISLATION FUNDING CENTERS AND AVERT CRISIS

In 2014 Feds Created Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), And In 2016 Announced A 2-Year Pilot Program At Key Sites Like University Of Rochester Medical Center (UCMC) To Boost Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Services; More Than 6,200 Rochester Residents Have Been Treated So Far With Comprehensive Opioid Recovery And Mental Health Services With URMC's CCBHC Funding Set To Expire This June, Schumer Launches Major Push To Pass The Recently-Introduced Excellence In Menta… Continue Reading


03.25.19

IN HONOR OF REP. LOUISE SLAUGHTER, SENATOR SCHUMER, LT. GOVERNOR HOCHUL, MAYOR WARREN, NYSDOT & AMTRAK TODAY DEDICATE AND RENAME ROCHESTER TRAIN STATION AS THE “LOUISE M. SLAUGHTER ROCHESTER STATION”

Senators Schumer And Gillibrand Launched Push Last Year, Supported By Governor Cuomo, To Rename Station For Friend & Colleague To Honor Her Legacy As A Trailblazing Lawmaker & Champion For Rochester Who Made The Station A Reality Fitting Recognition Will Be A Testament To Congresswoman Slaughter's Enduring Spirit, Tenacity And Ability To Move Rochester Forward Congresswoman Slaughter Was The Driver To Build The New Modern Station And Secured $18.5 Million In Federal Funding For The Pr… Continue Reading


03.25.19

SCHUMER: AS THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC CONTINUES TO PLAGUE CNY & DESPERATE SHORTAGE IN TREATMENT & CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES CONTINUE, FUNDING FOR LIFE-CHANGING & LIFE-SAVING SERVICES, LIKE CNY’S HELIO HEALTH, IS SET TO EXPIRE IN JUNE, THREATENING SERVICES FOR THOUSANDS ACROSS CNY; SCHUMER WILL URGE CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS LEGISLATION FUNDING HELIO’S CLINIC FOR THE LONG-TERM

In 2014 Feds Created Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), And In 2016 Announced A 2-Year Pilot Program At Key Sites Like Syracuse's Helio Health To Boost Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Services; More Than 6,500 CNY Residents Have Been Treated So Far With Comprehensive Opioid Recovery And Mental Health Services With Helio's CCBHC Funding Set To Expire This June, Schumer Launches Major Push To Pass The Recently-Introduced Excellence In Mental Health And Addiction Trea… Continue Reading


03.22.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3.2 MILLION IN NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA GRANTS FOR 12 UPSTATE NEW YORK ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

NeighborWorks America Grants Will Support Efforts To Expand Affordable Housing Opportunities and Build Strong Neighborhoods Funding Will Leverage Private Investment In Communities Across Upstate New York U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,203,500 in federal funding for Upstate New York community development organizations in the national NeighborWorks America network. NeighborWorks America is a public nonprofit organization that that provides grants and t… Continue Reading


03.22.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.5 MILLION IN NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA GRANTS FOR NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

NeighborWorks America Grants Will Support Efforts To Expand Affordable Housing Opportunities and Build Strong Neighborhoods Funding Will Leverage Private Investment In Communities Across NYC and LI U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,593,500 in federal funding for New York City and Long Island community development organizations in the national NeighborWorks America network. NeighborWorks America is a public nonprofit organization that provides grants and… Continue Reading


03.21.19

SCHUMER: NORTH COUNTRY WINERIES ARE MISSING OUT ON BARRELS OF BUSINESS FROM CANADIAN CUSTOMERS DUE TO RESTRICTIVE CANADIAN IMPORT POLICIES RESULTING IN MASSIVE TAXES & FEES ON NY WINES; SCHUMER CALLS ON U.S. TRADE REP TO ELIMINATE UNFAIR BARRIERS IN TRADE TALKS, LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR NORTH COUNTRY WINERIES

While Americans Are Only Charged Marginal Taxes When Importing Wine Into The US For Personal Use, Canadians Are Forced To Pay Between 60% - 130% Of Wine's Retail Value When Bringing It Back Into Ontario, Canada, Blocking North Country Producers From A Valuable Revenue Stream & Hindering Industry Growth With NAFTA Soon To Be Reviewed By Congress, Schumer Calls On United States Trade Rep To Seek Commitments To Eliminate Ontario Trade Barriers On New York Wine, Boost North Country Producers &… Continue Reading


03.21.19

SCHUMER CALLS ON DOD TO MAKE WNY & CUBRC THE NATIONAL EPICENTER OF HYPERSONIC SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT – A NEW FRONTIER IN MILITARY EXCELLENCE & SUPERIORITY THAT COULD BOOST HUNDREDS OF JOBS & THE REGIONAL ECONOMY IN WNY; SENATOR BRINGS KEY DOD RESEARCH & ENGINEERING BOSS TO CUBRC – THE ONLY FACILITY OF ITS KIND IN THE US – TO PUSH FOR INCREASED INVESTMENT IN DEVELOPMENT OF CRITICAL HYPERSONIC TECHNOLOGY IN BUFFALO

CUBRC, A Buffalo-Based, Independent Not-For-Profit Research Entity, Is Home To Groundbreaking Scientists And Facilities Focused On US Defense Needs In 21st Century And Beyond Continued Development Of Large Energy National Shock Tunnel Complex Is Critical To National Security & Keeping The US Ahead In The Hypersonic Race Schumer Has Previously Secured $32M To Fund Programs At CUBRC; Today, Senator Doubles Down, Launches Push For Additional Investment Schumer: World-Class CUBRC Facility Kee… Continue Reading


03.20.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DEMAND ANSWERS ON ACTING SECRETARY OF INTERIOR’S PLAN FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING

Schumer and Gillibrand's Push for Answers Comes Before Senate Considers Nomination of Acting Secretary David Bernhardt to Lead the Department of Interior As Department of Interior Prepares Its National Five-Year Plan for Oil and Gas Leasing, Senators Urge Bernhardt to Listen to Local Leaders' Concerns on Potential Harm of Drilling for Coastal Economies and Ecosystems Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Publi… Continue Reading


03.20.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE VILLAGE OF SALTAIRE IN SUFFOLK COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Repair the Damaged Lighthouse Promenade Walkway U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,504,629.58 in federal funding for the Village of Saltaire in Suffolk County. These federal funds are administered through U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to repair Lighthouse Promenade Walkway from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Lighthouse Promenade … Continue Reading


03.19.19

SCHUMER DEMANDS FAA PUT LONG ISLAND’S AIR TRAFFIC TRACON FACILITY FIRST IN LINE FOR BILLIONS IN NEW FAA FUNDS JUST-PROPOSED IN TRUMP BUDGET; SENATOR SAYS SPECIFIC DOLLARS SHOULD GO TO LI FIRST & CEMENT LOCAL TRACON HUB FOR YEARS TO COME

Schumer Fought Hard To Keep NY TRACON And Its Hundreds Of Jobs On Long Island; Facility Oversees Nation's Busiest Skies & Supports More Than 400 Good-Paying Jobs In Westbury If Proposed Budget Flies, More Than $7 Billion Would Flow To Upgrade Sites Like LI's-But If LI Is Not At Front Of That Line, TRACON Will Not Be At Cutting-Edge & Big Construction Projects Won’t Begin Schumer: LI TRACON Must Be First In Line If These Fed Funds Are To Clear For Takeoff Just days after Preside… Continue Reading


03.19.19

SCHUMER: HARRIS CORP DELIVERS 9K STATE-OF-THE-ART RADIOS TO CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION UNDER NEW $25M+ CONTRACT; SENATOR SAYS ROCHESTER COMPANY PROVIDES THE MOST DURABLE, DEPENDABLE AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR CBP

New Contract Will Allow Harris Corp To Manufacture Over 17,000 Of The Only Handheld, Multiband, Land-Based LTE Radio Available - The XL-200P -For U.S. Customs And Border Patrol; Harris Has Now Delivered First Order Of 9,000 Radios Schumer: Major Order Is A Win-Win-Win For Our Law Enforcement, Harris Corp., And The Rochester-Finger Lakes Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Harris Corp. in Rochester has delivered 9,000 state-of-the-art public safety radios to the United… Continue Reading


03.18.19

AS THE OPIOID CRISIS CONTINUES TO PLAGUE THE CAPITAL REGION, WITH OVER 224 OPIOID DEATHS SINCE 2016, SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH FOR CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO AID POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFYING LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW BIPARTISAN BILL TO HELP LOCAL PD’S PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL

Senator Launches Push To Pass "POWER Act" Which Creates A New Grant Program To Help Local Police Pay For High-Tech Detection Tool To Sniff Out Illegal Drugs Like Fentanyl According To Drug Enforcement Experts, It Only Takes A Small Amount Of Fentanyl To Cause A Deadly Reaction; Senator Says Congress Must Do Everything Possible To Keep The Public & Police Safe   Schumer: Deploying New Tech Across Capital Region Would Be A Game-Changer To Keeping Police Officers Safe & Protect From… Continue Reading


03.14.19

WITH THE EXPIRATION DATE OF ALCOA’S THREE-YEAR ELECTRICITY DEAL WITH THE NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY LOOMING, SENATOR CALLS ON NYPA TO CONTINUE SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP, REACH NEW DEAL & MAINTAIN HUNDREDS OF GOOD-PAYING NORTH COUNTRY JOBS ASAP

In 2015, Schumer Played A Vital Role Facilitating A Deal With Alcoa Corp And The New York State Power Authority (NYPA) To Receive Low-Cost Clean, Hydro-Electricity For Their Massena Aluminum Smelting Facility In Exchange For Maintaining Hundreds of Good-Paying Jobs In St. Lawrence County With This Job-Saving Deal Set To Expire This Month, Schumer Calls On NYPA & Alcoa To Expeditiously Come To Agreement On A New Clean Electricity Deal Schumer To NYPA & Alcoa: With Hundreds Of Jobs On T… Continue Reading


03.14.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT LEGISLATION TO PERMANENTLY REAUTHORIZE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND HAS BEEN SIGNED INTO LAW

Schumer and Gillibrand Pushed to Ensure that Just-Passed Natural Resources Management Act Permanently Reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund Has Provided $336 Million to Preserve and Protect Public Lands, Water Resources, and Historic Sites Across New York State According to the Outdoor Recreation Association, Outdoor Recreations Projects and Sites Generate Roughly $41.8 Billion Per Year and Provide 313,000 Jobs Across New York State U.S. Senate Mi… Continue Reading


03.13.19

SCHUMER ANALYSIS: THE ADMINISTRATION’S BUDGET PROPOSAL IS A GUT-PUNCH TO UPSTATE NEW YORK, SLASHING AND ELIMINATING PROGRAMS VITAL TO MIDDLE CLASS; SENATOR HIGHLIGHTS MOST SEVERE AND ALARMING PROPOSED CUTS

Budget Proposal's Cuts Are Drastic And Wide-Ranging - From Slashing Medicare & Medicaid, To Cutting Crop Insurance For Farmers, To Eliminating Rural Airport Aid, To Slashing Social Security Funding, To Cutting CDBG/Economic Development Aid Crucial To All Upstate Cities Schumer To Administration: Budget Proposal Takes An Ax To The Middle Class, Farmers, Students And Seniors U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today highlighted how the administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 slashe… Continue Reading


03.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, REED ANNOUNCE JAMESTOWN COMEDY CENTER IS OFFICIALLY THE NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER OF THE UNITED STATES; THE 2019 LANDS PACKAGE HAS BEEN SIGNED INTO LAW

Reps: "National Comedy Center Is A Cultural Institution And Tourism Magnet: Connecting, Inspiring, And Educating Visitors From All Over The Country About America's Rich History Of Comedy" National Comedy Center Also Builds On A Tradition Of Comedy History In Jamestown, NY, Birthplace Of Legend Lucille Ball  Schumer, Gillibrand, Reed: Comedy Has Found Its Permanent Home In Jamestown U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand an… Continue Reading


03.10.19

SCHUMER URGES OUTGOING FDA COMMISH TO ENSURE BAN ON KID-FRIENDLY E-CIG FLAVORS WITHIN MONTH—BEFORE HE LEAVES; PLANS ARE IN JEOPARDY AFTER HIS DEPARTURE; E-CIG USE AMONG NYC/LI KIDS SURGING

Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Led The Charge, At Schumer's Urging, To Limit E-Cigs; As E-Cig Use Surges & Flavors Explode, Departure Could Create Immediate Vacuum & Imperil Senator's Fight Schumer Will Also Demand New Nominee For FDA Pledge To Continue Gottlieb’s Work On E-Cigs Before Confirmed Schumer: Critical E-Cig Regulations Could Go Up In Smoke Unless FDA Takes Immediate Action Just days after U.S. Food and Drug (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced he w… Continue Reading


03.08.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, KATKO CALL ON U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR REPAIRS TO LITTLE SODUS BAY HARBOR IN THE VILLAGE OF FAIR HAVEN

Little Sodus Bay Harbor is an Important Channel that Provides Safe Passage for Boats Traveling Between Little Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario and Helps Drive Local Tourism After Years of Weather Damage, the West Pier and West Barrier of the Harbor Are Collapsing, and With Lake Ontario Reaching High Water Levels, Harbor Is at Risk of Severe Flooding U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and U.S. Representative John Katko (R-NY-24) today annou… Continue Reading

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