Press Releases

08.08.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR RENSSELAER AND SCHENECTADY COUNTIES

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,868,752 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in the Capital Region. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families… Continue Reading


08.07.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON GENERAL MOTORS BRINGING NEW WORK TO LOCKPORT, PROVIDING A SHOT IN THE ARM TO THE WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMY

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after General Motors announced it will be bringing new work to its plant in Lockport, NY: "This is a win-win-win that will benefit GM, the world-class UAW workers at Lockport, and the Western New York economy. This is exactly why I fought so hard to keep open this plant and have GM acquire the plant from Delphi during the Great Recession and auto bailout. We look forward to a bright future of more work at the productive and … Continue Reading


08.07.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: CALLOUS AND SHORTSIGHTED FED PROCESS THREATENS TO EVICT SAIL BUFFALO—A LOCAL SAILING & WATER SAFETY SCHOOL—FROM COAST GUARD-OWNED INNER HARBOR SITE; EVICTION WOULD STRIP WNY CHILDREN & TEENS OF INVALUABLE LAKE ERIE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES; SENATOR URGES COAST GUARD TO REVERSE DECISION, EXTEND LEASE AND BE THE WIND BEHIND SAIL BUFFALO

Sail Buffalo, A Local Sailing School Teaching WNY Youth About Lake Safety & Providing Sailing Certification, Could Be Forced To Vacate Coast Guard-Owned Property Because Of Bureaucratic Plan Schumer Calls On Coast Guard To Extend Lease Agreement With Sail Buffalo & Allow Program To Continue Its Invaluable Mission Of Educating Local Children About Lake Erie And The Sport Of Sailing Schumer To Coast Guard: Capital Improvement Plans Would Sink Sail Buffalo; Don't Make Them Walk The Pla… Continue Reading


08.07.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO NAME MIDDLETOWN POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF FORMER CONGRESSMAN BENJAMIN A. GILMAN

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that legislation they introduced to rename a Middletown post office after Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman has passed the Senate. The post office is located at 40 Fulton Street, Middletown, New York. Schumer and Gillibrand introduced this legislation in February, and it passed the Senate last week. "Congressman Gilman deserves to be honored for his relentless commitment to public service, from answe… Continue Reading


08.07.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER-THE-RADAR FED DECISION AGAINST BEES COULD STING ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION, LOCAL AG, FOOD SUPPLY & LOCAL ECONOMY IF NOT REVERSED; AS HONEY BEE POPULATION SPIRALS, SCHUMER PUSHES FEDS TO STEP-UP DATA COLLECTION OF INSECT TO HELP COMBAT TREND & KEEP LOCAL POPULATIONS, BIZ & JOBS BUZZING

Upstate NY Is An Agricultural Hive Of Productivity, But Recent Fed Decision That Imperils The Future Of Bees Would Threaten Much Of What Makes This Part Of New York Buzz With USDA Recently Announcing Its Intention To Stop Collecting Data On Honey Bee Colonies In Places Like Rochester, Schumer Pushes Plan To Reconsider, & Step-Up Work, Not Stop It Schumer To Feds: Honey Bees Are Fundamental To Upstate NY's Sweet Ag Industry, And Local Jobs Standing amidst a swarm of advocates, at th… Continue Reading


08.07.19

ON THE EVE OF CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF U.S. WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE, SCHUMER LAUNCHES EFFORT TO COMMEMORATE THE TRAILBLAZING LEGACY OF UPSTATE NATIVE AND FEMINIST ICON BELVA LOCKWOOD; SENATOR ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO NAME OWEGO POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF FIRST WOMAN TO ARGUE IN FRONT OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT, APPEAR ON OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL BALLOT

Belva Lockwood, Born In Royalton NY And Previous Principal Of The Owego Female Seminary, Shattered Legal Barriers For Women, Becoming One Of The Earliest Women To Graduate Law School, The First Woman To Try A Case At The U.S. Supreme Court, And First Woman To Appear On A Presidential Ballot With The 100-Year Anniversary Of Women's Suffrage In The United States Quickly Approaching, Schumer Announces Legislation To Re-dedicate Owego Post Office The "Belva Lockwood Post Office Building" In Honor O… Continue Reading


08.06.19

SCHUMER, KING RALLY FOR SENATE VOTE TO PASS BIPARTISAN HOUSE-PASSED GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION; BILL KING LED IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSED IN FEBRUARY & WOULD ENACT UNIVERSAL GUN BACKGROUND CHECKS, BUT REMAINS BLOCKED IN SENATE BY MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL, DESPITE VAST PUBLIC SUPPORT

Schumer & King Cite Strong Bipartisan Support For Universal Gun Background Check Bill That Could Pass The Senate If Leader McConnell Would Allow For A Vote El Paso, Dayton & The More Than 200 Other Mass Shootings This Year Alone, Which Have Left Thousands Dead, Demand Senate Finally Debate And Vote On Meaningful Gun Safety Legislation Schumer, King: There's A Bipartisan Solution The Senate Could Pass To Address Gun Violence, And Then Send To POTUS, But It Requires A Vote   … Continue Reading


08.05.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $781 THOUSAND IN EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY ACTION OF ORLEANS AND GENESEE

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Orleans And Genesee County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $781,313 in federal funding for the Early Head Start program at Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Orleans and Gene… Continue Reading


08.04.19

SCHUMER CALLS ON LEADER MCCONNELL TO BRING THE SENATE BACK FOR EMERGENCY SESSION TO TAKE ACTION ON BIPARTISAN HOUSE-PASSED GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION & ADDRESS VIOLENCE TORTURING EVERY CORNER OF COUNTRY; 250th & 251ST MASS SHOOTINGS OF THE YEAR DEMAND SENATE BE ALLOWED TO VOTE ON LEGISLATION HOUSE PASSED IN FEBRUARY TO ENACT UNIVERSAL GUN BACKGROUND CHECKS

Citing El Paso, Dayton & The More Than 200 Other Mass Shootings This Year Alone That Have Left Thousands Dead, Schumer Says The Senate Must Finally Debate And Vote On Meaningful Gun Safety Legislation An Estimated 14,000 People Have Died As A Result Of Gun Violence Since The House Passed H.R. 8 In February Schumer To Leader McConnell: Enough Must Finally Be Enough; Stop Blocking Gun Safety Reforms 90% Of Americans Want Amid the horror of El Paso, Dayton, and countless other mass shootin… Continue Reading


08.02.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES KICK-OFF OF BRAND NEW AND NATION’S ONLY INDUSTRIAL HEMP SEED BANK LOCATED AT CORNELL; SENATOR FOUGHT TIRELESSLY TO SECURE $500K IN FED FUNDING FOR FACILITY IN 2019 BUDGET, TODAY SAYS SEEDS--AND PROFITS—WILL SOON BE READY TO HARVEST

The USDA Agricultural Research Service's Industrial Hemp Germplasm Repository, Co-Located At Cornell AgriTech In Geneva, Will Be A Major Hub For Genetic Analysis And Research On The Crop, Providing A Shot In The Arm To Burgeoning Upstate Industrial Hemp Industry Schumer Successfully Advocated For $500K In Federal Funding For Industrial Hemp Germplasm Repository As Part Of Fiscal Year 2019 Omnibus Spending Package, Also Fought Tooth And Nail To Pass His Legislation Deregulating Industrial Hemp … Continue Reading


08.01.19

WITH QUALITY & HEALTH QUESTIONS PLAGUING PRIVATE HOUSING AT NY BASES LIKE WEST POINT, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MULTI-TIERED EFFORT TO CLEAN UP CONDITIONS FOR OUR TROOPS & THEIR FAMILIES AND IMMEDIATELY INCREASE OVERSIGHT & REGULATIONS; SENATOR SAYS NATION’S HEROES DESERVE BEST HOUSING POSSIBLE

After A Litany Of Hazards To Human Health Were Unearthed In Privatized Military Housing, This Month's Report Shows Corporate Housing Partners May Have Been Creating Fraudulent Maintenance Docs, Ripping Off The Department Of Defense - And Worse - Our Heroes To Address Privatized Housing Crisis, Schumer Urges Army To Publicly Support NDAA Housing Provisions ASAP, Expedite Release Of Inspector General Privatized Housing Report And Investigate Any And All Instances Of Potential Fraud Schumer To … Continue Reading


08.01.19

MORELLE, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO DEDICATE FAIRPORT POST OFFICE TO LOUISE AND BOB SLAUGHTER

August 1, 2019 (Rochester, NY) - Today, Congressman Joe Morelle along with Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that legislation to dedicate a Fairport post office in honor of the late Louise and Bob Slaughter has passed both chambers of Congress and will now be sent to the President for his approval. "Louise Slaughter was a dear friend, a trailblazer, and a champion for families in Monroe County and across the nation," said Rep. Morelle, who introduced the legislation. "It's… Continue Reading


07.31.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $750K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY’S PROTOTYPE TO PRODUCTION ACCELERATOR

Federal Investment Will Help Entrepreneurs Bridge The Gap Between Prototype And Commercialization And Encourage Job Creation In The Southern Tier U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding for Cornell University's Prototype to Production Accelerator. The funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) i6 challenge program. Specifically, the Prototype to Production Accelerator will u… Continue Reading


07.29.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER-THE-RADAR FED DECISION AGAINST BEES COULD STING MOHAWK VALLEY, LOCAL AG, FOOD SUPPLY & LOCAL ECONOMY IF NOT REVERSED; AS HONEY BEE POPULATION SPIRALS, SCHUMER PUSHES FEDS TO STEP-UP DATA COLLECTION OF INSECT TO HELP COMBAT TREND & KEEP LOCAL POPULATIONS, BIZ & JOBS BUZZING

Upstate NY Is An Agricultural Hive Of Productivity, But Recent Fed Decision That Imperils The Future Of Bees Would Threaten Much Of What Makes This Part Of New York Buzz With USDA Recently Announcing Its Intention To Stop Collecting Data On Honey Bee Colonies In Places Like The Mohawk Valley, Schumer Pushes Plan To Reconsider, & Step-Up Work, Not Stop It Schumer to Feds: Honey Bees Are Fundamental To Upstate NY's Sweet Ag Industry, And Local Jobs Standing amidst a swarm of advocate… Continue Reading


07.29.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON OFFICIAL GROUNDBREAKING OF CANOPY GROWTH’S FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND $150M HEMP INDUSTRIAL PARK, SITED IN THE HEART OF BROOME COUNTY & BRINGING 400 GOOD-PAYING JOBS AND INDUSTRY GROWTH TO THE REGION

Schumer Has Been A Leader At The Federal Level In Creating A Permissible Pathway For The Commercial Cultivation Of Industrial Hemp, Paving The Way For Major Economic Development Projects Like This To Take Root; Worked Closely With Agricultural And Industry Stakeholders To Pass Legislation Schumer To Canopy: Welcome To The Southern Tier And The Forefront Of The Industrial Hemp Revolution! Binghamton, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after attending t… Continue Reading


07.28.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER-THE-RADAR FED DECISION AGAINST BEES COULD STING NYC & LONG ISLAND, LOCAL FOOD SUPPLY & ECONOMY IF NOT REVERSED; AS HONEY BEE POPULATION SPIRALS, SCHUMER PUSHES FEDS TO STEP-UP DATA COLLECTION OF INSECT TO HELP COMBAT TREND & KEEP LOCAL POPULATIONS, BIZ & JOBS BUZZING

To The Surprise Of Many, Manhattan, Alone, Is Home To Hundreds Of Rooftop Hives That Pollinate Central Park & More; But Bees In NYC & LI Have Been Dying Off & Recent Fed Decision Imperils Their Future & Our NY Economy With USDA Recently Announcing Its Intention To Stop Collecting Data On Honey Bee Colonies In Places Like NYC & LI, Schumer Pushes Plan To Reconsider, & Step-Up Work, Not Stop It Schumer to Feds: Honey Bees Pollinate The Big Apple & LI; They Keep NY B… Continue Reading


07.26.19

AHEAD OF FCC VOTE THAT COULD PUT PUBLIC ACCESS CHANNELS AT RISK, GILLIBRAND AND SCHUMER CALL ON FCC TO PROTECT LOCAL TV PROGRAMMING

FCC Recently Announced New Proposal That Could Force State and Local Municipalities to Choose Between Continuing to Provide Public Access Channels or Lose Vital Funding for Other Community Services New York State Has Over 70 Public Broadcast Channels that Could Be Under Threat If New FCC Proposal Is Implemented; Senators' Letter Comes Ahead of FCC's Vote on this Proposal Next Week U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced their call on … Continue Reading


07.26.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $900K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CDC HEALTH STUDY ON TOXIC PFAS CHEMICALS IN NEW YORK STATE

Hoosick Falls, Newburgh, Suffolk County, and More Have Recently Suffered From PFAS Contamination of Drinking Water That Has Impacted Public Health U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $890,851 in federal funding to support a New York State health study on toxic PFAS chemicals. This funding was allocated through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will be used to expand a biomonitoring program to better assess th… Continue Reading


07.25.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR WIN FOR MOHAWK VALLEY UAS INDUSTRY: AX ENTERPRIZE & THALES USA LAND +$7M ROME LAB PARTNERSHIP

Companies Will Partner With Rome Lab, The Griffiss UAS Test Site, NUAIR, Scherzi Systems LLC & Syracuse University To Enhance The United States' Military & Civilian UAS Capabilities Schumer: Agreement Is A Win-Win For Our Nation And The Mohawk Valley Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that AX Enterprize LLC. of Yorkville and Thales USA, a global leader in UAS Air Traffic Management, have been awarded a $7,753,015 Air Force Research Lab (Rome Lab) contract. The proj… Continue Reading


07.25.19

ON THE HEELS OF HIS APRIL VISIT TO LAKE GEORGE & TIRELESS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $500K IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO UPGRADE LAKE GEORGE’S OUTDATED AND FAILING SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT; SENATOR SAYS FUNDING WILL ENSURE “QUEEN OF AMERICAN LAKES” & ADIRONDACK HOT SPOT MAINTAINS THE PRISTINE WATER THAT MADE IT FAMOUS

Last Year, It Was Revealed That The Village Of Lake George's Wastewater Treatment Facility Is Releasing Harmful Nitrates Into The Lake, Jeopardizing Its Health, Well-Being & The Adirondack Tourism Economy Schumer Today Announces $500K In Northern Border Regional Commission Funding For Village To Make Long-Sought & Desperately Needed Upgrades To Sewage Treatment Plant, Following His Visit To The Lake In April & Tireless Advocacy Schumer: Funding Is A Major Step Towards Protecting T… Continue Reading

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