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12.14.06

Schumer Announces Four Hudson Valley Fire Departments Will Receive Over $373,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that four Hudson Valley fire departments have received federal grants totaling $373,895 from the FY06 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Patterson Fire Department Number 1, Inc. in Putnam County will receive a $258,875 grant; North White Lake Fire District in Sullivan County will receive a $69,208 grant; Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. in Westchester County will… Continue Reading


12.14.06

Schumer Announces Walton Fire Department In Delaware County Will Receive Over $84,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Walton Fire Department in Delaware County has received a federal grant totaling $84,123 from the FY06 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 ninth round of DHS FY06 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country. "This funding will go a long way in support… Continue Reading


12.11.06

Schumer: Expansion At Rome DFAS An Economic Development Turning Point For Entire Region

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer cheered the expansion at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) facility in Rome, NY and the meeting of federal, state, local and military officials to discuss future job growth. Schumer said todays dedication signals a recommitment to ensuring all the jobs promised by the Department of Defense after the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) decision in fact come to DFAS and that federal, state, and local officials spin this growth and m… Continue Reading


12.08.06

Schumer Announces Congressional Passage Of Landmark Autism Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced Congressional approval of the Combating Autism Act, which would authorize $945 million over five years to increasing and coordinating federal research and education about autism. Nationwide, autism has a tremendous impact on children and the lives of their families, with the rate of autism growing to 1 out of every 166 children now being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Autism is a nationwide epidemic that has lived in the shadows for to… Continue Reading


12.08.06

Cornyn, Schumer And Senate Colleagues Urge Greater Priority On Diabetes Prevention For Medicare Recipients

WASHINGTON U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (RTexas) and Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.), joined by 17 Senate colleagues, sent the following bipartisan letter to Secretary Michael Leavitt of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urging a priority be placed on diabetes screening and prevention for Medicare beneficiaries: Dear Secretary Leavitt: With an aging population and the deleterious effects of many chronic conditions, prevention must be a central priority for our health care system. As you know,… Continue Reading


12.08.06

As The Holiday Shopping Season Ramps Up Schumer Warns: New No-Swipe Credit Cards Make Identity Theft Easy As 1-2-3

As the holiday shopping season ramps up, new credit card technology that is being marketed heavily toward New Yorkers is putting consumers at a much higher risk for identity theft. The new technology no swipe credit cardspromise faster transaction times without the need for swiping the card or signing a receipt. However, these cards allow for personal information to be picked up by wouldbe thieves using digital eavesdropping technology that is easy to produce. Schumer today warned consumers abou… Continue Reading


12.08.06

Schumer Urges Locals Hit By October Snowstorm To Apply For Federal SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged New York State businesses, nonprofits, homeowners and renters to apply now for Small Business Association (SBA) disaster loans. The deadline to apply for Physical Loss Loans (PL) is December 26, 2006 and can be used for permanent rebuilding and replacement of property for businesses, nonprofits, homeowners and renters affected by the snowstorm. The deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EID) is July 24, 2007. EID loans provid… Continue Reading


12.06.06

Schumer, Clinton, McNulty: Bechtel Puts 60-Day Hold on Further Action

(Washington, DC): Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Congressman Michael R. McNulty (DGreen Island) have been told that Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) will wait 60 days to make any further decisions related to its plan to effectively close its facility in Schenectady and relocate 260 whitecollar jobs to the Pittsburgh area. Senators Schumer and Clinton and Congressman McNulty released the following statement in response: "We are encouraged to learn that … Continue Reading


12.06.06

Schumer Announces Springwater Fire Department Inc. Will Receive Over $95,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Springwater Fire Department Inc. in Livingston County has received a federal grant totaling $95,019 from the FY06 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 seventh round of DHS FY06 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country. "This funding will go a long … Continue Reading


12.06.06

Schumer Announces Brocton Fire Company, Inc. Will Receive $38,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Brocton Fire Company, Inc. in Chautauqua County has received a federal grant totaling $38,000 from the FY06 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 seventh round of DHS FY06 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country. "This funding will go a long way in… Continue Reading


11.29.06

Schumer Selects Staten Island Student For Once-In-A-Life-Time Expedition To Antarctica

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced the selection of Timmy Koeth of Staten Island Technical High School to attend the Students on Ice Antarctica Expedition 2006. The program, which sends high school students, teachers and scientists from around the world to study for two weeks in Antarctica, requested that Senator Schumer assist in choosing a stellar student from Staten Island to attend the program. Passionate in studying math and physics and the Captain of his varsity swimming team… Continue Reading


11.29.06

Schumer, Clinton, McNulty Bechtel Update

"When we met with representatives from Bechtel, we requested that they provide the hard data that lead to their decision to relocate 260 jobs to Pennsylvania from Schenectady. We continue to press for this information and will hold Bechtels feet to the fire to ensure Schenectady is given a fair opportunity to compete for these jobs. U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Congressman Michael McNulty… Continue Reading


11.28.06

Schumer Announces Two North Country Fire Departments Will Receive Over $231,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the North Country has received two federal grants totaling $231,701 from the FY06 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Ellenburg Depot Fire Department in Clinton County will receive a $186,918 grant for a vehicle acquisition and Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department in Franklin County will receive a $44,783 grant to improve operations and safety. The grants are part… Continue Reading


11.28.06

Schumer Demands DHS Keep Buffalo-Niagara As High Risk Area Eligible For Federal High Threat Funding

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) keep the Greater BuffaloNiagara region as a high risk area and therefore eligible for federal high threat funding under the FY 2007 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). DHS is set to announce eligibility and guidance for applications as early as next week. Schumer said that it is imperative that the BuffaloNiagara area be deemed eligible in recognition of the threats that face this border area, i… Continue Reading


11.28.06

Schumer Announces Five Southern Tier Fire Departments Will Receive Over $592,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Southern Tier has received five federal grants totaling $592,740 from the FY06 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Trout Creek Fire Company, Inc. in Delaware County will receive a $100,262 grant; Binghamton Fire Department in Broome County will receive a $160,074 grant; Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department in Chemung County will receive a $35,264 grant; and U… Continue Reading


11.21.06

Schumer Calls On IRS To Refund Over $500,000 To Nassau County And Its Employees

Today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the Internal Revenue Service to release approximately $520,000 in FICA reimbursements owed to Nassau County and some of its employees for the years 19961999. The IRS has failed to release the money for a decade due to a dispute over a small portion of the refund and Schumer said today that its well past time to make the payment. The IRS must speed up the longdelayed refunds of more than half a million dollars to Nassau County and some of its empl… Continue Reading


11.03.06

Schumer Calls On FEMA To Fully Fund Crisis Counseling Services In Southern Tier Mohawk Valley In Wake Of Summer Floods

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fully fund the New York State Office of Mental Healths (NYSOMH) application for Crisis Counseling Services, Regular Services Program. Project Recovery is a state coordinated program offering mental health and crisis counseling to victims of this past summers disastrous flooding from Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Montgomery, Otsego and Tioga Counties. The State will submit an appeal to FEMA for increas… Continue Reading


11.02.06

Schumer Announces Two Hudson Valley Fire Departments Will Receive Over $147,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Hudson Valley has received two federal grants totaling $147,565 from the FY06 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Good Will Fire District in Orange County will receive $82,585 grant and the Youngsville Fire District in Sullivan County will receive a $64,980 grant. Both fire departments will use these funds to improve operations and safety. The grants are par… Continue Reading


11.02.06

Schumer Announces Over $2.5 Million In Federal Dollars For Senior Housing Project In Amsterdam

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $2,555,100 has been awarded to Maranatha Human Services of Poughkeepsie by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Grant program. The funds will be used to build new senior housing units in Amsterdam "This is great news for Amsterdam, said Schumer. For far too many seniors, the cost of living is so high that it forces them to move elsewhere, or move into substandard ho… Continue Reading


11.02.06

Schumer Announces Three North Country Fire Departments Will Receive Over $123,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the North Country has received three federal grants totaling $123,728 from the FY06 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Saranac Volunteer Fire Department in Clinton County will receive a $54,055 grant, Wilmington Fire District #1 in Essex County will receive a $12,920 grant and Rutland Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Jefferson County will receive a $56,753 grant. … Continue Reading

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