Press Releases

05.08.07

Schumer Announces Over $13,000 Coming To Walter Elwood Museum

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $13,500 in federal funds has been awarded to the Walter Elwood Museum of Amsterdam in Montgomery County from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as a Conservation Project Support (CPS) grant. The Museum will use the funds for a variety of museum conservation projects including an environmental survey of the facilities and collections care training workshops. "This is great news for Amsterdam," Schumer said. "Th… Continue Reading


05.03.07

Schumer Announces Nearly $670,000 Coming To School Districts In Western NY

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a total of $669,873 has been awarded to two school districts in the Finger Lakes region under the Department of Education's Carol M. White Physical Education Program. Lyndonville Central School District in Orleans County will receive $416,457 and Alexander Central School District in Genesee County will receive $253,416. Both school districts will use the funds to promote physical education programs for students in grades kindergarten t… Continue Reading


05.03.07

Schumer: 2.5 Million Contaminated Chickens In Indiana Expose Enormous Loophole In Food Safety

WASHINGTON With news that at least 2.5 million chickens in Indiana may have been exposed to contaminated feed, Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced his plan to reintroduce the Meat and Poultry Traceability Act, a bill that would require the Secretary of Agriculture to be able to trace all meat and poultry back to the farms or slaughterhouses where they were raised or slaughtered. Schumer also wrote to Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Agency, asking him to ta… Continue Reading


05.01.07

Schumer Announces Federal Dollars Coming To YMCA In Oneonta

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a $50,000 grant was awarded to the Oneonta Family YMCA in Otsego County to install a new heating system in the recreational facility. The funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Community Facility Grant. "This is great news for families in Otsego County," Schumer said. "Improvements to the YMCA facility will allow more families in the surroundi… Continue Reading


05.01.07

Schumer Announces Two Central New York Fire Department Will Receive Over $55,000 in Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that one two departments in Central New York will receive federal grants totaling $55,855 from the 2006 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Deansboro Fire District in Oneida County will receive a $32,604 grant and the Caughdenoy V.F.D. in Oswego County will receive a $23,251 grant. The two grants will be used to improve operations and safety. The grants are part of the s… Continue Reading


05.01.07

Schumer Announces Mohawk Fire Department Will Receive Over $82,000 as Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the Mohawk Fire Department in Herkimer County will receive a federal of $82,432 from the 2006 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. This grant is part of the seventeenth round of DHS FY06 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country. "This funding will go a long way in supporting the first… Continue Reading


04.27.07

Schumer Initiative On Math And Science Education Passes Senate

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer welcomed Senate passage of "Math for America," an initiative Schumer authored and that was included in the America COMPETES Act with support from Senator Hillary Clinton. Included as part of a broader bill to improve America's competitiveness, Math for America will improve math and science education by bolstering recruiting and retention efforts for math and science teachers. "America's hightech industry is booming across the co… Continue Reading


04.27.07

Schumer Announces Federal Dollars Coming To Village Of Deposit

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a grant of $300,000 has been awarded to the Village of Deposit in Delaware County. The funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Water and Waste Disposal Grant. Federal funds will be used to rehabilitate and upgrade the present wastewater treatment facility. "This is great news for the Village of Deposit," Schumer said. "The water system is critical … Continue Reading


04.25.07

Schumer Announces FEMA Makes Major Disaster Declaration For Counties Damaged By Recent Floods

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announces that a Major Disaster Declaration has been declared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for Westchester, Rockland and Orange. These counties will now be eligible for individual aid from FEMA. Schumer personally lobbied FEMA Director R. David Paulison, urging him to advise President Bush to immediately issue a Major Disaster Declaration in order to provide federal aid for this area. "This decision means that these communities a… Continue Reading


04.25.07

Schumer Announces Federal Dollars Coming To Village Of Heuvelton

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a loan of $1,484,000 and a grant of $500,000 have been awarded to the Village of Heuvelton in St. Lawrence County. The funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Water and Waste Disposal Grant and Loan. Federal funds will be used to rehabilitate and upgrade the present wastewater treatment facility. "This is great news for the Village of Heuvelton," Schume… Continue Reading


04.20.07

Schumer Announces West Seneca Fire District #6 Will Receive Over $20,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the West Seneca Fire District #6 in Erie County will receive a federal grant totaling $20,156 from the 2006 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The grant will be used for public safety education and fire hazard mitigation and is part of the first round of DHS FY06 AFG Fire Prevention and Safety program awards to several fire departments throughout the country. &qu… Continue Reading


04.20.07

Schumer Backs New Technology Developed By Magna Power Train In Syracuse To Protect Military HUMVEES From Deadly Roll-Overs

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the Army to conduct a new comprehensive study to evaluate the effectiveness of a new system, developed by the Magna Power Train Corporation located in East Syracuse, which would prevent uparmored HUMVEES from flipping over. According to the Department of Defense, roughly 250 U.S. troops have been severely injured in rollovers since Operation Iraqi Freedom began in March 2003, with 90 of them dying from their injuries. "This new technology i… Continue Reading


04.20.07

In Wake Of Severe Erosion At Fire Island Caused By This Week's Nor'easter, Schumer Announces $2.5 Million For Fire Island To Montauk Reformulation Project

In the wake of Fire Island suffering severe beach erosion caused by last week's nor'easter, today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Army Corp of Engineers Fiscal Year 2007 work plan includes $2.5 million in funding for the Fire Island to Montauk Reformulation Project. The money, included in the Fiscal Year 2007 Army Corp of Engineers Work Plan, is crucial to funding beach erosion control and hurricane protection for the south shore of Long Island between Fire Island Inl… Continue Reading


04.20.07

New Schumer Data Shows A Record 202k Long Island Taxpayers Will Be Pickpocketed By Outdated AMT In 2007

Armed with a new study revealing that Long Island residents are among the nation's hardest hit by the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and that the number of residents affected will soar in 2007 unless action is taken, today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer unveiled a sweeping new package of middle class tax cuts. The extensive study, which was conducted at Schumer's request by Martin Cantor, Director of the Long Island Economic and Policy Institute at Dowling College, estimates that this y… Continue Reading


04.20.07

Schumer Reveals: NY'ers Paying IRS Millions In Electronic Filing Fees - Demands IRS Allow Free Electronic Filing For Everyone By Next Tax Day

With online tax filing fast becoming the easiest way for people to pay their taxes online Senator Schumer today blasted the IRS for charging a fee that eases the financial burden on them instead of the taxpayer. In New York City 3.3 million people will file taxes this year and 1.2 million will file online costing them 16 million dollars all while saving the IRS money. Schumer today called for the IRS to make efiling free by next year. "The bottom line is that the IRS is imposing an additi… Continue Reading


04.20.07

New Schumer Analysis: New York At Tip Of Foreclosure Crisis - Nearly 100k NY Families Likely To Lose Their Homes In The Next Two Years

As the subprime mortgage market goes from boom to bust, Senator Schumer revealed today that foreclosures will soar in New York in the next two years, with nearly 100,000 families throughout New York at risk of losing their homes by the end of 2008. Schumer, standing with a homeowner with a subprime loan whose rates could triple in the next three years, today unveiled his plan to ensure that the subprime lending market, which has been able to operate with little oversight from federal regulators … Continue Reading


04.18.07

Schumer Backs Creation Of State Of The Art North Country Fiber-Optic Network To Better Connect Rapidly Expanding Ft. Drum And Area Hospitals

In an effort to greatly enhance the quality and efficiency of North Country healthcare, today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer backed a new effort led by Fort Drum and area hospitals to connect nearly two dozen area health facilities to a highspeed fiber optic network. Schumer today wrote the head of the Federal Communications Commission urging it to approve a nearly $1 million grant for the vital project. "There is no question that putting Medical records online is the wave of the future… Continue Reading


04.05.07

Schumer Announces Two Madison Fire Departments Will Receive Nearly $300,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that two fire departments in the Madison Region will receive federal grants totaling $299,794 from the 2006 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Morrisville Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $148,443 grant to improve operations and safety, and the Canastota Fire Department will receive a $176,294 grant for vehicle acquisition. The grants are part of the nineteenth … Continue Reading


04.05.07

Schumer Announces Four Capitol Region Fire Departments Will Receive Over $150,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that four fire departments in the Capitol Region will receive federal grants totaling $162, 973 from the 2006 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). City of Amsterdam Fire Department in Montgomery County will receive a $52,473 grant, Schodack Valley Fire Company in Rensselaer County will receive a $42,570 grant, West Charlton Fire District in Saratoga County will receive … Continue Reading


04.05.07

Schumer Announces Five Hudson Valley Fire Departments Will Receive Over $338,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that five fire departments in the Hudson Valley will receive federal grants totaling $338,704 from the 2006 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Pine Plains Fire District in Dutchess County will receive a $30,541 grant; Fairview Fire District in Dutchess County will receive a $48,640 grant; Mechanicstown Fire District in Orange County will receive a $101,633 grant; Hi… Continue Reading

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