Press Releases

09.28.06

Schumer Announces $250,000 For Cornell University

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $250,000 in federal funding has been awarded to Cornell Universitys Macaualy Library. These federal funds are being awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the National Leadership Grant program. "This is great news for Cornell University, Schumer said. Making these interviews available to a wide variety of experts as well as the general public will provide an important research tool for those in this field of stu… Continue Reading


09.26.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce Congressional Panel Backs $18.9 Million For Central New York Defense Projects

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Department of Defense Appropriations bill conference report filed late yesterday included approved $18.9 million for military projects in Central New York. The House and Senate must approve the bill before being sent to the President and signed into law. "This is great news for Central New York," said Schumer. "Additional funds will not only boost the area economy, but also put Central New York … Continue Reading


09.26.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce Congressional Panel Backs $3.75 Million For Hudson Valley Defense Projects

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Department of Defense Appropriations bill conference report filed late yesterday included $3.75 million for military projects in the Hudson Valley. The House and Senate must approve the bill before being sent to the President and signed into law. "This is great news for the Hudson Valley," said Schumer. "Additional funds will not only boost the area economy, but also put the Hudson Valley and Ne… Continue Reading


09.26.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce Congressional Panel Backs $19.15 Million For Capital Region Defense Projects

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Department of Defense Appropriations bill conference report filed late yesterday included $19.15 million for military projects in the Capital Region. The House and Senate must approve the bill before being sent to the President and signed into law. This is great news for the Capital Region, said Schumer. Additional funds will not only boost the area economy, but also put the Capital Region and New York State at … Continue Reading


09.25.06

Schumer Announces Over $197,000 For Syracuse University

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $197,635 in federal funding has been awarded to Syracuse Universitys School of Information Studies. These federal funds are being awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the National Leadership Grant program. "This is great news for Syracuse University, Schumer said. Better research tools will ensure that the university students are able to produce work that will have a lasting impact on a national level. This fu… Continue Reading


09.22.06

As Hewlett Packard Investigation Unfolds, Schumer Blasts Senate Republicans For Blocking Bipartisan Bill Criminalizing Sale Of Cell Phone Call Logs

Today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer criticized Senate Republicans for refusing to pass by unanimous consent his comprehensive legislation that would criminalize the practice, also known as pretexting, of both stealing and selling cell phone, landline and voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) records and renewed his call on Majority Leader Bill Frist to immediately bring to the floor. Hewlett Packards outgoing Chairwoman Patricia Dunn is currently accused of contracting with a company that used p… Continue Reading


09.22.06

Schumer Announces Over $247,000 For Med Graph, Inc. In Rochester

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a $247,443 grant was awarded to Med Graph, Inc. (MGI) of Rochester, by the U.S. Department of Education under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The federal dollars will be used to develop a Glucose Monitoring System (GSM) that will be accessible to people with vision and hearing disabilities and have diabetes so they can more easily monitor their glucose levels. "This is great news for Rochester and the entire count… Continue Reading


09.22.06

Schumer Announces Over $156,000 Going To The Washington-Saratoga- Warren Hamilton-Essex Board Of Cooperative Educational Services

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a $156,452 grant was awarded to Washington SaratogaWarren HamiltonEssex Board of Cooperative Educational Services (WSWHE BOCES) by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) under the Foreign Language Assistance ProgramLocal Education Agency. Federal dollars will be used to establish a Language and Culture Resource Center that will serve the languagelearning needs of students throughout 31 districts in these counties. "This is great news fo… Continue Reading


09.22.06

Schumer Announces Over $280,000 Coming To Cayuga County For Victim Services Programs

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $280,387 has been awarded to Cayuga County by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program. The federal funds will be used to provide visitation and exchange services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This is great news for Cayuga County said Schumer. Domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are repugnant crimes that affect our communitie… Continue Reading


09.20.06

Schumer Urges Norfolk Southern To Slow Down Trains Traveling Through Elmira

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged Norfolk Southern to slow down freight trains traveling through the Elmira community. Currently, trains travel at 30 miles per hour, but a recent decision by Norfolk Southern would increase the freight rail speed to 50 miles per hour. The community is concerned that the increase in speed and the hazardous materials that some of the trains contain could pose safety risks in Elmira. Accidents and deaths from collision with freight trains have plagued ma… Continue Reading


09.19.06

Schumer Announces Over $21,000 Coming To The City Of Buffalo For Youth Violence And Gang Prevention

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $21,600 has been awarded to the City of Buffalo in Erie County to provide students with the skills they need to avoid gang pressure and youth violence. The funds are being awarded through the U.S. Department of Justices (DOJ) Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program. "This is great news for the Buffalo community, said Schumer. Programs that provide young children with the knowledge and tools needed to avoid the pressu… Continue Reading


09.19.06

Schumer Announces Over $195,000 For Buffalo State College To Combat Violence Against Women On Campus

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $195,719 has been awarded to the Research Foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY), located in Erie County, from the U.S. Department of Justices (DOJ) Grants to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus Program. This money will be used to improve prevention of violent crimes against women and response to victims on the SUNY College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College) campus. This is great news for Buffalo State College, said … Continue Reading


09.19.06

Schumer Announces Over $199,000 For SUNY Fredonia To Combat Violence Against Women On Campus

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $199,996 has been awarded to the State University of New York (SUNY) Fredonia from the U.S. Department of Justices (DOJ) Grants to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus Program. This money will be used to improve efforts aimed at prevention of violent crimes against women and victim response programs. This is great news for SUNY Fredonia, said Schumer. Women should be able to feel safe on college campuses and should not have to think… Continue Reading


09.15.06

Schumer Announces Over $206,000 Coming To Aricultural Businesses In The Finger Lakes Region

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that federal dollars have been awarded to two organizations in Central New York by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development ValueAdded Agriculture Product Market Development Grant Program. Lagoner Farms, in Wayne County, has received a grant award of $24,494 to purchase inventory and supplies for the sale of jams and sauces derived from home grown produce. RT Solutions, LLC, in Livingston County, has received a… Continue Reading


09.14.06

Schumer Amendment To Create Apollo Project For Port Security Technology R&D Passes Senate

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the full Senate passed his amendment that would create an Apollo Project for port security and devote $70 million for a bold research and development program in to new nuclear screening technology. This would double funding currently allocated for port security research. Weve had a lot of talk, but now weve got progress, Schumer said. Port security has been the neglected stepchild of homeland security for far too long. We need to tackle the… Continue Reading


09.12.06

Schumer Announces $150,000 Coming To Syracuse City School District

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced a $150,000 grant has been awarded to the Syracuse City School District in Onondaga County by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) under the Incentive Program. The school district will use funding to allow more lowincome students to participate in Advanced Placement (AP) classes. This is great news for Syracuse City Schools, said Schumer. This funding will allow more students to challenge themselves and get the most out of their education. Gaini… Continue Reading


09.07.06

Schumer To DHS & Canada: Arming Agents At The Peace Bridge First Could Accelerate Completion Of Shared Border Management Agreement

With the Canadian government poised to begin arming customs agents along the U.S. Border, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the Canadian government to implement the plan first at the Peace Bridge, one of the busiest international crossings, and urged both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Canada to use this as a catalyst to complete the shared border management agreement. Arming Canadian border agents has been a sticking point in the negotiations to move customs ac… Continue Reading


09.01.06

Schumer, Clinton, Slaughter Announce $1.9 Million Released For Bus Facilities At Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D28) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released $1,943,557 in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds from 2005 to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. The money will be used to provide a bus and bus facilities for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The release of this money is great news for Buffalo, said Schumer. "Better public transportation w… Continue Reading


09.01.06

Schumer Announces Over $329,000 In Federal Funds For The Rochester City School District

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a $329,571 grant was awarded to the Rochester City School District (RCSD), in Monroe County by the U.S. Department of Educations (DOE) Grants to Improve the Mental Health of Children program. Federal dollars will be used to provide access to highquality mental health care within the school system. "This is great new for families in the Rochester area," Schumer said. "It is essential that our children receive the proper mental … Continue Reading


09.01.06

As Senate Authorizes New Funding For Autism, Schumer Visits University Of Rochesters Autism Program To Urge House To Do Same So Bill Can Become Law

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today met with leaders of the University of Rochesters renowned autism disorders program, where he announced the Senate's unanimous approval of the Combating Autism Act, which would authorize $860 million over five years to increase and coordinate federal autism research and education. In early August, the bill unanimously passed the Senate. Now Schumer will push the House of Representatives to do the same so that the bill can become a law. The Combating Autis… Continue Reading

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