Press Releases

08.29.06

Schumer Announces Federal Dollars Coming To Erie County

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a $105,000 grant was awarded to Erie County to provide funding for a solid waste management project. The funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Solid Waste Management grant. "This is great news for Erie County," Schumer said. "The waste management system is critical to the livelihood of the community and the health of local residents. This funding… Continue Reading


08.25.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce Over $89,000 For Massena International-Richards Field Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $89,965 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to Massena InternationalRichards Field Airport in St. Lawrence County. The funds will be used for taxiway rehabilitation. This is great news for Massena," said Schumer. "Massena InternationalRichards Field Airport welcomes travelers to New York each year, and these improvements are important for… Continue Reading


08.21.06

Schumer Announces Federal Dollars Coming To Town Of Owego

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a $3,709,000 loan was awarded to the Town of Owego in Tioga County to assist with costs associated with the improvement, repairs and replacement of water storage tanks. The funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Water and Waste Disposal Loan. "This is great news for the Town of Owego," Schumer said. "The water systems are critical to the livelihoo… Continue Reading


08.17.06

Schumer Announces Over $175,000 Coming To The City Of Buffalo For Crime Prevention And Policing Initiatives

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $175,000 has been awarded to the City of Buffalo in Erie County to prevent violent crime and reduce drug trafficking through community policing initiatives. The funds are being awarded through the U.S. Department of Justices (DOJ) Weed and Seed Program. "This is great news for the city of Buffalo, said Schumer. These funds are going toward a program that works to shut down criminals and reduce drug activity. Implementing community polic… Continue Reading


08.11.06

Schumer Announces Federal Dollars Coming To Organizations In Cayuga County

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that three sets of federal dollars will be awarded to organizations in Cayuga County by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Water and Waste Disposal Grant. The Town of Moravia has been awarded a $328,000 grant and $642,000 loan to be used to correct problems with the water system. The Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority has been awarded a $328,000 grant and $172,000 loan for phase one of t… Continue Reading


08.08.06

Schumer Announces Federal Dollars Coming To The Town Of Massena For Water District

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a $304,000 grant and a $134,000 loan were awarded to the Town of Massena to assist in the construction of the Old River Road Water District. The funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant. "This is great news for the Town of Massena and the entire community," Schumer said. "The water system is critical to the live… Continue Reading


08.08.06

Schumer Announces $150,000 For Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department will be awarded $150,000 in grants for tribal police agencies by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). New York State tribal communities received a total of $12.3 million in federal funds under COPS Tribal Resource Grant Program, which supports efforts to improve the law enforcement infrastructure of tribal police agencies. This is great news for … Continue Reading


08.08.06

Schumer, Clinton Welcome Additional Funding For Schweizer Aircrafts Fire Scout Program

enators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomed approval late yesterday of an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2007 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, which would add $10 million to the Schweizer Aircraft CompanyU.S. Army MQ8 Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) program. The bill originally contained $40.5 million requested in the Presidents budget for the U.S. Army MQ8 Fire Scout VTUAV. This $10 million will be in addition to the Presidents req… Continue Reading


08.04.06

Schumer, Slaughter Introduce Legislation To Designate Niagara Falls A National Heritage Area

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Louise M. Slaughter announced that they introduced legislation late last night that would designate Niagara Falls as a National Heritage Area. The National Heritage Area designation would enable the National Park Service (NPS) to assist local efforts to protect the Niagara Reservation's natural resources, and open up new funding sources while promoting development and tourism in the region. "This legislation is a giant leap to declari… Continue Reading


08.02.06

Schumer: Energy Bill Is Historic Mistake And Step Backwards For The Environment, Taxpayers, And National Security

Today U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer announced his opposition to the Energy Bill passed by the U.S. Senate, saying the bill was a step backwards for the environment, taxpayers, and national security. The bill passed by a vote of 7426 today after passing the House last night. Schumer said Americas refusal to seriously address our dependence on foreign oil was a mistake of historic proportions. Our refusal to understand and see ahead of the curve and say we're going to avoid this energy problem … Continue Reading


08.02.06

Schumer Calls For Immediate Release Of Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Resource Study

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer late Wednesday urged the Director of Park Service to expeditiously release the Niagara Falls Heritage Area Resource study. Schumer secured $300,000 for the study, which has explored the feasibility of creating a National Heritage Partnership in Niagara Falls. This "special resource" study is the first step toward gaining a National Heritage Area designation for the area, a status that would enable the National Park Service to assist local efforts to prot… Continue Reading


08.02.06

Standing At Jefferson Memorial, Senate Democrats Urge GOP Senators To Protect Checks And Balances, Not Bow To White House Pressure

Standing outside the Thomas Jefferson Memorial today, Senators Reid, Schumer, Clinton, Kennedy, Boxer and other members of the Senate Democratic Caucus presented a united front to fight an attempt to undo 200 years of American history and urge Republican Senators to preserve checks and balances by voting against the nuclear option. Sen. Frist has already rejected a compromise that would have allowed the President to claim victory on more judicial nominees giving him an almost 100% passage rate f… Continue Reading


08.02.06

Schumer Questions Whether Relevant Roberts Documents Will Be Available To Judiciary Committee Before Sept. 6 Hearing Start Date

Today U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts, sent a letter to President George W. Bush to ask for cooperation in ensuring a smooth process leading to the upcoming confirmation hearing for Judge John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court, which is only a month away [September 6, 2005]. The Judiciary Committee sent a request letter nine days ago to the White House detailing specific Roberts files, but there has been no response, timetable, or documents … Continue Reading


08.02.06

New Schumer Survey Reveals Scores Of Previously Undisclosed MTBE Leaks Located Throughout Long Island Pose Grave Danger To Public Water Supply

Standing at the site of a potentially cancercausing MTBE spill like the ones that threaten dozens of drinking water wells on Long Island, today, US Senator Charles E. Schumer released a new list of MTBE hotspots that are adjacent to or on top of public drinking water supply wells. The previously undisclosed list of MTBE spills that have taken place near Long Island has been made available to the state but not to the public. And, if specific special interest provisions are included in the Energy … Continue Reading


08.02.06

Schumer Presses New VA Secretary Nominee To Support Canandaigua VA Hospital

US Senator Charles E. Schumer pressed the new nominee for Veterans Administration Secretary, Jim Nicholson, to support the community advisory board currently deciding the fate of the Canandaigua VA Hospital. Schumer, who convinced Secretary Anthony Principi to involve local community leaders in the decision process, said that the panel was carefully constructed to include the views of local veterans and community members, and disrupting the panel would be counterproductive. Nicholson agreed to c… Continue Reading


08.02.06

Schumer Announces Almost $6 Million For Americorps Programs In New York City And Brooklyn

Today US Senator Charles E. Schumer announced $5,966,407 in funding for Americorps programs in New York City and Brooklyn. The grant is being awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. AmeriCorps is one of the world's greatest service programs and this funding will go a long way, not just for the members who will serve, but for the younger people and families who will benefit from the hard work and dedication of the program and its volunteers, Schumer said. The quality … Continue Reading


08.02.06

Schumer Fuel Efficient Tire Amendment Passes Senate Would Save NYers $225 Million, Conserve Fuel, And Reduce U.S. Dependency On Foreign Oil

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumers amendment passed the Senate last night, requiring the federal government to establish efficiency standards for the replacement tires that drivers buy when the old tires wear out. Most current replacement tires are between 20 and 60 percent less efficient than the original tires automakers equip cars with to help meet federal fuel economy standards. Schumer introduced the amendment last Tuesday to the Energy Bill, which just passed the Senate 8512. This is great… Continue Reading


08.02.06

Schumer: Over $5.2 Million For Cargo Security Program For The Port Authority Of New York And New Jersey

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $5,200,700 for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The funding will be used for a DHS pilot program, Operation Safe Commerce, which is working to secure cargo at major ports around the country. I am very pleased to announce this funding for Operation Safe Commerce, Schumer said. The cargo entering our nations ports is among our greatest vulnerabilities, especially here in New York, and this program will allow our bustling ports to more e… Continue Reading


08.02.06

Schumer Announces Key Senate Panel Backs $250,000 For Mohawk Valley Water Authority In Utica

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $250,000 under the FY06 Interior Appropriations Act for Mohawk Valley Water Authority in Utica to develop and enhance methods to detect water bacteria, a critical component of emergency preparedness. The bill must now be approved by the full Senate before being sent to a House and Senate Conference Committee and eventually being signed into law. Schumer aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriatio… Continue Reading


08.02.06

Schumer: Dramatic Increase In Trade Deficit With China Shows Effects Of Currency Manipulation

Today Sen. Charles Schumer reacted to reports that our trade deficit with China hit $162 billion, up over 30% from 2003. Many economists believe that the highly devalued Chinese currency, the Yuan, has helped make this possible. As China continues to peg its currency and the US trade deficit with China reaches these record levels, Senators Schumer and Lindsey Graham (RSC) recently unveiled legislation to impose an acrossthe board tariff on Chinese imports in an effort to address China's unfa… Continue Reading

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