Press Releases

08.01.06

Schumer Announces Over $137,000 To The Catskill Development Foundation

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $137,500 to the Catskill Development Foundation by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The federal funds will be used in operation of the Delaware ECenter, a new business incubator. This is great news for everyone in Delaware County, Schumer said. This grant for the ECenter will help small businesses in the county grow and flourish, while creating jobs and promoting economic growth in the region. I will continue to fight for programs such … Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce Congressional Approval Of $9.2 Million For Niagara Air Reserve Stations Visiting Airmens Quarters

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that the Joint House Senate Appropriations Conference Committee has approved the FY 2006 Military Construction Appropriations Bill, which includes $9.2 million in funding for the Visiting Airmens Quarters at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Now that weve been successful in the fight to save Niagara during BRAC, we have to move forward to make sure it remains one of our best run, best equipped bases. Now we can use this… Continue Reading


08.01.06

In Wake Of Flooding, Schumer Calls On Pataki To Help Long Island Get Federal Disaster Relief Assistance

Today, in wake of the severe flooding that has damaged myriad homes in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, U.S Senator Charles E. Schumer called on Governor George Pataki to formally ask FEMA for emergency assistance for Long Island counties to help them recover from last weeks rainstorms. The process for receiving disaster assistance mandates that the state must formally request help from FEMA to receive disaster assistance funding. Pataki has not yet ordered preliminary damage assessments (PDAs) to b… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer Announces Central Finger Lakes Region Named As One Of The 100 Best Communities For Young People

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Central Finger Lakes Region has been named as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by Americas Promise Alliance. This first ever national competition identified the communitys work on behalf of children and youth. This selection is great news of the Central Finger Lakes Region, Schumer said. Children are always our number one priority, and cultivating a strong sense of community is critical to the health, education and well b… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer Announces Alexander Volunteer Fire Department to Receive Over $137,000 in Federal Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Alexander Volunteer Fire Department in Alexander has received a federal grant of $137,562 from the 2005 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Alexander Volunteer Fire Department will use the grant for operations and safety programs. This funding will go a long way in supporting the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department in Alexander, said Schumer. We can never truly repay ou… Continue Reading


08.01.06

As Farmers Look To Next Harvest Season, Schumer To Reveal Impact Of High Costs Of Gas On Ny Farmers Senator To Propose New Steps To Offer Relief

Farmers in the Southern Tier are paying 107 percent more for fuel to operate their farms, Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed today. Schumer today unveiled new data showing that the average New York farmer is paying more than $4,639 over 2002 costs and announced plans to lower the cost of crude oil and make energy bills more affordable for all of New Yorks farmers. Schumer discussed how farmers are hit particularly hard by rising gas prices because most farm planting and harvesting equipment use… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer Visits Hamilton to Reveal Impact of High Costs of Gas on Mohawk Valley Farmers Senator to Propose New Steps to Offer Relief

Farmers in the Southern Tier are paying 107 percent more for fuel to operate their farms, Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed today. Schumer today unveiled new data showing that the average New York farmer is paying more than $4,639 over 2002 costs and announced plans to lower the cost of crude oil and make energy bills more affordable for all of New Yorks farmers. Schumer discussed how farmers are hit particularly hard by rising gas prices because most farm planting and harvesting equipment use… Continue Reading


08.01.06

On Behalf of Oneida County Officials, Schumer Urges Feds to Extend Public Comment Period for the Oneida Indian Nations Proposed Land Acquisition

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, who will meet with Oneida County leaders late this afternoon, today urged the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to extend the public comment period for the Oneida Indian Nations land acquisition. Currently, the comment period is set to close on December 27th but Oneida and Madison County officials have been frustrated by a lack of clear direction and accommodation from the BIA. Schumer is aggressively lobbying the BIA to allow more time for County leaders to analyze… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer Calls On Jets To Keep Hempstead Practice Facility On Long Island, Even With Planned Stadium Move

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the New York Jets to keep their practice facility on Long Island, even with the new Jets and Giants stadium that will be built at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. The Jets currently practice at Hofstra University on Long Island and have said they plant to move their practice facility to the new stadium site as well, ending a 37 year affiliation with Long Island and Hofstra University. Schumer wrote Jets owner Robert Wood Johnson IV asking the team t… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer Announces $30,000 for Ulster County Visual Arts

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $15,000 in federal funds for the Womens Studio Workshop and $15,000 for the Center for Photography at Woodstock. The groups will receive the funding through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Access to Artistic Excellence program. This program aims to foster and preserve excellence in the arts and increase access to the arts. "It is important to encourage the growth of artists and Ulster County will benefit from the creativity that th… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer: New Finding Shows New York Dramatically Shortchanged In Mass Transit Security Funding Over Past 3 Years, NY Share Cut In Half

Even amid recent reports of the most specific terror threat to New York since 911, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed a troubling finding: New Yorks share of federal mass transit security funding has shrunk by nearly half over the past few years. Schumer, standing at the Union Square subway station, explained that the recent terror threats, though not at the highest level of credibility should serve as yet another wakeup call. With New York City having ramped up their security at subways s… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer: AMT is a Punch to the Gut to Middle Class

Sen. Chuck Schumer, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement regarding Frist's announcement that there will not be a deal to delay the Alternative Minimum Tax relief for Americans: "The AMT is a punch in the gut to the middle class, especially in New York. This should have been our number one tax priority and instead, because of right wing ideological objectives, the middle and uppermiddle class will suffer and only the very very wealthy will benefit.… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer, Clinton Secure $1 Million For Westchester County Airport

Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Joint HouseSenate Appropriations Conference Committee is likely to approve $1 million to upgrade the instruments systems at Westchester County Airport. The funds would be included in the FY2006 Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill, which is expected to be passed by the Joint HouseSenate Appropriations Conference Committee tonight and will then be voted upon by… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer, Clinton Secure $1.5 Million For Syracuse Connective Corridor Project

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the United States Senate approved $1.5 million for the Syracuse University Connective Corridor project. The funds are included in the FY2006 Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill, which passed the full Senate last night and will now go to a joint HouseSenate conference committee. This great news for Syracuse and all of Central New York, Schumer said. Strengt… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer, Clinton: Key Senate Panel Backs $15.15 Million For Defense Projects To Benefit The Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes Region

US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved over $15.1 million in the FY06 Defense Department Appropriations bill for projects to benefit the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes regions. Projects to be funded under the bill include, $1.65 million for Oblique Angle Hyperspectral Image Fusion and Analysis for Change Detection research at Virtual Scopics, $1.5 million to Integrated NanoTechnologies for BioWarfare T… Continue Reading


08.01.06

As Avian Flu Closes In On U.S., Schumer Calls For Immediate Action: Demands Suspension Of Tamiflu Patent So Vaccine Can Be Mass-Produced, Dramatically Increasing Supply

While just this week Avian Flu came even closer to New York with the first ever confirmed cases in Europe and as experts predict a shortage for Tamiflu, the only known effective treatment for Avian Flu in humans, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called for the temporary suspension of the Tamiflu patent so that the drug can be mass produced. Schumers call comes on the heels of worldwide concern that this particular strain may soon develop into a deadly pathogen in humans and cause a horrible epide… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer Announces Hudson Valley Receives Over $404,000 In Federal Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that five emergency response departments in Hudson Valley have received federal grants totaling $404,403 from the 2005 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Hudson Valley fire departments will use the grants for operations and safety. This funding will go a long way in supporting the fire and emergency response departments in Hudson Valley, said Schumer. We can never truly rep… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer: New Survey Shows NYC Residents Will Pay Over $1.2 Billion More To Heat Their Homes This Winter Senator Demands Tapping Heating Oil Reserve To Bring Down Costs

In light of a $1.2 billion projected increase in New York City home heating costs this winter, today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the Administration to tap the government's emergency heating oil stockpile as soon as possible to help bring down high heating fuel prices. The 2 million barrels in the Northeast Heating Oil Reserve would give consumers in the region supplies for about 10 days, the time needed for ships to carry heating fuel from Gulf of Mexico refiners to New York Ha… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer Releases New Survey Of Orange County Gas Prices Proposes Excess Oil Company Profits Go To Victims Of Katrina

In light of high gas prices in Orange County, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called for temporary windfall profit levy on oil companies. Schumer released a survey that shows the range of gas prices throughout Orange County, and expressed serious concern that people could be profiting in the wake of the devastation caused by recent hurricanes. Schumers bill would impose a levy on big oil windfall profits and get revenue to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita relief efforts, forcing comp… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer Announces Over $697,000 to Rockland and Westchester Organizations for Victims of Domestic Violence

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that three organizations in Rockland and Westchester Counties will be awarded $697,889 as part of the U.S. Department of Justices (DOJ) Transitional Housing Grant Program. Westchester Residential Opportunities will receive $348,314, My Sisters Place will receive $175,000, and Rockland Family Shelter will receive $174,575. The money will be used to provide housing assistance for victims of domestic violence. We need to send an unequivocal message … Continue Reading

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