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Schumer, Clinton: Key Senate Panel Backs $27 Million For Defense Projects To Benefit The Southern Tier

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $27 million in the FY06 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for projects to benefit the Southern Tier, including $2 million for the Small Scale Systems Packaging Center at Binghamton University, $20 million for Schweizer Aircrafts RQ8B Fire Scout VTUAV, $2 million for Rockwell Collins GATM for the KC135 project and $3 million for the GunnerCrew Chief Station Tra… Continue Reading


Schumer Promises to Bring up China Currency Bill if Chinese Don't Revalue the Yuan

Senator Chuck Schumer informed the Administration that he will move forward with a vote on the SchumerGraham China Currency bill when the Senate reconvenes if the Chinese do not make significant progress in the revaluation of the Yuan. In a phone call to Treasury Secretary Snow yesterday, Schumer was told that the Administration was optimistic the Chinese would move soon. The following is a statement from Sen. Schumer: "The Administration has told me that they are hopeful China will reva… Continue Reading


Schumer Announces $200,000 In Research Money For Rochester Institute Of Technology

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $200,000 for the Rochester Institute of Technology as part of the U.S. Department of Education, Steppingstones of Technology Innovation Program. The federal funds will be used to develop the tablet Personal Computer as a new means of academic support for deaf and hardofhearing middle and high school students integrated in mainstream classes. Educating our children must be a top priority, says Senator Schumer. The Rochester Institute of Technology… Continue Reading


Schumer, Clinton Secure $5 Million For Rochester Renaissance Square Project

Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Joint HouseSenate Appropriations Conference Committee will likely approve $5 million for the Rochester Renaissance Square project. The funds would be provided in the FY 2006 Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill, which is expected to be passed by the Joint HouseSenate Appropriations Committee Conference tonight and will then be voted upon by the House and Senat… Continue Reading


Schumer Secures $200,000 For The Griffiss Local Development Corporation

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the SenateHouse Conference Committee approved $200,000 for Griffiss Local Development Corporation under the FY06 Transportation, Treasury, HUD Appropriations Act. The federal funds will go to the development of a technology office complex to support the real estate needs of the information security and research efforts on going at the Griffiss Park. The bill should clear the conference committee tonight and then needs to be approved by the ful… Continue Reading


Schumer Secures $250,000 For Corona Elmherst Center For Economic Development

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $250,000 under the FY06 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Act for the CoronaElmhurst Center for Economic Development to help support its efforts to improve the economic outlook of the business community in the CoronaElmhurst district of Queens, New York. The bill must now be approved by the full Senate and House before being signed into law by the President. Schumer had aggressively lobbi… Continue Reading


Schumer Announces $150,000 for Meridian Centre Park in Brighton

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $150,000 will be awarded to the Town of Brighton for the Meridian Centre Park by the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund. The grant will help in developing a passive park on land that is adjacent to the existing park. "This is great news for Brighton," Schumer said. "The beauty of the Meridian Centre is important to maintain, and the development of the park will help preserve it. I will continue to fig… Continue Reading


Schumer Announces Village 0f Endicott Fire Department to Receive Over $109,000 in Federal Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the Village of Endicott Fire Department will received $109,763 from the 2005 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Village of Endicott Fire Department will use the federal funds for operations and safety improvements. This funding will go a long way in supporting the Village of Endicott Fire Department, said Schumer. We can never truly repay our firefighters and first responde… Continue Reading


After Schumers Urging, This Morning NYS Supreme Court Justice Eric Vitaliano Formally Nominated To Federal Bench

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that former New York Assemblyman and Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice Eric Vitaliano was formally nominated to fill one of two existing vacancies on the Eastern District Federal Bench this morning. Last May, Schumer asked President George W. Bush to nominate Judge Vitaliano, and if approved by the Senate, he would become the only judge on that court to hail from Staten Island. "Judge Vitaliano has had a distinguished career as a l… Continue Reading


Schumer: Rochester-Area Residents Will Pay $112 Million More To Heat Their Homes This Winter Senator Proposes Steps To Bring Down Costs

In light of an $112 million projected increase in the Rochester area home heating costs this winter, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the Administration to fully fund the Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and 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 … Continue Reading


As Tax Reform Panel Recommends Eliminating State & Local Deductions, Schumer Releases Report Showing Devastating Impact On Upstate NY

Over one million taxpayers across New York could see an average tax increase of $3,589 if a recommendation from the Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform is made to the tax code, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer explained today. Next week, the Panel will formally recommend eliminating the federal deduction for state and local taxes as a way to pay for broader tax reforms. This idea is an absolute killer for New York, Schumer said. Repealing the deduction would devastate people at all levels of i… Continue Reading


New Schumer Study Reveals for First Time LaGuardia, JFK And Newark Rank as Worst Three in Nation for Delayed Flights

As Thanksgiving approaches, and New Yorkers prepare for the busiest travel season of the year, today U.S. Senator Charles E .Schumer released a study confirming many travelers worst suspicions, New York City area airports are, for the first time, the worst airports in the country in on time performance, and the problem has gotten markedly worse in the past few years. With nearly 100 million travelers passing through NYC area airports and growing, Schumer called on the FAA, the Administration a… Continue Reading


Schumer Urges Newly Merged U.S. Airways- America West To Serve NY Pepsi Products On Flights

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the recently merged U.S. AirwaysAmerica West to serve Pepsi Products. Pepsi is headquartered in New York and employs 6,443 new Yorkers. U.S. Airways currently serves CocaCola products and America West serves Pepsi products, and executives for the airlines say they intend to make a final decision on drinks by the end of this year. There is no better way to show a commitment to New York, then to serve New Yorks products on these flights, Schumer said. … Continue Reading


Senate Democratic Leadership Urges VP Cheney To Clean House Immediately

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Schumer, Clinton: Congressional Panel Backs $19.1 Million For Defense Projects To Benefit Western New York

.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Joint House and Senate Conference Committee approved $19.1 million in the FY06 Defense Appropriations bill for projects to benefit Western New York. The House has approved the bill. The Senate is expected to work on the Defense Appropriations bill this week. If the bill is passed, it will be sent to the President for his signature. Projects to be funded under the bill include, $8 million for Unmanned Threat Emi… Continue Reading


Schumer and Graham on Meeting with Snow and Greenspan

Joint Statement from Senators Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham on Yesterday's Meeting with Treasury Secretary Snow and Fed Chairman Greenspan: We had a very productive meeting. We are hopeful we will make progress in the near future."… Continue Reading


Schumer Announces $25,000 for Westchester County Music and Folk Arts Performances

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $10,000 for Jazz Forum Arts, Inc., and $15,000 for Westchester Arts Council, Inc. The groups received the grants 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. "This is a great day for Westchester County,@ Schumer said. An investment in the arts is an investment in Westchester Countys future as a tourist … Continue Reading


Schumer Announces $500,000 to Cayuga County for Rural Development

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $500,000 will be awarded to Cayuga County from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grant. The federal funds will be used to assist in the creation of a renewable energy system, and to make energyefficient improvements to existing operations. "This is a winwin for Cayuga County," Schumer said. "Not only will the renew… Continue Reading


Schumer Blasts Taxpayer-Financed Insurance Company For Stonewalling Ground Zero Recovery Workers

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer blasted the WTC Captive Insurance Company for failing to pay the claims of those who are injured or ill as a result of their work at Ground Zero and called on its C EO, Christine LaSala, to immediately establish new protocols and objective criteria so that this money can be distributed as quickly as possible. Schumer, who fought to secure the $1 billion federal funding in the months after 9/11, said the Company appeared to be more concerned with technical l… Continue Reading


Schumer, Clinton: Senate Authorizes Improvements To Upper Susquehanna River Basin Project

Washington, DCSenators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee authorized an improvement under the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) for the Upper Susquehanna River Basin (USRB) project. The bill will now be sent to a House and Senate Conference Committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. The Water Resources Development Act authorizes Corps of Engineers civil works projects, incl… Continue Reading

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