Press Releases

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


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

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