Press Releases

08.01.06

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


08.01.06

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


08.01.06

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


08.01.06

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


07.31.06

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


07.27.06

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


07.27.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce Over $152,000 For Buffalo Airfield

US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $152,292 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to the Buffalo Airfield. The money will be used to acquire land for approaches and remove obstructions. This is great news for Western New York," said Schumer. "The Buffalo Airfield welcomes tourists traveling to New York each year, and these improvements are important for local businesses and st… Continue Reading


07.27.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce Over $2.8 Million For Greater Rochester International Airport

US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2,812,001 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to the Greater Rochester International Airport. The money will be used for the first two phases of apron rehabilitation. This is great news for the entire Rochester/Finger Lakes Region," said Schumer. "The Greater Rochester International Airport welcomes tourists traveling to New York each year… Continue Reading


07.27.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce $247,000 For Stewart International Airport

US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the US Department of Transportation has awarded $247,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to the Stewart International Airport. The money will be used to acquire snow removal equipment. This is great news for the Hudson Valley," said Schumer. "The Stewart International Airport welcomes travelers to New York each year, and these improvements are important for local businesses and strengthening… Continue Reading


07.26.06

Schumer Announces Key Senate Panel Backs $200,000 For North Country Housing Coalition

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to approve later today $200,000 for the Points North Housing Coalition in the FY07 Appropriations Bill for Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary, Housing and Urban Development. Schumer had aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this years spending bill. This is great news for the North Country, Schumer said. With the expansion of Fort Drum… Continue Reading


07.26.06

Schumer, Clinton Urge Feds To Designate Schott Lithotec In Poughkeepsie As A Foreign-Trade Subzone

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today urged the U.S. Department Of Commerce to designate Schott Lithotec in Poughkeepsie as a ForeignTrade Subzone to help against an import duty exemption on glass that will eliminate a 4.9 percent cost disadvantage for Schott Lithotec. There are no U.S. sources for the special glass substrates imported by Schott Lithotec as a key input, so the company has to import all the raw materials from Japan and Germany. Their primary competitor… Continue Reading


07.26.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce Key Senate Panel Backs $500,000 For Haverstraw

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to approve later today $500,000 for Haverstraw Ferry Terminal Improvements under the FY07 Appropriations Bill for Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary, Housing and Urban Development. Schumer and Clinton had aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this years spending bill. This is great news for the Rocklan… Continue Reading


07.26.06

Schumer To Ground Zero Insurers: Pay Up

As a number of insurance companies that underwrote the World Trade Center have yet to categorically commit to provide the required insurance payouts necessary to rebuild the site, today Senator Charles E. Schumer sent them a letter prodding them to immediately make good on their commitments. Schumer believes that despite changes to the WTC plan under the new agreement between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Larry Silversteins companies, the insurers of the Ground Zero site have… Continue Reading


07.26.06

Schumer: Updating Ancient, Pollution Belching Northport Power Plant Must Be Part Of Final LIPA, National Grid Deal

As the negotiations continue between National Grid and LIPA, today Senator Charles E. Schumer called for the repowering of the Northport power plant to be a part of the final agreement. With KeySpan being sold to National Grid, Schumer said today that the pending partnership of National Grid and LIPA presents a onceinalifetime opportunity to repower, or modernize, the Island's largest and dirtiest power plant at Northport, a widely desired and sorely needed action that was left out of the or… Continue Reading


07.26.06

With New Report Revealing Wacky DHS Risk Assessment Indiana Has More Terrorist Targets Than New York Schumer Announces Amendment To Overhaul System

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced legislation that would overhaul the criteria the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses to determine highthreat area funding. Schumer will offer his bill as an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Specifically, Schumers bill calls on DHS to compile a new inventory of all current threats, critical infrastructure vulnerabilities, and national monuments and icons located in high threat areas. This report from the… Continue Reading


07.26.06

Schumer, Clinton Announce Almost $2 Million For New MTA Buses And Maintenance Equipment

Washington, DCSenators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced a grant of $1, 942,653 for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority to purchase six replacement buses and associated capital maintenance items, from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Nassau Countyowned bus depots in Rockville Center and Garden City are the recipients of the six replacement buses. This grant gives the MTA the necessary funds to upgrade its bus fleet and provide its passenge… Continue Reading


07.26.06

Schumer Urges Feds To Fund Center Court In Niagara Falls

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the Niagara Falls Housing Authoritys (NFHA) recent application for funding under the HOPE VI grant program, which seeks to revitalize severely distressed public housing. Schumer, who serves on the Senate Banking Committee, which oversees HUD, said that federal assistance could lead to economic revitalization, jobs, and better homes in Niagara Falls. "Development of the Center … Continue Reading


07.26.06

Schumer Calls On Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac To Develop Concrete Plan To Help Address Fort Drum Housing Issues

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, in a meeting Friday, called on federally chartered housing entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to develop a concrete plan to help address the Fort Drum housing issues. As a member of the Senate Banking and Housing Committee, Schumer is working to provide the federal resources and expertise necessary to make sure affordable housing in place for Ft. Drums new troops and the community at large. In January, Schumer attended the Fort Drum Housing Summit with local c… Continue Reading


07.26.06

Schumer Announces Over $399,000 For Greece Central School District

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Greece Central School District will receive $399,374 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Educations Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Demonstration Program. The grant will be used to support counseling programs in target elementary schools. Our children deserve the resources they need to excel in school, Schumer said. It is essential they have access to counseling and developmental programs and experts they can trust. T… Continue Reading


07.26.06

Schumer Announces FEMA Approves Trailers And Rental Assistance For Residents In Flood Damaged Areas

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending temporary living trailers to areas damaged by last months flooding. Schumer, who earlier this month called on David Paulison, head of FEMA to move the trailers to New York swiftly, said the counties that have been approved to receive the trailers are Broome, Delaware, Chenango, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Orange, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, Tioga, and Ulster. The two counties that wi… Continue Reading

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