Press Releases

08.01.07

Schumer Announces Loan Of $4,000,000 To Aurora Ice Association For Indoor Ice Rink In East Aurora

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a loan of $4 million has been awarded to Aurora Ice Association, Inc of East Aurora in Erie County.  The funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Community Facility Guaranteed Loan. Federal funds will be used to construct an indoor ice arena.   Schumer wrote a letter to USDA secretary Mike Johanns in support of Aurora Ice Association's application for this loan. … Continue Reading


08.01.07

Schumer Announces More Than $2 Million In Federal Funds Coming To Town Of Potsdam

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that a loan of $2,006,470 has been awarded to the Town of Potsdam in St. Lawrence County by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Community Facility Direct Loan.  The Town will use the funds to construct a new town hall.   "This is great news for the Town of Potsdam," Schumer said. "The construction of a new town hall will enable local government to better serve the needs of the cit… Continue Reading


08.01.07

Schumer Announces Federal Funds Coming To First Responders In Herkimer County

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that a loan of $35,000 has been awarded to the Village of Ilion in Herkimer County by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Community Facility Direct Loan.  The Village will use funds to purchase equipment for Ilion's rescue vehicles.   "This is great news for Herkimer County," Schumer said. "We can never truly repay our first responder s for their heroic efforts and dedication to … Continue Reading


08.01.07

Schumer Announces Two St. Lawrence County Fire Departments Will Receive Over $150,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that two fire departments in St. Lawrence County will receive federal grants totaling $155,045 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).   The Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue Squad will receive a $19,195 grant to be used for operations and safety.   The Nicholville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., will receive a $135,850 Vehicle Acquisition grant to purchase a ne… Continue Reading


07.31.07

Schumer Declares Democrats Hoodwinked Into Confirming Chief Justice Roberts, Urges Higher Burden Of Proof For Any Future Bush Nominees

Today, in a keynote speech before the American Constitution Society (ACS), Senator Charles E. Schumer (DNY) expressed disappointment over the most recent Supreme Court term and pledged to oppose any of President Bush's future nominees to the Supreme Court, barring extraordinary circumstances.   "In his confirmation hearing, Chief Justice Roberts equated his role to that of an umpire in a baseball game-someone who doesn't make the rules, but instead applies them,… Continue Reading


07.31.07

Schumer Announces Two Western New York Fire Departments Will Receive Over $191,000 In Federal Fire Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that two departments in Western New York will receive federal grants totaling $191,288 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).   The Knapp Creek Vol. Fire Department, Inc., in Cattaraugus County will receive a $27,727 grant and the Scranton Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., in Erie County will receive a $163,561 grant.   The two grants will be used to improv… Continue Reading


07.31.07

Schumer Announces Owls Head - Mt. View Fire Department Will Receive $19,000 As A Federal Fire Grant

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Owls Head - Mt. View Fire Department in Owls Head, in Franklin County, will receive a federal grant totaling $19,000 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The grant will be used to improve operations and safety and is part of the first round of DHS FY07 AFG program awards to several fire departments throughout the country. "This funding will go… Continue Reading


07.31.07

Schumer Announces Federal Dollars Coming To Village Of Hudson Falls

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a loan of $1,605,000 has been awarded to the Village of Hudson Falls in Washington County. The funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Water and Waste Disposal Loan. Federal funds will be used to replace the water line serving the Village.                                                       "This is great news for the Village of Hudson Falls," Schum… Continue Reading


07.17.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Key Senate Panel Approves Federal Funding For Rochester Area Projects

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (TTHUD) FY08 Appropriations Bill, which includes $200,000 for the City of Rochester's Lead Hazard Prevention Program.   The bill also includes language that extends the discretionary funds already allocated for the Renaissance Square Project. The bill will now proceed to the Senate Floor… Continue Reading


07.17.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $200,000 For Broadband Project In St. Lawrence County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (TTHUD) FY08 Appropriations Bill, which includes $200,000 for the St. Lawrence County Regional Rural Broadband Expansion project.  The bill will now proceed to the Senate Floor as the next step in the appropriations process.  Schumer and Clinton worked closely with members of the Appropriatio… Continue Reading


07.17.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $600,000 For Capital Region Projects

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (TTHUD) FY08 Appropriations Bill, which includes $200,000 to build a new YMCA in Schenectady; $200,000 for the Civic Center of Moreau, Inc. to build a new Community Center; and $200,000 to improve WiFi service in the City of Albany.   The bill will now proceed to the Senate Floor as th… Continue Reading


07.10.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $1 Million For Health Care Programs In The Capital Region

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the full Senate Appropriation Committee has approved the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education FY08 Appropriations Bill which includes $500,000 for the Albany Medical Center's Virtual Learning Center and $500,000 for Hudson Valley Community College in Rensselaer County .  The bill will now proceed to the Senate Floor as the next step in the appropriations process.  Schumer and Clinton worke… Continue Reading


07.10.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $1.3 Million For Community Projects In The Greater Rochester Region

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education FY08 Appropriations Bill which includes $600,000 for the Rochester Area Colleges Center for Excellence in Math and Science; $250,000 for the Rochester General Hospital; and, $250,000 for the Catholic Family Center.  The Appropriations Committee also approved the Interior, Environment, and … Continue Reading


07.09.07

Schumer Announces $200,000 Coming To City Of Buffalo For Crime Prevention And Policing Initiatives

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $200,000 has been awarded to the City of Buffalo's Lower East Side Weed and Seed site to reduce violent crime and drug activity through community policing initiatives.   The funds are being awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice's (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 violent criminals and reduce drug activity… Continue Reading


07.06.07

Senate Unanimously Approves Schumer Bill To Break Months-Long Passport Gridlock And Hire Back Experienced Staff To Speed Up Processing

With staggering backlogs at passport processing centers that serve New York City and the country, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that his bill to break the passport logjam was unanimously approved by the full Senate today and now will go to the House of Representatives for consideration. As amended, Schumer's legislation (S. 966) would give the Department of State flexibility to rehire retired Foreign Service employees to staff overwhelmed passport processing centers that are experien… Continue Reading


07.06.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $1.6 Million For NYC Arts And Education

Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee approved $1.6 million in federal funds for New York City arts and education. The funds will go toward educational programs and facilities at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Hall of Science through the FY08 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill. "When people think of New York City, they think of our vibra… Continue Reading


07.06.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Over $11,500,000 For Long Island Airports

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded over $11,500,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds for improvements at Republic, MacArthur, and Gabreski airports on Long Island.   "This is great news for Long Island," said Schumer. "Republic, MacArthur, and Gabreski welcome tourists and business people traveling to Long Island each year, and these improvements are important for loc… Continue Reading


07.06.07

With Summer Lyme Disease Season In Full Swing, Dodd And Schumer Reintroduce Comprehensive Lyme Disease Prevention And Treatment Legislation

As the summer Lyme disease season kicks in to full swing in New York City, today U.S. Senators Christopher J. Dodd, Charles E. Schumer, and Chuck Hagel today reintroduced their bipartisan Lyme disease prevention, education and treatment legislation.  This summer could be one of the worst seasons on record for Lyme disease in the metro area as reported Lyme disease cases are up 35 percent in New York City since 2001.   "Lyme disease often goes unnoticed for months, yet can be devast… Continue Reading


07.06.07

Schumer, Clinton Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $1.85 Million For Job Training, Family And School Enrichment Programs

Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee approved $1.85 million in federal funding for the expansion of enrichment programs at STRIVE, the Abyssinian Development Corporation, New School University and the Institute for Student Achievement. The funding will be used to expand job training, family displacement prevention, and school enrichment programs under the FY08 Labor, Heath and Human Services, Education Appropriations Bi… Continue Reading


07.05.07

Schumer Calls On DHS To Increase High-Threat Funding For NYC By 40 Percent

In the wake of this weekend's terrorist activity in Great Britain and new reports about possible major attacks this summer, today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to boost the federal security aid for the city by at least 40 percent over Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 levels, reversing last year's inexplicable cuts.  DHS last year slashed New York City share of high threat funding by 40 percent, from $207.6 million to only $124.5 million for FY 2006. … Continue Reading

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