Press Releases

10.23.06

Schumer Urges Feds To Keep Canandaigua VA Acute Psych Unit Open Requests Personal Meeting With Secretary To Discuss Future Of Campus

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to keep the Canandaigua VA Medical Centers Acute Psychiatric Unit open, and requested a personal meeting with the Secretary to discuss the future of the campus. Earlier this month, the VA announced that services would remain on the Canandaigua VAMC campus and not move elsewhere in the area. The future of VA services in Canandaigua appears bright, but the details are still vague and the communit… Continue Reading


10.23.06

Schumer, Crowley Announce $250,000 For Corona-Elmhurst Center For Economic Development

Attending the 3rd Anniversary Legislative and Economic Forum at the CoronaElmhurst Center for Economic Development, today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley announced $250,000 in federal funds for the Center. Schumer, the keynote speaker for todays forum, teamed up with Congressman Crowley to champion the importance of empowering Queens local business community. The federal funding secured by the Senator and the Congressman will support efforts by the Center … Continue Reading


10.20.06

Schumer: Long Island Police & Fire Personnel Unable To Share Critical Information Unless Feds Clear Airwaves Asap

US Senator Charles Schumer today warned that Long Islands first responders remain uncoordinated and vulnerable in the event of a major catastrophe because they dont have access to a shared radio frequency. Schumer called on the Federal government to kick seven outofstate tv stations off the frequency designated for use by emergency personnel to share information and coordinate response efforts. Schumer urged the Federal Communications Commission to free up the 700 band frequency for Nassau and S… Continue Reading


10.20.06

With Hundreds Of Trucks Leaving The Thruway & I-81 For Local Roads Each Day, Schumer Unveils New Plan To Keep Trucks Out Of CNY Neighborhoods To Restore Quality Of Life

With hundreds of trucks leaving the Thruway and I81 each day unnecessarily and clogging local roads, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today unveiled his new plan to keep trucks out of Central New York neighborhoods and restore communities quality of life. Over 1.9 million trucks travel through Central New York every year carrying freight, but many drive on local roads as a shortcut and to avoid weigh stations, tolls and traffic. Throughout the past few years, there have been numerous accidents sp… Continue Reading


10.20.06

Schumer Announces Over $61,000 In Federal Dollars For The Ithaca Housing Authority

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $61,328 has been awarded to the Ithaca Housing Authority in Tompkins County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Housing Choice VoucherFamily Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program. "This is great news for Ithaca," said Schumer. "The program coordinators are an essential part of the programs that move future homeowners towards selfsufficiency and independence. By providing support for prospective first time… Continue Reading


10.20.06

Schumer: Feds To Blame For Flu Vaccine Shortage; Announces Plan To Solve Local Crisis And Urges U.S. To Implement Immediately

With two of the four hospitals in Onondaga County reporting severe flu vaccine shortages, US Senator Charles Schumer today charged the Federal government with being woefully unprepared to deal with the situation and called for the immediate importation of emergency supplies from Canada, Europe, and Japan. With just two drug makers producing the flu vaccine for use in the US and no back up system in place, Schumer faulted the federal government for leaving thousands of high risk residents of Cent… Continue Reading


10.20.06

Schumer Demands Orange And Dutchess County Hospitals Be Included In Hospital Reclassification Deal Announced Today

In light of todays announcement that Senate leaders will pursue an extension of Section 508 of the Medicare Modernization Act, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, pledged today to work to include all New York Section 508 hospitals. This morning, the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Charles Grassley (RIA) announced in Pennsylvania his intentions to extend Section 508, which includes language that provided millions of dollars to Northern Dutchess Hospit… Continue Reading


10.19.06

Joint Statement By Senators Schumer, Clinton, And Representatives Higgins, Slaughter, And Reynolds On Expediting Major Disaster Declaration

Today the Western New York Congressional delegation released the following statement: Western New York continues to suffer from the effects of a massive snowstorm that caused thousands of homes to go without power for several days. In our visits and discussions with government officials we know the extent of the devastation and have been working to support the work being done to restore power, cleanup downed trees, and ensure that government at all levels is responding with all deliberate s… Continue Reading


10.18.06

Schumer: Over $61,000 Coming To Sea Cliff Fire Department

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced over $61,000 in federal funds for the Sea Cliff Fire Department to pay for fire operations and fire safety. The funds are being awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This is a great day for the Sea Cliff Fire Department, said Schumer. In the brave new post9/11 world, our first responders must be well trained and well equipped to deal with any problem that comes their w… Continue Reading


10.18.06

Schumer Accepts Senator Reids Offer To Sit On Finance Committee, Lead Dscc, And Join Dem Leadership

Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement today: On Election night, I told the citizens of New York that for me, I love New York is not just a slogan or a song. It is my life. Last week, I was offered a onceinacareer opportunity that would allow me to serve even more fully the state and the country I love. On Wednesday, Senator Harry Reid, who will soon become Minority Leader, invited me to his office and offered me a seat on the Senate Finance Committee, a position in the D… Continue Reading


10.18.06

Schumer: $10,000 Coming To Burchfield - Penney Art Center In Buffalo

Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that the BurchfieldPenney Art Center at Buffalo State College will receive a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support their "Art on the Hyphen: Cuban American Art in Western New York State" project. The funds are allocated through the NEA's "Challenge America: Serving Every Community" fasttrack program designed to provide greater support for arts projects in undeserved communities through the United State… Continue Reading


10.17.06

Schumer Secures $500,000 For Roswell Park Cancer Institute In Buffalo

Funds will be used to buy equipment for Roswell Park's Data Bank and BioRepository to help process and store biological specimens and process, sort and store data from questionnaires and medical records Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that Congress has passed $500,000 in federal funds for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. $250,000 of the funds were included in the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations and $250,000 of the funds were included in the Energy an… Continue Reading


10.17.06

Schumer, Clinton Secure $721,000 In Essential Air Service Money For Plattsburgh International Airport

US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that Congress passed $721,000 in an Essential Air Service grant for the Plattsburgh International Airport. The funds are listed in the Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations section of the Fiscal Year 2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill. It is expected that the bill will be sent to the President in the coming weeks for his signature. "Having local and affordable air service in your region sho… Continue Reading


10.17.06

Mcnulty, Schumer: Bill Naming Albany Postal Facility As Henry Johnson Annex Will Pass CONGRESS TONIGHT

US Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Michael R. McNulty today announced that their legislation to officially rename the United States Postal Service facility located at 747 Broadway in Albany, New York, as the "United States Postal Service Henry Johnson Annex in honor of heroic World War I veteran and Albany native Sergeant Henry Johnson will pass Congress tonight. The bill, which was unanimously approved by the House on September 22nd, now heads to the White House for considerat… Continue Reading


10.17.06

Schumer Secures $300,000 For Wastewater Services For Cumberland Head In Plattsburgh

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today that Congress passed the FY2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill last night which includes $300,000 in federal funding for wastewater services on Cumberland Head peninsula in Plattsburgh. The funding is included in the Veterans Affairs Housing and Urban Development (VAHUD) section of the bill. The bill will now be sent to the President for his signature. This funding is great news for the growing community on Cumberland Head peninsula. Proper treatment of sewage … Continue Reading


10.17.06

Schumer Secures $3 Million For The Cornell Center For Health Based Crop Genomics At Cornell University

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that over the weekend Congress passed $3 million in federal funding for construction of the Center for Health Based Crop Genomics at Cornell University. The funding was included in the Agriculture Appropriations section of the Fiscal Year 2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill now heads to the President for his signature. "Improving science for our farmers is very important," said Schumer. "This funding will help build a new cent… Continue Reading


10.17.06

Schumer, Clinton Secure $8.8 Million For Border Security At Alexandria Bay Crossing

US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton announced today that Congress passed $8,884,000 for the New York Alexandria Bay Border Crossing. The funds are listed in the Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations section of the Fiscal Year 2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill now heads to the President for his signature. Massena's border station was also given $x in federal funds. "The best and easiest way to beef up security is to have all of… Continue Reading


10.17.06

Schumer, Mcnulty Effort To Re-Name U.S. Post Office In Slain Officer Lt. John Finn's Honor Passes Congress

US Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Michael R. McNulty today announced that their plan to officially rename the building in honor of the late Police Lieutenant John Finn has passed Congress. Lt. Finn was an Albany Police Lieutenant who was shot in the line of duty last December and passed away earlier this year. Lt. Finn's wife Maura and their two daughters live nearby and use the post office often. The bill, which was unanimously approved by the Senate on October 10th and the Ho… Continue Reading


10.17.06

Schumer Secures $125,000 For Long Island Association To Purchase Technology And Equipment

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Congress will pass $125,000 in federal funding for the Long Island Association to purchase technology and equipment for its Millennium Center for Convergent Technologies. The funds are allocated through the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations section of the Fiscal Year 2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill now heads to the President for his signature. "Long Island has established itself on the cutting edge of medical rese… Continue Reading


10.17.06

Schumer, Clinton Secure $1.25 Million For Greater Rochester International Airport

US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that Congress passed $1.25 million in federal funding for the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funds are listed in the Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations section of the Fiscal Year 2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill which passed Congress this weekend. The bill now heads to the President for his signature. "You dont need a degree in airport management to know that the more inc… Continue Reading

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