Press Releases

08.23.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; SENATORS SAY NEW FUNDING WILL SUPPORT RECONSTRUCTION OF DEICING CONTAINMENT FACILITY

Department of Transportation Grant Will Fund Critical Infrastructure Upgrade at Syracuse Hancock International Airport U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,167,158 in federal funding for Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the fundin… Continue Reading


08.22.18

SCHUMER: DESPITE WARNINGS THAT SCHOOL SUPPLIES ARE LADEN WITH DANGEROUS LEVELS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS, FEDS HAVE DONE LITTLE TO ACT; SENATOR SAYS PARENTS NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S IN SCHOOL SUPPLIES; URGES FED INVESTIGATION BEFORE SCHOOL BELL RINGS

Recent Reports Revealed That Common School Supplies Bought By Parents, Including Crayons, Markers, Rulers, 3-Ring Binders, Notebooks, Glue, And Lunch Boxes Are Riddled With Dangerous Level Of Toxic Chemicals Senator Says School Supplies Shouldn't Put Our Children's Health At Risk; Urges Feds To Immediately Launch Investigation Before School Starts Schumer To Feds: Investigate Toxins in School Supplies Before The School Bell Rings   On a conference call with … Continue Reading


08.21.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

Federal Investment Awarded Through National Science Foundation Will Be Used For High Energy Physics Research U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,450,000 in federal funding for University at Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Specifically, the funding will be put towards the Compact Muon Solenoid (CHS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in order to search for new particles,… Continue Reading


08.21.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.2 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR INSTALLATION OF LIFE-SAVING POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL TECHNOLOGY FOR MIDDLETOWN & NEW JERSEY RAILROAD IN ORANGE COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Install Positive Train Control Technology In Orange County, NY To Prevent Dangerous and Disruptive Derailments and Crashes U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,200,000 in federal funding for Middletown & New Jersey Railroad's Positive Train Control (PTC) system in Orange County, New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) FY 201… Continue Reading


08.21.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF $1 MILLION IN 2019 FUNDING FOR CRITICAL NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY AS PART OF HHS APPROPRIATIONS BILL; SCHUMER-BACKED REGISTRY WILL HELP RESEARCHERS TRACK, TREAT AND EVENTUALLY THWART CONNECTION BETWEEN FIREFIGHTERS AND CANCER

In June Of This Year, The Schumer-Backed National Firefighter Cancer Registry Was Signed Into Law; Today, As An Amendment To The Upcoming Health And Human Services Appropriations Bill, The Senate Passed $1 Million In FY2019 Funding For The Registry Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Cancer Risk; Senator Says Legislation Will Help Protect The Lives Of Our Courageous First Responders Schumer: Understanding The Link Between Firefighters And Cancer Is Of The Utmos… Continue Reading


08.21.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $12K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE MILTON FIRE DISTRICT IN ULSTER COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Purchase a New Washer, Extractor, Dryer System to Protect Firefighter Gear from Contamination U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,143 in federal funding for the Milton Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to purchase a new washer, extractor, and dryer system that will meet the National Fire P… Continue Reading


08.20.18

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $150K IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR WELLS COLLEGE WATER PLANT IMPROVEMENTS

Funding Will Be Used By Wells College To Modify Water Plant, Address Critical Vulnerability In Filtration System Caused By Exposure To Blue-Green Algae U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding for Wells College in Cayuga County. This federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Business Grant Program. Specifically, the funds will be used to address a new v… Continue Reading


08.20.18

SCHUMER CALLS FOR FED INVESTIGATION OF NEW YORK AMERICAN WATER AFTER RATE HIKE MADNESS; LI’ERS STILL WANT ACTION; SENATOR SAYS COMPANY IS IN LINE FOR FED FUNDS THAT DEMAND SPECIAL SCRUTINY CONSIDERING PARENT COMPANY’S NATIONAL FOOTPRINT & LOCAL MESS

Sorting Out Depths Of Mess New York American Water Made On LI Will Take Locals, State-And Now Possibly Feds-A While; New Company-Funded 'Independent Monitor' Wouldn't Have Ability To Block Fed Dollars Senator Says Eye-Popping Rate Hikes Soaking Consumers With Questionable Billing Practices Are Relevant To The Fed Funds National Company Might Have Received Or Seeks Schumer: The Steady Drip-Drip-Drip Of Dubious Charges, Rate Hikes & Billing Demand Feds Investigate   Standing with home… Continue Reading


08.20.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: FDA HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING PRESENCE OF WEED KILLER CHEMICAL—GLYPHOSATE—IN EVERYDAY FOODS FOR TWO YEARS, BUT HAS YET TO RELEASE ANY RESULTS; RECENT REPORT ON PROBABLE CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL IN CEREALS, GRANOLA BARS & MORE DEMANDS FEDS UPDATE PUBLIC & ROOT OUT ANSWERS ASAP

Brand New Report Reveals Probable Cancer-Causing Chemical In Weed Killer Can Be Present In Everyday Foods Like Cereals, Oats, Granola Bars At Questionable Levels; At Same Time, FDA Has Been Studying Chemical Without Updating Public On Progress           Senator Says New Concerns From Parents & Public Demand FDA Answer Questions & Provide Public With Update  Schumer: Feds Must Weed Out Facts On Chemical Glyphosate & Update Public  On the heels … Continue Reading


08.20.18

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE POTENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR SOUTHERN TIER AND FINGER LAKES COUNTIES IMPACTED BY RECENT FLOODING AND SEVERE WEATHER

Senators Say Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds for Impacted Counties Still Recovering From Intense Flooding Schumer, Gillibrand To FEMA: Stand Ready To Approve Any Requested Aid For Rochester-Finger Lakes And Southern Tier Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Saturday urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for a major disaster declaration foll… Continue Reading


08.16.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $47K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE WHITESBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ONEIDA COUNTY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $47,620 in federal funding for the Whitesboro Fire Department in Oneida County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to replace a diesel exhaust system, which will help remove harmful chemicals and particles from the department's fire truck engines to ensure clean air in the station. "It is essent… Continue Reading


08.16.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $61K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE RICHVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Replace Old And Outdated Breathing Equipment for Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $61,905 in federal funding for the Richville Volunteer Fire Department in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Richville Volunteer Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 10 new self-contained brea… Continue Reading


08.14.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $44K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE WESTONS MILLS FIRE DISTRICT IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Replace Outdated Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $44,062 in federal funding for the Westons Mills Fire District in Cattaraugus County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Westons Mills Fire District will use the funding to purchase new lifting air bags, rescue struts, and battery-operated rescue tools. The f… Continue Reading


08.14.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: VA SET TO CLOSE ESSENTIAL VETERANS OUTPATIENT HEALTH CENTER IN ERIE COUNTY; SENATOR URGES DEPARTMENT TO REVERSE COURSE; SAYS ABANDONING LOCAL VETERANS WITHOUT ALTERNATIVE IN PLACE IS UNACCEPTABLE

Since 2011, The Amherst-Based VA Outpatient Has Provided Top-Notch Medical Treatment, Physical Therapy, Recreational Activites And Cognitive Care To An Average Of 37 Local Veterans Per Day Last Week, The VA Announced They Would Be Shutting Down The Health Center; Schumer Today Called On The Department To Reconsider And Develop An Alternate Plan At Once Schumer To Feds: Shutting Down The Amherst Health Center Without A Viable Alternative In Place Is An Affront To Our Veterans U.S. Senate Mino… Continue Reading


08.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $46K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE CITY OF WATERTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Purchase Three Gear Washer-Extractors and Three Gear Dryers - One for Each of Watertown's Three Fire Stations ndash; U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $46,364 in federal funding for the City of Watertown Fire Department in Jefferson County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to purchase three gear washer-ext… Continue Reading


08.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $16K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ENDICOTT FIRE DEPARTMENT IN BROOME COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,191 in federal funding for the Village of Endicott in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to purchase new equipment, including a gear washer-extractor, a gear dryer, and a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) mask cleaner. "It … Continue Reading


08.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $59K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE GREENFIELD FIRE DISTRICT

Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Breathing Equipment for Firefighters, Replace 30-Year-Old, Outdated Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $59,524 in federal funding for the Greenfield Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Greenfield Fire District will use the funding to purchase a new air compressor storage station with… Continue Reading


08.13.18

FOLLOWING PUSH BY SCHUMER, HUD FINALLY APPROVES LOCAL PLAN TO QUELL ROCHESTER’S ZOMBIE HOMES; SENATOR SAYS NEW AGREEMENT WILL INCREASE PROPERTY VALUES AND ELIMINATE EYESORES ACROSS THE CITY

With Over 2,000 Zombie Houses Across Rochester Community Driving Down Property Values By Millions, The Department Of Housing And Urban Development Has Now Approved An Agreement With Rochester To Give The City The Right To Purchase And Rehabilitate The Homes Schumer Says New Agreement Provides Rochester With The Ability To Reduce Amount Of Vacated Zombie Homes, Gives First-Time Homeowners Ability To Purchase Property At Reduced Cost Schumer: New Agreement Will Let Rochester Tackle Its Zombie … Continue Reading


08.10.18

STANDING AT BEAR POND, SCHUMER WARNS EPA NOT TO UNDO YEARS OF PROGRESS IN THE ADIRONDACK PARK’S ONGOING RECOVERY FROM ACID RAIN; SENATOR SAYS PARK’S NATURAL WONDERS ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE REGIONAL ECONOMY, CALLS ON EPA TO IMMEDIATELY RECONSIDER AND REVERSE COURSE

As The Hardest Hit Area By Acid Rain In The Country, The Adirondack Park Has Made Significant Strides In Its Ongoing Recovery From The Pollution, Even Though Many Lakes And Ponds Continue To Struggle To Fully Recover The Clean Air Act, And Regulations Under It Like The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule & The Mercury And Air Toxics Standards Have Helped Bear Pond Become Ten Times Less Acidic Over The Past Thirty Years; Schumer Today Vowed To Fight Any Attempt To Repeal And Roll Them Back Schum… Continue Reading


08.08.18

SCHUMER: DANGEROUS INVASIVE PLANT THAT CAN CAUSE EXTREME BURNS AND EVEN BLINDNESS IS RUNNING RAMPANT THROUGH SOUTHERN TIER; SENATOR CALLS ON THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO IMMEDIATELY BOOST ONGOING LOCAL EFFORTS TO ERADICATE HARMFUL PLANT; MUST ALSO INVEST FEDERAL RESOURCES TO PREVENT FURTHER SPREAD OF GIANT HOGWEED

Giant Hogweed, An Invasive Species That Can Cause Both Burns And Blindness When Touched, Has Spread Rampantly Through Schuyler County And Across The Southern Tier In Schuyler County, Schumer Sounds The Alarm On The Dangerous "Giant Hogweed"; Senator Calls On The Department Of Agriculture To Immediately Increase Efforts To Help Local Officials Continue Eradication Of Harmful Plant While Investing Federal Resources Into Educating Locals On The Ground On Risk Of Giant Hogweed Into Preventing Stat… Continue Reading

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