Press Releases

01.06.19

SCHUMER: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HURTS NEW YORK IN MANY WAYS; SENATOR DETAILS HOW AIRPORTS, SCHOOLS, DRINKING WATER, TAX REFUND CHECKS, NY ECONOMY & MUCH MORE IS UNDER THREAT; PUSHES TO GET GOVERNMENT OPEN ASAP

A Full Third Of The NYC Fed Workforce Is Feeling Pain-More Than 16K People-While Each And Every Taxpayer Suffers Schumer Says Back-Pay for ALL Is The Goal Schumer: Plain & Simple, Families Are Hurting Across The Country And In New York; President Should Open The Government         U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, today, gave an update on his efforts to reopen the government and detailed just how New York is being hurt. Schumer detailed how 450,000 people are currently wo… Continue Reading


01.03.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HARDENING OF SANDY-DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE CITY OF LONG BEACH, ON LONG ISLAND

Funding Will Be Used to Repair the Damaged Infrastructure of the City's Maintenance Building U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the City of Long Beach in Nassau County, NY, has been awarded $2,777,740.42 in federal funds for the implementation of its Hazard Mitigation Proposal. The federal funds are administered through U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding will be used to install back flow preven… Continue Reading


12.21.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BROOKLYN NATIVE, 37-YEAR NYPD VET, FORMER CHIEF OF NYPD TRANSIT BUREAU & COMMANDER OF PATROL BOROUGH BROOKLYN SOUTH, JOSPEH FOX, APPOINTED TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICERS MEDAL OF VALOR REVIEW BOARD

The Medal of Valor is the Nation's Highest Award for Bravery of Public Safety Officers Schumer: Chief Joe Fox Embodies Best Qualities of Law Enforcement Professional & Will Be Valuable Member of This Prestigious Medal of Valor Review Board Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his appointment of Brooklyn native and 37-year NYPD veteran, Joseph Fox, to the Medal of Valor Review Board. Fox is a highly regarded former Chief in the NYPD and currently serves as the Chief of Staff of … Continue Reading


12.20.18

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND CONGRESSWOMAN CLARKE ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO NAME BROOKLYN POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF MAJOR OWENS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke today announced that legislation to rename a Brooklyn post office after former U.S. Representative Major Owens was signed into law last week. The post office is located at 1234 Saint Johns Place in Brooklyn, New York. Schumer and Gillibrand introduced legislation in the Senate to rename this post office after Representative Owens back in March. Clarke introduced the legislati… Continue Reading


12.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.7 MILLION IN HEAD START FUNDING FOR WAYNE COUNTY ACTION PROGRAM, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Wayne County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,737,495 in federal funding for the Head Start program at Wayne County Action Program (CAP), Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Wayne County. "Study after study shows… Continue Reading


12.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR SCHENECTADY COMMUNITY ACTION’S HEAD START PROGRAM

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In The Capital Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,219,574.00 for the Head Start Program at Schenectady Community Action Program. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Schenectady County. "Study after study shows that t… Continue Reading


12.19.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.9 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR CATTARAUGUS & WYOMING PROJECT HEAD START PROGRAMS

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Western New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,937,715 for Cattaraugus & Wyoming Project Head Start, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties. "Study after study shows that the b… Continue Reading


12.18.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN RENSSELAER COUNTY

Funding Will Be Provided to the Rensselaer County Department of Health to Address and Remove Lead Hazards from Homes and to Protect Health and Safety of Low-Income Families U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ 1,301,366 million in Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LBHRD) grant program funding for the Rensselaer County Department of Health. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and wi… Continue Reading


12.17.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TOWNS ACROSS THE ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION TO ADDRESS WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

Funding Will Be Used For Six Projects To Construct And Make Improvements To Municipal Water Systems In Rochester-Finger Lakes Towns U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,639,000 in federal funding for 6 water infrastructure improvement projects across the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Program. Spec… Continue Reading


12.17.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: EVERYDAY & POPULAR HOME-IMPROVEMENT CHEMICAL THAT CAN SICKEN OR KILL --JUST LIKE CARBON MONOXIDE-- REMAINS ON MANY STORE SHELVES ACROSS LONG ISLAND & ONLINE DESPITE SERIOUS FED WARNINGS TO REMOVE; CITING URGENCY, SENATOR DEMANDS EPA TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION & BAN IT COMPLETELY

Used By Many In Everyday Home DIY Projects-Methylene Chloride-Is So Dangerous That Once You Smell, You've Already Been Overexposed; EPA Won't Finalize Ban As Chemical Lobby Fights To Keep Known-Carcinogen On Shelves Even As Some Stores Say They’ll Remove It Little Track Data Exists On Those Sickened, But Chemical Has Sickened & Killed NY’ers Before; With Winter Coming, More DIY Indoor Projects Will Begin & Only A Total Ban Will Snuff Out This Chemical, Especially Online Sc… Continue Reading


12.17.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: INVASIVE BUG THAT COULD HITCH A RIDE ON YOUR FRESH-CUT CHRISTMAS TREE THREATENS LONG ISLAND TREES & TOURISM; INSECT CAN GET FREE RIDE ON XMAS TREES THAT COME FROM NEARBY STATES, FOR SALE AT SOME LI BIG-BOXES; THEN WREAK HAVOC ON LEAFY NEIGHBORHOODS, LOCAL VINEYARDS & MORE; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO FIGHT PEST BEFORE IT MOVES IN ON US, NOT AFTER

The Spotted Lanternfly Was Already Found Alive In Suffolk This Past Fall & Is Infesting Neighbor States Like PA & NJ; Invasive Insect Feeds Like A Vampire On 70 Different Kinds Of Trees, Plants & Crops, Including 'Christmas Tree' Species Left Unchecked, The Bug Could Kill Off Places We Love; From LI Parks, To LI Apple Farms, Wineries & Vineyards   Schumer To Feds: We Cannot Allow The Spotted Lanternfly To Light Up Long Island Like A Christmas Tree  Standing at… Continue Reading


12.16.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR EXCELL PARTNERS, INC. IN ROCHESTER

EDA Funding Will Enable Excell Partners To Provide Funding For Startup Ventures Upstate U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal funding for Excell Partners, Inc. in Rochester to fund the Excell Upstate New York Seed Fund. This funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Seed Fund Support Grant Program. Specifically, Excell Partners will use these federal funds to assist innovative lo… Continue Reading


12.14.18

SCHUMER SECURES FULLY-FUNDED FEDERAL WOOL TRUST IN FINAL BIPARTISAN 2018 FARM BILL ESSENTIAL FOR HICKEY FREEMAN TO MAINTAIN ROCHESTER FACTORY; TRUST FUND, SET TO EXPIRE NEXT YEAR, IS VITAL TO PROVIDE WOOL TARIFF RELIEF FOR HICKEY FREEMAN; SENATOR SAYS FARM BILL MUST BE SIGNED INTO LAW BEFORE IT EXPIRES

Schumer: Farm Bill Tariff Fix Gives Hundreds Of Rochester Hickey Freeman Workers Level Playing Field To Compete U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed the newly-released bipartisan Farm Bill Conference Report includes a fully-funded and extended Wool Trust Fund program, which Rochester icon Hickey Freeman relies on for crucial tariff relief. The tariff relief helps Hickey Freeman keep its manufacturing operations in Rochester by keeping its costs commensurate with overseas competitors … Continue Reading


12.14.18

FOR THE 20th CONSECUTIVE YEAR, SCHUMER COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES; ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE FINISHES IN WASHINGTON COUNTY; 2018 ENDS WITH 135 TOTAL VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND

During Schumer's 1998 Senate Election, He Vowed To Visit Every Single New York County Each Year - At The Close of Two Decades, The Tradition Continues Even As Senate Democratic Leader, Schumer Staunchly Believes That Visiting Every Single New York County Is Imperative To His Daily Work In U.S. Capitol; Vows To Continue This Tradition In 2019 After Two Decades, Schumer Continues To Honor His Pledge & Listen To And Deliver For Constituents In All 62 Counties After two decades, U.S. Senator … Continue Reading


12.14.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW FED PLAN TO CHANGE THE WAY NY MILITARY INSTALLATIONS GET THEIR MILK WOULD SPOIL BYRNE DAIRY, IMPACT LOCAL JOBS & PREVENT TROOPS FROM GETTING FRESHEST SUPPLY; NEW PLAN FAVORS LARGER CORPS OVER SMALLER CNY BUSINESSES; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO STICK WITH CURRENT SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS ‘CUSE ECONOMY

For Seventeen Years, CNY's Byrne Dairy Has Supplied Millions Of Gallons Of Locally Sourced Milk To New York Troops At Military Installations Like Ft. Drum; Byrne Delivers Farm-Fresh Milk From CNY Plant Directly To Our Troops However, New Fed Proposal Would Require Dairies Bidding On Fed Contracts To Ship Larger Bulk Quantities To Warehouses Down South Before Coming To New York; Senator Says Distribution Model Is Inefficient & Would Sour Local Economy; Larger Corps Would Thrive & Quality… Continue Reading


12.14.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS RELENTLESS MULTI-YEAR ADVOCACY, THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD WILL INSTALL INTERIM REMEDIATION MEASURES TO CAPTURE PFOS CONTAMINATION AROUND STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LIMITING THE SPREAD OF CONTAMINATED WATER; SAYS FILTRATION MEASURES INTENDED TO BE FULLY FUNCTIONAL WITHIN MONTHS

In May 2016, The City Of Newburgh's Main Drinking Water Source, Washington Lake, Was Found To Be Contaminated By PFOA/PFOS As A Result Of The Use Of Firefighting Foam On Stewart ANGB, Endangering Health Of Thousands Of Residents, Who Were Unaware of Threat For Years After Years Of Calling On The Department Of Defense To Install A Filtration System At Recreation Pond & Other Interim Remedial Measures, Schumer Announces That He Has Received Commitment From Department Of Defense That Interim … Continue Reading


12.14.18

STANDING WITH MAYOR KATHY SHEEHAN AND ALBANY FIREFIGHTERS, SCHUMER UNVEILS NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART FIRE TRAINING SIMULATOR TRAILER, ACQUIRED WITH FEDERAL FUNDING HE FOUGHT RELENTLESSLY FOR

New Mobile Fire Simulator-Trailer Will Enable The Albany Fire Department And Mutual Aid Partners To Hone Skills Needed To Safely And Efficiently Respond To The Most Daunting Emergencies Schumer Previously Traveled To Albany In July 2017, On His Annual 62 County Tour Of New York State, To Support The City's Application For The Grant Funding Needed To Acquire The Simulator; Says Tour Helps Teach Him The Needs And Issues Of Upstate Communities, So He Can Go Down To Washington And Get Them Solved … Continue Reading


12.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LAUNCH NY IN BUFFALO

Federal Investment Will Support Entrepreneurs, Promote New Businesses, and Encourage Job Creation Throughout Upstate New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal funding for Launch NY in Buffalo. The funding was provided by the federal Economic Development Administration's Regional Innovation Strategies Program. In August, Gillibrand wrote to the Department of Commerce to support Launch NY's application for this … Continue Reading


12.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $3.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN THE CITY OF UTICA

Schumer and Gillibrand Fought for this Funding to Help Protect Low-Income Families from Lead Throughout Utica U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,532,078 in federal funding for the City of Utica. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will be used to help remove or address lead hazards in 180 housing units for low and very low-income families throughout Utica. Specifically, Utica… Continue Reading


12.12.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Help Protect Low-Income Families from Lead Hazards in Their Homes U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1 million in Lead Hazard Reduction (LHRD) grant program funding for St. Lawrence County. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will be used to help remove or address lead hazards in 52 housing units for low and very low-income families with children. "Lead… Continue Reading

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