Press Releases

08.01.06

Schumer Announces $150,000 for Meridian Centre Park in Brighton

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $150,000 will be awarded to the Town of Brighton for the Meridian Centre Park by the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund. The grant will help in developing a passive park on land that is adjacent to the existing park. "This is great news for Brighton," Schumer said. "The beauty of the Meridian Centre is important to maintain, and the development of the park will help preserve it. I will continue to fig… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer Announces Village 0f Endicott Fire Department to Receive Over $109,000 in Federal Grants

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the Village of Endicott Fire Department will received $109,763 from the 2005 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Village of Endicott Fire Department will use the federal funds for operations and safety improvements. This funding will go a long way in supporting the Village of Endicott Fire Department, said Schumer. We can never truly repay our firefighters and first responde… Continue Reading


08.01.06

After Schumers Urging, This Morning NYS Supreme Court Justice Eric Vitaliano Formally Nominated To Federal Bench

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that former New York Assemblyman and Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice Eric Vitaliano was formally nominated to fill one of two existing vacancies on the Eastern District Federal Bench this morning. Last May, Schumer asked President George W. Bush to nominate Judge Vitaliano, and if approved by the Senate, he would become the only judge on that court to hail from Staten Island. "Judge Vitaliano has had a distinguished career as a l… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer: Rochester-Area Residents Will Pay $112 Million More To Heat Their Homes This Winter Senator Proposes Steps To Bring Down Costs

In light of an $112 million projected increase in the Rochester area home heating costs this winter, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the Administration to fully fund the Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and to tap the government's emergency heating oil stockpile as soon as possible to help bring down high heating fuel prices. The 2 million barrels in the Northeast Heating Oil Reserve would give consumers in the region supplies for about 10 days, the time needed … Continue Reading


08.01.06

As Tax Reform Panel Recommends Eliminating State & Local Deductions, Schumer Releases Report Showing Devastating Impact On Upstate NY

Over one million taxpayers across New York could see an average tax increase of $3,589 if a recommendation from the Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform is made to the tax code, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer explained today. Next week, the Panel will formally recommend eliminating the federal deduction for state and local taxes as a way to pay for broader tax reforms. This idea is an absolute killer for New York, Schumer said. Repealing the deduction would devastate people at all levels of i… Continue Reading


08.01.06

New Schumer Study Reveals for First Time LaGuardia, JFK And Newark Rank as Worst Three in Nation for Delayed Flights

As Thanksgiving approaches, and New Yorkers prepare for the busiest travel season of the year, today U.S. Senator Charles E .Schumer released a study confirming many travelers worst suspicions, New York City area airports are, for the first time, the worst airports in the country in on time performance, and the problem has gotten markedly worse in the past few years. With nearly 100 million travelers passing through NYC area airports and growing, Schumer called on the FAA, the Administration a… Continue Reading


08.01.06

Schumer Urges Newly Merged U.S. Airways- America West To Serve NY Pepsi Products On Flights

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the recently merged U.S. AirwaysAmerica West to serve Pepsi Products. Pepsi is headquartered in New York and employs 6,443 new Yorkers. U.S. Airways currently serves CocaCola products and America West serves Pepsi products, and executives for the airlines say they intend to make a final decision on drinks by the end of this year. There is no better way to show a commitment to New York, then to serve New Yorks products on these flights, Schumer said. … Continue Reading


08.01.06

Senate Democratic Leadership Urges VP Cheney To Clean House Immediately

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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

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