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12.12.18

SCHUMER DELIVERS MAJOR VICTORIES FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK IN THE FINAL, BIPARTISAN FARM BILL; SCHUMER WENT TO BAT FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK FARMERS – SAYS NEW BILL INCLUDES VITAL VICTORIES AND WILL BOOST UPSTATE NEW YORK’S ECONOMY; SCHUMER TOUTS SENATE PASSAGE AND URGES HIS COLLEAGUES IN THE HOUSE TO PASS FARM BILL IMMEDIATELY

Schumer Successfully Fought For The Inclusion Of Key Benefits For Dairy Producers, Farmers, Consumers, & Organic Farmers; Schumer Applauds His Colleagues In Congress For Crafting Vital Bill That Includes Hard-Fought Priorities For Upstate New York U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed the details of the newly-released 2018 Farm Bill, Conference Report, which passed the Senate by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 87-13 yesterday. Schumer said the bill will benefit key Upstate New… Continue Reading


12.12.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN BROOME COUNTY

Broome County Will Use Funds To Address Lead Hazards In Housing Units To Help Protect The Health & Safety Of Families & Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,500,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction (LHRD) grant program funding and $600,000 in Health Homes Supplemental funding for Broome County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address lead hazards in 160 housing un… Continue Reading


12.12.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN NIAGARA COUNTY

Niagara County Will Use Funds To Address Lead Hazards In Housing Units To Help Protect The Health & Safety Of Families & Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,000,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) grant program funding for Niagara County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address lead hazards in 100 housing units in Niagara County, providing s… Continue Reading


12.10.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR ULSTER COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE, INC.

Funding Will Be Used to Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children in Kingston, Ellenville, Plattekill, and Saugerties U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,026,912 in federal funding for Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc. The funding was provided by the Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Program. It will be used to provide early childhood development progr… Continue Reading


12.09.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: WORD ON STREET IS LONG ISLAND RAILROAD & METRO NORTH WILL—AS SOON AS TOMORROW—ANNOUNCE ANOTHER 2-YEAR EXTENSION TO FULLY INSTALL PTC; WITH 2018 DEADLINE CLOCK TICKING, SENATOR URGES RAILROADS TO MAXIMIZE $1 BILLION LOAN HE SECURED & MOVE FASTER; TWO MORE YEARS IS UNACCEPTABLE TO SAFETY

Latest Info Says LIRR & Metro North Will Announce A New Two-Year Extension To Fully Install PTC Technology That Can Stop An Out Of Control Train; Despite Numerous Reassurances Over Many Years, Railroads Admit They Need More Time In 2015, Congress Granted Railroads Like LIRR & Metro North Three Year PTC Extension; Senator Says It's Disconcerting That Metro North & LIRR Are Once Again Looking Like They Need More Time & Urges Them To Not Take Two More Years; NY Passengers Cannot A… Continue Reading


12.07.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, HUD HAS DELIVERED OVER $13 MILLION IN DELAYED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING TO BUFFALO; SENATORS SAY WITH FUNDING NOW ACCESSIBLE, ON-HOLD DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS CAN MOVE FORWARD ONCE AGAIN

The Community Development Block Grant Program Provides Essential Funds For Transformative Development Projects Across Buffalo And Upstate NY; Schumer And Gillibrand Fought To Secure $3.3 Billion For Program In Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill After Schumer And Gillibrand Demanded HUD Disperse Delayed CDBG Allocation To City Of Buffalo, Senators Today Announce That HUD Has Heeded Their Call, Released Much-Needed CDBG Funding To Buffalo Senators: We Vow To Always Fight To Ensure The … Continue Reading


12.07.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, HUD HAS DELIVERED ALMOST $5 MILLION IN DELAYED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING TO SYRACUSE; SENATORS SAY WITH FUNDING NOW ACCESSIBLE, ON-HOLD DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS IN THE CITY CAN MOVE FORWARD ONCE AGAIN

The Community Development Block Grant Program Provides Essential Funds For Transformative Development Projects Across Syracuse And Upstate NY; Schumer And Gillibrand Fought To Secure $3.3 Billion For Program In Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill After Schumer And Gillibrand Demanded HUD Disperse Delayed CDBG Allocation To Syracuse, Senators Today Announce That HUD Has Heeded Their Call, Made Much-Needed CDBG Funding Accessibl Senators: We Vow To Always Fight To Ensure Syracuse Rece… Continue Reading


12.07.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $750,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE SUNY RESEARCH FOUNDATION’S BINGHAMTON XCEED PROJECT

Federal Investment Will Support Entrepreneurs, Promote New Businesses And Encourage Job Creation In The Southern Tier U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding for the Research Foundation for the State University of New York's Binghamton Acceleration of Cleantech Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (XCEED) Initiative. The funding was allocated through the federal Economic Development Administration's (EDA)… Continue Reading


12.05.18

SCHUMER: NASA AWARDS OVER $195 MILLION CONTRACT TO HARRIS CORP. TO HELP BUILD THE FLAGSHIP WFIRST TELESCOPE IN ROCHESTER; CONTRACT COMES ON THE HEELS OF SCHUMER VISIT TO HARRIS CORP. TO PUSH TO FUND GROUNDBREAKING NASA SPACE TELESCOPE MISSION THAT SUPPORTS 160 ROCHESTER JOBS

The WFIRST Telescope Sought By NASA - And With Vital Parts To Be Built By Harris Corp. In Rochester - Is Designed To View An Area Of Space 100x Larger Than The Hubble Telescope Schumer Today Announces $195.9 Million NASA Contract For WFIRST Telescope; Says Funding Will Help Maintain 160 Rochester Harris Corp. Jobs & Help Build NASA's Flagship Telescope Schumer: Massive Federal Investment In Harris Takes WFIRST Telescope One Step Closer To Takeoff U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today an… Continue Reading


12.03.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE CITY OF OGDENSBURG IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used for Improvements to Ogdensburg's Wastewater Treatment System U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,001,000 in federal funding for the City of Ogdensburg in St. Lawrence County. The funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program and will be used for improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment system. Ogdensburg’s wastewater treatment plan… Continue Reading


12.03.18

ARMED WITH BRAND NEW REPORT TO CONGRESS, SCHUMER UNVEILS TICK-BORNE DISEASE BATTLE PLAN FOR LONG ISLAND AS IT HEADS INTO 2019; LYME VACCINE, BETTER TESTS FOR DIAGNOSIS & MORE ARE ON THE CUSP-- BUT REQUIRE REAL FOCUS FROM FEDS

Ticks Do Not Die Off In Fall/Winter & LI Physicians Are Combatting Tick-Borne Disease Year-Round; Lyme, Babesea & Anaplasma --All Diseases That Don't Hibernate Once You're Infected New York Is Target #1 For Ticks & LI Has Been At The Epicenter Of Tick-Borne War; Senator-- Now Armed With Brand New Findings-- Wants Feds To Deploy 2019 Battle Plan In Defense Of Island’s Tick War Schumer: The Ticks Don’t Sleep & Neither Should The Feds; 2019 Could Be Game-Changer St… Continue Reading


12.03.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $130K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE VILLAGE OF WHITEHALL IN WASHINGTON COUNTY FOR A SEWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Project Will Provide Upgrades to the Village Sewer System U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $130,000 in federal funding for the Village of Whitehall in Washington County. The funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program. The Village of Whitehall will use the funding to upgrade the village's sewer system. Specifically, the village will eliminate three storm sewer cross con… Continue Reading


12.02.18

SCHUMER: MASSIVE MARRIOTT BREACH, UNLIKE MOST HACKS, COMPROMISED TRAVELERS’ U.S. PASSPORT INFO, WHICH IN COMBO WITH OTHER STOLEN DATA, COULD CREATE GIANT IDENTITY THEFT HEADACHE FOR MANY; SENATOR DEMANDS MARRIOTT IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY THOSE AT GREATEST RISK & PAY FOR NEW PASSPORT IF CUSTOMER REQUESTS IT

This Massive Corporate Breach Provides A Rare Treasure Trove Combination Of Personal Info That Includes The U.S. Passport Of Many Combined With Address, Credit Card Info., DOB & More This Breach Could Allow Thieves To Sell Your Identity On The Dark Web With Even Greater Ease, Where This Info Can Sell For Thousands Schumer: It's $110 For A New Passport & Hack Victims Shouldn't Have To Foot The Bill To Try And Minimize Exposure Amidst news of a massive 500 million-pe… Continue Reading


11.30.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $401K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF STERLING IN CAYUGA COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Construct a New Water District in the Town of Sterling to Expand Clean Drinking Water for Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $401,000 in federal funding for the Town of Sterling in Cayuga County. The funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program. This federal funding will specifically be used to finance the construction of Water District #… Continue Reading


11.30.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL: BUFFALO AND TONAWANDA WAITING ON OVER $15 MILLION IN CRITICAL HUD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING, HOLDING UP ESSENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND HURTING LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDERS; SENATORS DEMAND HUD IMMEDIATELY RELEASE MUCH-NEEDED FEDERAL FUNDS TO BUFFALO AND TONAWANDA

The Community Development Block Grant Program Provides Essential Funds For Transformative Development Projects Across Buffalo, Tonawanda And Upstate NY; Schumer And Gillibrand Fought To Secure $3.3 Billion For Program In Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill After Learning That HUD Has Yet To Send Previously-Allocated Funding To Buffalo And Tonawanda - Over $13 Million For Buffalo And Over $1.6 Million For Tonawanda - Schumer And Gillibrand Demand HUD Immediately Release Funds Senators … Continue Reading


11.28.18

WITH HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON IN FULL SWING, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO IMMEDIATELY PASS LEGISLATION THAT WILL THWART TOY SCALPERS FROM USING “GRINCH BOTS” ACROSS UPSTATE NY TO REAP PREDATORY PROFITS ON POPULAR GIFTS; SAYS NY FAMILIES SHOULDN’T PAY A KING’S RANSOM WHEN BUYING PRESENTS FOR THEIR CHILDREN & LOVED ONES

The Same Cyber-Scalpers Who Use Bots To Purchase And Resell Hot Concert Tickets Are Now Using The Technology To Purchase And Resell Massive Quantities Of The Hottest Holiday Gifts - From Boxy Girls Dolls To Hotwheels - Forcing Upstate NY Shoppers To Pay Exorbitant Amounts Of Money For The Most Popular Toys And Gifts On Third-Party Websites     Schumer Initiates A Major Effort To Pass His Recently-Introduced "Stopping Grinch Bots Act Of 2018", Which Would Ban These Commonly-Us… Continue Reading


11.26.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: LOOMING FED LAW WOULD KILL WESTCHESTER’S & ROCKLAND’S LIFE-SAVING FIRST RESPONDER RADIO SIGNAL—‘T-BAND’; WESTCHESTER & ROCKLAND COPS, FIREFIGHTERS & EMS WOULD HAVE TO GET NEW RADIOS USING UNTESTED SYSTEM, WHILE SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO KEEP WESTCHESTER EMERGENCY RADIO WORKING, AS IS

Westchester And Rockland First Responders Heavily Rely On Access To Special Radio Frequency During Slew Of Emergencies; Tragic 2015 Valhalla Train Derailment Exemplifies Necessity Of A Reliable Communication System For First Responders As Multiple Emergency Crews Responded To Scene Special Signal Allows Westchester & Rockland Firefighters, Cops & EMS To Communicate Day-To-Day, Even When Cell Towers, Electricity Or Internet Are Down; T-Band Even Functions Deep Underground In Tunnels Or I… Continue Reading


11.26.18

AFTER DOZENS OF INCIDENTS AND ALMOST A YEAR OF WAITING, SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON CALL FOR CSX TO MAKE CRITICAL IMPROVEMENTS TO TEMPLE HILL RD AND UNION AVE RAIL CROSSINGS; SAYS CSX HAS HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO WORK TOGETHER WITH THE TOWN OF NEW WINDSOR TO ADDRESS DANGEROUS ORANGE COUNTY RAIL CROSSINGS AND DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ACTION

Temple Hill Rd And Union Ave Rail Crossings In Orange County Have Been In A State Of Disrepair For Years - Resulting In Dozens Of Incidents, Thousands Of Dollars In Damages & Causing Significant Safety & Quality Of Life Concerns For Motorists, Business Owners & Emergency Personnel After Calling On CSX To Work With New Windsor Officials & Develop Long-Term Solution For Hazardous Rail Crossings Last January, Schumer Says Far Too Much Time Has Been Allowed To Pass Without Action &a… Continue Reading


11.20.18

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SUPPORT HARRIS CORPORATION’S EFFORT TO BUILD FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SPACE TELESCOPE FOR NASA; SAYS FUNDING WILL SUPPORT 160 GOOD-PAYING JOBS, REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY WE SEE THE UNIVERSE

The WFIRST Telescope Sought By NASA - And With Vital Parts To Be Built By Harris Corp. In Rochester - Is Designed To View An Area Of Space 100x Larger Than The Hubble Telescope Schumer Calls On Congress To Fully Fund WFIRST Telescope Mission In FY19; Says Funding Will Maintain 160 Rochester Harris Corp. Jobs & Help Build NASA's Next Flagship Telescope Schumer To Congress: Pass Critical Funding & Prep WFIRST Telescope For Liftoff Standing at Harris Corporation in Rochester, U.S. Senato… Continue Reading


11.20.18

SCHUMER CALLS ON USPS TO IMMEDIATELY MEET WITH TOWN OF AMHERST OFFICIALS, LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS & BUSINESSES TO ADDRESS DANGEROUS TRAFFIC CONFIGURATION AT SHERIDAN DRIVE POSTAL FACILITY IN WILLIAMSVILLE; SAYS UNSAFE PARKING LOT HAS LED TO OVER 30 ACCIDENTS & PUTS MOTORISTS AND PEDESTRIANS IN HARM’S WAY

Since 2011, When USPS Moved Local Retail Operations And Altered the Parking Lot Of The Sheridan Drive Postal Facility, There Have Been 33 Car Accidents And 11 Injuries Adjacent To The Parking Lot Standing At The Post Office At Sheridan And Essjay In Williamsville, Schumer Calls On USPS To Immediately Sit Down With Town Of Amherst Officials, Local Stakeholders, And Impacted Businesses To Develop A Near- And Long-Term Plan To Address Unsafe Traffic Configuration Schumer To USPS: It's Time To S… Continue Reading

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