Press Releases

10.09.18

WHEELS UP TO BOSTON: SCHUMER ANNOUNCES JETBLUE TO START NON-STOP DAILY SERVICE FROM ROCHESTER TO BOSTON; ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWS SCHUMER’S PRIOR PUSH TO ADD NEW DIRECT ROC-BOS SERVICE

After Schumer's Push, JetBlue Will Add A New Daily, Direct Flight From The Rochester International Airport To The Boston Logan International Airport Starting In January 2019 Schumer Says New Route Will Connect Rochester Travelers With JetBlue's Network Of International Carriers Flying Out Of Boston And Sets Stage For Market Competitiveness Schumer: New Route To Boston Is A Win-Win-Win For Rochester Families And Businesses, And JetBlue U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, afte… Continue Reading


10.08.18

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH (AND AFTER FAA SAID ‘NO’), FAA REAUTH BILL WILL REQUIRE FEDS TO TACKLE AIRPLANE SEAT SIZE & MORE; SENATOR’S AMENDMENT PASSES; AIRLINE SEATS & LEGROOM HAVE BEEN SHRINKING FOR YEARS, MAKING AIR TRAVEL UNCOMFORTABLE & OVERCROWDED

Legroom Was Once About 35 Inches-Now Closer To 31-& Average Airline Seat Width Was Once 18.5 Inches—Now Shrunk To About 17; Schumer Law Would Forge Path To A Standard Schumer Made Addressing Seat Size A Top Legislative Priority & Now Feds Can No Longer Ignore Deep-Seated Problem & Traveling Headache Schumer: FAA Bill Could Finally Stop Airplane Seat-Size Shrinking Just weeks after the FAA announced it would not regulate airplane seat size and as part of a long campaign … Continue Reading


10.04.18

DURING IN-PERSON MEETING WITH U.S. AIR FORCE SECRETARY HEATHER WILSON, SCHUMER URGES THE AIR FORCE TO IMMEDIATELY REV UP PACE OF TOXIC PFOA/PFOS CONTAMINATION INVESTIGATIONS AND REMEDIATION EFFORTS AT STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WASHINGTON LAKE AND ITS TRIBUTARIES; SAYS DISMAL PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN OVER TWO YEARS SINCE ITS DISCOVERY AND MORE IMMEDIATE STEPS MUST BE TAKEN TO REMEDIATE THE CONTAMINATION AND HALT ITS FLOW FROM BASE

Over Two Years Ago, The City of Newburgh's Primary Source Of Drinking Water, Washington Lake, Was Found To Be Contaminated By PFOA/PFOS As A Result Of The Use Of Firefighting Foam On Stewart ANGB, Endangering Public Health Of Residents    As Newburgh Continues Battling The Contamination, Schumer Recently Met With Secretary Of The Air Force Wilson To Push For More Immediate And Impactful Remediation Efforts Schumer To Air Force: After More Than Two Years, It's Time For The Air Forc… Continue Reading


10.04.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $461K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIVE FIRE DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CAPITAL REGION

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Equipment To Assist In Protecting New Yorkers During Fire And Rescue Emergencies U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $461,477 in federal funding for five fire departments in the Capital Region. Specifically, the Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company will receive $153,524, the Lebanon Valley Protective Association will receive $104,096, the Schodack Landing Fire Company will receive $98,572 the Speigl… Continue Reading


10.04.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION FOR TWO SOUTHERN TIER SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO IMPROVE LITERACY SKILLS

The Department Of Education's Innovative Approaches To Literacy Program Provides Funding To Schools And School Districts To Foster Improved Literacy Skills In Low-Income And High-Need Areas U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,398,952 for two school districts in the Southern Tier. Specifically, the Elmira City School District will receive $727,431 and the Hornell City School District will receive $671,522. The federal funds are ad… Continue Reading


10.04.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL THAT INCLUDES FIVE-YEAR EXTENSION OF NEW YORK’S UAS TEST SITE DESIGNATION AT GRIFFISS AIRPORT HAS PASSED THE SENATE; EXTENSION CEMENTS TEST SITE AS NATIONAL HUB FOR UAS RESEARCH & DEPLOYMENT

The New York Test Site, Which Is Led By Oneida County & The NUAIR Alliance, Is One Of Seven Sites Nationwide That Were Set To Expire In 2019 Without Congressional Action; Senator Fought To Include Extension In Just-Passed FAA Reauthorization Bill Schumer Led The Charge To Get The FAA To Choose Griffiss As A Test Site, Putting Region On The Map As A Leader In Developing Technologies For Safe UAS Operations In The Nation's Airspace Senators: Extension of UAS Test Site Designation At Griffis… Continue Reading


10.04.18

SCHUMER SECURES PROVISION IN THE 2018 FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL TO SOLVE THORNY ISSUE FOR THE TOWN OF ARIETTA, ENSURING THAT CRITICAL FEDERAL AIRPORT FUNDING WILL FLOW ONCE AGAIN TO KEEP THE PISECO AIRPORT OPEN

A Small 2013 Rule Change Forced The Piseco Airport Out Of Compliance And Rendered It Unable To Receive FAA Grant Funding For Necessary Infrastructure Repairs Following His Annual Visit To Hamilton County In 2016, Schumer Promised To Remedy The Situation; The Senate Passed A Five-Year FAA Reauthorization Bill That Will Grandfather Airports Like Piseco To Ensure They Remain Eligible for Funding       Schumer: The Town of Arietta, One of New York's Smallest Towns, Once Again Is El… Continue Reading


10.04.18

DURING IN-PERSON MEETING WITH U.S. AIR FORCE SECRETARY HEATHER WILSON, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AT ROME LAB; SENATOR SAYS LAB PLAYS VITAL ROLE IN US CYBERSECURITY AND THE REGIONAL ECONOMY, AND THAT FURTHER INVESTMENT IS CRUCIAL

The Air Force Research Laboratory In Rome, New York Is An Invaluable Element Of The U.S. Air Force Research And Development Enterprise That Focuses On Gathering And Processing Cyber Intelligence And Is The Nation's Premier Research Organization For Command, Control, Cyber, And Intelligence Technologies Earlier This Year, Schumer Successfully Fought To Secure $14.2M In Fed Funding To Construct A Perimeter Fence At Rome Lab & Over $240M For Operations In FY 19; During His Meeting With Secreta… Continue Reading


10.03.18

SCHUMER URGES HUD TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE SEPTEMBER 13TH TOWNE GARDENS COMPLEX INSPECTION RESULTS; SENATOR SAYS BUFFALO HOUSING COMPLEX HAS BEEN PLAGUED BY LIFE-THREATENING HEALTH AND SAFETY DEFICIENCIES FOR FAR TOO LONG

The 360-Unit Towne Gardens Housing Complex In Buffalo Failed A HUD Inspection This June, With Officials Finding 100+ Serious Health And Safety Violations Schumer Previously Pushed For Safety Improvements To The Beleaguered Housing Complex In 2015, And Is Now Calling On HUD To Release At Once The Results From A September 13 Reinspection Schumer To HUD: Towne Gardens' Living Conditions Are Inexcusable And Demand Immediate Action U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S. Departmen… Continue Reading


10.02.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA HAS HEEDED THEIR CALL, APPROVED MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FOR NEW YORK STATE TO AID SEVEN ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES, SOUTHERN TIER COUNTIES IMPACTED BY SEVERE FLOODING THIS AUGUST

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce That Major Disaster Declaration Assistance For Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Seneca And Tioga Counties Has Been Approved By FEMA, Unlocking Key Federal Funds For Communities Impacted By Flooding This August Senators: Funds Will Allow Finger Lakes, Southern Tier Communities To Recover And Rebuild From Flooding Damages U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, following their push, … Continue Reading


10.01.18

SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT JUST-PASSED HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SPENDING BILL INCLUDES $3.7 BILLION FOR THE LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO HELP SENIORS AND FAMILIES PAY THEIR ENERGY BILLS

New York State is the Largest Beneficiary of LIHEAP Funding, Which Helps Low Income Seniors and Families Stay Warm in the Winters and Cool in the Summers Appropriations Bill Provides $3.7 Billion for LIHEAP - A $50 Million Increase in Funding from Last Year U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the just-passed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill includes $3.7 billion for the … Continue Reading


10.01.18

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH (AND AFTER FAA SAID ‘NO’), SOON-TO-PASS FAA REAUTH BILL WILL REQUIRE FEDS TO TACKLE AIRPLANE SEAT SIZE & MORE; SENATOR’S AMENDMENT WILL NOT BE REMOVED; AIRLINE SEATS & LEGROOM HAVE BEEN SHRINKING FOR YEARS, MAKING AIR TRAVEL UNCOMFORTABLE & OVERCROWDED

Legroom Was Once About 35 Inches-Now Closer To 31-& Average Airline Seat Width Was Once 18.5 Inches—Now Shrunk To About 17; Schumer Law Would Forge Path To A Standard Schumer Made Addressing Seat Size A Top Legislative Priority & Now Feds Can No Longer Ignore Deep-Seated Problem & Traveling Headache; He Announced Today That His Law Will Pass This Upcoming Week As It Has Been Inserted Into FAA Reauth Bill As Amendment Schumer: FAA Bill Could Finally Stop Airplane Seat-Size Shr… Continue Reading


09.28.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $89 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR YOUTHBUILD PROGRAMS IN JUST-PASSED EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Gillibrand Led Bipartisan Push for YouthBuild Funding to Help At-Risk Youth Develop Skills and Knowledge to Get Jobs U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill that just passed into law today includes $89,534,000 for the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) YouthBuild Program. YouthBuild is a pre-apprenticeship program that helps at-risk youth from ag… Continue Reading


09.28.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MAJOR WEEK OF PROGRESS IN NEW YORK’S ONGOING BATTLE WITH THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC, INCLUDING PASSAGE OF OVER $3 BILLION IN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FUNDING, OVER $56 MILLION SENT TO NEW YORK BY FED SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, AND A BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL AGREEMENT ON A PACKAGE OF NEW OPIOID POLICY CHANGES AND PROGRAM AUTHORIZATIONS

The Senate FY2019 Health And Human Services Appropriations Bill Includes $3.7 Billion In HHS Funding To Stem The Scourge Of Opioids, A $2.7 Billion Increase Over FY2017; Additionally, SAMHSA Is Releasing $56.45 Million To Programs And Organizations Across New York State The Bipartisan, Bicameral SUPPORT For Patients And Communities Act Is A Sweeping Package Of Legislation That Makes Critical Changes To Domestic Policy And Establishes New Initiatives To Support First Responders, Law Enforcement… Continue Reading


09.28.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE UNITY HOUSE OF TROY TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT AGAINST WOMEN

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,540,243 in federal funding for the Unity House of Troy. Funding was provided through two different grants from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women. The first grant will provide $750,000 from the Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program, which will be used to implement a comprehensive project to develop, expand, and strengthen coordinated community response… Continue Reading


09.27.18

DURING A PERSONAL CALL, SCHUMER PUSHES GENERAL MOTORS CEO BARRA TO AWARD NEW MANUFACTURING WORK TO THE ROCHESTER GM COMPONENTS GROUP – ON THE HEELS OF ANNOUNCEMENT THAT GM WILL USE A DIFFERENT SUPPLIER AFTER 2021 FOR MANUFACTURING WORK CURRENTLY IN ROCHESTER

GM's Fuel Rail And Fuel Injector Production Lines, Which Are Both Located At The Company's Rochester Plant, Account For 600 Local Jobs And 65% Of The Manufacturing Work Completed In Rochester After GM Announced That They Would Be Moving These Critical Manufacturing Lines, Schumer Called On GM CEO Mary Barra To Provide Assurances That Any Work Stripped From Rochester Would Be Replaced Schumer To GM: We Supported GM In Their Time Of Need And Rochester’s Productive Workers Helped Resurrec… Continue Reading


09.27.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $8 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR CORNELL CHESS LAB AS PART OF RECENTLY-PASSED DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL; FUNDING WILL MAINTAIN LAB’S PARTNERSHIP WITH THE U.S. AIR FORCE TO DEVELOP HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS FOR AIRCRAFT

The Nobel Prize-Winning Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) Is One Of Two High Energy Synchrotron X-Ray Sources In The United States; The Lab Has Generated Groundbreaking Scientific Innovation In Numerous Scientific Fields  For Over 10 Years, The U.S. Air Force Has Studied High Performance Materials At CHESS, Which Helps To Lower The Cost Of Manufacturing And Maintenance Of Military Aircraft; Keep U.S. Aircraft At The Pinnacle Of Excellence U.S. Senate Minor… Continue Reading


09.26.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE RECENTLY SENATE-PASSED DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL INCLUDES: $179 MILLION TO REMEDIATE, INVESTIGATE, AND PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGES FROM POTENTIAL PFOA/PFOS CONTAMINATION AT FEDERAL MILITARY BASES AND $10 MILLION FOR CDC HEALTH IMPACT STUDY ON PFOA/PFOS

On The Heels Of The Passage Of Their Amendment Authorizing $20 Million To Reimburse States And Local Water Authorities For PFOA/PFOS Cleanup At National Guard Air Bases, Schumer And Gillibrand Successfully Pushed To Include $179 Million To Address And Prevent Potential PFOA/PFOS Contamination On And Near Federal Military Bases And $10 Million For A CDC Public Health Study Funding Will Be Used To Clean Up PFOA/PFOS, Prevent Potential Future Contamination In Communities Surrounding Federal Milita… Continue Reading


09.26.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP BUILD A NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRIC CHARGING BUILDING FOR ROCHESTER BUSES

The "Advanced Environmental Service Building" Will Support Electric Charging of New Electric Buses and Will Clean Buses with Reclaimed Water Funding Will Be Provided to the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2 million in federal U.S. Department of Transportation funding for the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) to help construct a new $10 million Advanc… Continue Reading


09.25.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ELMIRA CORNING REGIONAL AIRPORT IN CHEMUNG COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund Terminal Building Improvement U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4 million in federal funding for the Elmira Corning Regional Airport in Chemung County. 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 funding will be used to make improvements to Elmira Corn… Continue Reading

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