Press Releases

09.17.18

AFTER YEARS-LONG PUSH FROM SCHUMER, LAKE ERIE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE RECEIVES ACCREDITATION TO ESTABLISH THE FIRST FOUR-YEAR MEDICAL SCHOOL IN ELMIRA; SENATOR SAYS NEW MEDICAL SCHOOL WILL FURTHER ELMIRA’S DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION, HELP BRING NEW DOCTORS TO THE SOUTHERN TIER

Today, The Commission On Osteopathic Medicine Approved LECOM's Application To Establish The Very First Four Year Medical School In The Southern Tier At Elmira College In Recent Years, Schumer Wrote To And Urged Both The Commission On Osteopathic College Accreditation And The Dept. Of Education, And Held A Rally At The Arnot Ogden Medical Center, To Support LECOM's Proposal, As The Four Year Medical Program Is A Cornerstone Of Elmira’s Ongoing Downtown Revitalization Effort Schumer: A Med… Continue Reading


09.16.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: IN MIDST OF HURRICANE SEASON --WITH MORE STORMS BREWING IN ATLANTIC-- WHITE HOUSE HAS PROPOSED DRASTIC 20% CUT TO FED AGENCY THAT TRACKS HURRICANES & MONSTER STORMS; CUTS COULD CRIPPLE DATA GATHERING; SENATOR PUSHES BI-PARTISAN PLAN TO STOP CUTS BEFORE THEY IMPEDE FORECASTING FOR NY & OTHERS

Hurricane Florence, Pounding The Carolinas Right Now, Is Not Alone; Also Spinning In The Atlantic Are Helene, Isaac & Joyce; But Fed Agency Overseeing Hurricane Season Could See Torrent Of Cuts National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin (NOAA) Slated For About 20% ($1 Billion) Cut, Jeopardizing National Weather Service & Other Data Gathering Work That Can Save Lives; Senator Makes Bi-Partisan Push To Keep Fed Forecasting Operational Schumer: We Need High Pressure On Congress To Prevent D… Continue Reading


09.14.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE INCLUSION OF THEIR AMENDMENT IN FINAL MUST-PASS DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL AUTHORIZING $20 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO REIMBURSE LOCAL WATER AUTHORITIES AND NEW YORK FOR CLEAN UP OF PFOA/PFOS AT NEWBURGH

With Newburgh And New York Still Fighting To Clean Up Toxic Chemical Pollution That Poisoned Drinking Water, Schumer And Gillibrand Successfully Spearheaded The Charge To Include Language In Defense Appropriations Bill To Reimburse States And Water Authorities For Expenses Incurred From PFOS/PFOA Cleanup U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that the final FY 2019 … Continue Reading


09.14.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $600K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LEGAL SERVICES OF THE HUDSON VALLEY

Funding Will Be Used to Provide Legal Services to Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Sexual Assault U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. The funding is provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women's Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program. Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will use the funding to provide legal s… Continue Reading


09.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $80 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB IN FISCAL YEAR 2019 ENERGY AND WATER APPROPRIATIONS BILL; $80M IN FUNDING REJECTS ADMINISTRATION’S MISGUIDED BUDGET PROPOSAL TO CLOSE LASER LAB AND CUT HUNDREDS OF ROCHESTER JOBS

New Funding Will Keep 340 Workers On The Job At UR Lab To Continue Vital National Nuclear Security And Energy Innovation Work       $80 Million In Funding Is $5 Million More Than Last Year's $75 Million Funding Level And $12 Million More Than 2016 Funding Level       Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding Will Help Keep Rochester's Laser Lab At The Cusp Of Technological Innovation, Supporting Good-Paying Local Jobs And Launching New High-Tech Companies    … Continue Reading


09.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE: FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, $190 MILLION TO COMPLETE LAST PHASE OF CANANDAIGUA VA CAMPUS EXPANSION INCLUDED IN JUST-PASSED VA/MILCON APPROPRIATIONS BILL; SENATORS SAY $190 MILLION WILL COMPLETE LONG-SOUGHT UPGRADE, GUARD AGAINST FUTURE CLOSURE THREATS, AND BOOST QUALITY OF CARE FOR VETERANS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO ROCHESTER REGION

When The Canandaigua VA Was Targeted For Closure in 2003, Schumer Successfully Led The Charge To Block Closure Plans And Instead Secured Over $161 Million For Phase I, Which Broke Ground In April After Securing $190M In The FY19 VA Appropriations Bill For Phase II, Senators Say Funding Will Be Used To Build New Community Living Center Complex, Improve Domiciliary Facility, Renovate Building 3, & Bolster Rehab And Physical Therapy Offerings Senators: Rochester-Area Veterans Will Finally Ha… Continue Reading


09.12.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $468K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FOUR SOUTHERN TIER FIRE DEPARTMENTS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $468,590 in federal funding for four Southern Tier fire departments. Specifically, the Coopers Plains Long Acres Fire Department will receive $16,667, the Harpursville Fire Department will receive $157,720, the Spencer Fire Department will receive $208,096, and the West Corners Fire Department will receive $86,107. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance t… Continue Reading


09.12.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $500K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE UTICA FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ONEIDA COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Replace A 30-Year-Old Fire Truck U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Utica 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 purchase a new fire truck, as their current truck is 30-years old. Schumer previously wrote to the Department of Homeland Secur… Continue Reading


09.12.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $550K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF ROCHESTER

Funding Will Be Used to Provide Essential Visitation and Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence Funding Will Also Help Provide Training for Advocates and Victims on Their Legal Rights in the Criminal Justice System U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $550,000 in federal funding for the Legal Aid Society of Rochester. The funding is provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women's Justice for F… Continue Reading


09.12.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $400K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATERTOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund The Purchase Of New Snow Removal Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $409,960 in federal funding for the Watertown International Airport in Jefferson 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 purchase a new snow … Continue Reading


09.11.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $22K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE COWLESVILLE FIRE COMPANY IN WYOMING COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Purchase a New Air Compressor to Refill Firefighters' Breathing Gear U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,477 in federal funding for the Cowlesville Fire Company in Wyoming County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The Cowlesville Fire Company is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that serves the residents of Cowlesville … Continue Reading


09.10.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $164K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE SOUTH LOCKPORT FIRE COMPANY IN NIAGARA COUNTY

This Funding Will Be Used to Help Recruit New Firefighters and EMTs U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $164,328 in federal funding for the South Lockport Fire Company in Niagara County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program and will be used for a four-year recruitment campaign to help hire new firefighters and EMTs. Specifical… Continue Reading


09.10.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE OVER $50K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ARLINGTON FIRE DISTRICT IN POUGHKEEPSIE

This Funding Will Be Used to Purchase Personal Protection Equipment and to Update Training for Fire Investigators U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $50,381 in federal funding for the Arlington Fire District in Poughkeepsie. The funding was provided through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will be used to purchase new personal protection e… Continue Reading


09.10.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $94K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE CRAGSMOOR FIRE DISTRICT IN ULSTER COUNTY

This Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Breathing Equipment for Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $94,762 in federal funding for the Cragsmoor Fire District in Ulster County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The Cragsmoor Fire District will use the funding to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices that are worn b… Continue Reading


09.09.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: FEDS HAVE NO CLEAR PLAN TO FILL MORE THAN 45,000 VACANT VA HEALTHCARE JOBS, INCLUDING ABOUT 2,000 ACROSS NYS IN PLACES LIKE NYC & LI; SENATOR UNVEILS PUSH TO FILL POSTS & PREVENT VETS FROM WAITING IN LINE FOR POSSIBLY MONTHS TO RECEIVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE, CANCER TREATMENT & MORE-- LIVES ARE AT STAKE

Feds Just Released Jaw-Dropping Report Over Past Holiday Weekend That Shows VA Shortages May Be Undermining Veteran Medical Care, Even In NYC & LI On Heels Of Report, Schumer Pushing To Deliver Surge Of Additional $750 million For VA In-House Medical Services In Upcoming Spending Bill - $49.9 Billion In Total; Calls On VA To Commit To Filling The Critical Jobs ASAP & Update Congress Schumer: The Evidence Is Overwhelming That NY Veterans Are Not Getting The Care They Deserve-And We Mu… Continue Reading


09.07.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $20K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE VILLAGE OF SPECULATOR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN HAMILTON COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Replace An Old And Outdated Fire Hose U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $20,058 in federal funding for the Village of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department in Hamilton County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to replace an outdated fire hose from the 1980s. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters… Continue Reading


09.06.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TEN WESTERN NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENTS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,157,507 in federal funding for ten Western New York fire departments. Specifically, the Cambria Volunteer Fire Co. will receive $144,247, the Depew Volunteer Fire Department will receive $319,667, the Little Valley Fire Joint District will receive $36,667, the Newton Abbott Fire Company will receive $251,844, the North Java Fire Department will receive $95,048, the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company … Continue Reading


09.06.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE $207K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE VAILS GATE FIRE DISTRICT IN ORANGE COUNTY

This Funding Will Be Used to Retain Department Firefighters and Recruit New Members Through a Tuition Reimbursement Program U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $207,000 in federal funding for the Vails Gate Fire District in Orange County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Vails… Continue Reading


09.06.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $35K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ONEIDA FIRE DEPARTMENT IN MADISON COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Compressor To Fill Air Packs In Breathing Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $35,715 in federal funding for the Oneida Fire Department in Madison County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Oneida Fire Department will use the funding to purchase new air compressors for Self Containe… Continue Reading


09.05.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $57K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE LACKAWANNA FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ERIE 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 $57,939 in federal funding for the Lackawanna Fire Department in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will be used to purchase new equipment. Specifically, the Lackawanna Fire Department will use this funding to purchase a new attack and supply hose, which wi… Continue Reading

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