Press Releases

05.25.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OPPOSITION TO PLAN TO BRING TRASH INCINERATOR TO SENECA COUNTY; SCHUMER SAYS INCINERATOR WOULD BE A GUT PUNCH TO THE REGIONAL ECONOMY, PUT PUBLIC HEALTH AT RISK AND HARM THE ENVIRONMENT; SENATOR VOWS TO SNUFF OUT INCINERATOR IN ITS TRACKS

The Proposed Location Is Located Less Than Four Miles From Both The Seneca Lake And Cayuga Lake Shorelines And Just Miles From The Nearby Ontario County Landfill And The Seneca Meadows Landfill; Schumer Says New Incinerator Is Not Needed And Is Wrong For The Finger Lakes Schumer Warns The Proposed Incinerator Would Ship In Solid Waste Into The Heart Of The Finger Lakes And Burn Up To 2,640 Tons Of Garbage Per Day; Schumer Says The Project Is Incongruous With Finger Lakes Area Which Is An Ecol… Continue Reading


05.25.18

SCHUMER, STANDING WITH MONROE COUNTY PRINCIPALS, PARENTS & TEENS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING A DRAMATIC SPIKE IN E-CIG ‘JUUL’ USE AT SCHOOLS, DEMANDS FEDS BAN KID-FRIENDLY FLAVORS IN ALL E-CIG DEVICES; POPULARITY OF ILLICIT DEVICES IS SURGING AT MONROE SCHOOLS; SLOW-MOVING RULES ON FLAVORS MASKED AS ‘WHIPPED CREAM’ OR ‘CANDY’ IS RECIPE FOR DISASTER, SAYS SCHUMER

Just-Out Warning Letter From Coalition Of Nation's Most Credible Health Orgs, Including American Academy Of Pediatrics, Cites Jaw-Dropping Stats That Warn E-Cig Use & Popularity Of Devices Like 'Juul' Continue To Advance; With Monroe County Schools & Parents Now Seeing Kids Struggle With Powerful Nicotine Addiction, Senator Says FDA Should Further Regulate Kid And Teen Friendly Marketing, Design and Flavors Incremental FDA Action On Companies Marketing E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Like Whippe… Continue Reading


05.25.18

SCHUMER URGES U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TO REVERSE POLICY PREVENTING ROCHESTER VETERANS FROM DISTRIBUTING MEMORIAL DAY POPPIES AT LOCAL POST OFFICE

Senator To USPS: Let Veterans Distribute Memorial Day Poppies At Post Offices U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today publically demanded the U.S. Postal Service, specifically Postmaster General of the United States Megan Brennan, immediately reverse the Jefferson Road Post Office in Rochester from blocking veterans from distributing and accepting donations for poppies on post office property. Schumer said every year around Memorial Day, veterans far and wide distribute and accept… Continue Reading


05.25.18

SCHUMER URGES GAS COMPANIES LIKE SUNOCO TO IMMEDIATELY ADDRESS ZOMBIE GAS STATIONS SCATTERED ALL OVER BUFFALO; SENATOR SAYS SITES ARE AN EYESORE & DAMAGE ERIE COUNTY PROPERTY VALUES

Station Sites Have Been Eyesores In Lackawanna, Amherst, Tonawanda, The City Of Buffalo, And All Around WNY; Schumer Will Demand Companies Cooperate With Local Officials, & Agree To Redevelopment Schumer Will Call On Owners Of Abandoned Gas Station Sites To Work With WNY Municipalities To Develop Long-Term Redevelopment Plans, Schumer To Gas Station Site Owners: Work Will Local Officials To Pump In Long-Awaited Development Standing at the "zombie" Sunoco gas station site in Lackawanna, … Continue Reading


05.23.18

SCHUMER WARNS: FUNDING AT RISK FOR CRITICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE FARM-SAFETY PROGRAM TO HELP PREVENT DEADLY TRACTOR ROLLOVERS; SENATOR LAUNCHES NEW PUSH ON CDC TO FUND TRACTOR ROLLOVER PROTECTION PROGRAM AND KEEP IT RUNNING AT FULL SPEED

The Federally-Funded Northeast Center For Occupational Safety And Health For Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (NEC) Provides Farmers With Important Resources, Like Special 1-800 Safety Number, Access To Farm-Safety Experts And Information On Next-Gen Farm Safety Equipment Like Tractor Rollover Bars NEC's Research Led To National ROPS - Rollover Bar - Rebate Program, But Senator Says Lack Of Available Grants Puts ROPS Program At Risk Schumer: Any Lapse In Federal Funding For This Critical Pr… Continue Reading


05.22.18

NY CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION MEMBERS CALL ON POSTMASTER GENERAL TO IMPLEMENT BROAD, AGGRESSIVE PROGRAM TO COMBAT THEFT OF MAIL ACROSS THE HUDSON VALLEY

Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY-17), Senator Chuck Schumer (NY), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), and Congressmen Eliot Engel (NY-16) and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today sent a letter to United States Postmaster General Megan Brennan calling for the Postal Service to address theft of mail across the Hudson Valley. In the letter, the Members highlighted incidents of stolen mail that resulted in financial fraud and identity theft. From missing … Continue Reading


05.21.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $6 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR P.E.A.C.E. INC.

Funding Will be Used to Support Early Education for Low-Income Children In Syracuse U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,850,534 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at P.E.A.C.E. 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 Syracuse. "Study after study shows that the b… Continue Reading


05.21.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ADIRONDACK COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS, INC. IN ELIZABETHTOWN

Funding Will be Used to Support Early Childcare Services and Education for Low-Income Families throughout Essex County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,505,922 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to provide early child care services and educa… Continue Reading


05.21.18

STANDING WITH LI HOMEOWNERS, SCHUMER REVEALS: LI’ERS FACED WITH POSSIBILITY THAT FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM—SO IMPORTANT TO THOUSANDS OF HOMES—COULD EXPIRE MID-SUMMER; SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH TO EXTEND NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM AS HURRICANE SEASON BREWS

Schumer Says He Is Gearing Up For Another Fight To Extend The National Flood Insurance Program LI Depends Upon And That His Push Will Demand Reforms That Better Protect Local Homeowners From Bad Actors Who Seek To Take Advantage Of Those Suffering After Storms Risk Of Flood Insurance Program Lapsing Could Leave LI'ers Totally Vulnerable As Hurricane Season Begins In Just 2 Weeks; Early Forecasts Predict More Storms Than Average Schumer: We Have To Win This Fight AND Improve The NFIP Because A … Continue Reading


05.18.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $10 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC

Funding Will be Used to Support Early Education for Low-Income Children In Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $9,687,500.00 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, 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 fam… Continue Reading


05.18.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.8 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY 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 $1,820,421 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs 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. "Stud… Continue Reading


05.18.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START PROGRAMS IN THE CAPITAL REGION

Funding will be Used to Support Early Childcare Services and Education for Low-Income Families in the Capital Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,886,147 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs throughout the Capital Region. Specifically, the Schenectady Community Action Program will receive $1,575,489 for Head Start, and the Schoharie County Child Development Council, Inc. will receive $1,310,658 f… Continue Reading


05.17.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $6 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR CHAUTAUQUA OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

Funding Will be Used to Support Early Education for Low-Income Children In Chautauqua County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,680,993 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Chautauqua Opportunities, 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 Chautauqua County. "Study… Continue Reading


05.17.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $2 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR CATTARAUGUS COUNTY HEAD START, INC.

Funding Will be Used to Support Early Education for Low-Income Children In Cattaraugus and Wyoming County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,915,574 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Cattaraugus County 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 Cattara… Continue Reading


05.16.18

FOLLOWING TROUBLING REPORT THAT WHITE HOUSE INTERVENED IN RELEASE OF STUDY ON PFAS TO AVOID “PUBLIC RELATIONS NIGHTMARE,” GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER CALL ON EPA ADMINISTRATOR SCOTT PRUITT & OTHER ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STUDY AND ALL INTERNAL DOCUMENTS DISCUSSING ATTEMPTED COVER-UP

Study that Trump administration and top EPA officials attempted to keep secret shows that PFAS pose a danger to human health at lower levels than what EPA is currently telling the public Gillibrand, Schumer: This is an unacceptable failure of leadership and a failure to protect public health U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today led a letter with nine other senators calling on EP… Continue Reading


05.16.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $3 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR CORTLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Funding Will be Used to Support Early Education for Low-Income Children In Cortland County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,762,224.00 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Cortland County 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 Cortland Count… Continue Reading


05.16.18

SCHUMER: LAST MONTH ALONE, NEARLY 4 BILLION ROBOCALLS RANG ON PHONES IN UPSTATE NEW YORK & AROUND THE COUNTRY; OLD METHODS TO HANGUP ON ROBOCALLS NOT WORKING; SENATOR PUSHES NEW BILL—ROBOCOP ACT—TO MANDATE BLOCKING TECHNOLOGY SO MILLIONS OF NEW YORKERS CAN STOP THE PESTERING CALLS

U.S. On Pace To Set Robocall Record With 'Do Not Call' Registry Complaints Through The Roof; Schumer Pushes Bill That Would Mandate Landline & Cellular Carriers Make Robocall-Blocking Technology Available To Consumers To Prevent Illegal Robocalls Blocking Technology Keeps Annoying Robocalls From Bothering Consumers, Much Like Email Spam Filters; Schumer Says Congress Should Quickly Move Bill & Free Consumers Of Dreaded Robos; Bill is a No-Brainer Schumer: New Yorkers Need ROBOCOP On … Continue Reading


05.16.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, INC.’S HEAD START PROGRAM

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In The North Country U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,628,564.00 for the Head Start Program at St. Lawrence County Community Development Program, 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 St. Lawrence County. "Study after… Continue Reading


05.16.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ENDICOTT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

Funding Will Be Used To Protect the Exterior of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Buildings and Reduce the Risk of Flooding U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,223,500 in federal funding for the Endicott Wastewater Treatment Plant. The funding was provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used specifically for the second phase of a water and sanitary sewer systems project. The project will work to protec… Continue Reading


05.14.18

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON OSHA FINES ON VERLA COSMETICS

"OSHA fines on Verla Cosmetics send a strong signal that businesses must take every precaution to protect their workers and first responders from fire threats. This tragic fire revealed a gaping hole in how OSHA alerts local first responders about dangerous safety violations involving combustible liquids. Never again should our brave first responders be put in a situation where they walk blindly into a hazardous scene, and the hardworking employees who walk in and out of their workplaces each ev… Continue Reading

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