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  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $137,500 to the Catskill Development Foundation by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The federal funds will be used in operation of the Delaware ECenter, a new business incubator. This is great news for everyone in Delaware County, Schumer said. This grant for the ECenter will help small businesses in the county grow and flourish, while creating jobs and promoting economic growth in the region. I will continue to fight for programs such as... Read More
  • U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that the Joint House Senate Appropriations Conference Committee has approved the FY 2006 Military Construction Appropriations Bill, which includes $9.2 million in funding for the Visiting Airmens Quarters at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Now that weve been successful in the fight to save Niagara during BRAC, we have to move forward to make sure it remains one of our best run, best equipped bases. Now we can use this... Read More
  • Today, in wake of the severe flooding that has damaged myriad homes in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, U.S Senator Charles E. Schumer called on Governor George Pataki to formally ask FEMA for emergency assistance for Long Island counties to help them recover from last weeks rainstorms. The process for receiving disaster assistance mandates that the state must formally request help from FEMA to receive disaster assistance funding. Pataki has not yet ordered preliminary damage assessments (PDAs) to... Read More
  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Central Finger Lakes Region has been named as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by Americas Promise Alliance. This first ever national competition identified the communitys work on behalf of children and youth. This selection is great news of the Central Finger Lakes Region, Schumer said. Children are always our number one priority, and cultivating a strong sense of community is critical to the health, education and well... Read More
  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Alexander Volunteer Fire Department in Alexander has received a federal grant of $137,562 from the 2005 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Alexander Volunteer Fire Department will use the grant for operations and safety programs. This funding will go a long way in supporting the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department in Alexander, said Schumer. We can never truly repay our... Read More
  • Farmers in the Southern Tier are paying 107 percent more for fuel to operate their farms, Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed today. Schumer today unveiled new data showing that the average New York farmer is paying more than $4,639 over 2002 costs and announced plans to lower the cost of crude oil and make energy bills more affordable for all of New Yorks farmers. Schumer discussed how farmers are hit particularly hard by rising gas prices because most farm planting and harvesting equipment... Read More
  • Farmers in the Southern Tier are paying 107 percent more for fuel to operate their farms, Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed today. Schumer today unveiled new data showing that the average New York farmer is paying more than $4,639 over 2002 costs and announced plans to lower the cost of crude oil and make energy bills more affordable for all of New Yorks farmers. Schumer discussed how farmers are hit particularly hard by rising gas prices because most farm planting and harvesting equipment... Read More
  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $15,000 in federal funds for the Womens Studio Workshop and $15,000 for the Center for Photography at Woodstock. The groups will receive the funding 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. "It is important to encourage the growth of artists and Ulster County will benefit from the creativity that they... Read More
  • Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the New York Jets to keep their practice facility on Long Island, even with the new Jets and Giants stadium that will be built at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. The Jets currently practice at Hofstra University on Long Island and have said they plant to move their practice facility to the new stadium site as well, ending a 37 year affiliation with Long Island and Hofstra University. Schumer wrote Jets owner Robert Wood Johnson IV asking the team... Read More
  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, who will meet with Oneida County leaders late this afternoon, today urged the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to extend the public comment period for the Oneida Indian Nations land acquisition. Currently, the comment period is set to close on December 27th but Oneida and Madison County officials have been frustrated by a lack of clear direction and accommodation from the BIA. Schumer is aggressively lobbying the BIA to allow more time for County leaders to analyze... Read More
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement regarding Frist's announcement that there will not be a deal to delay the Alternative Minimum Tax relief for Americans: "The AMT is a punch in the gut to the middle class, especially in New York. This should have been our number one tax priority and instead, because of right wing ideological objectives, the middle and uppermiddle class will suffer and only the very very wealthy will... Read More
  • Even amid recent reports of the most specific terror threat to New York since 911, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed a troubling finding: New Yorks share of federal mass transit security funding has shrunk by nearly half over the past few years. Schumer, standing at the Union Square subway station, explained that the recent terror threats, though not at the highest level of credibility should serve as yet another wakeup call. With New York City having ramped up their security at subways... Read More
  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $100,000 to the Onondaga Cortland Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services from the Office of National Drug Control Policys (ONDCP) DrugFree Communities Support Program. This money will be used by the Syracuse Onondaga Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission to reduce substance abuse among Onondaga, Cortland and Madison youth and build participation and encourage coordination of all sectors of the community involved in the effort to protect... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $120,306 in federal funds for two Central New York fire departments, Clinton Fire Department and Kuyahoora Volunteer Ambulance Corp.. The funds, awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will pay for fire operations and fire safety. Hurricane Katrina and the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have taught us that our local first responders must be well equipped and well trained,... Read More
  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today he is asking officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State to visit to New Yorks North Country to brainstorm options for required documentation for travel at the U.S.Canada border. On September 1st, the Departments of State (DOS) and Homeland Security (DHS) initiated a public comment period on proposed plan to be implemented as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and Schumer has been working with local community... Read More
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer, the ranking member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts, released the following statement in reaction to the President's refusal to provide requested documents from Harriet Miers time in the White House: "The President says people need to learn more about Harriet Miers and Senators on both sides of the aisle agree. That is why we have asked for documents from her time in the White House that arent covered by any privilege, and it is disappointing to me, and I... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC With Brookhaven National Lab threatened by significant cuts to major scientific programs, New York Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Congressman Tim Bishop met in the U.S. Capitol today with the Energy Departments chief science officer, Dr. Raymond Orbach, to urge him to restore funding to BNLs Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Schumer, Clinton and Bishop requested the meeting last month (letter attached). Dr. Orbach agreed with the members of Congress... Read More
  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today he will be hosting a worksession tomorrow with five Mayors from Western New York to brainstorm options for required documentation for travel at the U.S.Canada border. On September 1st, the Departments of State (DOS) and Homeland Security (DHS) initiated a public comment period on proposed plan to be implemented as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and Schumer has been working with local community and business leaders to fleshout an... Read More
  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that three organizations in Rockland and Westchester Counties will be awarded $697,889 as part of the U.S. Department of Justices (DOJ) Transitional Housing Grant Program. Westchester Residential Opportunities will receive $348,314, My Sisters Place will receive $175,000, and Rockland Family Shelter will receive $174,575. The money will be used to provide housing assistance for victims of domestic violence. We need to send an unequivocal message... Read More
  • In light of high gas prices in Orange County, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called for temporary windfall profit levy on oil companies. Schumer released a survey that shows the range of gas prices throughout Orange County, and expressed serious concern that people could be profiting in the wake of the devastation caused by recent hurricanes. Schumers bill would impose a levy on big oil windfall profits and get revenue to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita relief efforts, forcing... Read More