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  • US Senator Charles Schumer, author of the 1994 Crime Bill, today announced that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department will receive over $100,000 in a federal grant under the bills Community Oriented Policing Services' (COPS) Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP). The money will be used to purchase police equipment, crime fighting technology systems, and training. Police officers may now be on the front lines of the war on terrorism, but they're still on the front lines of the... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the University at Albany and the New York State Police's Northeast Regional Forensic Institute (NERFI) will get $1,490,250 from the Appropriations bill that passed in February of 2003. Although the bill was passed, the money allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs department was just sent due to administrative delays. "By enhancing law enforcement's ability to fight crime, this partnership... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today received the prestigious Guardian Award from the Partnership for a Drug Free America for his work fighting the spread of the highly addictive drug crystal meth. The award is given to Members of Congress who have proven their leadership in preventing drug abuse in youths and teenagers both in their home states and in Congress. Schumer, who has warned about the proliferation of crystal meth, received the award from Partnership Chairman Roy Bostock. "Crystal... Read More
  • US Senator Charles Schumer, author of the 1994 Crime Bill, today announced that several New York school districts will receive $125,000 federal grants under the bills Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. The money will be used to hire one community police officer to be placed within the citys school system. Schumer said that one of the grants will go to Medina. Unfortunately we live in a different world now than we did twenty, thirty, or even three years ago," Schumer said.... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the US Department of Transportation has awarded $4,350,856 in a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to the Albany International Airport to extend their runway and make improvements to the safety area. "Bringing low cost airlines like Independence Air to the region has helped Albany's economy, but we need to keep doing more," said Schumer. "We have to make sure that we maintain and upgrade our airports to ensure that we... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the US Department of Transportation has awarded $58,898 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to BuffaloLancaster Airport for airport building constructions. Safe and secure air service, both private and commercial, is a critical engine of Western New York's continued economic growth, said Schumer. This funding will improve the flow of aircraft traffic and safety at the BuffaloLancaster Airport so that it can meet today's... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the US Department of Transportation has awarded a $480,000 Small Community Air Service Development Pilot Program grant to the City of Syracuse and the MDA of Syracuse to promote the benefits of providing low fare service to Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Last week Schumer personally lobbied federal Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, asking him to fund the project. Affordable air service is a critical engine of the Central New... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today released new statistics and warning signs cautioning that crystal meth could become a serious problem in the Binghamton area and the Southern Tier and unveiled a new plan to nip the problem in the bud and prevent a repeat of 1980sera mistakes that missed the early warning signs of the crack epidemic. "It's 1984 all over again," Schumer said, noting that was the year just before the crack epidemic exploded. "Twenty years ago, crack was headed... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that nonprofit organizations in thirteen counties in upstate New York are eligible for special rate federal loans to help pay for damages caused by storms during May and June of this year. At Schumers urging, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Erie, Chautauqua, Delaware, Herkimer, Ontario, Saratoga, Schoharie, Stueben, Ulster, Washington and Yates counties were declared disaster areas by the President, making them eligible for these loans from the U.S. Small... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today welcomed Independence Air to Stewart Airport by bringing the airline's Director of Corporate Communications, Rick DeLisi, to the area to unveil a new jet and meet with local business leaders. Schumer said it was important to introduce DeLisi to the Hudson Valley community to encourage close relationships between the airline and local business leaders to maximize the benefit of the new affordable air service to the area economy. "Companies often look... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the US Department of Transportation has awarded over $465,000 in a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to the Albany International Airport for removing obstructions from Runway 19. "Bringing low cost airlines like Independence Air to the region has helped Albany's economy, but we need to keep doing more," said Schumer. "We have to make sure that we maintain and upgrade our airports to ensure that we keep passengers... Read More
  • One year after the blackout of August, 2003 which left 50 million Americans without power and brought New Yorks economy to a halt, US Senator Charles E. Schumer today released a new report showing that the electricity grid remains woefully vulnerable to further blackouts. To address the nation's glaring electricity deficiencies, Schumer called for a new federal agency with the authority to develop and enforce reliability standards for the grid. Last years blackout put our security at risk... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the US Department of Transportation has awarded over $817,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to two airports in the Southern Tier the Oneonta Municipal Airport in Otsego County and the CorningPainted Post Airport in Steuben County. "Safe and secure air service is a critical engine of the Southern Tier's continued economic growth," said Schumer. "This funding will allow Oneonta Municipal Airport and... Read More
  • US Senators Charles E. Schumer and Susan M. Collins today urged the US State Department to add Saudi Arabia to the US list of religiously intolerant nations, a classification that could subject the country to further action against it, including economic sanctions. While the State Departments 2003 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom has said that freedom of religion does not exist in Saudi Arabia, the country still has not been designated a "country of particular concern"... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today sent the following letters to the White House seeking answers regarding the leaking of the identity of 25yearold Al Qaeda computer engineer Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan, who had been providing information to US allies. Schumer said that the leak could compromise national security. Read More
  • "Times have been hard enough for Upstate farmers," Schumer said. "No one can account for natural disasters, but with last year's bad weather and now this past month of frigid temperatures and intense rainfall these farmers can't get a break. Their crops are now damaged and they can't afford to buy more equipment or labor. The State and the feds should both be chipping in to deal with this disaster. " Intense rainstorms continue to rip though Upstate New York this... Read More
  • US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a major hurdle has been cleared in his effort to persuade the top federal official on Medicare, Dr. Mark McClellan, to reclassify the Vassar Medical Center of Dutchess County in a way that will send the hospital millions more in federal dollars. The Medicare bill that passed this year provided $900 million to increase payments to a list of hospitals that previously did not include Vassar Medical Center but Schumer has convinced McClellan, the... Read More
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