Press Releases

06.10.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: FEDS HAVE FLAT-FUNDED SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR YEARS JUST AS NEW CDC WARNING SHOWS DEATHS ON DRAMATIC RISE ACROSS U.S. AND IN NEW YORK; SENATOR DEMANDS RAMP-UP IN FED FUNDING TO REACH MORE PEOPLE IN PAIN & POTENTIALLY SAVE PRECIOUS LIVES

According To NEW CDC Data, New York Alone Has Seen A 30% Rise In Suicides Since Start Of Millennium, With Numbers Now Rising In Nearly Every State Despite Jaw-Drop Trend Of Deaths, Feds Have Flatlined Suicide Prevention Funds & Grant Programs That People Turn To In Darkest Of Times; Senator Says If We Ramp This Up, We Can Stem The Tide Of Tragedy Schumer: Americans Are Calling Out For A Lifeline -The Feds Need To Lead & Extend The Hand, Now    On the heels of a new fe… Continue Reading


06.07.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: SENATE DEFENSE BILL DOES NOT INCLUDE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE PROVISION THAT WOULD CUT FUNDING & JEOPARDIZE JOBS AT DFAS ROME

The House Of Representatives Version Of The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Calls For A 25% Cut To Agencies That Employ Civilian Workers, Such As DFAS, Putting Rome Jobs At Serious Risk Senators Made Sure This Provision Was Not Included in Senate NDAA And Vow To Fight Any Future Threat During Conference Negotiations Schumer, Gillibrand: Any Provision To Hurt Rome DFAS Is DOA In The Senate U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Senate's National De… Continue Reading


06.07.18

IN A DIRECT CALL, SCHUMER URGES U.S. CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATOR TO FIX MISCLASSIFICATION OF WELDED TUBE PRODUCTS AS ‘FOREIGN-MADE’, WHICH SUBJECTS THEM TO DEVASTATING DOUBLE-TARIFF AND PUTS 100 BUFFALO JOBS AT-RISK

Schumer To U.S. Customs: Welded Tube Products Are Made in the USA; Reconsider Ill-considered and Unfair Decision To Treat Welded's Product Like A Canadian Product U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today spoke directly with U.S. Customs Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan, to urge him to immediately reverse CBP'S ill-considered and unfair decision to treat Welded Tube product like a Canadian product. Schumer said this decision has resulted in Welded Tube having to pay a full 25 percent… Continue Reading


06.06.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $7.3 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR VITAL IMPROVEMENTS AT HUDSON VALLEY REGIONAL AIRPORT IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Funding Will Be Used For A New Building And Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,393,090 in federal funding for the Hudson Valley Regional Airport in Dutchess County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, Hudson Valley Regional Airport will use the funding to replace a non-compliant, o… Continue Reading


06.06.18

SCHUMER: NEW DATA SHOWS OIL-BY-RAIL ON THE RISE AGAIN, SAFETY STANDARDS TO SHIP HIGHLY-EXPLOSIVE BAKKEN-CRUDE OIL ARE STILL OFF TRACK; SENATOR WILL URGE FEDS TO REQUIRE COMPANIES TO MAKE CRUDE OIL LESS VOLATILE BEFORE IT IS SHIPPED THROUGH NYS COMMUNITIES

Stabilizing Crude Would Make Post-Derailment Deadly Explosions Less Likely & Add Essential Layer Of Protection For New Yorkers; Schumer Urges Feds To Develop A High National Standard To Help Prevent Disasters Promised Study On Oil Volatility Is Chugging Along Slower Than An Uphill Train; Calls on Feds To Speed It Up So We Have The Data Needed to Make Safety Changes ASAP Schumer To Feds: Publish Study and Create Stabilization Standards for Volatile Crude Oil Before It's Shipped Through Ba… Continue Reading


06.05.18

SCHUMER SLAMS CANCELLATION OF EXPRESS TRAINS FOR ROCKLAND COMMUTERS; URGES NJT & METRO NORTH TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO HELP COMMUTERS HURT BY PASCACK VALLEY EXPRESS TRAIN CUTS

Schumer: Beleaguered Rockland County Commuters Deserve Immediate Alternative to Cancelled Express Trains U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today demanded New Jersey Transit (NJT) and Metro-North to work together to immediately launch a better plan to spare hard-pressed Rockland commuters from the impacts of the recently Pascack Valley Line's two-morning express trains, without further delaying the installation of life-saving technology called Positive Train Control (PTC). "Rockland County commu… Continue Reading


06.05.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $7.5 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR VITAL RUNWAY IMPROVEMENTS AT GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ONEIDA COUNTY

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used For New Renovations & Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,575,000.00 in federal funding for Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, Griffiss International Airport will use the funding to make key infrastructure i… Continue Reading


06.05.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $14 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR RIT-LED REMADE MANUFACTURING LAB INCLUDED IN SENATE ENERGY AND WATER APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Schumer & Gillibrand Continue Effort to Secure Funding for RIT-Led REMADE Manufacturing Institute and Support High-Tech Energy Jobs in Rochester Rochester's REMADE Manufacturing Institute Is One of Four National Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institutes Working to Reduce Energy and Carbon Emissions in U.S. Manufacturing Industry U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Bill prov… Continue Reading


06.04.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW IRS PLAN FOR LI COULD CLOSE SUFFOLK OFFICE, WHILE UPENDING NASSAU WITH LONG LINES; PLAN SET TO BEGIN IN JUST MONTHS WITH LOSS OF 40 JOBS IN HAUPPAUGE; IRS ALREADY CLOSED RIVERHEAD OFFICE, NOW SENATOR DEMANDS FIRM COMMITMENT TO KEEP SUFFOLK SITE FULLY OPERATING & IN PLACE

Under Pressure To Save Money At All Costs, Internal Revenue Service Has Gone Back-And-Forth With Plan To Entirely Close Suffolk Site; But Schumer Worries, Latest Plan To Consolidate Offices & Operations Into Nassau Site Is Slow-Walk To Closure That Will Deliver Headache For Both Counties Under Current Plan, Taxpayers Could Be Forced To Travel In Upwards Of 70 Miles To Meet With A Human Being In Nassau; Senator Says IRS Sudden Closure Of Riverhead Site Only Deepens Locals' Concerns Who Depe… Continue Reading


06.04.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL: NEW TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN EUROPEAN UNION AND MEXICO COULD BAN NEW YORK CHEESE MAKERS FROM SELLING CHEESE LABELED MUENSTER, FETA, PARMESAN, & OTHERS IN MEXICO; SENATOR URGES U.S. TRADE REP TO INTERVENE ASAP TO ENSURE MEXICO HONORS EXISTING TRADE COMMITMENTS BEFORE NY DAIRY PRODUCERS ARE HARMED

Through A Recent Trade Agreement Between The EU And Mexico, The EU Is Proposing That Mexico Block US Cheese Producers From Exporting Cheese With Common Cheese Names Or Geographic Indicators Schumer & Gillibrand Join Colleagues To Urge U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer To Defend NY Cheese Producers In Trade Negotiations; EU Is Staking A Regional Claim On Common Cheese Names Like "Asiago," "Parmesan" And "Feta" Senators: Don't Let Unfair Trade Deals Cut Into The Future Of New York's Chee… Continue Reading


06.04.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $80 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB INCLUDED IN SENATE ENERGY AND WATER APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Schumer & Gillibrand's Multi-Year Effort to Secure Funding Continues, New Funding Would Keep 360 Workers on the Job at UR Lab to Continue Vital National Nuclear Security and Energy Innovation Work Senate Funding Level Rejects Trump's Budget Proposal to Phase Out Funding to the Laser Lab 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 Today, U.S. Senate … Continue Reading


06.03.18

SCHUMER: WITH GAS PRICES ACROSS NYC/LI AT HIGHEST LEVEL IN YEARS, NEW ADMIN PROPOSAL TO REDUCE MILES PER GALLON CARS WILL HAVE TO GET IS HUGE MISTAKE; SENATOR URGES THEM TO STICK WITH ORIGINAL PLAN AS FUEL COSTS RISE

As Summer Travel Heats Up, Gas Prices Keep Climbing; Right Now, Price Of Gas Is Up 31% Over Past Year With Little Immediate Relief In Sight; NYC/LI Prices Still Hovering Around Hefty $3 Per Gallon Automakers Were On Track To Produce 50MPG Cars But Admin's Plan To Roll Back Consumer-Friendly Fuel Economy Standard Means Drivers Will Pay Even More For Gasoline‎ Than They Should Down The Road Schumer: EPA Plan To Weaken Gas Mileage Standard Will Fuel Even Higher Gas Costs For Consumers With N… Continue Reading


06.01.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $67 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK

Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $67,074,447 million in federal funding for public housing agencies throughout Upstate New York. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing Capital Fund and will be used for public housing development and improvement projects. "Having a roof over your head is one of life's basic necessities, and we must do everything we can to help provide th… Continue Reading


05.31.18

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE AUTHORITY TO MORE AGGRESSIVELY CLEAN UP PFOA/PFOS AT NEWBURGH, GABRESKI – AND TO COMPENSATE LOCAL GOV/WATER DISTRICTS – INCLUDED IN NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL THAT JUST PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE

With Newburgh and Suffolk County and NY Still Fighting to Clean Up Toxic Chemical Pollution and to Get Compensated for Response Costs and Clean Drinking Water, Gillibrand, Schumer Secure Provision In Must-Pass National Defense Bill to Remove PFOA/PFOS from New York's Contaminated Guard Bases Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that th… Continue Reading


05.30.18

SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SEND RECENTLY INCREASED AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT FUNDS TO NIAGARA FALLS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; FUNDS WILL IMPROVE THE AIRFIELD & BENEFIT NEW TANKER MISSION AT NFARS, WHICH USES NFIA RUNWAYS

Department Of Transportation Funding Through The Airport Improvement Program Allows Airports To Improve Infrastructure; Niagara Falls Airport Proposes Projects To Receive Funding After Securing $1 Billion Increase To Airport Improvement Program In Bipartisan Budget Negotiations, Schumer Launches Major Push To Send Newfound Funds To Niagara Falls International Airport; Senator Says The Projects Will Create A Safer Airfield for both Commercial and Military Planes, Which Will Support Both the Air … Continue Reading


05.30.18

AS CHAUTAUQUA LAKE CONTINUES TO SUFFER FROM RECURRING ALGAL BLOOMS, SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE PROVISION TO PROTECT LAKE’S WATER QUALITY PASSED OUT OF EPW COMMITTEE, HEADS TO FULL SENATE FOR A VOTE

Schumer, Gillibrand Fought to Include a Provision in the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to Authorize an Army Corps of Engineers Feasibility Study to Restore the Lake's Watershed Chautauqua Lake Suffers from Harmful Algal Blooms, Causing Water Quality to be Impaired U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced that S. 2800, America’s Water Infrastructure … Continue Reading


05.29.18

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, & REP. MALONEY URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE POTENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR HUDSON VALLEY COUNTIES IMPACTED BY RECENT TORNADOS AND SEVERE WEATHER

Senators, Representative Say Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds for Impacted Counties Still Recovering From Fatal Storm Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney To FEMA: Stand Ready To Approve Any Requested Aid for Hudson Valley Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for a maj… Continue Reading


05.29.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: SENATE COMMITTEE CLEARS BILL THAT INCLUDES AUTHORIZATION FOR GREAT LAKES RESTORATION INITIATIVE; SENATORS SAY PROGRAM IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT GREAT LAKES FROM INVASIVE SPECIES, POLLUTION; SENATORS VOW TO PUSH FOR FULL APPROPRIATION OF AUTHORIZED FUNDS

After A Major Push From Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, The Senate Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) Includes An Increase in Authorized Funding For The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; Funding Totals For The Initiative Set To Increase Over Each Of Next 3 Years GLRI Funds Have Brought Millions Of Dollars In Environmental Research, Clean-Up And Restoration Across Upstate NY & Great Lakes Region Since First Established In 2010 Schumer, Gillibrand: Protecting Our Waterways Must Always … Continue Reading


05.29.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE EPW COMMITTEE CLEARS BILL THAT WILL AUTHORIZE FIRST OF ITS KIND GREAT LAKES COASTAL RESILIENCY STUDY; SENATORS SAY PROJECT IS NEEDED TO PROTECT LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE FROM EROSION DAMAGE, FLOODING, AND AGING INFRASTRUCTURE

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Shoreline Is Susceptible To Erosion, Flooding, Nutrient Runoff, And Aging Infrastructure; Senate Water Resources Development Act Contains Schumer, Gillibrand-Backed Study To Prevent Future Great Lakes Erosion Senators Say Study Is Essential To Preserve And Protect The Great Lakes And Nearby Communities Schumer, Gillibrand: This Study Can Help Provide A Long-Term Solution To Protect Lakefront Communities From Flooding U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schum… Continue Reading


05.29.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ENGEL ANNOUNCE SENATE COMMITTEE CLEARS BILL THAT WILL AUTHORIZE MAMARONECK AND SHELDRAKE RIVER BASIN PROJECT; PROJECT IS VITAL TO PROTECT MAMARONECK RESIDENTS’ HOMES & BUSINESSES WHICH REMAIN AT RISK OF BEING FLOODED

Inclusion Of Project In The Senate Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) Is Next Big Step Forward; Reps Say More Must Be Done To Address Flooding Schumer, Gillibrand, Engel: Village Of Mamaroneck Residents Must Be Protected From Future Flooding U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel today announced they were successful in securing an authorization … Continue Reading

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