Press Releases

08.30.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $397K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE CITY OF AUBURN

Funding Will Be Used To Expand The Domestic Violence High-Risk Team And The Domestic Violence Follow-Up Program Project Will Improve Domestic Violence Response Training And Enhance Support For Victims To Help Keep Them Safe U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $397,037 for the City of Auburn. The funding is provided by the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women's Improving Criminal Justice Responses Grant Program.… Continue Reading


08.30.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE OVER $120K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE CITY OF BEACON FIRE DEPARTMENT IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

This Funding Will Be Used To Hire A Recruitment Coordinator And To Purchase A New Washer Extractor System U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $120,660 in federal funding for the City of Beacon Fire Department in Dutchess County. Specifically, the Fire Department will receive $110,040 from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) … Continue Reading


08.29.18

SENATOR SCHUMER & CONGRESSMAN HIGGINS BLAST BUFFALO VA DECISION TO KICK VETERANS OUT OF VA-RUN ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PROGRAM

After News of Potential Unauthorized Release of Medical Records, Schumer & Higgins Call for Federal Investigation Schumer & Higgins Say: Buffalo VA's Careless Push to Privatize Effective Program is a Disservice to the Men & Women Who Served this Country With the Veteran Affairs Western New York Healthcare System speeding up their effort to push veterans out of a successful and popular VA administered Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Center, U.S. Senate Minority Lea… Continue Reading


08.29.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FOLLOWING HIS ALL-OUT PUSH, THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION HAS VOTED TO REMOVE TARIFFS ON CANADIAN GROUNDWOOD PAPER IMPORTS; SENATOR CALLS DECISION A MAJOR VICTORY FOR AMERICAN JOBS AND COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS EVERYWHERE

At Behest Of One Investment Firm, The Department Of Commerce Initially Imposed Tariffs On Candian Groundwood Paper Imports In January Of This Year, Which Hammered Already-Financially-Struggling Newspapers; This July, After Marginally Lowering The Rate Of The Tariffs, The Department Of Commerce Finalized Them After Schumer's Months-Long Push, Today, The ITC Unanimously Voted To Strike The Tariffs Down Schumer: These Tariffs Were Unjustified And Counterproductive For Newspapers And Jobs - The … Continue Reading


08.29.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF THEIR AMENDMENT ALLOWING UP TO $45 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO REIMBURSE COMMUNITIES AND STATE FOR CLEAN UP OF PFOA/PFOS AT NEWBURGH, SUFFOLK/GABRESKI & BEYOND

With Newburgh And Suffolk Still Fighting To Clean Up Toxic Chemical Pollution That Poisoned Drinking Water, Schumer And Gillibrand Secure Amendment In Appropriations Bill To Reimburse Water Districts And States 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 U.S. Senate has passed the senators' amendment to the FY 2019 D… Continue Reading


08.29.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $31K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR VILLAGE OF FAYETTEVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ONONDAGA COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used For CPR Training And "Stop The Bleed" Campaign U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $31,410 in federal funding for the Village of Fayetteville Fire Department in Onondaga County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will be used to administer CPR training, and support the Department's "Stop the Bleed" campaign, … Continue Reading


08.27.18

IN WAKE OF RAIL BRIDGE PARTIALLY COLLAPSING ONTO SOUTH CLINTON STREET, SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS IMMEDIATELY HIRE MORE FEDERAL RAILROAD BRIDGE INSPECTORS TO PREVENT FUTURE ACCIDENTS; REITERATES CALL FOR FRA TO SEND A BRIDGE INSPECTOR DIRECTLY TO SYRACUSE TO AUDIT & INSPECT CITY’S ELEVATED RAIL LINE

Schumer Reveals There Are Only Three Bridge Safety Inspectors Responsible For Bridges Not Only In New York, But Over A Dozen Other States; While Railroad Companies Are Responsible To Fix Their Own Bridges, Fed Inspectors Have The Nearly Impossible Task To Audit & Inspect Thousands Of Privately Owned NY Bridges Schumer Says Feds Still Have Not Sent An Inspector To Syracuse For An Independent Review Of The City's 80 Year Old Rail Viaduct, Highlighting The Need For More Resources To Audit &am… Continue Reading


08.27.18

STANDING WITH CAPITAL REGION FIRST RESPONDERS, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO PASS UPCOMING COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE OF ANTI-OPIOIDS BILLS; SAYS CRITICAL LEGISLATION WILL HELP FIGHT OPIOID ADDICTION ACROSS THE SPECTRUM, INCLUDING GIVING CAPITAL REGION’S FIRST RESPONDERS THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO PUSH BACK AGAINST OPIOID SCOURGE

Schumer Says Comprehensive Suite Of Opioid Bills Is Currently Working Its Way Through Congress; Opioid Legislative Package Addresses Full Spectrum Of Needs, Including Prevention, Law Enforcement, Response To Overdose, Fighting Addiction, And Recovery In All Ages And Population With Capital Region First Responders Working Round The Clock To Treat And Prevent Opioid Overdoses, Schumer Announces Support For Upcoming Bipartisan Legislation That Will Aid First Responders By Authorizing Funding For T… Continue Reading


08.27.18

AFTER LEADING THE CHARGE, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF HIS SENATE AMENDMENT, INCREASING BY OVER 12% CDC FUNDING TO COMBAT LYME DISEASE; SCHUMER AMENDMENT IN UPCOMING HHS APPROPRIATIONS BILL SECURES FIRST INCREASE IN CDC LYME FUNDING IN YEARS; SENATOR SAYS YEARS-OVERDUE BOOST IN FUNDING WILL SUPPORT ALL-OUT STATE AND LOCAL WAR AGAINST TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES

In Recent Years, Upstate New York Has Seen An Explosion Of Ticks, Lyme Disease, And Other Tick-Borne Illnesses, Making New York The #1 Target For Ticks In The Country Schumer's Recently-Passed Amendment To The Health And Human Services Appropriations Bill Will Increase By Over $1 Million CDC Funding To Thwart Tick-Borne Illnesses; Funding Boost Will Be Used To Study, Identify, And Prevent Exposure To Vector-Borne Pathogens That Cause Lyme Disease And Other Tick-Borne Illnesses Schumer: Funding… Continue Reading


08.24.18

SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE THE EPA TO REESTABLISH OFFICE OF NOISE ABATEMENT AND CONTROL TO ADDRESS NOISE POLLUTION FROM AIRCRAFT NOISE

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Quiet Communities Act, legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reestablish an Office of Noise Abatement and Control and reauthorize the Office's activities through fiscal year 2023. This legislation would empower the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to oversee airplane noise issues across the country, including airplane noise-plagued areas near JFK and L… Continue Reading


08.24.18

SCHUMER: CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP ORLEANS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFY LETHAL DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL POLICE PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL AS PART OF UPCOMING COMPREHENSIVE OPIOIDS PACKAGE

Senator Launches Push To Include In Upcoming Anti-Opioids Package New "POWER Act" Grant Program To Help Local Police Pay For High-Tech Chemical Detection Tool To Sniff Out Illegal Drugs Like Fentanyl According To Drug Enforcement Experts, It Only Takes A Grain Of Fentanyl To Cause A Deadly Reaction; Senator Says Congress Must Do Everything Possible To Keep The Public and Police Safe Schumer: Deploying New Tech Across Rochester-Finger Lakes Region Could Be A Game-Changer To Keep Police Offic… Continue Reading


08.24.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE OVER $243K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE WARWICK FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ORANGE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Replace Outdated Breathing Equipment for Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $243,182 in federal funding for the Warwick Fire Department in Orange County. The funding was provided through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will be used to replace all of the air packs in the entire fire department, which co… Continue Reading


08.24.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $29K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HAMMOND FIRE & RESCUE DEPARTMENT IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Purchase Communication Devices U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $29,143 in federal funding for the Hammond Fire & Rescue Department in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will be used to purchase 45 pagers and 15 portable radios. "It is vital that we provide our first responders… Continue Reading


08.24.18

SCHUMER: DANGEROUS INVASIVE PLANT THAT CAN CAUSE EXTREME BURNS AND EVEN BLINDNESS IS RUNNING RAMPANT THROUGH WESTERN NEW YORK; SENATOR CALLS ON THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO IMMEDIATELY BOOST ONGOING LOCAL EFFORTS TO ERADICATE HARMFUL PLANT; MUST ALSO INVEST FEDERAL RESOURCES TO PREVENT FURTHER SPREAD OF GIANT HOGWEED

Giant Hogweed, An Invasive Species That Can Cause Both Burns And Blindness When Touched, Has Spread Rampantly Through Wyoming County And Across Western New York In Wyoming County, Schumer Sounds The Alarm On The Dangerous "Giant Hogweed"; Senator Calls On The Department Of Agriculture To Immediately Increase Efforts To Help Local Officials Continue Eradication Of Harmful Plant While Investing Federal Resources Into Educating Locals On The Ground On Risk Of Giant Hogweed Schumer To USDA: Time… Continue Reading


08.24.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: OUTDATED FED LAW IS HOLDING BACK TIOGA COUNTY FARMERS FROM COMMERCIALLY GROWING INDUSTRIAL HEMP, USED TO MAKE VARIETY OF DIFFERENT GOODS; SENATOR DOUBLES DOWN ON SUPPORT FOR BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ALLOW SOUTHERN TIER FARMERS TO GROW NEW CROP WITHOUT HARSH RESTRICTIONS

Currently Hemp Is Classified As A Controlled Substance, Putting It On Par With Other Substances Like Heroin And Other Opioids Due To Trace Amounts Of THC; However, Senator Says Industrial Hemp Can Be Used To Make A Variety Of Products Like Paper, Clothing, Plastics And Even Fuel Bipartisan Bill Removes Fed Roadblock That Obstructs Hemp's Full Potential As An Agricultural Commodity In Tioga County; Senator Says New Bill Empowers States To Act As Primary Regulators Of Hemp, Allows For Hemp Resear… Continue Reading


08.23.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.8 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR TAXIWAY IMPROVEMENTS AT GENESEE COUNTY AIRPORT

Department Of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Support Critical Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,860,921 in federal funding for the Genesee County Airport in Batavia, NY. 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 Genesee County Airport will use the funding to rec… Continue Reading


08.23.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; SENATORS SAY NEW FUNDING WILL SUPPORT RECONSTRUCTION OF DEICING CONTAINMENT FACILITY

Department of Transportation Grant Will Fund Critical Infrastructure Upgrade at Syracuse Hancock International Airport U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,167,158 in federal funding for Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York. 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 fundin… Continue Reading


08.22.18

SCHUMER: DESPITE WARNINGS THAT SCHOOL SUPPLIES ARE LADEN WITH DANGEROUS LEVELS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS, FEDS HAVE DONE LITTLE TO ACT; SENATOR SAYS PARENTS NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S IN SCHOOL SUPPLIES; URGES FED INVESTIGATION BEFORE SCHOOL BELL RINGS

Recent Reports Revealed That Common School Supplies Bought By Parents, Including Crayons, Markers, Rulers, 3-Ring Binders, Notebooks, Glue, And Lunch Boxes Are Riddled With Dangerous Level Of Toxic Chemicals Senator Says School Supplies Shouldn't Put Our Children's Health At Risk; Urges Feds To Immediately Launch Investigation Before School Starts Schumer To Feds: Investigate Toxins in School Supplies Before The School Bell Rings   On a conference call with … Continue Reading


08.21.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

Federal Investment Awarded Through National Science Foundation Will Be Used For High Energy Physics Research U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,450,000 in federal funding for University at Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Specifically, the funding will be put towards the Compact Muon Solenoid (CHS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in order to search for new particles,… Continue Reading


08.21.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.2 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR INSTALLATION OF LIFE-SAVING POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL TECHNOLOGY FOR MIDDLETOWN & NEW JERSEY RAILROAD IN ORANGE COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Install Positive Train Control Technology In Orange County, NY To Prevent Dangerous and Disruptive Derailments and Crashes U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,200,000 in federal funding for Middletown & New Jersey Railroad's Positive Train Control (PTC) system in Orange County, New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) FY 201… Continue Reading

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