Press Releases

11.08.19

WITH VETERANS DAY WEEKEND UPON US, SCHUMER INTRODUCES NATIONAL PURPLE HEART HONOR MISSION COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT; ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO ORANGE COUNTY’S PURPLE HEART MUSEUM’S HONOR MISSION, PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN HEROES WHO SACRIFICED ALL TO DEFEND OUR FREEDOM

New Windsor's National Purple Heart Hall Of Honor Celebrates The Lives Of All Those Soldiers, Sailors & Air Force Personnel Who Received Purple Hearts Schumer Announces Introduction Of Bipartisan Legislation To Create Commemorative Coins To Pay Respect To Heroes Awarded Purple Hearts & Benefit National Purple Heart Honor Mission Schumer: It's The Bravery & Valor Displayed By Purple Heart Recipients That Makes Our Nation The Greatest On Earth U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today … Continue Reading


11.08.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO AID DUTCHESS COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMART GROWTH

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) And The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Provide Essential Funds For Local Development Projects Across Dutchess County Senators Say These Programs Are A Huge Win For Dutchess County; Senators Have Pushed To Ensure Programs Create Good-Paying Jobs By Supporting Local Smart Growth Projects And Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts Senators: We Pledge To Protect This Funding Because CDBG and HOME Provide An Irreplaceable Source Of Inve… Continue Reading


11.08.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS EFFORTS, ROME LAB WILL BE DOD’S #1 REP ON THE QUANTUM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM; SENATOR SAYS ROME LAB’S QUANTUM CAPABILITIES WILL SPUR INNOVATION IN EMERGING FIELD

Thanks To Yearly Funding Increases Secured By Schumer, The Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY, Is A Global Leader Of Quantum Computing Senator Announces DOD Selected Rome Lab To Serve As Its Rep On The Quantum Economic Development Consortium, Aiming To Create Innovation In Quantum Research Field Schumer: Rome Lab Can Help U.S. Stay Ahead Of International Competitors In The Great Scientific Race Of This Century U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his relentless a… Continue Reading


11.08.19

AFTER YEARS OF SCHUMER SUPPORT & ADVOCACY, ANTI-ANIMAL CRUELTY LEGISLATION UNANIMOUSLY PASSES IN SENATE AND AWAITS PRESIDENT’S SIGNATURE; SCHUMER SAYS BIPARTISAN PACT ACT WILL CLOSE EXISTING LOOPHOLE AND FINALLY MAKE ANIMAL CRUELTY A FEDERAL FELONY ONCE AND FOR ALL

While A 2010 Law Criminalized The Creation And Distribution Of Videos Depicting Animals Being Harmed, It Contained A Loophole Allowing Abusers To Escape Without Punishment Schumer Today Announces His Legislation To Allow The Prosecution Of Animal Abusers-The PACT Act-Has Unanimously Passed Both House And Senate And Will Now Head To The President's Desk Schumer: Long-Overdue Legislation Will Keep Abusers' Paws Off Our Animals U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his ye… Continue Reading


11.07.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: IN 2019 ALONE, +1K TOXIC ALGAL BLOOMS PLAGUED UPSTATE NY LAKES, THREATENING UPSTATE DRINKING WATER, RESIDENTS, ANIMALS & ECONOMIES; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO LAUNCH STATEWIDE EFFORT TO COMBAT THE BLOOMS ASAP

Recently, Upstate New York's Lakes-Including Drinking Water Sources-Have Been Infected By Toxic Algal Blooms; NYSDEC Has Tracked 1,138 In 2019 To Stop The Rampant Spread Of Dangerous Algae, Schumer Calls On U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers To Extend Successful Harmful Algal Bloom Fighting Pilot Programs To Upstate Lakes Schumer To USACE: Upstate Lakes Have Been Swimming In Toxic Algae For Far Too Long With reports confirming that harmful algae blooms continue to damage the health and vitality of … Continue Reading


11.04.19

THREE YEARS AFTER SECURING $17.6 MILLION GRANT TO REVOLUTIONIZE PORT’S CAPACITY AND OPERATIONS, SCHUMER RETURNS TO PORT OF ALBANY & LAUNCHES NEW PUSH TO FEDERALLY FUND VITAL NEXT PHASE OF PORT’S RESURGENCE

In 2016, Schumer Successfully Pushed For +$17M To Improve The Port Of Albany; Funds Being Used To Demolish & Rebuild A New Warehouse, Reconstruct Maritime Terminal & Port Roadway, & Improve Terminal Safety With Much Of Improvement Work Completed, Schumer Returns To Port Of Albany To Celebrate Exceptional Progress And Initiates New Push For Fed $$$ For Next Infrastructure Improvements Schumer To Feds: Added Investment Will Cement Port Of Albany As A Key Supplier & Staging Area … Continue Reading


11.04.19

SCHUMER: NEW REPORT SHOWS CNY HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IN THE NATION; SENATOR CALLS FOR CDC TO COLLABORATE WITH LOCAL EXPERTS TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF SKY-HIGH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS INCIDENCE IN CNY ASAP

New Report Reveals That CNY Has Nation's Highest Rate Of Multiple Sclerosis, Roughly Twice The National Average-A Puzzling & Concerning Phenomenon To Address Sky-High MS Incidence, Schumer Calls On CDC To Collaborate With Local Experts At SUNY Upstate To Collect & Analyze Data And Educate CNY Public On Disease Schumer To CDC: SUNY Upstate Can Help Nation Battle MS   Standing at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University (SUNY Upstate), flanked by advocates a… Continue Reading


11.01.19

SCHUMER: AS ORANGE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY BOOMS, LACK OF ACCESS TO TRADITIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR HEMP HINDERS GROWTH & ECONOMIC POTENTIAL; SURROUNDED BY ORANGE COUNTY HEMP FARMERS, SENATOR URGES FEDS TO ISSUE NEW GUIDANCE TO BETTER HARVEST POTENTIAL OF VERSATILE AND VALUABLE CROP FOR HUDSON VALLEY GROWERS & PRODUCERS

While Industrial Hemp Growing And Selling Was Legalized This Year-Due To Schumer Provision In The Farm Bill-Many Banks & Other Financial Institutions Are STILL Hesitant To Provide Services To Hemp Businesses Due To Confusion Over Legal Status  Schumer Calls On Major Fed Financial Agencies To Rectify Situation By Issuing New Guidance To Financial Institutions On Industrial Hemp, To Ease Concerns & Help Grow The Industry Upstate Schumer To Feds: To Farm Economy-Jolting Potential … Continue Reading


11.01.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE POTENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK COMMUNITIES RAVAGED BY WINDSTORM, FLOODING & SEVERE WEATHER

On October 31st, A Severe Halloween Storm Ravaged Upstate NY, Damaging Public Infrastructure, Private Property, Flooding Roadways, Leaving Thousands Without Power, And Resulting In Critical Infrastructure Damages Senators Say Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds For Impacted Counties In The Aftermath Of Severe Storm Senators To FEMA: Mobilize Disaster Assessment Teams & Stand Ready To Approve Any Requested Aid For Upstate Municipalities And Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader… Continue Reading


11.01.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE POTENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR WESTERN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES RAVAGED BY WINDSTORM, FLOODING AND SEVERE WEATHER

On October 31st, A Severe Halloween Storm Ravaged WNY, Damaging Public Infrastructure, Private Property And Resulting In The Partial Failure Of Critical Buffalo Breakwater Senators Say FEMA Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds For Impacted WNY Counties In The Aftermath Of Severe Storm Senators To FEMA: Mobilize Disaster Assessment Teams & Stand Ready To Approve Any Requested Aid For WNY Municipalities and Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senato… Continue Reading


11.01.19

SCHUMER: FLAVORED E-CIG BAN IS UNDER REVIEW RIGHT NOW BUT COULD INCLUDE MAJOR LOOPHOLE, LEAVING SOME KID FRIENDLY FLAVORS ON THE MARKET; STANDING WITH DUTCHESS COUNTY KIDS, SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS INCLUDE THESE FLAVORS & IMMEDIATELY FINALIZE THE BAN

Schumer Has Long Pushed For A Ban On Flavored E-Cigs That Trap Kids And Hook Them Fast With Dangerous Levels Of Nicotine; But Now, Ban Being Baked By Feds Could Allow For Some Flavors To Remain On The Market With Young People All-Out Addicted To Flavors, Schumer Says Close Loophole Now & Finalize the Rule ASAP Schumer: Feds Can't Go Vanilla On Flavor Ban If They Want It To Actually Work Just as the Trump administration bakes a ban on flavored e-cigarettes, U.S. Senator Charles E, Sc… Continue Reading


10.31.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS MAJOR PUSH, KENT ARSENIC MINE IS NOW OFFICIALLY ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST; SENATOR SAYS, AFTER 30+ YEARS OF FOOT-DRAGGING, DESIGNATION WILL ALLOW A FEDERALLY-FUNDED REMEDIATION EFFORT TO COMMENCE

For 30+ Years, Abandoned Mine In Kent Has Seeped Arsenic Into The Ground, Poisoning Drinking Water & Endangering Public Health; Samples Surrounding Wells Contain Arsenic Levels As High As 1,600x EPA Guidance Schumer Previously Visited Putnam County And Wrote To EPA To Push For The Desperately-Needed National Priorities List Designation; Today Announces His Efforts Paid Off Schumer: After 30 Years, Uncontaminated Soil, Clean Water And Peace Of Mind Will Be Restored To Putnam County U.S. S… Continue Reading


10.30.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: CRITICAL FED REPORT ON SCHOOL BUS SAFETY THAT STUDIES NEW TECH—LIKE STOP SIGN CAMS ON A BUS’S SIDE—SITS PARKED IN FED BUREAUCRACY; WITH +2.3M NY KIDS RIDING EACH DAY, SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS RELEASE REPORT, IMPLEMENT ANY NEEDED ACTIONS & CREATE FUND TO HELP DISTRICTS PURCHASE CAMS THAT CAN PROTECT KIDS

On A Single Day This Past May, NY Law Enforcement Issued +600 Tickets To Motorists Who Illegally Passed A Stopped School Bus; Experts Say +50,000 NY'ers Illegally Pass Stopped School Buses Daily To Protect Kids, New NYS Law Permits Cams On Bus Arms When Door Opens-BUT Many Districts Can't Afford To Install Them; Senator Says Feds Should Help Schumer: If Bus-Arm Cams Can Decrease Dangerous & Illegal Passing Then Feds Should Lend A Hand On a conference call with reporters, and in the thic… Continue Reading


10.27.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FIRST MAJOR STEP TO HELP NYS MEET 2050 CARBON-FREE TARGET; NY & LONG ISLAND FAMILIES WOULD SAVE THOUSANDS UNDER HIS PLAN; NEW CLEAN CAR PURCHASES WILL BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL, MAKING CARBON-EMITTING VEHICLES A THING OF THE PAST

New York Legislators Who Passed 2050 Climate Plan Join Schumer & Praise Plan That Would Dramatically Help State Meet Its Mandated Carbon-Free Target With Clean Cars & Charging Stations Available To All Schumer Plan Would Be A Boon For Millions Of NY Families; Locals Could Swap Out Their 'Clunker' For New Electric Car Purchases, No Gas Station Trips & Save Thousands Schumer: New Clean Cars Plan Will Drive Jobs, Make New Car Purchases Easier & Affordable-And Help Kick Carbon Cit… Continue Reading


10.25.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE +$889K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE CENTER AT SUNY BINGHAMTON

Funding Will Be Used To Help Local Companies Compete In The Global Marketplace U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $889,819.86 in federal funding for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) Serving New York, New Jersey, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton. The federal funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Trade Adjustment Assistan… Continue Reading


10.23.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: STALLED FED GUIDANCE & UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ON CBD HAS UPSTATE HEMP FARMERS MISSING OUT ON BUDDING INDUSTRY; SENATOR CALLS ON FDA TO CLARIFY & IMPLEMENT CBD REGS ASAP TO SPUR GROWTH OF NEW JOB-CREATING INDUSTRY UPSTATE AND PROTECT CONSUMERS

The Passage of Schumer's Provision In 2018 Farm Bill Caused Explosion Of Hemp Growing & Processing But FDA Regs Still Lag For CBD Schumer Demands Clarity, Guidance & Timeline; Calls On FDA To Expediently Set Guidance On Labeling, Producing, Marketing & Selling Of Products Containing CBD Schumer To FDA: Clarify CBD Regs To Safely Unleash Emerging Industry Upstate And Protect Consumers On a conference call with reporters and in the midst of an industrial hemp explosion across Upsta… Continue Reading


10.22.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $100K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TOWN OF ARCADIA IN WAYNE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Water System Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $100,000 in federal funding for the Town of Arcadia in Wayne County. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grants program. Specifically, 24,000 feet of new water line will be constructed at Stebbins Road, Stuart Avenue, Tellier Road, Whitbe… Continue Reading


10.22.19

SCHUMER BUILDS SUPPORT TODAY—AND FORCES SENATE FLOOR VOTE TOMORROW—TO RESTORE UPSTATE HOMEOWNERS’ SALT DEDUCTION, NOW COSTING NEW YORK TAXPAYERS THOUSANDS MORE EACH YEAR; SENATOR WILL DEPLOY SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE POWER TO OVERTURN IRS RULE THAT MAKES NY’ERS INELIGIBLE FOR WORKAROUND

NY Law Allowing School Districts & Local Govs To Create Charitable Fund In Lieu Of Tax Payments Enabled Homeowners To Retain Full SALT Deduction, But IRS Swooped In & Brashly Squashed That Fed Workaround Senator's Congressional Review Act Power Will Force A Vote To Overturn IRS's Block Of State Workaround Schumer: The Tax Bill & These Unfair IRS Regs Hurt Taxpaying NY Homeowners-It’s Time To Compel This Senate Vote To Undo Harmful, Punitive SALT Caps Following the issuance … Continue Reading


10.21.19

FOLLOWING JULY’S HEARTBREAKING DEATH OF ROCHESTER TODDLER, SCHUMER JOINS VICTIM’S MOTHER TO EXPOSE GAPING LOOPHOLES IN FED GREASE TRAP REGS; SENATOR DEMANDS OSHA ADOPT COMMON-SENSE SAFETY REGS FOR GREASE TRAP LIDS ASAP, BEFORE THEY CAUSE MORE TRAGEDY

In July, A Rochester 3-Year Old, Bryce Raynor, Fell Through A Plastic Grease Trap Lid & Died; Yet Still, There Are No Specific Federal Rules Protecting From Grease Trap Tragedies To Address Gaping Loophole ASAP, Schumer Calls On OSHA To Establish Stringent Grease Trap Regs, Mandate Lids Lock, Are Durable & Include Backup Protections    Schumer To Feds: Set Safety Rules For Grease Traps Before They Become Death Traps  Following a tragic and fatal accident outside of a R… Continue Reading


10.21.19

SCHUMER: LASALLE PARK & WARD PUMPING STATION’S $100M REVITALIZATION IN DANGER FROM CRUMBLING SEAWALL; FEDS HAVE YET TO APPROVE EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR 100% OF PROJECT, +$5M, PUTTING CITY’S RENAISSANCE ON HOLD; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO APPROVE PROJECT & GET SHOVELS IN THE GROUND ASAP

As Buffalo Waterfront Prepares For $100M Upgrade, Including Historic Colonel Francis G. Ward Pumping Station, Plans Jeopardized By +1K Ft. Of Crumbling Breakwall Standing On The Picturesque Waterfront, Schumer Calls On Army Corps Of Engineers To Approve $5+ Million In Emergency Funding & Keep City's Revitalization On Track Schumer To Army Corps: Bring New Centennial Park Into The New Century  Flanked by local officials and standing on Buffalo's scenic waterfront, U.S. Senator Charl… Continue Reading

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