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09.23.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $126K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TWO FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN THE SOUTHERN TIER

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $126,401.90 in federal funding for two fire departments in the Southern Tier. Specifically, the City of Elmira Fire Department in Chemung County will receive $49,640 to replace old vehicle extrication equipment, which is used in hazardous materials incidents and helps rescue people from confined spaces. The Brooktondale Fire District in Tompkins County will receive $76,761.90 to replace old self-co… Continue Reading


09.23.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: LONG ISLAND SCHOOLS & LOCAL GOVTS REMAIN UNDER THREAT OF SOPHISTICATED RANSOMWARE ATTACKS THAT HOLD PERSONAL INFO HOSTAGE, OR EVEN SELL IT; SENATOR SAYS LEGISLATION TO BEEF UP ENFORCEMENT MUST BE PASSED AND FBI MUST STEP IN TO PINPOINT CULPRIT ASAP; ATTACKS ON RISE

Computer Attacks Across New York-And Now Long Island-Share A Common Theme Of Gaining Entry, Locking Administrators Out And Then Demanding Ransom; Rockville Centre Just Paid Nearly $100,000 In Ransom Schumer Wants FBI To Step In, Brief Congress On A Plan To Better Combat Attacks Targeting Local Schools & Governments—And He Wants New Leg Passed Schumer: Feds Need To Take A Mega Bite Out Of LI Ransom Hackers—Or They'll Get Even Bolder In the wake of local New York school distri… Continue Reading


09.22.19

SCHUMER: FLAVORED E-CIG BAN BEING FINALIZED RIGHT NOW COULD INCLUDE MAJOR LOOPHOLE; COMPANIES COULD APPLY FOR EXEMPTION; SENATOR INSISTS EXEMPTION RULE BE VERY TIGHT SO COMPANIES CAN’T ESCAPE BAN AND PUT US RIGHT BACK TO SQUARE ONE

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 Have Wide Loophole That Allows For Companies To Reapply With FDA & Could Negate The Point Of A Ban In The First Place With Dozens Of New Yorkers Sickened By Vape Products & Young People All-Out Addicted To Flavors, Schumer Says Close Loophole Now, Not After New Rule Is Final Schumer: Feds Can't Go Vanilla On Flavor Ban If They … Continue Reading


09.20.19

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $5.6M IN FUNDING TO REMOVE LEAD PAINT HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN ONONDAGA COUNTY; SENATORS SAY INVESTMENT WILL PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF CNY CHILDREN FROM INSIDIOUS LEAD-POISONING

U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development's Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program Provides Federal Funding To Rid Homes And Communities Of Lead Hazards The Senators Have Long Fought To Get The Lead Out Of Onondaga County; Secured $4.1 Million For Syracuse To Restart Its Defunct Lead Hazard Removal Program Last Year Senators: Federal Funding Is A Shot In The Arm To Public Health In Onondaga County U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5.6 million i… Continue Reading


09.19.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $900K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NASSAU COUNTY AND LEVITTOWN FIRE DISTRICT

Funding Will Be Used to Recruit Firefighters and to Purchase An Electronic Sign U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $901,900 in federal funding for Nassau County and Levittown Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. Specifically, Nassau County was awarded $860,400 and wi… Continue Reading


09.19.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FOUR ORGANIZATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY TO SUPPORT SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Funding Will Be Used to Provide Legal Services To Survivors For Free Or Little to No Cost U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,400,000 in federal funding for four organizations in New York City that provide legal services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Legal Assistance for Victims Grant (LAV) Program. Specifically, the Northern Manhatt… Continue Reading


09.19.19

SCHUMER PUSHES TO SUPERCHARGE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY IN MALTA; IN PERSONAL MEETING WITH GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO THOMAS CAULFIELD, SENATOR EMPHASIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF FURTHER GROWTH IN UPSTATE SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTION, RECEIVES WORD THAT THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT

GlobalFoundries Is A Leading American Manufacturer Of Semiconductors, Employing Over 4,300 New Yorkers Between Plants In Malta And East Fishkill In A Personal Meeting With GlobalFoundries CEO Thomas Caulfield, Schumer Emphasizes Malta In Saratoga County As Perfect Location To Add New Good-Paying Jobs And Further Boost Semiconductor Production Schumer: All Systems Go For GlobalFoundries In Saratoga County In a personal meeting with GlobalFoundries CEO Thomas Caulfield yesterday, a major pr… Continue Reading


09.19.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE TO COMBAT SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS

Funding Will Be Used To Help Implement Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Programming U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $299,727 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women to help reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. Specifically, the funding will help implement programming to address the needs of st… Continue Reading


09.19.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE +$106K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THREE FIRE DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN TIER

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Equipment To Assist In Protecting New Yorkers During Fire And Rescue Emergencies U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $106,939.02 in federal funding for three fire departments in the Southern Tier. Specifically, East Worcester Hose Co. 1 will receive $22,619.04, the McDonough Fire Department will receive $40,510.47 and the North Hornell Fire Department Club will receive $43,809.52. The funding was… Continue Reading


09.18.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: LOCAL SCHOOLS & GOVTS FROM SYRACUSE TO HUDSON VALLEY REMAIN UNDER THREAT OF SOPHISTICATED RANSOMWARE ATTACKS THAT HOLD PERSONAL INFO HOSTAGE, OR EVEN SELL IT; SENATOR SAYS LEGISLATION TO BEEF UP ENFORCEMENT MUST BE PASSED AND FBI MUST STEP IN TO PINPOINT CULPRIT ASAP

Computer Attacks Across Upstate Share A Common Theme Of Gaining Entry, Locking Administrators Out And Then Demanding Ransom FBI Must Brief Congress On A Plan To Better Combat Attacks Targeting Local Schools & Governments Schumer: Feds Need To Take A Mega Bite Out Of Ransom Hackers-Or They'll Get Even Bolder During a conference call with reporters, and in the wake of Upstate New York school districts being targeted by destructive ransomware cyber-schemes, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer t… Continue Reading


09.18.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund Construction Of New Aircraft Rescue And Fire Training Facility U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,700,161 in federal funding for the Greater Rochester International Airport. 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 funding will be used to build a ne… Continue Reading


09.15.19

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEW ACTION TO DEMAND A VOTE ON COMMONSENSE GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION AMID ALL-OUT FAILURE OF MITCH MCCONNELL TO BRING LEGISLATION TO FLOOR

Delivering Vote On Bipartisan, House-Passed Universal Background Check Bill & Closing Dangerous Loopholes Will Be Focus Of Next Week's 'Full Court Press' To Force Action On Floor Standing With Survivors Of Tragic Massacres & Advocates, Schumer & Gillibrand Detail What’s Sitting On McConnell’s Desk & The Plan To Up The Pressure On Senate & Trump Admin Now Doing Bidding Of NRA Schumer, Gillibrand: Immediate Action On Gun Violence Gripping America Can Be Achieved … Continue Reading


09.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE +$440K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE PELHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Hire New Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $440,053.95 in federal funding for the Pelham Fire Department in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Pelham Fire Department will use the funding to hire new firefighters. "Wh… Continue Reading


09.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE +$268K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE MONTICELLO JOINT FIRE DISTRICT IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Breathing Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $268,809.52 in federal funding for the Monticello Joint Fire District in Sullivan County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to upgrade 40 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) device… Continue Reading


09.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE +$390K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA FIRE DEPARTMENT IN SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Hire New Firefighter Paramedics U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $390,128 in federal funding for the Town of Niskayuna Fire Department in Schenectady County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Town of Niskayuna Fire Department will use the funding to hire … Continue Reading


09.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $831K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIVE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $831,960.89 in federal funding for five fire departments in Central New York. Specifically, the Fleming Volunteer Fire Department #1 will receive $23,714.28, the Dewitt Fire District will receive $24,952.38, the Cortlandville Fire District will receive $85,159.09, the City of Fulton Fire Department will receive $49,953.33, and the Scriba Volunteer Fire Department will receive $648,181.81. The fundi… Continue Reading


09.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $445K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FOUR FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN WESTERN NEW YORK

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $445,421.89 in federal funding for four fire departments in Erie and Cattaraugus Counties to purchase new breathing equipment. Specifically, the Village of Depew Fire Department will receive $14,246.66, the Memorial Volunteer Fire Company Of Chaffee-Sardinia NY, Inc. will receive $150,175.23, the Town of West Seneca Fire Department will receive $200,000, and the Randolph Fire Company, Inc. will rec… Continue Reading


09.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $149K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO IMPROVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment and Enhance Curriculum to Help Prepare Students for Jobs in Tech Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $149,677 in federal funding for Jamestown Community College in Chautauqua County. The funding will be used to improve its robotics and engineering programs to help students and workers get jobs in tech fields like mechanical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, and telecommu… Continue Reading


09.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $400K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR UNITY HOUSE OF TROY, INC. TO PROTECT SENIORS FROM ABUSE

Funding Will Be Used To Train Community Leaders To Respond To Senior Abuse in Rensselaer County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $400,000 in federal funding for Unity House of Troy, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice Office's (DOJ) on Violence Against Women and will be used support senior survivors of abuse in Rensselaer County. Specifically, Unity House of Troy, Inc. will collaborate with the Troy… Continue Reading


09.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $400K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR VERA HOUSE, INC. TO PROTECT SENIORS FROM ABUSE

Funding Will Be Used To Train Community Leaders To Respond To Senior Abuse in Onondaga County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $400,000 in federal funding for Vera House, Inc. in Syracuse. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women's Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program and will be used to support senior survivors of abuse in Onondaga County. S… Continue Reading

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