Press Releases

04.03.18

SCHUMER: SOUTHERN TIER REGION CIDERIES LIKE AWESTRUCK CIDERS IN DELAWARE COUNTY COULD BE FORCED TO USE TERMS LIKE ‘SPARKLING’ OR ‘CARBONATED’ ON HARD CIDER PRODUCTS; SENATOR SAYS THIS DOES NOTHING BUT CHEAPEN NY’S HARD CIDER INDUSTRY; URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE BEFORE THEY DERAIL NEW YORK’S CRAFT HARD CIDER MOMENTUM

Schumer To Feds: Take Your Buzz Words Off of New York's Hard Cider Today, at Awestruck Ciders in Sidney, NY, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Administrator John J. Manfreda to immediately reverse a provision in a proposed rule which would mandate the use of the terms 'sparkling' or 'carbonated’ for most of New York’s hard ciders products. Schumer said requiring cideries to label their cider as "carbonated" is confusing for … Continue Reading


04.03.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY TO REPLACE BUSES ON THE BEE-LINE BUS SYSTEM

The Bee-Line's Bus Fleet Is Aging, and Many Buses are Past Their Useful Life; Schumer And Gillibrand Say New Federal Investment Will Improve the System and Ensure it Continues To Operate With Minimal Interruption Schumer & Gillibrand: New Articulated Vehicles For Westchester County Will Alleviate Pressures On System & Help Local Economy U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $3,600,000 U.S. Department of Transportation (DO… Continue Reading


04.03.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BROOME COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Federal Funds Will Be Used To Purchase New Hybrid Electric Public Transportation Buses To Replace Diesel Fuel Buses Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $2,040,000 in federal funding for the Broome County Department of Public Transportation (BC Transit). The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA). This funding will allow BC Transit to purchase new hybrid elec… Continue Reading


04.03.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: WHILE RESIDENTS SEEKING OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT IN OSWEGO COUNTY IS INCREASING, FARNHAM FAMILY SERVICES - THE COUNTY’S ONLY MEDICALLY-ASSISTED TREATMENT PROVIDER - IS FORCED TO PLACE NEW PATIENTS ON A 4 WEEK WAITLIST; SENATOR SAYS CENTRAL NEW YORK URGENTLY NEEDS NEWLY AVAILABLE FUNDING TO FIGHT NATIONAL OPIOID EMERGENCY & CUT LOCAL TREATMENT WAIT TIMES IN HALF

Schumer Secured Billions In Just-Passed Spending Bill To Beat Back Growing Scourge Of Opioid Drug Abuse & Trafficking By Providing More Aggressive Enforcement Measures & Increasing Treatment, Prevention & Education Efforts Schumer Says, Without Immediate Action, Money To Stop Traffickers, Execute Prevention Campaigns, And Increase Treatment Programs Could Get Mired In Red Tape And Remain In Limbo Doing Nothing For Oswego County And Central New York  Schumer To Feds: We Need T… Continue Reading


04.03.18

SCHUMER: IF NRG CUTS OFF WATER SUPPLY FROM FORMER HUNTLEY COAL PLANT IT, COULD PUT THOUSANDS OF JOBS AT RISK – AT PEROXYCHEM, DUNLOP SUMITOMO, 3M AND DUPONT; SENATOR WILL DEMAND NRG IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Schumer Says That NRG Just Benefited From Massive Corporate Tax Cut And Announced A $1 Billion Stock Buyback Plan And Should Be Good Neighbor And Use A Smidgen Of Its Massive New Windfall To Pay Very Modest Amount To Extend Grey Water Contract Past Its Current End Date To Protect Local Jobs  Huntley Currently Provides Desperately Needed Water Resources To Major Employers Throughout The Region, Accounting For Approximately 4,000 Jobs In Western New York  Schumer To NRG:  Th… Continue Reading


03.30.18

SCHUMER: AMIDST RISING NUMBERS OF OPIOID DEATHS & OVERDOSES, JUST-SIGNED SPENDING BILL PROVIDES OVER $3 BILLION TO HELP COMBAT RAGING EPIDEMIC; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS NOT DAWDLE AND CUT THE OPIOID-CRISIS CHECK TO SOUTHERN TIER NOW

Schumer Secured Billions in Just-Passed Spending Bill to Beat Back Growing Scourge of Opioid Drug Abuse & Trafficking By Providing More Aggressive Enforcement Measures & Increasing Treatment, Prevention & Education Efforts BUT Schumer Warns, Without Immediate Action, Money To Stop Traffickers, Execute Prevention Campaigns, and Increase Treatment Programs Could Get Mired in Red Tape and Remain In Limbo Doing Nothing For Ithaca and NY; Opioid Crisis is National Emergency That Needs to… Continue Reading


03.30.18

WITH $4 BILLION INCREASE FOR VA FACILITIES, SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW PUSH TO SECURE FINAL $190 MILLION IN FED FUNDING NEEDED TO COMPLETE LAST PHASE OF CANANDAIGUA VA CAMPUS EXPANSION; SENATOR SAYS UPGRADE CAN’T BE LEFT HALF-FINISHED & IS NEEDED TO PROTECT LOCAL VETERANS FROM ANY FUTURE CLOSURE THREATS

After Canandaigua VA Was Targeted For Closure in 2003, Schumer Led the Charge to Secure Over $161 Million in Funding from the VA To Modernize the Canandaigua Campus Senator Says with $161 million Phase I Expansion Breaking Ground Next Month, Now is Time to Secure Final $190 Million To Complete Final Phase Once and For All Schumer: Rochester-Area Veterans Need & Deserve This Increased Access To Care At A State-Of-The-Facility U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today launched a … Continue Reading


03.30.18

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT FOR FORMAL CONGRESSIONAL DESIGNATION OF THE NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER IN JAMESTOWN; SENATOR SAYS NEW DESIGNATION WILL MAKE JAMESTOWN THE "COOPERSTOWN OF COMEDY," ATTRACTING VISITORS FROM FAR AND WIDE, CREATING NEW JOBS & BRINGING MILLIONS OF TOURISM DOLLARS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO WESTERN NEW YORK

National Comedy Center Will Be A Cultural Institution: Connecting, Inspiring, And Educating Visitors From All Over The Country About America's Rich History Of Comedy National Comedy Center Will Also Build on a Tradition of Comedy History in Jamestown, NY, the Brithplace of Legend Lucille Ball Schumer: National Comedy Center Is No Joke!  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced he will introduce a congressional resolution that will designate James… Continue Reading


03.28.18

WITH HATE CRIMES ON THE RISE, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND NONPROFITS FROM THREATS

The Funding Doubles Spending For Security Grants To Protect Synagogues, Churches, Mosques And Community Centers In 2017, Anti-Semitic Incidents Increased By 57% Over The Previous Year U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the omnibus spending bill that passed last week includes $60 million in funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which more than doubles the $25 million in federal funding provided to the program las… Continue Reading


03.28.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: FIVE YEARS AFTER SANDY, BAY PARK SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT STILL RELIES ON GENERATORS; PLAN TO FIX POWER PROBLEM & TREAT MORE WATER, WHILE KEEPING NITROGEN DIVERSION PLAN ON SCHEDULE, REQUIRES FEMA APPROVAL; OTHERWISE, FACILITY COULD FAIL; SENATOR URGES FEMA TO APPROVE NASSAU PLAN

Nassau Has Been Working Day & Night To Come Up With A Permanent Plan To Deliver Power To Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant-And Now They Have One; New Partnership With PSEG-LI Will Deliver The Extra Power Needed To Clean More Water And Address Nitrogen, But It Requires FEMA To Give Blessing Without Swift FEMA Approval Facility Could Reach Maximum Load, LI Water Treated By Bay Park Site Would Be Limited & Western Bays Resiliency Plan That Would Tackle Nitrogen Levels Could Derail Schumer … Continue Reading


03.28.18

SCHUMER: AMIDST RISING NUMBERS OF OPIOID DEATHS & OVERDOSES, JUST-SIGNED SPENDING BILL PROVIDES OVER $3 BILLION TO HELP COMBAT RAGING EPIDEMIC; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS NOT DAWDLE AND CUT THE OPIOID-CRISIS CHECK TO NY NOW

Schumer Secured Billions in Just-Passed Spending Bill to Beat Back Growing Scourge of Opioid Drug Abuse & Trafficking By Providing More Aggressive Enforcement Measures & Increasing Treatment, Prevention & Education Efforts BUT Schumer Warns, Without Immediate Action, Money To Stop Traffickers, Execute Prevention Campaigns, and Increase Treatment Programs Could Get Mired in Red Tape and Remain In Limbo Doing Nothing For Staten Island and NY; Opioid Crisis is National Emergency That N… Continue Reading


03.28.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: JUST PASSED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL WILL INCLUDE SCHUMER-ORIGINATED BILL THAT ALLOWS CAMPS & CHILDREN ORGS TO GAIN ACCESS TO FBI SEX OFFENDER BACKGROUND CHECKS ON NEW EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS, ADDING AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OF PROTECTION AND SAFETY FOR CHILDREN NATIONWIDE

Legislation First Introduced By Schumer Will Unlock Database For Summer Camps & Other Organizations To Access Fed Background Check On New Employees and Volunteers Schumer Says Day Camps, Afterschool Programs Will Now Have The Ability To Conduct Sex Offender Background Checks On Prospective Employees To Protect Children  Schumer: Camps and Child Care Org Access To The FBI Database Will Help Keep Our Children Safe  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced th… Continue Reading


03.28.18

SCHUMER: GLOBAL LEADER IN AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT – THALES – INKS NASA DEAL THAT WILL LEAD TO MORE GROWTH AT THE GRIFFISS UAS TEST SITE

The NASA Space Act Agreement Will Allow Thales To Work With NASA, FAA And Other Partners To Advance Goals Of The Test Site U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced Thales, a global leader in air traffic management solutions, has reached a formal agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for a Space Act Agreement to support national and regional efforts to establish UAS traffic management (UTM) in the United States. Schumer worked with Thales … Continue Reading


03.26.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: JUST-PASSED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL PROVIDES MORE THAN $6.2 BILLION FOR LABS AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, INCLUDING AT LONG ISLAND’S BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB; BILL PROVIDES $30 MILLION ALONE FOR BNL REVITALIZATION PROJECT

Just-Passed Federal Spending Agreement Provides Over $800 Million More in Funds for Office of Science Than Last Year Schumer, Gillibrand: This Is A Win For Science, For BNL & For Long Island's Economy U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the just-passed federal spending agreement provides $6.259 billion for the Office of Science, which helps fund universities and national laboratories like Long Island's Brookhaven National Lab (BNL), a world-renown… Continue Reading


03.26.18

SCHUMER: JUST-ANNOUNCED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL INCLUDES AMENDMENT TO REVERSE DEPT. OF EDUCATION POLICY THAT PUT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DESTINED FOR BUFFALO AND SYRACUSE STUDENTS IN LIMBO; SAY YES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CAN NOW ACCESS THE INFO THEY NEED TO MAKE PAYMENTS ON TIME

Recent Changes to the Department of Education's Guidance Prohibited FAFSA Data From Being Released To Private Scholarship Providers Like Buffalo/Syracuse 'Say Yes' Chapters Senator Says 'Say Yes’ Provides Millions Of Dollars In Scholarships For Upstate New York’s Students Every Year, Including Thousands of Students in Buffalo and Syracuse U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced the reversal of a harmful U.S. Department of Education policy that is preventing&… Continue Reading


03.26.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $70 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING INNOVATION INSTITUTES, INCLUDING NATIONAL ‘REMADE’ MANUFACTURING HUB LED BY ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY; RIT-LED INSTITUTE WON THE NATIONAL 5-YEAR DOE COMPETITION LAST YEAR TO BUILD A NEW MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE IN ROCHESTER; VITAL FUNDING WILL KEEP REMADE’S DOORS OPEN AND ALLOW RIT TO BE ON THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION & CREATING CLEAN ENERGY, HIGH-TECH JOBS

Schumer & Gillibrand's Continue Multi-Year Effort To Secure Funding; New Funding Will Keep RIT-Led Manufacturing Institute in Business, Deeply Enriching the Regional Economy And Opening New National Clean Manufacturing HQ in Rochester Schumer, Gillibrand: With This New Funding RIT Can Continue To Revolutionize The US Manufacturing Industry And Bring Good-Paying Jobs to Rochester Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that … Continue Reading


03.26.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $73 MILLION IN FED FUNDING INCLUDED FOR ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF (NTID) IN OMNIBUS BILL

Schumer & Gillibrand Have Long Fought For Funds For NTID To Help Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing New Yorkers Get Education and Find Jobs U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced more than $73 million was included in the omnibus bill for the Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). Schumer and Gillibrand said the new bill included an additional $3 million above Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 levels. The … Continue Reading


03.23.18

SCHUMER: CAPITAL REGION CIDERIES LIKE ROGERS CIDERYARD IN FULTON COUNTY COULD BE FORCED TO USE TERMS LIKE ‘SPARKLING’ OR ‘CARBONATED’ ON ALL HARD CIDER PRODUCTS; SENATOR SAYS THIS DOES NOTHING BUT CHEAPEN NY’S HARD CIDER INDUSTRY; URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE BEFORE THEY DERAIL NEW YORK’S CRAFT HARD CIDER MOMENTUM

Schumer To Feds: Take Your Buzz Words Off of New York's Hard Cider Today, at Rogers Cideryard in Fulton County, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Administrator John J. Manfreda to immediately reverse a provision in a proposed rule which would mandate the use of the terms 'sparkling' or 'carbonated’ for all of New York’s hard ciders products. Schumer said requiring cideries to label their cider as "carbonated" is confusing fo… Continue Reading


03.23.18

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND: JUST-PASSED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL INCLUDES MORE THAN $700 MILLION IN FUNDS FOR U.S. ISRAELI MISSILE DEFENSE PROGRAMS

Federal Funding Bill Fully Funds Several Joint Defense Programs Including the Iron Dome; Massive Investment is $105 Million More Than Last Year Gillibrand Led Bipartisan Letter Push with 40 Senators Calling for full U.S.-Israel Cooperative Missile Defense Funding for Iron Dome, David's Sling, and Arrow 3 Programs Schumer and Gillibrand Say Funding Will Tremendously Benefit Both Countries And Lead To Improved Security And Safety For One of Our Closest Allies, The State Of Israel U.S. Senate M… Continue Reading


03.23.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OMNIBUS BILL INCLUDES $132 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ALEXANDRIA BAY PORT OF ENTRY PROJECT

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $132 in federal funding for the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry Project. Funding was provided through the recently announced omnibus bill and will support the second phase of renovations for the project. Schumer and Gillibrand secured funding for phase one of the project in 2015 after nearly a decade of advocating the federal government to improve the border crossing. "After breaking ground last year… Continue Reading

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