Press Releases

06.08.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO APPROVE TWO CRITICAL PROJECTS FOR TOWN OF GREECE AND YOUNGSTOWN TO PROTECT AGAINST LAKE ONTARIO FLOOD DAMAGE

With Lake Ontario Water at Record High Levels, Senators Urge Army Corps of Engineers to Approve Pending Emergency Shoreline Protection Projects for Town of Greece and Fort Niagara State Park Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced their call for the Army Corps of Engineers to approve two critical projects that would help New York communities devastated by Lake Ontario flooding. Their call comes as the International Joint Commission an… Continue Reading


06.05.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ITHACA COLLEGE

Federal Investment Awarded Through National Science Foundation Will Be Used To Train, Recruit And Retain STEM Teachers U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,199,384 in federal funding for Ithaca College. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Robert Noyce Scholarship Program and will be used help recruit, train and retain science, technology, energy and mathematics (STEM) educators, specifically f… Continue Reading


06.04.19

SCHUMER FLOOR REMARKS URGING THE UNITED STATES NAVY TO NAME A SHIP AFTER UPSTATE NEW YORK NATIVE, SENIOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER SHANNON KENT

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding deceased American hero and New York Native, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent, and the amendment he will be filing in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 to name the next appropriate and available U.S. Navy warship in her honor. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Now on a very important topic that affects New York and America. The men and women who wear this nation's uniform… Continue Reading


06.04.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $6.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Grant Will Fund Taxiway Rehabilitation U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,663,421 in federal funding for Syracuse Hancock 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 rehabilitate Syracuse Hancock International Airport's … Continue Reading


06.04.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BRINDISI ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR GREATER BINGHAMTON AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Grant Will Fund Critical Runway Improvements U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22) today announced $3,126,599 in federal funding for Greater Binghamton 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 recon… Continue Reading


06.03.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER-THE-RADAR FED PLAN TO ‘REFORM’ NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM COULD SOAK SI’ERS WITH INCREASED PREMIUMS & LOWER PROPERTY VALUES; PLAN WOULD USE DATA IN A WAY THAT UNFAIRLY PUTS A BULLSEYE ON SI HOMEOWNERS; SENATOR DEMANDS ADMIN IMMEDIATELY HALT PLAN & ANSWER KEY QUESTIONS, NOW

Right Now, Feds Are Piecing Together Plans To Overhaul The National Flood Insurance Program That Dictates Insurance Premiums Across SI For Tens-Of-Thousands Of Households The Initiative, Which FEMA Calls 'Risk Rating 2.0,' Is Moving Along Without Feds Having Provided Congress & The Public With Answers To Key Questions About New Costs, The Private Data That Changes Would Be Based On, Impacts To SI Property Values & More; Schumer Says Reforms Are Necessary - But Not Ones That Sink SI Resi… Continue Reading


06.03.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BRINDISI ANNOUNCE OVER $8.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ONEIDA COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund Runway And Runway Lighting Reconstruction U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Anthony Brindisi today announced $8,181,000 in federal funding for Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County. 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… Continue Reading


06.03.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FINGER LAKES REGIONAL AIRPORT IN SENECA COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund Apron Renovations And Improvements U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.5 million in federal funding for Finger Lakes Regional Airport in Seneca County. 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 reconstruct Finger Lakes Regiona… Continue Reading


06.02.19

SCHUMER: NEW STUDY REVEALS INTERNET SPEED ACROSS NYC & LI MUCH SLOWER THAN PROVIDERS ADVERTISE & FCC RECORDS; SENATOR URGES CORRECTIVE ACTION BE TAKEN BY THE FCC & PROVIDERS

Broadband Speeds Across New York Are Advertised As A Fast 25 Mega Bits Per Second; But New Data Shows That Fed Mapping On Coverage & Speed -- Which Relies On Carriers To Self-Report -- Is Very Wrong & Demands Scrutiny From The Boroughs, To Manhattan, & Across Long Island, More Than 4.7 Million Appear To Be Paying For High Speed & Getting Something Far Slower Schumer: New Yorkers Paying For Lighting-Speed Internet & Getting A Snail's Pace Are At A Net Loss All Around On t… Continue Reading


05.29.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE POTENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR LAKE ONTARIO & ST. LAWRENCE RIVER COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY FLOODING & EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH WATER LEVELS

Senators Say Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds For Flood-Impacted Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River Communities Senators To FEMA: Stand Ready To Immediately Approve Any Request For Aid For Flood-Ravaged Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River Communities U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for a major disast… Continue Reading


05.29.19

SCHUMER RALLIES: FEDS SHOULD NOT HAMMER LI HOMEOWNERS TAKING PART IN SUFFOLK’S INNOVATIVE, NEW SEPTIC PROGRAM WITH ONEROUS IRS TAX BILL; LOCAL PROGRAM IS MEANT TO REDUCE MASSIVE NITROGEN POLLUTION IN LI WATERWAYS, NOT INCREASE TAXES ON THOSE PARTICIPATING

Hundreds Of Suffolk Homeowners Are STILL Confused & Only IRS Has Final Answer; Schumer Rallies To Clear This Whole Thing Up & Get Answers Standing With Suffolk Homeowners, Senator Says Grant Program Is A Public Good With A Regional Benefit - Reducing The Massive & Noxious Nitrogen Pollution in LI Waterways - & That IRS Should Not Consider Voluntary Septic Upgrades As Personal Income; Right Now, Contractors Are Paying The Bill, So IRS is Not Out Any Money Schumer To IRS: Don't T… Continue Reading


05.23.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL THAT JUST PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE AUTHORIZES OVER $40M IN FUNDING FOR NEW RAILHEAD AND UAV HANGAR AT FORT DRUM; SENATORS SAY PROJECTS WOULD MODERNIZE BASE INFRASTRUCTURE, ENHANCE READINESS

Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA, Which Just Passed Out Of Committee, Authorizes $21M To Fully Fund Replacement Of Worn Out Fort Drum Railhead That Limits Installation's Ability To Meet Mission Readiness Requirements National Defense Bill Also Includes Authorization To Fully Fund Construction Of A New, $23M UAV Hangar At Fort Drum, As The Installation Lacks The Facilities To Properly Service And House New Tactical UAV's Senators: New Railhead And UAV Hangar At Fort Drum Would Keep World-Class Installatio… Continue Reading


05.23.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS YEARS-LONG PUSH FOR ROBOCALL RELIEF, THE SENATE HAS TAKEN A MASSIVE STEP FORWARD IN THE FIGHT AGAINST NON-STOP ROBOCALLS PLAGUING NEW YORK BY PASSING THE TRACED ACT; LANDMARK LEGISLATION WILL GIVE FEDERAL AGENCIES NEWFOUND TOOLS AND AUTHORITY TO HELP KILL THE CALLS

Since Jan 1, New York State Has Been Hit With Over 1.2 Billion Robocalls; Even In The Dark Of Night, NY'ers Are Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas; To Boot, Victims Duped Into Calling Back Are Charged Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Announces Senate Passage Of New Bipartisan Legislation-The 'TRACED Act'; Law Would Give Feds Real Authority To Combat Costly Schemes & Require Call Authentication To Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls Schumer: TRACED Act Is Just The Anti… Continue Reading


05.20.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $600,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO COMBAT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Funding Will Be Used By Three Organizations Helping to End Opioid Addiction In the Hudson Valley, the North Country, and Western New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for three organizations across Upstate New York that work to mitigate opioid addiction and abuse. The funding will be specifically used for opioid response planning and will help to create prevention, treatment, and recovery plans in… Continue Reading


05.20.19

IN MIDST OF PROM & WEDDING SEASON, SCHUMER PUSHES PLAN TO ADVANCE BROAD LIMO SAFETY REFORMS USING FEDERAL TRANSPO ‘MOST WANTED LIST’; PRIORITY SAFETY DESIGNATION WOULD HELP DRIVE FWD NATIONAL REFORMS FAMILIES & ADVOCATES ARE DESPERATE TO ACHIEVE

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Has A Special "Most Wanted" List For 2019-2020; This Critical List Lays Out The Major Reforms The Premier Safety Agency Will Push In Year Ahead-But, Despite 25 Pages Of Priorities, Major Limo Safety Reforms Aren't Anywhere To Be Found Senator Says While We Await More Data From Recent Crashes, We Can't Just Park Plans To Reform Limo Safety, Especially On Commonsense Measures Like Seatbelts, Airbags & Inspections Schumer To NTSB: America’… Continue Reading


05.20.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR CORTLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children In Cortland County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,887,428 in federal funding for Cortland County Community Action Program. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families throughout Cortland Count… Continue Reading


05.19.19

SCHUMER: CHINESE STATE-OWNED COMPANY IS SELLING TRAIN CONTROL, WI-FI & OTHER TECH EQUIP TO AMERICAN SUBWAY SYSTEMS & WORKING WITH THE MTA; SENATOR CALLS ON COMMERCE DEPT. TO INVESTIGATE WHETHER CHINESE STATE-OWNED TECH POSES THREAT OR EXPOSES NATIONAL SECURITY VULNERABILITIES ACROSS TRANSIT

In March Of 2018, MTA Selected 8 Winners Of An "MTA Genius Transit Challenge"- One Of Those Winners Happened To Be A Chinese State-Owned Enterprise, CRRC; Despite Having No Existing Contract, CRRC Dumped $50 Million Of Its "Own Money" To Win & Develop A New Subway Car For MTA & NYC Transit Chinese Company Is Touted For Installation Of “Modern Train Control Tech” That Schumer Says-Especially Now—Demands Immediate Review By Commerce Dept.; Feds Must Help MTA & Others… Continue Reading


05.17.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON REPORTS OF AGREEMENT WITH CANADA AND MEXICO TO END U.S.-IMPOSED TARIFFS ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM IMPORTS

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding reports of an agreement with Canada and Mexico to end U.S.-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports: "I have always said that we should be focusing our trade efforts on China, not on Mexico, Canada or Europe. I'm glad my calls were heard loud and clear and that these misguided tariffs on Canada and Mexico, which did major harm to Upstate companies, like Novelis in Oswego, Alcoa in Massena and We… Continue Reading


05.16.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE CONFIRMATION OF THREE NEW MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Jane L. Corwin as the next U.S. chairwoman of the IJC, and Robert C. Sisson and Lance V. Yohe as commissioners of the IJC: "With Lake Ontario's high water levels continuing to rise and a repeat of 2017's historic Lake Ontario flooding looking more possible by the day, ensuring that the International Joint Commission-which plays a paramount role in setting Lake Ontario’s water levels-is… Continue Reading


05.16.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON GANNETT SHAREHOLDER MEETING AND ALDEN GLOBAL'S POTENTIAL TAKEOVER

"The Gannett shareholder's rejection of Alden's takeover is a temporary sigh of relief for newsroom staff, employee’s pensions and local communities across the country whose very existence has been under threat by Alden’s avaricious ways," said Senator Schumer. "Local newspapers, including the six Gannett papers throughout upstate New York, are the glue that keeps communities across the country informed and stitched together. I will continue to fight to ensure that firms like Alden a… Continue Reading

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