Press Releases

05.31.18

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE AUTHORITY TO MORE AGGRESSIVELY CLEAN UP PFOA/PFOS AT NEWBURGH, GABRESKI – AND TO COMPENSATE LOCAL GOV/WATER DISTRICTS – INCLUDED IN NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL THAT JUST PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE

With Newburgh and Suffolk County and NY Still Fighting to Clean Up Toxic Chemical Pollution and to Get Compensated for Response Costs and Clean Drinking Water, Gillibrand, Schumer Secure Provision In Must-Pass National Defense Bill to Remove PFOA/PFOS from New York's Contaminated Guard Bases Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that th… Continue Reading


05.30.18

SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SEND RECENTLY INCREASED AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT FUNDS TO NIAGARA FALLS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; FUNDS WILL IMPROVE THE AIRFIELD & BENEFIT NEW TANKER MISSION AT NFARS, WHICH USES NFIA RUNWAYS

Department Of Transportation Funding Through The Airport Improvement Program Allows Airports To Improve Infrastructure; Niagara Falls Airport Proposes Projects To Receive Funding After Securing $1 Billion Increase To Airport Improvement Program In Bipartisan Budget Negotiations, Schumer Launches Major Push To Send Newfound Funds To Niagara Falls International Airport; Senator Says The Projects Will Create A Safer Airfield for both Commercial and Military Planes, Which Will Support Both the Air … Continue Reading


05.30.18

AS CHAUTAUQUA LAKE CONTINUES TO SUFFER FROM RECURRING ALGAL BLOOMS, SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE PROVISION TO PROTECT LAKE’S WATER QUALITY PASSED OUT OF EPW COMMITTEE, HEADS TO FULL SENATE FOR A VOTE

Schumer, Gillibrand Fought to Include a Provision in the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to Authorize an Army Corps of Engineers Feasibility Study to Restore the Lake's Watershed Chautauqua Lake Suffers from Harmful Algal Blooms, Causing Water Quality to be Impaired U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced that S. 2800, America’s Water Infrastructure … Continue Reading


05.29.18

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, & REP. MALONEY URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE POTENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR HUDSON VALLEY COUNTIES IMPACTED BY RECENT TORNADOS AND SEVERE WEATHER

Senators, Representative Say Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds for Impacted Counties Still Recovering From Fatal Storm Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney To FEMA: Stand Ready To Approve Any Requested Aid for Hudson Valley Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for a maj… Continue Reading


05.29.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: SENATE COMMITTEE CLEARS BILL THAT INCLUDES AUTHORIZATION FOR GREAT LAKES RESTORATION INITIATIVE; SENATORS SAY PROGRAM IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT GREAT LAKES FROM INVASIVE SPECIES, POLLUTION; SENATORS VOW TO PUSH FOR FULL APPROPRIATION OF AUTHORIZED FUNDS

After A Major Push From Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, The Senate Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) Includes An Increase in Authorized Funding For The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; Funding Totals For The Initiative Set To Increase Over Each Of Next 3 Years GLRI Funds Have Brought Millions Of Dollars In Environmental Research, Clean-Up And Restoration Across Upstate NY & Great Lakes Region Since First Established In 2010 Schumer, Gillibrand: Protecting Our Waterways Must Always … Continue Reading


05.29.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE EPW COMMITTEE CLEARS BILL THAT WILL AUTHORIZE FIRST OF ITS KIND GREAT LAKES COASTAL RESILIENCY STUDY; SENATORS SAY PROJECT IS NEEDED TO PROTECT LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE FROM EROSION DAMAGE, FLOODING, AND AGING INFRASTRUCTURE

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Shoreline Is Susceptible To Erosion, Flooding, Nutrient Runoff, And Aging Infrastructure; Senate Water Resources Development Act Contains Schumer, Gillibrand-Backed Study To Prevent Future Great Lakes Erosion Senators Say Study Is Essential To Preserve And Protect The Great Lakes And Nearby Communities Schumer, Gillibrand: This Study Can Help Provide A Long-Term Solution To Protect Lakefront Communities From Flooding U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schum… Continue Reading


05.29.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ENGEL ANNOUNCE SENATE COMMITTEE CLEARS BILL THAT WILL AUTHORIZE MAMARONECK AND SHELDRAKE RIVER BASIN PROJECT; PROJECT IS VITAL TO PROTECT MAMARONECK RESIDENTS’ HOMES & BUSINESSES WHICH REMAIN AT RISK OF BEING FLOODED

Inclusion Of Project In The Senate Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) Is Next Big Step Forward; Reps Say More Must Be Done To Address Flooding Schumer, Gillibrand, Engel: Village Of Mamaroneck Residents Must Be Protected From Future Flooding U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel today announced they were successful in securing an authorization … Continue Reading


05.25.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OPPOSITION TO PLAN TO BRING TRASH INCINERATOR TO SENECA COUNTY; SCHUMER SAYS INCINERATOR WOULD BE A GUT PUNCH TO THE REGIONAL ECONOMY, PUT PUBLIC HEALTH AT RISK AND HARM THE ENVIRONMENT; SENATOR VOWS TO SNUFF OUT INCINERATOR IN ITS TRACKS

The Proposed Location Is Located Less Than Four Miles From Both The Seneca Lake And Cayuga Lake Shorelines And Just Miles From The Nearby Ontario County Landfill And The Seneca Meadows Landfill; Schumer Says New Incinerator Is Not Needed And Is Wrong For The Finger Lakes Schumer Warns The Proposed Incinerator Would Ship In Solid Waste Into The Heart Of The Finger Lakes And Burn Up To 2,640 Tons Of Garbage Per Day; Schumer Says The Project Is Incongruous With Finger Lakes Area Which Is An Ecol… Continue Reading


05.25.18

SCHUMER, STANDING WITH MONROE COUNTY PRINCIPALS, PARENTS & TEENS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING A DRAMATIC SPIKE IN E-CIG ‘JUUL’ USE AT SCHOOLS, DEMANDS FEDS BAN KID-FRIENDLY FLAVORS IN ALL E-CIG DEVICES; POPULARITY OF ILLICIT DEVICES IS SURGING AT MONROE SCHOOLS; SLOW-MOVING RULES ON FLAVORS MASKED AS ‘WHIPPED CREAM’ OR ‘CANDY’ IS RECIPE FOR DISASTER, SAYS SCHUMER

Just-Out Warning Letter From Coalition Of Nation's Most Credible Health Orgs, Including American Academy Of Pediatrics, Cites Jaw-Dropping Stats That Warn E-Cig Use & Popularity Of Devices Like 'Juul' Continue To Advance; With Monroe County Schools & Parents Now Seeing Kids Struggle With Powerful Nicotine Addiction, Senator Says FDA Should Further Regulate Kid And Teen Friendly Marketing, Design and Flavors Incremental FDA Action On Companies Marketing E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Like Whippe… Continue Reading


05.25.18

SCHUMER URGES U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TO REVERSE POLICY PREVENTING ROCHESTER VETERANS FROM DISTRIBUTING MEMORIAL DAY POPPIES AT LOCAL POST OFFICE

Senator To USPS: Let Veterans Distribute Memorial Day Poppies At Post Offices U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today publically demanded the U.S. Postal Service, specifically Postmaster General of the United States Megan Brennan, immediately reverse the Jefferson Road Post Office in Rochester from blocking veterans from distributing and accepting donations for poppies on post office property. Schumer said every year around Memorial Day, veterans far and wide distribute and accept… Continue Reading


05.25.18

SCHUMER URGES GAS COMPANIES LIKE SUNOCO TO IMMEDIATELY ADDRESS ZOMBIE GAS STATIONS SCATTERED ALL OVER BUFFALO; SENATOR SAYS SITES ARE AN EYESORE & DAMAGE ERIE COUNTY PROPERTY VALUES

Station Sites Have Been Eyesores In Lackawanna, Amherst, Tonawanda, The City Of Buffalo, And All Around WNY; Schumer Will Demand Companies Cooperate With Local Officials, & Agree To Redevelopment Schumer Will Call On Owners Of Abandoned Gas Station Sites To Work With WNY Municipalities To Develop Long-Term Redevelopment Plans, Schumer To Gas Station Site Owners: Work Will Local Officials To Pump In Long-Awaited Development Standing at the "zombie" Sunoco gas station site in Lackawanna, … Continue Reading


05.23.18

SCHUMER WARNS: FUNDING AT RISK FOR CRITICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE FARM-SAFETY PROGRAM TO HELP PREVENT DEADLY TRACTOR ROLLOVERS; SENATOR LAUNCHES NEW PUSH ON CDC TO FUND TRACTOR ROLLOVER PROTECTION PROGRAM AND KEEP IT RUNNING AT FULL SPEED

The Federally-Funded Northeast Center For Occupational Safety And Health For Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (NEC) Provides Farmers With Important Resources, Like Special 1-800 Safety Number, Access To Farm-Safety Experts And Information On Next-Gen Farm Safety Equipment Like Tractor Rollover Bars NEC's Research Led To National ROPS - Rollover Bar - Rebate Program, But Senator Says Lack Of Available Grants Puts ROPS Program At Risk Schumer: Any Lapse In Federal Funding For This Critical Pr… Continue Reading


05.22.18

NY CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION MEMBERS CALL ON POSTMASTER GENERAL TO IMPLEMENT BROAD, AGGRESSIVE PROGRAM TO COMBAT THEFT OF MAIL ACROSS THE HUDSON VALLEY

Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY-17), Senator Chuck Schumer (NY), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), and Congressmen Eliot Engel (NY-16) and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today sent a letter to United States Postmaster General Megan Brennan calling for the Postal Service to address theft of mail across the Hudson Valley. In the letter, the Members highlighted incidents of stolen mail that resulted in financial fraud and identity theft. From missing … Continue Reading


05.21.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $6 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR P.E.A.C.E. INC.

Funding Will be Used to Support Early Education for Low-Income Children In Syracuse U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,850,534 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at P.E.A.C.E. Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Syracuse. "Study after study shows that the b… Continue Reading


05.21.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ADIRONDACK COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS, INC. IN ELIZABETHTOWN

Funding Will be Used to Support Early Childcare Services and Education for Low-Income Families throughout Essex County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,505,922 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to provide early child care services and educa… Continue Reading


05.21.18

STANDING WITH LI HOMEOWNERS, SCHUMER REVEALS: LI’ERS FACED WITH POSSIBILITY THAT FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM—SO IMPORTANT TO THOUSANDS OF HOMES—COULD EXPIRE MID-SUMMER; SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH TO EXTEND NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM AS HURRICANE SEASON BREWS

Schumer Says He Is Gearing Up For Another Fight To Extend The National Flood Insurance Program LI Depends Upon And That His Push Will Demand Reforms That Better Protect Local Homeowners From Bad Actors Who Seek To Take Advantage Of Those Suffering After Storms Risk Of Flood Insurance Program Lapsing Could Leave LI'ers Totally Vulnerable As Hurricane Season Begins In Just 2 Weeks; Early Forecasts Predict More Storms Than Average Schumer: We Have To Win This Fight AND Improve The NFIP Because A … Continue Reading


05.18.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $10 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC

Funding Will be Used to Support Early Education for Low-Income Children In Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $9,687,500.00 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income fam… Continue Reading


05.18.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.8 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR WAYNE COUNTY ACTION PROGRAM, INC

Funding Will be Used to Support Early Education for Low-Income Children In Wayne County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,820,421 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Wayne County Action Program (CAP), Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Wayne County. "Stud… Continue Reading


05.18.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START PROGRAMS IN THE CAPITAL REGION

Funding will be Used to Support Early Childcare Services and Education for Low-Income Families in the Capital Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,886,147 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs throughout the Capital Region. Specifically, the Schenectady Community Action Program will receive $1,575,489 for Head Start, and the Schoharie County Child Development Council, Inc. will receive $1,310,658 f… Continue Reading


05.17.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $6 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR CHAUTAUQUA OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

Funding Will be Used to Support Early Education for Low-Income Children In Chautauqua County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,680,993 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Chautauqua County. "Study… Continue Reading

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