Press Releases

09.07.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $20K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE VILLAGE OF SPECULATOR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN HAMILTON COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Replace An Old And Outdated Fire Hose U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $20,058 in federal funding for the Village of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department in Hamilton County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to replace an outdated fire hose from the 1980s. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters… Continue Reading


09.06.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TEN WESTERN NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENTS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,157,507 in federal funding for ten Western New York fire departments. Specifically, the Cambria Volunteer Fire Co. will receive $144,247, the Depew Volunteer Fire Department will receive $319,667, the Little Valley Fire Joint District will receive $36,667, the Newton Abbott Fire Company will receive $251,844, the North Java Fire Department will receive $95,048, the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company … Continue Reading


09.06.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE $207K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE VAILS GATE FIRE DISTRICT IN ORANGE COUNTY

This Funding Will Be Used to Retain Department Firefighters and Recruit New Members Through a Tuition Reimbursement Program U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $207,000 in federal funding for the Vails Gate Fire District in Orange County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Vails… Continue Reading


09.06.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $35K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ONEIDA FIRE DEPARTMENT IN MADISON COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Compressor To Fill Air Packs In Breathing Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $35,715 in federal funding for the Oneida Fire Department in Madison County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Oneida Fire Department will use the funding to purchase new air compressors for Self Containe… Continue Reading


09.05.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $57K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE LACKAWANNA FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ERIE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $57,939 in federal funding for the Lackawanna Fire Department in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will be used to purchase new equipment. Specifically, the Lackawanna Fire Department will use this funding to purchase a new attack and supply hose, which wi… Continue Reading


09.05.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR NEWBURGH FIRE DEPARTMENT; FEDERAL REPS SAY FUNDING WILL RESTAFF NEWBURGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney: FEMA SAFER Funding Will Be Used To Hire 9 Critical Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $1,497,886 in federal funding for the City of Newburgh Fire Department (NFD) in Orange County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The funding will allow the… Continue Reading


09.05.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $83,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION ASSOCIATION IN ALLEGANY COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used for a Job Training Boot Camp to Help Entry-Level Workers Gain the Skills Necessary to Obtain and Keep a Job U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $83,759 in federal funding for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association in Allegany County (CCE-Allegany). The funding was allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). CCE-Allegany will use the funding for their Seek It and Keep It Job and Life Ski… Continue Reading


09.05.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $19K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE VILLAGE OF MEXICO IN OSWEGO COUNTY TO STUDY WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES

The Village of Mexico's Water System Is Estimated to be 100 Years Old Funding Will Be Used for a Study that Will Help the Village Upgrade Its Water System U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $19,000 for the Village of Mexico in Oswego County. The funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program. The Village of Mexico will use the funding to prepare a Preliminary Funding Estima… Continue Reading


09.05.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $264K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE EAST ROCHESTER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN MONROE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase A New Radio System U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $264,004 in federal funding for the East Rochester Volunteer Fire Department in Monroe County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to purchase a new radio system for the department. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the equip… Continue Reading


08.30.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $397K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE CITY OF AUBURN

Funding Will Be Used To Expand The Domestic Violence High-Risk Team And The Domestic Violence Follow-Up Program Project Will Improve Domestic Violence Response Training And Enhance Support For Victims To Help Keep Them Safe U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $397,037 for the City of Auburn. The funding is provided by the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women's Improving Criminal Justice Responses Grant Program.… Continue Reading


08.30.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE OVER $120K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE CITY OF BEACON FIRE DEPARTMENT IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

This Funding Will Be Used To Hire A Recruitment Coordinator And To Purchase A New Washer Extractor System U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $120,660 in federal funding for the City of Beacon Fire Department in Dutchess County. Specifically, the Fire Department will receive $110,040 from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) … Continue Reading


08.29.18

SENATOR SCHUMER & CONGRESSMAN HIGGINS BLAST BUFFALO VA DECISION TO KICK VETERANS OUT OF VA-RUN ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PROGRAM

After News of Potential Unauthorized Release of Medical Records, Schumer & Higgins Call for Federal Investigation Schumer & Higgins Say: Buffalo VA's Careless Push to Privatize Effective Program is a Disservice to the Men & Women Who Served this Country With the Veteran Affairs Western New York Healthcare System speeding up their effort to push veterans out of a successful and popular VA administered Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Center, U.S. Senate Minority Lea… Continue Reading


08.29.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FOLLOWING HIS ALL-OUT PUSH, THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION HAS VOTED TO REMOVE TARIFFS ON CANADIAN GROUNDWOOD PAPER IMPORTS; SENATOR CALLS DECISION A MAJOR VICTORY FOR AMERICAN JOBS AND COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS EVERYWHERE

At Behest Of One Investment Firm, The Department Of Commerce Initially Imposed Tariffs On Candian Groundwood Paper Imports In January Of This Year, Which Hammered Already-Financially-Struggling Newspapers; This July, After Marginally Lowering The Rate Of The Tariffs, The Department Of Commerce Finalized Them After Schumer's Months-Long Push, Today, The ITC Unanimously Voted To Strike The Tariffs Down Schumer: These Tariffs Were Unjustified And Counterproductive For Newspapers And Jobs - The … Continue Reading


08.29.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF THEIR AMENDMENT ALLOWING UP TO $45 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO REIMBURSE COMMUNITIES AND STATE FOR CLEAN UP OF PFOA/PFOS AT NEWBURGH, SUFFOLK/GABRESKI & BEYOND

With Newburgh And Suffolk Still Fighting To Clean Up Toxic Chemical Pollution That Poisoned Drinking Water, Schumer And Gillibrand Secure Amendment In Appropriations Bill To Reimburse Water Districts And States For Expenses Incurred From PFOS/PFOA Cleanup U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the senators' amendment to the FY 2019 D… Continue Reading


08.29.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $31K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR VILLAGE OF FAYETTEVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ONONDAGA COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used For CPR Training And "Stop The Bleed" Campaign U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $31,410 in federal funding for the Village of Fayetteville Fire Department in Onondaga County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will be used to administer CPR training, and support the Department's "Stop the Bleed" campaign, … Continue Reading


08.27.18

IN WAKE OF RAIL BRIDGE PARTIALLY COLLAPSING ONTO SOUTH CLINTON STREET, SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS IMMEDIATELY HIRE MORE FEDERAL RAILROAD BRIDGE INSPECTORS TO PREVENT FUTURE ACCIDENTS; REITERATES CALL FOR FRA TO SEND A BRIDGE INSPECTOR DIRECTLY TO SYRACUSE TO AUDIT & INSPECT CITY’S ELEVATED RAIL LINE

Schumer Reveals There Are Only Three Bridge Safety Inspectors Responsible For Bridges Not Only In New York, But Over A Dozen Other States; While Railroad Companies Are Responsible To Fix Their Own Bridges, Fed Inspectors Have The Nearly Impossible Task To Audit & Inspect Thousands Of Privately Owned NY Bridges Schumer Says Feds Still Have Not Sent An Inspector To Syracuse For An Independent Review Of The City's 80 Year Old Rail Viaduct, Highlighting The Need For More Resources To Audit &am… Continue Reading


08.27.18

STANDING WITH CAPITAL REGION FIRST RESPONDERS, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO PASS UPCOMING COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE OF ANTI-OPIOIDS BILLS; SAYS CRITICAL LEGISLATION WILL HELP FIGHT OPIOID ADDICTION ACROSS THE SPECTRUM, INCLUDING GIVING CAPITAL REGION’S FIRST RESPONDERS THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO PUSH BACK AGAINST OPIOID SCOURGE

Schumer Says Comprehensive Suite Of Opioid Bills Is Currently Working Its Way Through Congress; Opioid Legislative Package Addresses Full Spectrum Of Needs, Including Prevention, Law Enforcement, Response To Overdose, Fighting Addiction, And Recovery In All Ages And Population With Capital Region First Responders Working Round The Clock To Treat And Prevent Opioid Overdoses, Schumer Announces Support For Upcoming Bipartisan Legislation That Will Aid First Responders By Authorizing Funding For T… Continue Reading


08.27.18

AFTER LEADING THE CHARGE, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF HIS SENATE AMENDMENT, INCREASING BY OVER 12% CDC FUNDING TO COMBAT LYME DISEASE; SCHUMER AMENDMENT IN UPCOMING HHS APPROPRIATIONS BILL SECURES FIRST INCREASE IN CDC LYME FUNDING IN YEARS; SENATOR SAYS YEARS-OVERDUE BOOST IN FUNDING WILL SUPPORT ALL-OUT STATE AND LOCAL WAR AGAINST TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES

In Recent Years, Upstate New York Has Seen An Explosion Of Ticks, Lyme Disease, And Other Tick-Borne Illnesses, Making New York The #1 Target For Ticks In The Country Schumer's Recently-Passed Amendment To The Health And Human Services Appropriations Bill Will Increase By Over $1 Million CDC Funding To Thwart Tick-Borne Illnesses; Funding Boost Will Be Used To Study, Identify, And Prevent Exposure To Vector-Borne Pathogens That Cause Lyme Disease And Other Tick-Borne Illnesses Schumer: Funding… Continue Reading


08.26.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: STORE SHELVES STILL BEING STOCKED WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES THAT COULD BE LADEN WITH DANGEROUS LEVELS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS; DESPITE NEW WARNINGS, FEDS HAVE NOT ACTED; SENATOR WANTS IMMEDIATE ACTION BECAUSE PARENTS ARE SHOPPING RIGHT NOW

New Report Reveals That Common School Supplies Bought By Parents, Including Crayons, Markers, Rulers, 3-Ring Binders, Notebooks, Glue, And Lunch Boxes Contain Dangerous Levels Of Toxic Chemicals-Many From China                                                                                 … Continue Reading


08.24.18

SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE THE EPA TO REESTABLISH OFFICE OF NOISE ABATEMENT AND CONTROL TO ADDRESS NOISE POLLUTION FROM AIRCRAFT NOISE

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Quiet Communities Act, legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reestablish an Office of Noise Abatement and Control and reauthorize the Office's activities through fiscal year 2023. This legislation would empower the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to oversee airplane noise issues across the country, including airplane noise-plagued areas near JFK and L… Continue Reading

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