Press Releases

05.16.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, INC.’S HEAD START PROGRAM

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In The North Country U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,628,564.00 for the Head Start Program at St. Lawrence County Community Development Program, 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 St. Lawrence County. "Study after… Continue Reading


05.16.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ENDICOTT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

Funding Will Be Used To Protect the Exterior of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Buildings and Reduce the Risk of Flooding U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,223,500 in federal funding for the Endicott Wastewater Treatment Plant. The funding was provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used specifically for the second phase of a water and sanitary sewer systems project. The project will work to protec… Continue Reading


05.14.18

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON OSHA FINES ON VERLA COSMETICS

"OSHA fines on Verla Cosmetics send a strong signal that businesses must take every precaution to protect their workers and first responders from fire threats. This tragic fire revealed a gaping hole in how OSHA alerts local first responders about dangerous safety violations involving combustible liquids. Never again should our brave first responders be put in a situation where they walk blindly into a hazardous scene, and the hardworking employees who walk in and out of their workplaces each ev… Continue Reading


05.14.18

SCHUMER, STANDING WITH CNY PRINCIPALS, PARENTS & TEENS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING A DRAMATIC SPIKE IN E-CIG ‘JUUL’ USE AT SCHOOLS, DEMANDS FEDS USE LAW ON BOOKS TO OUTRIGHT BAN KID-FRIENDLY FLAVORS IN ALL E-CIG DEVICES; POPULARITY OF ILLICIT DEVICES IS SURGING AT CNY 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' Continues To Advance; With CNY Schools & Parents Now Seeing Kids Struggle With Powerful Nicotine Addiction, Senator Says FDA Has The Power To Move Faster-And Should-Thanks To Schumer-Supported Tobacco Control Law Now On Books Incremental FDA Action On Companies Marketing E-Cig Liquid Nico… Continue Reading


05.14.18

SCHUMER-BACKED BILL THAT WILL CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY PASSES U.S. SENATE; SENATOR URGES HOUSE OF REPS TO PASS BILL IMMEDIATELY

For The First Time Ever, Legislation Will Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk Senator Says Legislation Will Help Protect The Lives Of Our Brave First Responders  Schumer To House Of Reps: Pass Firefighter Cancer Registry Bill ASAP U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced the U.S. Senate … Continue Reading


05.14.18

AFTER YEARS-LONG EFFORT, SCHUMER & MADDEN ANNOUNCE KICKOFF OF TROY SEAWALL RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT; SENATOR SAYS REPAIRS AND RENOVATIONS TO SEAWALL ARE KEY TO THE CONTINUED REBIRTH OF DOWNTOWN TROY AND WILL PROTECT COMMUNITY FROM FUTURE FLOODING DAMAGE

The Troy Seawall, Which Protects The City's Primary Sewer Line, Was Severely Compromised During Tropical Storm Irene In 2011, Leaving The City Susceptible To Major Environmental And Economic Catastrophe Senator Schumer Committed To Funding The Troy Seawall Reconstruction In 2014; Announces Kickoff Of Work To Shield The City From Flooding And Spur Economic Development Today, standing with Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced the kickoff of the Tr… Continue Reading


05.11.18

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE BILLS TRAINING CAMP AT ST. JOHN FISHER

"I've spoken to the Bills and they have assured me that they love hosting training camp at St. John Fisher and with four more years left on the current agreement they have no plans to make a change," said U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer ###  … Continue Reading


05.11.18

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON VACANT HOLLEY HIGH SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION

"At long last, the decades of watching the beloved former Holley High School building sit vacant and decaying are finally over because we are breathing new life into this local historic treasure. Now with federal historic rehab credits and state and federal housing tax credits we can break ground on the plan to revamp the old Holley High School into Holley Gardens with new senior housing, new larger space to house Village offices and a restored auditorium for community public meetings. Holley G… Continue Reading


05.10.18

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO SECURE $15 MILLION IN JOB-CREATING NEW MARKETS TAX CREDITS FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE MANUFACTURERS HANOVER BUILDING IN OLEAN, NEW YORK; SENATOR SAYS MODERNIZATION WILL SUPPORT JOBS, CREATE CRITICAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND BOLSTER OLEAN’S REVIVAL

Senator Praises Historic Redevelopment Of A Building That Has Been Vacant For More Than 20 Years Schumer: New Markets Tax Credits Are An Investment Olean Needs And Deserves U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced his support for a New Markets Tax Credit allocation to Savarino Development for the redevelopment of the Manufacturers Hanover building in Olean, New York. Schumer said the $15M project is a historic rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of a vacant property. Schum… Continue Reading


05.09.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE: OVER $6.3 MILLION IN FED FUNDS ON THE WAY TO STATEN ISLAND FERRY FOR MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS; PLATFORM & WALKWAY WORK WILL IMPROVE SAFETY, FLOW OF PASSENGERS & FERRY FUNCTION

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,303,200 in federal funding for the New York City Department of Transportation. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and will be used for improvements for the Staten Island Ferry. This grant will fund two projects. The first project will modify raised platforms and walkways for personnel to safely access Staten Island Ferry vesse… Continue Reading


05.09.18

Senator Schumer Announces Support For John Sinatra Jr. To Serve On Western District Federal Bench In Buffalo

"Senator Schumer communicated to the White House this week his support for John Sinatra Jr. to serve on the Western District federal bench in Buffalo. This nomination was the result of a sound, collaborative and bi-partisan process that produced a well-respected and legally-qualified choice with broad bi-partisan support throughout Buffalo and the Western New York community. Senator Schumer hopes the Senate will confirm Mr. Sinatra, as well as other bi-partisan judicial nominees, as quickly as p… Continue Reading


05.08.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $500,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Research Of Cell Development And Neuromuscular Defects U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $448,607.00 in federal funding for Binghamton University. The funding was allocated through Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The funding will be used to support researchers at Binghamton University and their important efforts in studying how cells develop i… Continue Reading


05.08.18

SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND CALL ON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO GIVE THE APPROVALS NEEDED TO HELP CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY LAND A NEW AIR SERVICE PROVIDER

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wrote to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao to urge her to provide the necessary waivers and approvals that could allow for a new air service provider to land at Chautauqua County's Jamestown Airport. The Senators said access to commercial air service, when reliable, can be a critical resource for Chautauqua County and that the Department of Transportation should issue the necessary waivers a… Continue Reading


05.06.18

SCHUMER, STANDING WITH TEENS WHO ADMIT THEY’RE ADDICTED TO E-CIG ‘JUUL,’ DEMANDS FEDS USE LAW ON BOOKS TO OUTRIGHT BAN KID-FRIENDLY FLAVORS IN ALL E-CIG DEVICES; WITH KID-LIKE TASTES IN EVERY PUFF, POPULARITY OF DEVICES HAS NOW METASTASIZED TO MIDDLE SCHOOLS; SLOW-MOVING RULES ON FLAVORS MASKED AS ‘WHIPPED CREAM’ OR ‘CANDY’ IS RECIPE FOR DISASTER

Just-Out Warning Letter From Coalition Of Nation's Most Credible Health Orgs, Including American Academy Of Pediatrics, Warns E-Cig Use & Popularity Of Devices Like 'Juul' Continues To Advance; With Millions Of Kids Now Addicted, Senator Says FDA Has The Power To Move Faster-And Should-Thanks To Tobacco Control Law Now On Books FDA Actions Are Moving Slow While E-Cig Usage Amongst Teenagers Is On Fire Schumer: If Addicted NY Kids Will Stand With Me, This Is An Epidemic That Demands Swifter… Continue Reading


05.04.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: OUTDATED FED LAW IS HOLDING BACK SULLIVAN COUNTY FARMERS FROM COMMERCIALLY GROWING INDUSTRIAL HEMP, USED TO MAKE VARIETY OF DIFFERENT GOODS LIKE CLOTHES AND PAPER; SENATOR ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR BIPARTISAN SENATE LEGISLATION THAT FIXES LAW, ALLOWING HUDSON VALLEY FARMERS TO GROW NEW CROP WITHOUT HARSH RESTRICTIONS

Currently Hemp Is Classified As A Controlled Substance, Putting It On Par With Other Substances Like Heroin And Other Opioids Due To Trace Amounts Of THC; However, Senator Says Industrial Hemp Can Be Used To Make Paper, Clothing, Plastics And Even Fuel Bipartisan Bill Removes Fed Roadblock That Obstructs Hemp's Full Potential In Sullivan County; Senator Says New Bill Empowers States To Act As Primary Regulators of Hemp, Allows For Hemp Researchers To Apply For Research Grants, And Allows Hemp … Continue Reading


05.04.18

STANDING AT DWYER MEMORIAL PARK, SCHUMER REVEALS: FEDS NOW HAVE NEW SURGE IN CDC FUNDS THAT CAN FIGHT TICK-BORNE DISEASES ACROSS CENTRAL NEW YORK, BUT THE DOLLARS TO TRACK, TREAT & PREVENT TICK-BORNE DISEASES COULD SIT IN LIMBO AS TICK SEASON HEATS UP; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO UNLOCK FUNDS SO LOCALS CAN USE THEM NOW, NOT AFTER DISEASE CASES & PUBLIC ANXIETY SPIKES

While New York Is Target #1 For Ticks, CNY Has Seen An Explosion Of Ticks & Lyme Disease In Recent Years; As Weather Heats Up, Schumer & Local Public Health Officials Warn Ticks Will Multiply & Many People, Especially Kids, Could Be Stricken With Illness; But We Can And Should Do More To Head Off Upcoming Tick Season In CNY At The Pass Schumer Reveals That Just-Passed Omnibus Spending Bill, Includes $900M More In CDC Dollars - Funds That CNY Deserves & Needs; Senator Makes Urg… Continue Reading


05.04.18

SCHUMER: CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP CLINTON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS QUICKLY, EFFECTIVELY, AND SAFELY IDENTIFY DANGEROUS DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL, IN THE FIELD; SENATOR SAYS AMIDST RISING NUMBERS OF OPIOID DEATHS & OVERDOSES IN NORTH COUNTRY, CONGRESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PASS NEW GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL PD PAY FOR HIGH-TECH TOOL

On The Heels Of Schumer Securing Historic Levels Of Funding For Opioid Treatment And Prevention, Senator Launches A Major Push To Augment New Treatment Funds, By Supporting A New Grant Program To Help Local PD Pay For "High-Tech Chemical Detection Tool" To Sniff Out Illegal Drugs Like Illicit Fentanyl According To Drug Enforcement Experts, It Only Takes A Grain Of Fentanyl To Cause A Deadly Reaction; Senator Says Congress Must Do Everything Possible To Keep PD Safe Schumer: Deploying New Tec… Continue Reading


05.03.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START 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 $5,732,664 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the Capital Region. Specifically, the Saratoga County Economic Council will receive $4,150,016 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and the Parsons Child and Family Center in Schenectady will rece… Continue Reading


05.03.18

SCHUMER: SONNENBERG GARDENS FINALLY APPROVED BY FEDS TO ACQUIRE FORMER ARMY RESERVE BUILDING TO KICKOFF MAJOR EXPANSION; SENATOR SAYS LACK OF ARMY RESERVE SITE HAS BLOCKED PLANNED CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SONNENBERG WELCOME CENTER, ENTRANCE, AND MORE UNTIL NOW; SCHUMER LED CAMPAIGN TO GET FEDS TO TRANSFER SURPLUS ARMY PROPERTY TO SONNENBERG AT NO COST IN ORDER TO HELP GREEN-LIGHT MAJOR TOURISM MAGNET’S EXPANSION

Sonnenberg Gardens, A State Historic Park Built On A 19th Century Estate In Canandaigua, NY, Attracts Thousands Of Tourists A Year But Lacks Space and Facilities To Accommodate Visitors Schumer Led The Charge To Secure Federal Property Conveyance Approval So That Sonnenberg Can Finally Kickoff Its Expansion; Sonnenberg Will Be Able To Expand Parking, Build A New Visitor Welcome Center And Climate Controlled Facility To Protect Historic Collections on former Army Reserve Site Schumer: Securin… Continue Reading


05.02.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: FEDS NOW HAVE NEW SURGE IN CDC FUNDS THAT CAN FIGHT TICK-BORNE DISEASES ACROSS LI, BUT THE DOLLARS TO TRACK, TREAT & PREVENT TICK-BORNE DISEASE COULD SIT IN LIMBO AS TICK SEASON HEATS UP; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO UNLOCK FUNDS SO LOCALS CAN USE THEM NOW, NOT AFTER DISEASE CASES SPIKE & PUBLIC IN WORRY

New York Is Target #1 For Ticks & LI Is At The Epicenter Of Tick-Borne Diseases Like Lyme, Babesea & Anaplasma; Schumer & Local Public Health Officials Warn As Summer Heats Up, Ticks Will Multiply & Many People, Especially Kids, Could Be Stricken With Illness; But We Can And Should Do More To Head Upcoming Tick Season On LI Off At Pass Schumer Reveals That Just-Passed Bipartisan Fed Budget Deal That President Trump Signed Into Law Includes $900M More In CDC Dollars That LI Dese… Continue Reading

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