Press Releases

08.15.19

WITH FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR AT RISK, GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER, TONKO, HIGGINS, MORELLE, DELGADO PUSH TO EXTEND CANALWAY’S FUNDING CAP IN MUST-PASS NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL

Members Also Call to Raise Federal Funding for the Erie Canalway by an Additional $2 Million Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Joseph Morelle (D-NY-25), and Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19) announced their push to extend and raise the federal funding cap for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Unless a provision to extend and raise the cap is included in… Continue Reading


08.14.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $16.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO EXPAND RURAL BROADBAND IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Funding is Allocated Through FCC Connect America Fund Which Expands Broadband Access in Rural Communities Schumer and Gillibrand Fought to Ensure this FCC Broadband Funding Would Remain in New York When It Was At Risk of Being Sent to Other States U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,183,329 in federal funding to expand high-speed, broadband internet access throughout Upstate New York. The federal funding was administered throu… Continue Reading


08.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $7 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR BROOKLYN

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,026,839 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs at Project Social Care Head Start, Inc., in Brooklyn, New York. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and … Continue Reading


08.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $14 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR MANHATTAN

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,095,067 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs throughout Manhattan. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families.… Continue Reading


08.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $9.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIVE HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START PROGRAMS IN THE BRONX

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $9,319,861 in federal funding for five Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in the Bronx. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to provide child care and support services for low-income families. "… Continue Reading


08.13.19

STANDING IN THE NATION’S HIGHEST TAXED COUNTY, SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW EFFORT TO RESTORE NYS’S ABILITY TO ‘WORKAROUND’ PART OF FED TAX LAW TAKING AIM AT WESTCHESTER, ROCKLAND & PUTNAM COUNTIES BY ELIMINATING HOMEOWNERS’ SALT TAX DEDUCTION, COSTING THEM THOUSANDS; SENATOR DEPLOYS SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE POWER TO OVERTURN IRS RULE & MAKE NY’ERS ELIGIBLE FOR FULL SALT DEDUCTION

NY Passed Law Allowing School Districts & Local Governments To Create Charitable Fund In Lieu Of Tax Payments, Allowing Homeowners To Retain Full SALT Deduction, But IRS Swooped In And Used Regs To Kill That Fed Workaround Senator's Congressional Review Act (CRA) Power Would Force A Vote To Overturn The IRS's Block Of State Workaround Schumer: There’s One More Rabbit In The Hat When It Comes To Making Unfair IRS Regs Disappear, And I’m Going To Use It   As Westchester, … Continue Reading


08.12.19

AT THE CENTER FOR INTERNET SECURITY, THE NATION’S FRONTLINE OF CYBER-DEFENSE, SCHUMER LAUNCHES A MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE AMERICAN ELECTIONS FROM FOREIGN INTERFERENCE; SENATOR SAYS AMERICAN DEMOCRACY NEEDS TO BE MORE SECURE THAN EVER, URGES CONGRESS TO GET SIGNIFICANT RESOURCES TO STATE & LOCAL ELECTION BOARDS UPSTATE ASAP

In Recent Years, American Electoral Databases & Systems Have Been Targeted By Foreign Adversaries; Reports Say Congress Not Doing Nearly Enough To Secure Elections, The Wellspring Of Our Democracy Standing At The Center For Internet Security, Schumer Calls On Congress To Expediently Pass The Election Security Act To Fend Off Threat Of Foreign Interference Schumer To Congress: American Democracy Needs To Be More Secure Than Ever; Congress Must Act ASAP    Standing at the C… Continue Reading


08.12.19

SCHUMER: GROWTH OF FLOURISHING CNY INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY BEING HINDERED BY LACK OF ACCESS TO TRADITIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES ON RECENTLY-LEGALIZED CROP; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO ISSUE NEW GUIDANCE TO ASSURE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS OF HEMP LEGALITY ASAP, TO BETTER HARVEST POTENTIAL OF VERSATILE CROP FOR CNY FARMERS

On Heels Of The Legalization Of Industrial Hemp Growing And Selling, Many Banks & Other Financial Institutions Are Grappling With Confusion Over Legal Status & Refuse To Provide Services Schumer Calls On Major Fed Financial Regulators To Rectify Situation, Immediately Issue New Guidance To Financial Institutions, To Ease Concerns & Help Upstate Hemp Industry-And Economy-Grow Schumer To Feds: It's Time To Let Farms Cash In On Cash Crop! Standing at Main Street Farms in Cortland C… Continue Reading


08.11.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BILL TO REQUIRE FBI PERMISSION BEFORE CIVILIANS CAN GET SOPHISTICATED BODY ARMOR; SHOCKING EASE BY WHICH THOSE INTENT ON DOING EVIL ARE ABLE TO ACQUIRE ADVANCED ARMOR MUST BE CHANGED

Mass Shooters Like Dayton Suspect & Others, In Addition to Man Who Just Caused Panic In A Missouri Walmart, Acquired Sophisticated Body Armor With Ease; Sophisticated Body Armor Is Available Online Or Over Phone For Easy Purchase In All 50 States Schumer Says Too Many Of Those Who Purchase Body Armor Are Up To No Good And Must Be Stopped From Getting It; Should Be In Addition To -Not A Substitute For-Background Checks Schumer: Wares Of War Demand FBI Checks, Especially Now Noting how t… Continue Reading


08.09.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS MAJOR PUSH & VISIT TO ATHOL SPRINGS, $8.2 MILLION CONTRACT AWARDED TO COMPLETE LONG-SOUGHT RENOVATION OF RTE. 5 SEAWALL; SENATOR SAYS CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN IN OCTOBER AND IMPROVE SAFETY FOR COMMUTERS AND RESIDENTS, EVEN IN THE WORST OF CONDITIONS

Schumer Secured +$4M in USACE Budget To Construct New Rte. 5 Barrier Wall In Athol Springs, Helped Broker Partnership Agreement Between Army Corps & NYSDOT Schumer Today Announces, Following His Push, The Army Corps Has Awarded An $8.2 Million Contract To Morrish Wallace Construction, To Begin Work This October Schumer: It's Time To Get Shovels In The Ground & Make WNY Commutes Safer! U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his major push, the U.S. Army Corps of Eng… Continue Reading


08.09.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR GLEN COVE CHILD DAY CARE CENTER, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children in Nassau County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,508,577 in federal funding for Glen Cove Child Day Care Center, Inc. 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 in Nassau County. "Study after… Continue Reading


08.08.19

SCHUMER DEMANDS DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IMMEDIATELY RELEASE ITS LEGALLY-MANDATED, YET OVERDUE, REPORT ON CUSTOMS STAFFING AT NORTHERN PORTS OF ENTRY; SENATOR SAYS A FULLY STAFFED NORTHERN BORDER CUSTOMS PERSONNEL IS PARAMOUNT TO ECONOMY-BOOSTING CROSS-BORDER TOURISM, TRADE & SECURITY

After U.S. Customs And Border Protection Unveiled A Plan To Temporarily Move Up To 300 Northern Border Officers To The Southern Border In April, Schumer Fought To Pass Legislation Requiring The Department Of Homeland Security To Release Up-To-Date Northern Border Staffing Numbers By August 1st With August 1st Deadline In The Rearview Mirror And The Congressionally-Required Report Nowhere To Be Found, Schumer Demands Department Of Homeland Security Issue Findings To Congress Immediately Schum… Continue Reading


08.08.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR RENSSELAER AND SCHENECTADY COUNTIES

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,868,752 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in the Capital Region. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families… Continue Reading


08.07.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON GENERAL MOTORS BRINGING NEW WORK TO LOCKPORT, PROVIDING A SHOT IN THE ARM TO THE WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMY

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after General Motors announced it will be bringing new work to its plant in Lockport, NY: "This is a win-win-win that will benefit GM, the world-class UAW workers at Lockport, and the Western New York economy. This is exactly why I fought so hard to keep open this plant and have GM acquire the plant from Delphi during the Great Recession and auto bailout. We look forward to a bright future of more work at the productive and … Continue Reading


08.07.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: CALLOUS AND SHORTSIGHTED FED PROCESS THREATENS TO EVICT SAIL BUFFALO—A LOCAL SAILING & WATER SAFETY SCHOOL—FROM COAST GUARD-OWNED INNER HARBOR SITE; EVICTION WOULD STRIP WNY CHILDREN & TEENS OF INVALUABLE LAKE ERIE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES; SENATOR URGES COAST GUARD TO REVERSE DECISION, EXTEND LEASE AND BE THE WIND BEHIND SAIL BUFFALO

Sail Buffalo, A Local Sailing School Teaching WNY Youth About Lake Safety & Providing Sailing Certification, Could Be Forced To Vacate Coast Guard-Owned Property Because Of Bureaucratic Plan Schumer Calls On Coast Guard To Extend Lease Agreement With Sail Buffalo & Allow Program To Continue Its Invaluable Mission Of Educating Local Children About Lake Erie And The Sport Of Sailing Schumer To Coast Guard: Capital Improvement Plans Would Sink Sail Buffalo; Don't Make Them Walk The Pla… Continue Reading


08.07.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO NAME MIDDLETOWN POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF FORMER CONGRESSMAN BENJAMIN A. GILMAN

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that legislation they introduced to rename a Middletown post office after Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman has passed the Senate. The post office is located at 40 Fulton Street, Middletown, New York. Schumer and Gillibrand introduced this legislation in February, and it passed the Senate last week. "Congressman Gilman deserves to be honored for his relentless commitment to public service, from answe… Continue Reading


08.07.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER-THE-RADAR FED DECISION AGAINST BEES COULD STING ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION, LOCAL AG, FOOD SUPPLY & LOCAL ECONOMY IF NOT REVERSED; AS HONEY BEE POPULATION SPIRALS, SCHUMER PUSHES FEDS TO STEP-UP DATA COLLECTION OF INSECT TO HELP COMBAT TREND & KEEP LOCAL POPULATIONS, BIZ & JOBS BUZZING

Upstate NY Is An Agricultural Hive Of Productivity, But Recent Fed Decision That Imperils The Future Of Bees Would Threaten Much Of What Makes This Part Of New York Buzz With USDA Recently Announcing Its Intention To Stop Collecting Data On Honey Bee Colonies In Places Like Rochester, Schumer Pushes Plan To Reconsider, & Step-Up Work, Not Stop It Schumer To Feds: Honey Bees Are Fundamental To Upstate NY's Sweet Ag Industry, And Local Jobs Standing amidst a swarm of advocates, at th… Continue Reading


08.07.19

ON THE EVE OF CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF U.S. WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE, SCHUMER LAUNCHES EFFORT TO COMMEMORATE THE TRAILBLAZING LEGACY OF UPSTATE NATIVE AND FEMINIST ICON BELVA LOCKWOOD; SENATOR ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO NAME OWEGO POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF FIRST WOMAN TO ARGUE IN FRONT OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT, APPEAR ON OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL BALLOT

Belva Lockwood, Born In Royalton NY And Previous Principal Of The Owego Female Seminary, Shattered Legal Barriers For Women, Becoming One Of The Earliest Women To Graduate Law School, The First Woman To Try A Case At The U.S. Supreme Court, And First Woman To Appear On A Presidential Ballot With The 100-Year Anniversary Of Women's Suffrage In The United States Quickly Approaching, Schumer Announces Legislation To Re-dedicate Owego Post Office The "Belva Lockwood Post Office Building" In Honor O… Continue Reading


08.06.19

SCHUMER, KING RALLY FOR SENATE VOTE TO PASS BIPARTISAN HOUSE-PASSED GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION; BILL KING LED IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSED IN FEBRUARY & WOULD ENACT UNIVERSAL GUN BACKGROUND CHECKS, BUT REMAINS BLOCKED IN SENATE BY MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL, DESPITE VAST PUBLIC SUPPORT

Schumer & King Cite Strong Bipartisan Support For Universal Gun Background Check Bill That Could Pass The Senate If Leader McConnell Would Allow For A Vote El Paso, Dayton & The More Than 200 Other Mass Shootings This Year Alone, Which Have Left Thousands Dead, Demand Senate Finally Debate And Vote On Meaningful Gun Safety Legislation Schumer, King: There's A Bipartisan Solution The Senate Could Pass To Address Gun Violence, And Then Send To POTUS, But It Requires A Vote   … Continue Reading


08.05.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $781 THOUSAND IN EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY ACTION OF ORLEANS AND GENESEE

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Orleans And Genesee County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $781,313 in federal funding for the Early Head Start program at Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, 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 Orleans and Gene… Continue Reading

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