Press Releases

12.06.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR SCHOHARIE CHILD DEVELOPMENT IN SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In The Schoharie County Child Development Council, Inc. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,130,658 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Schoharie County Child Development Council, 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 ser… Continue Reading


12.06.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR WAYNE COUNTY ACTION PROGRAM INC. IN THE FINGER LAKES REGION

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In The Wayne County Action Program, Inc. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,820,422 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Wayne County Action 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 t… Continue Reading


12.05.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF ROCHESTER’S VERY OWN DR. DAVID ANDERSON TO THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION

Schumer Says The Appointment Of Rochester's Very Own Dr. David Anderson Will Celebrate The Life And Legacy Of Fredrick Douglass the Abolitionist, Suffragist And American Hero Commission Will Hold One Official Meeting In Rochester   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced the appointment of Dr. David Anderson, a visiting Community Scholar for Nazareth College and renowned Fredrick Douglass historian, to the Fredrick Douglass Bicentennial Commission. In additi… Continue Reading


12.04.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $500,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Funding Will Be Used To Support The Next Generation Of Farmers And Ranchers U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $599,147 in federal funding for Cornell University. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. "To sustain our vital agricultural sector, we must ensure that young and beginning farmer… Continue Reading


12.04.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY ADD MONROE COUNTY TO FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION

Senators Say Disaster Declaration Unlocked Federal Funds for Flood-Impacted Communities, But Monroe County Was Not Included; FEMA Can Take Up to 90 Days to Act on Appeals, but Senators Say Monroe Should Not Have to Wait That Long The Senators To FEMA: Stand Ready For Additional Data & Damage Assessments To Add Monroe County To The Lake Ontario Flooding Disaster Declaration U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency … Continue Reading


12.03.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: AMIDST HOLIDAY SHOPPING HUSTLE, CYBER BOTS ARE EXPANDING REACH & UNFAIRLY SCOOPING UP THE HOTTEST HOLIDAY TOYS BEFORE PARENTS CAN EVEN CLICK ‘BUY’; HARD-TO-FIND TOYS ARE THEN LISTED ON THIRD PARTY SITES FOR HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS; SENATOR PUSHES RETAILERS TO BLOCK THE BOTS

2017 Hot Toy List Includes Dolls Now Only Available On eBay, Nintendo &'Fingerling Monkeys' That Were Retailing For Less Than $20, Now Going For As Much As $1,000; Even 'Barbies' Have Been Scooped; Bottom Line Is Bots Hurt Consumers & Retailer Push Can Help Stop Them Schumer Says Retailers Can Lead The Charge Against Toy Bots Because They Control The Platform & The Inventory; Besides, Outrageous Prices Kick Parents-And Kids-Out Of The Market & Hurt Entire Industry Schumer: Grin… Continue Reading


11.30.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR FAMILY SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Westchester County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,146,132 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Family Services of Westchester. 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 the Hudson Valley. "Study after stud… Continue Reading


11.29.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.9 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY ACTION ORG OF ERIE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Western New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,908,486 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Community Action Organization of Erie County. 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 Western New York. "Study … Continue Reading


11.29.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR ULSTER COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In The Hudson Valley U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,473,635 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Ulster County Community Action Committee. 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 the Hudson Valley. "Study a… Continue Reading


11.26.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: POPULAR AT HOME DNA TEST KITS ARE PUTTING CONSUMER PRIVACY AT GREAT RISK, AS DNA FIRMS COULD SELL YOUR MOST PERSONAL INFO & GENETIC DATA TO ALL-COMERS; SENATOR PUSHES FEDS TO INVESTIGATE & ENSURE FAIR PRIVACY STANDARDS FOR ALL DNA ?KITS

One Of The Hottest Gifts This Holiday Season Is A DNA Test Kit; Companies Like AncestryDNA, MyHeritage & More Sell You The Secrets Of Your Own DNA-But Senator Says Those Secrets Aren't Always Safe Slew Of Different Policies Amongst The Most Popular DNA Kit Firms Grant Unknown Third Parties Broad Access To Your Most Sensitive Info; As Popularity Of Kits Explodes, Schumer Demands FTC Investigate Privacy Policies On DNA Because Consumers Are In Dark Schumer: Companies Should Not Be Able To … Continue Reading


11.22.17

SCHUMER: DURING ROUNDTABLE IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY, SENATOR REVEALS TWISTED FED PLAN THAT WILL UNDERCUT HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS ACROSS WESTERN NY; SENATOR DEMANDS FCC IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE FROM DOWNGRADING SPEED & QUALITY BENCHMARK AND CALLS FOR INCREASED FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN HIGH-SPEED INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE

FCC Plan Downgrades The Minimum Standard Of High-Quality Internet Service And Treats Lower-Quality Service As A Stand-In For Fixed Home Internet; Schumer Says Proposal Is Real Blow To Livingston County's Consumers, Businesses, Hospitals And Universities Who Desperately Need Better Internet Quality And Reliability FCC Rules That Promote More High-Speed Internet Access Are Threatened; Senator Says, If Approved, Internet Under New Standard Will Be Like Driving Tractor Instead Of A Trans Am … Continue Reading


11.22.17

SCHUMER: MONROE COUNTY RANKS #3 IN NYS FOR THE HIGHEST # OF CASES OF MISSING VULNERABLE ADULTS; FOLLOWING LIVINGSTON WOMAN’S DISAPPEARANCE FROM PARENT’S HOME EARLIER THIS MONTH, SENATOR JOINS ROCHESTER FAMILIES, AUTISM & ALZHEIMER’S ADVOCATES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CALL ON CONGRESS TO PASS “KEVIN & AVONTE’S LAW”; BILL WOULD HELP LOCATE KIDS AND ADULTS WHO WANDER FROM SAFETY OF THEIR CAREGIVERS

Several Cases Of Wandering Special Needs Children And Adults In Western New York Could Have Been Prevented By Wearable Tracking Devices That Allow Law Enforcement To Locate Vulnerable Children And Adults - Almost Half Of Children With Autism Will Wander At Least Once Schumer Is Calling For The Immediate Passage Of "Kevin& Avonte's Law" Which Would Create A Vital Grant Program To Provide Families With Lifesaving Locator Devices; Monroe County Is Among One-Third Of NYS Counties Now Without A … Continue Reading


11.22.17

SCHUMER PUSHES PLAN TO RESTORE PENSION TO THOUSANDS OF CENTRAL NEW YORK FAMILIES WHO WORKED THEIR WHOLE LIVES & ARE LOSING LONG-PROMISED PENSION PAYMENTS THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN; NEW LEGISLATION COULD PULL PENSION PLAN OUT OF FINANCIAL TROUBLE TO AVOID FURTHER BENEFIT CUTS IN YEARS TO COME

Nearly 7K Syracuse-Area Teamster Families Are Now Victims Of A Pension System That Could Collapse On Itself; These Teamsters Have Worked For Years Paying Into The System, But Now Have Been Forced to Take  a 30 Percent Cut in Benefits & Could Lose Even More Of Their Hard-Earned Pension Without Action, The Plan Could Suffer Further Financial Trouble and Beneficiaries Could See Additional Cuts; But Schumer-Backed "Butch Lewis Act" Would  H… Continue Reading


11.22.17

SCHUMER IN VISIT TO ROCHESTER LAUDS THE LONG-AWAITED FILLING IN OF SUNKEN PORTION OF ROCHESTER’S INNER LOOP AND THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW UNION STREET –SENATOR SAYS PROJECT’S COMPLETION WILL GROW THE ROCHESTER ECONOMY, BRINGING GOOD-PAYING JOBS AND ECONOMIC INVESTMENT TO THE REGION; REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT CREATED SIX ACRES OF SHOVEL-READY JOBS SITES; SCHUMER A LONG TIME SUPPORTER OF THE PROJECT HELPED SECURE $16.5 MILLION IN FED FUNDS TO MAKE PROJECT A REALITY

Schumer Led the Charge to Secure $16.5 Million in Funding From USDOT To Fill-In Sunken Southeast Section Of Inner Loop Expressway, Which Was A Barrier To Economic Development In Downtown Rochester For Decades; Schumer Pushed The Inner Loop Project And With Two Different Secretaries Of Transportation - Senator Made In-Person Appeals To Secs. LaHood & Foxx; Without Fed Support, Project Would Have Remained On the Drawing Board  Schumer  Says The Completed Project Will Be A Beaco… Continue Reading


11.21.17

SCHUMER: STATEN ISLAND HAS HIGHEST RATE OF TEEN E-CIG USE IN NYC, WITH USE OF E-CIGS BEING FUELED BY ‘JUUL’ & OTHER NEW E-CIGS; NEW TYPE IS ODORLESS, LOOKS LIKE A SCHOOL SUPPLY & KIDS CAN CHARGE IT IN CLASSROOM, THEN PUFF AWAY; SENATOR DEMANDS FDA DO ITS JOB & REGULATE DEVICES LACED WITH ‘MYSTERY CHEMICALS’ NOW THAT 1 IN 5 NY KIDS ARE HOOKED

New Study Shows 20% Of New York Kids Are Using E-Cigs; Almost Double National Avg; In 2015, 19 Percent of SI High School Students Had Used E-Cigs, Highest in NYC Latest Nicotine-Charged E-Cig-'Juul'-Promises The Nicotine Of An Entire Pack Of Actual Cigs & Even Masks As A Classroom Gadget; Students Say It Fools Teachers; Health Experts Warn It's The Kids Being Fooled With 'Mystery Chemicals’ Schumer To FDA: It’s High Time To Smoke Out Dangerous E-Cigs Before More SI Kids Get Ho… Continue Reading


11.21.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: MTA/LIRR TRAINS CARRYING CARGO & SUPPLIES PASS THROUGH GARDEN CITY NEIGHBORHOOD WITHOUT EVEN THE SIMPLEST OF SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE AT GRADE CROSSING; NO REAL WARNINGS OF ONCOMING TRAINS; CITING NEIGHBOR COMPLAINTS & ALONGSIDE DANGEROUS PHOTO PROVING POINT, SENATOR URGES SWIFT SAFETY ACTION BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Schumer Says Garden City Neighborhood That Includes Area Along Washington Street Is Made Less Safe Because A Rail Line Where Trains Sometimes Travel Has No Real Protections In Place To Warn Of Oncoming Trains Schumer, Who Has Long Fought To Make Grade Crossings Safer, Reveals Shocking Photo Of Garden City Crossing As Train Passes; Senator & LI Residents Call On MTA To Review Grade Crossings & Work With Local Community On Protections Schumer To MTA: It is Better To Be Safe Than Sorry Wi… Continue Reading


11.20.17

STANDING AT BREWSTER TRAIN STATION IN PUTNAM COUNTY, SCHUMER WILL REVEAL MTA MAY NOT MEET CRITICAL SAFETY DEADLINE TO INSTALL POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL THAT PREVENTS DEADLY RAIL CRASHES; NEW DATA SHOWS DESPITE AUTHORITY HAVING A NEAR DECADE TO FINISH JOB, ONLY 50% IS COMPLETE & NOW DEADLINE IS AROUND CORNER; SENATOR CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION BECAUSE PTC-INSTALL WILL SAVE LIVES AND CANNOT GET DELAYED ANY LONGER

Latest Info Says Metro-North Is Behind On Completing PTC Technology Install That Can Stop An Out Of Control Train; Despite Numerous Reassurances Over the Years, MTA Now Says Its Uncertain 2018 Deadline Will Be Met In 2015, Railroads Like Metro-North Were Granted a 3 Year PTC Extension; Senator Says It's Disconcerting That Metro-North Is Once Again Behind Schedule in Installing Life-Saving Technology Even Though He Helped Secure Nearly $1 Billion in Fed Money To Make It Happen; NY Passengers C… Continue Reading


11.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DONOVAN ANNOUNCE JUST-PASSED DEFENSE BILL INCLUDES RE-EVALUATION OF HOUSING ALLOWANCE PROVIDED TO STATEN ISLAND STUDENT VETERANS

Staten Island Student Vets Get Shortchanged When It Comes to DOD's Housing Stipend Because the Borough is Assessed Differently Than the Rest of NYC; Students Going to School on SI May Live in a Different Borough But Their Housing Stipend Currently Does Not Reflect That Reality Just-Passed NDAA Bill Includes Key Amendment for Staten Island Student Vets; Requires DOD Re-Evaluate Allowance Using Most Recent Housing Data NDAA Now Heads to President's Desk to Be Signed into Law   U.S. … Continue Reading


11.15.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR WARREN COUNTY HEAD START, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Adirondack Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,393,349 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Warren County Head Start, 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 the Adirondack Region. "Study after study s… Continue Reading


11.14.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA HAS APPROVED MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FOR NEW YORK STATE FOR LAKE ONTARIO COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY SEVERE FLOODING

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce that Major Disaster Declaration Assistance for Jefferson, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wayne Counties, Unlocking Key Federal Funds for Communities Impacted By Lake Ontario's Record High Water Levels Senators Vow to Keep Up the Fight for Monroe and Cayuga U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following their push, the Trump Administration has issued a Major Disaster Declaration fo… Continue Reading

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