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11.14.17

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $800,000 IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR TOWN OF MURRAY IN ORLEANS COUNTY

USDA Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Water System Upgrades Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $825,000 in federal assistance for the Town of Murray in Orleans County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Specifically, the Town of Murray will receive a loan of $456,000 and a grant of $369,000. This funding will … Continue Reading


11.14.17

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOAN FUNDING FOR TOWN OF HOPEWELL IN ONTARIO COUNTY

USDA Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Water System Upgrades Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Town of Hopewell is set to receive a $1,960,000 federal loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. This funding will finance the construction of critical water system upgrades in the Town of Hopewell. This will extend public water service to 79 residents in the town who do not… Continue Reading


11.13.17

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, AND AT LONG LAST, HEMPSTEAD HARBOR OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED ‘MAY NEWBURGER COVE’; FOR YEARS, SENATOR HAS CHAMPIONED NAME-CHANGE IN HONOR OF HOMETOWN TRAILBLAZER—MAY NEWBURGER—FIRST FEMALE TOWN SUPERVISOR IN NASSAU COUNTY; CHANGE IS EVEN OFFICIAL ON ‘GOOGLE MAPS’

Schumer First Called for Designation in 2012 But Policy Rules Delayed Naming; Designation Needed Federal Approval Before Navigation Charts Could Reflect Name Change Schumer Announces U.S. Board of Geographic Names Designates Section of Hempstead Harbor In Honor of Former Town of North Hempstead Supervisor, May Newburger Schumer: May Newburger's Contributions to North Hempstead and All of Long Island Will Forever Be Immortalized in Hempstead Harbor Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer annou… Continue Reading


11.13.17

SCHUMER: DESPITE CONTINUING THREAT OF LAPTOP BOMBS AND OTHER EXPLOSIVES, TSA STILL FAILING TO DETECT EXPLOSIVES & COMPONENTS FOR WEAPONS AT AIRPORTS; SENATOR CALLS ON NEW DHS, TSA LEADERS TO CONDUCT TOP-TO-BOTTOM REVIEW OF TRAINING & DETECTION EQUIPMENT & ADDRESS SHORTFALLS ASAP; NEW TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES MUST BE CONSIDERED BECAUSE TERRORISTS EXPLOIT OUR WEAK POINTS

Millions Of Americans Are About To Fly For Thanksgiving But TSA Shortcomings In Airport Security Remain Unacceptable; Recent Media Reports & Public Security Breaches Are Deeply Alarming; Checkpoint Failures Could Jeopardize Safety of Air Travel Successfully Sneaking Components For Bombs, Guns, Improvised Explosives Into Airports Demands Technology Upgrades; Closing Security Gaps Should Be #1 Priority Of TSA Administrator & Agency   Schumer: Continued TSA Security Failings In Era … Continue Reading


11.09.17

SCHUMER, CHABAD-LUBAVITCH MARK RETURN OF SCHNEERSON TEXT RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN ISRAEL; SENATOR SAYS HE WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR RETURN OF ENTIRE SCHNEERSON COLLECTION FROM RUSSIA

While Schneerson Collection Remains in Russia, One Text Within This Collection Was Recently Discovered at Kedem Auction House in Israel & Returned to Chabad Schumer, Alongside Rabbis of the Chabad-Lubavitch Community, Celebrate Return of Text Schumer: Discovery of This Sacred Text is a Simcha For Chabad and Entire Jewish Community U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today met with rabbis of the Chabad-Lubavitch community to mark the recovery of a sacred text from the Schneerson collection. … Continue Reading


11.09.17

WITH JUST LEAKED SENATE PROPOSAL COMPLETELY EVISCERATING STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTIONS, NEW YORK’S TWO SENATORS, SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND, JOIN TOGETHER TO URGE NEW YORK HOUSE COLLEAGUES TO VOTE ‘NO’ ON ANY TAX PLAN THAT WILL COST NEW YORKERS MORE MONEY; SENATORS SAY NO MATTER HOW YOU SPIN IT, NEW YORK WILL BE DOUBLE TAXED

Senators To NY Reps: It's Time To Put New York First U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on New York's House members to vote against any tax bill that seeks to reduce or eliminate state and local tax deductions. Schumer and Gillibrand said that is it even more vital that New York’s House members vote against any proposal that seeks to eviscerate the state and local tax deductions many Upstate New Yorkers rely on, especially in li… Continue Reading


11.09.17

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR NEW YORK

USDA Rural Business Development Loan Will Help Expand Access To Electricity, Spurring Economic Development In Otsego County, Delaware County, Chenango County, And Schoharie County Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Otsego County, Delaware County, Chenango County, and Schoharie County are set to receive a $5,113,000 federal loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, they wi… Continue Reading


11.09.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.2 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING TO MITIGATE FLOOD RISK IN SCHENECTADY

FEMA Funding Will Be Used For Protecting Historic Schenectady Neighborhood, Which Was Damaged By Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee From Future Flooding U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,206,000 in federal funding to carry out projects to reduce future flood risk to the Stockade Historic District in the City of Schenectady from the adjacent Mohawk River. The neighborhood has experienced repetitive flooding, and suffered ext… Continue Reading


11.08.17

SCHUMER URGES U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION TO RECONSIDER ITS DECISION TO DENY NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE A ‘DIVISION TWO STATUS’; SENATOR SAYS DENIAL THREATENS THE FUTURE OF BROOKLYN’S NEW YORK COSMOS & COULD HURT LOCAL ECONOMY

New York's Soccer Team, NY Cosmos, Are an Integral Part of Coney Island/Brooklyn Area; The Team Has Created Numerous Jobs for Stadium Workers & Has Attracted Tens of Thousands of Visitors Who Frequent the Local Restaurants, Bars, Hotels & More Schumer Says a 'Division II Status' Is Crucial for NY Cosmos Because It Means More Sponsors, More Quality Players & More Fans Frequenting the Local Brooklyn Area to See Games & Support the Team; Without This Status, the Local Economy Coul… Continue Reading


11.06.17

SCHUMER, CUOMO: LAST SUPPOSED ‘COMPROMISE’ IN HOUSE BILL WILL STILL TAKE AWAY NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF DEDUCTIONS IN NY AND HURT HUNDREDS-OF- THOUSANDS OF MIDDLE CLASS RESIDENTS; WILL REMOVE $52 BILLION IN DEDUCTIONS FROM NY’ERS POCKETS; SCHUMER, CUOMO DOUBLE DOWN ON REPS TENNEY, FASO, STEFANIK, KATKO, REED & COLLINS TO VOTE NO ON TAX PLAN THAT REMOVES VITAL STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION

Middle-Class New Yorkers Still At Risk; Tax Bill Will Damage New York's Economy & Will Cost Many Families Their Hard Earned Money Schumer, Cuomo Urge NY House Members To Reject Proposed 'Compromise'; Even With Proposed Compromise, Nearly ¾ Of Your SALT Deduction Is Taken Away While Experts Warn NY Home Values Will Fall Schumer, Cuomo Urge NY Reps To Vote With NY, Not Wealthy Special Interests U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, today, cont… Continue Reading


11.03.17

SCHUMER: HARRIS ADDING 30-40 JOBS IN ROCHESTER THANKS TO NEW ARMY RADIO PROCUREMENT; HARRIS TO RECEIVE LARGE PORTION OF $90 MILLION U.S. ARMY ORDER; WORK WILL BE A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR THE FINGER LAKES’ ECONOMY AND WILL ENHANCE TROOP COMMUNICATION

This Fed Investment Is Critical To Growth Of Rochester & Harris Schumer: This Is A Win For Our Troops, Harris, And the Finger Lakes' Economy U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced today that Harris Corp. in Rochester New York received a part of a $90 million order from the U.S. Army to deliver three types of radios: the ANPRC-117g and the ANPRC-152a and PRC-160. As a result of this new procurement, Harris has begun hiring an additional 30-40 workers at their Rochester fa… Continue Reading


11.03.17

SCHUMER TOUTS 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 5 SHOVEL-READY JOBS SITES; SCHUMER 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 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 Beacon For Economic Inve… Continue Reading


10.31.17

SCHUMER HOLD TWO DEPT OF COMMERCE NOMS TO PROTECT UPSTATE NY ALUMINUM AND STEEL COMPANIES LIKE ALCOA IN MASSENA, NUCOR IN AUBURN AND CHEMUNG, NOVELIS IN OSWEGO, WELDED TUBE IN LACKAWANNA, KLEIN STEEL IN ROCHESTER; SENATOR SAYS ADMIN HAS STALLED ON STEEL/ALUMINUM INVESTIGATIONS CAUSING A SURGE OF IMPORTS THAT THREATEN NEW YORK PRODUCERS

Senator Says Sec. 232 Investigations Are Needed To Ensure That U.S. Steel And Aluminum Industries, Including Those In NY Can Meet Our Defense And Critical Infrastructure Needs Schumer Says Dept. Of Commerce Has Delayed Action On Sec. 232 Steel And Aluminum Investigations Has Caused A Surge In Steel Imports Undermining American Steel Producers Schumer To Admin: Keep Your Promises To Protect Upstate NY's Aluminum & Steel Industry U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announc… Continue Reading


10.30.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: 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; WITH CLOCK TICKING, SENATOR CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION BECAUSE PTC-INSTALL WILL SAVE LIVES AND CANNOT GET DELAYED, AGAIN…

Latest Info Says LIRR & Metro North Are 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 LIRR & Metro North Were Granted a 3 Year PTC Extension; Senator Says It's Disconcerting That Metro North & LIRR Are Once Again Behind Schedule in Installing Life-Saving Technology Even Though He Helped Secure Nearly $1 Billion in Fed Money … Continue Reading


10.27.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: AFTER HIS PUSH, SPECIAL DEA ENFORCEMENT TEAM NOW HEADED TO NEW YORK; TEAM WILL COMBAT OPIOID CRISIS ACROSS ENTIRE STATE; DOSE OF NEW AGENTS WILL FIGHT FLOW & SCOURGE OF HEROIN, FENTANYL AND OTHER DEADLY DRUGS; OVERDOSE RATES HERE NOW AMONG HIGHEST IN NATION

Schumer Helped Secure Millions In Last Year's Budget Bill To Create New DEA "Heroin Enforcement Teams;" New York's Heroin Epidemic is Rampant; Reports Show Grip Of Heroin & Opioids Accounting For Average Of 4 Overdose Deaths A Day In NYC Alone; Rate Of Overdoses In NYC Has Increased 143% Since 2010; Nassau & Suffolk Seeing Similar Surge   Schumer Announces DEA Will Deploy One of Six Heroin Enforcement Teams to New York; Other Teams Will Be Sent to Charleston, Cleveland, Cincinnat… Continue Reading


10.26.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FEDERAL DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION CHOSE AMERICAN AIRLINES TO CONTINUE ESSENTIAL AIR PASSENGER SERVICE FOR WATERTOWN & NORTH COUNTRY RESIDENTS—FEDS WILL PROVIDE MORE THAN $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO MAINTAIN SERVICE

Funding Will Enable American Airlines To Continue Indispensable Service From Watertown International Airport To Philadelphia International Airport These Connections Will Keep Open Air Travel Options For Passengers In Central New York & The North Country - Contract With American  Airlines To Continue Through 2020  Schumer: At Locals' Request, American  Airlines Will Keep Serving The North Country  Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced that th… Continue Reading


10.25.17

WITH THE SCHOOL YEAR IN FULL SWING, SCHUMER WILL CALL ON HOUSE OF REPS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS BIPARTISAN BILL THAT WILL ALLOW AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS & CHILDREN ORGS TO GAIN FULL ACCESS TO FBI SEX OFFENDER BACKGROUND CHECKS ON NEW EMPLOYEES & VOLUNTEERS; SENATOR SAYS WE MUST KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE

Legislation First Introduced By Schumer Has Already Passed The Senate, Will Unlock Database For After School Programs & Other Organizations To Access Fed Background Check On New Employees And Volunteers Schumer Will Say After School Programs Want The Ability To Conduct Sex Offender Background Checks On Prospective Employees To Protect Children, But Until Now Could Not Access National FBI Sex Offender Database Schumer: Student Orgs Need & Want Ability To Thoroughly Vet New Employees &a… Continue Reading


10.25.17

SENATORS GILLIBRAND AND SCHUMER ANNOUNCE KAREN HILL’S APPOINTMENT TO WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION IN HONOR OF 100th ANNIVERSARY OF PASSAGE AND RATIFICATION OF 19th AMENDMENT

Hill's Appointment to the Commission Recognizes Her Dedication to Honoring New York's Role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced the appointment of Karen Hill, President and CEO of the Harriet Tubman Home and Park (HTH), to the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. The State of New York was the birthplace of the women’s suffrage movement and is home to some of the most notable landm… Continue Reading


10.23.17

STANDING WITH CANANDAIGUA HOMEOWNERS ON THE BORDER BETWEEN REP REED’S & REP COLLINS’ DISTRICTS, SCHUMER CALLS ON REPS TO PROTECT WNY CONSTITUENTS BY OPPOSING REPEAL OF STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION AND ANY TAX BILL THAT CONTAINS ANY VERSION OF IT; IF ENTIRE NY DELEGATION OPPOSES BILL GUTTING STATE & LOCAL DEDUCTIBILITY, IT WOULD NOT PASS

GOP Is Moving Full Steam Ahead With Tax Proposal That Is Real Danger To Western New York's Homeowners & Middle Class; Schumer Details How Plan Totally Eliminates WNY'ers Ability To Claim Significant Deductions On State & Local Taxes (SALT); Property Taxes, Too More Than 22% Percent Of Western New Yorkers Use the SALT Deduction With An Average Deduction Worth 12K Schumer To WNY House Members: Block This Gut-Punch To Western New York’s Middle-Class Families   U.S. Senate Mi… Continue Reading


10.23.17

SENATE PASSES BIPARTISAN SCHUMER-ORIGINATED BILL THAT WILL ALLOW CAMPS & CHILDREN ORGS TO GAIN ACCESS TO FBI SEX OFFENDER BACKGROUND CHECKS ON NEW EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS, ADDING AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OF PROTECTION AND SAFETY FOR CHILDREN NATION WIDE; BILL ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING LAW

Legislation First Introduced By Schumer Will Unlock Data Base For Summer Camps & Other Organizations To Access Fed Background Check On New Employees and Volunteers Schumer Says Day Camps Want The Ability To Conduct Sex Offender Background Checks On Prospective Employees To Protect Children, But Until Now Could Not Access National FBI Sex Offender Database    Schumer: Access To The FBI Database Will Help Keep Our Children Safe   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. S… Continue Reading

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