Press Releases

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SCHUMER REVEALS: OUTDATED FED LAW IS HOLDING BACK SULLIVAN COUNTY FARMERS FROM COMMERCIALLY GROWING INDUSTRIAL HEMP, USED TO MAKE VARIETY OF DIFFERENT GOODS LIKE CLOTHES AND PAPER;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


05.02.18

STANDING AT ROCKLAND LAKE, SCHUMER REVEALS: FEDS NOW HAVE NEW SURGE IN CDC FUNDS THAT CAN FIGHT TICK-BORNE DISEASES ACROSS THE HUDSON VALLEY, 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 SPIKE & PUBLIC ANXIETY SPIKES

The Hudson Valley Is The Epicenter Of Tick-Borne Diseases Like Lyme, Powassan, Babesia & Anaplasma; 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 On HV At The Pass Schumer Reveals That Just-Passed Omnibus Spending Bill, Includes $900M More In CDC Dollars - Funds That HV Deserves & Needs; Senator Makes Urgent Case … Continue Reading


05.02.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR EASTERN ORANGE COUNTY HEAD START PROGRAM

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 $2,299,875.00 for the Head Start Program at Head Start of Eastern Orange 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 the Orange County. "Study after study shows that the… Continue Reading


05.02.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.2 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR PRO ACTION OF STEUBEN AND YATES COUNTY, INC.

Funding Will be Used to Support Early Education for Low-Income Children throughout Steuben and Yates Counties U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,205,224 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Pro Action of Steuben and Yates County, 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 familie… Continue Reading


05.01.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $174 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO AID NY STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) And The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Provide Essential Funds For Transformative Development Initiatives Across New York State; Both Programs Received Significant Increases In The Recently Passed Bipartisan Omnibus Bill Senators Say These Programs Are A Huge Win For Communities Across Upstate New York; Senators Have Pushed To Ensure Programs Create Good-Paying Jobs By Supporting Local Housing And Development Projects, And By In… Continue Reading


04.27.18

SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER SCHUMER & SPEAKER RYAN JOIN FORCES TO PROTECT DAIRY FARMERS & MILK PRODUCERS LIKE O-AT-KA MILK PRODUCTS AND CAYUGA MILK INGREDIENTS; LEADERS SAY CURRENT NAFTA NEGOTIATIONS ARE BEST CHANCE TO UNDO CANADA’S UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES THAT HAVE PLAGUED UPSTATE NY IN RECENT YEARS

Dairy Farmers and Co-Ops Are Victims Of Unfair Trade Policies That Prevent Locals From Selling Product Mere Miles North - But Now U.S., Canadian and Mexican Trade Officials Are Nearing A Deal That Seeks to Revamp The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Canada's Trade-Distorting Class 7 Pricing System & Egregious "Dairy Wall" Of Tariffs Has Cost Producers Like O-AT-KA Milk & Cayuga Milk Ingredients - And Farmers– Millions Of Dollars  Schumer: New Schumer-Ryan Bi… Continue Reading


04.27.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CLEAN-UP AT BROWNFIELD SITES THROUGHOUT THE ROCHESTER REGION AND CENTRAL NEW YORK

Senators Say Funding will be Used to Provide Technical Assistance and Resources to Help Communities Clean-Up and Reuse Polluted and Contaminated Sites U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1 million in federal funding for communities throughout the Rochester region and Central New York. The funding was allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfields Program. The Senators said the funding will help localities … Continue Reading


04.26.18

IN WAKE OF FRA WARNING LETTER TO METRO-NORTH, SCHUMER RENEWS PUSH TO GET MTA TO FINALLY COMPLETE INSTALLATION OF LIFE-SAVING POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL TECHNOLOGY; SENATOR SAYS HUDSON VALLEY/NYC COMMUTERS DESERVE A SAFE, RELIABLE, & CONVENIENT TRAIN RIDE TO NYC

New FRA Letter Says Metro-North Had Installed Just 63% Of The Hardware Required For Its PTC System At The End Of Last Year; "That's A Failing Grade," Says Schumer; Feds Deeply Concerned That 2018 Deadline Will Not Be Met Schumer To MTA: Get PTC On Track And Meet Congressionally-Mandated Deadline In the wake of a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) letter to Catherine Rinaldi, president of MTA Metro-North Commuter Railroad, reported by the Journal News, articulating concerns that Metro-North… Continue Reading


04.26.18

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON EFFORTS TO SECURE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GREAT SODUS BAY AND CHARLES POINT ALONG LAKE ONTARIO; SENATOR SAYS CHARLES POINT CLIFF IS AT RISK OF EROSION DUE TO FAILING STEEL WALL OWNED BY ARMY CORPS, ENDANGERING HOMEOWNERS; CALLS ON ARMY CORPS TO FIX FLOOD DAMAGED STEEL WALL & BREAKWATER TO PROTECT SODUS BAY

Flooding Along Lake Ontario Severely Exacerbated The Deteriorating Condition Of The East Breakwater In Sodus Bay And Sheet Pile Wall On Charles Point; If Wall Isn't Repaired, Erosion Will Pose A Massive Threat To Land and Homes On Top Of Charles Point Schumer: With The Omnibus Passed, Army Corps Of Engineers Finally Has The Resources It Needs To Prioritize The Repair Of The Sheet Pile Wall & East Breakwater In Their Work Plan So That No More Property Is Lost Schumer: Including Sodus Bay … Continue Reading


04.25.18

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON PUSHING ARMY CORPS TO PRIORITIZE ROUTE 5 PROJECT ALONG LAKE ERIE; SENATOR SAYS RT. 5 REMAINS VULNERABLE TO CRASHING WAVES DURING STORMS – THREATENING DRIVERS, SCHOOLS & BUSINESSES; CURRENT STONE BARRIER MEANT TO PROTECT AREA IS CRUMBLING AND NO LONGER EFFECTIVE

Schumer Said Route 5, The Main Artery Between Downtown Buffalo And The Southtowns, Carries Over 40,000 Vehicles Each Day And Provides Residents And Visitors Critical Access To Local Businesses And Schools; Road Is Only Protected From Tempestuous Waters By A Crumbling Sea Wall Nearly A Century Old Schumer: With The Omnibus Passed, Army Corps of Engineers Finally Has The Resources It Needs; Now They Should Prioritize Funding For A New, Safer, And More Durable Barrier That Will Also… Continue Reading


04.24.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DEMAND SPECIAL DOJ IG PROBE INTO SCAM TARGETING SEPTEMBER 11TH VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUND RECIPIENTS; VCF IS OVERSEEN BY DOJ & SENATORS SAY FED AGENCY MUST SWIFTLY DETERMINE WHO IS GOING AFTER 9/11 VICS AND HOW

Senators Say DOJ Must Determine Who Is Behind 9/11 VCF Scam In Order To Fully Assess Its Impact Schumer, Gillibrand: 9/11 Families Have Suffered Enough U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote a letter to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz demanding an investigation into a scam targeting ill and injured 9/11 responders. Scammers are contacting the responders, claiming to be with the September 11th Victim… Continue Reading


04.24.18

SCHUMER: HERKIMER COUNTY LEADERS ARE PURSUING A MEMORIAL TO HONOR THE LIFE OF ASTRONAUT GREGORY JARVIS, A LOCAL HERO WHO TRAGICALLY LOST HIS LIFE 32 YEARS AGO ABOARD THE SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER; SENATOR CALLS ON NASA TO SHARE EXPERTISE & ARTIFACTS WITH LOCAL PLANNERS TO HELP CREATE COMMEMORATIVE DISPLAY IN HERKIMER COUNTY

Community Leaders Are Planning To Establish A Permanent Memorial To Be Displayed In Herkimer County Honoring The Life Of Astronaut, Payload Specialist and Herkimer County Native Gregory Jarvis Schumer Is Calling On NASA To Help Make Project A Reality By Working Side-By-Side With Local Planners & Sharing Memorabilia, Artifacts, And Other Official NASA Insignia That Could Be Showcased Locally Schumer To NASA: Help Herkimer County Preserve Astronaut Jarvis' Legacy For Generations To Come U… Continue Reading

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