Press Releases

02.14.18

SCHUMER SECURES MAJOR VICTORY FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK’S RURAL HOSPITALS IN THE RECENTLY-PASSED, BIPARTISAN BUDGET AGREEMENT; DEAL INCLUDES 5-YEAR EXTENSIONS FOR THE VITAL LOW-VOLUME HOSPITAL AND MEDICARE-DEPENDENT HOSPITAL PROGRAMS ENABLING UPSTATE NEW YORK’S HOSPITALS TO CONTINUE TO GIVE NEW YORKERS THE CARE THEY NEED AND DESERVE

Congressional Inaction Caused Vital Medicare Payment Programs, Including The Low-Volume Hospital (LVH) And Medicare-Dependent Hospital (MDH) Programs, To Expire, Hurting Rural Hospitals Across New York State; Schumer Committed To Adding These Vital Programs To A Budget Agreement; Schumer Said Hospitals Across New York Rely On The Programs To Continue To Provide Top-Notch Care Senator Schumer Fought Tooth And Nail To Ensure That Programs Were Included In The Bipartisan Budget Agreement Passed L… Continue Reading


02.13.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SANDY-DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE ON LONG ISLAND

Nearly $2M in FEMA Funds Will Be Provided to the Town of Hempstead for Repairs to the Merrick Sanitation Building in Hempstead; Over $2.3M in Funds to Village of Bellport for Repairs to the Bulkhead & Parking Lot at Local Marina   U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4.3 million in federal funding for Sandy-damaged infrastructure on Long Island. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds will help pay for the localities' repairs to the Mer… Continue Reading


02.12.18

SCHUMER: ROCHESTER RESIDENTS’ PERSONAL INFORMATION IS BEING STOLEN AT AN ALARMING AND UNACEPTABLE RATE; SENATOR CALLS ON THE SECRET SERVICE TO ADDRESS UPTICK IN CREDIT CARD SKIMMERS TO KEEP PERSONAL INFO SAFE FROM CRIMINALS

In Recent Weeks, Card Skimmers Have Been Found At Gas Stations Across The Rochester-Finger Lakes Region; Skimmers Are Devices That Allow Thieves To Steal Precious Credit Card Information & Empty Bank Accounts Of Unsuspecting Residents Running Errands Or Visiting Gas Stations Senator Says Secret Service Must Triple Their Efforts To End These Scams That Are Ripping Off Rochester Residents Schumer To Secret Service: Do Everything Possible To End This Credit Skimmer Scam U.S. Minority Leader … Continue Reading


02.12.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $132,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO COMBAT THE OPIOID CRISIS IN THE SOUTHERN TIER

Funding Will Be Used By Southern Tier Health Care Systems, Inc. For A Distance Learning Program To Improve Emergency Response to Opioid Overdoses In The Southern Tier Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $132,899 in federal funding to Southern Tier Health Care Systems, Inc. The grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. The funds will be used t… Continue Reading


02.12.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW NTSB REPORT ON NY-METRO TRAIN CRASHES PROVES FEDS' GRAVE MISTAKE IN ABANDONING RULE TO SCREEN TRAIN OPERATORS FOR APNEA; WITHOUT FED RULE FOR APNEA SCREENING, DEADLY CRASHES WILL PERSIST; SCHUMER PUTS DOT ON NOTICE & URGES ACTION

NTSB Just Said Failure To Test And Treat For Sleep Apnea Was The Reason For Two Recent NYC-Metro Crashes; Brooklyn & Hoboken Final Conclusions Prove Fed DOT Must Reinstate Fed Rule To Screen For Sleep-Disorders  Schumer First Got Railroad Admin To Begin Process For Apnea Testing In 2016-But A Year Later Feds Bizarrely Back-Tracked On The Rule Which Would Help Save Lives Schumer To Fed DOT: Wake Up & Reinstate Fed Rule To … Continue Reading


02.09.18

ON HEELS OF JUST-PASSED BI-PARTISAN BUDGET, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES RE-PROGRAMMING OF $730 MILLION IN ARMY CORPS FUNDS FOR DESPERATELY-NEEDED & LONG-DELAYED SANDY PROJECTS, LIKE CONSTRUCTION OF STORM PROTECTION MEASURES IN ROCKAWAY

Over $700M in Funds Were Trapped in Limbo, Left Over From Already-Completed Emergency Sandy Recovery But Unable to Fund the Construction of Critical Coastline Protections; Schumer Successfully Transferred Funds To Finally Be Used for Various Vital Resiliency Projects in Army Corps Pipeline Schumer Announces, After His Push, Budget Deal Provides Big Boost to Army Corps to Pay For Critical Storm Protection Projects In Rockaway & Jamaica Bay; Without This Reprogramming, These Critical Projects… Continue Reading


02.09.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $474,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ARC, ONEIDA-LEWIS CHAPTER IN UTICA

Funds Will Help Purchase Telemedicine Equipment To Expand Medical Services To Rural Areas Of Oneida And Lewis Counties U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $474,258 in federal funding to the Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter. The grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. The funds will be used to purchase telemedicine equipment, including computer servers, … Continue Reading


02.08.18

SCHUMER SECURES MAJOR VICTORY FOR CAPITAL REGION’S PLUG POWER; SENATOR SAYS BUDGET PACKAGES INCLUDES TAX CREDIT THAT IS VITAL TO INVEST IN NEXT-GEN FORKLIFT BATTERY POWER, JOBS & PLUG POWER’S CONTINUED SUCCESS IN THE CAPITAL REGION

Investment Tax Credit For Fuel Cells Expired in 2016; Schumer Fought To Renew Tax Credit, Which Has Proven To Be A Job Creator For Capital Region Extending This Tax Credit Will Help Plug Power Continue to Improve Future Investments In Fuel Cells & Maintain Momentum For The Capital Region Schumer: Tax Credit Could Power Up New Jobs In The Capital Region U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he successfully included legislation in yesterday's historic and bipartisan budget deal t… Continue Reading


02.08.18

AFTER MAJOR SCHUMER PUSH, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE APPROVES HISTORIC DESIGN OF NORTHLAND CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT; PROPERTY DESIGN WOULD NOW MEET CRITERIA FOR HISTORIC TAX CREDITS, WHICH COULD TOTAL $19M, FOR THIS KEY PROJECT TO ADDRESS BUFFALO’S WAGE GAP

Schumer: Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project Is Essential To Help Revitalize Buffalo's East Side; Historic Northland Avenue Property is Central to the Project Northland Corridor Project and Planned Training Center Will Address Buffalo's Skills Gap and Help Prepare Workers for Jobs that Local Companies Need U.S Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced the National Park Service (NPS) has approved the Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project's design plan, a cruci… Continue Reading


02.07.18

SCHUMER DELIVERS MAJOR VICTORIES FOR NEW YORK STATE; SENATOR SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATED BIPARTISAN BUDGET DEAL THAT WILL INJECT NEW FEDERAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE

Senator Secured New Federal Funding For Heroin-Opioid Prevention And Treatment Programs, VA Hospitals, Community Health Centers, Infrastructure, Research, And Upstate New York's Dairy Farmers & Much More Schumer: Bipartisan Funding Bill Is A Major Win For New York State On a conference call with New York State reporters, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced today that he successfully negotiated a bipartisan and historic agreement that will significantly increase feder… Continue Reading


02.06.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $96,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE IRA DAVENPORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN STEUBEN COUNTY

Funds Will Help Purchase Telemedicine Equipment To Expand Hospital Medical Services U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $96,775 in federal funding for the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Steuben County. The grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. The funds will be used to purchase telemedicine equipment such as carts, digital stethoscopes, ex… Continue Reading


02.06.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $460,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CATTARAUGUS-ALLEGANY-ERIE-WYOMING BOCES

Funding Will Be Used To Provide Interactive Distance Learning Services U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $466,686 in federal funding for the Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). The grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. The funds will be used to purchase video conferencing equipment, network-en… Continue Reading


02.06.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $500,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH

Funding Will Help Purchase Telemedicine Equipment To Provide Enhanced Mental Health Services U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding to the New York State Office of Mental Health. The grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. The funds will be used to purchase telemedicine equipment, such as video conference equipment, tablet… Continue Reading


02.05.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: TENS-OF-THOUSANDS OF LONG ISLANDERS HAVE PREPAID 2018 PROPERTY TAXES HOPING TO EASE PAIN OF NEW FED TAX LAW; BUT MANY UNSURE IF THEIR EFFORT WAS FOR NAUGHT; SENATOR DEMANDS IRS HONOR PRE-PAYMENTS & IMMEDIATELY ALLOW LI’ERS TO DEDUCT PREPAID TAXES THIS FILING SEASON

Long Islanders Are Now Beginning To Prepare For Filing Their Taxes & Senator Says They-And All New Yorkers-Should Be Allowed To Deduct Their 2018 Property Taxes Prepaid To State And Local Governments; New Tax Law Caps SALT Deduction At $10,000 From Hempstead To Oyster Bay To East Hampton & Brookhaven, LI'ers Have Done Everything Possible To Protect Their Wallets; Feds Should Allow 2017 Pre-payments To Count For 2018 Schumer To IRS: Allow LI'ers To Claim Their Full SALT Deduction With … Continue Reading


02.01.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $11.5 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 $11,549,528 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 and early childhood education for low-income familie… Continue Reading


01.31.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND PUSH ARMY CORPS FOR PLAN TO PROTECT LAKE ONTARIO, LAKE ERIE & ST. LAWRENCE RIVER SHORELINE FROM FLOOD, EROSION DAMAGE; AFTER SUPERSTORM SANDY, SIMILAR PLAN SUPPORTED MORE RESILIENT EASTERN ATLANTIC COAST BUT NO PLAN EXISTS NOW FOR GREAT LAKES SHORELINE; SENATORS SAY LACK OF GREAT LAKES SHORELINE PLAN IS MAJOR GAP AND PUSH FOR ARMY CORPS TO INCLUDE THE GREAT LAKES COASTAL RESILIENCE STUDY START IN 2019 BUDGET REQUEST

Senators Say The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Shoreline Faces Numerous Threats, Such As Erosion, Flooding, Nutrient Runoff, And Aging Infrastructure; Senators Say Federal Investment Is Essential To Preserve And Protect The Great Lakes and Nearby Communities - And That This First-Ever Great Lakes Coastline Study Is a Key First Step Schumer, Gillibrand: Investing In Our Great Lakes Must Be A Priority U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with memb… Continue Reading


01.30.18

SCHUMER APPOINTS NEW YORK’S RABBI HERSHEL BILLET, OF YOUNG ISRAEL OF WOODMERE, TO U.S. COMMISSION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF AMERICA’S HERITAGE ABROAD

U.S. Commission For The Preservation Of America's Heritage Abroad Aims To Protect Cemeteries, Monuments And Historic Buildings Associated With U.S Citizens In Eastern And Central Europe; Schumer Has Chosen Longtime Jewish Leader, Rabbi Hershel Billet, To Join Commission Schumer: Rabbi Hershel Billet Is A Pillar Of The Jewish Community In New York And an Exceptional Choice For This Commission Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced he plans to appoint Rabbi Hershel Billet, of Young Isr… Continue Reading


01.29.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT NEW YORK MOTHER OF U.S. SOLDIER WHO TRAGICALLY OVERDOSED ON HEROIN - STEPHANIE KEEGAN OF SOMERS - WILL BE HIS GUEST TO THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION; SENATOR WILL CALL ON CONGRESS TO INVEST IN MORE OPIOID TREATMENT & PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Schumer's Invitation Will Draw Even More National Attention To Critical Issue: The Opioid Crisis U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that he is bringing Stephanie Keegan, a New Yorker, and mother of a veteran who overdosed on heroin while waiting to be seen at his local VA Hospital, to the State of the Union as his guest. Schumer has invited Ms. Keegan in order to draw more national attention to an issue that is very important to them both: preventing and treating th… Continue Reading


01.29.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT WESTCHESTER COUNTY RESIDENT & MOTHER OF U.S. SOLIDER WHO TRAGICALLY OVERDOSED ON HEROIN - STEPHANIE KEEGAN OF SOMERS - WILL BE HIS GUEST TO THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION; SENATOR WILL CALL ON CONGRESS TO INVEST IN MORE OPIOID TREATMENT & PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Schumer's Invitation Will Draw Even More National Attention To Critical Issue: The Opioid Crisis U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that he is bringing Stephanie Keegan, a Westchester resident and mother of a veteran who overdosed on heroin, while waiting to be seen at his local VA Hospital to the State of the Union as his guest. Schumer has invited Ms. Keegan in order to draw more national attention to an issue that is very important to them both: preventing and tr… Continue Reading


01.29.18

SCHUMER PUSHES PLAN TO RESTORE PENSION TO THOUSANDS OF CAPITAL REGION 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

Over 5K Capital Region 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 He… Continue Reading

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