Press Releases

10.23.17

SCHUMER, CUOMO JOIN FORCES TO CALL ON NY REPUBLICAN REPS, ESPECIALLY REP. FASO AND REP. STEFANIK TO PROTECT MIDDLE-CLASS HOMEOWNERS BY OPPOSING REPEAL OF STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION —AND ANY TAX BILL THAT CONTAINS 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 New York Homeowners & Middle-Class; Schumer, Cuomo Will Detail How Plan Totally Eliminates New York's Ability To Claim Significant Deductions On State & Local Taxes (SALT); Property Taxes, Too In the Capital Region More Than 29% Residents Use the SALT Deduction With An Average Deduction Worth $12,916 Now At Risk  Schumer, Cuomo To NY House Members: Block This Gut-Punch To New York's Middle-Class Families… Continue Reading


10.22.17

WITH PUERTO RICO IN CRISIS, SCHUMER & REPS VELÀZQUEZ, SERRANO DEMAND WHITE HOUSE APPOINT EMERGENCY ‘CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF RESPONSE & RECOVERY’ WITH DIRECT LINE TO PRESIDENT; 80% OF ISLAND STILL HAS NO POWER, PORTS ARE A MESS; SUPPLIES CAN’T GET IN; CLEAN WATER LACKING; NEW POSITION WOULD BRING ALL FED AGENCIES TOGETHER TO TURN LIGHTS BACK ON, GET CLEAN WATER FLOWING, HELP MILLIONS RECOVER

It's Been More Than A Month Since Maria Devastated Puerto Rico; More Than One Million American Citizens Still Do Not Have Access to Running Water; Millions Lack Electricity; This Is Unacceptable President Trump Said Everything Is Going Great-But Even A Quick Look At Island Shows That Is Not The Case; Desperate Situation Needs Correction; Schumer Just Met Personally With Puerto Rico Governor Rossello; FEMA Alone Doesn't Have Ability To Manage Disaster Schumer: White House Must Appoint 'CEO Of… Continue Reading


10.18.17

SCHUMER: FED PROPOSAL TO LOWER THE BAR ON BROADBAND SERVICE UNDERCUTS THE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS UPSTATE WANTS AND NEEDS; SENATOR DEMANDS FCC IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE FROM DOWNGRADING SPEED & QUALITY BENCHMARK; NEW PROPOSED STANDARD WILL UNDERMINE ACCESS TO HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND ACROSS RURAL AREAS

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 Consumers, Businesses, Hospitals And Universities Upstate 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 Schumer: This Plan… Continue Reading


10.18.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $495,000 IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Cornell University Will Use NIFA Funds To Research New Identification Methods, Treatment Techniques & Establishing Automated Health- Monitoring Technology in Cows to Reduce Labor Costs of Dairy Farmers Ithaca, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $495,000 in new federal funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIF… Continue Reading


10.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $149 MILLION IN FED FUNDING TO AID NY STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) And The HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Provides Essential Funds For Transformative Development Initiatives Across New York State Programs Have Created Good-Paying Jobs By Supporting Local Housing And Development Projects, And By Investing In Neighborhood Rehabilitation Senators: This Funding Creates Good Paying Jobs, Promotes Economic Development And Supports Affordable Housing Projects Across New York State   U.S. S… Continue Reading


10.17.17

QUOTES FROM AROUND NEW YORK STATE OPPOSING THE ADMINISTRATION’S TAX PLAN WHICH ELIMINATES STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTIONS AND HARMS THE MIDDLE CLASS

QUOTES FROM AROUND NEW YORK STATE OPPOSING THE ADMINISTRATION'S TAX PLAN WHICH ELIMINATES STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTIONS AND HARMS THE MIDDLE CLASS Across New York, families, businesses, and elected officials are sounding the alarm on the administration and Republican tax plan that eliminates the state and local tax deduction. Schumer said eliminating the state and local deduction, while slashing taxes for the wealthy and huge corporations, will hurt middle-class taxpayers, damage the New Yo… Continue Reading


10.16.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $268K IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR VILLAGE OF ATTICA IN WYOMING COUNTY

USDA Funding Will Help Purchase A New Street Sweeper U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $268,500 in federal funding, including a loan of $229,000 and a grant of $39,500, for the Village of Attica in Wyoming County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, the Village of Attica will use the funding to help finance the purchase of a new street sweeper/vacuum truck. The village needs… Continue Reading


10.15.17

SCHUMER: DRAMATIC SPIKE IN NYC/LI TEEN USE OF E-CIGS BEING FUELED BY ‘JUUL’ & OTHER NEW-AGE E-CIGS; NEW TYPE IS ODORLESS, LOOKS LIKE A SCHOOL SUPPLY & KIDS 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 NY Kids Are Using E-Cigs; Almost Double National Avg; New Numbers Revealed As FDA Foot-Drags Regs To Protect NYC/LI Kids 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 NY Kids Get Hooked … Continue Reading


10.13.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR EMERGENCY OPERATION UPGRADES IN THE TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN

FEMA Funding Will Be Used To Cover The Cost Of Emergency Response & Communications Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,870,613.20 in federal funding for the Town of Brookhaven. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to upgrade emergency operations and enhance emergency response capabilities in the community. Specifically the funding will be used to upgrade … Continue Reading


10.13.17

WITH THE HUDSON VALLEY HAVING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF TOXIC ALGAE BLOOMS IN NY, SENATOR CALLS ON HOUSE TO IMMEDIATELY PASS A VITAL BI-PARTISAN PLAN TO COMBAT DANGEROUS ALGAL BLOOMS; JUST-PASSED SENATE BILL COULD DELIVER FED FUNDS TO PROTECT LAKES, PONDS—AND DRINKING WATER—IN ORANGE, SULLIVAN AND ULSTER COUNTIES, BUT IT REQUIRES HOUSE TO ACT

As Harmful Algae Has Been Detected In 6 Reports In Sullivan County This Year, Federal Program That Delivers Resources To Help Fight Problem Needs Re-Authorization; Blooms Could Contaminate Drinking Water & Put Recreational Activities At Risk Throughout The Hudson Valley Schumer Says If Bipartisan Plan, Which Has Already Passed The Senate, Passes The House, Sullivan, Orange And Ulster County Would Be Eligible For More Resources' To Combat Threat To People & Environment Schumer: If House… Continue Reading


10.13.17

SCHUMER: IF CONGRESS FAILS TO RESUSCITATE RURAL HOSPITAL FUNDING, OVER $1 MILLION FOR NATHAN LITTAUER HOSPITAL WILL BE AT RISK; SENATOR SAYS FUNDING LAPSE COULD “FLAT LINE” CARE IN FULTON COUNTY, HOSPITAL OPERATIONS, JOBS; URGES FOR IMMEDIATE RENEWAL AND TO MAKE PROGRAMS PERMANENT TO AVOID FUTURE CRIPPLING CUTS

Congressional Inaction Caused Vital Medicare Payment Programs Including The Low-Volume Hospital (LVH) And Medicare-Dependent Hospital (MDH) Programs To Expire, Hurting Rural Hospitals Like Nathan Littauer, Which Count On This Funding Each Year To Maintain Top-Notch Care For Fulton County Residents Schumer Will Call For The Immediate Renewal And To Make Permanent Key Support Programs For Hospitals That Treat Rural Communities That Rely Heavily On Medicare & Other Critical-Care Programs Sc… Continue Reading


10.12.17

STANDING IN HEART OF LI, SCHUMER TO CALL ON EVERY NY HOUSE MEMBER TO OPPOSE REPEAL OF STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION—AND ANY TAX BILL THAT CONTAINS 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 LI Homeowners & Middle-Class; Schumer Details How Plan Totally Eliminates LI'ers Ability To Claim Significant Deductions On State & Local Taxes (SALT); Property Taxes, Too 47 Percent of Long Islanders Use the SALT Deduction With an Average Deduction of $19,886 Now At Risk   Schumer To NY House Members: Block This Gut-Punch To LI's Middle-Class Families    Standing in Rockville Centre, U.S. Senate M… Continue Reading


10.12.17

SCHUMER: FOR YEARS, STATEN ISLAND’S GREAT KILLS PARK HAS BEEN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC WHILE DECADES-OLD RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION WAS STUDIED; NOW THAT PHASE ONE REMEDIAL WORK HAS FINISHED, SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO FULLY FUND AND EXECUTE PHASE TWO REMEDIAL EFFORTS AT REMAINING 237 ACRES OF PARK SO CLEAN UP CAN FINISH ON SCHEDULE SCHUMER: FOR YEARS, STATEN ISLAND’S GREAT KILLS PARK HAS BEEN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC WHILE DECADES-OLD RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION WAS STUDIED; NOW THAT PHASE ONE REMEDIAL WORK

At Schumer & Donovan's Request, NPS Recently Expedited & Completed the First Phase of Remedial Work at a Section of Great Kills Park That Overlaps With the Army Corps' East Shore Sea Wall Project; Completion of This Portion Means That Sea Wall Will Not Be Delayed & Phase Two of Great Kills Remediation is Next Up On NPS To-Do List Schumer, Donovan Call On Department of Interior to Fully Fund and Begin Phase Two of Remedial Efforts Needed at Great Kills Park; NPS Recently Applied for… Continue Reading


10.12.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR WIN FOR ROME: ANDRO LANDS NEARLY $7M FEDERAL CONTRACT; CONTRACT IS A WIN FOR GROWING COMPANY & ROME LAB; AWARD WILL HELP DOUBLE ANDRO’S WORFORCE BY 2019 & ALLOW THEM TO COMPETE FOR MORE WORK

ANDRO And Rome Lab Will Partner To Advance Critical Tech Efforts Related To Radio Spectrum Relocation & Comms   Schumer Says Local Win Also Helps Rome Lab; Senator Has Kept Missions Coming To Lab, Along With Critical Fed Investment      Schumer: This Fed Contract Will Be Big Boost For Andro, Work Of Rome Lab & The Oneida County Economy   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC. of Rome, NY h… Continue Reading


10.12.17

AFTER SCHUMER’S URGING FERC FINALLY APPROVES GENESEE COUNTY’S PLAN NEEDED TO FUND NEW WATER LINE CONSTRUCTION AT STAMP BUSINESS PARK

PILOT Agreement Between Genesee County & Empire Pipeline Was Delayed For Months Awaiting FERC Sign-Off ; Schumer Stepped In To Urge FERC To Review And Approve The Application Needed To Fund Phase 2 Water Line Construction At STAMP; With Vital Application Now Approved Construction Can Finally Begin Schumer Says With FERC's Approval In Hand, Genesee County Can Work To Keep Waterline Construction On Schedule, And Bring Jobs To Finger Lakes Region   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charle… Continue Reading


10.10.17

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON NY METS PURCHASING SYRACUSE CHIEFS

Senator Calls Announcement A Grand Slam for Syracuse "Let's go Mets and let's go 'Cuse! With Syracuse's rich history and love of baseball, the Mets purchasing the Syracuse Chiefs is a grand slam for the entire community. Soon the world will see just how deep the love of baseball runs in Upstate New York, between Binghamton's Rumble Ponies and now the Syracuse Chiefs being owned and operated by the Mets, today is truly a bright day for baseball fans far and wide." - U.S. Senate Minority Lead… Continue Reading


10.10.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH FARM-RELATED FATALITIES 800% HIGHER THAN MANY OTHER INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING VICTIMS IN THE SOUTHERN TIER, AND WITH TRACTOR OVER-TURNS BEING THE MOST FREQUENT CAUSE, SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT IN SCHUYLER COUNTY TO PROTECT CRITICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE PROGRAM THAT CAN HELP SAVE MANY SOUTHERN TIER FARMERS’ LIVES IF TRACTOR OVER-TURNS

The Federally-Funded Northeast Center For Occupational Safety And Health For Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (NEC) Provides Farmers With Important Resources, Like Special 1-800 Safety Number, Access To Farm Safety Experts and Information On Next-Gen Farm Safety Equipment Like Rollover Bars; But NEC's Funding Would Be Severely Cut Under Proposed Budget NEC's Research Led To National ROPS -- Rollover Bar -- Rebate Program, And Senator Says Slashing Its Funding Could Put The Life-Saving Progra… Continue Reading


10.10.17

SCHUMER CALLS FOR U.S. EMBASSY IN ISRAEL TO BE MOVED TO JERUSALEM; SENATOR SAYS WE HAVE WAITED TOO LONG; URGES ACTION TO MAKE CLEAR THE U.S. COMMITMENT TO MOVE EMBASSY

In Interview This Weekend, President Trump Said the Administration is Going to Make a Decision in the 'Not Too Distant Future'; Senator Says Comments Suggest Administration is Indecisive on Embassy Relocation With 2018 Fast Approaching, Schumer Reaffirms His Position That Jerusalem is Undivided Capital of Israel & Says U.S. Should Move Embassy to Jerusalem U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today said that the U.S. Embassy in Israel should be moved to Jerusalem. In June, President Trump sig… Continue Reading


10.09.17

SPORT FISHING IS ORLEANS COUNTY’S #1 TOURISM DRAW, BUT WITH GREAT LAKES FISH POPULATIONS LIKE SALMON & TROUT UNDER THREAT FROM LOSS OF HABITAT, ACCESS TO SPAWNING AREAS, AND NEEDED FISHERY INVESTMENTS, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH FOR BILL THAT WOULD CREATE A NEW FEDERAL PROGRAM TO HELP PROTECT AND GROW FISH POPULATION IN LAKE ONTARIO

Schumer: Sport Fishing Is The #1 Tourism Industry In Orleans County; New Bill Will Support Future Infrastructure Updates To Improve Great Lakes Fisheries And Restore Habitats Across Lake Ontario And Tributaries  Schumer Urges Congress To Quickly Pass Bill To Invest & Protect Our Great Lakes For Future Generations  Schumer: Preserving Lake Ontario's Fisheries Will Reel In Big Tourism Dollars For Years To Come  Standing with tourism officials, marina owners, charter… Continue Reading


10.09.17

SCHUMER SLAMS EPA FOR SUDDENLY ABANDONING RADIOACTIVE CLEAN-UP EFFORT IN NIAGARA COUNTY; DEMANDS IMMEDIATE FED ACTION – MAKE GOOD ON PROMISES AND QUICKLY CLEAN UP DANGEROUS RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sudden Move By EPA To Pull Out Of Clean-Up Effort Of Radioactive Locations In Lewiston Has Left Local Residents Confused & Afraid of Health Impact; Senator Demands Swift EPA Action Radioactive Hotspots In Niagara County Are A Result Of Radioactive Waste Byproducts Left Over From Prior Industrial Uses And Residents Worry Contamination Could Pose A Serious Threat To Public Health and Quality of Life Schumer to EPA: Lewiston and Niagara County Residents Deserve Better than Broken Promises… Continue Reading

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