Press Releases

03.09.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO REVERSE DECISION DENYING DISASTER DECLARATION FOR THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY SEVERE SUMMER STORMS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK; SENATORS SAY FLOODING COST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGES AND THAT FEMA’S DENIAL IS SHORTSIGHTED

During The Summer Of 2017, 15 New York Counties Were Devastated By A Severe Weather System That Wreaked Havoc on Communities, Causing Tens Of Millions Of Dollars In Damages To Public Infrastructure; Schumer And Gillibrand Say These Counties Are Still Reeling, And Require Federal Aid To Complete Their Recovery Fed Disaster Declaration Would Make Funds Available To Impacted Communities; FEMA Recently Denied NYS' Appeal Of FEMA's Denial Of A Disaster Declaration For Communities; Senators Are Now U… Continue Reading


03.09.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR HUDSON VALLEY COUNTIES IMPACTED BY WINTER STORMS RILEY AND QUINN

Senators Say Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds for Impacted Counties Still Recovering From Double Punch Of Back To Back Winter Storms Schumer & Gillibrand To FEMA: Stand Ready To Approve Any Requested Aid for Hudson Valley Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader  Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for a major disaster declaratio… Continue Reading


03.07.18

SCHUMER: UPSTATE NEW YORK’S AGING INFRASTRUCTURE IS FALLING APART; SENATOR ANNOUNCES MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL THAT WILL PAVE THE WAY FOR DESPERATELY NEEDED REPAIRS – WITHOUT CRUSHING LOCAL TAXPAYERS

Schumer's Infrastructure Plan Will Create Jobs And Provide The Federal Funding Needed To Upgrade Upstate New York's Crumbling Water-Sewer Systems, Roads, Bridges, Energy Grids, Improve Access To High-Speed Internet And Build New Schools Schumer: Upstate New York’s Infrastructure Is Falling Further And Further Behind And Has Become A Drag On Regional Economies, Costing Middle-Class Families Millions And Hurting Job Growth Schumer: This Is A Real Plan To Rebuild Our Decrepit Roads, Bridges… Continue Reading


03.07.18

SCHUMER: LONG ISLAND & NEW YORK’S AGING INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS REPAIRS; SENATOR ANNOUNCES MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL THAT WILL PAVE THE WAY FOR DESPERATELY NEEDED OVERHAULS – WITHOUT CRUSHING LOCAL TAXPAYERS

Schumer's Infrastructure Plan Will Create Jobs And Provide The Federal Funding Needed To Upgrade Upstate LI/New York's Crumbling Water-Sewer Systems, Roads, Bridges, Energy Grids, Improve Access To High-Speed Internet And Build New Schools Schumer: This is A Real Plan to Rebuild Our Decrepit Roads, Bridges & Water-Sewer Systems On a call with Reporters, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced his Jobs and Infrastructure Plan that would make a historic $1 trillion fed… Continue Reading


03.05.18

SCHUMER REVEALS MAJOR PLAN TO SAVE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER’S LASER LAB FROM BEING ELIMINATED; SENATOR SAYS LAB IS VITAL TO THE REGION AND NATIONAL SECURITY; SENATOR VOWS TO USE CONGRESSIONAL POWER TO MAINTAIN FUNDING FOR THE LAB’S INNOVATIVE RESEARCH

Senator Also Invites Top Department of Energy Official To Laser Lab, And Calls On DOE Secretary Perry To Stand Ready To Approve A New 5-Year Cooperative Agreement, Keeping The Lab Open For Years To Come Senator Says U of R's Laser Lab Is Critical To National Security And The Future Of American Innovation And Must Stay Fully Operational  Schumer Vows To Vaporize Any Cuts To Rochester's Laser Lab  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced a three-pronged push to … Continue Reading


03.05.18

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO SECURE $35 MILLION IN JOB-CREATING NEW MARKETS TAX CREDITS FOR EXPLORE & MORE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT CANALSIDE; SENATOR SAYS MUSEUM IS NEXT IN LINE TO HELP BOLSTER CANALSIDE REVITALIZATION AND ATTRACT EVEN MORE TOURISTS TO BUFFALO’S WATERFRONT

Senator Says $35M Project Will Support Jobs And Regional Tourism, And Have A $400M Economic Impact; Project Is Underway And Attracting Private Donations, But Requires NMTC To Get Over The Financing Finish Line Schumer Has Made The Extension Of The NMTC Program A Top Priority; Program Has Proved to Be Effective Time & Time Again Schumer: New Markets Tax Credits Will Put The FUN In Funding For Explore And More Children's Museum During a visit to Buffalo, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles… Continue Reading


03.04.18

STANDING WITH STUDENTS, SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW SENATE PUSH TO REQUIRE UNIVERSAL GUN BACKGROUND CHECKS, REIN IN ASSAULT WEAPONS & ENSURE DANGEROUS PEOPLE CAN’T KEEP THEIR WEAPONS; SENATOR MAKES PUSH FOR FLOOR VOTE BECAUSE GRIDLOCK ON GUNS IS UNACCEPTABLE

Standing With Students At The Julia Richman Education Complex, Schumer Launches New Push To Put The Pressure Needed To Take a Vote On Reforms That Would Help Stop Mass Shootings Like Parkland-- & Save Lives Earlier This Past Week, President Trump Even Endorsed Commonsense Ideas To Stop Gun Violence & Mass Shootings But The NRA Got To Him; Schumer Says The President Can Provide Republicans The Cover They Need To Stare Down NRA & Pass Reforms, But He'll Need To Lead Schumer: Thanks… Continue Reading


03.02.18

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO APPROVE ISRAEL’S MEMBERSHIP IN GLOBAL ENTRY PROGRAM; WITH 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS THIS YEAR, SENATOR SAYS GLOBAL ENTRY WILL STRENGTHEN U.S.- ISRAEL PARTNERSHIP & PROVIDE PRE-APPROVED VISITORS FROM ISRAEL A SMOOTHER VISIT

Since 2012, Israel Has Been in a Limited Global Entry Pilot Program; Schumer Says Leisure & Business Travelers from Israel Have Made A Significant Contribution To The U.S. Economy, Yet Travel From Israel Has Declined Schumer Says Israel's Membership In the Global Entry Program Will Attract More Visitors By Providing a More Seamless Travel Experience; Would Also Promote Closer Security Cooperation Schumer: Israel's Participation in Global Entry Is Win-Win-Win for Visitors, Economy & E… Continue Reading


03.02.18

SCHUMER: ADMIN BUDGET WOULD ELIMINATE CRITICAL FUNDING FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE AREAS LIKE THE ERIE CANALWAY AND NIAGARA FALLS HERITAGE AREA IN WNY; SCHUMER VOWS TO PROTECT VITAL INVESTMENTS IN NEW YORK THAT HELP ATTRACT TOURISTS, GROW THE LOCAL ECONOMY, SUPPORT JOBS, AND PROTECT NATIONAL RESOURCES

Schumer: Administration's Plan To Eliminate NPS's National Heritage Area Program Funding In Upcoming Fiscal Year Would Harm Upstate NY And Take Critical Resources From Our Public Lands As Well As Tourism Activities Like The Discover Niagara Shuttle Schumer Says Upstate New York Has Four Designated National Heritage Areas That Use Fed Investment To Protect Historic Sites, Drive Development, Improve Visitor Infrastructure, And Provide Educational Resources Schumer: Eliminating Fundi… Continue Reading


03.01.18

SCHUMER: FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN AND SENIORS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK COULD LOSE ACCESS TO VITAL SNAP NUTRITION ASSISTANCE IF ADMINISTRATION GETS ITS WAY; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO PROTECT SNAP AGAINST ANY PROPOSED CUTS BY THE ADMINISTRATION

Senator Says The Administration's Proposed Cuts To SNAP Would Severely Hurt Families And Seniors Across New York By Cutting The Program 30% Per Year And Eliminating Assistance Of More Than $200 Billion Over The Course Of 10 Years; Schumer Warns The Administration's Plan Would Also Take Over 4 Million People Off SNAP Nationwide While Altering Their Benefits  Schumer Vows To Fight Against Changes To Program Proposed By The Administration To Stave Off Hunger And Ensure The Nutritional Well-… Continue Reading


03.01.18

SCHUMER: FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN AND SENIORS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK COULD LOSE ACCESS TO VITAL SNAP NUTRITION ASSISTANCE IF ADMINISTRATION GETS ITS WAY; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO PROTECT SNAP AGAINST ANY PROPOSED CUTS BY THE ADMINISTRATION

Senator Says The Administration's Proposed Cuts To SNAP Would Severely Hurt Families And Seniors Across New York By Cutting The Program 30% Per Year And Eliminating Assistance Of More Than $200 Billion Over The Course Of 10 Years; Schumer Warns The Administration's Plan Would Also Take Over 4 Million People Off SNAP Nationwide While Altering Their Benefits Schumer Vows To Fight Against Changes To Program Proposed By The Administration To Stave Off Hunger And Ensure The Nutritional Well-Being O… Continue Reading


02.28.18

U.S. SENATOR CHARLES E. SCHUMER RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT ON HIS MEETING WITH THE FAMILY OF TAYLOR FORCE:

"It was an honor to meet the family and West Point classmates of Taylor Force, the U.S. Army veteran who was tragically killed by a terrorist in Israel. I am a strong supporter of the Taylor Force Act, a bill that aims to put an end to the Palestinian Authority's appalling practice of compensating terrorists and ensure Taylor's legacy will live on. President Abbas must be held accountable for the Palestinian Authority’s record of incitement and must stop subsidizing terror. It’s abho… Continue Reading


02.28.18

SCHUMER: JUST-RELEASED ADMIN. BUDGET WOULD JEOPARDIZE CRITICAL RESOURCES & FED SUPPORT THAT UPSTATE NEW YORK USES TO COMBAT OPIOID SCOURGE & DRUG TRAFFICKING; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO KEEP FED PROGRAM, THAT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPENDS ON & DESPERATELY NEEDS, FULLY FUNCTIONING ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK

For Years Now, Upstate New York Has Received Special Resources & Federal Access, Along With Critical Funds, To Choke Off Drugs & Drug Trafficking Through Special Schumer-Backed Designation Called "HIDTA" - High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area But Under New Plan, The Office That Delivers Those Specific Fed Dollars And Provides Critical Resources To Upstate New York Would Essentially Be Dismembered, 'Moved' To A Place That Could Deprive New York Of Vital Support As Opioids Rage Schumer… Continue Reading


02.26.18

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, NEW BOMB DETECTION TECHNOLOGY IS NOW ON THE WAY TO NEW YORK’S PENN STATION FOR TESTING; LIFE-SAVING, TERROR-PREVENTING TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT DETECT SUICIDE VESTS IN NEW YORK CITY’S BUSIEST TRANSIT HUBS—AND SAVE LIVES

Following Last Year's Failed Terror Attack In The Subway, Schumer Urged Feds To Bring Bomb Detection Technology In NYC & Speed-Up Adoption Of Machines That Should Be Placed In NYC's Subways, Train Stations & Airports; TSA Has Been Working on Technology Since 2004 Given Era Of Terror & Lone Wolves, Schumer Says Testing Of Next-Gen Technology In Penn Station Is A Sign That Technology Is Finally Advancing Schumer: Feds Doing Right Thing By Agreeing To Test This Technology In New Yor… Continue Reading


02.26.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: DESPITE HORRIFIC TRAGEDIES, JUST-RELEASED ADMIN. BUDGET WOULD SLASH FED FUNDS SCHOOLS DEPEND ON FOR SAFETY & SECURITY; DRASTIC CUTS OF OVER $400 MILLION EVEN SLASH MENTAL HEALTH AID FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS; SENATOR VOWS SENATE PUSH TO SHINE LIGHT ON CUTS & UNDO THEM THIS WEEK

Despite Calls For Safer Schools, The Budget Admin. Just Handed To Congress Actually Decimates Programs That Have Made Schools Safer; Programs Schools Like Newtown Have Used In Wake Of Terrible Tragedy; Senator Says Fed School Safety Programs Need Investment, Not Drastic Slashing Schumer Vows Major Effort To Restore Programs That Help Schools Plan For Emergencies, Bolster Mental Health Programs, Prevent Crimes & Help Save Lives Schumer: Proposal To Slash School Safety Funds Amidst Nationa… Continue Reading


02.26.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: JUST-RELEASED ADMIN. BUDGET WOULD JEOPARDIZE CRITICAL RESOURCES & FED SUPPORT LI USES TO HELP COMBAT OPIOID SCOURGE & DRUG TRAFFICKING; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO KEEP FED PROGRAM LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPENDS ON & DESPERATELY NEEDS FULLY FUNCTIONING ON LI

LI Efforts To Choke Off Drugs & Drug Trafficking Are Achieved Through Their Special Schumer-Backed Designation Called "HIDTA" Schumer To Feds: If It Ain't Broke, Don't 'Fix It’; LI Needs HIDTA Support To Win Opioid War U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today both slammed and warned against a recent Washington proposal that could jeopardize the future of a federal drug fighting program Long Island law enforcement agencies depend on: HIDTA. Over the years, the High Intensity Drug Traff… Continue Reading


02.26.18

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND CONGRESSWOMAN STEFANIK URGE ARMY SECRETARY AND CHIEF OF STAFF TO CHOOSE FORT DRUM AND NORTH COUNTRY FOR NEW U.S. ARMY SECURITY FORCE ASSISTANCE BRIGADE (SFAB)

Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik wrote a letter to urge Secretary of the Army Mark Esper and Chief of Staff of the Army General Mark Milley to choose Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division as the next location for the newest U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB). Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division have the capacity and expertise to support the SFAB's train and assist mission. The 10… Continue Reading


02.23.18

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TOWN OF STERLING IN CAYUGA COUNTY

USDA Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Water System Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,820,000 in federal funding, including a loan of $1,270,000 and a grant of $550,000 for the Town of Sterling in Cayuga County. This federal funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grants program, and the loan will be financed over a p… Continue Reading


02.23.18

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $30,000 IN RESEARCH FUNDING FOR TOWN OF BLACK BROOK IN CLINTON COUNTY

USDA SEARCH Funding Will Be Used to Finance Preliminary Studies On A Potential New Water Supply Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $30,000 in federal assistance for the Town of Black Brook in Clinton County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Household (SEARCH) program. Specifically, the Town of Black Brook will receive a… Continue Reading


02.22.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK

Funds Will Be Used to Help Low-Income Public Housing Residents Gain Access to Educational and Career Resources U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,703,350 in federal funding to public housing authorities and housing non-profit organizations throughout New York. The funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency-Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC). The … Continue Reading

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