Press Releases

09.21.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $500,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Investment Will Support Creation, Innovation, Commercialization For Entrepreneurs in Central New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for Syracuse University. The funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) i6 Challenge and will allow Syracuse University to invest in a new initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Central New York. Specifi… Continue Reading


09.20.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $10.5 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR ELMIRA/CORNING REGIONAL AIRPORT IN CHEMUNG COUNTY

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used For New Renovations & Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $10,500,000 in federal funding for the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport in Chemung County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport will use the funding to move forward with… Continue Reading


09.20.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: BEFORE EVEN A SINGLE HAMMER CAN GET TO WORK ON MAJOR DOWNTOWN SYRACUSE PROJECT, FEDS MUST ACT & NAIL DOWN LOCALS’ PLAN TO RESTORE SALINA STREET BUILDING’S ORIGINAL WINDOW & BRICK FACADE; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE FED SIGN OFF, AS WELL AS CRITICAL HISTORIC TAX CREDITS TO DELIVER MORE PROGRESS TO DOWNTOWN ‘CUSE

321 South Salina Street Is On National Register Of Historic Places, Which Is Good For Syracuse & Means Downtown Has More Access To Key Fed Tax Credits; But National Registry Benefit Also Means Feds Must Give Green Light To Restoration Plan Schumer Says Plan To Restore Original 1930's Era Facade Will Make Heads Turn Downtown & Should Get Swift Approval From Feds; Plan Will Continue The Downtown Boom Of Recent Years Schumer To Feds: Historic Salina Street Project Is Window Of Downtow… Continue Reading


09.20.17

AFTER MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND SUCCESSFULLY INCLUDE PROVISIONS PROVIDING AUTHORIZATION, FUNDING FOR CONTAINMENT AND REMEDIATION OF NEWBURGH PFOA & PFOS WATER CONTAMINATION IN THE NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL

Schumer and Gillibrand Successfully Locked In New Provisions That Would Clear The Way For $25 Million In Federal Funds To Address The Contamination; Senators Vow to Fight To Keep Provisions In Final Conference Bill Senators Says Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) In Newburgh, NY Poses Health & Environmental Risks To The Newburgh Community And The DoD Must Stop Side Stepping Responsibility And Work To Fully Address It Senators: This Is A Giant Step Forward To Addressing the Toxic PFOS Mess At… Continue Reading


09.20.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, SENATE NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL INCLUDES A PROVISION SUPPORTING THE NORTH COUNTRY’S NORSK TITANIUM

Norsk's Innovative Increased Additive Manufacturing Will Employ 100s Of People In Coming Years And Bolster North Country Economy Schumer: This Provision Is A Win-Win For North County Workers And Our Military U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced he was successful in including provisions to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop and improve additive manufacturing. Schumer said this would greatly benefi… Continue Reading


09.20.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH FARM-RELATED FATALITIES 800% HIGHER THAN MANY OTHER INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING VICTIMS IN WYOMING COUNTY, AND WITH TRACTOR OVER-TURNS BEING THE MOST FREQUENT CAUSE, SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT IN WNY TO PROTECT CRITICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE PROGRAM THAT CAN HELP SAVE MANY WYOMING COUNTY 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 Program … Continue Reading


09.20.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

Funding Will Be Used To Promote Recruitment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $1,520,000 in federal funding for the Firemen's Association of the State of New York. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. This funding will allow the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York to produce new firefighter recruitment tools including a media campaign ur… Continue Reading


09.19.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $80,000 IN FEDERAL IMLS FUNDS FOR HERSCHELL CARROUSEL FACTORY MUSEUM

Fed Funds Will Support Programs Historic & Significant Western New York Institution U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $82,500 in federal funds for the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. The funding was allocated through the Institute of Museum and Library Services' (IMLS) Museums for America discretionary grant program. Schumer and Gillibrand said this significant and historical institution will benefit greatly from these fede… Continue Reading


09.19.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $300,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FAMILY SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER

Funding Will Be Used to Support Bringing Fathers Back Initiative U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $331,250 in federal funding for Family Services of Westchester in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers, Young Mothers Program. Specifically, the Fa… Continue Reading


09.18.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER GENESEE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

Federal Funding to Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority To Purchase Electric Buses, Maintenance Equipment & Charging System U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,000,000 in federal funding for the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. The funding was allocated through the Department of Transportation (DOT) FY 2017 Low or No-Emission Vehicle (Low-No) Competitive Program. Specifically, the Rochester … Continue Reading


09.18.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.7 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO UPGRADE AIRPORTS THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK

USDOT Funding Will Be Used For Three Infrastructure Projects At Airports Across Upstate New York Including the Capital Region, Finger Lakes & Plattsburgh U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,740,752 in federal funding for three critical infrastructure projects at local airports across Upstate New York. This funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically… Continue Reading


09.18.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $23 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY

NSF Funding Will Be Provided Over Six Years; Cornell set to receive $3.8 Million in First Installment Scheduled This Month U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $23,234,000 in federal funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to advance next-generation research at the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) to enhance national capabilities in the fiel… Continue Reading


09.18.17

SCHUMER: 50 YEARS AGO, UNSUNG IRISH IMMIGRANT—USMC CORP. PATRICK GALLAGHER—HAILING FROM LONG ISLAND, MADE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR AMERICA IN VIETNAM; GALLAGHER WAS AWARDED PRESITGIOUS NAVY CROSS FOR UNCOMMON BRAVERY AND WAS THEN KILLED IN ACTION DAYS BEFORE HIS TOUR ENDED; SENATOR JOINS FAMILY IN PURSUIT OF TRIBUTE TO NAME NAVY SHIP IN HIS HONOR

In 1967, USMC Corporal Patrick Gallagher, An Irish Immigrant From Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, Who Moved To Long Island, Was Awarded The Prestigious Navy Cross - The Navy's Highest Honor - For Jumping on Live Grenade, Warding Off Sudden Enemy Nighttime Attack & Saving Lives Of Comrades Not Yet a Citizen, Corporal Gallagher Made Ultimate Sacrifice For Adopted Nation; Schumer, Pointing To Precedence & Official Policy Of Naming Navy Destroyers For "Prestigious Heroes" That Are "Deceased Membe… Continue Reading


09.18.17

SCHUMER PUSHES BIPARTISAN PLAN TO COMBAT DANGEROUS TOXIC ALGAE SPREADS LIKE THOSE FOUND ON LI; FEDERAL TASK FORCE COULD DELIVER FED FUNDS TO LI WATERS—BUT IT REQUIRES CONGRESS TO ACT; PLAN SETS ASIDE UP TO $100 MILLION TO PROTECT MARINE LIFE, BAYS, ESTUARIES—AND DRINKING WATER

Just As Harmful Algae Has Been Detected In 15 Lakes & Ponds Throughout Long Island & Hypoxia Detected in 21 LI Locations, Federal Program That Delivers Resources & Money To Help Fight Problem Needs Reauthorization; Blooms Could Contaminate Drinking Water & Put Recreational Activities At Risk, Prompting Schumer To Push A Plan That Could Mean New Help & Resources For LI Schumer Says If Bipartisan Plan Can Pass, LI Would Be Eligible For More Resources To Combat Enviro Threat To… Continue Reading


09.18.17

SCHUMER PUSHES BIPARTISAN PLAN TO COMBAT DANGEROUS TOXIC ALGAE SPREADS LIKE THOSE FOUND IN UPSTATE NEW YORK; FEDERAL TASK FORCE COULD DELIVER FED FUNDS TO UPSTATE NEW YORK WATERS—BUT IT REQUIRES CONGRESS TO ACT; PLAN SETS ASIDE UP TO $100 MILLION TO PROTECT MARINE LIFE, BAYS, ESTUARIES—AND DRINKING WATER

Senator Pushes For Federal Program That Delivers Resources & Money To Help Fight Problem Needs Reauthorization; Blooms Could Contaminate Drinking Water & Put Recreational Activities At Risk, Prompting Schumer To Push A Plan That Could Mean New Help & Resources For Upstate NY Schumer Says If Bipartisan Plan Can Pass, Upstate New York Would Be Eligible For More Resources To Combat Enviro Threat To People & Environment Schumer: If We Pass This Plan, We Can Better Fight Blooms In U… Continue Reading


09.17.17

IN WAKE OF HARVEY & IRMA, SCHUMER URGES FTC TO LAUNCH A 'GOUGE WATCH' TO PREVENT ‘STICKY’ GAS PRICES FROM NOT GOING DOWN AS FAST AS THEY WENT UP; PRICES SHOT UP FAST AS STORMS MOVED IN—THEY MUST MOVE DOWN JUST AS QUICKLY AS SUPPLY INCREASES & FEAR ABATES

Senator Says Storms Have Receded, Feds Have Released 4.5 Million Barrels Of Oil Reserves & Suppliers Are Back On Line; Prices Must Fall As Fast As They Rose; Feds Must Watch Industry Like A Hawk Average Price of Regular Gas in Albany -Schenectady-Troy: $2.712, In Binghamton: $2.757, In Buffalo-Niagara Falls: $2.757, In Rochester: $2.761, In Syracuse: $2.739, In Utica-Rome: $2.764 & In the NY Metro Area: $2.712 Schumer: After Disasters, Gas Prices Should Fall As Fast As They Rose On th… Continue Reading


09.15.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $42,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LANCASTER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ERIE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Promote Recruitment and Retention   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $42,066 in federal funding for the Lancaster Fire Department in Erie County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. This funding will allow the Lancaster Fire Department to bolster firefighter recruitment, retention and tra… Continue Reading


09.15.17

STANDING AT THE BUFFALO OUTER HARBOR, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SUPPORT LAKE ERIE; ON THE HEELS OF ANNOUNCEMENT OF COSTA FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE SERIES IN BUFFALO NEXT SUMMER, SENATOR ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR BILL THAT WOULD CREATE A NEW FEDERAL PROGRAM TO HELP PROTECT AND GROW FISH POPULATION IN LAKE ERIE

Schumer: Sport Fishing Is An $80M Industry In Western New York; New Bill Will Support Future Infrastructure Updates To Improve Great Lakes Fisheries And Restore Habitats Across Lake Erie  Schumer Bill Aligns with Buffalo Niagara Water Keeper's Recently Released "State of Our Waters" Report, Which Calls for Support for Recreational Fisheries and Reconnecting Native Fish with Their Natural Habitats Schumer: The Costa Fishing League Worldwide Series And Other Potential Co… Continue Reading


09.15.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.7 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR WINIFRED MASTERSON BURKE MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

HHS Grant Will Support Research In The Neurologic Field U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,775,000 in federal funding for Winifred Masterson Burke Medical Research Institute. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institute of Neurological Disorders And Stroke (NINDS). The grant will fund clinical research related to neurological disorders; specifically, the modulation of cortic… Continue Reading


09.13.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: OF THE NEARLY 215,000 TEACHERS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, HUGE NUMBERS ARE MISSING OUT ON CRITICAL TEACHER TAX BREAK; SENATOR SAYS BENEFIT WOULD HELP THOUSANDS OF UPSTATE NY TEACHERS SAVE UP TO $250 PER YEAR IN TAX DEDUCTIONS ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES; URGES TEACHERS TO APPLY

The Average NYS Teacher Spends A Whopping $485 Per Year Out-Of-Pocket To Help Educate Our Kids; Thousands Of Upstate New York's Teachers Are Unaware That They Benefit From A Critical Tax Deduction; Nearly 215K Teachers In Upstate NY Would Be Able To Deduct Up To $53M In Total The Schumer-Supported "Teacher Expense Deduction," Allows Teachers To Take Critical Tax Benefits For Classroom Expenses; Putting Hundreds Of Dollars In Back Into Teacher's Wallets And New York’s Classrooms Schumer:… Continue Reading

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