Press Releases

12.11.17

SCHUMER: BUFFALO’S NORTHLAND CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT IS AT RISK IF CONGRESS ELIMINATES HISTORIC TAX CREDIT; SENATOR URGES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO EXPEDITE APPROVAL PROCESS SO THAT PROPERTY BECOMES ELIGIBLE FOR VITAL FEDERAL HISTORIC TAX CREDITS, WHICH COULD TOTAL $16M FOR THIS PROJECT BEFORE CREDIT IS POTENTIALLY ELIMINATED BY GOP TAX BILL

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 called on the National Park Service (NPS) to approve the Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project's request for i… Continue Reading


12.10.17

SCHUMER: CONSUMERS MAY NOT BE INFORMED OF BAG FEES WHEN THEY BUY PLANE TICKETS THIS CHRISTMAS; PASSENGERS COULD ARRIVE AT AIRPORTS & BE SOCKED WITH COSTS; DOT'S NEW STANCE COULD ALLOW AIRLINES TO CHARGE CUSTOMERS EVEN MORE MONEY FOR CHECKED BAGS AT AIRPORTS & HIDE BAG FEES IN THE FINE PRINT; SENATOR PUSHES TO RESTORE RULE BEFORE BAG FEES TAKEOFF

USDOT Just Decided-- Out Of Thin Air -- To Scrap A Critical Consumer Protection That Would Have Forced Airlines to Disclose Bag Fees Upfront; Senator Worries, Without Disclosure, Bag Fee Increases Are On The Way Latest Decision Is Made Even Worse By Recent USDOT's Notices To Axe Other Consumer Protections Including Ones for Missing Or Damaged Wheelchairs; Meanwhile, Airlines Collected $7 Billion In Baggage Fees In 2016 Alone Schumer: USDOTs Last-Minute Christmas Gift To Airlines Hurts Consumer… Continue Reading


12.08.17

FOR 19 YEARS IN A ROW, DURING HIS FIRST YEAR AS U.S. SENATE DEM LEADER, SCHUMER COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES; ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE FINISHES WITH VISIT TO COLUMBIA COUNTY – 2017 CONCLUDES WITH A TOTAL OF 107 VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND

During Schumer's 1998 Senate Election, He Made A Pledge To Visit Every Single New York County Each Year - After 19 Years, The Tradition Continues Even As Senate Dem Leader, Schumer Staunchly Believes That Visiting Every Single New York County Is Essential To His Daily Work In U.S. Capitol   Schumer Leaves His Mark In All 62 Counties For 19th Year In A Row   U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, now the Senate minority leader today completed his 19th consecutive tour of all 62 N… Continue Reading


12.08.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $100,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Funding Will Be Used To Support Agricultural Economic Development in the Hudson Valley and Capital District U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $100,000 in federal funding for the Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC). HVADC is a non-profit organization that works to enhance the agricultural sector in the Hudson Valley and Capital District. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Economic Developmen… Continue Reading


12.08.17

SCHUMER COMPLETES 62 COUNTY TOUR IN COLUMBIA COUNTY, BY URGING USDA TO UNLOCK CRITICAL TOOL TO HELP THE CAPITAL REGION’S BEER, DISTILLERIES AND LOCAL BARLEY GROWERS KEEP UP WITH SEASONAL DEMAND & TOURISM

Schumer Urges Feds To Move to Begin Offering the "Malting Barley Endorsement" IN NYS To Increase Protection Available For NYS Growers; Earlier This Year, Senator Successfully Pushed USDA To Provide Malt Barley Crop Insurance For 44 NYS Counties - Including Columbia County Senator Says Capital Region Now Needs USDA's Special Malt Barley Endorsement To Keep Up With Upstate's Craft Beverage Growth Schumer: Capital Region Could Become The Napa Valley of Craft Beer Standing at Chatham Brewing, U.… Continue Reading


12.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ENGEL: MAMARONECK RESIDENTS ARE AT SEVERE RISK OF THEIR HOMES & BUSINESSES BEING FLOODED YET AGAIN; AS REPORT SITS ON ARMY CORPS’ DESK, REPS URGE IMMEDIATE REVIEW AND APPROVAL TO REDUCE FLOODING RISK FROM THE MAMARONECK AND SHELDRAKE RIVER BASINS

In 2007, A Nor'easter Storm Produced Record Flooding In and Near The Village Of Mamaroneck, Causing Loss of Life, Costing Millions In Damages And Forcing Close To 40% Of Residents To Seek Evacuation Assistance; Reps Say Residents In Mamaroneck And Sheldrake River Basins Remain At Risk To Severe Flooding Approving Army Corps "Chief's Report" On The Flood Risk Management Is A Key Step In Addressing Flooding, But Is Being Held Up By Bureaucratic Red Tape; Reps Call On Army Corps To Do Its Part An… Continue Reading


12.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY ADD CAYUGA COUNTY TO FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION

Senators Say Disaster Declaration Unlocked Federal Funds for Flood-Impacted Communities, But Cayuga County Was Not Included; FEMA Can Take Up to 90 Days to Act on Appeals, but Senators Say Cayuga Should Not Have to Wait That Long The Senators To FEMA: Stand Ready For Additional Data & Damage Assessments To Add Cayuga County To The Lake Ontario Flooding Disaster Declaration U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency … Continue Reading


12.06.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR SCHOHARIE CHILD DEVELOPMENT IN SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In The Schoharie County Child Development Council, Inc. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,130,658 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Schoharie County Child Development Council, 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 ser… Continue Reading


12.06.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR WAYNE COUNTY ACTION PROGRAM INC. IN THE FINGER LAKES REGION

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In The Wayne County Action Program, Inc. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,820,422 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Wayne County Action Program, 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 families in t… Continue Reading


12.05.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF ROCHESTER’S VERY OWN DR. DAVID ANDERSON TO THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION

Schumer Says The Appointment Of Rochester's Very Own Dr. David Anderson Will Celebrate The Life And Legacy Of Fredrick Douglass the Abolitionist, Suffragist And American Hero Commission Will Hold One Official Meeting In Rochester   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced the appointment of Dr. David Anderson, a visiting Community Scholar for Nazareth College and renowned Fredrick Douglass historian, to the Fredrick Douglass Bicentennial Commission. In additi… Continue Reading


12.04.17

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

Funding Will Be Used To Support The Next Generation Of Farmers And Ranchers U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $599,147 in federal funding for Cornell University. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. "To sustain our vital agricultural sector, we must ensure that young and beginning farmer… Continue Reading


12.04.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY ADD MONROE COUNTY TO FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION

Senators Say Disaster Declaration Unlocked Federal Funds for Flood-Impacted Communities, But Monroe County Was Not Included; FEMA Can Take Up to 90 Days to Act on Appeals, but Senators Say Monroe Should Not Have to Wait That Long The Senators To FEMA: Stand Ready For Additional Data & Damage Assessments To Add Monroe County To The Lake Ontario Flooding Disaster Declaration U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency … Continue Reading


12.03.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: AMIDST HOLIDAY SHOPPING HUSTLE, CYBER BOTS ARE EXPANDING REACH & UNFAIRLY SCOOPING UP THE HOTTEST HOLIDAY TOYS BEFORE PARENTS CAN EVEN CLICK ‘BUY’; HARD-TO-FIND TOYS ARE THEN LISTED ON THIRD PARTY SITES FOR HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS; SENATOR PUSHES RETAILERS TO BLOCK THE BOTS

2017 Hot Toy List Includes Dolls Now Only Available On eBay, Nintendo &'Fingerling Monkeys' That Were Retailing For Less Than $20, Now Going For As Much As $1,000; Even 'Barbies' Have Been Scooped; Bottom Line Is Bots Hurt Consumers & Retailer Push Can Help Stop Them Schumer Says Retailers Can Lead The Charge Against Toy Bots Because They Control The Platform & The Inventory; Besides, Outrageous Prices Kick Parents-And Kids-Out Of The Market & Hurt Entire Industry Schumer: Grin… Continue Reading


11.30.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR FAMILY SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Westchester County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,146,132 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Family Services of Westchester. 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 Hudson Valley. "Study after stud… Continue Reading


11.29.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.9 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 $1,908,486 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 for low-income families in Western New York. "Study … Continue Reading


11.29.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR ULSTER COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE, INC.

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 $1,473,635 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Ulster County Community Action Committee. 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 Hudson Valley. "Study a… Continue Reading


11.26.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: POPULAR AT HOME DNA TEST KITS ARE PUTTING CONSUMER PRIVACY AT GREAT RISK, AS DNA FIRMS COULD SELL YOUR MOST PERSONAL INFO & GENETIC DATA TO ALL-COMERS; SENATOR PUSHES FEDS TO INVESTIGATE & ENSURE FAIR PRIVACY STANDARDS FOR ALL DNA ?KITS

One Of The Hottest Gifts This Holiday Season Is A DNA Test Kit; Companies Like AncestryDNA, MyHeritage & More Sell You The Secrets Of Your Own DNA-But Senator Says Those Secrets Aren't Always Safe Slew Of Different Policies Amongst The Most Popular DNA Kit Firms Grant Unknown Third Parties Broad Access To Your Most Sensitive Info; As Popularity Of Kits Explodes, Schumer Demands FTC Investigate Privacy Policies On DNA Because Consumers Are In Dark Schumer: Companies Should Not Be Able To … Continue Reading


11.22.17

SCHUMER: DURING ROUNDTABLE IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY, SENATOR REVEALS TWISTED FED PLAN THAT WILL UNDERCUT HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS ACROSS WESTERN NY; SENATOR DEMANDS FCC IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE FROM DOWNGRADING SPEED & QUALITY BENCHMARK AND CALLS FOR INCREASED FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN HIGH-SPEED INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE

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 Livingston County's Consumers, Businesses, Hospitals And Universities 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 … Continue Reading


11.22.17

SCHUMER: MONROE COUNTY RANKS #3 IN NYS FOR THE HIGHEST # OF CASES OF MISSING VULNERABLE ADULTS; FOLLOWING LIVINGSTON WOMAN’S DISAPPEARANCE FROM PARENT’S HOME EARLIER THIS MONTH, SENATOR JOINS ROCHESTER FAMILIES, AUTISM & ALZHEIMER’S ADVOCATES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CALL ON CONGRESS TO PASS “KEVIN & AVONTE’S LAW”; BILL WOULD HELP LOCATE KIDS AND ADULTS WHO WANDER FROM SAFETY OF THEIR CAREGIVERS

Several Cases Of Wandering Special Needs Children And Adults In Western New York Could Have Been Prevented By Wearable Tracking Devices That Allow Law Enforcement To Locate Vulnerable Children And Adults - Almost Half Of Children With Autism Will Wander At Least Once Schumer Is Calling For The Immediate Passage Of "Kevin& Avonte's Law" Which Would Create A Vital Grant Program To Provide Families With Lifesaving Locator Devices; Monroe County Is Among One-Third Of NYS Counties Now Without A … Continue Reading


11.22.17

SCHUMER PUSHES PLAN TO RESTORE PENSION TO THOUSANDS OF CENTRAL NEW YORK 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

Nearly 7K Syracuse-Area 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  H… Continue Reading

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