Press Releases

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


02.20.18

SCHUMER LAUNCHES A MAJOR EFFORT AT ARNOT OGDEN MEDICAL CENTER TO ADDRESS SERIOUS DOCTOR SHORTAGE IN CHEMUNG COUNTY AND ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TIER; SENATOR URGES CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS CRITICAL LEGISLATION THAT WILL DELIVER MORE DOCTORS TO SMALLER COMMUNITY HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS LIKE ARNOT OGDEN MEDICAL CENTER

Senator Says U.S. Could Have Physician Shortage of More Than 100,000 by 2030; Southern Tier Has Lowest Rate of Pediatricians and OB/GYNs Per Person in New York, Physician Shortage Crisis is Only Getting Worse and Southern Tier Communities Will Pay the Price for Generations to Come Congress Should Be Doing Everything Possible To Address Severe Doctor Shortages That Is Already Putting Patient Care At Risk, Must Act Now To Reserve Course Before It's Too Late; Urges Senate to Pass Doctor Shortage B… Continue Reading


02.20.18

FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT ON I-90, SCHUMER PUSHES TO MAKE TRUCK RIGS SAFER FOR CARS SHARING THE ROADS; SENATOR DEMANDS TRUCKS BE EQUIPPED WITH CRASH-ABSORBING “UNDERRIDE GUARDS” TO PROTECT DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS AND TO HELP PREVENT FUTURE FATAL ACCIDENTS

Schumer: I-90 Is A Main Artery in WNY And Any Motorist Can Tell You That Big Rigs Can Veer Unexpectedly, Putting Everyday Drivers At Risk For Accidents-Or Worse Senator Says Trucks Must Be Equipped With "Underride Guards" To Protect Drivers And Passengers On Roads And Highways; Urges Passage Of Bipartisan Legislation Schumer To Feds: Lack Of Safety "Underride Guards" On Trucks Is A Flashing Red Light U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today joined the family of Edward "Eto" Torr… Continue Reading


02.19.18

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE FEDERAL FUNDS TO BUILD UTICA COLLEGE’S STATE-OF-THE-ART CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTER; FACILITY WILL EQUIP STUDENTS WITH SKILLS NEEDED FOR IN DEMAND JOBS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, BUT SENATOR SAYS PROJECT NEEDS FED INVESTMENT TO PLUG FUNDING GAP

Since 2008, Utica College's Construction Management Major Has Placed 100% Of Its Students In Jobs Before Graduation & Expects To Train Over 250 Students In The Next Decade, But Program Has Outgrown Its Outdated Facility; College Has Secured Private & State Dollars For A New 15,000 Sq. Ft. Training Center With Additional Funding Needed To Make Project A Reality, Utica College Has Applied To The Federal Economic Development Administration To Fill The Gap; Funding Will Be Used To Equip Bui… Continue Reading


02.19.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, THE VA HAS FINALIZED CRITICAL 137-ACRE ADDITIONAL LAND ACQUISITIONS NEEDED FOR BUILDING OF NEW WESTERN NEW YORK NATIONAL VETERANS CEMETERY; SENATOR SAYS VA MUST NOW BEGIN CONSTRUCTION THIS YEAR; SCHUMER PREVIOUSLY SECURED FED FUNDING TO BUILD CEMETERY

Since 2009, Schumer Has Worked With Local Veteran Leaders To Bring Much-Needed Veterans' Cemetery To Western New York; Progress Was Slowed While The VA Completed Final Acquisition Of Two Parcels Of Land Last Month, Senator Urged VA To Complete Critical Acquisitions And Stick To A Construction Timeline That Calls For Groundbreaking To Begin This Year; Senator Says New Land Will Effectively Double The Size Of The Cemetery, To The Benefit Of Western New York's Veterans, Their Families, And Visit… Continue Reading


02.19.18

SCHUMER TOURS SUNY ADIRONDACK’S CYBERSECURITY PROGRAM; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO INCREASE FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN CYBERSECURITY TECH EDUCATION – COULD MEAN BIG THINGS FOR SUNY ADIRONDACK

Schumer Pushes For More Federal Investments To Help Foster And Create New Higher-Ed Cyber Programs Like The Cybersecurity Program At SUNY Adirondack Schumer: Congress Must Upload More Fed Investments Into Cybersecurity Higher-Ed U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer visited and toured SUNY Adirondack's Cybersecurity program. Schumer met with school leaders, heard from students about the Cybersecurity and Information Security degree programs, and launched his effort to secure more fede… Continue Reading


02.19.18

STANDING WITH JOHNSON CITY FIREFIGHTERS, SCHUMER LAUNCHES A MAJOR EFFORT TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR FIREFIGHTER GRANT PROGRAM; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS MUST INCREASE FEDERAL INVESTMENT INTO POPULAR GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP ENSURE CASH-STRAPPED FIRE DEPARTMENTS, LIKE THOSE IN THE SOUTHERN TIER, HAVE THE FIREFIGHTERS THEY NEED TO KEEP COMMUNITIES SAFE

Senator Says Johnson City And Many Communities In The Southern Tier Depend On Fully Staffed Departments To Keep Up With 911 Fire Emergencies, But The Federal Funding Available For Fire Departments Has Not Kept Up With This Need Senator Calls For More Funds To Bring Firefighter Grant Program Into The 21st Century; Staffing Needs of Fire Departments, Like Johnson City Fire Department In Broome County, Are Far Outpacing Available Resources Schumer To Feds: With More Funds Available Under Budge… Continue Reading


02.18.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: DESPITE TRAGIC MASS SHOOTINGS, JUST-RELEASED TRUMP BUDGET WOULD CRIPPLE GUN BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM, ALLOWING DANGEROUS PEOPLE TO GET GUNS; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO UNDO WRONGHEADED CUT & ENSURE GUN CHECKS CONTINUE

Poll After Poll Shows Americans Overwhelmingly Believe In Gun Background Checks; But In The Midst Of An Ongoing National Tragedy & 30 Mass Shootings So Far This Year, The President's Budget Would Slash Funding For The Gun Check System By An Egregious 16%-Millions Of Dollars-And Threaten Public Safety Schumer Says The Gun Background Check System Is One Of The Only Firewalls We Have To Protect The Public From Dangerous People Getting Guns Because Congress Has Refused To Pass Other Gun Refor… Continue Reading


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

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