Press Releases

09.08.17

SCHUMER: DEPT. OF DEFENSE MUST AGREE TO REIMBURSE MILLIONS IN LOCAL TAXPAYER MONEY TO SUFFOLK COUNTY AND WATER AUTHORITY FOR COST TO REMEDIATE PFOS CONTAMINATION AT GRABESKI; DENYING PAYMENT IS TIRED TACTIC TO EVADE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CLEANUP—AND IT ONLY HURTS LOCALS, WHO WOULD BE ON HOOK FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

Schumer Says Suffolk County Gov't and SCWA Have Already Paid for Filtration, Bottled Water & More for Local Residents Impacted by Contamination; DOD Initially Agreed to Pay for Cleanup But Delays, Unwarranted DOD Intransigence & Local Unease Prompt Schumer Call To Action Senator Continues To Hold U.S. Air Force Accountable For The Swift Remediation Of Toxic PFOS Mess At Gabreski Air National Base; Failure to Pay Will Waste Local Taxpayer Dollars   Schumer: DOD Is Responsible to Cl… Continue Reading


09.08.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH TO SECURE FEDERAL FUNDING TO ATTACK HYDRILLA IN CAYUGA LAKE, EPA WILL ALLOCATE $900K IN AID TO GREAT LAKES & FINGER LAKES REGIONS

Schumer Announces Cayuga Lake Will Have Additional Resources To Control Hydrilla; $598K From Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Which Will Enable Additional Hydrilla Herbicide Treatments and $299K to Address Invasive Starry Stonewort Senator Says Hydrilla Weeds Are Spreading and Plant Could Put A Stranglehold On Finger Lakes, Turning Away Fishing, Boating, Other Lake-Based Recreation Worth Millions To Upstate Economy Schumer: These Funds Will Help Root Out Hydrilla In The Finger Lakes  … Continue Reading


09.08.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $73,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BELLEROSE TERRACE FIRE DEPARTMENT; FUNDING MEANS VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Will Go Towards the Purchase of 10 New Sets of Turnout Gear & 8 New Breathing Apparatus for Volunteer Firefighters at Bellerose Terrace FD U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $73,334 in federal funding for the Bellerose Terrace Fire Department to purchase 10 new sets of turnout gear and 8 new self-contained breathing apparatus to replace older and worn models. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Secu… Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $181,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CITY OF OGDENSBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $181,334 in federal funding for Ogdensburg Fire Department in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The City of Ogdensburg Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 28 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs units and 56 air bottles. "It is ess… Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $14,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR OSWEGO TOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN OSWEGO COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $14,429 in federal funding for Oswego Town Volunteer Fire Department in Oswego County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Oswego Town Volunteer Fire Department will use the funding to purchase new turnout gear washer and dryer. "It is essential that we provide our firef… Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $22,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CITY OF ITHACA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $22,637 in federal funds for the City of Ithaca Fire Department in Tompkins County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the City of Ithaca Fire Department will use the funding to purchase new specialty equipment which cleans hazardous contaminants from protective clothing worn by fi… Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $870,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL AIRPORT IN TOMPKINS COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Funding Will Allow The Airport To Improve The Terminal Building U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $870,763 for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport in Tompkins County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the grant will be used to improve the terminal building, by constructing a new passenger boarding bridge. … Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $38,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NEW LONDON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ONEIDA COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase A New Set Of Jaws Of Life U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $38,388 in federal funding for New London Volunteer Fire Department in Oneida County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The New London Volunteer Fire Department will use the funding to purchase a new set of jaws of life - used to cut through the car to remove people trapped inside- … Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $230,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO HUDSON VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Bolster Safety and Operations U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $232,857 in federal funding for two Hudson Valley fire departments. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Milan Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. will receive $130,952 in federal funds to purchase 20 new self-contained breathing apparatus … Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1,800,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SIDNEY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT IN DELAWARE COUNTY

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Support Critical Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,877,273 for the Sidney Municipal Airport in Delaware County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Sidney Municipal Airport will use the funding to construct a new taxiway. "Keeping our airports in top-no… Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $509K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

USDA Rural Business Development Grant Will Help Expand Local Business Efforts, Spurring Economic Development In Hudson Valley U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $509,642 in federal funding for the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. Specifically, $314,420 will go to Catskill Brewery to help them further their expansion, creati… Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $25K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF WAWARSING IN ULSTER COUNTY

USDA Rural Business Development Grant Will Be Used For A Feasibility Study Of A Parcel Of Land, Spurring Economic Development In Hudson Valley U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $25,000 in federal funding the Town of Wawarsing. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. This grant will be used for a feasibility study of the parcel of land known as Colony Farm, to return the area ba… Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $263 MILLION IN ANTI-TERRORISM FUNDING FOR NYPD, REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES & NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN-AND-AROUND NYC

Dept. of Homeland Security's UASI Program Provides Funding to Address Needs of High-Threat Urban Areas, Like NYC, and Protects Against Acts of Terrorism State Homeland Security Program Provides Funding to Support Implementation of Homeland Security Strategies U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that New York is set to receive more than $263 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA… Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $13 MILLION IN FED FUNDING TO AID NY STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & AFFORDABLE HOUSING; SENATORS ALSO URGE PRESIDENT TO REVERSE COURSE AND FULLY FUND PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR

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, Has Created Good-Paying Jobs By Supporting Local Housing And Development Projects, And Investing In Neighborhood Rehabilitation Cuts To CDBG And HOME Put First-Time Homeownership & Rehabilitation Programs, Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts, Public Facility Upgrades & Economic Devel… Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $597,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ONEIDA COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Funding Will Allow The Airport To Acquire Snow Removal Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $597,420 for Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the grant will be used to fund the acquisition of new snow removal equipment. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting b… Continue Reading


09.06.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $77,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR VILLAGE OF PERRY

USDA Rural Business Development Grant Will Promote Tourism In Finger Lakes Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $77,900 in federal funding for the Village of Perry in Wyoming County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Perry will use this funding to support technical assistance in managing the Letchworth Ga… Continue Reading


09.06.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $99,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR VILLAGE OF WATERLOO

USDA Rural Business Development Grant Will Support Critical Water Infrastructure in Finger Lakes Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $99,500 in federal funding for the Village of Waterloo in Seneca County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Waterloo will use the funding to replace the pressure relief val… Continue Reading


09.05.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $480,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE MASSENA INTERNATIONAL-RICHARDS FIELD AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Support Critical Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $480,700 for the Massena International-Richards Field Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Massena International-Richards Field Airport will use the funding to make drainage improvements necessary t… Continue Reading


09.05.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ACADEMIC, CULTURAL, RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS IN NEW YORK STATE

IMLS Funding Will Support Six Projects in NYC & Capital Region to Improve Electronic Records & Advance Community-Based Projects U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,065,138 in federal funding for New York State through the Institute of Museum and Library Services's (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. Specifically, the Research Foundation of the State Univer… Continue Reading


09.05.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $146,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NORTH SYRACUSE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Expand Recruitment & Retention U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $146,178 in federal funding for the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department in Onondaga 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 North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department to bolster firefighter … Continue Reading

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