Press Releases

11.22.17

SCHUMER IN VISIT TO ROCHESTER LAUDS THE LONG-AWAITED FILLING IN OF SUNKEN PORTION OF ROCHESTER’S INNER LOOP AND THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW UNION STREET –SENATOR SAYS PROJECT’S COMPLETION WILL GROW THE ROCHESTER ECONOMY, BRINGING GOOD-PAYING JOBS AND ECONOMIC INVESTMENT TO THE REGION; REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT CREATED SIX ACRES OF SHOVEL-READY JOBS SITES; SCHUMER A LONG TIME SUPPORTER OF THE PROJECT HELPED SECURE $16.5 MILLION IN FED FUNDS TO MAKE PROJECT A REALITY

Schumer Led the Charge to Secure $16.5 Million in Funding From USDOT To Fill-In Sunken Southeast Section Of Inner Loop Expressway, Which Was A Barrier To Economic Development In Downtown Rochester For Decades; Schumer Pushed The Inner Loop Project And With Two Different Secretaries Of Transportation - Senator Made In-Person Appeals To Secs. LaHood & Foxx; Without Fed Support, Project Would Have Remained On the Drawing Board  Schumer  Says The Completed Project Will Be A Beaco… Continue Reading


11.21.17

SCHUMER: STATEN ISLAND HAS HIGHEST RATE OF TEEN E-CIG USE IN NYC, WITH USE OF E-CIGS BEING FUELED BY ‘JUUL’ & OTHER NEW E-CIGS; NEW TYPE IS ODORLESS, LOOKS LIKE A SCHOOL SUPPLY & KIDS CAN CHARGE IT IN CLASSROOM, THEN PUFF AWAY; SENATOR DEMANDS FDA DO ITS JOB & REGULATE DEVICES LACED WITH ‘MYSTERY CHEMICALS’ NOW THAT 1 IN 5 NY KIDS ARE HOOKED

New Study Shows 20% Of New York Kids Are Using E-Cigs; Almost Double National Avg; In 2015, 19 Percent of SI High School Students Had Used E-Cigs, Highest in NYC Latest Nicotine-Charged E-Cig-'Juul'-Promises The Nicotine Of An Entire Pack Of Actual Cigs & Even Masks As A Classroom Gadget; Students Say It Fools Teachers; Health Experts Warn It's The Kids Being Fooled With 'Mystery Chemicals’ Schumer To FDA: It’s High Time To Smoke Out Dangerous E-Cigs Before More SI Kids Get Ho… Continue Reading


11.21.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: MTA/LIRR TRAINS CARRYING CARGO & SUPPLIES PASS THROUGH GARDEN CITY NEIGHBORHOOD WITHOUT EVEN THE SIMPLEST OF SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE AT GRADE CROSSING; NO REAL WARNINGS OF ONCOMING TRAINS; CITING NEIGHBOR COMPLAINTS & ALONGSIDE DANGEROUS PHOTO PROVING POINT, SENATOR URGES SWIFT SAFETY ACTION BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Schumer Says Garden City Neighborhood That Includes Area Along Washington Street Is Made Less Safe Because A Rail Line Where Trains Sometimes Travel Has No Real Protections In Place To Warn Of Oncoming Trains Schumer, Who Has Long Fought To Make Grade Crossings Safer, Reveals Shocking Photo Of Garden City Crossing As Train Passes; Senator & LI Residents Call On MTA To Review Grade Crossings & Work With Local Community On Protections Schumer To MTA: It is Better To Be Safe Than Sorry Wi… Continue Reading


11.20.17

STANDING AT BREWSTER TRAIN STATION IN PUTNAM COUNTY, SCHUMER WILL REVEAL MTA MAY NOT MEET CRITICAL SAFETY DEADLINE TO INSTALL POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL THAT PREVENTS DEADLY RAIL CRASHES; NEW DATA SHOWS DESPITE AUTHORITY HAVING A NEAR DECADE TO FINISH JOB, ONLY 50% IS COMPLETE & NOW DEADLINE IS AROUND CORNER; SENATOR CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION BECAUSE PTC-INSTALL WILL SAVE LIVES AND CANNOT GET DELAYED ANY LONGER

Latest Info Says Metro-North Is Behind On Completing PTC Technology Install That Can Stop An Out Of Control Train; Despite Numerous Reassurances Over the Years, MTA Now Says Its Uncertain 2018 Deadline Will Be Met In 2015, Railroads Like Metro-North Were Granted a 3 Year PTC Extension; Senator Says It's Disconcerting That Metro-North Is Once Again Behind Schedule in Installing Life-Saving Technology Even Though He Helped Secure Nearly $1 Billion in Fed Money To Make It Happen; NY Passengers C… Continue Reading


11.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DONOVAN ANNOUNCE JUST-PASSED DEFENSE BILL INCLUDES RE-EVALUATION OF HOUSING ALLOWANCE PROVIDED TO STATEN ISLAND STUDENT VETERANS

Staten Island Student Vets Get Shortchanged When It Comes to DOD's Housing Stipend Because the Borough is Assessed Differently Than the Rest of NYC; Students Going to School on SI May Live in a Different Borough But Their Housing Stipend Currently Does Not Reflect That Reality Just-Passed NDAA Bill Includes Key Amendment for Staten Island Student Vets; Requires DOD Re-Evaluate Allowance Using Most Recent Housing Data NDAA Now Heads to President's Desk to Be Signed into Law   U.S. … Continue Reading


11.15.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR WARREN COUNTY HEAD START, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Adirondack Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,393,349 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Warren County Head Start, 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 the Adirondack Region. "Study after study s… Continue Reading


11.14.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA HAS APPROVED MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FOR NEW YORK STATE FOR LAKE ONTARIO COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY SEVERE FLOODING

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce that Major Disaster Declaration Assistance for Jefferson, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wayne Counties, Unlocking Key Federal Funds for Communities Impacted By Lake Ontario's Record High Water Levels Senators Vow to Keep Up the Fight for Monroe and Cayuga U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following their push, the Trump Administration has issued a Major Disaster Declaration fo… Continue Reading


11.14.17

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $800,000 IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR TOWN OF MURRAY IN ORLEANS COUNTY

USDA Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Water System Upgrades Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $825,000 in federal assistance for the Town of Murray in Orleans County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Specifically, the Town of Murray will receive a loan of $456,000 and a grant of $369,000. This funding will … Continue Reading


11.14.17

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOAN FUNDING FOR TOWN OF HOPEWELL IN ONTARIO COUNTY

USDA Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Water System Upgrades Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Town of Hopewell is set to receive a $1,960,000 federal loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. This funding will finance the construction of critical water system upgrades in the Town of Hopewell. This will extend public water service to 79 residents in the town who do not… Continue Reading


11.13.17

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, AND AT LONG LAST, HEMPSTEAD HARBOR OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED ‘MAY NEWBURGER COVE’; FOR YEARS, SENATOR HAS CHAMPIONED NAME-CHANGE IN HONOR OF HOMETOWN TRAILBLAZER—MAY NEWBURGER—FIRST FEMALE TOWN SUPERVISOR IN NASSAU COUNTY; CHANGE IS EVEN OFFICIAL ON ‘GOOGLE MAPS’

Schumer First Called for Designation in 2012 But Policy Rules Delayed Naming; Designation Needed Federal Approval Before Navigation Charts Could Reflect Name Change Schumer Announces U.S. Board of Geographic Names Designates Section of Hempstead Harbor In Honor of Former Town of North Hempstead Supervisor, May Newburger Schumer: May Newburger's Contributions to North Hempstead and All of Long Island Will Forever Be Immortalized in Hempstead Harbor Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer annou… Continue Reading


11.13.17

SCHUMER: DESPITE CONTINUING THREAT OF LAPTOP BOMBS AND OTHER EXPLOSIVES, TSA STILL FAILING TO DETECT EXPLOSIVES & COMPONENTS FOR WEAPONS AT AIRPORTS; SENATOR CALLS ON NEW DHS, TSA LEADERS TO CONDUCT TOP-TO-BOTTOM REVIEW OF TRAINING & DETECTION EQUIPMENT & ADDRESS SHORTFALLS ASAP; NEW TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES MUST BE CONSIDERED BECAUSE TERRORISTS EXPLOIT OUR WEAK POINTS

Millions Of Americans Are About To Fly For Thanksgiving But TSA Shortcomings In Airport Security Remain Unacceptable; Recent Media Reports & Public Security Breaches Are Deeply Alarming; Checkpoint Failures Could Jeopardize Safety of Air Travel Successfully Sneaking Components For Bombs, Guns, Improvised Explosives Into Airports Demands Technology Upgrades; Closing Security Gaps Should Be #1 Priority Of TSA Administrator & Agency   Schumer: Continued TSA Security Failings In Era … Continue Reading


11.09.17

SCHUMER, CHABAD-LUBAVITCH MARK RETURN OF SCHNEERSON TEXT RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN ISRAEL; SENATOR SAYS HE WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR RETURN OF ENTIRE SCHNEERSON COLLECTION FROM RUSSIA

While Schneerson Collection Remains in Russia, One Text Within This Collection Was Recently Discovered at Kedem Auction House in Israel & Returned to Chabad Schumer, Alongside Rabbis of the Chabad-Lubavitch Community, Celebrate Return of Text Schumer: Discovery of This Sacred Text is a Simcha For Chabad and Entire Jewish Community U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today met with rabbis of the Chabad-Lubavitch community to mark the recovery of a sacred text from the Schneerson collection. … Continue Reading


11.09.17

WITH JUST LEAKED SENATE PROPOSAL COMPLETELY EVISCERATING STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTIONS, NEW YORK’S TWO SENATORS, SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND, JOIN TOGETHER TO URGE NEW YORK HOUSE COLLEAGUES TO VOTE ‘NO’ ON ANY TAX PLAN THAT WILL COST NEW YORKERS MORE MONEY; SENATORS SAY NO MATTER HOW YOU SPIN IT, NEW YORK WILL BE DOUBLE TAXED

Senators To NY Reps: It's Time To Put New York First U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on New York's House members to vote against any tax bill that seeks to reduce or eliminate state and local tax deductions. Schumer and Gillibrand said that is it even more vital that New York’s House members vote against any proposal that seeks to eviscerate the state and local tax deductions many Upstate New Yorkers rely on, especially in li… Continue Reading


11.09.17

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR NEW YORK

USDA Rural Business Development Loan Will Help Expand Access To Electricity, Spurring Economic Development In Otsego County, Delaware County, Chenango County, And Schoharie County Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Otsego County, Delaware County, Chenango County, and Schoharie County are set to receive a $5,113,000 federal loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, they wi… Continue Reading


11.09.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.2 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING TO MITIGATE FLOOD RISK IN SCHENECTADY

FEMA Funding Will Be Used For Protecting Historic Schenectady Neighborhood, Which Was Damaged By Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee From Future Flooding U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,206,000 in federal funding to carry out projects to reduce future flood risk to the Stockade Historic District in the City of Schenectady from the adjacent Mohawk River. The neighborhood has experienced repetitive flooding, and suffered ext… Continue Reading


11.08.17

SCHUMER URGES U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION TO RECONSIDER ITS DECISION TO DENY NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE A ‘DIVISION TWO STATUS’; SENATOR SAYS DENIAL THREATENS THE FUTURE OF BROOKLYN’S NEW YORK COSMOS & COULD HURT LOCAL ECONOMY

New York's Soccer Team, NY Cosmos, Are an Integral Part of Coney Island/Brooklyn Area; The Team Has Created Numerous Jobs for Stadium Workers & Has Attracted Tens of Thousands of Visitors Who Frequent the Local Restaurants, Bars, Hotels & More Schumer Says a 'Division II Status' Is Crucial for NY Cosmos Because It Means More Sponsors, More Quality Players & More Fans Frequenting the Local Brooklyn Area to See Games & Support the Team; Without This Status, the Local Economy Coul… Continue Reading


11.06.17

SCHUMER, CUOMO: LAST SUPPOSED ‘COMPROMISE’ IN HOUSE BILL WILL STILL TAKE AWAY NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF DEDUCTIONS IN NY AND HURT HUNDREDS-OF- THOUSANDS OF MIDDLE CLASS RESIDENTS; WILL REMOVE $52 BILLION IN DEDUCTIONS FROM NY’ERS POCKETS; SCHUMER, CUOMO DOUBLE DOWN ON REPS TENNEY, FASO, STEFANIK, KATKO, REED & COLLINS TO VOTE NO ON TAX PLAN THAT REMOVES VITAL STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION

Middle-Class New Yorkers Still At Risk; Tax Bill Will Damage New York's Economy & Will Cost Many Families Their Hard Earned Money Schumer, Cuomo Urge NY House Members To Reject Proposed 'Compromise'; Even With Proposed Compromise, Nearly ¾ Of Your SALT Deduction Is Taken Away While Experts Warn NY Home Values Will Fall Schumer, Cuomo Urge NY Reps To Vote With NY, Not Wealthy Special Interests U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, today, cont… Continue Reading


11.03.17

SCHUMER: HARRIS ADDING 30-40 JOBS IN ROCHESTER THANKS TO NEW ARMY RADIO PROCUREMENT; HARRIS TO RECEIVE LARGE PORTION OF $90 MILLION U.S. ARMY ORDER; WORK WILL BE A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR THE FINGER LAKES’ ECONOMY AND WILL ENHANCE TROOP COMMUNICATION

This Fed Investment Is Critical To Growth Of Rochester & Harris Schumer: This Is A Win For Our Troops, Harris, And the Finger Lakes' Economy U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced today that Harris Corp. in Rochester New York received a part of a $90 million order from the U.S. Army to deliver three types of radios: the ANPRC-117g and the ANPRC-152a and PRC-160. As a result of this new procurement, Harris has begun hiring an additional 30-40 workers at their Rochester fa… Continue Reading


11.03.17

SCHUMER TOUTS THE LONG-AWAITED FILLING IN OF SUNKEN PORTION OF ROCHESTER’S INNER LOOP AND THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW UNION STREET – SENATOR SAYS PROJECT’S COMPLETION WILL GROW THE ROCHESTER ECONOMY, BRINGING GOOD-PAYING JOBS AND ECONOMIC INVESTMENT TO THE REGION; REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT CREATED 5 SHOVEL-READY JOBS SITES; SCHUMER HELPED SECURE $16.5 MILLION IN FED FUNDS TO MAKE PROJECT A REALITY

Schumer Led The Charge To Secure $16.5 Million In Funding From Usdot To Fill-In Sunken Southeast Section Of Inner Loop Expressway, Which Was A Barrier To Economic Development In Downtown Rochester For Decades; Schumer Pushed The Inner Loop Project With Two Different Secretaries Of Transportation - Senator Made In-Person Appeals To Secs. LaHood & Foxx; Without Fed Support, Project Would Have Remained On The Drawing Board Schumer Says The Completed Project Will Be A Beacon For Economic Inve… Continue Reading


10.31.17

SCHUMER HOLD TWO DEPT OF COMMERCE NOMS TO PROTECT UPSTATE NY ALUMINUM AND STEEL COMPANIES LIKE ALCOA IN MASSENA, NUCOR IN AUBURN AND CHEMUNG, NOVELIS IN OSWEGO, WELDED TUBE IN LACKAWANNA, KLEIN STEEL IN ROCHESTER; SENATOR SAYS ADMIN HAS STALLED ON STEEL/ALUMINUM INVESTIGATIONS CAUSING A SURGE OF IMPORTS THAT THREATEN NEW YORK PRODUCERS

Senator Says Sec. 232 Investigations Are Needed To Ensure That U.S. Steel And Aluminum Industries, Including Those In NY Can Meet Our Defense And Critical Infrastructure Needs Schumer Says Dept. Of Commerce Has Delayed Action On Sec. 232 Steel And Aluminum Investigations Has Caused A Surge In Steel Imports Undermining American Steel Producers Schumer To Admin: Keep Your Promises To Protect Upstate NY's Aluminum & Steel Industry U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announc… Continue Reading

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