Press Releases

08.30.17

SCHUMER: FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, SO IMPORTANT TO MANY IN NYC, IS NOW TEETERING IN CONGRESS & EXPIRES SEPT 30TH IF NO ACTION IS TAKEN; ON HEELS OF HURRICANE HARVEY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH TO EXTEND NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM & SAYS HE WILL FIGHT TO GET IT DONE; NEW YORKERS CANNOT RISK A LAPSE IN FLOOD COVERAGE

Schumer Says Gut-Punch To Texas Via Harvey Serves As Vivid Reminder Of How Important National Flood Program Is And Hopefully Means That Lawmakers Will Now Come Together To Extend Critical Program That NYC Absolutely Depends Upon; Risk Of Program Lapsing Could Leave NYC Vulnerable As Hurricane Season Continues To Spin Weather Experts Say New York Has Better Chance Of Seeing A Hurricane This Year Than Many Other States; Schumer Says That While Improvements To NFIP Are Essential & Necessary, T… Continue Reading


08.30.17

SCHUMER, DONOVAN ANNOUNCE, AFTER THEIR RECOMMENDATION, BROOKLYNITE & ROTC CADET, MARK KINDSCHUH, TO BE AWARDED THE MEDAL OF HEROISM; KINDSCHUH DISPLAYED PROFOUND BRAVERY DURING LONDON TERROR ATTACK & PUT HIS LIFE ON LINE TO HELP SAVE THE LIFE OF A WOUNDED MAN

Mark Kindschuh, a Student From Bay Ridge, Was At London's Borough Market During the June 3rd Terror Attack; Rather Than Hide from the Attackers, Mark Risked His Life to Tend to a Man Who Was Severely Bleeding; Lawmakers Say His Actions Ultimately Saved the Man's Life Earlier This Summer, Schumer, Donovan Recommended Mark Kindschuh for Army’s Highest ROTC Medal Schumer, Donovan: Kindschuh Ran Towards Danger-Not Away From It & Is Deserving of This Great Honor U.S. Senator Charles E. … Continue Reading


08.29.17

SCHUMER: FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, SO IMPORTANT TO MANY THOUSANDS OF HOMES ON LI, IS NOW TEETERING IN CONGRESS & EXPIRES SEPT 30TH IF NO ACTION IS TAKEN; ON HEELS OF HURRICANE HARVEY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH TO EXTEND NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM & SAYS HE WILL FIGHT TO GET IT DONE; LI CANNOT RISK A LAPSE IN FLOOD COVERAGE

Schumer Says Gut-Punch To Texas Via Harvey Serves As Vivid Reminder Of How Important National Flood Program Is And Hopefully Means That Lawmakers Will Now Come Together To Extend Critical Program That LI Absolutely Depends Upon; Risk Of Program Lapsing Could Leave LI'ers Vulnerable As Hurricane Season Continues To Spin Weather Experts Say New York/LI Has Better Chance Of Seeing A Hurricane This Year Than Many Other States; Schumer Says That While Improvements To NFIP Are Essential & Necessa… Continue Reading


08.28.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $250,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GENEVA HOUSING AUTHORITY IN THE FINGER LAKES REGION

Federal Investment Will Be Used To Support The Safety And Well-Being Of Elmcrest and Courtyard Apartment Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announce $250,000 in federal funding for the Geneva Housing Authority in the Finger Lakes Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capital Fund Emergency and Security Program. This funding will allow the Geneva Housing Authority to purchas… Continue Reading


08.23.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FUNDING FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,099,854 in new federal funding for the Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help the Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester continue its great work by giving many young adults the opportunity… Continue Reading


08.23.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $928K IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FUNDING FOR YMCA OF KINGSTON AND ULSTER COUNTY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $928,685 in new federal funding for YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County in Kingston, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County continue its great work by giving many young adults the opportunity… Continue Reading


08.23.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FUNDING FOR THE SERVICE COLLABORATIVE OF WNY, INC.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,100,000 in new federal funding for The Service Collaborative of Western New York, Inc., in Buffalo, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to strengthen "YouthBuild," a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc., continue its great work by giving … Continue Reading


08.23.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FUNDING FOR NUBIAN DIRECTIONS II, INC.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,100,000 in new federal funding for Nubian Directions II, Inc., in Poughkeepsie, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help Nubian Directions II, Inc., continue its great work by giving many young adults the opportunity to earn the… Continue Reading


08.23.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FUNDING FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AND TRAINING CENTER, INC.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Senators Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,100,000 in new federal funding for Social Enterprise and Training Center, Inc., in Schenectady, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help the Social Enterprise and Training Center, Inc., continue its great work by giving… Continue Reading


08.23.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FUNDING FOR MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,099,916 in new federal funding for Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to MVCC's YouthBuild program, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help Mohawk Valley Community College continue its great work by giving many young adults the opportu… Continue Reading


08.21.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $500,000 IN MAIN STREET GRANT FUNDING FOR THE VILLAGE OF MONTICELLO

Funding Will Be Used To Sure Up Historic Infrastructure And Provide Affordable Housing U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Village of Monticello. The funding, allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Main Street program, helps support affordable housing and rejuvenate older, downtown business districts while retaining the area's traditional and historic cha… Continue Reading


08.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $82,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ONEIDA COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Funding Will Allow Airport to Improve Runway Safety U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $82,200 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 removal of runway obstructions to improve safety. "Keeping our airport runways in top-not… Continue Reading


08.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $152K IN FED FUNDS FOR BRIGHTON FIRE DISTRICT

Funding Will Be Used To Expand Recruitment And Retention U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $152,036 in federal funding for the Brighton Fire District in Rochester. 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 Brighton Fire District to bolster their recruitment efforts and retention. "Whether it's a … Continue Reading


08.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $6.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 62 NEW YORK COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

Funds Will Allow Community Health Centers to Continue to Increase Access to Health and Primary Care Services for Residents Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $6,400,528 in federal funds for 62 New York community health centers. The funding will be allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). These Health Center Quality Improvement funds are rewards for health care centers who hav… Continue Reading


08.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAS AGREED TO PURCHASE $18 MILLION IN SURPLUS CONCORD GRAPE JUICE TO STABILIZE PRICES FOR GRAPE GROWERS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

$18 Million "Bonus Buy" Will Help Stabilize Prices Farmers Receive For Their Grapes After This Year's Successful Crop, Bolster Rural Economies Across New York - Western New York, Finger Lakes & CNY Are Home To Concord Grape Growers And Juice Coops USDA Funding Will Be Used To Purchase Juice For Domestic Food Assistance Programs Schumer, Gillibrand: USDA Surplus Purchase A Win-Win For Upstate New York Growers And Nutrition Assistance Programs   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charl… Continue Reading


08.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR DELAWARE OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Southern Tier U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,061,034 for Head Start programs at Delaware Opportunities, Inc. in Delaware 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 the Southern Tier Region. "Study after study shows… Continue Reading


08.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $37K IN FED FUNDS FOR WOODLAWN VOL. FIRE COMPANY

Funding Will Be Used To Expand Recruitment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $37,462 in federal funding for the Woodlawn Vol. Fire Company in Hamburg, NY. 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 Woodlawn Vol. Fire Company to bolster recruitment with the purchase of an LED sign, lawn signs, brochu… Continue Reading


08.16.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1,600,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR ACTION FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY IN ROCHESTER

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,641,349 for Action for a Better Community in Rochester, NY. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Professional Opportunity Grant Project (HPOG) and will be used to provide education and training for good-paying jobs in the health care field and make a pathway for New Yorkers to fill labor shortages with in high-demand occupations. "Thi… Continue Reading


08.16.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR SCHUYLER HEAD START, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In The Southern Tier U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,051,600 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Schuyler Head Start, Inc. in Schuyler 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 the Southern Tier Region. … Continue Reading


08.15.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES AFTER HIS PUSH, U.S. ARMY COPRS CLEARS THE FINAL HURDLE FOR THE OWASCO FLATS WETLAND RESTORATION PROJECT – WHICH WILL REDUCE DANGEROUS TOXINS IN OWASCO LAKE, CAYUGA COUNTY’S LARGEST SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER – PREVIOUSLY PROJECT WAS HELD UP BY RED TAPE FOR OVER 6 YEARS; WITH PERMIT NOW APPROVED WORK CAN GO OUT TO BID

In Recent Years, Cayuga County Found Detectable Levels Of Toxins In Auburn and Owasco Treated Water Drawn From Algae-Plagued Owasco Lake; With The Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration Receiving Final Federal Approval, Officials Can Now Work To Beat Back Algal Blooms And Protect Drinking Water Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration Project - Which Is Imperative To Reducing The Sediment and Nutrient Run-Off That Causes Algal Blooms in Owasco Lake - Was Funded By NYS In 2011, But Has Until Now Been Held Up… Continue Reading

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