Press Releases

09.27.17

SCHUMER: AT LONG LAST AND AFTER PERSONAL PUSH, ONEIDA COUNTY WILL RECEIVE CRITICAL HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING DESIGNATION FROM FEDS; MOVE REPEATEDLY PUSHED BY SCHUMER WILL SEND NEW FED RESOURCES TO MOHAWK VALLEY & HELP LOCALS FIGHT OPIOIDS AND DISRUPT TRAFFICKING

Schumer Successfully Called on Fed Office of Drug Control to Designate Oneida County A "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area," Which Will Provide Much-Needed Resources to Help County Address Growing Drug Problem; HIDTA Program Helps Law Enforcement Effectively Fight Drug Trafficking & Collaborate with the Health Community on Important Treatment Initiatives Oneida County Has Seen A Surge Of Heroin and Opioid Use & Drug-Related Crime-Between 2010 and 2016, Drug Arrests Have Increased By 2… Continue Reading


09.27.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $300,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ERIE COUNTY’S DRUG PREVENTION PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THE SCOURGE OF OPIOID OVERDOSE

Funding Will Help Erie County to Address Opioid-Related Deaths Through Coordinated Prevention and Treatment Efforts, Including a Partnership with the University at Buffalo to Connect Survivors of Non-Fatal Overdose with Immediate Treatment and Peer Counseling U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal funding for Erie County's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site Program. The funding was allocated by the Department of Justic… Continue Reading


09.25.17

SCHUMER, IN LETTER TO FERC, URGES COMMISSION TO SWIFTLY APPROVE GENESEE COUNTY AGREEMENT NEEDED TO COMPLETE NEW WATER LINE CONSTRUCTION AT STAMP BUSINESS PARK

PILOT Agreement Between Genesee County & Empire Pipeline Provides Funding Needed by Genesee To Build Phase 2 Water Lines at STAMP, But Has Been Delayed for Months Awaiting FERC Sign-off Schumer Says FERC Must Act Quickly To Approve Agreement & Keep Waterline Construction on Schedule, Bring Jobs To Finger Lakes Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve the Empire Pipeline Inc.'s revised and extende… Continue Reading


09.25.17

AT SCHUMER'S URGING, DOD WILL IMMEDIATELY START WATER SAMPLING TODAY IN NEW WINDSOR, INCLUDING RECREATION POND - MOVE REPEATEDLY PUSHED BY SCHUMER IS FIRST STEP TO CLEAN UP PFAS/PFOS WATER CONTAMINATION FROM STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE

U. S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced that Department of Defense (DoD) will begin taking water samples in and around Stewart Air National Guard Base in New Windsor, including Recreation Pond on Monday, September 25. This comes at Senator Schumer's urging, after numerous calls for action and directly to Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Washington, DC. "Until now, the DoD has spent more time and energy trying to circumvent liability than it has honoring its responsibility … Continue Reading


09.22.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.4M IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF BYRON AND VILLAGE OF WYOMING

USDA Funding Will Be Used To Expand Local Water Service U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $1,416,000 in federal funding for the Town of Byron and the Village of Wyoming. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, the Town of Byron will receive a $750,000 USDA Water and Waste Disposal Grant to create Water District #8, which will provide water services to 170 additional residents. The … Continue Reading


09.22.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.4M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LINCOLN HALL IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Lincoln Hall Family Reunification Program U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $1,485,075 in federal funding for Lincoln Hall in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Families and Children Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Specifically, Lincoln Hall will use the funding to support their Family Reunification Program. "Lincoln Hall's Family Reunific… Continue Reading


09.22.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $168,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LAUNCH NY IN BUFFALO

Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Investment Will Support Innovation For Area Entrepreneurs in Upstate New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $168,000 in federal funding for Launch NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) and will allow Launch NY to invest in a new initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Upstate New York. Specifically, Lau… Continue Reading


09.21.17

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

Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Investment Will Support Creation, Innovation, Commercialization For Entrepreneurs in Central New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for Syracuse University. The funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) i6 Challenge and will allow Syracuse University to invest in a new initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Central New York. Specifi… Continue Reading


09.20.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $10.5 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR ELMIRA/CORNING REGIONAL AIRPORT IN CHEMUNG COUNTY

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used For New Renovations & Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $10,500,000 in federal funding for the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport in Chemung County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport will use the funding to move forward with… Continue Reading


09.20.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: BEFORE EVEN A SINGLE HAMMER CAN GET TO WORK ON MAJOR DOWNTOWN SYRACUSE PROJECT, FEDS MUST ACT & NAIL DOWN LOCALS’ PLAN TO RESTORE SALINA STREET BUILDING’S ORIGINAL WINDOW & BRICK FACADE; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE FED SIGN OFF, AS WELL AS CRITICAL HISTORIC TAX CREDITS TO DELIVER MORE PROGRESS TO DOWNTOWN ‘CUSE

321 South Salina Street Is On National Register Of Historic Places, Which Is Good For Syracuse & Means Downtown Has More Access To Key Fed Tax Credits; But National Registry Benefit Also Means Feds Must Give Green Light To Restoration Plan Schumer Says Plan To Restore Original 1930's Era Facade Will Make Heads Turn Downtown & Should Get Swift Approval From Feds; Plan Will Continue The Downtown Boom Of Recent Years Schumer To Feds: Historic Salina Street Project Is Window Of Downtow… Continue Reading


09.20.17

AFTER MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND SUCCESSFULLY INCLUDE PROVISIONS PROVIDING AUTHORIZATION, FUNDING FOR CONTAINMENT AND REMEDIATION OF NEWBURGH PFOA & PFOS WATER CONTAMINATION IN THE NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL

Schumer and Gillibrand Successfully Locked In New Provisions That Would Clear The Way For $25 Million In Federal Funds To Address The Contamination; Senators Vow to Fight To Keep Provisions In Final Conference Bill Senators Says Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) In Newburgh, NY Poses Health & Environmental Risks To The Newburgh Community And The DoD Must Stop Side Stepping Responsibility And Work To Fully Address It Senators: This Is A Giant Step Forward To Addressing the Toxic PFOS Mess At… Continue Reading


09.20.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, SENATE NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL INCLUDES A PROVISION SUPPORTING THE NORTH COUNTRY’S NORSK TITANIUM

Norsk's Innovative Increased Additive Manufacturing Will Employ 100s Of People In Coming Years And Bolster North Country Economy Schumer: This Provision Is A Win-Win For North County Workers And Our Military U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced he was successful in including provisions to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop and improve additive manufacturing. Schumer said this would greatly benefi… Continue Reading


09.20.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH FARM-RELATED FATALITIES 800% HIGHER THAN MANY OTHER INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING VICTIMS IN WYOMING COUNTY, AND WITH TRACTOR OVER-TURNS BEING THE MOST FREQUENT CAUSE, SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT IN WNY TO PROTECT CRITICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE PROGRAM THAT CAN HELP SAVE MANY WYOMING COUNTY FARMERS’ LIVES IF TRACTOR OVER-TURNS

The Federally-Funded Northeast Center For Occupational Safety And Health For Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (NEC) Provides Farmers With Important Resources, Like Special 1-800 Safety Number, Access To Farm Safety Experts and Information On Next-Gen Farm Safety Equipment Like Rollover Bars; But NEC's Funding Would Be Severely Cut Under Proposed Budget NEC's Research Led To National ROPS -- Rollover Bar -- Rebate Program, And Senator Says Slashing Its Funding Could Put The Life-Saving Program … Continue Reading


09.20.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

Funding Will Be Used To Promote Recruitment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $1,520,000 in federal funding for the Firemen's Association of the State of New York. 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 Firemen’s Association of the State of New York to produce new firefighter recruitment tools including a media campaign ur… Continue Reading


09.19.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $80,000 IN FEDERAL IMLS FUNDS FOR HERSCHELL CARROUSEL FACTORY MUSEUM

Fed Funds Will Support Programs Historic & Significant Western New York Institution U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $82,500 in federal funds for the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. The funding was allocated through the Institute of Museum and Library Services' (IMLS) Museums for America discretionary grant program. Schumer and Gillibrand said this significant and historical institution will benefit greatly from these fede… Continue Reading


09.19.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $300,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FAMILY SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER

Funding Will Be Used to Support Bringing Fathers Back Initiative U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $331,250 in federal funding for Family Services of Westchester in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers, Young Mothers Program. Specifically, the Fa… Continue Reading


09.18.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER GENESEE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

Federal Funding to Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority To Purchase Electric Buses, Maintenance Equipment & Charging System U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,000,000 in federal funding for the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. The funding was allocated through the Department of Transportation (DOT) FY 2017 Low or No-Emission Vehicle (Low-No) Competitive Program. Specifically, the Rochester … Continue Reading


09.18.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.7 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO UPGRADE AIRPORTS THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK

USDOT Funding Will Be Used For Three Infrastructure Projects At Airports Across Upstate New York Including the Capital Region, Finger Lakes & Plattsburgh U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,740,752 in federal funding for three critical infrastructure projects at local airports across Upstate New York. This funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically… Continue Reading


09.18.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $23 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY

NSF Funding Will Be Provided Over Six Years; Cornell set to receive $3.8 Million in First Installment Scheduled This Month U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $23,234,000 in federal funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to advance next-generation research at the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) to enhance national capabilities in the fiel… Continue Reading


09.18.17

SCHUMER: 50 YEARS AGO, UNSUNG IRISH IMMIGRANT—USMC CORP. PATRICK GALLAGHER—HAILING FROM LONG ISLAND, MADE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR AMERICA IN VIETNAM; GALLAGHER WAS AWARDED PRESITGIOUS NAVY CROSS FOR UNCOMMON BRAVERY AND WAS THEN KILLED IN ACTION DAYS BEFORE HIS TOUR ENDED; SENATOR JOINS FAMILY IN PURSUIT OF TRIBUTE TO NAME NAVY SHIP IN HIS HONOR

In 1967, USMC Corporal Patrick Gallagher, An Irish Immigrant From Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, Who Moved To Long Island, Was Awarded The Prestigious Navy Cross - The Navy's Highest Honor - For Jumping on Live Grenade, Warding Off Sudden Enemy Nighttime Attack & Saving Lives Of Comrades Not Yet a Citizen, Corporal Gallagher Made Ultimate Sacrifice For Adopted Nation; Schumer, Pointing To Precedence & Official Policy Of Naming Navy Destroyers For "Prestigious Heroes" That Are "Deceased Membe… Continue Reading

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