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09.18.17

SCHUMER PUSHES BIPARTISAN PLAN TO COMBAT DANGEROUS TOXIC ALGAE SPREADS LIKE THOSE FOUND ON LI; FEDERAL TASK FORCE COULD DELIVER FED FUNDS TO LI WATERS—BUT IT REQUIRES CONGRESS TO ACT; PLAN SETS ASIDE UP TO $100 MILLION TO PROTECT MARINE LIFE, BAYS, ESTUARIES—AND DRINKING WATER

Just As Harmful Algae Has Been Detected In 15 Lakes & Ponds Throughout Long Island & Hypoxia Detected in 21 LI Locations, Federal Program That Delivers Resources & Money To Help Fight Problem Needs Reauthorization; Blooms Could Contaminate Drinking Water & Put Recreational Activities At Risk, Prompting Schumer To Push A Plan That Could Mean New Help & Resources For LI Schumer Says If Bipartisan Plan Can Pass, LI Would Be Eligible For More Resources To Combat Enviro Threat To… Continue Reading


09.18.17

SCHUMER PUSHES BIPARTISAN PLAN TO COMBAT DANGEROUS TOXIC ALGAE SPREADS LIKE THOSE FOUND IN UPSTATE NEW YORK; FEDERAL TASK FORCE COULD DELIVER FED FUNDS TO UPSTATE NEW YORK WATERS—BUT IT REQUIRES CONGRESS TO ACT; PLAN SETS ASIDE UP TO $100 MILLION TO PROTECT MARINE LIFE, BAYS, ESTUARIES—AND DRINKING WATER

Senator Pushes For Federal Program That Delivers Resources & Money To Help Fight Problem Needs Reauthorization; Blooms Could Contaminate Drinking Water & Put Recreational Activities At Risk, Prompting Schumer To Push A Plan That Could Mean New Help & Resources For Upstate NY Schumer Says If Bipartisan Plan Can Pass, Upstate New York Would Be Eligible For More Resources To Combat Enviro Threat To People & Environment Schumer: If We Pass This Plan, We Can Better Fight Blooms In U… Continue Reading


09.17.17

IN WAKE OF HARVEY & IRMA, SCHUMER URGES FTC TO LAUNCH A 'GOUGE WATCH' TO PREVENT ‘STICKY’ GAS PRICES FROM NOT GOING DOWN AS FAST AS THEY WENT UP; PRICES SHOT UP FAST AS STORMS MOVED IN—THEY MUST MOVE DOWN JUST AS QUICKLY AS SUPPLY INCREASES & FEAR ABATES

Senator Says Storms Have Receded, Feds Have Released 4.5 Million Barrels Of Oil Reserves & Suppliers Are Back On Line; Prices Must Fall As Fast As They Rose; Feds Must Watch Industry Like A Hawk Average Price of Regular Gas in Albany -Schenectady-Troy: $2.712, In Binghamton: $2.757, In Buffalo-Niagara Falls: $2.757, In Rochester: $2.761, In Syracuse: $2.739, In Utica-Rome: $2.764 & In the NY Metro Area: $2.712 Schumer: After Disasters, Gas Prices Should Fall As Fast As They Rose On th… Continue Reading


09.15.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $42,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LANCASTER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ERIE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Promote Recruitment and Retention   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $42,066 in federal funding for the Lancaster Fire Department in Erie 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 Lancaster Fire Department to bolster firefighter recruitment, retention and tra… Continue Reading


09.15.17

STANDING AT THE BUFFALO OUTER HARBOR, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO SUPPORT LAKE ERIE; ON THE HEELS OF ANNOUNCEMENT OF COSTA FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE SERIES IN BUFFALO NEXT SUMMER, SENATOR ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR BILL THAT WOULD CREATE A NEW FEDERAL PROGRAM TO HELP PROTECT AND GROW FISH POPULATION IN LAKE ERIE

Schumer: Sport Fishing Is An $80M Industry In Western New York; New Bill Will Support Future Infrastructure Updates To Improve Great Lakes Fisheries And Restore Habitats Across Lake Erie  Schumer Bill Aligns with Buffalo Niagara Water Keeper's Recently Released "State of Our Waters" Report, Which Calls for Support for Recreational Fisheries and Reconnecting Native Fish with Their Natural Habitats Schumer: The Costa Fishing League Worldwide Series And Other Potential Co… Continue Reading


09.15.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.7 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR WINIFRED MASTERSON BURKE MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

HHS Grant Will Support Research In The Neurologic Field U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,775,000 in federal funding for Winifred Masterson Burke Medical Research Institute. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institute of Neurological Disorders And Stroke (NINDS). The grant will fund clinical research related to neurological disorders; specifically, the modulation of cortic… Continue Reading


09.13.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: OF THE NEARLY 215,000 TEACHERS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, HUGE NUMBERS ARE MISSING OUT ON CRITICAL TEACHER TAX BREAK; SENATOR SAYS BENEFIT WOULD HELP THOUSANDS OF UPSTATE NY TEACHERS SAVE UP TO $250 PER YEAR IN TAX DEDUCTIONS ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES; URGES TEACHERS TO APPLY

The Average NYS Teacher Spends A Whopping $485 Per Year Out-Of-Pocket To Help Educate Our Kids; Thousands Of Upstate New York's Teachers Are Unaware That They Benefit From A Critical Tax Deduction; Nearly 215K Teachers In Upstate NY Would Be Able To Deduct Up To $53M In Total The Schumer-Supported "Teacher Expense Deduction," Allows Teachers To Take Critical Tax Benefits For Classroom Expenses; Putting Hundreds Of Dollars In Back Into Teacher's Wallets And New York’s Classrooms Schumer:… Continue Reading


09.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $281,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SIX FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN THE CAPITAL REGION

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $281,072 in federal funding for six fire departments in the Capital Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to purchase new equipment for firefighters. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to do their … Continue Reading


09.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $334,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR EIGHT FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN WESTERN NEW YORK

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment For Firefighters Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $334,502 in federal funding for eight fire departments in Western New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to purchase new equipment for firefighters. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they… Continue Reading


09.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $37K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR VILLAGE OF MANCHESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ONTARIO COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $37,045 in federal funding for Village of Manchester Fire Department in Ontario County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funds will be used to update extraction tools, some of the tools Village of Manchester Fire Department currently use are over 40 yea… Continue Reading


09.12.17

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO APPROVE LOCAL PROPOSAL TO ADD 24 NEW, CLEANER & MORE RELIABLE BUSES TO THE NFTA FLEET; TODAY, ONE-THIRD OF NFTA BUSES ARE OLDER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE AND 40 BUSES ARE OUT OF SERVICE AT ANY GIVEN TIME, CAUSING DELAYS, ROUTE CANCELLATIONS, AND STRANDED COMMUTERS; VOWS TO FIGHT TOOTH & NAIL TO SECURE FED FUNDING

In Letter To Dot Schumer Makes Clear The Need To Modernize Western New York's Public Transportation; Senator Says NFTA Is Critical To Western New York's Economy, Transporting Thousands Across Niagara And Erie Counties Schumer Helped Create New Program That Helps Erie County & Other Upstate NY Counties Replace Aging Bus Fleets And Now Calls On The Feds To Approve Application For Funding Which Would Improve NFTA Buses And Operations, Making Commutes Across WNY Safer, Faster, And More Enjo… Continue Reading


09.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $50,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NANUET FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ROCKLAND COUNTY

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 $57,976 in federal funding for Nanuet Fire Department in Rockland County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Nanuet Fire Department will use the funds to replace 20 lengths of fire supply hose and purchase an SCBA air cascade system. … Continue Reading


09.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $60,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ONTARIO COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Promote Recruitment and Retention   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $68,550 in federal funding for the Naples Fire Department in Ontario 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 Naples Fire Department to bolster firefighter recruitment and retention in the … Continue Reading


09.11.17

SCHUMER CALLS UTC CEO IN WAKE OF ANNOUNCED PURCHASE OF BROOME COUNTY’S ROCKWELL COLLINS; SENATOR ASSURED BY UTC CEO GREG HAYES THAT BINGHAMTON JOBS WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY SALE

Schumer To CEO: Do All You Can To Help Town of Union Plant Thrive in Broome County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer placed a personal phone call to United Technologies, Inc. (UTC) CEO Greg Hayes on Friday following the news that UTC is purchasing Rockwell Collins for $30 billion. Schumer was eager to advocate on behalf of the Rockwell Collins workforce and to discern any potential impacts on Rockwell Collins's current job levels. During the call, CEO Hayes assured Schumer that hi… Continue Reading


09.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $230,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR INWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE NEW TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED BREATHING APPARATUS THAT HELPS LOCATE TRAPPED FIREFIGHTERS

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Will Go Towards the Purchase of 41 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus & 82 Air Bottles for Inwood's Volunteer Firefighters Schumer, Gillibrand Pointed to 2014 Tragedy in Which Inwood Volunteer FF, Chief Joseph Sanford Jr., Lost His Life After Being Trapped in a Blaze; Senators Say New Breathing Apparatus, Equipped With Location Technology, Could Help Prevent Similar Tragedies in the Future By Locating Any Firefighters Who May be Trapped U.S. Senators Charle… Continue Reading


09.10.17

AMIDST IRMA, ON HEELS OF HARVEY & WITH FLASHBACKS OF SANDY, SCHUMER PUSHES NEW LAW THAT WOULD KEEP US CONNECTED WHEN CELL TOWERS FALL & POWER LINES GO DOWN DURING MAJOR STORMS; PLAN WOULD REQUIRE EVERY CELL PHONE CARRIER TO CARRY ALL SIGNALS DURING EMERGENCIES; NYC & LI KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LOSE TOUCH

New Plan Would Mean Your Cell Phone Carrier Maintains Your Access To Cell Signal & Lifesaving Info; Also Starts Process to Provide 911 Services Over Wi-Fi Hotspots; When Sandy Hit NY & LI, Cell Towers Fell & Families Lost Touch; Irma Delivering Much Of Same Right Now Making Sure Loved Ones & Family Members Can Stay In Touch When Powerful Hurricanes Hit Home Must Be A Fed Priority; Senator Says SANDy Act Would Help Prevent Major Comms Breakdowns Experienced By Millions When Big S… Continue Reading


09.08.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $62K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CHILI FIRE DEPARTMENT IN THE FINGER LAKES REGION

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Hydraulic Extrication Tools U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $62,336 in federal funding for Chili Fire Department in the Finger Lakes Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will be used to update the Department's hydraulic extrication tools, which allow for efficient and safe, removal o… Continue Reading


09.08.17

SCHUMER DEMANDS U.S. POSTAL SERVICE PUBLICLY RELEASE RESULTS OF RECENT INVESTIGATION IN LARCHMONT, INCLUDING ALL MAIL DELINQUENCIES & RECOMMENDATIONS, IMMEDIATELY HOLD A PUBLIC COMMUNITY MEETING WITH RESIDENTS AND OFFICIALS AND LAY OUT A CLEAN PLAN TO IMPROVE SERVICE; SENATOR SAYS HE WILL FIGHT TO FIX INTERMINABLE MAIL MESS; WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS DESERVE ANSWERS AND CONSISTENCY

For Months Larchmont, And Now New Rochelle And Other Surrounding Communities, Have Suffered From Shoddy and Sporadic Mail Delivery - Or Worse, No Mail Delivery At All, Leaving Frustrated Residents And Business Owners Empty Handed Senator Says Post Office Has Failed To Deliver Bills, Passports, Medications And Other Critical Mail Residents and Small Businesses Desperately Need   Schumer: Enough is Enough - It's Time for USPS to Fix This Mail-Practice     U.S. Senate M… Continue Reading


09.08.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $193,000 IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR THE NORTH COUNTRY

USDA Funding Will Be Used To Expand Local Business Efforts U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $193,381 in federal funding for the North Country Chamber of Commerce, St. Lawrence County IDA, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of SLC. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, the North Country Chamber of Commerce will receive $74,000 in federal fund… Continue Reading


09.08.17

SCHUMER DEMANDS U.S. POSTAL SERVICE PUBLICLY RELEASE RESULTS OF RECENT INVESTIGATION IN LARCHMONT, INCLUDING ALL MAIL DELINQUENCIES & RECOMMENDATIONS, IMMEDIATELY HOLD A PUBLIC COMMUNITY MEETING WITH RESIDENTS AND OFFICIALS AND LAY OUT A CLEAN PLAN TO IMPROVE SERVICE; SENATOR SAYS HE WILL FIGHT TO FIX INTERMINABLE MAIL MESS; WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS DESERVE ANSWERS AND CONSISTENCY

For Months Larchmont, And Now New Rochelle And Other Surrounding Communities, Have Suffered From Shoddy and Sporadic Mail Delivery - Or Worse, No Mail Delivery At All, Leaving Frustrated Residents And Business Owners Empty Handed Senator Says Post Office Has Failed To Deliver Bills, Passports, Medications And Other Critical Mail Residents and Small Businesses Desperately Need Schumer: Enough is Enough - It's Time for USPS to Fix This Mail-Practice    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Cha… Continue Reading

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