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10.16.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $268K IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR VILLAGE OF ATTICA IN WYOMING COUNTY

USDA Funding Will Help Purchase A New Street Sweeper U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $268,500 in federal funding, including a loan of $229,000 and a grant of $39,500, for the Village of Attica in Wyoming County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, the Village of Attica will use the funding to help finance the purchase of a new street sweeper/vacuum truck. The village needs… Continue Reading


10.15.17

SCHUMER: DRAMATIC SPIKE IN NYC/LI TEEN USE OF E-CIGS BEING FUELED BY ‘JUUL’ & OTHER NEW-AGE E-CIGS; NEW TYPE IS ODORLESS, LOOKS LIKE A SCHOOL SUPPLY & KIDS 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 NY Kids Are Using E-Cigs; Almost Double National Avg; New Numbers Revealed As FDA Foot-Drags Regs To Protect NYC/LI Kids 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 NY Kids Get Hooked … Continue Reading


10.13.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR EMERGENCY OPERATION UPGRADES IN THE TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN

FEMA Funding Will Be Used To Cover The Cost Of Emergency Response & Communications Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,870,613.20 in federal funding for the Town of Brookhaven. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to upgrade emergency operations and enhance emergency response capabilities in the community. Specifically the funding will be used to upgrade … Continue Reading


10.13.17

WITH THE HUDSON VALLEY HAVING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF TOXIC ALGAE BLOOMS IN NY, SENATOR CALLS ON HOUSE TO IMMEDIATELY PASS A VITAL BI-PARTISAN PLAN TO COMBAT DANGEROUS ALGAL BLOOMS; JUST-PASSED SENATE BILL COULD DELIVER FED FUNDS TO PROTECT LAKES, PONDS—AND DRINKING WATER—IN ORANGE, SULLIVAN AND ULSTER COUNTIES, BUT IT REQUIRES HOUSE TO ACT

As Harmful Algae Has Been Detected In 6 Reports In Sullivan County This Year, Federal Program That Delivers Resources To Help Fight Problem Needs Re-Authorization; Blooms Could Contaminate Drinking Water & Put Recreational Activities At Risk Throughout The Hudson Valley Schumer Says If Bipartisan Plan, Which Has Already Passed The Senate, Passes The House, Sullivan, Orange And Ulster County Would Be Eligible For More Resources' To Combat Threat To People & Environment Schumer: If House… Continue Reading


10.13.17

SCHUMER: IF CONGRESS FAILS TO RESUSCITATE RURAL HOSPITAL FUNDING, OVER $1 MILLION FOR NATHAN LITTAUER HOSPITAL WILL BE AT RISK; SENATOR SAYS FUNDING LAPSE COULD “FLAT LINE” CARE IN FULTON COUNTY, HOSPITAL OPERATIONS, JOBS; URGES FOR IMMEDIATE RENEWAL AND TO MAKE PROGRAMS PERMANENT TO AVOID FUTURE CRIPPLING CUTS

Congressional Inaction Caused Vital Medicare Payment Programs Including The Low-Volume Hospital (LVH) And Medicare-Dependent Hospital (MDH) Programs To Expire, Hurting Rural Hospitals Like Nathan Littauer, Which Count On This Funding Each Year To Maintain Top-Notch Care For Fulton County Residents Schumer Will Call For The Immediate Renewal And To Make Permanent Key Support Programs For Hospitals That Treat Rural Communities That Rely Heavily On Medicare & Other Critical-Care Programs Sc… Continue Reading


10.12.17

STANDING IN HEART OF LI, SCHUMER TO CALL ON EVERY NY HOUSE MEMBER TO OPPOSE REPEAL OF STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION—AND ANY TAX BILL THAT CONTAINS IT; IF ENTIRE NY DELEGATION OPPOSES BILL GUTTING STATE & LOCAL DEDUCTIBILITY, IT WOULD NOT PASS

GOP Is Moving Full Steam Ahead With Tax Proposal That Is Real Danger To LI Homeowners & Middle-Class; Schumer Details How Plan Totally Eliminates LI'ers Ability To Claim Significant Deductions On State & Local Taxes (SALT); Property Taxes, Too 47 Percent of Long Islanders Use the SALT Deduction With an Average Deduction of $19,886 Now At Risk   Schumer To NY House Members: Block This Gut-Punch To LI's Middle-Class Families    Standing in Rockville Centre, U.S. Senate M… Continue Reading


10.12.17

SCHUMER: FOR YEARS, STATEN ISLAND’S GREAT KILLS PARK HAS BEEN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC WHILE DECADES-OLD RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION WAS STUDIED; NOW THAT PHASE ONE REMEDIAL WORK HAS FINISHED, SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO FULLY FUND AND EXECUTE PHASE TWO REMEDIAL EFFORTS AT REMAINING 237 ACRES OF PARK SO CLEAN UP CAN FINISH ON SCHEDULE SCHUMER: FOR YEARS, STATEN ISLAND’S GREAT KILLS PARK HAS BEEN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC WHILE DECADES-OLD RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION WAS STUDIED; NOW THAT PHASE ONE REMEDIAL WORK

At Schumer & Donovan's Request, NPS Recently Expedited & Completed the First Phase of Remedial Work at a Section of Great Kills Park That Overlaps With the Army Corps' East Shore Sea Wall Project; Completion of This Portion Means That Sea Wall Will Not Be Delayed & Phase Two of Great Kills Remediation is Next Up On NPS To-Do List Schumer, Donovan Call On Department of Interior to Fully Fund and Begin Phase Two of Remedial Efforts Needed at Great Kills Park; NPS Recently Applied for… Continue Reading


10.12.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR WIN FOR ROME: ANDRO LANDS NEARLY $7M FEDERAL CONTRACT; CONTRACT IS A WIN FOR GROWING COMPANY & ROME LAB; AWARD WILL HELP DOUBLE ANDRO’S WORFORCE BY 2019 & ALLOW THEM TO COMPETE FOR MORE WORK

ANDRO And Rome Lab Will Partner To Advance Critical Tech Efforts Related To Radio Spectrum Relocation & Comms   Schumer Says Local Win Also Helps Rome Lab; Senator Has Kept Missions Coming To Lab, Along With Critical Fed Investment      Schumer: This Fed Contract Will Be Big Boost For Andro, Work Of Rome Lab & The Oneida County Economy   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC. of Rome, NY h… Continue Reading


10.12.17

AFTER SCHUMER’S URGING FERC FINALLY APPROVES GENESEE COUNTY’S PLAN NEEDED TO FUND NEW WATER LINE CONSTRUCTION AT STAMP BUSINESS PARK

PILOT Agreement Between Genesee County & Empire Pipeline Was Delayed For Months Awaiting FERC Sign-Off ; Schumer Stepped In To Urge FERC To Review And Approve The Application Needed To Fund Phase 2 Water Line Construction At STAMP; With Vital Application Now Approved Construction Can Finally Begin Schumer Says With FERC's Approval In Hand, Genesee County Can Work To Keep Waterline Construction On Schedule, And Bring Jobs To Finger Lakes Region   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charle… Continue Reading


10.10.17

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON NY METS PURCHASING SYRACUSE CHIEFS

Senator Calls Announcement A Grand Slam for Syracuse "Let's go Mets and let's go 'Cuse! With Syracuse's rich history and love of baseball, the Mets purchasing the Syracuse Chiefs is a grand slam for the entire community. Soon the world will see just how deep the love of baseball runs in Upstate New York, between Binghamton's Rumble Ponies and now the Syracuse Chiefs being owned and operated by the Mets, today is truly a bright day for baseball fans far and wide." - U.S. Senate Minority Lead… Continue Reading


10.10.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH FARM-RELATED FATALITIES 800% HIGHER THAN MANY OTHER INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING VICTIMS IN THE SOUTHERN TIER, AND WITH TRACTOR OVER-TURNS BEING THE MOST FREQUENT CAUSE, SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT IN SCHUYLER COUNTY TO PROTECT CRITICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE PROGRAM THAT CAN HELP SAVE MANY SOUTHERN TIER 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 Progra… Continue Reading


10.10.17

SCHUMER CALLS FOR U.S. EMBASSY IN ISRAEL TO BE MOVED TO JERUSALEM; SENATOR SAYS WE HAVE WAITED TOO LONG; URGES ACTION TO MAKE CLEAR THE U.S. COMMITMENT TO MOVE EMBASSY

In Interview This Weekend, President Trump Said the Administration is Going to Make a Decision in the 'Not Too Distant Future'; Senator Says Comments Suggest Administration is Indecisive on Embassy Relocation With 2018 Fast Approaching, Schumer Reaffirms His Position That Jerusalem is Undivided Capital of Israel & Says U.S. Should Move Embassy to Jerusalem U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today said that the U.S. Embassy in Israel should be moved to Jerusalem. In June, President Trump sig… Continue Reading


10.09.17

SPORT FISHING IS ORLEANS COUNTY’S #1 TOURISM DRAW, BUT WITH GREAT LAKES FISH POPULATIONS LIKE SALMON & TROUT UNDER THREAT FROM LOSS OF HABITAT, ACCESS TO SPAWNING AREAS, AND NEEDED FISHERY INVESTMENTS, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH FOR BILL THAT WOULD CREATE A NEW FEDERAL PROGRAM TO HELP PROTECT AND GROW FISH POPULATION IN LAKE ONTARIO

Schumer: Sport Fishing Is The #1 Tourism Industry In Orleans County; New Bill Will Support Future Infrastructure Updates To Improve Great Lakes Fisheries And Restore Habitats Across Lake Ontario And Tributaries  Schumer Urges Congress To Quickly Pass Bill To Invest & Protect Our Great Lakes For Future Generations  Schumer: Preserving Lake Ontario's Fisheries Will Reel In Big Tourism Dollars For Years To Come  Standing with tourism officials, marina owners, charter… Continue Reading


10.09.17

SCHUMER SLAMS EPA FOR SUDDENLY ABANDONING RADIOACTIVE CLEAN-UP EFFORT IN NIAGARA COUNTY; DEMANDS IMMEDIATE FED ACTION – MAKE GOOD ON PROMISES AND QUICKLY CLEAN UP DANGEROUS RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sudden Move By EPA To Pull Out Of Clean-Up Effort Of Radioactive Locations In Lewiston Has Left Local Residents Confused & Afraid of Health Impact; Senator Demands Swift EPA Action Radioactive Hotspots In Niagara County Are A Result Of Radioactive Waste Byproducts Left Over From Prior Industrial Uses And Residents Worry Contamination Could Pose A Serious Threat To Public Health and Quality of Life Schumer to EPA: Lewiston and Niagara County Residents Deserve Better than Broken Promises… Continue Reading


10.05.17

SCHUMER CALLS ON HOUSE TO PASS BIPARTISAN PLAN TO COMBAT DANGEROUS TOXIC ALGAE BLOOMS, LIKE THOSE FOUND ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK; FEDERAL TASK FORCE COULD DELIVER FED FUNDS TO CLEAN NY WATERS—BUT IT REQUIRES HOUSE TO ACT; PLAN SETS ASIDE UP TO $110 MILLION TO PROTECT LAKES, PONDS—AND DRINKING WATER

Just As Harmful Algae Has Been Detected In Over 60 Bodies of Water In New York State, Federal Program That Delivers Resources To Help Fight Problem Needs Authorization; Blooms Could Contaminate Drinking Water & Put Recreational Activities At Risk Schumer Says If Bipartisan Plan, Which Has Already Passed The Senate, Passes The House, Upstate New York Would Be Eligible For More Resources' To Combat Threat To People & Environment Schumer: Senate Has Done Its Part, House Must Pass Bill So … Continue Reading


10.04.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND TO SEC. TILLERSON: NAZI-ERA GUARD CURRENTLY LIVING IN QUEENS MUST BE DEPORTED IMMEDIATELY; DESPITE HAVING U.S. CITIZENSHIP STRIPPED MORE THAN A DECADE AGO, NY NAZI HAS CONTINUED TO LIVE HERE BECAUSE NO OTHER COUNTRY WILL ACCEPT HIM

Nazi-Era Guard Initially Entered the U.S. Under False Pretenses; Although His Citizenship Has Since Been Stripped, the Deportation Case Has Stalled Because No Country Will Accept Him Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Secretary Tillerson to Prioritize this Case & Make Sure Nazi is Quickly Deported   Schumer, Gillibrand: State Department Should Act Now & Show That U.S. Stands Firmly Against Anti-Semitism, Bigotry & Hatred   - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gil… Continue Reading


10.03.17

SCHUMER: STATE DEPT ONCE AGAIN UNWISELY PLANS TO RETURN CONFISCATED JUDAICA COLLECTION TO IRAQ; SENATOR RENEWS CALL TO NOT SEND BACK TO IRAQ NEARLY 3,000 JEWISH ARTIFACTS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY SEIZED BY SADDAM HUSSEIN’S REGIME

In 2013, Schumer Successfully Pushed Then-Secretary Kerry to Not Return 2,700 Ancient Jewish Artifacts to Iraq; Artifacts--Like Parchments From Torah Scrolls & Prayer Books--Were Found by American Soldiers in a Flooded Baghdad Intelligence Center & Brought to the U.S. to be Preserved New Reports Suggest State Dept. Plans to Return Judaica Collection to Iraq in 2018 Schumer: State Dept. Should Continue to Work With Iraqi Jewish Community to Ensure Artifacts Remain Accessible to Jews Wor… Continue Reading


10.03.17

SCHUMER: HARRIS CORP WINS $765 MILLION RADIO CONTRACT FROM NAVY; SENATOR SAYS U.S. NAVY RECOGNIZES ROCHESTER COMPANY PROVIDES THE MOST DURABLE, DEPENDABLE AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Schumer: This Is A Win-Win For Our Sailors, Harris, And the Rochester Economy U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced today that Harris Corp., in Rochester New York, received an extension on its deal with the U.S. Navy. Specifically, Harris will receive a $765,000,000 Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract award to continue to supply radios to the Navy for the next 5 years. "This well-earned extension will support jobs at Harris, in addition to boosting the e… Continue Reading


10.02.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: LAW ON BOOKS ACTUALLY ALLOWS FOR SAFETY LETTER-GRADES TO BE POSTED ON CHARTER BUSES FOR ALL TO SEE BEFORE THEY BOARD—BUT IT’S NOT BEING IMPLEMENTED; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO REQUIRE EVERY CHARTER BUS TO POST SAFETY GRADE IN WINDSHIELD; WILL GIVE PASSENGERS INFO TO CHOOSE SAFER BUSES

Senator Already Passed A Law To Install Safety Rating Data Compiled By Feds For All To See During Last Administration-But You Wouldn't Know It. Schumer Says Bus Companies Even Worse Than Dahlia Are Driving Around With Violations, But The Public Hasn't A Clue; In Wake Of Horrific Crash By Dangerous Driver Who Should Have Never Seen The Wheel & Data Showing More Companies Are Flagged, Senator Demands Feds Drive Forward To Install Bus Letter Grades-Just Like Restaurants   Schume… Continue Reading


10.02.17

SCHUMER CALLS ON THE FEDS TO APPROVE BROOME COUNTY’S APPLICATION FOR THE CONTINUED REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER BAE WESTOVER SITE IN THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSON CITY

At Schumer's Urging, Air Force Demolished And Cleaned Up Former Westover Site After Severe Flooding Left The Former BAE Facility Uninhabitable; The Site Is Now Ripe For Development And Is An Opportunity To Improve Local Environment And Property Values Now, Schumer Urges DOD To Make Good On Commitment To Help With Recovery, Calls On DOD To Approve County Agency's Application And Provide Planning Assistance For Site Redevelopment; Senator Says Funding Will Foster Further Economic Growth Schumer… Continue Reading

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