Press Releases

06.17.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ROSE ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY MAINTENANCE FACILITY FOR HARDENING OF SANDY-DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE

Funding Will Be Used to Improve Ferry Maintenance Facility Infrastructure to Mitigate Future Flood Damage and Allow Expedited Recovery U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Max Rose today announced $3,045,591 in federal funding for a flood mitigation project at the Staten Island Ferry Maintenance Facility (FMF). These federal funds are administered through U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be pro… Continue Reading


06.16.19

ON HEELS OF CHOPPER CRASH IN MANHATTAN & WITH LACK OF DATA AVAILABLE FOR INVESTIGATION, SCHUMER URGES FAA TO REQUIRE ALL HELICOPTERS BE EQUIPPED WITH “BLACK BOXES,” JUST LIKE COMMERCIAL PLANES

Despite NTSB Recommendation Saying More Choppers Should Install "Black Boxes" Or Flight Data Recorders, FAA Has Not Heeded Safety Agency Recent NYC Crash & Concerns Across Long Island Demand FAA Take A Hard Look At NTSB Recommendations From As Far Back As 2013 & Prioritize Implementation Of Safety Devices That Record Sound & Instruments To Prevent Future Crashes Schumer: In The Name Of Safety, FAA Must Propel Chopper Safety Measures Implored By NTSB ASAP On the heels of last wee… Continue Reading


06.13.19

Schumer Floor Remarks Urging The United States Navy To Name A Ship After Upstate New York Native, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding deceased American hero and New York Native, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent, and the amendment he will be filing in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 to name the next appropriate and available U.S. Navy warship in her honor. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Now on a very important topic that affects New York and America. The men and women who wear this nation's uniform… Continue Reading


06.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER OF GREENE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,291,614 in federal funding for Early Childhood Learning Center of Greene County. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in Greene County. "Study after stu… Continue Reading


06.12.19

AS THE SOUTHERN TIER CONTINUES TO RECOVER FROM HISTORIC 2006 & 2011 FLOODS, SCHUMER CALLS ON ARMY CORPS TO GIVE COMMUNITIES MAXIMUM TIME TO REVIEW & COMMENT ON UPPER SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN RESILIENCY STUDY; SENATOR SAYS EXTENDING FINALIZATION DEADLINE IS VITAL TO ENSURE SOUTHERN TIER COMMUNITIES HAVE FULL OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS & HAVE OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS ANSWERED

The Army Corps Of Engineers Recently Released The Initial Findings & Recommendations Of The Upper Susquehanna River Basin Comprehensive Flood Damage Reduction Feasibility Study; Schumer Expresses Residents' Fears That Suggested Actions Won't Sufficiently Mitigate Flood Risk Following Schumer’s Successful Push To Secure The Study, Senator Urges Army Corps To Extend Study’s July Finalization Deadline To Give Local Stakeholders The Opportunity To Review, Comment On & Better Un… Continue Reading


06.12.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $800K IN FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION FUNDING FOR THE OGDENSBURG BRIDGE AND PORT AUTHORITY IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Acquire New Equipment To Boost The Multi-Modal Capabilities Of New York & Ogdensburg Railway And Port Of Ogdensburg U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $800,000 in federal funding for the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Railway Administration's (FRA) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Gr… Continue Reading


06.11.19

SCHUMER: ROCHESTER HARRIS CORP. WINS MASSIVE ORDER TO MANUFACTURE +850 MANPACK RADIOS FOR THE ARMY; SENATOR SAYS ARMY RECOGNIZES ROCHESTER’S HARRIS CORP. PROVIDES THE MOST DURABLE, DEPENDABLE & INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY TO PROTECT OUR TROOPS

New Order Follows Schumer's Successful Push To Give Companies Like Harris Corp. A Level Playing Field To Compete For The Manpack Radio Contract Schumer: Major Order Is A Win-Win-Win, For Our Troops, Harris & Rochester-Finger Lakes Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Harris Corp. in Rochester, New York, has been awarded a major order to manufacture 860 AN/PRC-158 Manpack radios for the U.S. Army. This is the second order of radios that Harris will produce under the … Continue Reading


06.10.19

AS RECORD-SETTING WATER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE AT LAKE ONTARIO, SCHUMER TOURS FLOODING DAMAGE IN MONROE COUNTY AND LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO FUND FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND RESILIENCY BLUEPRINT TO PROTECT LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE FROM FUTURE FLOODING

With Lake Ontario Water Levels Already Hitting Record-Highs & Still Rising, Schumer Calls For All-Of-The-Above Approach To Lake Ontario Flood Prevention To Stave Off Catastrophic Damage While Visiting Monroe County And Getting A First-Hand Look At The Damage, Schumer Launches Major Effort To Fund "The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study," To Plan & Fund New Shoreline Protections Schumer: Let's Make Annual "Historic" Floods HISTORY For Monroe Residents -- Congress Must… Continue Reading


06.10.19

AS RECORD-SETTING WATER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE AT LAKE ONTARIO, SCHUMER TOURS FLOODING DAMAGE IN NIAGARA COUNTY AND LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO FUND FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND RESILIENCY BLUEPRINT TO PROTECT LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE FROM FUTURE FLOODING

With Lake Ontario Water Levels Already Hitting Record-Highs & Still Rising, Schumer Calls For All-Of-The-Above Approach To Lake Ontario Flood Prevention To Stave Off Catastrophic Damage While Visiting Niagara County And Getting A First-Hand Look At The Damage, Schumer Launches Major Effort To Fund "The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study," To Plan & Fund New Shoreline Protections Schumer: Let's Make Annual "Historic" Floods HISTORY For Niagara Residents -- Congress Mu… Continue Reading


06.09.19

SCHUMER: NEW STUDIES SHOW CERTAIN INGREDIENTS IN SUNSCREEN MIGHT POSE UNKNOWN HARM TO KIDS & ADULTS; SCHUMER DEMANDS EXPEDITED REVIEW OF ALL ADDITIVES IN SUNSCREEN TO DETERMINE IF ANY ARE UNSAFE BEFORE INK ON NEW RULES IS DRY

Sunscreen Rules Are Getting Their Biggest Overhaul In Decades With FDA Now Wondering Which Ingredients Might Do More Harm Than Good; 12 Major Chemicals Are On The 'Questionable' List The UV-Blocking Ingredients Have Never Been Tested Because They Were Approved Decades Ago; But New Data Shows Those Same Chemicals Can 'Seep Into Bloodstream' And This Demands Swifter Action By Feds & Industry Before New Rules Are Finalized In November Schumer To FDA: Uncloud All Ingredients In Sunscreen Be… Continue Reading


06.08.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO APPROVE TWO CRITICAL PROJECTS FOR TOWN OF GREECE AND YOUNGSTOWN TO PROTECT AGAINST LAKE ONTARIO FLOOD DAMAGE

With Lake Ontario Water at Record High Levels, Senators Urge Army Corps of Engineers to Approve Pending Emergency Shoreline Protection Projects for Town of Greece and Fort Niagara State Park Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced their call for the Army Corps of Engineers to approve two critical projects that would help New York communities devastated by Lake Ontario flooding. Their call comes as the International Joint Commission an… Continue Reading


06.05.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ITHACA COLLEGE

Federal Investment Awarded Through National Science Foundation Will Be Used To Train, Recruit And Retain STEM Teachers U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,199,384 in federal funding for Ithaca College. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Robert Noyce Scholarship Program and will be used help recruit, train and retain science, technology, energy and mathematics (STEM) educators, specifically f… Continue Reading


06.04.19

SCHUMER FLOOR REMARKS URGING THE UNITED STATES NAVY TO NAME A SHIP AFTER UPSTATE NEW YORK NATIVE, SENIOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER SHANNON KENT

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding deceased American hero and New York Native, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent, and the amendment he will be filing in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 to name the next appropriate and available U.S. Navy warship in her honor. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Now on a very important topic that affects New York and America. The men and women who wear this nation's uniform… Continue Reading


06.04.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $6.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Grant Will Fund Taxiway Rehabilitation U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,663,421 in federal funding for Syracuse Hancock International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to rehabilitate Syracuse Hancock International Airport's … Continue Reading


06.04.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BRINDISI ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR GREATER BINGHAMTON AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Grant Will Fund Critical Runway Improvements U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22) today announced $3,126,599 in federal funding for Greater Binghamton Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to recon… Continue Reading


06.03.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER-THE-RADAR FED PLAN TO ‘REFORM’ NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM COULD SOAK SI’ERS WITH INCREASED PREMIUMS & LOWER PROPERTY VALUES; PLAN WOULD USE DATA IN A WAY THAT UNFAIRLY PUTS A BULLSEYE ON SI HOMEOWNERS; SENATOR DEMANDS ADMIN IMMEDIATELY HALT PLAN & ANSWER KEY QUESTIONS, NOW

Right Now, Feds Are Piecing Together Plans To Overhaul The National Flood Insurance Program That Dictates Insurance Premiums Across SI For Tens-Of-Thousands Of Households The Initiative, Which FEMA Calls 'Risk Rating 2.0,' Is Moving Along Without Feds Having Provided Congress & The Public With Answers To Key Questions About New Costs, The Private Data That Changes Would Be Based On, Impacts To SI Property Values & More; Schumer Says Reforms Are Necessary - But Not Ones That Sink SI Resi… Continue Reading


06.03.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BRINDISI ANNOUNCE OVER $8.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ONEIDA COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund Runway And Runway Lighting Reconstruction U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Anthony Brindisi today announced $8,181,000 in federal funding for Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will… Continue Reading


06.03.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FINGER LAKES REGIONAL AIRPORT IN SENECA COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund Apron Renovations And Improvements U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.5 million in federal funding for Finger Lakes Regional Airport in Seneca County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to reconstruct Finger Lakes Regiona… Continue Reading


06.02.19

SCHUMER: NEW STUDY REVEALS INTERNET SPEED ACROSS NYC & LI MUCH SLOWER THAN PROVIDERS ADVERTISE & FCC RECORDS; SENATOR URGES CORRECTIVE ACTION BE TAKEN BY THE FCC & PROVIDERS

Broadband Speeds Across New York Are Advertised As A Fast 25 Mega Bits Per Second; But New Data Shows That Fed Mapping On Coverage & Speed -- Which Relies On Carriers To Self-Report -- Is Very Wrong & Demands Scrutiny From The Boroughs, To Manhattan, & Across Long Island, More Than 4.7 Million Appear To Be Paying For High Speed & Getting Something Far Slower Schumer: New Yorkers Paying For Lighting-Speed Internet & Getting A Snail's Pace Are At A Net Loss All Around On t… Continue Reading


05.29.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE POTENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR LAKE ONTARIO & ST. LAWRENCE RIVER COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY FLOODING & EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH WATER LEVELS

Senators Say Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds For Flood-Impacted Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River Communities Senators To FEMA: Stand Ready To Immediately Approve Any Request For Aid For Flood-Ravaged Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River Communities U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for a major disast… Continue Reading

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