Press Releases

07.14.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $107,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CORTLAND COUNTY

Federal Funding For Cortlandville, City Of Cortland, Marathon, and Virgil Fire Deprtments Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $107,533 in federal funding for several fire departments in Cortland County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the fire departments to purcha… Continue Reading


07.14.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $94,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WEST CHARLTON FIRE DISTRICT AND PORT HENRY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Federal Funding For Capital Region And Adirondack Region Fire Departments Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $94,896 in federal funding for fire departments in Capital Region and Adirondack Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the West Charlton Fire District in Sa… Continue Reading


07.14.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $8 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR HUDSON RIVER HEALTHCARE

HHS Grant Will Support Care For The Vulnerable And Uninsured Population Hudson River HealthCare Serves U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,306,360 in federal funding for Hudson River HealthCare. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). The grant will support Hudson River HealthCare's mission to provide care to vulnerable and uninsured p… Continue Reading


07.13.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $400K IN FED FUNDING FOR ERIE COUNTY FAMILY TREATMENT DRUG COURT ENHANCEMENT INITIATIVE

HHS Grant Will Strengthen The Court's Ability To Address Issues of Parental Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Order To Provide Children With Safe, Permanent Homes U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $425,500 in federal funding for the Erie County Family Treatment Drug Court Enhancement Initiative. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. It will fund the Erie County Family Treatment Cou… Continue Reading


07.13.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $86,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE GEORGETOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN MADISON COUNTY

Federal Funding For The Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $86, 853 in federal funding for the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department in Madison County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department to purc… Continue Reading


07.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $250,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NORTH TONAWANDA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Federal Investment For North Tonawanda Will Be Used To Secure Upgraded SBCA Units U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $250,010 in federal funding for the North Tonawanda Fire Department in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow North Tonawanda firefighters to obtain fifty new self-contained breathing app… Continue Reading


07.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $300,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR FOUR CATTARAUGUS COUNTY FIRE STATIONS

Federal Investment For Area Fire Departments Will Be Used To Bolster First Response Capabilities U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced nearly $300,000 in federal funding for four fire departments across Western New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). AFG funds are typically distributed to fire departments with equipment needs that exceed th… Continue Reading


07.12.17

SCHUMER URGES DEFENSE SECRETARY JIM MATTIS TO ADD THE FORGOTTEN FRANK E. EVANS 74 TO THE VIETNAM VETERAN MEMORIAL WALL; SAILORS DIED IN VIETNAM WAR IN SOUTH CHINA SEA IN 1969, BUT BECAUSE ACCIDENT OCCURRED OUTSIDE OF THE DESIGNATED COMBAT ZONE, THOSE WHO PERISHED ARE LEFT OFF MEMORIAL WALL

Terry Lee Henderson, Larry Reilly Jr., and 72 other American Sailors Tragically Died When The U.S.S. Frank E. Evans Collided With an Australian Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea in June 1969, But Because The Training Exercise Was Deemed "Not Directly Linked to War, Forgotten Frank E. Evans 74 Not Recognized on Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Schumer to Mattis: Adding the Names of These Heroes to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is the Proper Acknowledgement For Their Sacrifice; Now is the Time … Continue Reading


07.12.17

DURING IN-PERSON MEETING, SCHUMER PRESSES DEFENSE SECRETARY JIM MATTIS TO DELIVER KC-135 FLIGHT SIMULATOR TO NFARS

In Meeting With Defense Secretary Schumer Pressed The Secretary To Fulfill Previous USAF Commitment To Bring Critical Simulator To NFARS Bringing The Promised Simulator To NFARS Would Support 2,600 Western New York Jobs, Help Train A New Generation Of Pilots, And Make Use Of The Investments The Air Force Has Already Made In The Base Schumer To Mattis: NFARS Stands Ready And Needs The DoD's Support In a recent meeting, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer urged Defense Secretary Ja… Continue Reading


07.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA HAS APPROVED MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FOR NEW YORK STATE FOR MARCH’S WINTER STORM STELLA

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce that Major Disaster Declaration Assistance for NYS Includes Emergency Work, Repairs & Replacement of Disaster-Damaged Facilities U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following their push, the Trump Administration issued a Major Disaster Declaration for New York State as a result of damages caused by Winter Storm Stella. The declaration releases FEMA public assistance and hazard mitigation f… Continue Reading


07.12.17

SCHUMER: UPSTATE NEW YORK’S POWER PLANTS LIKE GINNA, FITZPATRICK, INDIAN POINT, ST. LAWRENCE-FDR POWER STATION, THE NIAGARA POWER PROJECT & NINE MILE POINT COULD BE VULNERABLE TO CYBER-ATTACKS; SENATOR COMPREHENSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE BLUEPRINT WILL HELP SHIELD OUR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FROM HACKERS

Since May, Hackers Have Reportedly Been Targeting U.S. Nuclear Power Plants & Other Energy Facilities; Schumer Sends Letter to DHS Secretary Kelly & DOE Secretary Perry, Requesting A Status Update On National Efforts To Combat Cybersecurity Schumer Has Repeatedly Called On Feds To Work Hand-In-Hand With State & Local Governments To Prevent Future Cyber-Attacks, Most Recently At The Bowman Avenue Dam Hack In Rye Brook, NY Schumer: Our Highest Priority Should Be Protecting Our Critic… Continue Reading


07.11.17

Schumer Floor Remarks on Airplane Crash In Mississippi

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, before I begin, I want to send my most sincere condolences to the Marine Corps, who lost 15 of their finest today in a plane crash in Mississippi, as well as one Navy corpsman. It was the deadliest crash in the Marine Corp family since 2005. According to reports, the aircraft that crashed this morning was based at Stewart Airport Base, in my home state of New York. Our hearts br… Continue Reading


07.10.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $210,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR ELLWOOD VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY NO.1 IN ERIE COUNTY

Federal Funding For Ellwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $217,429 in federal funding for the Ellwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Ellwood Volunteer Fire Company N… Continue Reading


07.10.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Federal Investment Will Be Used To Develop Activities To Recruit And Retain Underrepresented Minority STEM Students U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced  $4,000,000 in federal funding for Syracuse University. The funding was allocated through the Nation Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to help the university recruit and retain historically underrepresented minority students interested in science, technology, engineeri… Continue Reading


07.10.17

SCHUMER, BOOKER: SUMMER REPAIRS AT PENN DEMONSTRATE DIRE NEED FOR GATEWAY TUNNEL PROJECT TO GET GOING & SOON; SENATORS JOIN TOGETHER AND CALL ON PRESIDENT TRUMP TO KEEP FED COMMITMENT TO INVESTING IN GATEWAY—FIRST REAL TEST AS TO WHETHER PRESIDENT IS SERIOUS ON INFRASTRUCTURE

As We Begin A Summer Of Delays & Pains, Failure to Invest in Gateway Will Mean Future Penn Station Calamities -- Lack of Investment Has Created Present Problem; Schumer & Booker Say If Just One Tunnel Under The Hudson Needed To Close For Repairs, The Delays Could Last A Year Trump, Secretary Chao Pulled Out of Gateway Development Corporation-Is This Indication Of Lack of Commitment Or Just Bureaucracy? President Trump Has Talked About Focusing on Infrastructure; Keeping Commitment on … Continue Reading


07.10.17

SCHUMER: DANGEROUS & SNORTABLE POWDER—‘COCO LOKO’—BEING INNOCENTLY MASKED AS EVERYDAY ‘CHOCOLATE’ IS ABOUT TO HIT NY STORE SHELVES; KIDS & TEENS AT RISK AS DOCS CITE VERY REAL HEALTH CONCERNS; SENATOR URGES FDA TO IMMEDIATELY LAUNCH AN OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION INTO ?NEW PRODUCT BEFORE THE DAMAGE IS DONE

New Product Dubbed "Coco Loko" Isn't Even Pure Chocolate-It's Actually Powerful Energy Drink Ingredients That Risk Havoc On The Bodies Of Kids & Teens-But Its Already Hit Store Shelves & NY Is Next Snortable Faux Chocolate Promises "Endorphin & Serotonin Rush," & “Ecstasy” For “Party Goers”; Company Hasn’t Even Consulted A Single Doc; Schumer Says FDA Must Step In Schumer To FDA: They Market It Like A Drug & You Take It Like A Drug—You Do… Continue Reading


07.07.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: PHONY AND FALSELY LABELED “ORGANIC” PRODUCTS THREATEN TO UNDERMINE DYNAMIC AND LUCRATIVE ORGANIC FOOD INDUSTRY IN YATES COUNTY; SENATOR DEMANDS USDA STEP UP ENFORCEMENT OF INFERIOR AND MISLABELED IMPORTED GOODS

Schumer: Newly Discovered Shipments Of Fraudulently Labeled Organic Products Into U.S. Could Hurt American Farmers And Consumers If USDA Does Not Step Up Oversight Of Imported Organic Foods Senator Says If Mislabeled Organic Products Continue To Reach America It Would Undermine Consumer Trust In 'Organic' Brand - Thus Schumer Called On The USDA To Get Tough And Crack Down On Mislabeled Products From Making It To The American Market; Yates County Has More Organic Farming Than Anywhere In NY And… Continue Reading


07.07.17

SCHUMER: LYME-CARRYING TICKS – SOME ALSO INFECTED WITH RARE, POWASSAN VIRUS - ARE ATTACKING CENTRAL NEW YORK; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO STOP MOVING AT SNAIL’S PACE TO IMPLEMENT ALREADY-ON-THE-BOOKS LAW THAT WOULD HELP FAST-TRACK RESEARCH, VACCINES & STRATEGIES TO STAMP OUT TICKS TO PROTECT CENTRAL NEW YORK KIDS & FAMILIES

Senator Says, With More Reported Lyme Infections Each Year & New Fear Of New Powassan Infected Ticks Emerging in Central New York, Feds Need To Stop Crawling While Tick-Borne Diseases Are In A Sprint To Spread Schumer: Summer Is Now In Full Swing, Feds Must Work Faster So Cures Are Delivered & So Public-Especially Kids-Are Better Protected Schumer To Feds: Use New Tools To OFF! Lyme Disease Ahead of what is projected to be one of the worst summers for tick-borne diseases in years in … Continue Reading


07.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR LAKE ONTARIO COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY SEVERE FLOODING

Senators Say Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds for Flood-Impacted Localities Senators To FEMA: Stand Ready To Approve Aid for Communities Ravaged By Lake Ontario's Record High Water Levels U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today again urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for a major disaster declaration for communities affected by flooding along Lake On… Continue Reading


07.07.17

SCHUMER URGES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO APPROVE GRANT THAT WOULD CREATE A STATE-OF-THE ART, MOBILE FIRE TRAINING CENTER IN THE CITY OF ALBANY; SENATOR SAYS FED APPROVAL WOULD BE A WIN-WIN FOR ALBANY FIREFIGHTERS AND LOCAL ALBANY COMPANY THAT MANUFACTURES FIRE SIMULATOR

Senator Says New Mobile Fire Simulator-Trailer Would Enable The Albany Fire Department And Surrounding Capital Region Departments to Train On Virtually Every Aspect of Firefighting State-Of-The-Art Simulator Would Be Built By Albany's Own BullEx; Company Which Was Started By Three R.P.I Students, Has Grown Into World Leader In High-Tech Firefighter Training Apparatus Schumer To Feds: Approve Grant To Help Train Albany's Firefighters  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer tod… Continue Reading

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