Press Releases

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


09.29.17

SCHUMER SECURES VISIT BY NEW NAVY SECRETARY TO TOUR BETHPAGE PLUME; SCHUMER & SECRETARY SPENCER MEET WITH LOCAL WATER DISTRICTS & ADDRESS CLEANUP EFFORTS & COSTS; SCHUMER TO CONTINUE QUEST FOR NAVY TO COVER COSTS AND INTENSIFY CLEANUP

In Personal Meeting With Navy Secretary Spencer, Schumer Raised Crucial Need for Toxic Plume Cleanup At Navy-Grumman Site & Said Navy Must Do More to Promptly Cover Water Districts' Costs Alongside Navy Secretary & With Locals, Schumer Again Presses To Contain Contamination, Speed-up Payments & Encourage More Navy-Bethpage Cooperation and Information Sharing   Schumer: Bethpage Plume Meeting Marks Rare Opportunity For Locals To Speak Directly With Navy Secretary & Advance… Continue Reading


09.29.17

SCHUMER SECURES OWEGO VISIT BY NAVY SECRETARY; SECRETARY TO VISIT LOCKHEED MARTIN ROTARY AND MISSION SYSTEMS, TOUR FACILITY AND MEET WITH LOCKHEED MARTIN

In Personal Meeting With Navy Secretary Spencer, Schumer Raised Crucial Need For Secretary To Visit Owego Senator Has Long Fought To Help Create And Maintain Jobs In Owego U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that Secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer, will visit Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems in Owego, New York. In a meeting, during his confirmation process, Schumer requested that Secretary Spencer visit New York's Navy and defense industry faci… Continue Reading


09.29.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1 MILLION IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR TOWN OF BARRE IN ORLEANS COUNTY

USDA Funding Will Be Used To Expand Local Water Service U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $1,096,000 in federal funding, including a loan of $606,000 and a grant of $490,000 for the Town of Barre in Orleans County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically the Town of Barre will use the funding to create Water District #8, providing public water service to 36 additional residential us… Continue Reading


09.29.17

AFTER SCHUMER’S, URGING VA WILL BEGIN CONSTRUCTION FOR CRITICAL NEXT PHASE FOR TWO NEW VA CLINICS IN CANANDAIGUA AND MONROE; MOVE REPEATEDLY PUSHED BY SCHUMER WILL DELIVER $141 MILLION IN FED INVESTMENT TO CANANDAIGUA VA CAMPUS UPGRADE & NEW CLINIC– PLUS GROUNDBREAKING BEGINS TODAY ON NEW EXPANDED $14M ROCHESTER VA CLINIC IN HENRIETTA

Schumer Says Start Of Long-Awaited Construction-Phase Of New Outpatient Clinics In Both Henrietta And Canandaigua Will Upgrade State-Of-Art Veteran Care & Create Local Construction Jobs Schumer: $150 Million In New VA Healthcare Facilities Is A Prescription For Improved Care For The Rochester Finger Lakes Region, Home To Nearly 70,000 Veterans   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced today, after his push, that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has set t… Continue Reading


09.29.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $849,000 FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATER AND INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN WESTERN NEW YORK

USDA Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Water System Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $849,000 in federal assistance for the Town of Ripley in Chautauqua County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Specifically, the Town of Ripley will receive $750,000 in federal grant funds through the Rural Utilit… Continue Reading


09.28.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2,677,000 IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR TOWN OF ROMULUS IN SENECA COUNTY

USDA Funding Will Be Used To Improve Critical Water Infrastructure U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,677,000 in federal funding including a loan of $2,177,000.00 and a grant of $500,000.00 for the Town of Romulus in Seneca County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, the Town of Romulus will use the funding to create a new water district that wil… Continue Reading


09.28.17

SCHUMER, BOOKER: SLEEP APNEA TESTING A MUST; WITH NOW-CONFIRMED APNEA A FACTOR IN LIRR & NJT DERAILMENTS & FEDS SAYING THEY WILL NOT REQUIRE A TEST, SENATORS INTRODUCE NEW LAW FORCING FEDS TO CHECK FOR DANGEROUS SLEEP DISORDERS—BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

As We Approach Year Anniversary Of Hoboken Crash & Learn Sleep Apnea Also Identified In LIRR Derailment, Senators Warn Deadly Accidents Will Continue Unless Fed Plan To Test Sleep Disorders Is Revived Schumer Already Got Railroad Admin To Begin Process For Requiring Apnea Testing In 2016-But Feds Have Now Bizarrely Back-Tracked And Refused To Require Testing; Booker, Schumer Bill Rights This Deadly Wrong & Would Supersede Fed Foible On Dangerous Condition Schumer, Booker: We Will Not… Continue Reading


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

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