Press Releases

06.30.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $190K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT IN CORTLAND COUNTY

Federal Funding For City of Cortland Fire Department Will Be Used To Improve Operations, Upgrade Safety Infrastructure, and Purchase New Safety Equipment   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $190,477, in federal funding for the Cortland Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Cortland Fire Department will use this funding… Continue Reading


06.30.17

GOVERNOR CUOMO AND SENATOR SCHUMER ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN KRAFT-HEINZ AND UPSTATE NIAGARA THAT WILL SAVE AT LEAST 150 AT-RISK JOBS AT CAMPBELL FACILITY AND SPUR INVESTMENT IN THE SOUTHERN TIER

Upstate Niagara Will Acquire Kraft-Heinz's Campbell Plant and Invest $10 Million, Avoiding Closure 2015 Agreement and State's Follow Up Efforts Result in Four Facilities Remaining Open and Employing More Than 1,000 People in Upstate New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced an agreement has been reached that will save the at-risk Kraft-Heinz facility in Campbell, Steuben County, as well as at least 150 current employees. Upstate Niagara, a dairy farmer co… Continue Reading


06.29.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $14K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR JOHNSON CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT IN BROOME COUNTY

Federal Funding For Johnson City Fire Department Will Be Used To Purchase A Life-Saving High Performance Firefighting Turnout Gear Washing Machine U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $14,834 in federal funding for the Johnson City Fire Department in Broome County. This grant will be used to purchase a high performance firefighting turnout gear washing machine, which decontaminates firefighters' gear. "It is essential that we … Continue Reading


06.28.17

SCHUMER: SENATE GOP HEALTHCARE BILL COULD ACCELERATE AND WORSEN THE SEVERE OPIOID CRISIS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK; SENATOR WILL LAUNCH A MAJOR EFFORT TO PROTECT CRITICAL FUNDING FOR THOUSANDS OF NEW YORKERS WHO DESPERATELY NEED HEROIN & OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAMS

Schumer: Opioid Crisis Is So Immense and Awful, Senate GOP Must Reverse Course & Instead Work Across the Aisle to Protect Treatment Programs That Help Thousands of Upstate New Yorkers; Vows To Fight Bill And Urge His Colleagues To Do The Same Senator Said Upstate Has Experienced An Explosion Of Drug Use and Death, Including From Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Schumer: In the Face Of Wave of Opioid-Heroin Deaths, Eliminating Access To Drug Treatment Programs and Substance Abuse Care Would Be Disastr… Continue Reading


06.28.17

SCHUMER CALLS ON EPA TO ASSIST STATE & LOCAL OFFICIALS WITH TOP-TO-BOTTOM REVIEW OF GRUMMAN BUILDING, PLANT 26, & ALL OTHER AREAS WHERE RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS MIGHT HAVE BEEN USED AT NAVY/GRUMANN SITE

EPA is the Preeminent Enviro Regulator & Unanswered Questions Demand "All Hands on Deck" Approach to Quickly Assess Any Radioactive History at the Site & Potential Pollution Impacts on Drinking Water EPA Experts Can Help Quickly Identify Source Of Radium Pollution - And The History Of Radioactive Material Use at the Navy/Grumman Site -So Remedial Action Can Take Place ASAP Schumer: The Community Needs Answers and Action ASAP on Radium Contamination of Underground Water Near Bethpage HS… Continue Reading


06.27.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN THE CITY OF SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Will Use Funds To Address Lead Hazards In Housing Units To Help Protect The Health & Safety Of Families & Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,999,754.87 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) funding for the City of Schenectady. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address lead hazards in 218 housing units, providing safer homes for lo… Continue Reading


06.27.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN THE CITY OF ROCHESTER

Rochester Will Use Funds To Address Lead Hazards In Housing Units To Help Protect The Health & Safety Of Families & Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,000,000.00 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) funding for the City of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address lead hazards in housing units, providing safer homes for low and very low… Continue Reading


06.27.17

FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE VITAL 3407-INSPIRED AVIATION SAFEGUARDS ARE PROTECTED IN SENATE FAA BILL; SENATORS PLEDGE TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT EFFORTS TO WATER DOWN HARD-FOUGHT RULES THROUGHOUT FAA REAUTHORIZATION PROCESS

Following Tragic 2009 Plane Crash, Which Claimed The Lives Of 50 People, Families Of Flight 3407 Victims Fought To Create Tough Flight Safety Regulations, Including Requirement That Pilots Log 1,500 Flight Hours In Order To Receive Certificate Now Congress Must Re-Authorize The FAA This Year & Schumer, Gillibrand Say Some In The Industry Want To Roll Back Or Eliminate Safety Provisions Senators Vow To Continue To Fight Any & All Efforts To Make Air Travel Less Safe U.S. Senate Minorit… Continue Reading


06.26.17

Federal Funding Secured to Initiate Anti-Obstruction Project at Gabreski Airport

Westhampton, NY - U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D, NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D, NY), Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced today that a $150,000 federal grant has been awarded to Francis Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, home of the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard. The grant, secured through the U.S. Department of Transportation, is being provided to Suffolk County to begin an anti-obstruction project at Gabreski, which is a four-phase… Continue Reading


06.26.17

SCHUMER CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO POSSIBLE ISIS-RELATED CYBER-ATTACK IN TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN; URGES FEDS TO UNCOVER FACTS & ASSIST TOWN IN RECOVERING FROM BREACH, PREVENT FUTURE ONES

On the heels of a cyber breach in the Long Island Town of Brookhaven, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the feds to launch an investigation to help locals uncover facts and recover from this attack. Schumer says that we must do everything we can to prevent threats like these and improve our cybersecurity. The Senator's public letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) John Kelly appears below. Dear DHS Secretary John Kelly: I write today to urge the Department of Homeland Security (D… Continue Reading


06.26.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: ROBOCALLS COULD GET EVEN WORSE IF FCC SIDES WITH TELEMARKETERS & ALLOWS NEW 'RINGLESS VOICEMAIL' TECHNOLOGY TO FLOOD YOUR PHONE; SENATOR RAILS AGAINST FED RULE CHANGE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE; ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Robocall Companies Are Currently & Quietly Asking FCC To Exempt Them From 'Do Not Call' Protections By Working Behind Scenes To Change The Rules That Limit Telemarketer Access To Your Mobile Phone Sick-And-Tired NYC & LI Consumers Received More Than 76 Million Robocalls Last Month Alone; Senator Says Robocall Epidemic Demands FCC Side With Consumers & Deny Ringless Voicemails   Schumer To FCC: Robocalls Are On Fire-Don't Throw Gas On Problem By Approving New Spam Method Amid… Continue Reading


06.23.17

SCHUMER: TRUMPCARE BILL WOULD BE A DISASTER FOR NEW YORK CHILDREN, SENIORS, ANTI-OPIOID ABUSE EFFORT, HOSPITALS, NURSING HOMES & MORE; SENATOR JOINS LOCAL ADVOCATES AT BELLEVUE IN MAKING CASE AGAINST PLAN PRESIDENT HIMSELF CALLS ‘MEAN’

After Weeks Behind Closed Doors, Trumpcare Bill Is Poised For Senate Vote As Soon As Next Week; Bill Has Many Problems & Would Devastate NY Senate Republicans' Version Of Trumpcare Would Kick Millions off of their Healthcare & Endangers People w/ Pre-existing Conditions While Giving Very Wealthy A Massive Tax Break Schumer: The Trumpcare Plan Would Make NY Sick Standing at NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue, surrounded by local healthcare providers, advocates and New York families, U… Continue Reading


06.23.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $16.5 MILLION IN NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS FUNDING FOR NEW YORK STATE

For over 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts & National Endowment for the Humanities have provided vital support and resources to endeavors in the arts and humanities across the country According to U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the arts and culture sector is a $704 billion industry, accounting for 4.2 percent of the nation's GDP FY 2017 funding supports 549 NEA projects around NYS U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announce… Continue Reading


06.23.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $14.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ORANGE COUNTY AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Support Critical Airport Infrastructure U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,520,795 for the Orange County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, Orange County Airport will use the funding to realign the runway to create a runway safety zone and install runway navigational devic… Continue Reading


06.22.17

FOLLOWING SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND PUSH, USDA WILL FINALLY PROVIDE MALT BARLEY CROP INSURANCE FOR 44 NYS COUNTIES; VICTORY FOR GROWING CRAFT BREWING INDUSTRY, FARMERS & THOSE LOOKING TO ENTER BOOMING NY INDUSTRY & GROW JOBS

Earlier This Year, Schumer, Gillibrand Urged USDA To Expand Malt Barley Insurance Beyond 4 NY Counties; Senator's Call Came in the Wake NYS Law Requiring Craft Brewers & Distillers to Source Ingredients Locally Upstate NY's Craft Brewing Industry Has Exploded In Recent Years; Schumer, Gillibrand Say Victory Will Allow Farmers To Thrive And For Small Businesses To Grow Schumer and Gillibrand : Malt Barley Crop Insurance Is A Key Ingredient To Success For NY Breweries & More Jobs U.S… Continue Reading


06.22.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $125K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TWO FINGER LAKES FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Federal Funding For Point Pleasant Fire and Hemlock Volunteer Fire Departments Will Be Used To Improve Operations, Upgrade Safety Infrastructure, and Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $127,715 in federal funding for two fire departments in the Finger-Lakes region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).&… Continue Reading


06.21.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $479,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THREE SOUTHERN TIER FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Federal Funding For Southern Tier Fire Departments Will Be Used to Purchase New Communications & Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $479,465 in federal funding for three fire departments in the Southern Tier. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the Harpursville Fire Department will receive $354,410 to purchase new communications equip… Continue Reading


06.21.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $52K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUTNAM VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Federal Funding For Putnam Volunteer Fire Company Will Be Used to Supplement Funding for Regional Projects, Improve Operations and Safety Infrastructure, and Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $52,381 in federal funding for Putnam Volunteer Fire Company in Washington County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the Putnam… Continue Reading


06.21.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $53,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SPEIGLETOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT IN RENSSELAER COUNTY

Federal Funding For Speigletown Fire Department Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $53,334 in federal funding for the Speigletown Fire Department in Rensselaer 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 Speigletown Fire Department's 45-50 active firefighters to purchase Storz hydrant adapt… Continue Reading


06.21.17

SCHUMER: ON THE OFFICIAL FIRST DAY OF SUMMER, FEDERAL LAW STILL SHOCKINGLY PREVENTS CAMPS & CHILDREN ORGS FROM GAINING ACCESS TO FBI SEX OFFENDER BACKGROUND CHECKS ON NEW EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS

Schumer Will Push For Critical Legislation That Will Unlock Data Base For Summer Camps & Other Organizations To Access Fed Background Check On New Employees and Volunteers Schumer Will Say Day Camps Want The Ability To Conduct Sex Offender Background Checks On Prospective Employees To Protect Children, But Cannot Access National FBI Sex Offender Database   Schumer: We Need To Lift The Veil On FBI Database To Keep Our Children Safe U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today … Continue Reading

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