Press Releases

08.01.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR THE SALVATION ARMY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

Early Head Start Program Will Use Funding to Continue to Provide Early Education for Low-Income Children in Central New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,529,532 for Early Head Start Programs run by the Salvation Army. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and grow early education and development services f… Continue Reading


07.31.17

IN THE WAKE OF A DEATH & ANOTHER CONFIRMED CASE OF POWASSAN VIRUS IN CAPITAL REGION, SCHUMER WILL DOUBLE DOWN ON HIS PUSH TO GET FEDS TO STOP MOVING AT SNAIL’S PACE, AND INSTEAD TO AGGRESSIVELY IMPLEMENT NEW LAW THAT WOULD FAST-TRACK RESEARCH, VACCINES & STRATEGIES TO STAMP OUT DISEASE-CARRYING-TICKS – AND BETTER PROTECT CAPITAL REGION KIDS & FAMILIES

Senator: With More Reported Lyme Infections Each Year From Lyme-Carrying Ticks - Some Also Infected With Rare, Powassan Virus - Feds Need To Stop Crawling While Tick-Borne Diseases Are Rapidly Spreading And Putting Kids And Families At Risk Schumer:  With Recent Death & Another Confirmed Case Of Deadly Powassan Virus, Feds Must Work Faster So Cures Are Delivered & So Public-Especially Kids-Are Better Protected Schumer To Feds: Get Serious About Preventing More … Continue Reading


07.31.17

SCHUMER: THE OWASCO FLATS WETLAND RESTORATION PROJECT – WHICH WILL REDUCE DANGEROUS TOXINS IN OWASCO LAKE, THE COUNTY’S LARGEST SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER – HAS BEEN HELD UP BY RED-TAPE FOR OVER 6 YEARS; SENATOR SAYS U.S. ARMY CORPS MUST IMMEDIATELY ISSUE PERMIT SO PROJECT CAN FINALLY BEGIN

In Recent Years, Cayuga County Found Detectable Levels Of Toxins In Auburn and Owasco Treated Water Drawn From Algae-Plagued Owasco Lake; Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration Is One Tool Officials Will Use To Beat Back Algae Blooms And Protect Drinking Water Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration Project - Which Is Imperative To Reducing The Sediment and Nutrient Run-Off That Causes Algae Blooms in Owasco Lake - Was Funded By NYS In 2011, But Has Been Held Up By State and Federal Permitting Processes … Continue Reading


07.31.17

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE EPA FINALLY DESIGNATES SUPERFUND SITE IN HOOSICK FALLS

Designation follows multi-year push by Schumer and Gillibrand EPA now given authority to work with New York State to move forward with facilitating cleanup of PFOA at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in the Village of Hoosick Falls Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally added Saint-Gobain Performanc… Continue Reading


07.30.17

SCHUMER: DESPITE MAJOR MEDICAL STUDY & SCIENTISTS WARNING THAT FAST FOOD PACKAGING IS LADEN WITH CHEMICALS—PHTHALATES—THAT GET INTO OUR FOOD & MAKE US SICK, FDA HAS DONE LITTLE TO ACT; SENATOR SAYS CONSUMERS NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING INTO THEIR BODIES; PUTS IN ORDER FOR FDA INVESTIGATION INTO FAST FOOD PACKAGING

Some Of These Same Chemicals In Question Are Banned In Toys, Baby Bottles & More But Remain Present Across Fast Food Industry Packaging & Food Prep Materials; Chemicals Then Leach Into Food; Senator Urges FDA To Step In-Cites Risk To Children, Pregnant Moms Journal Of American Medicine Association Showed That People-Especially Kids—Who Consumed Fast Food Had Dangerous Levels Of Phthalates In Their Body; But Since Published, Little Has Been Done To Address The Issue Or Inform Con… Continue Reading


07.28.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR HEAD START OF ROCKLAND

Early Head Start Program Will Use Funding to Continue to Provide Early Education for Low-Income Children in Rockland County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,408,091 for the Early Head Start Programs at Head Start of Rockland. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program will be used to support childcare and grow early education and development services fo… Continue Reading


07.28.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $42,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR RICHMONDVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Communication Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $42,289 in federal funding for the Richmondville Fire Department in Schoharie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Richmondville Fire Department will use the funding to upgrade communications equipment inc… Continue Reading


07.27.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR THE CHILDREN FOUNDATION OF ASTOR’S HEAD START PROGRAMS

Head Start Program Will Use Funding to Continue to Provide Early Education for Low-Income Children in the Hudson Valley U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $ 1,078,706 for Early Head Start and Head Start Programs at Astor Services for Children and Families. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and Head Start Program and will be used to support and grow e… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $569,000 In Federal Funding for New York State Brownfields Response Program

Funding will be used to Provide Technical Assistant and Resources To Help Communities Clean-Up and Reuse Polluted and Contaminated Sites U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $569,994 in federal funding for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYSDEC) Brownfields State Response Program. The funding was allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide technical assistance to communities w… Continue Reading


07.27.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR EASTERN ORANGE COUNTY HEAD START PROGRAMS

Head Start Program Will Use Funding to Continue to Provide Early Education for Low-Income Children in Orange County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $1,161,201 for Early Head Start and Head Start Programs at Head Start of Eastern Orange County. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and Head Start Program and will be used to support and grow early educ… Continue Reading


07.27.17

SCUHMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE EPA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING ON HUDSON RIVER SUPERFUND SITE DESIGNATION IN NEW YORK CITY

Meeting Follows Extension Of Public Comment Period Pushed By Schumer & Gillibrand Public Meeting Will Be Held At John Jay College of Criminal Justice In August New York, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting in New York City on the Hudson River PCBs Five-Year Review Report on August 9th. The meeting fo… Continue Reading


07.27.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $210,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

Federal Investment For Town of Brownville Joint Fire District, Sackets Harbor Fire Company, and Glen Park Village Fire Department Will Enable The Purchase Of New Portable Radio Systems U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $$212,381 in federal funding for the Town of Brownville Joint Fire Department, Sackets Harbor Fire Company, and Glen Park Village Fire Department in Jefferson County. With this funding, the Departments will be able … Continue Reading


07.27.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $120,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR VILLIAGE OF MILFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Emergency And Protective Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $120,000 in federal funding for the Village of Milford Fire Department in Otsego County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the Village of Milford Fire Department will use the funding to­­­ purch… Continue Reading


07.27.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $184,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NORTH EVANS FIRE DEPARTMENT

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Emergency and Protective Equipment For Firefighters Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $184,477 in federal funding for the North Evans Fire Department in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the North Evans Fire Department will use the funding to purchase new self-c… Continue Reading


07.26.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $690K IN FED FUNDS FOR CITY OF KINGSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Hire 4 New Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $690,390 in federal funding for the City of Kingston Fire Department. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. This funding will allow the City of Kingston Fire Department to expand its emergency services capabilities by hiring four new firefig… Continue Reading


07.26.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 7 MONROE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICTS

Federal Funding For Rochester-Finger Lakes Fire Districts Will Be Used To Upgrade Communications Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,537,916 in federal funding for seven Monroe County Fire Districts. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the money will be used for upgrades to the radio equipment for seven fire districts… Continue Reading


07.26.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR CORTLAND COUNTY HEAD START PROGRAMS

Head Start Program Will Use Funding to Continue to Provide Early Education for Low-Income Children in Cortland County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $1,370,167 for Early Head Start and Head Start Programs at the Cortland County Community Action Program. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and Head Start Program and will be used to support and grow… Continue Reading


07.26.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $15 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY HEAD START PROGRAMS

Westchester Program Will Use Funding to Continue to Provide Early Education for Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $14,041,738 in federal funding for the Westchester Community Opportunity Program. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and Head Start Program, and will be used to support and grow early education and development servi… Continue Reading


07.25.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $30 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR PROGRAMS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

Head Start Programs Will Use Funding to Continue to Provide Early Education for Low-Income Children in New York State U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $30,991,024 for 10 Early Head Start and Head Start Programs throughout New York. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and Head Start Program, and will be used to support and grow education and dev… Continue Reading


07.25.17

SCHUMER, DONOVAN: AWARD BROOKLYNITE & ROTC CADET, MARK KINDSCHUH, MEDAL OF HEROISM; KINDSUCH DISPLAYED PROFOUND BRAVERY DURING LONDON TERROR ATTACK & PUT HIS LIFE ON LINE TO HELP SAVE THE LIFE OF A WOUNDED MAN

Mark Kindscuh, a Student From Bay Ridge, Was At London's Borough Market During the June 3rd Terror Attack; Rather Than Hide from the Attackers, Mark Risked His Life to Tend to a Man Who Was Severely Bleeding; Lawmakers Say His Actions Ultimately Saved the Man's Life Schumer, Donovan Say Mark Kindschuh Should Be Awarded the Army’s Highest ROTC Medal Schumer, Donovan: Kindscuh Ran Towards Danger-Not Away From It; Award This Young Man This Great Honor U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and … Continue Reading

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