Press Releases

06.21.17

SCHUMER, MEEKS: HARD FOUGHT FOR RESILIENCY FUNDS LANGUISHING UNSPENT BY ARMY CORPS WHILE CONSTANT EROSION THREATENS COASTAL PROTECTION OF ROCKAWAY PENINSULA; LAWMAKERS SAYS FEDS SHOULD BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON RESILIENCY PROJECTS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN STUDIED FOR YEARS – LIKE JETTIES, GROINS AND A SEA WALL – WHILE COMPLETING JAMAICA BAY STUDY

Schumer, Meeks Urge Army Corps to Provide Timeline for Completion of Jamaica Bay Study & Expedite Construction on Any Standalone Projects Ready to Be Built Schumer & Meeks Say Army Corps Should Also Provide Interim Relief By Placing Sand from Local Dredging Projects on Rockaway Beach Erosion Hotspots Lawmakers to Army Corps: Start Now on Jetties and Groins and Sea Wall That Can & Should Be Built in Rockaway and Finish the Study U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Gregory Mee… Continue Reading


06.21.17

SCHUMER URGES AIR FORCE SECRETARY HEATHER WILSON TO DELIVER KC-135 FLIGHT SIMULATOR TO NFARS

In Call With USAF Secretary, Heather Wilson, Senator 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 At The 914th, And Make Use Of The Investments The Air Force Has Already Made In The Base Schumer: NFARS Is Perfect Place To House Air Force Simulator U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, on a call with Air Force Se… Continue Reading


06.20.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $400K IN FED FUNDING FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH FOR BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

Fed Funding Will be Used to Support Cutting-Edge Research in the Medical Field U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Binghamton University was awarded two separate grants totaling more than $400,000 for medical research. The overall funding is comprised of two grants that are valued at $243,412.00 and $200,238.00, respectively. The resources were allocated through the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institute of Arthritis and Muscul… Continue Reading


06.18.17

SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS DEPLOY SPECIAL HEROIN COMBAT TEAM TO STATE AS OPIOID DEATH SPIKE CONTINUES ACROSS NY, LI; DOSE OF NEW AGENTS WOULD FIGHT FLOW & SCOURGE OF DEADLY DRUG; OVERDOSE RATES HERE NOW AMONG HIGHEST IN NATION

On The Heels Of New Data That Shows The Grip Of Heroin & Opioids Accounting For Average Of 4 Overdose Deaths A Day In NYC Alone, Schumer Pushes Plan To Give NY Dozens Of New DEA Agents To Target Heroin Specifically & Choke Trafficking Schumer Helped Secure Millions In Last Year's Budget Bill To Create Four New DEA "Heroin Enforcement Teams;" New York's Rampant Heroin Epidemic Proves It Needs A Special Team; Reports Show Rate Of Overdoses In NYC Has Increased 143% Since 2010; Nassau &… Continue Reading


06.15.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH TO SECURE FEDERAL FUNDING THIS SUMMER TO ATTACK INVASIVE HYDRILLA, ARMY CORPS WILL SPEND $400K TO REMEDIATE 27 ACRE AREA OF HYDRILLA IN CAYUGA LAKE; SENATOR SAYS THESE FEDERAL FUNDS WILL HELP ERADICATE INVASIVE SPECIES

Schumer Announces Cayuga Lake Will Finally Have the Resources It Needs To Treat and Eventually Eradicate Hydrilla; $400K From the Army Corps Will Enable Herbicide Treatments Senator Says Hydrilla Weeds Are Spreading and Plant Could Put A Stranglehold On Finger Lakes, Turning Away Fishing, Boating, Other Lake-Based Recreation Worth Millions To Upstate Economy Schumer: These Funds Will Help Stop Hydrilla From Taking Further Root In The Finger Lakes U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schume… Continue Reading


06.14.17

Schumer Floor Remarks on the Virginia Shooting

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the shooting this morning at a charity baseball game practice in Alexandria, Virginia involving Rep. Steve Scalise, Capitol Police officers and Congressional aides. Below are his remarks: I join with the Majority Leader in offering our prayers for those who were injured.  I was absolutely shaken by the news of a shooting early this morning at the baseball field in Alexandria where many of my friends and… Continue Reading


06.14.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES 1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ALFRED STATE’S BIOREFINERY DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION CENTER (BDCC)

Funding Will Be Used To Support BDCC's Research And Development And To Create A 'Forest Economy' U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $1.5 million in federal funding to Alfred State College (ASC) in Alfred, New York. The funding was allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the Biorefinery Development and Commercialization Center (BDCC), the center will be a major "launching pad" that will leverage natural resources like wood to create sustainable businesses and… Continue Reading


06.14.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEARLY $50 MILLION NAVY CONTRACT AWARD TO ELMA’S MOOG INC. – CONTRACT WILL BE A BIG SHOT IN THE ARM FOR WESTERN NEW YORK’S ECONOMY, AND ENHANCE TROOP SAFETY

Work Is To Be Completed In WNY Over The Next Five Years Schumer: This Is A Win-Win For Our Troops, Moog's 2,600 Employees, And the Western New York Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Moog Inc. in Elma New York was awarded a $49,978,647 Navy contract to repair items in support of the F-18 aircraft. A part of the manufacturing work on this contract will be based in Elma through 2022. "This contract is a huge boost to Western New York's economy and will improve our tro… Continue Reading


06.13.17

SCHUMER: ORANGE COUNTY’S ‘REST HAVEN HOME’ DESERVES SPECIAL FED DESIGNATION; SENATOR CITES HOME’S LONG HISTORY OF PROVIDING SERVICES TO BLIND, INCLUDING ICON AND ACTIVIST, HELEN KELLER; SENATOR URGES NPS TO ADD REST HAVEN TO NATIONAL REGISTRY; DESIGNATION WILL HELP PRESERVE LANDMARK, HELEN KELLER LEGACY & DRAW ATTENTION TO THE CAUSE

For Decades, 'Rest Haven Home' Has Been a Regional Landmark & Represents NYS History Of Helping Blind Women & Girls; 'Rest Haven Home' Is Listed on NYS Register of Historic Places But Senator Says Federal Designation is Necessary Schumer Has Long Fought To Protect Sanctity Of New York’s Most Cherished Historical Landmarks; Urges NPS to Add ‘Rest Haven Home’ to National Register of Historic Places, So That It Can Continue to Grow And Succeed Within Community For Years T… Continue Reading


06.13.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $375 MILLION IN FED FUNDING TO AID NY STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & AFFORDABLE HOUSING; URGE PRESIDENT TO REVERSE COURSE AND FULLY FUND PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) And the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Provides Essential Funds For Transformative Development Initiatives Across New York State, Has Created Good-Paying Jobs By Supporting Local Housing and Development Projects, And Investing in Neighborhood Rehabilitation Cuts TO CDBG And HOME Put First-Time Homeownership & Rehabilitation Programs, Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts, Public Facility Upgrades & Economic Devel… Continue Reading


06.13.17

SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW PUSH TO REPLACE OUTDATED EQUIPMENT AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY’S NEMATODE LAB; SENATOR SAYS NEW EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED TO PROTECT NEW YORK STATE’S $65 MILLION POTATO INDUSTRY FROM INVASIVE SPECIES

Golden Nematode And Pale Cyst Nematode Invasive Species Are Threatening The Long-Term Viability Of New York State's $65 Million Potato Industry; Outdated Equipment Makes It Difficult To Conduct Pest Prevention Research, and Lab Equipment Desperately Needs Upgrades Without Improvements To Lab To Better Guard Against Invasive Species, Potato Farmers Could See Their Crops Diminished Or Destroyed In The Near Future - Schumer Calls on USDA To Prioritize The Replacement of Equipment and Upgrades to … Continue Reading


06.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1M IN FED FUNDING FOR GREAT LAKES RESTORATION; URGE PRESIDENT TO REVERSE COURSE AND FULLY FUND PROGRAM NEXT YEAR

EPA Funding Will Support NYS Department Of Environmental Conservation's Efforts To Fight Invasive Species GLRI Funds Have Brought Millions Of Dollars In Environmental Research, Clean-Up And Restoration Across Upstate NY & Great Lakes Region Since First Established In 2010 Schumer, Gillibrand: Protecting Our Waterways Must Be A Top Priority U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,150,000 in federal funding for the NYS Department of Environmental Conserva… Continue Reading


06.12.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: HARRIS RADIO AWARDED CONTRACT WORTH $255 MILLION TO BUILD TWO- CHANNEL TACTICAL RADIOS FOR SPECIAL OPS UNITS

Modern Two-Channel Tactical Handheld Radios Will Be Manufactured In Rochester Through 2023 Schumer: Fed Investment Is Critical To Growth Of Rochester & Harris Radio U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that Rochester's Harris Corp. was awarded a contract worth $255,000,000 through the U.S. Special Operations Command.. Schumer explained that the company will use these funds to manufacture two-channel manpack radios for the United Station Special Operations Units and for American … Continue Reading


06.11.17

SCHUMER: TRUMP PLAN TO PRIVATIZE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL WOULD PUT AIRLINES IN CHARGE; COULD SADDLE TRAVELERS WITH EVEN MORE FEES TO FLY; HANDING OVER CONTROL TO SAME INDUSTRY THAT SQUEEZES SEATS, REDUCES LEG ROOM & DELIVERS CONSUMER HEADACHES IS NO WAY TO IMPROVE AIR TRAVEL; SENATOR PUSHES AGAINST PRIVATIZING ATC

Senator Says Privatizing ATC Could Hurt Consumers; Asks What Will Prevent Costs From Going Way Up And What Would Stop Airlines From Raising More Fees & Taxes On Consumers If They're In Charge Schumer Notes, Reports After 9/11 Show How Air Traffic Control Worked With Dept. Of Defense During Crisis, Proving Privatization Could Also Create New Obstacles Schumer: Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control Could Take Traveling Costs & Headaches To New Heights Citing consumers who have been ni… Continue Reading


06.09.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE TO PROVIDE ROBUST FEDERAL FUNDING TO BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB

Trump Administration's Proposed Budget Would Cut Over $110 Million In Federal Funding For The Lab's Activities & Lead To Over 600 Layoffs At Brookhaven U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development to support critical funding for Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) through the Department of Energy (DOE) for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18). This funding would enable Brookhaven National Laboratory to continue to ramp-up… Continue Reading


06.08.17

SCHUMER: IT’S HIGH TIME TO CHANGE THE OUTDATED NAME OF LONG ISLAND’S ‘NEGRO BAR CHANNEL’ IN HEMPSTEAD; SENATOR’S LEGISLATION WILL RIGHTFULLY RENAME WATERWAY FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HERO & FALLEN INWOOD FIREFIGHTER, JOSEPH SANFORD JR.

In the Past, Locals Have Pushed to Rename Channel After Fallen Firefighter, But Law Requires Naming Occur Five Years After Death; Schumer Says He Will Lead the Charge to Change the Outdated Name of LI Waterway Schumer's Legislation Will Bypass This Bureaucratic Blockade & Right A Wrong That Has Plagued Hempstead Community for Too Long By Renaming Channel After Local Hero  Schumer: Long Island Has A Hero Whose Name Should Be Known & Celebrated By All; Replace The Outdated  T… Continue Reading


06.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $299K IN U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY

National Institute Of Food And Agriculture Funds Will Be Used To Support Research And Extension Grants; Take On Critical Problems Facing U.S. Agriculture Schumer & Gillibrand urged the creation of NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative in 2014 Farm Bill U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $299,692 in new federal funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agri… Continue Reading


06.07.17

SCHUMER PUSHES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FOR $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTHS IN WESTERN NEW YORK

Department of Labor's YouthBuild Program Provides Job Skills to At-Risk Young Adults Schumer says this funding will Help WNY YouthBuild Get More Young People Jobs U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S Department of Labor to approve The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc.'s (TSC) application for $1,100,000 through the U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild program. Schumer said TSC oversees the Western New York YouthBuild (WNYYB) program which works to connect disadvantaged you… Continue Reading


06.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $80,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HARTWICK COLLEGE

Federal Funding For Hartwick College Will Be Used To Develop Malting Barley Quality Laboratory U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $83,300 in federal funding for the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage in Otsego County. The funding was allocated by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will allow Hartwick College to develop a new Malting Barley Quality Laboratory. The laboratory will provide testing, research, and technical assistance… Continue Reading


06.05.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE 50THANNIVERSARY OF THE REUNIFICATION OF JERUSALEM

This Week Marks the 50thAnniversary Since the Six Day War & The Reunification of the City of Jerusalem Schumer Says Resolution Reaffirms The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995; Which States that Jerusalem Should Remain the Undivided Capital of Israel, In Which the Rights of Every Ethnic and Religious Groups Are Protected  Schumer: Semi-Centennial of the Reunification of Jerusalem is An Important Milestone for Israel & Jewish People Across Globe Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schume… Continue Reading

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