Press Releases

08.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $37K IN FED FUNDS FOR WOODLAWN VOL. FIRE COMPANY

Funding Will Be Used To Expand Recruitment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $37,462 in federal funding for the Woodlawn Vol. Fire Company in Hamburg, NY. 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 Woodlawn Vol. Fire Company to bolster recruitment with the purchase of an LED sign, lawn signs, brochu… Continue Reading


08.16.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1,600,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR ACTION FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY IN ROCHESTER

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,641,349 for Action for a Better Community in Rochester, NY. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Professional Opportunity Grant Project (HPOG) and will be used to provide education and training for good-paying jobs in the health care field and make a pathway for New Yorkers to fill labor shortages with in high-demand occupations. "Thi… Continue Reading


08.16.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR SCHUYLER HEAD START, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In The Southern Tier U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,051,600 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Schuyler Head Start, Inc. in Schuyler County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in the Southern Tier Region. … Continue Reading


08.15.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES AFTER HIS PUSH, U.S. ARMY COPRS CLEARS THE FINAL HURDLE FOR THE OWASCO FLATS WETLAND RESTORATION PROJECT – WHICH WILL REDUCE DANGEROUS TOXINS IN OWASCO LAKE, CAYUGA COUNTY’S LARGEST SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER – PREVIOUSLY PROJECT WAS HELD UP BY RED TAPE FOR OVER 6 YEARS; WITH PERMIT NOW APPROVED WORK CAN GO OUT TO BID

In Recent Years, Cayuga County Found Detectable Levels Of Toxins In Auburn and Owasco Treated Water Drawn From Algae-Plagued Owasco Lake; With The Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration Receiving Final Federal Approval, Officials Can Now Work To Beat Back Algal Blooms And Protect Drinking Water Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration Project - Which Is Imperative To Reducing The Sediment and Nutrient Run-Off That Causes Algal Blooms in Owasco Lake - Was Funded By NYS In 2011, But Has Until Now Been Held Up… Continue Reading


08.15.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES AFTER HIS PUSH, U.S. ARMY COPRS CLEARS THE FINAL HURDLE FOR THE OWASCO FLATS WETLAND RESTORATION PROJECT – WHICH WILL REDUCE DANGEROUS TOXINS IN OWASCO LAKE, CAYUGA COUNTY’S LARGEST SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER – PREVIOUSLY PROJECT WAS HELD UP BY RED TAPE FOR OVER 6 YEARS; WITH PERMIT NOW APPROVED WORK CAN GO OUT TO BID

In Recent Years, Cayuga County Found Detectable Levels Of Toxins In Auburn and Owasco Treated Water Drawn From Algae-Plagued Owasco Lake; With The Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration Receiving Final Federal Approval, Officials Can Now Work To Beat Back Algal Blooms And Protect Drinking Water Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration Project - Which Is Imperative To Reducing The Sediment and Nutrient Run-Off That Causes Algal Blooms in Owasco Lake - Was Funded By NYS In 2011, But Has Until Now Been Held U… Continue Reading


08.15.17

SCHUMER: RECENT SURGE IN CHEAP ALUMINUM AND STEEL IMPORTS FROM CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES IS HARMING UPSTATE NY ALUMINUM AND STEEL COMPANIES LIKE ALCOA IN MASSENA, NUCOR IN AUBURN AND CHEMUNG, NOVELIS IN OSWEGO, WELDED TUBE IN LACKAWANNA, KLEIN STEEL IN ROCHESTER; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION ELIMINATING FOREIGN STEEL AND ALUMINUM THREATS

Schumer Says in Upcoming Trade Talks, USTR and Dept. of Commerce Must Press Chinese Officials on Unfair Practices Undermining American Steel and Aluminum Producers Senator Says Foreign Subsidies Cause Artificially Cheap Aluminum & Steel Imports To Undercut U.S. Producers, Putting Jobs At NY Companies At Risk Schumer To Feds: Stop China and Others From Hurting Upstate Aluminum & Steel Industry U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today urged Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ro… Continue Reading


08.14.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

Federal Investment Will Be Used For The Development Of A Pulsed-Power Driver For The Investigation Of Extreme States Of Matter & To Produce Electricity U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,181,837 in federal funding for The University of Rochester (UR). The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to develop a High Amperage Driver for Extreme States (HADES). The driver will produce a… Continue Reading


08.14.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $730,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SULLIVAN COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department Of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Support Critical Airport Infrastructure U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $733,351 for Sullivan County International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, this federal investment will be used for the reconstruction of airfield guidance signs, taxiway edge lighting systems, an… Continue Reading


08.14.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $648,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SKY ACRES AIRPORT IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Support Critical Airport Infrastructure U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $648,270 for Sky Acres Airport in Dutchess County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the grant will be used to rehabilitate the runway. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting busine… Continue Reading


08.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR CHAUTAUQUA OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Western New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,211,371 for Head Start, Early Head Start, and Early Head Start Expansion programs at Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. in Chautauqua County. Specifically, Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.'s Head Start and Early Head Start programs will receive $2,868,278. While Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.'s Early Head Sta… Continue Reading


08.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $48,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SOUTH WALES FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $48,556 in federal funding for South Wales Fire District No. 1 in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, South Wales Fire District No. 1 will use the funding to purchase a new air compressor for filling self-contained bre… Continue Reading


08.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $217,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO CENTRAL NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $217,387 in federal funding for two Central New York fire departments. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Cortlandville Fire District will receive $166,667 in federal funds to purchase a 2000-gal tanker with a 500gpm pump. … Continue Reading


08.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR INSTITUTE OF ECOSYSTEM STUDIES

Federal Investment Will Design, Develop, And Test A New Curriculum Unit For High School Chemistry Courses U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,258,223 in federal funding for the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. The funding was allocated through the Nation Science Foundation (NSF) and will design, develop, and test a new curriculum unit for high school chemistry courses. "The Institute of Ecosystem Studies is… Continue Reading


08.11.17

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

Federal Investment Will Be Used To Promote STEM Degree Completion and Careers For Low Income, Academically Gifted Students U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,153,852 in federal funding for Binghamton University. The funding was allocated through the Nation Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to promote Bachelor of Science degree completion in STEM fields through partnerships with community colleges. "Binghamton Universit… Continue Reading


08.10.17

SCHUMER URGES JETBLUE TO ESTABLISH MORE ROUTES IN UPSTATE NEW YORK INCLUDING SYRACUSE TO BOSTON; WITH LIMITED OPTIONS FOR CNY TRAVELERS HEADING TO BOSTON, SCHUMER URGES JETBLUE TO BRING MORE AFFORDABLE AIR SERVICE OPTIONS TO SYRACUSE RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES

Schumer Calls On Jetblue To Enhance Its Presence At Syracuse Hancock Intl Airport; Bringing More Affordable Air Service To Upstate NY Has Been One Of Senator's Major Priorities - Schumer Says There Is A Need In Central NY For More Flights To Popular Destinations Like Boston Schumer Says New Jetblue Flight Would Benefit Company And Central New York Community Schumer To Jetblue: New Upstate Flights, Including Syracuse-To-Boston Flights Should Be Cleared For Take-Off U.S. Senate Minority Le… Continue Reading


08.09.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $130K IN FED FUNDS FOR TOWN OF SENNETT FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Expand Recruitment And Support Retention U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $130,120 in federal funding for the Sennett 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 Sennett Fire Department to expand its emergency services capabilities and to retain its current … Continue Reading


08.09.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

Federal Investment Will Be Used To Develop Life-Saving, Wearable Smart Health Monitoring Devices for Diagnosis and Detection of Cancer  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,000,000 in federal funding for University at Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to develop a smart service system for advanced health monitoring and disease diagnosis based on we… Continue Reading


08.09.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $216K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 2 FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY

Federal Funding For Orange County Fire Departments Will Be Used To Purchase New Communications & Safety Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $216,377 in federal funding for Chester Fire Department and New Hampton Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, Chester Fire Department will receive $52,272 to purchase a n… Continue Reading


08.09.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2.2 MILLION IN NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK

Schumer & Gillibrand Secure Funding For Six Northern Border Regional Commission Projects In St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Clinton, Oswego & Madison Counties U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $2.2 million in federal funding for six projects aimed at improving the economy in Upstate New York. The funding was allocated through the Northern Border Regional Commission's (NBRC) Economic & Infrastructure Development Investment Pr… Continue Reading


08.08.17

SCHUMER: AS NEW TICK-BORNE DISEASE —POWASSAN — EMERGES & SUMMER TICK SURGE ON STATEN ISLAND UNDERWAY, 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 STATEN ISLAND KIDS & FAMILIES

Last Year, Schumer Led Effort To Pass Bipartisan Law-21st Century Care Act-That Included Sweeping Plan To Tackle Lyme Disease & Other Tick-Borne Nightmares Schumer: With Recent NY 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 Lyme/Powassan Disease Exposures Standing at Cloves Lake Park, one of 14 tick surveillance… Continue Reading

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