Press Releases

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


07.25.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GENESEE COUNTY 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 $3,076,222 for Genesee County Airport. 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 and install runway "distance-to-go" signs. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape … Continue Reading


07.25.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Support Critical Infrastructure Upgrades Rochester, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,104,300 for the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Greater Rochester International Airport will use the funding to reconstruct the existing de-ic… Continue Reading


07.24.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $818,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE MASSENA INTERNATIONAL-RICHARDS FIELD AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Support Critical Infrastructure Upgrades Massena, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $818,900 for the Massena International-Richards Field Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Massena International-Richards Field Airport will use the funding to reconstruct 2,600 feet o… Continue Reading


07.24.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PLATTSBURGH 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 two grants totaling $ 3,786,030 for Plattsburgh International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, both grants, the first being $3,427,830 and the second $ 358,200.00, will be used to rehabilitate runway… Continue Reading


07.23.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: LONG-MISSING WWII VET'S PURPLE HEART MEDAL FOUND ON THE GROUND ON ROCKLAND? STREET ACTUALLY BELONGS TO A NYC FAMILY; AFTER PAINSTAKING RESEARCH BY SCHUMER’S STAFF, RIGHTFUL OWNER WAS FOUND; WILL BE PRESENTED WITH MEDAL TODAY IN STORYBOOK ENDING

Several Years Ago, A Purple Heart Was Found in Central Nyack, Engraved With Limited Information That Said "For Military Merit" & "B.J. McNamara Dec. 9, 1943"; Despite Hudson Valley Find, The Medal Actually Belongs To NYC Family After Media Reached Out To Schumer, Tireless Search Began To Find Rightful Owner, But Over 1K WWII Service Members With the Name 'B.J. McNamara' Existed & Chances Were Slim To Reunite Medal With The Right Family; Odds Did Not Stop Schumer Office Detective Work Fr… Continue Reading


07.23.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: LONG-MISSING WWII VET'S PURPLE HEART MEDAL FOUND ON THE GROUND ON ROCKLAND? STREET ACTUALLY BELONGS TO A NYC FAMILY; AFTER PAINSTAKING RESEARCH BY SCHUMER’S STAFF, RIGHTFUL OWNER WAS FOUND; WILL BE PRESENTED WITH MEDAL TODAY IN STORYBOOK ENDING

Several Years Ago, A Purple Heart Was Found in Central Nyack, Engraved With Limited Information That Said "For Military Merit" & "B.J. McNamara Dec. 9, 1943"; Despite Hudson Valley Find, The Medal Actually Belongs To NYC Family After Media Reached Out To Schumer, Tireless Search Began To Find Rightful Owner, But Over 1K WWII Service Members With the Name 'B.J. McNamara' Existed & Chances Were Slim To Reunite Medal With The Right Family; Odds Did Not Stop Schumer Office Detective Work Fr… Continue Reading


07.21.17

SCHUMER: OTSEGO COUNTY’S CRAFT BEER INDUSTRY IS BREWING RAPIDLY; SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO START THE PROCESS OF UNLOCKING MORE FED RESOURCES TO HELP NY BEER, DISTILLERIES AND LOCAL BARLEY GROWERS KEEP UP WITH SUMMER DEMAND & TOURISM IN SOUTHERN TIER

Schumer Will Urge Feds To Start Working To Offer Malting Barley Endorsement To NYS To Increase Protection Available For NYS Growers; Last Month, Senator Successfully Pushed USDA To Provide Malt Barley Crop Insurance For 44 NYS Counties Including Otsego County Senator Says NY Now Needs USDA's Special Malt Barley Endorsement To Keep Up With Upstate's Craft Beverage Growth Schumer: NY Could Become The Napa Valley of Craft Beer Standing at Hartwick College's Center for Craft Food and Beverage, … Continue Reading


07.21.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $337,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THREE ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Federal Funding For Rochester-Finger Lakes Fire Department Will Be Used to New Communications & Safety Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $337,319 in federal funding for three fire departments in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the Hilton-Parma Fire District in Monroe County w… Continue Reading


07.21.17

SCHUMER: CURRENT BREAKWATER, MEANT TO PROTECT SODUS BAY HOMES & BUSINESSES FROM DAMAGING LAKE ONTARIO WAVES, WILL CONTINUE TO CRUMBLE AND FAIL UNLESS FEDS CONDUCT REPAIRS; SENATOR URGES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO PRIORITIZE CRITICAL PROJECT, BEFORE MORE DAMAGE IS DONE

Schumer: Army Corps Of Engineers Should Prioritize Project For New, Safer, And Durable Sodus Bay Barriers Along Lake Ontario Shoreline, And Use Dredged Fill To Close The Crescent Beach Washout Schumer To Feds: We Must Not Pass Up Any Opportunity To Protect Homes & Local Businesses U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct repairs to protect Sodus Bay including the Sodus Bay Breakwater, the Charle… Continue Reading


07.21.17

FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT ON I-81, SCHUMER LAUNCHES A MAJOR EFFORT TO MAKE TRUCK RIGS SAFER FOR CARS SHARING THE ROADS; TRUCKS SHOULD BE EQUIPPED WITH ENERGY-ABSORBING “UNDERRIDE GUARDS” TO PROTECT DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS FROM CRASHES - COULD HELP PREVENT FUTURE FATAL ACCIDENTS

Schumer: I-81 Is A Major Highway And Any Motorist Can Tell You That Big Rigs Can Veer Unexpectedly Putting Everyday Drivers At Risk For Accidents-Or Worse Senator Says Trucks Must Be Equipped With "Underride Guards" To Protect Drivers and Passengers on Roads and Highways; Urges Immediate Fed Action To Address Critical Gap in Truck Safety   Schumer To Feds: Lack Of Safety "Underride Guards" On Trucks Is A Flashing Red Light U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer joined fam… Continue Reading


07.21.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $247,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BOSTON VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

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 $247,524 in federal funding for the Boston Volunteer Fire Company in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Boston Volunteer Fire Company will use the funding to purchase 17 new self-co… Continue Reading


07.20.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT, AFTER HIS PUSH, $141 MILLION IN CONSTRUCTION FUNDING HAS FINALLY BEEN ALLOCATED TO THE CANANDAIGUA VA MEDICAL CENTER; THE NEW CLINIC WILL BE THE HELP ROCHESTER-FINGERLAKES VETERANS NEED, PREVIOUS UPGRADE WAS DELAYED BY BUREAUCRATIC HOLD-UPS

Schumer Says Long-Awaited Funding Will Make Way for A New Outpatient Clinic & Local Construction Jobs Schumer: These Upgrades Give Our Local Vets The State-of-Art Care They Deserve   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced today that, following his push, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will begin the long-sought construction-phase of the $141.13 million Canandaigua Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Campus modernization project, issuing the construction bid … Continue Reading


07.20.17

Schumer Floor Remarks on Senator John McCain

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor. Below are his remarks: The news of Senator McCain's cancer diagnosis sent a shock wave through the Senate last night. Senator McCain is a dear friend to many here in this body; he is a dear friend of mine - and from the bottom of my heart I wish him well and know that every member in this chamber does the same.  I agree with what the Majority Leader said earlier: John McCain is an American hero. There is no one … Continue Reading

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