Press Releases

07.19.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $180,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NYACK JOINT FIRE DISTRICT AND BREWSTER-SOUTHEAST JOINT FIRE DISTRICT

Federal Funding For Hudson Valley Fire Departments Will Bolster Operations and Safety Protocols U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $182,118 in federal funding for fire departments in the Lower Hudson Valley Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the Nyack Joint Fire District in Rockland County will receive $27,572, which wi… Continue Reading


07.19.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $21K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WEST GLENVILLE FIRE DISTRICT NO. 6

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $21,429 in federal funding for West Glenville Fire District No. 6 in the Capital Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, West Glenville Fire District No. 6 will use the funding to replace old turn-out gear and buy a washer extrac… Continue Reading


07.19.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $426K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR ALBANY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Purchase New Training Center U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $426,444 in federal funding for the Albany Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, Albany Fire Department will use the funding to purchase a new training center. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with th… Continue Reading


07.19.17

SCHUMER: UPSTATE NEW YORK'S CRAFT BEER INDUSTRY IS BREWING AT RAPID PACE; SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO START PROCESS OF UNLOCKING MORE FED SUPPORT TO HELP NY BEER, DISTILLERIES AND LOCAL BARLEY GROWERS KEEP UP WITH SUMMER’S DEMAND & TOURISM

Schumer Says Insurance Currently Available to Farmers Growing Malt Barley Isn't Enough; Will Urge Feds To Soon Start Offering Malting Barley Endorsement to NYS to Increase Protection Available For NYS Growers Last Month, Schumer Successfully Pushed USDA To Provide Malt Barley Crop Insurance For 44 NYS Counties; Senator Says NY Needs Special Malt Barley Endorsement To Keep Up With Upstate's Craft Beverage Growth Schumer: NY Could Become The Napa Valley of Craft Beer Craft breweries and distill… Continue Reading


07.19.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $74,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NORTH BROOKFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Emergency and Protective Equipment For Firefighters Syracuse, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $74,286 in federal funding for the North Brookfield Fire Department in Madison County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the North Brookfield Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 12 ne… Continue Reading


07.19.17

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON MEETING WITH DEFENSE SECRETARY JAMES MATTIS TO ACCELERATE PFOA & PFOS CLEANUP EFFORTS IN NEWBURGH

Senator Schumer Pressed for Commitment to Remediate Toxic PFOS Mess At Stewart ANGB And In Newburgh's Water Supply   "I told Secretary Mattis that the contamination of Newburgh's water source, Washington Lake, and its surrounding waterways from Stewart Air National Guard Base must be addressed. It’s unconscionable that the Department of Defense is seeking to avoid responsibility for the toxic mess they made at Stewart Air National Guard Base, and ‎they have yet to imple… Continue Reading


07.18.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SYRACUSE HANCOCK 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 $4,621,050 for Syracuse Hancock International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, $3,424,050 will be used to improve the terminal building and $1,197,000 to update the airport's bath… Continue Reading


07.18.17

SCHUMER JOINS FIGHT TO EXPAND AIR SERVICE AT ELMIRA CORNING REGIONAL AIRPORT; PUSHES DOT TO APPROVE CRITICAL FUNDING TO BRING NEW ROUTE FOR SOUTHERN TIER RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

Federal Funds Critical to Effort to Bring New Route to Fly from Elmira to Newark Funding Could Further Connect Elmira to Domestic and Global Destinations U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today urged the Department of Transportation (DOT) to approve nearly $1 million in funding for the Elmira Corning Regional Airport (ELM). The funding would be allocated through the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) and will expand access to destinations, support the regiona… Continue Reading


07.17.17

ON SENATE FLOOR, SCHUMER CONDEMNS ANTI-ZIONISM AS ANTI-SEMITISM

In Senate Floor Speech, Schumer Applauds French President Macron for Comments Over the Weekend: "We Will Yield Nothing to Anti-Zionism…Because It Is the Reinvented Form of Anti-Semitism" Watch the Video Clip of Schumer's Speech on Anti-Zionism Here  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding French President Macron's comments on anti-Zionism. Below are his prepared remarks: Finally, M. President, I’d like to applaud the French Pre… Continue Reading


07.17.17

SCHUMER CO-SPONSORS SENATE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING PERSECUTION OF GAY MEN IN CHECHNYA; SENATOR SAYS AMERICA MUST PRESSURE PRESIDENT PUTIN TO PUNISH PERPETRATORS OF LGBTQ VIOLENCE

Schumer, A Strong Advocate for the LGBTQ Community, Announces Support for Bipartisan Resolution Which Calls for an Immediate End to the Persecution of LGBTQ Individuals in Chechnya Resolution Also Calls on Chechnya & Russia to Investigate the Violence, Punish the Perpetrators & Protect Humans Rights for All Citizens Schumer: As Americans, We Must Put Pressure On President Putin to Punish the Perpetrators of LGBTQ Violence U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that he is a co… Continue Reading


07.17.17

SCHUMER: NEW AMTRAK IDEA TO SHRINK SEATS IS RIGHT OUT OF THE AIRLINE PLAYBOOK & WOULD BECOME—YET ANOTHER—PAIN IN THE NECK FOR TRAVELERS; SENATOR SAYS RAILROAD SHOULD SKIP THE ‘STUDY’ & FIND OTHER WAYS TO SAVE MONEY; WHAT SETS AMTRAK APART FROM THE AIRLINES HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE COMFORT

Amtrak's Just-Announced New Plan To Find "Creative" Ways To Pack In More Riders Would Make The Railroads Just Like The Airlines-But Worse-Because Time On A Train Can Be Even Longer Than A Plane Senator Says Feds Must Fully Invest In Amtrak & Railroads Every Single Year And The Solution Cannot Be To Nickel-And-Dime Consumers Schumer To Amtrak: Don't Let The Airlines Be Your Conductor; Shrunk Seat "Economy Class" Is A Slippery Slope Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged Amtrak to s… Continue Reading


07.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $820,000 IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO UPGRADE AIRPORTS THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK

USDOT Funding Will Be Used For Four Infrastructure Projects At Airports Across Upstate New York, Rochester- Finger Lakes & The North Country ndash; U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $820,660 in federal funding for four critical infrastructure projects at local airports across Upstate New York. This funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the fed… Continue Reading


07.14.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $88,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SHERRILL MANUFACTURING

USDA Rural Business Development Grant Will Upgrade Sherrill's Technology, Increasing Productivity And Production Schumer: This Funding Will Help Sherrill Cut Up The Competition U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced, $88,500 in federal funding for Sherrill Manufacturing Inc. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. The grant will assist Sherrill Manufacturing Inc.’s plans for … Continue Reading


07.14.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $33,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR EATON FIRE DISTRICT #1 IN MADISON COUNTY

Federal Funding For Eaton Fire District #1 Will Be Used to Bolster Fire Operations and Safety Procedures U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $33,813 in federal funding for the Eaton Fire District #1 in Madison 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 Eaton Fire District #1 to purchase a new heart monitor.… Continue Reading


07.14.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $107,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CORTLAND COUNTY

Federal Funding For Cortlandville, City Of Cortland, Marathon, and Virgil Fire Deprtments Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $107,533 in federal funding for several fire departments in Cortland 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 fire departments to purcha… Continue Reading


07.14.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $94,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WEST CHARLTON FIRE DISTRICT AND PORT HENRY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Federal Funding For Capital Region And Adirondack Region Fire Departments Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $94,896 in federal funding for fire departments in Capital Region and Adirondack Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the West Charlton Fire District in Sa… Continue Reading


07.14.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $8 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR HUDSON RIVER HEALTHCARE

HHS Grant Will Support Care For The Vulnerable And Uninsured Population Hudson River HealthCare Serves U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,306,360 in federal funding for Hudson River HealthCare. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). The grant will support Hudson River HealthCare's mission to provide care to vulnerable and uninsured p… Continue Reading


07.13.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $400K IN FED FUNDING FOR ERIE COUNTY FAMILY TREATMENT DRUG COURT ENHANCEMENT INITIATIVE

HHS Grant Will Strengthen The Court's Ability To Address Issues of Parental Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Order To Provide Children With Safe, Permanent Homes U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $425,500 in federal funding for the Erie County Family Treatment Drug Court Enhancement Initiative. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. It will fund the Erie County Family Treatment Cou… Continue Reading


07.13.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $86,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE GEORGETOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN MADISON COUNTY

Federal Funding For The Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $86, 853 in federal funding for the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department in Madison 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 Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department to purc… Continue Reading


07.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $250,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NORTH TONAWANDA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Federal Investment For North Tonawanda Will Be Used To Secure Upgraded SBCA Units U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $250,010 in federal funding for the North Tonawanda Fire Department in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow North Tonawanda firefighters to obtain fifty new self-contained breathing app… Continue Reading

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