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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


06.05.17

SCHUMER: AS NEW TICK-BORNE DISEASE—POWASSAN—EMERGES & WE ARE ON VERGE OF SUMMER TICK SURGE, SCHUMER URGES SWIFT FED ACTION; FEDS ARE MOVING AT SNAIL’S PACE TO IMPLEMENT ALREADY-ON-THE-BOOKS LAW THAT WOULD HELP FAST-TRACK RESEARCH, VACCINES & STRATEGIES TO STAMP OUT TICKS; PROTECT NYC, LI 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 But Fed Implementation Is At A Crawl While Tick-Borne Diseases Are In A Sprint To Spread; Before Summer Heats Up, Senator Says Feds Must Work Faster So Cures Are Delivered & So Public—Especially Kids—Are Better Protected  Schumer: Summer Tick Surge Demands Feds Move Faster To Stem Dangerous Trend & Disease&mdas… Continue Reading


06.01.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $700K IN FED FUNDS FOR CLEAN-UP AT BROWNFIELD SITES AROUND UPSTATE NY

Schumer Secures Funding for Three Brownfield Sites in Upstate New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $700,000 in federal funding for several regions in Upstate NY. The funding was allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfields Program. Out of 172 communities across the U.S., Schumer secured funding for three projects to help communities in Upstate NY to survey, clean up, redevelop and reuse contaminated and abandoned properties. Niaga… Continue Reading


06.01.17

ON HEELS OF MASSIVE LIRR DELAY IN EAST RIVER TUNNEL, SCHUMER SAYS AMTRAK & MTA MUST GET ON SAME PAGE RIGHT NOW & FINALIZE PLAN TO USE MORE THAN $400 MILLION IN FED FUNDS HE SECURED TO REPAIR SANDY-DAMAGED TUNNELS; STANDING WITH BI-PARTISAN LI-ELECTEDS & ADVOCATES, SENATOR SAYS THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO SIT ON HUNDREDS-OF-MILLIONS IN REPAIR DOLLARS WHILE COMMUTERS SUFFER AGAIN & AGAIN

After Huge Push, Schumer Successfully Secured $432M in Sandy Relief Funds For East River Tunnel Repairs; Says: "Tuesday's Electrical Failure & Massive Delay Is A Sign Of What Can Happen If Action Is Delayed & Breakdowns Continue;" Since Superstorm Sandy, Disruptions Related to the East River Tunnels Have Increased by 72% Schumer Says Salt Damage From Superstorm Sandy Will Continue To Erode The ERT For LIRR Riders; Despite Fed Funding Being in Place for Nearly a Year, ERT Repairs Sit In … Continue Reading


06.01.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR LONG ISLAND MACARTHUR AIRPORT IN ISLIP; FAA GRANT WILL REHABILITATE THE AIRPORT’S LONGEST RUNWAY

Islip's Long Island MacArthur Airport Serves 2 Million Passengers Each Year, Provides Thousands of Jobs & Generates Hundreds of Millions in Economic Impact Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $900K in FAA Funds Will Go Towards the Design of a Rehabilitated Runway 6/24 at LI MacArthur Airport U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that The Town of Islip is receiving a $900,000 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to re… Continue Reading


05.31.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $17 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO UPGRADE AIRPORTS THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK

USDOT Funding Will Be Used For Over 36 Infrastructure Projects At Airports Across Upstate New York Funding Will Be Used For Renovations and Improvements to Operational Efficiency In The Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Southern Tier, Central & Western New York, Rochester-Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and The North Country U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $17,182,465 in federal funding for 36 critical infrastructure projects at local airports across Upsta… Continue Reading


05.31.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $17 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO UPGRADE AIRPORTS THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK

USDOT Funding Will Be Used For Over 36 Infrastructure Projects At Airports Across Upstate New York Funding Will Be Used For Renovations and Improvements to Operational Efficiency In The Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Southern Tier, Central & Western New York, Rochester-Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and The North Country U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $17,182,465 in federal funding for 36 critical infrastructure projects at local airports across Upsta… Continue Reading


05.31.17

SCHUMER, KATKO: FEDS WRONGLY ATTEMPT TO TAKE $250K FROM SYRACUSE-BASED HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY ASSOCIATES OVER SIMPLE CLERICAL ERROR; AFTER SCHUMER & KATKO INTERVETION, FEDS FORCED TO REVERSE NEGATIVE & UNFAIR DECISION

A Simple CMS Data-Entry Error Left Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY On The Hook For A $250K Loss For No Real Reason - Putting Health Of Practice At Risk Schumer & Katko Successfully Pushed CMS To Reverse Course - Touting Hematology-Oncology Associates As The 'High Quality' Provider It is & Protected Reimbursements That Will Be Used For Vital Care Schumer, Katko: Return Of Fed Funds To HOA Will Keep Staff In Place & Care Top-Notch For Countless Patients  U.S. Senate Min… Continue Reading


05.31.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $720K IN FED FUNDING FOR ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUE; FUNDS ENSURE GROUND-BREAKING CANCER RESEARCH WILL CONTINUE IN BUFFALO

Roswell Park Will Receive Thousands In Funding From The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) To Continue Translating Lab Research Into Real-Life Treatments For Patients Funding Will Be Used To Continue Research On Psychological Outcomes of Pediatric Cancer Caregiving Schumer and Gillibrand: HHS Funding Ensures Buffalo Will Remain On Forefront Of Cancer Research U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Roswell Park Cancer Institute will receive $7… Continue Reading


05.30.17

SCHUMER SPONSORS SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REUNIFICATION OF JERUSALEM

This June Marks the 50th Anniversary 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 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer introduced a … Continue Reading


05.30.17

SCHUMER: MANCHESTER TERROR ATTACK HIGHLIGHTS A VERY DANGEROUS CUT IN THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET; TRUMP CUTS KEY NYC ANTI-TERRORISM FUNDING PROGRAM—UASI—BY TENS-OF-MILLIONS; SENATOR LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO RESTORE VITAL NYC, NYPD ANTI-TERROR FUNDING THAT HAS SAVED LIVES

We Are On The Heels Of Yet Another High-Profile Terror Attack In A Big City-But Trump Budget Takes Away NYC Anti-Terror Funds; Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Program Provides Critical Funding To NYPD & NYC; Funding Keeps NYPD A Step Ahead Of Terrorists Schumer Has Continuously-Under Both Administrations—Made The Case For NYC UASI Anti-Terror Funds—And Won Them Back Schumer: At A Time When Terrorism Is On The Rise, We Should Not Be Disinvesting in NYC Anti-Terror Funds… Continue Reading


05.29.17

SCHUMER: ON MEMORIAL DAY, SENATOR CONTINUES PUSH TO ADD 74 NAMES ON VIETNAM VETERAN MEMORIAL WALL SAILORS DIED IN VIETNAM WAR IN SOUTH CHINA SEA IN 1969, BUT BECAUSE ACCIDENT WAS RULED OUTSIDE THE DESIGNATED COMBAT ZONE, THOSE WHO PERISHED ARE LEFT OFF MEMORIAL WALL

Terry Lee Henderson, Larry Reilly Jr., and 72 other American Sailors Tragically Died When U.S.S. Frank E. Evans Collided With an Australian Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea in June 1969, But Because The Training Exercise Was Deemed "Not Directly Linked to War," These 74 Names are Not Recognized on Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Schumer Says These 74 Americans Bravely Served Their Country Inside & Outside The Combat Zone; Adding the Names of These Heroes to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial… Continue Reading


05.26.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCES CORNELL UNIVERSITY WILL RECEIVE NEARLY $2.5 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR COMPUTER ENGINEERING TO IMPROVE CYBER SECURITY

Federal Funds Will Be Used To Make Security Engineering Stronger, Easier, and Cheaper U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Cornell University will receive $2,499,998 in federal grant funding from the National Science Foundation.  Federal funds will be used to develop sophisticated cryptographic mechanisms in order to increase software security.  Under this program, Cornell University will build more secure software systems using Viaduct and pr… Continue Reading


05.26.17

AFTER MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY SECURES OVER $33 MILLION TO INSTALL LIFESAVING PTC TECHNOLOGY FOR EMPIRE LINE TRACKS FROM POUGHKEEPSIE TO SCHENECTADY; SENATOR SAYS GRANT COULD SAVE LIVES AND PREVENT DANGEROUS ACCIDENTS

Fed Investment Will Be Used For Section Of Track Between Poughkeepsie & Amsterdam; Is Leased By NYS Which Must Implement PTC - Senator Successfully Pushed FRA to Use Newly-Created Federal Grant Program to Help Fund Rail Improvements On State-Run Portion of Empire Corridor Last Year Schumer Gave Former FRA Admin A Tour of Tracks, Discussed Importance of Quickly Installing Life-Saving PTC Technology Schumer: PTC System For Empire Line Can Help Prevent Fatal Crashes  U.S. Senate Minor… Continue Reading


05.26.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: YET AGAIN, U.S. AIR FORCE AND AIR NATIONAL GUARD ARE DELAYING CLEANUP OF PFC WATER CONTAMINATION IN NEWBURGH; THIS TIME DOD IS REFUSING TO USE SITE SAMPLES ALREADY TAKEN BY DEC; SENATOR SAYS THIS IS ANOTHER TACTIC TO EVADE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CLEANUP

Schumer Says DEC Has Already Taken Water Samples To Test For PFOA In Newburgh's Water Supply, However DOD Is Refusing To Use Samples; Delaying Cleanup And Wasting Taxpayer Dollars Senator Continues To Hold U.S. Air Force Accountable For The Swift Remediation Of Toxic PFOS Mess At Stewart ANGB And In Newburgh's Water Supply   Schumer: DOD Is Playing Every Trick In The Book To Avoid Paying For Cleanup During a visit to Orange County today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer sa… Continue Reading


05.26.17

THOUSANDS OF WESTCHESTER AND ROCKLAND CHILDREN WILL BE STRIPPED OF CRITICAL HEALTH INSURANCE WITH HOUSE OF REPS’ HEALTH CARE BILL AND TRUMP BUDGET PROPOSAL; WESTCHESTER AND ROCKLAND CHILDREN WILL BE SOME OF THE HARDEST HIT BY THE PROPOSED CUTS TO CHILD HEALTH PLUS AND MEDICAID; SENATOR PLEDGES TO FIGHT FOR CHILDREN ACROSS NEW YORK TO MAINTAIN CRITICAL CARE FOR THE CHILDREN WHO NEED IT MOST

Surrounded by Children at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, Schumer Pledged To Fight For The 74% of Children In The Hospital that Rely On Medicaid for Critical Care Westchester And Rockland County Families with Children Who Depend on the Children's Health Insurance Program Are Terrified By the Thought Of Their Child Losing Care; Westchester County Has the 6th Highest CHIP Enrollment in the State Schumer: Westchester Children Cannot Afford To Lose The Care That They Deserve Surroun… Continue Reading


05.26.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $150,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SOUTHERN TIER LIBRARY SYSTEM

Federal Funding For Southern Tier Library System Will Be Used To Upgrade Broadband Internet Capabilities For 21 Public Libraries U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding for the Southern Tier Library System (STLS) in Allegany, Steuben, Yates, Schuyler, and Chemung counties. The funding was allocated by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will allow the STLS to upgrade existing fiber infrastructure that delivers broadband int… Continue Reading


05.25.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $650K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THREE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

Federal Funding For Victory, Brewerton, and the City of Rome Fire Departments Will Be Used to Supplement Funding for Regional Projects, Improve Operations and Safety Infrastructure, and Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $652,194 in federal funding for three fire departments in Central New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG… Continue Reading


05.25.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: IN THE FACE OF PENN STATION’S CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE CRISIS, TRUMP’S RESPONSE IS TO DOUBLE DOWN ON DILAPIDATION; SENATORS SAY JUST-RELEASED BUDGET, WHICH YET AGAIN CUTS AMTRAK CAPITAL BUDGET, WILL LEAD TO MORE DELAYS, DERAILMENTS & COLLAPSING INFRASTUCTURE

GOP-Pushed System-Wide Disinvestment In Infrastructure Is What Caused Penn Station Mess In The First Place & Is Exactly What Trump Is Perpetuating By Slashing Hundreds-Of-Millions From Amtrak's Ability to Do Infrastructure Upkeep Trump's Budget Also Essentially Eliminates The FTA’s "New Starts" Program - Critical To Building the New Gateway Tunnel - And Slashes $96 Billion from Highway Trust Fund, Which Finances Transit Infrastructure for Subways, LIRR, Metro North Senators: These … Continue Reading


05.24.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $33 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL, RAIL SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Funding Advances Infrastructure Projects from Poughkeepsie to Schenectady U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $33,749,974 in federal funding for New York State Department of Transportation. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to advance safety precautions on railways and provide engineering assistance to implement the Positive Train Control (PTC) system from Poughkeepsie to just west of Schenectady. PTC is used to … Continue Reading

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