Press Releases

05.29.19

SCHUMER RALLIES: FEDS SHOULD NOT HAMMER LI HOMEOWNERS TAKING PART IN SUFFOLK’S INNOVATIVE, NEW SEPTIC PROGRAM WITH ONEROUS IRS TAX BILL; LOCAL PROGRAM IS MEANT TO REDUCE MASSIVE NITROGEN POLLUTION IN LI WATERWAYS, NOT INCREASE TAXES ON THOSE PARTICIPATING

Hundreds Of Suffolk Homeowners Are STILL Confused & Only IRS Has Final Answer; Schumer Rallies To Clear This Whole Thing Up & Get Answers Standing With Suffolk Homeowners, Senator Says Grant Program Is A Public Good With A Regional Benefit - Reducing The Massive & Noxious Nitrogen Pollution in LI Waterways - & That IRS Should Not Consider Voluntary Septic Upgrades As Personal Income; Right Now, Contractors Are Paying The Bill, So IRS is Not Out Any Money Schumer To IRS: Don't T… Continue Reading


05.23.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL THAT JUST PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE AUTHORIZES OVER $40M IN FUNDING FOR NEW RAILHEAD AND UAV HANGAR AT FORT DRUM; SENATORS SAY PROJECTS WOULD MODERNIZE BASE INFRASTRUCTURE, ENHANCE READINESS

Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA, Which Just Passed Out Of Committee, Authorizes $21M To Fully Fund Replacement Of Worn Out Fort Drum Railhead That Limits Installation's Ability To Meet Mission Readiness Requirements National Defense Bill Also Includes Authorization To Fully Fund Construction Of A New, $23M UAV Hangar At Fort Drum, As The Installation Lacks The Facilities To Properly Service And House New Tactical UAV's Senators: New Railhead And UAV Hangar At Fort Drum Would Keep World-Class Installatio… Continue Reading


05.23.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS YEARS-LONG PUSH FOR ROBOCALL RELIEF, THE SENATE HAS TAKEN A MASSIVE STEP FORWARD IN THE FIGHT AGAINST NON-STOP ROBOCALLS PLAGUING NEW YORK BY PASSING THE TRACED ACT; LANDMARK LEGISLATION WILL GIVE FEDERAL AGENCIES NEWFOUND TOOLS AND AUTHORITY TO HELP KILL THE CALLS

Since Jan 1, New York State Has Been Hit With Over 1.2 Billion Robocalls; Even In The Dark Of Night, NY'ers Are Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas; To Boot, Victims Duped Into Calling Back Are Charged Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Announces Senate Passage Of New Bipartisan Legislation-The 'TRACED Act'; Law Would Give Feds Real Authority To Combat Costly Schemes & Require Call Authentication To Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls Schumer: TRACED Act Is Just The Anti… Continue Reading


05.20.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $600,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO COMBAT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Funding Will Be Used By Three Organizations Helping to End Opioid Addiction In the Hudson Valley, the North Country, and Western New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for three organizations across Upstate New York that work to mitigate opioid addiction and abuse. The funding will be specifically used for opioid response planning and will help to create prevention, treatment, and recovery plans in… Continue Reading


05.20.19

IN MIDST OF PROM & WEDDING SEASON, SCHUMER PUSHES PLAN TO ADVANCE BROAD LIMO SAFETY REFORMS USING FEDERAL TRANSPO ‘MOST WANTED LIST’; PRIORITY SAFETY DESIGNATION WOULD HELP DRIVE FWD NATIONAL REFORMS FAMILIES & ADVOCATES ARE DESPERATE TO ACHIEVE

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Has A Special "Most Wanted" List For 2019-2020; This Critical List Lays Out The Major Reforms The Premier Safety Agency Will Push In Year Ahead-But, Despite 25 Pages Of Priorities, Major Limo Safety Reforms Aren't Anywhere To Be Found Senator Says While We Await More Data From Recent Crashes, We Can't Just Park Plans To Reform Limo Safety, Especially On Commonsense Measures Like Seatbelts, Airbags & Inspections Schumer To NTSB: America’… Continue Reading


05.20.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR CORTLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children In Cortland County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,887,428 in federal funding for Cortland County Community Action Program. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families throughout Cortland Count… Continue Reading


05.19.19

SCHUMER: CHINESE STATE-OWNED COMPANY IS SELLING TRAIN CONTROL, WI-FI & OTHER TECH EQUIP TO AMERICAN SUBWAY SYSTEMS & WORKING WITH THE MTA; SENATOR CALLS ON COMMERCE DEPT. TO INVESTIGATE WHETHER CHINESE STATE-OWNED TECH POSES THREAT OR EXPOSES NATIONAL SECURITY VULNERABILITIES ACROSS TRANSIT

In March Of 2018, MTA Selected 8 Winners Of An "MTA Genius Transit Challenge"- One Of Those Winners Happened To Be A Chinese State-Owned Enterprise, CRRC; Despite Having No Existing Contract, CRRC Dumped $50 Million Of Its "Own Money" To Win & Develop A New Subway Car For MTA & NYC Transit Chinese Company Is Touted For Installation Of “Modern Train Control Tech” That Schumer Says-Especially Now—Demands Immediate Review By Commerce Dept.; Feds Must Help MTA & Others… Continue Reading


05.17.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON REPORTS OF AGREEMENT WITH CANADA AND MEXICO TO END U.S.-IMPOSED TARIFFS ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM IMPORTS

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding reports of an agreement with Canada and Mexico to end U.S.-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports: "I have always said that we should be focusing our trade efforts on China, not on Mexico, Canada or Europe. I'm glad my calls were heard loud and clear and that these misguided tariffs on Canada and Mexico, which did major harm to Upstate companies, like Novelis in Oswego, Alcoa in Massena and We… Continue Reading


05.16.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE CONFIRMATION OF THREE NEW MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Jane L. Corwin as the next U.S. chairwoman of the IJC, and Robert C. Sisson and Lance V. Yohe as commissioners of the IJC: "With Lake Ontario's high water levels continuing to rise and a repeat of 2017's historic Lake Ontario flooding looking more possible by the day, ensuring that the International Joint Commission-which plays a paramount role in setting Lake Ontario’s water levels-is… Continue Reading


05.16.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON GANNETT SHAREHOLDER MEETING AND ALDEN GLOBAL'S POTENTIAL TAKEOVER

"The Gannett shareholder's rejection of Alden's takeover is a temporary sigh of relief for newsroom staff, employee’s pensions and local communities across the country whose very existence has been under threat by Alden’s avaricious ways," said Senator Schumer. "Local newspapers, including the six Gannett papers throughout upstate New York, are the glue that keeps communities across the country informed and stitched together. I will continue to fight to ensure that firms like Alden a… Continue Reading


05.16.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SULLIVAN COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund Critical Improvements To Sullivan County International Airport's Taxiway U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3 million in federal funding for Sullivan County International Airport in Monticello. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be… Continue Reading


05.15.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER SECURING 100% FED FUNDING TO REMEDY CRUMBLING ATHOL SPRINGS SEAWALL, NEW YORK STATE & ARMY CORPS RESOLVE DIFFERENCES AND HAVE A LONG-AWAITED AGREEMENT; SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS EXPEDITE CONSTRUCTION TIMELINE & BREAK GROUND A-S-A-P

Schumer Secured +$4M in USACE Budget To Construct New Rt. 5 Barrier Wall In Athol Springs, Current Century-Old Barrier Serves As Sole Protection From Tempestuous Waters & Ice With NYSDOT & USACE Finally Ironing Out Bureaucratic Differences, Schumer Calls On Feds To Break Ground, Expedite Timeline, And Restore Safety To One Of WNY's Busiest Roadways Schumer To Feds: With 100% Federal Funding And Project Agreement A Fait Accompli, It Is High Time To Break Ground & Restore Safety-WNY … Continue Reading


05.15.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ROSE ANNOUNCE OVER $13 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR REPAIRS TO LEMON CREEK MARINA ON STATEN ISLAND, WHICH WAS DAMAGED BY SUPERSTOM SANDY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Max Rose (D-NY-11) today announced $13,041,325.24 in federal funding to repair three clubhouses at Lemon Creek Marina on Staten Island. The marina was severely damaged during Superstorm Sandy. One storm surge caused eight feet of flooding, which irreparably destroyed one club house and damaged two others. These federal funds are administered through U.S. Department of Homeland Security'… Continue Reading


05.14.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY ANNOUNCE OVER $4.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY AIRPORT

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund Critical Runway Rehabilitation U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY-17) today announced $4,708,891 in federal funding for the Westchester County Airport. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to repav… Continue Reading


05.13.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: ROCHESTER RECEIVED MORE THAN 13M ROBOCALLS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL—ALONE; CITING HAIR-PULLING UPTICK SINCE 2019 BEGAN, SENATOR ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH & BEST CHANCE PLAN TO PASS BIPARTISAN ‘TRACED ACT’ LEGISLATION THAT WILL HELP KILL THE CALLS

More Jaw Dropping, Since Jan 1 Rochester Has Been Hit With Over 54 Million Robocalls; Even In The Dark Of Night, Upstate NY'ers Are Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas; To Boot, Victims Duped Into Calling Back Are Charged Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Announces New, Best Chance, Bipartisan Legislation-The 'TRACED Act'; Law Would Give Feds Real Authority To Combat Costly Schemes & Require Call Authentication To Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls But It Needs To Get T… Continue Reading


05.13.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: BUFFALO RECEIVED MORE THAN 51M ROBOCALLS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL—ALONE; CITING HAIR-PULLING UPTICK SINCE 2019 BEGAN, SENATOR ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH & BEST CHANCE PLAN TO PASS BIPARTISAN ‘TRACED ACT’ LEGISLATION THAT WILL HELP KILL THE CALLS

More Jaw Dropping, Since Jan 1 Buffalo Has Been Hit With Over 207 Million Robocalls; Even In The Dark Of Night, WNY'ers Are Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas; To Boot, Victims Duped Into Calling Back Are Charged Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Announces New, Best Chance, Bipartisan Legislation-The 'TRACED Act'; Law Would Give Feds Real Authority To Combat Costly Schemes & Require Call Authentication To Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls But It Needs To Get To Senat… Continue Reading


05.12.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: NYC & LONG ISLAND RECEIVED MORE THAN 176M ROBOCALLS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL—ALONE; CITING HAIR-PULLING UPTICK SINCE 2019 BEGAN, SENATOR ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH & BEST CHANCE PLAN TO PASS BIPARTISAN ‘TRACED ACT’ LEGISLATION THAT WILL HELP KILL THE CALLS

More Jaw Dropping, Since Jan 1 NYC/LI Has Been Hit With Over 720 Million Robocalls; Even In The Dark Of Night, NY'ers Are Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas; To Boot, Victims Duped Into Calling Back Are Charged Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Announces New, Best Chance, Bipartisan Legislation-The 'TRACED Act'; Law Would Give Feds Real Authority To Combat Costly Schemes & Require Call Authentication To Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls But It Needs To Get To Senate F… Continue Reading


05.09.19

FOLLOWING HIS MAJOR PUSH IN FEBRUARY AT ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL AIRPORT, SCHUMER, WHO RECENTLY CALLED TO LOBBY ACTING FAA ADMINISTRATOR, ANNOUNCES JUST UNDER $10 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR TERMINAL OVERHAUL; SAYS FUNDING IS VITAL TO TRANSFORM AIRPORT INTO A WORLD-CLASS INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Recently Launched A ?$24.5M Major Renovation To Airport Facilities, Modernize Security & Upgrade Commercial Passenger Terminal   With First Phase Underway, Schumer Today Announces Just Under $10 Million To Get Phase 2 Off The Ground  Schumer: Funding For Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Will Keep Major Modernization Project On The Runway To Success U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, … Continue Reading


05.08.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $170 THOUSAND IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF HOPEWELL IN ONTARIO COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Extend The Town Of Hopewell's Municipal Water System And Bring Clean Drinking Water To A Greater Amount Of Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $170,000 in federal funding for the Town of Hopewell in Ontario County. The funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program and will be used for improvements to the town’s municipal water system. … Continue Reading


05.08.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN PUSH TO INCREASE FUNDING TO PROTECT NONPROFIT INSTITUTIONS AGAINST TERROR ATTACKS

Recent Attacks on Places of Worship Highlight the Vulnerabilities that Communities Across the Country Face - Increase in Funding Would Provide Critical Support and Help Enhance Security for Nonprofit Institutions At Risk of Terror Attacks Schumer, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Coalition of 33 Senators to Increase Funding for Nonprofit Security Grant Program by $15 Million - Would Raise Total Funding from $60 Million to $75 Million U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Ki… Continue Reading

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