Press Releases

08.19.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $509K IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR MADISON COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children In Madison County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $509,906 in federal funding for the Community Action Program for Madison County. 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 Madison Co… Continue Reading


08.16.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR THE CHILD CENTER OF NY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,023,707 in federal funding for The Child Center of NY. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Early Head Start Program and will be used to provide child care and support services for low-income families. The Child Center of NY provides services for families … Continue Reading


08.16.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP IDENTIFY AND REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN UTICA

U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development's Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Provides Funding To Public Housing Authorities To Rid Homes Of Lead Hazards U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,000,000 in federal funding for the Utica Housing Authority to combat the ongoing threat of lead throughout the city's homes. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Lead-Based Paint Capital … Continue Reading


08.16.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $160K IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP IDENTIFY AND REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN SYRACUSE

U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development's Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Provides Funding To Public Housing Authorities To Rid Homes Of Lead Hazards U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $161,500 in federal funding for the Syracuse Housing Authority to combat the ongoing threat of lead throughout the city's homes. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Lead-Based Paint Capital… Continue Reading


08.16.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO IDENTIFY AND HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN WHITE PLAINS

HUD's Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Provides Funding To Public Housing Authorities To Rid Homes Of Lead Hazards U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1 million in federal funding for the White Plains Housing Authority. The funding was awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund (LBPCF) program, and will specifically be used to conduct lead-based paint risk assessments, housing ins… Continue Reading


08.16.19

FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S AGGRESSIVE ADVOCACY, TRIGGERED BY NEWS OF DELAY, VA AWARDS +$23 MILLION CONTRACT TO GLOBAL URBAN ENTERPRISE IN ONTARIO COUNTY TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON WESTERN NEW YORK NATIONAL VETERANS CEMETERY

Since 2009, Schumer Has Worked With Local Veteran Leaders To Bring Much-Needed Veterans' Cemetery To Western New York; Last Year, Successfully Pushed For VA To Complete Final Acquisition Of Two Parcels Of Land In Pembroke To Bring Project To Life Schumer Today Announces VA Has Awarded $23,337,281 To Global Urban Enterprise In Victor, NY To Complete Phase 1A Of New Veterans' Cemetery Schumer: I Won’t Stop Fighting Until Construction Is Finished On New Cemetery For WNY’s Veterans, T… Continue Reading


08.15.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, AND MENG CALL ON FAA TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY OF PUBLIC MEETINGS ON NEXTGEN

NextGen is the FAA-Led Modernization of the Nation's Air Transportation System Which Also Results in Increased Aircraft Noise that Negatively Impacts Local Communities U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) sent a joint letter to the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) calling for the agency to increase transparency of public meetings held by the NextGen Advisory Committee. The Committee provides the FAA with advice and… Continue Reading


08.15.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO TO ADVANCE GROUNDBREAKING STUDY OF MOSQUITO AND FRUIT FLY GENETICS

Federal Investment Will Fund Critical Project Focused On The Development Of The Nervous Systems Of Mosquitos And Fruit Flies U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,106,466 in federal funding for the University at Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to further the university's groundbreaking research on animal genetics. Specifically, the genetic research will concentrate o… Continue Reading


08.15.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER TO ADVANCE GROUNDBREAKING STUDY OF QUANTUM COMPUTING

Federal Investment Will Fund Critical Project Focused On Scientific Innovation In The Quantum Devices Industry U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,549,179 in federal funding for quantum computing research at the University of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF). These funds will allow researchers at the university to further investigate the many challenges of working with and stabili… Continue Reading


08.15.19

WITH FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR AT RISK, GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER, TONKO, HIGGINS, MORELLE, DELGADO PUSH TO EXTEND CANALWAY’S FUNDING CAP IN MUST-PASS NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL

Members Also Call to Raise Federal Funding for the Erie Canalway by an Additional $2 Million Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Joseph Morelle (D-NY-25), and Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19) announced their push to extend and raise the federal funding cap for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Unless a provision to extend and raise the cap is included in… Continue Reading


08.14.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $16.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO EXPAND RURAL BROADBAND IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Funding is Allocated Through FCC Connect America Fund Which Expands Broadband Access in Rural Communities Schumer and Gillibrand Fought to Ensure this FCC Broadband Funding Would Remain in New York When It Was At Risk of Being Sent to Other States U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,183,329 in federal funding to expand high-speed, broadband internet access throughout Upstate New York. The federal funding was administered throu… Continue Reading


08.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $7 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR BROOKLYN

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,026,839 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs at Project Social Care Head Start, Inc., in Brooklyn, New York. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and … Continue Reading


08.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $14 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR MANHATTAN

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,095,067 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs throughout Manhattan. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families.… Continue Reading


08.13.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $9.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIVE HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START PROGRAMS IN THE BRONX

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $9,319,861 in federal funding for five Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in the Bronx. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to provide child care and support services for low-income families. "… Continue Reading


08.13.19

STANDING IN THE NATION’S HIGHEST TAXED COUNTY, SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW EFFORT TO RESTORE NYS’S ABILITY TO ‘WORKAROUND’ PART OF FED TAX LAW TAKING AIM AT WESTCHESTER, ROCKLAND & PUTNAM COUNTIES BY ELIMINATING HOMEOWNERS’ SALT TAX DEDUCTION, COSTING THEM THOUSANDS; SENATOR DEPLOYS SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE POWER TO OVERTURN IRS RULE & MAKE NY’ERS ELIGIBLE FOR FULL SALT DEDUCTION

NY Passed Law Allowing School Districts & Local Governments To Create Charitable Fund In Lieu Of Tax Payments, Allowing Homeowners To Retain Full SALT Deduction, But IRS Swooped In And Used Regs To Kill That Fed Workaround Senator's Congressional Review Act (CRA) Power Would Force A Vote To Overturn The IRS's Block Of State Workaround Schumer: There’s One More Rabbit In The Hat When It Comes To Making Unfair IRS Regs Disappear, And I’m Going To Use It   As Westchester, … Continue Reading


08.12.19

AT THE CENTER FOR INTERNET SECURITY, THE NATION’S FRONTLINE OF CYBER-DEFENSE, SCHUMER LAUNCHES A MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE AMERICAN ELECTIONS FROM FOREIGN INTERFERENCE; SENATOR SAYS AMERICAN DEMOCRACY NEEDS TO BE MORE SECURE THAN EVER, URGES CONGRESS TO GET SIGNIFICANT RESOURCES TO STATE & LOCAL ELECTION BOARDS UPSTATE ASAP

In Recent Years, American Electoral Databases & Systems Have Been Targeted By Foreign Adversaries; Reports Say Congress Not Doing Nearly Enough To Secure Elections, The Wellspring Of Our Democracy Standing At The Center For Internet Security, Schumer Calls On Congress To Expediently Pass The Election Security Act To Fend Off Threat Of Foreign Interference Schumer To Congress: American Democracy Needs To Be More Secure Than Ever; Congress Must Act ASAP    Standing at the C… Continue Reading


08.12.19

SCHUMER: GROWTH OF FLOURISHING CNY INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY BEING HINDERED BY LACK OF ACCESS TO TRADITIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES ON RECENTLY-LEGALIZED CROP; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO ISSUE NEW GUIDANCE TO ASSURE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS OF HEMP LEGALITY ASAP, TO BETTER HARVEST POTENTIAL OF VERSATILE CROP FOR CNY FARMERS

On Heels Of The Legalization Of Industrial Hemp Growing And Selling, Many Banks & Other Financial Institutions Are Grappling With Confusion Over Legal Status & Refuse To Provide Services Schumer Calls On Major Fed Financial Regulators To Rectify Situation, Immediately Issue New Guidance To Financial Institutions, To Ease Concerns & Help Upstate Hemp Industry-And Economy-Grow Schumer To Feds: It's Time To Let Farms Cash In On Cash Crop! Standing at Main Street Farms in Cortland C… Continue Reading


08.11.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BILL TO REQUIRE FBI PERMISSION BEFORE CIVILIANS CAN GET SOPHISTICATED BODY ARMOR; SHOCKING EASE BY WHICH THOSE INTENT ON DOING EVIL ARE ABLE TO ACQUIRE ADVANCED ARMOR MUST BE CHANGED

Mass Shooters Like Dayton Suspect & Others, In Addition to Man Who Just Caused Panic In A Missouri Walmart, Acquired Sophisticated Body Armor With Ease; Sophisticated Body Armor Is Available Online Or Over Phone For Easy Purchase In All 50 States Schumer Says Too Many Of Those Who Purchase Body Armor Are Up To No Good And Must Be Stopped From Getting It; Should Be In Addition To -Not A Substitute For-Background Checks Schumer: Wares Of War Demand FBI Checks, Especially Now Noting how t… Continue Reading


08.09.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS MAJOR PUSH & VISIT TO ATHOL SPRINGS, $8.2 MILLION CONTRACT AWARDED TO COMPLETE LONG-SOUGHT RENOVATION OF RTE. 5 SEAWALL; SENATOR SAYS CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN IN OCTOBER AND IMPROVE SAFETY FOR COMMUTERS AND RESIDENTS, EVEN IN THE WORST OF CONDITIONS

Schumer Secured +$4M in USACE Budget To Construct New Rte. 5 Barrier Wall In Athol Springs, Helped Broker Partnership Agreement Between Army Corps & NYSDOT Schumer Today Announces, Following His Push, The Army Corps Has Awarded An $8.2 Million Contract To Morrish Wallace Construction, To Begin Work This October Schumer: It's Time To Get Shovels In The Ground & Make WNY Commutes Safer! U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his major push, the U.S. Army Corps of Eng… Continue Reading


08.09.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR GLEN COVE CHILD DAY CARE CENTER, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children in Nassau County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,508,577 in federal funding for Glen Cove Child Day Care Center, Inc. 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 in Nassau County. "Study after… Continue Reading

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