Press Releases

07.07.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: PHONY AND FALSELY LABELED “ORGANIC” PRODUCTS THREATEN TO UNDERMINE DYNAMIC AND LUCRATIVE ORGANIC FOOD INDUSTRY IN YATES COUNTY; SENATOR DEMANDS USDA STEP UP ENFORCEMENT OF INFERIOR AND MISLABELED IMPORTED GOODS

Schumer: Newly Discovered Shipments Of Fraudulently Labeled Organic Products Into U.S. Could Hurt American Farmers And Consumers If USDA Does Not Step Up Oversight Of Imported Organic Foods Senator Says If Mislabeled Organic Products Continue To Reach America It Would Undermine Consumer Trust In 'Organic' Brand - Thus Schumer Called On The USDA To Get Tough And Crack Down On Mislabeled Products From Making It To The American Market; Yates County Has More Organic Farming Than Anywhere In NY And… Continue Reading


07.07.17

SCHUMER: LYME-CARRYING TICKS – SOME ALSO INFECTED WITH RARE, POWASSAN VIRUS - ARE ATTACKING CENTRAL NEW YORK; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO STOP MOVING AT SNAIL’S PACE TO IMPLEMENT ALREADY-ON-THE-BOOKS LAW THAT WOULD HELP FAST-TRACK RESEARCH, VACCINES & STRATEGIES TO STAMP OUT TICKS TO PROTECT CENTRAL NEW YORK KIDS & FAMILIES

Senator Says, With More Reported Lyme Infections Each Year & New Fear Of New Powassan Infected Ticks Emerging in Central New York, Feds Need To Stop Crawling While Tick-Borne Diseases Are In A Sprint To Spread Schumer: Summer Is Now In Full Swing, Feds Must Work Faster So Cures Are Delivered & So Public-Especially Kids-Are Better Protected Schumer To Feds: Use New Tools To OFF! Lyme Disease Ahead of what is projected to be one of the worst summers for tick-borne diseases in years in … Continue Reading


07.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR LAKE ONTARIO COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY SEVERE FLOODING

Senators Say Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds for Flood-Impacted Localities Senators To FEMA: Stand Ready To Approve Aid for Communities Ravaged By Lake Ontario's Record High Water Levels U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today again urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for a major disaster declaration for communities affected by flooding along Lake On… Continue Reading


07.07.17

SCHUMER URGES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO APPROVE GRANT THAT WOULD CREATE A STATE-OF-THE ART, MOBILE FIRE TRAINING CENTER IN THE CITY OF ALBANY; SENATOR SAYS FED APPROVAL WOULD BE A WIN-WIN FOR ALBANY FIREFIGHTERS AND LOCAL ALBANY COMPANY THAT MANUFACTURES FIRE SIMULATOR

Senator Says New Mobile Fire Simulator-Trailer Would Enable The Albany Fire Department And Surrounding Capital Region Departments to Train On Virtually Every Aspect of Firefighting State-Of-The-Art Simulator Would Be Built By Albany's Own BullEx; Company Which Was Started By Three R.P.I Students, Has Grown Into World Leader In High-Tech Firefighter Training Apparatus Schumer To Feds: Approve Grant To Help Train Albany's Firefighters  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer tod… Continue Reading


07.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $421,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THREE CAPITAL REGION FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Federal Funding For Capital Region Fire Department Will Be Used to Purchase Safety and Rescue Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $421,097 in federal funding for three fire departments in the Capitol Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the Oppenheim Volunteer Fire Co. Inc. in Montgomery County will receive $82,… Continue Reading


07.06.17

SCHUMER TOURS LOCKHEED MARTIN’S NAVAL HELICOPTER PRODUCTION HANGAR; SENATOR URGES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO CONTINUE INVESTING IN UPSTATE NY & RENEWS PROMISE TO PROTECT AND SUPPORT SOUTHERN TIER JOBS

Schumer Has Long Fought For Funding That Helps Keep Helicopter Programs On Track & Maintain Southern Tier Jobs - Last Year Senator Secured Millions In Funding For New Fleet Of Presidential & Combat Rescue Helicopters Schumer: Federal Investment Is Critical For Lockheed Martin Owego, Which Is At The Forefront Of Many Of The Most Important Helicopter Programs In World Schumer To DOD: Southern Tier Workers Are Efficient, Dependable And Talented - Producing Aircraft and Technology Importa… Continue Reading


07.06.17

SCHUMER: ROUTE 5 ALONG LAKE ERIE, WITHOUT FED FUNDING, REMAINS VULNERABLE TO CRASHING WAVES DURING STORMS – THREATENING DRIVERS, SCHOOLS & BUSINESSES; CURRENT STONE BARRIER MEANT TO PROTECT AREA IS CRUMBLING AND NO LONGER EFFECTIVE; SENATOR URGES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO PRIORITIZE FUNDING FOR RTE. 5 PROJECT

Schumer Said Route 5, The Main Artery Between Downtown Buffalo And The Southtowns, Carries Over 40,000 Vehicles Each Day And Provides Residents And Visitors Critical Access To Local Businesses And Schools; Road Is Only Protected From Tempestuous Waters By A Crumbling Sea Wall Nearly A Century-Old Schumer: Army Corps of Engineers Should Prioritize Funding For A New, Safer, And Durable Barrier That Will Also Double As A Concrete Pedestrian Walkway Along The Shoreline; Plans and S… Continue Reading


07.06.17

SCHUMER: OPIOID EPIDEMIC IS REACHING A CRITICAL LEVEL IN MONROE COUNTY, AND MORE MEDICAL EXAMINERS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED TO KEEP UP WITH DOZENS OF OVERDOSE DEATHS; SENATOR CALLS ON U.S. JUSTICE AND HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENTS TO PROVIDE RELIEF FAST

Schumer: A Nationwide Shortage Of Forensic Pathologists Impacting Monroe County; Lack of Specialists To Help Track and Prevent Drug Overdoses and Prosecute Trafficking Crimes Is Reaching Crisis Levels; Rochester And The Finger-Lakes Region Has Experienced An Explosion Of Drug Use Including Fentanyl-Laced Heroin & Meth, As Well As Drug-Related Crime Senator Pushes U.S. Department of Justice To Support a New Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program at The University of Rochester To Help Alleviat… Continue Reading


07.06.17

SCHUMER: STATEN ISLAND’S CROOKES POINT AT GREAT KILLS PARK IS BLIGHTED BY DEBRIS, INCLUDING LIGHTERS, NEEDLES & EVEN DEAD ANIMALS, RUINING SCENIC AREA AND CREATING A POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD FOR ANGLERS, BEACHGOERS & ANIMALS; SENATOR URGES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO PRIORITIZE CLEANUP EFFORTS ALONG SHORELINE

This Past Weekend, SI Volunteers Spent Hours Picking Up Trash Along the Federally-Owned Crookes Point Fishing Area at Great Kills Park; NPS Maintains the Area But Anglers & Others Have Become Frustrated By Lack of Care Schumer Urges NPS to Immediately Clean Up Crookes Point - And Keep It That Way; Senator Says the Discovery of Hypodermic Needles & Other Dangerous Trash Highlight Major Public Health Concern Schumer to NPS: We Need Boots on the Sand ASAP to Clean Up the Beach at Crookes … Continue Reading


07.05.17

SCHUMER: LYME-CARRYING TICKS – SOME ALSO INFECTED WITH RARE, POWASSAN VIRUS - ARE ATTACKING WESTCHESTER AND ROCKLAND COUNTIES; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO STOP MOVING AT SNAIL’S PACE TO IMPLEMENT ALREADY-ON-THE-BOOKS LAW THAT WOULD HELP FAST-TRACK RESEARCH, VACCINES & STRATEGIES TO STAMP OUT TICKS TO PROTECT HUDSON VALLEY KIDS & FAMILIES

Senator Says, With More Reported Lyme Infections Each Year & New Fear Of New Powassan Infected Ticks Emerging in the Hudson Valley, Feds Need To Stop Crawling While Tick-Borne Diseases Are In A Sprint To Spread Schumer: Summer Is Now In Full Swing, Feds Must Work Faster So Cures Are Delivered & So Public-Especially Kids-Are Better Protected Schumer To Feds: Use New Tools To OFF! Lyme Disease Ahead of what is projected to be one of the worst summers for tick-borne diseases in years in … Continue Reading


07.05.17

SCHUMER: LONG ISLAND VIETNAM VET NOW BATTLING RARE TERMINAL CANCER LINKED TO HIS MILITARY SERVICE IS SEEING HIS COMPENSATION CLAIMS DENIED BECAUSE VA DOESN'T RECOGNIZE HIS CANCER AS 'VIETNAM RELATED'; SENATOR CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE IF LINK DOES EXIST; IF SO, VETERANS LIKE JERRY CAN GET THE BENEFITS THEY EARNED & DESERVE

While Serving Our Country in Vietnam, Vets Like Long Islander Jerry Chiano Swam in Vietnam's Rivers & Ate Local Fish That May Now Be Linked to His Bile Duct Cancer; VA Does Not Recognize Bile Duct Cancer as a Service Related Illness And Denies Benefits Related ‎To This Disease Schumer Calls on 'National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine' to Launch a New, Groundbreaking Investigation To Determine Whether Exposure to Parasites During Vietnam War Is Associated with Bile D… Continue Reading


07.03.17

SCHUMER GOES TO BAT FOR BINGHAMTON’S BID TO HOST MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S EASTERN LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME; SENATOR SAYS BINGHAMTON RUMBLE PONIES AND FANS ARE READY TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE

In A Letter And Personal Call To Joe McEacharn, The Eastern League's President, Schumer Says Binghamton Would Be The Perfect Host For The All-Star Game In 2019 Or 2020 Schumer: Binghamton Is Ready To Knock This One Out Of The Park U.S Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today launched a campaign urging Minor League Baseball (MiLB) to host an Eastern League All-Star Game in Binghamton. The game would be played at NYSEG stadium, home to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. In a letter and persona… Continue Reading


06.30.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $500K IN FED FUNDING FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH FOR WESTCHESTER INST. FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Fed Funding Will Be Used to Support Cutting-Edge Research in the Medical Field U.S Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) was awarded $547,000 for medical research. The funding was allocated through the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL).This funding will enable WIHD's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD… Continue Reading


06.30.17

SCHUMER STANDS WITH AMSTERDAM FIREFIGHTERS TO LAUNCH A MAJOR PUSH TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; FIREFIGHTERS’ CANCER RISK CAN BE DOUBLE THAT OF OTHERS DUE TO EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS—BUT NO REGISTRY TO TRACK & PREVENT CANCER IN FIREFIGHTERS HAS EVER EXISTED; THOUSANDS OF MOHAWK VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS WOULD BENEFIT

Vital Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk Senator Will Say Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer Will Spark National Push To Protect NY's Firefighters By Passing Cancer Registry  U.S. Senate Mino… Continue Reading


06.30.17

SCHUMER: WITH OPIOID CRISIS STILL RAGING IN CENTRAL NEW YORK, NOW EXACERBATED BY FENTANYL, SENATOR PUSHES BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE FEDS WITH MORE BORDER AGENTS, NEW PORTABLE LABS AND OTHER HIGH-TECH TOOLS TO INTERCEPT ILLICIT FENTANYL FROM CHINA & MEXICO

Schumer: Bipartisan Bill Will Provide Feds With More Resources: Including Additional Border Agents And Scientists, Drug Labs, Training & New Portable Devices To Detect & Intercept Illicit Fentanyl And Other Synthetic Opioids  Senator Says Central New York Has Experienced An Explosion Of Drug Use Including Fentanyl-Laced Heroin & Meth, As Well As Drug-Related Crime  Schumer: Feds Need More Resources To Shutdown Stream Of Fentanyl From Ever Reaching Cortland Count… Continue Reading


06.30.17

SCHUMER: WITH OPIOID CRISIS RAGING IN STEUBEN, CHEMUNG AND SCHUYLER COUNTIES, NOW EXACERBATED BY FENTANYL, SENATOR PUSHES BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE FEDS WITH MORE BORDER AGENTS, NEW PORTABLE LABS AND OTHER HIGH-TECH TOOLS TO INTERCEPT ILLICIT FENTANYL FROM CHINA & MEXICO

Schumer: Bipartisan Bill Will Provide Feds With More Resources: Including Additional Border Agents And Scientists, Drug Labs, Training & New Portable Devices To Detect & Intercept Illicit Fentanyl And Other Synthetic Opioids  Senator Says The Southern Tier Has Experienced An Explosion Of Drug Use Including Fentanyl-Laced Heroin & Meth, As Well As Drug-Related Crime Schumer: Feds Need More Resources To Shutdown Stream Of Fentanyl From Ever Reaching The Southern Tier … Continue Reading


06.30.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $397 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

Federal Capital Fund Program Provides Funding for Housing Authorities to Develop, Modernize, Improve Facilities for Low-Income Families, Elderly, and People With Disabilities  U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand today announced $397,628,820 for housing authorities across New York State. The funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. Schumer and Gillibrand said the funding will help housing autho… Continue Reading


06.30.17

SCHUMER CO-SPONSORS SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING 102ND ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Schumer Announces Support for Senate Resolution That Says Turkish Gov't Should Fully Acknowledge Armenian Genocide Schumer: All Countries Should Recognize the Horrific Genocide That Occurred U.S Senator Charles Schumer announced that he will co-sponsor bipartisan Senate Resolution (S.Res.136) which aims to remember and commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The resolution, introduced by Senator Robert Menendez, explicitly says that the President should work toward a cons… Continue Reading


06.30.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $190K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT IN CORTLAND COUNTY

Federal Funding For City of Cortland Fire Department Will Be Used To Improve Operations, Upgrade Safety Infrastructure, and Purchase New Safety Equipment   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $190,477, in federal funding for the Cortland Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Cortland Fire Department will use this funding… Continue Reading


06.30.17

GOVERNOR CUOMO AND SENATOR SCHUMER ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN KRAFT-HEINZ AND UPSTATE NIAGARA THAT WILL SAVE AT LEAST 150 AT-RISK JOBS AT CAMPBELL FACILITY AND SPUR INVESTMENT IN THE SOUTHERN TIER

Upstate Niagara Will Acquire Kraft-Heinz's Campbell Plant and Invest $10 Million, Avoiding Closure 2015 Agreement and State's Follow Up Efforts Result in Four Facilities Remaining Open and Employing More Than 1,000 People in Upstate New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced an agreement has been reached that will save the at-risk Kraft-Heinz facility in Campbell, Steuben County, as well as at least 150 current employees. Upstate Niagara, a dairy farmer co… Continue Reading

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