Press Releases

05.24.17

SCHUMER: PROPOSED TRUMP BUDGET CUTS ARE REAL TROUBLE FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK; SENATOR VOWS TO PROTECT FUNDING THAT UPSTATE MIDDLE CLASS, WORKING FAMILIES AND SENIORS RELY ON

Proposed Budget Will Cut To The Bone Programs that Boost Upstate New York: Healthcare for Children and Seniors, including Medicaid; The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; Funding To Combat The Opioid Epidemic; Crop Insurance and Support for Farmers; Medical Research And Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Are All On Chopping Block Admin Budget Targets New York's Most Vulnerable Citizens and Rewards the Already Super-Wealthy Schumer: Proposed Budget Takes Will Pull Rug Out From Under Man… Continue Reading


05.24.17

SCHUMER, DONOVAN, DE BLASIO, ODDO, MATTEO: WITH PLANS FOR STATEN ISLAND SEAWALL NOW UNDERWAY, FED AGENCIES MUST BE ON THE SAME PAGE TO ENSURE PROJECT WILL MEET ALL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS FOR FLOOD INSURANCE RELIEF & DELIVER COST SAVINGS TO HOMEOWNERS

Letter to FEMA, Army Corps Urges Early Collaboration On Flood Map Changes Formal flood map revision process can occur when seawall half-built, but advance planning should begin now Staten Island, NY - May 24, 2017….U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Borough President James S. Oddo, and Minority Leader Steven Matteo today sent a joint letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging early col… Continue Reading


05.22.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH CUTS FEDERAL AWARD FOR UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO BY TEN PERCENT; SCHUMER CALLS ON NIH TO IMMEDIATELY RESTORE FUNDING FOR LIFE-SAVING MEDICAL RESEARCH IN WNY

In 2015, The University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute Was Awarded A Prestigious Four-Year, $16 Million NIH Funding Award, But Its FY2017 Award Was Just Cut By 10% Due to Budgetary Concerns Schumer Says Just-Passed Federal Budget Provides $2B Increase to NIH; With Increase in Overall Funds, Senator Urges NIH to Reverse Cuts to the UB CTSI Award Schumer: NIH Needs To Restore Funding For UB CTSI So Researchers Can Continue Ground-Breaking Cancer Research U.S. Senate M… Continue Reading


05.22.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, AFTER THEIR PUSH, U.S. DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY EXTENDS TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR HAITIAN NATIONALS RESIDING IN U.S.

As July Deadline Approached, Schumer & Gillibrand Fought to Expedite TPS Extension Because of Continued Devastation in Haiti Caused By Hurricane Matthew Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Six Month Extension of TPS, a Temporary Benefit That Will Allow Haitian Nationals to Stay in the U.S. Through January 2018 Senators Say They Will Continue to Fight for Future Extensions Until Haiti is Fully Recovered U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, after their pu… Continue Reading


05.22.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $183,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WATKINS GLEN FIRE DEPARTMENT IN SCHUYLER COUNTY

Federal Funding For Watkins Glen Fire Department Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $183,048 in federal funding for the Watkins Glen Fire Department in Schuyler 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 Watkins Glen Fire Department to purchase 31 new self-contained breathing apparatus (S… Continue Reading


05.22.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $118,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR DANBY FIRE DISTRICT IN TOMPKINS COUNTY

Federal Funding For Danby Fire District Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $118,096 in federal funding for the Danby Fire District in Tompkins 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 Danby Fire District to purchase 20 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. "It is essential … Continue Reading


05.18.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.5M IN NEIGHBORWORKS FUNDING TO DEVELOP AND PRESERVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, REVITALIZE NEIGHBORHOODS, AND CREATE JOBS ACROSS NY

NeighborWorks America Grants Will Support Efforts To Provide Affordable Housing Opportunities, Build Strong Neighborhoods, And Create Jobs; Funding Will Leverage Private Investment In Communities Across New York Millions Will Be Invested in Community Development Organizations in Oneida, St. Lawrence, Onondaga, Rensselaer, Essex, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Steuben, Chenango, Thompkins, Erie, Lockport, Chautauqua, Monroe, Suffolk & NYC U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand … Continue Reading


05.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $89,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NORWICH FIRE DEPARMENT IN CHENANGO COUNTY

Federal Funding For Norwich Fire Department Will Be Used To Purchase New Vehicle Exhaust Extraction System U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ 89,524 in federal funding for the Norwich Fire Department in Chenango 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 Norwich Fire Department to purchase a new vehicle exhaust extraction system.… Continue Reading


05.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $78K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BRIGHTON FIRE DEPARTMENT IN TONAWANDA

Federal Funding For Brighton Fire Department Will Be Used To Purchase New Fire Hoses U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $78,309 in federal funding for the Brighton Fire Department, which has 70 active volunteers and serves the Town of Tonawanda. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Brighton Fire Department to replace large diameter h… Continue Reading


05.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $120K IN FED FUNDS FOR LOCKE FIRE DISTRICT IN CAYUGA COUNTY

Federal Funding For Locke Fire District Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $120,000 in federal funding for the Locke Fire District in Cayuga 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 Locke Fire District to purchase 21 new air packs, and 21 spare bottles, which will support firefighting… Continue Reading


05.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $500,000 IN US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR CLARKSON UNIVERSITY

Clarkson University Will Use NIFA Funds To Research Anaerobic Digestion Techniques For Small-To-Medium-Scale Dairy Farmers Schumer & Gillibrand Urged The Creation of NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative In 2014 Farm Bill Potsdam, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in new federal funding for Clarkson University. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NI… Continue Reading


05.16.17

AMIDST WHITE HOUSE PLAN TO AXE VITAL DRUG PREVENTION OFFICE THAT ONEIDA COUNTY DESPERATELY NEEDS, SCHUMER RENEWS PUSH TO DESIGNATE ONEIDA COUNTY AS A ‘HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA’; ONEIDA COUNTY’S HIDTA APPLICATION NOW HANGS IN THE BALANCE

Oneida County Continues To Experience A Surge Of Heroin Use & Drug-Related Crime-Between 2010 and 2016, Drug Arrests Have Increased By 26%. Schumer Says HIDTA Program Helps Law Enforcement Effectively Fight Drug Trafficking & Provides The Surveillance, Equipment, & Coordination With Regional Law Enforcement Agencies That Might Be Gutted In The Administration's Budget Schumer: Eliminating This Program Will Make It Harder For Oneida County To Combat Scourge of Drugs U.S. Senate … Continue Reading


05.15.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $160K IN FED FUNDS FOR PALMYRA FIRE DEPARMENT IN WAYNE COUNTY

Federal Funding For Palmyra Fire Department Will Be Used To Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $163,917 in federal funding for the Palmyra Fire Department in Wayne 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 Palmyra Fire Department to purchase new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliant self-… Continue Reading


05.15.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $137,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CORNING FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase 24 New SCBA Air Packs Corning, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $137,143 in federal funding for the Corning Fire Department in Steuben County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Corning Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 24 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs. "It is essential that w… Continue Reading


05.15.17

SENATOR SCHUMER, MAYOR DE BLASIO, BOROUGH PRESIDENT ODDO AND COUNCIL MEMBER BORELLI ANNOUNCE ‘GRAND SLAM’ FOR SOUTH SHORE LITTLE LEAGUE

Work begins on Tottenville's South Shore Little League Joseph A. Verdino Jr. Field of Dreams Baseball Grandstand U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, Council Member Joe Borelli, and Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora today announced that construction has begun on the new Joseph A. Verdino, Jr. Grandstand at the South Shore Little League in Staten Island. The grandstand, which will open next… Continue Reading


05.11.17

AMIDST FLOODING, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MORE FED SUPPORT ON THE WAY TO LAKE ONTARIO COMMUNTIES; SENATOR SECURES DELIVERY OF SUPPLIES & OTHER ASSETS, INCLUDING FED TEAMS OF FLOOD EXPERTS TO ASSIST LOCALS COMBATTING LAKE ONTARIO WATER RISE

Schumer Successfully Secures Supplies Like Sandbags; In Addition, At Schumer's Urging, Teams Of Army Corp Experts Will Join Locals' On-The-Ground-Efforts To Mitigate Flooding This Weekend & Could Play Role In Helping Fund Future Protections Schumer: More Fed Support Is On The Way To Help Communities Hit By Rising Waters U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, after his push, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to deploy two Army Corps of Engineers expert federal mitigation … Continue Reading


05.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $110K IN FED FUNDS FOR CARTHAGE-WILNA FIRE DISTRICT IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

Federal Funding For Carthage-Wilna Fire District Will Be Used To Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $112,858 in federal funding for the Carthage-Wilna Fire District in Jefferson County. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The federal funding will allow the Carthage-Wilna Fire Department to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus (SC… Continue Reading


05.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $166,000 FEDERAL GRANT FOR LAWRENCE CEDARHURST FIRE DEPT; FUNDING MEANS VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Funding Comes from Schumer Sponsored AFG Program that Promotes Effective Firefighting Operation Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Thousands in Federal Funding for 28 New Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Department is set to receive $166,762 in federal funding to purchase 28 self-contained breathing apparatus. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's … Continue Reading


05.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $118,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HERKIMER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase 20 New SCBA Air Packs Herkimer, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $118,096 in federal funding for the Herkimer Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Herkimer Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 20 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs. "It is essential that we provide our f… Continue Reading


05.10.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $54,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase SCBA Fill Station & 30 New Pagers Syracuse, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $54,096 in federal funding for the Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation and the Oxbow Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation will receive $39,810 to purchase an air compressor and ca… Continue Reading

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