Press Releases

05.10.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $47,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE MCDONOUGH FIRE DISTRICT IN CHENANGO COUNTY

Funding For McDonough Will Be Used To Purchase New Equipment And Enhance Firefighters' Ability To Protect Residents In Chenango County U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $47,239 in federal funding for the McDonough Fire Department to purchase 8 new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units. The money is allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). This funding will provide valuable … Continue Reading


05.10.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $23 MILLION INCREASE IN IMPACT AID, WHICH PROVIDES CRITICAL FUNDING TO HIGHLAND FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT

Federal Funding Deal Includes Increase In "Impact Aid" That Will Help Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District That Receives Too Little Tax Revenue Due To West Point's Non-taxable Land Schumer & Gillibrand: Impact Aid Critical to Highland Falls Schools and Makes Up For Lost Tax Revenue U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the federal funding deal provides $1.3 billion, a $23 million increase from last year, for the Impact Aid Program. T… Continue Reading


05.10.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $23 MILLION INCREASE IN IMPACT AID THAT WILL BENEFIT WESTERN NY SCHOOLS

The Newly Passed Federal Funding Deal Includes Increase In 'Impact Aid' That Will Help Districts In The Western NY Including: Salamanca, Gowanda, Lake Shore, And Silver Creek Schumer & Gillibrand: Impact Aid Critical to Western New York Schools and Makes Up For Lost Tax Revenue  U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced their successful fight to increase federal funding for the Impact Aid Program by $23 million, bringing total funding for the program to… Continue Reading


05.08.17

SCHUMER: WITH DANGEROUS FENTANYL-LACED HEROIN SPREADING IN UPSTATE NY & OVERDOSES DRAMATICALLY RISING, SENATOR PUSHES TO REVERSE WHITE HOUSE’S PROPOSED ELIMINATION OF DRUG TRAFFICKING PROGRAM - WILL HURT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

Deadly Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Is Now Entering Upstate New York & A Rising Number of Heroin Deaths Are Linked To This New, More Dangerous Form Of The Drug Schumer Says HITDA Program Helps Law Enforcement Fight Drug Trafficking & Provides The Surveillance, Equipment, & Coordination With Feds & Local PD's Schumer: Eliminating Drug Fighting Program Will Make Our Neighborhoods Less Safe Today in light of growing use of heroin in the Upstate New York and the prevalence of new, mor… Continue Reading


05.07.17

SCHUMER: LETHAL FENTANYL NOW ENTERING NY IN RECORD AMOUNTS EXACERBATING OPIOID CRISIS; SENATOR PUSHES NEW FED PLAN TO DELIVER MORE BORDER AGENTS, RAPID TEST LABS & OTHER HIGH-TECH TOOLS TO INTERCEPT ILLICIT FENTANYL FROM CHINA & MEXICO BEFORE IT HITS NY's STREETS

Additionally, Schumer Condemns New White House Plans To Gut Vital Drug Prevention Programs That Have Worked For NY & Saved Lives; Without Them, Opioid Crisis Will More Easily Take Hold Schumer: We Must Choke Off The Source Of Fentanyl Before Hundreds More Die U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced his support for a new, bipartisan plan that would help cutoff the flow of illicit fentanyl from China, Mexico, and other countries into New York and across the United … Continue Reading


05.05.17

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, FEMA FINALLY APPROVES HERKIMER’S APPLICATION FOR FUNDING TO REPAIR STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEMS DAMAGED BY SEVERE 2013 FLOODING – CRITICAL REPAIRS WILL MAKE VILLAGE LESS VULNERABLE TO FLOOD DAMAGE

In 2013, Flooding Submerged The Streets Of Herkimer, Which Caused Extensive Damage Village Has Sought Funding Approval Since 2014; After Major Push By Schumer, FEMA Finally Approved Funding For Repairs and Flood Prevention Schumer: These Crucial Flood Mitigation Repairs Will Protect Citizens Of Herkimer U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that, nearly four years after the Village of Herkimer's storm drainage systems were severely damaged by flooding, the Federal Em… Continue Reading


05.05.17

AFTER YEARS OF WORK PROTECTING 1000+ ROME DFAS JOBS AGAINST ILL-CONCEIVED AND UNJUSTIFIED EFFORTS TO MOVE THEM, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE CURRENT PILOT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO POTENTIALLY MOVE THOSE JOBS IS DEAD; SENATORS SAY JOBS ARE SAFE & THERE WILL BE NO CHANGES OR LAYOFFS AS A RESULT OF PILOT

Senators Say Pilot Program Confirms DFAS Is Too Vital To DOD; And Praise the Efficient, Productive and Cost-Effective Workforce at DFAS U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced, following years of work, the current Army Financial Management Optimization (AFMO) pilot program has concluded. Schumer and Gillibrand said the pilot failed to support the idea of centralizing financial management at Army hubs; as a result, there will be no structural… Continue Reading


05.05.17

SCHUMER: OPIOID CRISIS STILL RAGING ON LONG ISLAND; NOW EXACERBATED BY FENTANYL; SENATOR PUSHES NEW PLAN TO DELIVER MORE BORDER AGENTS, RAPID TEST LABS & OTHER HIGH-TECH TOOLS TO INTERCEPT ILLICIT FENTANYL FROM CHINA & MEXICO BEFORE IT HITS THE STREETS

Bipartisan Bill Will Provide Feds With More Resources To Support Locals, Including Additional Border Agents And Scientists, Drug Test Labs, Training & New Portable Devices To Detect & Intercept Illicit Fentanyl And Other Synthetic Opioids Senator Says Long Island Has Experienced An Explosion Of Drug Use Including Fentanyl-Laced Heroin; In 2016, At Least 233 People on Long Island Were Killed By Fentanyl  Schumer: We Must Choke Off The Source Of Fentanyl & Its Spread … Continue Reading


05.04.17

SCHUMER: JUST-ANNOUNCED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL INCLUDES MILLIONS MORE FOR LABS AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, INCLUDING BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB; SENATOR SPECIFICALLY FOUGHT FOR SCIENCE FUNDING AMIDST BUDGET THREATS TO THE PROGRAMS BNL & ITS WORKFORCE RELIES UPON

Just-Revealed Federal Spending Agreement Provides $5.3 Billion for Office of Science, An Increase of $42 Million From Last Year; Specifically, Bill Provides $1.8 Million for BNL Revitalization Project Last Year Alone, BNL Received Critical $500-Plus Million In Fed Funds From These Same Offices To Carry Out Critical Projects That Keep LI On the Cutting-Edge Of Research and Innovation Schumer: This Is A Win For Science, For BNL & For Long Island's Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer tod… Continue Reading


05.04.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW BIPARTISAN FEDERAL SPENDING AGREEMENT INCLUDES $328M FOR AMTRAK’S NORTHEAST CORRIDOR & AN OVERALL INCREASE OF OVER $105M FOR AMTRAK

SCHUMER SAYS MILLIONS WILL BE USED TO ACCELRATE REPAIR BACKLOG IN AND AROUND PENN STATION & BOOST ESSENTIAL GATEWAY TUNNEL PROJECT In the midst of significant challenges to rapidly repair infrastructure at Penn Station and move forward with the essential Gateway Tunnel Project, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced an increase of $105 million in federal funding for Amtrak, including a major increase in funding for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in the bipartisan federal spending agr… Continue Reading


05.03.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $23 MILLION INCREASE IN IMPACT AID THAT WILL BENEFIT NORTH COUNTRY SCHOOLS, ESPECIALLY NEAR FORT DRUM

Federal Funding Deal Includes Increase In 'Impact Aid' That Will Help Districts In The North Country That Educate Children Of Men And Women In Uniform Schumer & Gillibrand: Impact Aid Critical to North Country Schools, And Future of Education in New York State U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the federal funding deal provides $1.3 billion, a $23 million increase from last year, for the Impact Aid Program. The Impact Aid program is a federal progr… Continue Reading


05.02.17

SCHUMER TAKES NEWBURGH’S MESSAGE DIRECTLY TO U.S. AIR FORCE SECRETARY NOMINEE; IN MEETING HEATHER WILSON, SENATOR DEMANDS FULL AND IMMEDIATE ATTENTION TO NEWBURGH’S WATER CRISIS

Schumer: I Made it Crystal Clear to USAF Nominee Wilson That the USAF Must Maintain Full Responsibility for the Swift Remediation of Toxic PFOS Mess at Stewart AFB and in Newburgh's Water Supply U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer yesterday directed U.S. Air Force Secretary Nominee Heather Wilson to prioritize the prompt clean-up of the toxic PFOA water contamination caused by the USAF at Stewart Air National Guard Base in New Windsor, NY. Schumer demanded Wilson pledge that, under h… Continue Reading


05.02.17

SCHUMER HELPS SECURE MAJOR VICTORIES TO COMBAT HEROIN-OPIOID EPIDEMIC ON LONG ISLAND IN RECENTLY ANNOUNCED FEDERAL BUDGET

Schumer Announces That The Bipartisan Budget Bill Includes More Than $3.8 Billion for the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, a $35 Million Increase From Last Year; Funding Agreement Also Increases Support for HIDTA and Law Enforcement Funding Agreement Also Provides Nearly $450 Million in Federal Funds for Treatment Programs, Prevention Programs & Enforcement U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the federal budget agreement provides $3.8 billion, a $35 … Continue Reading


05.02.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE MORE THAN $66 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR THE WEST VALLEY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT IN 2017 SPENDING BILL; PROGRAM HAS BEEN SHORTCHANGED FOR YEARS & SITE CONTINUES TO POSE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK TO WNY; SENATORS SAY FUNDING WILL BE USED FOR WASTE CLEANUP AT THE CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SITE

The Recently Released Bipartisan Funding Bill Allocates More Than $66 Million to West Valley, an Increase of $7.2 Million To Clean Up Out-of-Use Former Nuclear Site Schumer, Gillibrand: Increase In Fed Funds Will Give West Valley The Necessary Funds to Keep Clean Up on Track for 2017, But More is Needed U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced more than $66 million was included in the recently announced federal funding deal for the West Valley Demonstration… Continue Reading


05.01.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BLUMENTHAL, MURPHY, ZELDIN, SUOZZI & DELAURO ANNOUNCE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL INCLUDES $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO PROTECT LONG ISLAND SOUND

Senators and Reps Have Led Fight to Improve Protection of LI Sound, A Cornerstone of Long Island's and Connecticut's Economy; Funding Will Support Cleaner Members Secure Double the Funding for LI Sound - $4 Million More Than Last Year ndash; U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT), and U.S. Representatives Lee Zeldin (NY-1), Tom Suozzi (NY-3) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today announced that the Omnibus Appropriations bi… Continue Reading


05.01.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO & HIGGINS ANNOUNCE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL AUTHORIZES AN ADDITIONAL $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO PRESERVE ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR

Members Secure $2 Million More Than Previously Authorized U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko and Brian Higgins today announced that the Omnibus Appropriations package, which is set to pass Congress, raises the lifetime funding cap for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to $12 million. Designated as a National Heritage Area in 2000 (NHA), the federal investment is $2 million more than the previously authorized level. "This incr… Continue Reading


05.01.17

SCHUMER HELPS SECURE MAJOR VICTORIES FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK IN RECENTLY ANNOUNCED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL

Schumer Announces: Bipartisan Funding Bill Is Filled With Dozens Of Important Victories For Upstate New York Schumer Successfully Pushed For Including HOME/CDBG Funding, Heroin-Opioid Prevention & Treatment Programs, GLRI, Transportation & Farm Disaster Programs & More Schumer: Federal Funding Bill Is A Major Win For Upstate NY U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced major victories in the bipartisan federal funding bill that will greatly help Upstate New York.  Sch… Continue Reading


05.01.17

SCHUMER: JUST-RELEASED TRUMP TAX PLAN HURTS NY MORE THAN ANY OTHER STATE; ELIMINATES STATE & LOCAL TAX DEDUCTABILITY, INCLUDING PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS THAT HELP MILLIONS OF NY MIDDLE CLASS RESIDENTS; SENATOR PLEDGES TO FIGHT ANY ATTEMPT TO RAID NY TAXPAYERS & HOMEOWNERS

New York Taxpayers Benefit the Most From State & Local State Deduction In Country; Elimination of the State and Local Deduction Would Mean an Average Tax Increase of $5,500 for New York City and $4,300 for Long Island Taxpayers. Schumer Fights To Keep Vital Federal Deductions Many NYC/LI Residents Depend On, Especially In The Boroughs  Schumer-Backed Deductions Help NYC/LI Families Pay State & Local Taxes & Keep Cost Of Living Here More In Check Schumer: The Proo… Continue Reading


05.01.17

SCHUMER HELPS SECURE MAJOR VICTORIES FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK IN RECENTLY ANNOUNCED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL

Schumer Announces: Bipartisan Funding Bill Is Filled With Dozens Of Important Victories For Upstate New York Schumer Successfully Pushed For Including HOME/CDBG Funding, Heroin-Opioid Prevention & Treatment Programs, GLRI, Transportation & Farm Disaster Programs & More Schumer: Federal Funding Bill Is A Major Win For Upstate NY U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced major victories in the bipartisan federal funding bill that will greatly help Upstate New York. Schumer s… Continue Reading


04.27.17

SCHUMER: KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE—CONSTRUCTED WITH 80% FED FUNDS—IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT THAT FEDERAL INVESTMENT CAN ACCOMPLISH; OVER $440M IN FED DOLLARS WERE INVESTED IN NYC PROJECT, CREATING JOBS, BUILDING A STRONGER ECONOMY & FIXING A CRITICAL YET CRUMBLING BRIDGE

Modern Bridge Replacing Decrepit One Builds The Case For Schumer/Senate Dem Infrastructure Plan To Invest A Trillion Dollars and Create 15 Million Jobs Upgrading Roads, Bridges, Mass Transit, Water-Sewer, Schools And More Across the USA Over-Relying on Private Investment To Build and Modernize Vital Infrastructure Will Reward Big Banks, Leave Thousands of Projects on the Shelf & Saddle Everyone Else With a Lifetime of High Tolls; Without Direct Federal Investment, Kosciuszko Bridge Replacem… Continue Reading

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