Press Releases

01.18.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH: OMB SIGNS OFF ON PENN SOUTH REFINANCING AGREEMENT; FEDERAL APPROVAL MEANS THAT CO-OP IN CHELSEA WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS TO MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES IN NYC

Schumer Pushed for Quick Review of New Refinancing Agreement; Without Approval, Co-op Could Have Been Enveloped With High Interest Rates That Would Take Financial Toll On Hundreds of Families New Agreement Will Allow Penn South to Reduce Current Debt Payments & Lock In Current Interest Rates Schumer: Agreement To Keep Penn South Affordable Is Now A Done Deal U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, after his push, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has signed off on a … Continue Reading


01.13.17

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100k In Fed Funding For RIT Students As Part Of Effort To Counter ISIS Social Media Propaganda

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Fund "It's Time: ExOut Extremism" Founded By A Group Of Rochester Institute of Technology Students to Counter ISIS' Propaganda Machine U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $149,000 in federal funding for a group of Rochester Institute of Technology students to build their online social media platform. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Violent Extremism grant program.&nbs… Continue Reading


01.13.17

After Repeated Pushes By Schumer, Feds Announce Nearly $2 Million In Funds To Jump Start Sidney’s “Green Plain” Project; Senator Says Project Will Reduce Future Flood Damage For Businesses And Families In Delaware County

Village Of Sidney In Delaware County Will Use Funds To Begin Phase I Of Flood Mitigation Project To Protect Community From Future Damage Following Storms Schumer: FEMA Heeds Call To Protect Delaware County Residents After years of advocacy from U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) will invest $1,949,300 in federal funding for the "Sidney Green Plain" project that will help mitigate flooding risk in the community. The Green Plain will  create&nb… Continue Reading


01.12.17

After Push By Schumer, Feds Crackdown Against China For Distorting Global Markets With Subsidized Aluminum; Senator Calls Move A Victory For Alcoa In Massena

Schumer Previously Called On Feds To Investigate China's Practices And Take Up Case Against China's Aluminum Subsidies Schumer Successfully Pushed Feds To Address China’s Subsidies, Which Have Damaged Alcoa U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the federal government has finally forced a case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to address China’s potential cheating practices in its aluminum industry. Schumer said this announcement is a major victory for Alcoa in Massena… Continue Reading


01.11.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT SWIFT FEDERAL ACTION, AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS AT ONE OF LAST REMAINING MIDDLE CLASS URBAN OASES—PENN SOUTH CO-OP— COULD BE AT RISK; SENATOR URGES OMB TO QUICKLY REVIEW MUCH-NEEDED REFINANCING EFFORTS TO ENSURE OVER 2,800 UNITS REMAIN AFFORDABLE FOR YEARS TO COME

Chelsea's Penn South Co-op Has Provided Affordable Housing Options to Middle-Class Families in NYC For Over 50 Years; Development Co-op Could Be Enveloped With High Interest Rates That Would Take Financial Toll On Hundreds of Families Schumer Pushes For Quick Review of New Refinancing Agreement So Affordability Provisions Remain in Place; Agreement Would Allow Penn South to Reduce Current Debt Payments & Lock In Current Interest Rates Schumer: Now That HUD Has Hammered Out Its Refinancing … Continue Reading


01.09.17

SCHUMER CALLS FCC COMMISSIONER TO ADVOCATE FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK AND PROTECT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN BROADBAND INVESTMENT FUNDS

Schumer Turns Up the Volume on FCC Commissioner to Keep Money for NY, In NY; Says NY Can Be Model for Other States U.S Senator Charles E. Schumer today called FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly to directly urge him to protect the $170 million in federal funds allocated for Upstate New York to expand broadband and high-speed internet service. Many telecommunications companies are using federal investment from the Connect America Fund to expand broadband Upstate, but Verizon did not accept the mon… Continue Reading


01.08.17

SCHUMER: AMIDST YET ANOTHER DERAILMENT, CRITICAL SAFETY STANDARDS STILL OFF TRACK & STUCK IN BUREAUCRACY; NOT A SINGLE SLEEP APNEA TEST HAS BEEN PERFORMED BY LIRR & INWARD CAMS NOT INSTALLED ACROSS-THE-BOARD; MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS DEMAND SWIFT FED ACTION THAT ONCE & FOR ALL USHERS IN CULTURE OF SAFETY ON THE RAILS

For Years Now, NTSB Has Recommended Sleep Apnea Testing & Inward Cams; FRA Has Agreed; But Far Too Little Has Been Done By Railroads; Some Accidents Still Have Unanswered Questions; Senator Wants Critical Safety Standards - Long Promised - Finally & Immediately Implemented Schumer Says Latest Accident Leaves More Questions Than Answers; Without Proactive Testing & Screening, Deadly Derailments Will Keep Happening; Failure To Implement Initiatives Could Cost Lives And Grave Injuries;… Continue Reading


01.08.17

ON HEELS OF REPORTED DECISION TO FREEZE ALL EPA GRANTS & CONTRACTS, SCHUMER DEMANDS EPA NOT DELAY OR REVERSE CONTRACTS TO TRANSFER “DIAZ 8” HOMES TO VILLAGE OF HOLLEY; THE EPA CANNOT DELAY OR CHANGE COURSE at 11th HOUR

Schumer Expresses Concerns That New Federal Policies Would Put This Critical Transfer At Risk For A Community That Has Spent Years Trying To Acquire Long-Vacant EPA-Owned Homes; Holley Signed EPA Agreement in September to Put Homes On the Market for Sale to New Owners Schumer: Residents of Holley Should Not Have to Wait Any Longer for This Transfer; The EPA Must Do Its Part To Help Holley Strengthen Neighborhoods That Suffered from Diaz Chemical Contamination U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer toda… Continue Reading


01.06.17

SCHUMER SECURES FEDERAL APPROVALS NEEDED TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR AMY’S KITCHEN TO BRING UP TO 1,000 NEW JOBS TO ORANGE COUNTY

Last Year, Schumer Urged Army Corps To Expedite Federal Reviews So Amy's Kitchen Could Turn Vacant Property in Orange County Into A Major Distribution Center; Amy's Kitchen has historically relied on local communities and small businesses to provide ingredients for their distribution centers and product lines With Schumer’s Longstanding Support, U.S. Army Corps Issued Wetlands Review & Nationwide Permit Needed for Site Development At Goshen Property To Create The State of The Art Faci… Continue Reading


01.04.17

SCHUMER COSPONSORS SENATE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE UNITED NATIONS’ ANTI-ISRAEL EFFORTS

Prior to Passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, Schumer Urged the Administration to Veto the Resolution Bipartisan Senate Resolution Expresses Strong Objection to the Recently-Passed UN Resolution & Calls for it to be Repealed or Fundamentally Altered Schumer: This Senate Resolution Reaffirms That Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians Must Come from Direct Negotiations In Order to Achieve a Two-State Solution U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he plans … Continue Reading


01.03.17

AFTER YEARS OF WORK, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK LAND AGREEMENT IS COMPLETED & READY FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Schumer Hails New National Park Service Unit Celebrating An American Hero in Her Hometown; Schumer Passed Legislation Establishing The Park And Lobbied Federal Officials To Follow Through With Final Approval Schumer Pushed DOJ and DOI Officials To Approve Land Transfer, Which Is Now Completed, So The Park Can Be Formally Established Under DOI as a unit of NPS Schumer: Tubman Park Is a Long Overdue Recognition Of An Extraordinary American U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that th… Continue Reading


01.03.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $70 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY; RIT WILL LEAD NEW CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE AIMED AT SPURRING INNOVATION & CREATING CLEAN, HIGH-TECH JOBS

RIT-Led Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance Is Expected To Spur Innovation and Create Clean, High-Tech Jobs -- Project Aims to Deliver 50% Increase in US Manufacturing Sales & Spur Next Generation of Manufacturing Workforce Schumer Previously Made Call Directly to Energy Secretary -- Sec Moniz Said RIT's Bid For DOE Grant Looked Promising & Schumer Pushed Hard to Make it a Reality Schumer, Gillibrand: RIT Will Lead Critical Project and Help Revolutionize The US Manufacturing… Continue Reading


12.22.16

ON THE HEELS OF PROPOSED PRAXAIR AND LINDE AG MERGER, SCHUMER MAKES CALL DIRECTLY TO PRAXAIR CEO & URGES COMPANY TO PROTECT MORE THAN 1,000 JOBS IN ERIE AND NIAGARA COUNTIES

Praxair Recently Announced Its Plan To Merge With Germany's Linde AG; Local WNY Company Employs Over 1,000 People In Erie & Niagara Counties Schumer To CEO: Preserving WNY Jobs Is My Top Priority U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called Praxair chief executive officer Steve Angel following the news that Praxair has proposed merging with Germany's Linde AG. In his call with the Praxair CEO, Schumer highlighted the importance of the Tonawanda and Niagara Falls facilities to the region and enc… Continue Reading


12.22.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW YEAR IS JUST DAYS AWAY AND LI’S 2017 RECREATIONAL & COMMERCIAL FLUKE SEASON IS ALREADY IN JEOPARDY; JUST-RELEASED CATCH LIMITS SPELL TROUBLE FOR LI ANGLERS AND FISHING INDUSTRY; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS USE BEST SCIENCE AND NOT OUTDATED DATA

Just Yesterday, NOAA Released Unfair Catch Quotas For 2017 Fluke Season; Current Benchmark NOAA Is Using Is Based On Outdated Model From 2013 Schumer Urges Dept. of Commerce to Reverse Just- Released NOAA Fluke Limits; Calls for Updated Benchmark Assessment to Be Conducted ASAP Schumer: Dept. of Commerce Must Reel In NOAA To Protect LI Anglers and Fishing Industry Before Fishing Season Is Sunk With the new year just days away, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, today, sounded an alarm and calle… Continue Reading


12.22.16

SCHUMER URGES NY-BASED JETBLUE TO LAND IN ONEIDA COUNTY; CALLS CEO OF JETBLUE DIRECTLY AND ADVOCATES FOR GRIFFISS’S PREMIER AVIATION IN ROME; SENATOR SAYS A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JETBLUE & PREMIER WOULD ALLOW MORE JOBS TO FLY INTO ONEIDA COUNTY

Schumer Lead The Advocacy For Griffiss After Empire Aero Took Off; Today, Premier Aviation Employs Over 150 People & Performs Critical Maintenance Work That Schumer Wants Big Players Like JetBlue To Utilize Premier Is In Talks To Do Business With JetBlue; Schumer Makes The Case For Why Griffiss Is The Place To Be; Agreement with JetBlue Could Add At Least 100 New Jobs To Griffiss Maintenance Hub Schumer To JetBlue: Come To The (Tray) Table With Premier, Make an Agreement & Fly Into Gri… Continue Reading


12.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 38 UPSTATE NEW YORK COUNTIES WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 38 UPSTATE NEW YORK COUNTIES WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS Funding Will Be Used to Help Non-Profits, Local Governments Relocate Homeless Individuals & Families, Promote Self-Sufficiency Programs   U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $60,177,796 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 38 counties across Upstate NY that promote the… Continue Reading


12.21.16

The Busiest Time To Travel Starts In T-Minus 3 Days: SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO MAKE SPEEDING RIGS ON I-81, I-481, I-690 & THRUWAY A THING OF CHRISTMAS PAST; NEW READY-TO-USE TECHNOLOGY WILL SLAM THE BREAKS ON TRUCKS BARRELING DOWN BUSY HIGHWAYS; SENATOR SAYS SYRACUSE & CNY DRIVERS TRAVELING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WOULD BE SAFER & THOUSANDS OF CRASHES CAN BE PREVENTED

Onondaga County Interstate's Speed Limit Is 65 MPH But Any Resident Can Tell You That Big Rigs, Even Large Buses, Can Give It The Gas & Exceed The Limit, Putting Everyday Drivers At Risk For Accidents-Or Worse Ready-To-Go Technology That Caps Big Rig Speed Has Wide Support But Requires Feds To Approve Across-The-Board Installation; Most Bus & Truck Drivers Operate Safely, But Speed Limiters Can Help Prevent The Handful of Dangerous Actors From Inflicting High-Speed Damage Schumer To DO… Continue Reading


12.21.16

SCHUMER COMPLETES UNPRECEDENTED TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES FOR 18TH YEAR IN A ROW; ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE FINISHES WITH VISIT TO COLUMBIA COUNTY – YEAR CONCLUDES WITH A TOTAL OF 189 VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND; PLEDGES TO VISIT ALL 62 COUNTIES AGAIN IN 2017

Upon His Election to the Senate in 1998, Schumer Made A Pledge To Visit Every Single New York County Each Year - After 18 Years, The Tradition Continues Schumer Calls Tour Essential To His Work In U.S. Capitol - Pledges To Complete Another 62-County Tour In 2017 Schumer Sticks A Pin In All 62 Counties For 18thYear In A Row U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today completed his 18th consecutive tour of all 62 New York State counties – a feat that continues his run as the first New York Stat… Continue Reading


12.21.16

SCHUMER DEMANDS CSX STOP THROWING UP ROADBLOCKS AND TRANSFER KEY PARCEL TO CITY OF HUDSON; HUDSON WILL USE LAND TO LAUNCH THEIR LARGEST REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT THAT COULD TRANSFORM HUDSON’S WATERFRONT AREA BY BUILDING NEW RESIDENTIAL HOUSING, RETAIL CENTER, MODERN CO-WORKING FACILITY AND OFFICE SPACE

Nearly Two Years Of Outreach With CSX Has Only Resulted In Dead-End Communication, The City's Largest Redevelopment Project Since The 1980s Has Effectively Come To A Halt Senator Says The Parcel Of Land Is The Missing Key To Help Hudson Launch A Major Development Project Schumer To CSX: Get Project Rolling! U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged CSX to be a good neighbor and work with the City of Hudson as the local development corporation presses ahead in its proposal to acquire a CSX-o… Continue Reading


12.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 33 LONG ISLAND ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS

Funding Will Be Used to Help Non-Profits, Local Governments Relocate Homeless Individuals & Families, Promote Self-Sufficiency Programs U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,250,326 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for services on Long Island that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD's Continuum of Care Program, which provides funding to non-profits, as well as lo… Continue Reading

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