Press Releases

04.26.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $300K IN FED FUNDS FOR BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY—HHS GRANT WILL HELP FUEL RESEARCH INTO ALCOHOL’S EFFECT ON THE HUMAN BRAIN AND PREVENTATIVE STRATEGIES FOR ADDICTION

HHS Grant Will Fund Research on Alcohol's Effects on Adolescents as well as Innovative Addiction Prevention and Treatment Methods Schumer: Grant Will Help Binghamton Lead The Way On A Pressing Public Health Issue    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $324,826 in federal funding for public health research at Binghamton University. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAA… Continue Reading


04.26.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PENN SOUTH HAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED ON FEDERAL HUD LOAN; WILL HELP PRESERVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES IN NYC; EARLIER THIS YEAR, SENATOR SUCCESSFULLY PUSHED OMB TO SIGN OFF ON THE CHELSEA CO-OP’S NEW REFINANCING AGREEMENT

In January, Schumer Successfully 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 Thousands of Families And Seniors Schumer Calls Penn South "A Vital Oasis of Affordability in the Heart of Manhattan" And Says New Agreement Allows Penn South to Reduce Current Debt Payments & Lock In Current Interest Rates Schumer: Federal Loan to Help Keep Penn South Affordable Is Now Official … Continue Reading


04.24.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, STEFANIK ANNOUNCE, AFTER THEIR PUSH, FCC WILL GRANT CRITICAL WAIVER ALLOWING FOR WESTELCOM TO MAINTAIN BROADBAND SERVICES TO THE NORTH COUNRTY

NY Lawmakers: FCC Miscategorized Watertown as an "Urban Area," Not a Rural One, Preventing Westelcom From Accessing the Vital "Rural Exemption" Rate It Deserves for Serving the North Country The Newly Acquired FCC Waiver Would Maintain Federal Support for Until 2020, Ensuring Services & Infrastructure Expansion For Telehealth Medicine Will Not Be Interrupted Schumer, Gillibrand, and Stefanik: North Country Residents Deserve Better Access To High-Speed Broadband and This FCC Waiver for … Continue Reading


04.24.17

SCHUMER: PENN STATION PANIC REVEALED DANGEROUS FLAWS IN SECURITY THAT PUTS COMMUTERS AT RISK; AMTRAK, MTA & NYPD NEED CENTRALIZED COMMAND CENTER, INTEGRATED COMMUNICATION, MANY MORE JOINT DRILLS & BETTER EQUIPMENT; SENATOR DEMANDS IMMEDIATE FIXES TO SECURITY FAILINGS & ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO MAKE PENN SAFER FOR ALL

Schumer Says Last Week's Penn Panic Showcased Need For Major Improvements In Coordination, Training, & Staffing; Senator Says Lessons From Other Transportation Security Breakdowns, Like JFK, Should be Blueprint For Improvements ‎  Senator Says Penn Station Joint Command Center Should Be Immediately Established & That Funding Must Be Delivered To Address Fatal Flaws In Transportation Security  Schumer: We Know Terrorists Target Transit Hubs - As In London and Madrid and … Continue Reading


04.21.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE: MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SECURES $550,000 TO MAKE COLLEGE A TOP PHOTONICS TRAINING CENTER; SCHOOL AIMS TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR SKILLED WORKERS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Monroe Community College (MCC), The Only Community College In The Nation Offering An Optics and Photonics Associates Degree, Needed Federal Funds To Expand Facilities, Meet Regional Need For Trained Workers Over $500K from National Science Foundation (NSF) Is First Step Towards Making MCC the Northeast Regional Center for Optics and Photonics; Schumer, Gillibrand Urged Feds To Approve Funds That Would Support New Equipment, Curriculum & Recruitment Schumer, Gillibrand: Critical Fed Funds W… Continue Reading


04.21.17

SCHUMER SPEAKS TO TRUMP ABOUT CANADA’S UNFAIR DAIRY PRICING POLICY

"President Trump and I spoke yesterday about reversing Canada's new and unfair dairy-pricing policy. It is an unwise policy that violates our agreements and hurts our farmers, and we agreed to work together to immediately address the issue. Since Canada's damaging policies also impact dairy farms in Wisconsin, I suggested reaching out to Speaker Ryan. The three of us, in conjunction with Senator Tammy Baldwin and other stakeholders, will develop a comprehensive plan to tackle this issue.  W… Continue Reading


04.20.17

Yom Hashoah

Yom Hashoah By: Charles E. Schumer Each year on Yom Hashoah, we are called on to do something that sounds very simple-"remember." But in fact, it is much more than just a simple task of recollection; it is a moral imperative, as sacred and as holy as a commandment. We must remember the innocent victims of the Holocaust who cannot speak for themselves, whose memory calls down to us through the decades for justice. We must teach our children and the children of the world what happened to the Jew… Continue Reading


04.19.17

SCHUMER: RECENT CSX DERAILMENT IN BATAVIA IS A SOBERING REMINDER THAT OIL BY RAIL STANDARDS ARE STILL OFF TRACK; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY EXPEDITE RULE TO MAKE FLAMMABLE CRUDE OIL LESS VOLATILE BEFORE IT IS SHIPPED THROUGH UPSTATE NEW YORK

Last Month, A CSX Cargo Train - One Car Was Carrying Gunpowder -Traveling Through Batavia & Rochester, On a Track That Is No Stranger To Trains Carrying Flammable Crude, Derailed After Powerful 78 MPH Wind Storm Many Lives Could Have Been Put At Risk If Train Carried Crude; Schumer Urges Feds To Prioritize Effort To Stabilize Highly Volatile Crude, Making Oil-By-Rail Safer Schumer: Batavia Dodged a Bullet So Feds Need To Fix Shipping Standards Before It's Too Late In the wake of the CSX t… Continue Reading


04.19.17

SCHUMER: SOUTHERN TIER DISTILLERY POSITIONS CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY & WESTERN NY AS A CRITICAL LINK IN THE FUTURE OF NYS CRAFT BEVERAGE INDUSTRY, BUT THEIR BARLEY GROWING PARTNERS LACK PROTECTION AGAINST RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH GROWING THE CROP; SENATOR RELAUNCHES PUSH TO EXPAND ESSENTIAL CROP INSURANCE FOR MORE NYS MALT BARLEY FARMERS

Insurance Currently Available to Farmers Growing Malt Barley In Four NYS Counties; Schumer Calls on Feds To Immediately Expand Vital Malt Barley Crop Insurance For More NYS Farmers Due To NYS Law, Over Next Decade Most NYS Craft Brewers Will Be Required To Source 90% Of Ingredients From Local Farms & Malt Houses; Southern Tier Distillery Will Be Ready To Meet Ingredient Demand, But Their Growing Partners Need Security Schumer: USDA Needs To Hops on Board Effor… Continue Reading


04.18.17

STANDING AT NYCHA APARTMENTS, SCHUMER & “NO CUTS COALITION” HOUSING ADVOCATES HAMMER PROPOSED $6 BILLION TRUMP ADMIN HOUSING CUT & PUSH FOR REVERSAL; SENATOR MAKES CASE FOR COUNTLESS FAMILIES THAT WOULD SUFFER IF CUTS GO THROUGH; AFFORDABILITY, QUALITY OF LIFE, BASIC UPKEEP & SECURITY WOULD BE IN JEOPARDY

NYCHA Provides Housing, Vouchers & Other Assistance to 400K+ New Yorkers; Recently Proposed Cuts in Trump Budget Will Exacerbate NYCHA Repair Backlog & Impact Quality and Services for Countless Working Families & Seniors Schumer & Affordable Housing Advocates Demand Reversal; Pledge to Fight Back Against Any Efforts to Cut Critical Housing Funds That NYCHA Relies On Standing in Chelsea at NYCHA apartments, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer local housing advocates from the newl… Continue Reading


04.18.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW U.S. CUSTOMS VIDEO PHONE FOR ROCHESTER MARINA; NEW REMOTE CUSTOMS STATION WILL ATTRACT CANADIAN BOATERS, TOURISTS TO PORT OF ROCHESTER

Easier Access Expected To Triple Canadian Boaters For Marina's 2017 Summer Season Announcement Follows Millions In Fed Funding Secured By Schumer For New Marina Schumer: Boating is Big Business for Rochester; This New Video Phone Is Crucial for Strengthening Waterfront Attractions, Economic Activity, Job Creation And Economic Growth U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that he has successfully pushed federal officials to install a new video phone at the Port of Rochester Marina i… Continue Reading


04.17.17

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO EXPEDITE APPROVALS FOR NEW RIVERFRONT DOCK EXPANSION PROJECT IN POUGHKEEPSIE; APPROVAL WILL BE THE FIRST STEP IN FINALIZING THE OBSERVATION DECK, INCREASING AND ENHANCING TOURISM & ACCESS TO THE HUDSON RIVER; SENATOR SAYS DOCKS COULD HELP ATTRACT MORE TOURISTS & PROVIDE BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY

Senator Says U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Should Avoid Any Delays In Approving Proposal To Begin Dock Construction; Urges Feds To Review Request And Immediately Approve Plan To Help Poughkeepsie Enhance Quiet Cove Riverfront Park Schumer: Approving Plan Will Be A Welcome Improvement For ?Tourists, Residents And Other Recreation Users Across The Hudson Valley Schumer To Feds: Don't Let Bureaucratic Snafus And Red Tape Delay The Process Any Longer  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Sc… Continue Reading


04.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MENENDEZ & BOOKER ANNOUNCE OVER $229 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR REPAIRS TO THE HOLLAND TUNNEL

Schumer, Gillibrand, Menendez & Booker Secure FEMA Funds to Cover Repairs to 22 Damaged Sites on the Holland Tunnel FEMA Funds to Cover 90 Percent of the $255M Price Tag for Repairs and Renovations   New York, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $229,627,041.30 of new federal funding to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (… Continue Reading


04.17.17

SCHUMER: ULSTER RESIDENTS ARE IRKED AND FRUSTRATED WHEN CSX TRAIN IDLES FOR HOURS BLOCKING SEVERAL MAJOR ROADS IMPACTING RESIDENTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES; SENATOR SAYS CSX NEEDS TO FIND ANOTHER AREA TO LEAVE TRAINS – CURRENT STOP IS A MAJOR SAFETY CONCERN

After Hearing Pleas From Ulster Residents, Schumer Urges CSX To Move Its Idling Cars, Which Are Blocking Off A Major Road, Preventing Residents From Traveling, Hurting Local Businesses & Severing Closest Fire Department From Town Schumer To CSX: Old Neighborhood Rd Isn't The Neighborhood Rest Stop For Your Trains   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today joined residents, small business owners and local officials to call on CSX to immediately find another area to pa… Continue Reading


04.17.17

SCHUMER: YET ANOTHER GRADE CROSSING ACCIDENT, THIS TIME IN ROCKLAND COUNTY, IS A SOBERING REMINDER THAT OIL BY RAIL STANDARDS ARE STILL OFF TRACK; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY EXPEDITE RULE TO MAKE FLAMMABLE CRUDE OIL LESS VOLATILE BEFORE IT IS SHIPPED THROUGH NEW YORK

On Wednesday Evening, A CSX Freight Train Traveling In Rockland, On a Track That Is No Stranger To Trains Carrying Flammable Crude, Derailed After Slamming Into A Truck In Haverstraw At The New Main Street Crossing Many Lives Could Have Been Put At Risk If Train Carried Crude; Schumer Urges Feds To Prioritize Effort To Stabilize Highly Volatile Crude, Making Oil-By-Rail Safer In the wake of last week's freight train derailment in Haverstraw, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer calle… Continue Reading


04.14.17

SCHUMER: THE LAKE ERIE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE-ELMIRA COLLEGE PROPOSAL TO BUILD A NEW MED SCHOOL IN ELMIRA HAS BEEN UNFAIRLY REJECTED WITH LITTLE RHYME OR REASON; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO PUSH ACCREDITATION OFFICIALS TO IMMEDIATELY REVIEW & APPROVE APPEAL OF THE LECOM-ELMIRA PROPOSAL

Senator Says The LECOM-Elmira Proposal Is A Win-Win For The Southern Tier Region: Will Provide A Major Economic Boost To Chemung County And Boost The Health Of The Region New Medical College Is A Cornerstone Of Efforts To Revitalize Downtown Elmira And The Surrounding Area; Influx Of Primary Care Physicians Will Remedy A Medically Underserved Area Of The State And Improve Health Outcomes Of Its Residents  Schumer: Med School Expansion Could Be A Booster Shot For The Region Standing… Continue Reading


04.14.17

STANDING AT WATERTOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, SCHUMER WILL DOUBLE DOWN ON HIS EFFORT TO FIGHT HARMFUL CUTS TO ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE PROGRAM; SENATOR SAYS FED FUNDING IS VITAL TO AIR SERVICE IN WATERTOWN & REST OF NORTH COUNTRY AND WILL VOW TO FIGHT HARMFUL CUTS FROM EVER TAKING-OFF

Newly Released Admin Budget Seeks to Eliminate Funds that are Critical to Air Service in Watertown, Massena, Ogdensburg and Many Other Airports Schumer: Cuts To North Country's Airports and Air Service Should Not Clear Senate Runway U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today launched a major push to protect important air service in Upstate New York, especially at Watertown, Massena and Ogdensburg International Airports from proposed cuts by the administration. The recently released A… Continue Reading


04.14.17

SCHUMER VISITS GLENS FALLS HOSPITAL & LAUNCHES EFFORT TO EXTEND DESPERATELY NEEDED FUNDING FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH PROGRAM, THAT PROVIDES OVER 8 THOUSAND KIDS IN GLENS FALLS AREA WITH QUALITY & AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE; SENATOR WILL SAY CONGRESS NEEDS TO ACT BEFORE PROGRAM EXPIRES THIS YEAR

Children's Health Insurance Program Provides Critical, Low-cost Health Care For 330K Kids In NY State, Nearly 20K In Capital Region, & 8K Children In Glens Falls Hospital's Service Area In 2015, Schumer Successfully Pushed Congress To Extend CHIP Finding And Preserved Health Care Plans That Low- To Moderate- Income Families Depend On   Schumer: Ensuring Our Kids Can Get Treatment They Need Should Not Be A Partisan Issue  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer visited Gl… Continue Reading


04.13.17

SCHUMER: 1,4 DIOXANE, LIKELY CARCINOGEN IN LI WATER SUPPLY, EMANATES FROM CONSUMER & KIDS’ PRODUCTS LIKE SHAMPOO & HAND SOAP; SENATOR CALLS ON FDA TO REQUIRE COMPANIES TO FINALLY ‘STRIP’ DANGEROUS TOXIN; ACTION WILL MAKE PRODUCTS & LI WATER SUPPLY SAFER FOR COUNTLESS FAMILIES

Cost-Effective Technology To Remove Chemical From Products Already Exists, Known as "Vacuum Stripping," But Mandating It Requires Feds To Act Many of Consumer & Children's Bath Products Contain Toxic Chemical; Toxin Gets Into Water Supply When Consumers Wash Hands, Hair Or When Kids Take Baths, Chemical Mixes With Water Going Down Your Drain & EPA Has Said It Spells Real Trouble Schumer: It's Time To Drain 1,4 Dioxane From Everyday Products & Make LI, NY Water Safer On the heels … Continue Reading


04.13.17

SCHUMER: WITH OPIOID CRISIS STILL RAGING ON STATEN ISLAND, NOW EXACERBATED BY FENTANYL, SENATOR PUSHES NEW 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 Staten Island Has Experienced An Explosion Of Drug Use Including Fentanyl-Laced Heroin; At Least 48 People This Year Have Been Charged With Distributing Fentanyl, Heroin And Other Drugs Throughout SI & At Least 20 Suspected Overdose Death… Continue Reading

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