Press Releases

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


12.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $108 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 193 NEW YORK CITY 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 $108,089,919 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for services in New York City 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 a… Continue Reading


12.18.16

SCHUMER: VOLATILE E-CIGS CONTINUE TO EXPLODE & INJURE PEOPLE; SEVERE BURNS & PERMANENT DAMAGE ALL TOO COMMON; FEDS MUST NOW CONSIDER RECALL OPTIONS & GET TO BOTTOM OF WHY DEVICES—MANY FROM CHINA—CONTINUE TO EXPLODE; RECENT INJURIES & EXPLOSIONS PROVE FED ACTION NEEDED

Past Month Alone, Serious NYC E-Cig Explosions Have Dealt Serious Injuries To People-3rd Degree Burns & Permanent Disfigurement; People From Brooklyn,Queens, LI Have Also Been Victims Of Ticking-Time-Bomb E-Cigs; Critical Focus By Feds & Possible Recalls Must Be Weighed  With E-Cig Sites Pushing Holiday Gift Buys, Schumer Concerned Explosions Will Continue To Rise; FDA Recorded Dozens Of Serious Explosions In 2015 & 2016; 2017 Could See Even More   S… Continue Reading


12.18.16

SCHUMER REMARKS CALLING FOR SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 ELECTIONS

Please see below for a transcript of Sen. Schumer's remarks this morning in New York City calling for a Senate Select Committee to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election: "As the days and weeks go forward, it's clearer and clearer that the Russians hacked our cyber system with the intent of influencing the election. Whether it actually had an effect that will be for the political scientists to determine. But it sure should raise the hackles of every American. The fact that the Ru… Continue Reading


12.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDS FOR CATTARAUGUS COUNTY PROJECT HEAD START, INC. IN WESTERN NY

Funding Provides Early Education for Low-Income Children in Olean U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,785,438 in federal funding for the Cattaraugus County Project Head Start, Inc. in Olean, N.Y. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding would allow the organization to continue its efforts in Cattaraugus County to improve ed… Continue Reading


12.14.16

SCHUMER MANDATE IN JUST-PASSED WRDA LAW GIVES NAVY 6 MONTHS TO SUBMIT OFFICIAL GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION REPORT ON BETHPAGE PLUME; PUBLIC REPORT WILL HELP UNMASK CONTAMINATION SO CLEAN UP IS BETTER TARGETED, MORE TIMELY & TRANSPARENT

For Far Too Long, Nassau Residents Endured Unanswered Questions About Grumman/Navy Contamination; Foot-Dragging & Finger-Pointing Have Made Matters Worse & Frustrated Locals New Schumer Law That Just Passed Full Congress Will Now Help Detail The Plume Like Never Before; Goal Is To Clean It-All Of It-Up Schumer: Detailed Report on Toxic Bethpage Plume Is Now Required Homework for Navy and Grumman U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced today that language he authored - that requires a… Continue Reading


12.13.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: BUFFALO WWII VETERAN HAS NOT RECEIVED AT LEAST THREE MILITARY SERVICE MEDALS EARNED DURING WAR; SENATOR CALLS ON ARMY TO IMMEDIATELY AWARD LONG-DELAYED MEDALS TO VETERAN, SAYING THAT FURTHER DENIAL OF RIGHTFULLY DESERVED MEDALS BECAUSE OF SEGREGATION OF ARMED FORCES UNDERMINES BUFFALONIAN’S VALOR AND SACRIFICES

Thousands Of African American Soldier During WWII, Like Buffalo Native George Watts, Were Denied Equal Treatment During a Period When Our Nation's Military Was Segregated Schumer Brings Case Directly To U.S. Army, Saying That Buffalo Native, George Watts, Earned and Should be Awarded At Least Three Service Ribbons For His Efforts During WWII Schumer To U.S. Army: Give Buffalo WWII Veteran George Watts The Awards He Earned So Many Years Ago Surrounded by local veterans in Buffalo, NY, U.S. Sen… Continue Reading


12.13.16

SCHUMER: JOBS AT KLEIN STEEL ARE THREATENED BY WRONGHEADED EFFORT TO ROLL BACK “BUY AMERICA” PROVISION IN CONGRESS; SENATOR STRONGLY OPPOSES HOUSE EFFORT TO ROLL BACK “BUY AMERICA” LAW, VOWING TO PROTECT KLEIN STEEL JOBS IN ROCHESTER BY BLOCKING ANY ATTEMPT TO AXE LAW SET TO EXPIRE

Klein Steel Uses US-Produced Steel To Manufacture Critical Components Used In Water & Infrastructure Projects, But "Buy America" Provision That Requires US-Made Parts Is Set To Lapse Next Year - And House Majority Just Tried to Remove This Provision From Water-Sewer Bill With "Buy America" Provision Set To Expire, Schumer Is Pushing To Preserve & Make Permanent This Vital Provision That Protects Rochester Workers At Klein Steel Schumer: I Will Not Let Congress “Steel” Roc… Continue Reading


12.13.16

SCHUMER, DONOVAN, DE BLASIO, ODDO ANNOUNCE MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN ARMY CORPS SEAWALL PROJECT

Assistant Secretary of the Army approved project's "Final Feasibility Report," ending first phase and permitting Corps to begin intensive design work Schumer, Donovan, Oddo pushed for expedited approval before year's end; Approval is months ahead of schedule Staten Island, NY-December 13, 2016….U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), Mayor Bill de Blasio, Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo, and Staten Island elected representatives today announced t… Continue Reading


12.12.16

SCHUMER BILL THAT HELPS STATEN ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICTS FUND LEAD TESTING PASSES CONGRESS; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Schumer Said Discoveries Of Elevated Lead Levels In Schools Across New York State Over The Past Year Were A Clear Signal That All NYS Schools and Day Care Centers Need Long-Term Access to Fed Grants To Test For Water Contamination Schumer-Introduced Bill Authorizes $20 Million Over Next 5 Years - For Total $100M - in Federal Grants For Schools and Day Care Centers That Want to Test Drinking Water; Results Will Protect Student and Teacher Health and Help Experts Determine The Extent Of Lead Cont… Continue Reading


12.12.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & DONOVAN ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO RENAME STATEN ISLAND’S SOUTH SHORE POSTAL FACILITY IN HONOR OF LEONARD MONTALTO, SANDY VICTIM AND BELOVED POSTMAN; WITH BILL NOW HEADED TO PRESIDENT’S DESK, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & DONOVAN CALL FOR BILL TO BE SWIFTLY SIGNED INTO LAW

For 31 Years, Montalto Served As a Postal Worker in Tottenville; Montalto Also Worked As Secretary & Treasurer for Local Branch of American Postal Workers Union Schumer, Gillibrand & Donovan: Renaming Post Office Will Rightly Honor Montalto's Commitment to Public Service & SI Community Staten Island, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the legislation to rename 3031 Veterans Road West on Sta… Continue Reading


12.12.16

SCHUMER BILL THAT HELPS UPSTATE NY SCHOOL DISTRICTS FUND LEAD TESTING PASSES CONGRESS; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Schumer Said Discoveries Of Elevated Lead Levels In Schools Across New York State Over The Past Year Were A Clear Signal That All NYS Schools and Day Care Centers Need Long-Term Access to Fed Grants To Test For Water Contamination Schumer-Introduced Bill Authorizes $20 Million Over Next 5 Years - For Total $100M - in Federal Grants For Schools and Day Care Centers That Want to Test Drinking Water; Results Will Protect Student and Teacher Health and Help Experts Determine The Extent Of Lead Cont… Continue Reading


12.12.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES UNANIMOUS PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO HELP RECOVER NAZI-CONFISCATED ART; BILL NOW HEADS TO THE PRESIDENT FOR SIGNATURE

Schumer's HEAR Act Will Help Return Artwork Confiscated During Holocaust to Rightful Owners & Heirs Schumer: It Is Our Moral Duty to Help Holocaust Survivors & Their Families Achieve Some Justice U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that both chambers of Congress have unanimously passed the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act (HEAR) Act. The bill is now headed to the President's desk. Specifically, Schumer’s HEAR Act will help facilitate the re… Continue Reading


12.11.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: DESPITE TERROR BEING VERY REAL THREAT & WITH HOLIDAY TRAVEL KICKING INTO GEAR, TRAIN & TRANSIT EMPLOYEES ARE NOT CROSS-CHECKED WITH TERROR WATCH LIST; SENATOR SAYS SAFETY GAP MUST BE CLOSED ASAP, HELPING TO ENSURE SAFETY FOR TENS-OF-THOUSANDS OF NEW YORKERS

The 9/11 Commission Report Was First To Urge Closing This Loophole But Rule To Fix This Sits Stuck; Schumer Pushes Both Department Of Homeland Security & TSA To Finish Rule & Crosscheck Safety-Sensitive Employees With Terror List--Just Like The Airlines Recent Threats Of Terror, Attacks & NYC As Nation's Transit Epicenter Demand Feds Work To Get This Commonsense Employee Background Check Put In Place For Transit Schumer: A Transit Terror Crosscheck Could Be The Next Life Saver As… Continue Reading


12.10.16

SCHUMER, MCCAIN, REED, GRAHAM JOINT STATEMENT ON REPORTS THAT RUSSIA INTERFERED WITH 2016 ELECTION

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Senate Democratic Leader-elect, Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services released the following joint statement today in response to news reports on the CIA's analysis of Russian interference with the 2016 election: "For years, foreign adversaries have directed cyberattacks… Continue Reading

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