Press Releases

04.13.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & LOWEY ANNOUNCE OVER $95,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR STONY POINT AMBULANCE CORPS

Funding will be used to purchase new safety equipment for first responders U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Nita Lowey today announced $95,239 in federal funding for the Stony Point Ambulance Corps. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Stony Point Ambulance Corps will use the federal funding to purchase new Stryker Power-Load Model 6390 Cot Loaders… Continue Reading


04.13.17

SCHUMER: RECENT DISCOVERY OF 27 ACRE AREA OF HYDRILLA IN CAYUGA LAKE MEANS INVASIVE SPECIES COULD SOON CONQUER WATERWAYS; SENATOR PUSHES FOR CRITICAL FED FUNDS TO HELP ERADICATE INVASIVE SPECIES ONCE AND FOR ALL

Senator Says Once Again Hydrilla Weeds Have Begun Showing Up In Finger Lakes Region - Plant Could Put A Stranglehold On Finger Lakes, Turning Away Fishing, Boating, Other Lake-Based Recreation In Region Worth Millions To Upstate Economy In Letters to EPA & US Fish and Wildlife Service, Schumer Calls for $850,000 in Federal Funding and the Support for Long-Term Plan To Eradicate Weed & Keep It From Coming Back Schumer: We Can't Allow Hydrilla To Take Root In Seneca County U.S. Senate… Continue Reading


04.12.17

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO SWIFTLY APPROVE HERKIMER’S APPLICATION FOR FUNDING TO REPAIR STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEMS DAMAGED BY SEVERE 2013 FLOODING – VILLAGE REMAINS VULNERABLE TO FUTURE FLOOD DAMAGE & NEEDS FINAL SIGNOFF ASAP TO MAKE REPAIRS

In 2013, Flooding Rains Submerged The Streets Of Herkimer, Which Caused Extensive Damage At Their North Bellinger Street & Marginal Road Storm Drains Herkimer Remains Vulnerable To Future Flooding Until Drainage System Is Repaired, But Cannot Move Forward Without FEMA Sign-Off; Village Has Sought Approval As Far Back As 2014 Schumer: Herkimer Cannot Wait Any Longer; FEMA Needs To Cut Through Red Tape & Approve Project ASAP U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer joined resident… Continue Reading


04.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $65,000 IN FED FUNDS FOR RANDOLPH REGIONAL EMS CORPORATION IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY

Funds Will Be Used To Enhance Response Capabilities And Acquire Safety & Operations Supplies U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $65,239 in federal funding for the Randolph Regional EMS Corporation in Cattaraugus County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the federal funding will be used to improve their ability to protect the health and safety of th… Continue Reading


04.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $23K IN FED FUNDS FOR VICTOR-FARMINGTON VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORP. IN ONTARIO COUNTY

Funds Will Be Used To Improve Ability to Protect Health and Safety of the Growing Communities of Ontario County U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,691 in federal funding for the Victor-Farmington Volunteer Ambulance Corp. in Ontario County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Victor-Farmington Ambulance Corp. will use federal funding to enhance support fo… Continue Reading


04.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $15K IN FED FUNDS FOR SIDNEY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN DELAWARE COUNTY

Grant Funds Will Be Used To Enhance Response Capabilities And Acquire Safety & Operations Supplies U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,903 in federal funding for Sidney EMS in Delaware County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the funding will be used to improve their ability to protect the health and safety of the public and allow them to purcha… Continue Reading


04.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $7,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NEWBURGH EMERGENCY SERVICES

Funding will be used to purchase new communications equipment to coordinate with 911 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,554 in federal funding for the Town of Newburgh Emergency Medical Services. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Town of Newburgh Emergency Medical Services will use the federal funding to upgrade their communications equipment to coordi… Continue Reading


04.12.17

SCHUMER: WITH OPIOID CRISIS STILL RAGING IN BROOME COUNTY, 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 Binghamton And The Southern Tier Has Experienced An Explosion Of Drug Use Including Fentanyl-Laced Heroin & Meth, As Well As Drug-Related Crime Schumer: Feds Need More Resources To Shutdown Stream Of Fentanyl From Ever Reaching Broome Cou… Continue Reading


04.12.17

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND AND BALDWIN CALL ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO ACT ON RESTRICTIVE CANADIAN TRADE BARRIERS THREATENING AMERICAN DAIRY

Senators: Dairy farmers should not have their businesses ruined and lives upended as a result of this unfair trade practice U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have called on the Trump Administration to act on restrictive Canadian trade barriers that are hurting American dairy farmers and processors. The Senators sent a letter to Acting U.S. Trade Representative Stephen Vaughn, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Acting Secretary of Agricul… Continue Reading


04.11.17

SCHUMER: WITH OPIOID CRISIS STILL RAGING IN THE CAPITAL REGION, 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 Schenectady And The Capital Region Has Experienced An Explosion Of Drug Use Including Fentanyl-Laced Heroin & Meth, As Well As Drug-Related Crime   Schumer: Feds Need More Resources To Shutdown ?Stream Of Fentanyl Fr… Continue Reading


04.11.17

SCHUMER: WITH OPIOID CRISIS STILL RAGING IN ROCHESTER, 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 Rochester And The Finger-Lakes Region Has Experienced An Explosion Of Drug Use Including Fentanyl-Laced Heroin & Meth, As Well As Drug-Related Crime  Schumer: Feds Need More Resources To Shutdown Stream Of Fentanyl From Ever Re… Continue Reading


04.10.17

SCHUMER: WITHOUT SWIFT ACTION BY CONGRESS, UHS CHENANGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS SET TO LOSE NEARLY $21 MILLION IN CRITICAL RURAL HOSPITAL FUNDING; SCHUMER WILL PUSH BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO AVOID CRIPPLING CUTS IN FUNDING, WHICH COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS, QUALITY OF CARE ACROSS THE STATE & HOSPITAL JOBS

Schumer Will Push Legislation To Extend Key Rural Hospital Support Programs For Hospitals That Treat Rural Communities Who Rely Heavily On Medicare & Other Critical-Care Programs Rural Hospitals Like UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital Count on This Funding Each Year; Additional Funding Stream Will Expire if Congress Fails to Act Schumer: CMH Depends On Fed Funds To Continue Providing Quality Healthcare For Chenango County  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today revealed b… Continue Reading


04.10.17

SCHUMER: 1886 MALT HOUSE POSITIONS OSWEGO COUNTY AS A CRITICAL LINK IN THE FUTURE OF NYS CRAFT BREWING 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; 1886 Malt House Ready To Help Industry Meet Ingredient Demand, But Their Growing Partners Need Security Schumer: USDA Needs To Hops on Board Eff… Continue Reading


04.10.17

SCHUMER: NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION HAS WAITED LONG ENOUGH FOR KC-135 SIMULATOR; SENATOR URGES DOD TO PRIORITIZE NFARS FOR SIMULATOR — SAYS NEW EQUIPMENT WILL HELP TRAIN PILOTS & PROTECT OVER 2,600 JOBS IN WNY

A New Empty Facility Stands Ready To House Air Force Simulator; Senator Says NFARS Location Makes Smart Financial Sense Simulator Will Be Used To Train Pilots From Across The Country To Fly KC-135 Aircraft; This State-Of-The-Art Training Equipment Is Needed To Keep NFARS Mission Ready  Schumer To DOD: Land KC-135 Simulator at NFARS, Help Protect Jobs & Enhance National Security  Standing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Ch… Continue Reading


04.10.17

SCHUMER: RECENT DERAILMENTS—SUCH AS ONE AT PENN STATION—WILL ONLY GET WORSE UNLESS LONG-DELAYED & CRITICAL INVESTMENTS TO AMTRAK, NJT, MTA & LIRR ARE MADE; FOR YEARS NOW, FED HAS TURNED BLIND EYE TO NEEDS OF RAIL; WITH REPAIRS DELAYED, SENATOR SAYS WE MUST GET SERIOUS ABOUT STATE OF OUR RAIL

With Amtrak Now Facing Over $28 Billion State-of-Good-Repair Backlog, Schumer Says We Can't Continue to Go Down Same Road of Disrepair-Now is the Time to Make Rail Safety a Top Priority & Make These Improvements Before Tragedy Strikes Recent Derailments Have Caused Massive Delays & Frustrated Riders-But Others Could Be Tragic; Schumer Says Dem Infrastructure Plan Would Add $5B to Amtrak a Year for 10 Years, And Deal With Delays Schumer: This Past Week Has Proven How Critical It Real… Continue Reading


04.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR STEM MAJORS AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

National Science Foundation (NSF) Funds Will Help Provide Scholarships for Transfer Students at SBU Who Have Already Completed an Associate's Degree at a Community College & Are Enrolled in a Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Major Funds Will Also Provide Students With Access to Career Preparation & a Mathematics Immersion Program Schumer, Gillibrand: This is a Smart Investment That Helps Put Community College Grads On a Four-Year Degree Track Without Breaking the Bank… Continue Reading


04.05.17

SCHUMER, VELAZQUEZ VOW TO FIGHT AGAINST ADMINISTRATION’S PROPOSED EPA CUTS THAT COULD HURT CLEANUP EFFORTS AT GOWANUS CANAL

Administration Recently Proposed Drastically Cutting the EPA by $2.6 Billion, Including a $330M Cut to the Hazardous Substance Superfund Account With EPA Cleanup Efforts Underway at Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, One of the Country's Most Contaminated Waterways, Lawmakers Express Serious Concern Over President Trump’s Proposed Radical Environmental Cuts U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Nydia Velázquez today sounded the alarm and expressed serious concerns over the Trump admin… Continue Reading


04.05.17

SCHUMER URGES HUD TO GRANT 6-MONTH EXTENSION SO GENEVA HOUSING AUTHORITY CAN RENOVATE UNITS & PROVIDE DESPERATELY NEEDED HOUSING FOR SENIORS & LOW INCOME FAMILIES

Without Extension, GHA Could Lose Out On Needed Funding To Renovate Buildings for Seniors & Low-Income Residents Schumer: With Over $18M in New Investment Planned for Geneva, Cut Through The Red Tape. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to review and approve the City of Geneva Housing Authority's (GHA) 6-month extension needed to sure up financing in order to make renovations to public housing properties. In a letter to HUD Secr… Continue Reading


04.02.17

SCHUMER URGES TRUMP TO VETO RESOLUTION THAT WOULD ERASE PRIVACY RULES PROTECTING THE MOST SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED ON YOUR COMPUTER OR CELL PHONE—LIKE BROWSING HISTORY & LOCATION; SENATOR SAYS INTERNET PROVIDERS SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO GATHER, SELL YOUR DEEPLY PERSONAL INFO

Now That House & Senate Have Passed Outrageous Internet Rules That Rollback Consumer Protections & Allow Your Internet Data To Be Sold To Highest Bidder, Resolution Goes To President's Desk, Where He Has 9 Days To Veto Or Sign Into Law If Trump Signs Resolution Into Law, Opt-In Consumer Protections Would Be No More & Family's Personal Info Would Go To Highest Bidder Schumer: President Has Just 9 Days To Tell Us Whose Side He’s Really On U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer … Continue Reading


03.30.17

GILLIBRAND AND SCHUMER ANNOUNCE FORT ONTARIO LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today announced that legislation that would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a study on whether Fort Ontario and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum in Oswego should become a unit of the National Park system has passed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. This legislation is the first step in an effort that would provide significant resources to Central New York, including increased federal f… Continue Reading

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