Press Releases

05.15.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $137,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CORNING FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase 24 New SCBA Air Packs Corning, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $137,143 in federal funding for the Corning Fire Department in Steuben County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Corning Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 24 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs. "It is essential that w… Continue Reading


05.15.17

SENATOR SCHUMER, MAYOR DE BLASIO, BOROUGH PRESIDENT ODDO AND COUNCIL MEMBER BORELLI ANNOUNCE ‘GRAND SLAM’ FOR SOUTH SHORE LITTLE LEAGUE

Work begins on Tottenville's South Shore Little League Joseph A. Verdino Jr. Field of Dreams Baseball Grandstand U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, Council Member Joe Borelli, and Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora today announced that construction has begun on the new Joseph A. Verdino, Jr. Grandstand at the South Shore Little League in Staten Island. The grandstand, which will open next… Continue Reading


05.11.17

AMIDST FLOODING, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MORE FED SUPPORT ON THE WAY TO LAKE ONTARIO COMMUNTIES; SENATOR SECURES DELIVERY OF SUPPLIES & OTHER ASSETS, INCLUDING FED TEAMS OF FLOOD EXPERTS TO ASSIST LOCALS COMBATTING LAKE ONTARIO WATER RISE

Schumer Successfully Secures Supplies Like Sandbags; In Addition, At Schumer's Urging, Teams Of Army Corp Experts Will Join Locals' On-The-Ground-Efforts To Mitigate Flooding This Weekend & Could Play Role In Helping Fund Future Protections Schumer: More Fed Support Is On The Way To Help Communities Hit By Rising Waters U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, after his push, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to deploy two Army Corps of Engineers expert federal mitigation … Continue Reading


05.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $110K IN FED FUNDS FOR CARTHAGE-WILNA FIRE DISTRICT IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

Federal Funding For Carthage-Wilna Fire District Will Be Used To Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $112,858 in federal funding for the Carthage-Wilna Fire District in Jefferson County. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The federal funding will allow the Carthage-Wilna Fire Department to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus (SC… Continue Reading


05.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $166,000 FEDERAL GRANT FOR LAWRENCE CEDARHURST FIRE DEPT; FUNDING MEANS VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Funding Comes from Schumer Sponsored AFG Program that Promotes Effective Firefighting Operation Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Thousands in Federal Funding for 28 New Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Department is set to receive $166,762 in federal funding to purchase 28 self-contained breathing apparatus. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's … Continue Reading


05.11.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $118,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HERKIMER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase 20 New SCBA Air Packs Herkimer, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $118,096 in federal funding for the Herkimer Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Herkimer Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 20 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs. "It is essential that we provide our f… Continue Reading


05.10.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $54,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase SCBA Fill Station & 30 New Pagers Syracuse, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $54,096 in federal funding for the Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation and the Oxbow Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation will receive $39,810 to purchase an air compressor and ca… Continue Reading


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

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