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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


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

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