Press Releases

01.26.17

SENATOR SCHUMER, GOVERNOR CUOMO, CONGRESSMAN COLLINS ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $170 MILLION SECURED TO HELP EXPAND BROADBAND ACROSS UPSTATE NY

Last Year, Schumer Revealed Feds Planned to Move Millions of Dollars from NYS to Fund Broadband Projects in Other States $170 Million Will Connect Rural Upstate NY to The World In a bipartisan effort, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo , and Congressman Chris Collins today announced that more than $170 million in federal funds that could have been sent to other states will be returned to Upstate New York to expand broadband and high speed internet service. "This is huge… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Schumer Urges White House To Use Products Really “Made In The USA”, Like Flatware From Sherrill Manufacturing In Oneida County

Sherrill Manufacturing Is The Last Maker Of Flatware In The USA Schumer: This Is A Sterling Opportunity For Sherrill Manufacturing U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the White House to stock their cabinets and drawers with silverware and other dining products that are proudly stamped "Made in America." Schumer specifically pointed to Oneida County's flatware manufacturer, Sherrill Manufacturing, America's last  manufacturer of flatware. Schumer said allowing the president, v… Continue Reading


01.24.17

SCHUMER, DONOVAN, ODDO ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN SANDY-RELIEF FUNDS TO KICK START DESIGN OF STATEN ISLAND SEAWALL PROJECT

Following Joint Push By Lawmakers, Army Corps Expeditiously Approved the Project's Feasibility Report, Permitting the Army Corps to Begin Intensive Design Work; Approval Was Granted Months Ahead of Schedule  Schumer, Donovan, Oddo Announce Millions in Federal Funding to Create Blueprints  for Ultimate Construction of Sea Wall Project U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan, and Borough President James Oddo today announced $2 million in federal funding to kick start … Continue Reading


01.23.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $4.9 MILLION FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATER AND INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN HUDSON VALLEY

USDA Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Water System Upgrades Red Hook, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4.9 million in federal assistance for the Village of Red Hook in Dutchess County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Red Hook will receive $1.2 million in federal grant funds along with a federal low-in… Continue Reading


01.23.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATER AND INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

USDA Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Water System Upgrades New Haven, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,266,000 in federal assistance for the Town of New Haven in Oswego County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Specifically, the Town of New Haven will receive $265,000 in federal grant funds along with a federal low-interest loan… Continue Reading


01.22.17

SCHUMER: PLAGUE OF AIRLINES CHARGING FEES ON OVERHEAD LUGGAGE IS SPREADING; NOW, AMERICAN JOINS UNITED AND OTHERS, SQUEEZING THE POCKETS OF COUNTLESS NEW YORKERS?; SCHUMER MAKES PUSH TO EXPAND AIRLINE PASSENGER BILL OF RIGHTS IN UPCOMING FAA BILL TO ROLLBACK UNFAIR POLICIES

American Just Became The Latest Major Airline To Adopt "Me-Too" Overhead Bin Ban For Customers Flying 'Basic Economy'; Policy Bans Free Use Of Overhead Bin For Travelers Buying the Cheapest Ticket; Schumer Says Upcoming FAA Bill Will Be Best Chance To Add New Consumer Protections That Undo Unfair Fees & More; Creeping Overhead Bin Fee Will Create Real Turbulence For Travelers But Is Just One Of Many New Nickel & Dime Ideas By Very Profitable Airlines Schumer: Upcoming FAA Bill Is Best … Continue Reading


01.18.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

Department of Transportation Funding will be used to Improve Visibility of Transit Bus Operators & Evaluate Train Detection and Worker Warning Systems New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,568,483 in federal funding for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Safety Research & Demonstration Program. S… Continue Reading


01.18.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH: OMB SIGNS OFF ON PENN SOUTH REFINANCING AGREEMENT; FEDERAL APPROVAL MEANS THAT CO-OP IN CHELSEA WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS TO MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES IN NYC

Schumer 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 Hundreds of Families New Agreement Will Allow Penn South to Reduce Current Debt Payments & Lock In Current Interest Rates Schumer: Agreement To Keep Penn South Affordable Is Now A Done Deal U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, after his push, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has signed off on a … Continue Reading


01.13.17

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100k In Fed Funding For RIT Students As Part Of Effort To Counter ISIS Social Media Propaganda

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Fund "It's Time: ExOut Extremism" Founded By A Group Of Rochester Institute of Technology Students to Counter ISIS' Propaganda Machine U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $149,000 in federal funding for a group of Rochester Institute of Technology students to build their online social media platform. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Violent Extremism grant program.&nbs… Continue Reading


01.13.17

After Repeated Pushes By Schumer, Feds Announce Nearly $2 Million In Funds To Jump Start Sidney’s “Green Plain” Project; Senator Says Project Will Reduce Future Flood Damage For Businesses And Families In Delaware County

Village Of Sidney In Delaware County Will Use Funds To Begin Phase I Of Flood Mitigation Project To Protect Community From Future Damage Following Storms Schumer: FEMA Heeds Call To Protect Delaware County Residents After years of advocacy from U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) will invest $1,949,300 in federal funding for the "Sidney Green Plain" project that will help mitigate flooding risk in the community. The Green Plain will  create&nb… Continue Reading


01.12.17

After Push By Schumer, Feds Crackdown Against China For Distorting Global Markets With Subsidized Aluminum; Senator Calls Move A Victory For Alcoa In Massena

Schumer Previously Called On Feds To Investigate China's Practices And Take Up Case Against China's Aluminum Subsidies Schumer Successfully Pushed Feds To Address China’s Subsidies, Which Have Damaged Alcoa U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the federal government has finally forced a case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to address China’s potential cheating practices in its aluminum industry. Schumer said this announcement is a major victory for Alcoa in Massena… Continue Reading


01.11.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT SWIFT FEDERAL ACTION, AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS AT ONE OF LAST REMAINING MIDDLE CLASS URBAN OASES—PENN SOUTH CO-OP— COULD BE AT RISK; SENATOR URGES OMB TO QUICKLY REVIEW MUCH-NEEDED REFINANCING EFFORTS TO ENSURE OVER 2,800 UNITS REMAIN AFFORDABLE FOR YEARS TO COME

Chelsea's Penn South Co-op Has Provided Affordable Housing Options to Middle-Class Families in NYC For Over 50 Years; Development Co-op Could Be Enveloped With High Interest Rates That Would Take Financial Toll On Hundreds of Families Schumer Pushes For Quick Review of New Refinancing Agreement So Affordability Provisions Remain in Place; Agreement Would Allow Penn South to Reduce Current Debt Payments & Lock In Current Interest Rates Schumer: Now That HUD Has Hammered Out Its Refinancing … Continue Reading


01.09.17

SCHUMER CALLS FCC COMMISSIONER TO ADVOCATE FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK AND PROTECT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN BROADBAND INVESTMENT FUNDS

Schumer Turns Up the Volume on FCC Commissioner to Keep Money for NY, In NY; Says NY Can Be Model for Other States U.S Senator Charles E. Schumer today called FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly to directly urge him to protect the $170 million in federal funds allocated for Upstate New York to expand broadband and high-speed internet service. Many telecommunications companies are using federal investment from the Connect America Fund to expand broadband Upstate, but Verizon did not accept the mon… Continue Reading


01.08.17

SCHUMER: AMIDST YET ANOTHER DERAILMENT, CRITICAL SAFETY STANDARDS STILL OFF TRACK & STUCK IN BUREAUCRACY; NOT A SINGLE SLEEP APNEA TEST HAS BEEN PERFORMED BY LIRR & INWARD CAMS NOT INSTALLED ACROSS-THE-BOARD; MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS DEMAND SWIFT FED ACTION THAT ONCE & FOR ALL USHERS IN CULTURE OF SAFETY ON THE RAILS

For Years Now, NTSB Has Recommended Sleep Apnea Testing & Inward Cams; FRA Has Agreed; But Far Too Little Has Been Done By Railroads; Some Accidents Still Have Unanswered Questions; Senator Wants Critical Safety Standards - Long Promised - Finally & Immediately Implemented Schumer Says Latest Accident Leaves More Questions Than Answers; Without Proactive Testing & Screening, Deadly Derailments Will Keep Happening; Failure To Implement Initiatives Could Cost Lives And Grave Injuries;… Continue Reading


01.08.17

ON HEELS OF REPORTED DECISION TO FREEZE ALL EPA GRANTS & CONTRACTS, SCHUMER DEMANDS EPA NOT DELAY OR REVERSE CONTRACTS TO TRANSFER “DIAZ 8” HOMES TO VILLAGE OF HOLLEY; THE EPA CANNOT DELAY OR CHANGE COURSE at 11th HOUR

Schumer Expresses Concerns That New Federal Policies Would Put This Critical Transfer At Risk For A Community That Has Spent Years Trying To Acquire Long-Vacant EPA-Owned Homes; Holley Signed EPA Agreement in September to Put Homes On the Market for Sale to New Owners Schumer: Residents of Holley Should Not Have to Wait Any Longer for This Transfer; The EPA Must Do Its Part To Help Holley Strengthen Neighborhoods That Suffered from Diaz Chemical Contamination U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer toda… Continue Reading


01.06.17

SCHUMER SECURES FEDERAL APPROVALS NEEDED TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR AMY’S KITCHEN TO BRING UP TO 1,000 NEW JOBS TO ORANGE COUNTY

Last Year, Schumer Urged Army Corps To Expedite Federal Reviews So Amy's Kitchen Could Turn Vacant Property in Orange County Into A Major Distribution Center; Amy's Kitchen has historically relied on local communities and small businesses to provide ingredients for their distribution centers and product lines With Schumer’s Longstanding Support, U.S. Army Corps Issued Wetlands Review & Nationwide Permit Needed for Site Development At Goshen Property To Create The State of The Art Faci… Continue Reading


01.04.17

SCHUMER COSPONSORS SENATE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE UNITED NATIONS’ ANTI-ISRAEL EFFORTS

Prior to Passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, Schumer Urged the Administration to Veto the Resolution Bipartisan Senate Resolution Expresses Strong Objection to the Recently-Passed UN Resolution & Calls for it to be Repealed or Fundamentally Altered Schumer: This Senate Resolution Reaffirms That Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians Must Come from Direct Negotiations In Order to Achieve a Two-State Solution U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he plans … Continue Reading


01.03.17

AFTER YEARS OF WORK, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK LAND AGREEMENT IS COMPLETED & READY FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Schumer Hails New National Park Service Unit Celebrating An American Hero in Her Hometown; Schumer Passed Legislation Establishing The Park And Lobbied Federal Officials To Follow Through With Final Approval Schumer Pushed DOJ and DOI Officials To Approve Land Transfer, Which Is Now Completed, So The Park Can Be Formally Established Under DOI as a unit of NPS Schumer: Tubman Park Is a Long Overdue Recognition Of An Extraordinary American U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that th… Continue Reading


01.03.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $70 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY; RIT WILL LEAD NEW CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE AIMED AT SPURRING INNOVATION & CREATING CLEAN, HIGH-TECH JOBS

RIT-Led Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance Is Expected To Spur Innovation and Create Clean, High-Tech Jobs -- Project Aims to Deliver 50% Increase in US Manufacturing Sales & Spur Next Generation of Manufacturing Workforce Schumer Previously Made Call Directly to Energy Secretary -- Sec Moniz Said RIT's Bid For DOE Grant Looked Promising & Schumer Pushed Hard to Make it a Reality Schumer, Gillibrand: RIT Will Lead Critical Project and Help Revolutionize The US Manufacturing… Continue Reading


12.22.16

ON THE HEELS OF PROPOSED PRAXAIR AND LINDE AG MERGER, SCHUMER MAKES CALL DIRECTLY TO PRAXAIR CEO & URGES COMPANY TO PROTECT MORE THAN 1,000 JOBS IN ERIE AND NIAGARA COUNTIES

Praxair Recently Announced Its Plan To Merge With Germany's Linde AG; Local WNY Company Employs Over 1,000 People In Erie & Niagara Counties Schumer To CEO: Preserving WNY Jobs Is My Top Priority U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called Praxair chief executive officer Steve Angel following the news that Praxair has proposed merging with Germany's Linde AG. In his call with the Praxair CEO, Schumer highlighted the importance of the Tonawanda and Niagara Falls facilities to the region and enc… Continue Reading

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