Press Releases

10.02.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: LAW ON BOOKS ACTUALLY ALLOWS FOR SAFETY LETTER-GRADES TO BE POSTED ON CHARTER BUSES FOR ALL TO SEE BEFORE THEY BOARD—BUT IT’S NOT BEING IMPLEMENTED; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO REQUIRE EVERY CHARTER BUS TO POST SAFETY GRADE IN WINDSHIELD; WILL GIVE PASSENGERS INFO TO CHOOSE SAFER BUSES

Senator Already Passed A Law To Install Safety Rating Data Compiled By Feds For All To See During Last Administration-But You Wouldn't Know It. Schumer Says Bus Companies Even Worse Than Dahlia Are Driving Around With Violations, But The Public Hasn't A Clue; In Wake Of Horrific Crash By Dangerous Driver Who Should Have Never Seen The Wheel & Data Showing More Companies Are Flagged, Senator Demands Feds Drive Forward To Install Bus Letter Grades-Just Like Restaurants   Schume… Continue Reading


10.02.17

SCHUMER CALLS ON THE FEDS TO APPROVE BROOME COUNTY’S APPLICATION FOR THE CONTINUED REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER BAE WESTOVER SITE IN THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSON CITY

At Schumer's Urging, Air Force Demolished And Cleaned Up Former Westover Site After Severe Flooding Left The Former BAE Facility Uninhabitable; The Site Is Now Ripe For Development And Is An Opportunity To Improve Local Environment And Property Values Now, Schumer Urges DOD To Make Good On Commitment To Help With Recovery, Calls On DOD To Approve County Agency's Application And Provide Planning Assistance For Site Redevelopment; Senator Says Funding Will Foster Further Economic Growth Schumer… Continue Reading


09.29.17

SCHUMER SECURES VISIT BY NEW NAVY SECRETARY TO TOUR BETHPAGE PLUME; SCHUMER & SECRETARY SPENCER MEET WITH LOCAL WATER DISTRICTS & ADDRESS CLEANUP EFFORTS & COSTS; SCHUMER TO CONTINUE QUEST FOR NAVY TO COVER COSTS AND INTENSIFY CLEANUP

In Personal Meeting With Navy Secretary Spencer, Schumer Raised Crucial Need for Toxic Plume Cleanup At Navy-Grumman Site & Said Navy Must Do More to Promptly Cover Water Districts' Costs Alongside Navy Secretary & With Locals, Schumer Again Presses To Contain Contamination, Speed-up Payments & Encourage More Navy-Bethpage Cooperation and Information Sharing   Schumer: Bethpage Plume Meeting Marks Rare Opportunity For Locals To Speak Directly With Navy Secretary & Advance… Continue Reading


09.29.17

SCHUMER SECURES OWEGO VISIT BY NAVY SECRETARY; SECRETARY TO VISIT LOCKHEED MARTIN ROTARY AND MISSION SYSTEMS, TOUR FACILITY AND MEET WITH LOCKHEED MARTIN

In Personal Meeting With Navy Secretary Spencer, Schumer Raised Crucial Need For Secretary To Visit Owego Senator Has Long Fought To Help Create And Maintain Jobs In Owego U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that Secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer, will visit Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems in Owego, New York. In a meeting, during his confirmation process, Schumer requested that Secretary Spencer visit New York's Navy and defense industry faci… Continue Reading


09.29.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1 MILLION IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR TOWN OF BARRE IN ORLEANS COUNTY

USDA Funding Will Be Used To Expand Local Water Service U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $1,096,000 in federal funding, including a loan of $606,000 and a grant of $490,000 for the Town of Barre in Orleans County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically the Town of Barre will use the funding to create Water District #8, providing public water service to 36 additional residential us… Continue Reading


09.29.17

AFTER SCHUMER’S, URGING VA WILL BEGIN CONSTRUCTION FOR CRITICAL NEXT PHASE FOR TWO NEW VA CLINICS IN CANANDAIGUA AND MONROE; MOVE REPEATEDLY PUSHED BY SCHUMER WILL DELIVER $141 MILLION IN FED INVESTMENT TO CANANDAIGUA VA CAMPUS UPGRADE & NEW CLINIC– PLUS GROUNDBREAKING BEGINS TODAY ON NEW EXPANDED $14M ROCHESTER VA CLINIC IN HENRIETTA

Schumer Says Start Of Long-Awaited Construction-Phase Of New Outpatient Clinics In Both Henrietta And Canandaigua Will Upgrade State-Of-Art Veteran Care & Create Local Construction Jobs Schumer: $150 Million In New VA Healthcare Facilities Is A Prescription For Improved Care For The Rochester Finger Lakes Region, Home To Nearly 70,000 Veterans   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced today, after his push, that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has set t… Continue Reading


09.29.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $849,000 FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATER AND INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN WESTERN NEW YORK

USDA Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Water System Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $849,000 in federal assistance for the Town of Ripley in Chautauqua 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 Ripley will receive $750,000 in federal grant funds through the Rural Utilit… Continue Reading


09.28.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2,677,000 IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR TOWN OF ROMULUS IN SENECA COUNTY

USDA Funding Will Be Used To Improve Critical Water Infrastructure U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,677,000 in federal funding including a loan of $2,177,000.00 and a grant of $500,000.00 for the Town of Romulus in Seneca County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, the Town of Romulus will use the funding to create a new water district that wil… Continue Reading


09.28.17

SCHUMER, BOOKER: SLEEP APNEA TESTING A MUST; WITH NOW-CONFIRMED APNEA A FACTOR IN LIRR & NJT DERAILMENTS & FEDS SAYING THEY WILL NOT REQUIRE A TEST, SENATORS INTRODUCE NEW LAW FORCING FEDS TO CHECK FOR DANGEROUS SLEEP DISORDERS—BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

As We Approach Year Anniversary Of Hoboken Crash & Learn Sleep Apnea Also Identified In LIRR Derailment, Senators Warn Deadly Accidents Will Continue Unless Fed Plan To Test Sleep Disorders Is Revived Schumer Already Got Railroad Admin To Begin Process For Requiring Apnea Testing In 2016-But Feds Have Now Bizarrely Back-Tracked And Refused To Require Testing; Booker, Schumer Bill Rights This Deadly Wrong & Would Supersede Fed Foible On Dangerous Condition Schumer, Booker: We Will Not… Continue Reading


09.27.17

SCHUMER: AT LONG LAST AND AFTER PERSONAL PUSH, ONEIDA COUNTY WILL RECEIVE CRITICAL HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING DESIGNATION FROM FEDS; MOVE REPEATEDLY PUSHED BY SCHUMER WILL SEND NEW FED RESOURCES TO MOHAWK VALLEY & HELP LOCALS FIGHT OPIOIDS AND DISRUPT TRAFFICKING

Schumer Successfully Called on Fed Office of Drug Control to Designate Oneida County A "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area," Which Will Provide Much-Needed Resources to Help County Address Growing Drug Problem; HIDTA Program Helps Law Enforcement Effectively Fight Drug Trafficking & Collaborate with the Health Community on Important Treatment Initiatives Oneida County Has Seen A Surge Of Heroin and Opioid Use & Drug-Related Crime-Between 2010 and 2016, Drug Arrests Have Increased By 2… Continue Reading


09.27.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $300,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ERIE COUNTY’S DRUG PREVENTION PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THE SCOURGE OF OPIOID OVERDOSE

Funding Will Help Erie County to Address Opioid-Related Deaths Through Coordinated Prevention and Treatment Efforts, Including a Partnership with the University at Buffalo to Connect Survivors of Non-Fatal Overdose with Immediate Treatment and Peer Counseling U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal funding for Erie County's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site Program. The funding was allocated by the Department of Justic… Continue Reading


09.25.17

SCHUMER, IN LETTER TO FERC, URGES COMMISSION TO SWIFTLY APPROVE GENESEE COUNTY AGREEMENT NEEDED TO COMPLETE NEW WATER LINE CONSTRUCTION AT STAMP BUSINESS PARK

PILOT Agreement Between Genesee County & Empire Pipeline Provides Funding Needed by Genesee To Build Phase 2 Water Lines at STAMP, But Has Been Delayed for Months Awaiting FERC Sign-off Schumer Says FERC Must Act Quickly To Approve Agreement & Keep Waterline Construction on Schedule, Bring Jobs To Finger Lakes Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve the Empire Pipeline Inc.'s revised and extende… Continue Reading


09.25.17

AT SCHUMER'S URGING, DOD WILL IMMEDIATELY START WATER SAMPLING TODAY IN NEW WINDSOR, INCLUDING RECREATION POND - MOVE REPEATEDLY PUSHED BY SCHUMER IS FIRST STEP TO CLEAN UP PFAS/PFOS WATER CONTAMINATION FROM STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE

U. S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced that Department of Defense (DoD) will begin taking water samples in and around Stewart Air National Guard Base in New Windsor, including Recreation Pond on Monday, September 25. This comes at Senator Schumer's urging, after numerous calls for action and directly to Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Washington, DC. "Until now, the DoD has spent more time and energy trying to circumvent liability than it has honoring its responsibility … Continue Reading


09.22.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.4M IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF BYRON AND VILLAGE OF WYOMING

USDA Funding Will Be Used To Expand Local Water Service U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $1,416,000 in federal funding for the Town of Byron and the Village of Wyoming. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, the Town of Byron will receive a $750,000 USDA Water and Waste Disposal Grant to create Water District #8, which will provide water services to 170 additional residents. The … Continue Reading


09.22.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.4M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LINCOLN HALL IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Lincoln Hall Family Reunification Program U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $1,485,075 in federal funding for Lincoln Hall in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Families and Children Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Specifically, Lincoln Hall will use the funding to support their Family Reunification Program. "Lincoln Hall's Family Reunific… Continue Reading


09.22.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $168,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LAUNCH NY IN BUFFALO

Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Investment Will Support Innovation For Area Entrepreneurs in Upstate New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $168,000 in federal funding for Launch NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) and will allow Launch NY to invest in a new initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Upstate New York. Specifically, Lau… Continue Reading


09.21.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $500,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Investment Will Support Creation, Innovation, Commercialization For Entrepreneurs in Central New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for Syracuse University. The funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) i6 Challenge and will allow Syracuse University to invest in a new initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Central New York. Specifi… Continue Reading


09.20.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $10.5 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR ELMIRA/CORNING REGIONAL AIRPORT IN CHEMUNG COUNTY

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used For New Renovations & Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $10,500,000 in federal funding for the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport in Chemung County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport will use the funding to move forward with… Continue Reading


09.20.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: BEFORE EVEN A SINGLE HAMMER CAN GET TO WORK ON MAJOR DOWNTOWN SYRACUSE PROJECT, FEDS MUST ACT & NAIL DOWN LOCALS’ PLAN TO RESTORE SALINA STREET BUILDING’S ORIGINAL WINDOW & BRICK FACADE; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE FED SIGN OFF, AS WELL AS CRITICAL HISTORIC TAX CREDITS TO DELIVER MORE PROGRESS TO DOWNTOWN ‘CUSE

321 South Salina Street Is On National Register Of Historic Places, Which Is Good For Syracuse & Means Downtown Has More Access To Key Fed Tax Credits; But National Registry Benefit Also Means Feds Must Give Green Light To Restoration Plan Schumer Says Plan To Restore Original 1930's Era Facade Will Make Heads Turn Downtown & Should Get Swift Approval From Feds; Plan Will Continue The Downtown Boom Of Recent Years Schumer To Feds: Historic Salina Street Project Is Window Of Downtow… Continue Reading


09.20.17

AFTER MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND SUCCESSFULLY INCLUDE PROVISIONS PROVIDING AUTHORIZATION, FUNDING FOR CONTAINMENT AND REMEDIATION OF NEWBURGH PFOA & PFOS WATER CONTAMINATION IN THE NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL

Schumer and Gillibrand Successfully Locked In New Provisions That Would Clear The Way For $25 Million In Federal Funds To Address The Contamination; Senators Vow to Fight To Keep Provisions In Final Conference Bill Senators Says Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) In Newburgh, NY Poses Health & Environmental Risks To The Newburgh Community And The DoD Must Stop Side Stepping Responsibility And Work To Fully Address It Senators: This Is A Giant Step Forward To Addressing the Toxic PFOS Mess At… Continue Reading

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