Press Releases

02.28.20

SCHUMER URGES USPS TO ADDRESS ITHACA LEADERS’ CONCERNS OVER DOWNTOWN POST OFFICE RELOCATION ASAP; KEEPING THE ITHACA POST OFFICE DOWNTOWN IS VITAL TO BUSINESS DISTRICT ECONOMY AND RESIDENT ACCESIBILITY

Schumer Says U.S. Postal Service Must Deliver On Local Concerns And Develop A Common-Sense Solution That Benefits Ithaca Schumer To USPS: Push The Envelope To Ensure Ithaca Businesses, Organizations, & Residents Needs Are Not Ignored With uncertainty of Ithaca's downtown post office looming, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today demanded the United States Postal Service (USPS) negotiate in good faith with local leaders and stakeholders to find a mutually agreeable long-term solution for th… Continue Reading


02.28.20

WITH UPSTATE NEW YORK STILL REELING FROM HALLOWEEN STORMS, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $9.2 MILLION DOT GRANT TO REPAIR UPSTATE NEW YORK ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

After Successfully Calling For Major Disaster Declaration, Schumer & Gillibrand Secure Funding For Real Repairs To Begin; Road Repairs Will Help Restore Communities To Pre-Disaster Conditions Funding Paves Way For Emergency and Permanent Repairs For Counties Heavily Affected By October Storms U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has granted Upstate New York counties devastated by the H… Continue Reading


02.27.20

IN THE WAKE OF THE DEVASTATING FIRE IN CHINATOWN MUSEUM, SCHUMER URGES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES TO AWARD AN EMERGENCY GRANT TO THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA; EMERGENCY FUNDS WILL AID MUSEUM IN RECOVERY EFFORTS AFTER FIRE DAMAGED UP TO 85,000 ARTIFACTS

Fire-Damaged Community Center Housed Collections And Research Materials From The Museum Of Chinese In America; Approx. 2/3 Of MOCA's Archives Remain Unrecovered And Costs To Recover, Repair, And Rebuild The Collection Keeps Growing "Chairman's Emergency Grant" Can Be Used To Clean, Pack And Recover Humanities Collections, Transfer Artifacts To Temporary Storage, And Consult With Conservators And Preservation Professionals Schumer To NEH: Prioritize MOCA’s Application For Emergency Fun… Continue Reading


02.26.20

AFTER SHOCKING REVELATION THAT NORLITE, LLC. HAS BURNED CARCINOGENIC & FIRE RESISTANT PFAS, RELEASING TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO THE AIR AND POTENTIALLY WATER OF & SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE DOD TO IMMEDIATELY “CEASE AND DESIST“ INCINERATING TOXINS IN COHOES AND NATIONWIDE; SENATORS CALL FOR GREATER SAFETY, TRANSPARENCY IN STORAGE, SHIPPING, AND EVENTUAL DISPOSAL OF PFAS-LADEN WASTE

With DoD'S "Rash and Unwise" Approval, Incineration Of Toxic PFAS-Laden Waste Is Underway At Norlite, LLC., Contaminating Atmosphere and Local Communities Schumer-Gillibrand Call On DoD To Immediately Cease Incineration of Toxic And Fire-Resistant PFAS Materials, Comply With Federal Guidelines, & Provide Immediate and Comprehensive Transparency to The Surrounding Communities ASAP Senators to DoD: Stop Burning Toxic PFAS Chemicals & Protect Local Communities - Now Today, U.S. Senators… Continue Reading


02.26.20

Schumer Offers Detailed Proposal For $8.5 Billion In Emergency Coronavirus Funding

Leader Schumer Proposes $8.5 Billion In Emergency Funding For CDC, The Public Health And Social Services Emergency Fund, USAID, And NIH To Fight The Spread Of Coronavirus Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released a detailed proposal for $8.5 billion in emergency funding to fight the spread of coronavirus in the United States. "Congress must act swiftly to confront the threat of this global health crisis," said Leader Schumer. "This proposal brings desperately-needed resourc… Continue Reading


02.26.20

WITH MAMARONECK & SHELDRAKE RIVER FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT PROJECT DELAYED YET AGAIN, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ENGEL CALL ON ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY OVERSEEING ARMY CORPS FOR AN IMMEDIATE EXPLANATION AND FULL REVIEW OF FLAWED EVALUATION PROCESS THAT LEFT WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS IN THE DARK & WITHOUT KEY FLOOD PROTECTION

After Years Of Advocacy, USACE Work Plan Now Excludes Construction Phase of the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake River Flood Risk Management Project, Stalling The Project In Its Final Phase Lawmakers Say Protecting The Safety Of Kids & Residents Must Be Top Priority For USACE & Administration; Project Would Construct Flood Defenses For Highly Populated Westchester Community That Has Been Victim of Severe Flooding & Suffered Millions of $$ In Damages For Decades Reps to Administration: If… Continue Reading


02.24.20

FOLLOWING HIS RELENTLESS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER BRINGS MLB TOP BRASS DIRECTLY TO NYSEG STADIUM TO MEET DIRECTLY WITH STAKEHOLDERS & COMMUNITY LEADERS TO SEE FACILITY AND ASSESS ALL OPTIONS BEFORE ANY PLAN IS FINALIZED; WITH TEAM’S FUTURE UNCERTAIN, SENATOR STEPS UP TO THE PLATE TO SHOW MLB BINGHAMTON’S ALL-STAR TRACK RECORD

With Loss Of The Rumble Ponies' MLB Affiliation On Deck , MLB Heeds Schumer's Call And Visits NYSEG Stadium With Senator Schumer, Continuing To Fight For the Rumble Ponies, Announces Binghamton Event With MLB Deputy Commissioner And Local Stakeholders Schumer: MLB Needs To Step Up To Plate & Play Ball With Southern Tier Stakeholders Following his previous advocacy, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today brought Major League Baseball (MLB) and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) top brass to NYSEG… Continue Reading


02.23.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: TSA IS STILL USING ‘TIKTOK’ APP ON SOCIAL MEDIA; SENATOR SAYS RISKS TO AMERICAN & FED SECURITY VIA THE PLATFORM REMAIN; PENTAGON & DHS HAVE BANNED IT, TSA SHOULD TOO

The Pentagon & The Department Of Homeland Security, Which Oversees The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Have ALL Prohibited, Banned The Use Of The China-Owned Social Media Platform 'TikTok'-BUT TSA Is Still Using It On Verified Government Account(s) To Engage Travelers Schumer, Who First Sounded The Alarm On The App's Security Concerns & Prompted Fed Action, Says TSA Is One Of THE Main Agencies We Should Absolutely Not Allow TikTok To Collect Government Data On, Including … Continue Reading


02.19.20

IN FULL-COURT PUSH & STANDING WITH LONG ISLAND VIETNAM VETS, SCHUMER WILL DEMAND FEDS ONCE-AND-FOR-ALL APPROVE VA CARE & COMPENSATION FOR LOCAL VETS SUFFERING FROM AGENT-ORANGE LINKED SICKNESSES; SENATOR SAYS NY’S +240,000 VIETNAM VETS—MANY ON LI—FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY & SHOULDN’T HAVE TO FIGHT FOR AGENT ORANGE BENEFITS, TOOIN FULL-COURT PUSH & STANDING WITH LONG ISLAND VIETNAM VETS, SCHUMER WILL DEMAND FEDS ONCE-AND-FOR-ALL APPROVE VA CARE & COMPENSATION FOR LOCAL VETS SUFFERING FROM AGENT-ORAN

VA Has Proposed Adding 4 Health Conditions, Including Bladder Cancer & Parkinson's, To Agent Orange Exposure Health Care Benefits List, BUT Administration Has Refused To Add Conditions & Even Blocked Vietnam-Era Vets From Getting The VA Coverage & Compensation They Deserve At Local VFW, Schumer Will Call On Feds To End The Years-Long Delay & Immediately Give Vets Suffering From Agent Orange-Linked Conditions Health Care & Compensation Benefits Schumer: LI Vietnam Vets Shoul… Continue Reading


02.16.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: BURIED IN JUST-OUT POTUS BUDGET IS RISKY PLAN TO TOTALLY ELIMINATE DOG-SNIFFING BOMB DETECTION TEAMS AT NYC TRANSIT HUBS LIKE PENN, AIRPORTS & MORE; TEAMS ACROSS COUNTRY WOULD BE SLASHED TO ZERO; SENATOR ANNOUNCES NEW FIGHT TO KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFETY PACK PROTECTING US

Digging Through President's Proposed Budget Reveals White House Effort To Do Away With "VIPR" Dog Teams That Support Critical New York Counterterrorism & Security Operations; These Dogs Keep NY Transit Hubs Safe & Do Not Cost Much At All Schumer Has Had To Fight For The Dogs Of DHS Before-But We've Never Been Faced With A Plan That Axes All 31 Teams; NYPD, State Police & Agencies Across Country Rely Heavily On Dog Teams Amidst Some Of America’s Most Serious Threats Schumer: W… Continue Reading


02.13.20

FOLLOWING SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND PUSH, FEMA, NYS DHSES & CISA LED SECURITY GRANT WORKSHOP TO AID NONPROFIT APPLICANTS

Amidst Persistent And Growing Spate of Hate Crimes, FEMA, NYS DHSES & CISA Led New York City Faith-Based, Community, And Nonprofit Organizations for Workshop on Fed Security Grant Program nbsp;- U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Em… Continue Reading


02.10.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: NYC COULD SPEND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 60 DAYS TO HELP FEDS TACKLE CORONAVIRUS—BUT CITY STILL HAS NO GUARANTEE FROM FEDS THAT THEY’LL BE REIMBURSED; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS SIGN ON DOTTED LINE & REIMBURSE CITY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH EXPENSES

NYC Is Mandated By Feds To Do What It Does Best & Act As Vanguard In The Coronavirus Fight-But City Is Currently Expending Local Funds To Prevent, Prepare For & Respond To Virus; This Could Rack Up Millions Of Dollars In Costs Over Next 60 Days NYC Asked Feds For Clear Sign They'll Be Reimbursed, Just Like With Ebola; But Has No Clear Answer From HHS; Schumer Demands Feds Publicly Commit To Reimbursing NYC As Prevention, Treatment & Quarantine Directive Costs Add Up Schumer: Local … Continue Reading


02.10.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: DESPITE FED WARNING ‘DOLLAR’ STORES ACROSS ERIE COUNTY & WESTERN NEW YORK ARE STILL STOCKING CHEAP, DANGEROUS, CHINA-MADE, OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS & PRODUCTS THAT COULD MAKE YOU SICK—OR WORSE; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS HONE IN ON WNY STORES & URGES 85 LOCAL STORES TO CHECK THE SHELVES & TOSS WHAT’S BAD

Since Launching A Push For A Fed Crackdown On China's Ability To Ship Bad OTC Products To New York, Schumer Is Applying Heat On The 85 Dollar Stores In Western New York That Should Heed FDA Warning & Stop Accepting Shoddy & Potentially Dangerous Chinese Products In The First Place WNY Has 33 'Dollar Tree' Stores & 52 'Family Dollar’ Stores; Some Stores Are STILL Stocking China-Made Products That Could Spell Trouble For WNY-ers      Schumer: If WNY Dollar… Continue Reading


02.10.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: ONONDAGA LAW ENFORCEMENT IS SEEING FRIGHTENING RISE OF ‘GHOST GUNS’ USED IN CRIMES; SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO USE LAW ALREADY ON BOOKS TO CLOSE THE LOOPHOLE THAT TRIGGERS UNREGISTERED GHOST GUNS & WORK WITH LOCALS TO MAP EXTENT OF GHOST GUN PARTS IN CNY

To The Dismay Of Local Law Enforcement, Feds Are Aware Of Dramatic Rise In Completely Untraceable 'Ghost Guns' Across Our Area & Even Country, But They're Not Acting On A Ready-To-Go Solution That Would Mandate A Background Check To Buy The Parts Earlier This Year, 6 Year-Old Boy Was Shot With A Ghost Gun & 25 Were Recovered In 'Cuse Alone In Last Two Years; Locals Fear Further Increase Without Fed Action Schumer: ATF Cannot Continue To Just Sit Back & Allow ‘Ghost Guns&rsq… Continue Reading


02.07.20

STANDING WITH TWO ‘MISS STATEN ISLAND’ WINNERS, SCHUMER REVEALS: DESPITE FED WARNING ‘DOLLAR’ STORES ACROSS ISLAND ARE STILL STOCKING CHEAP, DANGEROUS CHINA-MADE OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS & PRODUCTS THAT COULD MAKE YOU SICK—OR WORSE; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS HONE IN ON SI STORES & URGES 11 LOCAL STORES TO CHECK THE SHELVES & TOSS WHAT’S BAD

Since Launching A Push For A Federal Crackdown On China's Ability To Ship Bad OTC Products To NYC, Schumer Has Kept Heat On The More Than 100 Dollar Bargain Stores In Our Area That Should Heed FDA Warning & Stop Accepting Shoddy & Potentially Dangerous Chinese Products In The First Place Staten Island Has Six 'Dollar Tree' Stores & Five 'Family Dollar’ Stores That Apply; Some Of Those Stores Are STILL Stocking China-Made Products That ‘Miss Staten Island’ Teens He… Continue Reading


02.04.20

SCHUMER INVITES 6-YEAR-OLD BRONX NATIVE, JONATHAN FISHER, TO STATE OF THE UNION; SENATOR SAYS IF TRUMP’S HEALTHCARE SABOTAGE IS SUCCESSFUL, JONATHAN’S HEALTHCARE—AND MILLIONS MORE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS—WOULD CALLOUSLY BE RIPPED AWAY

Jonathan Fisher Exemplifies What's At Stake As The Trump Administration's Heartless Sabotage Of Healthcare Continues U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he will bring Jonathan Fisher, a 6-year-old from the Bronx, New York, as his guest to attend the president’s State of the Union address tonight. Jonathan was born with congenital heart defects and has been diagnosed with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, a seizure disorder, and chronic lung disease. These conditions require around-the-… Continue Reading


01.30.20

WITH NEARLY $2 MILLION AT RISK & CRITICAL RESOURCES FOR 10,000+ WESTERN NEW YORK STUDENTS IN JEOPARDY, SCHUMER PRESSES BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS TO CUT THROUGH BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE AND SECURE IMPACT AID FOR SIX NATIVE AMERICAN WNY DISTRICTS

Districts Have Been Left Waiting For 6+ Weeks As Bureaucratic Hold Ups Leave Six WNY Districts And Thousands Of Students Waiting For Millions Schumer Urges BIA To Do Its Job And Sign Off On Vital Funding For WNY Districts Schumer To Bureau Of Indian Affairs: It's Not A Hard Equation: Approval = Millions For WNY Students U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to immediately sign off on the Indian Lands Source Check forms for six Western New York school … Continue Reading


01.29.20

FOLLOWING HORRIFIC MONSEY ATTACK, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY ANNOUNCE FEMA & DHS-LED WEBINARS FOR ROCKLAND NONPROFITS, SUCH AS SCHOOLS AND HOUSES OF WORSHIP, ON FED SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM; CALL ON NYS DHSES TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM TO ASSIST ROCKLAND APPLICANTS ASAP

Following Push By Rockland Fed Reps, FEMA & DHS Will Host Nine Nationwide Webinars For Nonprofits On Fed Security Grant Program High Volume of Rockland Applications Anticipated For Federal Security Grants Reps: Rockland Houses Of Worship, Schools & Faith-Based Community Centers Deserve Every Chance Possible To Increase Security Measures NYS DHSES Evaluates Applications On Behalf Of The Fed Government And Should Host Public Forum For Rockland Orgs U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charl… Continue Reading


01.29.20

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON NAVY AWARDING LOCKHEED MARTIN IN SALINA +$185M CONTRACT TO MODERNIZE ELECTRONIC WARFARE EQUIPMENT

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after the U.S. Navy awarded a $185,025,000 contract to Lockheed Martin in Salina, NY to provide state-of-the-art Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) equipment to keep Navy personnel and ships safe from harm: "This well-deserved, $185 million contract is a major victory for Lockheed Martin in Salina and its dedicated workers," said Senator Schumer. "Each and every year, I fight tooth and nail to boost the D… Continue Reading


01.29.20

AMIDST PERSISTENT AND GROWING SPATE OF HATE CRIMES IN NEW YORK CITY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA & DHS-LED WEBINARS ON NONPROFIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM FOR NYC NONPROFITS LIKE SCHOOLS, SHULS, CONGREGATIONS AND MORE; SENATORS CALL ON FEMA & NYS DHSES TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM IN BROOKLYN TO ASSIST APPLICANTS

Following Senators' Push, FEMA/DHS Webinars Will Aid Nonprofit Orgs In Program Application Process; Federal Grant Program Provides Funding To Protect Nonprofit Institutions Against Terror Attacks NYS DHSES Solicits, Scores & Evaluates All NYS Applications, Including NYC Apps, on Behalf of Feds; High Volume Of NYC Apps Is Anticipated Senators: Recent Anti-Semitic Attacks On Places Of Worship and More Show Vulnerability And Need For Funding To Enhance Security; FEMA And NYS DHSES Should Host… Continue Reading

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