Press Releases

02.22.17

SCHUMER STANDS WITH BUFFALO FIREFIGHTERS AT ENGINE 36/LADDER 13 QUARTERS TO LAUNCH A MAJOR PUSH TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; FIREFIGHTERS’ CANCER RISK CAN BE DOUBLE THAT OF OTHERS DUE TO EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS—BUT NO REGISTRY TO TRACK & PREVENT CANCER IN FIREFIGHTERS HAS EVER EXISTED; THOUSANDS OF WNY AND UPSTATE FIREFIGHTERS WOULD BENEFIT

Vital Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk Senator Will Say Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer Will Spark National Push To Protect NY's Firefighters By Passing Cancer Registry Surrounded by dozens of … Continue Reading


02.22.17

SCHUMER AND HIGGINS HONOR BUFFALO NATIVE GEORGE WATTS, WWII VETERAN; PRESENTING SIX MILITARY SERVICE DISTINCTIONS EARNED DURING WAR

Thousands Of African American Soldiers During WWII, Like Buffalo Native George Watts, Were Denied Recognition During a Period When Our Nation's Military Was Segregated Senator & Congressman Successfully Urged The Army To Award Long Delayed Service Distinctions To Veteran and Buffalonian George Watts  Schumer and Higgins: Today, We Finally Honor An American Hero, Buffalo's WWII Veteran George Watts, By Giving Him The Awards He Earned So Many Years Ago   Surrounded by local vet… Continue Reading


02.21.17

SCHUMER: LI HOMEOWNERS IN TAX JEOPARDY AS NEWLY CONFIRMED U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY SUGGESTS REDUCTION IN MORTGAGE, STATE & LOCAL PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS; WOULD HIT LI PARTICULARLY HARD; SENATOR PLEDGES TO USE NEW ROLE TO FIGHT ANY EFFORTS THAT WOULD PICK THE POCKETS OF ALREADY-STRAPPED LI TAXPAYERS & HOMEOWNERS

Standing With Brand New LI Homeowners, Schumer Pushes To Keep In Place Vital Federal Deductions LI Depends On; Pledges Fight LI Locals Have Expressed Serious Worries with Secretary Mnuchin & Future of Critical Deductions; Schumer-Backed Deductions Help LI Families Pay Mortgage, State & Local Taxes Schumer: LI Homeowners Cannot Afford a Giant Tax Increase Courtesy Of the Feds Standing with brand new Long Island homeowners, and amidst rising local anxiety about looming tax proposals, U… Continue Reading


02.21.17

SCHUMER SLAMS AIR FORCE AND AIR NATIONAL GUARD FOR NOT INCLUDING RECREATION POND IN PFOS-CONTAMINATION SURVEY AND CLEAN-UP PLAN; SENATOR SAYS FAILURE TO INCLUDE ALL IMPACTED WATERWAYS IS A “DERELICTION OF DUTY” – DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION FROM TOP BRASS

Senator Says Air Force/ANG Must Expand Their Work Plan to Include All Potentially-Impacted and Nearby Off-Post Waterways Like Recreation Pond, That Were Affected By Stewart's PFOS Contamination Schumer: Air Force/ANG must create a more comprehensive plan to immediately test and remediate water pollution that continues to plague Newburgh-area  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced a new push to add Recreation Pond and surrounding waterways to the Air… Continue Reading


02.19.17

SCHUMER CHALLENGES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE SURE FEDS -- NOT NYC -- PAY FOR ADDITIONAL SECURITY COSTS AT ‘TRUMP TOWER’; DEMANDS ADMIN. PUT ALLOCATION FOR NY IN NEW BUDGET SO NYC TAXPAYERS AREN’T LEFT HOLDING THE BAG

Protecting Presidents Is Critical & Necessary Job Of The Federal Government; NYC Has Answered The Call To Fulfill This Duty-Averaging $100K A Day At Present-But Was Left Holding The Bag During Transition Securing Reimbursement Funds Requires Federal Approval Schumer Says Trump Admin Should Directly Add To Its Own Soon-To-Be-Released Budget  Schumer To Trump Admin: This Is Federal Protection, Put Full Reimbursement In The Budget & Commit To Reimburse New York U.S. Senator Charl… Continue Reading


02.17.17

SCHUMER: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION USDA IS HIDING CRITICAL INFO THAT HELPS PREVENT ANIMAL CRUELTY AND TRACKS ‘PUPPY MILLS’; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO BRING BACK ONLINE DATABASE THAT TRACKS THOUSANDS OF BREEDING FACILITIES & PREVENTS CRUELTY; BRINGING ANIMAL ABUSE TO LIGHT DEMANDS TRANSPARENCY

After More Than a Decade of Providing the Public With Access to Animal Welfare Records, the USDA Suddenly Pressed 'Delete' On Its Online Database, Which Includes Info on Whether Animals Are Being Treated Humanely At Facilities Across the Country Following USDA's Decision, Schumer Says USDA Must Re-establish Transparency & Help Deter Future Animal Welfare Violations Schumer: Animal Advocates Should Not Have To Play Tug Of War On Transparency With New Administration’s USDA  U.S… Continue Reading


02.14.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HARRIS RADIO TO RECEIVE $403 MILLION JOB-SUSTAINING DEFENSE CONTRACT TO MANUFACTURE CRITICAL SPARE RADIOS AND PARTS NEEDED TO KEEP COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS FOR TROOPS UP TO DATE

Schumer: The Best Military Fighting Force in the World Will Have the World's Best Tactical Radios and Components - Made By Harris, Right Here in Rochester, USA Schumer: Fed Investment Is Critical To Supporting Rochester & Harris Radio Jobs U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Harris Radio in Rochester will receive a $403 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to manufacture tactical radio spares and components for the Land and Maritime section and the Uni… Continue Reading


02.12.17

SCHUMER: WAR ON SENIORS HAS BEGUN WITH CONFIRMATION OF HHS SECRETARY WHO HAS SPENT A LIFETIME TRYING TO KILL MEDICARE; SENATOR SAYS VITAL PROGRAM IS IN REAL DANGER; PLEDGES TO USE NEW ROLE TO FIGHT ALL ATTEMPTS TO DESTROY VITAL HEALTHCARE PROGRAM BENEFITING MILLIONS

Standing With NY Seniors, Schumer Will Make Pledge To Use New Leader Post To Be A Firewall Against Plans To Attack Medicare & Unravel Its Promise Confirmation Of Tom Price Means Attack On Medicare Is Imminent; Price Has Spent Years Trying To Privatize & Weaken Its Assurance; Senator Rallies Seniors & Makes The Case For A Program That Works, Saves Lives & Give Peace Of Mind To So Many Schumer: New Yorkers Will Pay The Price If HHS Secretary Is Allowed To Dismantle Medicare-So Th… Continue Reading


02.10.17

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN PLEASANTVILLE PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

For Over a Century, St. John's Episcopal Church Kept its Doors Open to All Parish Members and Individuals in Need Westchester, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that St. John's Episcopal Church located in Pleasantville, New York was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places. St. John’s offers many community programs and services including a twelve-step program, homeless outreach efforts, community gardens, and theater group m… Continue Reading


02.09.17

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON IUE-CWA TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH MOMENTIVE

"This is welcome news as today is the 100th day that the 700 men and women of IUE-CWA have been out of work. Last week I spoke to CEO John Boss and urged him to bring this impasse to an end. So, this tentative agreement is a major step toward that goal, and puts the union workforce back on the job," said Senator Schumer. ###… Continue Reading


02.08.17

SCHUMER: HARSH PLAN TO SLASH MEDICARE IS GAINING MOMENTUM; HHS NOMINEE PRICE TO BE VOTED ON TOMORROW, SPENT A LIFETIME TRYING TO KILL PROGRAM; SENATOR SAYS MEDICARE WORKS, IS FUNDAMENTAL AND PLEDGES TO USE NEW ROLE TO FIGHT ALL ATTEMPTS TO DESTROY VITAL HEALTHCARE PROGRAM

Democrats Have Led The Charge For Years To Protect And Preserve Medicare From Those Who Want To Dismantle and Destroy It; Senate Democratic Leader Will Pledge To Prevent Medicare From Being Eviscerated or Weakened Schumer Will Vow All-Out Defense Of Medicare in Face of New War on NY Seniors U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today reaffirmed his bedrock commitment to fight against growing attacks on Medicare, and to ensure the program is protected for current and future generations. Schumer said … Continue Reading


02.07.17

SCHUMER: BLAUVELT-CROPSEY FARM SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES; SENATOR URGES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO EXPEDITE APPROVAL PROCESS SO THAT VITAL FEDERAL HISTORIC TAX CREDITS CAN BE USED TO PRESERVE THIS HISTORIC SYMBOL OF ROCKLAND’S HERITAGE

Senator Says Blauvelt-Cropsey Farm Is A Regional Landmark, And Represents An Often Forgotten Part Of Rockland's Agricultural History U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the National Park Service (NPS) to immediately add the Blauvelt-Cropsey Farm, one of Rockland County's last remaining agricultural properties, to the National Register of Historic Places. Schumer said this historic designation is the key to unlocking vital federal Historic Tax Credits to protect one of the last remaining r… Continue Reading


02.02.17

SCHUMER CALLS FOR TSA TO UPDATE BAGGAGE SCANNING EQUIPMENT AT BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ASAP; THE CURRENT SYSTEM BREAKS FREQUENTLY, INCONVENIENCING PASSENGERS AND EMPLOYEES ALIKE AND INCREASING SAFETY CHALLENGES

Schumer Urges The TSA To Commit To An Expeditious And Clear Timeline For Critical Equipment Updates; Says Failures Are Causing Delays For Passengers And Employees Given Recent Announcement Of Upgrades Coming To Other Parts of The Airport And Baggage Claim Area, It is Even More Important That TSA Do Their Part And Update this Critical Component Schumer: The TSA Must Clear The Runway for Buffalo Niagara International Airport's Equipment Upgrades Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urge… Continue Reading


02.01.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND JOINED FAMILIES OF FLIGHT 3407 TO REAFFIRM COMMITMENT TO PROTECT 3407-INSPIRED AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS AS PART OF UPCOMING FAA REAUTHORIZATION – RULES FAMILIES FOUGHT HARD FOR MUST CONSTANTLY BE PROTECTED FROM SPECIAL INTERESTS & ROLL BACKS

Following Tragic 2009 Plane Crash That Claimed Lives of 50 People, Including Many WNYers, Families Of Flight 3407 Fought to Create Tough Flight Safety Regulations, Including Requirement That Pilots Log 1,500 Flight Hours In Order To Receive Airline Transport Pilot Certificate Congress Must Re-Authorize FAA Charter This Year & Some May Use Opportunity To Weaken Provisions That Are Making Air Travel Safer - Schumer, Gillibrand Say Some in The Industry Want to Water Down Or Eliminate Safety Pr… Continue Reading


01.31.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES LOCKHEED MARTIN IN OWEGO AWARDED $66 MILLION NAVY CONTRACTS FOR HELICOPTER AVIONICS SYSTEMS AND RADAR KITS

Schumer Announces Lockheed Martin In Owego Receives Navy Awards For The Manufacture and Delivery of Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination (ARPDD) Multi-Mode Radar Kits and For The Integration of Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare In MH-60R/S Aircraft Avionics Operating Program. Schumer: Navy's Investment Means The Nation And Our Allies Will Benefit From Owego's First Class Work Force Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Sy… Continue Reading


01.30.17

SCHUMER STANDS WITH RECENTLY RESETTLED REFUGEES WHO JUST MADE IT OUT OF HARM’S WAY & EXPLAINS WHY PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS ARE SO WRONG; IF TRUMP ORDERS CAME SOONER, REFUGEES COULD HAVE BEEN STRANDED OR LOST THEIR LIVES; SCHUMER DEMANDS REVERSAL OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS; SAYS HE WILL DO EVERYTHING TO OVERTURN THEM

Mass Chaos At Airports, Where Fed Agencies Are Forced To Detain Refugees-Some Of Whom Served U.S. Government Or Face Imminent Persecution In Homeland-Is Totally Unnecessary; Schumer Makes Case To Reverse Nasty & Misguided Orders As Many Sit In Limbo, Locked Away From Loved Ones Experts Agree, Orders Make America Less Safe & Less Secure; Turns Much Of World Against Us Schumer: What We Have Right Now Is Executive Disorder—And For No Good Reason Standing with refugees, one an Ira… Continue Reading


01.27.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: POSSIBLE CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL FOUND IN LI WATER SUPPLY REQUIRES IMMEDIATE EPA SCRUTINY TO ENSURE PUBLIC HEALTH; SENATORS CALL ON EPA TO SPEED UP HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT OF 1,4-DIOXANE & DELIVER ANSWERS TO ANXIOUS PUBLIC; NO TIME TO WASTE

EPA Survey Found That LI Water Districts Exceeded the NYS & National Average for Traces of 1,4 Dioxane-A Possible Carcinogen; Federal Maximum Contaminant Level in Drinking Water Does Not Yet Exist for the Chemical & Many Questions On Health Risks Remain Senators Backed TSCA Law That Names LI Chemical As One EPA Must Investigate; Senators Urges Agency To Accelerate Must-Finish Risk Evaluation For 1,4-Dioxane & Consider Max Contaminant Level Schumer, Gillibrand: We Cannot Afford An… Continue Reading


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

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