Press Releases

11.23.16

SCHUMER: I-84 IS NO STRANGER TO SPEEDING TRUCKS, BUT NEW TECHNOLOGY, READY FOR INSTALLATION, COULD MAKE BARRELING BIG RIGS A THING OF THE PAST; SENATOR SAYS PUTNAM COUNTY DRIVERS WOULD BE SAFER & THOUSANDS OF ACCIDENTS COULD BE PREVENTED AND LIVES SAVED

I-84 Speed Limit Is 65 MPH But Any Putnam County Resident Can Tell You That Big Rigs, Even Large Buses, Can Give It The Gas & Exceed The Limit, Putting Everyday Drivers At Risk For Accidents-Or Worse Ready-To-Go Technology That Caps Big Rig Speed Has Wide Support But Requires Feds To Approve Across-The-Board Installation; Most Bus & Truck Drivers Operate Safely, But Speed Limiters Can Help Prevent The Handful of Dangerous Actors From Inflicting High-Speed Damage  Schumer: Cappin… Continue Reading


11.23.16

STANDING WITH VETS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE TO-AND-FROM-HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO DISABLED & SENIOR VETERANS ON LONG ISLAND; PLAN WOULD LOWER COSTS OF CARE & ALSO IMPROVE IT, WHILE KEEPING VETS WHO ARE ABLE TO STAY AT HOME RIGHT WHERE THEY WANT TO BE

Schumer Says Federal Law Providing Nursing Care Services to Disabled Vets On LI Does Not Go Far Enough; Senator Says Law Does Not Provide 'Adult Day Health Care Services', Like Those Offered By LI State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, to Veterans In Need Expansion of LI Services Will Mean Vets Can Get Health Services Without Residing In A Nursing Home-Plan Would Even Save The System Money Schumer: There's No Place Like Home For LI Vets & This Bill Makes Sure It Stays That Way Standing with … Continue Reading


11.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE TOWN OF PRATTSVILLE WILL RECEIVE $17.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO UPGRADE FLOOD-PRONE BRIDGE OVER SCHOHARIE CREEK IN GREENE COUNTY

Town Of Prattsville In Greene County Will Use Funds To Upgrade Bridge On NY Route 23 To Enhance Resiliency & Protect Area From Future Flooding Schumer, Gillibrand: Strong, Safe Infrastructure Is Key To New York's Economy And Safety Of Communities U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $17,600,000 in federal funding for the Town of Prattsville in Greene County to upgrade and enhance the resiliency of its flood-prone bridge over the Schoharie Creek on NY Rout… Continue Reading


11.16.16

SCHUMER’S INTERVENTION SUCCESSFULLY MOVES FEDS TO TAKE FIRST MAJOR STEP TOWARD REQUIRING OIL COMPANIES TO MAKE HIGHLY FLAMMABLE CRUDE OIL LESS VOLATILE BEFORE IT IS SHIPPED THROUGH NYS COMMUNITIES; CRUDE OIL IS BEING SHIPPED THROUGH UPSTATE NY IN HUNDREDS OF TANK CARS EACH DAY

Schumer's Effort To Make Tank Cars Stronger Was A Critical Component To Make Oil-By-Rail Safer, Now Schumer Successfully Pushed Feds To Begin Process to Make The Actual Crude Oil Contained In Oil Cars Less Volatile Recent Oil Train Derailment In Oregon, 16 Cars Derailed, 4 Caught Fire; Area Residents Were Evacuated & More Than 40,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil Were Spilled Schumer: We've Got to Keep Crude-by-Rail Safety on Track U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, following hi… Continue Reading


11.16.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $486,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR PRATT INSTITUTE’S BROOKLYN FASHION + DESIGN ACCELERATOR (BF+DA)

EDA Funds Will Help the Pratt BF+DA Provide Entrepreneurs and Makers in the Fashion Industry With Funding & Resources to Explore and Commercialize New Ideas in Apparel and Textiles New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $486,680 in federal funds for the Pratt Institute's Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator: Fashion Technology Program. This funding was allocated through the federal Economic Development Administration's (EDA) i6 Challenge … Continue Reading


11.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $500K IN FED FUNDS FOR MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S “thINCubator” – FED FUNDS WILL PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR START-UPS & ENTREPRENEURS TO GROW, EXPAND & CREATE JOBS IN BURGEONING INDUSTRIES LIKE NANOTECH & CYBERSECURITY

Mohawk Valley thINCubator Has Been At The Heart Of A Regional Economic Revival In The Nanotechnology, Unmanned Aerial Systems, And Cybersecurity Sectors Fed Funds Will Help thINCubator Build On Previous Success By Providing Entrepreneurs With Start-Up Funding & Connecting Them With Resources Needed To Succeed & Create Jobs Schumer, Gillibrand: Fed Funds Will Keep Job-Creating, Innovation Engine At Mohawk Valley CC Chugging U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today… Continue Reading


11.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, FEDS HAVE APPROVED CRITICAL FUNDS NEEDED FOR LAUNCH NY IN BUFFALO, WHICH IS ALREADY POSITIVELY IMPACTING UPSTATE JOB GROWTH – FED FUNDS WILL PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR START-UPS & ENTREPRENEURS TO GROW, EXPAND & CREATE JOBS

Thanks To Initial Funds Secured By Schumer & Gillibrand, Launch New York Businesses Have Already Created Approximately 1,000 Jobs In Upstate New York; Schumer & Gillibrand Previously Secured $637K In Fed Funds To Help Start Launch NY New, Additional Funds Secured By Schumer & Gillibrand Will Provide More Entrepreneurs In Upstate NY With Resources To Start-Up Companies & Create Jobs - $245K In Fed Funds Will Allow Launch NY To Invest In Entrepreneurs & In Upstate Economy S… Continue Reading


11.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE AKWESASNE TOURISM WORKING GROUP

Funding Will Be Used to Promote Tourism & Economic Development U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2 million in federal funding for the Akwesasne Tourism Working Group. The working group will receive $400,000 for the first year, and a total of $2 million over the next five years. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Sustainable Employment and Econom… Continue Reading


11.15.16

VELAZQUEZ, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE, AFTER PUSH: THOUSANDS OF NYC HOUSING TENANTS WILL BE EXEMPT FROM HUD RULE PLAN WOULD HAVE RAISED RENT COSTS FOR THOUSANDS; NOW, METRO AREAS LIKE NYC CAN BREATHE SIGH OF RELIEF WITH ‘SAMFR’ AXED FOR CITY; NO ONE WILL BE FORCED TO MOVE FROM NEIGHBORHOODS THEY LOVE

Earlier This Year, Velázquez & Schumer Urged HUD to Revise 'Small Area Fair Market Rent Rule' & Work With Affordable Housing Community in NYC Lawmakers Announce: HUD's Revised Rule Will Make Any Metro Area--With Vacancy Rate of 4 Percent or Lower-Exempt from SAFMR Rule; New York City’s Vacancy Rate is 3.45 Percent; Big Win For City & Working Families     New York City- U.S. Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)… Continue Reading


11.11.16

SCHUMER PUSHES TO SECURE OVER $3 MILLION IN HOUSING & HISTORIC TAX CREDITS TO FINALLY REDEVELOP OLD HOLLEY HIGH SCHOOL IN ORLEANS COUNTY; SAVING & REDEVELOPING LONG ABANDONED BUILDING HAS BEEN SOUGHT FOR DECADES; FED INVESTMENT WOULD CREATE NEW 41 MIXED-INCOME APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS, NEW VILLAGE HALL OFFICE AND A FULLY RESTORED AUDITORIUM FOR PUBLIC EVENTS

Schumer Has Long Been Focused On Developing Plans To Help Revitalize Historic Buildings And Rejuvenate Neighborhoods In Upstate NY Creation Of New Building Will Spur Development And Help Create Jobs In Orleans County Schumer: The Holley High School That Has Sat Vacant For Three Decades Will Finally See New Life With Fed Tax Credits U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer today stood in front of the shuttered Holley High School and urged the National Parks Service and its state partner, the NY… Continue Reading


11.11.16

SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT FED ATTEMPTS TO TAKE BACK CRITICAL FUNDS THAT SUPPORT SMALL, RURAL HOSPITALS THAT SERVE VULNERABLE SENIOR CITIZENS, LIKE CORTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER; SENATOR WILL SAY RECENTLY CHANGED FUNDING RULES THAT KEEPS ‘SOLE COMMUNITY HOSPITALS’ AFLOAT ARE ESSENTIAL FOR RURAL AREAS; DEMANDS FEDS IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE

Sole Community Hospitals (SCH) & Medicare Dependent Hospitals (MDH) Are Often The Only Sources Of Emergency Care In Rural Areas - Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Recently Revised One Calculation For Funding SCHs, But Has Decided To Go After Hospitals And Retroactively Recoup Funds Based On The New Formula Cortland Regional Medical Center Recently Will Soon Receive A Notice That It Owes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars & Will Have 15 Days To Pay - Schumer Will Say Mo… Continue Reading


11.11.16

SCHUMER STANDS WITH CAPITAL REGION FIREFIGHTERS AT SARATOGA SPRINGS FIRE DEPT TO LAUNCH A MAJOR PUSH TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; FIREFIGHTERS’ CANCER RISK CAN BE DOUBLE THAT OFOTHERS DUE TO EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS—BUT NO REGISTRY TO TRACK & PREVENT CANCER IN FIREFIGHTERS HAS EVER EXISTED; THOUSANDS OF CAPITAL REGION FIREFIGHTERS WOULD BENEFIT

New 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 Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer: Our Capital Region FirefightersProtect Us, So We Need To Protect Them Surrounded by dozens of Saratoga area fi… Continue Reading


11.10.16

ON THE HEELS OF PROPOSED WINDSTREAM AND EARTHLINK MERGER, SCHUMER MAKES CALL DIRECTLY TO WINDSTREAM CEO & URGES COMPANY TO PROTECT ROUGHLY 1,000 JOBS IN ROCHESTER AREA

Windstream Recently Announced It Is Seeking Fed Approvals To Acquire Earthlink; Together They Employ Roughly 1,000 People In Rochester Area Schumer Says Preserving Rochester Jobs Is His Top Priority Schumer: Windstream's & Earthlink's Rochester Workforce Is Vital For Success Of Merged Company; Rochester Should Remain Hub For New Company’s Future Growth U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called Windstream chief executive officer Tony Thomas following the news that Windstream has propo… Continue Reading


11.04.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE NEARLY $47 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NYC’S SANDY-RELATED REPAIRS IN ROCKAWAY

NYC Will Be Reimbursed By FEMA for Repairs to Three Public Service Buildings in Rockaway & Repairs to Four Boardwalk Sections, Which Provide Public Beach Access Repairs Were Necessary In Order to Open Up Rockaway's Beaches in Time for the Summer After Sandy U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced $46,965,661 in federal funding to the New York Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on behalf of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreatio… Continue Reading


11.03.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $ 2.3 MILLION IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE VALUE-ADDED PRODUCER FUNDING FOR NEW YORK STATE

Funds Will Promote Growth for Small, Independent Producers, Boost Marketing Capabilities, Raise Brand Awareness and Consumer Knowledge U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,279,655 in federal funding for the State of New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program and will be used to create new products and improve their marketing strategy to raise brand awareness and increase… Continue Reading


11.01.16

SCHUMER HELPS SECURE MAJOR DEAL WITH GE TO POSITION LUFKIN-RMT PLANT FOR REDEVELOPMENT; AFTER SENATOR’S URGING GE WILL DONATE LUFKIN FACILITY TO ALLEGANY COUNTY

Schumer: Community Can Now Breathe New Life Into Wellsville Plant U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that General Electric (GE) agreed to donate the Lufkin Facility to Allegany County's Industrial Development Agency. In addition to donating the plant, Schumer secured a commitment from GE to prepare the facility for light manufacturing capabilities. Schumer said this would help Allegany County attract a variety of companies to purchase the facility and eventually invest locally by c… Continue Reading


10.31.16

WITH WINTER JUST AROUND THE CORNER, SENATORS SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $325 MILLION FOR FEDERAL LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; SENATORS SAY FAMILIES ACROSS NEW YORK RELY ON THESE FUNDS TO HELP HEAT THEIR HOMES

First of Two Installments to Help Thousands of Vulnerable NY Seniors & Families Who Need Extra Help to Bay Heating Bills Schumer, Gillibrand: LIHEAP Funds Help Sure People Do Not Have to Choose Between Paying Energy Bills & Paying for Food or Medicine U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the release of $325,060,769 in heating and home energy assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Low Income Home Energy Assist… Continue Reading


10.28.16

SCHUMER: I-84 IS NO STRANGER TO SPEEDING TRUCKS, BUT NEW TECHNOLOGY, READY FOR INSTALLATION, COULD MAKE BARRELING BIG RIGS A THING OF THE PAST; SENATOR SAYS ORANGE COUNTY DRIVERS WOULD BE SAFER & THOUSANDS OF ACCIDENTS COULD BE PREVENTED AND LIVES SAVED

I-84 Speed Limit Is 65 MPH But Any Orange County Resident Can Tell You That Big Rigs, Even Large Buses, Can Give It The Gas & Exceed The Limit, Putting Everyday Drivers At Risk For Accidents-Or Worse Ready-To-Go Technology That Caps Big Rig Speed Has Wide Support But Requires Feds To Approve Across-The-Board Installation; Most Bus & Truck Drivers Operate Safely, But Speed Limiters Can Help Prevent The Handful of Dangerous Actors From Inflicting High-Speed Damage Schumer: Capping … Continue Reading


10.28.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH EDUCATION INITIATIVES AT NYC COLLEGES

HSI STEM Funding Program to Help Develop and Expand Learning Opportunities for Hispanic and Low-Income Students First Installment of Five-Year HSI STEM Funding Set to Begin This Month New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,965,380 in federal funding for seven New York colleges. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Education's Hispanic-Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (HSI STEM) and Arti… Continue Reading


10.27.16

SCHUMER HOSTS ENERGY SECRETARY MONIZ AROUND ROCHESTER; MAKES CASE FOR $75 MILLION FOR JOB-CREATING LASER LAB AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER TO EXPAND NEW ENERGY DISCOVERY AND NATIONAL SECURITY WORK VIA NATIONAL LABS PARTNERSHIP

Schumer: With International Competition From Countries Like Russia And China, Laser Lab Investment Is Vital To Ensure U.S. Will Be First Nation To Achieve Fusion Ignition Schumer Says Laser Lab Is The Backbone Of Rochester's Photonics Industry; Senator Has Long Fought To Keep Job-Creating Laser Lab At The Cutting Edge Of High Tech Energy, Photonics Research  Schumer To Feds: Double Down on Laser Lab for U.S. Energy Future and To Spur Rochester Photonics and Optics Jobs  U.S. Senat… Continue Reading

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