Press Releases

03.30.18

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT FOR FORMAL CONGRESSIONAL DESIGNATION OF THE NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER IN JAMESTOWN; SENATOR SAYS NEW DESIGNATION WILL MAKE JAMESTOWN THE "COOPERSTOWN OF COMEDY," ATTRACTING VISITORS FROM FAR AND WIDE, CREATING NEW JOBS & BRINGING MILLIONS OF TOURISM DOLLARS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO WESTERN NEW YORK

National Comedy Center Will Be A Cultural Institution: Connecting, Inspiring, And Educating Visitors From All Over The Country About America's Rich History Of Comedy National Comedy Center Will Also Build on a Tradition of Comedy History in Jamestown, NY, the Brithplace of Legend Lucille Ball Schumer: National Comedy Center Is No Joke!  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced he will introduce a congressional resolution that will designate James… Continue Reading


03.28.18

WITH HATE CRIMES ON THE RISE, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND NONPROFITS FROM THREATS

The Funding Doubles Spending For Security Grants To Protect Synagogues, Churches, Mosques And Community Centers In 2017, Anti-Semitic Incidents Increased By 57% Over The Previous Year U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the omnibus spending bill that passed last week includes $60 million in funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which more than doubles the $25 million in federal funding provided to the program las… Continue Reading


03.28.18

SCHUMER REVEALS: FIVE YEARS AFTER SANDY, BAY PARK SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT STILL RELIES ON GENERATORS; PLAN TO FIX POWER PROBLEM & TREAT MORE WATER, WHILE KEEPING NITROGEN DIVERSION PLAN ON SCHEDULE, REQUIRES FEMA APPROVAL; OTHERWISE, FACILITY COULD FAIL; SENATOR URGES FEMA TO APPROVE NASSAU PLAN

Nassau Has Been Working Day & Night To Come Up With A Permanent Plan To Deliver Power To Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant-And Now They Have One; New Partnership With PSEG-LI Will Deliver The Extra Power Needed To Clean More Water And Address Nitrogen, But It Requires FEMA To Give Blessing Without Swift FEMA Approval Facility Could Reach Maximum Load, LI Water Treated By Bay Park Site Would Be Limited & Western Bays Resiliency Plan That Would Tackle Nitrogen Levels Could Derail Schumer … Continue Reading


03.28.18

SCHUMER: AMIDST RISING NUMBERS OF OPIOID DEATHS & OVERDOSES, JUST-SIGNED SPENDING BILL PROVIDES OVER $3 BILLION TO HELP COMBAT RAGING EPIDEMIC; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS NOT DAWDLE AND CUT THE OPIOID-CRISIS CHECK TO NY NOW

Schumer Secured Billions in Just-Passed Spending Bill to Beat Back Growing Scourge of Opioid Drug Abuse & Trafficking By Providing More Aggressive Enforcement Measures & Increasing Treatment, Prevention & Education Efforts BUT Schumer Warns, Without Immediate Action, Money To Stop Traffickers, Execute Prevention Campaigns, and Increase Treatment Programs Could Get Mired in Red Tape and Remain In Limbo Doing Nothing For Staten Island and NY; Opioid Crisis is National Emergency That N… Continue Reading


03.28.18

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: JUST PASSED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL WILL INCLUDE SCHUMER-ORIGINATED BILL THAT ALLOWS CAMPS & CHILDREN ORGS TO GAIN ACCESS TO FBI SEX OFFENDER BACKGROUND CHECKS ON NEW EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS, ADDING AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OF PROTECTION AND SAFETY FOR CHILDREN NATIONWIDE

Legislation First Introduced By Schumer Will Unlock Database For Summer Camps & Other Organizations To Access Fed Background Check On New Employees and Volunteers Schumer Says Day Camps, Afterschool Programs Will Now Have The Ability To Conduct Sex Offender Background Checks On Prospective Employees To Protect Children  Schumer: Camps and Child Care Org Access To The FBI Database Will Help Keep Our Children Safe  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced th… Continue Reading


03.28.18

SCHUMER: GLOBAL LEADER IN AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT – THALES – INKS NASA DEAL THAT WILL LEAD TO MORE GROWTH AT THE GRIFFISS UAS TEST SITE

The NASA Space Act Agreement Will Allow Thales To Work With NASA, FAA And Other Partners To Advance Goals Of The Test Site U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced Thales, a global leader in air traffic management solutions, has reached a formal agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for a Space Act Agreement to support national and regional efforts to establish UAS traffic management (UTM) in the United States. Schumer worked with Thales … Continue Reading


03.26.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: JUST-PASSED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL PROVIDES MORE THAN $6.2 BILLION FOR LABS AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, INCLUDING AT LONG ISLAND’S BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB; BILL PROVIDES $30 MILLION ALONE FOR BNL REVITALIZATION PROJECT

Just-Passed Federal Spending Agreement Provides Over $800 Million More in Funds for Office of Science Than Last Year Schumer, Gillibrand: This Is A Win For Science, For BNL & For Long Island's Economy U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the just-passed federal spending agreement provides $6.259 billion for the Office of Science, which helps fund universities and national laboratories like Long Island's Brookhaven National Lab (BNL), a world-renown… Continue Reading


03.26.18

SCHUMER: JUST-ANNOUNCED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL INCLUDES AMENDMENT TO REVERSE DEPT. OF EDUCATION POLICY THAT PUT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DESTINED FOR BUFFALO AND SYRACUSE STUDENTS IN LIMBO; SAY YES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CAN NOW ACCESS THE INFO THEY NEED TO MAKE PAYMENTS ON TIME

Recent Changes to the Department of Education's Guidance Prohibited FAFSA Data From Being Released To Private Scholarship Providers Like Buffalo/Syracuse 'Say Yes' Chapters Senator Says 'Say Yes’ Provides Millions Of Dollars In Scholarships For Upstate New York’s Students Every Year, Including Thousands of Students in Buffalo and Syracuse U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced the reversal of a harmful U.S. Department of Education policy that is preventing&… Continue Reading


03.26.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $70 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING INNOVATION INSTITUTES, INCLUDING NATIONAL ‘REMADE’ MANUFACTURING HUB LED BY ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY; RIT-LED INSTITUTE WON THE NATIONAL 5-YEAR DOE COMPETITION LAST YEAR TO BUILD A NEW MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE IN ROCHESTER; VITAL FUNDING WILL KEEP REMADE’S DOORS OPEN AND ALLOW RIT TO BE ON THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION & CREATING CLEAN ENERGY, HIGH-TECH JOBS

Schumer & Gillibrand's Continue Multi-Year Effort To Secure Funding; New Funding Will Keep RIT-Led Manufacturing Institute in Business, Deeply Enriching the Regional Economy And Opening New National Clean Manufacturing HQ in Rochester Schumer, Gillibrand: With This New Funding RIT Can Continue To Revolutionize The US Manufacturing Industry And Bring Good-Paying Jobs to Rochester Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that … Continue Reading


03.26.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $73 MILLION IN FED FUNDING INCLUDED FOR ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF (NTID) IN OMNIBUS BILL

Schumer & Gillibrand Have Long Fought For Funds For NTID To Help Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing New Yorkers Get Education and Find Jobs U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced more than $73 million was included in the omnibus bill for the Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). Schumer and Gillibrand said the new bill included an additional $3 million above Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 levels. The … Continue Reading


03.23.18

SCHUMER: CAPITAL REGION CIDERIES LIKE ROGERS CIDERYARD IN FULTON COUNTY COULD BE FORCED TO USE TERMS LIKE ‘SPARKLING’ OR ‘CARBONATED’ ON ALL HARD CIDER PRODUCTS; SENATOR SAYS THIS DOES NOTHING BUT CHEAPEN NY’S HARD CIDER INDUSTRY; URGES FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE BEFORE THEY DERAIL NEW YORK’S CRAFT HARD CIDER MOMENTUM

Schumer To Feds: Take Your Buzz Words Off of New York's Hard Cider Today, at Rogers Cideryard in Fulton County, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Administrator John J. Manfreda to immediately reverse a provision in a proposed rule which would mandate the use of the terms 'sparkling' or 'carbonated’ for all of New York’s hard ciders products. Schumer said requiring cideries to label their cider as "carbonated" is confusing fo… Continue Reading


03.23.18

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND: JUST-PASSED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL INCLUDES MORE THAN $700 MILLION IN FUNDS FOR U.S. ISRAELI MISSILE DEFENSE PROGRAMS

Federal Funding Bill Fully Funds Several Joint Defense Programs Including the Iron Dome; Massive Investment is $105 Million More Than Last Year Gillibrand Led Bipartisan Letter Push with 40 Senators Calling for full U.S.-Israel Cooperative Missile Defense Funding for Iron Dome, David's Sling, and Arrow 3 Programs Schumer and Gillibrand Say Funding Will Tremendously Benefit Both Countries And Lead To Improved Security And Safety For One of Our Closest Allies, The State Of Israel U.S. Senate M… Continue Reading


03.23.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OMNIBUS BILL INCLUDES $132 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ALEXANDRIA BAY PORT OF ENTRY PROJECT

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $132 in federal funding for the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry Project. Funding was provided through the recently announced omnibus bill and will support the second phase of renovations for the project. Schumer and Gillibrand secured funding for phase one of the project in 2015 after nearly a decade of advocating the federal government to improve the border crossing. "After breaking ground last year… Continue Reading


03.23.18

SCHUMER LAUNCHES A MAJOR EFFORT FOR ONEIDA HEALTHCARE TO ADDRESS SERIOUS DOCTOR SHORTAGE IN CENTRAL NEW YORK; SENATOR URGES CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS CRITICAL LEGISLATION THAT WILL DELIVER MORE DOCTORS TO SMALLER COMMUNITY HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS LIKE ONEIDA HEALTHCARE

Senator Says U.S. Could Have Physician Shortage of More Than 100,000 by 2030; Physician Shortage Crisis is Only Getting Worse and CNY Communities Will Pay the Price for Generations to Come Congress Should Be Doing Everything Possible To Address Severe Doctor Shortage That Is Already Putting Patient Care At Risk, Must Act Now To Reverse Course Before It's Too Late; Urges Senate to Pass Doctor Shortage Bill Schumer: Congress Must Help Alleviate Central New York's Doctor Shortage Joined by local… Continue Reading


03.23.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: JUST-PASSED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL INCLUDES $12 MILLION TO PROTECT LONG ISLAND SOUND—HIGHEST LEVEL OF FUNDING IN 25 YEARS; SENATORS SAY 50 PERCENT INCREASE IN FUNDS FROM LAST YEAR WILL HELP BETTER PROTECT ENVIRONMENT & LI ECONOMY

More Than 23 Million People Live Within 50 Miles of Sound, Which Is Home to More Than 120 Species of Fish Senators Have Led Fight to Improve LI Sound, Which is a Vital Part of Long Island Economy & Fishing Industries U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the just-passed federal spending bill includes $12 million to fund the Environmental Protection Agency's Long Island Sound program, an increase of $4 million from the year prior. The Senators said t… Continue Reading


03.23.18

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $40 Million In Federal Funding For The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

The Recently Passed Omnibus Bill Increases Funding for SLSDC by Over $3.9 Million From Previous Year's Allotment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the recently passed omnibus bill includes $40 million in federal funding for the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), which is $3.972 million more than it received last year. The funding will support the continued operations of the SLSDC, as well as projects to m… Continue Reading


03.22.18

SCHUMER: JUST-ANNOUNCED FEDERAL SPENDING BILL INCLUDES “KEVIN & AVONTE’S LAW,” WHICH WOULD HELP LOCATE CHILDREN WITH AUTISM PRONE TO WANDERING; FOLLOWING TRAGIC LOSS OF ROCHESTER’S TREVYAN ROWE, SCHUMER JOINED ROCHESTER AUTISM COMMUNITY TO PUSH FOR FINAL PASSAGE ONCE AND FOR ALL

Just This Month A Rochester Teen Trevyan Rowe Tragically Went Missing From School; Senator Says Trevyan's Search Shows How Important The Passage Of This Law Is; Almost Half Of All Children With Autism Will Wander At Least Once--Incidents Could Be Prevented By Wearable Tracking Devices That Allow Law Enforcement To Locate Vulnerable Children And Adults Schumer's Legislation, "Kevin & Avonte’s Law," Will Create A Vital Grant Program To Provide Lifesaving Locator Devices To Families In … Continue Reading


03.22.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE MAJOR VICTORIES FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK IN JUST-ANNOUNCED FEDERAL FUNDING BILL

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce: Bipartisan Funding Bill Is Filled With Dozens Of Important Victories For Upstate New York Senators  Successfully Pushed For Including Opioid Treatment & Prevention Programs,  HOME/CDBG Funding, Great Lakes Initiative, Transportation &  More  Schumer & Gillibrand: New Federal Funding Bill Is A Major Win For Upstate NY  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced majo… Continue Reading


03.22.18

SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $155 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE PROGRAM

Funding Will Ensure Continued Commercial Service to Massena International Airport, Ogdensburg International Airport, Plattsburgh International Airport, Adirondack Regional Airport, and Watertown International Airport U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Omnibus Appropriations package will fully fund the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, which provided funding to maintain scheduled commercial air service at airports acros… Continue Reading


03.22.18

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $75 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CLEANUP OF THE WEST VALLEY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT IN 2018 SPENDING BILL; PROGRAM HAS BEEN SHORTCHANGED FOR YEARS & SITE CONTINUES TO POSE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK TO WNY; SENATORS SAY FUNDING WILL BE USED FOR WASTE CLEANUP AT THE CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SITE

The Recently Released Omnibus Funding Bill Allocates $75 Million to West Valley, an Increase of Nearly $9 Million Over Last Year's Funding Levels To Clean Up Out-of-Use Former Nuclear Site Schumer, Gillibrand: Increase In Fed Funds to Appropriate Levels Will Finally Give West Valley The Necessary Funds to Keep Cleanup on Track for 2019, But More Will Be Needed In The Future  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announ… Continue Reading

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