Press Releases

09.08.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $630K IN FED FUNDS FOR CITY OF ITHACA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Hire 4 New Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $634,016 in federal funding for the City of Ithaca Fire Department. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. This funding will allow the City of Ithaca Fire Department to expand its emergency services capabilities by hiring four new firefighters. "Whether it's a fire, f… Continue Reading


09.07.16

SCHUMER URGES HOUSE TO SWIFTLY PASS JASTA BILL; LAW WOULD ALLOW VICTIMS TO SEEK JUSTICE FOR TERRORIST ACTS ON U.S. SOIL; SENATOR SAYS AMERICAN FAMILIES DESERVE THEIR DAY IN COURT

Past Court Decisions Have Hindered Terrorism-Related Claims From Victims of Attacks Like 9/11; People Injured by Terrorist Attacks on American Soil Have Limited Recourse Against Foreign States That Funded The Terror That Took Their Loved Ones Away But Schumer's JASTA Bill That Has Already Passed Senate-And Now Imminent For House Vote-Can Help Deliver Justice Schumer Urges House to Quickly Pass JASTA U.S. Senator Charles Schumer released the following statement today as it relates to news th… Continue Reading


09.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $717,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL AIRPORT

With winter season approaching, Department of Transportation funding will be used to acquire snow removal equipment Ithaca, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $717,300 in federal funding for the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. The funding allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be used to acquire a new high speed multi-tasking snow removal vehicle to keep the airport serviceable… Continue Reading


09.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $875,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP PREVENT YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE ON LONG ISLAND

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Awards Federal Grants to the Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, Islip UFSD, Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Rockville Centre Youth Council, Human Understanding Growth Services, Lindenhurst Community Cares Coalition, Riverhead Community Awareness Program 'Drug- Free Communities Support Programs' Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse, Including Rx Drugs U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand t… Continue Reading


09.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, GOLDFEDER ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $23K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR POINT BREEZE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Protective Turnout Gear for Fire Volunteers U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder today announced $23,571 in federal funding for the Point Breeze Fire Department. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, these funds will be used to purchase ten sets of new, protective turnout gear. "This funding will help keep our local… Continue Reading


09.07.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: UPSTATE NY RESIDENTS REPORTED MORE THAN 4,000 CELL PHONE DEAD ZONES SCATTERED THROUGHOUT UPSTATE, CREATING DROPPED CALLS & DRIVING PEOPLE CRAZY; SCHUMER DELIVERS UPSTATE DEAD ZONE LOCATIONS TO CARRIERS & ASKS THEM TO BE FIXED

Schumer Details Results From His Online Crowdsourcing Campaign To Help Identify Dead Zones; Having Good, Quality Coverage Is Essential To Upstate Safety, Business & Every Day To-And-From Many Carriers Have No Clue Where Dead Zones Exist But Upstate NY Residents Often Know Exactly Where Their Calls Are Constantly Dropped Schumer: Carriers Must Come Up With Solution That Meets Community Need & Consent During a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today r… Continue Reading


09.06.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $500K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR GERRITSEN BEACH FIRE VOLUNTEERS

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase Radios That Create a Better Communication Network With NYC In the Case of an Emergency U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $503,145 in federal funding for the Gerritsen Beach Fire Volunteers. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, these funds will be used to purchase new radios that will help the volunteer firefighters better communica… Continue Reading


09.06.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $300,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK ASIAN WOMEN’S CENTER

Department of Justice Funds Will Support Culturally Specific Counseling, Advocacy & Support Services to Asian Child Victims of Sexual Assault & Abuse U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for the New York Asian Women's Center. The funding was allocated through the DOJ's Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Sexual Assault Services Program. The funds will be used to support … Continue Reading


09.02.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $300,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BLACK WOMEN’S BLUEPRINT; BROOKLYN NON-PROFIT SERVES AFRICAN-AMERICAN VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NYC

Department of Justice Funds Awarded to 'Black Women's Blueprint' for Services That Help Victims of Domestic Violence; Organization Will Partner With 'Women’s Hands Establishing Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills (WHEELS) U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding the Black Women’s Blueprint, a non-profit organization located in Brooklyn that serves African American victims of sexual assault, domesti… Continue Reading


09.02.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $600K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT PROGRAMS IN CENTRAL NY

Grant Will Be Used To Provide Quality Representation to Victims of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Across Central NY U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program. Specifically, Utica-based legal aid organization wi… Continue Reading


09.02.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $600K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT PROGRAMS IN THE ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION

Grant Will Be Used To Provide Quality Representation to Victims of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in Monroe, Orleans And Genesee Counties U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for The Legal Aid Society of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program. This funding will allow The Le… Continue Reading


09.02.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT PROGRAMS IN THE CAPITAL REGION

Grant Will Be Used To Provide Quality Representation to Victims of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in Albany And Rensselaer Counties U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,157,021 in federal funding for two Capital Region legal aid groups dedicated to providing legal representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against… Continue Reading


09.01.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, RICE ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $14K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR VILLAGE OF FREEPORT

Schumer, Gillibrand, Rice Announce Village of Freeport to Receive DOJ Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Award; Grant Will Help Provide Funds Necessary for Additional Patrols Schumer, Gillibrand, Rice: These Funds Will Help Make Streets & Neighborhoods Safer in the Village of Freeport U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Rice announced today that the Village of Freeport has been awarded $14,140 in federal U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Funding. The funds were a… Continue Reading


09.01.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $200K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR FOUR CENTRAL NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase Safety Equipment & Protective Gear For Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $196,521 in federal funding for four fire departments in Central New York. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Homer Fire Department in Cortland County will receive $13,567 in funding to purchase a new washing and drying machine to preven… Continue Reading


09.01.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT PROGRAMS IN NYC

Department of Justice Funds Awarded to NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, NY Legal Assistance Group & Shalom Task Force Funding Will Provide Resources to Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence & Stalking; Awardees Provide Services to LGBTQ Victims, Latina & Asian Immigrant Victims, Chassidic & Orthodox Jewish Victims U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.8 million in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) fundi… Continue Reading


09.01.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $14 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT HOMELESS VETERAN FAMILIES IN NEW YORK CITY AND ON LONG ISLAND

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Grants Help Low-Income, At-Risk Veteran Families By Providing Them With Services to Prevent Homelessness Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Funds for HELP Social Service Corporation; Samaritan Daytop Village; Jericho Project; Volunteers of America-Greater NY; Services for the UnderServed; Black Veterans for Social Justice; Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,074,580 in federal funding… Continue Reading


09.01.16

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO DOUBLE DOWN ON OPPOSITION TO RESTRICTIVE CANADIAN TRADE POLICIES THREATENING NY DAIRY PRODUCERS; SENATOR SAYS NEW DAIRY-PRICING RULES ARE SOUR AND FEDS NEED TO ACT NOW

Harmful New Regulations In Canada Penalize Canadian Dairy Processors For Using Imported American Milk - Many Farmers Throughout NY Depend On Dairy Exports, But New Canadian Limitations on Milk Imports Could Put Farmers, Coops and Companies at Risk In March, Schumer Urged Agriculture Secretary and US Trade Representative to Protect Upstate NY Dairy Farmers - Now, Schumer Demands Investigation Into Whether New Policy May Run Afoul of US-Canadian Trade Agreements Schumer: Feds Must Ensure Canadia… Continue Reading


09.01.16

FOLLOWING THIRD TRAIN-RELATED FATALITY IN KINGSTON AREA OVER 10-MONTH PERIOD, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDERALLY-FUNDED OPERATION LIFESAVER INC. TO BRING TRAIN SAFETY PROGRAMS TO ULSTER COUNTY – SENATOR SAYS EDUCATION & AWARENESS ARE KEY TO KEEPING RESIDENTS SAFE AROUND TRACKS & RAILROAD CROSSINGS

Last Week, 15-Year-Old Kingston Resident Was Killed By A CSX Train - Accident Is Third Fatality In Less Than 1 Year; Fed. Railroad Administration Is Currently Reviewing Additional Safety Measures To Implement At Area Rail Crossings - But Schumer Says Education Is Also Key To Keeping People Safe Around Tracks Schumer Urges Operation Lifesaver, Inc. – Federally-Funded Non-Profit – To Bring Awareness Programs & Training To Local Community; As Advanced Technology Helps Build Quiete… Continue Reading


08.31.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT HOMELESS VETERAN FAMILIES IN CENTRAL NEW YORK AND THE NORTH COUNTRY

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Grants Help Low-Income, At-Risk Veteran Families By Providing Them With Services to Prevent Homelessness Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Funds For Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse & The Utica Center for Development, Inc. U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,051,933 in federal funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for two organizations in the Central New York and North Country … Continue Reading


08.31.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT HOMELESS VETERAN FAMILIES ACROSS ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES AND WESTERN NEW YORK REGIONS

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Grants Help Low-Income, At-Risk Veteran Families By Providing Them With Services to Prevent Homelessness Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Funds for Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. & Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc., Which Serve Rochester & Western NY Communities U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,168,072 in federal funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for two organizations in the Rochester-Finger Lak… Continue Reading

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