Press Releases

01.08.17

SCHUMER: AMIDST YET ANOTHER DERAILMENT, CRITICAL SAFETY STANDARDS STILL OFF TRACK & STUCK IN BUREAUCRACY; NOT A SINGLE SLEEP APNEA TEST HAS BEEN PERFORMED BY LIRR & INWARD CAMS NOT INSTALLED ACROSS-THE-BOARD; MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS DEMAND SWIFT FED ACTION THAT ONCE & FOR ALL USHERS IN CULTURE OF SAFETY ON THE RAILS

For Years Now, NTSB Has Recommended Sleep Apnea Testing & Inward Cams; FRA Has Agreed; But Far Too Little Has Been Done By Railroads; Some Accidents Still Have Unanswered Questions; Senator Wants Critical Safety Standards - Long Promised - Finally & Immediately Implemented Schumer Says Latest Accident Leaves More Questions Than Answers; Without Proactive Testing & Screening, Deadly Derailments Will Keep Happening; Failure To Implement Initiatives Could Cost Lives And Grave Injuries;… Continue Reading


01.08.17

ON HEELS OF REPORTED DECISION TO FREEZE ALL EPA GRANTS & CONTRACTS, SCHUMER DEMANDS EPA NOT DELAY OR REVERSE CONTRACTS TO TRANSFER “DIAZ 8” HOMES TO VILLAGE OF HOLLEY; THE EPA CANNOT DELAY OR CHANGE COURSE at 11th HOUR

Schumer Expresses Concerns That New Federal Policies Would Put This Critical Transfer At Risk For A Community That Has Spent Years Trying To Acquire Long-Vacant EPA-Owned Homes; Holley Signed EPA Agreement in September to Put Homes On the Market for Sale to New Owners Schumer: Residents of Holley Should Not Have to Wait Any Longer for This Transfer; The EPA Must Do Its Part To Help Holley Strengthen Neighborhoods That Suffered from Diaz Chemical Contamination U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer toda… Continue Reading


01.06.17

SCHUMER SECURES FEDERAL APPROVALS NEEDED TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR AMY’S KITCHEN TO BRING UP TO 1,000 NEW JOBS TO ORANGE COUNTY

Last Year, Schumer Urged Army Corps To Expedite Federal Reviews So Amy's Kitchen Could Turn Vacant Property in Orange County Into A Major Distribution Center; Amy's Kitchen has historically relied on local communities and small businesses to provide ingredients for their distribution centers and product lines With Schumer’s Longstanding Support, U.S. Army Corps Issued Wetlands Review & Nationwide Permit Needed for Site Development At Goshen Property To Create The State of The Art Faci… Continue Reading


01.04.17

SCHUMER COSPONSORS SENATE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE UNITED NATIONS’ ANTI-ISRAEL EFFORTS

Prior to Passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, Schumer Urged the Administration to Veto the Resolution Bipartisan Senate Resolution Expresses Strong Objection to the Recently-Passed UN Resolution & Calls for it to be Repealed or Fundamentally Altered Schumer: This Senate Resolution Reaffirms That Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians Must Come from Direct Negotiations In Order to Achieve a Two-State Solution U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he plans … Continue Reading


01.03.17

AFTER YEARS OF WORK, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK LAND AGREEMENT IS COMPLETED & READY FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Schumer Hails New National Park Service Unit Celebrating An American Hero in Her Hometown; Schumer Passed Legislation Establishing The Park And Lobbied Federal Officials To Follow Through With Final Approval Schumer Pushed DOJ and DOI Officials To Approve Land Transfer, Which Is Now Completed, So The Park Can Be Formally Established Under DOI as a unit of NPS Schumer: Tubman Park Is a Long Overdue Recognition Of An Extraordinary American U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that th… Continue Reading


01.03.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $70 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY; RIT WILL LEAD NEW CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE AIMED AT SPURRING INNOVATION & CREATING CLEAN, HIGH-TECH JOBS

RIT-Led Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance Is Expected To Spur Innovation and Create Clean, High-Tech Jobs -- Project Aims to Deliver 50% Increase in US Manufacturing Sales & Spur Next Generation of Manufacturing Workforce Schumer Previously Made Call Directly to Energy Secretary -- Sec Moniz Said RIT's Bid For DOE Grant Looked Promising & Schumer Pushed Hard to Make it a Reality Schumer, Gillibrand: RIT Will Lead Critical Project and Help Revolutionize The US Manufacturing… Continue Reading


12.22.16

ON THE HEELS OF PROPOSED PRAXAIR AND LINDE AG MERGER, SCHUMER MAKES CALL DIRECTLY TO PRAXAIR CEO & URGES COMPANY TO PROTECT MORE THAN 1,000 JOBS IN ERIE AND NIAGARA COUNTIES

Praxair Recently Announced Its Plan To Merge With Germany's Linde AG; Local WNY Company Employs Over 1,000 People In Erie & Niagara Counties Schumer To CEO: Preserving WNY Jobs Is My Top Priority U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called Praxair chief executive officer Steve Angel following the news that Praxair has proposed merging with Germany's Linde AG. In his call with the Praxair CEO, Schumer highlighted the importance of the Tonawanda and Niagara Falls facilities to the region and enc… Continue Reading


12.22.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW YEAR IS JUST DAYS AWAY AND LI’S 2017 RECREATIONAL & COMMERCIAL FLUKE SEASON IS ALREADY IN JEOPARDY; JUST-RELEASED CATCH LIMITS SPELL TROUBLE FOR LI ANGLERS AND FISHING INDUSTRY; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS USE BEST SCIENCE AND NOT OUTDATED DATA

Just Yesterday, NOAA Released Unfair Catch Quotas For 2017 Fluke Season; Current Benchmark NOAA Is Using Is Based On Outdated Model From 2013 Schumer Urges Dept. of Commerce to Reverse Just- Released NOAA Fluke Limits; Calls for Updated Benchmark Assessment to Be Conducted ASAP Schumer: Dept. of Commerce Must Reel In NOAA To Protect LI Anglers and Fishing Industry Before Fishing Season Is Sunk With the new year just days away, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, today, sounded an alarm and calle… Continue Reading


12.22.16

SCHUMER URGES NY-BASED JETBLUE TO LAND IN ONEIDA COUNTY; CALLS CEO OF JETBLUE DIRECTLY AND ADVOCATES FOR GRIFFISS’S PREMIER AVIATION IN ROME; SENATOR SAYS A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JETBLUE & PREMIER WOULD ALLOW MORE JOBS TO FLY INTO ONEIDA COUNTY

Schumer Lead The Advocacy For Griffiss After Empire Aero Took Off; Today, Premier Aviation Employs Over 150 People & Performs Critical Maintenance Work That Schumer Wants Big Players Like JetBlue To Utilize Premier Is In Talks To Do Business With JetBlue; Schumer Makes The Case For Why Griffiss Is The Place To Be; Agreement with JetBlue Could Add At Least 100 New Jobs To Griffiss Maintenance Hub Schumer To JetBlue: Come To The (Tray) Table With Premier, Make an Agreement & Fly Into Gri… Continue Reading


12.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 38 UPSTATE NEW YORK COUNTIES WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 38 UPSTATE NEW YORK COUNTIES WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS Funding Will Be Used to Help Non-Profits, Local Governments Relocate Homeless Individuals & Families, Promote Self-Sufficiency Programs   U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $60,177,796 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 38 counties across Upstate NY that promote the… Continue Reading


12.21.16

The Busiest Time To Travel Starts In T-Minus 3 Days: SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO MAKE SPEEDING RIGS ON I-81, I-481, I-690 & THRUWAY A THING OF CHRISTMAS PAST; NEW READY-TO-USE TECHNOLOGY WILL SLAM THE BREAKS ON TRUCKS BARRELING DOWN BUSY HIGHWAYS; SENATOR SAYS SYRACUSE & CNY DRIVERS TRAVELING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WOULD BE SAFER & THOUSANDS OF CRASHES CAN BE PREVENTED

Onondaga County Interstate's Speed Limit Is 65 MPH But Any 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 To DO… Continue Reading


12.21.16

SCHUMER COMPLETES UNPRECEDENTED TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES FOR 18TH YEAR IN A ROW; ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE FINISHES WITH VISIT TO COLUMBIA COUNTY – YEAR CONCLUDES WITH A TOTAL OF 189 VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND; PLEDGES TO VISIT ALL 62 COUNTIES AGAIN IN 2017

Upon His Election to the Senate in 1998, Schumer Made A Pledge To Visit Every Single New York County Each Year - After 18 Years, The Tradition Continues Schumer Calls Tour Essential To His Work In U.S. Capitol - Pledges To Complete Another 62-County Tour In 2017 Schumer Sticks A Pin In All 62 Counties For 18thYear In A Row U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today completed his 18th consecutive tour of all 62 New York State counties – a feat that continues his run as the first New York Stat… Continue Reading


12.21.16

SCHUMER DEMANDS CSX STOP THROWING UP ROADBLOCKS AND TRANSFER KEY PARCEL TO CITY OF HUDSON; HUDSON WILL USE LAND TO LAUNCH THEIR LARGEST REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT THAT COULD TRANSFORM HUDSON’S WATERFRONT AREA BY BUILDING NEW RESIDENTIAL HOUSING, RETAIL CENTER, MODERN CO-WORKING FACILITY AND OFFICE SPACE

Nearly Two Years Of Outreach With CSX Has Only Resulted In Dead-End Communication, The City's Largest Redevelopment Project Since The 1980s Has Effectively Come To A Halt Senator Says The Parcel Of Land Is The Missing Key To Help Hudson Launch A Major Development Project Schumer To CSX: Get Project Rolling! U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged CSX to be a good neighbor and work with the City of Hudson as the local development corporation presses ahead in its proposal to acquire a CSX-o… Continue Reading


12.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 33 LONG ISLAND ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS

Funding Will Be Used to Help Non-Profits, Local Governments Relocate Homeless Individuals & Families, Promote Self-Sufficiency Programs U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,250,326 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for services on Long Island that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD's Continuum of Care Program, which provides funding to non-profits, as well as lo… Continue Reading


12.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $108 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 193 NEW YORK CITY ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS

Funding Will Be Used to Help Non-Profits, Local Governments Relocate Homeless Individuals & Families, Promote Self-Sufficiency Programs U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $108,089,919 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for services in New York City that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD's Continuum of Care Program, which provides funding to non-profits, as well a… Continue Reading


12.18.16

SCHUMER: VOLATILE E-CIGS CONTINUE TO EXPLODE & INJURE PEOPLE; SEVERE BURNS & PERMANENT DAMAGE ALL TOO COMMON; FEDS MUST NOW CONSIDER RECALL OPTIONS & GET TO BOTTOM OF WHY DEVICES—MANY FROM CHINA—CONTINUE TO EXPLODE; RECENT INJURIES & EXPLOSIONS PROVE FED ACTION NEEDED

Past Month Alone, Serious NYC E-Cig Explosions Have Dealt Serious Injuries To People-3rd Degree Burns & Permanent Disfigurement; People From Brooklyn,Queens, LI Have Also Been Victims Of Ticking-Time-Bomb E-Cigs; Critical Focus By Feds & Possible Recalls Must Be Weighed  With E-Cig Sites Pushing Holiday Gift Buys, Schumer Concerned Explosions Will Continue To Rise; FDA Recorded Dozens Of Serious Explosions In 2015 & 2016; 2017 Could See Even More   S… Continue Reading


12.18.16

SCHUMER REMARKS CALLING FOR SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 ELECTIONS

Please see below for a transcript of Sen. Schumer's remarks this morning in New York City calling for a Senate Select Committee to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election: "As the days and weeks go forward, it's clearer and clearer that the Russians hacked our cyber system with the intent of influencing the election. Whether it actually had an effect that will be for the political scientists to determine. But it sure should raise the hackles of every American. The fact that the Ru… Continue Reading


12.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION IN HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDS FOR CATTARAUGUS COUNTY PROJECT HEAD START, INC. IN WESTERN NY

Funding Provides Early Education for Low-Income Children in Olean U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,785,438 in federal funding for the Cattaraugus County Project Head Start, Inc. in Olean, N.Y. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding would allow the organization to continue its efforts in Cattaraugus County to improve ed… Continue Reading


12.14.16

SCHUMER MANDATE IN JUST-PASSED WRDA LAW GIVES NAVY 6 MONTHS TO SUBMIT OFFICIAL GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION REPORT ON BETHPAGE PLUME; PUBLIC REPORT WILL HELP UNMASK CONTAMINATION SO CLEAN UP IS BETTER TARGETED, MORE TIMELY & TRANSPARENT

For Far Too Long, Nassau Residents Endured Unanswered Questions About Grumman/Navy Contamination; Foot-Dragging & Finger-Pointing Have Made Matters Worse & Frustrated Locals New Schumer Law That Just Passed Full Congress Will Now Help Detail The Plume Like Never Before; Goal Is To Clean It-All Of It-Up Schumer: Detailed Report on Toxic Bethpage Plume Is Now Required Homework for Navy and Grumman U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced today that language he authored - that requires a… Continue Reading


12.13.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: BUFFALO WWII VETERAN HAS NOT RECEIVED AT LEAST THREE MILITARY SERVICE MEDALS EARNED DURING WAR; SENATOR CALLS ON ARMY TO IMMEDIATELY AWARD LONG-DELAYED MEDALS TO VETERAN, SAYING THAT FURTHER DENIAL OF RIGHTFULLY DESERVED MEDALS BECAUSE OF SEGREGATION OF ARMED FORCES UNDERMINES BUFFALONIAN’S VALOR AND SACRIFICES

Thousands Of African American Soldier During WWII, Like Buffalo Native George Watts, Were Denied Equal Treatment During a Period When Our Nation's Military Was Segregated Schumer Brings Case Directly To U.S. Army, Saying That Buffalo Native, George Watts, Earned and Should be Awarded At Least Three Service Ribbons For His Efforts During WWII Schumer To U.S. Army: Give Buffalo WWII Veteran George Watts The Awards He Earned So Many Years Ago Surrounded by local veterans in Buffalo, NY, U.S. Sen… Continue Reading

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