Press Releases

12.13.16

SCHUMER: JOBS AT KLEIN STEEL ARE THREATENED BY WRONGHEADED EFFORT TO ROLL BACK “BUY AMERICA” PROVISION IN CONGRESS; SENATOR STRONGLY OPPOSES HOUSE EFFORT TO ROLL BACK “BUY AMERICA” LAW, VOWING TO PROTECT KLEIN STEEL JOBS IN ROCHESTER BY BLOCKING ANY ATTEMPT TO AXE LAW SET TO EXPIRE

Klein Steel Uses US-Produced Steel To Manufacture Critical Components Used In Water & Infrastructure Projects, But "Buy America" Provision That Requires US-Made Parts Is Set To Lapse Next Year - And House Majority Just Tried to Remove This Provision From Water-Sewer Bill With "Buy America" Provision Set To Expire, Schumer Is Pushing To Preserve & Make Permanent This Vital Provision That Protects Rochester Workers At Klein Steel Schumer: I Will Not Let Congress “Steel” Roc… Continue Reading


12.13.16

SCHUMER, DONOVAN, DE BLASIO, ODDO ANNOUNCE MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN ARMY CORPS SEAWALL PROJECT

Assistant Secretary of the Army approved project's "Final Feasibility Report," ending first phase and permitting Corps to begin intensive design work Schumer, Donovan, Oddo pushed for expedited approval before year's end; Approval is months ahead of schedule Staten Island, NY-December 13, 2016….U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), Mayor Bill de Blasio, Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo, and Staten Island elected representatives today announced t… Continue Reading


12.12.16

SCHUMER BILL THAT HELPS STATEN ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICTS FUND LEAD TESTING PASSES CONGRESS; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Schumer Said Discoveries Of Elevated Lead Levels In Schools Across New York State Over The Past Year Were A Clear Signal That All NYS Schools and Day Care Centers Need Long-Term Access to Fed Grants To Test For Water Contamination Schumer-Introduced Bill Authorizes $20 Million Over Next 5 Years - For Total $100M - in Federal Grants For Schools and Day Care Centers That Want to Test Drinking Water; Results Will Protect Student and Teacher Health and Help Experts Determine The Extent Of Lead Cont… Continue Reading


12.12.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & DONOVAN ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO RENAME STATEN ISLAND’S SOUTH SHORE POSTAL FACILITY IN HONOR OF LEONARD MONTALTO, SANDY VICTIM AND BELOVED POSTMAN; WITH BILL NOW HEADED TO PRESIDENT’S DESK, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & DONOVAN CALL FOR BILL TO BE SWIFTLY SIGNED INTO LAW

For 31 Years, Montalto Served As a Postal Worker in Tottenville; Montalto Also Worked As Secretary & Treasurer for Local Branch of American Postal Workers Union Schumer, Gillibrand & Donovan: Renaming Post Office Will Rightly Honor Montalto's Commitment to Public Service & SI Community Staten Island, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the legislation to rename 3031 Veterans Road West on Sta… Continue Reading


12.12.16

SCHUMER BILL THAT HELPS UPSTATE NY SCHOOL DISTRICTS FUND LEAD TESTING PASSES CONGRESS; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Schumer Said Discoveries Of Elevated Lead Levels In Schools Across New York State Over The Past Year Were A Clear Signal That All NYS Schools and Day Care Centers Need Long-Term Access to Fed Grants To Test For Water Contamination Schumer-Introduced Bill Authorizes $20 Million Over Next 5 Years - For Total $100M - in Federal Grants For Schools and Day Care Centers That Want to Test Drinking Water; Results Will Protect Student and Teacher Health and Help Experts Determine The Extent Of Lead Cont… Continue Reading


12.12.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES UNANIMOUS PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO HELP RECOVER NAZI-CONFISCATED ART; BILL NOW HEADS TO THE PRESIDENT FOR SIGNATURE

Schumer's HEAR Act Will Help Return Artwork Confiscated During Holocaust to Rightful Owners & Heirs Schumer: It Is Our Moral Duty to Help Holocaust Survivors & Their Families Achieve Some Justice U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that both chambers of Congress have unanimously passed the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act (HEAR) Act. The bill is now headed to the President's desk. Specifically, Schumer’s HEAR Act will help facilitate the re… Continue Reading


12.11.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: DESPITE TERROR BEING VERY REAL THREAT & WITH HOLIDAY TRAVEL KICKING INTO GEAR, TRAIN & TRANSIT EMPLOYEES ARE NOT CROSS-CHECKED WITH TERROR WATCH LIST; SENATOR SAYS SAFETY GAP MUST BE CLOSED ASAP, HELPING TO ENSURE SAFETY FOR TENS-OF-THOUSANDS OF NEW YORKERS

The 9/11 Commission Report Was First To Urge Closing This Loophole But Rule To Fix This Sits Stuck; Schumer Pushes Both Department Of Homeland Security & TSA To Finish Rule & Crosscheck Safety-Sensitive Employees With Terror List--Just Like The Airlines Recent Threats Of Terror, Attacks & NYC As Nation's Transit Epicenter Demand Feds Work To Get This Commonsense Employee Background Check Put In Place For Transit Schumer: A Transit Terror Crosscheck Could Be The Next Life Saver As… Continue Reading


12.10.16

SCHUMER, MCCAIN, REED, GRAHAM JOINT STATEMENT ON REPORTS THAT RUSSIA INTERFERED WITH 2016 ELECTION

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Senate Democratic Leader-elect, Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services released the following joint statement today in response to news reports on the CIA's analysis of Russian interference with the 2016 election: "For years, foreign adversaries have directed cyberattacks… Continue Reading


12.10.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, STEFANIK ANNOUNCE PRE-CLEARANCE LEGISLATION PASSES CONGRESS; PROGRAM COULD SAVE HOURS OF DELAYS AT NORTHERN BORDER CROSSING, IMPROVE LOCAL ECONOMY, AND BOOST TOURISM; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Schumer, Gillibrand & Stefanik: Bill Would Provide Legal Authority Needed for Border Agents Carrying Out Pre-Clearance in Canada U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik today announced legislation that would enable the pre-clearance program that more easily allows Canadians to travel to the North Country and Capital Region passed Congress late Friday night. The Senators and Congresswoman explained that the bill they introduced an… Continue Reading


12.10.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE PRE-CLEARANCE LEGISLATION PASSES CONGRESS; PROGRAM COULD SAVE HOURS OF DELAYS AT PEACE BRIDGE BORDER CROSSING, IMPROVE LOCAL ECONOMY, ENHANCE SECURITY AND BOOST TOURISM; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Schumer, Gillibrand: Bill Would Provide Legal Authority Needed for Border Agents Carrying Out Pre-Clearance in Canada U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced legislation that would enable the pre-clearance program that allows Canadians to travel more easily and safely back and forth over Peace Bridge, passed Congress late Friday night. The Senators explained that the bill they introduced and pushed Congress to pass, the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and … Continue Reading


12.08.16

SCHUMER: WITH PASSAGE OF BI-PARTISAN ‘BOTS ACT’; FEDS CAN FINALLY CRACK DOWN ON CYBER SCALPERS WHO SCOOP UP THOUSANDS OF TICKETS FOR POPULAR CONCERTS AND SPORTING EVENTS & THEN SELL THEM AT OUTRAGEOUS PRICES; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Earlier This Year, Schumer Teamed Up With Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda to Put Spotlight On 'BOTS Act'; Hackers Have Used Bots To Unfairly Jack Up Prices Of Tickets To 'Hamilton’ in NYC, the Paul McCartney show in Buffalo and Bruce Springsteen in Rochester, as well as Other Major Events Around New York State, Earning Resellers an Eye-Popping Profits Senator Says What’s Happening On Broadway is Happening Across Entertainment Industry & Must Stop Schumer: It’s ‘Abots&… Continue Reading


12.08.16

SCHUMER: JUST-PASSED SENATE BILL WILL REVAMP LYME DISEASE RESEARCH, VACCINE DEVELOPMENT AND TREATMENT STRATEGIES FOR TICK-BORNE DISEASES; SCHUMER HAS LONG PUSHED TO ENHANCE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS’ ABILITY TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE

Schumer Says Lyme Disease Cases Increase Every Summer, Particularly in NY; Senate's "21st Century Cures Act" Will Prioritize Research, Treatment & Vaccine Development - Bill is Now Headed To President's Desk Schumer: "21st Century Cures Act" Will Energize the Fight Against Lyme Disease U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate’s recently passed 21st Century Cures Act provides will prioritize the research, vaccine development and treatment strategies to he… Continue Reading


12.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.4 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY TO LEAD NEW TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CENTER; SENATORS SAY CORNELL IS UNIQUELY SUITED TO HEAD INNOVATIVE PROGRAM FOCUSED ON PRESERVING PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT WHILE IMPROVING TRANSPORTATION

Cornell Will Lead Consortium Of Universities To Focus On Developing Environmentally Sound Transportation Methods Schumer, Gillibrand: Modern, Innovative Solutions Desperately Needed To Address Nation's Transportation-Linked Public Health And Environmental Challenges U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,402,200 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the DOT's University Transportation Cen… Continue Reading


12.06.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR KENSICO RESERVOIR IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY; FUNDING TO HELP FIX DAMAGE CAUSED BY HURRICANE SANDY

Critical Reservoir Provides Drinking Water to Millions in New York City U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,260,794.59 in federal funding for the Kensico Reservoir in Westchester County to repair damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. This funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funds will be allocated to the New York Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and allow the stat… Continue Reading


12.05.16

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO FORMALLY ESTABLISH TUBMAN PARK BY THE END OF THIS YEAR – RECENT PROGRESS PUTS ESTABLISHMENT OF TUBMAN PARK IN THE HOME STRETCH; SCHUMER SAYS DOI MUST CROSS THE FINISH LINE BY YEAR’S END TO MAKE LONG-AWAITED PARK A REALITY

Schumer Has Long Fought To Create Historical National Park In Her Longtime Home Of Auburn Celebrating The Life Of American Hero Harriet Tubman; Schumer Authored & Passed Legislation To Create Park, But DOI Must Officially Establish Park To Become A Reality Schumer Successfully Pushed DOJ To Sign The Land Transfer Agreement That Allows DOI to Establish Site As An Official Unit Of NPS; Schumer Urges Feds to Formally Establish Tubman Park Before The End of This Year Schumer to Feds: Finalize … Continue Reading


12.04.16

SCHUMER: IN JUST A FEW WEEKS, UNITED AIRLINES WILL CHARGE EXTRA FEE TO STORE LUGGAGE IN ‘OVERHEAD BIN’; ONCE AGAIN, AN AIRLINE TRYING TO CHARGE EXPENSIVE & ANNOYING FEES, SQUEEZING THE POCKETS OF COUNTLESS NEW YORKERS?

United Airlines Just Announced A New Ticket Option Called 'Basic Economy' That Bans Use Of Overhead Bin For Luggage; Plan Forces Fliers To Pay For Checked Bag Or Pay More For Their Ticket; Entire Airline Industry Is Watching To See If Plan Will Really Fly Schumer Has Long Sought To Make Air Travel Better & More Affordable For Consumers & Says Latest Effort Will Create Real Turbulence For Travelers; United Predicts New Plan Will Raise Them $1 Billion By 2020 Schumer: No Matter The Ticke… Continue Reading


12.02.16

SCHUMER STANDS WITH WESTERN NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS AT OLEAN FIRE DEPT 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 WESTERN NY 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 Western NY Firefighters Protect Us, So We Need To Protect Them  Surrounded by dozens of Western New… Continue Reading


12.02.16

SCHUMER: AFTER SAVING 50 JOBS AT COACH IN 2013, SCHUMER TOURS MAJOR YATES COUNTY EMPLOYER COACH & EQUIPMENT AND MEETS WITH WORKERS, MANAGEMENT & LOCAL LEADERS

With Major Yates County Employer Coach & Equipment Poised To Compete In Upcoming MTA Bus Contract For New NYC Buses, Schumer Launches Major Push to Bring New Jobs To Yates County   Schumer: Manufacturing Industry Is Critical to Upstate NY During a visit to Penn Yan, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today toured one of Yates County's largest employer, Coach & Equipment. Schumer spoke to workers, management and local leaders about the future of the plant and … Continue Reading


12.02.16

SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT FED ATTEMPTS TO TAKE BACK CRITICAL FUNDS THAT SUPPORT SMALL, RURAL HOSPITALS THAT SERVE VULNERABLE SENIOR CITIZENS, LIKE LEWIS COUNTY GENERAL & OTHER NORTH COUNTRY HOSPITALS; SENATOR SAYS 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 Lewis County General & Other North Country Hospitals Will Soon Receive A Notice That They Owes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars & Will Have 15 Days To Pay - Sc… Continue Reading


12.01.16

SCHUMER, BROWN, WHITEHOUSE, WARREN JOINT STATEMENT ON ATTEMPT BY SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE REPUBLICANS TO JAM THROUGH RADICAL NOMINEE TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Senators Charles E. Schumer, Sherrod Brown, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today in light of attempts today by Senate Finance Committee Republicans to jam through the confirmation of Charles Blahous - an advocate of privatizing Social Security – to the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees. "As Public Trustee Mr. Blahous' has promoted a radical agenda – spreading misinformation and fear about the future of Social Security and Medi… Continue Reading

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