Press Releases

08.31.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $35K IN FED FUNDING FOR TERRY’S CORNERS VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY IN NIAGARA COUNTY

Federal Funding For Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Company Will Be Used To Improve Recruitment & Retention of Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $35,764 in federal funding for the Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Company in Niagara County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. These funds will allow the Terry’s Corners … Continue Reading


08.31.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 3 SOUTHERN TIER FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Fire Depts. In Steuben, Broome & Allegany Counties Will Use Funding to Purchase Critical Equipment To Keep Firefighters Safe U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $308,740 in federal funding for three fire departments in the Southern Tier. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Savona Fire Department in Steuben County will receive $70,111 to purchase … Continue Reading


08.31.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $973,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TWO LONG ISLAND FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Federal funding for East Rockaway & Port Washington Fire Depts. will be used for recruitment and training Long Island, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $973,580 in federal funding for the East Rockaway Fire Department and Port Washington Fire Department in Nassau County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. Specifically, East Rockaway … Continue Reading


08.31.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $930,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FDNY FOUNDATION IN NYC

Federal Funding For FDNY Foundation Will Be Used For Fire Prevention In At-Risk Communities And Educating The Public On Fire Hazards, And Disaster Preparedness New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $937,905 in federal funding for the FDNY Foundation Inc. based in New York City. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grant program. FDNY Foundation will receive this fun… Continue Reading


08.31.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $2 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR SYRACUSE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Federal Funding Will Be Used to Hire 12 New Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,991,532 in federal funding for the Syracuse Fire Department in Onondaga County. 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 Syracuse Fire Department to expand its emergency services capabilities by hiring 12 new firefighters. "The me… Continue Reading


08.31.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ENGEL, LOWEY & MALONEY URGE U.S. COAST GUARD TO EXTEND COMMENT PERIOD FOR PROPOSED ANCHORAGE AREAS FOR LARGE VESSELS AND BARGES ALONG THE HUDSON RIVER

With comment period scheduled to end Sept 7th, Members seek additional opportunity for local residents & public officials to voice any environmental, safety & regional economic concerns Hudson Valley, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representatives Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey, and Sean Patrick Maloney urged the U.S. Coast Guard to extend the public comment period for the proposed plan to add ten new designated anchorage areas along the Hudson River. … Continue Reading


08.30.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $150,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO HUDSON VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Funding will be used to purchase new equipment for firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $151,569 in federal funding for the White Lake Fire District and the Larchmont Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the White Lake Fire District in Sullivan County will use the funding to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs). The… Continue Reading


08.30.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $480K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SULLIVAN COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Federal Dept. of Transportation Grant Funds Critical Infrastructure Improvements U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $481,200 in federal funding for Sullivan County International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the funding will be used to install an emergency generator, which will provide power to the runway lighting system in the event of a power out… Continue Reading


08.30.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, HIGH TECH OF ROCHESTER WILL RECEIVE $2.6 MILLION IN CRITICAL FED FUNDS THAT WILL HELP MAKE NEW BUSINESS ACCELERATOR AT REDEVELOPED SIBLEY BUILDING A REALITY – PROEJCT WILL ALLOW INCUBATOR TO HOUSE HIGH-TECH START-UP COMPANIES LOOKING TO CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS

In 2015, Schumer Secured More Than $40 Million In "New Markets Tax Credits" To Complete Massive Sibley Construction Plan To Revitalize Downtown Rochester - In June, Senator Urged Economic Development Administration (EDA) To Approve $2.6 Million For High Tech Of Rochester's (HTR) Business Accelerator Schumer Says These Critical Fed Funds Will Now Enable HTR To Construct 6th Floor Of The Sibley Building - Business Accelerator Will BeAn Anchor In Newly Renovated Sibley Building &&nbs… Continue Reading


08.29.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ELMIRA/CORNING REGIONAL AIRPORT

Federal Dept. of Transportation Grant Will Be Used to Fund Critical Airport Upgrades U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,598,008 in federal funding for the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Program. Specifically, the funding will be used to construct a taxiway and rehabilitate an apron, the area of an airport where an aircraft parks. "Our … Continue Reading


08.29.16

AFTER SIGNIFICANT JOB LOSS, DUE TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE’S SUPPLY-RELATED STOP SHIPMENT ORDERS, SENATOR SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY PUSHED DOD TO RESOLVE ISSUE WITH AMPHENOL, REINSTATING NEARLY 100 JOBS; AGREEMENT WILL ALSO PAVE THE WAY FOR GROWTH IN SOUTHERN TIER

Amphenol is Critical to the Southern Tier Economy and to the Nation's Defense; Schumer Lobbied Top Brass To Immediately Intervene And Work Directly With Company Schumer Sliced Through Red Tape That Was Choking Off Amphenol Jobs During a visit to Sidney, NY, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today joined Amphenol Corporation CEO Adam Norwitt to announce that Amphenol employees have returned to work now that the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) "stop ship" order has officially been lifted. Schume… Continue Reading


08.29.16

SCHUMER STANDS WITH ROCHESTER FIREFIGHTERS AT TRUCK 4 FIRE HOUSE 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 ROCHESTER 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 Rochester Firefighters Protect Us, So We Need To Protect Them Surrounded by dozens of local Rochester fir… Continue Reading


08.29.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: NEW ERA WILL MANUFACTURE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE CAPS IN WESTERN NEW YORK; SENATOR SAYS FIRST SIGNIFICANT CONTRACT TO MAKE FOOTBALL CAPS IS A TOUCHDOWN FOR NEW ERA, WNY’S ECONOMY & MORE

Production of NFL Caps Will Keep 250+ Employees At Derby Factory Working Year-Round; Announcement Ensures That "Made In America" Means "Made In Western New York" Schumer: Today Is A New Era For WNY During a visit to Derby, NY, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today joined New Era's President and CEO, Chris Koch, to announce that New Era will begin manufacturing its first significant run of National Football League (NFL) fan hats, starting at the end of this month. Schumer explained that the… Continue Reading


08.28.16

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; FIREFIGHTERS’ CANCER RISK CAN BE DOUBLE THAT OF OTHERS FOR CERTAIN CANCERS—BUT NO REGISTRY TO TRACK & PREVENT CANCER IN FIREFIGHTERS HAS EVER EXISTED; THOUSANDS OF LI FIREFIGHTERS WOULD BENEFIT

New Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National CDC Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins & Are Often At Increased Cancer Risk-As 9/11 Showed Us Senator Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer: Firefighter Cancer Registry Would Smoke Out Cancers That Inflict Some Of Our Braves… Continue Reading


08.26.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $135K IN FED FUNDING FOR 8 FIRE DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT ONONDAGA & OSWEGO COUNTIES – FUNDS WILL ALLOW DEPTS TO ESTABLISH FIREFIGHTER TRAINING PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Federal Funding For Coalition of Central New York Fire Departments Will Be Used To Train Future Firefighters By Starting Instruction In High School U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $138,304 in federal funding for the Belgium Cold Springs Fire District and partner fire departments in Onondaga and Oswego Counties. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant progr… Continue Reading


08.26.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $530K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE AKRON FIRE COMPANY IN ERIE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Recruit New Firefighters & Purchase Critical Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $531,700 in federal funding for the Akron Fire Company in Erie County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. Specifically, the four-year award will be used to recruit new firefighters and purchase new training equ… Continue Reading


08.26.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, RICE ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $37K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR VILLAGE OF HEMPSTEAD

Schumer, Gillibrand, Rice Announce Village of Hempstead to Receive DOJ Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Award; Grant Will Help Provide Funds for Law Enforcement Equipment Schumer, Gillibrand, Rice: These Funds Will Help Make Streets & Neighborhoods Safer in Village of Hempstead U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that the Village of Hempstead has been awarded $37,982 in federal U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ Funding. The funds w… Continue Reading


08.26.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $46K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BRIGHTON FIRE DISTRICT IN ERIE COUNTY

Federal Grant Will Fund Purchase Of New Oxygen Refilling Station For Firefighter Air Packs U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $46,319 in federal funding for Brighton Fire District No. 5 in Erie County. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the funding will be used to install a new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) refilling station, … Continue Reading


08.26.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $60K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR MENDON FIRE DISTRICT IN MONROE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Establish Health & Wellness Program For Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $60,620 in federal funding for the Mendon Fire District. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the grant will fund the establishment of a health and wellness program for firefighters. These funds will also enable the fire department to hire a health an… Continue Reading


08.25.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: LI’ERS HAVE REPORTED OVER 200 CELL PHONE DEAD ZONES SCATTERED ACROSS ISLAND, CREATING DROPPED CALLS & DRIVING PEOPLE CRAZY—SCHUMER DELIVERS LI DEADZONE 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 LI Safety, Business & Every Day To-And-From Many Carriers Have No Clue Where Dead Zones Exist But LI Residents Often Know Exactly Where Their Calls Are Constantly Dropped Schumer: Carriers Must Come Up With Solution That Meets Community Need & Consent U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that in response to his crowdsourcing campaign to … Continue Reading

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