Press Releases

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


12.01.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HIS BI-PARTISAN ‘BOTS ACT’JUST PASSED SENATE; SENATOR URGES HOUSE TO ACT; LAW FINALLY CRACKS DOWN ON CYBER SCALPERS WHO SCOOP UP THOUSANDS OF POPULAR BROADWAY & CONCERT TICKETS & THEN SELL THEM AT OUTRAGEOUS PRICES

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’ & Other Major Events, Earning Resellers an Eye-Popping Profits With Senate Passage of ‘BOTS Act,’ Schumer Urges House to Act Before the End of the Year; Senator Says What’s Happening On Broadway is Happening Across Entertainment Industry & Must Stop Schumer: It’s Now Up to the Hou… Continue Reading


12.01.16

DURING IN-PERSON MEETING WITH CANADIAN AMBASSADOR AND NEW CONSUL GENERAL, SCHUMER URGES CANADIAN OFFICIALS TO IMMEDIATELY ADD STAFF TO ADDRESS LONG WAIT TIMES AT THE PEACE BRIDGE

Short-Staffing At Canadian Border Causes Delays During the Height of Busy Travel Months And is Hurting Both Sides of the Border Schumer To Canada: Be A Good Neighbor And Add More Border Agents - It's a Win-Win U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today met with the new Canadian Consul General Phyllis Yaffe and Canadian Ambassador David McNaughton and urged them to immediately address staffing issues that are causing long wait times at all international border crossings between Buffalo and Canada in… Continue Reading


12.01.16

DURING IN-PERSON MEETING WITH NEW CANADIAN AMBASSADOR AND CONSUL GENERAL, SCHUMER STRONGLY URGES CANADA TO REVERSE ITS PROTECTIONIST, RESTRICTIVE DAIRY PRICING AND TRADE POLICIES THAT THREATEN UPSTATE NY DAIRY PRODUCERS

Harmful New Regulations In Canada Unfairly 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; Schumer Says They Are Blatant Violations of Our Trade Agreements w Canada Schumer Previously Called On Feds To Take More Aggressive Action & Protect Upstate NY Dairy Farmers - Schumer Now Goes Straight To Canadian Officials, Urges Them T… Continue Reading


11.30.16

SCHUMER: A REAL TRILLION-DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL IN FIRST 100 DAYS OF NEW ADMINISTRATION COULD PAVE WAY FOR DESPERATELY NEEDED REPAIRS & RESCUE LOCAL TAXPAYERS NOW ON HOOK; SENATOR SAYS NEW YORK’S INFRASTRUCTURE IS FALLING APART AFTER DECADES OF NEGLECT; UPSTATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & SAFETY AT RISK

Schumer Says Without Significant Funding Increase, New York's Infrastructure Could Fall into Further State of Disrepair, Costing Taxpayers Billions and Hampering the Economy Schumer: Major Infrastructure Bill Is Key to Create Jobs and Upgrade Dilapidated Water-Sewer Systems, Roads, Bridges, Energy Grids and Improve Broadband and Build New Schools Schumer: Real Infrastructure Investment is Critical to Sustain Our Positive Economic Growth, Create Millions of Jobs and Build a Modern Economy U.… Continue Reading


11.29.16

SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT GOP WAR ON SENIORS, MEDICARE PRIVATIZATION

Please See Sen. Schumer's Remarks Following The Senate Democrats' Luncheon Just a Few Moments Ago "Well I was incredibly disappointed to see the President-elect nominate Congressman Price to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services this morning "When it comes to issues like Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood, Congressman Price and the average American couldn’t be further apart “Between this nomination of an avowed Medicare opponent to serve as HHS Secr… Continue Reading


11.29.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Research at Cornell University to Help Reduce Weeds on Farms and Pests in Residential Apartments Ithaca, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,493,798 in new federal funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) Crop Protection and Pest Management Program (CPPM) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Cornell University will u… Continue Reading


11.23.16

SCHUMER RETURNS TO THOMAS COLE’S HOUSE IN CATSKILL TO PUBLICLY REVEAL LONG LOST ART TREASURE PAINTED ON THE PARLOR WALLS BY THOMAS COLE, THE FATHER OF THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL; SENATOR WILL PUSH FEDS TO APPROVE TWO NEW HISTORIC RESTORATION PROJECTS SO HISTORIANS CAN CONTINUE RESTORING THE GREAT ARTIST’S HOME

Last Year, Schumer Visited The Thomas Cole Historic Site In The Village of Catskill, Where The Great American Landscape Artist Lived - Museum Discovered Borders That Cole Painted That Were Previously Hidden Under Layers Of Wall Paint  Schumer Urges Feds To Expeditiously Approve Two New Projects To Continue Mission Of the Cole Site; Senator Recently Secured Over $600K So That These Lost American Treasures Could Be Restored   Schumer: Fed Investment Will Help Unravel Thi… Continue Reading


11.23.16

SCHUMER: I-84 IS NO STRANGER TO SPEEDING TRUCKS, BUT NEW TECHNOLOGY, READY FOR INSTALLATION, COULD MAKE BARRELING BIG RIGS A THING OF THE PAST; SENATOR SAYS PUTNAM COUNTY DRIVERS WOULD BE SAFER & THOUSANDS OF ACCIDENTS COULD BE PREVENTED AND LIVES SAVED

I-84 Speed Limit Is 65 MPH But Any Putnam County 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: Cappin… Continue Reading


11.23.16

STANDING WITH VETS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE TO-AND-FROM-HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO DISABLED & SENIOR VETERANS ON LONG ISLAND; PLAN WOULD LOWER COSTS OF CARE & ALSO IMPROVE IT, WHILE KEEPING VETS WHO ARE ABLE TO STAY AT HOME RIGHT WHERE THEY WANT TO BE

Schumer Says Federal Law Providing Nursing Care Services to Disabled Vets On LI Does Not Go Far Enough; Senator Says Law Does Not Provide 'Adult Day Health Care Services', Like Those Offered By LI State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, to Veterans In Need Expansion of LI Services Will Mean Vets Can Get Health Services Without Residing In A Nursing Home-Plan Would Even Save The System Money Schumer: There's No Place Like Home For LI Vets & This Bill Makes Sure It Stays That Way Standing with … Continue Reading


11.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE TOWN OF PRATTSVILLE WILL RECEIVE $17.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO UPGRADE FLOOD-PRONE BRIDGE OVER SCHOHARIE CREEK IN GREENE COUNTY

Town Of Prattsville In Greene County Will Use Funds To Upgrade Bridge On NY Route 23 To Enhance Resiliency & Protect Area From Future Flooding Schumer, Gillibrand: Strong, Safe Infrastructure Is Key To New York's Economy And Safety Of Communities U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $17,600,000 in federal funding for the Town of Prattsville in Greene County to upgrade and enhance the resiliency of its flood-prone bridge over the Schoharie Creek on NY Rout… Continue Reading

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