Press Releases

05.26.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: YET AGAIN, U.S. AIR FORCE AND AIR NATIONAL GUARD ARE DELAYING CLEANUP OF PFC WATER CONTAMINATION IN NEWBURGH; THIS TIME DOD IS REFUSING TO USE SITE SAMPLES ALREADY TAKEN BY DEC; SENATOR SAYS THIS IS ANOTHER TACTIC TO EVADE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CLEANUP

Schumer Says DEC Has Already Taken Water Samples To Test For PFOA In Newburgh's Water Supply, However DOD Is Refusing To Use Samples; Delaying Cleanup And Wasting Taxpayer Dollars Senator Continues To Hold U.S. Air Force Accountable For The Swift Remediation Of Toxic PFOS Mess At Stewart ANGB And In Newburgh's Water Supply   Schumer: DOD Is Playing Every Trick In The Book To Avoid Paying For Cleanup During a visit to Orange County today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer sa… Continue Reading


05.26.17

THOUSANDS OF WESTCHESTER AND ROCKLAND CHILDREN WILL BE STRIPPED OF CRITICAL HEALTH INSURANCE WITH HOUSE OF REPS’ HEALTH CARE BILL AND TRUMP BUDGET PROPOSAL; WESTCHESTER AND ROCKLAND CHILDREN WILL BE SOME OF THE HARDEST HIT BY THE PROPOSED CUTS TO CHILD HEALTH PLUS AND MEDICAID; SENATOR PLEDGES TO FIGHT FOR CHILDREN ACROSS NEW YORK TO MAINTAIN CRITICAL CARE FOR THE CHILDREN WHO NEED IT MOST

Surrounded by Children at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, Schumer Pledged To Fight For The 74% of Children In The Hospital that Rely On Medicaid for Critical Care Westchester And Rockland County Families with Children Who Depend on the Children's Health Insurance Program Are Terrified By the Thought Of Their Child Losing Care; Westchester County Has the 6th Highest CHIP Enrollment in the State Schumer: Westchester Children Cannot Afford To Lose The Care That They Deserve Surroun… Continue Reading


05.26.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $150,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SOUTHERN TIER LIBRARY SYSTEM

Federal Funding For Southern Tier Library System Will Be Used To Upgrade Broadband Internet Capabilities For 21 Public Libraries U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding for the Southern Tier Library System (STLS) in Allegany, Steuben, Yates, Schuyler, and Chemung counties. The funding was allocated by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will allow the STLS to upgrade existing fiber infrastructure that delivers broadband int… Continue Reading


05.25.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $650K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THREE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

Federal Funding For Victory, Brewerton, and the City of Rome Fire Departments Will Be Used to Supplement Funding for Regional Projects, Improve Operations and Safety Infrastructure, and Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $652,194 in federal funding for three fire departments in Central New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG… Continue Reading


05.25.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: IN THE FACE OF PENN STATION’S CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE CRISIS, TRUMP’S RESPONSE IS TO DOUBLE DOWN ON DILAPIDATION; SENATORS SAY JUST-RELEASED BUDGET, WHICH YET AGAIN CUTS AMTRAK CAPITAL BUDGET, WILL LEAD TO MORE DELAYS, DERAILMENTS & COLLAPSING INFRASTUCTURE

GOP-Pushed System-Wide Disinvestment In Infrastructure Is What Caused Penn Station Mess In The First Place & Is Exactly What Trump Is Perpetuating By Slashing Hundreds-Of-Millions From Amtrak's Ability to Do Infrastructure Upkeep Trump's Budget Also Essentially Eliminates The FTA’s "New Starts" Program - Critical To Building the New Gateway Tunnel - And Slashes $96 Billion from Highway Trust Fund, Which Finances Transit Infrastructure for Subways, LIRR, Metro North Senators: These … Continue Reading


05.24.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $33 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL, RAIL SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Funding Advances Infrastructure Projects from Poughkeepsie to Schenectady U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $33,749,974 in federal funding for New York State Department of Transportation. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to advance safety precautions on railways and provide engineering assistance to implement the Positive Train Control (PTC) system from Poughkeepsie to just west of Schenectady. PTC is used to … Continue Reading


05.24.17

SCHUMER: PROPOSED TRUMP BUDGET CUTS ARE REAL TROUBLE FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK; SENATOR VOWS TO PROTECT FUNDING THAT UPSTATE MIDDLE CLASS, WORKING FAMILIES AND SENIORS RELY ON

Proposed Budget Will Cut To The Bone Programs that Boost Upstate New York: Healthcare for Children and Seniors, including Medicaid; The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; Funding To Combat The Opioid Epidemic; Crop Insurance and Support for Farmers; Medical Research And Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Are All On Chopping Block Admin Budget Targets New York's Most Vulnerable Citizens and Rewards the Already Super-Wealthy Schumer: Proposed Budget Takes Will Pull Rug Out From Under Man… Continue Reading


05.24.17

SCHUMER, DONOVAN, DE BLASIO, ODDO, MATTEO: WITH PLANS FOR STATEN ISLAND SEAWALL NOW UNDERWAY, FED AGENCIES MUST BE ON THE SAME PAGE TO ENSURE PROJECT WILL MEET ALL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS FOR FLOOD INSURANCE RELIEF & DELIVER COST SAVINGS TO HOMEOWNERS

Letter to FEMA, Army Corps Urges Early Collaboration On Flood Map Changes Formal flood map revision process can occur when seawall half-built, but advance planning should begin now Staten Island, NY - May 24, 2017….U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Borough President James S. Oddo, and Minority Leader Steven Matteo today sent a joint letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging early col… Continue Reading


05.22.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH CUTS FEDERAL AWARD FOR UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO BY TEN PERCENT; SCHUMER CALLS ON NIH TO IMMEDIATELY RESTORE FUNDING FOR LIFE-SAVING MEDICAL RESEARCH IN WNY

In 2015, The University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute Was Awarded A Prestigious Four-Year, $16 Million NIH Funding Award, But Its FY2017 Award Was Just Cut By 10% Due to Budgetary Concerns Schumer Says Just-Passed Federal Budget Provides $2B Increase to NIH; With Increase in Overall Funds, Senator Urges NIH to Reverse Cuts to the UB CTSI Award Schumer: NIH Needs To Restore Funding For UB CTSI So Researchers Can Continue Ground-Breaking Cancer Research U.S. Senate M… Continue Reading


05.22.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, AFTER THEIR PUSH, U.S. DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY EXTENDS TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR HAITIAN NATIONALS RESIDING IN U.S.

As July Deadline Approached, Schumer & Gillibrand Fought to Expedite TPS Extension Because of Continued Devastation in Haiti Caused By Hurricane Matthew Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Six Month Extension of TPS, a Temporary Benefit That Will Allow Haitian Nationals to Stay in the U.S. Through January 2018 Senators Say They Will Continue to Fight for Future Extensions Until Haiti is Fully Recovered U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, after their pu… Continue Reading


05.22.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $183,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WATKINS GLEN FIRE DEPARTMENT IN SCHUYLER COUNTY

Federal Funding For Watkins Glen Fire Department Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $183,048 in federal funding for the Watkins Glen Fire Department in Schuyler County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Watkins Glen Fire Department to purchase 31 new self-contained breathing apparatus (S… Continue Reading


05.22.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $118,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR DANBY FIRE DISTRICT IN TOMPKINS COUNTY

Federal Funding For Danby Fire District Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $118,096 in federal funding for the Danby Fire District in Tompkins County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Danby Fire District to purchase 20 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. "It is essential … Continue Reading


05.18.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.5M IN NEIGHBORWORKS FUNDING TO DEVELOP AND PRESERVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, REVITALIZE NEIGHBORHOODS, AND CREATE JOBS ACROSS NY

NeighborWorks America Grants Will Support Efforts To Provide Affordable Housing Opportunities, Build Strong Neighborhoods, And Create Jobs; Funding Will Leverage Private Investment In Communities Across New York Millions Will Be Invested in Community Development Organizations in Oneida, St. Lawrence, Onondaga, Rensselaer, Essex, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Steuben, Chenango, Thompkins, Erie, Lockport, Chautauqua, Monroe, Suffolk & NYC U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand … Continue Reading


05.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $89,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NORWICH FIRE DEPARMENT IN CHENANGO COUNTY

Federal Funding For Norwich Fire Department Will Be Used To Purchase New Vehicle Exhaust Extraction System U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ 89,524 in federal funding for the Norwich Fire Department in Chenango County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Norwich Fire Department to purchase a new vehicle exhaust extraction system.… Continue Reading


05.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $78K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BRIGHTON FIRE DEPARTMENT IN TONAWANDA

Federal Funding For Brighton Fire Department Will Be Used To Purchase New Fire Hoses U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $78,309 in federal funding for the Brighton Fire Department, which has 70 active volunteers and serves the Town of Tonawanda. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Brighton Fire Department to replace large diameter h… Continue Reading


05.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $120K IN FED FUNDS FOR LOCKE FIRE DISTRICT IN CAYUGA COUNTY

Federal Funding For Locke Fire District Will Be Used to Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $120,000 in federal funding for the Locke Fire District in Cayuga County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Locke Fire District to purchase 21 new air packs, and 21 spare bottles, which will support firefighting… Continue Reading


05.17.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $500,000 IN US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR CLARKSON UNIVERSITY

Clarkson University Will Use NIFA Funds To Research Anaerobic Digestion Techniques For Small-To-Medium-Scale Dairy Farmers Schumer & Gillibrand Urged The Creation of NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative In 2014 Farm Bill Potsdam, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in new federal funding for Clarkson University. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NI… Continue Reading


05.16.17

AMIDST WHITE HOUSE PLAN TO AXE VITAL DRUG PREVENTION OFFICE THAT ONEIDA COUNTY DESPERATELY NEEDS, SCHUMER RENEWS PUSH TO DESIGNATE ONEIDA COUNTY AS A ‘HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA’; ONEIDA COUNTY’S HIDTA APPLICATION NOW HANGS IN THE BALANCE

Oneida County Continues To Experience A Surge Of Heroin Use & Drug-Related Crime-Between 2010 and 2016, Drug Arrests Have Increased By 26%. Schumer Says HIDTA Program Helps Law Enforcement Effectively Fight Drug Trafficking & Provides The Surveillance, Equipment, & Coordination With Regional Law Enforcement Agencies That Might Be Gutted In The Administration's Budget Schumer: Eliminating This Program Will Make It Harder For Oneida County To Combat Scourge of Drugs U.S. Senate … Continue Reading


05.15.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $160K IN FED FUNDS FOR PALMYRA FIRE DEPARMENT IN WAYNE COUNTY

Federal Funding For Palmyra Fire Department Will Be Used To Purchase New Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $163,917 in federal funding for the Palmyra Fire Department in Wayne County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Palmyra Fire Department to purchase new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliant self-… Continue Reading


05.15.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $137,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CORNING FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase 24 New SCBA Air Packs Corning, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $137,143 in federal funding for the Corning Fire Department in Steuben County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Corning Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 24 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs. "It is essential that w… Continue Reading

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