Press Releases

10.03.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE $500K IN FED FUNDS COMING TO THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN TO PUT FOUR MORE COPS ON THE BEAT – FUNDS WILL HELP ENSURE SAFER STREETS

Federal Funding Will Beef Up Local Law Enforcement in Middletown Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney: These Fed Funds Help Ensure the Police Staffing Necessary to Keep Our Communities Safe U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced that the City of Middletown will receive $500,000 in federal funding to hire four new police officers. This funding comes from the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Polic… Continue Reading


10.03.16

SCHUMER PUSHES ITC TO FULLY UNCOVER AND TAKE ACTION AGAINST CHINA’S PREDATORY TRADE PRACTICES THAT HAVE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED ALCOA, NOVELIS & OTHER NY ALUMINUM COMPANIES – CHINA CONTINUES TO DISTORT US ALUMINUM MARKET WITH NO END IN SIGHT

The International Trade Commission (ITC) Is Currently Conducting Investigation of Competitive Conditions Affecting the U.S Aluminum Industry, And NY Manufacturers, Like Alcoa & Novelis, Have Reported That Illicit Practices Employed By Companies From China Have Undercut Their Profits & Caused Layoffs Schumer Submits Testimony On Behalf of NY Producers & Urges ITC Complete Thorough Investigation & Press Chinese Officials To Cut Aluminum Subsidies & Unfair Trade Practices Schu… Continue Reading


10.02.16

SCHUMER: EXPLOSION THAT SHOOK NYC HIGHLIGHTS REAL RISK OF A ‘DIRTY BOMB’ IN NYC; SHOCKING FED REPORT SHOWS HOW ALMOST ANYONE CAN USE LOOPHOLE TO PURCHASE RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT ATTACK IN MAJOR CITY; SENATOR URGES NUKE AGENCY TO OVERHAUL CHECK SYSTEM PUTTING NY’ERS AT RISK

Rahami Attack Brings To Light New Concerns About Who Can Acquire Radioactive Material - Schumer Demands Immediate Overhaul Of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Policies; Urges Change To Radioactive Licensing & Tracking Policies ASAP Fed Watchdog Just Revealed How Easy It Is To Create A U.S. Shell Company & Successfully Seek Enough Radioactive Material To Build A 'Dirty Bomb' Schumer: Radioactive 'Dirty Bomb' Is A Worst-Case Terror Threat U.S. Must Prevent On the heels of the recent … Continue Reading


09.30.16

SENATORS SCHUMER & LEAHY URGE ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO ENSURE THAT ALL STATES ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION ACT SO NO ELIGIBLE VOTERS ARE DENIED THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 8

In New Letter, Senators Schumer and Leahy Noted that Nine States - Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington - Should Revise Their Voter Registration Deadlines to Comply With the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) NVRA Requires States To Accept Registration Forms If They Were Postmarked 30 Days Before Election Day, Yet These Nine States Posted Deadlines Would Prematurely Cut off Voter Access Schumer, Leahy to Election Assistance Commi… Continue Reading


09.30.16

SCHUMER: WITH PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION, TEAM USA WINNERS NO LONGER HAVE TO PAY A VICTORY TAX; SENATOR ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL THAT WILL FINALLY BLOCK IRS FROM TAXING OLYMPIC MEDALS; BILL NOW HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR FINAL SIGNATURE

Schumer Bill Exempts US Olympic And Paralympic Athletes From Paying Taxes On Medals And Prize Money From The Olympic Games In Rio & In the Future U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced passage of bipartisan legislation that will finally prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from taxing Olympic and Paralympic athletes on medals or other prizes awarded to them in Rio and in future Olympic and Paralympic games. Earlier this year, Schumer explained how the US should not tax the wi… Continue Reading


09.29.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH, FCC TO REVAMP FED WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM; WILL BE UPDATED TO MATCH TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY BY ALLOWING EMBEDDED LINKS TO MULTIMEDIA, ALLOWING EASY ACCESS TO PICTURES

Right Now, Fed Alert System Is Restricted to 90 Characters & Contains No Photos Or Links; When NYC/NJ Bomber Rahami Was On The Run, Millions Of NY'ers Were Sent Alert - BUT Told To Search Online For His Photo Senator Successfully Urged Feds to Quickly Revamp System "Stuck In The 90's" Schumer: A Picture Says A Thousand Words & This Update Could Help Save A Thousand Lives   U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, after his push, the Federal Communications Commission … Continue Reading


09.29.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, $36 MILLION IN FED FUNDING NEEDED TO START CONSTRUCTION PHASE OF THE NEW WNY VETERANS’ CEMETERY HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE FINAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL PASSED BY BOTH SENATE & HOUSE – PRESIDENT POISED TO SIGN IT INTO LAW

Since 2009, Schumer Has Worked With Local Veteran Leaders To Bring Much-Needed Veterans' Cemetery To Western New York - Cemetery Site Is Currently In Planning & Design Stages, Which Are Set To Be Completed In 2016, But Subsequent Funding For Construction, Set To Start In 2017, Had Not Yet Been Secured In 2015 Schumer Pushed VA To Make Sure Funding Was Included In VA Budget Request This Year and in Final Senate Bill; In Addition, Environmental Review Process Will Be Completed Next Month, Me… Continue Reading


09.28.16

SCHUMER: MAKE ALBANY’S TIMES UNION CENTER ALTERNATE SITE FOR 2017 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – SCHUMER MAKES CALL TO NCAA PRESIDENT MARK EMMERT TO ADVOCATE FOR CAPITAL REGION

NCAA Recently Pulled 1st And 2nd Rounds Of The Tournament From North Carolina And Is Seeking Bids For Alternate Sites - Schumer Says Times Union Center In Albany Is Perfect Location To Host 2017 Games  Schumer Places Call To Emmert To Push NCAA To Bring Tournament To Albany, Which Has Hosted Games Twice Before - 2017 Games Would Bring Tourism Revenue & Economic Development Opportunities To The Capital Region Schumer: Hosting NCAA Tournament In Albany Would Be A Slam-Dunk For The Cap… Continue Reading


09.28.16

SCHUMER CALLS USDA SECRETARY VILSACK TO URGE MORE AGGRESSIVE ACTION AGAINST PROTECTIONIST AND RESTRICTIVE CANADIAN DAIRY PRICING AND TRADE POLICIES THAT THREATEN NY DAIRY PRODUCERS; SCHUMER CALLS FIX A MAJOR PRIORITY

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 Goes Straight To The Top - Calls Vilsack Directly, Along With U.S. Ambassador To Canada Bruce Heyman, Urges Them To Protect Upstate NY Dairy Farmers By Taking More Aggressive Action Against Canada Schumer to Secretary Vilsack & A… Continue Reading


09.27.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $115K IN FED FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER’S AIN CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP – CENTER AIMS TO SPUR INNOVATION & JOB CREATION ACROSS ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION

Funds Aim To Expand Business In Both Urban & Rural Areas Throughout The Finger Lakes Region U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $116,667 in federal funding for the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the federal Economic Development Administration's (EDA) University Center grant program. This federal investment will support the Ain Center's efforts to cultivate innovation, expand business in ur… Continue Reading


09.27.16

SCHUMER CALLS FOR SUMMIT TO ADDRESS BUFFALO'S AMTRAK STATION & CURRENT STATE OF DISREPAIR – IN WAKE OF RECENT ROOF COLLAPSE, SCHUMER SAYS TIME IS NOW TO DEVELOP PLAN TO MOVE RAIL SERVICE IN WESTERN NY FORWARD

Last Week's Roof Collapse At Buffalo's Exchange Street Station Signals Need For Quick Action - While Stations In Rochester, Syracuse, Jamestown, And Niagara Falls Have Been Renovated, Buffalo’s Station - Built In 1950s – Has Yet To Receive The Attention & Investment It Deserves Senator Invites Amtrak & Local Buffalo Transportation and Economic Development Officials To Meet In DC To Hammer Out A Plan & Discuss Funding Strategy That Would Improve & Modernize Rail Serv… Continue Reading


09.26.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES TWO UPSTATE NY COMPANIES – PIONEER IN WYOMING AND CHEMUNG COUNTIES, AND CONSERVE IN MONROE COUNTY – HAVE BEEN AWARDED CRITICAL CONTRACT THAT IS ESTIMATED TO CREATE 600 JOBS ACROSS UPSTATE NY

Pioneer & ConServe Have Been Selected By IRS As Private Contractors To Collect Delinquent Taxes - With New Contract, Both Companies Estimate Hiring Roughly 300 Workers Each U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that two Upstate New York companies, Pioneer and ConServe, have been awarded federal contracts to serve as private contractors helping the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collect unpaid taxes. Schumer said this is expected to bring a massive influx of 600 good-paying, midd… Continue Reading


09.26.16

SCHUMER: PHASE ONE OF BRADDOCK BAY RESTORATION PROJECT IS NOW COMPLETE, AND PHASE TWO IS PROCEEDING FULL-STEAM AHEAD; SENATOR SECURED FED FUNDS TO DREDGE NEW 4X DEEPER & WIDER BOAT CHANNEL, CONSTRUCT 2.5 ACRE BARRIER BEACH, FIX WETLAND ECOSYSTEM & RESTORE THE BAY TO ECOLOGICAL PARADISE

After Erosion Of Former Barrier Beach, Lake Ontario Sand Pushed Into Bay Has Left Boat Channel Only 6 Inches Deep; Too Shallow & Hazardous For Boaters To Reach Lake and Degraded Wetlands Schumer Successfully Pushed EPA To Fund Entire Braddock Project And Phase I Of Effort Is Now Complete; Army Corps Created & Restored Miles of Wetlands, Removed Invasive Plants To Protect Area Species - Schumer Celebrates Major Milestone & Announces Phase II Dredging & Barrier Construction Will … Continue Reading


09.25.16

SCHUMER: FED WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM USED TO HELP TRACK DOWN TERRORIST RAHAMI HAS GAPING LOOPHOLE: CANNOT SEND PHOTOS TO NY’ERS CELL PHONES; WITH SYSTEM STUCK IN 90’S, SCHUMER ASKS FCC TO UPDATE ALERTS TO MATCH TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY & INCLUDE PHOTO; PHOTO IS BEST TOOL TO CATCH POSSIBLE TERRORISTS ON THE RUN

Right Now, Fed Alert System Is Restricted to 90 Characters & Contains No Photos Or Links; When NYC/NJ Bomber Rahami Was On The Run, Millions Of NY'ers Were Sent Alert - BUT Told To Go Elsewhere For His Photo Though Feds Working To Revamp System, Effort Has Been Long-Stalled; Schumer Wants Alert Modernization To Be #1 Priority Of FCC  Schumer: A Digital Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, And It Could Also Save A Thousand Lives U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the Federa… Continue Reading


09.23.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $27 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NEW RESEARCH CENTER AND TECH STARTUP PROJECT AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Federal Investments Will Fund Critical Projects Focused On Scientific Innovation and High-Tech Business Start-Ups U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $26,849,149 in federal funding for two major projects at Cornell University. The funding was allocated through two grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The first grant will award $22,649,149 to Cornell to fund the creation of its new Center for Bright Beams (CBB), an interdisciplinary collaboratio… Continue Reading


09.23.16

SCHUMER OP-ED ON IRAN PRISONER, BOB LEVINSON

Don't Forget About Bob At the United Nations General Assembly this week, United States' diplomats have an opportunity to press Iran again to aid in the search for and return of Bob Levinson, the longest held American civilian in our nation’s history. He was detained in Iran over nine and a half years ago, and every day since has been an agonizing struggle for Bob’s family. Bob is a former FBI agent who served his country for [thirty years]. He’s a husband, father of seven, an… Continue Reading


09.23.16

SCHUMER RENEWS PUSH TO PROTECT & KEEP CRITICAL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS RESULTING FROM CRASH OF FLIGHT 3407 IN PLACE – RULES THAT 3407 FAMILIES SUCCESSFULLY PASSED ARE AT RISK OF BEING UNDERMINED BY AIRLINE INDUSTRY & SENATOR SAYS THEY CANNOT BE ROLLED BACK; ANY WEAKENING OF SAFETY STANDARDS IS UNACCEPTABLE

Following Tragic 2009 Plane Crash That Claimed Lives of 50 People, Including Many WNYers, Families of Flight 3407 Victims Fought to Create Tough Flight Safety Regulations, Including Requirement That Pilots Log 1,500 Flight Hours In Order To Receive Certificate More Than 7 Years After Tragedy, Regional Airline Industry Is Pushing Federal Aviation Administration To Reduce The Number of Hours Required For Pilot Qualification Standards - Schumer Says Any Weakening Of Provisions That Make Air Travel… Continue Reading


09.23.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR UNITED WAY OF LONG ISLAND’S YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM

Department of Labor's YouthBuild Program Provides Occupational Skills to Young Adults Who Have Been in Juvenile Justice System, Aging Out of Foster Care, Dropped Out of High School Or At Risk of Failing Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1M to Help At-Risk Young Adults on Long Island Earn Degrees & Build Construction-Related Job Experience for the Real World U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.1 million in federal funding for United Way of Long Islan… Continue Reading


09.23.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR JOB TRAINING PROGRAM PROVIDED TO NYCHA RESIDENTS

NYCHA is One of Six Funding Recipients Selected from Across the Country to Launch Program Connecting Public Housing Residents with Education and Employment Opportunities U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2 million in federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Specifically, the funding is authorized by HUD's Jobs-Plus Pilot Program, which provides public housing authorities and the… Continue Reading


09.23.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $220,000 IN DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR DISTANCE LEARNING INITIATIVE IN WESTERN NEW YORK

Funding Will Be Used to Expand Telecommunications Capabilities to Approximately 3400 Students in Western New York USDA Provided Funding for 18 Projects in 16 States Totaling $4.7 million in Distance Learning & Telemedicine New York State Secures Funding for Western New York Project and Two Additional Joint Multi-State Initiatives U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $221,780 in federal funding for the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Educational… Continue Reading

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