Press Releases

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


08.25.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.9 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CANCER RESEARCH AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY

National Cancer Institute Grant Will Establish Groundbreaking New Research Center Center Will Foster Collaboration Among Doctors, Scientists & Experts On New, Innovative Approaches To Cancer Research Schumer & Gillibrand: Gathering Top Medical Minds Crucial To Defeating Cancer U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,906,636 in federal funding for cancer research at Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the Department of Health and Hum… Continue Reading


08.25.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $25K IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO CITY OF CORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT

Federal Grant Will Fund New Fire Training & Purchase Of Safety Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $24,939 in federal funding for the City of Cortland Fire Department. The funding was allocated through a Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the City of Cortland Fire Department will use the funds to install a fire safety trailer, a 9… Continue Reading


08.25.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $235,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR DOBBS FERRY FIRE DEPARTMENT IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Funding will be used to purchase new equipment for firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $235,734 in federal funding for the Dobbs Ferry Fire Department in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Dobbs Ferry Fire Department will use the federal funding to replace over 30 outdated Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) air packs … Continue Reading


08.24.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $313,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DUTCHESS COUNTY AIRPORT

Department of Transportation funding will be used to make infrastructure upgrades at Dutchess County Airport Funding for phase one of two design projects to construct aircraft rescue & firefighting building and construction of building for snow removal equipment Hudson Valley, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $313,200 in federal funding for infrastructure projects at Dutchess County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department… Continue Reading


08.23.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SCHENECTADY COUNTY AIRPORT

Federal Dept. of Transportation Grant Will Fund Critical Runway Upgrades U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,336,291 in federal funding for Schenectady County 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 new airfield guidance signs, rehabilitate an aging runway and replace critical runway lighting. "In order for the Cap… Continue Reading


08.23.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $720K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TWO SOUTHERN TIER AIRPORTS IN TOMPKINS & ALLEGANY COUNTIES

Federal Dept. of Transportation Grants Will Fund Infrastructure Upgrades At Airports in Tompkins & Allegany Counties U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $724,514 in federal funding for critical infrastructure projects at two airports in the Southern Tier. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Program. Specifically, the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport in Tompkins County will r… Continue Reading


08.23.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & GIBSON ANNOUNCE OVER $574,000 IN DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR THE NATIONAL YOUNG FARMERS COALITION’S BEGINNING FARMER AND RANCHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROJECT

Funding creates national financial training opportunities for beginner farmers USDA provides funding for 37 projects totaling $17.8 million; NYFC one of two New York State recipients Hudson Valley, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Chris Gibson today announced $574,150 in federal funding for the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC). This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Develo… Continue Reading


08.23.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $230K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL AIRPORT IN WARREN COUNTY

Federal Dept. of Transportation Grant Funds Improvements to Airport Runways U.S Senators Charles E Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $238,695 in federal funding for the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Warren County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the funding was allocated through two separate grants. The first grant of $58,695 will provide funding to design 5,000 feet of rehabili… Continue Reading


08.23.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $740K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES AIRPORTS IN MONROE, ONTARIO & GENESEE COUNTIES

Federal Dept. of Transportation Grants Will Fund Critical Safety and Infrastructure Upgrades at Area Airports U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $747,560 in federal funding for airports across the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Genesee County Airport in Batavia will receive $559,350 to remove 15 acres of tree obstructions a… Continue Reading


08.23.16

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO WORK WITH STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS TO HELP UNLOCK FED DOLLARS SO EVERY PENNY CAN STAY WITHIN LOCAL COMMUNITIES; NEARLY TWO DOZEN ORANGE, ULSTER & SULLIVAN COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES ARE LOCKED OUT OF USING ROUGHLY $8 MILLION IN FED FUNDS TO PROPEL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, LIKE COMPLETING GROVE DRIVE BRIDGE IN TUXEDO

Previously, Communities Throughout Orange, Ulster & Sullivan Counties Secured Millions in Federal Funds For Projects, Some of Which Are No Longer Needed; Until Now, Fed Rules Have Blocked Reuse Of Dollars, Even In Adjacent Area Schumer Pushes to Unlock Leftover Money So Municipalities Can Use It Locally, For Other Worthwhile Projects - Schumer-Backed Law Now Key To Unlocking Long-Awaited Federal Dollars; Senator Urges State To Unlock, Then Direct Funds To Local Communities Schumer: Thes… Continue Reading


08.23.16

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE WYOMING COUNTY AGRICULTURE AND BUSINESS CENTER OPENING

Senator Schumer today released the following statement on the opening of the new Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center: "For Wyoming County's dairies, farmers, and businesses, the completion of the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center of Excellence is a win-win. It is not only breathing new life into a former vacant derelict building to add new economic development vibrancy in the heart of Warsaw, but it's providing a convenient one-stop-shop for our agricultural industry to… Continue Reading


08.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SOUTHERN TIER REGIONAL AIRPORTS

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Make Infrastructure Upgrades At Airports in Steuben, Delaware and Tompkins Counties U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,123,468 in federal funding for critical infrastructure projects at four airports throughout the Southern Tier. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Program. Specifically, the Hornell Municipal Airport loc… Continue Reading


08.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $116K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR GALEN/CLYDE JOINT FIRE DISTRICT IN WAYNE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Protective Gear U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $116,191 in federal funding for the Galen/Clyde Joint Fire District in Wayne 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 replace outdated, decades-old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs with new, state-of-the-art equipment. It will a… Continue Reading

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