Press Releases

07.11.16

WITH LOOMING FEAR OF SIGNIFICANT JOB LOSS, DUE TO BANK MERGER, SENATOR SCHUMER & REP. HIGGINS ANNOUNCE MAJOR AGREEMENT WITH KEYBANK TO HELP SAVE AT-RISK JOBS AND DRAMATICALLY REDUCE JOB LOSS IN THE REGION; AGREEMENT WILL ALSO PAVE THE WAY FOR GROWTH IN UPSTATE AND INCREASE IN JOBS WITHIN NEXT 5 YEARS

KeyBank Agrees To Significant Job Retention And Growth of New Business Lines Based In WNY And Throughout Upstate Keybank Commits To Workforce Levels That Are Equal To Or Greater Than The Current Combined Footprint Of The Two Banks By 2021, And All Keybank And First Niagara Branch Employees Will Be Offered A Full-Time And Comparable Job With The Bank Schumer & Higgins Also Secure Commitment That Keybank Will Become National Leader In Addressing Zombie Properties U.S. Senator … Continue Reading


07.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ADIRONDACK REGIONAL AIRPORT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

Federal Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Expand Critical Aircraft Rescue, Firefighting & Snow Removal Operations U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ 1,546,405 in federal funding for the Adirondack Regional Airport in Franklin County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These federal funds will allow the airport to further upgrade its emergenc… Continue Reading


07.07.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Federal Dept. of Transportation Funding Follows Steady Flow Of Fed Resources The Lawmakers Have Helped Steer To Griffiss  U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Richard Hanna today announced $2,048,340 in federal funding for the Griffiss International Airport located in Rome. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This federal funding will enable the airport to re… Continue Reading


07.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $6.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ORANGE COUNTY AIRPORT

Federal Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Build New Runway and Expand Airport U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,866,280 in federal funding for the Orange County Airport in Montgomery, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This federal funding will allow the airport to construct a new runway, taxiway, and mitigate environmental pollution. With these funds, t… Continue Reading


07.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $270K IN FED FUNDS FOR CENTRAL NEW YORK REGION FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CAYUGA, CORTLAND AND ONEIDA COUNTIES

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Equipment To Protect Firefighters & Keep Uniforms Clean For Reuse U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $272,022 in federal funding for four fire departments throughout the Central New York region. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Fleming Volunteer Fire Department #1 in Cayuga County will receive $13,681 in funding t… Continue Reading


07.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $75K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO WESTCHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Funds Will Be Used To Purchase New Protective & Communications Gear For Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $78,668 in federal funds for two Westchester County fire departments. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Irvington Fire Department will receive $27,239 to purchase new protective turnout gear to keep firefighters safe while in burnin… Continue Reading


07.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $234K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NORTH COUNTRY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Fire Depts. In Essex & Jefferson Counties Will Use Funding To Purchase Critical Equipment To Keep Firefighters Safe U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $234,081 in federal funding for two fire departments in the North Country. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Upper Jay Volunteer Fire Department in Essex County will receive $34,286 in funding to purchase … Continue Reading


07.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $650K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR OSWEGO COUNTY AIRPORT

Federal Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Install New Lighting and Visual Guidance Systems U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $648,255 in federal funding for the Oswego County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These federal funds will allow the airport to replace its runway's aging lighting system to ensure safe operations, departures and arrivals duri… Continue Reading


07.06.16

SCHUMER: WITH ONLY A WEEK LEFT BEFORE THE SENATE BREAKS FOR RECESS AND 33 CONFIRMED ZIKA CASES IN UPSTATE NY, SENATOR URGES CONGRESS TO PASS A REAL EMERGENCY FUNDING BILL; FUNDS WILL GREATLY BOLSTER UPSTATE NY’S EFFORTS TO FIGHT ZIKA

Schumer: Fight To Prevent Zika Virus Is Dramatically Underfunded; Upstate NY Health Officials & Medical Providers Need Immediate Federal Funding Senator Says $1.9 Billion In Emergency Fed Funding Is Vital To Preventing The Spread Of Zika Virus In Upstate NY U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today held a conference call with reporters to demand Congress pass a real funding bill to help combat the Zika virus. Schumer said that with the Senate set to recess at the end of next week through th… Continue Reading


07.06.16

NADLER, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $10.6 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO PORT AUTHORITY FOR CROSS HARBOR FREIGHT PROGRAM

Port Authority awarded $10,672,590 to advance the Cross Harbor Freight Program, which would connect Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, and Southern Connecticut to the national freight rail grid. New York City remains the only major city not connected to the country's national freight rail network, with more than $1 trillion worth of freight per year entering NYC almost entirely by truck. The Cross Harbor Freight Program is one of only eighteen projects selected out of over 200 nationa… Continue Reading


07.06.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $80K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO DUTCHESS COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Fire Depts. In Fishkill & Arlington Will Use Funds To Purchase New Emergency and Protective Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $82,927 in federal funds for two Dutchess County fire departments. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Village of Fishkill Fire Department in Dutchess County will receive $58,381 to purchase new protec… Continue Reading


07.05.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, ROCHESTER AREA HAS SECURED FIRST OF ITS KIND, $32 MILLION FED GRANT THAT WILL OVERHAUL LYELL AVE/RT 390/RT 490 INTERCHANGE IN MONROE COUNTY – CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IS CRITICAL TO EASING TRAFFIC CONGESTION, CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF AREAS LIKE EASTMAN BUSINESS PARK, AND ATTRACTING NEW HIGH-TECH COMPANIES TO AREA THROUGH IMPROVED INFRASTRUCTURE

In June, Schumer & Gillibrand Pushed For Massive Grant From Fed Dept. Of Transportation That Would Revamp Lyell Ave Corridor's Entire Interchange - Project Will Help Improve Transportation For 200,000 Vehicles That Move Through The Area Daily & Open Area Up To Greater Development Opportunities Schumer & Gillibrand Helped Secure Critical $32 Million in Fed Funds That Will Now Allow Project To Move Forward - Improving Rush Hour Traffic Flow, Reducing Congestion & Curbing Accidents… Continue Reading


07.05.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $720K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Federal Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Purchase Critical Snow Removal Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $720,000 in federal funding for the Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Onondaga County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This federal funding will allow the airport to purchase vital equipment needed for snow removal during the winter mo… Continue Reading


06.30.16

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO REMOVE ROADBLOCKS AT LAKEVIEW AMPHITEATER CAUSING TRAFFIC BACK-UPS & DELAYS FOR TENS OF THOUNSANDS OF CENTRAL NEW YORKERS – SENATOR SAYS FHWA CAN HELP IMPROVE CONCERT TRAFFIC

New Lakeview Amphitheater In Syracuse Is Using the State Fair 'Orange Lot' For General Admission Parking But FHWA is Blocking Onondaga County from Using Entrances and Exits from the Lot that Could Improve Traffic Flow Schumer Urges FHWA to Partner with Onondaga County and Remove Roadblocks Currently Causing Concert Traffic Nightmares - Says Solution is Already Developed for State Fair and Should be Used Here Schumer: Feds Need to Breakdown Syracuse Concert Roadblock U.S. Senator Charl… Continue Reading


06.30.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & RICE ANNOUNCE NEARLY $4.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SANDY-DAMAGED EAST ROCKAWAY HIGH SCHOOL

Federal funding will support critical mitigation projects at the high school to help prevent damage from future storms WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $4.5 million to the East Rockaway School District for Sandy-related repairs and mitigation work at East Rockaway High School. Students at the high school were displaced for six months afte… Continue Reading


06.30.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION TO SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS IN NYC

Funding for GMHC will be used to provide housing placement assistance and short-term rental assistance U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,283,497 in federal funding to the Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc. (GMHC) in New York City. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Violence Against Women Act and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (VAW… Continue Reading


06.30.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS IN TROY

Funding for Unity House of Troy will be used to provide housing placement assistance and short-term rental assistance U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,066,776 in federal funding to the Unity House of Troy, Inc. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Violence Against Women Act and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (VAWA/HOPWA). The Unit… Continue Reading


06.29.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $257 MILLION IN ANTI-TERRORISM FUNDING FOR NYPD & LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Dept. of Homeland Security's UASI Program Provides Funding to Address Needs of High-Threat Urban Areas, Like NYC, and Protects Against Acts of Terrorism State Homeland Security Program Provides Funding to Support Implementation of Homeland Security Strategies U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that New York is set to receive $257,236,686 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).… Continue Reading


06.29.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $780K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NORTH COUNTRY AIRPORTS IN FRANKLIN, ST. LAWRENCE, JEFFERSON & CLINTON COUNTIES

Federal Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Make Critical Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $786,432 in federal funding for airports across the North Country. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Malone-Dufort Airport in Franklin County will receive $434,972 in funding to reconstruct 5,000 square yards of the airport's airc… Continue Reading


06.29.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ONEONTA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT IN OTSEGO COUNTY

Federal Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Make Critical Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $306,255 in federal funding for the Oneonta Municipal Airport in Otsego County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). With these funds, the airport will be able to expand its aircraft apron by 2,200 square yard in order to provide additional space for … Continue Reading

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