Press Releases

09.14.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $260K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO WESTERN NY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase Critical New Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $266,305 in federal funding for two fire departments in Western New York. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Mayville Fire Department in Chautauqua County will receive $30,000 to purchase a new defibrillation unit. The East Aurora Fire Department in Erie County will rec… Continue Reading


09.14.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, U.S. ARMY WILL GRANT ‘JROTC’ STATUS TO ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL’S PRE-MILITARY PROGRAM – THE SGT. HENRY JOHNSON BATTALION; SCHUMER PUSHED TO MAKE POPULAR NATIONAL DEFENSE CADET CORPS PROGRAM OFFICAL ‘JROTC’ PROGRAM & SECURE FULL FED FUNDING, SO SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN INCREASE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO BECOME CADETS

Popular Sgt. Henry Johnson Battalion Established A National Defense Cadet Corps (NDCC) Program, But The U.S. Army Had Not Recognized It As An Official "Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)" Program - Which Is The Linchpin In Receiving Fed Funding Budget Constraints Forced Albany To Exhaust Resources & Cap The Highly Successful Pre-Military Program To Only 75 Students - In May, Schumer Went To Bat For School & Successfully Urged Army To Promote Albany School District's NDCC… Continue Reading


09.14.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $227,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THREE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN HUDSON VALLEY

Funding will be used to purchase new protective equipment for firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $227,589 in federal funding for the Village of Scarsdale, Nanuet Fire District and Hortonville Volunteer Fire Company Inc. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Village of Scarsdale located in Westchester County will receive $174,991 to purchase approx… Continue Reading


09.14.16

SCHUMER: DROVES OF NY COLLEGE STUDENTS LEFT OUT IN COLD WHEN ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE CLOSED SCHOOLS IN UPSTATE NY WITH NO NOTICE; SENATOR PUSHES FEDS TO FINALIZE NEW RULES THAT WOULD GIVE ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS & PARENTS FAIR WARNING IF SCHOOL IS IN DANGER OF CLOSING, ABILITY TO SUE SCHOOLS THAT DEFRAUD THEM & BETTER OVERALL PROTECTIONS

Just As Students Were Headed Back To Classes, ITT Tech, Facing Serious Financial Issues & Accreditation Sanctions, Decided To Close, Leaving Hundreds Of Students Across Albany, Getzville & Liverpool Campuses In The Lurch - Last Year, Everest College In Rochester Closed & Left 400+ Students Stranded Senator Pushes Dept. Of Education To Finalize Proposed Rules That Would Allow Students & Parents To Legally Pursue Colleges That Defraud Them, Discharge Students Loans If They've Be… Continue Reading


09.14.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $20K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SPEIGLETOWN FIRE DISTRICT IN RENSSELAER COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase Critical Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $19,334 in federal funding for the Speigletown Fire District in Rensselaer 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 purchase a specialty washing machine and dryer capable of cleaning turnout gear, fire hoses and other equipment. "The men and women… Continue Reading


09.14.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $400K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NYPD TO FIGHT INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN

Department of Justice Grant Awarded to NYPD's New York City Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force; Will Help Enhance Coordination of Enforcement & Prosecution of Crimes Against Children Cases; Better Utilize NYPD Resources in Investigations U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $430,440 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for the New York Police Department (NYPD)'s New York City Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The funding has b… Continue Reading


09.13.16

SCHUMER: HEROIN RAGING IN NIAGARA COUNTY AND THE FEDS NEED TO GET MORE INVOLVED – SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO DESIGNATE NIAGARA AS HIGH-INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA, WHICH WILL MEAN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, INTELLIGENCE, AND COORDINATION TO HELP DISRUPT TRAFFICKING; EFFORT HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE IN OTHER NEW YORK AREAS

Schumer Calls on Fed. Office of Drug Control to Designate Niagara County A 'High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area,' Which Will Provide Much-Needed Resources to Help County Address Growing Drug Problem Niagara County Has Experienced Explosion of Drug Use Including Fentanyl-Laced Heroin & Meth, As Well As Drug-Related Crime  Schumer: Feds Must Provide Money, Expertise & Intel  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the President's Office of National Drug Control Policy (… Continue Reading


09.13.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NYC DNA BACKLOG REDUCTION PROGRAM

Department of Justice Grant Provided to NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program Aims to Increase Case Volume and Turnaround of Forensic Analysis U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1 million in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Department of Forensic Biology in an effort to reduce the backlog and turnaround time of DNA testing. "T… Continue Reading


09.13.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DNA BACKLOG REDUCTION PROGRAMS ON LONG ISLAND

Department of Justice Grants Provided to Nassau County & Suffolk County; DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program Aims to Increase Timeliness & Turnaround of Forensic Analysis U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $362,105 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for DNA backlog reduction programs on Long Island. The funding has been allocated through the DOJ's National Institute of Justice. Specifically, Nassau County will receive … Continue Reading


09.12.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Federal Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Allow Airport To Construct Snow Removal Equipment Building U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,808,000 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 construct a snow removal equipment building, so it can safely an… Continue Reading


09.12.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $119,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR RANDALL AIRPORT IN ORANGE COUNTY

Department of Transportation funding will be used for the acquisition of additional land and infrastructure upgrades at Randall Airport Hudson Valley, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $119,230 in federal funding for infrastructure projects at the Randall Airport operated by the Aerodrome Development Corporation. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Program. The Randall … Continue Reading


09.12.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $346,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR AKRON AIRPORT IN ERIE COUNTY

Department of Transportation funding will be used to make infrastructure upgrades at Akron Airport Funding for the acquisition of additional land and for the final phase of runway & visual guidance installation and rehabilitation projects Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $346,510 in federal funding for infrastructure projects at the Akron Airport operated by the Christian Airmen's Fellowship. The funding was allocated through the U… Continue Reading


09.12.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $600K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL AIRPORT IN WARREN COUNTY

Fed Dept. of Transportation Grant Will Fund Critical Runway Improvements U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $606,600 in federal funding for the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the grant will fund the installation of a new runway guidance system and two pole-mounted obstruction lights. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape i… Continue Reading


09.12.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $194K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE PERRY-WARSAW AIRPORT IN WYOMING COUNTY

Fed Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Acquire Snow Removal Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $194,862 in federal funding for the Perry-Warsaw Airport in Wyoming County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The grant will fund the acquisition of a new plow for snow removal. This upgrade will allow for increased safety and efficiency at the airport duri… Continue Reading


09.12.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $26,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NIAGARA ENGINE COMPANY NO. 6 IN SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Federal Funding For Niagara Engine Company No 6 Inc. Will Be Used To Improve Recruitment & Retention of Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $26,160 in federal funding for the Niagara Engine Company No 6 Inc. in Schoharie County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. These funds will allow the Niagara Engine Company No 6 Inc. to … Continue Reading


09.12.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $427K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SCHENECTADY COUNTY AIRPORT

Fed Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Install Protection Perimeter at Airport U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $427,500 in federal funding for the second part of a two-phase project at the Schenectady County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will allow the airport to install a 5,200 foot wildlife perimeter fence in order to protect the airport fro… Continue Reading


09.09.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Fed Dept. of Transportation Grant Will Fund Critical Taxiway Construction & Renovation U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,849,400 in federal funding for the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The grant will fund the relocation of a critical taxiway at the airport and the construction of a new 320-foot taxiway. Both of these majo… Continue Reading


09.09.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $190,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE VILLAGE OF SPECULATOR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN HAMILTON COUNTY

Funding will be used to purchase new equipment for firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $193,113 in federal funding for the Village of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department in Hamilton County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Village of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department will use the funding to replace Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA… Continue Reading


09.09.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SKIDMORE COLLEGE

Federal funding for Skidmore to enhance ongoing research geared toward firefighter health and safety With the dangers associated with firefighting, Skidmore developing comprehensive medical programs including early warning detection signs for firefighters Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,467,062 in federal funding for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DH… Continue Reading


09.08.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY ANNOUNCE: MORE THAN $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SAFETY UPGRADES AT METRO-NORTH & LIRR RAIL GRADE CROSSINGS; NEW SIGNALS, CAMERAS & SIGNAGE AT MORE THAN 50 POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS RAIL GRADE CROSSINGS NOW ON TRACK FOR INSTALLATION; SENATORS CONTINUE RAIL SAFETY PUSH

Schumer, Gillibrand and Lowey Backed 'Railroad Safety Grants' Will Install Signal Improvements at Seven Grade Crossings Along Metro-North's Harlem & Port Jervis Lines; Funds Will Also Be Used to Install CCTV Cameras At 43 Grade Crossings Within Metro-North & LIRR Tracks to Analyze & Study Necessary Safety Measures for the Future Last Year, a Metro-North Harlem Line Train Struck an SUV in a Valhalla Grade Crossing, Tragically Killing 5 Passengers & the Car’s Driver; Between… Continue Reading

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