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07.25.19

ON THE HEELS OF HIS APRIL VISIT TO LAKE GEORGE & TIRELESS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $500K IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO UPGRADE LAKE GEORGE’S OUTDATED AND FAILING SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT; SENATOR SAYS FUNDING WILL ENSURE “QUEEN OF AMERICAN LAKES” & ADIRONDACK HOT SPOT MAINTAINS THE PRISTINE WATER THAT MADE IT FAMOUS

Last Year, It Was Revealed That The Village Of Lake George's Wastewater Treatment Facility Is Releasing Harmful Nitrates Into The Lake, Jeopardizing Its Health, Well-Being & The Adirondack Tourism Economy Schumer Today Announces $500K In Northern Border Regional Commission Funding For Village To Make Long-Sought & Desperately Needed Upgrades To Sewage Treatment Plant, Following His Visit To The Lake In April & Tireless Advocacy Schumer: Funding Is A Major Step Towards Protecting T… Continue Reading


07.24.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $115K IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO PRO ACTION OF STEUBEN & YATES, INC.

Funding Will Be Used to Expand and Upgrade Child Care Services in Steuben, Schuyler, and Chemung Counties Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $115,665 in federal funding for the Pro Action of Steuben & Yates, Inc. to help expand child care services in the region and provide training opportunities to staff. Specifically, the funding will be used to hire two career development specialists to provide outreach, education, and supp… Continue Reading


07.24.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, $2.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL DOT FUNDING TO THE NIAGARA FRONTIER TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY FOR NEW ELECTRIC BUSES, INFRASTRUCTURE

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase Cleaner, Modern And More Environmentally-Friendly Electric Buses And The Necessary Support Infrastructure Schumer, Gillibrand & Higgins Wrote To Transportation Secretary Chao In May Touting NFTA Request U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Brian Higgins today announced $2.5 million in federal funding for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), which operates in Erie and Niagar… Continue Reading


07.23.19

IN MEETING WITH U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE NOMINEE, SCHUMER SECURES COMMITMENT THAT NEW SEC DEF WILL VISIT ROME LAB TO SEE FIRST HAND HOW INCREASED INVESTMENTS TRANSLATED INTO CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT; TRIP WILL MARK FIRST EVER VISIT A SEC DEF MAKES TO ROME TO SEE LAB’S CRITICAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATION’S CYBER DEFENSE NETWORK & MOHAWK VALLEY ECONOMY

Schumer: As The Nation's Premier Research Organization For Command, Control, Cyber And Intelligence Technologies, The Air Force Research Laboratory In Rome, NY Is An Invaluable Element Of The U.S. Air Force Research & Development Enterprise, Focusing On Gathering & Processing Cyber Intelligence In A Personal Meeting With Recently Confirmed Secretary Of Defense Nominee And Previous Army Secretary Nominee Mark Esper, Schumer Pushes For And Receives A Promise That Esper Will Tour Rome Lab … Continue Reading


07.22.19

FOLLOWING SEVERE UPTICK OF SUICIDE DEATHS IN CENTRAL NY & NATIONWIDE, SCHUMER LAUNCHES THREE-PRONGED PLAN TO COMBAT THE DEVASTATING TREND; POINTING TO THE HIGHEST SUICIDE RATE IN DECADES, SCHUMER SAYS ALL-HANDS-ON-DECK ARE NEEDED TO REACH MORE PEOPLE IN PAIN & SAVE PRECIOUS LIVES

According To Recent CDC Data, The National Suicide Rate Is Up 33% Since 1999, NYS Average Suicide Rate is 8.1 Per 100K People With Onondaga County Suffering At A Staggering Rate Of 10.3 Suicide Deaths Per 100K People Despite Jaw-Dropping Trend Of Tragic Deaths, Feds Have Yet To Pony Up Sufficient Resources For Prevention Programs That People Turn To In Darkest Of Times; Senator Says If We Ramp Up Funding, We Can Stem The Tide Of Tragedy Schumer: CNY'ers Are Calling Out For A Lifeline -The Feds… Continue Reading


07.22.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS LONG-STANDING PUSH, $49 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR CORNELL CHESS LAB UNDER NEW, 5-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION; FUNDING WILL BE USED TO CONTINUE LAB’S 40-YEAR HISTORY OF GROUNDBREAKING DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

The Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) Is One Of Two High-Energy Synchrotron X-Ray Sources In The United States; The Lab Has Generated Revolutionary Scientific Innovation In Numerous Fields, Including Discoveries That Led To Two Nobel Prizes Schumer Today Announces $49M For CHESS Lab Under New 5-Year Agreement With NSF To Operate The Newly-Renovated High-Energy X-Ray Facility "CHEXS" Schumer: Funding Renewal Will Keep Cornell's CHESS At The Cutting Edge Of X-Ray Innovation U.S. … Continue Reading


07.22.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER-THE-RADAR FED DECISION HITS BEES BUT COULD ALSO STING CAPITAL REGION, LOCAL AG, FOOD SUPPLY & ECONOMY IF NOT REVERSED; AS HONEY BEE POPULATION SPIRALS, SCHUMER PUSHES FEDS TO STEP-UP DATA COLLECTION OF INSECT TO HELP COMBAT TREND & KEEP UPSTATE POPULATIONS, BIZ & JOBS BUZZING

Upstate NY Is An Agricultural Hive Of Productivity, But Recent Fed Decision That Imperils The Future Of Bees Would Threaten Much Of What Makes The Capital Region Buzz With USDA Recently Announcing Its Intention To Stop Collecting Data On Honey Bee Colonies In Places Like Albany, Schumer Will Push Plan To Reconsider, & Step-Up Work, Not Stop It  Schumer To Feds: Honey Bees Are Fundamental To Upstate NY's Sweet Ag Industry, And Local Jobs Standing amidst a swarm of advocates, at… Continue Reading


07.21.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: EMERGENCY MEDICAL KITS ABOARD AIRPLANES DO NOT HAVE TO STOCK LIFE-SAVING MEDICINE—LIKE THAT FOUND IN EPIPENS; SINCE 2001, AIRLINES HAVE SUCCESSFULLY LOBBIED FAA FOR A PASS; SENATOR DEMANDS AIRLINES & FAA REVERSE COURSE & STOCK PLANES WITH EPIPENS BECAUSE THEY CAN SAVE THE LIVES OF KIDS & ADULTS DURING AN EMERGENCY

Standing With "Doctor Mike," The Well-Known NY Physician Who Just Saved A Passenger From A Food Allergy Attack On A Delta Flight -That Had No EpiPen On Board- Schumer Rallies For Airlines & FAA To Immediately Stock EpiPens Since 1986, U.S. Commercial Planes Have Been Required To Carry Emergency Medical Kits (EMKs) On Board; But Since 2001, The Airlines Routinely Sought Exemptions Of EpiPens; We Are In Midst Of A Four-Year Exemption Right Now Schumer: Airlines & FAA Need A Shot In The A… Continue Reading


07.19.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR L.E.A.P. IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children In Washington County U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,154,234 in federal funding for L.E.A.P. in Washington County. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in Washington County. "Study afte… Continue Reading


07.18.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDING FOR OLEDWORKS IN ROCHESTER

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Boost Company's Research And Production Of Innovative OLED Light Technology U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Joseph Morelle (D-25) today announced $1,049,186 for OLEDWorks in Rochester, a global leader in the advancement and manufacturing of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lights. The funding was allocated through the Department of Energy's (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) p… Continue Reading


07.15.19

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS RELENTLESS ADVOCACY, $39.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO BRING BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS TO +15,000 RURAL HOMES AND BUSINESSES UPSTATE; SENATOR SAYS FUNDS WILL HELP BRING UPSTATE NY ECONOMIES INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

In 2017, Schumer Successfully Rebuffed A Fed Plan To Move $170M From New York State To Fund Broadband In Other States; Senator Today Announces $39.2 Million Of This Pot Being Sent Upstate $39.2 Million In Fed Funding Is Allocated Through The Federal Communication Commission's Connect America Fund Schumer: Rural Access To Broadband Internet Is Pivotal In Building The Economies Of The Future U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his push, $39.2 million in federal funding … Continue Reading


07.15.19

SCHUMER UNVEILS NEW EFFORT TO RESTORE NYS’ ABILITY TO ‘WORKAROUND’ PART OF FED TAX LAW THAT TAKES AIM AT LI BY ELIMINATING A HOMEOWNERS’ SALT TAX DEDUCTION, COSTING THEM TENS-OF-THOUSANDS; SENATOR WILL DEPLOY SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE POWER TO OVERTURN IRS RULE & ONCE AGAIN MAKE LI’ERS ELIGIBLE FOR FULL SALT DEDUCTION

State Had Passed Law To Allow School Districts & Local Governments To Create Charitable Fund In Lieu Of Tax Payments, Which Would Have Allowed Homeowners To Retain Full SALT Deduction, But IRS Swooped In And Used Regs To Squash That Fed Workaround Entirely Senator's Congressional Review Act (CRA) Power Would Force A Vote To Overturn The IRS' Block Of State Workaround; Avg SALT Deduction Is Around $20K Across 690K Households On The Island Schumer: There Is One More Rabbit In The Hat When It… Continue Reading


07.15.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $500,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR VETERANS OUTREACH CENTER, INC. IN ROCHESTER

Funding Will Be Used To Help Homeless Veterans Get Jobs Through A Workforce Reintegration Program U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. in Rochester. These federal funds are administered through the U.S. Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) and will assist homeless veterans in their job search by providing occupational skills training, on-… Continue Reading


07.14.19

SCHUMER CALLS ON DOE’S OFFICE OF ELECTRICITY TO INVESTIGATE RECENT NYC BLACKOUT

Today U.S Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity to investigate yesterday's blackout in New York City and Con Edison’s work to maintain and upgrade NYC’s power grid. On the heels of yesterday’s blackout that left approximately 72,000 New Yorkers without power for hours, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity to investigate the recent black out and the current work being d… Continue Reading


07.14.19

SCHUMER URGES GRUBHUB TO GET TO BOTTOM OF ‘FAKE’ FEE MESS & PUSHES FEDS TO FIND A WAY TO FORCE COMPANY—NOT CUSTOMERS OR RESTAURANTS—TO EAT ANY LOSS; CURRENT FOOD FIGHT IS BAD FOR APP, NY RESTAURANTS & PAYING CUSTOMERS

While SBA Is Investigating GrubHub, Schumer Says More Should Be Done Now To Fix The 'Glitch' Ringing Up Millions In False Fees For NYC Restaurants-And Inevitably Their Customers Schumer Wants Company To Voluntarily Agree To Eat Any Losses They Blame A Tech Glitch For, Otherwise Asks Feds To Find A Way; If GrubHub Can't Solve Fee & Websites Issue Voluntarily, Schumer Wants FTC To Get Involved   Schumer: New Yorkers Are Fed Up With Grubhub Fake Fees Amidst an all-out food fight … Continue Reading


07.12.19

FOLLOWING HIS +18 MONTH ADVOCACY & VISIT TO THE DILAPIDATED TRACKS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CSX HAS FINALLY COMPLETED LONG-TERM FIXES TO DANGEROUS CSX CROSSINGS IN NEW WINDSOR; SENATOR SAYS REPAIRS AT TEMPLE HILL RD & UNION AVE CROSSINGS WILL REDUCE ACCIDENTS & BOOST SAFETY ON MAJOR ROADS

Temple Hill Rd & Union Ave Rail Crossings In New Windsor Have Been In A State Of Disrepair For Years-Resulting In Dozens Of Incidents, Thousands Of Dollars In Damages & Causing Significant Safety & Quality Of Life Issues After Writing To CSX In January 2018, Visiting New Windsor Last November, Speaking To CEO In December, Schumer Reveals Company Has Heeded His Calls And Paved Over Perilous Crossings Schumer: CSX Rail Crossing Repairs Will Get Orange County Driver Safety Back On T… Continue Reading


07.12.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON ADMINISTRATION’S THREAT TO BLOCK MUST-PASS DEFENSE BILL OVER PROVISIONS TO SHIELD DRINKING WATER FROM TOXIC PFAS

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after the administration threatened to veto the must-pass House NDAA over its inclusion of provisions to protect drinking water from the toxic carcinogen PFAS: "The administration's promise to veto the must-pass House defense authorization bill, that includes countless provisions to fund our military, because it has vital protections against toxic PFAS contamination in our drinking water that go 'too far' is ill-informed and… Continue Reading


07.09.19

DURING ALL-CAUCUS, BICAMERAL PRESS CONFERENCE TO DEFEND COVERAGE FOR AMERICANS WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, SCHUMER HIGHLIGHTS 11-YEAR-OLD HUDSON VALLEY NATIVE EMILIE SALTZMAN’S COURAGEOUS RECOVERY FROM TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND HER NEED FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PROTECTIONS

At 7-Years Old, Emilie Saltzman, Hopewell Junction Resident, Was Thrown From A Horse And Suffered A Traumatic Brain Injury; 4 Years Later Emilie Has Re-Learned How To Walk, Talk & Eat, Because Of Affordable Care Act Protections On The Day Oral Arguments Will Be Heard In Supreme Court Case To Deem Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional, Schumer Points To Story Of Saltzman As Example Of Life-Saving Law's Critical Importance Schumer: Emilie Saltzman Is Proof Positive The ACA Must Be Protected … Continue Reading


07.08.19

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO SECURE $25 MILLION TO BRING CAR TRAFFIC BACK TO BUFFALO’S MAIN STREET & CONNECT DOWNTOWN CORE WITH CANALSIDE; WITH +1,000 NEWS JOBS COMING DOWNTOWN, SENATOR SAYS SIGNIFICANT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IS CRUCIAL TO SUPPORTING EMERGING TECH HUB & BRINGING BUFFALO’S INFRASTRUCTURE INTO 21ST CENTURY

1980s Urban Planning Eliminated Vehicular Access To Buffalo's Lower Main Street; Schumer Has Secured $33 Million In Fed Funding For City's Main Street Transformation Project In Recent Years Standing At Seneca One Tower, Schumer Launches Major Push To Secure $25M BUILD Grant For Critical Phase Of "Cars On Main" Project, To Connect Buffalo’s Main Street To Bustling Canalside Neighborhood And Enhance Growing Downtown Technology Ecosystem Schumer To Feds: Investment Is Critical To Keep Buff… Continue Reading


07.08.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: AS ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION FACES A CRIPPLING SHORTAGE OF CRITICAL LIFESAVING BLADDER CANCER DRUG, CARELESS & CONFLICTING FED POLICIES DIRECT DOCTORS TO THROW AWAY UNUSED MEDS; STANDING WITH LOCAL IMPACTED PATIENTS, SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO COORDINATE EFFORTS TO ENSURE ALL PATIENTS GET THEIR VITAL TREATMENT ASAP

Tice BCG, A Lifesaving Bladder Cancer Drug, Is Facing A Critical Shortage Across The Rochester-Finger Lakes Region & Upstate NY As Patients Are Routinely Denied Care Schumer Uncovers Major Inconsistency In Fed Regulations That Could Result In Unemptied Vials Of Essential Medication Being Thrown Away; Senator Launches Major Effort To Eliminate Misguided Policy Schumer To Feds: With Lives On The Line, Finger Lakes Patients Deserve To Have Every Drop Of BCG Used Standing at the University… Continue Reading

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