Press Releases

08.10.16

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 Brave… Continue Reading


08.09.16

SCHUMER STANDS WITH POUGHKEEPSIE FIREFIGHTERS AT LOCAL FIRE HOUSE TO OFFICIALLY LAUNCH MAJOR NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; LEGISLATION WILL LEAD TO PREVENTION OF FUTURE CANCER DIAGNOSES IN FIREFIGHTERS

New Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk Senator Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer: Firefighters Protect Us, So We Need To Protect Them Surrounded by dozens of local firefighters and local lea… Continue Reading


08.09.16

AS PFOS-CONTAMINATED WATER CRISIS CONTINUES TO PLAGUE NEWBURGH, SCHUMER TOURS WASHINGTON LAKE AREA TAINTED BY PFOS AND ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION REQUIRING U.S. AIR FORCE TO PAY FOR WATER CONTAMINATION CLEANUP IF FOUND RESPONSIBLE

Senator Says Air Force Must Work Faster to Identify Source of PFOS Contamination and Clean it Up Standing with local leaders in Newburgh, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today toured the banks of Washington Lake, the site of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) contamination, which is believed to have originated at the Stewart Air National Guard base. Schumer also announced new legislation that would require the Air Force to immediately conduct tests to determine the extent of possible ground water… Continue Reading


08.09.16

SCHUMER STANDS WITH NEW ROCHELLE FIREFIGHTERS AT LOCAL FIRE HOUSE TO OFFICIALLY LAUNCH MAJOR NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO CREATE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; LEGISLATION WILL LEAD TO PREVENTION OF FUTURE CANCER DIAGNOSES IN FIREFIGHTERS

New Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk Senator Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer: Firefighters Protect Us, So We Need To Protect Them Surrounded by dozens of local firefighters and local lead… Continue Reading


08.09.16

SCHUMER: LONG AWAITED SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN STUDY FINALLY SET TO MOVE FORWARD; U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO LAUNCH COMPREHENSIVE FLOOD MITIGATION STUDY

With A Federal Investment of $1.2M, and Cost-Sharing Agreement Now Approved By New York State Officials & Army Corps, Study to Identify Best Ways to Protect Flood-Prone Susquehanna River Watershed Region Will Finally Begin Schumer Strongly Supported Study's Authorization and Pushed for Prioritization of this Necessary Study to Ensure Safety and Protection of New Yorkers, Their Homes, and Their Businesses Schumer: Commencement of this Study Will Be Large Step Toward Safer Susquehanna Rive… Continue Reading


08.08.16

SCHUMER REVEALS THREE MAJOR GRANTS THAT WILL HELP TROY FIREFIGHTERS PROTECT AND SERVE THE CITY OF TROY; SENATOR ALSO ANNOUNCES PUSH FOR FIRST-EVER NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY; LEGISLATION WOULD BETTER TRACK, TREAT AND PREVENT CANCER IN FIREFIGHTERS

New Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk Senator Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday Schumer: Firefighters Protect Us, So We Need To Protect Them Surrounded by dozens of local firefighters, U.S. Sen… Continue Reading


08.08.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON U.S. COAST GUARD TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR PROPOSED ANCHORAGE AREAS FOR LARGE VESSELS AND BARGES ALONG THE HUDSON RIVER – PROPOSAL COULD HAVE FAR-REACHING ECONOMIC, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; SENATORS SAY HEARINGS WILL ALLOW RESIDENTS TO FULLY WEIGH IN ON THE AND IMPACT THE PROPOSAL

The U.S. Coast Guard Is Gathering Feedback On a Proposal To Add 10 New Anchorage Areas On The Hudson River For Commercial Vessels & Barges - Potential Sites Could Be Located Next To Westchester, Orange, & Ulster County Ports Senators Seek Ample Opportunity for Local Residents & Public Officials to Voice Any Environmental, Safety & Regional Economic Concerns - Senators Call On U.S. Coast Guard To Hold Public Hearings & Work With Impacted Communities to Maximize Outreach and … Continue Reading


08.08.16

WITH SYRACUSE BEING LABELED AN EPICENTER OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS, SENATOR INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION TO MAKE CHEMICALS IN ‘SPICE’ AND ‘K2’ DRUG ILLEGAL; MOST CHEMICALS USED IN DEADLY SYNTHETIC DRUGS ARE STILL LEGAL; RECENT SCOURGE IN NY DEMANDS ACTION TO CRIPPLE CHEMISTS THAT COOK UP BATCHES OF DEADLY SYNTHETIC DRUGS

Deadly 'Spice' & 'K2' Have Continued to Plague Syracuse & Onondaga County & Synthetic Drug Makers Have Been Step Ahead Of Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) For Years-Cooking Up New Chemicals As Old Ones Are Made Illegal Schumer’s Legislation Would Make 22 Chemicals-Including Powerful Variants of Fentanyl—Illegal, Allowing Feds To Play Essential Catch Up  Schumer: We Need To Dethrone Syracuse’s Label As "Upstate Synthetics King’  During a vis… Continue Reading


08.07.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: VITAL VACCINE CLINICAL TRIAL TO BEAT ZIKA IS RUNNING OUT OF MONEY & FACES SUDDEN CLOSURE; SCHUMER DEMANDS CONGRESS RETURN—ONLY ONE DAY IS NEEDED—TO FUND VACCINE TRIAL; WINDOW TO SQUASH ZIKA NOW CLOSING; CITIES –LIKE NY—ON EDGE

Zika Vaccine Trials Started This Past Week, But Will Cease Without Zika Bill Dollars-Wasting The Money Already Spent & Irresponsibly Endangering Public Health; NYS Cases Now Approaching 500, With Over 400 In NYC Schumer Push Comes On Heels Of Historic U.S. Zika Travel Warning; $1.9 Billion In Emergency Fed Funding Is Vital To Preventing More Spread Now & In Future; Schumer Letter To Congressional Leaders Implores Action Schumer: Real Shot At The Vaccine To Stop Zika Demands Congress … Continue Reading


08.05.16

SCHUMER URGES CANADA BORDER AGENCY TO IMMEDIATELY ADDRESS LONG WAIT TIMES AT BUFFALO-CANADIAN BOARDER CROSSINGS

Short-staffing Causing Delays During the Height of Busy Summer Travel Months And is Hurting Both Sides of the Border Schumer To Canada: Be A Good Neighbor And Add More Border Agents During the busiest travels days of the year, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged Canada Border Services Agency President Linda Lizotte-MacPherson to immediately address staffing issues that are causing long wait times at all international border crossings between Buffalo and Canada including the Rainbow, L… Continue Reading


08.05.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Federal Dept. of Transportation Grant Funds Improvements To Airport Terminal & Taxiways U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,479,500 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). Specifically, the funding was allocated through two separate grants. The first grant of $1,980,000 will provide for th… Continue Reading


08.05.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES AIRPORTS IN MONROE, GENESEE & YATES COUNTIES

Federal Dept. of Transportation Grants Fund Critical Infrastructure Upgrades At Area Airports U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,529,490 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 Greater Rochester International Airport in Monroe County will receive $1,930,500 to design and construct an 1… Continue Reading


08.05.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $22K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE SCRANTON VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY INC. IN ERIE COUNTY

Funds Will Be Used To Purchase Vehicle Extrication Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,329 in federal funding for the Scranton Volunteer Fire Company Inc. in the town of Hamburg in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Scranton Volunteer Fire Company Inc. will use the federal funding to purchase vehicle extrication equipment that will… Continue Reading


08.05.16

SCHUMER: SEVERE DROUGHT IN UPSTATE NEW YORK COULD MEAN TROUBLE FOR FARMERS; SENATOR CALLS ON USDA TO CONDUCT A DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR LIKELY DISASTER DECLARATION FOR IMPACTED COUNTIES SUFFERING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE THIS SUMMER

Farmers Anticipate Worst Drought In Years, But Won't Know Full Extent of Damage Until the Fall, Then Farmers Will Need Quick Turnaround in USDA Assistance Programs To Mitigate Crop Loss Schumer To USDA: Do Not Delay; Prepare Damage Assessment NOW So We Are Ready to Promptly Provide Relief to Drought-Impacted Upstate NY Farmers U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to begin the process of issuing a disaster declaration to help Upstate New York farm… Continue Reading


08.05.16

SCHUMER LOBBIES ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH IN SUPPORT OF NEWBURGH’S “DOJ COPS GRANT”; SENATOR INTENSIFIES PUSH TO GET 4 NEW, DESPERATELY NEEDED COPS FOR NEWBURGH PD – FED INVESTMENT WOULD HELP SMALL CITY WITH HIGH CRIME RATE IMPROVE COMMUNITY RELATIONS & PATROL EFFORTS IN AREAS WITH HIGHEST INCIDENCES OF VIOLENT CRIME

Schumer Previously Secured Critical $500K In Federal Funds That Allowed Newburgh To Hire 4 Police Officers - Newburgh Currently Seeking New Fed Funds To Hire 4 Additional Cops 4 More Officers Would Help Dept. Increase Patrols In Areas With Highest Incidences Of Gun Violence And Build Trust With Residents & Businesses - Schumer Made Call To Attorney General Loretta Lynch To Urge Her & Dept. Of Justice To Approve Critical Request Schumer: Funds Could Help Make Big Difference In Bolsteri… Continue Reading


08.04.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $400K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR FULTON FIRE DEPARTMENT IN OSWEGO COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Fire Engine U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $428,572 in federal funding for the Fulton Fire Department in Oswego County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Fulton Fire Department will use the federal funding to purchase a new fire engine. "With this funding, the brave firefighters of the Fulton Fire Department … Continue Reading


08.04.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $46K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR RICHMONDVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY IN SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase Critical Equipment To Keep Firefighters Safe U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $46,834 in federal funding for the Richmondville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Schoharie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Richmondville Volunteer Fire Company will use the federal funding to purchase seven Self-Contained Breathing Ap… Continue Reading


08.04.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $4.2 MILLION IN US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Schumer & Gillibrand urged the creation of NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative in 2014 Farm Bill Apple producers face annual costs of nearly $300 million to improve tree health; Cornell University to use funding for research in apple rootstock for more efficient commercial production First installment of new federal funds to Cornell University scheduled begin in September Ithaca, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,281,618 in new federal … Continue Reading


08.04.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $970K IN FED FUNDS FOR TROY FIRE DEPARTMENT IN RENSSELAER COUNTY

Federal Funding For Troy Fire Department Will Be Used to Hire 7 New Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $972,377 in federal funding for the Troy Fire Department in Rensselaer County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The federal funding will allow the Troy Fire Department to expand its emergency personnel by hiring seven new firefig… Continue Reading


08.03.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR PHOTONICS RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

National Science Foundation Grant Will Fund Ground-Breaking Integrated Quantum Photonics Research Project U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced $2,000,000 in federal funding for photonics research at the University of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF). These funds will allow researchers at the University to further investigate challenges in quantum photonics. This research is aimed at transforming the capacity of information processing … Continue Reading

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