Press Releases

06.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $600K IN FED FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY TO CONDUCT GROUND-BREAKING RESEARCH & SPUR INNOVATION

Fed Funding Will Allow Cornell University Researchers To Further Develop And Validate "FeverPhone" Technology, Which Aims To Couple Mobile Phone Technology & Advances In Healthcare Ground-Breaking Tech Will Allow Researchers To More Easily Identify & Diagnose The Causes Of Life-Threatening Illnesses Like Zika Virus Schumer, Gillibrand: Fed Funds Will Support World-Renowned Research, Innovation & Tech Development At Cornell U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand t… Continue Reading


06.20.16

WITH MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES INCREASING, SCHUMER SAYS CSX HAS FAILED TO RESPOND TO HOMEOWNERS’ PLEAS TO ALLOW CITY OF ROCHESTER TO CLEANUP SWAMPY, MOSQUITO-BREEDING HAVEN RAIL PROPERTY BEHIND HOMES IN CHARLOTTE NEIGHBORHOOD; URGES CSX TO IMMEDIATELY ALLOW CITY TO PROCEED WITH CLEAN-UP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Senator Says Residents Have Tried for Years to Get CSX to Help Fix Pooling Water In & Around CSX Tracks; Now Pooling is A Mosquito-Breeding Haven City of Rochester Is Willing To Do The Work To Clean Up Area, But Needs CSX Approval & Cooperation to Access Property In Order to Start Schumer: CSX Needs To Help Swat Mosquitoes Not Protect Them  With mosquito-borne diseases in New York State on the rise, including cases in Upstate New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schu… Continue Reading


06.19.16

SCHUMER: DEMOCRATIC FILIBUSTER SMASHES THROUGH CONGRESSIONAL GRIDLOCK ON GUNS, FORCING CRITICAL MONDAY VOTE SHOWDOWN ON COMMON SENSE GUN SAFETY LAWS TO CLOSE TERROR LOOPHOLE & EXPAND BACKGROUND CHECKS; ON EVE OF VOTE, SENATOR DETAILS PLAN FOR SECURING ‘YES’ VOTES IN HONOR OF ORLANDO VICTIMS & OTHERS

Following 15-Hour Filibuster, Schumer & Colleagues Successfully Secured Senate Votes Starting Monday To Stop Terror Suspects From So Easily Acquiring Weapons & Then Using Them In Senseless Attacks; Legislation Would Allow Law Enforcement To Block Those On Terror Watch List From Purchasing Weapons & Improve Gun Background Check System  CIA Just Warned About ISIS Threat Looming Over America, Yet There Is No Way To Stop Those On Terrorist Watch List From Legally Purchasing Guns; D… Continue Reading


06.17.16

IN MEETING WITH AIR FORCE CHIEF-OF-STAFF NOMINEE, SCHUMER HIGHLIGHTS ROME LAB’S CRITICAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATION’S CYBER DEFENSE NETWORK & MOHAWK VALLEY ECONOMY; URGES GENERAL GOLDFEIN TO VISIT ROME & HELP INCREASE INVESTMENTS THAT HAVE MADE THE LAB A NATIONAL LEADER

In Recent Years, Schumer Has Helped Secure Millions of Dollars To Keep Lab Buzzing, Wants New Air Force Chief To Keep Dollars & Missions Flowing To Rome As The U.S. Saw With SONY Cyber-Attacks & Other High-Level Breaches, Cybersecurity Is Something Our Military Must Continue To Focus On; Schumer Says Increasing Science and Technology Investments In Rome Air Force Research Labs Is An Important Part Of This Effort Schumer: Air Force Leaders Should Help Grow Rome Lab In a personal meeti… Continue Reading


06.17.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: HARRIS RADIO AWARDED CONTRACT WORTH $1.7 BILLION TO BUILD TACTICAL RADIOS FOR U.S. ALLIES OVERSEAS

Tactical Handheld Radios Will Be Manufactured In Rochester Through 2021 Schumer: Fed Investment Is Critical To Growth Of Rochester & Harris Radio U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Rochester's Harris Corp. was awarded a contract worth up to $1.7 billion through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. Schumer explained that the company will use these funds to manufacture tactical handheld radios from Harris's RE-7800 family of tactical radios for U.S. allies and NATO for… Continue Reading


06.17.16

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND INTRODUCE BILL IN SENATE TO RENAME JACKSON HEIGHTS POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF LGBT ACTIVISTS & QUEENS NATIVES JEANNE & JULES MANFORD

Jeanne Manford was posthumously awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2013 for her advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community Rep. Crowley introduced House companion legislation Queens, NY - U.S Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced legislation to rename the Jackson Heights Post Office, located at 7802 37th Avenue in Queens, as the "Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office." Representative Joe Crowley introduced the House companion version of this legislation, whic… Continue Reading


06.16.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $40K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO OSWEGO COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Fire Depts. In Granby & Oswego Will Use Funds To Purchase Critical Equipment For Firefighters  U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,210 in federal funding for the Town of Oswego Volunteer Fire Department and $20,772 in federal funding for the Granby Center Volunteer Fire Department, located in Oswego County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. … Continue Reading


06.16.16

AS ANCIENT JEWISH COMMMUNITY THERE SHRINKS TO ALMOST NOTHING, SCHUMER CALLS FOR BETTER PROTECTION OF HISTORIC JEWISH SITES IN EGYPT

Jewish Heritage Sites in Egypt Face Neglect and Vandalism; Egypt Not Yet Providing Adequate Protection of These Sites In Letter to Egyptian President El-Sisi, Schumer and Congressional Supporters Push to Save Jewish Sites in Egypt & Better Preserve Jewish History, Heritage & Artifacts Schumer: Egypt Should Work in Partner With Historic and Cultural Organizations and Do All It Can to Preserve the Thousand-Plus Years of Extraordinary History of Jewish Life in Egypt U.S. Senator Charles … Continue Reading


06.16.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR CRITICAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN WAYNE COUNTY

Town of Sodus Will Use Funds to Extend Public Water Supply To Provide More Homes With Safe, Reliable Water U.S Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,224,000 in federal funding for the Town of Sodus in Wayne County to make new investments in its local water infrastructure. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Grant Program. Specifically, $500,000 will come in the form of a grant, … Continue Reading


06.16.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL JETBLUE FLIGHT FROM BUFFALO TO LA

"In 2013, I asked JetBlue to add this flight, knowing it would be a game changer for regional tourism in Western New York, and I am now thrilled that today marks the first flight. The addition of this flight will not only dramatically increase travel options for Buffalonians, it will also bring even more Canadian travelers through the Buffalo Niagara International airport. Western NY residents will have access to new, low-cost carrier flying in and out of their local airport. Buffalo will become… Continue Reading


06.16.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $62,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HERMON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $62,381 in federal funding for the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department will use the federal funding to purchase ten Self Contained Breathing Apparatus's (SCBA) to help kee… Continue Reading


06.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $290K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UTICA FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ONEIDA COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Equipment To Protect Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $295,546 in federal funding for the Utica Fire Department in Oneida County. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Utica Fire Department will use this funding to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs for its firefighters, which will… Continue Reading


06.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.2 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO TO CONDUCT GROUND-BREAKING RESEARCH AND INCREASE PRIMARY CARE SERVICES IN WESTERN NY

Three Critical Federal Grants Will Allow UB To Conduct Ground-Breaking Research To Address Global Health Crises & Increase Primary Care Services For Rural & Underserved Patients In Western NY Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins: Fed Funds Will Support World-Renowned Research & Community Healthcare Programs At UB U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced $2,298,508 in federal funding for the State University of New York at Buffal… Continue Reading


06.15.16

SCHUMER: ORLANDO TERRORIST ATTACK UNDERSCORES NEED TO BETTER PROTECT SOFT TARGETS LIKE MALLS, MOVIE THEATERS AND STADIUMS IN UPSTATE NY; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO INCREASE FBI FUNDING FOR ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING & TO HELP LOCAL AND STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT PREVENT AND RESPOND TO TERRORIST AND HATE ATTACKS

Senator Says Fed Investment Would Help FBI To Detect, Disrupt, And Prevent Hate-Fueled Acts Of Terrorism, As Well As Provide Local Law Enforcement With Intelligence On Those Who Are Capable Of Doing Harm To The Nation From New York To Orlando, Terrorists And Hate-Fueled Murderers Can Kill Scores, Even Hundreds, Of Innocents In Just Minutes - And Our Local Law Enforcement Needs Help To Confront And Eliminate These Awful Threats Schumer: We Must Do More To Protect New Yorkers From Terror And H… Continue Reading


06.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $160K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR MOUNT HOPE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ORANGE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Equipment To Protect Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $166,667 in federal funding for the Mount Hope Fire Company, a volunteer department located in Orange County. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Mount Hope Fire Company will use this funding to upgrade its Scotts-Paks, breathing devices worn by firefighte… Continue Reading


06.14.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $4 MILLION IN CRITICAL FED FUNDS FOR ROCHESTER REHABILITATION CENTER IN MONROE COUNTY

Federal Dept. Of Labor Funds Will Allow Rochester Rehabilitation Center To Provide Affordable, Quality Child Care So Parents Can Receive Job Training & Pursue Higher Education Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding Will Allow Parents To Compete For Better-Paying Jobs That Will Help Support Their Families U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4 million in federal funds for Rochester Rehabilitation Center. This funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Labor (… Continue Reading


06.14.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $165K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ONONDAGA COUNTY

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Infrastructure Upgrades At Airport U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $165,600 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). With these funds, the airport will be able to make critical drainage improvements to its service road in orde… Continue Reading


06.14.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: CURRENT FEDERAL LAWS ARE PREVENTING LONG ISLAND SUMMER CAMPS AND CHILDREN’S ORGS FROM GAINING ACCESS TO FBI SEX OFFENDER BACKGROUND CHECKS ON NEW EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS

With Summer Around the Corner, Schumer Pushes For Critical Legislation That Will Allow Summer Camps & Other Organizations Access to Federal Background Check of New Employees and Volunteers Schumer Highlights The Fact That Child-Serving Organizations Want The Ability To Conduct Sex Offender Background Checks On Prospective Employees To Protect Children, But Cannot Access National FBI Sex Offender Database Schumer Bill Would Give Summer Camps Greater Access To Screen New Employees And Keep … Continue Reading


06.13.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $500K IN FED FUNDS FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY TO CONDUCT GROUND-BREAKING RESEARCH

Federal National Science Foundation Funding Will Enable Researchers To Study Ways To Make Telecommunications Systems Faster Schumer & Gillibrand: Fed Funds Will Support World-Renowned Research At Cornell U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal National Science Foundation (NSF) funds for Cornell University. These funds will allow Cornell to research ways to improve telecommunications networks across the country. Schumer and Gillibrand exp… Continue Reading


06.13.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.6 MILLION IN FED FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER TO CONDUCT GROUND-BREAKING RESEARCH PROJECTS

Federal National Science Foundation Funding Will Enable Researchers To Conduct Two Separate Projects - One Focused On How To Train STEM Students, The Other On Ways To Project Against Cyber Threats & Malware Schumer & Gillibrand: Fed Funds Will Be Used to Support Innovative Studies At U of R U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced more than $1.6 million in federal National Science Foundation (NSF) funds for the University of Rochester. This funding will b… Continue Reading

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