Press Releases

06.13.17

SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW PUSH TO REPLACE OUTDATED EQUIPMENT AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY’S NEMATODE LAB; SENATOR SAYS NEW EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED TO PROTECT NEW YORK STATE’S $65 MILLION POTATO INDUSTRY FROM INVASIVE SPECIES

Golden Nematode And Pale Cyst Nematode Invasive Species Are Threatening The Long-Term Viability Of New York State's $65 Million Potato Industry; Outdated Equipment Makes It Difficult To Conduct Pest Prevention Research, and Lab Equipment Desperately Needs Upgrades Without Improvements To Lab To Better Guard Against Invasive Species, Potato Farmers Could See Their Crops Diminished Or Destroyed In The Near Future - Schumer Calls on USDA To Prioritize The Replacement of Equipment and Upgrades to … Continue Reading


06.12.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1M IN FED FUNDING FOR GREAT LAKES RESTORATION; URGE PRESIDENT TO REVERSE COURSE AND FULLY FUND PROGRAM NEXT YEAR

EPA Funding Will Support NYS Department Of Environmental Conservation's Efforts To Fight Invasive Species GLRI Funds Have Brought Millions Of Dollars In Environmental Research, Clean-Up And Restoration Across Upstate NY & Great Lakes Region Since First Established In 2010 Schumer, Gillibrand: Protecting Our Waterways Must Be A Top Priority U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,150,000 in federal funding for the NYS Department of Environmental Conserva… Continue Reading


06.12.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: HARRIS RADIO AWARDED CONTRACT WORTH $255 MILLION TO BUILD TWO- CHANNEL TACTICAL RADIOS FOR SPECIAL OPS UNITS

Modern Two-Channel Tactical Handheld Radios Will Be Manufactured In Rochester Through 2023 Schumer: Fed Investment Is Critical To Growth Of Rochester & Harris Radio U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that Rochester's Harris Corp. was awarded a contract worth $255,000,000 through the U.S. Special Operations Command.. Schumer explained that the company will use these funds to manufacture two-channel manpack radios for the United Station Special Operations Units and for American … Continue Reading


06.11.17

SCHUMER: TRUMP PLAN TO PRIVATIZE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL WOULD PUT AIRLINES IN CHARGE; COULD SADDLE TRAVELERS WITH EVEN MORE FEES TO FLY; HANDING OVER CONTROL TO SAME INDUSTRY THAT SQUEEZES SEATS, REDUCES LEG ROOM & DELIVERS CONSUMER HEADACHES IS NO WAY TO IMPROVE AIR TRAVEL; SENATOR PUSHES AGAINST PRIVATIZING ATC

Senator Says Privatizing ATC Could Hurt Consumers; Asks What Will Prevent Costs From Going Way Up And What Would Stop Airlines From Raising More Fees & Taxes On Consumers If They're In Charge Schumer Notes, Reports After 9/11 Show How Air Traffic Control Worked With Dept. Of Defense During Crisis, Proving Privatization Could Also Create New Obstacles Schumer: Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control Could Take Traveling Costs & Headaches To New Heights Citing consumers who have been ni… Continue Reading


06.09.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE TO PROVIDE ROBUST FEDERAL FUNDING TO BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB

Trump Administration's Proposed Budget Would Cut Over $110 Million In Federal Funding For The Lab's Activities & Lead To Over 600 Layoffs At Brookhaven U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development to support critical funding for Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) through the Department of Energy (DOE) for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18). This funding would enable Brookhaven National Laboratory to continue to ramp-up… Continue Reading


06.08.17

SCHUMER: IT’S HIGH TIME TO CHANGE THE OUTDATED NAME OF LONG ISLAND’S ‘NEGRO BAR CHANNEL’ IN HEMPSTEAD; SENATOR’S LEGISLATION WILL RIGHTFULLY RENAME WATERWAY FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HERO & FALLEN INWOOD FIREFIGHTER, JOSEPH SANFORD JR.

In the Past, Locals Have Pushed to Rename Channel After Fallen Firefighter, But Law Requires Naming Occur Five Years After Death; Schumer Says He Will Lead the Charge to Change the Outdated Name of LI Waterway Schumer's Legislation Will Bypass This Bureaucratic Blockade & Right A Wrong That Has Plagued Hempstead Community for Too Long By Renaming Channel After Local Hero  Schumer: Long Island Has A Hero Whose Name Should Be Known & Celebrated By All; Replace The Outdated  T… Continue Reading


06.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $299K IN U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY

National Institute Of Food And Agriculture Funds Will Be Used To Support Research And Extension Grants; Take On Critical Problems Facing U.S. Agriculture Schumer & Gillibrand urged the creation of NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative in 2014 Farm Bill U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $299,692 in new federal funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agri… Continue Reading


06.07.17

SCHUMER PUSHES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FOR $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTHS IN WESTERN NEW YORK

Department of Labor's YouthBuild Program Provides Job Skills to At-Risk Young Adults Schumer says this funding will Help WNY YouthBuild Get More Young People Jobs U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S Department of Labor to approve The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc.'s (TSC) application for $1,100,000 through the U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild program. Schumer said TSC oversees the Western New York YouthBuild (WNYYB) program which works to connect disadvantaged you… Continue Reading


06.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $80,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HARTWICK COLLEGE

Federal Funding For Hartwick College Will Be Used To Develop Malting Barley Quality Laboratory U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $83,300 in federal funding for the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage in Otsego County. The funding was allocated by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will allow Hartwick College to develop a new Malting Barley Quality Laboratory. The laboratory will provide testing, research, and technical assistance… Continue Reading


06.05.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE 50THANNIVERSARY OF THE REUNIFICATION OF JERUSALEM

This Week Marks the 50thAnniversary Since the Six Day War & The Reunification of the City of Jerusalem Schumer Says Resolution Reaffirms The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995; Which States that Jerusalem Should Remain the Undivided Capital of Israel, In Which the Rights of Every Ethnic and Religious Groups Are Protected  Schumer: Semi-Centennial of the Reunification of Jerusalem is An Important Milestone for Israel & Jewish People Across Globe Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schume… Continue Reading


06.05.17

SCHUMER: AS NEW TICK-BORNE DISEASE—POWASSAN—EMERGES & WE ARE ON VERGE OF SUMMER TICK SURGE, SCHUMER URGES SWIFT FED ACTION; FEDS ARE MOVING AT SNAIL’S PACE TO IMPLEMENT ALREADY-ON-THE-BOOKS LAW THAT WOULD HELP FAST-TRACK RESEARCH, VACCINES & STRATEGIES TO STAMP OUT TICKS; PROTECT NYC, LI KIDS & FAMILIES

Last Year, Schumer Led Effort To Pass Bipartisan Law-21st Century Care Act-That Included Sweeping Plan To Tackle Lyme Disease & Other Tick-Borne Nightmares But Fed Implementation Is At A Crawl While Tick-Borne Diseases Are In A Sprint To Spread; Before Summer Heats Up, Senator Says Feds Must Work Faster So Cures Are Delivered & So Public—Especially Kids—Are Better Protected  Schumer: Summer Tick Surge Demands Feds Move Faster To Stem Dangerous Trend & Disease&mdas… Continue Reading


06.01.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $700K IN FED FUNDS FOR CLEAN-UP AT BROWNFIELD SITES AROUND UPSTATE NY

Schumer Secures Funding for Three Brownfield Sites in Upstate New York U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $700,000 in federal funding for several regions in Upstate NY. The funding was allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfields Program. Out of 172 communities across the U.S., Schumer secured funding for three projects to help communities in Upstate NY to survey, clean up, redevelop and reuse contaminated and abandoned properties. Niaga… Continue Reading


06.01.17

ON HEELS OF MASSIVE LIRR DELAY IN EAST RIVER TUNNEL, SCHUMER SAYS AMTRAK & MTA MUST GET ON SAME PAGE RIGHT NOW & FINALIZE PLAN TO USE MORE THAN $400 MILLION IN FED FUNDS HE SECURED TO REPAIR SANDY-DAMAGED TUNNELS; STANDING WITH BI-PARTISAN LI-ELECTEDS & ADVOCATES, SENATOR SAYS THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO SIT ON HUNDREDS-OF-MILLIONS IN REPAIR DOLLARS WHILE COMMUTERS SUFFER AGAIN & AGAIN

After Huge Push, Schumer Successfully Secured $432M in Sandy Relief Funds For East River Tunnel Repairs; Says: "Tuesday's Electrical Failure & Massive Delay Is A Sign Of What Can Happen If Action Is Delayed & Breakdowns Continue;" Since Superstorm Sandy, Disruptions Related to the East River Tunnels Have Increased by 72% Schumer Says Salt Damage From Superstorm Sandy Will Continue To Erode The ERT For LIRR Riders; Despite Fed Funding Being in Place for Nearly a Year, ERT Repairs Sit In … Continue Reading


06.01.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR LONG ISLAND MACARTHUR AIRPORT IN ISLIP; FAA GRANT WILL REHABILITATE THE AIRPORT’S LONGEST RUNWAY

Islip's Long Island MacArthur Airport Serves 2 Million Passengers Each Year, Provides Thousands of Jobs & Generates Hundreds of Millions in Economic Impact Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $900K in FAA Funds Will Go Towards the Design of a Rehabilitated Runway 6/24 at LI MacArthur Airport U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that The Town of Islip is receiving a $900,000 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to re… Continue Reading


05.31.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $17 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO UPGRADE AIRPORTS THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK

USDOT Funding Will Be Used For Over 36 Infrastructure Projects At Airports Across Upstate New York Funding Will Be Used For Renovations and Improvements to Operational Efficiency In The Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Southern Tier, Central & Western New York, Rochester-Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and The North Country U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $17,182,465 in federal funding for 36 critical infrastructure projects at local airports across Upsta… Continue Reading


05.31.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $17 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO UPGRADE AIRPORTS THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK

USDOT Funding Will Be Used For Over 36 Infrastructure Projects At Airports Across Upstate New York Funding Will Be Used For Renovations and Improvements to Operational Efficiency In The Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Southern Tier, Central & Western New York, Rochester-Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and The North Country U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $17,182,465 in federal funding for 36 critical infrastructure projects at local airports across Upsta… Continue Reading


05.31.17

SCHUMER, KATKO: FEDS WRONGLY ATTEMPT TO TAKE $250K FROM SYRACUSE-BASED HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY ASSOCIATES OVER SIMPLE CLERICAL ERROR; AFTER SCHUMER & KATKO INTERVETION, FEDS FORCED TO REVERSE NEGATIVE & UNFAIR DECISION

A Simple CMS Data-Entry Error Left Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY On The Hook For A $250K Loss For No Real Reason - Putting Health Of Practice At Risk Schumer & Katko Successfully Pushed CMS To Reverse Course - Touting Hematology-Oncology Associates As The 'High Quality' Provider It is & Protected Reimbursements That Will Be Used For Vital Care Schumer, Katko: Return Of Fed Funds To HOA Will Keep Staff In Place & Care Top-Notch For Countless Patients  U.S. Senate Min… Continue Reading


05.31.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $720K IN FED FUNDING FOR ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUE; FUNDS ENSURE GROUND-BREAKING CANCER RESEARCH WILL CONTINUE IN BUFFALO

Roswell Park Will Receive Thousands In Funding From The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) To Continue Translating Lab Research Into Real-Life Treatments For Patients Funding Will Be Used To Continue Research On Psychological Outcomes of Pediatric Cancer Caregiving Schumer and Gillibrand: HHS Funding Ensures Buffalo Will Remain On Forefront Of Cancer Research U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Roswell Park Cancer Institute will receive $7… Continue Reading


05.30.17

SCHUMER SPONSORS SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REUNIFICATION OF JERUSALEM

This June Marks the 50th Anniversary Since the Six Day War & The Reunification of the City of Jerusalem Schumer Says Resolution Reaffirms The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, Which States that Jerusalem Should Remain the Undivided Capital of Israel in Which the Rights of Every Ethnic and Religious Groups are Protected Schumer: Semi-Centennial of the Reunification of Jerusalem is An Important Milestone for Israel & Jewish People Across Globe U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer introduced a … Continue Reading


05.30.17

SCHUMER: MANCHESTER TERROR ATTACK HIGHLIGHTS A VERY DANGEROUS CUT IN THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET; TRUMP CUTS KEY NYC ANTI-TERRORISM FUNDING PROGRAM—UASI—BY TENS-OF-MILLIONS; SENATOR LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO RESTORE VITAL NYC, NYPD ANTI-TERROR FUNDING THAT HAS SAVED LIVES

We Are On The Heels Of Yet Another High-Profile Terror Attack In A Big City-But Trump Budget Takes Away NYC Anti-Terror Funds; Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Program Provides Critical Funding To NYPD & NYC; Funding Keeps NYPD A Step Ahead Of Terrorists Schumer Has Continuously-Under Both Administrations—Made The Case For NYC UASI Anti-Terror Funds—And Won Them Back Schumer: At A Time When Terrorism Is On The Rise, We Should Not Be Disinvesting in NYC Anti-Terror Funds… Continue Reading

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