Press Releases

08.23.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & GIBSON ANNOUNCE OVER $574,000 IN DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING FOR THE NATIONAL YOUNG FARMERS COALITION’S BEGINNING FARMER AND RANCHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROJECT

Funding creates national financial training opportunities for beginner farmers USDA provides funding for 37 projects totaling $17.8 million; NYFC one of two New York State recipients Hudson Valley, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Chris Gibson today announced $574,150 in federal funding for the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC). This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Develo… Continue Reading


08.23.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $230K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL AIRPORT IN WARREN COUNTY

Federal Dept. of Transportation Grant Funds Improvements to Airport Runways U.S Senators Charles E Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $238,695 in federal funding for the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Warren 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 $58,695 will provide funding to design 5,000 feet of rehabili… Continue Reading


08.23.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $740K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES AIRPORTS IN MONROE, ONTARIO & GENESEE COUNTIES

Federal Dept. of Transportation Grants Will Fund Critical Safety and Infrastructure Upgrades at Area Airports U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $747,560 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 Genesee County Airport in Batavia will receive $559,350 to remove 15 acres of tree obstructions a… Continue Reading


08.23.16

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO WORK WITH STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS TO HELP UNLOCK FED DOLLARS SO EVERY PENNY CAN STAY WITHIN LOCAL COMMUNITIES; NEARLY TWO DOZEN ORANGE, ULSTER & SULLIVAN COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES ARE LOCKED OUT OF USING ROUGHLY $8 MILLION IN FED FUNDS TO PROPEL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, LIKE COMPLETING GROVE DRIVE BRIDGE IN TUXEDO

Previously, Communities Throughout Orange, Ulster & Sullivan Counties Secured Millions in Federal Funds For Projects, Some of Which Are No Longer Needed; Until Now, Fed Rules Have Blocked Reuse Of Dollars, Even In Adjacent Area Schumer Pushes to Unlock Leftover Money So Municipalities Can Use It Locally, For Other Worthwhile Projects - Schumer-Backed Law Now Key To Unlocking Long-Awaited Federal Dollars; Senator Urges State To Unlock, Then Direct Funds To Local Communities Schumer: Thes… Continue Reading


08.23.16

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE WYOMING COUNTY AGRICULTURE AND BUSINESS CENTER OPENING

Senator Schumer today released the following statement on the opening of the new Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center: "For Wyoming County's dairies, farmers, and businesses, the completion of the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center of Excellence is a win-win. It is not only breathing new life into a former vacant derelict building to add new economic development vibrancy in the heart of Warsaw, but it's providing a convenient one-stop-shop for our agricultural industry to… Continue Reading


08.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SOUTHERN TIER REGIONAL AIRPORTS

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Make Infrastructure Upgrades At Airports in Steuben, Delaware and Tompkins Counties U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,123,468 in federal funding for critical infrastructure projects at four airports throughout the Southern Tier. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Program. Specifically, the Hornell Municipal Airport loc… Continue Reading


08.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $116K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR GALEN/CLYDE JOINT FIRE DISTRICT IN WAYNE COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Protective Gear U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $116,191 in federal funding for the Galen/Clyde Joint Fire District in Wayne 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 replace outdated, decades-old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs with new, state-of-the-art equipment. It will a… Continue Reading


08.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $63,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NORTH HORNELL FIRE DEPARTMENT IN STEUBEN COUNTY

Funding will be used to purchase new equipment for firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $63,962 in federal funding for the North Hornell Fire Department in Steuben County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the North Hornell Fire Department will use the federal funding to replace outdated vehicle extrication equipment to include HURST tools (jaws of… Continue Reading


08.21.16

SCHUMER: JFK SECURITY IS HANDLED BY PATCHWORK OF AGENCIES IN ADDITION TO PORT AUTHORITY; FEDS, STATE, LOCAL & PRIVATE AIRLINES SHARE JURISDICTION; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS LEAD SWIFT INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE—AND FIX—WHAT CAUSED MASS CHAOS DURING FALSE SHOOTING SCARE

Schumer Says Reports That TSA Agents Abandoned Posts, Misinformation Was Spread & Camera Feeds Were Difficult To Access Is Unacceptable  Senator Demands Federal Investigators Answer 10 Questions Scare Revealed Flaws In Real-Time Response To Threats & Attack Protocol; Senator Says Feds Must Help Sift Through Agency Medley Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to open a formal inv… Continue Reading


08.18.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $350K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO CENTRAL NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Emergency and Protective Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $355,715 in federal funding for two fire departments in the Central New York. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Village of DeRuyter Fire Department in Madison County will receive $35,143 in funding to purchase a new Self-Contained Breat… Continue Reading


08.18.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $50K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 12 ALBANY COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Fire Departments Throughout Hilltown Region Will Use Funding To Train 10 New Fire Investigators & Buy Critical Equipment For Fire Investigation Team U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $57,026 in federal funding for the Westerlo Volunteer Fire Company in Albany County and 11 other fire departments in the Hilltown region. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program's (AFG) Fire … Continue Reading


08.18.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $55K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY

Federal Grant Will Fund New Fire Safety Program for Local Kids U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $54,739 in federal funding for the Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village in Chautauqua County. The funding was allocated through a Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Children's Safety Village will use the funds to launch a fire safety… Continue Reading


08.17.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $100K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO WESTERN NY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Departments in Erie & Niagara Counties Will Use Funding To Purchase New Hoses and Defibrillators U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $101,392 in federal funds for two Western New York fire departments. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company in Niagara County will receive $67,545 to purchase two new cardiac defibrillator monito… Continue Reading


08.17.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $400K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NORTH COUNTRY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Fire Depts. In St. Lawrence, Jefferson & Franklin Counties Will Use Funding to Purchase Critical Equipment To Keep Firefighters Safe U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $416,880 in federal funding for three fire departments in the North Country. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department in St. Lawrence County w… Continue Reading


08.17.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $180K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ROCHESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Rochester Police Will Use Department Of Justice Funds To Support Counseling Services Program That Helps Crime Victims At The Scene U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the City of Rochester has been awarded $180,154 in federal U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) funding. The funds were awarded through the DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which provides funding to states and local governments to … Continue Reading


08.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $194K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY AIRPORT

Fed. Dept. of Transportation Will Fund Safety Improvements and New Visual Guidance System U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $194,886 in federal funding for the Columbia County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This funding will allow the airport to fund improvements to the runway safety area in order to meet Federal Aviation Administration design standards. These … Continue Reading


08.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & TONKO ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Make Infrastructure Upgrades At Airport Albany, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced $3,036,119 in federal funding for the Albany International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Albany International to Airport will use the funding to design and construct three passenger boarding… Continue Reading


08.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $109,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department of Transportation funding will be used for preliminary assessment of a service road relocation at the airport Rochester, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $109,980 in federal funding for critical infrastructure project at the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to assess the environmental impacts related to a service r… Continue Reading


08.14.16

STANDING WITH BROADWAY’S LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, SCHUMER SPOTLIGHTS & RALLIES FOR CRITICAL SENATE BILL THAT FINALLY CRACKS DOWN ON HACKERS WHO USE BOTS TO STEAL POPULAR BROADWAY & CONCERT TICKETS BEFORE TRUE FANS HAVE A CHANCE TO EVEN TURN ON THEIR COMPUTER

Schumer & Lin-Manuel Miranda: Bots Have Now Breached Broadway; Relentlessly Vacuuming Up Tickets to Hit Shows Like Hamilton & Major Concerts With No End In Sight; Tickets For Sale Vanish in Seconds When Hackers Use Computers to Buy & Resell for Outrageous Prices Hackers Used Bots To Unfairly Jack Up Prices Of Tickets To 'Hamilton' & Other Major Events; After Bots Scoop Tickets, They Are Then Sold On Other Ticket Websites At Much Higher Prices, Earning Resellers Eye-Popping $250K… Continue Reading


08.12.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $245K IN FEDERAL HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR ITHACA HOUSING AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT SERVICES TO SENIORS

Funds Will Be Used To Support Case Management Services For Elderly Residents U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $246,000 in federal funds to the Ithaca Housing Authority (IHA), located in Tompkins County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program. The funds will be used to help ensure the highest quality of life possible for 250 elderly residents i… Continue Reading

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