Press Releases

07.06.16

SCHUMER: WITH ONLY A WEEK LEFT BEFORE THE SENATE BREAKS FOR RECESS AND 33 CONFIRMED ZIKA CASES IN UPSTATE NY, SENATOR URGES CONGRESS TO PASS A REAL EMERGENCY FUNDING BILL; FUNDS WILL GREATLY BOLSTER UPSTATE NY’S EFFORTS TO FIGHT ZIKA

Schumer: Fight To Prevent Zika Virus Is Dramatically Underfunded; Upstate NY Health Officials & Medical Providers Need Immediate Federal Funding Senator Says $1.9 Billion In Emergency Fed Funding Is Vital To Preventing The Spread Of Zika Virus In Upstate NY U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today held a conference call with reporters to demand Congress pass a real funding bill to help combat the Zika virus. Schumer said that with the Senate set to recess at the end of next week through th… Continue Reading


07.06.16

NADLER, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $10.6 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO PORT AUTHORITY FOR CROSS HARBOR FREIGHT PROGRAM

Port Authority awarded $10,672,590 to advance the Cross Harbor Freight Program, which would connect Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, and Southern Connecticut to the national freight rail grid. New York City remains the only major city not connected to the country's national freight rail network, with more than $1 trillion worth of freight per year entering NYC almost entirely by truck. The Cross Harbor Freight Program is one of only eighteen projects selected out of over 200 nationa… Continue Reading


07.06.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $80K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO DUTCHESS COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Fire Depts. In Fishkill & Arlington Will Use Funds To Purchase New Emergency and Protective Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $82,927 in federal funds for two Dutchess County fire departments. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Village of Fishkill Fire Department in Dutchess County will receive $58,381 to purchase new protec… Continue Reading


07.05.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, ROCHESTER AREA HAS SECURED FIRST OF ITS KIND, $32 MILLION FED GRANT THAT WILL OVERHAUL LYELL AVE/RT 390/RT 490 INTERCHANGE IN MONROE COUNTY – CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IS CRITICAL TO EASING TRAFFIC CONGESTION, CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF AREAS LIKE EASTMAN BUSINESS PARK, AND ATTRACTING NEW HIGH-TECH COMPANIES TO AREA THROUGH IMPROVED INFRASTRUCTURE

In June, Schumer & Gillibrand Pushed For Massive Grant From Fed Dept. Of Transportation That Would Revamp Lyell Ave Corridor's Entire Interchange - Project Will Help Improve Transportation For 200,000 Vehicles That Move Through The Area Daily & Open Area Up To Greater Development Opportunities Schumer & Gillibrand Helped Secure Critical $32 Million in Fed Funds That Will Now Allow Project To Move Forward - Improving Rush Hour Traffic Flow, Reducing Congestion & Curbing Accidents… Continue Reading


07.05.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $720K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Federal Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Purchase Critical Snow Removal Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $720,000 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). This federal funding will allow the airport to purchase vital equipment needed for snow removal during the winter mo… Continue Reading


06.30.16

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO REMOVE ROADBLOCKS AT LAKEVIEW AMPHITEATER CAUSING TRAFFIC BACK-UPS & DELAYS FOR TENS OF THOUNSANDS OF CENTRAL NEW YORKERS – SENATOR SAYS FHWA CAN HELP IMPROVE CONCERT TRAFFIC

New Lakeview Amphitheater In Syracuse Is Using the State Fair 'Orange Lot' For General Admission Parking But FHWA is Blocking Onondaga County from Using Entrances and Exits from the Lot that Could Improve Traffic Flow Schumer Urges FHWA to Partner with Onondaga County and Remove Roadblocks Currently Causing Concert Traffic Nightmares - Says Solution is Already Developed for State Fair and Should be Used Here Schumer: Feds Need to Breakdown Syracuse Concert Roadblock U.S. Senator Charl… Continue Reading


06.30.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & RICE ANNOUNCE NEARLY $4.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SANDY-DAMAGED EAST ROCKAWAY HIGH SCHOOL

Federal funding will support critical mitigation projects at the high school to help prevent damage from future storms WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $4.5 million to the East Rockaway School District for Sandy-related repairs and mitigation work at East Rockaway High School. Students at the high school were displaced for six months afte… Continue Reading


06.30.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION TO SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS IN NYC

Funding for GMHC will be used to provide housing placement assistance and short-term rental assistance U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,283,497 in federal funding to the Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc. (GMHC) in New York City. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Violence Against Women Act and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (VAW… Continue Reading


06.30.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS IN TROY

Funding for Unity House of Troy will be used to provide housing placement assistance and short-term rental assistance U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,066,776 in federal funding to the Unity House of Troy, Inc. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Violence Against Women Act and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (VAWA/HOPWA). The Unit… Continue Reading


06.29.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $257 MILLION IN ANTI-TERRORISM FUNDING FOR NYPD & LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Dept. of Homeland Security's UASI Program Provides Funding to Address Needs of High-Threat Urban Areas, Like NYC, and Protects Against Acts of Terrorism State Homeland Security Program Provides Funding to Support Implementation of Homeland Security Strategies U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that New York is set to receive $257,236,686 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).… Continue Reading


06.29.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $780K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NORTH COUNTRY AIRPORTS IN FRANKLIN, ST. LAWRENCE, JEFFERSON & CLINTON COUNTIES

Federal Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Make Critical Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $786,432 in federal funding for airports across the North Country. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Malone-Dufort Airport in Franklin County will receive $434,972 in funding to reconstruct 5,000 square yards of the airport's airc… Continue Reading


06.29.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ONEONTA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT IN OTSEGO COUNTY

Federal Dept. of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Make Critical Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $306,255 in federal funding for the Oneonta Municipal Airport in Otsego 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 expand its aircraft apron by 2,200 square yard in order to provide additional space for … Continue Reading


06.29.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE OVER $5.1 MILLION TO IMPROVE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS & ORGANIZATIONS IN-AND-AROUND NYC; GRANTS AWARDED TO 66 AT-RISK JEWISH SCHOOLS AND CONGREGATIONS

Schumer and Gillibrand Secured over 25% Of Total Funding For Organizations Based in New York - Out of the Total $20 Million Granted to Awardees Across the Country The Awardees Include 66 Jewish Educational Institutions and Congregations; The Money Will Help These At-Risk Nonprofits For Security Preparedness Schumer, Gillibrand: These Schools and Congregations are Vital Parts of our Community and Like Institutions Have Been Targeted Before; We Must Do All we can to Protect all At-Risk Instituti… Continue Reading


06.29.16

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO ISSUE AN EMERGENCY ORDER TO REQUIRE OIL COMPANIES TO MAKE HIGHLY FLAMMABLE CRUDE OIL LESS VOLATILE BEFORE IT IS SHIPPED THROUGH NYS COMMUNITIES; SENATOR SAYS CRUDE OIL IS BEING SHIPPED THROUGH UPSTATE NY IN HUNDREDS OF TANK CARS EACH DAY; BAKKEN OIL IS FAR MORE FLAMMABLE & DANGEROUS THAN OTHER TYPES

Schumer's Effort To Make Tank Cars Stronger Is A Critical Component To Make Oil-By-Rail Safer, But Making The Actual Crude Oil Contained In Oil Cars Less Volatile Is Another Important Step That Feds Must Undertake Recent Oil Train Derailment In Oregon, 16 Cars Derailed, 4 Caught Fire; Area Residents Were Evacuated & More Than 40,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil Were Spilled Schumer: Feds Need To Fix Shipping Standards Before It's Too Late U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer on a conference call with… Continue Reading


06.29.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW FBI DATA SHOWS HATE CRIMES AGAINST LGBT COMMUNITY ON RISE—EVEN BEFORE TRAGIC ORLANDO TERROR ATTACK THAT SHOOK NATION; SENATOR SAYS THIS TREND MUST REVERSE; PUSHES NEW SENATE PLAN TO GIVE DOJ MORE TOOLS TO BEAT BACK HATE CRIMES & DEFEAT HATE

Despite Overwhelming Majority Of Americans Accepting Of LGBTQ Community, New FBI Data Reveals LGBT Community #1 Target Of Hate Crimes In 2014; Schumer Cites NY Crimes New Senate Amendment Schumer Is Pushing Would Provide An Additional $41 Million for Department Of Justice's Civil Rights Programs & Funds For NY To Help Prevent, Investigate, & Prosecute Crimes  Schumer: Feds Have Sounded Alarm On Hate Crime Trend Against LGBT Community & Now Congress Must Act  U.S. Senator… Continue Reading


06.29.16

SCHUMER: EAST RIVER TUNNEL CRISIS AVERTED; MASSIVE CASH SHORTFALL RISKED CATASTROPHIC DELAYS & POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR LIRR RIDERS; PROJECT NOW BACK ON TRACK AFTER SCHUMER PUSH DELIVERS MORE THAN $430M FOR CRITICAL REPAIRS; FUNDS NOW IN PLACE TO REPAIR TUNNELS & AVERT DELAYS FOR THOUSANDS OF LONG ISLAND COMMUTERS

Last Year, Schumer Made The Case For Why Tunnels Essential To LI Deserved Millions in Federal Funds To Ensure East River Tunnel Repairs; Warned Lack of Funding Could Cause Significant LIRR Outages and Delays Schumer Says The Hundreds of Millions in Sandy Transportation Funds-That LIRR Desperately Needs- Should Get East River Tunnel Work Back On Track, As Well as Avoid Unnecessary East Side Access Disruptions Schumer: $432 Million Is Rightfully On Track For Critical LIRR Project; Hundreds of … Continue Reading


06.28.16

IN WAKE OF DHS REPORT, BLUMENTHAL, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MURPHY RENEW CALL TO PROTECT PLUM ISLAND

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) are renewing their call to protect Plum Island in the wake of a report released by the Department of Homeland Security. Due to its partial use as a federal research facility, most of the 840-acre island has remained an undeveloped sanctuary for wildlife. However, Congress voted in 2008 to close the research facility, move its work to Kansas, and sell the island to the highest bidder.… Continue Reading


06.28.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $800,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LIGHTING UPGRADES AT BROOKHAVEN & REPUBLIC AIRPORT

Brookhaven Airport's Current Taxiway Lighting System Has Reached End of Its Useful Life & Requires Rehabilitation to Enhance Safe Airfield Operations; Republic Airport is In Need of a New Beacon Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Federal Aviation Administration Grants for Brookhaven Calabro Airport's Taxiway Lighting System & Installation of New Beacon at Republic Airport U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced more than $800,000 in Federal Aviation Administra… Continue Reading


06.28.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $10 MILLION IN FEDERAL SANDY RELIEF FUNDS FOR REPAIRS TO NASSAU COUNTY BUILDINGS & EQUIPMENT

FEMA Funds Will Go Towards Sandy-Related Repairs to Nassau County Buildings, Including Bay Park Sewer Maintenance Building, Cow Meadow Park Buildings, Wantagh Park Community Center & More Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $10M in FEMA Funding To Reimburse The Cost Of Repairs For Nassau County Public Works U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $9,848,434 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for Nassau County, which will reimburse the cost … Continue Reading


06.27.16

SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO INCLUDE, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, PHOTONICS & OPTICS INDUSTRY IN ‘AMERICA COMPETES ACT’ REAUTHORIZATION – INCLUSION WOULD ALLOW NATIONAL SCIENCE AGENCIES TO PRIORITIZE PHOTONICS & DIRECT MORE FUNDING AND RESOURCES TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH, ACADEMIC PROGRAMS TO BOLSTER INDUSTRY AND KICKSTART JOB CREATION EFFORTS

Schumer Says New 'American Innovation And Competitiveness Act' Reauthorizes Many Of 'America COMPETES Act' Provisions That Expired In 2013; Reauthorization Provides Perfect Opportunity To Include Photonics & Optics Industry - Including Photonics Would Allow Top Science Agencies To Focus On Bolstering Developing Industry & Directing Resources To Centers Like AIM Photonics In Rochester Senate Committee Has Incorporated Photonics Into Bill - Schumer Urges Full Senate To Pass It, Citing It… Continue Reading

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