Press Releases

04.22.16

AFTER URGING FROM SENATORS, SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THE DEPT. OF JUSTICE APPROVES THE AGREEMENT TO ESTABLISH THE HARRIET TUBMAN RESIDENCE IN AUBURN AS A NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK

With key approval secured, Harriet Tubman Residence one giant step closer to becoming a National Historic Park Schumer, Gillibrand: National Park would preserve the historic site of a woman who was a beacon of freedom and played an integral role in our nation's history  U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Attorney General, Loretta Lynch signed on to the General Agreement that will allow the Harriet T… Continue Reading


04.21.16

SCHUMER PUSHES TO PASS PROVISION IN ADAM WALSH REAUTH ACT THAT WOULD GIVE CHILD VICTIMS OF SEX CRIMES & ABUSE MORE TIME TO SUE THEIR ABUSER; CURRENT LAW SAYS VICTIM ONLY HAS THREE YEARS AFTER THEY TURN 18 TO SEEK JUSTICE; SENATOR SAYS THAT’S JUST NOT ENOUGH

 Schumer Champions Provision In His Adam Walsh Bill That Would Give More Power To Victims Of Sex Crimes Like Trafficking, Abuse & Child Pornography; Passage Would Guarantee More Time To Sue For Pain & Suffering Schumer Says Minors May Not Even Learn They Were Victims Of Child Porn Until Later In Life    Schumer: Provision in the Adam Walsh Act Reauthorization Gives Victims Of Abuse More Time To Seek Justice  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced today that a… Continue Reading


04.21.16

AFTER SCHUMER’S URGING, DRONE GEO-FENCING PROPOSAL PASSES THE SENATE; NEWTECHNOLOGY COULD PROHIBIT DRONES FROM FLYING NEAR AIRPORTS, SENSITIVE AREAS, SPORTING EVENTS & ABOVE 500FT

Schumer Pushed For Drone Safety Language In FAA Reauthorization Legislation That Has Now Passed The Senate; Senator Cited This Past Weekend's Drone Collision With British Airways Plane, NYC Near-Misses & Pilot Sightings When Making Final Push For Passage Geo-Fencing & Other Similar Technology Solutions Prevent Drones From Flying Where They Shouldn't & Can Help Stop Drones From Colliding With Planes Schumer: Geo-Fencing Could Soon Become Law Of The Sky U.S. Senator Char… Continue Reading


04.20.16

SCHUMER URGES DOD TOP BRASS TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH AMPHENOL TO GET SHIPMENTS FLOWING & GET WORKERS BACK ON THE JOB – SENATOR SAYS COMPANY IS STRUGGLING WITH BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE

Amphenol is Critical to the Southern Tier Economy and to the Nation's Defense Industry; Schumer Urges Top Brass To Immediately Intervene And Work Directly With Company Schumer to DOD: Don't Let Red Tape Choke Off Amphenol Jobs U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that he spoke with Mr. Alan Estevez, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and the Director of Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Lt. General Busch at the Department of &nb… Continue Reading


04.20.16

SCHUMER: WITH DISCOVERIES OF LEAD IN ITHACA AND THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK, SENATOR LAUNCHES A MAJOR PUSH TO PROTECT UPSTATE NY’S DRINKING WATER; NEW BILL WILL HELP PREVENT WATER CONTAMINATION, IMPROVE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE & CREATE HUNDREDS OF NEW CLEAN WATER JOBS IN NY

Across Upstate NY, Communities Have Experienced Decades Of Underinvestment And Lax Regulation Of Water Infrastructure, Especially When It Comes To Lead Contamination; New Senate Bill Will Tackle Lead Problem Head On Schumer-Supported Bill Would Create New Grants, Loans And Tax Credits, Investing Over $70 Billion Over The Next 10 Years Into Water Infrastructure And Lead Relief Programs; Creating Hundreds of Jobs In NY Schumer: It's Time Congress Shows True LEADership In Protecting Our Drin… Continue Reading


04.19.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, $36 MILLION IN FED FUNDING NEEDED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW WNY VETERANS’ CEMETERY HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE SENATE MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS BILL – SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING TO ENSURE FULL FUNDING IS INCLUDED IN FINAL BILL

Since 2009, Schumer Has Worked With Local Veteran Leaders To Bring Much-Needed Veterans' Cemetery To Western New York - Cemetery Site Is Currently In Planning & Design Stages, Which Are Set To Be Completed In 2016, But Subsequent Funding For Construction, Set To Start In 2017, Had Not Yet Been Prioritized by VA While VA Has Funding Needed To Complete Design & Planning Phases Of The Project Through 2016, Subsequent Construction Phase - Expected To Start In 2017 – Has Not Yet Been … Continue Reading


04.19.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, BILL THAT INCLUDES FIVE-YEAR EXTENSION OF NUAIR TEST SITE DESIGNATION AT GRIFFISS AIRPORT HAS PASSED THE SENATE – SCHUMER URGES HOUSE TO PASS THIS BILL; EXTENSION WOULD PROTECT JOBS, SPUR NEW TECHNOLOGY & SUPPORT CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH AT GRIFFISS

Schumer Previously Led The Charge To Get The FAA To Choose NUAIR As A Premier National UAS Research And Testing Site Legislation That Includes 5-Year Extension Of NUAIR Test Site Just Passed The Senate; Schumer Urges House To Pass This Bill Schumer: NUAIR Has Put Oneida County On The Map As A Leader In UAS Testing And Research U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, following his push, the Senate has passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, which in… Continue Reading


04.19.16

GOVERNOR CUOMO AND SENATOR SCHUMER ANNOUNCE EXPANDED SLEEP APNEA SCREENING FOR MTA EMPLOYEES

Screenings for employees in safety-sensitive positions will identify those deemed at risk and provide them with treatment Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the expansion of a successful sleep apnea testing program for MTA employees. Testing was first begun as a pilot program in January 2015 to screen Metro-North Railroad train engineers, and now the MTA will make the program permanent at Metro-North and bring it to other agencies in the MTA family, includin… Continue Reading


04.19.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DONOVAN, DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE $6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UPGRADES TO STATEN ISLAND FERRY

Federal Funds Will Be Used to Replace Deck Scows on Dock, Upgrade Ramps at Ferry Maintenance Facility Schumer, Gillibrand, Donovan, de Blasio Announce Passenger Ferry Grant Funds for NYC DOT U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressmember Dan Donovan and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that $6 million in federal Department of Transportation grant funds will be provided to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) for Staten Island Ferry-related upg… Continue Reading


04.19.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDS FOR THE PARSONS CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER IN ALBANY COUNTY

Funding Provides Early Education Assistance for Low-Income Families U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,540,289.00 in federal funding for the Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany, N.Y. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program, and will be used to support and grow education and development services for low-income families in the community. "Study after study shows that the bet… Continue Reading


04.19.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY AWARDED THE ‘2016 NATIONAL MEDAL FOR MUSEUM & LIBRARY SERVICE’

Brooklyn Public Library is One of Just Ten Winners From Across the Country; Honor Recognizes Exceptional Service in Communities Schumer Supported Brooklyn Public Library's Nomination for This Award; Senator Highlighted Its Innovative Educational & Cultural Programs That Are Offered to 2.5M Brooklynites Across the Borough Schumer: Brooklyn Public Library is Deserving of This Award Because Of Its Commitment to Providing Brooklynites Of All Backgrounds & Circumstances With Access to… Continue Reading


04.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, OGDENSBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $11 MILLION IN FED FUNDING TO COMPLETE AIRPORT EXPANSION & BEGIN LOW-FARE SERVICE WITH ALLEGIANT AIR

Schumer, Gillibrand Have Long Fought To Make Critical Airport Expansion A Reality, Which Would Enable Ogdensburg Airport To Bring Low-Cost Air Service To North Country - By Accommodating New Allegiant Flights, The Airport Could Add Thousands Of Passengers Per Year & Expand Economic Footprint In The North Country In 2015, Schumer & Gillibrand Secured Initial $7.5 Million In Fed Funding To Extend The Airport's Runway By 1,200 Ft. - Ogdensburg Airport Needed Rest Of The Funding Needed To F… Continue Reading


04.15.16

SCHUMER: WITHOUT FED ACTION, STATEN ISLAND’S SAW MILL CREEK WILL REMAIN LOCAL DUMPING GROUND; SENATOR PUSHES FEDS TO GREENLIGHT NYC PLAN TO CLEAN, RESTORE & TRANSFORM SITE WITH OVER $12M IN FEDERAL SANDY FUNDING; CHANCE TO BEAUTIFY MARSH & PROTECT AGAINST LOCAL FLOODING IS CHANCE WE CANNOT PASS UP

Saw Mill Creek & Surrounding Community Remain Vulnerable to Storms & Flooding; Marsh Area Was Hard-Hit By Superstorm Sandy & Currently Littered with Waste, Overrun By Invasive Weeds Schumer Calls on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Approve NYC's Proposed Saw Mill Creek Mitigation Project; Coastal Resiliency Project Will Restore & Protect 68 Acres of Degraded Wetlands Schumer: In Wake of Sandy, We Must Not Pass Up Any Opportunity to Make Shoreline More Resilient U.S. Se… Continue Reading


04.14.16

SCHUMER: CHINESE OVERPRODUCTION IS DEVASTATING U.S. ALUMINUM AND STEEL PRODUCERS, AS HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED CHINESE PRODUCTS ARE FLOODING AMERICAN & GLOBAL MARKETS, PUTTING JOBS IN HARMS WAY AT ALUMINUM AND STEEL COMPANIES LIKE ALCOA IN MASSENA AND NUCOR IN AUBURN; URGES ADMINISTRATION TO STOP CHINA FROM UNDERCUTTING NYS ALUMINUM AND STEEL

Schumer Says Administration's U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) & Department of Commerce Need To Press Chinese Officials To Cut Their Aluminum And Steel Subsidies, Which Cause Artificially Cheap Aluminum & Steel To Flood U.S. Market, Putting Jobs At NY Companies At Risk Schumer Also Calls on USTR & Dept. of Commerce to Implement & Effectively Enforce Current Trade Laws, Like The 'Level Playing Field Act,' Which Should Be Used to Better Protect US Companies  Schumer To Feds… Continue Reading


04.14.16

SCHUMER: CHINESE OVERPRODUCTION IS DEVASTATING U.S. STEEL PRODUCERS; HEAVILY-SUBSIDIZED CHINESE PRODUCTS ARE FLOODING AMERICAN & GLOBAL MARKETS, PUTTING JOBS IN HARMS WAY AT STEEL COMPANIES LIKE NUCOR VULCRAFT IN CHEMUNG; URGES ADMINISTRATION TO STOP CHINA FROM UNDERCUTTING NYS STEEL

Schumer Says Administration's U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) & Department of Commerce Need To Press Chinese Officials To Cut Their Steel Export Subsidies, Which Cause Artificially Cheap Steel To Flood U.S. Market, Putting Jobs At NY Companies At Risk Schumer Also Calls on USTR & Dept. of Commerce to Implement & Effectively Enforce Current Trade Laws, Like The 'Level Playing Field Act,' Which Should Be Used to Better Protect US Companies Schumer To Feds: Stop China From Liquefy… Continue Reading


04.14.16

FEMA HEEDS SCHUMER’S CALL TO FULLY FUND KINGSTON’S SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT FLOODED BY HURRICANE SANDY

Hurricane Sandy Flooded Kingston's Sewage Treatment Plant, Causing Significant Damage To Electrical Equipment & Undermining The Long-Term Viability of The Facility Schumer Called on FEMA to Help Kingston Cover Full Costs of Project That Would Replace Parts of Electrical System & Raise Equipment to Avoid Future Damage from Rondout Creek Flooding Schumer: Fed Funds Will Soon Start Flowing To Kingston U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he successfully pushed the federal gov… Continue Reading


04.14.16

SCHUMER: CHINESE OVERPRODUCTION IS DEVASTATING U.S. STEEL PRODUCERS; HEAVILY-SUBSIDIZED CHINESE PRODUCTS ARE FLOODING AMERICAN & GLOBAL MARKETS, PUTTING JOBS IN HARMS WAY AT STEEL COMPANIES, LIKE KLEIN STEEL, WHICH HAS FACILITIES IN BUFFALO, ROCHESTER & ALBANY; URGES ADMINISTRATION TO STOP CHINA FROM UNDERCUTTING NYS STEEL

Schumer Says Administration's U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) & Department of Commerce Need To Press Chinese Officials To Cut Their Large Steel Export Subsidies, Which Cause Artificially Cheap Steel & Aluminum To Flood U.S. Market, Putting Jobs At NY Companies At Risk Schumer Also Calls on USTR & Dept. of Commerce to Implement & Effectively Enforce Current Trade Laws, Like The 'Level Playing Field Act,' Which Should Be Used to Better Protect US Companies Schumer To Feds: St… Continue Reading


04.14.16

SCHUMER: CHINESE OVERPRODUCTION IS DEVASTATING U.S. STEEL PRODUCERS; HEAVILY-SUBSIDIZED CHINESE PRODUCTS ARE FLOODING AMERICAN & GLOBAL MARKETS, PUTTING JOBS IN HARMS WAY AT STEEL COMPANIES LIKE NUCOR IN AUBURN; URGES ADMINISTRATION TO STOP CHINA FROM UNDERCUTTING NYS STEEL

Schumer Says Administration's U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) & Department of Commerce Need To Press Chinese Officials To Cut Their Large Steel Subsidies, Which Cause Artificially Cheap Steel To Flood U.S. Market, Putting Jobs At NY Companies At Risk Schumer Also Calls on USTR & Dept. of Commerce to Implement & Effectively Enforce Current Trade Laws, Like The 'Level Playing Field Act,' Which Should Be Used to Better Protect US Companies Schumer To Feds: Stop China From Liquefying … Continue Reading


04.13.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, FIVE-YEAR EXTENSION OF NUAIR TEST SITE DESIGNATION IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING REALITY – EXTENSION WOULD PROTECT JOBS, SPUR NEW TECHNOLOGY & SUPPORT CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH AT GRIFFISS

Schumer Previously Led The Charge To Get The FAA To Choose NUAIR As A Premier National UAS Research And Testing Site Schumer: NUAIR Has Put Oneida County On The Map As A Leader In UAS Testing And Research U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, following his push, the Senate has approved an amendment that would extend the test site designation for NUAIR, at Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County for another 5 years. The passage of this amendment means that a five-yea… Continue Reading


04.13.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: UPSTATE NEW YORKERS MISSED OUT ON NEARLY $23 MILLION IN TAX REFUNDS, MONDAY IS DEADLINE; SENATOR’S REPORT FINDS AN ESTIMATED 24,000+ PEOPLE MISSED OUT ON UNCLAIMED DOLLARS & URGES NEW YORKERS TO MAKE THEIR CLAIM THIS WEEK

Senator Says: With Money Just Sitting Waiting To Be Claimed, New Yorkers Should File Tax Returns Immediately To Ensure They Don't Lose Out On Hundreds Or Even Thousands Of Dollars; Tax Refunds For 2012 Must Be Claimed By April 18th Schumer Directs Thousands Who Missed Out To See if They Qualify for Free Tax Help From IRS-Trained Volunteers at: www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers   U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that, based on data fr… Continue Reading

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