Press Releases

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


06.13.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $3.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN ONONDAGA COUNTY

Onondaga County will use funds to address lead hazards in 195 housing units to help protect health & safety of area families & children Schumer and Gillibrand earlier this year urged HUD Secretary to provided funding to help remove lead from Central New York homes Senators secured three out of fifteen projects HUD will be funding nationwide Syracuse, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,000,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration … Continue Reading


06.13.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DONOVAN DEMAND DUELING FEDERAL AGENCIES GET ON THE SAME PAGE – ASAP – TO PREVENT THE INNOVATIVE AND VITAL FLOOD-PREVENTING “BLUEBELT” PROJECT FROM STALLING

Without Federal Army Corps and USDA Coming to Agreement on Land Rights SI Work Could Be Delayed; Bluebelt Efforts Essential In Protecting Island From Future Storms City & Fed Reps Have Teamed Up To Fund Effort & Protect Staten Island; Federal Lawmakers Secured $32M for Effort & Want It Put To Good Use Schumer, Gillibrand, Donovan: Feds Needs To Get to Yes & Quickly Agree On Land Rights To Keep Bluebelt On Track   U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand a… Continue Reading


06.13.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $3.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN ERIE COUNTY

Erie County will use funds to address lead hazards in 180 housing units to help protect health & safety of area families & children Senators secured three out of fifteen projects HUD will be funding nationwide Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,000,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funding and $400,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding to Erie County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing an… Continue Reading


06.13.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP REMOVE LEAD HAZARDS FROM HOMES IN THE CITY OF ALBANY

City of Albany will use funds to address lead hazards in 150 housing units to help protect health & safety of area families & children Schumer and Gillibrand earlier this year urged HUD Secretary to provided funding to help remove lead from Capital Region homes Senators secured three out of fifteen projects HUD will be funding nationwide Albany, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,000,000 in federal funds to the City of Albany. The funding… Continue Reading


06.12.16

SCHUMER: DROVES OF NEW YORK COLLEGE STUDENTS LEFT OUT IN COLD WHEN DOWLING CLOSED UP SHOP WITH NO NOTICE; SENATOR VOWS NEVER AGAIN; PUSHES NEW FED RULE THAT WOULD GIVE ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS FAIR WARNING IF SCHOOL IS IN DANGER OF CLOSING; TOO MANY U.S. COLLEGES ON BRINK—STUCK STUDENTS DESERVE BETTER

Despite College Closures Across U.S. On The Rise, There Is Currently No Fed Requirement To Alert Or Warn Students-Or Their Parents-If College's Fiscal Dangers Could Force An Abrupt Closure For Weeks Now, Seesaw News Had Dowling 'Closed,' 'Open,’ & Now ‘Streamlined’ - With Students and Families Left in the Lurch; Senator Pushes Fed Dept. Of Education To Make Immediate Changes To Fed Regs That Give Students The Information They Need To Plan For Their Future Schumer: Fed Al… Continue Reading


06.09.16

SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO SECURE CRITICAL FEDERAL FUNDS TO BUILD HIGH TECH OF ROCHESTER’S NEW BUSINESS ACCELERATOR – SENATOR SAYS MORE THAN $2.6 MILLION IS NEEDED TO MAKE PROJECT A REALITY & CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS; BIZ INCUBATOR WILL BE ANCHOR FOR REDEVELOPED SIBLEY BUILDING & HOUSE HIGH-TECH, JOB-CREATING START-UP COMPANIES

In December, Schumer Secured More Than $40 Million In "New Markets Tax Credits" To Complete Massive Sibley Construction Plan To Revitalize Downtown Rochester - High Tech Of Rochester's (HTR) Business Accelerator Will Be An Anchor In The Newly Renovated Building And Help Create Jobs Schumer Pushes Federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) To Swiftly Approve More Than $2 Million In Funding For HTR So It Can Construct The 6th Floor Of The Sibley Building - HTR Business Accelerator Is Expec… Continue Reading


06.09.16

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO APPROVE $5.1 MILLION IN CRITICAL FED LEAD FUNDING FOR ERIE & NIAGARA COUNTIES – SENATOR SAYS LEAD-BASED PAINT HAZARDS POSE A SERIOUS THREAT TO WESTERN NEW YORK CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, AND IT IS TAKING A TOLL ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Erie County & Niagara County Are Applying For Two Separate Federal HUD Programs, Which Would Allow Them To Remove Lead-Based Paint Hazards & Conduct Lead Risk Assessments In Hundreds Of Homes Throughout The Two Counties Lead is a Potent Neurotoxin That Can Cause Permanent Learning Disabilities, Especially in Children - More Than 40% of Niagara Housing Stock Was Built Before 1950 & Could Contain Lead, And More Than 42% of Erie's Housing Stock Was Build Pre-1950 Schumer To HUD: Fed F… Continue Reading


06.09.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEW POLICY TO HELP REUNITE FILIPINO WWII VETERANS & THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS WITH THEIR LOVED ONES ABROAD; DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY WILL FINALLY ALLOW CERTAIN VETERAN FAMILY MEMBERS TO COME TO THE U.S. EXPEDITIOUSLY, AHEAD OF VISA

During WWII, Approximately 3,000 Filipino Soldiers Enlisted & Fought in the United States Armed Forces Schumer Announces New DHS Policy Will Allow Certain Filipino WWII Veteran Family Members to Seek Discretionary Grant of Parole to Come to U.S.; Schumer Says This Will Encourage Family Unity and Improved Quality of Life for Filipino-American Veterans Schumer: This is a Long Overdue Measure To Support Family Unification for Heroic Filipino Veterans - Who Helped America in Its Hour of Need … Continue Reading


06.08.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: CURRENT FEDERAL LAWS ARE PREVENTING UPSTATE NEW YORK 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 Will Highlight 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 K… Continue Reading


06.08.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $500K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE PLATTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN CLINTON 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 $509,500 in federal funding for the Plattsburgh International Airport in Clinton 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 rehabilitate 9,058 feet of the existing runway that has reached the end… Continue Reading


06.08.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $11,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR GATES FIRE DISTRICT IN MONROE COUNTY

Funding will be used to purchase new equipment for firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $11,382 in federal funding for the Gates Fire District in Monroe County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Gates Fire District will use the federal funding to purchase a new fire hose and attachments that comply with the current firefighting standards to hel… Continue Reading


06.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $520K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATERTOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used to Purchase Critical Snow Removal Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $527,136 in federal funding for Watertown International Airport in Jefferson 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 months. With th… Continue Reading


06.07.16

SCHUMER SPEAKS ON ‘HOLOCAUST EXPROPRIATED ART RECOVERY ACT’ AT SENATE JUDICIARY HEARING; URGES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION, WHICH WILL HELP RECOVER NAZI-CONFISCATED ART & REUNITE VICTIMS WITH LOST HERITAGE

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged Congress to pass the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act. Schumer's remarks were made at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee's hearing on the bill. The legislation, which Schumer introduced along with Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), aims to help facilitate the return of artwork stolen by Nazis during the Holocaust to their rightful owners or heirs. The Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act would … Continue Reading

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