Press Releases

05.27.16

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE BILL TO NAME BERGEN POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF BERGEN NATIVE BARRY MILLER HAS PASSED THE SENATE UNANIMOUSLY – KEY HURDLE CLEARED TO MAKE THE BARRY G. MILLER POST OFFICE OFFICIAL; NOW HEADS OVER TO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR FINAL PASSAGE

In September 2015, Bergen Volunteer Firefighter & EMT Barry Miller Tragically Lost His Life In the Line Of Duty Earlier this year, Gillibrand Introduced Legislation to Rename Bergen Post Office After Fallen Hero Bergen, NY - U.S Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today announced that the legislation to rename the Bergen Post Office located at 15 Rochester Street in Genesee County as the "Barry G. Miller Post Office" has passed the Senate unanimously. With passage secu… Continue Reading


05.26.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $170,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THREE ST. LAWRENCE 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 $80,000 in federal funding for Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue Squad, $56,381 in federal funding for Pierrepont Fire and $34,448 in federal funding for West Stockholm Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Gouv… Continue Reading


05.26.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CLEAN-UP AT BROWNFIELD SITES AROUND UPSTATE NEW YORK

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Funding for Five Brownfield Sites in WNY, Hudson Valley, Rome & North Country U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.5 million in federal funding for several regions in Upstate New York. The funding was allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Program. Out of 240 recipients, Schumer and Gillibrand secured funding for six projects to help communities assess, clean up, redevelop and reuse contaminated a… Continue Reading


05.26.16

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, KEY NYC ANTI-TERRORISM FUNDS RESTORED TO $600 MILLION; PREVIOUSLY RELEASED WHITE HOUSE BUDGET WRONGLY CUT FUNDS BY HALF, PUTTING VITAL NYPD ANTI-TERROR OPERATIONS IN JEOPARDY

After White House Made Ill-Advised Cuts to Anti-Terrorism Funds, Schumer Vowed Fight; Dept. of Homeland Security's UASI Program Provides Critical Funding To Terror-Target Cities Like NYC & Funds Key Tools To Keep NYPD A Step Ahead Of Terrorists Schumer Announces Congress Will Pass Homeland Security Spending Bill With $600M Going to DHS's UASI Program; Spending Bill Reverses White House’s Proposal to Cut NYC’s Terror Funds By Nearly $300M Schumer: Absurd Cuts To NYC Anti-Terror … Continue Reading


05.25.16

SCHUMER URGES HOLOCAUST VICTIMS & FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE WHO WERE DEPORTED FROM NAZI-OCCUPIED FRANCE VIA FRENCH RAIL COMPANY (SNCF) TO QUICKLY FILE CLAIMS FOR RESTITUTION—DEADLINE TO FILE IS MAY 31ST; TOTAL OF $60M WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ELIGIBLE SURVIVORS & FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE WHO PERISHED

French Rail Company, SNCF, Transported Over 75,000 Jews, & Thousands of Others, to Concentration Camps During WWII; Using Legal Duplicity Company Has Dodged Responsibility for Its Collaboration with Nazi Regime Until Now Schumer Has Long Advocated for Monetary Compensation & Was Sponsor of the Holocaust Rail Justice Act, Which Would Allow American Survivors & Relatives to Pursue Justice Against French Rail Company; Senator Says Restitution Fund Finally Provides Some Justice to Survi… Continue Reading


05.25.16

SCHUMER INTRODUCES AMENDMENT TO NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL REQUIRING DOD TO ETCH NAMES OF SOLDIERS WHO PERISHED ON THE USS FRANK E. EVANS – INCLUDING SON OF SYRACUSE MAN, LARRY REILLY JR. – ON VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL; 74 SERVICEMEN DIED IN VIETNAM WAR TRAINING EXERCISE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA IN 1969, BUT BECAUSE ACCIDENT WAS RULED OUTSIDE COMBAT ZONE, THEY WERE LEFT OFF NATIONAL MEMORIAL WALL

Larry Reilly Jr. & 73 Other American Veterans Tragically Died When USS Frank E. Evans Collided With an Australian Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea in June 1969, But Because The Training Exercise Was Unjustly Deemed "Not Directly Linked to War," These 74 Names Were Not Recognized on Vietnam Veterans Memorial Schumer Introduces Amendment Requiring DOD to Enshrine These Names Onto The Wall As A Part Of The National Defense Bill; Senator Says Adding Names of These Heroes to the Vietnam Memor… Continue Reading


05.25.16

SCHUMER INTRODUCES AMENDMENT TO NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL REQUIRING DOD TO ETCH NAMES OF SOLDIERS WHO PERISHED ON THE USS FRANK E. EVANS – INCLUDING SON OF WESTERN NY FAMILY, TERRY LEE HENDERSON – ON VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL; 74 SERVICEMEN DIED IN VIETNAM WAR TRAINING EXERCISE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA IN 1969, BUT BECAUSE ACCIDENT WAS RULED OUTSIDE COMBAT ZONE, THEY WERE LEFT OFF NATIONAL MEMORIAL WALL

Terry Lee Henderson & 73 Other American Veterans Tragically Died When USS Frank E. Evans Collided With an Australian Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea in June 1969, But Because The Training Exercise Was Unjustly Deemed "Not Directly Linked to War," These 74 Names Were Not Recognized on Vietnam Veterans Memorial Schumer Introduces Amendment Requiring DOD to Enshrine These Names Onto The Wall As A Part Of The National Defense Bill; Senator Says Adding Names of These Heroes to the Vietnam Me… Continue Reading


05.24.16

SCHUMER DEMANDS METRO-NORTH IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH RIDERS DURING EMERGENCIES FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT HUNDREDS OF HUDSON VALLEY COMMUTERS WERE LEFT STRANDED WITHOUT CLEAR DIRECTION ON HOW TO GET HOME DURING LAST WEEK’S FIRE

Metro-North Had Previously Pledged to Improve Communication with Commuters During Emergencies; Yet Reports Last Week Indicated Riders Were Only Given Limited Information About What to Do and How to Get Home During Service Outage Schumer Pushes Metro-North to Make Good on Previous Commitments and Ensure Stations are Adequately Staffed with Clearly Identified Employees to Provide Directions During Emergencies Schumer: Metro-North Communication Breakdowns Could Make Bad Situations Worse U.S. Sen… Continue Reading


05.23.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: STEWART AIRPORT AND SURROUNDING BUSINESSES’ 80 YEAR-OLD WATER & SEWAGE MAINS ARE SEVERELY OUTDATED AND PREVENTING LONG OVERDUE JOB-CREATION & AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECTS; SENATOR WILL LAUNCH A MAJOR PUSH TO SECURE MILLIONS IN FED FUNDING TO OVERHAUL CRITICAL WATER & SEWAGE MAINS PAVING WAY FOR NEW JOBS & MORE FLIGHTS TO STEWART

Federal Investment Will Allow Airport & Orange County To Attract New Commercial Tenants, Accommodate More Personal & Commercial Aircraft, Expand Cargo Space, Add 35,000 Sq. Ft of Terminal Space        Schumer To EDA: Green-Light Fed Funds That Will Transform Stewart For Take-Off Standing at Stewart International Airport, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched a major push to secure more than $4 million in federal funding for Stewart International … Continue Reading


05.22.16

AS MEMORIAL DAY APPROACHES & MOSQUITO SEASON TAKES HOLD, SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND TEAM-UP & DEMAND HOUSE PASS AT LEAST $1.1 BILLION IN EMERGENCY ZIKA FUNDS TO HELP BEAT BACK SPREAD OF VIRUS; WITH 114 ZIKA CASES IN NY ALONE, SENATORS SAY STITCH IN TIME WILL SAVE NINE

Millions of Families Will Soon Head Outdoors As Summer Approaches & Temps Rise, But Federal Government Still Doesn't Have Guaranteed Resources to Stop Spread of Zika Virus Senate Approved $1.1 Billion This Past Week to Combat Zika, But Competing House Proposal Would Instead Rob $352 Million from Ebola Emergency Funds to Pay for Zika Response; NY Health Officials Warning Of Consequences  Schumer, Gillibrand: Delivering These Funds Is One Of The Best Ways To Beat Back the Bite That Zi… Continue Reading


05.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FERC TO SUSPEND CONSTRUCTION ON AIM PIPELINE EXPANSION UNTIL INDEPENDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY STUDIES ARE CONDUCTED

Senators Cite Impacted Communities' Health, Environmental & Safety Concerns; Say That This Pass-Through Pipeline Burdens NY Communities With All the Risks Without Any Long-Term Benefits U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to suspend action on the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project until independent health and safety reviews of the project are completed. The Senators pointed to the impacted communities' s… Continue Reading


05.19.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & LOWEY ANNOUNCE OVER $483,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WHITE PLAINS FIRE BUREAU AND OSSINING VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Funding Will Allow Fire Dept. to Replace Old Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and EMS to Upgrade Emergency Service Equipment U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Nita Lowey today announced $361,646 in federal funding for the White Plains Fire Bureau and $121,399 in federal funding for Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps both based in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters G… Continue Reading


05.19.16

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, TSA TO BRING HUNDREDS OF ADDITIONAL OFFICERS TO NYC TO FORESTALL WAIT TIME ‘FLYPOCALYPSE’ THIS SUMMER; TSA OFFICER SURGE INCLUDES 200-PLUS NEW AGENTS AT NY-METRO AIRPORTS

After Reports of Outrageously Long Security Lines At NYC Airports, Schumer Called on TSA to Hire More Agents & Re-Train Existing Canine Teams; Improving NYC Airport Wait Time Would Benefit The Flying Public Across the Country Schumer Announces More than 750 New TSA Officers Nationwide, Including 216 Officers for NY's LaGuardia, JFK & Newark Airports Schumer: Over 200 TSA Agents in NY Will Speed Brutally Long Security Wait Times Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the… Continue Reading


05.19.16

SCHUMER FIGHTS TO BLOCK SENATE AMENDMENT THAT WOULD ELIMINATE FUNDING FOR THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY, A CRITICAL LINK TO LAKE ERIE, AND CRIPPLE THE WESTERN NY ECONOMY

The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) Operates & Maintains Critical Infrastructure Throughout the Great Lakes - Including Lake Erie - and St. Lawrence Seaway System – Schumer Argues Cuts to SLSDC Funding Will Put Regional Economy and Local Jobs at Risk Schumer Vows to Block Attempt To Defund SLSDC U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he is fighting to block an amendment on the Senate floor to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Funding Bi… Continue Reading


05.19.16

SCHUMER FIGHTS TO BLOCK SENATE AMENDMENT THAT WOULD ELIMINATE FUNDING FOR THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY AND CRIPPLE THE NORTH COUNTRY ECONOMY

The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) Operates & Maintains Critical Infrastructure Throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway System - Schumer Argues Cuts to SLSDC Funding Will Put Regional Economy and Local Jobs at Risk Schumer Vows to Block Attempt To Defund SLSDC  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he is fighting to block an amendment on the Senate floor to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Funding Bill that would defund the… Continue Reading


05.19.16

SCHUMER FIGHTS TO BLOCK SENATE AMENDMENT THAT WOULD ELIMINATE FUNDING FOR THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY, A CRITICAL LINK TO LAKES ERIE & ONTARIO, AND CRIPPLE THE ROCHESTER-AREA ECONOMY

The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) Operates & Maintains Critical Infrastructure Throughout the Great Lakes - Including Lake Erie & Lake Ontario - and St. Lawrence Seaway System – Schumer Argues Cuts to SLSDC Funding Will Put Regional Economy and Local Jobs at Risk Schumer Vows to Block Attempt To Defund SLSDC U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he is fighting to block an amendment on the Senate floor to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Deve… Continue Reading


05.19.16

SCHUMER MEETS WITH CEO OF ROCHESTER GAS AND ELECTRIC (RG&E) TO URGE UTILITY COMPANIES TO DO RIGHT BY KRENZER FAMILY FARM IN CHILI – SENATOR SAYS COMPANY SHOULD FINALIZE MUTUALLY AGREEABLE PLAN FOR NEW ELECTRIC INFRASTRUCTURE THAT DOESN'T COST THE KRENZERS THEIR FARM

In 2013 After RG&E Announced Its Plan To Construct A New Substation and New Power Lines Across Krenzer Family Farm In Chili, Schumer Pushed RG&E To Look For Other Options That Did Not Force Fourth-Generation Family Farm to Give Up Business - Schumer Announced USDA Approved Plan in 2014 To Keep Lines Away From Family Farm, But Substation Location Remains Unresolved In February 2016, Private Talks Began Between Krenzers, Utility Companies & Public Service Commission (PSC) To Determine… Continue Reading


05.18.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $845K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 5 SOUTHERN TIER FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Fire Depts. In Sidney, Ithaca, Binghamton, Fillmore & Montour Falls Will Use Funds To Purchase Critical Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $845,284 in federal funds for five Southern Tier fire departments. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, Sidney EMS in Delaware County will receive $14,470 to purchase a new power stretcher to re… Continue Reading


05.18.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $620K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR TWO CAPITAL REGION FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Cities of Troy & Watervliet Will Use Funds To Purchase Life-Saving Equipment For Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $624,149 in federal funds for two Capital Region fire departments. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Troy Fire Department in Rensselaer County will receive $523,491 in funds to purchase new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus… Continue Reading


05.18.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: RUSSIAN HACKERS ZEROING IN ON UPSTATE NY; FORCING SMALL GOVERNMENTS TO PAY BIG BILLS TO REMOVE “RANSOMWARE” THAT CAN BREACH MUNICIPAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS; UPSTATE TOWNS AND VILLAGES ARE EASY PREY FOR HACK ATTACK THAT ENDS UP COSTING LOCAL TAXPAYERS & COULD JEOPARDIZE PERSONAL INFO; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO GIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THE TOOLS TO FIGHT BACK

Recent 'Ransomware' Attacks In CNY And Capital Region Point To Gaping Holes in Town & Village Cyber Security Systems; Schumer Pushes Feds - Who Have Expertise In Cyber Security - To Work With Local Governments to Protect Taxpayers Schumer Launches 3-Pronged Effort To Protect Communities from Hackers – Says Each Cyber Attack Can Cost Taxpayers Thousands of Dollars and Result in Stolen Personal Information Schumer: Feds Must Help Local Governments Hit Control-Alt-Delete On Ransomware … Continue Reading

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