Press Releases

03.28.16

SCHUMER: THE SCAJAQUADA CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT HAS BEEN MAKING PROGRESS TO HELP RID DOWNTOWN BUFFALO WATERWAY OF SEWAGE & POLLUTION, BUT COULD BE DERAILED BY PROPOSED CUT TO CRITICAL FED FUNDING STREAM – SCHUMER PUSHES TO PROTECT MILLIONS NEEDED IN FED FUNDING FOR SCAJAQUADA RESTORATION

Scajaquada Creek Has Been Polluted With Raw Sewage & Garbage From Outdated City of Buffalo Sewer System & Surrounding Towns For Years; City Received $1.8 Million In 2015 Through Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Fed Program To Upgrade Sewer System & Mitigate Overflows Into The Creek CWSRF Funding Is Vital To Keeping Buffalo Sewer Improvements On Track, But Proposed $414 Million Cut To CWSRF Could Derail Progress on Project; An Additional $90M Is Needed In The Scajaquada Sewer… Continue Reading


03.25.16

SCHUMER: NEW RESTRICTIVE CANADIAN TRADE RULES COULD THREATEN O-AT-KA MILK AND MANY WESTERN NY DAIRY PRODUCERS; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS ENSURE CANANDA KEEPS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD & PROTECT WNY DAIRY

Schumer Pushes USTR & USDA To Ensure Canada Keeps its Dairy Trade Open & Accessible For US Dairy Processors Like O-AT-KA - Warned That Onerous Trade Restrictions Hinder Competition O-AT-KA, With Customers Like Perry's Ice Cream and Great Lakes Cheese, Has Plans for Growth Based on Domestic & Foreign Demand for Milk Products; And Many Dairy Farmers Throughout The Region Depend On Dairy Exports - But New Plan For Canadian Limitations on Milk Imports Puts Company at Risk Schumer … Continue Reading


03.25.16

SCHUMER, SLAUGHTER: LONG FIGHT TO MAKE HARRIS SUPPLIER FOR MULTI-YEAR NEXT GENERATION RADIOS HAS PAID OFF; HARRIS-WON CONTRACTS HAVE POTENTIAL TO CREATE HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS IN ROCHESTER; WILL ALSO ANNOUNCE NEW PUSH TO SECURE NEW FEDERAL INVESTMENTS FOR HARRIS-WON ARMY RADIO CONTRACTS

Schumer, Slaughter Gather With Harris Workers To Celebrate Army selecting Harris as a supplier for multi-year Next Generation JTRS Rifleman & Manpack Radio Contracts, Each Worth Billions Schumer, Slaughter: Fed Investment Will Supercharge Rochester To Create New Jobs Standing at Harris Radio Corp. in Rochester, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Louise Slaughter today gathered with Harris workers to announce a major push to secure new federal investment opportunities. Schumer … Continue Reading


03.25.16

SCHUMER: NEW RESTRICTIVE CANADIAN TRADE RULES COULD THREATEN O-AT-KA MILK AND MANY WESTERN NY DAIRY PRODUCERS; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS ENSURE CANANDA KEEPS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD & PROTECT WNY DAIRY

Schumer Pushes USTR & USDA To Ensure Canada Keeps its Dairy Trade Open & Accessible For US Dairy Processors Like O-AT-KA - Warned That Onerous Trade Restrictions Hinder Competition O-AT-KA, With Customers Like Perry's Ice Cream and Great Lakes Cheese, Has Plans for Growth Based on Domestic & Foreign Demand for Milk Products; And Many Dairy Farmers Throughout The Region Depend On Dairy Exports - But New Plan For Canadian Limitations on Milk Imports Puts Company at Risk  Schum… Continue Reading


03.23.16

STANDING ON LONG ISLAND, SCHUMER UNVEILS NEW LEGISLATION THAT WILL FUND LEAD-TESTING AT LONG ISLAND SCHOOLS; NEW EFFORT WOULD ENSURE SCHOOLS’ DRINKING WATER REMAINS SAFE; RECENT DISCOVERIES OF LEAD IN NEW YORK SCHOOLS MUST BE WAKE-UP CALL

Schumer Says Recent Discoveries Of Elevated Levels Of Lead In Schools Around New York State Is A Clear Signal That All NYS Schools Need Access to Fed Grants To Test For Water Contamination New Schumer Bill Will Provide Federal Grants For NYS Schools that Want to Test Drinking Water; Results Will Protect Student and Teacher Health and Help Experts Determine The Extent Of Lead Contamination in NY Schools, Including on Long Island Schumer: Protecting Our Children's Health Must Be Our #1 Priorit… Continue Reading


03.23.16

SCHUMER UNVEILS NEW LEGISLATION TO FUND LEAD-TESTING AT DAYCARE CENTERS; WITH YOUNG CHILDREN MOST AT RISK, TESTING IN PLACES WHERE OUR YOUNGEST GATHER IS CRUCIAL; TOXIC WATER & CHILDREN SHOULD NOT MIX

Lead Testing Drinking Water At Daycare Centers Is Essential Because The Youngest Are the Most Vulnerable to Lead's Pernicious and Permanent Damages; Early Poisoning In Children Can Go Unnoticed Until Damage Is Irreversible New Schumer Bill Will Provide Federal Grants For Daycare Centers & NYS Schools That Want to Test Drinking Water; Results Will Protect Students, Teachers, & Caregivers' Health While Arming Experts With Key Info Needed To Address Potential Danger Schumer: Every Dro… Continue Reading


03.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $190,000 IN FEDERAL HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR AKWESASNE HOUSING AUTHORITY

Funds Will Be Used To Support Housing Programs For Those in Need U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $193,164 in federal funds to the Akwesasne Housing Authority in Hogansburg, located in Franklin County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program and will be used to advance local programs designed to help those most in need become self-suffic… Continue Reading


03.21.16

MARCH IS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH: SCHUMER PUSHES LEGISLATION THAT GIVES INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES THE OPTION TO LIVE AT HOME OR IN THE COMMUNITY & RECEIVE LONG-TERM SERVICES; PRESENTLY NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES ARE PREVENTED FROM RESIDING IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THESE CRITICAL SERVICES

Right Now, Individuals With Disabilities Who Might Need Help With Everyday Tasks Such as Eating, Dressing, Bathing, Maintaining Meds & More Are Not Given the Option to Live In the Setting of Their Choosing; Schumer Says This Denies People With Disabilities the Freedom to Live Independently Schumer's Bill, the Disability Integration Act of 2015, Rights This Wrong By Ensuring Services Are Provided to Any Individual Who is Found Eligible for Institutional Care to Receive Critical Services an… Continue Reading


03.21.16

MARCH IS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH: SCHUMER PUSHES LEGISLATION THAT GIVES INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES THE OPTION TO LIVE AT HOME OR IN THE COMMUNITY & RECEIVE LONG-TERM SERVICES; PRESENTLY NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES ARE PREVENTED FROM RESIDING IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THESE CRITICAL SERVICES

Right Now, Individuals With Disabilities Who Might Need Help With Everyday Tasks Such as Eating, Dressing, Bathing, Maintaining Meds & More Are Not Given the Option to Live In the Setting of Their Choosing; Schumer Says This Denies People With Disabilities the Freedom to Live Independently Schumer's Bill, the Disability Integration Act of 2015, Rights This Wrong By Ensuring Services Are Provided to Any Individual Who is Found Eligible for Institutional Care to Receive Critical Services an… Continue Reading


03.21.16

MARCH IS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH: SCHUMER PUSHES LEGISLATION THAT GIVES INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES THE OPTION TO LIVE AT HOME OR IN THE COMMUNITY & RECEIVE LONG-TERM SERVICES; PRESENTLY NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES ARE PREVENTED FROM RESIDING IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THESE CRITICAL SERVICES

Right Now, Individuals With Disabilities Who Might Need Help With Everyday Tasks Such as Eating, Dressing, Bathing, Maintaining Meds & More Are Not Given the Option to Live In the Setting of Their Choosing; Schumer Says This Denies People With Disabilities the Freedom to Live Independently Schumer's Bill, the Disability Integration Act of 2015, Rights This Wrong By Ensuring Services Are Provided to Any Individual Who is Found Eligible for Institutional Care to Receive Critical Services an… Continue Reading


03.21.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND MAKE NEW SENATE PUSH TO PRESERVE PLUM ISLAND & TO PREVENT SALE TO HIGHEST BIDDER; UNLESS CONGRESS ACTS, HOME TO ENDANGERED SPECIES & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY WILL BE SOLD, POSSIBLY UPROOTED BY PRIVATE DEVELOPER

Schumer, Gillibrand Push to Undo Existing Law That Prevents A Federal Agency-Like NPS or U.S. Fish & Wildlife-To Obtain A Resource Like Plum Island; Senators Say Land Should Be Obtained By An Agency That Commits To Preserving The Land Current Law Requires Plum Island To Be Sold To Highest Bidder; Senator Says Development of the Land Would Threaten Irreplaceable Habitat for Endangered Species & Destroy Environmental Resources on Long Island   Schumer, Gillibrand: Ripping Apa… Continue Reading


03.18.16

SCHUMER: CROUSE HOSPITAL IN SYRACUSE SHOULD BE SITE OF FEDERAL FORUM TO ADDRESS GROWING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE & HEROIN EPIDEMIC – SCHUMER SAYS CROUSE IS LEADING THE EFFORT TO COMBAT OPIOID SCOURGE IN CNY, WHERE NUMBER OF ADMITTED HEROIN ADDICTS HAS INCREASED 700%, AND SHOULD BE AT CENTER OF FORUM THAT IS SEEKING SOLUTIONS

Schumer Says Fed Office Of National Drug Control Policy Has Hosted Community Forums In The Past, Schumer Says Crouse Hospital In Syracuse Should Be Site Of Newest Forum Aimed At Treating & Preventing Rx Drug & Heroin Crisis Crouse Hospital Is At Center Of Efforts To Combat Growing Epidemic In Central NY - Crouse Serves 17-County Area & Has Seen 700% Increase In Number Of Admitted Heroin Addicts In Last 15 Years; Onondaga County Also Has 3rd Highest Rate of Newborns Addicted To Opi… Continue Reading


03.17.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL INCLUDES REQUIREMENT FOR FEDS TO CONDUCT REVIEW OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ON PLANES & DETERMINE WHETHER REQUIREMENTS MEET THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN – SCHUMER PUSHED FOR REVIEW AFTER LOCAL BUFFALO DOCTOR WAS FORCED TO CREATE A MAKESHIFT MEDICAL DEVICE TO SAVE 2-YEAR-OLD FROM ASTHMA ATTACK ON AIRPLANE

In October 2015, 2-Year Old Suffered An Asthma Attack On A Transatlantic Flight, And His Medication Was Packed In His Checked Baggage; Local Buffalo Doctor Thankfully Saved The Child's Life With Innovative, Makeshift Device Schumer Said Jarring Incident Shed Light On The Lack Of Certain Child-Sized Equipment And Doses Of Medication On Planes & Called On FAA To Conduct Review Of Kid's Medical Equipment - Schumer Said FAA Would Be Required To Conduct This Review In Recently Introduced FAA R… Continue Reading


03.17.16

SCHUMER, RANGEL, MARK-VIVERITO, SERRANO & RODRIGUEZ URGE THE ARMY CORPS TO FOCUS ON EAST HARLEM’S COASTAL PROTECTION PROJECTS IN UPCOMING FEASIBILITY REPORT FOR NY HARBOR; LAWMAKERS SAY EAST HARLEM REMAINS VULNERABLE & DOESN’T HAVE ANY ADEQUATE LONG-TERM RESILIENCY MEASURES PLANNED BY FEDS; FINAL REPORT MUST INCLUDE PROPOSED MITIGATION FOR EAST HARLEM SO COMMUNITY IS BETTER PROTECTED IN THE FUTURE

While East Harlem Was Not the Hardest Hit During Sandy, the Community Remains Vulnerable in the Event of a Future Storm Following Superstorm Sandy, Schumer & Rangel Secured Federal Funding in Sandy-Relief Bill for a 2-Year Comprehensive Study to Identify Areas of Flood Risks Along North Atlantic Coast; Feasibility Study for Protection Projects in New York Will Soon Be Started by Army Corps and Should Include East Harlem Lawmakers Urge Army Corps to Make Sure the Study Focuses on and Inclu… Continue Reading


03.16.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LAUNCH PUSH TO SECURE $75 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR THE WEST VALLEY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT IN 2017 BUDGET – PROGRAM HAS BEEN SHORTCHANGED FOR YEARS & CONTINUES TO POSE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK TO WNY; SENATORS SAY FUNDING IS NEEDED FOR WASTE CLEANUP AT THE CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SITE

The West Valley Demonstration Project Needs at Least $75 Million Per Year to Completely Clean Up the Out-of-Use Former Nuclear Site; Feds Previously Agreed This Funding Was Needed for 10 Years Beginning in 2008, But Program Has Not Been Funded At Necessary Levels Since In March 2015, Schumer Met With Nominee To Lead Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management, Monica Regalbuto, And Urged Her to Support Full $75 Million Funding Level for West Valley Cleanup in Future Years - Schum… Continue Reading


03.16.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $230,000 IN FEDERAL HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR BINGHAMTON HOUSING AUTHORITY

Funds Will Be Used To Support Housing Programs For Those in Need U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced$230,108 in federal funds to the Binghamton Housing Authority. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program and will be used to advance local programs designed to help those most in need become self-sufficient. "These federal funds from HUD's Self-Suffi… Continue Reading


03.16.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE TO BOOST FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE KNOLLS ATOMIC POWER LAB IN THE CAPITAL REGION – FUNDING WOULD UPGRADE FACILITIES & ADVANCE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR U.S. NAVY

Schumer, Gillibrand: NNPP is a critical facet of our national and global security and a vital component of the training and readiness of the US Navy U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today urged federal appropriators to include funding for the United States Navy and the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget. The Senators are requesting $1,420,120,000 in federal funding for the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Admin… Continue Reading


03.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $730K IN FED HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR 3 UTICA AREA HOUSING COUNCILS

Housing Authorities in Utica Will Receive HUD Family Self Sufficiency Program Funds Schumer, Gillibrand: Funds Will Be Used To Support Housing Programs & Services To Get Those Most In Need Back On Their Feet U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $738,000 in federal funds for three housing councils in Utica, NY. These funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (R… Continue Reading


03.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1 MILLION IN FED HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR 4 HUDSON VALLEY AREA HOUSING COUNCILS

Housing Authorities in Yonkers & Poughkeepsie Will Receive HUD Family Self Sufficiency Program Funds Schumer, Gillibrand: Funds Will Be Used To Support Housing Programs & Services To Get Those Most In Need Back On Their Feet U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $984,000 in federal funds for four housing councils in the Hudson Valley Region. These funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Resident Opp… Continue Reading


03.15.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $24.2 MILLION HEAD START GRANT FOR THE COMMUNITY ACTION ORGANIZATION OF ERIE COUNTY

Funding Provides Early Education Assistance for Low-Income Children U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Brian Higgins today announced $24,294,448 in federal funding for the Community Action Organization of Erie County. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Head Start and Early Head Start Program to support and expand education and development services for low-income children in the community. Funding was a… Continue Reading

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