Press Releases

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


03.15.16

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND URGE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE TO BOOST FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION – FUNDING TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

14 New York State Counties Along Northern Border Would Benefit From Economic Development Initiatives Schumer & Gillibrand: Economic opportunities cut across state lines, it is essential that our region address these obstacles to economic recovery in a meaningful and targeted way U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today urged federal appropriators to include funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget. The Senators a… Continue Reading


03.15.16

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BLUMENTHAL & MURPHY URGE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE TO BOOST FEDERAL FUNDING TO PROTECT LONG ISLAND SOUND

Senators Have Led Fight to Improve LI Sound, Which is a Vital Part of Long Island and Connecticut's Economy U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), today urged Senate leaders of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies to fund the Environmental Protection Agency's Long Island Sound program for Fiscal Year 2017. The Senators are requesting $10 million in federal funding for FY17 to facilitate hab… Continue Reading


03.14.16

ALONGSIDE WAITING WIDOW, SCHUMER URGES DOJ TO RAMP-UP EFFORTS TO EXTRADITE ACCUSED, VICIOUS NYC KILLER NOW SITTING IN AUSTRALIAN JAIL; WIDOW HAS BEEN WAITING 7 LONG YEARS; SENATOR DEMANDS SUSPECT BE AGGRESSIVELY PURSUED & JUSTICE DELIVERED

Brooklyn Resident, Vladimir Tolstykh, Was Brutally Murdered 7 Years Ago Today; One of His Alleged Killers-Abakar Gadiyev-Later Fled To Australia Where He Was Arrested, Thanks To NYPD; DOJ Filed For Extradition in 2014 But Process Has Lagged On Back Burner As Suspect Sits A World Away Victim's Family Anxious for Justice Here At Home; Schumer Lauds NYPD & Victim's Wife Who Have Worked Tirelessly In Pursuit Of Justice Schumer: Family’s Fight For Justice Is Mine, Too U.S. Senator Char… Continue Reading


03.14.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DONOVAN ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $14 MILLION IN FEDERAL HAZARD MITIGATION FUNDS FOR RICHMOND UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

FEMA Funds Via the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Will Fund Replacement of Doors, Louvers & Windows at Nine Buildings at RUMC to Reduce Damage & Ensure Uninterrupted Service in the Event of a Future Storm Schumer, Gillibrand, Donovan Supported & Advocated on Behalf of RUMC for These HMGP Funds; Lawmakers Say Continuity of Service is Crucial Because During Irene & Sandy, RUMC Was the Only Open & Functioning Hospital on Staten Island U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Ki… Continue Reading


03.14.16

SCHUMER, STANDING WITH ST. JOHN’S STUDENTS ON STATEN ISLAND CAMPUS, TO PUSH NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE STUDENT DEBT; SENATOR SAYS ST. JOHN’S RALLY WILL BUILD MOMENTUM & INVOLVE STUDENTS FOR DEBT-FREE COLLEGE PUSH

Schumer Stands With Staten Island Students From St. John's & Wagner to Push #InTheRed Campaign; National Plan Seeks to Galvanize Local Students Across New York City, New York State & Nation Schumer Says Ever Increasing College Costs And Overwhelming Student Debt Will Make #InTheRed Debt-Free College Proposal A Dominant National Issue This Year Schumer: When It Comes to College, The Only Red That St. John's Students Should Remember Is That Of The Great 'Red Storm’ During a visit… Continue Reading


03.11.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, FEDS HAVE REMOVED FROM GSA WEBSITE NEARLY A DOZEN VENDORS FALSELY TOUTING “AMERICAN-MADE” PRODUCTS THAT WERE ACTUALLY PRODUCED OVERSEAS – SCHUMER PUSHED FEDS TO CONDUCT REVIEW TO HELP PROTECT JOBS AT CNY’s SHERILL MANUFACTURING, AMERICA’S ONLY REMAINING FLATWARE COMPANY

Federal GSA Advantage Program Allows Qualifying U.S. Companies To Sell Products To Fed Agencies Through Its Website, But GSA Advantage Was Listing Products From Companies That Outsource Flatware Production Overseas As "American-Made" In January, Schumer Said This Was Misleading Buyers & Putting Sherrill Manufacturing At A Competitive Disadvantage, And Urged GSA To Investigate False Listings & Immediately Remove Them From Website - Schumer Says GSA Removed Nearly A Dozen False "Made in U… Continue Reading


03.10.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LAUNCH PUSH TO SECURE $78 MILLION IN FED FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB IN 2017 BUDGET – FUNDING WILL KEEP UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF HIGH-TECH ENERGY RESEARCH & DEVELOP NEW PULSED-POWER FACILITY

In FY 2016, Schumer & Gillibrand Secured Rochester Laser Lab $68 Million in Funding for Its OMEGA Laser - Fed Funds Helped U of R Continue Critical Programs That Protect The Nation and Maintain Over 300 Jobs in New York An Additional $10 Million Would Help U of R Partner With Sandia National Labs to Conduct Advanced Research & Develop Next Generation Pulsed-Power System Schumer, Gillibrand: This Fed Funding Next Year Will Help Keep Rochester at the Forefront of Laser Technology U.S. S… Continue Reading


03.09.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FERC TO REJECT PROPOSED PERMIT APPLICATION FOR NORTHEAST ENERGY PIPELINE (NED) PROJECT; PROPOSAL SEEKS TO INSTALL GAS PIPELINE & COMPRESSOR STATIONS THROUGH SEVERAL NYS COUNTIES – SENATORS SAY NEW YORKERS BEAR THE ENVIRONMENTAL & HEALTH RISKS AND REAP NONE OF THE BENEFITS

NED Pipeline Would Cut Through Five Counties Broome, Delaware, Schoharie, Albany, and Rensselaer & The Hudson River in New York - And Three Additional States, Including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts & New Hampshire Schumer, Gillibrand: The potential long-lasting and negative environmental, quality-of-life and health impacts are clear; New Yorkers would bear all the environmental and health risks while receiving no benefit from the pipeline once it is built Schumer, Gillibrand: Ensuring… Continue Reading


03.09.16

SCHUMER UNVEILS NEW LEGISLATION THAT WILL FUND UPSTATE NY SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ADDRESS YAWNING GAP IN LEAD-TESTING PROTOCOL; SENATOR SAYS RECENT DISCOVERIES OF LEAD IN ITHACA’S SCHOOLS’ DRINKING WATER MUST BE A WAKE-UP CALL, AND THAT WE MUST DO MORE FOR SCHOOLS THAT WANT TO TEST FOR LEAD CONTAMINATION

Schumer Says Recent Discoveries Of Elevated Levels Of Lead In More Than 60 Water Sources In Ithaca Schools, And Others 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 Upstate NY Schools Schumer: Protecting Our Childr… Continue Reading


03.08.16

SCHUMER: AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR EZRA JACK KEATS SHOULD BE HONORED FOR HIS WORK IN BREAKING THE COLOR BARRIER IN CHILDREN’S BOOKS; URGES U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TO APPROVE & RELEASE KEATS’S STAMP SERIES THIS YEAR IN COMMEMORATION OF WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY

Ezra Jack Keats, Born in March of 1916 to Polish-Jewish Immigrants in Brooklyn, is Best Known for His Picture Book-"The Snowy Day"-Which Featured a Young African-American Boy Named Peter; Keats Was an Important Literary Figure in U.S. History Because He Showcased Multiracial Characters in His Picture Books & Used Techniques Like Collaging Which Made Him Stand Out as a Unique Illustrator Schumer Urges U.S. Postal Service to Feature Illustrations from Keats's "The Snowy Day" in 2016 Stamp Co… Continue Reading


03.07.16

SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO FUND FIRST BREWERY INCUBATOR IN NEW YORK; LI COULD BECOME BREWING MECCA IF FEDS BACK BABYLON INCUBATOR PLAN; COULD CHANGE GAME FOR LI CRAFT BREWING INDUSTRY, CREATE JOBS & BRAND NEW COMPANIES

Town Of Babylon Has Drafted Plans To Build First-Of-Its-Kind Brewery Incubator; $12M Plan Will Revitalize Entire Area Of Copiague & Pump In Nearly 50 Jobs To Start Schumer Says Project Is Right Up EDA's Mission To Revitalize Blighted Areas, Help Communities Grow Jobs & Spur New Industry; Urges Agency To Fund Just-Filed $1M Babylon Application Schumer: Hopportunity Is Knocking on LI With Plans For NY's First Brewery Incubator  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the … Continue Reading


03.07.16

SCHUMER URGES DOJ TO RAMP-UP EFFORTS TO EXTRADITE ACCUSED BROOKLYN KILLER SITTING IN AUSTRALIAN JAIL; SCHUMER SAYS SUSPECT’S EXTRADITION MUST BE AGGRESSIVELY PURSUED SO TRIAL CAN BEGIN & JUSTICE DELIVERED

Brooklyn Resident, Vladimir Tolstykh, Was Brutally Murdered In 2009; One of His Alleged Killers-Abakar Gadiyev-Later Fled To Australia Where He Was Arrested, Thanks To NYPD; DOJ Filed for Extradition But Process Has Lagged & Suspect Has Sat In Jail Since 2014; Victim's Family Anxious for Justice Schumer Lauds Heroic Work Of NYPD & Victim's Wife Who Have Worked Tirelessly In Pursuit Of Justice Schumer: Family’s Fight For Justice Is Mine, Too U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today ur… Continue Reading


03.07.16

SCHUMER CALLS ON LANDLINE AND MOBILE CARRIERS TO OFFER ROBOCALL-BLOCKING SERVICE; MILLIONS OF CONSUMERS DON’T KNOW TECHNOLOGY EXISTS TO BLOCK ANNOYING ROBOCALLS FOR GOOD; MANY CARRIERS ARE FAILING TO MAKE ?BLOCKING TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TO CONSUMERS

Robocall-Blocking Technology Exists But Few Carriers Have Implemented; Robocalls Are Technology Of Choice When It Comes To Telemarketers, Scams & More Block Technology Sends Annoying Robocall To A Spam Box, Much Like How Email Works; Schumer Says Now Is The Time For Carriers To Answer The Call & Free Consumers Of Dreaded Robos Schumer: Game Of Phones With Robocalls Has Gone On Far Too Long U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged major landline and mobile carriers to 1) Make roboc… Continue Reading

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