Press Releases

03.04.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: NUCOR VULCRAFT AND THEIR HUNDREDS OF EMPLOYEES IN CHEMUNG ARE THREATENED BECAUSE FOREIGN PRODUCERS IN COUNTRIES, LIKE CHINA ARE DUMPING HUGE AMOUNTS OF STEEL INTO U.S.; SENATOR CALLS ON THE FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD

Artificially Cheap Steel Imports From China Are Flooding The U.S. Market, Making It Difficult For Southern Tier Steel Manufactures Like Vulcraft To Compete Schumer Urges U.S. Commence Department To Fight Against Unfair Dumping And Take Immediate Action To Protect Nucor Workers Against Artificially Cheap Steel From China Schumer: It Is Time The Feds Put A Stop To Predatory Trade Practices & Allow Key NY Industry To Thrive U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed new attempts by… Continue Reading


03.04.16

SCHUMER: RESTRICTIVE CANADIAN TRADE RULES COULD THREATEN CAYUGA MILK INGREDIENTS AND MANY CENTRAL NY DAIRY FARMERS; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS ENSURE CANADA PLAYS BY THE RULES

Schumer Pushes USTR & USDA To Ensure Canada Keeps its Dairy Trade Open & Accessible For US Dairy Processors, Like Cayuga Milk Ingredients Cayuga Milk Ingredients, With Customers Like Kraft-Heinz in Lowville, Has Plans for Growth Based on Domestic & Foreign Demand for Milk Products; And Many Dairy Farmers Throughout The Region Depend On Dairy Exports - But Newly Proposed Canadian Limitations on Milk Imports Puts Company at Risk Schumer to Feds: Protect Upstate CNY Dairy From Unfair … Continue Reading


03.03.16

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO GREEN LIGHT FILMING OF THURGOOD MARSHALL MOVIE IN WESTERN NY’S DILLON COURTHOUSE – SENATOR SAYS HISTORIC COURTHOUSE IS A ‘NATURAL’ SPOT FOR PRODUCTION & WOULD BRING ECONOMIC BENEFITS TO BUFFALO AREA

Independent Film Company Looking To Shoot A Movie Based On The Life Of Justice Thurgood Marshall Needs A Courthouse To Make The Project A Reality Schumer Urges Federal GSA To Grant Film Crew Permission To Use Dillon Courthouse; Filming Would Bring Economic Benefits To Area Restaurants, Hotels, Businesses And Potentially Help The Currently Vacant Courthouse Attract A New Owner Schumer: Buffalo's Dillon Courthouse Is The "Natural" Choice, And Would Perfectly Capture The Setting That Was The Back… Continue Reading


03.03.16

SCHUMER: LAST MAJOR SYRACUSE CANDLE MAKER COULD BE AT RISK IF UNFAIRLY TRADED CHINESE CANDLES ARE ALLOWED TO FLOOD THE U.S. MARKET – SCHUMER URGES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION (ITC) TO MAKE SURE ANTI-DUMPING LAWS STAY STRONG TO PROTECT AMERICAN BUSINESSES, LIKE CATHEDRAL CANDLE IN SYRACUSE, THRIVING

The ITC Will Review Duties Against Chinese Candle Makers This Year -Chinese Companies Have Persistently Attempted to Evade U.S. Customs Duties In 2015, The Chinese Government Began Increasing Export Rebates & Are Attempting to Finding New Ways To Dump Candles Into The U.S. Market - Schumer Says ITC Should Expedite Review Of High Duty Orders In Order To Protect American Companies, Like Cathedral Candle In Syracuse   Schumer: We Should Maintain a Level the Playing Field & Protec… Continue Reading


03.03.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, EPA WILL PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS TO HELP ITHACA FURTHER TEST WATER FOR LEAD CONTAMINATION; SENATOR PUSHED FOR EPA EXPERTS TO HELP ITHACA IDENTIFY SOURCE OF WATER CONTAMINATION AND ERADICATE IT

Ithaca Officials Have Found Elevated Levels Of Lead In More than 60 Water Sources At Their Public Schools; EPA Has Lead Contamination Experts and Experience Dealing with Lead in Schools Senator Said It Was Critical The EPA Lend Expertise To Collaborate with School District, Help The Community Test The Water and Identify The Source and Extent Of The Contamination Schumer: EPA Lead Experts Will Be Made Available To Ithaca To Help Prevent More Water Contamination U.S. Senator Charles E. Schume… Continue Reading


03.03.16

SCHUMER SAYS BATTLE AGAINST OPIOID ABUSE & HEROIN IS DRAMATICALLY UNDERFUNDED; URGES CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS AN EMERGENCY FUNDING BILL TO BATTLE MAJOR DRUG EPIDEMIC IN UPSTATE NEW YORK; FUNDS WILL GREATLY BOLSTER UPSTATE NEW YORK’S EFFORTS TO END CRISIS

Upstate NY Health Officials, Treatment Providers And Local Law Enforcement Need Immediate Federal Funding For Prevention, Treatment & Emergency First Responders; More Resources On The Ground Are Vital To Stemming The Opioid Epidemic Schumer: Congress Must Get Serious About Fighting The Opioid & Heroin Epidemic U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today demanded that his colleagues in Congress back up their rhetoric with action and pass a desperately needed emergency fundi… Continue Reading


03.03.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HANNA URGE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY TO REVEAL AFMO EVALUATION CRITERIA OF PILOT PROGRAM WHICH DIRECTLY IMPACTS STATUS OF DFAS EMPLOYEES IN ROME

From last quarterly briefing with the Army, Schumer, Gillibrand and Hanna stress importance of clarifying the metrics the Army will use to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the AFMO versus DFAS U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Richard Hanna today wrote to the Secretary of the Army urging the service to disclose evaluation criteria that will be utilized for the assessment of the current Army Financial Management Optimization (AFMO) pilot progr… Continue Reading


03.01.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS ANNOUNCE NEW LEGISLATION THAT WILL BRING PEACE BRIDGE PRE-INSPECTION PROGRAM ONE STEP CLOSER TO PERMANANCE – CARGO PRE-INSPECTION PROGRAM WOULD BOOST EFFICIENCY & REDUCE CONGESTION AT WESTERN NY BORDER CROSSING

New Legislation Would Tackle Next Crucial Hurdle In Finalizing Permanent Pre-Inspection Schumer, Gillibrand & Higgins Bill Would Provide Legal Authority Needed for Border Agents Carrying Out Pre-Inspection in Canada U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Brian Higgins today announced legislation that would bring the pre-inspection program at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo one step closer to permanence. The Senators and Congressman explained that t… Continue Reading


03.01.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, STEFANIK ANNOUNCE NEW LEGISLATION THAT WILL BRING MONTREAL-TO-ALBANY PRE-CLEARANCE PROGRAM ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY – PRE-CLEARANCE PROGRAM COULD SAVE OVER AN HOUR IN DELAYS AT NORTHERN BORDER CROSSING, IMPROVE LOCAL ECONOMY, AND BOOST TOURISM

New Legislation Would Tackle Next Crucial Hurdle In Finalizing Pre-Clearance Program For Passenger Trains Traveling From Montreal Through the North Country & Then On To Albany Right Now, Passengers Traveling on Amtrak's Adirondack Line Must Wait At The Border For More Than An Hour While CBP Officers Check The Entire Train - Pre-Clearance Would Speed Up That Process & Make Travel To The U.S. More Attractive Schumer, Gillibrand & Stefanik Bill Would Provide Legal Authority Needed for… Continue Reading


03.01.16

SCHUMER: NUAIR TEST SITE WILL EXPIRE IN 2017 UNLESS CONGRESS ACTS FAST; SENATOR PUSHES FOR AN EXTENSION OF NUAIR TEST SITE DESIGNATION IN CENTRAL NEW YORK IN FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL – EXTENSION WOULD PROTECT JOBS, SPUR NEW TECHNOLOGY & SUPPORT CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH

Schumer Led The Charge To Get The FAA To Choose NUAIR As A Premier National UAS Research And Testing Site Schumer: NUAIR Has Put CNY On The Map As A Leader In UAS Testing And Research U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched his push to include language that would extend the six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test operators, including NUAIR, located Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County, in the upcoming FAA Reauthorization bill. According to Schumer NUAIR, is… Continue Reading


03.01.16

MIDDLETOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS SUFFERED OVER A DOZEN FAKE “SWATTING” ATTACKS THIS YEAR ALONE; SCHUMER SAYS INCIDENTS HAVE LEFT STUDENTS & PARENTS COMPLETELY TERRIFIED & FRUSTRATED; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO EXPEDITE A CRITICAL WAIVER THAT COULD FINALLY HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT ACCESS CRITICAL CALLER ID INFORMATION, SO IT COULD CATCH PERPETRATORS ONCE AND FOR ALL

Middletown Has Seen 13 Fake "Swatting" Attacks This Year Alone, But Because of Broad Call-Blocking Rules, The School District Cannot Access Critical Caller ID Information of Anonymous Perpetrators Calling In Threats Schumer Urges FCC to Expeditiously Grant District Waiver Needed To Track Down These Criminals Schumer: Middletown Schools Deserve Access To All Of The Tools Needed To Ensure These Calls Stop U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC… Continue Reading


02.29.16

SCHUMER VISITS WESTCHESTER & ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION TO COMBAT MAJOR LEAD CRISIS PLAGUING UPSTATE NY; SENATOR SAYS CONGRESS MUST VOTE ON BILL TO HELP HUDSON VALLEY HOMEOWNERS REMOVE HAZARDOUS LEAD FROM THEIR HOMES

New York's Housing Stock Is Old & Many Housing Units Built Pre-1978 Could Contain Lead Paint - More Than 40% of Housing Stock in Westchester County Was Built Before 1950 And, In 2014, 158 Children Tested Were Found To Have Lead Poisoning Schumer Also Announces Push to Increase Funding for HUD's Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Program; Funding Has Plummeted Since 2003? Schumer: Bill Would Provide Federal Tax Credits to Help Westchester & Hudson Valley Homeowners… Continue Reading


02.29.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FEMA HAS HEEDED CALL & APPROVED MORE THAN $12.8 MILLION IN FED FUNDS NEEDED FOR PHASE 2 OF THE CRITICAL TROY SEAWALL STABILIZATION PROJECT; SECOND MAJOR INSTALLMENT OF FUNDS WILL ALLOW CITY OF TROY TO PROTECT WATERFRONT COMMUNITY AND ALLOW THE AREA TO FLOURISH

Major Flooding During Tropical Storm Irene Severely Damaged The Troy Seawall, Leaving Nearby Buildings in Harm's Way & Sewage Pipe At Risk Of Bursting In Future Major Storm or Flood Schumer Previously Fought For & Successfully Secured Initial $6.7 Million Installment of Fed Funds Needed To Begin Seawall Reconstruction Project Schumer: Second Critical Installment of Fed Funds Will Finally Allow Troy To Complete Reconstruction U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced more than … Continue Reading


02.28.16

SCHUMER: AIRLINE SEATS & LEGROOM HAVE BEEN SHRINKING FOR YEARS, MAKING AIR TRAVEL UNCOMFORTABLE & OVERCROWDED; SENATOR PUSHES FOR UPCOMING FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL TO REQUIRE AIRLINES TO RETURN LOST INCHES TO FLIERS—IN BOTH SEATS & LEGROOM

Legroom Was Once About 35 Inches-Now Closer To 31-& Average Airline Seat Width Was Once 18.5 Inches—Now Shrunk To About 17; To Boot, You're Charged Big Dollars If You Want More Legroom & If You Don't Pay, You’re Squeezed   For Years Now, Economy & Coach Class Seats On Airplanes Have Been Shrinking; Meanwhile, Airlines Are Bulking Up With Record Profits; Senator Says Industry Standard For Seat Size Is Now A Top Legislative Priority Ahead Of Upcoming FAA Vote   … Continue Reading


02.26.16

SCHUMER CALLS ON EPA TO SEND INSPECTORS TO HELP ITHACA FURTHER TEST WATER FOR LEAD CONTAMINATION; SENATOR SAYS EPA EXPERTS SHOULD HELP ITHACA DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO IDENTIFY SOURCE OF WATER CONTAMINATION AND A PLAN TO ERADICATE IT

Ithaca Officials Have Found Elevated Levels Of Lead In More than 60 Water Sources At Their Public Schools; EPA Has Lead Contamination Experts and Experience Dealing with Lead in Schools Senator Says It Is Critical That The EPA Lend Expertise To Collaborate with School District, Help The Community Test The Water and Identify The Source and Extent Of The Contamination Schumer To EPA: Send Inspectors and Lead Experts to Ithaca To Prevent More Water Contamination U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer t… Continue Reading


02.26.16

SCHUMER URGES PSC TO WORK WITH REENERGY HOLDING & OTHER STATE AND LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS TO IMMEDIATELY CRAFT A PLAN TO KEEP THE WOOD-CHIP BURNING PLANT OPEN; SENATOR SAYS PLAN SHOULD FOCUS ON SAVING JOBS IN THE NORTH COUNTRY AND PRESERVING AN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCE

Without Immediate Intervention, Lyonsdale's Wood-Chip-Burning Plant Could Close; Senator Says A Comprehensive Plan Could Help Save The Plant & Vital North Country Jobs Schumer To PSC: Don't Let The Fire Go Out In The Wood-Chip Burning Plant   U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC), which regulates and oversees the energy industry, to work with ReEnergy, North Country leaders and relevant government agencies to p… Continue Reading


02.26.16

SCHUMER PUSHES LEGISLATION TO DELIVER MORE OF THE LIFE-SAVING OVERDOSE DRUG—NALOXONE—TO LONG ISLAND; OPIOID ANTIDOTE HAS SAVED LIVES ACROSS NASSAU & SUFFOLK; NOW, SCHUMER-BACKED BILL WOULD EXPAND NALOXONE AVAILABILITY TO MORE LI FIRST RESPONDERS TO SAVE MORE LIVES

Opioid & Heroin Abuse Crisis On Long Island Has Reached Epidemic Levels & Locals Need Both Supply & Access To Naloxone As They Work To Turn The Tide Against Scourge Schumer Says Legislation Just Passed Out Of The Judiciary Committee & Will Now Go On To Full Senate; Schumer Will Make A Push To Get It Passed; Says Preventing Opioid Overdose Deaths Is Essential  Schumer: Facing Down This Crisis Must Be National Priority   U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer … Continue Reading


02.25.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, VILLAGE OF GOWANDA WILL RECEIVE CRITICAL SECOND INSTALLMENT OF FED FUNDING NEEDED TO REPAIR POINT PETER RESERVOIR – SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY SECURED FINAL $830K, AFTER SECURING INITIAL $430K NEEDED FOR DEBRIS REMOVAL

Village Has Been Unable To Use Reservoir Since 2014 Disaster & Has Been Relying On Other Means To Provide Water For Local Residents - At A Major Cost To The Village; Schumer Successfully Secured First $436K In FEMA Funding to Pay for Removal of Dead Trees, Sediment & Other Debris  Schumer Now Secures Final $829K That Will Finally Allow Gowanda To Complete Repairs & Build Back Stronger Than Ever - Repairs Will Include Replacement of South Wall, Construction of Access R… Continue Reading


02.25.16

SCHUMER ELEVATES TO SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CARTER THE USS FRANK E. EVANS VICTIMS’ APPEAL; WOULD ETCH NAME OF SON OF WESTERN NY FAMILY ON VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL – TERRY LEE HENDERSON OF CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY DIED IN VIETNAM WAR TRAINING EXERCISE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA IN 1969, BUT BECAUSE ACCIDENT WAS RULED OUTSIDE COMBAT ZONE, HE & 73 OTHER SERVICEMEN WHO PERISHED 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 Says These 74 Americans, Including Henderson, Bravely Served Their Country Inside & Outside The Combat Zone; Adding the Names of These Heroes to the Vietnam Memorial i… Continue Reading


02.25.16

SCHUMER ELEVATES TO SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CARTER THE USS FRANK E. EVANS VICTIMS’ APPEAL; WOULD ETCH NAME OF SON OF SYRACUSE MAN ON VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL – LARRY REILLY JR. DIED IN VIETNAM WAR TRAINING EXERCISE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA IN 1969, BUT BECAUSE ACCIDENT WAS RULED OUTSIDE COMBAT ZONE, HE & 73 OTHER SERVICEMEN WHO PERISHED 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 Says These 74 Americans, Including Reilly, Bravely Served Their Country Inside & Outside The Combat Zone; Adding the Names of These Heroes to the Vietnam Memorial is the P… Continue Reading

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