Press Releases

02.11.16

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER, CUOMO SECURE DEPT. OF LABOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ALCOA WORKERS WHO LOST THEIR JOBS AS A RESULT OF UNFAIR TRADE

Over 200 Workers Are Now Eligible For Additional Federal Assistance Gillibrand, Schumer, Cuomo Have Continually Fought for Assistance for Alcoa workers U.S. Senators Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer and Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has approved a much-needed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) certification for laid-off workers at Alcoa in Massena. The approval of the TAA certification means former employees can now apply for critical … Continue Reading


02.11.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: PRESIDENT’S BUDGET REQUEST FOR 2017 PROVIDES INCREASED FUNDING FOR BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB’S ION COLLIDER; SENATORS VOW TO CONTINUE FIGHTING FOR INCREASED FUNDING IN THE SENATE

Schumer, Gillibrand Have Long Fought to Secure Increased Federal Funds for BNL- Funding Helps The U.S. Remain On The Forefront of Physics Research President's Request Includes $179.7M for Ion Collider & $111.8M for NSLS-II; Last Year, Final Budget Included $172M for Ion Collider & $110M for NSLS-II U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that President Obama's budget request for FY2017 includes an increase in federal funding for Brookhaven National Lab&r… Continue Reading


02.11.16

SCHUMER: LONG BEACH DUNE PROJECT ADVANCES; ARMY CORPS WILL OPEN BID PROCESS THIS WEEK & SHOVELS WILL BE IN THE GROUND SOON AFTER

Schumer Secured Funds to Complete The Estimated $150 Million Long Beach Protection Project-Between East Rockaway Inlet & Jones Inlet-Seven Miles of Shoreline Army Corps Has Officially Approved the "Project Partnership Agreement" for Dune Project & the Bid Will Open This Week; Construction of Long Beach Dune Project Will Ensure Community is Not Left Vulnerable in Event of Future Storm U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Long Beach Island Dune Project Partnership Agr… Continue Reading


02.10.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION HAS REACHED FINAL DETERMINATION THAT WILL HELP PROTECT FINCH PAPER AND OTHER U.S. PAPER PRODUCERS AGAINST CHINA & OTHER COUNTRIES THAT UNFAIRLY DUMP HUGE AMOUNTS OF PAPER INTO U.S. – SCHUMER SAYS HIGH DUTIES WILL BE PLACED ON FOREIGN PRODUCTS TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD

Finch Has Lost Millions of Dollars' Worth of Sales Over Last 2 Years Due to Unfairly Priced Imports - Artificially Cheap Paper Imports From China, Indonesia & Other Countries Have Flooded the U.S. Market, Making It Difficult For NY Paper Companies Like Finch To Compete Schumer Visited Finch Paper in 2015 & Urged The ITC To Act To Protect Finch and Its 600 Glens Falls Workers Against Unfair Trade Tactics - Says ITC Rightly Acted To Level Playing Field for American Producers  Schu… Continue Reading


02.10.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $220 MILLION IN FED FUNDING NEEDED FOR ROME LABS HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN INCLUDED IN PRESIDENT’S 2017 BUDGET REQUEST – SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING TO ENSURE FULL FUNDING IS INCLUDED IN FINAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL THIS YEAR

Schumer, Gillibrand Fought to Protect & Secure More Funds For Rome Labs, Which is at the Epicenter of Cyber-Defense and Cutting-Edge Communications - Schumer Toured Rome Labs In November 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Secured $215 Million in FY 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill - This Year's President's Budget Comes In At $4.4 Million More Than Last Year’s Funding Amount Schumer, Gillibrand: We Will Fight Tooth & Nail To Ensure Highest Level Of Funding For Rome Labs Is Included In Final Appro… Continue Reading


02.10.16

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, ARMY CORPS DELIVERS $200K IN CRITICAL NASSAU BACK BAYS RESILIENCY FUNDS; LONG-TERM PLAN WILL RECOMMEND SPECIFC COASTAL DEFENSES TO PROTECT LI FROM ANOTHER SANDY WHILE SHIELDING SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITIES; SCHUMER HAS SAID THIS EFFORT WAS A “MUST-FUND”

Funding Will Prioritize Specific Projects To Help Shield Freeport, Long Beach, Island Park, Oceanside, Baldwin, Five Towns-Hundreds Of Thousands of Residents-From Future Storms Army Corps Set Aside Roughly $7M—Nationwide—For Critical Studies Like Back Bays; Schumer Notes, Army Corps Also Sets Aside $300k in 2017 Dollars For Critical Project   Schumer: Wave Of Fed Funds Will Keep Back Bays Flooding Protection Project A Reality  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, today, sai… Continue Reading


02.10.16

SCHUMER SECURES EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDS TO REPAIR BARCELONA HARBOR BREAK WALL IN TOWN OF WESTFIELD – SENATOR ANNOUNCES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS WILL PROVIDE $650K IN FED FUNDS TO REPAIR THE BROKEN WALL

In October 2015, Barcelona Harbor West's Break Wall Was Severely Damaged By Lake Erie Waters Because Sediment From Lake Erie Continues to Enter The Harbor Through The Damaged Wall, Quick Mitigation Is Necessary - Schumer Says Immediate Repair Was Needed, Or Sediment Build Up Could Result In Needing To Dredge The Harbor Again This Year, Undoing Previous Progress Schumer: Emergency Funds Will Allow Town To Breathe Sigh of Relief U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Army Cor… Continue Reading


02.10.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $1.42 BILLLION IN FED FUNDING NEEDED FOR NAVAL REACTORS PROGRAM AT CAPITAL REGION’S KESSELRING & KAPL SITES HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN INCLUDED IN PRESIDENT’S 2017 BUDGET REQUEST – SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING TO ENSURE FULL FUNDING IS INCLUDED IN FINAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL THIS YEAR

Schumer Fought to Protect & Secure More Funds to Keep Kesselring Site in West Milton & Knolls Atomic Power Lab in Niskayuna Thriving & Keep Top-Notch Naval Training Program Running - Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory's (KAPL) Kesselring Site in West Milton Employs 700 & Trains 1,000+ Navy Personnel Schumer Secured $1.3 Billion for Kesselring in FY 2016 Budget - This Year's President’s Budget Comes In At $45 Million More Than Last Year’s Request Schumer: I Will Fight To… Continue Reading


02.09.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $70 MILLLION IN FED FUNDING NEEDED FOR ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN INCLUDED IN PRESIDENT’S 2017 BUDGET REQUEST – SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING TO ENSURE HIGHEST LEVEL OF FUNDING IS INCLUDED IN FINAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL THIS YEAR

Schumer Has Long Fought For Funds That Would Help Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing New Yorkers Get Education and Find Jobs - Schumer Secured $70 Million For NTID in Final FY 2016 Budget Schumer: I Will Fight Tooth & Nail To Include Highest Level Of Funding In Final Appropriations Bill To Keep NTID Thriving U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the just-released President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 includes $70.016 million in funding for the Rochester Institute of Technology's Nat… Continue Reading


02.09.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $6.9 MILLION IN FED FUNDING, NEEDED FOR ‘PHASE TWO’ DEVELOPMENT OF VA OUTPATIENT SURGERY FACILITY IN ROCHESTER, OFFICIALLY INCLUDED IN THE PRESIDENT’S FY 2017 BUDGET REQUEST – SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING TO ENSURE FULL FUNDING IS INCLUDED IN FINAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL THIS YEAR

VA Ambulatory Outpatient Surgery Services Are Currently Only Provided At VA Facilities In Buffalo, Syracuse, And Albany, But Not In The Rochester-Finger Lakes Area, Which Is Home To 68,936 Veterans Schumer Previously Pushed VA to Move Forward With Plans To Provide Funding For 2nd Phase of Construction For New, Upcoming 84,000 Sq Ft VA Outpatient Surgery Clinic in Rochester Schumer: Rochester-Area Veterans Need & Deserve This Increased Access To Care U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today… Continue Reading


02.09.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $36 MILLION IN FED FUNDING NEEDED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW WNY VETERANS’ CEMETERY HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN INCLUDED IN THE PRESIDENT’S FY 2017 BUDGET REQUEST – SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING TO ENSURE FULL FUNDING IS INCLUDED IN FINAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL THIS YEAR

In December 2015, Schumer Launched Push To Secure Critical Funding - While VA Has Funding Needed To Complete Design & Planning Phases Of The Project Through 2016, Subsequent Construction Phase - Expected To Start In 2017 – Has Not Yet Been Funded Since 2009, Schumer Has Worked With Local Veteran Leaders To Bring Much-Needed Veterans' Cemetery To Western New York – Cemetery Site Is Currently In Planning & Design Stages, Which Are Set To Be Completed In 2016, But Subsequent Fu… Continue Reading


02.08.16

SCHUMER: TAX SCAM TARGETING NEW YORKERS IS NOW SPREADING LIKE WILD FIRE; SCAMMERS CLAIM TO BE FROM IRS, INTIMIDATE VICTIMS & THEN DUPE THEM INTO SENDING DOLLARS; SENATOR PUSHES FBI TO REDOUBLE INVESTIGATION INTO SOURCE OF SCAM & SHUT THEM DOWN; CALLS ON MONEY TRANSFER COMPANIES TO BETTER WARN PEOPLE BEFORE ANY TRANSFERS GO THROUGH

IRS Impersonation Scam Attempts Against NYC & LI Residents Is Escalating At Alarming Rate; Constituent Calls Related To Scam Have Skyrocketed In Schumer's Office & Have Already Cost U.S. Taxpayers Millions Of Hard-Earned Dollars; Schumer Urges Fed Action Stop The Calls and Clamp Down on Scammers Scammers Tell New Yorkers They Will 'Go To Jail' Unless They Immediately Use A Money Transfer Company To Send Them Upwards Of Thousands Of Dollars; Scammers Falsely Claim To Represent an "IRS Ag… Continue Reading


02.07.16

SCHUMER CALLS TOP NUCLEAR REGULATOR TO URGE AN IMMEDIATE AND THOROUGH INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHY INDIAN POINT’S WATER PUMP FAILED & HOW TO PREVENT FUTURE LEAKAGE

Schumer Urges NRC To Work Hand-In-Hand With State & Local Officials To Contain & Prevent Future Radioactive Water Leakage Schumer To NRC: This Leak Appears Contained But What About Next Time? U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Stephen G. Burns to immediately order an investigation to determine the extent of possible ground water contamination and prevent future water contamination. According to the NRC, the water lea… Continue Reading


02.04.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & ENGEL ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $5.4 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING TO COMPLETE SANDY-RELATED REPAIRS AT YONKERS WATERFRONT PARK

Schumer, Gillibrand & Engel Secure Funding to Replace Damaged Power Switches and Transformers at Waterfront Park U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Eliot L. Engel today announced $5,466,331 in federal funding to repair the Yonkers Waterfront Park for damages suffered as a direct result of Superstorm Sandy. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to cover administrative costs and replace damaged po… Continue Reading


02.04.16

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE: U.S. AIR FORCE WILL SEND 8 KC-135 PLANES TO NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION; SENATORS SUCCESSFULLY URGED U.S. AIR FORCE’S TOP BRASS, TO PRIORITIZE BRINGING THE KC-135 BACK TO NFARS

Senators' Success Culminates A Long Push To Bring Aircraft Back To NFARS; KC-135 Tankers Will Help Protect Jobs at NFARS & Play a Strategic Role in Our Nation's Security  Schumer, Gillibrand: Eagles Have Landed for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station! U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced the U.S. Air Force (USAF) will transfer eight KC-135 tankers from the current fleet to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) in Western New York. Schumer a… Continue Reading


02.04.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO RAPIDLY TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT NUCOR STEEL & NEARLY 600 LOCAL JOBS AGAINST FLOOD OF PREDITORILY PRICED STEEL IMPORTS FROM TURKEY – SENATORS CALL ON FEDS TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD AHEAD OF CONSTRUCTION SEASON

Artificially Cheap Steel Rebar Imports From Turkey Are Flooding the U.S. Market, Making It Difficult For NY Steel Manufacturers Like Nucor To Compete; Recent Dept. of Commerce Findings Have Hurt U.S. Steel Companies Like Nucor - Schumer Leads Bipartisan Letter Signed by 24 Senators, Including Gillibrand, to Urge Commerce to Take Action Schumer, Gillibrand Urged Commerce in 2014 to Carefully Consider U.S. Industry's Evidence of Predatory Practices by Foreign Countries - Commerce Issued Final Rul… Continue Reading


02.03.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: HUNDREDS OF JOB-CREATING EDA APPLICATIONS GO UNFUNDED EACH YEAR, RESULTING IN THOUSANDS OF LOST JOBS AND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NY; SENATOR PUSHES FOR SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN FUNDING FOR CRITICAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS FOR FIRST TIME IN NEARLY A DECADE

The Economic Development Administration that Funds Critical Job Creation Projects Throughout New York has Not Had a Significant Funding Increase in Nearly a Decade - Lack of Funds Leaves Applications Unfunded Each Year Schumer Presses to Significantly Expand EDA Funding for First Time in Nearly a Decade to Help Spur Economic Activity throughout Upstate New York; EDA Funds Are Critical to Projects like: Sewer Upgrades, Business Incubators, Industrial Parks, and Regional Innovation Plans Schume… Continue Reading


02.02.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, COLLINS, SLAUGHTER, REED WILL JOIN FAMILIES OF FLIGHT 3407 TO LAUNCH PUSH TO PROTECT 3407-INSPIRED AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS AS PART OF UPCOMING FAA REAUTHORIZATION – RULES FAMILIES FOUGHT HARD FOR ARE AT RISK OF BEING ROLLED BACK IN COMING MONTHS

Following Tragic 2009 Plane Crash That Claimed Lives of 50 People, Including Many WNYers, Families of Flight 3407 Fought to Create Tough Flight Safety Regulations, Including Requirement That Pilots Log 1,500 Flight Hours In Order To Receive Airline Transport Pilot Certificate Congress Must Re-Authorize FAA Charter This Year & Some May Use Opportunity To Weaken Provisions That Make Air Travel Safer - WNY Delegation Members Will Say Some in The Industry Want to Water Down Or Eliminate Safety … Continue Reading


02.01.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: “PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF!” – JETBLUE AIRWAYS WILL BEGIN LONG-AWAITED BUFFALO TO L.A. DIRECT FLIGHTS ON JUNE 16, 2016 – NEW ROUTE WILL BRING JOBS AND VISITORS TO BUFFALO, ADD FLIGHTS FOR LOCAL TRAVELERS & HELP BOOST RE-ENERGIZED LOCAL ECONOMY

Until Now, There Were No Direct Flights From Buffalo to Anywhere in California - Schumer Has Been Pushing for Direct JetBlue Flight to LA Basin Since 2013; Now, New Route Will Dramatically Increase Travel Opportunities for Buffalonians, Boost Buffalo Business Travel Schumer Says Move Will Help JetBlue Capture More Canadian Travelers - High Prices at Toronto Airport Have Customers Flying Through Buffalo For Cheap Rates to Some Destinations, But Not When Headed to California Schumer: JetBlue Fli… Continue Reading


01.31.16

SCHUMER URGES THREE-POINT FEDERAL PLAN TO CONTAIN ZIKA OUTBREAK & BUILD FIREWALL TO PREVENT IT FROM SPREADING TO NY WHEN WARM WEATHER RETURNS; SENATOR SAYS ACTION IS NEEDED NOW TO PREVENT SUMMER OF CHAOS; STITCH IN TIME WILL SAVE NINE

Schumer's 3-Point Plan Seeks To Take Battle To Latin America & Caribbean To Prevent Spread; Prod Centers for Disease Control & National Institute Of Health To Start Crash Program To Help Private Companies Develop Vaccine; Calls On WHO To Declare Health Emergency Plan Must Be Implemented Before Mosquito Season Takes Hold; New York State Has Already Seen 5 Zika Cases; Swift Action Is Necessary For Travelers, Pregnant Women & New Yorkers' Health Schumer: Feds Must Pull Out All The St… Continue Reading

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