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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


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

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