Press Releases

01.31.16

SCHUMER TOURS PLUG POWER & LAUNCHES BI-PARTISAN EFFORT TO EXTEND A CRITICAL FUEL CELL TAX CREDIT THAT WILL ALLOW THE COMPANY TO GROW AND CREATE LOCAL JOBS; SENATOR ALSO PERSONALLY CONDUCTS PLUG POWER’S “ONE MILLIONTH REFILL” FROM PLUG POWER HYDROGEN DISPENSER

Current Investment Tax Credit For Fuel Cells Expires At The End Of This Year; Schumer Says It Is A Proven Job Creator For Capital Region And Must Be Extended Extending This Tax Credit Will Continue to Improve Future Investments In Fuel Cells & Maintain Momentum For Capital Region's Plug Power, A National Leader In Fuel Cells For Forklifts Schumer: Extended Tax Credit Would Power Up New Jobs In The Capital Region During a visit to Latham, NY, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today to… Continue Reading


01.29.16

SCHUMER CALLS XEROX CHAIRWOMAN & CEO IN WAKE OF ANNOUNCED COMPANY SPLIT; SENATOR ASSURED BY CEO URSULA BURNS THAT ROCHESTER JOBS WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY CORPORATE SPLIT

Schumer Says Preserving Rochester Jobs Is His Top Priority, and He Will Do All He Can To Help Xerox Thrive in Rochester U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called Xerox Chairwoman and CEO Ursula Burns following the news that Xerox is planning to separate into two companies. Schumer was eager to discern any potential impacts on Xerox's Rochester operations and job levels. During the call, CEO Burns assured Sen. Schumer that her expectation is that this corporate split will not lead to reductio… Continue Reading


01.29.16

SCHUMER: U.S. DEPT. OF CUSTOMS SHOULD WORK HAND-IN-GLOVE WITH LI MACARTHUR AIRPORT IN DEVELOPING A CUSTOMS FACILITY TO ACCOMMODATE INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL; CLOSE COORDINATION WITH FEDS WILL MAKE SURE ‘MACARTHUR INTERNATIONAL’ IS READY FOR TAKE-OFF ASAP

LI MacArthur Airport Is Seeking To Attract International Flights, But Needs to Build a Customs Facility Before This Can Become a Reality; An International Airport on LI Would Bolster Economic Activity in the Region Schumer Urges U.S. Dept. of Customs & Border Protection to Help Ensure Necessary Customs Facility is Constructed to All Federal Requirements; Working Together Will Ensure Precious Resources & Time is Not Wasted Schumer: Customs & Border Protection Should 'Check-In' With … Continue Reading


01.28.16

SCHUMER, MEMBER OF JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, ANNOUNCES ‘JUSTICE AGAINST SPONSORS OF TERRORISM ACT’ PASSES OUT OF COMMITTEE – LEGISLATION, LONG SOUGHT BY SENATOR & 9/11 FAMILIES, WILL ALLOW VICTIMS OF 9/11 & OTHER TERRORIST ACTS TO SUE FOREIGN COUNTRIES & OTHERS THAT FUNDED AL QAEDA, ISIS

Past Court Decisions Have Hindered Terrorism-Related Claims From Victims of Attacks Like 9/11; Americans Injured in Terrorist Attacks on American Soil Have Limited Recourse Against Foreign States & Groups That Funded The Terror That Took Their Loved Ones Away Nations That Fund Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hamas and other Terrorist Groups Could Finally be Held Accountable to Victims Once Bill Passes With Committee Passage, Legislation Now Heads to Senate Floor; Senator Vows to Continue Pushing Bill Un… Continue Reading


01.28.16

SCHUMER, ALONG WITH ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS IN SENATE, CALL FOR SWIFT CONGRESSIONAL ACTION TO GIVE PUERTO RICO RESTRUCTURING AUTHORITY, WHICH HAS NO COST TO TAXPAYERS

In Letter, Schumer & Democratic Colleagues Urge Majority Leader McConnell to Work Together to Put Forth Legislation That Will Address Puerto Rico's Fiscal Crisis; Schumer Says Such Legislation is Critical, As Puerto Rico Seeks to Resolve Its Outstanding Debt Obligations & Stabilize Economy With Over 1M Puerto Ricans Living in New York, Schumer Has Been Strong, Outspoken Leader On Providing Puerto Rico & Its 3.5 Million Fellow US Citizens With Equitable Treatment; Schumer is Sponsor… Continue Reading


01.28.16

SCHUMER: ONEIDA RESIDENTS DEVASTATED BY FLOOD HAVE BEEN WAITING SINCE 2013 FOR CRITICAL BUYOUTS, TO ALLOW THEM TO FINALLY MOVE OUT OF UNSAFE, FLOOD-PRONE AREA – SCHUMER URGES FEMA TO FULFILL PROMISE & GIVE BUYOUTS FINAL STAMP OF APPROVAL ASAP

In 2013, Excessive Rains Caused The Oneida Creek To Overflow, Flooding Neighborhoods In The City Of Oneida, Located In Madison County, And Forcing Residents From Their Homes - 156 Properties Were Damaged Beyond Repair FEMA Has Announced Their Intent to Acquire and Demolish Homes in the Flood-Prone Area, Which Will Provide Residents With The Funding To Move Out Of Flood-Prone Area & Help Prevent Future Flooding Damage - Schumer Urges Feds to Expedite Final Sign-Off Schumer: City Of Oneida C… Continue Reading


01.28.16

SCHUMER URGES SAINT-GOBAIN TO BE TRANSPARENT AND TO PROACTIVELY COOPERATE WITH EPA/DEC – AND NOT TO STONEWALL, STALL AND LITIGATE WHEN IT COMES TO DEFINING EXTENT OF PFOA CONTAMINATION AND EXECUTING CLEAN-UP SENATOR URGES COMPANY TO IMMEDIATELY AGREE TO A COMPREHENSIVE & AGGRESSIVE WATER TESTING PLAN FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DRINKING WATER SOURCES, SAYING COMPANY’S NUMBER ONE PRIORITY MUST BE TO FULLY COOPERATE WITH FEDS, STATE, & LOCAL OFFICIALS TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF PFOA CONTAMINATION AND

Recent Discovery Of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) In Hoosick Falls, NY Could Pose Environmental & Health Risks To The Hoosick Falls Community Schumer: A Pall of Uncertainly and Fear is Hanging Over Hoosick Falls and Only a Cooperative and Transparent Saint-Gobain Can Clear That Up; There Can Be No Foot-Dragging or Stonewalling When it Comes to Detailing the PFOA Contamination and Cleaning it Up In a letter to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics President and CEO Tom Kinisky, U.S. Senator C… Continue Reading


01.28.16

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND, IN JOINT CALL WITH SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE DEBRA LEE JAMES, URGE HER TO BRING KC-135 AIRCRAFT BACK TO NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION; SENATORS SAY EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOCAL WORKFORCE MAKES NFARS A PERFECT FIT FOR SUPPORTING ADDITIONAL TRANSPORT & REFUELING AIRCRAFT & MISSIONS

During Call With U.S. Air Force Secretary Debra Lee James, Schumer and Gillibrand Urge USAF To Prioritize Bringing The KC-135 Back to NFARS Senators' Call Culminates A Long Push To Bring Aircraft Back To NFARS Schumer, Gillibrand to US Airforce: Bring KC-135 Tankers Back to Rightful Home at NFARS During a call with U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Debra Lee James, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today urged her and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to prioritize the Niagara … Continue Reading


01.27.16

GOVERNOR CUOMO AND U.S. SENATOR SCHUMER ANNOUNCE STATE TESTING OF WELLS IN NORTHROP GRUMMAN PLUME

Testing Will Further Assess Nature of Northrop Grumman Plume Contamination Massapequa Water District Will Be Granted Ability for Separate Analysis Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced New York State will conduct testing to further analyze the nature of the Northrop Grumman plume in Massapequa. In addition, the state has ordered Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy to open access to monitoring wells in order to obtain the samples that will be tested by the… Continue Reading


01.27.16

SCHUMER: WITH NO SOCIAL SECURITY “COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT,” MORE THAN 1.7 MILLION UPSTATE NEW YORKERS DID NOT RECEIVE A SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT INCREASE THIS YEAR; SCHUMER-BACKED BILL WOULD PROVIDE PAYMENT TO NEW YORK SENIORS AND THE DISABLED WHO DEPEND ON THIS CRITICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ?

Schumer Has Led The Charge For Years To Protect And Preserve Social Security From Those Who Want To Weaken It; Schumer Urges His Colleagues to Pass the "Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act" Bill Would Authorize Payments To More Than 1.2 Million Upstate NY Seniors & More Than 275K Individuals With Disabilities Who Were Denied A Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) In Their Social Security Benefits  Schumer: Upstate New Yorkers Need Social Security Relief Now!&nb… Continue Reading


01.26.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & RICE ANNOUNCE NEARLY $10 MILLION FOR REPAIRS TO LONG BEACH BOARDWALK & OTHER SANDY-DAMAGED FACILITIES

After Successful Appeal, FEMA Reverses Decision And Reimburses City For Sandy-Related Repairs U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today announced that the City of Long Beach has been awarded nearly $10 million in federal grant funding for repairs to the Long Beach Boardwalk and other facilities that sustained damage during Superstorm Sandy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to cover 90 percent of the cost of rebuilding t… Continue Reading


01.25.16

SCHUMER: AS TOXIC PLUMES CONTINUE TO SPREAD ON LI, SENATOR DEMANDS NAVY & NORTHROP GRUMMAN STOP STONEWALLING AND PROVIDE DRINKING WATER DATA TO AFFECTED LI WATER DISTRICTS; NAVY, NORTHROP GRUMMAN DRAGGING FEET ON ALLOWING WATER DISTRICTS ACCESS TO KEY DATA FROM MONITORING WELLS; SCHUMER URGES NO MORE DELAY

Local Water Districts Want to Test Contaminated Water Recently Found at a Nearby Superfund Site; Contaminant Represents The Same Toxic Chemicals Found in the Bethpage Plume Navy & Northrop Grumman Continue to Make Things Difficult for LI Water Districts By Requiring Permission To Test Wells Affected by Plume Schumer: Stop Stonewalling and Start Sharing Data on Potentially Drinking Water Contamination; Cooperation Is Essential To Protect Drinking Water U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today… Continue Reading


01.21.16

SCHUMER: FEDS ARE CURRENTLY LISTING FLATWARE & OTHER PRODUCTS MADE BY COMPANIES AS “AMERICAN-MADE” WHEN THEY ARE ACTUALLY PRODUCED OVERSEAS, PUTTING COMPANIES THAT MANUFACTURE IN U.S., LIKE SHERRILL MANUFACTURING IN CENTRAL NY, AT A DISADVANTAGE – SENATOR PUSHES FEDS TO REVIEW “MADE IN AMERICA” LISTINGS & IMMEDIATELY REMOVE COMPANIES THAT ARE FALSELY LISTED

Federal GSA Advantage Program Allows Qualifying U.S. Companies To Sell Products To Fed Agencies Through Its Website - With Many Fed Agencies Looking To Meet American-Made Requirements, Opportunity Is Ripe For Businesses Like Sherrill, Located In Oneida County & The Last USA Flatware Manufacturer But Schumer Says GSA Advantage Currently Lists Products From Companies That Outsource Flatware Production Overseas As "American-Made," Which Misleads Buyers & Puts Sherrill Manufacturing At A Co… Continue Reading


01.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE GREENLIGHTS ALEXANDRIA BAY PORT OF ENTRY PROJECT

Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Proposal to Move Forward with Much-Needed Upgrades to Alexandria Bay Border Crossing - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a proposal greenlighting the Government Services Administration (GSA) to move forward with construction upgrades at the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry (POE).    "The long over-due, desperately needed makeover of th… Continue Reading


01.20.16

SCHUMER: VETERANS POISONED BY ASBESTOS EXPOSURE COULD SOON BE VICTIMS OF IDENTITY THEFT; RECENTLY PASSED HOUSE LEGISLATION PERMITS THE PERSONAL INFORMATION OF VETERANS TO BE PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE VIA ONLINE DATABASES FOR ALL TO SEE; SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO BLOCK THIS EGREGIOUS VIOLATION OF PRIVACY

Recently Passed House Bill Will Expose The Private Information Of Veterans & Others Who Are Victims Of Asbestos Poisoning - Including Their Names & Exposure Histories - On Publicly Accessible Websites, Exposing Veterans To Identity Theft Senator Says House Bill Will Re-Victimize Veterans Impacted By Asbestos Poisoning; Vows To Block Legislation Schumer: Veterans Suffering From Asbestos Poisoning Shouldn't Have To Worry About Identity Theft Too On a conference call with reporters, U.S.… Continue Reading


01.20.16

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER, BLUMENTHAL, MURPHY ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT & RESTORE LONG ISLAND SOUND PASSES OUT OF ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

Today, Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act Passed Senate Committee & Now Heads to Floor - Senators Vow to Fight until Bill Is Passed by the Senate and Signed by the President Bipartisan Legislation Would Provide Additional Resources for Long Island Sound Restoration U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Charles E. Schumer, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy today announced their bipartisan legislation to continue to … Continue Reading


01.19.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: FEDS HAVE APPROVED $50 MILLION MODERNIZATION PROJECT FOR THE U.S. PLAZA AT THE LEWISTON-QUEENSTON BRIDGE; PROJECT WILL CREATE AN ESTIMATED 1,200 NEW CONSTRUCTION AND RELATED JOBS, SUSTAIN AND PROTECT COUNTLESS OTHER JOBS ACROSS WNY & CUT DOWN ON EGREGIOUS WAIT TIMES

During The Busiest 50-70 Days Per Year, Wait Times At Lewiston-Queenstown Bridge Regularly Exceed One Hour - And Have Peaked At Nearly Three Hours, Which Has Had a Detrimental Impact On The Regional Economy; Canadian Shoppers & Businesses Spend $1.7 Billion Per Year in New York State CBP & GSA Heeded Schumer's Call & Agreed to Approve Desperately-Needed Plaza Expansion To Improve Traffic Flow, Bolster the Regional Economy, & Create and Protect Jobs in WNY Schumer: Fed Appr… Continue Reading


01.19.16

SCHUMER: CANANDAIGUA VA MEDICAL CENTER UPGRADE HAS BEEN DELAYED BY BUREAUCRATIC HOLD-UPS; NOW PROJECT RESPONSIBILITY IS BEING TRANSFERRED FROM VA TO ARMY CORPS; SCHUMER DEMANDS ARMY CORPS IMMEDIATELY APPROVE CONSTRUCTION TIMELINE, BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ASAP FOR THE NEW CLINIC UPGRADE, WHICH VETS IN THE AREA DESPERATELY NEED

Schumer Says Long-Awaited Upgrades Will Bring New Outpatient Clinic & Hundreds Of Local Construction Jobs; Senator Urges Army Corps Not to Delay ‎Construction Because of Project Transfer Schumer To Feds: Move On Canandaigua Campus Upgrades Now - Get Approvals Out The Door & Shovels In The Ground‎ So Local Vets Can Get The Treatment They Deserve Standing at the Cadence Square Building on the Canandaigua VA Medical Center campus, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the U.S. Arm… Continue Reading


01.19.16

SCHUMER: CELL PHONE DEAD ZONES CREATING DROPPED CALLS, DRIVING NEW YORKERS CRAZY—ASKS CITIZENS TO REPORT IN DEAD ZONE INFO & PROMISES TO DELIVER TO CARRIERS; EVEN IN MOST TRAVELED AREAS, CELL PHONE CALLS ARE OFTEN & REPEATEDLY DROPPED; SENATOR LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO FIX MOST MADDENING DEAD ZONES

Many Carriers Have No Clue Where Dead Zones Exist But NYC Residents Often Know Exactly Where Their Calls Always Drop    Schumer Launches Online Crowdsourcing Campaign To Help Identify Dead Zones; Having Good, Quality Coverage Is Essential To NYC Safety, Business & Every Day To-And-From Schumer: Submit Your Cell Phone Dead Zones To Schumer.Senate.Gov/WirelessDeadzone  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced a campaign to identify and locate dead zones, particu… Continue Reading


01.18.16

GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO & U.S. SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER: EFFORTS TO SELL KRAFT-HEINZ PLANT IN CAMPBELL MAKING PROGRESS; SEVERAL COMPANIES LOOKING AT SITE

Cuomo & Schumer Have Been Working Closely With Kraft-Heinz To Help Identify Potential Buyers For Campbell Facility Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed there are several companies interested in buying the Kraft-Heinz facility in Campbell. Cuomo and Schumer said they continue to be working closely with Kraft-Heinz and stand ready to help attract even more interested buyers to the region. New York reiterated its openness to using economic incenti… Continue Reading

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