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Senator Charles Schumer

Senator Charles Schumer

U.S. Senator Charles “Chuck” Ellis Schumer has dedicated his career to protecting the middle class and helping those working to reach it. Though he has become a leader in finding common sense solutions to national issues, Chuck has built a reputation as a tireless fighter for New York, visiting all 62 counties every year and talking to constituents in every corner of our state.

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SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $397 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMS ACROSS...

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand today announced $397,628,820 for housing authorities across New York State. The funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. Schumer and Gillibrand said the funding will help housing authorities develop, finance and modernize their public housing facilities.

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $125K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TWO FINGER LAKES FIRE...

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $127,715 in federal funding for two fire departments in the Finger-Lakes region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Point Pleasant F

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $375 MILLION IN FED FUNDING TO AID NY STATE ECONOMIC...

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $376,888,300in federal funding for communities across NY and relaunched their push to call on President Trump, who completely decimated the programs in the recent White House FY18 budget proposal. Earlier this month, Schumer and Gillibrand expressed serious concerns over reports that the Administration will eliminate all funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $700K IN FED FUNDS FOR CLEAN-UP AT BROWNFIELD SITES AROUND UPSTATE...

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $700,000 in federal funding for several regions in Upstate NY. The funding was allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Program. Out of 172 communities across the U.S., Schumer secured funding for three projects to help communities in Upstate NY to survey, clean up, redevelop and reuse contaminated and abandoned properties. Niagara County, Sullivan County, and Valley Falls in Rensselaer County will receive $300,000, $200,000, and $200,000, respectively, to tackle the problems posed by brownfield sites, which pose safety risks and suffocate local economies.

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $17 MILLION IN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO UPGRADE AIRPORTS...

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $17,182,465 in federal funding for 36 critical infrastructure projects at local airports across Upstate New York. This funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the federal funding will be used for renovations and improvements to operational efficiency to airports in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Southern Tier, Central & Western New York, Rochester Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and North Country.

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $150,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SOUTHERN TIER LIBRARY SYSTEM

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding for the Southern Tier Library System (STLS) in Allegany, Steuben, Yates, Schuyler, and Chemung counties. The funding was allocated by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will allow the STLS to upgrade existing fiber infrastructure that delivers broadband internet capabilities connecting 21 of its public libraries in the five-county region.

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $650K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THREE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN...

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $652,194 in federal funding for three fire departments in Central New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the Victory Fire Department will receive $119, 524 to fund regional projects in which multiple fire departments and other organizations are involved.

SENATOR SCHUMER, MAYOR DE BLASIO, BOROUGH PRESIDENT ODDO AND COUNCIL MEMBER BORELLI ANNOUNCE ‘GRAND...

Senator Charles E. Schumer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, Council Member Joe Borelli, and Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora today announced that construction has begun on the new Joseph A. Verdino, Jr. Grandstand at the South Shore Little League in Staten Island.

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, STEFANIK ANNOUNCE, AFTER THEIR PUSH, FCC WILL GRANT CRITICAL WAIVER ALLOWING FOR...

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Elise Stefanik successfully pushed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to grant a limited waiver petition to allow Westelcom to continue to operate as a rural telecommunications provider. Westelcom, a leader in the deployment of fiber-based broadband in the North Country, met the FCC’s overall goals of expanding broadband deployment in rural areas but needed a waiver that would protect critical funding the company needs to continue to provide the infrastructure for expanded rural telehealth medicine.

STANDING AT NYCHA APARTMENTS, SCHUMER & “NO CUTS COALITION” HOUSING ADVOCATES HAMMER PROPOSED $6...

Standing in Chelsea at NYCHA apartments, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer local housing advocates from the newly-formed “No Cuts Coalition” and NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye today voiced their strong opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to cut $6 billion from the budget of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which would directly hit New York City. Schumer and the advocates will launch a new push against these cuts, which include an estimated 68 percent reduction in HUD’s public housing capital fund and estimated 13 percent reduction in HUD’s public housing operating fund.

SARATOGA & CAPITAL REGION HOMEOWNERS IN TAX JEOPARDY AS NEWLY CONFIRMED U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY...

Standing with Saratoga County homeowners and amidst rising local anxiety, today U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer launched a push to preserve popular, but increasingly at-risk tax deductions Saratoga homeowners and taxpayers depend upon to keep the Capital Region’s cost of living in-check. Whether new Saratoga homeowners, longtime owners, or those looking to buy right now, Schumer said locals are in tax jeopardy as newly-confirmed U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin has suggested threats to mortgage, state and local property tax deductions.

SYRACUSE HOMEOWNERS IN TAX JEOPARDY AS NEWLY CONFIRMED U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY SUGGESTS REDUCTION IN...

Standing with Bayberry Community homeowners in Liverpool, NY, and amidst rising local anxiety about looming changes to tax policy that could hurt homeowners, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched a push to preserve popular, but increasingly at-risk tax deductions: the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction

LI HOMEOWNERS IN TAX JEOPARDY AS NEWLY CONFIRMED U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY SUGGESTS REDUCTION IN...

Standing with brand new Long Island homeowners, and amidst rising local anxiety about looming tax proposals, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched a push to preserve very popular and essential, but, nevertheless, at-risk tax deductions Long Island homeowners and taxpayers depend upon to keep LI’s high cost of living in-check. Whether new Long Island homeowners, longtime owners, or those looking to buy right now, Schumer explained that locals are in tax jeopardy as newly-confirmed U.S

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER HIS PUSH: OMB SIGNS OFF ON PENN SOUTH REFINANCING AGREEMENT; FEDERAL...

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, after his push, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has signed off on a major refinancing agreement for Chelsea’s Penn South Co-Op, which will help ensure the development remains affordable for an extended period. Earlier this month, Schumer called on OMB to swiftly review and make the decisions necessary to approve the development’s efforts in refinancing its property

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT SWIFT FEDERAL ACTION, AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS AT ONE OF LAST REMAINING...

Chelsea’s Penn South Co-op Has Provided Affordable Housing Options to Middle-Class Families in NYC For Over 50 Years; Development Co-op Could Be Enveloped With High Interest Rates That Would Take Financial Toll On Hundreds of Families. Schumer Pushes For Quick Review of New Refinancing Agreement So Affordability Provisions Remain in Place; Agreement Would Allow Penn South to Reduce Current Debt Payments & Lock In Current Interest Rates

SCHUMER SECURES FEDERAL APPROVALS NEEDED TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR AMY’S KITCHEN TO BRING...

Last Year, Schumer Urged Army Corps To Expedite Federal Reviews So Amy’s Kitchen Could Turn Vacant Property in Orange County Into A Major Distribution Center; Amy’s Kitchen has historically relied on local communities and small businesses to provide ingredients for their distribution centers and product lines

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 38 UPSTATE NEW...

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $60,177,796 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 38 counties across Upstate NY that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, which provides funding to nonprofits, as well as local and state governments, to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and promote access to programs that encourage self-sufficiency

SCHUMER DEMANDS CSX STOP THROWING UP ROADBLOCKS AND TRANSFER KEY PARCEL TO CITY OF...

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged CSX to be a good neighbor and work with the City of Hudson as the local development corporation presses ahead in its proposal to acquire a CSX-owned parcel of land that could be the linchpin in its multi-million dollar redevelopment of the former KAZ warehouse site on Front Street in Hudson. Schumer explained that the local Hudson Development Corporation (HDC) has been trying to reach CSX for roughly two years now, but its outreach has fallen on deaf ears. HDC is looking to turn the former factory into a $25 million mixed-use facility with residential, retail and office space.

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 33 LONG ISLAND ORGANIZATIONS...

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,250,326 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for services on Long Island that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, which provides funding to non-profits, as well as local and state governments, to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and promote access to programs that encourage self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

STANDING WITH VETS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE TO-AND-FROM-HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES...

Standing with veterans, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his support for bipartisan legislation that would provide to-and-from-home health care services to any veteran with a service-connected disability rated 70 percent or more. Schumer said that expanding these health services would help improve the quality of life for countless veterans across the country, as it would allow them to ‘age in place’ and remain in their homes as they grow older

VELAZQUEZ, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE, AFTER PUSH: THOUSANDS OF NYC HOUSING TENANTS WILL BE EXEMPT FROM...

Earlier This Year, Velázquez & Schumer Urged HUD to Revise ‘Small Area Fair Market Rent Rule’ & Work With Affordable Housing Community in NYC. Lawmakers Announce: HUD’s Revised Rule Will Make Any Metro Area--With Vacancy Rate of 4 Percent or Lower—Exempt from SAFMR Rule; New York City’s Vacancy Rate is 3.45 Percent; Big Win For City & Working Families

SCHUMER PUSHES TO SECURE OVER $3 MILLION IN HOUSING & HISTORIC TAX CREDITS TO...

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer today stood in front of the shuttered Holley High School and urged the National Parks Service and its state partner, the NYS Office of Historic Preservation, as well as the Treasury Department and its state partner, the NYS Office of Homes and Community Renewal, to allocate more than $3 million in historic preservation tax credits and $700,000 in housing tax credits to redevelop the old Holley High School.

WITH WINTER JUST AROUND THE CORNER, SENATORS SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $325 MILLION...

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the release of $325,060,769 in heating and home energy assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is the main federal program that helps low-income households and seniors with their energy bills, providing vital assistance during both the cold winter and hot summer months.

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR JOB TRAINING PROGRAM PROVIDED TO...

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2 million in federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Specifically, the funding is authorized by HUD’s Jobs-Plus Pilot Program, which provides public housing authorities and their partners with funding to help residents increase their earned income and become self-sufficient. Jobs-Plus supports work readiness and connects public housing residents with employment, education and financial empowerment services in order to help public housing residents find and keep jobs

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Rep. Zeldin Announces INFRA Discretionary Grant Program for Local Infrastructure Needs

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will make an additional approximately $1.5 billion available to help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure through grant funding. Improving upon the existing FASTLANE program, INFRA allows local governments to apply directly for federal assistance to advance highway improvement measures and other infrastructure projects.

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Rep. Zeldin Announces INFRA Discretionary Grant Program for Local Infrastructure Needs

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will make an additional approximately $1.5 billion available to help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure through grant funding. Improving upon the existing FASTLANE program, INFRA allows local governments to apply directly for federal assistance to advance highway improvement measures and other infrastructure projects.