Press Releases

02.01.23

SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY EXTENDS KEY RURAL HOSPITAL PROGRAM – SAVING UPSTATE HEALTH SYSTEMS NEARLY $145 MILLION – TO MANTAIN LIFESAVING MEDICAL SERVICES IN UPSTATE’S MOST UNDERSERVED RURAL COMMUNITIES

Vital Federal Medicare Reimbursement Programs Was Set To Expire This Past December Putting Rural Upstate NY Hospitals At Risk Of Major Funding Cliff Schumer Secured Key Extension For Programs For Hospitals In Southern Tier, North Country, Finger Lakes And Beyond To Continue To Receive Millions In Funding To Maintain Care In Underserved Areas Schumer: Lifeline Fed Reimbursement Program Just What The Doctor Ordered For Upstate NY Rural Hospitals & Families  After launching an all-ou… Continue Reading


01.30.23

AFTER LAUNCHING PUSH IN ORLEANS COUNTY, SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY HELPS RESOLVE BAXTER INTERNATIONAL’S CHIP SHORTAGE FOR WESTERN NY PLANT PROTECTING 300 PERSON WORKFORCE AND ENSURING COMPANY CAN KEEP PUMPING OUT LIFESAVING MEDICAL TECH

Schumer Worked Nonstop For Months Helping Connect Baxter With Chip Supplier Texas Instruments, And Even Personally Calling TI To Ensure Orders Continued To Be Fulfilled So Orleans Workers Would Be Able To Continue Their Essential Work – Now Baxter Has Been Able To Secure The Necessary Chips To Complete Work And Says This Issue Has Been Resolved Schumer’s Bipartisan CHIPS & Science Bill Signed – Already Spurring Major Investment In Upstate NY Like Edwards Vacuum To Genesee County – Wi… Continue Reading


01.25.23

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER OVER $8.5 MILLION FOR SOUTHERN TIER INFRASTRUCTURE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS; FROM CREATING A NONPROFIT HUB IN TIOGA COUNTY TO FLOOD PREVENTION AND CRITICAL WATER SYSTEM UPGRADES, FUNDING WILL LAY FOUNDATION FOR MORE RESILIENT FUTURE IN THE SOUTHERN TIER

Schumer, Gillibrand: New Fed Investment Will Lay The Foundation For Future In Southern TierU.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8.5 million for essential infrastructure and long-desired community development projects across the Southern Tier. This federal funding was secured by the senators as congressionally directed spending in the end-of-year budget for Fiscal Year 2023. Schumer and Gillibrand said the projects include vital infrast… Continue Reading


01.25.23

SCHUMER REVEALS: A DEBT CEILING DEFAULT WOULD BE “ECONOMIC NIGHTMARE” FOR UPSTATE NY; SENATOR SAYS UPSTATE IS ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE TO THE ECONOMIC PRESSURE POINTS THAT DEFAULT WOULD BRING; FROM UPSTATE’S 1.8 MILLION SOCIAL SECURITY RECIPIENTS, WHO RECEIVE $3 BILLION IN BENEFITS EACH MONTH, TO VETERANS, TO CREDIT CARD INTEREST RATES, TO MEDICARE, TO RETIREES & MORE

Schumer Says Risking Debt Ceiling Default Is Needlessly Playing With Fire – And Local Economies’ & That People’s Wallets, Especially In Upstate NY, Would Take The Hit Schumer Says Public Needs To Put Pressure On House To Break Free Of Extreme Wings Of The GOP Party & Prevent Catastrophic Spike In Rising Costs — As Millions In Earned Benefits Like SS & Medicare Could Be Disrupted For Communities From Buffalo To Albany And Plattsburgh To Peekskill Schum… Continue Reading


01.23.23

JUST TWO WEEKS AFTER STANDING WITH WEST POINT FIREFIGHTERS, SCHUMER DELIVERS $1.8 MILLION TO WEST POINT FIRE DEPARTMENT - $500K MORE THAN THEIR ORIGINAL REQUEST; AFTER 92% OF THEIR BUDGET WAS CUT, WEST POINT CAN NOW GIVE FIREFIGHTERS SUPPORT THEY DESERVE TO KEEP 6,500+ MILITARY FAMILIES & HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITIES SAFE

West Point Fire Department Had Its Operating Budget Cut By A Staggering 92%, Leaving Equipment Outdated And Even Failing Inspection Despite Responding To 800 Calls Last Year– Schumer Immediately Sounded The Alarm, Standing With Firefighters Calling On Army Top Brass To Fix Years Of Problems ASAP Just Days After His Push – Army HQ Heeded Schumer’s Call By Sending Top Brass To Meet With West Point Firefighters, Pledging To Provide $1.8 Million – 150% Of Their Original Request – To Rectify S… Continue Reading


01.20.23

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: GENERAL MOTORS WILL INVEST OVER $68 MILLION AT ROCHESTER MANUFACTURING PLANT, BRINGING NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY COMPONENT PRODUCTION, FUELING REVIVAL OF FINGER LAKES AUTO INDUSTRY AND SUPERCHARGING ELECTRIC VEHICLE FUTURE

Schumer Lead The Charge To Protect & Keep Rochester GM Plant Open When It Was On The Verge Of Closure After 2008 Auto Industry Crash And Fought Non-Stop Personally Calling On GM To Bring New Work To UAW Workers Of The Finger Lakes Now Electric Battery Components Built At GM Rochester Plant Will Help Power Future EV Production And Lead GM’s Transformation To All-Electric Cars Schumer: New GM Investment Will Put Rochester Plant in ‘Driver’s Seat’, To Power America’s Electric Vehicle Fu… Continue Reading


01.20.23

SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH FOR NEW FED $$$ TO TRANSFORM DERELICT, FORMER RAILROAD INTO FIRST YONKERS’ GREENWAY TO BETTER CONNECT SOUTHWEST YONKERS TO THE BRONX & HUDSON VALLEY; SENATOR REVEALS PLAN TO REIMAGINE YONKERS EYESORE AND GIVE UNDERSERVED RESIDENTS THE GREENSPACE, BIKE OPTIONS, TRANSIT CONNECTIONS, AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY THEY HAVE LONG DESERVED

1920s Construction Of The Saw Mill River Parkway & Subsequent Closure Of The Old Putnam Railroad And Its Four Stations Segregated Southwest Yonkers And Ripped Jobs, Services AwayStanding With Community Leaders & Supporters, Schumer Announces Major Push To Reconnect Southwest Yonkers To The Rest Of Westchester & NYC Through New Greenway To Transform Abandoned Spur, Restore Polluted Properties, Revitalize South Broadway & Promote Equity In Southwest Yonkers Historically Redli… Continue Reading


01.13.23

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $2 MILLION TO SUPPORT LOCAL CULTURAL NONPROFITS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING TO SUSTAIN HUMANITIES ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK

NEH Grants Support Research And Learning In History, Literature, Philosophy & Other Areas Of The Humanities Upstate New York Awarded Over 7% Of Total Funding For Humanities Projects Across The CountrySenators: Investment In Humanities, Cultural Organizations, And Non-Profits Paints Bright Picture For New York’s FutureU.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,977,376 million in grants distributed by the National Endowment for the Humanities … Continue Reading


01.12.23

STANDING AT ONE OF SENECA COUNTY’S WORST CONTAMINATED DERELICT FORMER GAS STATIONS, SCHUMER REVEALS HIS TWO PRONGED PLAN TO LAUNCH SENECA’S FIRST EVER BROWNFIELD TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY TO CLEAN UP DOZENS OF TOXIC EYESORES ACROSS THE FINGER LAKES & DELIVER FED FUNDING TO TURN THESE SITES INTO NEW ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Hazardous Abandoned “Buisch” & “George’s” Gas Stations Have Plagued Community For Years But Industrial Pollution From Past Use Has Stifled Businesses That Want To Redevelop These Sites & Grow In Seneca County And The Finger Lakes Senator Launches Push for Vital EPA Grant to Kickstart Initiative, To Clean Up Hazardous Blights Offering New Opportunity To Redevelop Dozens Of Finger Lakes Sites To Help Lure In New Businesses And Take Burden Off Local Taxpayer For Polluted Properties … Continue Reading


01.12.23

SCHUMER DELIVERS $2 MILLION TO MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HELP CREATE NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART SEMICONDUCTOR-AND-ADVANCED-MANUFACTURING TRAINING CENTER TO GIVE UTICA WORKERS THE SKILLS THEY NEED TO FILL GOOD-PAYING, HIGH-DEMAND TECH JOBS

Schumer-Created Fed Incentives Have Spurred Thousands Of Good-Paying Tech And Manufacturing Jobs In Upstate NY – With Companies Like Micron, Wolfspeed, and GlobalFoundries Making Big Investments; Now He Says We Need To Get Mohawk Valley Workers Ready To Fill These Jobs Senator Also Highlights Major Fed $$$ To Bolster Rome Lab And Rapidly Growing Mohawk Valley High-Tech Sector Schumer: Future Of Technology Will Be Made By Utica-Area Workers With Skills Gained From MVCC! With his CHIPS &… Continue Reading


01.12.23

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL OPENING OF PLUG POWER’S NEW $125 MILLION VISTA TECH PARK FACTORY CREATING OVER 1,600 NEW GOOD-PAYING JOBS & FURTHER CEMENTING CAPITAL REGION AS GLOBAL CENTER FOR CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING

Senator Says Plug Is a Great New York Success Story & New Factory Opening With Over A Thousand New Jobs Is The Culmination Of Years Of Work To Deliver Fed Support To Help Plug Grow In The Cap Region Factory Opening Would Not Be Possible Without Investment Tax Credit Schumer Delivered in 2017 – And Schumer Says New Incentives In The Inflation Reduction Act And Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Will Supercharge Plug’s Future Growth Schumer: Plug is POWERING UP Capital Region With 1,600 New… Continue Reading


01.11.23

SCHUMER REVEALS: WEST POINT FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS LOST OUT ON MILLIONS IN DESPERATELY-NEEDED FUNDING BECAUSE OF ARMY HQ BUDGET SHORTFALLS- IN 2021, WEST POINT RECEIVED A MASSIVE 92% CUT FROM PREVIOUS YEARS – PUTTING SAFETY OF FIREFIGHTERS AND COMMUNITY AT RISK; SCHUMER LAUNCHES ALL OUT PUSH TO GET WEST POINT FIREFIGHTERS FUNDING THEY DESERVE THIS YEAR TO KEEP 6,500+ MILITARY FAMILIES AND SURROUNDING ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITIES SAFE

The West Point Fire Department Uniquely Depends On Fed Funding Through Army HQ, Since They Are Fed Employees Serving USMA & Surrounding Communities – Meaning Recent Shortfalls In Army Budget Have Resulted In Major Hits To Operations In 2021, West Point Requested $1.76 Million To Help Its Fire And Emergency Services – But Barely Received $100K; A Reduction Of 92% In Non-Pay Budget Compared To Previous Years, Resulting In Emergency Equipment Becoming Outdated And Failing Inspection Sen… Continue Reading


01.11.23

WITH FCC MAP DEADLINE THAT DETERMINES INFRASTRUCTURE LAW $$$ AMOUNTS FAST APPROACHING, SCHUMER LAUNCHES ALL OUT PUSH TO ENSURE UPSTATE NY GETS THE FED FUNDING IT DESERVES FOR 1,500+ TOMPKINS AND 25,000+ SOUTHERN TIER HOUSEHOLDS THAT LACK HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS

Schumer-Negotiated Infrastructure Law Included Billions To Bring Fast & Affordable High-Speed Internet To Underserved Communities In Rural & Urban Parts Across Upstate NY – And Deadline For The Maps Which Determine That Funding Is This Week- January 13th Schumer: Over 1,500+ Tompkins County Households Lack Sufficient Broadband Access And More Than 25,000 Across The Southern Tier; Everyone Must Be Accurately Represented In Fed Maps So NY Gets Its Fair Share Of The Funding Schumer:… Continue Reading


01.11.23

SCHUMER: AFTER FIRE AT JAMESTOWN’S CONTAMINATED CRAWFORD FURNITURE FACTORY PUT COMMUNITY HEALTH AT RISK, SCHUMER LAUNCHES TWO PRONGED PLAN CALLING FOR EPA TO IMMEDIATELY LAUNCH FULL INVESTIGATION, DETERMINE IF SITE QUALIFIES FOR FED CLEAN-UP DOLLARS, AND HELP TRANSFORM JAMESTOWN EYESORE INTO SITE FOR NEW ECONOMIC GROWTH

Historic Crawford Furniture Factory, A Site With Known Hazardous Contamination, Went Up In Flames Late Last Year, Posing A Potential Public Health Threat – But Cleanup Could Cost Millions, Creating A Serious Financial Challenge For Jamestown Senator Wants To Bolster Feds’ Presence At The Site And Work Towards a Superfund Cleanup Action, Which Schumer Just Got Massive Funding For– Doing So Would Help Swiftly Remove Toxic Debris Without Burden Falling On Local Taxpayer Schumer: J… Continue Reading


01.09.23

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS ANNOUNCES $20 MILLION TO CREATE NEW NATIONAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO; REPS SAYS UB WILL LEAD NATION IN ADVANCING AI RESEARCH FOR SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

On The Heels of Expanding The National Science Foundation In The CHIPS & Science Bill And Delivering The Largest $$$ Increase For The Agency Ever, UB Receives First NSF AI Institute Award of 2023 And The First For New York State Reps Says New NSF- And Department Of Education-Backed AI Institute At UB Will Help Develop Cutting-Edge Education Technology To Help Children With Speech And Language Disorders Communicate Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins: Buffalo Will Help Lead America In AI Innovati… Continue Reading


01.06.23

SCHUMER SECURES NEARLY $18 MILLION FOR CRITICAL REPAIRS TO OSWEGO HARBOR; FUNDING WILL UPGRADE SEVERELY DAMAGED WEST BREAK WALL PROTECTING VITAL COMMERICAL CHANNEL FOR CENTRAL NEW YORK’S ECONOMY

Schumer Delivered New Funding In End-Of-Year Spending Package; Follows Nearly $6 Million Senator Secured Last Year To Jumpstart Oswego Harbor Repairs Schumer: Full Steam Ahead For Major Upgrades To Oswego Harbor After years of advocacy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced he has secured $17.971 million in federal funding for critical repairs to Oswego Harbor as a part of the recently passed, bipartisan omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year 2023. Specifically, Schu… Continue Reading


01.05.23

SCHUMER REVEALS NEW FED FUNDING TO CREATE FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND INTEGRATED HEALTH SYSTEM TO BOLSTER CARE FOR THE DISABLED IN THE CAPITAL REGION AND BOOST LOCAL NURSING PROGRAMS AT SIENA & MARIA COLLEGES; SENATOR OUTLINES NEARLY $22 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR CAPITAL REGION IN JUST-PASSED END OF YEAR SPENDING BILL FOR LONG DESIRED COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Schumer Delivers Final Piece Of Puzzle To Expand Critical Healthcare Services In Capital Region For A New State-Of-The-Art Regional Health System For The Disabled – Partnering The Center for Disability Services And Albany Medical CenterSchumer: Major New Fed Funding Is The Shot In The Arm Needed To Boost The Healthcare Sector And Future Of The Capital RegionU.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today revealed that he has secured nearly $22 million in federal funding for long desi… Continue Reading


01.05.23

SCHUMER REVEALS NEW FED FUNDS TO CREATE STATE OF THE ART HOSPITAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER AT ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND EXPAND HEALTHCARE ACROSS CENTRAL NEW YORK - FROM SUNY UPSTATE TO CROUSE TO AUBURN

Schumer Details Over $12 Million He Just Secured To Train Next Gen Of Healthcare Workers At OCC; Funding Will Help Address Local Medical Staff Shortages And Expand Lifesaving Healthcare Services In Syracuse Senator Highlights Key Boosts He Secured In The Just Passed End-Of-Year Spending Bill To Increase Residency Slots, Boost Mental Health Programs, And More Schumer: Fed $$$ On The Way To CNY Will Give Local Health Systems The Shot In The Arm They Need To Expand Healthcare Services, Train C… Continue Reading


01.05.23

SCHUMER SECURES $20 MILLION TO FINALLY REPAIR GREAT SODUS BAY HARBOR EAST BREAKWALL – TO PROTECT LAKE ONTARIO COMMUNITIES DEVASTATED BY 2017-19 FLOODS; SENATOR SAYS GAMECHANGING FED $$ WILL HELP FINALLY DELIVER THE FLOOD PROTECTIONS LAKE HOME OWNERS & BUSINESSES HAVE DESPERATELY NEEDED TO KEEP COMMUNITY SAFE

Lake Ontario Floods Cost Millions In Damage To Homes, Businesses, & Beaches, With Floods Severely Exacerbated By Deteriorating Condition Of The East Breakwall In Sodus Bay; But Now Schumer Has Finally Delivered Long-Awaited Fed Funding To Kick Start Overdue Upgrades Senator Say $20 Million Project Will Make Critical Repairs To The Great Sodus Bay East Breakwall - Protecting Homes, Businesses, And Tourism Industry And Preventing Future Devastating Floods Schumer: After Years Of Fighting, … Continue Reading


01.04.23

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER $250+ MILLION TO ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION FROM BIPARTISAN OMNIBUS SPENDING PACKAGE; SENATORS SECURE FINAL FUNDING FOR MODERNIZATION & EXPANSION OF CANANDAIGUA VA CAMPUS, CRITICAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN MONROE COUNTY, SEMICONDUCTOR JOB TRAINING AND MORE FOR LONG DESIRED FINGER LAKES PROJECTS

Standing At The Canandaigua VA That Was Originally Targeted For Closure In 2003, Senators Deliver Major New Fed $$$ To Transform Aging Buildings Into The State-Of-The-Art Care Facility Finger Lakes Veterans Deserve - Culminating Nearly Two Decades Of Advocacy Schumer, Gillibrand Backed Community Projects Will Breathe New Life Into Finger Lakes Aging Infrastructure, Expand Youth Programs In Rochester, Train Workers For High Paying Semiconductor Jobs, And More Senators: Major New Fed Funding Wi… Continue Reading

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