Press Releases

07.29.21

SCHUMER: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL DELIVERS RECORD BILLIONS TO NY INFRASTRCTURE – FROM GATEWAY, PENN ACCESS, SECOND AVE SUBWAY, EAST RIVER TUNNELS & MORE; FUNDS WILL ALSO ENSURE MTA/LIRR, AIRPORTS, BRIDGES, HIGHWAYS, & OTHER MEANS OF TRANSIT GET MORE MONEY FROM FEDS THAN THEY HAVE IN DECADES

RECORD DEAL Schumer-Negotiated Boosts Highways & Bridges, Airports, Transit, Rail & Water/Sewer Infrastructure Funds DIRECTLY For New York Projects That Are Ready To Go & Critically Needed; Will Mean Good-Paying Jobs Also On The Way To Get All This Work Done Over $1.5 Billion For NY Bridge Repairs & Billions More In Formula Funds; Nearly $1B To NY's Airports; And Billions For NY Rail & Water Need - And Billions For NY Drinking Water & Sewer Upgrade Needs - To Replace Le… Continue Reading


07.29.21

SCHUMER: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL DELIVERS BILLIONS TO ADVANCE CRITICAL NY PROJECTS – FROM UPSTATE ROADWAYS & BRIDGES, TO WATER-SEWER PROJECTS & MORE; FUNDS WILL ALSO ENSURE UPSTATE NY AIRPORTS, RAIL, BRIDGES & ROADS GET LONG-AWAITED RELIEF, MORE MONEY FROM FEDS THAN THEY HAVE IN DECADES

Schumer-Negotiated Deal Boosts Highways & Bridges, Airports, Transit, Rail & Water/Sewer Infrastructure Funds DIRECTLY For New York Projects That Are Ready To Go & Critically Needed; Will Mean Good-Paying Jobs Also On The Way To Get All This Work Done Over $1.5 Billion For NY Bridge Repairs & Billions More In Formula Funds; Nearly $1B To NY's Airports; And Billions For NY Rail & Water Need - And Billions For NY Drinking Water & Sewer Upgrade Needs - To Replace Lead Pipe… Continue Reading


07.28.21

SCHUMER: JUST AS FAIRPORT LIFT BRIDGE RE-OPENS, STOPPED TRAINS AT MAIN ST. INTERSECTION CAUSE DISRUPTIVE TRAFFIC JAMS AND POSE DANGER FOR FAIRPORT RESIDENTS BY IMPEDING ACCESS FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES; SCHUMER CALLS ON CSX TO IMMEDIATELY CLEAR TRAINS, REMEDY NEEDLESS MAIN ST. BLOCKADE

Train Slow-Downs And Prolonged Stops At State Rt 250/Main Street Have Led To Traffic Jams And Obstruct Emergency Services After Hearing Concerns From Fairport Residents, Schumer Urges CSX To Make Adjustments & Allow Uninhibited Access To Streets And Main Street Lift Bridge Schumer To CSX: Fairport's Main Street Isn't A Rest Stop For Trains U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today urged CSX to make adjustments for trains running through Fairport and prevent prolonged stops at… Continue Reading


07.27.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON FRONTIER’S EXTENDING AIR SERVICE TO STEWART AIRPORT

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on Frontier's decision to add service routes from Stewart Airport to Florida: Senator Schumer said, "Landing Frontier in Stewart is no small peanuts. Frontier's new service from the Stewart Airport to Florida will usher in an great new destination option for Hudson Valley residents and boost the region’s economic recovery from the pandemic." ###… Continue Reading


07.27.21

SCHUMER: IDLING TRAINS AT SOUTHEND CROSSING LEAVE HORNELL RESIDENTS STRANDED & ENDANGERED, CUTTING OFF DIRECT ACCESS TO EMERGENCY SERVICES; SCHUMER CALLS ON NORFOLK SOUTHERN TO IMMEDIATELY REMEDY SITUATION, CLEAR TRAINS, AND RESTORE RESIDENT SAFETY

Prolonged Train Stops At Crossing Cuts Off Busy Area, Obstructing Traffic, School Bus Routes, Small Businesses & Emergency Services After Hearing Concerns From Hornell Residents, Schumer Urges Norfolk Southern To Make Adjustments & Allow Uninhibited Access To Streets Schumer To Norfolk Southern: Hornell Neighborhoods Aren't A Rest Stop For Trains U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today urged Norfolk Southern to make adjustments for trains running through Hornell and preve… Continue Reading


07.26.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON TRINI ROSS’S NOMINATION FOR WDNY U.S. ATTORNEY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on President Biden's nomination for Trini Ross as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York: Senator Schumer said, "Trini Ross is the consummate Western New Yorker. As a product of local public schools - from Hutch Tech, to Fredonia, to UB Law - Trini Ross rose to become one of the most respected attorneys in Buffalo. I was proud to recommend her for this position, knowing that she will continue h… Continue Reading


07.23.21

SCHUMER CALLS ON UPS TO PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS TO TRACK DOWN LOST STARTPOINT HIGH SCHOOL AP EXAMS; AFTER LOSING OVER 100 STARPOINT STUDENT AP EXAMS, SENATOR CALLS ON UPS TO FIND THE TESTS, GET STUDENTS THE CREDIT THEY DESERVE OR PAY UP

Starpoint High School Students Spent Whole Year During Pandemic Preparing For Challenging AP Exams, Only For UPS To Lose The Exams; Without Scores, Students Could Miss Out On Expensive College Credits, Key Boost for College Admissions Schumer Says UPS Must Track Down The Exams, Or Reimburse Students For Testing Fee And College Credit Schumer To UPS: It's "Multiple Choice" - Find The Tests Or Refund The Students After receiving a letter from Starpoint High School students in Lockport, NY… Continue Reading


07.23.21

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION FOR THE GREATER BINGHAMTON AIRPORT; AFTER YEARS OF ADVOCACY, FEDERAL FUNDING WILL SUPPORT BROOME COUNTY’S ECONOMIC TAKEOFF

DOT Funding Will Bolster Local Efforts To Improve Airport And Expand Air Service; Senators Say Binghamton Airport Vital To Continued Growth Of Regional Economy Schumer, Gillibrand: Ready For Binghamton's Ascent As Regional Air Service Hub U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1 million for Greater Binghamton Airport through the Department of Transportation's Small Community Air Service Development Program to make improvements to facili… Continue Reading


07.22.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION FOR THE GREATER BINGHAMTON AIRPORT; AFTER YEARS OF ADVOCACY, FEDERAL FUNDING WILL ESTABLISH BROOME COUNTY AS A REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION HUB

DOT Funding Will Bolster Local Efforts To Improve Airport And Expand Air Service; Schumer Says Binghamton Airport Vital To Continued Growth Of Regional Economy Schumer: Ready For Binghamton's Economic Takeoff U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $1 million for Greater Binghamton Airport through the Department of Transportation's Small Community Air Service Development Program to make improvements to facilities and expand air service to other regional transportation… Continue Reading


07.22.21

SCHUMER BRINGS COMMERCE SECRETARY GINA RAIMONDO TO MEET WITH IBM & OTHER ALBANY NANOTECH COMPLEX STAKEHOLDERS & DISCUSS CUTTING-EDGE SEMICONDUCTOR R&D HAPPENING IN ALBANY; SENATOR SAYS ALBANY IDEAL FOR FUTURE NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY CENTER THAT WOULD BRING 1,000+ JOBS TO CAPITAL REGION

Schumer-Led U.S. Innovation & Competition Act Includes $10.5B For Semiconductor R&D Programs At Commerce, Including Establishing National Semiconductor Technology Center Senator Says Albany Nanotech Complex Is Ideal For NSTC Between Cutting-Edge R&D By Companies Like IBM, Applied Materials, & Existing Partnerships and Infrastructure Schumer To Sec Raimondo: Albany Is The Future For Semiconductors! Following more than a year of major advocacy to expand domestic semi… Continue Reading


07.21.21

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SUNY BUFFALO’S ADVANCED PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH

The National Science Foundation Awards $1.65 Million For The University At Buffalo To Further Explore Beyond The Standard Model Of Particle Physics Experiments Will Build Upon Breakthroughs At The Large Hadron Collider In Switzerland And Lay The Groundwork For Discovering New Particles Schumer, Gillibrand: Upstate New York Leads The Charge In Research And Innovation U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,650,000 in federal funding for high … Continue Reading


07.21.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON U.S.’S FAILURE TO RECIPROCATE CANADA’S PLAN TO REOPEN THE NORTHERN BORDER

After months of pushing for a binational plan to reopen the U.S.-Canadian border - including two calls to DHS Secretary Mayorkas, a direct call to Canadian Ambassador Kirsten Hillman, a call to Secretary of State Blinken, and personal visits to the Rainbow Bridge, Massena, Plattsburgh, and Sackets Harbor - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on the U.S.'s failure to reciprocate Canada's plan to reopen the Northern Border next month:… Continue Reading


07.19.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON CANADA’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON REOPENING THE NORTHERN BORDER TO FULLY VACCINATED U.S. CITIZENS ON AUGUST 9TH

After months of pushing for a binational plan to reopen the U.S.-Canadian border - including two calls to DHS Secretary Mayorkas, a direct call to Canadian Ambassador Kirsten Hillman, a call to Secretary of State Blinken, and personal visits to the Rainbow Bridge, Massena, Plattsburgh, and Sackets Harbor - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement: Senator Schumer said, "Canada's policy change is long overdue and has the potential to be … Continue Reading


07.19.21

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $3.4 MILLION FOR HORNELL IDA, BACKING 250 NEW JOBS IN ALSTOM’S EXPANSION & SECURING SOUTHERN TIER’S PLACE AS U.S DOMESTIC TRAIN MANUFACTURER EPICENTER

Alstom Has Secured An Up To $1.8 Billion Contract To Make Passenger Cars For Chicago Metra Commuter Rail System & Will Add 250 New Jobs, BUT Manufacturing Facilities Need To Be Expanded ASAP To Meet This New Demand Last Month, Schumer Made Personal Call To Commerce Secretary To Urge Feds To Award $3.4 Million Grant Needed To Expand Hornell Manufacturing Facilities; Today, Schumer Celebrates Greenlight From EDA Schumer: All Aboard And Full Steam Ahead For Fed Investment To Expand Hornell Ma… Continue Reading


07.19.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON FORT DRUM’S SELECTION TO HOST A STARBASE ACADEMY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on Fort Drum's selection to host a STARBASE Academy, a Department of Defense program that supports STEM academies on military bases so students from area schools can learn first-hand from military personnel: Senator Schumer said, "With a STARBASE Academy on the way to Fort Drum, North Country students will have an opportunity to learn STEM skills - directly from first-class military personnel - that will make them m… Continue Reading


07.19.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: GLOBALFOUNDRIES TO BUILD SECOND CHIP FAB & CREATE THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS IN MALTA; AFTER PASSING HISTORIC FEDERAL CHIP INVESTMENT THROUGH SENATE, SCHUMER BRINGS COMMERCE SECRETARY TO MALTA TO ANNOUNCE NEW FAB, CRITICAL TO SUPPLYING CHIPS FOR EVERY U.S. INDUSTRY & BOOM TO CAPITAL REGION ECONOMY

After Securing Senate Passage of Historic Bill For Domestic Semiconductor Industry - Including $52B Investment, Schumer Announces Expansion Of GlobalFoundries Semiconductor Presence In Capital Region With New Fab & Thousands Of New Jobs GlobalFoundries Plans To Build Second Semiconductor Fab In Malta; New Facility To Be Bigger Than Existing Malta Fab & Create Thousands of Good-Paying Construction And Permanent Jobs   Schumer: GlobalFoundries Secures Upstate NY's Role As Semicondu… Continue Reading


07.15.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER $7 BILLION EN ROUTE TO NEW YORK FAMILIES STARTING TODAY THROUGH SCHUMER-SECURED ENHANCED CHILD TAX CREDIT; WITH A WHOPPING + 86% OF NY CHILDREN BENEFITTING FROM THE TAX CUT, SCHUMER DELIVERS FOR NY FAMILIES RECOVERING FROM PANDEMIC

The American Rescue Plan's Child Tax Credit Expansion Provides Thousands of Dollars of Relief For Families Across Upstate New York for 2021 - More Than An Estimated $7 Billion Directly To Thousands Of Families Refundable Tax Credit Will Go Out To NY Families STARTING TODAY, $7B En Route To NY Following his successful passage of the broader American Rescue Plan earlier this year, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer heralded the Child Tax Credit expansion which will allow payments of… Continue Reading


07.11.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: BLACK MOMS ARE 3X MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM PREGNANCY & OVER TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE BIRTH COMPLICATIONS; STANDING AT YONKERS’S SOLE MATERNITY UNIT, SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR THREE-PART INITIATIVE TO COMBAT MATERNAL HEALTH CRISIS & MAKE NY HOSPITALS, MOMS, & FAMILIES SAFER

U.S. Expectant Mothers Are Dying At Highest Rate In Developed World; NYS Exceeds U.S. Maternal Morbidity & Mortality Rates Schumer Unveils Three-Part Plan: 1) Pass The Black Maternal Health 'Momnibus' Act, 2) Expand Medicaid for Mothers, Including Yearlong Postpartum Coverage and Doula & Midwife Services, 3) Invest In Yonkers's Only Maternity Unit to Achieve Racial Equity Schumer: Black Moms Deserve Top Treatment - It’s Time To Deliver It To Them&nbs… Continue Reading


07.06.21

AFTER MONTHS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER VISITS AVON TO ANNOUNCE $11.3 MILLION GRANT TO BRING HIGH SPEED BROADBAND INTERNET TO THOUSDANDS OF HOMES, BIZ, FARMS IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Pandemic Has Revealed Serious Disparities Throughout Livingston County, Exacerbating The Digital Divide Schumer Delivered $353M In American Rescue Plan To Fund NYS Broadband Programs & Pushed Administration To Make Broadband Access For Rural Communities A Top Priority Schumer: Closing Digital Divide Will Provide Crucial Access For Livingston County To Succeed In Today's Economy Standing at Mulligan Farm in Avon, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced, following… Continue Reading


07.06.21

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON BORDER REOPENING FIGHT; SENATOR SAYS BORDER MUST SAFELY REOPEN ASAP FOR NORTHERN BORDER COMMUNITIES, FAMILIES, & ECONOMIES TO FULLY REBUILD FROM PANDEMIC; SCHUMER SAYS THAT WHILE THE U.S. WAITS FOR CANADA, THE U.S. MUST TAKE THE FIRST STEP – UNILATERALLY OPEN NORTHERN BORDER TO VAXXED CANADIANS – & LET NY BEGIN TO FULLY RECOVER

Despite Scientific Backing for Border Reopening, U.S.-Canada Border Effectively Remains Closed To Most Travel; Senator Says Border Must Open ASAP Thousands Of US & Canadian Property Owners And Businesses Are At Risk Of Losing Another Summer Season; Schumer Re-ups Fight To Top Officials Schumer: It's Time For The US To Take The First Step, Open The Border & Begin Upstate NY's Recovery Continuing his months-long effort to safely reopen the U.S.-Canadian Border, U.S. Senate Majority Lea… Continue Reading

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