Press Releases

09.22.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $8 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING TO HIRE DOZENS OF NEW FIREFIGHTERS IN THE CAPITAL REGION; SENATORS SAY FED $$$ WILL HELP TROY & SARATOGA SPRINGS DIRECTLY ADDRESS THE STAFFING SHORTAGES

Troy And Saratoga Springs Fire Department Have Faced Staffing Challenges, Impacting Their Ability To Respond To Daily Emergencies- Now Thanks To This Major Federal Boost Delivered By Schumer And Gillibrand They Will Have The Resources They Need To Hire 30 New Firefighters Funding Comes On The Heels Of Senators Delivering Over $1M Through The AFG Program To Troy & Schenectady Fire Departments Earlier This Summer To Purchase Essential Equipment And Train Troy Firefighters To Become Certified… Continue Reading


09.22.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK; SENATORS SAY FEMA $$$ WILL GIVE FIREFIGHTERS THE EQUIPMENT THEY NEED TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced over $2.6 million in federal funding for firefighters across Upstate New York. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The senators said the funding will be used to purchase essential equipment, boost training and provide firefighters the support they need to keep New Yorkers and themselves safe. "From the peak of … Continue Reading


09.19.22

FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE VITAL 3407-INSPIRED PILOT TRAINING REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN PROTECTED

Following Tragic 2009 Plane Crash, Schumer Fought Alongside Families Of Flight 3407 Victims To Create Critical Flight Safety Regulations, Including Requirement That Pilots Log 1,500 Flight Hours In Order To Receive Certificate And Pilot Record Database Since The Rule Was Enacted There Has Not Been A Fatal Crash On A U.S. Airline, But Special Interests Were Pushing To Reduce The Safety Measures, Prompting Schumer To Launch All Out Push To Stop Any Roll Back Schumer: Today Special Interests Lo… Continue Reading


09.19.22

SCHUMER REVEALS JUST-PASSED INFLATION REDUCTION ACT – THE LARGEST INVESTMENT IN CLEAN ENERGY EVER – WILL SUPERCHARGE CUTTING-EDGE BATTERY INDUSTRY IN FINGER LAKES; SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW PUSH TO DELIVER MAJOR FED FUNDING TO ROCHESTER’S LI-CYCLE TO ACCELERATE THEIR GROWTH, SUPPORT 200+ GOOD PAYING JOBS, AND POWER UPSTATE NY INTO A GLOBAL BATTERY RESEARCH HUB

On The Heels of Delivering Over $63M For An Upstate Battery Research And Manufacturing Consortium, In Partnership With RIT And NY-BEST - Schumer Breaks Down How Finger Lakes Is Already Sparking The Next Phase Of Growth In Bringing Battery Production Back To America Rochester's Li-Cycle Is At The Forefront Of Lithium Battery Recycling And Poised To Benefit BIG From Billions In The Just Passed Inflation Reduction Act & Investments Made In The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Senator Says New … Continue Reading


09.19.22

SCHUMER REVEALS WITH CAPITAL REGION WINTER BILLS EXPECTED TO SPIKE UP TO 39%, CRITICAL FED HEATING PROGRAM JUST RAN OUT OF FUNDING; STANDING AT THE FUTURE SITE OF NEW ENERGY EFFICIENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN TROY, SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO KEEP CAPITAL REGION RESIDENTS SAFE & WARM THIS WINTER

Last Year, More Than 57,000 Capital Region Households Tapped Roughly $40 Million In Home Energy Assistance BUT With Energy Sector Still Strained By COVID Families And Seniors Need Added Funds To Help Stay Safe In Their Homes And Pay Their Bills Thanks To Schumer's Advocacy, Troy Using Fed Funding To Tear Down Vacant Buildings Downtown & Begin Constructing More Affordable Capital Region Housing For All; Senator Has Made The Case For Additional HEAP Funds Before - But Now Has The Legislative … Continue Reading


09.15.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $5 MILLION FOR ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO LEAD HEALTH WORKER TRAINING CONSORTIUM THAT WILL HELP HOSPITALS FILL GOOD-PAYING IN-DEMAND HEALTHCARE JOBS IN UPSTATE NY

Senators Deliver Fed Funding To Give Upstate Community College Students The Hands-On Training To Help Fill Sorely Needed Healthcare Jobs Upstate And Give Job Seekers The Skills For Good-Paying Healthcare Careers OCC Will Lead Coalition Of Upstate Community Colleges Including SUNY Broome, Corning, Cayuga, Genesee, Herkimer, Jamestown, Jefferson, North Country, Schenectady, & Tompkins Cortland Community College, In Addition To Workforce Development Agencies, Hospitals, Unions, To Reduce Bar… Continue Reading


09.13.22

IN A PERSONAL CALL WITH SECRETARY WORMUTH, SCHUMER URGES ARMY TO MAKE FORT DRUM MULTI-DOMAIN TASK FORCE SITE; PROJECT WOULD ADD 3,000 MORE SOLDIERS, MILLIONS IN NEW INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT, AND FURTHER NORTH COUNTRY’S STATUS AS THE CENTER PIECE OF NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY

Fort Drum is Among 13 Finalists for the Army's New Multi-Domain Task Force To Become Central Site For Addressing New Global Threats Schumer Called Army Secretary Personally To Boost Fort Drum, Citing Its Superior Infrastructure And Mission Readiness, & Bring Major Investment To The North Country Schumer To DoD: Fort Drum Is Ready To Lead America In Combatting Emerging Global Threats U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer doubled down on his advocacy for the U.S. Army to select F… Continue Reading


09.08.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS $15 MILLION TO ESTABLISH INNOVATION HUB IN UPSTATE NEW YORK; CORNELL WILL LEAD NORTHEAST REGION TO SUPERCHARGE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, STRENGTHEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP, BOLSTER RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND ACCELERATE UPSTATE NY’S GROWING TECH ECONOMY

From His CHIPS And Science Act To The Inflation Reduction Act, Schumer Has Been Delivering Major Fed $$$ To Transform Upstate Economy With Cutting-Edge Industries And Bring Manufacturing Back From Overseas Now Senator Secures $15M NSF Award For Cornell To Lead New Northeast Hub To Accelerate Innovation, Entrepreneurship And Economic Development Along With UBuffalo, Syracuse University, Binghamton University, RIT, University Of Rochester, To Take Products Out Of The Lab And Launch New Businesse… Continue Reading


09.02.22

AFTER FIGHTING FOR OVER A YEAR, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES WESTERN NY AS WINNER OF HISTORIC EDA REGIONAL CHALLENGE, BRINGING $25 MILLION TO WNY TO DEVELOP GROUNDWORK FOR MAJOR MANUFACTURING & TECH HUB; AFTER HIS PERSONAL ADVOCACY, SCHUMER DELIVERS MAJOR FED FUNDING TO REVITALIZE EAST BUFFALO, TRAIN WORKERS FOR GOOD-PAYING JOBS & TRANSFORM BUFFALO’S ECONOMY

After Schumer Directly Lobbied President Biden And Commerce Secretary To Advocate For Buffalo And WNY, Senator Delivers $25M To Train Workers And Bring Major New Opportunities In Tech And Manufacturing To Underserved Communities WNY Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Will Advance Inclusive Workforce Development And Redevelop Industrial Sites To Expand The Advanced Manufacturing Sector Schumer: Major Federal Investment Will Transform East Buffalo And Western New York, Giving The Region The Backing… Continue Reading


09.02.22

SCHUMER SECURES $63.7 MILLION FOR BINGHAMTON VIA HIGHLY COMPETITIVE EDA REGIONAL CHALLENGE TO MAKE THE SOUTHERN TIER AND FINGER LAKES AMERICA’S NEXT MAJOR BATTERY RESEARCH & MANUFACTURING HUB; AFTER HIS PERSONAL ADVOCACY, SCHUMER DELIVERS MAJOR FED FUNDING WITH POTENTIAL FOR THOUSANDS OF GOOD-PAYING JOBS & POWERING THE FUTURE OF AMERICA’S BATTERY INDUSTRY

Schumer Fought Non-Stop For Over A Year, Calling Commerce Secretary Multiple Times For Binghamton University's New Energy NY Proposal To Transform The Southern Tier Economy With Federally-Backed, Cutting-Edge Battery Research And Manufacturing Senator Says This Investment Is Breathing New Life Into Region's Industrial and Innovation Legacy With An Upstate Coalition Of Binghamton University, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY BEST, And More Leading The Way Schumer: The Southern Tier & F… Continue Reading


09.01.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $6.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK; SENATORS SAY FEMA $$$ WILL GIVE FIREFIGHTERS THE EQUIPMENT THEY NEED TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced over $6.2 million in federal funding for firefighters across Upstate New York. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The senators said the funding will be used to purchase essential equipment, boost training and provide firefighters the support they need to keep New Yorkers and themselves safe. "From the peak of … Continue Reading


08.31.22

SCHUMER: - “PREPARE TO TAKEOFF”- AVELO AIRLINES WILL LAUNCH 4 NEW FLIGHTS TO FLORIDA AT THE GREATER BINGHAMTON AIRPORT, THE AIRLINES FIRST HUB IN NEW YORK STATE; AFTER SENATOR DELIVERED HISTORIC FUNDING TO STRENGTHEN THE AIRPORT’S OPERATIONS, SOUTHERN TIER WILL BE FLYING HIGHER THAN EVER BEFORE

In Recent Years, Schumer Championed Over $10+ Million In Fed Funding For The Greater Binghamton Airport To Strengthen Their Facilities, Accelerate Their Pandemic Recovery, And Attract New Air Service Senator Says Long Awaited New Flights In Binghamton Will Increase Quality of Life, Boost Economic Development, And Help Southern Tier Reach New Heights Schumer: Landing Avelo Is Only The Beginning For Broome's Economic Takeoff  After delivering historic federal funding to the Greater Bingh… Continue Reading


08.29.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $25 MILLION IN FED FUNDING TO HELP UPSTATE NEW YORK PLUG ORPHAN OIL AND GAS WELLS THROUGH THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS LAW; SENATOR SAYS FED $$$ WILL SUPERCHARGE NY EFFORTS TO ADDRESS LEGACY POLLUTION, FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE, AND CLEAN UP COMMUNITIES ACROSS UPSTATE

Orphaned Wells - Abandoned Sites From The Fossil Fuel Industry - Can Leak Methane And Other Pollutants Into Communities And Water Sources New York Is Home To Nearly 7,000 Orphaned Wells With Many In The Southern Tier, Western NY, Central NY, And Finger Lakes Putting Communities At Risk Of Contamination; Schumer Delivered Fed Funding Will Boost NY Efforts To Plug, Remediate, and Reclaim These Hazardous Sites Schumer: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Will Help Plug Hundreds Of Abandoned Oil Wells, … Continue Reading


08.29.22

ON THE HEELS OF DELIVERING HISTORIC FEDERAL INVESTMENTS FOR MICROCHIP MANUFACTURING AND INNOVATION, SCHUMER VISITS CORNING INCORPORATED’S CANTON FACILITY TO BREAK DOWN HOW HIS BILL WILL KEEP CORNING GROWING AND HELP ONE OF THE NORTH COUNTRY’S MAJOR EMPLOYERS REACH NEW HEIGHTS

Semiconductor Chips Are Integral To Everyday Life From Cars To Refrigerators, But Most Are Not Made In The U.S. Threatening National Security, Worsening Inflation and Increasing Costs For Families, & Weakening U.S. Competitiveness Schumer's Historic Billions In Fed Investment For R&D, Innovation, and American Microchip Manufacturing Will Boost NY Companies Like Corning Incorporated, Especially Facilities Like Canton's Which Makes Specialized Glass Components Essential For Semiconductor … Continue Reading


08.29.22

SCHUMER: WITH THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS AT HIS BACK, SENATOR BREAKS DOWN HOW THE LARGEST INVESTMENT IN FIGHTING CLIMATE HE JUST DELIVERED WILL HELP PRESERVE THE NORTH COUNTRY’S GREATEST NATURAL WONDERS & OUTDOOR RECREATION ECONOMY, STOP POLLUTION, AND PROTECT THE ADIRONDACKS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

Inflation Reduction Act To Lower Healthcare and Energy Costs, Reduce Inflation, And Fight Climate Change Is Now Law; Clean Energy Investments Alone Are Estimated To Create Nearly 9 Million New Jobs Across America, With Upstate NY Set To Benefit In BIG Ways Schumer Says Outdoor Recreation And Tourism Are The Lifeblood Of The Adirondack Park; Inflation Reduction Act's Historic Environmental Investments Will Protect and Preserve Adirondack Mountains, Bolster Rural Development, Reduce Energy Cost… Continue Reading


08.28.22

ON HEELS OF HISTORIC STUDENT LOAN REFORM CHAMPIONED BY SCHUMER, SENATOR PUBLICLY CALLS ON LOAN SERVICERS TO ‘STAFF UP’ AHEAD OF FALL WHEN $16.3 BILLION IN DEBT WILL BE CANCELED IN NY ALONE; SENATOR SAYS SERVICERS NEED TO BE READY NOW TO ANSWER QUESTIONS OF OVER 2.25 MILLION NY-ERS; FROM RELIEF, TO NEW FLEXIBILITY, RELAXED PAYMENT PROGRAMS & MORE

Schumer Reveals NEW New York Numbers-NY Has Ranked 4th In Pell Grants Across U.S., Meaning NY Will See MORE $20K Student Loan Forgiveness Compared To Other States; At Least $16.3 Billion Dollars Will Be Canceled In NY; Over 1.09 Million Borrowers Will Have Their Debt Totally Wiped & 2.25 Million NY-ers Will See Some Relief New York's Total Fed Loan Debt Will Shrink From Its Current $93.9 Billion; But Schumer Says Loan Providers, Who With Feds, MUST Be At The Ready For The Surge In Calls Set… Continue Reading


08.24.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $5.8 MILLION FOR PROJECTS ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY AND UPSTATE NEW YORK THROUGH THE NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION; AFTER DELIVERING HISTORIC FUNDING FOR NBRC, NEW YORK RECEIVES IT’S LARGEST INVESTMENT EVER TO CREATE GOOD-PAYING JOBS, REBUILD INFRASTRUCTURE, BOOST TOURISM, AND ACCELERATE ECONOMIC RECOVERY

After Senators Delivered Increase In Funding For NBRC Compared To Previous Years, Upstate NY Receives Largest NBRC Annual Investment To Date Projects Will Fix Aging North Country Infrastructure, Train Workers For In-Demand Careers, Boost Outdoor Recreation, Increase Tourism And More U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5.8 million in federal funding for twelve projects across the North Country and Upstate New York through the Nort… Continue Reading


08.19.22

SCHUMER: AS SMALL BUSINESSES BATTLE INCREASED COSTS & SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS, SCHUMER DELIVERS A NEW MAJOR $500+ MILLION INVESTMENT FROM FEDS FOR NEW YORK TO REBUILD ITS SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMY, BOOST ENTREPRENEURSHIP INCLUDING IN INNOVATION, MANUFACTURING, AND CLEAN ENERGY, & CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITY- AND WOMEN-OWNED AND RURAL SMALL BUSINESSES TO GROW

Schumer-Led American Rescue Plan Gave New York 2nd Largest Investment From SSBCI In The Country At Over $500M, Federal Investment That Will Expand Investment And Opportunities for Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, and Underserved Businesses Across The State On The Heels of Schumer's CHIPS & Science Bill To Bring Semiconductor Production Back From Overseas, And Inflation Reduction Act To Strengthen America's Clean Energy Manufacturing, Schumer Is Delivering BIG Fed Investment To Restore Upsta… Continue Reading


08.18.22

FOLLOWING HIS PERSONAL PUSH ON THE RHINECLIFF STATION PLATFORM, SCHUMER SECURES MAJOR OVER $28 MILLION GRANT TO CREATE NEW STATE OF THE ART RHINECLIFF TRAIN STATION; AFTER +15 YEARS OF DILAPIDATION, RHINECLIFF -ONE OF NY’S BUSIEST STATIONS –WILL GET TOTAL REVAMP TO BRING HUDSON VALLEY TRANSPORTATION HUB INTO 21st CENTURY

Rhinecliff Station Is In State Of Disrepair - Despite Status As One Of NY's Top Stations - Schumer Personally Visited And Fought For Years For Feds To Prioritize Making Hudson Valley Hub The Modern Train Station Commuters Needed, Now Senator Has Delivered On His Promise To The Tune Of $28M Schumer Secured Funding Will Completely Overhaul The Train Platform, Boost Accessibility, Upgrade Outdated Infrastructure And More Schumer: Full Steam Ahead For New Modern State Of The Art Rhinecliff Train… Continue Reading


08.17.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER-AREA AIRPORTS

Frederick Douglass, Canandaigua, Penn Yan, and Finger Lakes Regional Airports Will Receive Critical Funds U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $4,812,354 in federal funding for four Rochester-area airports: Frederick Douglass, Canandaigua, Penn Yan, and Finger Lakes Regional. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which was bolstered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs A… Continue Reading

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