Press Releases

04.12.21

SCHUMER & REP. OCASIO-CORTEZ ANNOUNCE: FEMA FUNERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM LAUNCHES TODAY; HOTLINE IS “LIVE” FOR FAMILIES TO FILE CLAIMS; SENATOR & CONGRESSWOMAN PUSHED TO INCREASE ASSISTANCE TO $9K PER FUNERAL & URGE NY’ERS TO GATHER THEIR PAPERWORK, MAKE THE CALL & SECURE THEIR RELIEF

Almost Exactly A Year To The Day, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez & Senator Schumer Stood In Corona, Queens & Made The Case For Feds To Do What They Did After 'Sandy' & Deliver Special Funds To NY Families Faced With COVID Funeral Costs-From Caskets To Burial; TODAY, FEMA Program To Do Just That Officially Launches Millions In Critical Funds For NY'ers Will Help Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones To COVID-19 & Can’t Afford Funeral Expenses; 50+K Lost In NY Alone; Schumer & Rep. Ocas… Continue Reading


04.12.21

SCHUMER: AFTER EXTENDED DELAY, OGDENSBURG BRIDGE AND PORT AUTHORITY’S LONG-AWAITED PORT DEEPENING & EXPANSION PROJECT TO BEGIN IN 2021

Schumer Ensured Federal Funding Awarded In 2017 Remained Locked In Place While OBPA & NYSDOT Secured Additional Dollars To Complete Full-Scope Of Project $6.9M Expansion Will Decrease Shipping Costs & Unlock New Biz Opportunities At The Port By Deepening Ogdensburg Harbor, Extending Dock Wall & Creating New Storage Facilities Schumer: Full Funding Ensures Port Of Ogdensburg Is Open For Business! U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that after an extended delay, the Og… Continue Reading


04.12.21

IN PUTNAM COUNTY, SCHUMER DETAILS CRITICAL FED RELIEF NOW ON-THE-WAY TO PUTNAM VIA AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN; COVID RELIEF WILL KEEP PUTNAM’S GREAT VENUES, SMALL BUSINESSES, & PERFORMERS GOING

Schumer Secured Dedicated Fed COVID Relief For Putnam County Venues And Theaters, An Increase In The COBRA Health Insurance Program To Keep Laid Off Workers Insured, And An Extension Of Historic Unemployment Insurance Help Is On The Way For Stages; American Rescue Plan Provides Vital Support To Artists Out Of Work And Cultural Hubs Struggling To Stay Afloat Schumer To Putnam County: With Millions For Independent Live Venues On The Way, The Show Must Go On! At the Boscobel House and Gardens i… Continue Reading


04.09.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SOUND THE ALARM ON SEDIMENT BUILD-UP IN BARCELONA HARBOR; SENATORS CALL ON ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS TO DREDGE FEDERAL PORTION OF HARBOR, SAY SEDIMENT ACCUMULATION THREATENS OPERATIONAL VIABILITY OF HARBOR AND REGIONAL ECONOMY

Several Storms Have Caused Channel To Shallow As Debris And Other Materials Washed Over The Break Wall Senators Say Quick Intervention From Feds Is Necessary - Build-Up Poses Economic And Safety Threat To Community; Failure To Act Could Make It Difficult For Harbor To Continue Operations Schumer, Gillibrand: Boater Safety And WNY Economy Depends On Barcelona Harbor Maintenance U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, following recent storms, today… Continue Reading


04.09.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER 80% SURGE IN PATIENTS SEEKING MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT AT ORANGE COUNTY’S ACCESS OVER THE PAST YEAR; SCHUMER LAUNCHES PLAN TO COMBAT SILENT SIDE EFFECT OF THE PANDEMIC – MENTAL HEALTH; AFTER SECURING $5 BILLION IN AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN, SCHUMER PUSHES TO GET MORE FUNDING DIRECTLY TO HUDSON VALLEY PROVIDERS ASAP AS PART OF COVID-19 RECOVERY

Schumer Says COVID-19 Brought Not Just Global Health And Economic Pandemic, But A Mental Health Crisis As Well; With Anxiety, Depression, And Overdose Rates Surging, Schumer Secures Nearly $5B For Mental Health Services Now, Schumer Calls On Feds To Get Money Out The Door ASAP And Give Hudson Valley Mental Health Providers The Immediate Help They Need Schumer: It's Time To Address The Silent Side Effect Of COVID - Mental Health Standing at the Access: Supports for Living Mental Health and S… Continue Reading


04.09.21

WITH RECENT DISCOVERY OF PFAS IN ROCKLAND & WESTCHESTER COUNTY DRINKING WATER, SCHUMER LAUNCHES THREE-PRONG PLAN FOR FEDS TO FINALLY TACKLE CONTAMINATION HEAD ON AND UNLOCK FEDERAL RESOURCES TO REMEDIATE DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS, ALLOWING HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITIES TO RECOVER

Following Recent Discovery Of PFAS In Rockland & Westchester, Schumer Stands At Contaminated Lake Deforest To Launch Three Prong Plan To Combat Toxic Scourge Of PFAS   Schumer Calls On EPA TO: 1) Finally Set Drinking Water Standard, 2) Propose & Implement Regs For ALL PFAS Chemicals, 3) Begin Immediate Phase Out Of PFAS  Schumer To EPA: We Have No Time To Waste, The EPA Must Take Bold Action On PFAS Today Standing at Lake DeForest reservoir in Clarkstown, New York, flanked… Continue Reading


04.08.21

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN AFTER SECURING 375-JOB PLUG POWER ‘GIGAFACTORY’ IN ROCHESTER, ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR $520 MILLION FED LOAN GUARANTEE SOUGHT BY PLUG POWER TO SUPPORT NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST GREEN HYDROGEN FUEL PRODUCTION PLANT AT WNY STAMP SITE FACILITY

Federal DOE Loan Guarantee Is Key To Plug Power Plans To Build Five New Green Hydrogen Fuel Production Facilities Across The U.S., Starting With A $290 Million Production Facility At The WNY STAMP Campus DOE Has Now Green-Lighted Plug Power to Submit A Loan Guarantee Application Which Is The Key Step To Ultimately Securing $520M Fed Loan Guarantee  Schumer To Feds: Fed Loan Guarantee Will Support New Plug Power STAMP Facility, Boost WNY Economy with 68 jobs, And Create The First U.S.-… Continue Reading


04.06.21

SCHUMER: PASSAGE OF AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN MEANS HUDSON VALLEY RESTAURANTS NOW ABLE TO GET A SLICE OF $28 BILLION DOLLAR FED POT—BUT SBA NEEDS TO GET $$$ OUT THE DOOR ASAP; SENATOR OUTLINES RELIEF FOR DUTCHESS COUNTY RESTAURANTS & JOBS WHILE STANDING AT ESSIE’S IN POUGHKEEPSIE

Schumer Says Too Many Local Restaurants Across Dutchess County Were & Are At Risk Of Closure; Many Of State's Restaurants Might Not Survive The Next Six Months Without Dedicated Federal Relief-Which Is Now On The Way To Poughkeepsie Now Dutchess Restaurants Can Apply For DIRECT Fed Assistance To Get Through The Pandemic and Recover Schumer: Relief For Dutchess County Restaurants Is On The Menu Standing at Essie's Restaurant in downtown Poughkeepsie, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer formally … Continue Reading


04.06.21

WITH OSWEGO COUNTY HAVING ONE OF THE HIGHEST POVERTY RATES IN NYS, SCHUMER GOES TO OSWEGO TO ANNOUNCE PLAN TO CUT CHILD POVERTY RATE IN HALF, INCLUDING MASSIVE CHILD TAX CREDIT EXPANSION SECURED IN THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN; OVER $237M MILLION EN ROUTE TO WORKING FAMILIES ACROSS CNY

The American Rescue Plan's Child Tax Credit Expansion Provides Thousands of Dollars of Relief For Families Across Central New York for 2021 - An Estimated $237 Million Directly Into The Pockets of CNY Families, including $42M for Oswego County Families & $167M for Onondaga County Families Refundable Tax Credit That Will Soon Be Available In Installments Is On Top Of Additional Round of $1,400 Economic Impact Checks Meant To Help Working Families and Stabilize The Central New York Economy … Continue Reading


04.06.21

SCHUMER: PASSAGE OF AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN MEANS CAPITAL REGION RESTAURANTS NOW ABLE TO GET A SLICE OF $28 BILLION DOLLAR FED POT— BUT SBA NEEDS TO GET $$$ OUT THE DOOR ASAP; SENATOR OUTLINES RELIEF FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESTAURANTS & JOBS WHILE STANDING AT RUSSO’S GRILL IN AMSTERDAM

Schumer Says Too Many Local Restaurants Across The Capital Region Were & Are At Risk Of Closure; Many Of State's Restaurants Might Not Survive The Next Six Months Without Dedicated Federal Relief-Which Is Now On The Way To Montgomery County Now Montgomery Restaurants Can Apply For DIRECT Fed Assistance To Get Through The Pandemic and Recover Schumer & Rep. Tonko: Relief For Montgomery County Restaurants Is On The Menu   Standing at Russo's Grill in Amsterdam, U.S. Senator … Continue Reading


04.05.21

SCHUMER: PASSAGE OF AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN MEANS CHEMUNG COUNTY RESTAURANTS NOW ABLE TO GET A SLICE OF $28 BILLION DOLLAR FED POT— BUT SBA NEEDS TO GET FUNDS OUT ASAP; SENATOR OUTLINES RELIEF FOR SOUTHERN TIER RESTAURANTS & JOBS WHILE STANDING AT HILL TOP INN

Schumer Says Too Many Local Restaurants Across The Southern Tier Were & Are At Risk Of Closure; Many Of State's Restaurants Might Not Survive The Next Six Months Without Dedicated Federal Relief-Which Is Now On The Way To Chemung Now Southern Tier Restaurants Can Apply For DIRECT Fed Assistance To Get Through The Pandemic and Recover Schumer: Relief For Southern Tier Restaurants Is On The Menu Standing at Hill Top Inn Restaurant, a beloved and family-owned restaurant in Chemung County, … Continue Reading


04.05.21

SCHUMER: PASSAGE OF AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN MEANS ONTARIO COUNTY, FINGER LAKES RESTAURANTS, WINERIES, BREWERIES, NOW ABLE TO GET A SLICE OF $28 BILLION DOLLAR FED POT—BUT SBA NEEDS TO GET FUNDS OUT ASAP; SENATOR OUTLINES RELIEF FOR FINGER LAKES RESTAURANTS, WINERIES, BREWERIES, & JOBS WHILE STANDING AT THIRSTY TURTLE

Schumer Says Too Many Local Restaurants Across World-Class Food & Beverage Destination Finger Lakes Region Were & Are At Risk Of Closure; Many Of State's Restaurants Might Not Survive The Next Six Months Without Dedicated Federal Relief-Which Is Now On The Way To Ontario & Finger Lakes Now Finger Lakes Restaurants, Tasting & Tap Rooms Can Apply For DIRECT Fed Assistance To Get Through The Pandemic and Recover Schumer: Relief For Finger Lakes Restaurants Is On The Menu Standi… Continue Reading


04.05.21

IN FIRST VISIT AS MAJORITY LEADER, SCHUMER DETAILS MASSIVE COVID RESCUE RELIEF DELIVERED TO COUNTY; WITH CHECKS HITTING BANK ACCOUNTS & MILLIONS MORE COMING TO CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY FAMILIES, WORKERS, LIVE VENUES & SMALL BUSINESSES, SENATOR OUTLINES JAMESTOWN’S WINS

American Rescue Passage Brought Swift Deposits Of $1,400 Direct Payments for Tens of Thousands Of Chautauqua County Residents; Millions More Dollars Coming To Independent Live Venues, State & Local Aid, Rental Assistance, Pension Relief, And Historic Child Tax Credit Expansion Deal Is On Top Of $150+ Billion Schumer Already Delivered To NY Earlier In Pandemic Relief Legislation; Researchers Say Rescue Deal Will Also Cut Child Poverty In Half, Significantly Impacting 45% Of Jamestown Childre… Continue Reading


04.02.21

STANDING AT THE COUNTY-RUN MASS VACCINATION SITE, SCHUMER MAKES HIS FIRST TRIP BACK TO BROOME COUNTY AS MAJORITY LEADER TO ANNOUNCE MASSIVE WINS FOR THE REGION IN AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN; WITH INFLUX OF SHOTS COMING TO THE SOUTHERN TIER AND OVER $500 MILLION EN ROUTE TO BROOME, TIOGA FAMILIES, WORKERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES, SCHUMER LAYS OUT PLAN FOR SOUTHERN TIER RECOVERY

American Rescue Passage Meant Millions In Vaccine, Small Business, & State And Local Funding Coming To Southern Tier, Schumer Lays Out Plan For Southern Tier Recovery; Final Deal Also Included Funds For Struggling Businesses Restaurants, Swift Deposits of $1,400 Direct Payments For Thousands Of ST Residents, Rental Assistance, Pension Relief, And Historic Child Tax Credit Expansion Deal Delivers $141 Million In Flexible Funding To Broome & Tioga Governments, Some Of The Funding Can Be U… Continue Reading


04.02.21

IN FIRST VISIT TO GLENS FALLS AREA AS MAJORITY LEADER, SCHUMER DELIVERS MASSIVE COVID RESCUE RELIEF TO CAPITAL REGION; WITH CHECKS HITTING BANK ACCOUNTS, MILLIONS MORE COMING TO WARREN & WASHINGTON COUNTY FAMILIES, WORKERS, LIVE VENUES & SMALL BUSINESSES, SENATOR OUTLINES GLENS FALLS’ WINS

American Rescue Passage Brought Swift Deposits Of $1,400 Direct Payments For Tens Of Thousands Of Glens Falls Area Residents; Millions More Dollars Coming To Independent Live Venues, State & Local Aid, Rental Assistance, Pension Relief, And Historic Child Tax Credit Expansion Deal Is On Top Of $150+ Billion Schumer Already Delivered To NY Earlier In Pandemic Relief Legislation; Researchers Say Rescue Deal Will Also Cut Child Poverty In Half, Significantly Impacting Glens Falls' 14% Of Child… Continue Reading


04.01.21

IN A MEETING WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS & HIGHER ED LEADERS FROM HARTWICK AND SUNY ONEONTA, SCHUMER PERSONALLY OUTLINES IMPACT OF MASSIVE COVID RESCUE RELIEF TO OTSEGO COUNTY; SENATOR DELIVERS MILLIONS TO OTSEGO’S FAMILIES, WORKERS, SMALL BUSINESSES, STUDENTS & EDUCATORS

American Rescue Plan To Bring Over $19 Million For Otsego County's Colleges, Universities, and Students; Millions More Dollars Already Arriving In $1,400 Direct Payments For Thousands of Otsego Residents, Funding For Restaurants & Live Venues, K-12 Schools, State & Local Aid, Rental Assistance, Pension Relief, And Historic Child Tax Credit Expansion Deal Is On Top Of $5 Billion Schumer Has Secured For NY's Higher Ed Institutions In The Past Year; American Rescue Plan To Deliver $2.6 Bi… Continue Reading


04.01.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER NEARLY $3.7 MILLION IN ECONOMIC RELIEF FOR AIRPORTS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

DOT Funding Will Provide Lifeline For Cash-Strapped Airports Drained By The COVID-19 Pandemic Resources Will Help Make Critical Upgrades To Airport Infrastructure, Aprons, And Runways U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,647,300 in federal funding for five airports across New York State. This funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Department of Transportation (DOT) and will serve as a lifeline… Continue Reading


04.01.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S PLAN TO INVEST IN THE U.S. SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY THAT CAN FUEL MAJOR JOB CREATION ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK

Following his advocacy, Schumer released the following statement regarding President Biden's Plan to Invest in the U.S. Semiconductor Industry, that included $50 billion to fund and implement the federal semiconductor manufacturing and R&D incentives, which Schumer introduced last year as part of his American Foundries Act, and that passed into law as part of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer said, "I have made it a top… Continue Reading


04.01.21

SCHUMER DELIVERS MASSIVE COVID RESCUE RELIEF TO WESTCHESTER AND ROCKLAND COUNTIES; WITH CHECKS HITTING BANK ACCOUNTS, MILLIONS MORE COMING TO LOWER HUDSON VALLEY FAMILIES, WORKERS, LIVE VENUES & SMALL BUSINESSES, SENATOR OUTLINES LOWER HUDSON VALLEY WINS

American Rescue Plan Brought $1,400 Direct Payments To Thousands Of Hudson Valley Residents; Millions More Dollars Coming To Independent Live Venues And Restaurants, State & Local Aid, Rental Assistance, Pension Relief, And Historic Child Tax Credit Expansion Deal Is On Top Of $150+ Billion Schumer Already Delivered To NY Earlier In Pandemic Relief Legislation; Researchers Say Rescue Deal Will Also Cut Child Poverty In Half, Significantly Impacting Westchester's 19,000+ and Rockland's 20,00… Continue Reading


03.31.21

STANDING WITH SULLIVAN, ULSTER, AND ORANGE COUNTY OFFICIALS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN WILL BRING MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF TO HUDSON VALLEY STUDENTS, FAMILIES, & BUSINESSES TO BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE; WITH THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES WITHOUT BROADBAND IN ORANGE, ULSTER, & SULLIVAN, SCHUMER SECURES MILLIONS IN COVID RESCUE RELIEF TO GET HUDSON VALLEY FAMILIES ON THE MAP AND ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

Rural Communities In The Hudson Valley Have Been Left Behind During Pandemic Move To Online School, Work, And Events; American Rescue Plan Includes State & Local Aid That Can Be Used For Broadband Infrastructure In Sullivan, Ulster, & Orange Counties Senator Says American Rescue Plan Will Become Basis For Strong Recovery In Mid-Hudson Valley, Help Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange Counties Thrive With Millions For State & Local Aid, Rental Assistance, Pension Relief, Rest… Continue Reading

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