Press Releases

05.06.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, RE-UP SENATE PLAN TO SET FEDERAL LIMOUSINE-SAFETY REGULATIONS & CLOSE SAFETY LOOPHOLES TO GET DANGEROUS LIMOS OFF THE ROAD & SAVE LIVES

Schoharie's October 2018 Limo Accident Was Nation's Deadliest Accident In Years; Reports Revealed Gaping Loopholes In Federal Safety Regulations Senators Re-Introduce Three Pieces Of Bipartisan Legislation To Boost Safety Of Aftermarket Stretch Limousines On NY Roads For Passengers, Drivers, & Pedestrians Schumer, Gillibrand: Do Not Allow The Victims Of Schoharie’s Tragedy To Be Forgotten; Pass Meaningful Reforms Now WASHINGTON, D. C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schume… Continue Reading


05.05.21

AS NEW YORK PREPARES TO REOPEN FOR BUSINESS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY WORK WITH CANADIAN OFFICIALS AND DEVELOP CONCRETE PLAN TO REOPEN THE NORTHERN BORDER ASAP; SENATOR SAYS CLEAR GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING MUST BE ESTABLISHED AS THE NORTH COUNTRY’S ECONOMY DEPENDS ON SUMMER SEASON, CROSS-BORDER TRAFFIC

Nearly 14 Months Since The U.S. & Canada Restricted Non-Essential Travel Across The Northern Border, Continuous Extensions Of Restrictions With No End In Sight Have Trapped Individuals, Families, Businesses, And Communities In A Cycle Of Waiting Thousands Of American & Canadian Property Owners And Businesses Are At Risk Of Losing Another Summer Season; New York Communities That Share Deep, Long-Standing Social And Economic Ties With Canada Deserve To Know The End Is In Sight Schumer T… Continue Reading


05.05.21

WITH HUNDREDS OF ROCHESTER-AREA DAYCARES SHUTTERED BY COVID & RAPID INCREASE IN DEMAND FOR CHILDCARE AS NY OPENS BACK UP, SCHUMER REVEALS: MORE THAN $1.8 BILLION ON-THE-WAY TO NEW YORK TO HELP PROVIDERS MEET NEW NEEDS; NEW FUNDS WILL PROVIDE REAL HELP TO FINGER LAKE FAMILIES

Rochester-Finger Lakes Child Care Is CRITICAL To Full Re-Opening; Schumer Says Funds From American Rescue Plan Are Now On Way To Support & Even Expand Critical Child Care Services; In Monroe County Alone 102 Home or Center-based Childcare Centers Closed During Pandemic Finger Lakes' Child Care Sector Will See Sizable Portion Of More Than $1.8 Billion In Direct Child Care Relief Funds & Can Submit Soon To State to Access Funds; Funds Will Mean Finger Lakes Children, Families, Essential … Continue Reading


05.05.21

AS NEW YORK PREPARES TO REOPEN FOR BUSINESS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY WORK WITH CANADIAN OFFICIALS AND DEVELOP CONCRETE PLAN TO REOPEN THE NORTHERN BORDER ASAP; SENATOR SAYS CLEAR GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING MUST BE ESTABLISHED AS WESTERN NEW YORK RISKS LOSING OUT ON $900 MILLION IN CROSS-BORDER REVENUE ON THE HEELS OF SUMMER SEASON

Nearly 14 Months Since The U.S. & Canada Restricted Non-Essential Travel Across The Northern Border, Continuous Extensions Of Restrictions With No End In Sight Have Trapped Individuals, Families, Businesses, And Communities In A Cycle Of Waiting Thousands Of American & Canadian Property Owners And Businesses Are At Risk Of Losing Another Summer Season; New York Communities That Share Deep, Long-Standing Social And Economic Ties With Canada Deserve To Know The End Is In Sight Schumer T… Continue Reading


05.04.21

FOLLOWING LAST MONTH’S EVENT IN ROCKLAND COUNTY, SEN. SCHUMER & REP. JONES ANNOUNCE FEDS HEED THEIR CALL – SENDING SENIOR EPA OFFICIAL TO ROCKLAND COUNTY THIS WEDNESDAY FOR PUBLIC MEETING; JUST WEEKS AFTER THEIR PUSH, EPA WILL HEAR DIRECTLY FROM ROCKLAND RESIDENTS & COMMUNITY LEADERS ABOUT THE POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS IN THEIR DRINKING WATER

With Over 300,000 Rockland Residents Potentially Exposed To Elevated PFAS Levels In Their Drinking Water, Schumer & Jones Called For Feds To Step In And Assist State And Local Agencies - And Hear Directly From Impacted Communities EPA Heeds Schumer-Jones Call & Send Senior Official To Rockland For A Public Meeting At 7PM on Wednesday Following their in-person calls in Rockland County last month, and focused advocacy for over 300,000 Rockland residents, U.S. Senator Charl… Continue Reading


05.03.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: ‘POUR’ FED DECISIONS PUT ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION, GRAPE AND WINE INDUSTRIES, & LOCAL ECONOMY OVER A BARREL IF NOT REVERSED; AS INVASIVE SPECIES LIKE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY THREATEN YATES’S VINEYARDS, SCHUMER PUSHES FEDS TO RESTART DATA COLLECTION OF ANNUAL GRAPE PRODUCTION & RESUME VINEYARD AND ORCHARD ACREAGE SURVEY IN NEW YORK

Upstate NY Wine Industry Bottles $6.65 Billion In Revenue Per Year - With Large Portion Coming From Finger Lakes American Viticultural Area (AVA) As State's Largest Wine-Producing Region - But Fed Decisions To Halt Important Data Collections Imperils Industry USDA Discontinued The Vineyard And Orchard Acreage Survey of NY in 2011, And Ceased Annual Grape Production Statistics Report For NY in 2018; Leaves NY Wine Industry 'Flying Blind' While California And Washington’s Continue Data Col… Continue Reading


05.03.21

WITH 20% OF CHILDREN IN CORNING LIVING IN POVERTY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO CUT CHILD POVERTY RATE IN HALF, INCLUDING MASSIVE CHILD TAX CREDIT EXPANSION SECURED IN THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN; OVER AN ESTIMATED $264 MILLION ENROUTE TO WORKING FAMILIES ACROSS SOUTHERN TIER

The American Rescue Plan's Child Tax Credit Expansion Provides Thousands of Dollars of Relief For Families Across Southern Tier for 2021 - More Than An Estimated $264 Million Directly Into The Pockets of ST Families, including Over $34M for Steuben County Families, Over $6M For Schuyler County Families, and Over $30M For Chemung County Families Refundable Tax Credit That Will Soon Be Available In Monthly Installments Is On Top Of Additional Round of $1,400 Economic Impact Checks Meant To Help W… Continue Reading


05.03.21

WITH COVID-19 GREATLY INCREASING DEMANDS FOR CHILD CARE, SCHUMER REVEALS: MORE THAN $1.8 BILLION ON-THE-WAY TO NEW YORK TO HELP PROVIDERS MEET NEW NEEDS; NEW FUNDS WILL PROVIDE REAL HELP TO CENTRAL NEW YORK FAMILIES

CNY Child Care Is CRITICAL To Full Re-Opening; Schumer Says Funds From American Rescue Plan Are Now On Way To Support & Even Expand Critical Child Care Services; Providers Will Submit Their Own Use Of Dollars To State To Access Stabilization Funds Central New York's Child Care Sector Will See Sizable Portion Of More Than $1.8 Billion In Direct Child Care Relief Funds; Funds Will Mean CNY Children, Families, Essential Workers & Early Educators Can Get Past Pandemic & That This Sector… Continue Reading


04.30.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON CALLS FOR FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE MOUNT VERNON POLICE DEPARTMENT

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer's office released the following statement regarding the City of Mount Vernon and the Westchester County District Attorney's calls for a federal investigation into the Mount Vernon Police Department: Schumer Spokeswoman Allison Biasotti said, "Senator Schumer strongly supports the City of Mount Vernon and the Westchester County District Attorney’s calls for a federal investigation and hopes that the Department of Justice does a thorough, top-to-bottom report… Continue Reading


04.28.21

AFTER SECURING OVER $105 MILLION FOR ROCHESTER’S REGIONAL TRANSIT SERVICE IN THE PAST YEAR, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES RTS WILL NOT ONLY KEEP ALL 900+ EMPLOYEES ON BOARD, BUT ALSO ADD 46 NEW POSITIONS; AFTER SURGE OF SCHUMER-SECURED FEDERAL MONEY, RTS WILL PROTECT EXISITING JOBS AND CREATE NEW ONES TO MAINTAIN SAFETY & FUNCTIONALITY OF PUBLIC TRANSIT

Schumer Delivered $45.4M For RTS In The American Rescue Plan, On Top Of $23.5M In December Stimulus Bill & $36M In The CARES Act Senator Says Safe, Timely, Operational Transit Is Critical To Rochester's Economy; RTS Was Critical To Delivering Meals And PPE To Residents During Pandemic Schumer: Federal Funding Has Kept Rochester Rolling After securing $45.4 million in the American Rescue Plan, $23.5 million in the December stimulus bill, and $36 million in the CARES Act for Rochester's Reg… Continue Reading


04.26.21

SCHUMER UNVEILS BIPARTISAN PLAN TO BOLSTER SYRACUSE’S TECH ECONOMY AND PRESERVE U.S. SCIENTIFIC LEADERSHIP; SCHUMER PUSHES +$160 BILLION PLAN TO CREATE NEW JOBS & JUMPSTART INNOVATION IN SYRACUSE, PUTTING CENTRAL NY ON THE FRONTLINES OF THE GLOBAL TECH BATTLE

Schumer's $160B Plan Would Dramatically Increase U.S. Investment In Manufacturing, Research & Development, and STEM Education & Workforce Training To Keep U.S. Competitive With China And Other Countries Three-Point Plan to Make Bold Investments In Semiconductor Manufacturing, Strategically Important R&D And Regional Tech Hubs Could Bolster CNY's Key Assets - White Pine Commerce Park, Syracuse University And The 'Syracuse Surge’ Initiative Schumer: CNY Can Help The U.S. Stay… Continue Reading


04.26.21

SCHUMER LAUNCHES EFFORT TO SECURE HISTORIC INVESTMENT IN DOMESTIC SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY AND PROTECTION OF AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS, AS GLOBALFOUNDRIES ANNOUNCES THEY ARE MOVING THEIR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS TO SARATOGA COUNTY

Schumer Says U.S. Must Maintain Its Global Leadership In Semiconductor Manufacturing, R&D, & Other Critical Tech Innovation; Investment Means More Chip Fabs & Jobs In The U.S.A. - At Sites Like GlobalFoundries - Cementing U.S. Leadership In Semiconductor Industry Schumer Says Super-Charged Federal Support Will Allow GlobalFoundries To Grow & Reduce Dangerous U.S. Reliance On Foreign-Made Semiconductors, Create Jobs, And Boost Local Economy Schumer: Historic Proposal Is A Win-W… Continue Reading


04.23.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER NEARLY $13 MILLION IN ECONOMIC RELIEF TO LOCAL NEW YORK AIRPORTS FOR OPERATIONAL AND CLEANING COSTS

Funding Will Help Keep Airports Clean and Combat the Spread of Pathogens; Provide Lifeline For Cash-Strapped Airports Drained By The COVID-19 Pandemic U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,901,648 in federal funding for seven airports across New York. Secured in the CARES Act championed by the senators, this funding was allocated through the Department of Transportation (DOT) and will serve as a lifeline to local airport… Continue Reading


04.20.21

SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND, REPRESENTATIVES TONKO AND KATKO, CALL ON BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO INVEST IN U.S. SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTION

Last Congress, Schumer And Gillibrand Led Bipartisan Semiconductor Investment Bills And Successfully Included Provisions In Last Year's NDAA Based Off Of The Bills Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko, And Katko Are Joining A Bicameral, Bipartisan Push To Fund The Provisions And Strengthen Federal Support For The Domestic Semiconductor Industry, Create Good-paying U.S.-based Jobs, Reinforce Critical Supply Chains, And Reduce American Dependence On Foreign Materials U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-N… Continue Reading


04.20.21

AFTER A YEAR OF UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGES, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER OVER $181 MILLION IN HOMELESSNESS ASSISTANCE FOR NY’S HOMELESS RESIDENTS

Senators Secure Over $181M in Homelessness Assistance in American Rescue Plan; Funding Will Be Used To Help Local Governments Assist Homeless Individuals & Families Senators Fought For Critical Homelessness Assistance In Final Deal; Said Any Plan To Get NY Out of COVID Ditch Must Address Pandemic-Induced Housing Crisis Schumer, Gillibrand: NYers Deserve To Be Healthy And Secure In Safe Housing Recognizing the impact on the COVID crisis on New York's homeless residents, U.S. Senate Majori… Continue Reading


04.19.21

SCHUMER STANDS ALONGSIDE REP. MENG & ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY LEADERS TO RALLY FOR PASSAGE OF COVID-19 HATE CRIMES ACT—ON FLOOR OF SENATE THIS WEEK; BILL WOULD GIVE DEPT. OF JUSTICE MORE TOOLS & LOCALS MORE HELP TO STEM THE TIDE OF INTOLERANCE, INVESTIGATE HATE CRIMES & BRING SOME RELIEF TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS NY

Schumer & NY'ers Rally In Koreatown To Pass Bill That Bolsters DOJ Efforts To Combat Rise In Violence Against Asian Americans; Senator Mazie Hirono Leads Bill In U.S. Senate, While NY's Own Rep. Grace Meng Leads In The House Anti-Asian Attacks Have Been On The Rise With NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force Investigating Threats & Violence; Schumer Says Locals Want To End This Madness & Feds Need More Tools To STOP The Rise  Schumer: It’s Time To Pass The COVID-19 Hate C… Continue Reading


04.19.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $750K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LAUNCH NY IN BUFFALO

Funding Will Support Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship To Build Regional Economic Resiliency Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding awarded to Launch New York, Inc. in Buffalo. This funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) Challenge and will support innovation-dr… Continue Reading


04.18.21

SCHUMER: NYCHA & ITS RESIDENTS FACE NOW-OR-NEVER MOMENT FOR CRITICALLY-NEEDED INVESTMENTS VIA AMERICAN JOBS PLAN; BUT PLAN’S CALL FOR $40 BILLION FOR THE WHOLE NATION IS JUST NOT ENOUGH; SENATOR FIGHTS TO DOUBLE PROPOSAL FOR PUBLIC HOUSING & NYCHA TO AT LEAST $80 BILLION

In Major Announcement & Standing With Broad Coalition Of Housing Advocates, Tenants & Electeds, Schumer Unveils Plan To Push For $80+ Billion Dollar Investment In Public Housing; NYCHA Would See Billions Of Long-Deferred & Badly-Needed Fed Funds NYCHA Repair Backlog ALONE Is Upwards Of $40B & Counting; Schumer Says No More Delay, No More Can-Kicking, No More Neglect; Action NOW Via Wide Plan To Invest In Infrastructure Schumer: Fund NYCHA Now! In a major announcement alongside… Continue Reading


04.16.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $700,000 IN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHERN TIER COMMUNITIES

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $679,236 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding for improvements to health and wellbeing services for New Yorkers living in the Southern Tier. The ARC is an economic development partnership agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focused on 420 counties across the Appalachian region.  "This Appalachian Regional Commission funding is great news for the Southern Tier… Continue Reading


04.16.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN ROSS FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES AND RESIDENT ASSOCIATIONS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK

Resident Opportunities & Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program Forges Path To Economic Independence For Public Housing Residents U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,165,663 in federal funding allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program. This funding will be used to hire service coordinators for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and R… Continue Reading

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