Press Releases

11.24.20

ON LONG ISLAND & STANDING WITH STUDENTS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO IMMEDIATELY CANCEL UP TO $50,000 IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT PER STUDENT; WITH 2.4 MILLION NY’ERS OWING ALMOST $90 BILLION & AVG LI’ER OWING $35K, SENATOR LEADS CHARGE TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IN 2021 TO ATTACK STUDENT DEBT CRISIS BEING FELT ON LI

Nearly 2.4 Million New Yorkers Owe $89.5 Billion In Federal Student Loans, Many On LI; Senator Says President Biden Will Have Executive Authority To Cancel Student Loan Debt Canceling Student Loan Debt Will Relieve A Huge Burden On LI Young People and Families During COVID-19 & Beyond And Boost Economy Schumer: Plan Will Provide Substantial Forgiveness Of Student Loans On LI  Standing at Nassau Community College with students and local officials, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer pushed… Continue Reading


11.24.20

SCHUMER: WITH HUDSON VALLEY COVID CASES MORE THAN TRIPLING THIS MONTH, ORANGE COUNTY CANNOT RISK INADEQUATE FREE TESTING & A REPEAT OF DESPERATELY LOW STOCKS OF MASKS; SITUATION MUST BE ADDRESSED NOW BY FEDS TO AVOID MAJOR CONSEQUENCES FOR HUDSON VALLEY RESIDENTS & HEALTH CARE WORKERS; SENATOR PUSHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO DELIVER FED HELP FOR HUDSON VALLEY DOCS, NURSES, HOSPITALS, & PROVIDERS GET INFLUX OF TESTING, MASKS, & OTHER PPE

Schumer Says, As Region's Cases Rise, We Must Learn From The First Months Of The Pandemic When Testing & PPE Were Scarce, & Ensure Hudson Valley's Residents & Frontline Health Care Workers Have Sufficient Access To Free Rapid Testing, N-95 Masks, And Other PPE Using All Possible Federal Resources, Schumer’s Plan 1) Utilize $9 Billion In Federal Testing Dollars HHS Is Holding Onto, & 2) Would Provide $11 Billion To Produce and Expand Manufacturing Capacity for Critical PPE… Continue Reading


11.23.20

SCHUMER: AS THE PANDEMIC RAGES ON, CAPITAL REGION’S 57,000 SMALL BUSINESSES NEED A LIFELIFE NOW MORE THAN EVER; STANDING WITH THE CEO OF FIELD GOODS, SENATOR COMPLETES 22ND ANNUAL 62-COUNTY TOUR OF NEW YORK BY PUSHING FOR COVID RELIEF PACKAGE TO EXTEND “PPP” PROGRAM TO GIVE LOCAL SMALL BIZ OWNERS A SECOND PPP FORGIVABLE LOAN & CONTINUED ASSISTANCE

With A New COVID Wave Emerging In New York, Small Business Owners Need Additional PPP Assistance To Make It Through The Winter Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Economic Relief To Capital Region's Small Businesses, Extending PPP Into Next Year & Offering New Second Round of Forgivable Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses Schumer: PPP Extension & Expansion Is The Lifeboat Upstate Small Biz Needs And Must Be Part Of Any Comprehensive COVID Relief Package To Recover & … Continue Reading


11.23.20

IN THE MIDST OF A GLOBAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC PANDEMIC THAT PLAGUED OUR NATION AND HIT NEW YORK STATE ESPECIALLY HARD, FOR THE 22ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR, SCHUMER SAFELY COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES; CALLING THIS TOUR THE MOST IMPORTANT AND MEANINGFUL HE’S EVER DONE, SCHUMER FINISHES ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE IN GREENE COUNTY, WITH 86 TOTAL VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND

During Schumer's 1998 Senate Election, He Vowed To Visit Every Single New York County Each Year-At The Close Of 22 Years, Even As A Pandemic Rocks Our Nation, The Tradition Continues As Senate Democratic Leader And During A Pandemic, Schumer Has Always Staunchly Believed That Visiting Every Single NY County Is Imperative To His Daily Work In U.S. Capitol, This Year - As New York Faced Unimaginable Hardships - It was More Important Than Ever Before; Vows To Continue This Tradition In 2021  … Continue Reading


11.23.20

SCHUMER: AS A SECOND COVID WAVE HITS NEW YORK, STATE CANNOT RISK INADEQUATE FREE TESTING AND A REPEAT OF DESPERATELY LOW STOCKS OF MASKS ACROSS NY; SITUATION MUST BE ADDRESSED NOW TO AVOID MAJOR CONSEQUENCES FOR NORTH COUNTRY RESIDENTS & HEALTH CARE WORKERS; STANDING WITH LEWIS COUNTY OFFICIALS, SCHUMER PUSHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO HELP NEW YORKERS, DOCS, NURSES, HOSPITALS, AND PROVIDERS GET INFLUX OF TESTING, MASKS, & OTHER PPE

Schumer Says We Must Learn From The First Months Of The Pandemic Where Testing & PPE Were Scarce, & Ensure North Country's Residents & Frontline Health Care Workers Have Sufficient Access To Free Rapid Testing, N-95 Masks, And Other PPE Using All Possible Federal Resources, Schumer's Plan 1) Utilize $9 Billion In Federal Testing Dollars HHS Is Holding Onto, & 2) Would Provide $11 Billion To Produce and Expand Manufacturing Capacity for Critical PPE & Get Desperately Needed … Continue Reading


11.19.20

SCHUMER: AS A SECOND COVID WAVE HITS NEW YORK, DESPERATELY LOW STOCKS OF MASKS ACROSS NY CAUSE MASSIVE CONCERNS FOR MOHAWK VALLEY HEALTH CARE WORKERS; STANDING AT LOCAL MASK PRODUCER, ENVIRONMENTAL COMPOSITES IN FRANKFORT, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES EXPANSIVE PLAN TO HELP DOCS, NURSES, HOSPITALS, AND PROVIDERS GET INFLUX OF MASKS & LOCAL SMALL BIZ $$$ TO RAMP UP PPE PRODUCTION TO AVOID MASK SHORTAGES

Using All Possible Federal Resources, Schumer's Plan Would Provide $11 Billion To Produce Critical PPE & Get Desperately Needed Masks To Mohawk Valley Schumer Says We Must Learn From In The First Months Of The Pandemic Where PPE Was Scarce, & Ensure Mohawk Valley's Frontline Health Care Workers Have Sufficient Access To N-95 Masks And Other PPE Schumer: As Mohawk Valley Frontline Workers Face Second Round Of PPE Battle, Feds Need To Give Them Their Armor A consistent champion for fr… Continue Reading


11.19.20

IN THE MIDST OF COVID’S SECOND WAVE HITTING NY & WITH OVER $58 MILLION AT STAKE IN CAPITAL REGION, SCHUMER SOUNDS THE ALARM & CALLS TO IMMEDIATELY REVERSE DEVASTATING CUTS FOR NATHAN LITTAUER HOSPITAL; AS FULTON COUNTY’S SOLE HOSPITAL, NATHAN LITTAUER STANDS TO LOSE OVER $4 MILLION, RISKING ACCESS TO DOCTORS & LIFE-SAVING SERVICES FOR THOUSANDS OF FULTON RESIDENTS; SENATOR CALLS ON CONGRESS TO KILL THE CUTS ASAP

Vital Federal Program Is Scheduled To Be Slashed By Billions of Dollars At The End Of This Month, Despite Massive Costs And Burdens Of COVID-19, Leaving Rural Hospitals & Communities Scrambling Schumer Has Fought Off These Hospital Cuts Before, But They Are Back and Set to Take Effect in Less than a Month Unless Congress Acts With Nathan Littauer Hospital Set To Lose ~$4.6M, Schumer Urges Congress To Immediately Halt Cuts & Allow Hospital To Recover From Pandemic; Health Crisis Has Le… Continue Reading


11.19.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH COVID CASES ON THE RISE ACROSS NEW YORK AND ORLEANS’ 7-DAY AVERAGE QUADRUPLING SINCE NOV 1ST, ORLEANS COUNTY STILL HAS ZERO FREE COVID TESTING SITES; COUNTY OFFICIALS ESTIMATE THOUSANDS MORE TESTS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED, ASAP; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS RELEASE THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THEY ARE SITTING ON, NEEDED NOW FOR EXTENSIVE TESTING & TRACING REGIMES IN ORLEANS

Orleans County Currently Has No Free Testing Sites, Often Forcing Residents To Travel To Rochester Or Buffalo; Schumer Warns Of Repeating Mistakes From First COVID Wave, ESP With Students In School Admin Is Sitting On As Much As $9 Billion In Testing, Tracing Funds & They'll Have To Agree To Continued Testing Regime As COVID Forces Reversal Back To Remote Learning In Some Orleans Schools Schumer To HHS: Orleans County Vulnerable To Potential Second COVID Wave; Release Funding For Free Te… Continue Reading


11.19.20

AFTER PERSONAL INTERVENTION WITH MLB AND WASHINGTON NATIONALS, SCHUMER SECURES COMMITMENT THAT NATIONALS WILL BE CHOOSING ROCHESTER RED WINGS AS NEW MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATE TEAM, ENSURING HIGH-LEVEL BALL STAYS IN ROCHESTER

Last Tuesday, The Minnesota Twins Ended Their Nearly Two-Decades-Long Affiliation With The Rochester Red Wings; Nats Pick Up The Beloved Team, Becoming Only The Fourth Red Wings' Parent Team In Its Nearly Century-Long History Schumer, In A Direct Call To MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred Last Week, Urged Swift Decision On New Affiliation Schumer: Nats Slide Into Home In Rochester An avid fan of baseball and supporter of Minor League teams in New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced t… Continue Reading


11.18.20

SCHUMER, MALONEY ANNOUNCE NATIONAL PURPLE HEART HONOR MISSION COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT PASSES SENATE; WHEN SIGNED INTO LAW, ALL PROCEEDS WILL HELP ORANGE COUNTY-BASED NATIONAL PURPLE HONOR MISSION TO EXPAND ITS NATIONAL RECOGNITION PROGRAMS, INCLUDING CREATION OF A NEW MOBILE TRIBUTE & EDUCATION CENTER

Schumer Introduced Historic Bipartisan Legislation Last Year To Create Commemorative Coins To Pay Respect To Heroes Awarded Purple Hearts & Benefit National Purple Heart Honor Mission Schumer, Maloney: Bravery & Valor Of Purple Heart Recipients Will Be Memorialized And Honored In The Hudson Valley And Across America U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney today announced that The National Purple Heart Honor Mission Commemorative Coin Act has passed th… Continue Reading


11.17.20

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL TO PLUG POWER’S CEO, PUSHES TO MAKE NEW YORK FUTURE HOME TO FUEL CELL MANUFACTURER’S NEW ‘GIGAFACTORY’ AND HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS; NEW PLANT WOULD PRODUCE HYDROGEN FUEL CELL COMPONENTS & COULD BRING 300 GREEN-ECONOMY JOBS TO UPSTATE NY

Plug Power To Soon Announce Location Of New Factory; Company Is Considering Potential Sites Across The US, Including In Upstate New York Senator Says Plug Power Is a Great New York Biz and with ~400 workers now in Albany & Rochester, Schumer Pledges To Support Company's Further Expansion In New York with New Gigafactory Schumer: Picking NY Would Be A Win-Win-Win, Sparking Growth In The Local Economy, Creating New Green-Energy Jobs, Creating New Green Energy Jobs, And Jolting Plug Power's F… Continue Reading


11.12.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $317 THOUSAND IN EPA FUNDING FOR THE SENECA NATION OF INDIAN’S CONTINUING ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

Federal Funding Gives Seneca Nation Ability To Address Environmental Priorities And Concerns Senators Say Funding Helps Protect And Improve Water Quality, Redevelop Brownfields Sites, Support GAP Program, & Remediate Waste Schumer, Gillibrand: EPA Funding Improves Quality Of Life For Seneca Nation U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $317,577 in federal funding allocated for the Seneca Nation of Indians by the Environmental Protection Agen… Continue Reading


11.12.20

WITH FUTURE OF RED WINGS AFFILIATION UP IN THE AIR, SCHUMER MAKES PERSONAL CALL TO MLB COMMISSIONER MANFRED, URGES MLB TO KEEP HIGH-LEVEL BALL IN ROCHESTER & ENSURE A NEW TOP NOTCH MAJOR LEAGUE AFFILIATION IMMEDIATELY

On Tuesday, The Minnesota Twins Ended Their Nearly Two-Decades-Long Affiliation With The Rochester Red Wings Senator Says Red Wing's Legions of Loyal Fans Deserve, Swift Decision On New Affiliation Schumer: Time For a New Top-Notch Major League Franchise to Slide Into Home In Rochester A longtime fan of baseball and supporter of baseball teams across New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday, on a personal call to Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner, Rob Manfred, urged MLB to… Continue Reading


11.11.20

SENATOR STEPS UP TO THE PLATE & HITS A HOME RUN FOR BINGHAMTON RUMBLE PONIES; FOLLOWING HIS RELENTLESS ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF THE BELOVED SOUTHERN TIER TEAM, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, NOT ONLY ARE THE METS KEEPING THE RUMBLE PONIES IN BING, BUT THE TEAM WILL ALSO REMAIN CLASS AA

Yesterday, Following Schumer's Push, New York Mets Revealed Their Intention To Keep Their Affiliated Minor League Franchise In Binghamton, Capping Off A Year-Long Push By Schumer To Preserve Baseball In The Southern Tier Schumer Fought Tooth & Nail To Keep The Rumble Ponies In Binghamton And Secure Their Double-A Classification, Including Meeting With And Bringing MLB & Mets Top Brass To NYSEG Stadium Schumer: It's A Great Day To Play Ball In Binghamton! After yesterday’s an… Continue Reading


11.11.20

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE NEW YORK METS’ DECISION TO KEEP THE RUMBLE PONIES IN BINGHAMTON

Following his relentless advocacy and a visit directly to NYSEG Stadium this year, Schumer released the following statement regarding the New York Met's intention to keep their affiliated minor league franchise in Binghamton, NY: Senator Schumer said, "After over a year of advocating to preserve the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, and working directly with the Mets and Major League Baseball (MLB) to ensure that MLB affiliated minor league baseball continues to be played in the Southern Tier, today is… Continue Reading


11.06.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: 30 DAYS IS INSUFFICIENT FOR PUBLIC TO REVIEW NEW EPA RULE FOR DISCHARGES FROM COMMERCIAL VESSELS THAT WILL IMPACT THE GREAT LAKES FOR GENERATIONS; SENATORS URGE FEDS TO EXTEND WRITTEN COMMENT PERIOD & HOLD VIRTUAL HEARINGS TO ALLOW NY RESIDENTS SUFFICIENT TIME TO VOICE CONCERNS ABOUT PROPOSED FEDERAL BALLAST WATER RULE

EPA's Newly Unveiled Vessel Incidental Discharge Rule Would Establish National Standards Of Performance For Incidental Discharges From Commercial Vessels Senators Say Proposed Rule Must Be Thoroughly Vetted By Public & Experts, Given Its Potential Impact On The Great Lakes, The Environment, And The Lives Of Millions Of New Yorkers Schumer, Gillibrand To EPA: Proposed Ballast Water Rule Needs Time For "Pier" Review To Ensure Maximum Benefit To Great Lakes U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer … Continue Reading


11.05.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $544 THOUSAND IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SENECA TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC TO GET HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND TO THE CATTARAUGUS RESERVATION OF THE SENECA NATION

USDA Funding Will Connect 928 People, Local Farms And A Business In Cattaraugus, Erie And Chautauqua Counties To High-Speed Internet Senators Fought For Additional $100M In CARES Act To Fund Grants To Provide Broadband Access For Rural Communities Schumer, Gillibrand: USDA Funding Will Help Close The Gaping Digital Divide For Seneca Nation U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $544,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rur… Continue Reading


10.30.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $300K IN ENERGY FUNDING FOR FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN RURAL NEW YORK

New Efficient Solar Panel System Provides Clean Energy   U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today announced $302,376 in funding to help rural small businesses and agricultural producers invest in energy efficient and renewable energy systems. The funding was administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Energy f… Continue Reading


10.28.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO IMPROVE ROAD AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AT HUDSON AVENUE GRADE CROSSING IN PEEKSKILL

Hudson Avenue Grade Crossing Is One Of Busiest Along Metro-North's Routes DOT Funding Will Provide Improved Grade Crossing Warning Devices And Addition Of Pedestrian Accessible Walkways And Gates, Improving Crossing Safety Senators: Federal Funding Will Help Hudson Valley Safely Cross The Rails U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,000,000 for Peekskill, New York from the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FR… Continue Reading


10.28.20

AS HOSPITALS FACE REDUCED SERVICES & POTENTIAL CLOSURES, SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY SECURES CHANGE TO PROVIDER RELIEF FUND HE HELPED TO ESTABLISH, ENSURING FUNDING CAN BE USED TO SHORE UP CRIPPLING LOST REVENUES; FEDS HEED SCHUMER’S CALL TO ISSUE NEW GUIDANCE, ALLOWING $$$ TO GO TOWARDS PROTECTING HOSPITALS & THOUSANDS OF NY PATIENTS

Schumer Led Negotiations For $175B In Relief Funds For Providers To Prepare For And Recover From Pandemic; NY Has Received $10.7B So Far, With More Expected Senator Says Reversal By HHS At His Urging Now Takes Into Account Extenuating Circumstances For Calculating Lost Revenue; Allows NY Providers To Retain Funds To Keep Their Doors Open And Continue Serving Their Communities Schumer: NY Hospitals Are Heroes In The Fight Against COVID; They Deserve The Funding To Keep Their Doors Open After… Continue Reading

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