Press Releases

06.14.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO PUT AN END TO UNSOLICITED ROBOCALLS

Billions of Illegal Robocalls Target Older Americans and Put Consumers At Risk Annually; Consumers Lose Approximately $40 Billion a Year Through Telemarketing Fraud U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Senate colleagues in calling for legislation to enhance penalties for automated and illegal phone calls wreaking havoc on consumers nationwide. The Deter Obnoxious, Nefarious, and Outrageous Telephone (DO NOT) Call Act would increase penalties for indi… Continue Reading


06.11.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON SYRACUSE’S PLAN FOR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDING

Following his delivering millions for Syracuse as part of the American Rescue Plan he led to passage in the Senate, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on Syracuse's plan for those funds: Senator Schumer said, "As Majority Leader, I made funding state and local governments my top priority in the American Rescue Plan and fought so hard to ensure that places like Syracuse would get the resources needed to both defeat COVID and revive our local economies… Continue Reading


06.10.21

FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MULTI-MILLION $$ FIX TO CHARLES POINT BREAKWALL IN SODUS BAY NOW COMPLETE

Lake Ontario Floods Have Cost Millions Of Dollars Of Damage To Wayne County Homes, Businesses, & Beaches, Including Charles Point Bluff Putting Homes At Risk of Falling Into Lake Ontario Because Breakwall is Broken & Eroded Today After Securing $4.5 Million To Rebuild Charles Point Breakwall Better & Stronger Schumer Announces Construction of New Wall is Now Complete U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that following his push to secured $4.5 million last year for the U… Continue Reading


06.10.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TO LAUNCH SERVICE TO SYRACUSE; DAYS AFTER SENATOR PUSHED FOR SOUTHWEST CEO TO ADD ROUTES TO HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, SYRACUSE LANDS SOUTHWEST SERVICE

Schumer's Lands Southwest Airlines Service To Syracuse Airport After Decades-Long Fight; On Call With CEO, Senator Urged Southwest To Make Bold Investment At Syracuse Airport Following Securing Massive Investment In Airline Industry, Schumer Says Southwest Will Establish Presence At Hancock Intl Airport Starting Schumer: My Longtime Push To Bring Southwest To Syracuse Has Now Landed After urging Southwest to add service to Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) last week on a personal… Continue Reading


06.09.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF U.S. INNOVATION AND COMPETITION ACT; $250 BILLION BIPARTISAN BILL WILL BE BLUEPRINT TO MAKE NY GLOBAL TECH & SEMICONDUCTOR HUB; SCHUMER’S BILL INCLUDES $52B FOR U.S. SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY & $10B FOR REGIONAL TECH HUBS TO CREATE JOBS IN UPSTATE NY & PUT NY ON THE FRONTLINES OF THE GREATEST RACE OF THE CENTURY

Schumer's Bill, The U.S. Innovation And Competition Act, Would Make Largest R&D Investment In Generations & Secure Critical Federal Funding For Domestic Manufacturing Of Semiconductors And Other Critical Technology Senator Says Bill Includes Massive Investment To Boost U.S. Competitiveness And Supercharge Upstate CHIP Production And R&D, Making It Essential To Growing NY Companies & Easing U.S. Reliance On Foreign-Made Semiconductors, Alleviating National Security Risks Schum… Continue Reading


06.08.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF U.S. INNOVATION AND COMPETITION ACT

Following Senate passage of his bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, which includes his Endless Frontier Act and a $52 billion investment for domestic semiconductor manufacturing and R&D that he has fought for as a top priority since June of last year to help further build New York as a global hub for the semiconductor industry, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles issued the following statement: Senator Schumer said, "Today's Senate passage of the bipartisan U.S. Innovation and… Continue Reading


06.07.21

WITH NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION AMONG FINALIST LOCATIONS FOR NEW AF ACTIVE-DUTY SQUADRON, SCHUMER CALLS SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE NOMINEE F. KENDALL DIRECTLY TO REQUEST A VISIT AND IMMEDIATELY CHOOSE NFARS UPON CONFIRMATION

NFARS Is Revealed To Be A Finalist Contender For Recapitalization Of Air Force Reserve Command Air Refueling Mission; Among 6 Locations Being Considered Senator, In Direct Call To Air Force Secretary Nominee Last Month, Pushed For Official Visit And Final Selection; Touted Experienced 914th Air Refueling Wing Schumer: New KC-46A Refueling Tankers Would Bring New Jobs & Funding, Helping NFARS & Niagara County Take Off Following a direct phone call last month to Secretary of the Air F… Continue Reading


06.04.21

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL TO SOUTHWEST CEO, URGES SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TO LAUNCH SERVICE IN SYRACUSE; WITH HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AS THE ONLY MAJOR UPSTATE AIRPORT WITHOUT SOUTHWEST SERVICE, SCHUMER SAYS AIRPORT IS UNIQUELY POSITIONED AND READY FOR TAKE OFF

Schumer's Long-Haul Fight For More Affordable Flights To Upstate NY Began By Bringing Southwest To Albany, Rochester & Buffalo, And The Airline Has Never Looked Back; On Call With CEO, Senator Says The Time Is Right To Make A Bold Investment In Upstate Air Service Yet Again As Post-Pandemic Recovery Enters Full Swing, Southwest Has Chance To Once More Boost Profits And Benefit From Upstate's Takeoff By Establishing A Presence At Syracuse Hancock Intl Airport, The Only Major Upstate Airport… Continue Reading


06.03.21

IN A MEETING WITH IBM CEO ARVIND KRISHNA, SCHUMER REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO SECURING FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR DOMESTIC SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING AND R&D; SAYS HE’LL FIGHT TO SECURE FEDERAL INVESTMENT FOR PLANNED IBM-LED NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY CENTER THAT WOULD BRING 1,000+ JOBS TO CAPITAL REGION

In March, Schumer Announced Partnership Between IBM & Intel To Conduct Research & Development Of Next Gen Chips At IBM's Albany Research Center Schumer Continues To Lead Fight In Senate To Make An Historic Investment in Domestic Semiconductor Manufacturing And R&D; Says Fed Support Combined with IBM's Industry Leadership and Regional Innovation Ecosystem Could Land New National Semiconductor Technology Center, Along With 1,000+ New Jobs At Albany Research Facility  Schumer: F… Continue Reading


06.02.21

WITH THE FINISH LINE IN SIGHT, SCHUMER LEADS BIPARTISAN PLAN TO BOLSTER ROCHESTER FINGER LAKES’ TECH ECONOMY &PRESERVE U.S. INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY; SCHUMER PLAN INCLUDES $52 BILLION INVESTMENT IN DOMESTIC SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING AND R&D, PUTTING REGION ON THE FRONTLINES OF THE GLOBAL TECH RACE

Schumer's Plan Would Dramatically Increase U.S. Investment In Manufacturing, Research & Development, And Workforce Training To Keep U.S. Competitive With China And Other Countries Schumer's U.S. Innovation And Competition Act To Make Bold Investments In Semiconductor Manufacturing, Strategically Important R&D And Regional Tech Hubs That Could Bolster Rochester-Finger Lakes’ Key Assets Like STAMP, U Of R, RIT, & More; Recent Study Showed Rochester Ranked No 1 Of 102 Regions To … Continue Reading


06.02.21

WITH THE FINISH LINE IN SIGHT, SCHUMER LEADS BIPARTISAN PLAN TO BOLSTER WESTERN NEW YORK’S TECH ECONOMY & PRESERVE U.S. INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY; SCHUMER PLAN INCLUDES HISTORIC INVESTMENT IN TECHNOLOGY HUBS, DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING, AND R&D JOBS, PUTTING WNY ON THE FRONTLINES OF THE GLOBAL TECH RACE

Schumer's Plan Would Dramatically Increase U.S. Investment In Manufacturing, Research & Development, and Workforce Training To Keep U.S. Competitive With China And Other Countries Schumer's U.S. Innovation and Competition Act to Make Bold Investments In Semiconductor Manufacturing, Strategically Important R&D And Regional Tech Hubs That Could Bolster WNY’s Key Assets Like M&T Tech Hub, UB, Buffalo Manufacturing Works, And Countless Local Businesses Schumer: WNY Can Help The U… Continue Reading


06.01.21

IN FIRST VISIT AS MAJORITY LEADER, SCHUMER TO DISCUSS CHENANGO’S ECONOMIC FUTURE WITH LOCAL LEADERS; SENATOR OUTLINES IMPACT OF MASSIVE COVID RESCUE RELIEF TO COUNTY; SENATOR DELIVERS MILLIONS FOR CHENANGO’S FAMILIES, WORKERS, & SMALL BUSINESSES

Schumer To Make Annual Visit To Chenango To Hear Directly From Local Leaders About County Needs Senator Will Discuss Economic Challenges Facing County & Deliver Detailed News About The Millions Of Dollars For Chenango Included In The American Rescue Plan Schumer: Chenango County's Needs Are A Top Priority U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today made his annual trip to Chenango to meet with local leaders and discuss the economic future of the county. Specifically, Schumer… Continue Reading


06.01.21

VISITING CUTTING EDGE VIDEO GAME CREATOR, VELAN STUDIOS, SCHUMER CALLS FOR FEDERAL INVESTMENT TO RAMP UP GAME DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY IN CAPITAL REGION; VELAN, CREATOR OF INTERNATIONALLY POPULAR MARIO KART LIVE & KNOCKOUT CITY, WOULD CREATE 350 NEW JOBS BY LAUNCHING VIDEO GAME ACCELERATOR PROGRAM, TURBOCHARGING COMPANY & GROWING THE CAPITAL REGION’S FOOTPRINT AS A LEADING TECH HUB

Troy's Video Game Development Industry Growth Has Boosted Local Economy, Bringing Cutting-Edge Technology & Name Recognition To Historic City Senator Pushes for Federal Support To Boost Capital Region's Burgeoning Video Game Industry & Establish Region As Global Hub For Games Schumer: Federal Funding Is Vital To Help Capital Region Game Development Level Up & Make Troy A 'Knockout City’ U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer visited Troy’s Velan Studios, best … Continue Reading


06.01.21

WITH +250% INCREASE IN MADISON COUNTY’S MENTAL HEALTH CRISES LAST YEAR, SCHUMER REVEALS: NEARLY $5B FROM AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ON-THE-WAY TO HELP COMBAT SILENT TOLL OF THE PANDEMIC; AS MENTAL HEALTH CRISES RISE THROUGHOUT REGION, SCHUMER PUSHES TO GET FUNDING DIRECTLY TO CNY PROVIDERS ASAP AS PART OF REGION’S RECOVERY FROM COVID-19

Schumer Says COVID-19 Brought Not Just Global Health and Economic Pandemic, But A Mental Health Crisis As Well; With Anxiety, Depression, & Overdose Rates Surging, Schumer Secures Nearly $5B For Mental Health Services Now, Schumer Calls On Feds & NYS To Get Money Out The Door ASAP and Give Central New York Providers - Like Madison County's Mental Health Task Force -The Immediate Help They Need To Meet Surging Demand Schumer: It's Time To Address The Silent Side Effect Of COVID­&s… Continue Reading


05.27.21

SCHUMER, IN MEETING WITH MICRON’S TOP LEADERSHIP, MAKES PUSH TO BUILD NEW MICRON MEMORY FAB IN UPSTATE NY; WITH POTENTIAL TO CREATE THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS, SENATOR SAYS HISTORIC FEDERAL SEMICONDUCTOR FAB INCENTIVE LEGISLATION WILL BE CATALYST TO BRING COMPANY TO NY

As Federal Incentives Are Being Considered, U.S.-Based Micron Technology, Inc. Is Exploring Future Option To Expand Its Footprint, Including Locations In Upstate New York Schumer Has Proposed $52 Billion To Implement Federal Semiconductor Manufacturing And R&D Incentives That The Senate Is Considering This Week; Pushes To Land Micron Facility & Cementing NY Leadership In Domestic Semiconductor Industry Schumer To Micron: Come To Upstate NY, Future Semiconductor Epicenter! After fili… Continue Reading


05.26.21

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER CALL ON USDA TO DELIVER ADDITIONAL RELIEF TO NEW YORK DAIRY FARMERS TO SUPPORT RECOVERY FROM ECONOMIC CRISIS

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Dairy, and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer are calling on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide additional relief to New York dairy farmers who have taken a financial hit during the COVID-19 crisis. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) was created last year to provide direct relief to farmers and help keep them afloat as agricultural markets, supply chains, a… Continue Reading


05.26.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, REED ANNOUNCE OMB GREENLIGHTS LONG-SOUGHT PILOT RECORD DATABASE AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE OF ACTIVISM BY FLIGHT 3407 FAMILIES; DATABASE, AFTER BEING DELAYED FOR YEARS, WILL HELP ENSURE EXPERIENCED, CAPABLE, AND QUALIFIED PILOTS ACROSS THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

Senators, Congressmen Fought Alongside 3407 Families Since Colgan Air Flight 3407 Disaster in February 2009 To Enact Safeguards And Prevent Future Tragedies New Database Would Enable Airlines To Access Pilot Training History Before Hiring, Ensuring More Qualified and Capable Pilots Federal Reps: Ceaseless Advocacy By 3407 Families Will Make For Safer Skies U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins, and U.S. Congressman Tom Ree… Continue Reading


05.21.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON SAMSUNG’S PLANS TO BUILD A CHIP FAB IN THE U.S.

Following his previous push, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement regarding Samsung's announcement today confirming plans to build a new chip manufacturing plant in the United States: Senator Schumer said, "As I've said before, there’s no better home for Samsung’s $17 billion U.S. semiconductor fab announced today than Western New York’s STAMP campus. STAMP is a cut above the rest with its low-cost utilities on a redundant reliable power g… Continue Reading


05.21.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $21.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR UPSTATE NY AIRPORT

Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate, Reconstruct, Modify, And Build Airport Facilities & More Senators Say Funding Arrives Just In Time As New York Prepares To Reopen Next Week Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Upstate Economy Take Off U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $21,197,296 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to airports and counties across Upstate New Y… Continue Reading


05.20.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE REVISED FY ’21 FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

Community Development Block Grant Program Provides Lifeline For Cash-Strapped Communities Struggling To Afford Essential Services 1.5% Revised Allocation Amounts to Hundreds of Thousands in Additional Funding for 50 Recipients Across New York U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced an increase in Community Development Block (CDBG) program funding originally announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on… Continue Reading

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