Press Releases

12.07.21

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL WITH CEO OF TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR, URGES TOWER TO MAKE UPSTATE NEW YORK FUTURE HOME OF NEW MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR U.S. CHIP MANUFACTURING FAB & BRING A THOUSAND JOBS TO UPSTATE NY; SENATOR SAYS HISTORIC FEDERAL SEMICONDUCTOR FAB-INCENTIVE LEGISLATION WILL BE CATALYST TO INCENTIVIZE COMPANIES LIKE TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR TO INVEST IN NY

Israel-Based Tower Semiconductor Is Considering Several Locations To Be The Site Of Their New U.S. Semiconductor Fab, Including New York; Schumer Says NYS Sites Like STAMP In WNY, White Pine In CNY, Luther Forest In The Capital Region and Marcy Nanocenter In The Mohawk Valley Are Prime For Investment Schumer Has Proposed Billions To Implement Federal Semiconductor Manufacturing And R&D Incentives So Microchips Can Be Made in the USA; Pushes To Land Tower Semiconductor Fab & Cementing NY… Continue Reading


12.06.21

SCHUMER: STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT ‘PAUSE’ EXPIRES IN JUST 57 DAYS—BUT CITING PANDEMIC & NEW DATA ON BORROWERS, SENATOR PUSHES BIDEN ADMIN TO EXTEND THE PAUSE; NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR FEDS TO RESTART INTEREST & PAYMENTS

Before Heading To DC, Schumer Reveals New Survey Data Showing That-Because Of Pandemic-89% Of Borrowers Are Not Financially Secure Enough To Begin Making Payments On Feb 1st; Omicron Casts More Uncertainty Senator Says He'll Make The Push This o Extend Loan Repayment Freeze For More Than 45 Million Borrowers Who Would Owe Avg Of $393 More A Month Come February; $91.6B In Debt & 2,404,100 Borrowers In NYS   Schumer: Burden Of Student Loan Payment Is Still Too Much For Too Many Ri… Continue Reading


12.05.21

SCHUMER: A KEY TO CONTROLLING OMICRON IS THE AT-HOME TEST; SENATOR URGES SURGE OF AT-HOME TESTS TO NEW YORK COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS & MOBILE SITES SO PEOPLE CAN JUST PICK ONE UP– AND THEY SHOULD BE FREE FOR EVERYONE

With Omicron Now On-The-Move Across U.S., Schumer Says Expanding Access To At-Home Tests ASAP Is Critical Key To Keeping Variant Under Control Senator Wants A Surge Of FREE At-Home Tests For NY; Says COVID Relief Bills He's ALREADY Passed Can Foot This Cost Schumer: Omicron Shouldn't Mean Panic, It Should Mean Planning With COVID’s Omicron variant spreading, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said the key to controlling it centers around the at-home tests now for sale across the country. Sc… Continue Reading


12.02.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ANNOUNCE ORANGE COUNTY TO RECEIVE CRITICAL FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE FOR DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE IDA

On September 1st, Remnants Of Hurricane Ida Caused Severe Flooding In NYC, Long Island, and Hudson Valley Regions, Damaging Homes With Record-Breaking Rainfall Orange County Home Owners and Renters Who Had Damage or Losses From Ida Now Eligible for Housing Assistance, Crisis Counseling, Unemployment Assistance, Home Repairs, Legal Services Families and Businesses, Including Those Without Flood Insurance, Now Able To Apply For FEMA Aide After securing a disaster declaration for comm… Continue Reading


12.01.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY & ONEIDA COUNTY’S COVID RESPONSE

Local Governments And Higher Education Institutions Heroically Responded To COVID Outbreak, Ripping Holes In Their Budgets To Obtain PPE, Cleaning/Disinfecting Facilities, Testing, Tracing, And More Senators Say FEMA Funding - At A 100% Federal Cost Share - Will Reimburse Syracuse University & Oneida County For Costs Related to Pandemic Response Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Funding Will Help Keep Up The Fight Against COVID-19 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senato… Continue Reading


12.01.21

SCHUMER TO AMTRAK CEO: USE NEW INFRASTRUCTURE $$$ TO REBUILD THE CAPITAL REGION’S LIVINGSTON AVENUE BRIDGE ASAP; SCHUMER CALLS ON AMTRAK TO PRIORITIZE LIVINGSTON AVENUE BRIDGE REPAIRS; SAYS 120 YEAR OLD BRIDGE IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF ATTENTION & FAILURE TO ACT COULD HAVE SERIOUS SAFETY AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS

Schumer Says Bridge Connecting Albany And Rensselaer Poses Safety and Economic Concerns; Bridge Failure Would Effectively Cease Passenger Rail Travel North and West of Rensselaer And Halt Hudson River Travel, Devastating The Regional And State Economy  Amtrak's Slated To Receive $22 Billion From The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Including $16 Billion For Its National Network That Can Be Used For Projects In The Empire Corridor  Schumer To Amtrak: Livingston Ave Bridge Is A Lynchpi… Continue Reading


11.30.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS ACT CONTAINS AN INFUSION OF NEW FUNDING FOR THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION, A HUGE BOON FOR NY’S SOUTHERN TIER; ARC WILL RECEIVE $1 BILLION WHICH WILL SUPPORT ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, CREATE JOBS, AND GROW THE UPSTATE NY ECONOMY

Senator Says Support For ARC Is More Important Than Ever To Assist Underserved Communities In Upstate New York Rebuild And Recover From The COVID Economic Crisis Under Schumer-Negotiated Deal, ARC Receives An Increase In Its Annual Funding Compared To Previous Years, Including Dedicated Investment For High-Speed Internet Deployment Schumer: Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Will Directly Support Families, Communities, And Job Opportunities In The Southern Tier and Upstate New… Continue Reading


11.30.21

FOLLOWING THEIR CONTINUED ADVOCACY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL CREATES FIRST-EVER PROGRAM TO REVITALIZE UPSTATE NY COMMUNITIES DIVIDED BY HIGHWAYS; SENATORS SAY $1 BILLION FOR RECONNECTING COMMUNITIES KEY FIRST STEP IN ADDRESSING HISTORIC INEQUITIES & INCREASING INVESTMENT IN DISADVANTAGED AREAS

Historically, Many Highways Have Been Built Through Economically Disadvantaged Areas, Displacing Residents & Isolating Communities; Projects Like I-81 Redevelopment In Syracuse, Inner Loop In Rochester, Rts 33 and 198 In Buffalo, I-787 In Albany, LINC In New Rochelle, Could Receive Support Under Senators' Plan Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Begin To Address The Legacy Of Systemic Racism In Highway Construction Fracturing Many Communities Of Color And Low-Income Communities Schumer, Gi… Continue Reading


11.24.21

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $300,000 In Federal Funding For Local Arts Organizations

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $300,000 in federal funding for local arts agencies in Westchester and St. Lawrence counties. The funding was allocated through the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan and will be used to help local arts venues recover from the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. ArtsWestchester and the St. Lawrence County Arts Council will each receive $150,000 for subgranting withi… Continue Reading


11.22.21

AFTER SCHUMER, BOWMAN SECURE HISTORIC NEARLY $12 MILLION INVESTMENT TO REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN NEW ROCHELLE & CONNECT COMMUNITIES DIVIDED BY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY, SCHUMER, BOWMAN CALL ON FEDS TO GET $$ OUT & SHOVELS IN GROUND ASAP

Memorial Highway & Unfinished I-95 Construction Bulldozed Central New Rochelle in 1958, Dividing Community, Ripping Jobs, Services From Lincoln Ave & Surrounding Neighborhoods Reps Say Funding Must Go Out ASAP, Turning Highway To Nowhere Into A Vibrant City Street; Project Will Bring Equity To City, Boost Accessibility, Jobs; Adding Bike Paths, Enhance Walkability, And Reconnect 25,000 Residents to Downtown New Rochelle   Schumer, Bowman To Feds: Get $$$ Out ASAP & Finally 'L… Continue Reading


11.19.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $1 BILLION HOOKED FOR GREAT LAKES RESTORATION INITIATIVE IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE; SENATOR SUCCESSFULLY LANDS UNPRECEDENTED & HISTORIC FUNDS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROGRAM TO SAFEGUARD ONE OF UPSTATE NEW YORK’S GREATEST NATURAL BEAUTIES, DRINKING WATER SOURCES & ECONOMIC DRIVERS

Schumer-Negotiated Bill Will Fund Cleanup Efforts For The Great Lakes And Connected Waterways, Support Thousands Of Jobs, & Bring Millions To Local Economy Funding Will Help Improve Water Quality By Reducing Pollutants, Restoring & Protecting Wildlife Habitats, Mitigating Climate Change Impacts & Helping Preserve Tourism, Recreation, & Fishing Industries Schumer: $1 Billion Investment Is A HUGE CATCH For Great Lakes' Economies A longtime advocate for preserving the natural bea… Continue Reading


11.18.21

FOLLOWING A LETTER AND DIRECT MEETING WITH CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CANADA WILL BEGIN PROCESS TO REMOVE BURDENSOME & COSTLY TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED NEW YORKERS

Senator Fought For Months To Reopen U.S.-Canadian Border, Which Recently Advanced; But The Overly Stringent Testing Policy Was Harming Economic Flow Between Nations Schumer Advocated Directly To PM Trudeau To Remove Expensive, Burdensome Testing Requirements For Vaccinated American Travelers Canada Will Remove The COVID-19 Testing Requirement For Canadians Who Spend Less Than 72 Hours In The U.S. And Begin Working On Easing The Burden For North Bound Americans  Schumer: Families, Shopp… Continue Reading


11.17.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS ACT CONTAINS A MASSIVE INCREASE IN FUNDING FOR THE NORTHER BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION, A HUGE BOON FOR UPSTATE; NBRC WILL RECEIVE $150 MILLION TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGHOUT NEW YORK

Senator Says Support For NBRC Programs Is More Important Than Ever To Assist Underserved Communities In Upstate New York And Broader Northern Border Region Rebuild And Recover From The COVID Economic Crisis Under Schumer Negotiated Deal NBRC Receives Over 3X Its Funding Compared To Previous Years; Meaning More Investment In Economic & Infrastructure Opportunities For Northern Border Counties In NY Schumer: Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Act Makes Historic Investments To Directly Supp… Continue Reading


11.17.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO REVERSE DECISION DENYING INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE TO STEUBEN COUNTY FOR THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY TROPICAL STORM FRED IN AUGUST; SENATORS SAY FLOODING COST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGES, IMPACTING HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS, AND THAT FEMA’S DENIAL IS SHORTSIGHTED

Earlier This Year The Senators Secured A Disaster Declaration Unlocking Millions Of $$ For Impacted Communities In The Southern Tier, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, And Finger Lakes; However, Individual Assistance Was Denied To Hard-Hit Steuben County Senators Say Individual Assistance Is Necessary In Steuben County, Which Suffered Significant Damage Senators To FEMA: Steuben County Residents Need Additional Aid To Recover From Fred U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. … Continue Reading


11.17.21

AFTER LIGHTING A FIRE UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE ITC HAS HEEDED HIS CALL TO PROTECT AMERICAN CANDLE MAKING BUSINESSES, LIKE SYRACUSE’S CATHEDRAL CANDLE, AND KEEP UNFAIRLY TRADED CANDLES FROM FLOODING THE U.S. MARKET

In 2015, China Increased Export Rebates & Attempted To Find New Ways To Dump Candles Into The U.S. Market; U.S. Protected Domestic Candle Industry Then, But Protections Were Due to Sunset This Year Schumer Fought To Ensure These Protections For Domestic Candle Makers Like Cathedral Candle Were Expedited And Didn't Melt Away; Protecting Jobs Like Those At Cathedral Candle Schumer: Cathedral Candle Can Continue To Burn Bright with A Level Playing Field For The U.S. Candle Industry After li… Continue Reading


11.15.21

FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER SECURES NEARLY $12 MILLION TO REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN NEW ROCHELLE; SENATOR SAYS ‘LINC’ PROJECT WILL TRANSFORM NEW ROCHELLE, BOOSTING JOBS, ECONOMY, AND REVITALIZING CITY

Memorial Highway & Unfinished I-95 Construction Bulldozed Central New Rochelle in 1958, Ripping Jobs, Services From Lincoln Ave & Surrounding Neighborhoods Schumer Announces Funding To Convert Underused, Overbuilt Highway To Nowhere Into A Vibrant City Street; Funds Will Add Bike Paths, Enhance Walkability, And Reconnect 25,000 Residents to Downtown New Rochelle Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program-Which Schumer Fought To Expand In The… Continue Reading


11.15.21

SCHUMER RECOMMENDS CAPITAL REGION NATIVE ANNE NARDACCI TO SERVE ON THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK FEDERAL COURT; IN NARDACCI, SENATOR PICKS PROMINENT ANTITRUST LAWYER KNOWN FOR TAKING ON CORPORATE WRONGDOING & FIGHTING FOR CONSUMER SAFETY

Schumer Confident Nardacci Will Bring Integrity, Excellence & Professionalism to Northern District Federal Bench Schumer Has Singlehandedly Increased Women On Northern District From 0% To 60%; Thanks To Her Legal Acumen & Profound Expertise, Nardacci is the 3rd Woman Schumer Has Nominated To The NDNY, Making It A Majority Female Bench   A Partner At Boies, Schiller, Flexner; Nardacci Is A Graduate Of Cornell Law School & Georgetown Unive… Continue Reading


11.12.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL WILL BRING VITAL FUNDING NEEDED TO ADDRESS ROCHESTER’S 25,000 LEAD PIPES & ACCELERATE LEAD PIPE REMOVAL 3X FASTER; STANDING IN FRONT OF A HIGH LEAD WATER HOME, SCHUMER REVEALS OVER $15 BILLION TO HELP ELIMINATE LEAD PIPES & ENSURE ROCHESTER CHILDREN & FAMILIES GET THE CLEAN DRINKING WATER THEY DESERVE

Without The Schumer-Negotiated Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, Rochester's Water Would NOT Be Lead Free Until At Least 2050; Rochester's Plan to Remove Massive Backlog of 25,000 lead pipes Costs $186M by 2030 And Needs Additional Funds With Hundreds More Rochester Children Being Diagnosed With Lead Poisoning Last Year, Senator Says Legislation Will Provide the Needed $$$ That Rochester Can Tap to Complete Pipe Removals & Eliminate Lead Service Pipes In Disadvantaged Communities That Need … Continue Reading


11.12.21

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY & SECURING VITAL WINS IN THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS DEAL, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PLUG POWER HAS HEEDED HIS CALL TO OPEN NEW $125 MILLION HYDROGEN FUEL CELL INNOVATION CENTER IN MONROE COUNTY; BRINGING 377 NEW GOOD PAYING JOBS TO THE REGION

Senator Says Plug Power Is a Great New York Success Story & Pledges Support For Company's Further Expansion, Secures Fed Funding From the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Deal And More Plug Power Is Sparking Growth In The Local Economy, Creating New Green-Energy Jobs, And Jolting Fuel Cell Manufacturing To New Heights Schumer: Infrastructure Deal Is The PLUG That Plug Power Needs To POWER Up, Grow, & Create Jobs U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that … Continue Reading


11.11.21

SCHUMER, CLARKE, OLORI SISTERHOOD: PREGNANT BLACK MOMS 3X MORE LIKELY TO DIE & OVER TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE COMPLICATED BIRTHS; SCHUMER, CLARKE & OLORI SISTERHOOD PUSH PASSAGE OF MOMNIBUS IN BUILD BACK BETTER ACT TO COMBAT NY’S MATERNAL HEALTH CRISIS, TO MAKE NY MOMS & FAMILIES SAFER

Schumer Pushes Two-Part Plan: 1) Pass The Black Maternal Health 'Momnibus' Act & 2) Expand Medicaid for Mothers, Including Yearlong Postpartum Coverage and Doula & Midwife Services  In 2020, NY Exceeded U.S. Maternal Morbidity & Mortality Rates; Momnibus Will Work To Combat Root Causes Of Maternal Health Crisis Schumer: New York's Black Moms Deserve Top Treatment - It’s Time To Deliver It To Them  Standing at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, U.S.… Continue Reading

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