Press Releases

November 2020
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
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: 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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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, 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
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $317 THOUSAND IN EPA FUNDING FOR THE SENECA NATION OF INDIAN’S CONTINUING ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS
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
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
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE NEW YORK METS’ DECISION TO KEEP THE RUMBLE PONIES IN BINGHAMTON
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
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
October 2020
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $300K IN ENERGY FUNDING FOR FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN RURAL NEW YORK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO IMPROVE ROAD AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AT HUDSON AVENUE GRADE CROSSING IN PEEKSKILL
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
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