Press Releases

March 2020
FOLLOWING UNANIMOUS PASSAGE OF STIMULUS, BRINGING +$115 BILLION TO NEW YORK IMMEDIATELY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NY COMMUNITIES WILL GET AN ADDITIONAL $2.4 BILLION IN CDBG FUNDING
WITH SENATE PASSAGE OF “CORONA 3” EMERGENCY LEGISLATION, SCHUMER DELIVERS $40 BILLION+ TO NEW YORK & ITS CITIZENS; SENATOR SAYS FINAL DEAL PUTS WORKERS & FAMILIES FIRST, WHILE SUPPORTING PUBLIC HEALTH EFFORTS & INSTITUTIONS VITAL TO COMBATING THE VIRUS
SCHUMER, HIGGINS REVEAL: CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION OFFICERS, INCLUDING THOSE WORKING IN WNY WORKING ON THE FRONTLINES OF CORONAVIRUS FIGHT, ARE NOT RECEIVING HAZARD PAY; REPS DEMAND DHS SECRETARY IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT PAYSCALE MEANT FOR OFFICIALS WORKING IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE URGE GENERAL MOTORS TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN PRODUCING VENTILATORS AT ROCHESTER PLANT; REPS SAY ROCHESTER WORKFORCE CAN AND SHOULD PLAY A ROLE IN CORONAVIRUS FIGHT
AFTER PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE ADMINISTRATION EARLIER THIS WEEK, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP APPROVED NEW YORK’S REQUEST FOR A MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION
SCHUMER CALLS ON DHS ACTING SECRETARY WOLF TO IMMEDIATELY CLARIFY ALL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO CANADA, ALLOW VITAL CROSS-BORDER MEDICAL PERSONNEL & OTHER INDUSTRIES TO HELP AID PANDEMIC RESPONSE
AFTER SCHUMER’S SUCCESSFUL PUSH TO INCLUDE NY-SPECIFIC MEASURES INTO FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND CORONAVIRUS BILL, SENATE PASSES FMAP LEGISLATION, UNLOCKING OVER $6 BILLION FOR NYS – THE MOST OF ANY STATE –AND MILLIONS FOR COUNTIES, TO SUPPORT NY’S FIGHT TO CONTAIN CORONAVIRUS SPREAD & COVER MOUNTING LOCAL COSTS
WITH 190+ CONFIRMED CASES, NY HAS BECOME NATION’S EPICENTER OF CORONAVIRUS, BUT NY-ERS’ ACCESS TO TESTING CONTINUES TO LAG; SCHUMER DEMANDS ADMIN DO FIVE THINGS RIGHT NOW TO EXPAND, SPEED & AUTOMATE TESTING IN NY; SUSTAINED FOOT-DRAGGING ON TESTING IS NO HELP TO CONTAINING SPREAD & HAS LEFT US ALL WITH MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS
SCHUMER URGES ARMY TO REPLACE FORT DRUM FIRE DEPARTMENT’S TWO-DECADE OLD EMERGENCY APPARATUS; SENATOR SAYS WITHOUT OPERATIONAL LADDER TRUCK AND SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF FIRE ENGINES, COURAGEOUS FORT DRUM FIRST RESPONDERS ARE SEVERELY HAMSTRUNG
ON THE HEELS OF +$1.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FROM APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FOR SOUTHERN TIER NETWORK IN CORNING, SCHUMER CALLS FOR EDA TO IMMEDIATELY AWARD A MATCHING $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL DOLLARS TO GET CRITICAL BROADBAND PROJECT STARTED ASAP
AS CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES TO SPREAD IN NEW YORK, SCHUMER PUSHES TO MAKE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE FULLY COVERED BY MEDICARE ASAP; UPSTATE SENIORS WHO WILL NEED VACCINE THE MOST SHOULD NOT HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN SHELLING OUT OR GOING WITHOUT
SCHUMER REVEALS: LONG ISLAND COUNTIES, LOCALITIES & HOSPITALS COULD SPEND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS TO TACKLE CORONAVIRUS; SENATOR UNVEILS FED PLAN TO GET THEM INJECTION OF FUNDING IN UPCOMING EMERGENCY DEAL
SCHUMER PUSHES TO MAKE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE FULLY COVERED BY MEDICARE; SENIORS WHO WILL NEED VACCINE THE MOST SHOULD NOT HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN SHELLING OUT OR GOING WITHOUT
February 2020
SCHUMER URGES USPS TO ADDRESS ITHACA LEADERS’ CONCERNS OVER DOWNTOWN POST OFFICE RELOCATION ASAP; KEEPING THE ITHACA POST OFFICE DOWNTOWN IS VITAL TO BUSINESS DISTRICT ECONOMY AND RESIDENT ACCESIBILITY
WITH UPSTATE NEW YORK STILL REELING FROM HALLOWEEN STORMS, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $9.2 MILLION DOT GRANT TO REPAIR UPSTATE NEW YORK ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
IN THE WAKE OF THE DEVASTATING FIRE IN CHINATOWN MUSEUM, SCHUMER URGES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES TO AWARD AN EMERGENCY GRANT TO THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA; EMERGENCY FUNDS WILL AID MUSEUM IN RECOVERY EFFORTS AFTER FIRE DAMAGED UP TO 85,000 ARTIFACTS
Schumer Offers Detailed Proposal For $8.5 Billion In Emergency Coronavirus Funding
WITH MAMARONECK & SHELDRAKE RIVER FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT PROJECT DELAYED YET AGAIN, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ENGEL CALL ON ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY OVERSEEING ARMY CORPS FOR AN IMMEDIATE EXPLANATION AND FULL REVIEW OF FLAWED EVALUATION PROCESS THAT LEFT WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS IN THE DARK & WITHOUT KEY FLOOD PROTECTION
SCHUMER REVEALS: TSA IS STILL USING ‘TIKTOK’ APP ON SOCIAL MEDIA; SENATOR SAYS RISKS TO AMERICAN & FED SECURITY VIA THE PLATFORM REMAIN; PENTAGON & DHS HAVE BANNED IT, TSA SHOULD TOO
IN FULL-COURT PUSH & STANDING WITH LONG ISLAND VIETNAM VETS, SCHUMER WILL DEMAND FEDS ONCE-AND-FOR-ALL APPROVE VA CARE & COMPENSATION FOR LOCAL VETS SUFFERING FROM AGENT-ORANGE LINKED SICKNESSES; SENATOR SAYS NY’S +240,000 VIETNAM VETS—MANY ON LI—FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY & SHOULDN’T HAVE TO FIGHT FOR AGENT ORANGE BENEFITS, TOOIN FULL-COURT PUSH & STANDING WITH LONG ISLAND VIETNAM VETS, SCHUMER WILL DEMAND FEDS ONCE-AND-FOR-ALL APPROVE VA CARE & COMPENSATION FOR LOCAL VETS SUFFERING FROM AGENT-ORAN
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