Press Releases

November 2022
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER YEARS OF FIGHTING TO PROTECT FEDERAL CRITICAL ACCESS STATUS FOR RURAL DELAWARE COUNTY HOSPITALS, FEDS HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY CHANGED RULES SO IMPACTED RURAL NY HOSPITALS CAN KEEP DESIGNATION TO RECEIVE OVER $35M IN REIMBURSEMENTS & MAINTAIN CRITICAL SERVICES IN UPSTATE’S MOST UNDERSERVED RURAL COMMUNITIES
WITH RESPIRATORY VIRUSES SKYROCKETING IN CENTRAL NY CHILDREN, NEARLY DOUBLE THE RSV CASES AT ONEIDA HEALTH HOSPITAL COMPARED TO LAST YEAR AND 1,000+ CASES AT SUNY UPSTATE SINCE START OF NOVEMBER, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO LAUNCH NATIONWIDE ACTION PLAN TO PROTECT NY CHILDREN, KEEP OUR HOSPITALS PREPARED, AND COMBAT RSV BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
FOLLOWING BUFFALO’S RECORD-BREAKING SNOWVEMBER, SLAMMING WNY WITH NEARLY 7 FEET OF SNOW AND LEAVING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY GET ALL HANDS ON DECK—AND BOOTS ON GROUND—TO WESTERN NY
SCHUMER SECURES OVER $7.6 MILLION TO CONSTRUCT BRAND NEW STATE OF THE ART SOUTHERN TIER REGIONAL TRANSIT HUB ON SENECA TERRITORY; SENATOR SAYS TRANSIT AND BUS STORAGE FACILITY WILL STREAMLINE TRANSPORTATION, INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY BETWEEN ALLEGANY AND CATTARAUGUS TERRITORIES, AND BOOST ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACROSS THE REGION
SCHUMER REVEALS: ISSUE OF ‘DOUBLE TAXING’ FOR SUFFOLK SEPTIC GRANTS SEES SUCCESS WITH USDA AGREEING LI’ERS SHOULD NOT GET A TAX BILL; SENATOR ANNOUNCES PUSH TO GET IRS TO DO SAME; LI HOMEOWNERS WHO HELP REDUCE NITROGEN POLLUTION SHOULD NOT BE TAXED, THEY SHOULD BE THANKED
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF UPSTATE NEW YORK’S VERY OWN NATALIE MERCHANT, SINGER-SONGWRITER, TO THE AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES
AS SCHUMER’S FIRST MAJOR ACT AS MAJORITY LEADER, HE SECURED FIX SO UNION MEMBERS, WHO WORKED THEIR WHOLE LIVES BUT RISKED LOSING PAYMENTS THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, GOT PENSIONS - NOW NY TEAMSTERS RECEIVE FIRST PAYOUT FROM AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN, HELPING UNION FAMILIES BREATHE MASSIVE SIGH OF RELIEF WITH $960M+ IN PENSIONS RESTORED AND BACKPAY FOR BENEFITS
GOVERNOR HOCHUL AND MAJORITY LEADER SCHUMER ANNOUNCE MAJOR SEMICONDUCTOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANUFACTURER EDWARDS VACUUM TO BUILD $319 MILLION FACILITY IN GENESEE COUNTY
October 2022
SCHUMER DELIVERS OVER $50 MILLION TO UPSTATE NEW YORK SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PURCHASE 130+ NEW CLEAN, ELECTRIC BUSES THROUGH THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND JOBS LAW; CURBING POLLUTION, SUPERCHARGING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE, AND GIVING UPSTATE KIDS THE CLEAN COMMUTE THEY DESERVE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, STATEN ISLAND’S ARTHUR KILL TERMINAL AWARDED $48M FEDERAL GRANT; SENATOR SAYS SI IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING MAJOR OFFSHORE WIND HUB WITH THESE PORT INVESTMENT FUNDS, WHICH HE SECURED IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS LAW
FOLLOWING HIS PERSONAL INVITATION & LONGSTANDING ADVOCACY TO MAKE BINGHAMTON A NATIONAL BATTERY HUB, SCHUMER BRINGS SENIOR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OFFICIAL TO THE SOUTHERN TIER TO SHOW BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HOW UPSTATE NEW YORK CAN POWER AMERICA’S CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
ON THE HEELS OF LANDING MICRON’S MAJOR INVESTMENT IN CENTRAL NY, SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON SECURING 2ND TENANT AT MARCY NANOCENTER; SENATOR WILL LAUNCH NEW PUSH TO BOLSTER UPSTATE’S BOOMING SEMICONDUCTOR CORRIDOR & SUPERCHARGE THE MOHAWK VALLEY WITH MORE GOOD-PAYING JOBS AND NEW COMPANIES
FOLLOWING HIS PERSONAL INVITATION & LONGSTANDING ADVOCACY TO MAKE BINGHAMTON A NATIONAL BATTERY HUB, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HE WILL BRING U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ASSISTANT SECRETARY CASTILLO TO THE SOUTHERN TIER TOMORROW TO SHOW BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HOW UPSTATE NEW YORK CAN POWER AMERICA’S CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL WITH TOP BRASS OF EDWARDS VACUUM – A LEADING GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR SUPPLIER- URGES COMPANY TO LOOK TO LOCATE ANY FUTURE EXPANSIONS IN NY AT READY SITES LIKE STAMP IN WESTERN NY; SENATOR SAYS INCENTIVES IN HIS CHIPS LEGISLATION AND NEW YORK’S RAPIDLY GROWING MICROCHIP INDUSTRY MAKE WNY AN IDEAL SUPPLY CHAIN HUB
SCHUMER CALLS FOR FEDERAL SAFETY AUDIT ON LONG ISLAND’S ‘DEADLIEST ROADS,’ INCLUDING ROUTES 25 & 27; JERICHO TURNPIKE & MIDDLE COUNTY ROAD—ALONE—HAVE LOGGED DOZENS OF DEATHS WITH FED SAFETY ADMIN; SENATOR SAYS AUDIT COULD DRIVE CRITICAL TRANSPO/SAFETY FUNDS—HE’LL PUSH FOR—TO LI
SCHUMER REVEALS: MAJOR SEMICONDUCTOR TECH COMPANIES WITH TIES TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS CONTINUE TO THREATENNATIONAL SECURITY & PUT NEW YORKERS DATA AT RISK; SCHUMER LAUNCHES ALL OUT PUSH TO ELIMINATE CHINESE CHIPS FROM U.S. SUPPLY CHAINS & STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY, BOOST THE U.S. CHIP INDUSTRY, AND CREATE JOBS IN CENTRAL NY
SCHUMER REVEALS: MAJOR SEMICONDUCTOR TECH COMPANIES WITH TIES TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY & PUTTING NEW YORKERS DATA AT RISK; STANDING AT ALBANY NANOTECH, SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW PUSH TO REMOVE CHINESE CHIPS FROM U.S. SUPPLY CHAINS TO STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY AND BOOST THE U.S. CHIP INDUSTRY, INCLUDING IN UPSTATE NY
SCHUMER, RYAN ANNOUNCE REMOVAL OF “ASBESTOS MOUNTAIN”–THAT HAS PLAGUED ULSTER’S FORMER TECH CITY CAMPUS FOR THE PAST DECADE–IS COMPLETE, ACCELERATING THE SITE’S TRANSFORMATION
SCHUMER SECURES OVER $750,000 FOR PORT OF OSWEGO TO PURCHASE CRITICAL NEW ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY REACH STACKER TO BOLSTER PORT’S CARGO OPERATIONS
SCHUMER & MENG ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF JOANNE KWONG AND KEVIN KIM TO HELP LEAD CONGRESSIONAL COMMISSION ON THE CREATION OF FIRST NATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE MUSEUM
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