Press Releases

December 2021
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $130 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK AIRPORTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO EXPAND ACCESS TO BROADBAND IN THE SOUTHERN TIER AND FINGER LAKES
FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S PUSH, DANONE EXTENDS UPSTATE NY CONTRACTS TO 2023; DANONE ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO TERMINATE ALMOST 100 NORTHEAST DAIRY FARMS, BUT SCHUMER INTERVENED AND SECURED CONTRACT EXTENSION, ASSISTANCE TO IMPACTED FARMS, AND RESOURCES TO HELP FARMERS STAY IN OPERATION
FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BINGHAMTON’S NEW ENERGY NY PROJECT SELECTED AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST AWARDEES FOR PHASE 1 OF BUILD BACK BETTER CHALLENGE, BRINGING $500K AND A NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT ON THE SOUTHERN TIER AS AN EMERGING BATTERY MANUFACTURING HUB AND PUTTING THE PROJECT IN THE RUNNING FOR UP TO $100 MILLION FEDERAL INVESTMENT
FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES WESTERN NEW YORK ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CLUSTER SELECTED AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST AWARDEES FOR PHASE ONE OF BUILD BACK BETTER CHALLENGE, BRINGING $500K AND A NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT TO BUFFALO & WNY AS A MANUFACTURING HUB; PUTTING THE PROJECT IN THE RUNNING FOR UP TO $100 MILLION FEDERAL INVESTMENT
FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CENTERSTATE’S “SMART SYSTEMS CLUSTER” SELECTED AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST AWARDEES FOR PHASE 1 OF BUILD BACK BETTER CHALLENGE, BRINGING $500K AND A NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT TO CENTRAL NY & THE MOHAWK VALLEY AS A RISING GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR, UAS & QUANTUM COMPUTING TECH HUB; PROPOSAL AIMS TO CREATE +5,000 JOBS, PRIME WHITE PINE FOR CHIPS INVESTMENT & TRAIN THE REGION’S WORKFORCE FOR EMERGING TECH FIELDS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES TRANSIT SUPERCHARGE FOR CRITICAL NYC/BRONX/LONG ISLAND PROJECTS; PENN ACCESS, CREATING ONE-SEAT RIDE TO PENN & 4 NEW BX STATIONS, WILL BE FAST-TRACKED & LIRR EAST RIVER TUNNELS , WILL GET REHABED FOR SAFE COMMUTE; UNDER SCHUMER DEAL, AMTRAK WILL ALSO COMMIT ADDITIONAL $500 MILLION TO PENN ACCESS IN EXCHANGE FOR MTA’S $432 MILLION FOR EAST RIVER TUNNELS
FOR THE FIRST TIME AS U.S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER & IN THE MIDST OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC —SCHUMER COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES; SENATOR CALLS THIS TOUR THE MOST MEANINGFUL AND CONSEQUENTIAL OF HIS CAREER, AFTER DELIVERING OVER $130 BILLION FOR NY THIS YEAR, SCHUMER FINISHES TOUR OF ALL 62 COUNTIES THIS WEEKEND, WITH ALMOST 100 VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND
WITH THE NEW OMICRON VARIANT ON THE RISE AND COVID CASES OVERWHELMING WESTERN NY HOSPITALS, SCHUMER STANDS AT THE WYOMING COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TO LAUNCH TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO HELP STRUGGLING UPSTATE HOSPITALS GET THE FED FUNDING BOOST THEY NEED NOW
STANDING AT PROCTORS THEATRE IN SCHENECTADY WITH THE CAST OF SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION FOR SCHENECTADY STAPLE – PROCTORS THEATRE—AND LAYS OUT MASSIVE COVID RELIEF TO BOOST CAPITAL REGION’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY; COMPLETES HIS FIRST 62 COUNTY TOUR AROUND NY AS MAJORITY LEADER
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION TO FUND THE ROCHESTER-GENESEE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
SCHUMER URGES SECRETARY OF COMMERCE RAIMONDO TO SELECT THE SOUTHERN TIER’S NEW ENERGY NY PROJECT AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST BUILD BACK BETTER REGIONAL CHALLENGE AWARDEES; PROJECT WOULD ACCELERATE BUDDING BATTERY MANUFACTURING ECOSYSTEM IN SOUTHERN TIER, CREATE THOUSANDS OF GOOD PAYING JOBS, COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, & EXPAND CRITICAL EMERGING INDUSTRY IN U.S. DOMESTIC SUPPLY CHAIN
SCHUMER, IN DIRECT CALL WITH COMMERCE SEC. RAIMONDO, ADVOCATES FOR CENTERSTATE’S “SMART SYSTEMS CLUSTER” TO BE SELECTED AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST BUILD BACK BETTER CHALLENGE AWARDEES, POSITIONING CNY & MOHAWK VALLEY AS A GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR, UAS, & QUANTUM COMPUTING TECH HUB; PROPOSAL WILL CREATE OVER 5,000 JOBS, PRIME WHITE PINE COMMERCE PARK FOR CHIPS INVESTMENT & TRAIN THE REGION’S WORKFORCE FOR EMERGING TECH FIELDS
SCHUMER, IN DIRECT CALL WITH COMMERCE SEC. RAIMONDO, ADVOCATES FOR CENTERSTATE’S “SMART SYSTEMS CLUSTER” TO BE SELECTED AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST BUILD BACK BETTER CHALLENGE AWARDEES, POSITIONING CNY & MOHAWK VALLEY AS A GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR, UAS, & QUANTUM COMPUTING TECH HUB; PROPOSAL WILL CREATE OVER 5,000 JOBS, PRIME WHITE PINE COMMERCE PARK FOR CHIPS INVESTMENT & TRAIN THE REGION’S WORKFORCE FOR EMERGING TECH FIELDS
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO SELECT UPSTATE NEW YORK OPTOELECTRONICS CLUSTER IN $1 BILLION BUILD BACK BETTER REGIONAL CHALLENGE; PROJECTS WOULD POSITION REGION TO LEAD IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, CREATING THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS, SUPPORTING HUNDREDS OF EMERGING TECH MANUFACTURING COMPANIES, AND DRIVING THE UPSTATE NY ECONOMY INTO THE FUTURE
SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO SELECT WESTERN NEW YORK ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CLUSTER & UPSTATE NEW YORK OPTOELECTRONICS CLUSTER IN $1 BILLION BUILD BACK BETTER REGIONAL CHALLENGE; PROJECTS WOULD POSITION REGION TO LEAD IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, CREATING THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS, SUPPORTING HUNDREDS OF EMERGING TECH MANUFACTURING COMPANIES, AND DRIVING THE UPSTATE NY ECONOMY INTO THE FUTURE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ANNOUNCE OVER $39 MILLION IN COVID RELIEF FUNDING FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK AIRPORTS
FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $4.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO ENSURE AMERICAN AIRLINES CONTINUES TO OPERATE AT WATERTOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
SCHUMER, IN DIRECT CALL WITH TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY BUTTIGIEG, URGES FEDS TO SEND MILLIONS TO FUND THE PORT OF ALBANY OFFSHORE WIND TOWER MANUFACTURING PROJECT, CREATING 550 NEW JOBS & BOLSTERING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES EPA WILL PROVIDE A MASSIVE WINDFALL OF OVER $428 MILLION FOR NEW YORK’S CLEAN AND DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUNDS IN 2022 ALONE AS A PART OF THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL; NEW FED $$$ WILL MAKE HISTORIC INVESTMENT TO UPGRADE UPSTATE NY’S WATER INFRASTRUCTURE, CREATE GOOD PAYING JOBS, AND ENSURE ALL NEW YORKERS HAVE ACCESS TO SAFE CLEAN DRINKING WATER
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