Press Releases

October 2021
AS UPSTATE NY ORGANIC DAIRY FARMERS CONTINUE TO RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC, SCHUMER FIGHTS FOR ANSWERS ON TERMINATED DANONE CONTRACTS; WITH IMPACTED FARMS LEFT SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS, SENATOR CALLS ON DANONE FOR EXPLANATION AND AID FOR IMPACTED NEW YORK ORGANIC DAIRY FARMS
SCHUMER STANDS WITH ROCHESTER’S HICKEY FREEMAN WORKERS TO LAUNCH PUSH TO SECURE ‘MARSHALL PLAN’ IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL – GIVING HICKEY FREEMAN ACCESS TO BRAND NEW GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS, MORE JOBS, AND EXPAND ROCHESTER BIZ; SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HICKEY FREEMAN WILL ADD 100 JOBS NOW UNDER NEW BUSINESS
AMID NEW PREDICTIONS WARNING OF HEATING PRICE SPIKE OF 31% ACROSS CAPITAL REGION THIS WINTER, SCHUMER PUSHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO DEAL WITH CRISIS; 1) QUICKLY RELEASE FED FUNDS THAT HELP SENIORS & OTHERS PAY FOR HEAT & 2) INCREASE FED POT OF LIHEAP BY $100M TO KEEP THE HELP GOING
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE AGRICULTURE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR ORANGE COUNTY
AFTER SECURING DISASTER DECLARATION & UNLOCKING MILLIONS OF $$ FOR NY IN THE AFTERMATH OF TROPICAL STORM FRED, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON FEMA TO RECONSIDER GRANTING INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE TO STEUBEN COUNTY
FOLLOWING HIS RELENTLESS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NORTHERN BORDER TO REOPEN BY EARLY NOVEMBER; FEDS HEED SENATOR’S CALLS FOR REOPENING, PLAN TO REOPEN BORDER FOR FULLY VACCINATED CANADIANS
CITING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS, SCHUMER CALLS ON EPA TO REVIEW AIR PERMIT FOR GREENIDGE POWER PLANT CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING FACILITY; SENATOR REVEALS EMISIONS FROM PLANT HAVE RECENTLY INCREASED TENFOLD, AND WITH OWNERSHIP PLANNING TO EXPAND VIRTUAL MINING OPERATION, POLLUTION FROM MINING WILL ONLY INCREASE
SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER 240 BRIDGES ARE DEEMED DEFICIENT ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TIER; SENATOR SECURES NEARLY $13.5 BILLION TO FINALLY FIX DILAPIDATED & DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS BRIDGES ACROSS NY, CREATING JOBS, SAFER ROADS, AND SAVING LIVES
SCHUMER: NEARLY 20K HOMES & BUSINESSES LACK MODERN INTERNET ACCESS IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY; SENATOR SAYS BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL WOULD DELIVER HISTORIC FUNDING TO HELP CLOSE MOHAWK VALLEY’S DIGITAL DIVIDE
AS SIEMENS ENERGY LOOKS TO SELL OLEAN PLANT, SCHUMER URGES SIEMENS TO SELL TO A COMPANY THAT WILL COMMIT TO PROTECTING NEARLY 1,000 JOBS; SENATOR GOES TO BAT TO KEEP UNION STEELWORKER JOBS IN OLEAN
AFTER SUSTAINED ENGAGEMENT WITH THE ADMINISTRATION, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA HAS APPROVED THEIR REQUEST FOR A DISASTER DECLARATION FOR UPSTATE COMMUNITIES RAVAGED BY TROPICAL STORM FRED EARLIER THIS YEAR
SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH OVER 23% OF RESIDENTS LACKING BROADBAND, ALLEGANY COUNTY HAS THE WORST BROADBAND AVAILABILITY IN NY; STANDING IN ALLEGANY— THE EPICENTER OF NY’S DIGITAL DIVIDE— SCHUMER SAYS BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL WOULD DELIVER HISTORIC FUNDING TO HELP CLOSE ST’S DIGITAL DIVIDE
FOLLOWING LAST MONTH’S VISIT TO MAMARONECK AND PERSONAL CALL TO OMB DIRECTOR, SCHUMER SECURES $1.5 BILLION FOR IDA-IMPACTED ARMY CORPS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN DISASTER SUPPLEMENTAL; SENATOR SAYS NEW FUNDING CAN MOVE MAMARONECK PROJECT TO CONSTRUCTION PHASE ASAP
FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S NOMINATION, SENATOR ANNOUCES CONFIRMATION OF WESTERN NEW YORK NATIVE TRINI ROSS AS U.S. ATTORNEY FOR WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
SCHUMER SOUNDS ALARM ON POTENTIALLY RISKY RAIL BRIDGE ON HUDSON RIVER IN ULSTER COUNTY; WITH COUNTLESS SURROUNDING BUSINESSES & HOMES ENDANGERED AND OVER 100,000 HUDSON VALLEY RESIDENTS RELYING ON THE HUDSON FOR DRINKING WATER, SCHUMER DEMANDS AN IMMEDIATE AND INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF THE BLUE POINT RAIL BRIDGE
September 2021
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER OVER $12 MILLION IN FEDERAL ECONOMIC RELIEF FOR BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT & WATERTOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR OPERATIONAL AND MAINTANENCE COSTS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SUNY ALFRED STATE TO HELP TRAIN SOUTHERN TIER & WESTERN NY WORKERS IN HIGH DEMAND MANUFACTURING SKILLS; POISED TO SUPPORT NEARLY 200 NEW JOBS WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $36 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT AND RESEARCH CENTERS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK
AS MAMARONECK CONTINUES TO RECOVER FROM IDA’S DEVESTATING WRATH, SCHUMER MAKES PERSONAL CALL TO OMB ACTING DIRECTOR DEMANDING PRIORITIZATION OF MAMARONECK PROJECT BEFORE ANOTHER DEADLY STORM HITS; DOUBLING DOWN ON HIS VISIT LAST MONTH, SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO IMMEDATELY GREENLIGHT FUNDING FOR PROJECT, PROTECT MAMARONECK AND SAVE LIVES
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $61 MILLION FOR CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO EXPAND BUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM
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