Press Releases

May 2021
WITH HUNDREDS OF ROCHESTER-AREA DAYCARES SHUTTERED BY COVID & RAPID INCREASE IN DEMAND FOR CHILDCARE AS NY OPENS BACK UP, SCHUMER REVEALS: MORE THAN $1.8 BILLION ON-THE-WAY TO NEW YORK TO HELP PROVIDERS MEET NEW NEEDS; NEW FUNDS WILL PROVIDE REAL HELP TO FINGER LAKE FAMILIES
AS NEW YORK PREPARES TO REOPEN FOR BUSINESS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY WORK WITH CANADIAN OFFICIALS AND DEVELOP CONCRETE PLAN TO REOPEN THE NORTHERN BORDER ASAP; SENATOR SAYS CLEAR GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING MUST BE ESTABLISHED AS WESTERN NEW YORK RISKS LOSING OUT ON $900 MILLION IN CROSS-BORDER REVENUE ON THE HEELS OF SUMMER SEASON
FOLLOWING LAST MONTH’S EVENT IN ROCKLAND COUNTY, SEN. SCHUMER & REP. JONES ANNOUNCE FEDS HEED THEIR CALL – SENDING SENIOR EPA OFFICIAL TO ROCKLAND COUNTY THIS WEDNESDAY FOR PUBLIC MEETING; JUST WEEKS AFTER THEIR PUSH, EPA WILL HEAR DIRECTLY FROM ROCKLAND RESIDENTS & COMMUNITY LEADERS ABOUT THE POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS IN THEIR DRINKING WATER
SCHUMER PUSHES GROUNDBREAKING NEW PLAN TO REPLACE 100% OF THE DIRTY DIESEL-SPEWING BUS FLEET WITH ZERO-EMISSION ONES; NYC ALONE HAS ABOUT 6,000 BUSES PUMPING POLLUTANTS INTO AIR—BUT THEY’RE NOT ALONE; SENATOR MAKES CASE TO ‘ELECTRIFY’ BUS TRANSIT ACROSS THE U.S. AS PART OF PRESIDENT’S AMERICAN JOBS PLAN
SCHUMER REVEALS: ‘POUR’ FED DECISIONS PUT ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION, GRAPE AND WINE INDUSTRIES, & LOCAL ECONOMY OVER A BARREL IF NOT REVERSED; AS INVASIVE SPECIES LIKE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY THREATEN YATES’S VINEYARDS, SCHUMER PUSHES FEDS TO RESTART DATA COLLECTION OF ANNUAL GRAPE PRODUCTION & RESUME VINEYARD AND ORCHARD ACREAGE SURVEY IN NEW YORK
WITH 20% OF CHILDREN IN CORNING LIVING IN POVERTY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO CUT CHILD POVERTY RATE IN HALF, INCLUDING MASSIVE CHILD TAX CREDIT EXPANSION SECURED IN THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN; OVER AN ESTIMATED $264 MILLION ENROUTE TO WORKING FAMILIES ACROSS SOUTHERN TIER
WITH COVID-19 GREATLY INCREASING DEMANDS FOR CHILD CARE, SCHUMER REVEALS: MORE THAN $1.8 BILLION ON-THE-WAY TO NEW YORK TO HELP PROVIDERS MEET NEW NEEDS; NEW FUNDS WILL PROVIDE REAL HELP TO CENTRAL NEW YORK FAMILIES
April 2021
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON CALLS FOR FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE MOUNT VERNON POLICE DEPARTMENT
AFTER SECURING OVER $105 MILLION FOR ROCHESTER’S REGIONAL TRANSIT SERVICE IN THE PAST YEAR, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES RTS WILL NOT ONLY KEEP ALL 900+ EMPLOYEES ON BOARD, BUT ALSO ADD 46 NEW POSITIONS; AFTER SURGE OF SCHUMER-SECURED FEDERAL MONEY, RTS WILL PROTECT EXISITING JOBS AND CREATE NEW ONES TO MAINTAIN SAFETY & FUNCTIONALITY OF PUBLIC TRANSIT
SCHUMER UNVEILS BIPARTISAN PLAN TO BOLSTER SYRACUSE’S TECH ECONOMY AND PRESERVE U.S. SCIENTIFIC LEADERSHIP; SCHUMER PUSHES +$160 BILLION PLAN TO CREATE NEW JOBS & JUMPSTART INNOVATION IN SYRACUSE, PUTTING CENTRAL NY ON THE FRONTLINES OF THE GLOBAL TECH BATTLE
SCHUMER LAUNCHES EFFORT TO SECURE HISTORIC INVESTMENT IN DOMESTIC SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY AND PROTECTION OF AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS, AS GLOBALFOUNDRIES ANNOUNCES THEY ARE MOVING THEIR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS TO SARATOGA COUNTY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER NEARLY $13 MILLION IN ECONOMIC RELIEF TO LOCAL NEW YORK AIRPORTS FOR OPERATIONAL AND CLEANING COSTS
SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND, REPRESENTATIVES TONKO AND KATKO, CALL ON BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO INVEST IN U.S. SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTION
AFTER A YEAR OF UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGES, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER OVER $181 MILLION IN HOMELESSNESS ASSISTANCE FOR NY’S HOMELESS RESIDENTS
SCHUMER STANDS ALONGSIDE REP. MENG & ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY LEADERS TO RALLY FOR PASSAGE OF COVID-19 HATE CRIMES ACT—ON FLOOR OF SENATE THIS WEEK; BILL WOULD GIVE DEPT. OF JUSTICE MORE TOOLS & LOCALS MORE HELP TO STEM THE TIDE OF INTOLERANCE, INVESTIGATE HATE CRIMES & BRING SOME RELIEF TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS NY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $750K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LAUNCH NY IN BUFFALO
SCHUMER: NYCHA & ITS RESIDENTS FACE NOW-OR-NEVER MOMENT FOR CRITICALLY-NEEDED INVESTMENTS VIA AMERICAN JOBS PLAN; BUT PLAN’S CALL FOR $40 BILLION FOR THE WHOLE NATION IS JUST NOT ENOUGH; SENATOR FIGHTS TO DOUBLE PROPOSAL FOR PUBLIC HOUSING & NYCHA TO AT LEAST $80 BILLION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $700,000 IN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHERN TIER COMMUNITIES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN ROSS FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES AND RESIDENT ASSOCIATIONS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK
AFTER HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: ITHACA’S POST OFFICE WILL STAY AT DOWNTOWN LOCATION; FOLLOWING SENATOR’S URGING, USPS PRIORITIZES ITHACA COMMUNITY, BUSINESSES, AND RESIDENTS
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