Press Releases

January 2021
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE TRAGIC NATIONAL GUARD HELICOPTER CRASH IN MENDON
CONTINUING THEIR STEADFAST SUPPORT FOR HIGHER ED DURING THE PANDEMIC, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER $1.4 BILLION FOR NEW YORK’S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AS PART OF COVID RELIEF PACKAGE; SENATORS SAY HIGHER ED INSTITUTIONS FACE HUGE BUDGET SHORTFALLS AMID ONGOING COVID CRISIS
AS COVID CASES RISE AGAIN IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, SCHUMER REVEALS SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF LIVINGSTON COUNTY STILL DOES NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT ACCESS TO BROADBAND; SENATOR, IN FIRST MEETING WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S USDA NOMINEE, RENEWS FIGHT TO GET $11 MILLION IN USDA GRANT FUNDING TO ADDRESS THE COUNTY’S INTERNET ACCESS NEEDS
AS NY RAMPS UP VACCINATION EFFORTS, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DEMAND FEDS IMMEDIATELY ADDRESS SIGNIFICANT COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION FAILURES; SENATORS URGE HHS TO IMPLEMENT COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL VACCINE PLAN & WORK TO COMBAT HEALTH INEQUALITIES
CONTINUING THEIR UNWAVERING SUPPORT FOR CANANDAIGUA VETERANS, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE: $30 MILLION FOR PHASE III OF VA CAMPUS EXPANSION INCLUDED IN 2020 END-OF-YEAR OMNIBUS LEGISLATION; $30 MILLION WILL FUND RENOVATIONS TO BUILDING 3, TOPPING OFF MAJOR, LONG-SOUGHT UPGRADES & BOOSTING QUALITY OF CARE FOR VETERANS
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON BIDEN NOMINATING DEANNE CRISWELL TO SERVE AS THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY ADMINISTRATOR
AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, BIDEN ADMIN’S FEMA WILL DELIVER ROUGHLY $2 BILLION MORE DOLLARS TO NYS FOR COVID BUDGET RELIEF; FUNDS WILL HELP CLOSE BUDGET GAP FOR STATE; FEMA WILL NOW COVER 100% OF COVID EXPENSES IN NEW YORK
DURING FIRST MEETING WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S DOT NOMINEE, PETE BUTTIGIEG, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR EXPANSION OF ROUTE 17; FOLLOWING DECADES OF ADVOCACY, SENATOR MAKES ROADWAY SAFETY, ALLEVIATING CONGESTION, AND HV ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION TOP PRIORITIES FOR NEW ADMINISTRATION & INCOMING TRANSPORTATION CHIEF
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $16 MILLION INCREASE IN CDC LYME DISEASE AND TICK-BORNE DISEASE FUNDING IN FY21 BIPARTISAN APPROPRIATIONS PACKAGE
SCHUMER, DURING FIRST MEETING WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S DOT NOMINEE, PETE BUTTIGIEG, CALLS FOR FAA TO FINALLY IMPLEMENT OVERDUE AIRLINE SAFETY REFORM AND ESTABLISH ELECTRONIC PILOT TRAINING DATABASE; SENATOR MAKES SAFER SKIES A TOP PRIORITY FOR NEW ADMINISTRATION & INCOMING TRANSPORTATION CHIEF, EVEN BEFORE PRESIDENT-ELECT TAKES OFFICE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND RE-UP FIGHT FOR DIRECT FEDERAL AID TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS RESPONDING TO AND RECOVERING FROM CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
LAST WEEK, IN PERSONAL CALL TO GENERAL ELECTRIC CEO, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR GE TO MANUFACTURE NEXT-GENERATION WIND TURBINE IN NEW YORK AND CREATE HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS; SENATOR SAYS GE COULD HELP NEW YORK STATE ACHIEVE COMMITMENT TO DEVELOP 9,000 MEGAWATTS OF OFFSHORE WIND POWER BY 2035 & BRING GREEN-ECONOMY JOBS TO UPSTATE NY
SCHUMER STATEMENT CALLING FOR THE PRESIDENT TO BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM OFFICE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN END-OF-YEAR OMNIBUS LEGISLATION INCLUDES $8 MILLION FOR CORNELL CHESS LAB; FUNDING WILL BE USED TO CONTINUE LAB’S 40-YEAR HISTORY OF GROUNDBREAKING SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT
FOLLOWING PUSH, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $81.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF (NTID) IN FY 2021 BIPARTISAN APPROPRIATIONS PACKAGE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $14 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR COVID-19 VACCINE PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE ACTIVITIES
SCHUMER: BIPARTISAN END-OF-YEAR OMNIBUS LEGISLATION URGES AIR FORCE SECRETARY TO PRIORITIZE TAXIWAY EXPANSION OF NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION; INSUFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE HAS HURT AIR FORCE RESERVE MISSION READINESS; REPAIRS WOULD BOOST WNY ECONOMY & NATIONAL DEFENSE
AFTER YEARS OF ADVOCACY TO EXPAND HEALTH ACCESS IN UPSTATE NY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES RECENTLY-SIGNED END-OF-YEAR OMNIBUS LEGISLATION CREATES 1,000 NEW GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION SLOTS NATIONWIDE; SENATOR SAYS NEW SLOTS WILL INCREASE NUMBERS OF DOCTORS TRAINED IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
FOLLOWING NATIONAL PUSH LAUNCHED IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $8 BILLION IN NEW CRITICAL HEALTH BENEFITS FOR VETS SUFFERING FROM AGENT ORANGE-LINKED ILLNESSES - INCLUDING ALMOST 240,000 NY VIETNAM VETS- PASSES IN NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL
December 2020
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON ROCHESTER BECOMING THE HOME TO PLUG POWER’S NEW +375 WORKER ‘GIGAFACTORY’ FOLLOWING HIS ADVOCACY
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