Press Releases

December 2020
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $82 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB IN THE FY 2021 BIPARTISAN APPROPRIATIONS PACKAGE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BRINDISI: JUST-SIGNED, BIPARTISAN END-OF-YEAR OMNIBUS LEGISLATION INCLUDES $278 MILLION FOR ROME LAB; FEDERAL FUNDING WILL BE USED TO FURTHER REVOLUTIONIZE UAS & QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY
FOLLOWING UPSTATE CALLS ON FEDS LAST YEAR, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: JUST IN TIME FOR NEW YEAR’S, TTB APPROVES CANNED WINE SALES IN POPULAR 12OZ & 8.4OZ SIZES; SENATOR SAYS LIFTED RESTRICTIONS WILL ALLOW NEW YORK’S WINERIES TO CRACK OPEN TABS OF PROFITS & UNLEASH WINE PRODUCTION IN 2021
SCHUMER, STANDING WITH PUBLIC ADVOCATE JUMAANE WILLIAMS & ENVIRO JUSTICE ORGS, PUSHES MAJOR INVESTMENT IN WIND TURBINE ASSEMBLY CENTER AT SOUTH BROOKLYN MARINE TERMINAL; NEW HUB WOULD BE HUGE WIN FOR COMMUNITY, LOCAL JOBS, ENVIRONMENT & NYS MANUFACTURING
FOLLOWING NATIONAL PUSH LAUNCHED IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, SCHUMER DELIVERS $15 BILLION NATIONALLY FOR INDEPENDENT LIVE VENUES, INDIE MOVIE THEATERS, & CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AS PART OF COVID RELIEF PACKAGE; SENATOR SAYS NY POSITIONED TO RECEIVE SIGNIFICANT FUNDS, KEEPING VENUES ALIVE THROUGH SECOND WAVE OF PANDEMIC
SCHUMER: FREE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO NY’ERS; JUST-PASSED COVID RELIEF DEAL MEANS BILLIONS FOR UNIVERSAL & FREE COVID VAX; SENATOR DETAILS HUNDREDS-OF-MILLIONS FOR UPSTATE & NYS THAT’S NOW ON THE WAY TO SUPPORT VAX DISTRIBUTION, TESTING & TRACING
SCHUMER DETAILS IMPACT OF JUST-PASSED COVID RELIEF DEAL TO UPSTATE NEW YORK; BIPARTISAN SPENDING PACKAGE DELIVERS MORE THAN $54+ BILLION TO NY WORKERS, FAMILIES, RENTERS & SMALL BUSINESSES; INCLUDES DIRECT FUNDING TO STATE GOVERNMENT & NY VACCINE FUNDS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, KATKO ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO RENAME FAYETTEVILLE POST OFFICE TO HONOR CNY WWII VETERAN
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $892 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK’S HOSPITALS BATTLING SECOND WAVE OF COVID PANDEMIC
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FINAL 2020 WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ACT INCLUDES AUTHORIZATION OF CRITICAL PROVISIONS FOR NEW YORK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND PERMANENTLY BLOCK REQUIRED SALE OF PLUM ISLAND TO ‘HIGHEST BIDDER’ BY NEGOTIATING REPEAL OF SALE INTO MUST-PASS SPENDING BILL; SCHUMER-LED EFFORT 1) REPEALS SALE 2) ALLOWS LOCALS TO DECIDE ON ISLAND’S FUTURE & 3) PROVIDES $18.9M TO DHS TO START CLEANUP OF LAND
SCHUMER: NEW YORK’S TRANSIT SYSTEM IS DESPERATE FOR CASH INFUSION TO WEATHER PANDEMIC; WITH RELIEF NEGOTIATIONS NOW DOWN TO THE WIRE, SENATOR FIGHTS TO SECURE ANOTHER $4 BILLION IN MTA RELIEF FUNDS ASAP
SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND STATEMENT ON U.S. TAKING ACTION TO PROTECT NEW YORK’S DAIRY FARMERS BY FILING FIRST-EVER USMCA ENFORCEMENT ACTION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $174,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BRINDISI SECURE ADDITIONAL LAYER OF PROTECTION FOR FUNDING AND JOBS AT DFAS ROME; NEW PROVISION ADDS CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT TO IMPEDE ANY EFFORT TO REDUCE DFAS JOBS IN ROME
SCHUMER STATEMENT ON MLB’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF TEAM AFFILIATES FOR MiLB, CONFIRMING THE VALLEYCATS WILL BE PLAYING WITHOUT AN AFFILIATION NEXT SEASON
SCHUMER: L3HARRIS TO MAKE RADIOS UNDER THIRD U.S. ARMY CONTRACT WORTH $57 MILLION; SENATOR SAYS ARMY RECOGNIZES ROCHESTER COMPANY PROVIDES THE MOST DURABLE, DEPENDABLE AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON IJC TO ALLOW INTERNATIONAL LAKE ONTARIO-ST. LAWRENCE RIVER BOARD TO DEVIATE FROM PLAN 2014 AND PREVENT SPRING FLOODING IN 2021; SENATORS SAY MAXIMIZING MOSES-SAUDERS DAM OUTFLOWS NOW WILL STAVE OFF PROPERTY DAMAGE & ECONOMIC LOSSES OF LAKE ONTARIO AND ST. LAWRENCE RIVER COMMUNITIES ALREADY REELING FROM PANDEMIC
STANDING WITH CONGRESSMAN-ELECT BOWMAN, JONES & TORRES, SCHUMER PUSHES PLAN TO IMMEDIATELY CANCEL UP TO $50,000 IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT PER STUDENT; WITH 2.4 MILLION NY’ERS OWING ALMOST $90 BILLION, SENATOR & INCOMING REPS LEAD CHARGE TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IN 2021 TO ATTACK STUDENT DEBT CRISIS
CULMINATING HIS MAJOR PUSH TO INCLUDE FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SEMICONDUCTOR AMENDMENT, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MASSIVE FEDERAL INITIATIVE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING IN FINAL NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL – TO CREATE UNPRECEDENTED FEDERAL INVESTMENT FOR COMPANIES LIKE GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, AND MORE, GENERATE NEW JOBS, AND KICK UPSTATE ECONOMY INTO HIGH GEAR
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