Press Releases

August 2022
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $25 MILLION IN FED FUNDING TO HELP UPSTATE NEW YORK PLUG ORPHAN OIL AND GAS WELLS THROUGH THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS LAW; SENATOR SAYS FED $$$ WILL SUPERCHARGE NY EFFORTS TO ADDRESS LEGACY POLLUTION, FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE, AND CLEAN UP COMMUNITIES ACROSS UPSTATE
ON THE HEELS OF DELIVERING HISTORIC FEDERAL INVESTMENTS FOR MICROCHIP MANUFACTURING AND INNOVATION, SCHUMER VISITS CORNING INCORPORATED’S CANTON FACILITY TO BREAK DOWN HOW HIS BILL WILL KEEP CORNING GROWING AND HELP ONE OF THE NORTH COUNTRY’S MAJOR EMPLOYERS REACH NEW HEIGHTS
SCHUMER: WITH THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS AT HIS BACK, SENATOR BREAKS DOWN HOW THE LARGEST INVESTMENT IN FIGHTING CLIMATE HE JUST DELIVERED WILL HELP PRESERVE THE NORTH COUNTRY’S GREATEST NATURAL WONDERS & OUTDOOR RECREATION ECONOMY, STOP POLLUTION, AND PROTECT THE ADIRONDACKS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME
ON HEELS OF HISTORIC STUDENT LOAN REFORM CHAMPIONED BY SCHUMER, SENATOR PUBLICLY CALLS ON LOAN SERVICERS TO ‘STAFF UP’ AHEAD OF FALL WHEN $16.3 BILLION IN DEBT WILL BE CANCELED IN NY ALONE; SENATOR SAYS SERVICERS NEED TO BE READY NOW TO ANSWER QUESTIONS OF OVER 2.25 MILLION NY-ERS; FROM RELIEF, TO NEW FLEXIBILITY, RELAXED PAYMENT PROGRAMS & MORE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $5.8 MILLION FOR PROJECTS ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY AND UPSTATE NEW YORK THROUGH THE NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION; AFTER DELIVERING HISTORIC FUNDING FOR NBRC, NEW YORK RECEIVES IT’S LARGEST INVESTMENT EVER TO CREATE GOOD-PAYING JOBS, REBUILD INFRASTRUCTURE, BOOST TOURISM, AND ACCELERATE ECONOMIC RECOVERY
SCHUMER: AS SMALL BUSINESSES BATTLE INCREASED COSTS & SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS, SCHUMER DELIVERS A NEW MAJOR $500+ MILLION INVESTMENT FROM FEDS FOR NEW YORK TO REBUILD ITS SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMY, BOOST ENTREPRENEURSHIP INCLUDING IN INNOVATION, MANUFACTURING, AND CLEAN ENERGY, & CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITY- AND WOMEN-OWNED AND RURAL SMALL BUSINESSES TO GROW
FOLLOWING HIS PERSONAL PUSH ON THE RHINECLIFF STATION PLATFORM, SCHUMER SECURES MAJOR OVER $28 MILLION GRANT TO CREATE NEW STATE OF THE ART RHINECLIFF TRAIN STATION; AFTER +15 YEARS OF DILAPIDATION, RHINECLIFF -ONE OF NY’S BUSIEST STATIONS –WILL GET TOTAL REVAMP TO BRING HUDSON VALLEY TRANSPORTATION HUB INTO 21st CENTURY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER-AREA AIRPORTS
FOLLOWING ADVOCACY TO TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER OVER $8.7 MILLION FOR TCAT TO PURCHASE 6 NEW ELECTRIC BUSES, 4 MINI ELECTRIC BUSES ACCELERATING THE LOCAL FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE, INCREASING ACCESSIBILITY, AND GIVING ITHACA THE GREENLIGHT ON A CLEANER ‘GORGES’ FUTURE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR AIRPORTS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK AND THE SOUTHERN TIER
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE OVER $25 MILLION FOR THE CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE 12 NEW CLEAN ELECTRIC BUSES AND EXPAND CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE; SUPERCHARGING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE CAPITAL REGION
SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH POCKETS OF UPSTATE NEW YORK NOW INFESTED WITH THE INVASIVE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY; FINGER LAKES WINERIES, TOURISM, & UPSTATE CROPS AT RISK; SENATOR CALLS ON USDA TO DEPLOY FED FUNDS HE ALREADY SECURED TO NYS FOR EDUCATION & ERADICATION; ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $22M PUSH VIA UPCOMING BUDGET
SCHUMER, AFTER SECURING LARGEST INVESTMENT IN CLEAN ENERGY IN HISTORY, ANNOUNCES ZINC8 SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT TO COME TO ULSTER’S FORMER TECH CITY CAMPUS, BRINGING UP TO 500 NEW JOBS TO THE HUDSON VALLEY; AFTER SUCCESSFULLY PUSHING FOR EPA TO CLEANUP, SCHUMER KICKS OFF CLEANUP WITH NEW JOBS & CLEANER FUTURE IN SIGHT
ON THE HEELS OF DELIVERING HIS HISTORIC FEDERAL INVESTMENT’S FOR CHIPS, SCIENCE, AND TECH INNOVATION, SCHUMER VISITS CORNING INCORPORATED TO BREAKDOWN HOW HIS BILL WILL KEEP CORNING GROWING IN UPSTATE NY AND HELP ONE OF THE SOUTHERN TIER’S LARGEST EMPLOYERS REACH NEW HEIGHTS
FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES ALFRED UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN AWARDED $4 MILLION TO CREATE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH U.S. ARMY’S FIRST-OF-IT’S KIND RESEARCH; SOUTHERN TIER SCIENTISTS WILL HELP DEVELOP MATERIALS THAT CAN SURVIVE SUPERSONIC TRAVEL, STRENGTHENING NATIONAL SECURITY, AND BOOSTING SOUTHERN TIER ECONOMY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WESTERN NEW YORK AIRPORTS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE OVER $23 MILLION FOR THE ROCHESTER GENESEE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO LAUNCH A FIRST OF ITS KIND ZERO-EMISSION HYDROGEN FUEL CELL BUS PROGRAM AND CREATE A NEW STATE OF THE ART FACILITY TO HOUSE RTS ACCESS, RGRTA’S PARATRANSIT SERVICE, ACCELERATE RGRTA TO GOALS OF A ZERO-EMISSION BUS FLEET BY 2035, AND SUPERCHARGE THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE FINGER LAKES
SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH OVER 1/3RD OF INFLATION DUE TO AUTO PRICES, MICROCHIP SHORTAGE HAS HURT THE POCKETS & TIMELINES FOR WESTERN NEW YORKERS; AS DELAYED AUTO MANUFACTURING DRIVES UP COSTS, INFLATION, & CAUSES ENDLESS DELAYS, SCHUMER, STANDING WITH WNY CAR SELLERS & GENERAL MOTORS WORKERS, LAYS OUT PLAN TO LOWER COSTS & REBUILD THE MICROCHIP SUPPLY CHAIN TO HELP NEW YORKERS GET THE CAR THEY WANT QUICKER
SCHUMER: WITH NATIONAL MICROCHIP SHORTAGE IMPACTING WNY COMPANY, BAXTER INTERNATIONAL, SCHUMER LAUNCHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO GET COMPANY THE CHIPS IT NEEDS SO WORKERS CAN KEEP PUMPING OUT LIFESAVING MEDICAL TECH IN ORLEANS COUNTY
ON THE HEELS OF HIS HISTORIC BIPARTISAN CHIPS & SCIENCE BILL BECOMING LAW, SCHUMER JOINS GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL FOR THE SIGNING OF NEW YORK’S GREEN CHIPS PROGRAM INTO LAW; SCHUMER SAYS HIS FEDERAL SEMICONDUCTOR INVESTMENTS WILL BE A LIGHTING ROD TO ATTRACT NEW FABS, AND NY’S NEW INCENTIVES WILL SUPERCHARGE EFFORTS TO ATTRACT MAJOR COMPANIES, CREATE THOUSANDS JOBS, & MAKE UPSTATE NY THE EPICENTER OF AMERICAN MICROCHIP MANUFACTURING
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