Press Releases

August 2020
AFTER TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS RIPPED THROUGH THE HUDSON VALLEY THIS WEEK, THOUSANDS ARE STILL LEFT WITHOUT POWER; SCHUMER CALLS HUDSON VALLEY ELECTRIC COMPANIES’ TOP BRASS TO DEMAND EXPEDITED TIMELINE AND IMPROVED COMMUNICATION TO HELP NEW YORKERS LEFT IN THE DARK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $300K IN FEMA FUNDING FOR FIREFIGHTERS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE $9.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN ROCHESTER
FOLLOWING REPORTS OF NEW PENALTIES FOR BOATERS CROSSING INTO THE CANADIAN SIDE OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER MID-TRANSIT, SCHUMER CALLS FOR COMMON SENSE, CLEAR, & CONSISTENT CROSS-BORDER TRAVEL ENFORCEMENT; FINES FOR BOATS ON WATER & UNDOCKED, HURT ALREADY-DEVASTATED CROSS-BORDER TOURISM INDUSTRY IN NORTHERN NEW YORK
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, RICE ANNOUNCE NEARLY $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO RESOLVE HEMPSTEAD BEACH EROSION DUE TO FLOODING AND TROPICAL STORMS
SCHUMER: AS MADISON COUNTY CONTINUES TO RECOVER FROM COVID-19 AND CHILDREN GET READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL, MANY STILL DO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT—OR ANY—ACCESS TO BROADBAND; SENATOR CALLS FOR USDA TO APPROVE $15 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING TO ADDRESS THE COUNTY’S DIRE INTERNET ACCESS NEEDS
SCHUMER: AS LIVINGSTON COUNTY CONTINUES TO RECOVER FROM COVID-19 AND CHILDREN GET READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL, OVER 40% OF LIVINGSTON COUNTY STILL DOES NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT- OR ANY- ACCESS TO BROADBAND; IN LIVINGSTON ON FRIDAY, SENATOR CALLED FOR USDA TO IMMEDIATELY APPROVE $14.4 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING TO ADDRESS THE COUNTY’S INTERNET ACCESS NEEDS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $12 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING ACROSS NEW YORK STATE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THE BIPARTISAN, GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOORS ACT HAS BEEN SIGNED INTO LAW, GIVING OVER $17 BILLION TO PRESERVING AND PROTECTING PUBLIC LANDS, WATER RESOURCES, & HISTORIC SITES
July 2020
ON THE HEELS OF HIS SUCCESSFUL PUSH TO INCLUDE GAME-CHANGING SEMICONDUCTOR AMENDMENT IN DEFENSE BILL, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO JOLT U.S. SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY & WNY ECONOMY INTO HIGH GEAR, BRING CRITICAL FEDERAL INVESTMENT TO GENESEE’S STAMP CAMPUS, & CREATE THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS
SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS CENTRAL NEW YORK SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAFELY REOPEN; COSTS OF PPE, PHYSICAL BARRIERS & OTHER SUPPLIES COULD BADLY DRAIN LOCAL RESOURCES, MAKING IT MUCH HARDER FOR CENTRAL NEW YORK DISTRICTS TO OPEN SAFELY; SENATOR PUSHES PLAN TO COVER THOSE COSTS WITH FED DOLLARS IN ‘COVID-4’ & ALLOW SCHOOLS TO SAFELY REOPEN
ON THE HEELS OF HIS SUCCESSFUL PUSH TO INCLUDE GAME-CHANGING SEMICONDUCTOR AMENDMENT, SENATOR PUSHES MASSIVE FEDERAL INITIATIVE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING IN FINAL NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL – TO BRING MASSIVE FEDERAL INVESTMENT TO GLOBALFOUNDRIES, CREATE NEW JOBS, AND KICK CAPITAL REGION ECONOMY INTO HIGH GEAR
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3.3 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR FIREFIGHTERS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK
AFTER MONTHS OF CALLOUS INACTION & CYNICAL DELAYS, SENATE REPUBLICANS FINALLY INTRODUCE COVID RESPONSE PROPOSAL THAT FALLS FAR SHORT FOR NEW YORKERS; SCHUMER CALLS ON LEADER MCCONNELL TO IMMEDIATELY COME TO THE TABLE WITH SENATE DEMOCRATS, ADOPT URGENTLY NEEDED ELEMENTS INCLUDING: BILLIONS FOR SAFE SCHOOLS, MUNICIPALITIES, SMALL BUSINESSES, FRONTLINE WORKERS TO HELP UPSTATE NY REBUILD & RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, & BRINDISI ANNOUNCE SIX-FIGURE GRANT FOR BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY COVID-19 RESEARCH AND RECOVERY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NEW YORK’S SOUTHERN TIER AND CAPITAL REGION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DELGADO ANNOUNCE NEARLY $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL EMERGENCY TRANSIT FUNDING FOR ULSTER COUNTRY AREA TRANSIT
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $200 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS’ COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $5.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL EMERGENCY TRANSIT FUNDING FOR CENTRAL NEW YORK REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY FOR ONONDAGA, OSWEGO, AND CAYUGA COUNTIES
AFTER PERSONAL INTERVENTION, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES TORONTO BLUE JAYS CHOOSE BUFFALO AS THEIR HOME FOR THE 2020 MLB SEASON
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