Press Releases

July 2022
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER DIRECT VISIT & ADVOCACY LAST MONTH FOLLOWING DEADLY WAVE OF OVERDOSES, SCHENECTADY COUNTY HAS RECEIVED CRITICAL FEDERAL “HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA” DESIGNATION; SCHUMER SAYS CAPITAL REGION WILL NOW RECEIVE MAJOR BOOST IN FED CRIME FIGHTING RESOURCES COMING TO FIGHT OPIOID SCOURGE, STOP DANGEROUS DRUG TRAFFICKERS, AND KEEP SCHENECTADY STREETS SAFE
SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL WITH CEO, URGES ZINC8 TO MAKE ULSTER’S IPARK87, FORMER TECHCITY CAMPUS, FUTURE HOME OF NEW HUB, BRINGING UP TO 500 CLEAN-ENERGY JOBS TO ULSTER; SENATOR SAYS HISTORIC FEDERAL BATTERY DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES HE PASSED IN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW WILL SUPERCHARGE COMPANIES TO INVEST IN NY & POWER THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE; SCHUMER IS WORKING CLOSELY WITH NATIONAL RESOURCES, THE OWNER OF IPARK87 TO BRING HIGH-QUALITY JOBS AND INVESTMENTS TO THE HUDSON VALLEY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION TO MODERNIZE THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS-GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINALS FROM THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS LAW
SCHUMER PERSONALLY CALLS DIRECTOR OF OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY TO PUSH FOR SULLIVAN COUNTY CRITICAL FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING DESIGNATION; AFTER STANDING WITH THE SULLIVAN COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE AND ADVOCATES, SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN TO COMBAT NEW YORK’S OVERDOSE EPICENTER
SCHUMER: WITH OUTRAGEOUS COST OF INSULIN SKYROCKETING AND 1.7M NEW YORKERS—NEARLY 60,000 IN THE SOUTHERN TIER—WITH DIABETES, SCHUMER REVEALS NEW BIPARTISAN PLAN TO CAP INSULIN OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS AT $35 A MONTH; SENATOR SAYS HE WILL PUT THE BILL ON THE FLOOR VERY SOON TO MAKE LIFESAVING DRUG AFFORDABLE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS
WITH LAKE ONTARIO COMMUNITIES STILL RECOVERING FROM DEVASTATING 2017-19 FLOODS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEMA TO QUICKLY STAND UP NEW FIRST OF ITS KIND $500 MILLION PROGRAM TO ACCELERATE WAYNE COUNTY’S DISASTER RECOVERY, ALLOW NEW FUNDING TO SURGE IN TO HELP HOME OWNERS & BUSINESSES, AND PREVENT THE NEXT LAKE ONTARIO FLOOD DAMAGE DISASTER
SCHUMER: ‘AWFUL SMELL’ FROM ABANDONED ETHANOL PLANT IN OSWEGO COUNTY CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO LINGER ALL SUMMER; NEIGHBORS’ CONCERNS FOR AIR QUALITY DEMANDS EPA STEP IN; SENATOR SAYS FORMER PLANT OWNERS MUST ALSO DO THEIR PART TO GET SITE INTO NEW HANDS
SCHUMER: AFTER YEARS OF FIGHTING TO PROTECT FEDERAL CRITICAL ACCESS STATUS FOR RURAL UPSTATE NY HOSPITALS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEDS HAVE HEEDED HIS CALL TO CHANGE RULES SO THAT NY HOSPITALS CAN CONTINUE TO RECEIVE OVER $35M IN REIMBURSEMENTS ANNUALLY & MAINTAIN CRITICAL SERVICES IN UPSTATE’S MOST UNDERSERVED RURAL COMMUNITIES
June 2022
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE LIFESPAN OF GREATER ROCHESTER WILL RECEIVE $240,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO CONNECT ELDERLY & UNDERSERVED FINGER LAKES RESIDENTS TO TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS, HEALTH CARE, OTHER CRITICAL SERVICES
SCHUMER: AFTER LAUNCHING AN ALL OUT PUSH WITH LOCAL VETS TO FIGHT THE CLOSURE OF NYC’S VA HOSPITALS, SENATOR ANNOUNCES VA PLAN IMMEDIATELY HALTED & CRITICAL MANHATTAN & BROOKLYN VA HOSPITALS WILL REMAIN OPEN
SCHUMER: AFTER LAUNCHING AN ALL OUT PUSH WITH HUDSON VALLEY VETS TO FIGHT THE CLOSURE OF DUTCHESS COUNTY’S ONLY VA HOSPITAL, SENATOR ANNOUNCES VA PLAN IMMEDIATELY HALTED & CRITICAL LOCAL VA HOSPITAL WILL REMAIN OPEN–PRESERVING CARE FOR OVER 7,000 HUDSON VALLEY VETS
SCHUMER: WITH OUTRAGEOUS COST OF INSULIN SKYROCKETING AND 1.7M NEW YORKERS—NEARLY 60,000 IN THE SOUTHERN TIER—WITH DIABETES, SCHUMER REVEALS NEW BIPARTISAN PLAN TO CAP INSULIN OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS AT $35 A MONTH; SENATOR SAYS HE WILL PUT THE BILL ON THE FLOOR VERY SOON TO MAKE LIFESAVING DRUG AFFORDABLE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS
SCHUMER: WITH OUTRAGEOUS COST OF INSULIN SKYROCKETING AND 1.7M NEW YORKERS—OVER 45,000 IN THE NORTH COUNTRY—WITH DIABETES, SCHUMER REVEALS NEW BIPARTISAN PLAN TO CAP INSULIN OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS AT $35 A MONTH; SENATOR SAYS HE WILL PUT THE BILL ON THE FLOOR VERY SOON TO MAKE LIFESAVING DRUG AFFORDABLE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS
SCHUMER: WITH OUTRAGEOUS COST OF INSULIN SKYROCKETING AND 1.7M NEW YORKERS—OVER 45,000 IN THE NORTH COUNTRY—WITH DIABETES, SCHUMER REVEALS NEW BIPARTISAN PLAN TO CAP INSULIN OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS AT $35 A MONTH; SENATOR SAYS HE WILL PUT THE BILL ON THE FLOOR VERY SOON TO MAKE LIFESAVING DRUG AFFORDABLE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT AND NEW FEMA AGREEMENT THAT WILL UNLOCK $250+ MILLION IN PREVIOUSLY REJECTED FED COVID REIMBURSEMENT FOR NEW YORK’S HOSPITALS; FEMA REIMBURSEMENTS WOULD COVER COSTS LIKE TRANSPO, CHILD CARE & HOUSING INCURRED BY HOSPITALS DURING EARLY DAYS OF COVID PANDEMIC
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CRITICAL EXTENSION OF SCHOOL LUNCH & CHILD NUTRITION WAIVERS HAS BEEN SIGNED INTO LAW KEEPING SCHOOL MEALS FREE FOR OVER 800,000 NEW YORK STUDENTS; WAIVERS WERE SET TO EXPIRE THIS WEEK, BUT NEW BILL WILL HELP SCHOOLS KEEP KIDS FED THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE BIPARTISAN SAFER COMMUNITIES ACT, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION IN 30 YEARS, HAS NOW BEEN SIGNED INTO LAW
FOLLOWING EAST SIDE’S TRAGIC MASS SHOOTING, SCHUMER MAKES DIRECT APPEAL TO PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR WESTERN NEW YORK TO BE SELECTED FOR TENS OF MILLIONS IN FED INVESTMENT IN EDA REGIONAL CHALLENGE AWARD; SCHUMER SAYS FEDERAL $$$ WOULD REVITALIZE BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE BY TRAINING OVER 1,600 WORKERS FOR GOOD-PAYING MANUFACTURING JOBS, CLEANING UP INDUSTRIAL SITES, ATTRACTING NEW EMPLOYERS, & MAKING WNY AMERICA’S NEXT MAJOR MANUFACTURING & TECH HUB
SCHUMER REVEALS: BUFFALO SET TO GET BRAND NEW $11 MILLION VA MEDICAL RESEARCH FACILITY AS A PART OF THE JUST-PASSED VETERAN HEALTHCARE BILL; SCHUMER SAYS NEW FACILITY WILL BOLSTER BUFFALO VA RESEARCH EFFORTS, EXPAND EXISTING VA HOSPITAL’S SURGICAL CAPACITY, & GIVE WNY VETS THE MODERN MEDICAL FACILITY THEY DESPERATELY NEED
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SOUND ALARM TO FAA ON AIRLINES’ REQUESTS TO CIRCUMVENT PILOT TRAINING REGULATIONS ENACTED FROM THE HARD-FOUGHT ADVOCACY OF THE COLGAN FLIGHT 3407 FAMILIES; SENATORS SAY LIFESAVING RULES MUST BE PROTECTED FROM SPECIAL INTERESTS ATTEMPTING TO ROLLBACK PROVISIONS MEANT TO KEEP SKIES SAFE
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