Press Releases

June 2022
SCHUMER: WITH THE CAPITAL REGION FACING NEW WAVE OF FATAL OVERDOSES, AFTER BACK TO BACK RECORD YEARS OF OPIOID DEATHS; SENATOR LAUNCHES TWO-PRONG PLAN TO BOLSTER ADDICTION SERVICES & COMBAT THE FLOW OF OPIOIDS TO THE CAPITAL REGION
SCHUMER: ONONDAGA COUNTY FACING BACK-TO-BACK RECORD YEARS OF OPIOID DEATHS – A 100% INCREASE OVER LAST SIX YEARS; SENATOR WANTS FEDS TO SUPERCHARGE FUNDS THAT HELP COMBAT PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS OF OPIOIDS, WHICH PANDEMIC HAS MADE MUCH WORSE; PLEDGES $3.2 BILLION PUSH TO INCREASE CRITICAL PREVENTION, TREATMENT & RECOVERY EFFORTS—BECAUSE IT WILL SAVE CNY LIVES
CITING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO REVERSE COURSE AND REOPEN ADIRONDACK & NORTH COUNTRY AIR QUALITY MONITORING STATIONS; SENATOR SAYS KEEPING SITES OPEN IS CRITICAL TO PRESERVING UPSTATE NEW YORK’S NATURAL LANDSCAPE, PROTECTING WILDLIFE, AND TRACKING POLLUTION
ICYMI: BINGHAMTON PRESS & SUN - SCHUMER, STENGER, WHITTINGHAM: BATTERIES CAN POWER BINGHAMTON’S FUTURE — AND AMERICA’S
AFTER DELIVERING OVER $27 MILLION IN PANDEMIC RELIEF TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON AT VENUES ACROSS THE FINGER LAKES, SCHUMER KICKS OFF THE ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, DRIVING MILLIONS IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY TO THE DOWNTOWN AND PROVIDING FREE WORLD-CLASS MUSIC FOR THE ROCHESTER COMMUNITY
SCHUMER, AFTER YEARS OF FIGHTING ALONGSIDE VETERANS ACROSS NEW YORK, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE SENATE PASSAGE OF HONORING OUR PACT ACT TO FINALLY EXTEND VA CARE TO VETERANS EXPOSED TO BURN PITS & OTHER TOXINS; DELIVERING DESPERATELY NEEDED MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR THE TENS OF THOUSANDS EXPOSED NY VETS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER FUNDING TO BUFFALO’S AFRICAN HERITAGE FOOD COOPERATIVE TO INCREASE FOOD ACCESSIBILITY & BRING DESPERATELY NEEDED FRESH, AFFORDABLE HEALTHY FOOD OPTIONS TO BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE AND UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES IN WESTERN NEW YORK
FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER DELIVERS $1.7 MILLION TO SULLIVAN COUNTY TO CREATE A BRAND NEW COUNTYWIDE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, EXPANDING HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS & HELPING CLOSE MID-HUDSON DIGITAL DIVIDE FOR UNDERSERVED FAMILIES & BUSINESSES
MAJORITY LEADER SCHUMER REMARKS STANDING WITH BUFFALO MASS SHOOTING VICTIMS FAMILIES FOLLOWING THE SENATE JUDICIARY HEARING ON DOMESTIC TERRORISM
SCHUMER CALLS ON USDA TO WORK WITH BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE COMMUNITY LEADERS TO INCREASE INVESTMENT FOR FOOD ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAMS, BRINGING DESPERATELY NEEDED FRESH, AFFORDABLE, & HEALTHY FOOD OPTIONS TO UNDERSERVED EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOODS
May 2022
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS ADVOCACY, AMERICAN HERO, ALBANY RESIDENT & HARLEM HELLFIGHTER, SGT. HENRY JOHNSON RECOMMENDED TO HAVE FORT POLK RENAMED IN HIS HONOR
FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER DELIVERS $2.6 MILLION TO UPGRADE ROME’S GRIFFISS BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY PARK, ATTRACT NEW EMPLOYERS, CREATE NEW GOOD-PAYING JOBS, & SUPERCHARGE THE MOHAWK VALLEY’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY
SCHUMER WELCOMES NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO WASHINGTON D.C.
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL DISASTER RELIEF FOR AUBURN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL FOR COVID RESPONSE
FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER DELIVERS $7.5 MILLION TO EXPAND ROCHESTER’S STRONG MUSEUM, CREATE OVER 120 NEW JOBS, & ATTRACT TOURISM TO DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER TO ACCELERATE THE RECOVERY OF THE FINGER LAKES’ ECONOMY
FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S DIRECT ADVOCACY TO SECRETARY BECERRA, AUBURN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TO RECEIVE OVER $3.4 MILLION IN LONG-OVERDUE FEDERAL FUNDING TO COVER PANDEMIC LOSSES; SCHUMER CUT THROUGH RED TAPE & DELIVERED AUBURN HOSPITAL THEIR DESERVED FUNDING
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES USDA HAS HEEDED HIS CALL, WILL START DESPERATELY NEEDED PANDEMIC ECONOMIC RELIEF PAYMENTS TO WOOL & COTTON TRUST FUND RECIPIENTS; PROGRAM FOR AMERICAN TEXTILE MANUFACTURERS LIKE ROCHESTER’S HICKEY FREEMAN WILL SUPPORT WORKERS & LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD AGAINST OVERSEAS COMPETITORS
IN PERSONAL MEETINGS WITH GE CEO & VESTAS WIND TECH PRESIDENT, SCHUMER URGES COMPANIES TO MAKE CAPITAL REGION HOME OF FUTURE TURBINE MANUFACTURING; SENATOR SAYS PORT OF ALBANY $$ HE SECURED WILL GIVE COMPANIES THE LIFT THEY NEED TO INVEST & EXPAND IN NY
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $117 MILLION FOR GLOBALFOUNDRIES TO PARTNER WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO SECURE SEMICONDUCTOR SUPPLY CHAIN; SENATOR SAYS DOD AGREEMENT ENSURES CHIPS CRITICAL TO AMERICA’S DEFENSE WILL CONTINUE TO BE MADE IN CAPITAL REGION, BOLSTERING DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING & ENSURING UPSTATE NY CONTINUES TO LEAD THE MICROCHIP INDUSTRY
April 2022
SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO CREATE OTSEGO COUNTY TECH JOB ACCELERATION CENTER; SENATOR BACKS NEARLY $2 MILLION PROJECT TO MAKE GREATER ONEONTA AREA AN ADVANCED ELECTRONICS HUB, BOOST AMERICAN MANUFACTURING, CREATE NEW GOOD-PAYING JOBS, & GROW LOCAL TECH ECONOMY
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