Press Releases

July 2022
SCHUMER: AFTER SENDING AN SOS TO THE FEDS TO SAVE BUFFALO’S USS THE SULLIVANS, SCHUMER SECURES $7.5 MILLION IN APPROPRIATIONS BILL TO COMPLETE REPAIRS & FULLY RESTORE THE SHIP, ENSURING THE BELOVED LANDMARK WILL REMAIN AT CANALSIDE FOR GENERATIONS
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TROY & SCHENECTADY FIRE DEPARTMENTS; SENATORS SAY $$$ WILL HELP DIRECTLY ADDRESS THE STAFFING SHORTAGES IN TROY AND WILL GIVE CAPITAL REGION FIREFIGHTERS THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO KEEP COMMUNITIES SAFE
SCHUMER DELIVERS $1.1 MILLION TO UPGRADE CAYUGA COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK’S WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE TO HELP THE CAYUGA MILK AND DENKAVIT DAIRY PLANTS GROW, CREATE NEW & GOOD-PAYING JOBS, KEEP BUSINESS FLOWING FOR UPSTATE DAIRY FARMERS & ACCELERATE CENTRAL NEW YORK’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES HIS HISTORIC BIPARTISAN SEMICONDUCTOR, SCIENCE, AND TECH INNOVATION BILL; IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PASSAGE, SCHUMER LAYS OUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR NEW YORK COMMUNITITES, NEW JOBS, AND POWERING THE UPSTATE NY TECH ECONOMY
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, GROUNDBREAKING OF NEW FORT DRUM $27 MILLION RAILHEAD; SENATOR PERSONALLY CALLED MILITARY TOP BRASS TO SECURE CRITICAL FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT WHICH WILL MODERNIZE BASE INFRASTRUCTURE, ENHANCE MISSION READINESS & BOOST THE NORTH COUNTRY ECONOMY FOR YEARS TO COME
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE TAKES FIRST STEP TO ADVANCE HIS HISTORIC FEDERAL SEMICONDUCTOR LEGISLATION; SENATOR MAKES FINAL PUSH TO PASS BIPARTISAN LAW & OUTLINES GAMECHANGING CHIP AND INNOVATION BILL CREATING THOUSANDS OF NY JOBS, ATTRACTING NEW COMPANIES & POWERING THE FUTURE OF THE UPSTATE ECONOMY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL FOR THE REOPENING OF AMTRAK’S ADIRONDACK LINE TO HELP REVITALIZE NORTH COUNTRY ECONOMY
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $3 MILLION FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF HERKIMER, MADISON AND ONEIDA TO CREATE A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND JOB TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM TO GIVE CENTRAL NEW YORK AND MOHAWK VALLEY RESIDENTS THE TOOLS THEY NEED FOR GOOD JOBS IN HIGH-DEMAND FIELDS
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: CORNING INCORPORATED WILL INVEST $139 MILLION IN MONROE COUNTY; SENATOR SAYS INVESTMENT WILL BRING OVER 270 GOOD-PAYING JOBS TO REGION, BOOSTING NY’S SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING GROWTH, & FURTHER CEMENTING ROCHESTER AS THE WORLD LEADER IN OPTICS TECH
SCHUMER: WITH EAST BUFFALO STILL ISOLATED FROM DOWNTOWN, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH FOR $25+ MILLION TO RECONNECT BUFFALO NEIGHBORHOODS, BREAK DOWN SEGREGATING BARRIERS INCREASE WALKABILITY, MAKING QUEEN CITY MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL
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
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