Press Releases

August 2022
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
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LONG ISLAND AIRPORTS
STANDING WITH UNION MEMBERS AND VENDORS, SCHUMER, TORRES PUSH FOR FED INVESTMENT IN HUNTS POINT MARKET MODERNIZATION; REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT WILL CREATE NEW GOOD-PAYING JOBS, SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES, STRENGTHEN FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN, REDUCE DIESEL EMISSIONS & MORE
JUST BACK FROM DC, SCHUMER OUTLINES HISTORIC PASSAGE OF INFLATION REDUCTION ACT & ITS IMPACT ON UPSTATE NEW YORK; FROM REDUCING RX COSTS FOR OVER 3.7M NY-ERS, LOWERING UTILITY BILLS, CLOSING TAX LOOPHOLES FOR BIG CORPS, FIGHTING CLIMATE CRISIS, CREATING NEW JOBS, REBUILDING AMERICAN MANUFACTURING, & MORE
SCHUMER: JUST WEEKS AFTER HIS VISIT AND FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY TO REVITALIZE BUFFALO’S MAIN STREET, SCHUMER SECURES $25 MILLION TO RECONNECT EAST BUFFALO TO DOWNTOWN, BREAK DOWN SEGREGATING BARRIERS, REPAVE DANGEROUS ROADS, INCREASE WALKABILITY AND BIKING & MAKE THE QUEEN CITY MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL
AFTER PERSONAL CALL TO SECRETARY BUTTIGIEG, SCHUMER SECURES OVER $18 MILLION TO REVITALIZE THE GATEWAY TO UTICA’S DOWNTOWN; SENATOR DELIVERS NEW FED FUNDING TO TRANSFORM NORTH GENESEE STREET, REPLACE DILAPIDATED BRIDGES, INCREASE SAFETY & ACCESSIBILITY, CREATE JOBS, AND BOOST DOWNTOWN’S REVITALIZATION
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $3 MILLION IN NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO TO STUDY THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: AFTER FIGHTING TO SECURE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR STEUBEN COUNTY FOLLOWING TROPICAL STORM FRED LAST SUMMER, WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OVER $5.6 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR THE JASPER-TROUPSBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE MEASURES TAKEN DURING THE FLOODING
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