Press Releases

11.19.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $1 BILLION HOOKED FOR GREAT LAKES RESTORATION INITIATIVE IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE; SENATOR SUCCESSFULLY LANDS UNPRECEDENTED & HISTORIC FUNDS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROGRAM TO SAFEGUARD ONE OF UPSTATE NEW YORK’S GREATEST NATURAL BEAUTIES, DRINKING WATER SOURCES & ECONOMIC DRIVERS

Schumer-Negotiated Bill Will Fund Cleanup Efforts For The Great Lakes And Connected Waterways, Support Thousands Of Jobs, & Bring Millions To Local Economy Funding Will Help Improve Water Quality By Reducing Pollutants, Restoring & Protecting Wildlife Habitats, Mitigating Climate Change Impacts & Helping Preserve Tourism, Recreation, & Fishing Industries Schumer: $1 Billion Investment Is A HUGE CATCH For Great Lakes' Economies A longtime advocate for preserving the natural bea… Continue Reading


11.17.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS ACT CONTAINS A MASSIVE INCREASE IN FUNDING FOR THE NORTHER BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION, A HUGE BOON FOR UPSTATE; NBRC WILL RECEIVE $150 MILLION TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGHOUT NEW YORK

Senator Says Support For NBRC Programs Is More Important Than Ever To Assist Underserved Communities In Upstate New York And Broader Northern Border Region Rebuild And Recover From The COVID Economic Crisis Under Schumer Negotiated Deal NBRC Receives Over 3X Its Funding Compared To Previous Years; Meaning More Investment In Economic & Infrastructure Opportunities For Northern Border Counties In NY Schumer: Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Act Makes Historic Investments To Directly Supp… Continue Reading


11.17.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO REVERSE DECISION DENYING INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE TO STEUBEN COUNTY FOR THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY TROPICAL STORM FRED IN AUGUST; SENATORS SAY FLOODING COST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGES, IMPACTING HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS, AND THAT FEMA’S DENIAL IS SHORTSIGHTED

Earlier This Year The Senators Secured A Disaster Declaration Unlocking Millions Of $$ For Impacted Communities In The Southern Tier, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, And Finger Lakes; However, Individual Assistance Was Denied To Hard-Hit Steuben County Senators Say Individual Assistance Is Necessary In Steuben County, Which Suffered Significant Damage Senators To FEMA: Steuben County Residents Need Additional Aid To Recover From Fred U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. … Continue Reading


11.15.21

FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER SECURES NEARLY $12 MILLION TO REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN NEW ROCHELLE; SENATOR SAYS ‘LINC’ PROJECT WILL TRANSFORM NEW ROCHELLE, BOOSTING JOBS, ECONOMY, AND REVITALIZING CITY

Memorial Highway & Unfinished I-95 Construction Bulldozed Central New Rochelle in 1958, Ripping Jobs, Services From Lincoln Ave & Surrounding Neighborhoods Schumer Announces Funding To Convert Underused, Overbuilt Highway To Nowhere Into A Vibrant City Street; Funds Will Add Bike Paths, Enhance Walkability, And Reconnect 25,000 Residents to Downtown New Rochelle Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program-Which Schumer Fought To Expand In The… Continue Reading


11.15.21

SCHUMER RECOMMENDS CAPITAL REGION NATIVE ANNE NARDACCI TO SERVE ON THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK FEDERAL COURT; IN NARDACCI, SENATOR PICKS PROMINENT ANTITRUST LAWYER KNOWN FOR TAKING ON CORPORATE WRONGDOING & FIGHTING FOR CONSUMER SAFETY

Schumer Confident Nardacci Will Bring Integrity, Excellence & Professionalism to Northern District Federal Bench Schumer Has Singlehandedly Increased Women On Northern District From 0% To 60%; Thanks To Her Legal Acumen & Profound Expertise, Nardacci is the 3rd Woman Schumer Has Nominated To The NDNY, Making It A Majority Female Bench   A Partner At Boies, Schiller, Flexner; Nardacci Is A Graduate Of Cornell Law School & Georgetown Unive… Continue Reading


11.12.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL WILL BRING VITAL FUNDING NEEDED TO ADDRESS ROCHESTER’S 25,000 LEAD PIPES & ACCELERATE LEAD PIPE REMOVAL 3X FASTER; STANDING IN FRONT OF A HIGH LEAD WATER HOME, SCHUMER REVEALS OVER $15 BILLION TO HELP ELIMINATE LEAD PIPES & ENSURE ROCHESTER CHILDREN & FAMILIES GET THE CLEAN DRINKING WATER THEY DESERVE

Without The Schumer-Negotiated Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, Rochester's Water Would NOT Be Lead Free Until At Least 2050; Rochester's Plan to Remove Massive Backlog of 25,000 lead pipes Costs $186M by 2030 And Needs Additional Funds With Hundreds More Rochester Children Being Diagnosed With Lead Poisoning Last Year, Senator Says Legislation Will Provide the Needed $$$ That Rochester Can Tap to Complete Pipe Removals & Eliminate Lead Service Pipes In Disadvantaged Communities That Need … Continue Reading


11.12.21

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY & SECURING VITAL WINS IN THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS DEAL, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PLUG POWER HAS HEEDED HIS CALL TO OPEN NEW $125 MILLION HYDROGEN FUEL CELL INNOVATION CENTER IN MONROE COUNTY; BRINGING 377 NEW GOOD PAYING JOBS TO THE REGION

Senator Says Plug Power Is a Great New York Success Story & Pledges Support For Company's Further Expansion, Secures Fed Funding From the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Deal And More Plug Power Is Sparking Growth In The Local Economy, Creating New Green-Energy Jobs, And Jolting Fuel Cell Manufacturing To New Heights Schumer: Infrastructure Deal Is The PLUG That Plug Power Needs To POWER Up, Grow, & Create Jobs U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that … Continue Reading


11.11.21

SCHUMER, CLARKE, OLORI SISTERHOOD: PREGNANT BLACK MOMS 3X MORE LIKELY TO DIE & OVER TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE COMPLICATED BIRTHS; SCHUMER, CLARKE & OLORI SISTERHOOD PUSH PASSAGE OF MOMNIBUS IN BUILD BACK BETTER ACT TO COMBAT NY’S MATERNAL HEALTH CRISIS, TO MAKE NY MOMS & FAMILIES SAFER

Schumer Pushes Two-Part Plan: 1) Pass The Black Maternal Health 'Momnibus' Act & 2) Expand Medicaid for Mothers, Including Yearlong Postpartum Coverage and Doula & Midwife Services  In 2020, NY Exceeded U.S. Maternal Morbidity & Mortality Rates; Momnibus Will Work To Combat Root Causes Of Maternal Health Crisis Schumer: New York's Black Moms Deserve Top Treatment - It’s Time To Deliver It To Them  Standing at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, U.S.… Continue Reading


11.11.21

FOLLOWING THEIR TIRELESS ADVOCACY FOR CENTRAL NY & THE I-81 PROJECT, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL INCLUDES PERMANENT LOCAL HIRE PROVISION & FIRST-EVER PROGRAM TO REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES DIVIDED BY HIGHWAYS

Following Visit To Syracuse With Secretary Buttigieg, Senators Pushed For Once-In-A-Generation Federal Investment Into American Infrastructure To Prioritize Projects Like I-81 Senators Say Bipartisan Deal Will Connect Local Workers To Good Jobs, Help Reconnect Neighborhoods And Provide New Funding For The I-81 Project Schumer, Gillibrand: CNY Dreams-and Local Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! - Can Now Become Reality U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today ann… Continue Reading


11.11.21

FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE THE WEST POINT FOUNDRY PRESERVE HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

Preserve Is Where Some Of The Nation's First Steam Engines, Trains, And Pipes For NYC Water System Were Manufactured In The 1800s West Point Foundry Receives Highest Federal Recognition For U.S. Heritage Site National Historic Landmark Designation Will Provide Increased Opportunity For Federal Funding & Boost For Tourism For Putnam County And The Hudson Valley Following years of advocacy on the historic value for the West Point Foundry Preserve in Putnam County, New York, U.S. Senate Ma… Continue Reading


11.11.21

THREE YEARS AFTER THE TRAGIC SCHOHARIE LIMO ACCIDENT, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE RECENTLY-PASSED INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WILL CLOSE DEADLY LOOPHOLES, SET HIGHER SAFETY STANDARDS, AND GET DANGEROUS LIMOS OFF ROADS AND SAVE LIVES

Schoharie's October 2018 Limo Accident Was Nation's Deadliest Accident In Years; Reports Revealed Gaping Loopholes In Federal Limo Safety Regulations With Families of Victims, Senators Fought To Include Safety Standards In Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill & Amendments To Boost Safety Of Limos On NY Roads For Passengers, Drivers, & Pedestrians  Schumer, Gillibrand: The Memory Of The Victims Will Live On In The Lives They Will Save U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schume… Continue Reading


11.10.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER ‘BIF,’ LIRR & COMMUTER RAIL WILL GET A RECORD $2.6B IN OWN FED ALLOCATION; MANY OTHER LI TRANSPO PROJECTS & PRIORITIES ARE POISED FOR NEW ACTION & FUNDING, INCLUDING HELP TO LI’S DISABLED, NEW SIGNALS & MORE

Schumer Has Just Spoken With Fed DOT & Wants LI Funds Delivered ASAP, Including LIRR's OWN Commuter Rail Carve-Out; MANY LOCAL LI Projects Will Get Moving, Including New LIRR ADA Stations, Jamaica Capacity Overhaul, LIE Safety Measures, Heckscher State Parkway Bridge Repair, Meadowbrook State Parkway Rehab & More; It's ALL Jobs! Schumer Says These Dollars Will Help Keep 24/7 Service, Help Stop Service Cuts, Keep Workers On The Job & Riders Riding; Next, Schumer Wants LIRR’s Sh… Continue Reading


11.10.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER 1,700 BRIDGES AND OVER 7,292 MILES OF HIGHWAY IN POOR CONDITION IN NY; SENATOR SECURES NEARLY $13.5 BILLION TO FINALLY FIX DILAPIDATED & DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS BRIDGES, CREATING JOBS, SAFER ROADS, AND BOOSTING THE UPSTATE ECONOMY

NY Has Over 1,700 Bridges Deemed To Be In Poor Condition And Pose Worsening Safety Issues With Each Passing Day; Fixing Them Will Be Jobs Bonanza Schumer: It's Time To Use the Billions From the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Bill We Just Passed To Invest In Upstate NY's Bridges Before It Proves A Bridge Too Far  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced an unprecedented $13.5 billion investment to address New York’s crumbling bridge and road infrastructur… Continue Reading


11.09.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER $11 BILLION HEADING TO NY TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL; LARGEST-EVER FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN UPSTATE TRANSPORTATION MEANS WHEELS KEEP TURNING AND UPSTATE NY ON TRACK TO A BRIGHT FUTURE

Schumer Says Pandemic Caused Public Transportation To Grind To A Halt; After Historic Recovery Funds Through The ARP, New Cash Infusion Will Boost Jobs And Improve Services & Vital Infrastructure To Meet Rider Demand New Historic Federal Investment Will Create Jobs, Address Backlog of Repairs, Expand Services, Add Electric Buses, And Improve Accessibility Schumer: Help Is On The Way To Keep Upstate Transit Rolling & Jobs Flowing Into The Future U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. … Continue Reading


11.09.21

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HOUSE-PASSED BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL INCLUDES MAKE PPE IN AMERICA ACT; BILL WILL ALLOW DOMESTIC TEXTILE MANUFACTURERS, LIKE ROCHESTER’S HICKEY FREEMAN, TO ACCESS CRITICAL FEDERAL CONTRACTS BOOSTING AMERICAN JOBS AND STRENGTHENING THE DOMESTIC SUPPLY CHAIN FOR PPE PRODUCTION

American Factories Like Hickey Freeman Stepped Up During The Pandemic To Manufacture Critical PPE For Their Communities; Feds Will Now Tap American Textile Workers, like those at Hickey Freeman, To Grow U.S Jobs & U.S. PPE Production Schumer: 'Marshall Plan' For PPE Is Huge Potential Boon For Hickey Freeman & Rochester Following his visit last month to announce 100 new jobs after fighting for years to keep the Hickey Freeman factory in business, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. … Continue Reading


11.08.21

FOLLOWING HIS VISIT TO MAMARONECK, SCHUMER CALLS TOP BRASS AT ARMY TO DEMAND PRIORITIZATION OF MAMRONECK PROJECT; HOURS AFTER HIS CONFIRMATION, SCHUMER CALLS NEW ASSISTANT SECRETARY TO MAKE MAMARONECK TOP PRIORITY, FULLY FUND PROJECT, AND SAVE LIVES

Schumer: Mamaroneck Has Suffered Severe Flooding Too Long; Assistant Secretary of the Army Must Select And Approve The Mamaroneck & Sheldrake Rivers Project Protecting The Safety Of Families Must Be Top Priority For USACE; Project Would Construct Flood Defenses For Mamaroneck That Has Suffered Millions of $$ In Damages For Decades Schumer: After Hurricane Ida and Another Deadly Flood Year, Mamaroneck Deserves Flood Protection NOW After years of delays under the Trump administration, and… Continue Reading


11.07.21

SCHUMER: PASSAGE OF HISTORIC INFRASTRUCTURE BILL MEANS BILLIONS ARE ON-THE-WAY TO NEW YORK; AS LEAD-NEGOTIATOR, SCHUMER SECURES LARGEST FEDERAL INVESTMENT EVER FOR UPSTATE NY ROADS, BRIDGES, TRAINS, BROADBAND, WATER, TRANSIT, AIRPORTS & MORE

Schumer-Negotiated, Record Deal Boosts Airports, Transit, Rail, Broadband, Highways & Bridges, Water/Sewer Infrastructure Funds DIRECTLY For NY Projects That Are Ready-To-Go & Critically Needed Good-Paying Jobs Are On The Way To Get All This Work Done-From Highways, To NY Bridges, Roads, Water Infra & More Schumer: J-O-B-S & Billions Of $$$ On The Way To NY To Rebuild & Revive The Empire State's Infrastructure Marking formal House passage of the bipartisan infrastructu… Continue Reading


11.05.21

FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, JONES SECURE INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF SAFETY RISKS POSED BY AIM PIPELINE PROJECTS FOR LOWER HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING INDIAN POINT; IN NEW LETTER, REPS REINFORCE COMMUNITY CONCERNS, CALL ON PHMSA TO EXERCISE OVERSIGHT ON ALL EXISTING PIPELINES FOR FULL, COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

Following Public Meeting With Local Officials, HV Community Leaders, Reps Announce PHMSA Has Heeded Calls For Oak Ridge National Lab to Preform Independent Review of AIM Pipeline Projects; Schumer, Gillibrand Jones: Independent Review Must Be Done Right With Comprehensive Community Input & Involvement; Federal Reps Remain Committed to Advocating for Transparency, Jobs, and Safety Throughout Decommissioning Process For IP… Continue Reading


11.04.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS APPOINTMENT, NEW YORK ASSEMBLY MAJORITY LEADER CRYSTAL PEOPLES-STOKES HAS BEEN NAMED TO THE SMITHSONIAN’S FIRST-EVER ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR THE NEW SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM; SCHUMER’S APPOINTMENT OF PEOPLES-STOKES ON MUSEUM’S INAUGURAL COUNCIL ENSURES NEW YORK WILL HAVE INTEGRAL ROLE IN SHAPING MUSEUM’S FUTURE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that following his support for her appointment, the Smithsonian Institution has officially named Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes to the advisory council for the new Smithsonian American Women's History Museum. In September, Schumer appointed Leader Peoples-Stokes to fill a congressionally-appointed role on the inaugural advisory council for the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum. The… Continue Reading


11.01.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY & ROCHESTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AWARDED TOTAL $6 MILLION AND SELECTED FOR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN’S COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR PILOT PROGRAM TO EXPAND OUTREACH TO UNDERSERVED & VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES IN UPSTATE NY AND BEYOND

Syracuse University Institute for Veterans & Military Families & Rochester Economic Development Corporation Each Selected As 1 Of 51 Community Navigator Hubs Across The Nation Funding Will Help Ensure Historically Underserved & Veteran-Owned Businesses Get Better Access To Federal, State, And Local Resources Senators: Syracuse & Rochester Will Be A Hub To Help Disadvantaged Businesses Grow and Recover From Economic Impacts Of COVID-19   U.S. Senate Majority Leader… Continue Reading

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