Press Releases

11.23.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER YEARS OF FIGHTING TO PROTECT FEDERAL CRITICAL ACCESS STATUS FOR RURAL DELAWARE COUNTY HOSPITALS, FEDS HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY CHANGED RULES SO IMPACTED RURAL NY HOSPITALS CAN KEEP DESIGNATION TO RECEIVE OVER $35M IN REIMBURSEMENTS & MAINTAIN CRITICAL SERVICES IN UPSTATE’S MOST UNDERSERVED RURAL COMMUNITIES

Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Status Provides Rural Hospitals Enhanced Reimbursement Rates To Keep Healthcare Services In Underserved Communities Like Those In The North Country, Finger Lakes & Other Upstate Communities; BUT A Rules Change Risked Arbitrarily Making Many Rural Upstate Hospitals Ineligible Putting Healthcare Providers At Risk Schumer Immediately Began Leading The Charge To Protect Rural Upstate Hospitals, Writing Multiple Letters, Calling HHS Sec Personally To Fight The More… Continue Reading


11.23.22

WITH RESPIRATORY VIRUSES SKYROCKETING IN CENTRAL NY CHILDREN, NEARLY DOUBLE THE RSV CASES AT ONEIDA HEALTH HOSPITAL COMPARED TO LAST YEAR AND 1,000+ CASES AT SUNY UPSTATE SINCE START OF NOVEMBER, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO LAUNCH NATIONWIDE ACTION PLAN TO PROTECT NY CHILDREN, KEEP OUR HOSPITALS PREPARED, AND COMBAT RSV BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV), Has Been Reaching Unprecedented Levels In Hospitals Nationwide At Nearly 7x The Weekly Rate Pre-Covid, According To The CDC; SUNY Upstate Health Center Has Already Recorded 3X More RSV Cases This Year Putting Their Emergency Room Over Capacity At 136% Capacity RSV Can Be Serious For Young Children And The Elderly-Madison County's Oneida Health Hospital Positive RSV Cases Have Nearly Doubled Compared To Last Year-With 80% Of Cases Are Children Under … Continue Reading


11.23.22

FOLLOWING BUFFALO’S RECORD-BREAKING SNOWVEMBER, SLAMMING WNY WITH NEARLY 7 FEET OF SNOW AND LEAVING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY GET ALL HANDS ON DECK—AND BOOTS ON GROUND—TO WESTERN NY

In The Wake Of Last Weekend's Massive Lake-Effect Storms-Dropping 7 Feet Of Snow-Working With Governor Hochul, Schumer Secured Federal Emergency Declaration For WNY Counties Now, As Damage Totals Continue To Rise, Schumer Says Feds Need Waive $5M Cap For Assistance Get $$$ Out The Door To Help Communities Dig Out, And Start Providing Assistance For Damaged Businesses Schumer: We Can't Leave Buffalo Out In The Cold, Feds Need To Help Dig Out WNY ASAP  Standing with mountains of sno… Continue Reading


11.23.22

SCHUMER SECURES OVER $7.6 MILLION TO CONSTRUCT BRAND NEW STATE OF THE ART SOUTHERN TIER REGIONAL TRANSIT HUB ON SENECA TERRITORY; SENATOR SAYS TRANSIT AND BUS STORAGE FACILITY WILL STREAMLINE TRANSPORTATION, INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY BETWEEN ALLEGANY AND CATTARAUGUS TERRITORIES, AND BOOST ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACROSS THE REGION

Funding Comes From Highly Competitive RAISE Grant That Is Meant To Fund Projects Of Major Regional Significance Schumer: Seneca Nation Is Now In The Fast Lane For A New One Stop Shop Regional Transit Hub! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced the Seneca Nation will receive $7,625,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation's highly competitive Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program to develop an… Continue Reading


11.22.22

SCHUMER REVEALS: ISSUE OF ‘DOUBLE TAXING’ FOR SUFFOLK SEPTIC GRANTS SEES SUCCESS WITH USDA AGREEING LI’ERS SHOULD NOT GET A TAX BILL; SENATOR ANNOUNCES PUSH TO GET IRS TO DO SAME; LI HOMEOWNERS WHO HELP REDUCE NITROGEN POLLUTION SHOULD NOT BE TAXED, THEY SHOULD BE THANKED

Schumer Reveals That After Pushing For Months, USDA Has Agreed With His Stance That Suffolk's Septic Improvement Program (SIP) Grants Protect & Restore The Environment & Should Be Excluded From Taxable Income BUT NOW, The Treasury Department & IRS Have To Agree To Make It Official; LI'ers Who Have Participated Have Owed Money, Been Forced Up Tax Brackets, & Experienced Other Penalties That Have Undermined Suffolk-Administered Effort We Should INCENTIVIZE To Reduce Nitrogen On Th… Continue Reading


11.18.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF UPSTATE NEW YORK’S VERY OWN NATALIE MERCHANT, SINGER-SONGWRITER, TO THE AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Schumer Says Natalie Merchant, A Jamestown Native And Current Hudson Valley Resident, Has Had A Profound Influence On The American Music As Board Member Of The Library Of Congress's American Folklife Center, Natalie Will Aid The Policy Direction And Ongoing Preservation Of The Nation's Folklife And Culture   Schumer To Natalie:  'You've been so kind and generous'  And Your Contributions Will Help Conserve America’s Music And Folk History For Generations To Come! … Continue Reading


11.18.22

AS SCHUMER’S FIRST MAJOR ACT AS MAJORITY LEADER, HE SECURED FIX SO UNION MEMBERS, WHO WORKED THEIR WHOLE LIVES BUT RISKED LOSING PAYMENTS THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, GOT PENSIONS - NOW NY TEAMSTERS RECEIVE FIRST PAYOUT FROM AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN, HELPING UNION FAMILIES BREATHE MASSIVE SIGH OF RELIEF WITH $960M+ IN PENSIONS RESTORED AND BACKPAY FOR BENEFITS

Over 33,000+ NY Teamsters Families Were Victims Of A Pension System That Collapsed On Itself After 2008 Crash; Without Action, Many Could Not Retire Or Would Have Little Benefits Remaining- But Schumer Promised To Restore Their Hard-Earned Pensions And Give Union Families The Relief They Needed After Years Of Fighting, In Schumer's First Major Bill As Majority Leader, The American Rescue Plan, The Senator Secured The Critical Fix To Multiemployer Pension Plans To Give Teamsters The Benefits The… Continue Reading


11.02.22

GOVERNOR HOCHUL AND MAJORITY LEADER SCHUMER ANNOUNCE MAJOR SEMICONDUCTOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANUFACTURER EDWARDS VACUUM TO BUILD $319 MILLION FACILITY IN GENESEE COUNTY

British-Based Leader in Semiconductor Industry Will Build 240,000 Square-Foot Facility, Create 600 Jobs at Western New York's STAMP Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park   Investment Builds on Historic $100 Billion Commitment from Micron Technology, Further Strengthens Upstate New York's Advanced Manufacturing And Semiconductor Corridor Also Complements "Finger Lakes Forward" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow t… Continue Reading


10.26.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS OVER $50 MILLION TO UPSTATE NEW YORK SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PURCHASE 130+ NEW CLEAN, ELECTRIC BUSES THROUGH THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND JOBS LAW; CURBING POLLUTION, SUPERCHARGING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE, AND GIVING UPSTATE KIDS THE CLEAN COMMUTE THEY DESERVE

Thanks To Schumer Leading The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Passage, Upstate School Districts Will Now Get $50+ Million Boost To Purchase Game Changing Over 130 New Electric Low And Zero-Emission Buses Diesel Exhaust From School Buses Not Only Pollutes The Environment, But Has Been Linked To Asthma In Children; Now Thousands Of Children Will Have A Cleaner Environment When Riding To School Schumer: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Greenlights Electric School Buses To Keep Kids Healthy And Co… Continue Reading


10.26.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, STATEN ISLAND’S ARTHUR KILL TERMINAL AWARDED $48M FEDERAL GRANT; SENATOR SAYS SI IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING MAJOR OFFSHORE WIND HUB WITH THESE PORT INVESTMENT FUNDS, WHICH HE SECURED IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS LAW

Schumer Says Offshore Wind At SI's Arthur Kill Terminal Will Create Thousands Of Jobs & Boost American Manufacturing; New Hub Will Be Huge Win For Community, Local Jobs & Environment Schumer Personally Pushed For Major Fed Investment In Calls To Transportation Sec. Buttigieg To Upgrade Arthur Kill's Port Infrastructure, So SI Can be Central To Offshore Wind Supply Chain Funding For Arthur Kill Project Helps Advance Offshore Wind Power Goals & Support More Wind Technology Being … Continue Reading


10.20.22

FOLLOWING HIS PERSONAL INVITATION & LONGSTANDING ADVOCACY TO MAKE BINGHAMTON A NATIONAL BATTERY HUB, SCHUMER BRINGS SENIOR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OFFICIAL TO THE SOUTHERN TIER TO SHOW BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HOW UPSTATE NEW YORK CAN POWER AMERICA’S CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

Schumer's Relentless, Year-Long Advocacy To Elevate Binghamton University's New Energy NY To The National Level Included Personal Calls to Commerce Secretary, Letters and Op-Eds, Delivered Major Fed Investment, will Energize The Southern Tier Economy And Jumpstart Cutting-Edge Battery Research and Manufacturing Now, Following His Personal Invitation Last Month, Schumer Brings U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Castillo To Show How The Greater Binghamton Area Is Chargi… Continue Reading


10.20.22

ON THE HEELS OF LANDING MICRON’S MAJOR INVESTMENT IN CENTRAL NY, SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON SECURING 2ND TENANT AT MARCY NANOCENTER; SENATOR WILL LAUNCH NEW PUSH TO BOLSTER UPSTATE’S BOOMING SEMICONDUCTOR CORRIDOR & SUPERCHARGE THE MOHAWK VALLEY WITH MORE GOOD-PAYING JOBS AND NEW COMPANIES

Schumer, Along With Governor Hochul, Just Brokered The Largest Economic Development Project In NYS History For Micron To Invest Up To $100 Billion & Create 50,000 Good-Paying Jobs In Nearby Onondaga County; Adding To New York's Semiconductor Corridor That Includes Wolfspeed's New Mohawk Valley Chip Fab -The First, Largest And Only 200mm Silicon Carbide Fabrication Facility In The World With His CHIPS and Science Act Spurring Major Investment In Upstate’s Chip Ecosystem, Schumer Says M… Continue Reading


10.19.22

FOLLOWING HIS PERSONAL INVITATION & LONGSTANDING ADVOCACY TO MAKE BINGHAMTON A NATIONAL BATTERY HUB, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HE WILL BRING U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ASSISTANT SECRETARY CASTILLO TO THE SOUTHERN TIER TOMORROW TO SHOW BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HOW UPSTATE NEW YORK CAN POWER AMERICA’S CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

Schumer Fought Non-Stop For Over A Year, Calling Commerce Secretary Multiple Times, Writing Op-Eds, And Uplifting Binghamton University's New Energy NY To The National Level To Deliver Major Fed Investment To Transform The Southern Tier Economy And Jumpstart Cutting-Edge Battery Research and Manufacturing Now, Following His Personal Invitation Last Month, Schumer Will Join U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Castillo To Show How The Greater Binghamton Area Is Charging … Continue Reading


10.19.22

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL WITH TOP BRASS OF EDWARDS VACUUM – A LEADING GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR SUPPLIER- URGES COMPANY TO LOOK TO LOCATE ANY FUTURE EXPANSIONS IN NY AT READY SITES LIKE STAMP IN WESTERN NY; SENATOR SAYS INCENTIVES IN HIS CHIPS LEGISLATION AND NEW YORK’S RAPIDLY GROWING MICROCHIP INDUSTRY MAKE WNY AN IDEAL SUPPLY CHAIN HUB

Schumer's CHIPS And Science Bill Includes Major Fed Investment In Companies Like Edwards That Supply Equipment For Making Microchips And Senator Says With Micron's Major Investment On The Horizon, And Other Industry Leaders Like GlobalFoundries And Wolfspeed Nearby, The Timing Couldn’t Be Better To Make NY Their New Home STAMP, In Heart of NY Semiconductor Corridor, with Low-Cost Available Utilities, Infrastructure & Surrounding World-Class Skilled Workforce Make It An Ideal Site fo… Continue Reading


10.19.22

SCHUMER CALLS FOR FEDERAL SAFETY AUDIT ON LONG ISLAND’S ‘DEADLIEST ROADS,’ INCLUDING ROUTES 25 & 27; JERICHO TURNPIKE & MIDDLE COUNTY ROAD—ALONE—HAVE LOGGED DOZENS OF DEATHS WITH FED SAFETY ADMIN; SENATOR SAYS AUDIT COULD DRIVE CRITICAL TRANSPO/SAFETY FUNDS—HE’LL PUSH FOR—TO LI

Schumer Unveils Formal Call To Feds For A "Road Safety Audit" Based On Findings In Recent Analysis That Detailed LI Crashes, Dangers Over A 4-Year Span; Feds Would Work With State & Locals, Take Fresh Look At Road/Intersections, Traffic Flow, As Well As Other Characteristics To Identify Safety Improvements-Like Installing Crash Attenuators, Signals, Dealing With Speed & More Schumer Will Reveal That Recently-Passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill He Led Through Congress Could Help Fund I… Continue Reading


10.18.22

SCHUMER REVEALS: MAJOR SEMICONDUCTOR TECH COMPANIES WITH TIES TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS CONTINUE TO THREATENNATIONAL SECURITY & PUT NEW YORKERS DATA AT RISK; SCHUMER LAUNCHES ALL OUT PUSH TO ELIMINATE CHINESE CHIPS FROM U.S. SUPPLY CHAINS & STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY, BOOST THE U.S. CHIP INDUSTRY, AND CREATE JOBS IN CENTRAL NY

With Upstate New York Growing As a Global Hub For The Microchip Industry, Schumer Launches All Out Effort To Strengthen National Security, Boost US Chip Industry, And Create Upstate NY Jobs By Ensuring Semiconductor Products Used By The Feds Are Made In The U.S. Schumer-Author Of The Historic CHIPS & Science Bill That Is Bringing Semiconductor Manufacturing Jobs Back From Overseas-Now Wants To Cut Off Fed Use Of Chips From Companies With Known Links To The Chinese Communist Party That Thr… Continue Reading


10.18.22

SCHUMER REVEALS: MAJOR SEMICONDUCTOR TECH COMPANIES WITH TIES TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY & PUTTING NEW YORKERS DATA AT RISK; STANDING AT ALBANY NANOTECH, SCHUMER LAUNCHES NEW PUSH TO REMOVE CHINESE CHIPS FROM U.S. SUPPLY CHAINS TO STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY AND BOOST THE U.S. CHIP INDUSTRY, INCLUDING IN UPSTATE NY

With The Capital Region Growing As a Global Hub For The Microchip Industry, Schumer Launches All Out Effort To Strengthen National Security, Boost US Chip Industry, And Create Upstate NY Jobs By Ensuring Semiconductor Products Used By The Feds Are Made In The U.S. Schumer-Author Of The Historic CHIPS And Science Bill That Is Bringing Semiconductor Manufacturing Jobs Back From Overseas-Now Wants To Cut Off Fed Use Of Chips From Companies With Known Links To The Chinese Communist Party That Threa… Continue Reading


10.13.22

SCHUMER, RYAN ANNOUNCE REMOVAL OF “ASBESTOS MOUNTAIN”–THAT HAS PLAGUED ULSTER’S FORMER TECH CITY CAMPUS FOR THE PAST DECADE–IS COMPLETE, ACCELERATING THE SITE’S TRANSFORMATION

New York, NY - After years of advocating for the cleanup and transformation of Ulster County's former Tech City campus, once the 30-year home of IBM, now known as iPark87, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Representative Patrick Ryan today released the following statements on the long awaited removal of the toxic piles of asbestos: "After a long and arduous battle, the mountains of asbestos and debris are finally gone, and a once-contaminated dumping ground is now a found… Continue Reading


10.13.22

SCHUMER SECURES OVER $750,000 FOR PORT OF OSWEGO TO PURCHASE CRITICAL NEW ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY REACH STACKER TO BOLSTER PORT’S CARGO OPERATIONS

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that he has secured a $754,000 U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) Marine Highways Grant for the Port of Oswego Authority to purchase a new low-emission reach stacker. The senator wrote to Transportation Secretary Buttigieg to advocate on the Port of Oswego's behalf. Schumer said this critical new equipment will help the Port significantly improve its ability to load and unload containers, both… Continue Reading


10.12.22

SCHUMER & MENG ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF JOANNE KWONG AND KEVIN KIM TO HELP LEAD CONGRESSIONAL COMMISSION ON THE CREATION OF FIRST NATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE MUSEUM

Joanne Kwong Is President Of Iconic Pearl River Mart, And Kevin Kim Serves As Commissioner Of New York City's Small Business Services; The Two Will Be Part Of The 8-Person Commission To Study Potential Museum Creation As Directed Under Legislation Meng & Schumer Passed Into Law Today, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and U.S. Representative Grace Meng announced the senator's two appointees for the commission to study the potential creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History … Continue Reading

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