Press Releases

06.26.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $290 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ‘SAFETY NET’ UPSTATE NEW YORK HOSPITALS THAT PROVIDE CARE TO THOSE IN NEED REGARDLESS OF INSURANCE

As Parts Of NY Enter Phase 3 Of Reopenings, Hospitals Are Still Reeling From Financial Impacts Of Pandemic Senators Say Funds Will Provide Critical Recovery Support For NY's Frontline Hospitals And Providers Who Were Pivotal In Fight Against COVID-19 Schumer, Gillibrand: Critical Dollars Will Help Health Centers Who Cared For Upstate New York In Our Darkest Hour U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Upstate New York's 'safety net’ hospi… Continue Reading


06.25.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH JUST DAYS UNTIL NEW TRADE DEAL BEGINS, CANADA TRIES TO DODGE DAIRY TRADE COMMITMENTS, LEAVING UPSTATE NY DAIRY FARMERS IN THE COLD; SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO ENSURE CANADA FULLY ELIMINATES UNFAIR PRICING PROGRAMS & PROVIDES FAIR MARKET ACCESS; WILL HELP NY DAIRY FARMERS/LOCAL ECONOMIES RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC

USMCA Enters Into Force On July 1st, Including Elimination Of Canada's Market-Distorting Supply Management Class 6 & 7 Pricing Programs; Class 6 & 7 Programs Currently Hinder NY Dairy Farmers From Fairly Selling Products Mere Miles North Senator Prioritized Elimination Of These Protectionist Pricing Programs And Increasing Market Access During Negotiations, Says Canada Is Obligated To Operate According To Deal Schumer To Feds: Level The Playing Field And Help NY Dairy Farmers Churn … Continue Reading


06.25.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE $35.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL EMERGENCY TRANSIT FUNDING FOR ORANGE COUNTY IN HUDSON VALLEY

During Negotiations For Cares Act, Leader Schumer Prioritized & Secured $$$ For Upstate New York Transit; Gillibrand & Maloney Shepherded Legislation to Final Passage Orange County Will Receive $35.1M To Support Transit Operations As Counties Respond To & Recover From COVID-19 Pandemic Reps: Federal Funding Will Keep Hudson Valley Moving Forward U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney today announc… Continue Reading


06.25.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY, DELGADO ANNOUNCE $7.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL EMERGENCY TRANSIT FUNDING FOR DUTCHESS COUNTY IN HUDSON VALLEY

During Negotiations For Cares Act, Leader Schumer Prioritized & Secured $$$ For Upstate New York Transit; Gillibrand, Maloney and Delgado Shepherded Legislation to Final Passage Dutchess County Will Receive $7.3M To Support Transit Operations As Counties Respond To & Recover From COVID-19 Pandemic Reps: Federal Funding Will Keep Hudson Valley Moving Forward U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and U.S.… Continue Reading


06.24.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $700,000 IN ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CHEMUNG COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEMS

During Negotiations For Cares Act, Schumer Prioritized & Secured $$$ For Upstate New York Transit, Including Funding For Payroll, Overtime, Benefits, And More Chemung County Will Receive Over $700K As Part Of Federal Emergency Funding Package To Support Operating, Administrative, & Preventive Maintenance Costs To Respond To & Recover From COVID-19 Pandemic Schumer, Gillibrand: CARES Funding Will Keep Chemung County Rolling Following last week's announcement of $3.8 million in fed… Continue Reading


06.24.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $7 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TOMPKINS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

During Negotiations For Cares Act, Schumer Prioritized & Secured $$$ For Upstate New York Transit Tompkins County Will Receive Over $7M As Part Of Federal Emergency Funding Package To Support Operating, Administrative, & Preventive Maintenance Costs To Respond To & Recover From COVID-19 Pandemic Schumer, Gillibrand: CARES Funding Will Keep Tompkins County Going 'Round As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included relief for upstate transit systems, U.S. Senator Charl… Continue Reading


06.19.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $300K IN FUNDING FOR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES DURING THE COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $278,993 in federal funding to support New York's tribal communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response program, and will be used to assist tribal health departments and the tribal publ… Continue Reading


06.18.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,053,074 in federal funding to provide additional telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The tenth set of telehealth funding was administered through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program as allocated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). This federal funding will help ensure New Yorkers… Continue Reading


06.18.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOORS ACT, GIVING OVER $17 BILLION TO PRESERVING & PROTECTING PUBLIC LANDS, WATER RESOURCES & HISTORIC SITES

Great American Outdoors Act Will Invest Over $17B Into Our Public Lands and National Parks Across the U.S. and NY by fully funding LWCF & Establishing "National Park And Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund" Senators Pushed To Ensure Robust Funding For New York's Outdoor Recreation Economy, Which Generates $41.8 Billion Annually And Provides 313K Jobs Across NY Reps: Great American Outdoors Act Hikes Up NY's Land And Water Conservation & Sorely Needed Maintenance Funding After their … Continue Reading


06.17.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $2 MILLION IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,917,799 in federal funding for agricultural research and development at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and will be used to increase food security and address workforce development in rural agriculture. "New York's farmers and the New York agricultural industry … Continue Reading


06.16.20

SCHUMER: AMID COVID, THERE IS A VERY TROUBLING 33% SURGE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES IN NY REQUIRING ACTION; SENATOR DEMANDS SENATE IMMEDIATELY REAUTHORIZE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT THAT ALREADY PASSED HOUSE; LAW FUNDS UPSTATE NY SHELTERS, COUNSELING & CRITICAL EFFORTS THAT SAVE LIVES & GIVES SURVIVORS A SECOND CHANCE

Millions Of Federal Dollars That Would Help New York Counties Combat Domestic Violence Are Locked In Limbo Because Senate Refuses To Bring Violence Against Women (VAWA) Act To Floor For Passage; It Passed The House With Bipartisan Support In April 2019 Schumer Says State Agencies & Counties Across Upstate NY Need These Funds For Local Programs That Support Survivors With Housing, Transportation & Even Phones To Get Them Out Of Danger; Right Now, Everyone Is Worried Schumer: We Simply … Continue Reading


06.16.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,667,741 in federal funding to provide additional telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The ninth set of telehealth funding was awarded to seven New York health care organizations through the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). This fed… Continue Reading


06.16.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY DOUBLE DOWN ON PUSH TO MAKE STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE SITE OF NEW AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION SQUADRON, BRINGING NEW JOBS, FUNDING & MISSIONS TO ORANGE COUNTY

As One Of Seven Finalists Nationwide, Reps Say Stewart, Home Of 105th Airlift Wing, Has Already Proven To Be Critical Hub For Mobilizing Guard and NY First Responders During Pandemic and 9/11, And Will Be A Perfect Home For New AES Reps To Feds: State-Of-The-Art AES Would Bring New Jobs, Funding, & Medical Experts, Helping Stewart & Orange County Economy Take Off Following their major advocacy last year, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, and U.S. Con… Continue Reading


06.16.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $136K IN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR FILLMORE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Funding Will Help Implement 3-Semester-Long Course For Middle & High School Students To Earn Drone Operator Certification FCSD - Which Serves Town Of Hume, Villages Of Houghton And Rossburg, And Fillmore Hamlet - To Receive Federal Funding To Better Prepare Students For Modern Workforce Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding For Fillmore Students Will Help Career Prospects Soar U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $136,509 in federal funding alloc… Continue Reading


06.15.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN CHEMUNG COUNTY

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,800,000 in federal funding for Chemung County's C-Tran System. This federal funding was allocated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) through the CARES Act and will help ensure the C-Tran busing system can continue offering essential public transportation during the COVID-19 outbreak.  "As upstate communities in the Southern Tier reopen, it's imperative that they get all the federal … Continue Reading


06.12.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.6 MILLION IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF GOUVERNEUR TO IMPROVE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

273 Water Users Depend On Water Distribution System Riddled With Problems; Funding Will Be Used To Replace Entire Water Distribution Main Along Route 11 Eastside Water District Will Receive $767K, Westside Water District Will Receive $863K To Address Numerous Problems With Distribution System Schumer, Gillibrand: USDA Funding Will Keep Town Of Gouverneur Flowing U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced federal funding totaling $1,674,000 alloca… Continue Reading


06.12.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DEMAND FEDS SPEED UP FUNDING FOR NEW YORK’S COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS THAT WERE THE FRONTLINE ARMOR BATTLING COVID-19; SENATORS SAY EMERGENCY FUNDING IS NEEDED FOR NY COMMUNITIES TO BEGIN RECOVERY AND REBUILDING

As NY Reopens, Community Health Centers Are Still Reeling From The Financial Impacts Of Fighting The Virus & Are Facing Layoffs, Furloughs, Financial Difficulty Senators Say Critical Support For NY's Frontline Healthcare Providers Is Needed, ASAP; Schumer, Gillibrand Call on HHS To Cut Through Red Tape And Prioritize Funding for Community Health Centers Schumer, Gillibrand to HHS: New York Cannot Wait For Critical COVID Recovery Funding - Move To Support Our Health Centers Now Following … Continue Reading


06.11.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: JUST AS UPSTATE NY ECONOMIES BEGIN TO REOPEN & PLOT COVID RECOVERY, FEDS INSTALL BUREAUCRATIC & UNFAIR RULES, LEAVING NY’S BEER, WINE, & DISTILLED SPIRITS IMPORTERS SHAKEN; SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, EXTEND RELIEF TO OUR DOMESTIC SUPPLIERS & IMPORTERS BEFORE THEY TAB OUT OF NY

Earlier This Year, Feds Announced A Suspension Of Excise Tax Payments For Beverage Alcohol Importers & Domestic Suppliers; However, While TTB Extends Relief To All Domestic Suppliers, CBP Requires U.S. Importers - Like NY's Labatt, Constellation, As Well As Heineken, Anheuser Busch, And Mom And Pop Wine Shops - To Jump Through More Hoops To Get Same Relief Senator Says NY Importers Should Not Be Left Behind During Recovery & Deserve Same Treatment As Domestic Producers Schumer To Feds:… Continue Reading


06.11.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $200K IN FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY’S DIVISION OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES

Funding Will Support Critical Research Regarding Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Communities of Color U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $192,235 in federal funding for Cornell University's Division of Social and Economic Sciences. This funding was awarded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to support a research study entitled "RAPID: Understanding increased social bias during th… Continue Reading


06.11.20

AS WARWICK’S BOOMING “TECH PARK” LOOKS TO REOPEN & CREATE HUNDREDS OF JOBS, ONGOING USPS ISSUES HINDER MOMENTUM; SCHUMER URGES USPS TO IMMEDIATELY STEP IN, ADDRESS DELIVERY ISSUES & HELP WARWICK BUSINESSES GROW AND DELIVER MORE JOBS

Recent Expansion Of Tech Park Has Positioned Warwick For Much-Needed Economic Boom Following Pandemic; However, As Orange County Businesses Start To Re-Open, Tech Park Faces Persistent Issues With Receiving Mail And Packages Vital To Opening and Operating, Sometimes Receiving None At All Senator Says As Community Calls for USPS Action and Plan Have Gone Unanswered, 15 Businesses Within Tech Park Are Still Struggling To Receive Critical Equipment, Financial & Medical Information, And Other I… Continue Reading

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