Press Releases

03.10.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL NEWLY UNVEILED BIPARTISAN OMNIBUS LEGISLATION INCLUDES $293 MILLION FOR ROME LAB; FED FUNDING WILL ENSURE UPSTATE NEW YORK CONTINUES TO LEAD THE GLOBE IN QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY & UAS

Air Force Research Laboratory In Rome Will Receive Over $293M In Funding For Fiscal Year 2022 To Support The Innovare Advancement Center & Sky Dome - A $15 Million Increase Over Fiscal Year 2021 Senators Directly Secured Funding For Rome Lab To Advance Revolutionary Quantum & Unmanned Aerial Systems Tech Over China; Funding Will Boost Mohawk Valley Economy, Sustain Jobs, Bolster National Security Schumer, Gillibrand: Rome Lab Is Pinnacle Of Semiconductors, UAS & Quantum Technology… Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER SECURES $3 MILLION FOR THE OGDENSBURG BRIDGE AND PORT AUTHORITY TO MAKE CRITICAL REPAIRS TO THE OGDENSBURG-PRESCOTT INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE, ONE OF THE NORTH COUNTRY’S MAIN GATEWAYS TO CANADA; UPGRADES WILL IMPROVE STABILITY OF THIS MAJOR PORT OF ENTRY, CREATE JOBS, & BOOST NORTH COUNTRY’S ECONOMY

Ogdensburg International Bridge Is A Major Link Between North Country & Canada Supporting The Flow Of Over $4 Billion In Goods And 800K Vehicles Every Year; But Aging Structure Requires Critical Repairs For Bridge To Remain Operational Schumer Championed Re-Opening The Border As We Emerge From COVID; Fed Funding Will Contribute To Repairs That Bolster Long-Term Sustainability And Lifespan Of The Bridge, Revive Regional Tourism, North Country Businesses, And Economic Flow With Canada To Reco… Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FORT DRUM RECEIVES $27 MILLION IN OMNIBUS SPENDING PACKAGE TO FORTIFY BASE’S WATER SUPPLY; FUNDING WILL PROVIDE SAFE DRINKING WATER TO THE 35,000 SOLDIERS & FAMILIES AT FORT DRUM

Current Fort Drum Water Production Wells Are Located Within the Wheeler Sack Industrial Complex - Making Supply Vulnerable to Contaminants; Base Must Rely On Outside Sources for 50% Of Water Needs Senators Fiercely Advocated For Funding To Be Included In FY22 Bipartisan Omnibus Spending Package To Make Water Supply Secure & Resilient for Mission Readiness Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding Will Give North Country Troops, Families, & Children The Safe Clean Drinking Water They Deserve! U… Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL SYRACUSE WILL RECEIVE OVER $4 MILLION FOR LOCAL PROJECTS IN SOON-TO-PASS BIPARTISAN SPENDING PACKAGE; INCLUDES I-81 JOB TRAINING, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, A NEW CATHOLIC CHARITES HOUSING SERVICE CENTER, & PUBLIC SAFETY FUNDING

Critical Funding From Senators Will Create Jobs, Build Homes, Promote Mental Health Services, Combat Homelessness, & Keep Our Communities Safe Schumer, Gillibrand: From The Redevelopment Of I-81 To Affordable Housing These Projects Get To The Heart Of Syracuse's Present Challenges And Pave The Way For A Brighter Future U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today revealed that Syracuse will see investment to the tune of over $4 million for cri… Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL LOCAL ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES PROJECTS WILL RECEIVE OVER $9 MILLION IN SOON-TO-PASS BIPARTISAN OMNIBUS SPENDING PACKAGE; INCLUDES $$$ FOR ROCHESTER CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICE, URBAN LEAGUE BIZ START-UP, FOODLINK UPGRADES, RURAL BROADBAND & KEEPING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE

Critical Funding From Senators Will Create Jobs, Help Underserved Communities, Feed The Hungry, Bridge The Digital Divide, & Boost Public Safety Schumer, Gillibrand: These Projects Get To The Heart Of Rochester's And The Finger Lake's Needs And Pave The Way For A Brighter Future U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that critical projects based in Rochester and Finger Lakes communities will receive over $9 million in funding f… Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER: WATERTOWN’S METALCRAFT MARINE LANDS HUGE $43 MILLION U.S. NAVY CONTRACT; AWARD WILL BRING NEW JOBS TO THE NORTH COUNTRY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that MetalCraft Marine Inc. of Watertown was awarded a $43,856,283 Navy contract to manufacture Force Protection Small & Large (FPS & FPL) boats to be stationed at United States Military Bases around the world to protect and support our military personnel. Schumer said the new contract will allow MetalCraft Marine to add new jobs in Jefferson County. "MetalCraft Marine and its world-class workforce have proven time and time … Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL WESTERN NY LOCAL PROJECTS WILL RECEIVE OVER $22 MILLION IN SOON-TO-PASS BIPARTISAN OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL; INCLUDES FUNDING FOR REPAIRING DUNKIRK & BARCELONA HARBOR, RURAL BROADBAND, UPGRADING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE, & BOLSTERING LOCAL HEALTHCARE

Critical Funding From Senators Will Create Jobs, Replace Aging Water Infrastructure, Bridge The Digital Divide, & Boost Local Healthcare Schumer, Gillibrand: Fed Funding Will Pave The Way For Long Overdue Investment in Essential Western NY Projects U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that critical Western NY based projects will receive over $22 million in funding from the recently revealed bipartisan omnibus spending package… Continue Reading


03.10.22

FOLLOWING PUSH, GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE FUNDING PACKAGE INCLUDES HUGE BOOST TO CYBERSECURITY FUNDING TO HELP NEW YORK STATE GUARD AGAINST RUSSIAN CYBER ATTACKS

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced that following their push, the final omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 includes at least $38 million for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a federally funded cybersecurity resilience program. The funding represents an increase of $11 million over the previou… Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL CAPITAL REGION TO RECEIVE NEARLY $12 MILLION FOR LOCAL PROJECTS IN SOON-TO-PASS BIPARTISAN FUNDING PACKAGE; INCLUDES FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, BATTLING FOOD INSECURITY, SUPPORTING VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, INTERNET UPGRADES AND MORE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand revealed that the Capital Region will receive nearly $12 million in funding from the omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 for critical local projects. "From Albany to Glens Falls these projects will revitalize our neighborhoods, spur economic growth, and build the future of the Capital Region," said Senator Schumer. "This funding means jobs, new childcare programs, feeding the hungry, bridging the di… Continue Reading


03.08.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: BREEZE AIRWAYS TO LAUNCH SERVICE AT SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Weeks After Schumer Personally Urged Breeze Airways CEO To Take Flight In Syracuse, Breeze Has Heeded His Call And Will Make Syracuse Their First Upstate New York Air Service Breeze Airways CEO, David Neeleman, Is Also Who Started JetBlue; In 2001, Schumer Also Convinced Neeleman To Bring JetBlue To Syracuse, Making It The First Discount Airline At The Airport Schumer: My Push To Bring Breeze To Syracuse Has Now Landed! Following his personal meeting with Breeze Airways CEO David Neeleman, U… Continue Reading


03.07.22

SCHUMER REVEALS: INDIAN POINT’S SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES FACING MILLIONS IN POST-SHUTDOWN ECONOMIC LOSS YET LIFELINE FEDERAL PROGRAM STILL ISN’T PERMANENT; SCHUMER LAUNCHES EFFORT TO FULLY AUTHORIZE THE NUCLEAR CLOSURE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM AND PROVIDE A NEW INFUSION OF FUNDS TO HELP RECOVER FROM THE CLOSURE OF INDIAN POINT

Communities Around Indian Point Lost Millions In Tax Revenue And Over 1,000 Local Jobs Following Its Decommissioning Schumer's Plan Would Provide A New Round Of Funding To Create New Jobs And Opportunities To Rebuild Local Economy In Areas That Lose Nuclear Power Plants Like The Village Of Buchanan, Town of Cortlandt, And Westchester County Schumer: Feds Must Invest In And Reinvigorate Indian Point Communities Struggling After Plant Closure U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer tod… Continue Reading


03.07.22

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER'S INNER LOOP

Following his delivering over $27 billion for New York State as part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act he led to passage in the Senate, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on New York State's allocation of $100 million for the transformation of Rochester's Inner Loop: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer said, "When we passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Law I said it would make the Rochester Inner Loop Nor… Continue Reading


03.04.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE BROOME COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $1.8 MILLION FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN; NEW FUNDING WILL ENSURE WHEELS KEEP TURNING & ACCELERATE BROOME COUNTY TRANSIT’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Pandemic Created Unnavigable Storms For Public Transportation, With Local Agencies Ripping Holes In Budget To Keep Essential Services Going Senators Land Additional Fed Assistance Through The American Rescue Plan To Fast Track Binghamton & Broome County Road To Transit Recovery Schumer, Gillibrand: More Help Is On The Way To Keep Broome County Transportation Rolling & Help The Local Economy Takeoff U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand tod… Continue Reading


03.03.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LEAD EFFORT TO REAUTHORIZE AND SECURE A CRITICAL INCREASE IN FUNDING FOR THE NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION – TO ACCELERATE PANDEMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION, HOUSING AND CHILDCARE EXPANSION, & INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK

Senators Say Support For NBRC Programs More Important Than Ever To Help Underserved Communities In Upstate NY Recover From COVID Economic Crisis Northern Border Regional Commission Has Already Invested Over $23 Million In Upstate NY Supporting Broadband, Job Training, Tourism; New Bill Would Expand NBRC To Back Housing Projects, Combat Opioid Crisis, And Build Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Schumer, Gillibrand: Northern Border Regional Commission Expansion Spurs Economic Growth And Helps Ups… Continue Reading


03.03.22

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL MEETING WITH BREEZE AIRWAYS CEO, URGES BREEZE AIRWAYS TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST UPSTATE NY SERVICE OUT OF SYRACUSE; WITH CNY’S GROWING TECH ECONOMY & THRIVING AIRPORT, SCHUMER SAYS HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS UNIQUELY POSITIONED & READY FOR TAKE OFF WITH NEW AIR SERVICE TO UNSERVED MARKETS

Senator Says The Time Is Right To Make A Bold Investment In Upstate And Expand CNY Air Service To Unserved High Demand Areas As Pandemic Economic Recovery Enters Full Swing, Breeze Airways Has Chance To Expand Service And Benefit From Region's Takeoff By Establishing A Presence At Syracuse Hancock Intl Airport Schumer to Breeze: New Routes Should Take Flight In Syracuse! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, in a personal meeting with Breeze Airways CEO David Neeleman, urged Breeze … Continue Reading


03.01.22

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL WITH CEO OF MENLO MICRO, URGES COMPANY TO MAKE NY FUTURE HOME OF NEW MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CHIP MANUFACTURING FAB & BRING 160 JOBS TO UPSTATE NEW YORK; SENATOR SAYS HIS FEDERAL SEMICONDUCTOR FAB-INCENTIVE LEGISLATION WILL BE THE LIGHTNING ROD FOR COMPANIES LIKE MENLO MICRO TO FURTHER INVEST IN NY

Menlo Micro, Which Already Has A Strong Presence In Albany, Is Considering Several New York Locations As They Conduct A National Search For The Site Of Their New Chip Fab; Schumer Emphasizes To CEO That NYS Sites From The Capital Region To Rochester Are Prime For Investment Schumer Has Proposed Historic Investment To Implement Federal Semiconductor Manufacturing And R&D Incentives So Microchips Can Be Made In The USA Schumer To Menlo Micro CEO: Picking NY Will Be A Win-Win-Win, Growing Lo… Continue Reading


03.01.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THE HARRIET TUBMAN BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT PASSES THE SENATE; WHEN SIGNED INTO LAW, PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE HARRIET TUBMAN HOME IN AUBURN, NY TO PRESERVE TUBMAN’S LEGACY AND FUND EDUCATION INITIATIVES OF THE HISTORIC SITE

Senators Co-Sponsored Historic Bipartisan Legislation Last Year To Create Commemorative Coins To Honor Harriet Tubman's Legacy As An Abolitionist Treasury To Mint Coins Which Will Benefit Cayuga County's Harriet Tubman Home And The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Schumer, Gillibrand: Bill Will Ensure Harriet Tubman’s Legacy In Auburn, NY Continues To Be Preserved For Generations To Come U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand tod… Continue Reading


02.25.22

SCHUMER: SAAB, INC. WILL AGAIN ADD GOOD PAYING, HIGH TECH JOBS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK AFTER BEING SELECTED TO UPGRADE U.S. NAVY’S DIGITAL RADAR; SCHUMER-BACKED FUNDING ALLOWED NAVY TO CHOOSE SAAB’S MICROELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY TO MODERNIZE RADAR & BOLSTER NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS

After Schumer Delivered $15 Million In The FY21 Defense Budget For The Navy To Enhance Radar Capabilities, Saab's All Digital Radar Technology Was Picked For Demonstration; Award Will Initially Create 20 Jobs With Up To 50 In The Future This Award Follows Saab's Selection Last Year To Modernize The Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Using Schumer-Backed Funding, Creating 50 New Jobs In Central New York Schumer: Navy Contract Is A Win-Win-Win: Protecting Our Armed Forces, Expanding Central New … Continue Reading


02.23.22

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON PUSH TO REDUCE OUTRAGEOUS COST OF INSULIN FOR THE 1.7M NEW YORKERS—51,000 IN CENTRAL NY—WITH DIABETES; STANDING WITH SYRACUSE DIABETES ADVOCATES, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HE WILL CALL FOR SENATE VOTE IN MARCH TO GET INSULIN COST DOWN FROM $300-$600 PER PRESCRIPTION TO $35

Standing Alongside Central New York Residents Who Need Insulin Daily, Schumer Announces He Will Demand Vote On Insulin Cost Cap; List Prices For Insulin Rise Rapidly, With Average Increase Of 15 - 17% Per Year Since 2012 Under Plan, Price For Insulin Could Not Exceed $35; An Amazing 1 In 4 Are NOW Rationing The Drug Because Of Cost Schumer: No CNY Family Should Ever Be Forced To Ration Insulin, We Must Cap The Cost To Save Lives  Standing shoulder to shoulder with Central New York reside… Continue Reading


02.23.22

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON PUSH TO REDUCE OUTRAGEOUS COST OF INSULIN FOR THE 1.7M NEW YORKERS—62,000 IN THE CAPITAL REGION—WITH DIABETES; STANDING WITH ALBANY DIABETES ADVOCATES, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HE WILL CALL FOR SENATE VOTE IN MARCH TO GET INSULIN COST DOWN FROM $300-$600 PER PRESCRIPTION TO $35

Standing Alongside Albany Residents Who Need Insulin Daily, Schumer Announces He Will Demand Vote On Insulin Cost Cap; List Prices For Insulin Rise Rapidly, With Average Increase Of 15 - 17% Per Year Since 2012 Under Plan, Price For Insulin Could Not Exceed $35; An Amazing 1 In 4 Are NOW Rationing The Drug Because Of Cost Schumer: No Albany Family Should Ever Be Forced To Ration Insulin, We Must Cap The Cost To Save Lives  Standing shoulder to shoulder with Albany residents with diabetes… Continue Reading

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