Press Releases

04.29.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.8 MILLION IN CARES ACT EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR CAPITAL REGION HEALTH RESEARCH CENTERS

Two Area Research Organizations Will Receive Over $1.8M In Federal Health Services Money As Part Of Federal Emergency Funding Package Senators Say Funds Will Be Used To Support Ongoing Fight Against COVID-19 Schumer, Gillibrand: Health Funding Will Provide Necessary Support For Hard-Hit New York State  As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included economic relief for health research centers located in the Capital Region , U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator K… Continue Reading


04.28.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE TO FURTHER STUDY INTEGRATING RENEWABLE ENERGY INTO NY’S GRID

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY will receive over $2.6M In DOE Funding Senators Say Funding Will Be Used To Promote Integration of Renewable Energy Resources Into Existing Energy Grid Schumer, Gillibrand: DOE Funding Will Help Reduce Carbon Pollution U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,664,000 in federal funding for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to develop analytical techniques to improve the integration of renewable energy so… Continue Reading


04.28.20

SCHUMER: L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES IN ROCHESTER WINS $95 MILLION ORDER TO PRODUCE INNOVATIVE MANPACK RADIOS FOR U.S. ARMY

New Order Follows Schumer's Successful Push To Give Companies Like L3Harris A Level Playing Field To Compete For The Manpack Radio Contract Senator Says Rochester-Based Company Continues To Deliver Durable, Dependable, And Innovative Tech For U.S. Army & Support World-Class Rochester Workforce Schumer: Order Is A Win-Win-Win For Our Army, L3Harris Technologies, And The Rochester-Finger Lakes Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that L3Harris Technologies in Rochest… Continue Reading


04.28.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE OVER $42.7 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR ALBANY, SCHENECTADY, RENSSELAER, & SARATOGA AS PART OF EMERGENCY PACKAGE

During Negotiations For CARES Act, Schumer Prioritized And Secured $$$ For Upstate Transit Systems CDTA Will Receive Over $42.7M In Federal Transit Money As Part of Federal Emergency Funding Package Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko: CARES Transit Funding Will Keep Capitol Region Rolling As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included relief for upstate transit systems, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Paul D. Tonko today announced $42… Continue Reading


04.27.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SUCCESSFUL PUSH FOR $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SOUTHERN TIER NETWORK IN CORNING TO GET CRITICAL BROADBAND PROJECT STARTED

EDA Funding Matches Previously Granted ARC Funding That Will Be Used To Increase Corning's Internet Connection Redundancy & Resilience Last Month, Schumer Called For $1.5M To Bring High-Speed Internet To Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Yates, Tompkins, & Tioga Counties; Senators Deliver For Southern Tier Schumer, Gillibrand: This Critical Project Will Get Communities Online And Ensure Fast, Reliable Internet Service For The Southern Tier After Schumer called for additional funding from th… Continue Reading


04.23.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $145K IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO BINGHAMTON AND ALBANY

Funding Will Help New Yorkers Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $145,510 in federal funding to help offset the cost of preparing and responding to the coronavirus health crisis. The City of Binghamton received $87,502 and the City of Albany Courthouse received $58,008. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice (DOJ) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Sec… Continue Reading


04.22.20

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: NEW YORK HOSPITALS AND PROVIDERS TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $4B-PLUS IN ‘HOT SPOT’ MONEY TO KEEP THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 GOING; FIGHT FOR ‘HOT SPOT’ DOLLARS BENEFITS 100 COUNTIES ACROSS COUNTRY HARDEST HIT BY VIRUS; NEW YORK GETS GREATEST AMOUNT

Schumer Pushed For An Extra $10B Hot Spot Formula As Part Of 'Corona-3'; New York Health Care Providers Will Get Lion's Share Of Funds To Help Keep Frontline Fight Going New York Will Also Receive Billions More In The Coming Months Schumer: Lion’s Share Of Hot Spot Funds Are On Their Way To New York - And We Need Them! U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced today that New York hospitals and providers will receive $4.3 billion of a new $10 billion allocation designated for 'hot spots.&… Continue Reading


04.22.20

IN RECENTLY-PASSED EMERGENCY LEGISLATION, SCHUMER DELIVERS FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK’S HARDEST-HIT FARMERS; THROUGH RELENTLESS NEGOTIATIONS, SCHUMER SECURED KEY PROVISION, ALLOWING NY FARMERS ACCESS TO SBA EMERGENCY DISASTER LOANS & GRANTS, UNLOCKING MORE $$$ FOR NY FARMS TO RECOVER, REGROW, AND HARVEST FUTURE REVENUE

Upstate NY Farms, Value-Added Farm Businesses Were Previously Excluded From Vital SBA Disaster Loans & Grants, Used As A Key Tool To Recover From Economic Hardships Faced By COVID-19 Pandemic; With +33K Farms Dominating Almost ¼ Of NY's Land, Schumer Relentlessly Fought For Their Inclusion During Recent Negotiations After Securing Over $9.5 Billion For Farmers In Last Month's Emergency Legislation, Schumer Tirelessly Pushed For NY Farmers To Be Made Eligible For These Vital Grants A… Continue Reading


04.18.20

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $3.4 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR GLENS FALLS AS PART OF EMERGENCY PACKAGE HE NEGOTIATED

Greater Glens Falls Transit Will Receive Over $3.4M In Federal Transit Money As Part Of Federal Emergency Funding Package During Negotiations For CARES Act, Schumer Secured +$3.4M For Glens Falls Schumer: CARES Transit Funding Will Keep Greater Glens Falls Rolling As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included economic relief for transit systems. U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $3,458,374 in federal funding allocated by the Federal Transit Administration … Continue Reading


04.17.20

BI-PARTISAN NEW YORK DELEGATION CALLS ON PRESIDENT TRUMP TO IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE NEW YORK 100% FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ALL FEMA CORONAVIRUS DISASTER WORK

As The Pandemic's Epicenter, NY's Entire Delegation Sends Bipartisan Letter To President Trump Asking The Federal Government To Increase Federal Cost Share To 100%, As Was Done After 9-11 and Superstorm Sandy By Presidents Bush and Obama New York’s entire 28 member bipartisan delegation today sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging he expeditiously grant New York State a waiver to provide 100% federal funding for all Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emergency work in r… Continue Reading


04.15.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: AS CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES TO SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITIES AND THE FOOD & GROCERY INDUSTRIES, FEDS ROLL BACK FOOD SAFETY GUIDELINES & INSPECTORS; SENATOR CALLS ON FDA TO IMMEDIATELY CLARIFY OVERSIGHT & INSPECTION STANDARDS TO RESTORE NEW YORKERS’ FAITH IN FOOD SAFETY

As Coronavirus Continues To Spread Throughout NY, The Grocery and Food Industries Have Not Been Spared; However, FDA Has Suspended Routine Inspections And Relaxed Standards Putting Consumers' Health At Risk Schumer Says The Midst Of A Pandemic Is No Time To Be Loosening Restrictions, And During These Uncertain Times New Yorkers Shouldn't Have to Worry About Their Food Safety, Too Schumer To FDA: New Yorkers Have Enough To Worry About - Make Sure Their Food Is Safe! As coronavirus (COVID-19) … Continue Reading


04.14.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $411 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK AIRPORTS AS PART OF CARES ACT

As The Global Epicenter Of The Pandemic, New York Will Receive $$ For Hard-Hit Airports Suffering From COVID-19 Crisis As Part Of The Recently Passed CARES Legislation, During Negotiations, Schumer Fought For +$411M For NY Airports; Senators Say Funds Will Be Available ASAP, With Additional Guidance From FAA Coming Next Week Schumer, Gillibrand: CARES Airport Funding Landing In NY Will Help Our Grounded Airports Get Back In The Air As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act economic relief a… Continue Reading


04.13.20

SCHUMER CALLS ON PRESIDENT TRUMP TO IMMEDIATELY APPROVE NEW YORK’S COST-SHARE WAIVER AND PICK UP 100% OF CORONAVIRUS DISASTER COSTS

As The Epicenter Of Pandemic And Suffering From Highest Number of Cases and Costs, NY Should Not Have To Foot The Bill For This Virus & Deserves Full Federal Support ASAP, Schumer Says - Just Like After Superstorm Sandy & 9-11 Following Personal Call To FEMA Administrator And The President, Schumer Urges Feds To Grant A Top NY Ask: 100% Federal Cost Share Schumer To Trump: NYers Continue To Pay The Ultimate Price Battling On The Frontlines Of COVID-19, They Shouldn't Have to Foot The B… Continue Reading


04.10.20

AFTER SECURING BILLIONS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS IN ‘CORONA 3’ EMERGENCY PACKAGE, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REBUKE FEDS FOR FAILNG TO DISTRIBUTE FUNDS BASED ON NEED; WITH NY AS EPICENTER OF PANDEMIC, NY’S 63 COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS HAVE BEEN LIFELINES TO BURSTING HOSPITALS & NEED ALL AVAILABLE RESOURCES ASAP

With The Coronavirus Pandemic Peaking In New York, NY's 63 Health Centers Are Playing A Big Role On The Front Lines; However, Funding Allocated Through HRSA Is Not Need-Based & Is Disproportional To Severity Of NY's Outbreak As Part of Marshall Plan for Healthcare, Schumer Allocated $$$ For Community Health Centers; However, Funding Must Be Fairly Distributed Schumer & Gillibrand Say Senators: New York Deserves More - Why Aren’t CHC’s Getting The Dollars They Need? Follo… Continue Reading


04.09.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $200,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PRATTSBURGH BUSINESS DISTRICT WASTEWATER PROJECT

The Town Of Prattsburgh's Current Wastewater Treatment System Is Only Used By The Local School District; Regional Investment Will Be Used To Build Sewage System Capable Of Supporting Business Growth In Town Central Business District Schumer, Gillibrand Say $ Will Lead To Economic Revitalization Of Town & Bring New Jobs To Prattsburgh   Schumer, Gillibrand: Wastewater Project Is Investment Flowing Into Prattsburgh's Economic Future After calling for funding to support Prattsbur… Continue Reading


04.07.20

SCHUMER UNVEILS COVID-19 “HEROES FUND” PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE $25,000 PAY INCREASE TO ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN NY ON THE FRONT-LINE OF NATION’S PANDEMIC RESPONSE; UPSTATE WORKERS WHO ARE LEADING CORONAVIRUS FIGHT WOULD BENEFIT, FROM NURSES TO GROCERY STORE WORKERS

Schumer-Led "Heroes Fund," Proposal Would Provide Premium Pay To Reward, Retain, And Recruit Essential Frontline Workers Across Upstate New York Proposed COVID-19 "Heroes Fund" Consists Of Two Major Components-A $25,000 Premium Pay Increase For Essential Workers + A $15,000 Essential Worker Recruitment Incentive To Attract And Secure Workforce Needed To Fight Public Health Crisis Schumer: Essential Frontline Workers Across Upstate NY Are True Heroes Of COVID-19 Pandemic Response-“… Continue Reading


04.06.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: UPSTATE FARMERS FORCED TO WASTE MILK, CROPS, & MONEY IN THE MIDST OF GLOBAL PANDEMIC DUE TO DRAMATIC SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS; SENATOR URGES SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE THE $9.5B SECURED IN RECENT EMERGENCY PACKAGE TO HELP NEW YORK’S +33,000 FARMS

With Restaurants, Schools, And Other Industries Shuttered Due To Coronavirus Outbreak, Demand For Dairy, Specialty & Local Crops Has Plummeted; With Millions In Losses Already - And Millions More Expected, NY Farmers Are Forced To Dump Product As Revenue Streams Dry Up During Health Crisis When Food Insecurity Is Rampant, Schumer Says New York Farms Are Essential Businesses & Need Support ASAP Schumer To USDA: With Wasted Milk, Crops, & Money, It's Time To Harvest The $9.5B In Em… Continue Reading


04.03.20

SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY DEMANDS IRS SEND EMERGENCY $$$ TO NY SENIORS & MOST VULNERABLE ON SOCIAL SECURITY WITHOUT REQUIRING BUREAUCRATIC PAPERWORK; FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S CALL, IRS REVERSES COURSE & STREAMLINES MONEY TO NY SENIORS

In CARES Act, Schumer-Secured Provisions Provided Direct Cash Assistance To NY Seniors Without Having to File Tax Returns After Initially Releasing Guidance That Went Against Provisions Signed Into Law, IRS Heeds Schumer's Call, Reversing Requirements That Placed Unnecessary Burdens on Seniors and Other Vulnerable NYers In Accessing Critical $ Schumer: NY Seniors Have Enough To Worry About - Just Give Them Their Money! After successfully delivering billions to New York as part of last week's … Continue Reading


04.02.20

AFTER SECURING $100 BILLION MARSHALL PLAN FOR HEALTH CARE IN EMERGENCY PACKAGE, SCHUMER, IN DIRECT CALL TO HHS SECRETARY ALEX AZAR, DEMANDS IMMEDIATE GUIDANCE FOR PROGRAM & RELEASE OF DESPERATELY NEEDED FUNDS TO UPSTATE NEW YORK HOSPITALS & COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS ON THE FRONTLINES OF COMBATTING CORONAVIRUS

As Coronavirus Continues To Spread Throughout New York, Upstate Hospitals Are Increasingly Overwhelmed And Desperately Seeking Federal Aid; Funding Can Be Used For Beds, Retrofitting Facilities, Surge Capacity, and More As The Champion Of $100B Marshall Plan For Healthcare, Schumer Calls Sec. Azar & Demands Plan Be Enacted Immediately & Relief Sent to NY ASAP Schumer to HHS: I Fought For $100B Fund To Help NY Hospitals, Clinics, & Health Centers - It's Time To Put That $ To Work! … Continue Reading


03.31.20

FOLLOWING UNANIMOUS PASSAGE OF STIMULUS, BRINGING +$115 BILLION TO NEW YORK IMMEDIATELY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NY COMMUNITIES WILL GET AN ADDITIONAL $2.4 BILLION IN CDBG FUNDING

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Stretched Upstate NY Facilities Thin And Left Vulnerable Populations Behind; Schumer Fought To Include $$ For Upstate Public Infrastructure, Creating Good-Paying Jobs & Supporting Local Housing And Development Projects Schumer, Gillibrand Say Additional Dollars for CDBG Program Will Help Mitigate Local Economic Crises By Investing In Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts & Provide Essential Funds For Transformative Development Initiatives Across New York State… Continue Reading

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