Press Releases

06.10.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $300K IN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR BROOME COUNTY AND THE TOWN OF FRIENDSHIP

Funding Will Support Fresh Food Accessibility And Inclusive Educational Initiatives   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $289,000 in federal funding allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission. This funding will be used to increase healthy and fresh foods accessibility for residents in the Northside of Binghamton and to strengthen Friendship Central School District's STEM program, providing STEM and Skilled Trade e… Continue Reading


06.10.20

AFTER RELENTLESS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BIPARTISAN SENATE PASSAGE OF CRITICAL REFORMS TO PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM & HELP TO UPSTATE SMALL BUSINESSES; SENATOR SAYS BILL BRINGS DESPERATELY NEEDED CHANGES & FLEXIBILITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

The PPP Reform Bill Unanimously Passed Senate, Giving Upstate Small Businesses Loan Period Extensions, More Flexibility In Using Funding For Overhead Expenses Like Rent, And Extends Rehiring Deadline To End Of 2020 Senator Tirelessly Advocated For These PPP Reforms, Says Bill Provides Flexibility And Relief To Small Businesses And Nonprofits Across Upstate New York Starting To Recover Schumer: Small Business Loan Fixes Will Better Help Upstate Businesses Weather This Crisis & Begin Reco… Continue Reading


06.10.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $400 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO ADDRESS HOUSING INSECURITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $400,531,196 in federal funding allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Emergency Solutions Grant-Coronavirus (ESG-CV) program. This second round of ESG funding was secured under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to mitigate COVID-19's impact on New Yorkers experiencing or at risk of exper… Continue Reading


06.09.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,448,839 in federal funding for agricultural research and development in rural New York. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and will be used to address food insecurity and support economic development in rural agriculture. Specifically, this research will investigate solutions to increase food security thr… Continue Reading


06.09.20

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CORNING INC. TAPPED BY FEDS FOR CRITICAL ROLE IN CORONAVIRUS VACCINE DEVELOPMENT, BRINGING $204 MILLION & DOUBLING EMPLOYMENT AT HORSEHEADS FACILITY FOR ACCELERATED PRODUCTION OF VALOR® GLASS VIALS

In CARES Act Negotiations, Schumer Increased BARDA Budget To $7.1B; Now, Corning's Getting $204M & Doubling Employment To Produce Valor Glass For Potential Lifesaving Vaccine Schumer Announces $204M For Corning To Substantially Expand Manufacturing Capacity And Meet Growing Demand For Fast Vaccine Production and Secure Distribution Schumer: Federal Investment Is A Win-Win - A Shot-In-The-Arm For Southern Tier Economy & The Nation's Pandemic Recovery … Continue Reading


06.04.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,890,318 in federal funding to provide additional telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The eighth set of telehealth funding was allocated to 12 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 federal funding will he… Continue Reading


06.03.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $233 THOUSAND FOR CAPITAL REGION, HUDSON VALLEY, SAINT REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE, SENECA NATION OF INDIANS TO HELP STRENGTHEN LOCAL ECONOMIES

Investment From EDA To Help Attract New Businesses, Support New Jobs, Help Long-Term Recovery Of Regional Economies Capital Region Will Receive $70K, Hudson Valley $70K, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe $47K, Seneca Nation Of Indians $46.5K As Part Of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Schumer, Gillibrand: EDA Funding Will Help Upstate And Tribal Economies Recover U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced federal funding totaling $233,520 alloc… Continue Reading


06.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR JOB CORPS SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Funding Will Provide At-Risk Youths with Job Skills Instructions, Educational Opportunities, and Employment Counseling U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,186,900 in federal funding to establish a Job Scholarship Program for Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York. This federal funding was allocated through the US Department of Labor as part of the Job Corps Scholars Program and will provide at-risk youths with … Continue Reading


05.29.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.5 MILLION FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE RENOVATIONS IN RURAL NEW YORK

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today announced $1,400,000 in federal funding for water infrastructure projects in rural New York. This funding was allocated through the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Water and Environmental Program (WEP) and will be used to renovate wastewater collection, water storage, and water distribution systems. These vital renovation efforts will help… Continue Reading


05.29.20

AFTER NEARLY SEVEN YEARS OF CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR THE CDTA, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO EXPAND BUS RAPID TRANSIT LINE; SENATOR SAYS NEW “PURPLE LINE” WILL MAKE TRANSPORTATION MORE CONVENIENT & ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

In October 2013, Schumer Urged Feds To Support CDTA's Application To Join The FTA Capital Investment Grant Program & Become Eligible For Federal Dollars; New Funding Will Go Towards New Washington/Western Line That Will Connect City Of Albany To Crossgates Mall, UAlbany, And Various Other Destinations Senator Says FTA Funding Will Boost Local Economy And Help The Capital Region Recover From The Ongoing Pandemic Schumer: Long-Sought Federal Funding Will Keep CDTA's Wheels Going Round-and-Ro… Continue Reading


05.29.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $500K IN EDUCATION FUNDING FOR UNITED WAY OF BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $499,871 in Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) Program funding for United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. This funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE) and will be used to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education in Upstate New York. "A high quality elementary and secondary education is the foundation on which our ch… Continue Reading


05.28.20

WITH THE SUPPORT OF NEW YORK’S LEADING TECH INNOVATORS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BIPARTISAN ENDLESS FRONTIER ACT, BOLSTERING U.S. LEADERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH & INNOVATION, DRAMATICALLY INCREASE INVESTMENT IN BUILDING NEW TECH HUBS IN UPSTATE NY

With Bipartisan, Bicameral Support, Endless Frontier Act Increases Investment by $100B In Discovery, Creation, & Commercialization Of Critical Technology; Bill, Supported By IBM, Corning, and Universities Across NY, Includes $10B For Establishment Of Regional Technology Hubs Across The Country - Including Upstate New York  Schumer Says Pandemic Has Shown Need For Significant Investment In Scientific Research; Senator, Along With Several Major NY Technological Innovators, Pushes To Crea… Continue Reading


05.27.20

AFTER SECURING +$1.7M FOR ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL AIRPORT TO RECOVER FROM COVID CRISIS, SCHUMER URGES UNITED AIRLINES TO DROP PLANS TO CUT ITHACA SERVICE; SCHUMER CALLS ON UNITED TO CONTINUE FLIGHTS TO AIRPORT, A VITAL STEP TO SOUTHERN TIER’S RECOVERY

During Negotiations For CARES Act, Schumer Secured Over $1.7 Million For Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Which Was Hard-Hit During COVID-19 Crisis; However, United Airlines Plans Cut All Service From Airport Schumer Says With Southern Tier Reopening, United's Continued Service Is More Important Than Ever Schumer: United Should Continue Ithaca Flights And Help Recovery in the Southern Tier Take Off Following his delivery of over $1.7 million for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) as par… Continue Reading


05.26.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE: NEW YORK’S NURSING HOMES TO RECEIVE $394 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING TO KEEP THE FRONTLINE AGAINST THE VIRUS GOING STRONG; NEW YORK GETS GREATEST AMOUNT OF FEDERAL FUNDING

Nursing Homes In New York And Across The U.S. Have Been Disproportionately Impacted By The Pandemic; Filled With At-Risk Residents And Patients, Nursing Facilities Have Been On The Frontline Of The COVID-19 Battle Senators Secured Funds As Part Of Schumer's Marshall Plan For Healthcare In CARES Act And Additional Money For Healthcare Centers In 'Corona 3.5' Schumer, Gillibrand: Critical Dollars For Our Most At-Risk Facilities Are On Their Way After tirelessly advocating for more federal supp… Continue Reading


05.26.20

SCHUMER, VELÁZQUEZ, MENG, ENGEL, OTHER LAWMAKERS SEEK PPP ELIGIBILITY FOR HOUSING CO-OPS

Today, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) and other members of the New York City delegation sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza pressing the agencies to issue guidance clarifying the eligibility of housing cooperatives for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). "In New York City alo… Continue Reading


05.22.20

AFTER MONTHS OF TIRELESS ADVOCACY FOR RURAL RELIEF, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.2 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR RURAL HEALTH CLINICS FOR COVID-19 TESTING

Sufficient Testing Is Key To Safe Reopening Of New York State; As Seven of New York's Ten Regions Begin 4-Phase Reopening Plan, Testing Availability Can Stave Off Second Wave Of Infections Senators Say Funds Will Fill Gaps In Testing Availability In Rural Communities Schumer, Gillibrand: Testing Is Imperative On Rural New York's Road To Recovery Following Schumer’s announcements of millions in rural 'hot spot’ money and billions for testing in New York earlier this month, U.S. S… Continue Reading


05.20.20

SCHUMER WANTS ANSWERS ON TSA PLAN TO TAKE TEMPERATURE OF FLIERS AT AIRPORTS BEFORE IT’S IMPLEMENTED; SENATOR WANTS TO KNOW ‘WHO’ WILL LEAD EFFORT, AIRPORTS INVOLVED, WHAT IT MEANS FOR TRAVELERS & WHEN IT MIGHT BEGIN, AMONG OTHER QUESTIONS; EARLY ANSWERS & INFO WILL BE CRITICAL TO DETERMINE IF/HOW IT WILL WORK

The TSA Is Currently Considering A Plan To Check Temperatures At Some American Airports-But That's All We Know; Schumer Says Several Questions Remain Unanswered Before Any Plan Or Consideration Is Too Far Along, Schumer Seeks Information & Answers; Health & Safety Of Agents & Traveling Public Is Paramount Schumer: Before A Plan Like This Is Cleared For Take-Off, TSA Needs To Take The Temp Of Congress & Brief Us  Confirming recent reports that the Transportation Security… Continue Reading


05.20.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $650K FOR BROADBAND PROJECTS ACROSS RURAL NEW YORK

Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $640,296 in federal funding to connect rural and unserved New York communities to high-speed internet. The funding was awarded to the Mid-Hudson Data Corporation through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Connect America Fund program. The program is part of a broader effort by the FCC to close the digital divide in rural America by ensuring all Americans have ac… Continue Reading


05.20.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $4 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR WATERTOWN TRANSIT SYSTEM & AIRPORT

During Negotiations For CARES Act, Schumer Prioritized And Secured $$$ For Upstate Airports And Transit Citibus Will Receive $3M, Watertown International $1M As Part of Federal Emergency Funding Package Schumer, Gillibrand: CARES Funding Will Help North Country Weather This Public Health Storm As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included relief for upstate airports and transit systems, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3 millio… Continue Reading


05.20.20

FOLLOWING REVELATION OF 58,000 GALLONS PFAS FOAM HEADING FROM NAVY BASE TO NORLITE THIS WEEK TO BE BURNED, SCHUMER, IN LETTER AND PERSONAL CALL TO NAVY SEC., PUSHES FOR IMMEDIATE HALT IN TOXIC SHIPMENT AND SUSPENSION OF CONTRACT; DESPITE LOCAL MORATORIUM BANNING PFAS BURNING, NAVY/DOD STILL PLAN TO SEND HIGHLY TOXIC CHEMICALS TO COHOES TO BURNED

Earlier This Year, Norlite-Tredabe Voluntarily Suspended Disposal Of Potentially Carcinogenic Material, Yet, Navy/DOD Plan To Send 12 Truckloads Of Highly Toxic Chemicals From VA Naval Station To Norlite Plant to Be Burned This Week; And More In The Future Senator Says Navy and DOD Must Not Force Norlite To Accept And Burn AFFF, Breaking Local Moratorium Schumer To Navy and DOD: STOP The Shipment Of PFAS ASAP & Grant Suspension Of Burning Plans U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schum… Continue Reading

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