Press Releases

11.19.20

AFTER PERSONAL INTERVENTION WITH MLB AND WASHINGTON NATIONALS, SCHUMER SECURES COMMITMENT THAT NATIONALS WILL BE CHOOSING ROCHESTER RED WINGS AS NEW MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATE TEAM, ENSURING HIGH-LEVEL BALL STAYS IN ROCHESTER

Last Tuesday, The Minnesota Twins Ended Their Nearly Two-Decades-Long Affiliation With The Rochester Red Wings; Nats Pick Up The Beloved Team, Becoming Only The Fourth Red Wings' Parent Team In Its Nearly Century-Long History Schumer, In A Direct Call To MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred Last Week, Urged Swift Decision On New Affiliation Schumer: Nats Slide Into Home In Rochester An avid fan of baseball and supporter of Minor League teams in New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced t… Continue Reading


11.18.20

SCHUMER, MALONEY ANNOUNCE NATIONAL PURPLE HEART HONOR MISSION COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT PASSES SENATE; WHEN SIGNED INTO LAW, ALL PROCEEDS WILL HELP ORANGE COUNTY-BASED NATIONAL PURPLE HONOR MISSION TO EXPAND ITS NATIONAL RECOGNITION PROGRAMS, INCLUDING CREATION OF A NEW MOBILE TRIBUTE & EDUCATION CENTER

Schumer Introduced Historic Bipartisan Legislation Last Year To Create Commemorative Coins To Pay Respect To Heroes Awarded Purple Hearts & Benefit National Purple Heart Honor Mission Schumer, Maloney: Bravery & Valor Of Purple Heart Recipients Will Be Memorialized And Honored In The Hudson Valley And Across America U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney today announced that The National Purple Heart Honor Mission Commemorative Coin Act has passed th… Continue Reading


11.17.20

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL TO PLUG POWER’S CEO, PUSHES TO MAKE NEW YORK FUTURE HOME TO FUEL CELL MANUFACTURER’S NEW ‘GIGAFACTORY’ AND HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS; NEW PLANT WOULD PRODUCE HYDROGEN FUEL CELL COMPONENTS & COULD BRING 300 GREEN-ECONOMY JOBS TO UPSTATE NY

Plug Power To Soon Announce Location Of New Factory; Company Is Considering Potential Sites Across The US, Including In Upstate New York Senator Says Plug Power Is a Great New York Biz and with ~400 workers now in Albany & Rochester, Schumer Pledges To Support Company's Further Expansion In New York with New Gigafactory Schumer: Picking NY Would Be A Win-Win-Win, Sparking Growth In The Local Economy, Creating New Green-Energy Jobs, Creating New Green Energy Jobs, And Jolting Plug Power's F… Continue Reading


11.12.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $317 THOUSAND IN EPA FUNDING FOR THE SENECA NATION OF INDIAN’S CONTINUING ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

Federal Funding Gives Seneca Nation Ability To Address Environmental Priorities And Concerns Senators Say Funding Helps Protect And Improve Water Quality, Redevelop Brownfields Sites, Support GAP Program, & Remediate Waste Schumer, Gillibrand: EPA Funding Improves Quality Of Life For Seneca Nation U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $317,577 in federal funding allocated for the Seneca Nation of Indians by the Environmental Protection Agen… Continue Reading


11.12.20

WITH FUTURE OF RED WINGS AFFILIATION UP IN THE AIR, SCHUMER MAKES PERSONAL CALL TO MLB COMMISSIONER MANFRED, URGES MLB TO KEEP HIGH-LEVEL BALL IN ROCHESTER & ENSURE A NEW TOP NOTCH MAJOR LEAGUE AFFILIATION IMMEDIATELY

On Tuesday, The Minnesota Twins Ended Their Nearly Two-Decades-Long Affiliation With The Rochester Red Wings Senator Says Red Wing's Legions of Loyal Fans Deserve, Swift Decision On New Affiliation Schumer: Time For a New Top-Notch Major League Franchise to Slide Into Home In Rochester A longtime fan of baseball and supporter of baseball teams across New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday, on a personal call to Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner, Rob Manfred, urged MLB to… Continue Reading


11.11.20

SENATOR STEPS UP TO THE PLATE & HITS A HOME RUN FOR BINGHAMTON RUMBLE PONIES; FOLLOWING HIS RELENTLESS ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF THE BELOVED SOUTHERN TIER TEAM, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, NOT ONLY ARE THE METS KEEPING THE RUMBLE PONIES IN BING, BUT THE TEAM WILL ALSO REMAIN CLASS AA

Yesterday, Following Schumer's Push, New York Mets Revealed Their Intention To Keep Their Affiliated Minor League Franchise In Binghamton, Capping Off A Year-Long Push By Schumer To Preserve Baseball In The Southern Tier Schumer Fought Tooth & Nail To Keep The Rumble Ponies In Binghamton And Secure Their Double-A Classification, Including Meeting With And Bringing MLB & Mets Top Brass To NYSEG Stadium Schumer: It's A Great Day To Play Ball In Binghamton! After yesterday’s an… Continue Reading


11.11.20

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE NEW YORK METS’ DECISION TO KEEP THE RUMBLE PONIES IN BINGHAMTON

Following his relentless advocacy and a visit directly to NYSEG Stadium this year, Schumer released the following statement regarding the New York Met's intention to keep their affiliated minor league franchise in Binghamton, NY: Senator Schumer said, "After over a year of advocating to preserve the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, and working directly with the Mets and Major League Baseball (MLB) to ensure that MLB affiliated minor league baseball continues to be played in the Southern Tier, today is… Continue Reading


11.06.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: 30 DAYS IS INSUFFICIENT FOR PUBLIC TO REVIEW NEW EPA RULE FOR DISCHARGES FROM COMMERCIAL VESSELS THAT WILL IMPACT THE GREAT LAKES FOR GENERATIONS; SENATORS URGE FEDS TO EXTEND WRITTEN COMMENT PERIOD & HOLD VIRTUAL HEARINGS TO ALLOW NY RESIDENTS SUFFICIENT TIME TO VOICE CONCERNS ABOUT PROPOSED FEDERAL BALLAST WATER RULE

EPA's Newly Unveiled Vessel Incidental Discharge Rule Would Establish National Standards Of Performance For Incidental Discharges From Commercial Vessels Senators Say Proposed Rule Must Be Thoroughly Vetted By Public & Experts, Given Its Potential Impact On The Great Lakes, The Environment, And The Lives Of Millions Of New Yorkers Schumer, Gillibrand To EPA: Proposed Ballast Water Rule Needs Time For "Pier" Review To Ensure Maximum Benefit To Great Lakes U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer … Continue Reading


11.05.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $544 THOUSAND IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SENECA TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC TO GET HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND TO THE CATTARAUGUS RESERVATION OF THE SENECA NATION

USDA Funding Will Connect 928 People, Local Farms And A Business In Cattaraugus, Erie And Chautauqua Counties To High-Speed Internet Senators Fought For Additional $100M In CARES Act To Fund Grants To Provide Broadband Access For Rural Communities Schumer, Gillibrand: USDA Funding Will Help Close The Gaping Digital Divide For Seneca Nation U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $544,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rur… Continue Reading


10.30.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $300K IN ENERGY FUNDING FOR FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN RURAL NEW YORK

New Efficient Solar Panel System Provides Clean Energy   U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today announced $302,376 in funding to help rural small businesses and agricultural producers invest in energy efficient and renewable energy systems. The funding was administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Energy f… Continue Reading


10.28.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO IMPROVE ROAD AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AT HUDSON AVENUE GRADE CROSSING IN PEEKSKILL

Hudson Avenue Grade Crossing Is One Of Busiest Along Metro-North's Routes DOT Funding Will Provide Improved Grade Crossing Warning Devices And Addition Of Pedestrian Accessible Walkways And Gates, Improving Crossing Safety Senators: Federal Funding Will Help Hudson Valley Safely Cross The Rails U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,000,000 for Peekskill, New York from the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FR… Continue Reading


10.28.20

AS HOSPITALS FACE REDUCED SERVICES & POTENTIAL CLOSURES, SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY SECURES CHANGE TO PROVIDER RELIEF FUND HE HELPED TO ESTABLISH, ENSURING FUNDING CAN BE USED TO SHORE UP CRIPPLING LOST REVENUES; FEDS HEED SCHUMER’S CALL TO ISSUE NEW GUIDANCE, ALLOWING $$$ TO GO TOWARDS PROTECTING HOSPITALS & THOUSANDS OF NY PATIENTS

Schumer Led Negotiations For $175B In Relief Funds For Providers To Prepare For And Recover From Pandemic; NY Has Received $10.7B So Far, With More Expected Senator Says Reversal By HHS At His Urging Now Takes Into Account Extenuating Circumstances For Calculating Lost Revenue; Allows NY Providers To Retain Funds To Keep Their Doors Open And Continue Serving Their Communities Schumer: NY Hospitals Are Heroes In The Fight Against COVID; They Deserve The Funding To Keep Their Doors Open After… Continue Reading


10.27.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $200,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION OF WESTERN NEW YORK TO HELP LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS ACCESS LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Funding Will Be Used To Provide Legal Aid To Individuals Navigating Legal System Without Resources Or Legal Representation U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $192,400 in funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) of Western New York to invest in technology and web design advancements that will help make complex legal platforms more intuitive and accessible to low-income individuals with civil legal needs. This funding was allo… Continue Reading


10.26.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND WARN: COMPLICATED USDA CLASSIFICATIONS EXCLUDE MEAT SOURCED FROM BREEDING ANIMALS FROM THE CORONOVIRUS RELIEF PROGRAM; SENATORS DEMAND USDA REVERSE COURSE AND REINSTATE BREEDING ANIMAL ELIGIBILITY TO ALLOW HARD-HIT UPSTATE DAIRY FARMERS TO RECUPERATE LOSSES AND RECEIVE FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

Under Original Version Of CFAP, Upstate Dairy Farmers Could Receive Federal Relief To Make Up For Losses From Meat Produced From Their Breeding Animals; However - With Arbitrary And Unnecessary Guideline Changes - CFAP 2 Leaves Out Reimbursements For Breeding Animal Losses Senators Say New, Complicated Qualifications Threaten Livelihood Of Upstate Dairy Farmers, Who Already Took Millions In Losses At The Beginning Of The Pandemic When They Were Forced To Dump Hundreds Of Millions Of Pounds In … Continue Reading


10.23.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $200,000 DOLLARS IN FUNDING TO COMBAT CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE IN NEW YORK STATE

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced $180,366 in federal funding for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to protect New York's wildlife and deer population from the serious threat of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). CWD is an infectious, degenerative disease of cervids in deer and moose that causes brain cells to die, ultimately leading t… Continue Reading


10.23.20

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $772 THOUSAND TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON DUNKIRK’S LAKEFRONT BOULEVARD SEAWALL; SENATORS SAY SEAWALL RESTORATIONS WILL PROTECT THE WATERFRONT, REVITALIZE THE LAKEFRONT, AND DELIVER AN ECONOMIC BOOST FOR THE REGION

The Lakefront Seawall Was Severely Compromised During 2019 Halloween Storms; High Winds Left The Upper Two Layers Of The Seawall In Tatters Earlier This Year, Citing Public Safety, The Senators Called On FEMA For Robust Federal Funding To Rebuild The Seawall Schumer, Gillibrand: Shore Up Dunkirk's Seawall, Safety, And Its Economic Future U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $772,604 for the City of Dunkirk to begin construction on the Lakefront … Continue Reading


10.22.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY, ENGEL, MALONEY RENEW CALL ON NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE MOVING FORWARD ON INDIAN POINT LICENSE TRANSFER

NRC Staff Is Expected to Provisionally Approve License Transfer Application To Holtec After Ignoring Petitions by New York State and Local Stakeholders to Hold Public Hearing And Address Community Concerns Before Moving Forward Lawmakers To NRC: "Your Continued Failure to Act on These Petitions For Public Hearings, Most Notably Your Failure to Act On New York State and the Town of Cortlandt, Village of Buchanan, and the Hendrick Hudson School District's Petitions, Which Were Submitted 8 Months… Continue Reading


10.21.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WHILE COVID CASES RISE ACROSS NEW YORK & UPSTATE SCHOOLS IN NEED OF MORE RAPID TESTS—FEDS ARE STILL SITTING ON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS NEEDED NOW FOR RAPID TESTS TO KEEP NY STUDENTS SAFE; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS RELEASE THOSE DOLLARS & PUSHES FOR MORE AS POSSIBILITY OF ‘SECOND WAVE’ EMERGES AS STUDENTS SETTLE INTO CLASSROOMS

Schumer Was One Of The Earliest To Call On Admin To Declare Coronavirus A Public Health Emergency & Release Critical Funds For Testing And Tracing; BUT Admin Did Not Listen; Now, With Students Back In School, Schumer Warns Of Making The Same Mistake Twice Many Upstate Schools Require Rapid Tests To Any Symptomatic Student/Family Member, But More Rapid Tests Are Needed to Stop the Virus; Meanwhile, Feds Sit On As Much As $9 Billion In Testing, Tracing Funds & Will Have To Agree To Conti… Continue Reading


10.20.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER FOUR YEARS SINCE PFAS DISCOVERY IN NEWBURGH DRINKING WATER, STEWART CLEANUP COULD FACE INDEFINITE DELAYS IF BUREAUCRATIC GUIDELINES ARE MISAPPLIED BY USAF; SCHUMER—IN LETTER AND DIRECT CALL TO USAF SECRETARY—FIGHTS TO FUND AND EXPEDITE CLEAN UP, NOW

In 2016, Newburgh's Drinking Water Source, Washington Lake, Was Found To Be Contaminated By PFAS-Due To Use Of Harmful Firefighting Foam At Stewart Air National Guard Base; City Immediately Switched Its Water Source to Protect Health & Safety Of Residents Despite Gargantuan Cost Senator Says, After Four Years of Waiting for USAF To Clean-up Newburgh's Drinking Water Source, USAF Bureaucratic Guidelines May Delay and Derail Clean-up of Newburgh Water-And Absurdly Penalize the City For Quick… Continue Reading


10.19.20

BRINDISI & SCHUMER ANNOUNCE $800,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CHARLESTOWN MALL SITE CLEANUP

After Horrific Fire Senator & Congressman Work To Bring Critical Federal Dollars To Assist With Cleanup Of Dangerous Chemicals Congressman Anthony Brindisi and Senator Charles E. Schumer announced federal funding to clean up the site of August's CharlesTown Mall fire. Brindisi and Schumer announced $800,000 will be coming from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist in cleanup and improve public safety at the site. The funds will be used to clean up the site, build a perimeter f… Continue Reading

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