Press Releases

05.05.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE $36.3 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER FINGER LAKES REGION

During Negotiations For CARES Act, Schumer Prioritized And Secured $$$ For Upstate Transit Systems Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority Will Receive $36.3M In Federal Transit Money As Part of Federal Emergency Funding Package Schumer, Gillibrand, Morelle: CARES Transit Funding Will Keep Rochester Finger Lakes 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 Gilli… Continue Reading


05.05.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BRINSIDI ANNOUNCE $10.7 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR BROOME COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

During Negotiations For CARES Act, Schumer Prioritized And Secured $$$ For Upstate Transit Systems B.C. Transit Will Receive $10.7M In Federal Transit Money As Part of Federal Emergency Funding Package Schumer, Gillibrand, Brindisi: CARES Transit Funding Will Keep Broome County 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 Anthony Brindisi to… Continue Reading


05.05.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE PLAN TO FEDERALIZE MEDICAL SUPPLY CHAIN, INCREASE NATIONAL PRODUCTION AND CREATE AN EQUITABLE AND TRANSPARENT PROCESS FOR DELIVERY OF NECESSARY SUPPLIES TO UPSTATE NY

Heroic NY Frontline Healthcare Workers Are Putting Their Lives On The Line In Battle Against COVID Without Sufficient PPE, Testing Supplies, And Other Necessary Equipment Senators Say It Is Unacceptable That Administration Is Not Providing Basic Supplies; Legislation Will Put Pressure On Feds To Work With States To Deliver Critically Needed Medical Equipment to NY Schumer, Gillibrand To Feds: Step Up To The Plate And Get Desperately Needed Supplies Out To Heroic Frontline Workers After anno… Continue Reading


05.04.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $9 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR UPSTATE HOUSING ASSISTANCE

CARES Act Funding Will Aid Those Seeking Housing During the COVID-19 Health Crisis U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $9,220,564 in federal funding allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding was secured under the CARES Act for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, which funds the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program. The program supports activities that help or maintain the health and safety of assisted ind… Continue Reading


05.03.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: AMID CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, GREEDY LOAN SHARKS ARE CLOSING IN & TARGETING DESPERATE, OUT-OF-CASH CONSUMERS & SMALL BIZ’S WITH SHAMEFUL EYE-POPPING INTEREST RATES UP TO 800%; SENATOR DEMANDS IMMEDIATE FED ACTION TO STOP THESE LENDERS & PROTECT PEOPLE WHO NEED EMERGENCY FUNDS

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Predatory Lenders Are Taking Advantage Of People & Businesses Who Are Struggling To Make Ends Meet; Avaricious Lenders Are Currently Targeting Consumers & Mom-And-Pops Online While Signs Point To It Getting Worse Without Fed Action   Schumer Demands Crackdown On Lenders Preying On The Vulnerable While Charging Outrageous Interest Rates; Regulators Like CFPB, FTC, OCC & FDIC Can -And Must- Act  Schumer: Without Immediate Fed Action, Loan Sharks Wi… Continue Reading


05.01.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $980,062 in federal funding to provide telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The funding was allocated through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). Telehealth Program funding will help connect providers with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic,&nbs… Continue Reading


04.30.20

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER URGE USDA TO APPROVE NEW YORK STATE’S PANDEMIC EBT PROGRAM

P-EBT Would Provide Critical Funds to Families Whose Children Usually Rely on Free or Reduced-Price School Meals New York State Awaits Approval on March 25 Request; Other States' Programs Have Been Approved U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer are calling on the Trump administration to quickly approve New York State's request to operate the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program authorized under the Families First Coronavir… Continue Reading


04.29.20

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, PORT AUTHORITY NOW HAS UNPRECEDENTED & IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO HUNDREDS-OF-BILLIONS IN CAPITAL DOLLARS THAT CAN BE USED TO SUSTAIN CRITICAL PROJECTS & NEEDS, INCLUDING REVAMP OF NY AIRPORTS; PA CAN NOW DIRECTLY ACCESS THE FEDERAL RESERVE’S NEW LENDING FACILITY

Schumer Worked With Fed Chair Powell & Secretary Mnuchin To Expand Vital, Low-Cost Borrowing Access To Entities Like The Port Authority & New York Counties As Liquidity Concerns Mounted; Senator Put Critical Eligibility Language Into CARES Act Port Authority Now Has Access To $500 Billion Lending Pool To Help Weather Coronavirus & Keep Critical Projects On Track Schumer: PA Can Now Access Billions Of Dollars From Fed Lending Facility Today U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced… Continue Reading


04.29.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.7 MILLION IN CARES ACT EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR SOUTHERN TIER HEALTH NETWORK

Universal Primary Care Will Receive Over $1.7M In Federal Health Services Money As Part Of Federal Emergency Funding Package Senators Say Funds Will Be Used In Ongoing Fight Against COVID-19 Schumer, Gillibrand: Health Funding Will Be Shot-In-The-Arm For Southern Tier  As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included economic relief for local health centers, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,764,855 in federal funding allo… Continue Reading


04.29.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO PROMOTE CONNECTED CARE FOR NEW YORKERS

Funding Will Connect Health Care Providers With Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $938,519 in federal funding to provide telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The funding was allocated through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).  The third ro… Continue Reading


04.29.20

SCHUMER TO FEDS: ALLOW GRANT MONEY TO BE USED TO AVOID LAYOFFS AND REHIRE UPSTATE NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS DURING PANDEMIC ASAP

Pandemic Has Led To Declining Tax Revenues, Which Increase The Likelihood Of Municipal Furloughs According to Municipalities And Fire Departments Across NY Schumer Says The Use Of Federal Funds To Maintain And Rehire Firefighters, Similar To What Was Done During "Great Recession", Will Save Jobs And Help Prepare Fire Departments For Coming Months Schumer to DHS: Give New York Heroes The Support They Need To Protect, Restore, and Rebuild Their Communities After unveiling his 'HEROES Fund' pl… Continue Reading


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

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