Press Releases

12.10.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION TO FUND THE ROCHESTER-GENESEE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wrote to the Federal Transit Administration in support of the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's (RGRTA) application for funding from the Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program. The requested funding would be used to build a facility to house administrative operations and operational staff facilities for the RGRTA, which provides transportation to tens of thousands of residents in the greater Rochester… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER URGES SECRETARY OF COMMERCE RAIMONDO TO SELECT THE SOUTHERN TIER’S NEW ENERGY NY PROJECT AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST BUILD BACK BETTER REGIONAL CHALLENGE AWARDEES; PROJECT WOULD ACCELERATE BUDDING BATTERY MANUFACTURING ECOSYSTEM IN SOUTHERN TIER, CREATE THOUSANDS OF GOOD PAYING JOBS, COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, & EXPAND CRITICAL EMERGING INDUSTRY IN U.S. DOMESTIC SUPPLY CHAIN

New BBB Regional Challenge Funding Would Open Up Southern Tier Opportunity For Revitalizing the Region's Economy By Promoting Emerging Industries, Innovation, & Workforce Development Project Brings Together Major Regional Stakeholders: Binghamton University, SUNY Broome, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY-BEST, And More To Turn Upstate New York Into A Battery Manufacturing Powerhouse Schumer to EDA: Southern Tier's New Energy New York Project Is A Win-Win-Win To Supercharge Battery Manu… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER, IN DIRECT CALL WITH COMMERCE SEC. RAIMONDO, ADVOCATES FOR CENTERSTATE’S “SMART SYSTEMS CLUSTER” TO BE SELECTED AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST BUILD BACK BETTER CHALLENGE AWARDEES, POSITIONING CNY & MOHAWK VALLEY AS A GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR, UAS, & QUANTUM COMPUTING TECH HUB; PROPOSAL WILL CREATE OVER 5,000 JOBS, PRIME WHITE PINE COMMERCE PARK FOR CHIPS INVESTMENT & TRAIN THE REGION’S WORKFORCE FOR EMERGING TECH FIELDS

First-Ever BBB Regional Challenge Grants Provide Opportunity For Transformational Investment To Revitalize CNY Economies By Promoting Emerging Industries, Innovation, And Workforce Development CenterState CEO's Smart Systems Proposal Aims To Grow Central NY And Mohawk Valley Semiconductor And UAS Industries, Quantum Computing, STEAM Education, And Boost Upstate Tech Infrastructure Schumer To EDA: Fed Award Will Be The Green Light CNY Needs To Attract Major Employers To Shovel Ready Sites &am… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER, IN DIRECT CALL WITH COMMERCE SEC. RAIMONDO, ADVOCATES FOR CENTERSTATE’S “SMART SYSTEMS CLUSTER” TO BE SELECTED AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST BUILD BACK BETTER CHALLENGE AWARDEES, POSITIONING CNY & MOHAWK VALLEY AS A GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR, UAS, & QUANTUM COMPUTING TECH HUB; PROPOSAL WILL CREATE OVER 5,000 JOBS, PRIME WHITE PINE COMMERCE PARK FOR CHIPS INVESTMENT & TRAIN THE REGION’S WORKFORCE FOR EMERGING TECH FIELDS

First-Ever BBB Regional Challenge Grants Provide Opportunity For Transformational Investment To Revitalize CNY Economies By Promoting Emerging Industries, Innovation, And Workforce Development CenterState CEO's Smart Systems Proposal Aims To Grow Central NY And Mohawk Valley Semiconductor And UAS Industries, Quantum Computing, STEAM Education, And Boost Upstate Tech Infrastructure Schumer To EDA: Fed Award Will Be The Green Light CNY Needs To Attract Major Employers To Shovel Ready Sites &am… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO SELECT UPSTATE NEW YORK OPTOELECTRONICS CLUSTER IN $1 BILLION BUILD BACK BETTER REGIONAL CHALLENGE; PROJECTS WOULD POSITION REGION TO LEAD IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, CREATING THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS, SUPPORTING HUNDREDS OF EMERGING TECH MANUFACTURING COMPANIES, AND DRIVING THE UPSTATE NY ECONOMY INTO THE FUTURE

BBB Regional Challenge Grants Provide Opportunity For Transformational Investment To Revitalize Local Economies By Promoting Emerging Industries, Innovation, And Workforce Development Upstate New York Optoelectronics Cluster Proposal Aims To Accelerate Manufacturing Operations Across Upstate Of Key Products Like Fiber Optics, Batteries, Drones And Sensors Schumer to EDA: From Buffalo To Rochester And Throughout Upstate New York, Investing In This Project Is A Win-Win-Win: Will Supercharge Rapi… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO SELECT WESTERN NEW YORK ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CLUSTER & UPSTATE NEW YORK OPTOELECTRONICS CLUSTER IN $1 BILLION BUILD BACK BETTER REGIONAL CHALLENGE; PROJECTS WOULD POSITION REGION TO LEAD IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, CREATING THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS, SUPPORTING HUNDREDS OF EMERGING TECH MANUFACTURING COMPANIES, AND DRIVING THE UPSTATE NY ECONOMY INTO THE FUTURE

BBB Regional Challenge Grants Provide Opportunity For Transformational Investment To Revitalize Local Economies By Promoting Emerging Industries, Innovation, And Workforce Development Western New York Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Would Scale Up Innovation, Advance Inclusive Workforce Development, And Develop Infrastructure To Rapidly Expand The Growing Advanced Manufacturing Sector In WNY Upstate New York Optoelectronics Cluster Proposal Aims To Accelerate Manufacturing Operations Across Up… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ANNOUNCE OVER $39 MILLION IN COVID RELIEF FUNDING FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK AIRPORTS

Senators Say Pandemic Created Unnavigable Storms For Airports; Fed Assistance To Help Upstate Economies Take Off Schumer, Gillibrand: After Significant Losses During The Pandemic, COVID Relief Funding Will Help Upstate New York Airports Recover And Reach New Heights U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $39,172,473 in COVID-19 relief funding to airports and counties across… Continue Reading


12.09.21

FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $4.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO ENSURE AMERICAN AIRLINES CONTINUES TO OPERATE AT WATERTOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Essential Air Service Funding Will Guarantee 12 Nonstop Round Trip American Airlines Flights From Watertown To Philadelphia Per Week In 2015, Schumer Secured Federal Funding To Extend Runway & Critical Improvements To Allow Larger Jets, Like Those Used By American Airlines, To Be Cleared for Take-Off Schumer: New Funding Will Ensure American Airlines Fly's In Watertown For Years To Come, And Help North Country Economy Soar U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced th… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER, IN DIRECT CALL WITH TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY BUTTIGIEG, URGES FEDS TO SEND MILLIONS TO FUND THE PORT OF ALBANY OFFSHORE WIND TOWER MANUFACTURING PROJECT, CREATING 550 NEW JOBS & BOLSTERING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Senator Says Capital Region And Upstate New York Can Be Home To The Offshore Wind Supply Chain-BUT It Will Take Federal Investment To Fully Lift Off Schumer Calls Secretary Buttigieg To Directly Advocate For Funding for the Port of Albany Through U.S. DOT's MARAD Port Infrastructure Development Grant Program Schumer To Feds: Investing In Port of Albany Would Be A Win-Win-Win, Creating Hundreds Of New Green-Energy Union Jobs, Combatting Climate Change, & Helping NY Manufacturing Reach New… Continue Reading


12.08.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES EPA WILL PROVIDE A MASSIVE WINDFALL OF OVER $428 MILLION FOR NEW YORK’S CLEAN AND DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUNDS IN 2022 ALONE AS A PART OF THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL; NEW FED $$$ WILL MAKE HISTORIC INVESTMENT TO UPGRADE UPSTATE NY’S WATER INFRASTRUCTURE, CREATE GOOD PAYING JOBS, AND ENSURE ALL NEW YORKERS HAVE ACCESS TO SAFE CLEAN DRINKING WATER

New York Receives 3rd Largest Investment In Water State Revolving Funds In The Country; Includes Funding To Remove Lead Pipes And Toxic Pollutants From Drinking Water Senator Say New York State Has Some Of The Oldest Water Systems In The Country And Funding Will Provide Long-Overdue, Critical Support To Modernize Drinking Water And Wastewater Infrastructure  Schumer: Bipartisan Infrastructure Act Will Get New York's Water Systems Flowing Like Never Before!  U.S. Senate Majority Le… Continue Reading


12.07.21

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL WITH CEO OF TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR, URGES TOWER TO MAKE UPSTATE NEW YORK FUTURE HOME OF NEW MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR U.S. CHIP MANUFACTURING FAB & BRING A THOUSAND JOBS TO UPSTATE NY; SENATOR SAYS HISTORIC FEDERAL SEMICONDUCTOR FAB-INCENTIVE LEGISLATION WILL BE CATALYST TO INCENTIVIZE COMPANIES LIKE TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR TO INVEST IN NY

Israel-Based Tower Semiconductor Is Considering Several Locations To Be The Site Of Their New U.S. Semiconductor Fab, Including New York; Schumer Says NYS Sites Like STAMP In WNY, White Pine In CNY, Luther Forest In The Capital Region and Marcy Nanocenter In The Mohawk Valley Are Prime For Investment Schumer Has Proposed Billions To Implement Federal Semiconductor Manufacturing And R&D Incentives So Microchips Can Be Made in the USA; Pushes To Land Tower Semiconductor Fab & Cementing NY… Continue Reading


12.06.21

SCHUMER: STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT ‘PAUSE’ EXPIRES IN JUST 57 DAYS—BUT CITING PANDEMIC & NEW DATA ON BORROWERS, SENATOR PUSHES BIDEN ADMIN TO EXTEND THE PAUSE; NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR FEDS TO RESTART INTEREST & PAYMENTS

Before Heading To DC, Schumer Reveals New Survey Data Showing That-Because Of Pandemic-89% Of Borrowers Are Not Financially Secure Enough To Begin Making Payments On Feb 1st; Omicron Casts More Uncertainty Senator Says He'll Make The Push This o Extend Loan Repayment Freeze For More Than 45 Million Borrowers Who Would Owe Avg Of $393 More A Month Come February; $91.6B In Debt & 2,404,100 Borrowers In NYS   Schumer: Burden Of Student Loan Payment Is Still Too Much For Too Many Ri… Continue Reading


12.05.21

SCHUMER: A KEY TO CONTROLLING OMICRON IS THE AT-HOME TEST; SENATOR URGES SURGE OF AT-HOME TESTS TO NEW YORK COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS & MOBILE SITES SO PEOPLE CAN JUST PICK ONE UP– AND THEY SHOULD BE FREE FOR EVERYONE

With Omicron Now On-The-Move Across U.S., Schumer Says Expanding Access To At-Home Tests ASAP Is Critical Key To Keeping Variant Under Control Senator Wants A Surge Of FREE At-Home Tests For NY; Says COVID Relief Bills He's ALREADY Passed Can Foot This Cost Schumer: Omicron Shouldn't Mean Panic, It Should Mean Planning With COVID’s Omicron variant spreading, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said the key to controlling it centers around the at-home tests now for sale across the country. Sc… Continue Reading


12.02.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ANNOUNCE ORANGE COUNTY TO RECEIVE CRITICAL FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE FOR DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE IDA

On September 1st, Remnants Of Hurricane Ida Caused Severe Flooding In NYC, Long Island, and Hudson Valley Regions, Damaging Homes With Record-Breaking Rainfall Orange County Home Owners and Renters Who Had Damage or Losses From Ida Now Eligible for Housing Assistance, Crisis Counseling, Unemployment Assistance, Home Repairs, Legal Services Families and Businesses, Including Those Without Flood Insurance, Now Able To Apply For FEMA Aide After securing a disaster declaration for comm… Continue Reading


12.01.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY & ONEIDA COUNTY’S COVID RESPONSE

Local Governments And Higher Education Institutions Heroically Responded To COVID Outbreak, Ripping Holes In Their Budgets To Obtain PPE, Cleaning/Disinfecting Facilities, Testing, Tracing, And More Senators Say FEMA Funding - At A 100% Federal Cost Share - Will Reimburse Syracuse University & Oneida County For Costs Related to Pandemic Response Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Funding Will Help Keep Up The Fight Against COVID-19 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senato… Continue Reading


12.01.21

SCHUMER TO AMTRAK CEO: USE NEW INFRASTRUCTURE $$$ TO REBUILD THE CAPITAL REGION’S LIVINGSTON AVENUE BRIDGE ASAP; SCHUMER CALLS ON AMTRAK TO PRIORITIZE LIVINGSTON AVENUE BRIDGE REPAIRS; SAYS 120 YEAR OLD BRIDGE IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF ATTENTION & FAILURE TO ACT COULD HAVE SERIOUS SAFETY AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS

Schumer Says Bridge Connecting Albany And Rensselaer Poses Safety and Economic Concerns; Bridge Failure Would Effectively Cease Passenger Rail Travel North and West of Rensselaer And Halt Hudson River Travel, Devastating The Regional And State Economy  Amtrak's Slated To Receive $22 Billion From The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Including $16 Billion For Its National Network That Can Be Used For Projects In The Empire Corridor  Schumer To Amtrak: Livingston Ave Bridge Is A Lynchpi… Continue Reading


11.30.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS ACT CONTAINS AN INFUSION OF NEW FUNDING FOR THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION, A HUGE BOON FOR NY’S SOUTHERN TIER; ARC WILL RECEIVE $1 BILLION WHICH WILL SUPPORT ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, CREATE JOBS, AND GROW THE UPSTATE NY ECONOMY

Senator Says Support For ARC Is More Important Than Ever To Assist Underserved Communities In Upstate New York Rebuild And Recover From The COVID Economic Crisis Under Schumer-Negotiated Deal, ARC Receives An Increase In Its Annual Funding Compared To Previous Years, Including Dedicated Investment For High-Speed Internet Deployment Schumer: Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Will Directly Support Families, Communities, And Job Opportunities In The Southern Tier and Upstate New… Continue Reading


11.30.21

FOLLOWING THEIR CONTINUED ADVOCACY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL CREATES FIRST-EVER PROGRAM TO REVITALIZE UPSTATE NY COMMUNITIES DIVIDED BY HIGHWAYS; SENATORS SAY $1 BILLION FOR RECONNECTING COMMUNITIES KEY FIRST STEP IN ADDRESSING HISTORIC INEQUITIES & INCREASING INVESTMENT IN DISADVANTAGED AREAS

Historically, Many Highways Have Been Built Through Economically Disadvantaged Areas, Displacing Residents & Isolating Communities; Projects Like I-81 Redevelopment In Syracuse, Inner Loop In Rochester, Rts 33 and 198 In Buffalo, I-787 In Albany, LINC In New Rochelle, Could Receive Support Under Senators' Plan Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Begin To Address The Legacy Of Systemic Racism In Highway Construction Fracturing Many Communities Of Color And Low-Income Communities Schumer, Gi… Continue Reading


11.24.21

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $300,000 In Federal Funding For Local Arts Organizations

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $300,000 in federal funding for local arts agencies in Westchester and St. Lawrence counties. The funding was allocated through the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan and will be used to help local arts venues recover from the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. ArtsWestchester and the St. Lawrence County Arts Council will each receive $150,000 for subgranting withi… Continue Reading


11.22.21

AFTER SCHUMER, BOWMAN SECURE HISTORIC NEARLY $12 MILLION INVESTMENT TO REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN NEW ROCHELLE & CONNECT COMMUNITIES DIVIDED BY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY, SCHUMER, BOWMAN CALL ON FEDS TO GET $$ OUT & SHOVELS IN GROUND ASAP

Memorial Highway & Unfinished I-95 Construction Bulldozed Central New Rochelle in 1958, Dividing Community, Ripping Jobs, Services From Lincoln Ave & Surrounding Neighborhoods Reps Say Funding Must Go Out ASAP, Turning Highway To Nowhere Into A Vibrant City Street; Project Will Bring Equity To City, Boost Accessibility, Jobs; Adding Bike Paths, Enhance Walkability, And Reconnect 25,000 Residents to Downtown New Rochelle   Schumer, Bowman To Feds: Get $$$ Out ASAP & Finally 'L… Continue Reading

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