Press Releases

01.21.22

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER SECURES OFFICIAL HOLD-IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN CURRENT SERVICE AND PROHIBIT SKYWEST TERMINATION OF ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE TEMPORARILY AT PLATTSBURGH & OGDENSBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS WHILE LOCAL LEADERS AND USDOT WORK TO IDENTIFY NEW CARRIER

Upon Hearing SkyWest Planned To Leave, Schumer Immediately Sprung To Action To Protect North Country Air Service Senator Wrote Directly To Secretary Buttigieg Requesting USDOT To Prohibit Termination Of Essential Air Service Temporarily Until A New Carrier Is Found, And To Immediately Begin Work To Identify A New Carrier Following his direct advocacy for Plattsburgh and Ogdensburg International Airports, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced the U.S. Department of Transport… Continue Reading


01.20.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR ADVANCEMENT FOR GATEWAY TUNNEL: PROJECT HAS JUST LOCKED IN A LONG-AWAITED FED RATING THAT OPENS THE DOOR TO BILLIONS IN GRANT FUNDS; SENATOR ALREADY SECURED MUCH OF THESE FUNDS WHILE REGULATORY PROCESS PLAYED OUT & VIA ‘BIF’

During The Trump Admin, When White House Weaponized Fed DOT To Politically Stall Gateway, Schumer Banked Billions In Fed Funds For Project Via Spending Bills; To Boot, The Schumer-Championed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIF) Appropriated $23B For FTA's Capital Grant Program That Gateway Will Use To Advance One Year Since President Biden Was Inaugurated, Largest Infrastructure Project In Country Is Now On The Fast Track Schumer: Today Marks A Huge Victory For NY/NJ/Metro Transit-And Our En… Continue Reading


01.20.22

FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE $10 MILLION FOR CRITICAL REPAIRS TO LITTLE SODUS BAY HARBOR; FUNDING FROM BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WILL UPGRADE WEST PIER & FIX SEVERELY DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE KEEPING COMMUNITY SAFE FROM FUTURE FLOODING, PROTECTING VILLAGE OF FAIR HAVEN FROM PROPERTY DAMAGE, & PRESERVING ESSENTIAL TOURISM INDUSTRY

Years Of Weather Damage And Lake Ontario Reaching Record High Water Levels Caused Severe Flooding; Putting West Barrier Of The Harbor At Risk Of Collapsing Senators Say $10 Million Project Will Fund Repairs To The West Pier And West Barrier Bar Of Little Sodus Bay Harbor In The Village Of Fair Haven; Funding Comes From Recently Passed Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act Schumer, Gillibrand: After Years Of Fighting, Village Of Fair Haven Will Finally Move Forward With The Flood Protection It… Continue Reading


01.20.22

FOLLOWING SKYWEST AIRLINES ANNOUNCING IT WILL TERMINATE SERVICES AT PLATTSBURGH & OGDENSBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS, SCHUMER URGES USDOT TO MAINTAIN CURRENT SERVICE AND IMMEDIATELY BEGIN WORK WITH LOCAL LEADERS TO IDENTIFY NEW CARRIER TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICES TO OGDENSBURG & PLATTSBURGH AIRPORTS

Schumer: Cutting Back Essential Air Service In Ogdensburg & Plattsburgh Should Not Clear The Runway, USDOT Must Immediately Begin Work To Help Airports Secure New Carriers Following news that Skywest Airlines will be terminating its Essential Air Services (EAS) at Ogdensburg International Airport (OGS) and Plattsburgh International Airport (PGB) later this year, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today launched a major push to keep EAS at the North Country airports and secure a… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $400,000 In Federal Funding For Economic Development In New York State

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $420,000 in federal funding to develop and implement regional economic development strategies throughout New York State. The funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration and will promote public-private partnerships to diversify and strengthen regional economies in New York. "As we continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, this EDA investment will help jumpstart … Continue Reading


01.14.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION WILL PROVIDE A MASSIVE SURGE OF OVER $378 MILLION TO REPAIR NEW YORK’S AGING BRIDGES IN 2022 AS FIRST PART OF THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS LAW; NEW FED $$$ WILL MAKE HISTORIC INVESTMENT TO FINALLY FIX UPSTATE NEW YORK’S MOST DILAPIDATED & DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS BRIDGES, CREATES JOBS-JOBS-JOBS & SAVES LIVES

New York Has Over 1,700 Bridges Deemed In Poor Status That Pose Worsening Safety Issues Each Passing Day Senators Say FY22 Bridge-Repair Funding Is On Top Of $12.5 Billion In Nationally Competitive Grant Funding New York Can Also Tap For Critical Repairs Schumer, Gillibrand: It's Time To Invest In Upstate New York's Bridges, Create Good Paying Jobs, & Put Public Safety First Before It Proves A Bridge Too Far U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibra… Continue Reading


01.14.22

FOLLOWING HIS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY WILL RECEIVE $1.6 MILLION THROUGH THE EDA TO ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES TO INVEST AND ESTABLISH OPERATIONS IN THE SOUTHERN TIER

Binghamton University's Koffman Southern Tier Incubator's Soft Landings Program Is Expected To Create Over 300 New Jobs And Generate Millions In Investment To Spur Economic Development In The Region Schumer: EDA Investment Will Help Bring More Good-Paying Jobs to Binghamton And Jumpstart The Southern Tier’s Economic Recovery From The Pandemic U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced a $1.6 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to Bing… Continue Reading


01.14.22

AFTER SECURING CENTERSTATE CEO’S SPOT ON SHORTLIST FOR UP TO $100M AWARD FROM NATION’S FIRST-EVER BBB CHALLENGE COMPETITION, SCHUMER SENDS PERSONAL INVITE TO COMMERCE DEPT. LEADERSHIP TO VISIT CENTRAL NY & SEE FIRST-HAND HOW THE REGION IS PRIMED TO POWER AND REVIVE U.S. TECH AND MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP, ESPECIALLY IN THE CHIP INDUSTRY

Last Month, Following A Personal Call, Letter, & Advocacy to Secretary Raimondo, Schumer Secured CNY's Spot on The Shortlist To Compete For Up to $100M Through The BBB Challenge Competition; Now Schumer Doubles Down On Efforts & Calls On Top Brass To Come To CNY, Review Proposal, & See How CNY Can Lead The Rebuilding Of U.S. Tech Supply Chains, Including In Semiconductors CenterState CEO's Smart Systems Proposal Aims To Grow Central NY And Mohawk Valley Semiconductor Industry And Bo… Continue Reading


01.13.22

AS CHIP SHORTAGE DISRUPTS GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO MAKE ALBANY NANOTECH THE NATION’S HUB FOR THE NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY CENTER AND NATIONAL ADVANCED PACKAGING MANUFACTURING PROGRAM; SENATOR SENDS PERSONAL INVITE TO COMMERCE DEPT. LEADERSHIP TO SEE ALBANY’S WORLD-CLASS FACILITY & NY’S UNIQUE ABILITY TO POWER & REVIVE U.S. CHIP INDUSTRY

Last Year, Schumer Brought Sec. Raimondo To Albany To Pitch Capital Region As The Home Of Future National Semiconductor Center; Schumer Doubles Down On Effort & Calls On Top Brass To Tour Albany Nanotech Campus & See World-Class Facility Firsthand New +30 Partner National Coalition - Including IBM, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, SUNY, RPI, & MIT, Combined With Unique Support For Startups And Workforce-- Makes NY Ideal Spot For NSTC Schumer To Commerce Department: Come See For … Continue Reading


01.11.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT FIGHT CRIME, INVEST IN COURT SYSTEM IN NEW YORK STATE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $6,109,353 in federal funding to combat criminal activity and fund family and drug courts in New York State. The funding was awarded through the Department of Justice and will be used to combat and respond to online child sexual abuse, conduct forensic DNA analysis and reduce the backlog of forensic and database DNA samples in crime laboratories, fight human trafficking, and help establish and strengthen fami… Continue Reading


01.05.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE U.S. WINS USMCA DISPUTE WITH CANADA; RULING WILL ENSURE FAIR MARKET ACCESS, HELPING NY DAIRY INDUSTRY & LOCAL ECONOMIES REBUILD FROM PANDEMIC

Reps Fought For Years To Show That Upstate Dairy Farmers Are Victims Of Unfair Trade Policies That Prevented Locals From Selling Dairy Product Just Mere Miles North Senators Say Decision Ensures Upstate NY Dairy Producers Are Given Fair Access To The Canadian Market & Will Provide Crucial Support As They Continue To Recover From The Pandemic Schumer, Gillibrand: Ruling Will Level The Field And Help NY Dairy Farmers Churn Up Milk Profits After concerns about Canada's allocation of ta… Continue Reading


01.05.22

AS NEW COVID VARIANTS EMERGE, SCHUMER HIGHLIGHTS TO FEDS CORNING INCORPORATED’S POTENTIAL EXPANSION OF THE ONEONTA LIFE SCIENCES FACILITY TO BOOST DOMESTIC SUPPLY OF BIOPROCESS AND DIAGNOSTIC CONSUMABLES; SCHUMER SAYS NEW PROPOSAL WOULD CREATE HUNDREDS OF NEW GOOD-PAYING JOBS IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY, BOLSTER U.S. MEDICAL SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE, AND STRENGTHEN AMERICA’S ABILITY TO RESPOND TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES

Schumer Says The COVID-19 Pandemic Exposed The Immediate Need For Robust Domestic Manufacturing Of Essential Products Related To Vaccine Development, Testing, And Treatment New Corning Incorporated Proposal Would Expand Manufacturing Capacity At Oneonta Facility To Meet Growing Demand For Pharmaceutical Research And Diagnostic Products  Schumer: Federal Investment Would Be A Win-Win - A Shot-In-The-Arm For Oneonta Economy & A Booster For The Nation's Ability To Respond To Curren… Continue Reading


12.23.21

SCHUMER: WITH HOLIDAY TRAVEL IN FULL SWING AND COVID-19 CASES SURGING IN UPSTATE NY, SENATOR CALLS FEMA TOP BRASS DIRECTLY TO URGE THEM TO IMMEDIATELY DEPLOY 200 NEW MOBILE COVID TESTING SITES IN NEW YORK TO STOP THE SPREAD & KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE

With Omicron Now On-The-Move Across Upstate, Schumer Says Expanding Access To Testing ASAP Is Critical Key To Keeping Variant Under Control Senator Wants FEMA Mobile Testing Sites To Launch In Struggling Upstate Communities That Can't Keep Up With Rising Cases Schumer: Winter + Variants = Perfect Storm For Surging Cases; Feds Must Get Upstate NY The Support It Needs On The Frontlines Of Latest COVID Wave With COVID's Omicron variant spreading and Upstate New York overwhelmed by the latest su… Continue Reading


12.23.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $7.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT WATERTOWN’S SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER & LORETTO HEALTH IN SYRACUSE COVID RESPONSE

Hospitals, Long-Term Care Facilities & Health Centers 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 Samaritan Medical Center & Loretto 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. S… Continue Reading


12.23.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR $25 MILLION FED INVESTMENT IN SOUTH BROOKLYN MARINE TERMINAL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF WIND TURBINE ASSEMBLY CENTER; 35TH ST. PIER IMPROVEMENTS BRING NYC ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEING OFFSHORE WIND SUPPLY CHAIN HUB & ARE WIN FOR COMMUNITY, LOCAL JOBS, ENVIRONMENT & NYS MANUFACTURING

Schumer, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams & Enviro Justice Orgs Previously Pushed Investment In New Hub At South Brooklyn Marine Terminal Community Protection Act (CLCPA), Which Schumer Backed, Requires 70% of NY's Electricity Come From Renewable Resources By 2030, Driving Demand For Offshore Wind Schumer: The Dawn Of Robust Renewable Energy Production In NYC Will Happen At Sunset Park Terminal In A Frontline Community U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced th… Continue Reading


12.21.21

FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S VISIT AND DIRECT ADVOCACY, WYOMING COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AWARDED OVER $1.8 MILLION TO COMBAT RECENT SURGE OF COVID-19, COVER RISING COSTS, AND KEEP THE WESTERN NY COMMUNITY SAFE

Schumer Visited Wyoming County To Call On Feds To Reevaluate WNY Growing COVID Crisis & Get $$ Out Quickly To Where It's Most Needed Now, After Schumer's Push, Wyoming County Community Hospital Has Received Over $1.8M In Pandemic Relief To Help Just In Time For The Harsh Winter Months Schumer To Wyoming County: Help Is On The Way! Following his visit to push for struggling Western New York hospitals to get the help they need, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announce… Continue Reading


12.20.21

SCHUMER SECURES HISTORIC $29.5 MILLION TO MAKE THE PORT OF ALBANY ONE OF THE NATION’S FIRST LARGE-SCALE, OFFSHORE WIND TOWER MANUFACTURING FACILITIES; AFTER DIRECT ADVOCACY TO THE TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY, SCHUMER DELIVERS +$29M TO CREATE 550 PERMANENT NEW JOBS, BOLSTERING THE U.S. DOMESTIC CLEAN ENERGY SUPPLY CHAIN AND CAPITAL REGION ECONOMY & STRENGTHENING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Schumer, A Long-Time Advocate For The Port of Albany, Called Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Directly To Advocate For The Funding Multiple Times Senator Says Port of Albany Project Will Be One Of The Most Significant Job-Creating And Green-Energy Economic Development Projects in Capital Region's History Schumer: $29.5M Will Be The Wind In The Port Of Albany's Sails & Blow New Life Into Albany Economy & Our Fight Against Climate Change  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. … Continue Reading


12.20.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $16 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH IN LOW-INCOME & DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW YORK

Senators Say Awards Build Capacity of CDFIs, Helping Meet the Unique Needs Of Economically Underserved Communities And Disadvantaged Small Businesses Schumer, Gillibrand: Investment Into Vulnerable Communities Is Critical To Recovery Of Entire NY Economy U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,006,830 in federal funding for 28 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) across New York. The funding was allocated by the Departmen… Continue Reading


12.17.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEWLY-PASSED INFRASTRUCTURE DOLLARS WILL BE USED TO CLEAN UP SUPERFUND SITES IN ELMIRA, TOWN OF VESTAL, AND NIAGARA COUNTY

Of the 49 Backlogged Sites on the National Priorities List Receiving Funding, 3 New York Locations Prioritized For Hazardous Waste Cleanup Projects in Elmira, Town of Vestal, and Niagara County Funded Following Schumer, Gillibrand Securing Record-Breaking Funding in the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Law  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that due to funding secured through the bipartisan … Continue Reading


12.16.21

AFTER VISITING ROCHESTER’S HICKEY FREEMAN EARLIER THIS YEAR, SCHUMER CALLS AGRICULTURE SECRETARY VILSACK DIRECTLY TO URGE THE USDA TO RELEASE DESPERATELY NEEDED PANDEMIC RELIEF PAYMENTS TO WOOL TRUST FUND RECIPIENTS; $$$ WOULD PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED BOOST TO DOMESTIC TEXTILE MANUFACTURERS LIKE HICKEY FREEMAN AND SUPPORT RECENTLY ANNOUNCED 100 JOB EXPANSION

American Textile Factories, Like Hickey Freeman, Stepped Up During The Pandemic To Manufacture Critical PPE For Their Community While Facing Tremendous Economic Losses Schumer In Personal Call With Secretary Of Agriculture Says Pandemic Relief Payments To Wool Trust Fund Recipients, Like Hickey Freeman, Should Be Released ASAP To Get These Companies On The Road To Recovery Schumer: USDA Must Help Patch Up The Significant Losses Faced By Textile Industry, Give Hickey Freeman The Support They … Continue Reading

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