Press Releases

02.19.21

SCHUMER, VELÁZQUEZ ANNOUNCE $9.4 BILLION FEMA GRANT RECENTLY AWARDED TO PUERTO RICO ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY (PREPA) CAN BE USED TO BUILD MICRO-GRIDS, UNDERGROUND TRANSMISSION LINES & POWER GRID THAT SUPPORTS CLEAN, RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY; CLEAN & RELIABLE ENERGY CAN BE PART ISLAND’S ONGOING RECOVERY & RECONSTRUCTION EFFORTS

Before Most Of Puerto Rico's Electrical Grid Was Destroyed By Hurricane Maria, 48% Of Puerto Rico's Electricity Was Generated From Oil, And 50% From Coal And Gas Lawmakers Say New Grant Gives Island Unique Opportunity To Build Back Electrical Grid Using Clean and Reliable Renewable Energy Schumer, Velázquez: Adopting Clean, Renewable Energy And Modernizing PR’s Grid Should Be PREPA’S Focus  United States Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Representati… Continue Reading


02.18.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $30 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $29,949,721 in funding for mental health and addiction treatment centers throughout New York State under the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) expansion grant program through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funding was allocated through last year's Consolidated Appropriations Act and will provide necessary resources for CCBHCs to transform co… Continue Reading


02.17.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: COMMANDER OF AIR FORCE MATERIAL COMMAND GENERAL BUNCH TO VISIT ROME LAB TO SEE FIRST HAND HOW INCREASED INVESTMENTS HAVE TRANSLATED INTO CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AND LAB’S CRITICAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATION’S CYBER DEFENSE NETWORK & MOHAWK VALLEY ECONOMY

Schumer: As The Nation's Premier Research Organization For Command, Control, Cyber And Intelligence Technologies, The Air Force Research Laboratory In Rome, NY Is An Invaluable Element Of The U.S. Air Force Research & Development Enterprise, Focusing On Gathering & Processing Cyber Intelligence Senator Has Pushed Continuously For DoD Top Brass To Visit Rome Lab In Person & Tour Facilities Boosted By Federal Investment Schumer: Visit From General Bunch Demonstrates the Importance o… Continue Reading


02.15.21

SCHUMER: CAPITAL REGION’S RESTAURANTS, THE WORKERS THEY EMPLOY & LOCAL ECONOMY THEY SUPPORT NEED IMMEDIATE FED RELIEF TO WEATHER COVID FOR THE LONG HAUL; SENATOR DISHES OUT BIPARTISAN RELIEF FUND FOR GETTING LOCAL RESTUARNTS AND CAPITAL REGION ECONOMY COOKING AGAIN

In FIRST Visit To Upstate As Majority Leader, Schumer Says Too Many Local Restaurants Across The Capital Region Are On The Brink Of Closure; Over Half Of New York's Restaurants Will Not Survive The Next Six Months Without Dedicated Federal Relief Capital Region Restaurant Employment Down Nearly 50% During Pandemic-And That Is Just Tip Of 'Iceberg'; Locals Also Need Larger COVID Relief On The Menu, Like Direct Checks, School Aid & More To Weather Rest Of Pandemic Schumer: Capital Region&rs… Continue Reading


02.15.21

SCHUMER: CENTRAL NEW YORK’S RESTAURANTS, THE WORKERS THEY EMPLOY & LOCAL ECONOMY THEY SUPPORT NEED IMMEDIATE FED RELIEF TO WEATHER COVID FOR THE LONG HAUL; SENATOR DISHES OUT BIPARTISAN RELIEF FUND FOR GETTING LOCAL RESTUARNTS AND CENTRAL NEW YORK ECONOMY COOKING AGAIN

In FIRST Visit To Upstate As Majority Leader, Schumer Says Too Many Local Restaurants Across Central New York Are On The Brink Of Closure; Over Half Of New York's Restaurants Will Not Survive The Next Six Months Without Dedicated Federal Relief Onondaga County's Restaurants Have Seen 27% Drop In Revenue During Pandemic-And That Is Just Tip Of 'Iceberg’; Locals Also Need Larger COVID Relief On The Menu, Like Direct Checks, School Aid & More To Weather Rest Of Pandemics Schumer: CNY&… Continue Reading


02.12.21

ON 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF FLIGHT 3407 TRAGEDY, SCHUMER URGES SECRETARY BUTTIGIEG TO ESTABLISH PILOT DATABASE ON PERSONAL CALL THIS MORNING

Today, on the 12th anniversary of the fatal crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York that prematurely took the lives of 50, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, in a direct call to Secretary Buttigieg and letter, continued his fight to finalize the proposed rule and establish a central pilot database, make the skies safer, and giving the families long-awaited comfort in their mission to make air travel safer for passengers and aviation professionals alike. Schumer's call and … Continue Reading


02.12.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH IN UPSTATE NY

Grants Awarded To Buffalo, Rensselaer Medical Institutions Funding Will Support Cancer Detection & Diagnosis, Vision Research Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Investment Will Ensure NY Remains On Forefront Of Medicine U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,138,736 in federal funding for cancer research at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo and vision research at the Regenerative Research Foundation in Rensselaer. The funding w… Continue Reading


02.09.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ROAD AND INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS IN THE TOWN OF OWEGO

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,002,634.50 in federal funding to repair roads and culverts damaged from severe flooding events in the Town of Owego. In August 2018, storms eroded the supporting soil under and near the Dutchtown Road culvert, posing an urgent threat to the health and safety of surrounding communities. This funding will fix structural concerns, repair infrastructure to its pre-disaster design, and implement meas… Continue Reading


02.09.21

DURING FIRST MEETING WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S DOD NOMINEE, LLOYD AUSTIN, SCHUMER PUSHES NOM TO PRIORITIZE STEWART PFAS CLEANUP; SENATOR MAKES ORANGE COUNTY’S DRINKING WATER A TOP CONCERN FOR NEW ADMINISTRATION

Schumer Has Worked For Years To Clean Up Stewart ANGB Where PFAS Contamination Has Affected Health, Local Economies, And Quality Of Life Senator Prioritizes Newburgh Drinking Water Cleanup To DoD Nominee Austin Schumer To DoD Nominee: Newburgh, New Windsor And Surrounding Communities Have Waited Long Enough - It's Time To Clean Up the PFAS Mess Following successfully securing a commitment from the Air National Guard (ANG) that Stewart Air National Guard Base (ANGB) will not be penalized fo… Continue Reading


02.04.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT ONONDAGA COUNTY’S COVID RESPONSE

Local Governments Heroically Responded To COVID Outbreak, Ripping Holes In Their Budgets To Obtain PPE, Cleaning/Disinfecting Facilities, Testing, Tracing, And More Senators Say FEMA Funding Will Reimburse Onondaga County For Costs Related to Pandemic Response Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Funding Will Help Onondaga Keep Up The Fight Against COVID-19 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,255,681.63 in federal funding for Onondaga… Continue Reading


02.03.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $12.5K IN FEDERAL FUNDING AWARDED TO THE SAINT REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that $12,500 in federal funding was awarded to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe to improve transportation services and safety in Akwesasne. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF), and will be used to invest in public transportation safety projects consistent with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's tra… Continue Reading


02.02.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $707,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT AMERICORPS SENIORS PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK

Americorps Seniors RSVP Provides Grants To Engage Senior Volunteers Who Tackle Elder Abuse And Financial Exploitation, Opioid Abuse/Prevention, Transportation Services, Intergenerational Education, Housing Services & Mores In Their Communities Nine Organizations Throughout New York Will Receive A Portion Of The Allotted $707K; Funding Will Help To Recruit & Manage Over 4,000 Senior Volunteers Schumer, Gillibrand: Americorps Funding To Engage Seniors & Help Communities All Over New… Continue Reading


02.01.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO EVALUATE ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS OF PROPOSED WASTE TRANSFER FACILITY NEAR SENECA LAKE

Seneca Lake Is A Major Recreation and Tourist Destination in the Finger Lakes; Senators And Community Are Concerned Proposed Facility Could Pose Significant Negative Impacts On Environment And Nearby Wetlands WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, called on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Commander LTC Eli Adams to fully evaluate the pot… Continue Reading


02.01.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: NY BREWERS, VINTNERS, CIDER MAKERS AND DISTILLERS IN GOOD SPIRITS AS PERMENANTLY-REDUCED EXCISE TAXES FOR CRAFT BEVERAGE INDUSTRY ARE INCLUDED IN FY2021 END-OF-YEAR OMNIBUS LEGISLATION; SENATOR SECURES CRITICAL ECONOMIC RELIEF FOR JOB-CREATING NEW YORK BUSINESSES TO BOTTLE UP PROFITS

The Craft Beverage Alcohol Industry, Esp Small Businesses Whose Sales Are Mainly On Premise, Have Suffered Significant Decline In Revenue During Ongoing Economic Crisis Senator Says Permanent Excise Tax Reductions Will Provide Economic Lifeline To The Industry, Remove Regulatory Barriers To Help NY Craft Beverage Producers Stay Afloat And Retain & Grow Jobs Schumer: Critical Tax Relief For NY's Beer, Wine, Cider, And Distilled Spirits Makers Will Help Crack Open Economic Recovery Continui… Continue Reading


01.29.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $400K IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO INVEST IN ORAL DISEASE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $420,800 in federal funding to support the research and development of oral disease and disorder technology at the University of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and was awarded to the Clinical and Translational Research Core at the University of Rochester's Eastm… Continue Reading


01.29.21

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND LAUNCH NEW PUSH TO PERMANENTLY RESTORE NEW YORK STATE’S FULL SALT DEDUCTION; WITH AVERAGE UPSTATE NY DEDUCTION OF $13K+, SENATORS INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ALLOW UPSTATE TAXPAYERS TO FULLY DEDUCT STATE & LOCAL TAXES ON FEDERAL INCOME RETURNS

Senators Have Been Pushing To Restore SALT Deduction Since It Was Uprooted From Middle Class Communities Via The Trump Tax Bill; The Avg SALT Deduction Across Upstate New York Was Over $13K Across More Than 1.2M Households  Senators: The Money Robbed From Upstate Homeowners Via The SALT Deduction Cap Must Be Restored; The Cap On The SALT Deduction Has Been A Body Blow For New York Families Today, U.S Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduce… Continue Reading


01.28.21

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL TO SAMSUNG TOP BRASS, PUSHES FOR SAMSUNG TO BUILD NEW MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR SEMICONDUCTOR FAB ON GENESEE STAMP CAMPUS & BRING 1,900 NEW JOBS TO WESTERN NEW YORK; SENATOR SAYS HIS NEW FIRST-EVER FEDERAL CHIP FAB INCENTIVE LEGISLATION IS A GAME-CHANGER TO LANDING SAMSUNG IN WNY & FURTHER ESTABLISH UPSTATE NY AS A GLOBAL HUB FOR THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY

Samsung Is Considering Several Locations To Be The Site Of Their New U.S. Semiconductor Fab, Including The Genesee County STAMP Campus In Western New York Schumer Has Fought For Years To Ensure Genesee STAMP Campus Is Shovel-Ready; Pledges Support For Landing Samsung Facility & Cementing U.S. & NY Leadership In Semiconductor Industry Schumer: Picking NY Will Be A Win-Win-Win, Growing Local Economy, Creating New Manufacturing Jobs, And Plugging Samsung Into NY's Robust Semiconductor … Continue Reading


01.28.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER OVER $36.5 MILLION FOR UPSTATE NY AIRPORTS DEVASTATED BY PANDEMIC AS PART OF LAST MONTH’S COVID RELIEF PACKAGE

Schumer And Gillibrand Have Fought Tirelessly To Keep Airports Open And Operating Amid COVID Blow; Airports Serve Important Functions In Many Upstate New York Communities, Especially For Rural Regions  Senators Say Relief Funding Will Help Keep Airports Afloat Through Second Wave  Schumer, Gillibrand: COVID Package Will Help Airports Take-Off As Pandemic Battle Continues After days of doggedly negotiating on behalf of Upstate New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Sch… Continue Reading


01.27.21

FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH TO ADVANCE VACCINE DISTRIBUTION EFFORTS, SENATORS SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $466.8 MILLION IN FEMA FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NEW YORK’S COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION & ADMINISTRATION

NYS Set To Receive Critical Federal Funds to Aid Vaccine Distribution Efforts Federal Funds Support Costs Of Vaccine Transportation, Essential Medical Supplies & Staff, PPE, Disinfection Services For Vaccine Distribution Sites & More Senators Say Funding Ensures New Yorkers Are Receiving Their COVID-19 Vaccines In A Safe & Effective Way To Keep Up Critical Fight Against The Virus Following Senator Schumer's call last week with Mr. Jeffrey Zients, President Biden's pick to be the W… Continue Reading


01.27.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR CORNELL AGRICULTURAL & FOOD TECHNOLOGY PARK TO CONSTRUCT NEW 20,000 SQUARE FOOT “TECH FARM 2” BUILDING IN CITY OF GENEVA, ONTARIO COUNTY

Project Will Encourage Private Investment Into City of Geneva & Allow Innovative Food-Related Businesses To Expand Production & Employment Senators Say New "Tech Farm 2" Ag-Biz Incubator Building Will Accommodate Up To Three Biz Tenants, Creating New Jobs & Leveraging ~$150K In Private Investments Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Funding Will Help To Build Up Ontario County U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,471,400 in federal fundi… Continue Reading

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