Press Releases

11.08.21

FOLLOWING HIS VISIT TO MAMARONECK, SCHUMER CALLS TOP BRASS AT ARMY TO DEMAND PRIORITIZATION OF MAMRONECK PROJECT; HOURS AFTER HIS CONFIRMATION, SCHUMER CALLS NEW ASSISTANT SECRETARY TO MAKE MAMARONECK TOP PRIORITY, FULLY FUND PROJECT, AND SAVE LIVES

Schumer: Mamaroneck Has Suffered Severe Flooding Too Long; Assistant Secretary of the Army Must Select And Approve The Mamaroneck & Sheldrake Rivers Project Protecting The Safety Of Families Must Be Top Priority For USACE; Project Would Construct Flood Defenses For Mamaroneck That Has Suffered Millions of $$ In Damages For Decades Schumer: After Hurricane Ida and Another Deadly Flood Year, Mamaroneck Deserves Flood Protection NOW After years of delays under the Trump administration, and… Continue Reading


11.07.21

SCHUMER: PASSAGE OF HISTORIC INFRASTRUCTURE BILL MEANS BILLIONS ARE ON-THE-WAY TO NEW YORK; AS LEAD-NEGOTIATOR, SCHUMER SECURES LARGEST FEDERAL INVESTMENT EVER FOR UPSTATE NY ROADS, BRIDGES, TRAINS, BROADBAND, WATER, TRANSIT, AIRPORTS & MORE

Schumer-Negotiated, Record Deal Boosts Airports, Transit, Rail, Broadband, Highways & Bridges, Water/Sewer Infrastructure Funds DIRECTLY For NY Projects That Are Ready-To-Go & Critically Needed Good-Paying Jobs Are On The Way To Get All This Work Done-From Highways, To NY Bridges, Roads, Water Infra & More Schumer: J-O-B-S & Billions Of $$$ On The Way To NY To Rebuild & Revive The Empire State's Infrastructure Marking formal House passage of the bipartisan infrastructu… Continue Reading


11.05.21

FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, JONES SECURE INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF SAFETY RISKS POSED BY AIM PIPELINE PROJECTS FOR LOWER HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING INDIAN POINT; IN NEW LETTER, REPS REINFORCE COMMUNITY CONCERNS, CALL ON PHMSA TO EXERCISE OVERSIGHT ON ALL EXISTING PIPELINES FOR FULL, COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

Following Public Meeting With Local Officials, HV Community Leaders, Reps Announce PHMSA Has Heeded Calls For Oak Ridge National Lab to Preform Independent Review of AIM Pipeline Projects; Schumer, Gillibrand Jones: Independent Review Must Be Done Right With Comprehensive Community Input & Involvement; Federal Reps Remain Committed to Advocating for Transparency, Jobs, and Safety Throughout Decommissioning Process For IP… Continue Reading


11.04.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS APPOINTMENT, NEW YORK ASSEMBLY MAJORITY LEADER CRYSTAL PEOPLES-STOKES HAS BEEN NAMED TO THE SMITHSONIAN’S FIRST-EVER ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR THE NEW SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM; SCHUMER’S APPOINTMENT OF PEOPLES-STOKES ON MUSEUM’S INAUGURAL COUNCIL ENSURES NEW YORK WILL HAVE INTEGRAL ROLE IN SHAPING MUSEUM’S FUTURE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that following his support for her appointment, the Smithsonian Institution has officially named Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes to the advisory council for the new Smithsonian American Women's History Museum. In September, Schumer appointed Leader Peoples-Stokes to fill a congressionally-appointed role on the inaugural advisory council for the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum. The… Continue Reading


11.01.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY & ROCHESTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AWARDED TOTAL $6 MILLION AND SELECTED FOR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN’S COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR PILOT PROGRAM TO EXPAND OUTREACH TO UNDERSERVED & VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES IN UPSTATE NY AND BEYOND

Syracuse University Institute for Veterans & Military Families & Rochester Economic Development Corporation Each Selected As 1 Of 51 Community Navigator Hubs Across The Nation Funding Will Help Ensure Historically Underserved & Veteran-Owned Businesses Get Better Access To Federal, State, And Local Resources Senators: Syracuse & Rochester Will Be A Hub To Help Disadvantaged Businesses Grow and Recover From Economic Impacts Of COVID-19   U.S. Senate Majority Leader… Continue Reading


10.29.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

Today, U.S. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $8,619,219 in federal funding to implement telehealth services in hospitals and health care systems throughout New York State. The funding was allocated through the Federal Communications Commission's COVID-19 Telehealth Program and will be used to implement web-based telehealth platforms, purchase remote-monitoring equipment and improve internet connectivity in order to minimize unnecessary trips to overcrow… Continue Reading


10.27.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON PHASE II ALLOCATION OF FUNDING FOR UTICA PROSPERITY INITIATIVE

Following his delivering millions for Utica as part of the American Rescue Plan he led to passage in the Senate, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on Utica Prosperity Initiative's Phase II funding allocation: Senator Schumer said, "As Majority Leader, I made local funding my top priority in the American Rescue Plan and fought so hard to ensure that local governments - like Utica - would get the funding needed to not just recover and rebuild from COV… Continue Reading


10.20.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ANNOUNCE DUTCHESS COUNTY TO RECEIVE CRITICAL FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE FOR DAMAGE FROM TROPICAL STORM IDA

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


10.20.21

FOLLOWING TROPICAL STORM FRED, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE AVAILABILITY OF DISASTER LOANS FOR PRIVATE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Following their push for a Presidential disaster declaration for upstate New York after Tropical Storm Fred, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the availability of funding to aid Private Non-Profit organizations (PNPs) in recovering from damage from the storm. PNPs including food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges will be eligible to apply for up to $2 million in loans through the U.S. Sma… Continue Reading


10.19.21

AS UPSTATE NY ORGANIC DAIRY FARMERS CONTINUE TO RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC, SCHUMER FIGHTS FOR ANSWERS ON TERMINATED DANONE CONTRACTS; WITH IMPACTED FARMS LEFT SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS, SENATOR CALLS ON DANONE FOR EXPLANATION AND AID FOR IMPACTED NEW YORK ORGANIC DAIRY FARMS

Danone North America Plans To Terminate Contracts With 89 Organic Dairy Farms In The Northeast -More Than Half In Upstate NY - In 2022; Terminations Could Force Some Farms To Close Forever, Senator Says New York's Organic Dairy Farmers Are Vital To Upstate Economy; After COVID Pandemic Hit Already Stretched-Thin Dairy Farmers Hard, Schumer Says Danone Terminations Threaten Dairy Farmers' Livelihoods Schumer: NY’s Organic Dairy Farms Need Answers Following news that Horizon Organic, a … Continue Reading


10.18.21

SCHUMER STANDS WITH ROCHESTER’S HICKEY FREEMAN WORKERS TO LAUNCH PUSH TO SECURE ‘MARSHALL PLAN’ IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL – GIVING HICKEY FREEMAN ACCESS TO BRAND NEW GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS, MORE JOBS, AND EXPAND ROCHESTER BIZ; SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HICKEY FREEMAN WILL ADD 100 JOBS NOW UNDER NEW BUSINESS

American Factories Like Hickey Freeman Stepped Up During The Pandemic To Manufacture Critical PPE For Their Communities; Schumer Urges Feds To Tap Hickey Freeman And American Textile Workers To Grow U.S Jobs & U.S. PPE Production Senator Says Hickey Freeman Produces World-Class PPE, Making It A Win-Win-Win For U.S. National Security, Health Workers, And Rochester Workers & Economy Alike Schumer Also Announces As A Direct Result Of His Years Of Work To Save Factory, Hickey Freeman Add… Continue Reading


10.18.21

AMID NEW PREDICTIONS WARNING OF HEATING PRICE SPIKE OF 31% ACROSS CAPITAL REGION THIS WINTER, SCHUMER PUSHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO DEAL WITH CRISIS; 1) QUICKLY RELEASE FED FUNDS THAT HELP SENIORS & OTHERS PAY FOR HEAT & 2) INCREASE FED POT OF LIHEAP BY $100M TO KEEP THE HELP GOING

Last Year, More Than 55,000 Capital Region Households Tapped Roughly $20 Million In Home Energy Assistance BUT With Supply Chains Across Industries STILL Rocked By COVID, Upcoming Winter Could Freeze Out Working Families & Seniors Who Need The Help Capital Region Applications For Federal Help Are NOW Available - BUT Schumer Wants Feds To Quickly Release NY's Dollars & Announces New Push To Fuel The Home Energy Assistance Program With $100 Million More, Should Pricing Predictions Manife… Continue Reading


10.15.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE AGRICULTURE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR ORANGE COUNTY

Following multiple disaster events in the 2021 Crop Year, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a primary agricultural disaster designation for Orange County, New York. Under this disaster designation, agricultural producers in Orange County are eligible to apply for emergency loans and assistance from the Farm Service Agency in order to recoup production losses. "New … Continue Reading


10.15.21

AFTER SECURING DISASTER DECLARATION & UNLOCKING MILLIONS OF $$ FOR NY IN THE AFTERMATH OF TROPICAL STORM FRED, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON FEMA TO RECONSIDER GRANTING INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE TO STEUBEN COUNTY

Earlier This Week, Senators Announced FEMA Approved Disaster Declaration, Granting Access To Federal Funds For Impacted Communities In The Southern Tier, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, And Finger Lakes; However, Individual Assistance Was Denied To Hard-Hit Steuben County Senators Say Individual Assistance Is Necessary In Steuben County, Which Suffered Significant Damage Senators To FEMA: Steuben County Needs Addition Aid To Recover From Fred After securing a disaster declaration for Tro… Continue Reading


10.12.21

FOLLOWING HIS RELENTLESS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NORTHERN BORDER TO REOPEN BY EARLY NOVEMBER; FEDS HEED SENATOR’S CALLS FOR REOPENING, PLAN TO REOPEN BORDER FOR FULLY VACCINATED CANADIANS

Following Months Of Advocacy To Reopen, DHS Secretary Mayorkas Called Schumer Directly To Announce Lifting Of Land Border Restrictions For Vaccinated Canadian Travelers Senator Has Fought For Past Five Months For Binational Plan To Reopen U.S.-Canadian Border; Represents Deliverance Of Major Victory For Northern Border Economies That Depend On Cross-Border Traffic Schumer: U.S. Border Reopening Will Be The Shot-In-The-Arm Upstate NY's Economy Needs Capping a months-long effort to safely … Continue Reading


10.12.21

CITING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS, SCHUMER CALLS ON EPA TO REVIEW AIR PERMIT FOR GREENIDGE POWER PLANT CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING FACILITY; SENATOR REVEALS EMISIONS FROM PLANT HAVE RECENTLY INCREASED TENFOLD, AND WITH OWNERSHIP PLANNING TO EXPAND VIRTUAL MINING OPERATION, POLLUTION FROM MINING WILL ONLY INCREASE

Greenidge Power Plant's Title V Clean Air Permit is Now Up for Renewal Following Plant's Switch to Crypto-Mining Senator Says EPA Must Exercise Its Oversight Powers Under The Title V Clean Air Act And Clean Water Act And Closely Review Greenidge’s Cryptocurrency Mining Operations And Increased Emissions Schumer: Clean Air Is The Most Valuable Currency A fierce advocate for clean air and environment in New York, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today urged the Enviro… Continue Reading


10.12.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER 240 BRIDGES ARE DEEMED DEFICIENT ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TIER; SENATOR SECURES NEARLY $13.5 BILLION TO FINALLY FIX DILAPIDATED & DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS BRIDGES ACROSS NY, CREATING JOBS, SAFER ROADS, AND SAVING LIVES

The Southern Tier Has At Least 240 Bridges Deemed To Be In Poor Condition And Pose Worsening Safety Issues With Each Passing Day Senator Secures Major Funding To Address Structurally Deficient Bridges, Road Repair Backlog Schumer: It's Time To Invest In Southern Tier's Bridges Before It Proves A Bridge Too Far After securing $8,572,706 million for Delaware County in the American Rescue Plan to address the region’s greatest needs as New York recovers from the worst of the COVID pandemic… Continue Reading


10.11.21

SCHUMER: NEARLY 20K HOMES & BUSINESSES LACK MODERN INTERNET ACCESS IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY; SENATOR SAYS BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL WOULD DELIVER HISTORIC FUNDING TO HELP CLOSE MOHAWK VALLEY’S DIGITAL DIVIDE

Schumer-Negotiated Infrastructure Deal Includes Record Funding To Bring Fast & Affordable Internet To Underserved Communities In Rural & Urban Parts Of Mohawk Valley Schumer Says The Mohawk Valley Is Among The Least Connected Regions In the State, With Nearly 20K Homes & Lacking Access To High-Speed Internet Schumer: Closing The Digital Divide Will Fully Connect Mohawk Valley To The 21st Century Economy After the Schumer-negotiated bipartisan infrastructure bill passed in the Sen… Continue Reading


10.11.21

AS SIEMENS ENERGY LOOKS TO SELL OLEAN PLANT, SCHUMER URGES SIEMENS TO SELL TO A COMPANY THAT WILL COMMIT TO PROTECTING NEARLY 1,000 JOBS; SENATOR GOES TO BAT TO KEEP UNION STEELWORKER JOBS IN OLEAN

Earlier This Year, Siemen's Energy Announced It Would Gradually End Manufacturing Operations At Its Olean Plant And Slash 590 Majority USW Jobs; Company Is Currently Looking To Sell 88-Acre Manufacturing Facility Schumer Has Long Fought To Protect Jobs - Dating Back To Dresser-Rand; Economic Health of Region Endangered By Manufacturing Plant Sale Schumer: Siemens Sale Must Save Steelworker Jobs After Siemens Energy announced plans earlier this year to close their Olean manufacturing plant, U… Continue Reading


10.11.21

AFTER SUSTAINED ENGAGEMENT WITH THE ADMINISTRATION, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FEMA HAS APPROVED THEIR REQUEST FOR A DISASTER DECLARATION FOR UPSTATE COMMUNITIES RAVAGED BY TROPICAL STORM FRED EARLIER THIS YEAR

On August 18th, Remnants of Tropical Storm Fred Ravaged Several Upstate Communities, Damaging Homes, Schools, Businesses, Bridges, Roads Senators Say FEMA Disaster Declaration Unlocks Federal Funds For Impacted Communities In The Southern Tier, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, And Finger Lakes Including Counties of Allegany, Cayuga, Cortland, Lewis, Oneida, Steuben, Tioga, and Yates. Schumer, Gillibrand: Get Upstate The Dollars Needed To Recover From Fred Following a major, sustained push to… Continue Reading

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