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02.04.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT WYOMING COUNTY’S COVID RESPONSE

Local Governments & Hospitals 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 Wyoming County For Costs Related to Pandemic Response Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Funding Will Help Keep Up The Fight Against COVID-19, Give Wyoming County The Booster It Needs U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator… Continue Reading


02.03.22

SCHUMER REVEALS: PRE-PANDEMIC OUTDOOR RECREATION INDUSTRY PUMPED OVER $21 BILLION INTO UPSTATE NY ECONOMY ANNUALLY; SCHUMER INTRODUCES RURAL OUTDOOR INVESTMENT ACT TO HELP UPSTATE NY KEY INDUSTRY REBUILD AND RECOVER; BILL WILL BOOST FUNDING, CREATE NEW JOBS, SUPPORT THE EXISTING +240,000 NY JOBS IN THE INDUSTRY, & REVITALIZE UPSTATE NEW YORK’S PICTURESQUE TOWNS

Schumer Says Since The Start Of The Pandemic Outdoor Recreation Tourism In Upstate New York Has Skyrocketed, BUT Federal Support For This Vital Economic Driver Has Not Kept Up, Staggering Growth & Stifling Opportunity In This Over $21B Industry That Provides 240K+ Jobs Across NY State Senator Says His Rural Outdoor Investment Act Would Devote $50 Million For Infrastructure, Planning, And Business Assistance To Rural Communities That Need It Most To Increase Quality Of Life And Bolster Econ… Continue Reading


01.31.22

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY & VISIT TO STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN ROCHESTER, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEDS HAVE HEEDED HIS CALL WILL DEPLOY MILITARY MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO AID ROCHESTER HOSPITAL; SCHUMER SECURES CRITICAL SUPPORT NEEDED TO KEEP ROCHESTER FINGER LAKES COMMUNITIES SAFE & GIVE HOSPITALS THE HELP THEY NEED

Schumer Visited Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital Earlier This Month To Hear From Doctors And Nurses Firsthand And Put His Full Weight Into Getting Them The Additional Help They Needed Senator Says Feds To Deploy Troops To Rochester And Other Hard Hit Areas Of NYS Schumer: Feds Have Heeded My Call And Will Give Rochester's Frontline Workers The Booster Needed To Combat Surge & Keep Communities Safe Following his visit to University of Rochester Medical Center’s (URMC) Strong Me… Continue Reading


01.28.22

SCHUMER, MORELLE ANNOUNCE ROCHESTER’S L3HARRIS SECURES MARINE CORP RADIO CONTRACT WORTH UP TO $750 MILLION; LAWMAKERS FOUGHT SO L3HARRIS COULD COMPETE FOR MULTI-BILLION CONTRACTS AND NOW MARINES RECOGNIZE WORLD-CLASS ROCHESTER WORKFORCE & COMPANY AS LEADING CUTTING EDGE RADIO MANUFACTURER

L3Harris Awarded Up To $750M contract To Supply Thousands Of State-Of-The-Art Multi-Channel Hand Held Radios For The U.S. Marine Corps; Contract Will Boost Pandemic Economic Recovery Of Rochester & Growth Of L3Harris Reps Say That Rochester-Made Radios Will Replace Outdated Models And Ensure American Soldiers Have The Latest Cutting Edge Technology Schumer, Morelle: Contract Is A Win-Win-Win: Boost For Our Troops, Growing L3Harris Manufacturing, And Strengthening The Rochester-Finger Lake… Continue Reading


01.28.22

SCHUMER PERSONALLY BRINGS COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TOP BRASS TO CENTRAL NEW YORK & CONVENES ROUNDTABLE WITH CNY AND MOHAWK VALLEY STAKEHOLDERS TO SEE FIRST-HAND HOW THE REGION IS PRIMED TO POWER AND REVIVE U.S. GLOBAL TECH LEADERSHIP, CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS, & SUPERCHARGE DOMESTIC SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING

Last Month, Following A Personal Call, Letter, & Advocacy To Secretary Raimondo, Schumer Secured CNY & Mohawk Valley's Spot On The Shortlist To Compete For Up To $100M Through The BBB Regional Challenge Competition; Schumer Doubles Down On Efforts & Brings Commerce Top Brass To Hear Directly From Local Leaders In Roundtable CenterState CEO's Smart Systems BBB Regional Challenge Proposal Aims To Grow Central NY And Mohawk Valley Semiconductor And UAS Industries, Quantum Computing, S… Continue Reading


01.27.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, MORELLE LAUNCH PUSH TO UPGRADE ARMY TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP SOLDIERS SAFE IN CLOSE-QUARTERS SITUATIONS; REPS HIGHLIGHT CUTTING-EDGE 360-DEGREE OMNIDIRECTIONAL CAMERAS, LIKE THOSE MADE BY BUFFALO’S BOUNCE IMAGING, AS SOLUTION TO GAP IN TACTICAL SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

Current Methods Of Tactical Surveillance, Like Pole Mounted Cameras, Provide Limited Field Of Vision Which Is Crucial In High Stakes, Close-Quarter Scenarios Federal Lawmakers Say New York Companies, Including Buffalo's Bounce Imaging, Are On The Forefront Of New More Sophisticated and Comprehensive Camera Tech Reps: Soldiers Enter The Most Dangerous Scenarios Every Day, We Must Give Them The Latest Technology To Keep Them Safe U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirste… Continue Reading


01.26.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $9 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO REDUCE BURNOUT AMONG HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $9,655,841 in federal funding to address a staffing crisis in our nation's hospitals by reducing burnout and promoting wellness among health care workers. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will be used to develop and implement programming to address mental health challenges faced by health profession… Continue Reading


01.24.22

FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF THE “BUY AMERICA” PROVISION OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND JOBS BILL, SCHUMER BRINGS COMMERCE DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP TO SYRACUSE’S JMA TO SEE THE BENEFITS FIRSTHAND AND CEMENT SYRACUSE AS 5G-WIRELESS CAPITAL OF THE U.S. & GROW MORE JOBS DOWNTOWN; NEW LAW MEANS THAT NY –NOT CHINA- WILL BE AMONG FIRST IN LINE TO COMPETE FOR $65 BILLION DOLLARS IN NEW BROADBAND WORK & UNLEASH JMA’S POTENTIAL

Schumer-Negotiated Bill That Has Been Signed Into Law Will Put NY Manufacturers Like Syracuse's JMA Wireless At The Front Of The Line For New Work Building America's Wireless Infrastructure; New Law Not Only Created A $65B Pot To Expand High-Speed Internet Access -BUT - Applied Buy America Rules So That American Firms, Like JMA, Can Compete for Work As The Commerce Department Distributes Funding From New Law, JMA’s Syracuse-Made Products Will Be Positioned To Help Innovate & Close Dig… Continue Reading


01.24.22

FOLLOWING HIS PERSONAL INVITATION & LONGSTANDING ADVOCACY, SCHUMER BRINGS COMMERCE DEPUTY SECRETARY GRAVES TO ALBANY NANOTECH TO PITCH FACILITY AS THE IDEAL HUB FOR THE NATION’S FIRST NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY CENTER AND NATIONAL ADVANCED PACKAGING MANUFACTURING PROGRAM; SENATOR – WITH GOVERNOR HOCHUL– SAYS UPSTATE NEW YORK CAN REVIVE U.S. CHIP INDUSTRY, ALLEVIATE SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS, CREATE THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS, & POWER U.S. TECH LEADERSHIP

Last Summer, Schumer Brought Sec. Raimondo To Albany To Announce GlobalFoundries' Planned Expansion; Now, Schumer, with Gov. Hochul, Doubles Down, Providing Firsthand Tour To Commerce Leadership of Albany Nanotech Complex & All It Has To Offer As A Premier National Hub For Next Generation Semiconductor Research & Development, Potentially Bringing +1,000 Jobs, Supercharging American R&D & Maintaining U.S. Tech Leadership New +30 Partner National Coalition - Including IBM, Applied… Continue Reading


01.21.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: GENERAL MOTORS WILL INVEST NEARLY $154 MILLION AT LOCKPORT MANUFACTURING PLANT; SENATOR SAYS INVESTMENT WILL BRING ELECTRIC MOTOR COMPONENTS PRODUCTION AND OVER 200 GOOD-PAYING JOBS TO WESTERN NEW YORK, FUELING SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL GROWTH TO THE REGION, AND SUPERCHARGING DOMESTIC ELECTRIC VEHICLE ECONOMY

Schumer Has Been A Leader At The Federal Level In Expanding Electric Vehicle Infrastructure And Domestic EV Manufacturing; Paving The Way For Major Investments Like This To Drive Upstate NY Into The Future Electric Motor Components Built At GM Lockport Plant Will Help Power Future Ultium Platform-Based Electric Truck And SUV Products Schumer: GM Expansion Is A Win-Win-Win: Sparking Local Job Growth, Jolting American Manufacturing, & Plugging GM and the Nation Into An Electric, Cleaner Fu… Continue Reading


01.21.22

STANDING AT STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN ROCHESTER, ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT HEALTH SYSTEMS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH, CALLING ON FEDS TO DEPLOY MILITARY MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO COMBAT OMICRON SURGE; FEMA, DHHS, AND MILITARY MEDICAL TEAMS CAN PROVIDE ESSENTIAL STAFFING RELIEF & SUPPORT NEEDED ON THE FRONTLINES TO BEAT BACK RECENT COVID WAVE & KEEP UPSTATE NEW YORK COMMUNITIES SAFE

With COVID-19 Cases Surging And Chronic Staff Shortages In The Finger Lakes, Schumer Wants New, Flexible Military Medical Staff To Provide Relief To Hospitals Like Strong Memorial In Rochester Senator Says Federal Personnel Have Already Successfully Provided Healthcare Workers The Support They Need In Buffalo, Syracuse, and NYC; Now It Is Time To Deploy Troops To Rochester And Other Hard Hit Areas Of NYS Schumer: Rochester & Upstate NY Are On The Frontlines of the Latest Omicron COVID Wav… Continue Reading


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

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