Press Releases

03.17.22

FOLLOWING HIS VISIT TO YONKERS LAST JULY, SCHUMER DELIVERS ON HIS PROMISE, SECURING NEARLY $1 MILLION TO UPGRADE CITY’S SOLE MATERNITY UNIT, IMPROVING HEALTH EQUITY FOR ALL WESTCHESTER MOTHERS – PARTICULARILY MOTHERS OF COLOR, WHO ARE OVER A QUARTER OF ST. JOHN’S RIVERSIDE HOSPITAL’S MATERNAL PATIENTS; SENATOR SECURES FUNDING IN BUDGET TO COMBAT MATERNAL HEALTH CRISIS

Senator Schumer Secures Almost $1 Million for St. John's Riverside Hospital Maternity Unit Upgrade - New Equipment & New Programs Focused On Black Maternal Health U.S. Expectant Mothers Are Dying At Highest Rate In Developed World; Black Moms 3X More Likely To Die From Pregnancy & Over Twice As Likely To Have Birth Complications; 28% Of Hospital's Maternal Patients Are Mothers Of Color    After fighting alongside advocates, frontline workers, and local officials at St. … Continue Reading


03.17.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS HALF A MILLION DOLLARS TO FORT TICONDEROGA TO RESTORE NATIONAL LANDMARK’S CRUMBLING WALLS; FUNDING WILL BOOST ESSENTIAL REHABILITATION OF NEARLY 250 YEAR OLD HISTORIC SITE, BOLSTER TOURISM FOR ESSEX COUNTY, & PRESERVE CRITICAL PIECE OF OUR NATION’S HERITAGE

Schumer-Secured Funding Will Ensure A Significant National Historical Site & One Of The Biggest North Country Economic Drivers Continues To Be Enjoyed By Families, Students, And Thousands Of Visitors Schumer: Fort Ticonderoga Is A National Treasure And This Funding Will Help Preserve Its History For Generations To Come Following years of advocacy for preserving Fort Ticonderoga, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced he has secured $500,000 for the restoration and… Continue Reading


03.17.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS OVER $2.75 MILLION FOR WAVERLY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CREATE CHEMUNG CENTER FOR INNOVATION; SENATOR-SECURED FUNDING WILL TRANSFORM ABANDONED SCHOOL BUILDING INTO SITE FOR STEM JOB TRAINING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, PROVIDING SKILLS TO OBTAIN GOOD-PAYING CAREERS, & BOLSTERING NEXT GENERATION OF SOUTHERN TIER WORKFORCE

Schumer-Backed $$ Will Give Waverly Teens Opportunity To Gain Skills For In-Demand Jobs In Sectors From Clean-Energy To HVAC To Transportation; Boosting Southern Tier Workforce To Support Many Expanding Companies Thanks To Senator's Funding, Now Aging, Vacated Chemung School Building Will Become A New Place Of Opportunity For Children Of The Southern Tier Schumer: Investment In Southern Tier Youth Will Lay The Foundation For The Future Economic Growth Of The Region U.S. Senate Majority Lea… Continue Reading


03.16.22

SCHUMER SECURES $1.5 MILLION TO CREATE ALBANY SOUTH END WORKFORCE TRAINING CENTER IN JUST-UNVEILED SPENDING PACKAGE; SCHUMER-BACKED FED FUNDING WILL ENERGIZE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR HUNDREDS OF NEW CLEAN-ENERGY JOBS AT PORT OF ALBANY, CONNECT UNDERSERVED COMMUNITY TO CRITICAL WORKFORCE TRAINING AND NEW JOBS, & TRANSFORM ALBANY’S SOUTH END & FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

Last Year, Schumer Called Transportation Secretary Buttigieg To Successfully Secure A $29.5 Million Federal Investment To Make The Port Of Albany One Of The Nation's First Large-Scale, Offshore Wind Tower Manufacturing Facilities Now Schumer Delivers BIG AGAIN With $1.5M To Create Albany Workforce Development Center To Ensure South End Albany Residents Are Connected To New Clean Energy Jobs And Workforce Training Schumer: Albany's Workforce Will Now Have The Job Skills Needed To Lead The Na… Continue Reading


03.16.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS NEARLY $2 MILLION TO TRANSFORM THE PLATTSBURGH YMCA; FUNDING WILL HELP CREATE NEW STATE OF THE ART HEALTH & FITNESS FACILITY, EXPAND RECREATION PROGRAMS, AND GIVE NORTH COUNTRY CHILDREN THE COMMUNITY SPACE THEY DESERVE

After Losing Two Of The Areas Community Recreation Centers In 2020; Schumer Delivers Federal $$ To Transform The Plattsburgh YMCA To Meet Growing Community Health Needs & Give New Opportunities To Plattsburgh Youth Funding Will Allow YMCA To Expand Facilities, Services, And Strengthen Educational Programs Schumer: Plattsburgh Families & Children Will Soon Have A Brand New Fitness And Community Center To Call Home U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced… Continue Reading


03.15.22

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER SECURES EXTENDED PAUSE FOR NEW YORK SMALL BUSINESSES’ COVID LOAN PAYMENTS; SENATOR SAYS THIS WILL PROVIDE OVER 330,000 OF NY’S RESTAURANTS, MA & PA SHOPS, OTHER SMALL BIZ, AND NONPROFITS CRITICAL RELIEF AND BREATHING ROOM TO STRENGTHEN & ACCELERATE ECONOMIC RECOVERY

COVID EIDL Loans Were Set To Come Due Next Month, But After Schumer's Request, Citing Omicron Wave & Increased Costs, SBA Will Defer COVID EIDL Loans An Additional 6 Months Senator Says Extended Pause Will Provide Relief Across Every County Of The State To Over 330,000 New York Small Businesses And Nonprofits That Have A COVID EIDL Loan Schumer: Starting IMMEDIATELY SBA Will Give Additional Relief To NY Main Streets To Boost Recovery Following his direct advocacy for New York's small b… Continue Reading


03.15.22

SCHUMER SECURES MAJOR INVESTMENT IN ITHACA’S CHILDREN; SENATOR DELIVERS $800,000 FOR THE GREATER ITHACA ACTIVITIES CENTER TO GROW & CREATE NEW COMMUNITY SPACE, ADD JOBS, EXPAND YOUTH PROJECTS FOR ITHACA TEENS, FUND JOB TRAINING, INCREASE CHILD CARE, & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Schumer Delivered $$ Will Transform The Former Immaculate Conception School Gymnasium, Next To GIAC, Into One Stop Shop For Teens & School Learning Programs To Provide Quality Care And Help Students Get Good Paying Jobs Now Aging Vacated Ithaca School Building From The 60's Will Become New Opportunity For Children Of Tompkins County Schumer: Underserved Ithaca Youth Will Soon Have A Brand New State Of The Art Activities Center To Call Home U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer t… Continue Reading


03.14.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS ANNOUNCE OVER $10 MILLION TO REVOLUTIONIZE BUFFALO’S TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE: REPS SECURE MASSIVE FED $$$ TO TRANSFORM BUFFALO’S LONG-OVERDUE RIVERLINE PROJECT, SUPERCHARGING THE WNY ECONOMY AND LOCAL ELECTRIC BUSES, ADDING NEW BIKE PATHS, & GREENWAYS, RECONNECTING BUFFALO’S NEIGHBORHOODS TO THE WATERFRONT

Fed Funding Is Greenlight For Long Overdue Projects To Better Connect Buffalonians To One Of WNY's Greatest Gems: Lake Erie, And Revitalize Waterfront Schumer, Gillibrand Higgins Deliver $$$ To Make Buffalo Greener With Cleaner Electric Buses, Expand Bike And Pedestrian Paths, & Create New Environment Focused Infrastructure Reps: Buffalo Is Now In The Fast Lane For A Transportation Revolution! Standing at the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) DL&W Terminal overlooking… Continue Reading


03.14.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS $200+ MILLION TO ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION FROM BIPARTISAN OMNIBUS SPENDING PACKAGE; SCHUMER HIGHLIGHTS NEW IBERO-AMERICAN HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAM & CONSTRUCTION OF NEW JOSEPH AVENUE PERFORMING ART CENTER AS PRIME EXAMPLES OF HOW FED $$$ HE SECURED WILL REVERSE DECADES OF DISINVESTMENT IN ROCHESTER

In First Omnibus As Majority Leader, Schumer Delivers BIG For Rochester-Finger Lakes; Funding Dozens Of Community Led Projects Schumer Backed Projects Will Breathe New Life Into Rochester's Neighborhoods; Ibero-American Equitable Home Ownership Program Will Reverse Rochester's Legacy Of Redlining Senator Secures Funding To Finally Transform Historic Synagogue On Joseph Avenue Into New Performing Art Center For Community Schumer: Community Projects Will Lay The Foundation For Rochester&rsquo… Continue Reading


03.14.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: MOHAWK VALLEY TO RECEIVE OVER $9 MILLION FOR LOCAL PROJECTS IN THE RECENTLY PASSED BIPARTISAN FUNDING PACKAGE; INCLUDES FUNDING FOR UTICA PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, RURAL BROADBAND, WATER INFRASTRUCTURE, & EXPANDING CHILDCARE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today revealed that the Mohawk Valley will receive over $9 million in funding from the recently passed omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 for critical local projects. "From a new Utica Harbor Pedestrian Bridge to bridging the digital divide to expanding childcare and water service in Herkimer County, these projects will address some of the most critical infrastructure and community needs across the… Continue Reading


03.11.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL HUDSON VALLEY AND WESTCHESTER TO RECEIVE OVER $10 MILLION FOR LOCAL PROJECTS IN BIPARTISAN FUNDING PACKAGE; INCLUDES FUNDING FOR BROADBAND, WATER SYSTEM AND HOUSING UPGRADES, INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AND MORE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand revealed that the Hudson Valley/Westchester region will receive over $10 million in funding from the omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 for critical local projects. "From finally replacing the Lake St. Bridge in Newburgh to bridging the digital divide to boosting affordable housing in Westchester these project will address some of the most critical infrastructure, public health, and community nee… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Resources: Historic Omnibus Appropriations Agreement For FY2022

You can find resources on the historic omnibus appropriations agreement for FY2022 below:The text of the spending package, H.R. 2471, is available here.Explanatory statements are available here.A full summary of the 12 regular appropriations bills is here.A summary of the Ukraine supplemental is here and a one-page fact sheet is here.A section-by-section summary of the FY22 Omnibus is available here here.Individual subcommittee summaries and one-page fact sheets are belo… Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER: NEW YORK SMALL BUSINESSES’ COVID LOAN PAYMENTS TO START NEXT MONTH – BUT, CITING OMICRON WAVE & GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS, SENATOR CALLS ON SBA TO EXTEND THE PAUSE ON PAYMENTS –TO PROVIDE NY’S RESTAURANTS, MA & PA SHOPS, OTHER SMALL BIZ, AND NONPROFITS CRITICAL RELIEF TO OVERCOME ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY & STRENGTHEN RECOVERY

COVID EIDL Loans Are Set To Come Due In April, But Schumer Says Omicron Wave, Increased Costs And Uncertainty From Supply Chain Disruptions Makes Financial Burden On Small Biz Too Great To Start Payments Senator Says Extended Pause Would Provide Relief Across Every County Of The State To Over 330,000 New York Small Businesses And Nonprofits That Have A COVID EIDL Loan Schumer To Feds: Give New York's Main Street Small Biz The Relief They Need to Recover! With COVID Economic Injury Disaster … Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL NEWLY UNVEILED BIPARTISAN OMNIBUS LEGISLATION INCLUDES $293 MILLION FOR ROME LAB; FED FUNDING WILL ENSURE UPSTATE NEW YORK CONTINUES TO LEAD THE GLOBE IN QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY & UAS

Air Force Research Laboratory In Rome Will Receive Over $293M In Funding For Fiscal Year 2022 To Support The Innovare Advancement Center & Sky Dome - A $15 Million Increase Over Fiscal Year 2021 Senators Directly Secured Funding For Rome Lab To Advance Revolutionary Quantum & Unmanned Aerial Systems Tech Over China; Funding Will Boost Mohawk Valley Economy, Sustain Jobs, Bolster National Security Schumer, Gillibrand: Rome Lab Is Pinnacle Of Semiconductors, UAS & Quantum Technology… Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER SECURES $3 MILLION FOR THE OGDENSBURG BRIDGE AND PORT AUTHORITY TO MAKE CRITICAL REPAIRS TO THE OGDENSBURG-PRESCOTT INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE, ONE OF THE NORTH COUNTRY’S MAIN GATEWAYS TO CANADA; UPGRADES WILL IMPROVE STABILITY OF THIS MAJOR PORT OF ENTRY, CREATE JOBS, & BOOST NORTH COUNTRY’S ECONOMY

Ogdensburg International Bridge Is A Major Link Between North Country & Canada Supporting The Flow Of Over $4 Billion In Goods And 800K Vehicles Every Year; But Aging Structure Requires Critical Repairs For Bridge To Remain Operational Schumer Championed Re-Opening The Border As We Emerge From COVID; Fed Funding Will Contribute To Repairs That Bolster Long-Term Sustainability And Lifespan Of The Bridge, Revive Regional Tourism, North Country Businesses, And Economic Flow With Canada To Reco… Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FORT DRUM RECEIVES $27 MILLION IN OMNIBUS SPENDING PACKAGE TO FORTIFY BASE’S WATER SUPPLY; FUNDING WILL PROVIDE SAFE DRINKING WATER TO THE 35,000 SOLDIERS & FAMILIES AT FORT DRUM

Current Fort Drum Water Production Wells Are Located Within the Wheeler Sack Industrial Complex - Making Supply Vulnerable to Contaminants; Base Must Rely On Outside Sources for 50% Of Water Needs Senators Fiercely Advocated For Funding To Be Included In FY22 Bipartisan Omnibus Spending Package To Make Water Supply Secure & Resilient for Mission Readiness Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding Will Give North Country Troops, Families, & Children The Safe Clean Drinking Water They Deserve! U… Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL SYRACUSE WILL RECEIVE OVER $4 MILLION FOR LOCAL PROJECTS IN SOON-TO-PASS BIPARTISAN SPENDING PACKAGE; INCLUDES I-81 JOB TRAINING, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, A NEW CATHOLIC CHARITES HOUSING SERVICE CENTER, & PUBLIC SAFETY FUNDING

Critical Funding From Senators Will Create Jobs, Build Homes, Promote Mental Health Services, Combat Homelessness, & Keep Our Communities Safe Schumer, Gillibrand: From The Redevelopment Of I-81 To Affordable Housing These Projects Get To The Heart Of Syracuse's Present Challenges And Pave The Way For A Brighter Future U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today revealed that Syracuse will see investment to the tune of over $4 million for cri… Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL LOCAL ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES PROJECTS WILL RECEIVE OVER $9 MILLION IN SOON-TO-PASS BIPARTISAN OMNIBUS SPENDING PACKAGE; INCLUDES $$$ FOR ROCHESTER CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICE, URBAN LEAGUE BIZ START-UP, FOODLINK UPGRADES, RURAL BROADBAND & KEEPING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE

Critical Funding From Senators Will Create Jobs, Help Underserved Communities, Feed The Hungry, Bridge The Digital Divide, & Boost Public Safety Schumer, Gillibrand: These Projects Get To The Heart Of Rochester's And The Finger Lake's Needs And Pave The Way For A Brighter Future U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that critical projects based in Rochester and Finger Lakes communities will receive over $9 million in funding f… Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER: WATERTOWN’S METALCRAFT MARINE LANDS HUGE $43 MILLION U.S. NAVY CONTRACT; AWARD WILL BRING NEW JOBS TO THE NORTH COUNTRY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that MetalCraft Marine Inc. of Watertown was awarded a $43,856,283 Navy contract to manufacture Force Protection Small & Large (FPS & FPL) boats to be stationed at United States Military Bases around the world to protect and support our military personnel. Schumer said the new contract will allow MetalCraft Marine to add new jobs in Jefferson County. "MetalCraft Marine and its world-class workforce have proven time and time … Continue Reading


03.10.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL WESTERN NY LOCAL PROJECTS WILL RECEIVE OVER $22 MILLION IN SOON-TO-PASS BIPARTISAN OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL; INCLUDES FUNDING FOR REPAIRING DUNKIRK & BARCELONA HARBOR, RURAL BROADBAND, UPGRADING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE, & BOLSTERING LOCAL HEALTHCARE

Critical Funding From Senators Will Create Jobs, Replace Aging Water Infrastructure, Bridge The Digital Divide, & Boost Local Healthcare Schumer, Gillibrand: Fed Funding Will Pave The Way For Long Overdue Investment in Essential Western NY Projects U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that critical Western NY based projects will receive over $22 million in funding from the recently revealed bipartisan omnibus spending package… Continue Reading

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