Press Releases

07.21.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $98 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (MTA)

CARES Act Funding Will Help Offset New York Region's Public Transit Costs Incurred Due To Loss In Ridership During COVID-19 Pandemic  Washington D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $98.2 million in federal funding for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) allocated in the CARES Act through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). These funds … Continue Reading


07.21.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO MAKE CRITICAL EQUIPMENT AND COMMUNITY FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK

USDA Funding Will Be Used To Modernize Equipment In Seven Rural Counties Across Upstate Towns of Catlin, Springville, Burke, Constable, Waddington, and Villages of Camillus, Huevelton will Each Receive Tens Of Thousands of Dollars to Improve Their Communities Senators: USDA Funding Will Deliver Critical Equipment Upgrades For Upstate NY U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,354,900 in federal rural development funding allocated by the U.S. Department of Agr… Continue Reading


07.20.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $15 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Low-Income And At-Risk Populations In The Hudson Valley Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $15,127,533 in federal funding for the Head Start program at Family Services Of Westchester, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Head Start Program and will be used to provide support for low-income and low risk populations in the Hudson Vall… Continue Reading


07.19.20

SCHUMER STATEMENT URGING MONTEFIORE TO KEEP MT. VERNON HOSPITAL OPEN

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after calling for Montefiore to keep Mt. Vernon Hospital open: U.S.. Senator Charles E. Schumer said, "Mount Vernon was in the epicenter of the COVID pandemic, these nurses and all of their colleagues - from doctors to orderlies - did heroic work to get Mount Vernon back on its feet. But, these heroes, our nurse and health care workers on the frontlines who have been here for us all during our darkest hours, still find time… Continue Reading


07.19.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: U.S. POST OFFICES, INCLUDING THOSE THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NY, COULD BE FORCED TO SHUT THEIR DOORS UNLESS THEY GET AN IMMEDIATE INFUSION OF FUNDS; SENATOR VOWS TO FIGHT FOR CRITICALLY-NEEDED $25B IN ‘COVID-4’ SO THEY CAN REMAIN OPEN; FIGHT TO KEEP THEM OPEN BEGINS THIS WEEK

Schumer onday Negotiating Critically-Needed COVID-4 Stimulus Package; Senator Announces Postal Service Funds For Operations & For PPE Are A Main Priority For Larger Recovery Throughout Upstate NY, The USPS Performs A Life-Line Service For Countless Americans & New Yorkers That Must Continue; Pandemic Has Crippled USPS Funds  Schumer: Without The USPS, We Might As Well Stamp 'Return To Sender' On Any Economic Recovery Plan Presented  A day before he heads back to Washington… Continue Reading


07.17.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $680 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ‘HOT SPOT’ NEW YORK HOSPITALS

Schumer Secured Two Hotspot Funding Tranches for NY As Part Of COVID-19 Response Bills; Gillibrand Sheparded Legislation To Final Passage 86 Hospitals Across New York State Will Receive Second Round of 'Hot Spot' Funding Starting Next Week Senators: More Help On The Way For NY Hospitals Still Fighting On The Frontlines U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that 86 New York hospitals will receive more than $680 million of a new $10 billion alloca… Continue Reading


07.17.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS HUDSON VALLEY SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAFELY REOPEN; COSTS OF PPE, PHYSICAL BARRIERS & OTHER SUPPLIES COULD BADLY DRAIN LOCAL RESOURCES, MAKING IT MUCH HARDER FOR HUDSON VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO OPEN SAFELY; SENATOR PUSHES PLAN TO COVER THOSE COSTS WITH FED DOLLARS IN ‘COVID-4’ & ALLOW SCHOOLS TO SAFELY REOPEN

Schumer Says Local Schools, Like Those Across The Hudson Valley, Have Some State & Federal Guidelines To Reopen Safely Amid COVID-19 BUT Not Enough Fed Funds To Afford Them; Pushes New Plan To Inject $175B Into Nation's K-12 Schools To Meet The Need Without Fed Funds To Cover Massive Cost Of PPE, Barriers, Cleaning Supplies & More, Local Budgets Would Be Crushed, Local Taxes Could Rise & Some Schools Might Stay Closed Schumer: It Would Simply Be Nails On The Chalkboard If A Lack … Continue Reading


07.16.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: AFTER MONTHS OF FIGHTING PANDEMIC ON THE FRONTLINES PUTNAM HOSPITAL STRAPPED FOR CASH & OVERLOOKED BY FEDS FOR MILLIONS IN CRITICAL RECOVERY $$$ FOR PPE, TESTING, & MORE DUE TO BUREAUCRATIC GUIDELINES; SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY GIVE PUTNAM HOSPITAL THEIR FAIR SHARE

COVID-19 Costs and Cancellation of Elective Procedures Left Putnam Hospital Strapped for Cash & Over $21M in Lost Revenue; Even After Nearly Ten Rounds of Schumer-Secured Emergency Funding, Putnam Hospital Has Received Less Funding Compared To Other Hudson Valley Providers ~$60B Of Emergency Funding Schumer Negotiated For Hospitals in CARES Act & 'Corona 3.5' Remains Unspent By HHS; Yet, Administration Hasn't Announced Plans to Help Hospitals Left Out of Past Rounds of Funding, Putting… Continue Reading


07.16.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $150K IN FEMA FUNDING FOR FIREFIGHTERS

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) For First Responders Washington D.C., - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $146,847.25 in federal funding to provide essential PPE for New York's firefighters responding to COVID-19. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant… Continue Reading


07.16.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS HUDSON VALLEY SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAFELY REOPEN; COSTS OF PPE, PHYSICAL BARRIERS & OTHER SUPPLIES COULD BADLY DRAIN LOCAL RESOURCES, MAKING IT MUCH HARDER FOR ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO OPEN SAFELY; SENATOR PUSHES PLAN TO COVER THOSE COSTS WITH FED DOLLARS IN ‘COVID-4’ & ALLOW SCHOOLS TO SAFELY REOPEN

Schumer Says Local Schools, Including Those Across The Hudson Valley, Have Some State & Federal Guidelines To Reopen Safely Amid COVID-19 BUT Not Enough Fed Funds To Afford Them; Pushes New Plan To Inject $175B Into Nation's K-12 Schools To Meet The Need Without Fed Funds To Cover Massive Cost Of PPE, Barriers, Cleaning Supplies & More, Local Budgets Would Be Crushed, Local Taxes Could Rise & Some Schools Might Stay Closed    Schumer: It Would Simply Be Nails On The Chal… Continue Reading


07.16.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $500K IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FUNDING FOR RURAL NEW YORK

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced $494,000 in federal funding for agricultural research and development at Cornell University and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and will be used to develop economically, environmentally sustainable agricultural programs, and to… Continue Reading


07.16.20

SCHUMER: AS THE PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO IMPACT THE ADIRONDACK - CAPITAL REGION ECONOMY, SMALL BUSINESSES NEED SECOND PPP LOAN TO STAY AFLOAT; FLANKED BY ALBANY & WARREN COUNTY BUSINESS OWNERS, SENATOR PUSHES TO EXTEND “PPP” PROGRAM TO GIVE LOCAL SMALL BIZ OWNERS ANOTHER LOAN & CONTINUED ASSISTANCE

Window For Accessing A PPP Loan For Region's Small Biz's Will Close In Weeks Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Economic Relief To Adirondack & Capital Region’s Small Businesses, Extending Program To 2021 & Offering New Second Round of Forgivable PPP Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses Schumer: PPP Extension & Expansion Is The Lifeboat Upstate Small Biz Needs To Recover & Rebuild From Health -and Economic- Pandemic Standing in Feigenbaum Cleaners, a fixt… Continue Reading


07.15.20

IN BIG FLATS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR TWO-PRONG PUSH TO GET FED FUNDS TO SOUTHERN TIER SMALL BUSINESSES AND SCHOOLS; FUNDS WILL AID IN SPEEDY AND SAFE REOPENING TO GET REGION’S ECONOMY BACK ON ITS FEET; SURROUNDED BY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND EDUCATION OFFICIALS FROM AROUND THE SOUTHERN TIER, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PUSH TO REV UP SOUTHERN TIER’S RECOVERY FROM COVID-19

As Senate Reconvenes Next Week And Hundreds of Billions in Federal Aid Will Be Considered, Schumer Pushes To Bring Federal $$$ Directly To Southern Tier Small Businesses & Schools Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Relief For Southern Tier Small Businesses By Extending PPP To 2021 And Offering New Second Round of Forgivable PPP Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses, And Provide Funding For Schools To Cover Mounting Cost Of Keeping Students Safe Schumer: Saving Small Busines… Continue Reading


07.15.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS NORTH COUNTRY SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAFELY REOPEN; COSTS OF PPE, PHYSICAL BARRIERS & OTHER SUPPLIES COULD BADLY DRAIN LOCAL RESOURCES, MAKING IT MUCH HARDER FOR NORTH COUNTRY DISTRICTS TO OPEN SAFELY; SENATOR PUSHES PLAN TO COVER THOSE COSTS WITH FED DOLLARS IN ‘COVID-4’ & ALLOW SCHOOLS TO SAFELY REOPEN

Schumer Says Local Schools, Like Those Across The North Country, Have Some State & Federal Guidelines To Reopen Safely Amid COVID-19 BUT Not Enough Fed Funds To Afford Them; Pushes New Plan To Inject $175B Into Nation's K-12 Schools To Meet The Need Without Fed Funds To Cover Massive Cost Of PPE, Barriers, Cleaning Supplies & More, Local Budgets Would Be Crushed, Local Taxes Could Rise & Some Schools Might Stay Closed    Schumer: It Would Simply Be Nails On The Chalkboar… Continue Reading


07.15.20

SCHUMER: SOUTHERN TIER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FACE MASSIVE BUDGET SHORTFALLS AND NEW COSTS AMID ONGOING COVID CRISIS; SENATOR PUSHES TO EXPAND SUPPORT IN FUTURE STIMULUS & GET SOUTHERN TIER SCHOOLS THE SUPPORT THEY NEED

Southern Tier Schools Estimate New Costs Just to Operate This Fall; With Nearly $40M in Revenue Losses Estimated In Allegany County Universities Alone, New Legislation Will Provide $132B For Higher Ed, Plus Funding For Childcare, Child Abuse Prevention, Education Stabilization, Higher Education, + More Senator Says Additional Aid For Southern Tier Schools Necessary As State & Local Gov'ts Fight Their Own Budget Crises Schumer: Investment in Allegany County Schools Is An Investment In The S… Continue Reading


07.15.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS, WESTERN NY SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAFELY REOPEN; MOUNTING COSTS, SUCH AS PPE AND INTERNET CONNECTIVITY, COULD BADLY DRAIN LOCAL RESOURCES, MAKING IT MUCH HARDER FOR WNY SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO OPEN SAFELY; SENATOR PUSHES PLAN TO COVER THOSE COSTS WITH FED DOLLARS IN ‘COVID-4’ & ALLOW SCHOOLS TO SAFELY REOPEN

Schumer Says Local Schools, Like Those Across WNY, Have Some State & Federal Guidelines To Reopen Safely Amid COVID-19 BUT Not Enough Fed Funds To Afford Them; Pushes New Plan To Inject $175B Into Nation's K-12 Schools & $4B For Computers And Broadband To Meet The Need Without Fed Funds To Cover Massive Cost Of PPE, Barriers, Cleaning Supplies & Internet Access For All Students and Educators, Local Budgets Would Be Crushed & Local Taxes Could Rise; Recent Media Reports Revealed… Continue Reading


07.15.20

SCHUMER, DELGADO SUCCESSFULLY SECURE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE CENTER FOR DISCOVERY IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

HARRIS, NY-Following months of tireless correspondence and advocacy on behalf of the complex and medically fragile residents at the Center for Discovery (The Center) in Sullivan County to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer (NY) and U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced $1,009,580 in funding for the Center from the CARES Act HHS Provider Relief Fund. These funds will support the Center's workers and patie… Continue Reading


07.14.20

SCHUMER UNVEILS PLAN TO RESTORE LONG ISLAND HOMEOWNERS’ FULL SALT TAX DEDUCTION IN UPCOMING, ‘COVID-4’ CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE LEGISLATION; THE HARMFUL CAP ON THE DEDUCTION IS COSTING LI’ERS TENS-OF-THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS & THEY NEED THAT MONEY NOW, MORE THAN EVER

Schumer, Standing Alongside Rep. Suozzi, Who Passed Plan To Restore SALT Deduction In The House, Will Announce Plan To Restore SALT In Upcoming, Must-Pass COVID-4 Stimulus; Schumer Will Say This Is The Latest, Best Chance To Restore The Tax Deduction   Schumer & Suozzi Have Been Pushing To Restore SALT Deduction Since It Was Uprooted From LI & Other Middle Class Communities Via The Tax Bill; The Avg SALT Deduction On LI Was Around $20K Across 690K Households  Schumer: The Mo… Continue Reading


07.13.20

WITH MILLIONS ON THE LINE, SCHUMER CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE FISCAL RELIEF FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THROUGHOUT WESTERN NEW YORK THAT PROJECT CRIPPLING REVENUE AND JOB LOSSES AMID ONGOING COVID-19 FIGHT

As Local Governments Face Uncertain Budgets Amid Crisis, Olean High School Estimates Possible $3.7 Million Loss in State Aid, Cattaraugus County Estimates $5.7 Million in Lost Revenue Standing With Local Leaders, Schumer Says The Region's Municipalities Heroically Ratcheted Up Spending To Fight COVID-19, Despite Budgetary Consequences, To Help Keep Essential Services Running Throughout The Region, Yet Congress Refuses To Lend A Hand In Recovery and Rebuilding Schumer: Western New York Commun… Continue Reading


07.13.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAFELY REOPEN; COSTS OF PPE, PHYSICAL BARRIERS & OTHER SUPPLIES COULD BADLY DRAIN LOCAL RESOURCES, MAKING IT MUCH HARDER FOR ROCHESTER DISTRICTS TO OPEN SAFELY; SENATOR PUSHES PLAN TO COVER THOSE COSTS WITH FED DOLLARS IN ‘COVID-4’ & ALLOW SCHOOLS TO SAFELY REOPEN

Schumer Says Local Schools, Like Those Across The Rochester-Finger Lakes Region, Have Some Federal Guidelines To Reopen Safely Amid COVID-19 BUT Not Enough Fed Funds To Afford Them; Pushes New Plan To Inject $175B Into Nation's K-12 Schools To Meet The Need Without Fed Funds To Cover Massive Cost Of PPE, Barriers, Cleaning Supplies & More, Local Budgets Would Be Crushed, Local Taxes Could Rise & Some Schools Might Stay Closed    Schumer: It Would Simply Be Nails On The Chalk… Continue Reading

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