Press Releases

07.22.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION FOR THE GREATER BINGHAMTON AIRPORT; AFTER YEARS OF ADVOCACY, FEDERAL FUNDING WILL ESTABLISH BROOME COUNTY AS A REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION HUB

DOT Funding Will Bolster Local Efforts To Improve Airport And Expand Air Service; Schumer Says Binghamton Airport Vital To Continued Growth Of Regional Economy Schumer: Ready For Binghamton's Economic Takeoff U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $1 million for Greater Binghamton Airport through the Department of Transportation's Small Community Air Service Development Program to make improvements to facilities and expand air service to other regional transportation… Continue Reading


07.22.21

SCHUMER BRINGS COMMERCE SECRETARY GINA RAIMONDO TO MEET WITH IBM & OTHER ALBANY NANOTECH COMPLEX STAKEHOLDERS & DISCUSS CUTTING-EDGE SEMICONDUCTOR R&D HAPPENING IN ALBANY; SENATOR SAYS ALBANY IDEAL FOR FUTURE NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY CENTER THAT WOULD BRING 1,000+ JOBS TO CAPITAL REGION

Schumer-Led U.S. Innovation & Competition Act Includes $10.5B For Semiconductor R&D Programs At Commerce, Including Establishing National Semiconductor Technology Center Senator Says Albany Nanotech Complex Is Ideal For NSTC Between Cutting-Edge R&D By Companies Like IBM, Applied Materials, & Existing Partnerships and Infrastructure Schumer To Sec Raimondo: Albany Is The Future For Semiconductors! Following more than a year of major advocacy to expand domestic semi… Continue Reading


07.21.21

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SUNY BUFFALO’S ADVANCED PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH

The National Science Foundation Awards $1.65 Million For The University At Buffalo To Further Explore Beyond The Standard Model Of Particle Physics Experiments Will Build Upon Breakthroughs At The Large Hadron Collider In Switzerland And Lay The Groundwork For Discovering New Particles Schumer, Gillibrand: Upstate New York Leads The Charge In Research And Innovation U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,650,000 in federal funding for high … Continue Reading


07.21.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON U.S.’S FAILURE TO RECIPROCATE CANADA’S PLAN TO REOPEN THE NORTHERN BORDER

After months of pushing for a binational plan to reopen the U.S.-Canadian border - including two calls to DHS Secretary Mayorkas, a direct call to Canadian Ambassador Kirsten Hillman, a call to Secretary of State Blinken, and personal visits to the Rainbow Bridge, Massena, Plattsburgh, and Sackets Harbor - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on the U.S.'s failure to reciprocate Canada's plan to reopen the Northern Border next month:… Continue Reading


07.19.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON CANADA’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON REOPENING THE NORTHERN BORDER TO FULLY VACCINATED U.S. CITIZENS ON AUGUST 9TH

After months of pushing for a binational plan to reopen the U.S.-Canadian border - including two calls to DHS Secretary Mayorkas, a direct call to Canadian Ambassador Kirsten Hillman, a call to Secretary of State Blinken, and personal visits to the Rainbow Bridge, Massena, Plattsburgh, and Sackets Harbor - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement: Senator Schumer said, "Canada's policy change is long overdue and has the potential to be … Continue Reading


07.19.21

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $3.4 MILLION FOR HORNELL IDA, BACKING 250 NEW JOBS IN ALSTOM’S EXPANSION & SECURING SOUTHERN TIER’S PLACE AS U.S DOMESTIC TRAIN MANUFACTURER EPICENTER

Alstom Has Secured An Up To $1.8 Billion Contract To Make Passenger Cars For Chicago Metra Commuter Rail System & Will Add 250 New Jobs, BUT Manufacturing Facilities Need To Be Expanded ASAP To Meet This New Demand Last Month, Schumer Made Personal Call To Commerce Secretary To Urge Feds To Award $3.4 Million Grant Needed To Expand Hornell Manufacturing Facilities; Today, Schumer Celebrates Greenlight From EDA Schumer: All Aboard And Full Steam Ahead For Fed Investment To Expand Hornell Ma… Continue Reading


07.19.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON FORT DRUM’S SELECTION TO HOST A STARBASE ACADEMY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on Fort Drum's selection to host a STARBASE Academy, a Department of Defense program that supports STEM academies on military bases so students from area schools can learn first-hand from military personnel: Senator Schumer said, "With a STARBASE Academy on the way to Fort Drum, North Country students will have an opportunity to learn STEM skills - directly from first-class military personnel - that will make them m… Continue Reading


07.19.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: GLOBALFOUNDRIES TO BUILD SECOND CHIP FAB & CREATE THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS IN MALTA; AFTER PASSING HISTORIC FEDERAL CHIP INVESTMENT THROUGH SENATE, SCHUMER BRINGS COMMERCE SECRETARY TO MALTA TO ANNOUNCE NEW FAB, CRITICAL TO SUPPLYING CHIPS FOR EVERY U.S. INDUSTRY & BOOM TO CAPITAL REGION ECONOMY

After Securing Senate Passage of Historic Bill For Domestic Semiconductor Industry - Including $52B Investment, Schumer Announces Expansion Of GlobalFoundries Semiconductor Presence In Capital Region With New Fab & Thousands Of New Jobs GlobalFoundries Plans To Build Second Semiconductor Fab In Malta; New Facility To Be Bigger Than Existing Malta Fab & Create Thousands of Good-Paying Construction And Permanent Jobs   Schumer: GlobalFoundries Secures Upstate NY's Role As Semicondu… Continue Reading


07.15.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER $7 BILLION EN ROUTE TO NEW YORK FAMILIES STARTING TODAY THROUGH SCHUMER-SECURED ENHANCED CHILD TAX CREDIT; WITH A WHOPPING + 86% OF NY CHILDREN BENEFITTING FROM THE TAX CUT, SCHUMER DELIVERS FOR NY FAMILIES RECOVERING FROM PANDEMIC

The American Rescue Plan's Child Tax Credit Expansion Provides Thousands of Dollars of Relief For Families Across Upstate New York for 2021 - More Than An Estimated $7 Billion Directly To Thousands Of Families Refundable Tax Credit Will Go Out To NY Families STARTING TODAY, $7B En Route To NY Following his successful passage of the broader American Rescue Plan earlier this year, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer heralded the Child Tax Credit expansion which will allow payments of… Continue Reading


07.11.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: BLACK MOMS ARE 3X MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM PREGNANCY & OVER TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE BIRTH COMPLICATIONS; STANDING AT YONKERS’S SOLE MATERNITY UNIT, SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR THREE-PART INITIATIVE TO COMBAT MATERNAL HEALTH CRISIS & MAKE NY HOSPITALS, MOMS, & FAMILIES SAFER

U.S. Expectant Mothers Are Dying At Highest Rate In Developed World; NYS Exceeds U.S. Maternal Morbidity & Mortality Rates Schumer Unveils Three-Part Plan: 1) Pass The Black Maternal Health 'Momnibus' Act, 2) Expand Medicaid for Mothers, Including Yearlong Postpartum Coverage and Doula & Midwife Services, 3) Invest In Yonkers's Only Maternity Unit to Achieve Racial Equity Schumer: Black Moms Deserve Top Treatment - It’s Time To Deliver It To Them&nbs… Continue Reading


07.06.21

AFTER MONTHS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER VISITS AVON TO ANNOUNCE $11.3 MILLION GRANT TO BRING HIGH SPEED BROADBAND INTERNET TO THOUSDANDS OF HOMES, BIZ, FARMS IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Pandemic Has Revealed Serious Disparities Throughout Livingston County, Exacerbating The Digital Divide Schumer Delivered $353M In American Rescue Plan To Fund NYS Broadband Programs & Pushed Administration To Make Broadband Access For Rural Communities A Top Priority Schumer: Closing Digital Divide Will Provide Crucial Access For Livingston County To Succeed In Today's Economy Standing at Mulligan Farm in Avon, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced, following… Continue Reading


07.06.21

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON BORDER REOPENING FIGHT; SENATOR SAYS BORDER MUST SAFELY REOPEN ASAP FOR NORTHERN BORDER COMMUNITIES, FAMILIES, & ECONOMIES TO FULLY REBUILD FROM PANDEMIC; SCHUMER SAYS THAT WHILE THE U.S. WAITS FOR CANADA, THE U.S. MUST TAKE THE FIRST STEP – UNILATERALLY OPEN NORTHERN BORDER TO VAXXED CANADIANS – & LET NY BEGIN TO FULLY RECOVER

Despite Scientific Backing for Border Reopening, U.S.-Canada Border Effectively Remains Closed To Most Travel; Senator Says Border Must Open ASAP Thousands Of US & Canadian Property Owners And Businesses Are At Risk Of Losing Another Summer Season; Schumer Re-ups Fight To Top Officials Schumer: It's Time For The US To Take The First Step, Open The Border & Begin Upstate NY's Recovery Continuing his months-long effort to safely reopen the U.S.-Canadian Border, U.S. Senate Majority Lea… Continue Reading


07.06.21

AFTER MONTHS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER SECURES $10.1 MILLION GRANT TO BRING HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND INTERNET TO THOUSANDS OF HOMES, BIZ, FARMS IN MADISON COUNTY; USDA GRANT FUNDING IS A GAME-CHANGER & WILL NARROW MADISON’S DIGITAL DIVIDE

Long Before COVID-19, Rural Communities Throughout Upstate New York - Like Madison County - Have Struggled To Close The Digital Divide In Personal Meeting With USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Earlier This Year, Schumer Advocated For Madison County's Application; Funding Will Expand Broadband To Over 2,000 Homes, Farms and Biz Schumer: Closing Digital Divide Will Provide Crucial Access For Madison County To Succeed In Today's Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his … Continue Reading


07.06.21

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON BORDER REOPENING FIGHT; SENATOR SAYS BORDER MUST SAFELY REOPEN ASAP FOR NORTHERN BORDER COMMUNITIES, FAMILIES, & ECONOMIES TO FULLY REBUILD FROM PANDEMIC; SCHUMER SAYS THAT WHILE THE U.S. WAITS FOR CANADA, THE U.S. MUST TAKE THE FIRST STEP – UNILATERALLY OPEN NORTHERN BORDER TO VAXXED CANADIANS – & LET NY BEGIN TO FULLY RECOVER

Despite Scientific Backing for Border Reopening, U.S.-Canada Border Effectively Remains Closed To Most Travel; Senator Says Border Must Open ASAP Thousands Of U.S. & Canadian Property Owners And Businesses Are At Risk Of Losing Another Summer Season; Schumer Re-ups Fight To Top Officials Schumer: It's Time For The US To Take The First Step, Open The Border & Begin Upstate NY's Recovery Continuing his months-long effort to safely reopen the U.S.-Canadian Border, U.S. Senate Majority … Continue Reading


07.02.21

STANDING AT ASBESTOS-RIDDEN TECHCITY SITE, SCHUMER WILL LAUNCH MAJOR PUSH TO RAMP UP VITAL SUPERFUND PROGRAM AND FULLY CLEAN UP ULSTER COUNTY’S 70-YEAR-OLD TOXIC SITE; SENATOR’S TWO-PRONG PLAN WOULD MAKE A MAJOR INVESTMENT IN CLEANUPS FOR ULSTER & BEYOND WHILE FORCING POLLUTERS TO PAY FOR LONG-TERM REMEDIATION

Schumer's Two-Part Plan For Infrastructure Package Would Add: 1) Multi-Billion Infusion To Revive EPA Superfund Program 2) Restore Superfund "Polluter Pay" Tax For Long-Term Funding Schumer: It's Time For Congress To Invest In Fully Cleaning Up The Mess Polluting Ulster County Standing at the asbestos-contaminated former TechCity site in the Town of Ulster, where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently taken enforcement actions under its Superfund removal program, U.S. Sen… Continue Reading


07.02.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH OVER $440 MILLION EN ROUTE TO CAPITAL REGION FAMILIES THIS MONTH, ABOUT 5,000 FAMILIES STILL NEED TO ACT NOW TO GET THE SCHUMER-SECURED CHILD TAX CREDIT; WITH ALMOST 20% OF CAPITAL REGION’S KIDS LIVING IN POVERTY, SCHUMER PUSHES CAPITAL REGION FAMILIES TO FILE WITH IRS ASAP TO RECEIVE $$$

The American Rescue Plan's Child Tax Credit Expansion Provides Thousands of Dollars of Relief For Families Across Capital Region for 2021 - More Than An Estimated $440 Million Directly To Thousands Of Families Refundable Tax Credit Will Go Out To Cap Region Families STARTING THIS MONTH, But Only To Families That Have Filed Form With IRS; Thousands Of Families STILL Need To File To Receive Payments Following his successful passage of the broader American Rescue Plan earlier this year, U.S. … Continue Reading


07.02.21

AFTER MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: U.S. VISA HAS BEEN OBTAINED FOR 2 YEAR OLD ALTA FIXSLER, ALLOWING HER TO TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES TO CONTINUE HER MEDICAL CARE; ALTA WAS IN GRAVE DANGER AFTER UK COURT RULED TO DISCONTINUE HER CARE, AGAINST FAMILY’S WISHES

Schumer Penned Urgent Letter To British Ambassador To USA, Urging All Health Decisions Against Family's Wishes Be Suspended Until The Visa Process Was Complete Schumer's Office Has Been Working Around-The-Clock To Secure The Visa For Alta, Whose Father Is An American Citizen, So She Could Travel To The U.S. For Continued Medical Care Today U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced that the visa for Alta has been urgently approved and obtained, which will allow her and her U.S. citizen father,… Continue Reading


07.01.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN NEW YORK STATE

YouthBuild Program Participants Develop Formative Occupational And Academic Skills Training By Giving Back To Their Communities: In The Last Three Years, Over 1,000 New York YouthBuild Participants Have Built 97 Houses And Rehabbed At Least 146 Units Of Housing  WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,258,126 in YouthBuild funding for four organizations across New York State. This fede… Continue Reading


06.29.21

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND VISIT INNER LOOP NORTH IN ROCHESTER; SENATORS PUSH FOR AMERICAN JOBS PLAN TO FUND REMOVAL OF INNER LOOP NORTH, SUPPORT LOCAL WORKERS & REVITALIZE ROCHESTER

Schumer, Gillibrand Were Instrumental In Securing $16.5M To Remove Inner Loop East; Senators Say Completing Inner Loop Removal Is High Priority To Reknit And Invest In Rochester Communities Upended Over A Half-Century Ago Senators Say Any Plan To Revitalize Nation's Infrastructure Must Help Reconnect Neighborhoods & Connect Local Workers To Good Jobs Following a year of tireless advocacy for federal aid and support for hard-hit New York state amidst the COVID pandemic, U.S. Senate Majorit… Continue Reading


06.29.21

SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND BRING TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY PETE BUTTIGIEG TO VISIT I-81 IN SYRACUSE; SECRETARY JOINS SENATORS TO PUSH FOR AMERICAN JOBS PLAN TO FUND I-81 PROJECT, SUPPORT LOCAL WORKERS & REVITALIZE SYRACUSE

As Central New York Prepares for I-81's Transformation, Senators Bring DOT Secretary Buttigieg To Syracuse For First-Hand Look At Aging Highway- And The Plan To Replace It Senators Say Any Plan To Revitalize Nation's Infrastructure Must Help Reconnect Neighborhoods & Connect Local Workers To Good Jobs Following a year of tireless advocacy for federal aid and support for hard-hit New York state amidst the COVID pandemic, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirst… Continue Reading

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