Press Releases

08.16.22

FOLLOWING ADVOCACY TO TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER OVER $8.7 MILLION FOR TCAT TO PURCHASE 6 NEW ELECTRIC BUSES, 4 MINI ELECTRIC BUSES ACCELERATING THE LOCAL FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE, INCREASING ACCESSIBILITY, AND GIVING ITHACA THE GREENLIGHT ON A CLEANER ‘GORGES’ FUTURE

Senators Secure Highly Competitive Federal "Low & No Emission Grants" For TCAT To Pave The Way For Better, More Accessible, Equitable, And Cleaner Bus Services In Tompkins County Schumer, Gillibrand Help Electrify Ithaca With New, Clean Electric Buses To Power The Local Fight Against Climate Change!  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,740,975 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Low and No Emission Vehic… Continue Reading


08.15.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR AIRPORTS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK AND THE SOUTHERN TIER

Greater Binghamton, Syracuse Hancock International, And Elmira/Corning Regional Airports Will Receive Critical Federal Funds U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $5,422,871 in federal funding for three Central New York and Southern Tier airports: Greater Binghamton, Syracuse Hancock International, and Elmira/Corning Regional. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which was bo… Continue Reading


08.15.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE OVER $25 MILLION FOR THE CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE 12 NEW CLEAN ELECTRIC BUSES AND EXPAND CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE; SUPERCHARGING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE CAPITAL REGION

After Delivering Historic Federal Funding To CDTA, Capital Region Will Now Get Major Boost To Purchase Game Changing 12 New Electric Buses To Help Reach Lower Emissions Goals Reps Secure Highly Competitive Federal "Low & No Emission Grant" For CDTA To Accelerate Electrification Goals With New Buses And Charging Infrastructure Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko: The Capital Region Just Got Put In The Fast Lane For Clean Transportation Revolution! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer,… Continue Reading


08.14.22

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH POCKETS OF UPSTATE NEW YORK NOW INFESTED WITH THE INVASIVE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY; FINGER LAKES WINERIES, TOURISM, & UPSTATE CROPS AT RISK; SENATOR CALLS ON USDA TO DEPLOY FED FUNDS HE ALREADY SECURED TO NYS FOR EDUCATION & ERADICATION; ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $22M PUSH VIA UPCOMING BUDGET

Schumer Unveils Plan To Squash The Bug Using USDA Funds; Senator Has Secured Over $200M & Now Wants Dollars Sent To NYS ASAP; Will Push For $22 Million More In Upcoming Budget So NY's Integrated Pest Management Program Can Tap It Schumer Has Warned About Invasive Spotted Lanternfly For Years, Supporting Fed Account That Will Help Combat Its Spread Via Education & Eradication; Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Hudson Valley, Capital Region, CNY, And More Are Now In The Thick Of It As Bug Feas… Continue Reading


08.12.22

SCHUMER, AFTER SECURING LARGEST INVESTMENT IN CLEAN ENERGY IN HISTORY, ANNOUNCES ZINC8 SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT TO COME TO ULSTER’S FORMER TECH CITY CAMPUS, BRINGING UP TO 500 NEW JOBS TO THE HUDSON VALLEY; AFTER SUCCESSFULLY PUSHING FOR EPA TO CLEANUP, SCHUMER KICKS OFF CLEANUP WITH NEW JOBS & CLEANER FUTURE IN SIGHT

Senator Personally Called Zinc8 CEO To Pitch Ulster County As The Site For Their Investment, And As Cleanup Begins, Schumer Announces The Battery Manufacturer Has Signed The Letter Of Intent To Make Ulster's Ipark87, Former Techcity Campus, The Future Home Of New Hub Schumer-Delivered Clean Energy Investments From The Inflation Reduction Act And The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Were Meant To Ensure Companies Like Zinc8 Would Bring Domestic Manufacturing Of Critical Clean Technologies Back Ho… Continue Reading


08.12.22

ON THE HEELS OF DELIVERING HIS HISTORIC FEDERAL INVESTMENT’S FOR CHIPS, SCIENCE, AND TECH INNOVATION, SCHUMER VISITS CORNING INCORPORATED TO BREAKDOWN HOW HIS BILL WILL KEEP CORNING GROWING IN UPSTATE NY AND HELP ONE OF THE SOUTHERN TIER’S LARGEST EMPLOYERS REACH NEW HEIGHTS

Semiconductor Chips Are Integral To Everyday Life From Cars To Refrigerators, But Most Are Not Made In The U.S. Threatening National Security, Worsening Inflation and Increasing Costs For Families, & Weakening U.S. Competitiveness Schumer's Historic Billions In Fed Investment For R&D, Innovation, and American Chip Manufacturing Will Boost Companies Like Corning Incorporated, Spur Research And Manufacturing Training Programs Across Campuses From SUNY Corning To Binghamton University, And… Continue Reading


08.12.22

FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES ALFRED UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN AWARDED $4 MILLION TO CREATE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH U.S. ARMY’S FIRST-OF-IT’S KIND RESEARCH; SOUTHERN TIER SCIENTISTS WILL HELP DEVELOP MATERIALS THAT CAN SURVIVE SUPERSONIC TRAVEL, STRENGTHENING NATIONAL SECURITY, AND BOOSTING SOUTHERN TIER ECONOMY

Funding Represents One Of The Largest Single Investment Ever By The Feds In Alfred University Research; Alfred Is One Of The Only Facilities In The Country With The Technology And Expertise To Make These Scientific Break Throughs Hypersonic Weapons Are A Growing Threat - Rapidly Being Developed By China & Russia - And Travel At Such High Speeds That Temps Can Reach Over 3000 Degrees, But U.S. Lacks The Materials Like Ceramic Composites That Can Take The Heat Schumer: Alfred University Wil… Continue Reading


08.11.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WESTERN NEW YORK AIRPORTS

Cattaraugus County-Olean and Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airports Will Receive Critical Federal Funds U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $2,287,974 in federal funding for two Western New York airports: Cattaraugus County-Olean and Chautauqua County/Jamestown. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which was bolstered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and will be… Continue Reading


08.11.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE OVER $23 MILLION FOR THE ROCHESTER GENESEE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO LAUNCH A FIRST OF ITS KIND ZERO-EMISSION HYDROGEN FUEL CELL BUS PROGRAM AND CREATE A NEW STATE OF THE ART FACILITY TO HOUSE RTS ACCESS, RGRTA’S PARATRANSIT SERVICE, ACCELERATE RGRTA TO GOALS OF A ZERO-EMISSION BUS FLEET BY 2035, AND SUPERCHARGE THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE FINGER LAKES

Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority Bussing Infrastructure Is Essential To Finger Lakes Economy; With Routes Throughout Rochester And The Surrounding Region, Residents Rely On Public Transportation For Daily Needs & To Get To Work Reps Secure Highly Competitive Federal "Low & No Emission Grant" For RGRTA To Pave The Way For A Cleaner, More Accessible Finger Lakes, And Further Build On The Region's Booming Clean Hydrogen Industry Schumer, Gillibrand, Morelle: RGRTA Just… Continue Reading


08.11.22

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH OVER 1/3RD OF INFLATION DUE TO AUTO PRICES, MICROCHIP SHORTAGE HAS HURT THE POCKETS & TIMELINES FOR WESTERN NEW YORKERS; AS DELAYED AUTO MANUFACTURING DRIVES UP COSTS, INFLATION, & CAUSES ENDLESS DELAYS, SCHUMER, STANDING WITH WNY CAR SELLERS & GENERAL MOTORS WORKERS, LAYS OUT PLAN TO LOWER COSTS & REBUILD THE MICROCHIP SUPPLY CHAIN TO HELP NEW YORKERS GET THE CAR THEY WANT QUICKER

Microchip Shortage Has Led To Worsening Inflation, Endless Delays, and Makes U.S. Vulnerable To Supply Chain Disruptions; Current Shortages Have Slowed Auto Manufacturing Across US, Including At NY Plants, Making Finger Lakes Families Wait Months For Their Cars Schumer's Historic CHIPS Bill Will Create First Of Its Kind Fed Incentives To Make Semiconductors In Places Like WNY STAMP In Genesee County; Senator Reveals How Just Passed Inflation Reduction Act Will Supercharge Electric Vehicle Manuf… Continue Reading


08.11.22

SCHUMER: WITH NATIONAL MICROCHIP SHORTAGE IMPACTING WNY COMPANY, BAXTER INTERNATIONAL, SCHUMER LAUNCHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO GET COMPANY THE CHIPS IT NEEDS SO WORKERS CAN KEEP PUMPING OUT LIFESAVING MEDICAL TECH IN ORLEANS COUNTY

Semiconductor Chips Are Integral To Everyday Life -- From Cars & Refrigerators, To Lifesaving Medical Devices Like Those Made At Baxter International In Orleans County, But Global Supply Chain Crisis Impacting Medical Treatment, Weakens National Security, Increases Costs For Families, & Threatens Jobs Schumer's Bipartisan CHIPS & Science Bill Signed Into Law Earlier This Week and Will Provide Major Investment to Bring Microchip Manufacturing Back To The U.S. And Address Supply Chain… Continue Reading


08.11.22

ON THE HEELS OF HIS HISTORIC BIPARTISAN CHIPS & SCIENCE BILL BECOMING LAW, SCHUMER JOINS GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL FOR THE SIGNING OF NEW YORK’S GREEN CHIPS PROGRAM INTO LAW; SCHUMER SAYS HIS FEDERAL SEMICONDUCTOR INVESTMENTS WILL BE A LIGHTING ROD TO ATTRACT NEW FABS, AND NY’S NEW INCENTIVES WILL SUPERCHARGE EFFORTS TO ATTRACT MAJOR COMPANIES, CREATE THOUSANDS JOBS, & MAKE UPSTATE NY THE EPICENTER OF AMERICAN MICROCHIP MANUFACTURING

Semiconductor Chips Are Integral To Everyday Life From Cars To Refrigerators, But Most Are Not Made In The U.S. Threatening National Security, Worsening Inflation and Increasing Costs For Families, & Weakening U.S. Competitiveness Schumer's Historic Billions In Fed Investment For Innovation and American Chip Manufacturing Was Just Signed Into Law Boosting Tech And Manufacturing In Every Region; Now Governor Hochul Signs New York's Complementary Legislation To Supercharge Upstate’s Po… Continue Reading


08.08.22

JUST BACK FROM DC, SCHUMER OUTLINES HISTORIC PASSAGE OF INFLATION REDUCTION ACT & ITS IMPACT ON UPSTATE NEW YORK; FROM REDUCING RX COSTS FOR OVER 3.7M NY-ERS, LOWERING UTILITY BILLS, CLOSING TAX LOOPHOLES FOR BIG CORPS, FIGHTING CLIMATE CRISIS, CREATING NEW JOBS, REBUILDING AMERICAN MANUFACTURING, & MORE

Schumer Led To Passage The Largest Investment Ever To Tackle Climate Crisis, Lower Costs For Prescription Drugs, Reduce Inflation & The Deficit & More Schumer Says Over 3.7 Million New Yorkers On Medicare Will Now Have Their Healthcare Made More Affordable; Climate Investments Alone Are Estimated To Create 9 Million New Jobs Across America And Will Bring Manufacturing Back To U.S., With Upstate New York Primed To See New Investment And Jobs Schumer: Upstate New York Will Reap The Ben… Continue Reading


08.08.22

SCHUMER: JUST WEEKS AFTER HIS VISIT AND FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY TO REVITALIZE BUFFALO’S MAIN STREET, SCHUMER SECURES $25 MILLION TO RECONNECT EAST BUFFALO TO DOWNTOWN, BREAK DOWN SEGREGATING BARRIERS, REPAVE DANGEROUS ROADS, INCREASE WALKABILITY AND BIKING & MAKE THE QUEEN CITY MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL

Schumer, After Delivering $33M To Return Cars to Main Street Through Previous Fed Grants And Leading The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Passage, Which Added $54M, Schumer Delivers New $$$ For Missing Piece Of The Puzzle To Transform Dilapidated Road To Connect East Buffalo To Downtown And Revitalize Middle Main Schumer Visited Buffalo Just One Month Ago To Push For Extremely Competitive RAISE Grant, And Called Transportation Secretary Personally To Finally Make Main St Transportation Infrast… Continue Reading


08.08.22

AFTER PERSONAL CALL TO SECRETARY BUTTIGIEG, SCHUMER SECURES OVER $18 MILLION TO REVITALIZE THE GATEWAY TO UTICA’S DOWNTOWN; SENATOR DELIVERS NEW FED FUNDING TO TRANSFORM NORTH GENESEE STREET, REPLACE DILAPIDATED BRIDGES, INCREASE SAFETY & ACCESSIBILITY, CREATE JOBS, AND BOOST DOWNTOWN’S REVITALIZATION

NYSDOT's "North Genesee Street Gateway Bridge & Multimodal Connector" Project Will Replace Aging Bridges, Improve Bus Transit, Create Bike Lanes & Safer Sidewalks, Access To The Empire State Trail, And Connect Downtown to North Genesee St. After Direct Call To USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Schumer Secures Extremely Competitive RAISE Grant That Will Enhance Downtown Utica's Renaissance Schumer: $18+ Million Will Put Utica In The Fast Lane For A Downtown & Transportation Transform… Continue Reading


08.05.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $3 MILLION IN NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO TO STUDY THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Just Passed Schumer CHIPS & Science Bill Gives Historic Boost To NSF To Power More Critical And Cutting-Edge Research At Top Institutions Like UB Schumer, Gillibrand: Western New York Scientists Are Powering Research In Our Fight Against Climate Change! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,945,234 in federal funding for the University at Buffalo to study the impacts of climate change through the National Science Foundation … Continue Reading


08.03.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: AFTER FIGHTING TO SECURE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR STEUBEN COUNTY FOLLOWING TROPICAL STORM FRED LAST SUMMER, WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OVER $5.6 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR THE JASPER-TROUPSBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE MEASURES TAKEN DURING THE FLOODING

Last Summer, Tropical Storm Fred Ravaged Steuben County and Several Upstate Communities, Devastating Homes, Businesses, Infrastructure And Notably Severely Damaging The Jasper-Troupsburg High School, Forcing Students To Relocate And Closing The School Senators Say FEMA Funding For School Is Key First Step For Reimbursing For Tremendous Costs Incurred From The Flooding And Restoring School For The Students & Community After securing a federal disaster declaration for Tropical St… Continue Reading


08.03.22

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE HARRIET TUBMAN BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT BEING SIGNED INTO LAW

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), a longtime advocate for the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and Harriet Tubman Home, today released the following statement on the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Act being signed into law: "The Harriet Tubman Home in Cayuga County is a beloved site that welcomes visitors from across the country to teach them of Tubman's extraordinary American life and today it has received the long overdue recognition it deserves. These coins … Continue Reading


08.01.22

SCHUMER: AFTER PASSAGE OF HIS HISTORIC BIPARTISAN CHIPS & SCIENCE BILL, SCHUMER MAKES FINAL PUSH, CALLS ON PRESIDENT TO SIGN INTO LAW AND MAKE CNY THE EPICENTER OF AMERICAN CHIP MANUFACTURING, WITH WHITE PINE MEGA SITE NATION’S TOP LOCATION FOR MAJOR INVESTMENT

Semiconductor Chips Are Integral To Everyday Life From Cars To Refrigerators, But Most Are Not Made In The U.S. Threatening National Security, Worsening Inflation and Increasing Costs For Families, & Weakening U.S. Competitiveness Senator's Bill Will Boost Investment In Chip Manufacturing as well as 5G & Quantum Computing; With Rome Lab, Top Universities, JMA Wireless And Sites Like White Pine & Marcy Nanocenter, The Region Has Major Opportunity To Secure Fed $$ And New Chip Fabs … Continue Reading


08.01.22

SCHUMER: AFTER PASSAGE OF HIS HISTORIC BIPARTISAN CHIPS & SCIENCE BILL, SCHUMER MAKES FINAL PUSH, CALLS ON PRESIDENT TO SIGN INTO LAW AND MAKE UPSTATE NY THE EPICENTER OF AMERICAN CHIP R&D AND MANUFACTURING, CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS, MAKE THE CAPITAL REGION THE MAJOR HUB OF AMERICA’S FIRST NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Semiconductor Chips Are Integral To Everyday Life From Cars To Refrigerators, But Most Are Not Made In The U.S. Threatening National Security, Worsening Inflation and Increasing Costs For Families, & Weakening U.S. Competitiveness Schumer Brought Commerce Top Brass To The Capital Region To Announce GlobalFoundries' Planned Expansion And Pitch Albany Nanotech As A Clear Front-Runner To Be America's NSTC; Bill Has Now Passed Through Congress And Will Soon Be Signed By President Schumer: Alb… Continue Reading

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