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04.14.22

WITH CORNELL CHESS LAB BREAKING GROUND ON NEW HIGH STRENGTH MAGNET RESEARCH FACILITY, SCHUMER DELIVERS $8.5 MILLION TO KEEP CHESS BOOMING; 10 YEARS AGO, SCHUMER PERSONALLY SAVED THE LAB FROM MASSIVE FEDERAL CUTS; NOW CHESS WILL GROW SUPPORTING OVER 300 JOBS, STRENGTHENING AMERICA’S TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETITIVENESS, & BOOSTING CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH IN THE HEART OF UPSTATE NEW YORK

Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) Is One Of Only Two High-Energy Synchrotron X-Ray Sources In U.S.; The Lab Has Generated Revolutionary Scientific Research In Numerous Fields, Including Discoveries That Led To Two Nobel Prizes Thanks To Schumer's Years Of Work, CHESS Went From The Chopping Block To An Expansion That Will Create A New Frontier For National Innovation That Is Primed To Tap More Investment From Schumer's Bipartisan Innovation and Competition Act Schumer: New Funding… Continue Reading


04.14.22

SCHUMER SECURES OVER $10 MILLION FOR CRITICAL CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS; FROM REPAIRING HARBORS TO PROVIDING SAFE DRINKING WATER, SCHUMER SECURED MILLIONS WILL SHORE UP FLOOD PROTECTION, JOLT LOCAL ECONOMY, & BOOST ONE OF WESTERN NEW YORK’S GREATEST ECONOMIC ENGINES

In First Omnibus As Majority Leader, Schumer Delivers BIG For Chautauqua County And WNY Supporting Essential Community And Long Overdue Harbor Upgrades To Safeguard Continued Access The Great Lakes Senator Secures Millions To Fund Essential Repairs & Dredge Harbors To Remove Years Of Sediment Build Up; Ensuring Harbors Remain Navigable For Boats, Boosting Flood Prevention, & Protecting Vital Summer Tourism Industry Schumer: Clear Waters And Full Steam Ahead For Chautauqua County Infr… Continue Reading


04.14.22

STANDING AT IDYLLIC CANANDAIGUA LAKE, SCHUMER LAUNCHES HIS RURAL OUTDOOR INVESTMENT BILL TO BOOST FINGER LAKES’ OVER $3 BILLION TOURISM INDUSTRY, ACCELERATE ECONOMIC RECOVERY, CREATE NEW JOBS, & REVITALIZE FINGER LAKES’ PICTURESQUE COMMUNITIES

Senator Says Pandemic Skyrocketed Outdoor Recreation Tourism In Upstate NY, BUT Fed Support For This Economic Driver Has Not Kept Up, Stifling Opportunity For Further Growth In The Over $21B NY Outdoor Rec Industry That Provides 240K+ NY Jobs Schumer's Rural Outdoor Investment Act Would Give Finger Lakes Communities The $$$ Needed For Outdoor Infrastructure, Planning, And Business Assistance To Drive Tourism & Revitalize Downtowns Schumer: It Is Time To Hike Up Funding For Finger Lakes Ou… Continue Reading


04.13.22

FOLLOWING HIS VISIT TO SYRACUSE, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEXT STEP FOR I-81 TO BE RELEASED TOMORROW; SENATOR SAYS PROJECT WILL HAVE CLEARED BIGGEST HURDLE YET, ONE STEP CLOSER TO SHOVELS IN THE GROUND & DOWNTOWN SYRACUSE’S I-81 TRANSFORMATION

Last Month, Senator Huddled With Sec. Buttigieg To Ensure Syracuse's I-81 Was On Fast Track To Be Approved And Community Concerns From Housing To Environmental Needs Would Be Addressed Now Schumer Says Final EIS For Syracuse's I-81 Is Expected Tomorrow Schumer: Fed Greenlight En Route For I-81 Following his visit to Syracuse last month to ensure the I-81 project stayed on track, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that I-81’s Environmental Impact Statement … Continue Reading


04.12.22

SCHUMER PUSHES STATEN ISLAND FOR MAJOR OFFSHORE WIND HUB AFTER SECURING PORT INVESTMENT IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRCTURE LAW; SENATOR SAYS OFFFSHORE WIND AT SI’S ARTHUR KILL TERMINAL WOULD CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS & BOOST AMERICAN MANUFACTURING; NEW HUB WOULD BE HUGE WIN FOR COMMUNITY, LOCAL JOBS & ENVIRONMENT

Schumer Says Staten Island Can Be Central To The Offshore Wind Supply Chain-BUT It Will Take Investment; In New Letter To Transportation Sec. Buttigieg, Schumer Pushes For Major Fed Investment To Upgrade Arthur Kill's Port Infrastructure   Admin & NYS Have Established Bold Goals For Offshore Wind Power By 2030; Funding For Arthur Kill Project Would Help Advance Those Goals & Make Sure Wind Technology Is Made In America, Including In NY  Schumer: With Fed Funding, St… Continue Reading


04.11.22

FOLLOWING HIS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $750,000 IN USDA FUNDING FOR DELAWARE COUNTY TO ESTABLISH A REVOLVING LOAN FUND TO PROVIDE DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO RURAL SMALL BUSINESSES & ACCELERATE THE SOUTHERN TIER’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY

USDA Will Boost Delaware County LDC To Provide Low-Interest Loans To Underserved Businesses & Create Jobs In The Region Schumer: USDA Funding Will Strengthen The Recovery of Delaware County's Small Businesses U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that the U.S. Department of the Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development has approved the Delaware County Local Development Corporation (LDC) for $750,000 in funding from the Intermediary Relending Program. This… Continue Reading


04.11.22

SCHUMER PERSONALLY BRINGS DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER TO SEE FIRST-HAND HOW THE FINGER LAKES REGION IS PRIMED TO POWER NEXT GENERATION OF RESEARCH AND GOOD-PAYING TECH JOBS; WITH BILLIONS FOR NSF ON THE HORIZON, SCHUMER PUSHES FEDS TO INVEST IN ROCHESTER

Schumer Doubles Down On Boosting Rochester As A Tech Research Hub; Following His Invitation, Senator Brings NSF Top Brass To University of Rochester To See How Finger Lakes Region Can Drive American Innovation and Jobs Schumer's U.S. Innovation & Competition Act Is Slated To Significantly Increase Federal Investment In Research And Workers, Strengthen Domestic Manufacturing To Fix Supply Chains And Lower Costs for Working Families Schumer To National Science Foundation: From Rochester Las… Continue Reading


04.11.22

SCHUMER, STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH ROCHESTER VETERANS, DEMANDS PASSAGE OF NEW LEGISLATION TO FINALLY EXTEND VA CARE TO VETERANS EXPOSED TO BURN PITS & OTHER TOXINS; SCHUMER SAYS HE WILL FORCE A VOTE & GET COVERAGE FOR THE TENS OF THOUSANDS EXPOSED NY VETERANS

Toxins In Burn Pit Smoke Can Have Long Term Health Effects From Cancers To Respiratory Illnesses, But Veterans Struggle To Receive Coverage & Have Claims Denied For These Conditions Linked To Burn Pit Exposure Senator Says Honoring Our PACT Act Will Cut Red Tape So Vets Exposed To Environmental Hazards Can Get Their Health Care Benefits; Schumer Promises To Bring Bill For A Vote This Congress. Every Member Will Have to Go on the Record And Show How Much They Really Support Veterans Schume… Continue Reading


04.11.22

AFTER SECURING WESTERN NEW YORK’S SPOT ON THE SHORTLIST FOR THE EDA’S POTENTIAL $100 MILLION REGIONAL CHALLENGE AWARD SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON HIS EFFORT TO SECURE WESTERN NEW YORK AS AMERICA’S NEXT MAJOR MANUFACTURING & TECH HUB

After Schumer Lobbied Commerce Secretary Raimondo Directly To Advocate For Buffalo, WNY; Advanced Manufacturing Proposal Was Selected For Final Round To Compete For Up To A $100 Million Grant To Transform The WNY Economy With Major Tech Hub Funding From Schumer's U.S. Innovation & Competition Act In The Works, Senator Says WNY Must Strike While The Iron Is Hot To Bolster Its Tech Infrastructure and Workforce To Bring Manufacturing Back to the U.S. Schumer: WNY's Selection As One Of Nation… Continue Reading


04.07.22

FOLLOWING HIS PERSONAL INVITATION & LONGSTANDING ADVOCACY FOR ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES TECH ECONOMY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HE WILL BRING THE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER NEXT WEEK; WITH MAJOR FUNDING FOR NSF ON THE HORIZON, SCHUMER PUSHES FEDS TO INVEST IN ROCHESTER AND PUT THE FINGER LAKES REGION AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE GLOBAL TECH RACE

Schumer Doubles Down On Boosting Rochester As A Tech Center; Will Personally Bring NSF Top Brass To University of Rochester To See How The Finger Lakes Region Can Drive American Tech Leadership Schumer's U.S. Innovation & Competition Act Is Slated To Make Major Investments In NSF And Tech Hubs, And Grow NY Tech Companies, And Manufacturing Schumer To National Science Foundation: Come See For Yourself Everything Rochester Has To Offer - From Laser Lab To A Topnotch Tech Workforce - The Fing… Continue Reading


04.07.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $25 MILLION FOR GLOBALFOUNDRIES AND PSIQUANTUM TO DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF QUANTUM COMPUTERS AT ROME AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB & MALTA CAMPUS; FED FUNDING WILL STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY, SUPERCHARGE U.S. TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETITIVENESS & ENSURE UPSTATE NEW YORK CONTINUES TO LEAD QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY

Expanded Partnership Between GlobalFoundries & PsiQuantum Will Develop Next Generation Of Photonic Quantum Computing System Senator Secures Funding To Advance Quantum Computing & Cyber Capabilities Over China; Funding Will Boost The Mohawk Valley & Capital Region Economy, Create Jobs, Bolster National Security Schumer: Upstate New York Is Leading The World In Quantum Computing & Tech Of The Future U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $25 million in fe… Continue Reading


04.07.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $25 MILLION FOR GLOBALFOUNDRIES AND PSIQUANTUM TO DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF QUANTUM COMPUTERS AT ROME AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB & MALTA CAMPUS; FED FUNDING WILL STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY, SUPERCHARGE U.S. TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETITIVENESS & ENSURE UPSTATE NEW YORK CONTINUES TO LEAD QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY

Expanded Partnership Between GlobalFoundries & PsiQuantum Will Develop Next Generation Of Photonic Quantum Computing System Senator Secures Funding To Advance Quantum Computing & Cyber Capabilities Over China; Funding Will Boost The Mohawk Valley & Capital Region Economy, Create Jobs, Bolster National Security Schumer: Upstate New York Is Leading The World In Quantum Computing & Tech Of The Future U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $25 million in fe… Continue Reading


04.06.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, JONES ANNOUNCE OVER $2.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL FOR COVID RESPONSE

NY Hospitals Heroically Responded To COVID Outbreak, Ripping Holes In Their Budgets To Obtain PPE, Cleaning/Disinfecting Facilities, Testing, And More Reps Say FEMA Funding - At A 100% Federal Cost Share - Will Reimburse Hospital For Costs Related to Pandemic Response In Northern Westchester Schumer, Gillibrand, Jones: Fed Funding Will Keep Hudson Valley Hospital Strong & Communities Safe U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman M… Continue Reading


04.06.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.2 MILLION TO EXPAND HEALTHCARE SERVICES IN RURAL SOUTHERN TIER & UNDERSERVED ROCHESTER NEIGHBORHOODS; SENATOR DELIVERS NEW PUBLIC HEALTH AMERICORPS FUNDING THROUGH THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN TO BOLSTER UPSTATE NEW YORK’S HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE AND BUILD NEXT GENERATION OF HEALTH LEADERS

Schumer-Negotiated American Rescue Plan Included $400 Million Investment in AmeriCorps And CDC To Bolster Public Health AmeriCorps Program Now Thanks To Senator's Advocacy, Over 60 AmeriCorps Members Will Be Added To Southern Tier And Rochester To Meet Public Health Needs U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced over $1.2 million in funding to bolster Upstate New York's access to healthcare in underserved areas. Specifically, the Rural Health Network of South Central NY… Continue Reading


04.05.22

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SENATOR SCHUMER DELIVERS $2 MILLION TO UPGRADE WESTCHESTER’S AGING RADIO SERVICES; SEN. SAYS: WESTCHESTER COUNTY’S EMERGENCY RADIO SYSTEM WAS OUTDATED & IN DESPERATE NEED OF OVERHAUL

From Firefighters To Police To EMS To The Bee-Line, Westchester Relies On Radio For Daily Operations & To Keep Residents Safe; BUT, System Was Decades Old, Putting Essential Services At Risk Schumer Secured $2 Million In End Of Year Spending Package To Upgrade Westchester's Critical Emergency Radio System, Saving Tax Payer $$$ & Getting First Responders The 21st Century Support They Need Schumer: Funding Will Tune Westchester Into The Next Generation Of Emergency Radio Tech!  … Continue Reading


03.31.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MAJOR PUSH TO REVITALIZE SYRACUSE’S 15TH WARD NEIGHBORHOOD, DRAMATICALLY INCREASE FED INVESTMENT IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING SURROUNDING I-81; SENATORS URGE HUD SECRETARY TO MAKE SYRACUSE A NATIONAL MODEL FOR HOUSING TRANSFORMATION, RECONNECTING CNY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES TO NEW ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

As Central New York Prepares for I-81's Redevelopment, NY's Senators Call For $50 Million In Fed Funding From New Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Program To Revitalize Old 15th Ward Neighborhood, Bolster Over 1,500 Housing Units, Address Historic Inequities Senators Say Any Plan For Equitable Infrastructure Must Include Affordable & Accessible Housing Schumer, Gillibrand To HUD: Syracuse & I-81 Can Become A National Model For Housing Transformation In Reconnecting Communities Divided … Continue Reading


03.30.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR UNITED HEALTH SERVICES IN THE SOUTHERN TIER FOR COVID RESPONSE

NY Hospitals Heroically Responded To COVID Outbreak, Ripping Holes In Their Budgets To Obtain PPE, Cleaning/Disinfecting Facilities, Testing, And More Senators Say FEMA Funding - At A 100% Federal Cost Share - Will Reimburse The Health System For Costs Related to Pandemic Response Schumer, Gillibrand: From Binghamton To Norwich Federal Funding Will Boost UHS, Southern Tier, Keep Our Hospitals Strong & Communities Safe U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirs… Continue Reading


03.28.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE NEARLY $7 MILLION FOR CRITICAL REPAIRS TO OSWEGO AND LITTLE SODUS BAY HARBORS; FUNDING WILL UPGRADE SEVERELY DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE, DREDGE TO REMOVE DEBRIS, IMPROVE TRADE NAVIGATION & PROTECT TOURISM ECONOMY

Years of Damage & Build-Up Threaten Long Term Viability Of Harbors; Now Fed Funding Will Ensure Boats & Cargo Can Continue To Operate In Channels And Will Repair Historic Oswego Lighthouse New Funding Follows The $10 Million Senators Secured For Little Sodus Bay Harbor In Bipartisan Infrastructure Law For Critical Flood Prevention Schumer, Gillibrand: Full Steam Ahead For Oswego & Little Sodus Bay Harbor Improvements U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator… Continue Reading


03.25.22

STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH HUDSON VALLEY VETERANS AT CASTLE POINT VA, SCHUMER BLASTS PROPOSAL TO CLOSE MID-HUDSON VALLEY’S ONLY VA HOSPITAL WITH NO CLEAR PLAN IN PLACE FOR THE HEALTHCARE OF IMPACTED VETERANS; SCHUMER DEMANDS VA IMMEDATELY WORK WITH LOCAL VETS & LEADERS TO AVOID ANY AND ALL GAPS IN HEALTHCARE AND KEEP CRITICAL CARE EASILY ACCESSIBLY AS A ONE STOP HUB FOR HUDSON VALLEY VETERANS

Last Week, The VA Released A Proposal To Close The VA Medical Center In Dutchess County, Senator Says VA Plan Would Directly Impact Care For Over 7,000 Hudson Valley Veterans Senator Lambastes VA For Not Consulting With Local Veterans, Leaders & Nonprofits That Support VA Hospital Prior To Report Schumer: HV Veterans Shouldn't Have To Fight For Their Healthcare Standing shoulder to shoulder with Hudson Valley veterans, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer blasted recommendation… Continue Reading


03.25.22

SCHUMER LAUNCHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN KINGSTON; SENATOR SECURED FIRST-STEP DOWN PAYMENT ON PROJECT, PUSHES FOR OVER $20 MILLION PROJECT TO RECONNECT KINGSTON NEIGHBORHOOD’S TO WATERFRONT, CREATE JOBS, INCREASE WALKABILITY, PRESERVE ENVIRONMENT, & TRANSFORM DOWNTOWN

Schumer Delivers Fed Funding In Omnibus For Long-Overdue Study To Bolster Shoreline; Says Increased Funding He Fought To Secure In Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Can Boost Kingston Downtown & Transportation Senator Launches Effort To Secure Rebuilding American Infrastructure With Sustainability And Equity (RAISE) Grant To Create Transportation, Electric Vehicle, And Flood Infrastructure Needed By The City Schumer: Let's Put Kingston In The Fast Lane For A Transportation & Downtown Tra… Continue Reading

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