Press Releases

01.03.23

SCHUMER REVEALS END-OF-YEAR SPENDING BILL WILL CREATE NEW GREAT LAKES AUTHORITY TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC GROWTH, CREATE NEW GOOD-PAYING JOBS, BOOST CLEAN INFRASTRUCTURE, AND INVEST IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO HELP BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO THE UPSTATE ECONOMY AND ONE OF ITS GREATEST BEAUTIES AND ECONOMIC ENGINES

Great Lakes Basin Is Home To 30+ Million People, Including 8% Of All Americans, Not Only Serving As One Of The Largest Sources Of Freshwater, But Also Upstate New York Industrial And Manufacturing Hubs In Western New York, The Rochester-Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and North Country Regions New Great Lakes Authority Will Function Similarly to the Federal Appalachian Regional Commission and Northern Border Regional Commission Which Have Pumped Tens of Millions In Federal Funding Into Upstate New… Continue Reading


12.28.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1,000,000 FOR AKWESASNE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB TO SUPPORT MOHAWK YOUTH

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are announcing that they secured $1,000,000 for the Boys & Girls Club in Akwesasne for children of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in the FY2023 spending bill. The Boys & Girls Club of America provides safe community gathering centers nationwide and empowers young students with educational programs designed to help them succeed in school. The federal dollars Gillibrand and Schumer fought for will help construct a new… Continue Reading


12.27.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $7 MILLION FOR CLARKSON UNIVERSITY TO STRENGTHEN HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE RESILIENCE AND GREEN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE NORTH COUNTRY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today revealed that they secured $7,030,000 for Clarkson University in the end-of-year spending package. More than $6 million of this significant federal investment will help the Potsdam campus expand programs and educational opportunities to train the next generation of health care professionals. Additionally, the senators secured nearly $900,000 for Clarkson University's Green Energy on Demand rapid transit rese… Continue Reading


12.26.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE PRESIDENT BIDEN TO SWIFTLY APPROVE EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR WESTERN NEW YORK AND UPSTATE COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY DEADLY HOLIDAY WEEKEND BLIZZARD

Senators Say Emergency Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds for Impacted Counties Still Recovering From Double Blow Of Back To Back Winter Storms After The Record Breaking "Snowvember" Storm Deadly Blizzard Buried Buffalo And Upstate Communities In Nearly 4 Feet Of Snow, With More Still Coming, And Brutal Mix Of Frigid Temperatures And High Winds - Creating Impossible Road Conditions And Tragically Resulting In Over 20 New Yorkers Losing Their Lives Schumer, Gillibrand: Feds Must Provide Re… Continue Reading


12.23.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR WESTERN NEW YORK AND UPSTATE COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY HOLIDAY WEEKEND BLIZZARD

Senators Say Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds for Impacted Counties Still Recovering From Double Blow Of Back To Back Winter Storms After The Record Breaking Snowvember Storm Current Forecasts Predict Brutal Mix Of Frigid Temperatures, Snow, Rain, And High Winds - Creating Dangerous Conditions, With Meteorologists Already Referring The Event As Potentially A "Once-In-A-Generation Storm." Schumer & Gillibrand To FEMA: Stand Ready To Approve Any Requested Aid for Western NY &a… Continue Reading


12.23.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $5 BILLION INCLUDED IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL FOR THE HONORING OUR PACT ACT, WHICH EXTENDS VA CARE TO AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ VETERANS EXPOSED TO BURN PITS & OTHER TOXINS; THESE FUNDS WILL DELIVER DESPERATELY NEEDED MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS EXPOSED NY VETS

Schumer Led PACT Act To Passage After Years Of Fighting Alongside NY Vets To Extend VA Care; Veterans Have Struggled To Receive Coverage & Had Claims Repeatedly Denied For Long-Term Health Effects-From Cancers To Respiratory Illnesses-Caused By Toxins In Burn Pit Smoke; Funding Also Helps Vietnam Vets Exposed to Agent Orange Critical Funding For "Honoring Our PACT Act" Will Ensure Vets Exposed To Environmental Hazards Get The Health Care Benefits They Desperately Deserve Schumer: Every Bre… Continue Reading


12.23.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $4.4 MILLION IN BIPARTISAN SPENDING PACKAGE FOR NEW GREENWICH WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand revealed that the Village of Greenwich will receive $4.4 million in funding from the omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The funding will be used to build a new wastewater treatment plant for the Village of Greenwich. The omnibus is expected to pass Congress and be signed into law this week. The Village of Greenwich's wastewater treatment plant is at the end of its useful life and is in an advanced state o… Continue Reading


12.23.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $11 MILLION FOR SYRACUSE IN FEDERAL BIPARTISAN FUNDING PACKAGE; INCLUDES $2.5M TO BOLSTER SYR AIRPORT SECURITY OPERATIONS, $$$ TO FIGHT FOOD INSECURITY AND BOOST HEALTH CARE ACROSS CNY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are announcing that several of their priorities for Syracuse, including $2,500,000 in federal funding for security enhancements at Syracuse Hancock International Airport, were successfully passed in the final omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. Together, the senators secured $10.76 million for projects that will directly impact the Syracuse community. Notably, the senators secured $1.1 million to support su… Continue Reading


12.23.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $35 MILLION FOR TWENTY-TWO HUDSON VALLEY PROJECTS SECURED IN THE END-OF-YEAR SPENDING BILL; INCLUDING INCREASING ACCESS TO LIFESAVING CANCER TREATMENT IN ROCKLAND COUNTY, CONNECTING COMMUNITIES ALONG THE HUDSON RIVER, BOOSTING CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS, AND KICK-STARTING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS ACROSS THE HUDSON VALLEY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today revealed that the Hudson Valley will receive $35,694,472 in community project funding from the omnibus end-of-year spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 for critical local projects. "From boosting lifesaving cancer treatment at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern to connecting communities along the scenic Hudson River in Westchester and Rockland to boosting public safety in New Rochelle and finally fixi… Continue Reading


12.22.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.5 MILLION IN FUNDING PACKAGE FOR ALBANY CITY HALL RESTORATION AND RENOVATION

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand revealed that the City of Albany will receive $1.5 million in funding from the omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 to be used for the Albany City Hall Restoration & Renovation, Phase I and Phase II. The omnibus is expected to pass Congress and be signed into law this week. The funding will be used to kick off the engineering, design, and permitting phase of the renovation, allowing the City of Albany to… Continue Reading


12.22.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $14 MILLION FOR BUFFALO & WESTERN NY PROJECTS SECURED IN THE SOON-TO-PASS END-OF-YEAR SPENDING BILL; INCLUDING FUNDING TO COMBAT FOOD INSECURITY, COMPLETE COMMUNITY HUB IN NIAGARA FALLS, BOOST INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION ACROSS WESTERN NY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today revealed that Western New York will receive nearly $14 million in funding from the soon-to-pass omnibus end-of-year spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 for critical local projects. "From bolstering our facilities at the Niagara Air Base, to combatting food insecurity through organizations like FeedMore WNY to building up infrastructure on Main Street to helping area residents get the skills they need… Continue Reading


12.22.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.6 MILLION SECURED IN END-OF-YEAR SPENDING BILL TO EXPAND AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE IN OGDENSBURG, INCREASE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN CANTON

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the North Country will receive over $4.6 million in funding from the omnibus end-of-year spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 to help bolster economic development in downtown Canton, boost affordable housing, and expand desperately needed affordable childcare services in Ogdensburg. "From helping directly address childcare desserts in Ogdensburg to breathing new life into our Main Stree… Continue Reading


12.22.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION FOR AUBURN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL SECURED IN JUST ANNOUNCED END-OF-YEAR SPENDING PACKAGE TO BOOST THE EXPANSION OF THE HOSPITAL AS IT BUILDS ITS NEW CANCER CENTER AND PURCHASES ESSENTIAL MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO HELP FIGHT CANCER IN CAYUGA COUNTY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today revealed that Auburn Community Hospital will receive $2 million in the just announced end-of-year spending packaged to purchase essential medical equipment for cancer diagnostics and boost the expansion of the hospital as it breaks ground on its new state-of-the-art cancer center. "Auburn Community Hospital will soon have a modern, state-of-the art cancer treatment center, and now thanks to funding we secur… Continue Reading


12.22.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $10.8 BILLION TO LAUNCH FIRST-OF-THEIR KIND INITIATIVES CREATED IN CHIPS AND SCIENCE BILL; INCLUDES LARGEST $ INCREASE TO NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION IN HISTORY, AND $$ TO LAUNCH THE FIRST-EVER REGIONAL TECH & INNOVATION HUB COMPETITION; SCHUMER PUSHES TO GET MONEY TO UPSTATE NY

Schumer's Historic CHIPS & Science Bill Has Already Spurred Thousands Of Jobs In Upstate NY- And Now He's Secured First Major Down Payment Bringing Unprecedented New Investment For STEM Job Training, Strengthening Manufacturing, And Creating Regional Tech And Innovation Hubs Competition New Funds Will Help Prepare New York Workers For Semiconductor & Other Tech And Manufacturing Careers, Revitalize Economically Distressed Areas, Attract New Businesses, And Supercharge Research At Univer… Continue Reading


12.21.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NIAGARA COUNTY RECEIVES NEARLY $1 MILLION THROUGH THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW TO REPLACE DETERIORATING HARTLAND ROAD BRIDGE OVER GOLDEN HILL CREEK IN SOMERSET

Schumer, Gillibrand: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Just Helped Bridge The Gap For Critical Bridge Replacement In Niagara County U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Niagara County received $959,304 through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program to replace the structurally deteriorating Hartland Road Bridge over Golden Hill Creek. Schumer said that this major federal boost comes… Continue Reading


12.21.22

EIGHT MONTHS AFTER HIS IN-PERSON PROMISE, SCHUMER DELIVERS $7.5 MILLION IN END-OF-YEAR SPENDING BILL TO FUND REPAIRS & HELP RESTORE BUFFALO’S USS THE SULLIVANS, ENSURING THE BELOVED LANDMARK WILL REMAIN IN BUFFALO’S NAVAL PARK FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

Earlier This Year Buffalo's Treasured WWII Naval Museum Ship Started Sinking After A Serious Hull Breach; Schumer Immediately Came To Buffalo And Began Working To Develop An All Hands On Deck Approach To Save WNY Landmark, Which Honors The Five Sullivan Brothers Who All Died While Serving Together During WWII Senator Promised He'd Secure Robust Funding To Give Financial Lifeboat The USS The Sullivans Needed To Assist with Critical Repairs - Now, Just In Time For Christmas - Schumer Announces Th… Continue Reading


12.21.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE FORT DRUM RECEIVES NEARLY $10 MILLION IN OMNIBUS SPENDING PACKAGE TO MAKE CRITICAL SECURITY UPDATES AND MOVE FORWARD ON STATE-OF-THE-ART COMBAT PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING FACILITY

Senators Fiercely Advocated For Funding To Be Included In Omnibus Spending Package To Ensure Fort Drum Achieves Peak Mission Readiness Schumer, Gillibrand: Investing In Fort Drum Is Investing In Future Of The North Country & Our National Defense U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following their staunch advocacy for the soldiers and families of Fort Drum, the senators have secured nearly $10 million for two major Fort D… Continue Reading


12.21.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS $2.4 MILLION FOR PEEKSKILL TO TRANSFORM ABANDONED FIRE STATION INTO NEW COMMERCIAL KITCHEN FOOD INCUBATOR CREATING NEW JOBS, ATTRACTING NEW BUSINESSES, AND GROWING THE HUDSON VALLEY’S FLOURISHING FOOD ECONOMY

Schumer Says Funding Will Breathe New Life Into The Old Centennial Hose Municipal Fire Station By Establishing A State-Of-The-Art Culinary Incubator For Local Businesses New Food Industry Hub Will Establish A Space For Entrepreneurs To Grow Their Businesses, Create New Jobs, And Foster New Workforce Partnerships With Hospitality Industry Schumer: Fed Investment Will Help Cook Up Jobs And New Business Opportunities In The Hudson Valley!   U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer t… Continue Reading


12.19.22

AFTER ONE OF THE MOST PRODUCTIVE CONGRESSES IN DECADES, AND BEING ELECTED TO A RECORD SETTING 5th TERM TO THE U.S. SENATE, SCHUMER COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES FOR THE 24th TIME; SENATOR CALLS THIS TOUR ONE OF MOST IMPACTFUL OF HIS CAREER; AFTER DELIVERING BILLIONS FOR NY AND CREATING THOUSANDS OF GOOD PAYING JOBS THIS YEAR, SCHUMER FINISHES ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE IN SARATOGA COUNTY, WITH 118 TOTAL VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND

During Schumer's 1998 Senate Election, He Vowed To Visit Every Single New York County Each Year- Now After Re-Election To A Historic 5th Term And Becoming Majority Leader, The Tradition Continues This Year - As He Led One Of The Most Productive Senates In Decades, Schumer Delivers One Of The Largest Economic Development Project in U.S. History To Upstate NY, Creating Thousands of New Good Paying Jobs, And Secures Billions For Infrastructure, Lowers Prescription Drug Costs, And Passes The Larges… Continue Reading


12.16.22

WITH CHINESE CHIP COMPANIES THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY AND JOBS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PRESIDENT HAS HEEDED HIS CALL AND WILL ADD YMTC – ONE OF CHINA’S LEADING CHIP MAKERS – TO A TRADE BLACKLIST; ADMINISTRATION ACTION WILL STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY AND PROTECT THE DOMESTIC CHIP INDUSTRY

With Upstate NY Growing As a Global Hub For The Microchip Industry, Thanks To Schumer's Historic CHIPS And Science Law, Feds Just Delivered A New Protection To Limit Chinese Growth In The Semiconductor Industry And Help Ensure More Microchips Are Made In Places Like Upstate NY, Not China For Months, Schumer Highlighted How China's YMTC Posed An Immediate Threat To Our National Security; Now They Are Added To Ban List Along With Other Chinese Communist Party-Backed Companies Schumer: Today&rsq… Continue Reading

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