Press Releases

10.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $750K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NYC-BASED IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services' Competitive Grants Provide Resources to Expand Citizenship Preparation Services to Lawful Permanent Residents USCIS Grant Awardees Include Ansob Center for Refugees, Bronx Works, Inc., and the Catholic Migration Services NEW YORK, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding for New York City-based organizations including the Ansob Center for Refugees, Bronx Works, Inc., and the Cath… Continue Reading


10.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $550K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK STATE BASED IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services' Competitive Grants Provide Resources to Expand Citizenship Preparation Services to Lawful Permanent Residents; USCIS Grant Awardees Include the Catholic Charities of Rochester and Syracuse U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $550,000 in federal funding for organizations in New York State through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Catholic Charities of Rochester and the Catholic Charit… Continue Reading


10.02.20

CONTINUING A LONG HISTORY OF SUPPORT FOR DEFENSE INDUSTRY IN WNY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $16 MILLION FROM DOD FOR BUFFALO-BASED CUBRC; SENATOR SAYS FUNDING WILL BOOST WORLD-CLASS ORGANIZATION AND WNY ECONOMY

CUBRC, A Buffalo-Based, Independent Not-For-Profit Research Entity, Is Home To Groundbreaking Scientists And Facilities Focused On US Defense Needs Including The Large Energy National Shock Tunnel (LENS) Complex Senator Says CUBRC's State-Of-The-Art Facilities And Committed Buffalo Workforce Inspire Continued Investment from DOD Schumer: Continued Support For World-Class CUBRC Operation Keeps The US At The Forefront Of Hypersonic Technology Continuing his nearly a decade and a half of fight… Continue Reading


10.01.20

SCHUMER, MEEKS ANNOUNCE: FOLLOWING THEIR SUCCESSFUL EFFORT TO SECURE $91M FUNDING, CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT HAS BEEN AWARDED FOR EXPANSION AND RENOVATION PROJECT AT NATIONAL GUARD READINESS CENTER AT JAMAICA ARMORY IN QUEENS, NEW YORK; PROJECT WILL MODERNIZE INFRASTRUCTURE & ENHANCE READINESS

Senator, Congressman Previously Secured $91M In NDAA FY2020 To Fully Fund Addition To Readiness Center and Restoration Of Facility To Support Training, Administrative, and Logistical Needs Senator, Congressman: Readiness Center Improvements At Jamaica Armory Will Boost SE Queens and Enhance Readiness And Response Capabilities In NYC Metro Area U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Gregory Meeks today announced that, following their successful push to secure a histor… Continue Reading


10.01.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $12 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY AND NYCHA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Federal Funding Will Help Offset Increased Expenses Stemming From COVID-19 Crisis U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,476,039 in federal funding for the New York Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York City Housing Authority. The growing coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed New York's hospital and housing systems -- decimating supplies and creating a crisis for workers on the frontlines of combatting the virus. This… Continue Reading


09.29.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE, FOLLOWING THEIR YEAR+ OF ADVOCACY, FORT DRUM RECEIVES OVER $21 MILLION TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF NEW UAV HANGAR, WHICH MODERNIZES BASE INFRASTRUCTURE, EXPANDS CAPABILTIES AVAILABLE AT FORT DRUM, & BOOSTS THE NORTH COUNTRY ECONOMY

New Hangar Will Provide More Space To House And Service New Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Year-Round Senators Fiercely Advocated For Funding To Be Included In FY2020 Bipartisan Omnibus Spending Package Schumer, Gillibrand: New UAV Hangar At Fort Drum Will Keep World-Class Installation Ahead Of The Curve U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced, after their persistent efforts last… Continue Reading


09.29.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $20 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH IN LOW-INCOME & DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW YORK

Federal Funding Enables Vital Economic Development And Financial Services To Low-Income Neighborhoods, Businesses And Families; 35 NY Organizations To Receive Federal Funding Senators Say Awards Build Capacity of CDFIs, Helping Meet the Unique Needs Of Economically Underserved Communities Schumer, Gillibrand: Investment Into Vulnerable Communities Is Critical To Recovery Of Entire NY Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $20,110,750 in fed… Continue Reading


09.28.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO ESTABLISH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT NETWORK FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS

Funding Will Help Ensure Farmers and Ranchers Have Access To Affordable Mental Health and Stress Assistance Close to Home U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced $7,164,124 million in federal funding to provide New York's agricultural producers with local and affordable mental health and stress assistance. The Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) was created to connect farm… Continue Reading


09.28.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $19.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PLATTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FREDERICK DOUGLASS-GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AND SARATOGA COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Reconstruct Runway Lighting, Rehabilitate Pavement, And Build New Wildlife Perimeter Fencing Plattsburgh International Airport To Receive $13.5M, & Frederick Douglass-Greater Rochester International Airport To Receive $2.4M, Saratoga County To Receive $3.7M In Federal Funding Senators: FAA Funding Helps Upstate Economy Take Off U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) h… Continue Reading


09.28.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DELGADO ANNOUNCE OVER $124,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH IN HUDSON VALLEY’S LOW-INCOME & DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES

Federal Funding Enables Vital Economic Development And Financial Services To Low-Income Neighborhoods, Businesses And Families; Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation To Receive Federal Funding Reps Say Award Builds Capacity of Organization To Help Meet the Unique Needs Of Economically Underserved Communities In the Hudson Valley Reps: Investment Into Vulnerable Communities Is Critical To Recovery Of Hudson Valley Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gill… Continue Reading


09.27.20

SCHUMER RALLIES WITH LOCAL FAMILIES THAT HAVE PRE-EXISTING HEALTH CONDITIONS & DEEP WORRY ABOUT BARRETT ON THE SUPREME COURT; A VOTE FOR JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT IS A VOTE TO ELIMINATE HEALTHCARE FOR MILLIONS AMID A PANDEMIC

Barrett Has Actually Criticized Ruling To Uphold Affordable Care Act, Claiming That If Justices Read Law, They Would "Have Had To Invalidate" In Entirety Justice Ginsburg's Dying Wish Was That She Not Be Replaced Until A New President Is Installed; Confirming Barrett Would Tear Down All Things Ginsburg Fought For Schumer: On Behalf Of Healthcare Rights & So Many More, I Will OPPOSE This Nomination  Standing with local families that have pre-existing health conditions themselves or … Continue Reading


09.25.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS ANNOUNCE NEARLY $15.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR LEAD HAZARD REDUCTION

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced $15,430,102.46 in federal funding for lead hazard reduction in nearly 900 households across New York State. The funding was administered through Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lead Hazard Reduction and Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant program. The funds will be used to remove lead hazards and help recipients partner with medical and social service providers… Continue Reading


09.25.20

AS MANY SCHOOLS ACROSS NEW YORK BEGIN YEAR WITH REMOTE LEARNING, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FCC TO IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE MORE FUNDING FOR BETTER INTERNET CONNECTION – VIA THE E-RATE PROGRAM –TO CLOSE GROWING “HOMEWORK GAP”

Pandemic Has Increased Demand For E-Rate Program, Which Is An Important Source Of Funding Connecting New York's Schools, Libraries, And Vulnerable Students To The Internet - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to immediately fund the E-Rate program to provide improved internet connectivity for students at home. Studies show the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the "homework gap" experienced by an estimated 16 million … Continue Reading


09.24.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BRINDISI ANNOUNCE OVER $4.6 MILLION TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM SUPERVISION PROGRAM IN THE 22ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Reps Secure Funding For Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Oneida Counties, & Parts Of Broome, Herkimer, Oswego, And Tioga Counties Funding Will Ensure Counties Can Enforce The National Primary Drinking Water Regulations And Meet Requirements Of The Safe Drinking Water Act Reps: Funding Will Help Safe Drinking Water Flow In Southern Tier, Central New York, And Mohawk Valley U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Anthony Brindisi today announced $4… Continue Reading


09.23.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $37.9 MILLION IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR SEVEN UPSTATE TOWNS AND VILLAGES

Federal Funding Will Ensure Upstate Residents Have Access To Clean Water, Reliable Sanitation, And Storage For Firefighting Purposes Senators Say Over 20.5K Rural Residents Will Benefit From USDA Funding Schumer, Gillibrand, USDA Funding Will Keep Upstate Towns And Villages Flowing U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced federal funding totaling $37,901,000 allocated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development as part of the… Continue Reading


09.19.20

SCHUMER STATEMENT FOLLOWING THE FATAL SHOOTING IN ROCHESTER

Following the mass shooting in Rochester this morning that took the lives of two and injured fourteen, Senator Schumer released the following statement: "I am devastated by the heartbreaking news of a mass shooting in Rochester last night, and I send my deepest condolences to the loved ones of those killed and my well wishes for the speedy recovery of those injured. The senseless devastation of more lives lost, families destroyed, and communities forever changed by gun violence is yet another p… Continue Reading


09.18.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE POSTMASTER GENERAL TO REVERSE HARMFUL OPERATIONAL CHANGES TO U.S. POSTAL SERVICE THAT HAVE RESULTED IN DELAYS OF MEDICATIONS TO NEW YORKERS

Following alarming reports that delivery time for critical prescription medications have increased, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy calling for the immediate reversal of harmful operational changes. During the pandemic, even more New Yorkers, especially seniors, are relying on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for their prescription medications. However, increased demand, coupled with changes made by DeJoy, have slowed operatio… Continue Reading


09.18.20

FOLLOWING AN ALL-OUT PUSH, INCLUDING A PERSONAL CALL TO SECRETARY ESPER, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $9 MILLION DOD FUNDING FOR WATERTOWN YMCA COMMUNITY CENTER, BOOSTING DOWNTOWN WATERTOWN, FORT DRUM, AND REGIONAL ECONOMY

Jefferson County Applied For $9M Grant From DoD To Convert Vacant Building In Downtown Watertown Into YMCA Community Center; Schumer Has Been Fighting To Secure The Funding Since June Senator Says Funding Will Revitalize Regional Economy And Improve Quality Of Life For Fort Drum Military Families Schumer: DoD Funding For Watertown YMCA Will Boost Jefferson County Economy After his personal call to Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper earlier this month, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today … Continue Reading


09.17.20

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO IMMEDIATELY CANCEL UP TO $50,000 IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT PER STUDENT ACROSS UPSTATE NY; WITH 2.4 MILLION NEW YORKERS OWING ALMOST $90 BILLION, SENATOR LEADS CHARGE TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IN 2021 TO ATTACK STUDENT DEBT CRISIS

Nearly 2.4 Million New Yorkers Owe $89.5 Billion In Federal Student Loans; Senator Says President Has Existing Executive Authority To Cancel Student Loan Debt Canceling Student Loan Debt Will Relieve A Huge Burden On NY's Young People and Families During COVID-19 & Beyond, Close The Wealth Gap, And Boost Our Economy Schumer: Plan Will Provide Complete Forgiveness Of Student Loans For More Than 75% Of Borrowers And Some Critical Debt Forgiveness For 95% Of People With Student Debt Cont… Continue Reading


09.17.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ITHACA’S CAYUGA LAKE WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION PROJECT

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,372,533 in federal funding to develop pedestrian-friendly infrastructure along the Cayuga Lake Waterfront in the City of Ithaca. These funds will be used to redesign a .85 mile stretch of Route 13 to better facilitate pedestrian and bikers usage, and to greatly reduce traffic. The funds will also extend 5th Street for direct access to the Cayuga Lake waterfront.  "Ithaca's Cayuga… Continue Reading

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