Press Releases

09.24.21

SCHUMER: L3HARRIS TO MAKE RADIOS UNDER $345 MILLION U.S. ARMY PURCHASE ORDER AS PART OF MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR CONTRACTS; SCHUMER FOUGHT SO L3HARRIS COULD COMPETE FOR MULTI-BILLION CONTRACTS & SAYS WITH AWARD NOW ARMY RECOGNIZES ROCHESTER COMPANY PROVIDES THE MOST DURABLE, DEPENDABLE AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

L3Harris Awarded Two Purchase Orders To Provide Thousands Of State-Of-The-Art Leader And Manpack Radios For U.S. Army; Multi-Year, Multi-Billion-Dollar Contracts Will Boost Economic Recovery Of Rochester & Growth Of L3Harris Schumer: Contracts Are A Win For Our Troops, L3Harris, And The Rochester-Finger Lakes Regional Economy U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that L3Harris Technologies in Rochester has been selected by the U.S. Army to manufacture 1,540 AN/PRC-… Continue Reading


09.23.21

FOLLOWING NEWS THAT HORIZON ORGANIC WILL LEAVE ALMOST 100 FARMS IN THE NORTHEAST, SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES IN ALL-OUT EFFORT TO SAVE NEW YORK’S ORGANIC DAIRY FARMS; SCHUMER CALLS ON USDA SECRETARY VILSACK TO PROVIDE NY’S ORGANIC DAIRY FARMERS WITH MUCH NEEDED CHEDDAR

In August 2022, Horizon Organic Is Set To End Contracts With Small And Mid-Sized Organic Dairy Farmers Across New York Senator Urges USDA To Close Loopholes And Provide Long-Overdue Protection For Organic Dairy Industry And Livelihoods Of Farmers Schumer To USDA: Get 'Moo'-ving To Protect Our Upstate Organic Dairy Farmers Following news that Horizon Organic, a subsidiary of multinational food conglomerate Danone, plans to terminate contracts in August of 2022 with organic dairy farmers … Continue Reading


09.22.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND PUSH PRESIDENT BIDEN TO SWIFTLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOLLOWING SEVERE FLOODING FROM TROPICAL STORM FRED IN UPSTATE NY

Senators Say FEMA Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds For Impacted Communities In The Southern Tier, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, And Finger Lakes Tropical Storm Fred Severely Damaged Homes, Schools, And Businesses; Senators Send Letter To President Urging Disaster Declaration For Federal Assistance U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today sent a letter to President Biden urging him to approve a major disaster declaration in Upst… Continue Reading


09.21.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF CONGRESSMAN SHERWOOD BOEHLERT

"I'm saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend, former Congressman Sherwood Boehlert. Sherry and I were colleagues in the House of Representatives for fifteen years and our friendship transcended partisanship and even included sharing a locker at the House gym," said United States Senator Chuck Schumer. "The rewards of Sherry's dedication to his district can be seen today: whether at the former Griffiss Air Force base following the revitalization he spearheaded or as the Adirondacks tee… Continue Reading


09.21.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: NEW YORKERS BEING BIT BY ‘RECORD’ NUMBER OF MOSQUITOS AS MORE & MORE WEST NILE VIRUS POOLS –OVER 1K-- CONFIRMED; WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, MOSQUITO SEASON COULD LAST EVEN LONGER; SENATOR ANNOUNCES NEW FED PUSH TO BOOST FUNDS LOCALITIES NEED TO BEAT BACK THE BUG & DISEASES BEFORE SPREAD

Ask Any Outdoor Diner Or BBQ Guest--- NY Is Seeing 'Record Levels' Of Mosquito Activity & With Many Have Cases Of West Nile; Mosquito Season Likely To Last Well Into Fall Because Of Particularly Wet Summer & Changing Climate Schumer Unveils Upcoming Push To Increase CDC 'Vector' Funds & Keep Localities Fully-Funded To Zap Mosquito Populations, Educate Public & Beat Back Diseases Like West Nile Schumer: New York Is Itching To Overcome Rising Mosquito Population - But This Requi… Continue Reading


09.15.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: 10% OF STEUBEN COUNTY RESIDENTS LACK HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS; SCHUMER CALLS ON SECRETARY RAIMONDO TO IMMEDIATELY APPROVE OVER $22 MILLION IN FEDERAL DOLLARS TO GET CRITICAL BROADBAND PROJECTS STARTED ASAP

Steuben County Officials Worked With Local Internet Providers, Including Southern Tier Network To Propose Broadband Project Schumer Calls For Over $22M To Bring High-Speed Internet To The 10% Of Residents Who Lack Connection Schumer To Commerce: It's Time To Speed Up This Critical Project For Steuben County A fierce advocate for high-speed internet access in rural communities across New York, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today called on the Department of Commerce to approve … Continue Reading


09.14.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: $3 MILLION FED INVESTMENT FOR UALBANY WOULD SUPERCHARGE SEVERE WEATHER DATA SYSTEMS AND FORECAST STORMS; AS CLIMATE CHANGE MAKES TRACKING WEATHER PATTERNS HARDER & HARDER, SENATOR ANNOUNCES PUSH TO UPGRADE HYPERLOCAL, REAL-TIME WEATHER FORECASTS IN NY & NATION VIA UPCOMING FED BUDGET

NY Has Hyper-Local Weather Observation Stations Scattered Across The State Called A 'Mesonet' That Deliver Real-Time Weather Data -Headquartered Out Of SUNY Albany -But This Artery-Like System Must Be Maintained, Upgraded & Incorporated With NOAA Modeling To Keep Pace With Tech & Climate Change Schumer Says A Bang-For-The-Buck Investment In UAlbany-Hosted Systems Can Help Beef-Up NY's Weather Warning Web By Adding More Observation Locations, Maintaining Existing Network & Filling Co… Continue Reading


09.10.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $12 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING TO HIRE NEW FIREFIGHTERS IN FIRE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK

Senators Say Upstate Firefighters Have Worked Tirelessly Throughout The COVID-19 Pandemic, Now Face Staffing And Budget Issues Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Funding Will Help Bolster Upstate Fire Departments U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,316,450 in federal funding for five fire departments across Upstate New York to hire new firefighters. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Fe… Continue Reading


09.09.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE COMMISSARY KITCHEN INCUBATOR’S RIBBON CUTTING AT ROCHESTER’S SIBLEY BUILDING

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement regarding the Commissary Kitchen's ribbon cutting at Rochester's Sibley Building: Senator Schumer said, "For decades the Sibley building was a gathering place for the Rochester community and an anchor for jobs and the economic prosperity of downtown. That’s why I was proud to secure a $1 million federal grant to create the Commissary Downtown Kitchen Incubator, which together with The Mercantile on Main, are l… Continue Reading


09.09.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: PREGNANT BLACK MOMS 3X MORE LIKELY TO DIE & OVER TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE COMPLICATED BIRTHS; IN ROCHESTER—WHERE DEATH RATES EXCEED NY & U.S AVERAGES— SCHUMER, JOINED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL LETITIA JAMES, LAUNCHES MAJOR TWO-PRONG INITIATIVE TO COMBAT NY & MONROE’S MATERNAL HEALTH CRISIS, MAKING NY MOMS & FAMILIES SAFER

NY Exceeds U.S. Maternal Morbidity & Mortality Rates, With Monroe Having One Of NY's Worst Rates - With 51% Higher Maternal Mortality For Monroe's Black Moms & 300% Higher Infant Mortality Rate For Black Babies  Schumer Unveils Two-Part Plan: 1) Pass The Black Maternal Health 'Momnibus’ Act & 2) Expand Medicaid for Mothers, Including Yearlong Postpartum Coverage and Doula & Midwife Services Schumer, James: Rochester’s Black Moms Deserve Top … Continue Reading


09.02.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR NEW YORK CITY, LONG ISLAND & HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITIES RAVAGED BY TROPICAL STORM IDA

On September 1st, Remnants of Tropical Storm Ida Deluged New York City, Long Island, and Hudson Valley Regions, Killing New Yorkers, Damaging Homes, Businesses, Subways And Roads With Record-Breaking Rainfall & Dangerous Flooding Senators Say FEMA Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds For Impacted Communities In Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster & Westchester Counties Senators To FEMA: Mobilize Dis… Continue Reading


09.01.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: NEARLY 14K HOMES & BUSINESSES ACROSS 1,700+ MILES IN CENTRAL NEW YORK LACK MODERN INTERNET ACCESS – INCLUDING 1 IN 4 SYRACUSE HOMES; SENATOR SAYS BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL WOULD DELIVER HISTORIC $65B TO HELP CLOSE CNY’S URBAN & RURAL DIGITAL DIVIDE

Schumer-Negotiated Infrastructure Deal Includes Record Funding To Bring Fast & Affordable Internet To Undeserved Communities In Rural & Urban Parts Of CNY Schumer Says New Survey Shows An Estimated 14,000 Homes & Businesses Across 1,700+ Miles In Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego Counties Lack Access To High-Speed Internet; While 1 in 4 Syracuse Residents Still Don't Have Internet Schumer: Closing The Digital Divide Will Fully Connect Central New York To The 21st Centu… Continue Reading


09.01.21

STANDING AT STAMP, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PUSH TO GROW AND ATTRACT NEW JOBS & TENANTS TO WNY TECH CAMPUS; SCHUMER LAUNCHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO ESTABLISH STAMP AS HOME FOR NEW SEMICONDUCTOR FAB AND SECURE $9.5B+ TO BOOST CLEAN ENERGY INDUSTRIES, SUPERCHARGING PLUG POWER’S STAMP SITE AND ROCHESTER FACTORIES

Schumer Doubles Down On Efforts To 1) Secure New Federal Investment To Attract Semiconductor Fab To STAMP And 2) Launches $9.5+ Billion Push For New Hydrogen Fuel Investments In Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill And Budget Reconciliation Bill To Supercharge Plug Power's STAMP And Rochester Factories With STAMP In Contention For New $17B Samsung Chip Fab, Schumer-Led USICA Creates First-Ever Incentives To Land New Semiconductor Fab At STAMP & Schumer-Led Infrastructure Bills Would Put Plug Pow… Continue Reading


09.01.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $11 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN NEW YORK STATE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $11,499,044 in federal funding for fire departments across New York State. The funding will be used to provide protective gear, training, and supplies to emergency personnel across more than ninety fire departments. This federal funding was administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). "From the … Continue Reading


08.25.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE POTENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR UPSTATE COMMUNITIES RAVAGED BY TROPICAL STORM FRED

On August 18th, Remnants of Tropical Storm Fred Ravaged Steuben, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida Counties and Several Other Upstate Communities, Damaging Homes, Businesses, Bridges, Roads, And Inundating a Local School With Nearly 4 Feet of Water And Debris Senators Say FEMA Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds For Steuben County And Other Impacted Communities In The Southern Tier, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, And Finger Lakes Senators To FEMA: Mobilize Disaster Assessment Teams &… Continue Reading


08.21.21

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND LETTER URGING FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE POTENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR NEW YORK IN ANTICIPATION OF HURRICANE HENRI

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks, U.S. Congressman Tom Suozzi, and U.S. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice today sent the following letter to FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell: Dear Administrator: We write in strong support of communities in New York ahead of what is predicted to be severe weather. We urge the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready, if requested, to work with affected counties and New Y… Continue Reading


08.20.21

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY OF STARPOINT AP EXAMS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT UPS WILL REIMBURSE ALL 106 STUDENTS FOR TESTING COSTS AND PROVIDE THEM A SCHOLARSHIP; SCHUMER SECURES $440 FOR EACH IMPACTED STUDENT

Yesterday, Schumer Announced That After A Long Search, UPS Found and Delivered Starpoint High's Lost AP Exams, Which Will Be Scored; Students Can Now Receive College Credits & Boost College Admissions Applications Since The Tests Were Lost, Schumer Has Been Working With UPS To Find The Tests AND Get Compensation For The Impacted Students; UPS Has Apologized and Committed $440 In Reimbursements and Scholarships For All 106 Starpoint Students Schumer: A+ All Around - Tests Were Found And … Continue Reading


08.18.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL INCLUDES RECORD $74 MILLION FOR CENTRO – A 34% INCREASE FOR OPERATIONS AND CAPITAL EXPENSES; PACKAGE ALSO PROVIDES MILLIONS IN FUNDING FOR BUS RAPID TRANSIT, NEW BUSES AND MORE

The Schumer-Led Infrastructure Bill Includes A Historic $74 Million Over 5 Years for CENTRO - $18.9M More Than Previous 5-Year Spending Plan Bipartisan Deal Also Includes $8B In Funding For USDOT's Capital Investment Grants Program - Which Could Boost Effort To Bring Bus Rapid Transit To Syracuse Schumer: Federal Funding Boost Will Keep CENTRO – And CNY Riders – Rolling Into The Future After securing $38.4 million for the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (CENTRO… Continue Reading


08.18.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: AFTER LONG SEARCH, LOST STARPOINT HIGH SCHOOL AP EXAMS HAVE BEEN FOUND AND ARE IN THE HANDS OF COLLEGE BOARD & WILL BE GRADED; AFTER SENATOR CALLED ON UPS TO USE ALL AVAILABLE RESOURCES, FIND TESTS, & GET STUDENTS THE CREDIT THEY DESERVED, UPS PULLED OUT ALL THE STOPS TO TRACK DOWN LOST TESTS

Starpoint High School Students Spent Whole Year During Pandemic Preparing For Challenging AP Exams, Only For UPS To Lose The Exams; Now, Exams Have Been Located And Await Evaluation by College Board Schumer Celebrates With Starpoint Students; Found AP Exams Means Students Can Receive College Credits And Boost College Admissions Applications Schumer: Bubble In Success! Starpoint AP Exams Are Found! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that the over 100 lost Advanced … Continue Reading


08.18.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: $28 MILLION INVESTMENT IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WOULD KICK-START EXPANSION FOR ALBANY AIRPORT & SEND REGION INTO NEW HEIGHTS; SCHUMER-NEGOTIATED DEAL WOULD DELIVER HISTORIC $$$ FOR CAPITAL REGION INFRASTRUCTURE, CREATE GOOD-PAYING JOBS & HELP REGIONAL ECONOMY TAKE OFF

Fed Funds Schumer Just Included In Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Could Revitalize Capital Region's Infrastructure - Including New Airport Expansion - Supporting New Jobs & Fueling Local Economy Schumer Secured Over $28M For Albany International – The Capital Region's Hub – In Addition To Billions More For Other Capital Region Infrastructure Projects Schumer: Infrastructure Investment Would Lift Capital Region To Soaring Heights  A week after the Schumer-negotiated b… Continue Reading

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