Press Releases

12.09.20

SCHUMER: L3HARRIS TO MAKE RADIOS UNDER THIRD U.S. ARMY CONTRACT WORTH $57 MILLION; SENATOR SAYS ARMY RECOGNIZES ROCHESTER COMPANY PROVIDES THE MOST DURABLE, DEPENDABLE AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Federal Investment Is Critical To Economic Recovery Of Rochester & Growth of L3Harris Schumer: Contract Is A Win For Our Troops, L3Harris, And The Rochester-Finger Lakes Regional Economy U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that L3Harris Technologies, in Rochester, New York, has been selected by the U.S. Army to manufacture Falcon IV® AN/PRC-163 two-channel handheld radios, along with related equipment and services. This is the third order of radios that L3Harris will pro… Continue Reading


12.08.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON IJC TO ALLOW INTERNATIONAL LAKE ONTARIO-ST. LAWRENCE RIVER BOARD TO DEVIATE FROM PLAN 2014 AND PREVENT SPRING FLOODING IN 2021; SENATORS SAY MAXIMIZING MOSES-SAUDERS DAM OUTFLOWS NOW WILL STAVE OFF PROPERTY DAMAGE & ECONOMIC LOSSES OF LAKE ONTARIO AND ST. LAWRENCE RIVER COMMUNITIES ALREADY REELING FROM PANDEMIC

With All Upstream Great Lakes Already Above Their Average December Water Levels, Lake Ontario Must Be Ready For Spring Draining; Lake Erie Alone Is 25 Inches Above Average Senators Say Measures Last Winter To Increase Outflow From Lake Ontario Saved Lakefront Communities From Spring Flooding Risk; Same Action Must Be Taken This Winter Schumer, Gillibrand To IJC: Action Now Will Prevent Devastation Of Lake Ontario Next Spring Continuing their efforts to secure federal support for Lake Onta… Continue Reading


12.07.20

STANDING WITH CONGRESSMAN-ELECT BOWMAN, JONES & TORRES, SCHUMER PUSHES PLAN TO IMMEDIATELY CANCEL UP TO $50,000 IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT PER STUDENT; WITH 2.4 MILLION NY’ERS OWING ALMOST $90 BILLION, SENATOR & INCOMING REPS LEAD CHARGE TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IN 2021 TO ATTACK STUDENT DEBT CRISIS

Senator & Soon-To-Be-Sworn-In Reps Say President Biden Will Have Executive Authority To Cancel Student Loan Debt; Nearly 2.4 Million New Yorkers Owe $89.5 Billion In Federal Student Loans Canceling Student Loan Debt Will Relieve A Huge Burden On NY's Young People, Particularly People Of Color & Families; Student Debt Accounts For Substantial Percentage of Racial Wealth Gap Schumer & Rep-Elects: New Yorkers Need Substantial Relief From Burden Of Student Loans The Pandemic Has Only M… Continue Reading


12.07.20

CULMINATING HIS MAJOR PUSH TO INCLUDE FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SEMICONDUCTOR AMENDMENT, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MASSIVE FEDERAL INITIATIVE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING IN FINAL NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL – TO CREATE UNPRECEDENTED FEDERAL INVESTMENT FOR COMPANIES LIKE GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, AND MORE, GENERATE NEW JOBS, AND KICK UPSTATE ECONOMY INTO HIGH GEAR

With The U.S. Leading The Microelectronics Industry, Schumer Fought to Secure This Critical Federal Support For Commercial & Defense-Related Microelectronics Projects To Keep U.S. On Top Senator Says Provision Will Allow NY-Based Companies, Like ON Semiconductor, Cree, Inc., IBM, GlobalFoundries, To Grow And Will Ease U.S. Reliance On Foreign-Made Semiconductors, Alleviating National Security Risks And Boosting U.S. Competitiveness Schumer: U.S. Semiconductor Industry And Upstate Economy … Continue Reading


12.04.20

FOLLOWING NATIONAL PUSH LAUNCHED IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MUST-PASS NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL WILL AUTHORIZE $8 BILLION IN NEW CRITICAL HEALTH BENEFITS FOR VETS SUFFERING FROM AGENT ORANGE-LINKED ILLNESSES

Schumer Has Been Pushing To Expand List Of Diseases Associated With Exposure To 'Agent Orange' Herbicide That NY Vets Came Into Contact With During Vietnam War Service; But Feds Have Been Foot-Dragging-- Even Blocked Action-UNTIL NOW; Secures Billions For As Many As 240,000 NY Vietnam Vets Senator Says Legislation Will End Unwarranted Delay, Adds Parkinson's, Bladder Cancer, And Hypothyroidism To Existing Federal List of Ailments Tied To Agent Orange Exposure, & Gives Vets Their Healthcare… Continue Reading


12.04.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $600,000 TO SUPPORT HALOMINE INC’S RESEARCH EFFORTS TO IMPROVE FOOD SAFETY AND DISINFECTANT PROCESS

Forty-Eight Million Americans Suffer From Foodborne Illnesses Yearly; Ithaca Based Research Could Revolutionize Sanitization Of Food Processing Equipment  U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for Halomine, Inc, a Cornell University-based company. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Small Business Innovation Resear… Continue Reading


12.03.20

SCHUMER, DURING FIRST MEETING WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S DHS NOMINEE, ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS, PUSHES HOMELAND SECURITY NOMINEE TO ADDRESS CONGESTION AT THE NORTHERN BORDER UPON CONFIRMATION; BEFORE EVEN PRESIDENT-ELECT TAKES OFFICE, SENATOR MAKES WESTERN NY SECURITY, ECONOMIC CONCERNS, AND PROSPERITY A TOP PRIORITY

Schumer Has Worked For Years With Multiple Administrations To Resolve Delays At Peace Bridge, Which Impede Cross-Border Commerce & Create Security Vulnerabilities Senator Plugs WNY Priority To DHS Nominee Mayorkas, To Ensure WNY Security & Commerce Issues Are Addressed ASAP By Incoming Administration Schumer To DHS Nominee: Congestion At The Norther Border Must Be Resolved To Secure Western New York's Future Continuing his efforts to ensure the security and prosperity of Western New … Continue Reading


12.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $5 MILLION FOR NEW YORK STATE IN HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT VOUCHERS TO PREVENT YOUTH HOMELESSNESS AND TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT LIVING FOR THE DISABLED

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,842,051 in federal funding allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The COVID-19 health and economic crisis has put 30-40 million people at risk of eviction. This federal funding will provide direct financial assistance for at-risk tenants to prevent homelessness in New York's communities. Specifically, this funding will provide support and assistance to youth exper… Continue Reading


11.30.20

CULMINATING OVER A DECADE OF WORK & ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF WNY VETERANS, SCHUMER DEDICATES WESTERN NEW YORK NATIONAL CEMETERY; IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING CEREMONY, SENATOR STANDS WITH LOCAL HEROES AND VET LEADERS TO CELEBRATE SERVICE & SACRIFICE OF THOUSANDS OF WNY VETERANS WHO CAN NOW BE LAID TO REST AT A NATIONAL CEMETERY

WNY Veterans, Who Earned The Right To Be Buried In A National Cemetery, Have Not Had Access To Such An Honor With The Nearest National Cemetery Hours Away; With Today's Dedication Of The Western New York National Cemetery, WNY Vets Can Be Buried With The Honor They Deserve Senator Has Worked With Local Vets For Over A Decade To Secure A Site & Push The VA To Finally Have A Place Where WNY Vets Can Be Laid To Rest Schumer: Today Marks Not Only The Culmination Of Ten Years Of Work, But Also… Continue Reading


11.24.20

ON LONG ISLAND & STANDING WITH STUDENTS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO IMMEDIATELY CANCEL UP TO $50,000 IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT PER STUDENT; WITH 2.4 MILLION NY’ERS OWING ALMOST $90 BILLION & AVG LI’ER OWING $35K, SENATOR LEADS CHARGE TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IN 2021 TO ATTACK STUDENT DEBT CRISIS BEING FELT ON LI

Nearly 2.4 Million New Yorkers Owe $89.5 Billion In Federal Student Loans, Many On LI; Senator Says President Biden Will Have Executive Authority To Cancel Student Loan Debt Canceling Student Loan Debt Will Relieve A Huge Burden On LI Young People and Families During COVID-19 & Beyond And Boost Economy Schumer: Plan Will Provide Substantial Forgiveness Of Student Loans On LI  Standing at Nassau Community College with students and local officials, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer pushed… Continue Reading


11.24.20

SCHUMER: WITH HUDSON VALLEY COVID CASES MORE THAN TRIPLING THIS MONTH, ORANGE COUNTY CANNOT RISK INADEQUATE FREE TESTING & A REPEAT OF DESPERATELY LOW STOCKS OF MASKS; SITUATION MUST BE ADDRESSED NOW BY FEDS TO AVOID MAJOR CONSEQUENCES FOR HUDSON VALLEY RESIDENTS & HEALTH CARE WORKERS; SENATOR PUSHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO DELIVER FED HELP FOR HUDSON VALLEY DOCS, NURSES, HOSPITALS, & PROVIDERS GET INFLUX OF TESTING, MASKS, & OTHER PPE

Schumer Says, As Region's Cases Rise, We Must Learn From The First Months Of The Pandemic When Testing & PPE Were Scarce, & Ensure Hudson Valley's Residents & Frontline Health Care Workers Have Sufficient Access To Free Rapid Testing, N-95 Masks, And Other PPE Using All Possible Federal Resources, Schumer’s Plan 1) Utilize $9 Billion In Federal Testing Dollars HHS Is Holding Onto, & 2) Would Provide $11 Billion To Produce and Expand Manufacturing Capacity for Critical PPE… Continue Reading


11.23.20

SCHUMER: AS THE PANDEMIC RAGES ON, CAPITAL REGION’S 57,000 SMALL BUSINESSES NEED A LIFELIFE NOW MORE THAN EVER; STANDING WITH THE CEO OF FIELD GOODS, SENATOR COMPLETES 22ND ANNUAL 62-COUNTY TOUR OF NEW YORK BY PUSHING FOR COVID RELIEF PACKAGE TO EXTEND “PPP” PROGRAM TO GIVE LOCAL SMALL BIZ OWNERS A SECOND PPP FORGIVABLE LOAN & CONTINUED ASSISTANCE

With A New COVID Wave Emerging In New York, Small Business Owners Need Additional PPP Assistance To Make It Through The Winter Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Economic Relief To Capital Region's Small Businesses, Extending PPP Into Next Year & Offering New Second Round of Forgivable Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses Schumer: PPP Extension & Expansion Is The Lifeboat Upstate Small Biz Needs And Must Be Part Of Any Comprehensive COVID Relief Package To Recover & … Continue Reading


11.23.20

IN THE MIDST OF A GLOBAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC PANDEMIC THAT PLAGUED OUR NATION AND HIT NEW YORK STATE ESPECIALLY HARD, FOR THE 22ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR, SCHUMER SAFELY COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES; CALLING THIS TOUR THE MOST IMPORTANT AND MEANINGFUL HE’S EVER DONE, SCHUMER FINISHES ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE IN GREENE COUNTY, WITH 86 TOTAL VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND

During Schumer's 1998 Senate Election, He Vowed To Visit Every Single New York County Each Year-At The Close Of 22 Years, Even As A Pandemic Rocks Our Nation, The Tradition Continues As Senate Democratic Leader And During A Pandemic, Schumer Has Always Staunchly Believed That Visiting Every Single NY County Is Imperative To His Daily Work In U.S. Capitol, This Year - As New York Faced Unimaginable Hardships - It was More Important Than Ever Before; Vows To Continue This Tradition In 2021  … Continue Reading


11.23.20

SCHUMER: AS A SECOND COVID WAVE HITS NEW YORK, STATE CANNOT RISK INADEQUATE FREE TESTING AND A REPEAT OF DESPERATELY LOW STOCKS OF MASKS ACROSS NY; SITUATION MUST BE ADDRESSED NOW TO AVOID MAJOR CONSEQUENCES FOR NORTH COUNTRY RESIDENTS & HEALTH CARE WORKERS; STANDING WITH LEWIS COUNTY OFFICIALS, SCHUMER PUSHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO HELP NEW YORKERS, DOCS, NURSES, HOSPITALS, AND PROVIDERS GET INFLUX OF TESTING, MASKS, & OTHER PPE

Schumer Says We Must Learn From The First Months Of The Pandemic Where Testing & PPE Were Scarce, & Ensure North Country's Residents & Frontline Health Care Workers Have Sufficient Access To Free Rapid Testing, N-95 Masks, And Other PPE Using All Possible Federal Resources, Schumer's Plan 1) Utilize $9 Billion In Federal Testing Dollars HHS Is Holding Onto, & 2) Would Provide $11 Billion To Produce and Expand Manufacturing Capacity for Critical PPE & Get Desperately Needed … Continue Reading


11.23.20

IN THE MIDST OF A GLOBAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC PANDEMIC THAT PLAGUED OUR NATION AND HIT NEW YORK STATE ESPECIALLY HARD, FOR THE 22ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR, SCHUMER SAFELY COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES; CALLING THIS TOUR THE MOST IMPORTANT AND MEANINGFUL HE’S EVER DONE, SCHUMER FINISHES ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE IN GREENE COUNTY, WITH 86 TOTAL VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND

During Schumer's 1998 Senate Election, He Vowed To Visit Every Single New York County Each Year-At The Close Of 22 Years, Even As A Pandemic Rocks Our Nation, The Tradition Continues As Senate Democratic Leader And During A Pandemic, Schumer Has Always Staunchly Believed That Visiting Every Single NY County Is Imperative To His Daily Work In U.S. Capitol, This Year - As New York Faced Unimaginable Hardships - It was More Important Than Ever Before; Vows To Continue This Tradition In 2021 Eve… Continue Reading


11.19.20

SCHUMER: AS A SECOND COVID WAVE HITS NEW YORK, DESPERATELY LOW STOCKS OF MASKS ACROSS NY CAUSE MASSIVE CONCERNS FOR MOHAWK VALLEY HEALTH CARE WORKERS; STANDING AT LOCAL MASK PRODUCER, ENVIRONMENTAL COMPOSITES IN FRANKFORT, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES EXPANSIVE PLAN TO HELP DOCS, NURSES, HOSPITALS, AND PROVIDERS GET INFLUX OF MASKS & LOCAL SMALL BIZ $$$ TO RAMP UP PPE PRODUCTION TO AVOID MASK SHORTAGES

Using All Possible Federal Resources, Schumer's Plan Would Provide $11 Billion To Produce Critical PPE & Get Desperately Needed Masks To Mohawk Valley Schumer Says We Must Learn From In The First Months Of The Pandemic Where PPE Was Scarce, & Ensure Mohawk Valley's Frontline Health Care Workers Have Sufficient Access To N-95 Masks And Other PPE Schumer: As Mohawk Valley Frontline Workers Face Second Round Of PPE Battle, Feds Need To Give Them Their Armor A consistent champion for fr… Continue Reading


11.19.20

IN THE MIDST OF COVID’S SECOND WAVE HITTING NY & WITH OVER $58 MILLION AT STAKE IN CAPITAL REGION, SCHUMER SOUNDS THE ALARM & CALLS TO IMMEDIATELY REVERSE DEVASTATING CUTS FOR NATHAN LITTAUER HOSPITAL; AS FULTON COUNTY’S SOLE HOSPITAL, NATHAN LITTAUER STANDS TO LOSE OVER $4 MILLION, RISKING ACCESS TO DOCTORS & LIFE-SAVING SERVICES FOR THOUSANDS OF FULTON RESIDENTS; SENATOR CALLS ON CONGRESS TO KILL THE CUTS ASAP

Vital Federal Program Is Scheduled To Be Slashed By Billions of Dollars At The End Of This Month, Despite Massive Costs And Burdens Of COVID-19, Leaving Rural Hospitals & Communities Scrambling Schumer Has Fought Off These Hospital Cuts Before, But They Are Back and Set to Take Effect in Less than a Month Unless Congress Acts With Nathan Littauer Hospital Set To Lose ~$4.6M, Schumer Urges Congress To Immediately Halt Cuts & Allow Hospital To Recover From Pandemic; Health Crisis Has Le… Continue Reading


11.19.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH COVID CASES ON THE RISE ACROSS NEW YORK AND ORLEANS’ 7-DAY AVERAGE QUADRUPLING SINCE NOV 1ST, ORLEANS COUNTY STILL HAS ZERO FREE COVID TESTING SITES; COUNTY OFFICIALS ESTIMATE THOUSANDS MORE TESTS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED, ASAP; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS RELEASE THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THEY ARE SITTING ON, NEEDED NOW FOR EXTENSIVE TESTING & TRACING REGIMES IN ORLEANS

Orleans County Currently Has No Free Testing Sites, Often Forcing Residents To Travel To Rochester Or Buffalo; Schumer Warns Of Repeating Mistakes From First COVID Wave, ESP With Students In School Admin Is Sitting On As Much As $9 Billion In Testing, Tracing Funds & They'll Have To Agree To Continued Testing Regime As COVID Forces Reversal Back To Remote Learning In Some Orleans Schools Schumer To HHS: Orleans County Vulnerable To Potential Second COVID Wave; Release Funding For Free Te… Continue Reading


11.19.20

AFTER PERSONAL INTERVENTION WITH MLB AND WASHINGTON NATIONALS, SCHUMER SECURES COMMITMENT THAT NATIONALS WILL BE CHOOSING ROCHESTER RED WINGS AS NEW MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATE TEAM, ENSURING HIGH-LEVEL BALL STAYS IN ROCHESTER

Last Tuesday, The Minnesota Twins Ended Their Nearly Two-Decades-Long Affiliation With The Rochester Red Wings; Nats Pick Up The Beloved Team, Becoming Only The Fourth Red Wings' Parent Team In Its Nearly Century-Long History Schumer, In A Direct Call To MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred Last Week, Urged Swift Decision On New Affiliation Schumer: Nats Slide Into Home In Rochester An avid fan of baseball and supporter of Minor League teams in New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced t… Continue Reading


11.18.20

SCHUMER, MALONEY ANNOUNCE NATIONAL PURPLE HEART HONOR MISSION COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT PASSES SENATE; WHEN SIGNED INTO LAW, ALL PROCEEDS WILL HELP ORANGE COUNTY-BASED NATIONAL PURPLE HONOR MISSION TO EXPAND ITS NATIONAL RECOGNITION PROGRAMS, INCLUDING CREATION OF A NEW MOBILE TRIBUTE & EDUCATION CENTER

Schumer Introduced Historic Bipartisan Legislation Last Year To Create Commemorative Coins To Pay Respect To Heroes Awarded Purple Hearts & Benefit National Purple Heart Honor Mission Schumer, Maloney: Bravery & Valor Of Purple Heart Recipients Will Be Memorialized And Honored In The Hudson Valley And Across America U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney today announced that The National Purple Heart Honor Mission Commemorative Coin Act has passed th… Continue Reading

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