Press Releases

04.26.21

SCHUMER UNVEILS BIPARTISAN PLAN TO BOLSTER SYRACUSE’S TECH ECONOMY AND PRESERVE U.S. SCIENTIFIC LEADERSHIP; SCHUMER PUSHES +$160 BILLION PLAN TO CREATE NEW JOBS & JUMPSTART INNOVATION IN SYRACUSE, PUTTING CENTRAL NY ON THE FRONTLINES OF THE GLOBAL TECH BATTLE

Schumer's $160B Plan Would Dramatically Increase U.S. Investment In Manufacturing, Research & Development, and STEM Education & Workforce Training To Keep U.S. Competitive With China And Other Countries Three-Point Plan to Make Bold Investments In Semiconductor Manufacturing, Strategically Important R&D And Regional Tech Hubs Could Bolster CNY's Key Assets - White Pine Commerce Park, Syracuse University And The 'Syracuse Surge’ Initiative Schumer: CNY Can Help The U.S. Stay… Continue Reading


04.26.21

SCHUMER LAUNCHES EFFORT TO SECURE HISTORIC INVESTMENT IN DOMESTIC SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY AND PROTECTION OF AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS, AS GLOBALFOUNDRIES ANNOUNCES THEY ARE MOVING THEIR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS TO SARATOGA COUNTY

Schumer Says U.S. Must Maintain Its Global Leadership In Semiconductor Manufacturing, R&D, & Other Critical Tech Innovation; Investment Means More Chip Fabs & Jobs In The U.S.A. - At Sites Like GlobalFoundries - Cementing U.S. Leadership In Semiconductor Industry Schumer Says Super-Charged Federal Support Will Allow GlobalFoundries To Grow & Reduce Dangerous U.S. Reliance On Foreign-Made Semiconductors, Create Jobs, And Boost Local Economy Schumer: Historic Proposal Is A Win-W… Continue Reading


04.23.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER NEARLY $13 MILLION IN ECONOMIC RELIEF TO LOCAL NEW YORK AIRPORTS FOR OPERATIONAL AND CLEANING COSTS

Funding Will Help Keep Airports Clean and Combat the Spread of Pathogens; Provide Lifeline For Cash-Strapped Airports Drained By The COVID-19 Pandemic U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,901,648 in federal funding for seven airports across New York. Secured in the CARES Act championed by the senators, this funding was allocated through the Department of Transportation (DOT) and will serve as a lifeline to local airport… Continue Reading


04.20.21

SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND, REPRESENTATIVES TONKO AND KATKO, CALL ON BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO INVEST IN U.S. SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTION

Last Congress, Schumer And Gillibrand Led Bipartisan Semiconductor Investment Bills And Successfully Included Provisions In Last Year's NDAA Based Off Of The Bills Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko, And Katko Are Joining A Bicameral, Bipartisan Push To Fund The Provisions And Strengthen Federal Support For The Domestic Semiconductor Industry, Create Good-paying U.S.-based Jobs, Reinforce Critical Supply Chains, And Reduce American Dependence On Foreign Materials U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-N… Continue Reading


04.20.21

AFTER A YEAR OF UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGES, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER OVER $181 MILLION IN HOMELESSNESS ASSISTANCE FOR NY’S HOMELESS RESIDENTS

Senators Secure Over $181M in Homelessness Assistance in American Rescue Plan; Funding Will Be Used To Help Local Governments Assist Homeless Individuals & Families Senators Fought For Critical Homelessness Assistance In Final Deal; Said Any Plan To Get NY Out of COVID Ditch Must Address Pandemic-Induced Housing Crisis Schumer, Gillibrand: NYers Deserve To Be Healthy And Secure In Safe Housing Recognizing the impact on the COVID crisis on New York's homeless residents, U.S. Senate Majori… Continue Reading


04.19.21

SCHUMER STANDS ALONGSIDE REP. MENG & ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY LEADERS TO RALLY FOR PASSAGE OF COVID-19 HATE CRIMES ACT—ON FLOOR OF SENATE THIS WEEK; BILL WOULD GIVE DEPT. OF JUSTICE MORE TOOLS & LOCALS MORE HELP TO STEM THE TIDE OF INTOLERANCE, INVESTIGATE HATE CRIMES & BRING SOME RELIEF TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS NY

Schumer & NY'ers Rally In Koreatown To Pass Bill That Bolsters DOJ Efforts To Combat Rise In Violence Against Asian Americans; Senator Mazie Hirono Leads Bill In U.S. Senate, While NY's Own Rep. Grace Meng Leads In The House Anti-Asian Attacks Have Been On The Rise With NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force Investigating Threats & Violence; Schumer Says Locals Want To End This Madness & Feds Need More Tools To STOP The Rise  Schumer: It’s Time To Pass The COVID-19 Hate C… Continue Reading


04.19.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $750K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LAUNCH NY IN BUFFALO

Funding Will Support Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship To Build Regional Economic Resiliency Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding awarded to Launch New York, Inc. in Buffalo. This funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) Challenge and will support innovation-dr… Continue Reading


04.18.21

SCHUMER: NYCHA & ITS RESIDENTS FACE NOW-OR-NEVER MOMENT FOR CRITICALLY-NEEDED INVESTMENTS VIA AMERICAN JOBS PLAN; BUT PLAN’S CALL FOR $40 BILLION FOR THE WHOLE NATION IS JUST NOT ENOUGH; SENATOR FIGHTS TO DOUBLE PROPOSAL FOR PUBLIC HOUSING & NYCHA TO AT LEAST $80 BILLION

In Major Announcement & Standing With Broad Coalition Of Housing Advocates, Tenants & Electeds, Schumer Unveils Plan To Push For $80+ Billion Dollar Investment In Public Housing; NYCHA Would See Billions Of Long-Deferred & Badly-Needed Fed Funds NYCHA Repair Backlog ALONE Is Upwards Of $40B & Counting; Schumer Says No More Delay, No More Can-Kicking, No More Neglect; Action NOW Via Wide Plan To Invest In Infrastructure Schumer: Fund NYCHA Now! In a major announcement alongside… Continue Reading


04.16.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $700,000 IN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHERN TIER COMMUNITIES

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $679,236 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding for improvements to health and wellbeing services for New Yorkers living in the Southern Tier. The ARC is an economic development partnership agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focused on 420 counties across the Appalachian region.  "This Appalachian Regional Commission funding is great news for the Southern Tier… Continue Reading


04.16.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN ROSS FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES AND RESIDENT ASSOCIATIONS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK

Resident Opportunities & Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program Forges Path To Economic Independence For Public Housing Residents U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,165,663 in federal funding allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program. This funding will be used to hire service coordinators for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and R… Continue Reading


04.15.21

AFTER HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: ITHACA’S POST OFFICE WILL STAY AT DOWNTOWN LOCATION; FOLLOWING SENATOR’S URGING, USPS PRIORITIZES ITHACA COMMUNITY, BUSINESSES, AND RESIDENTS

Schumer Says USPS Finally Listens To Local Concerns & Commits To Keeping Post Office In Downtown Ithaca Ithaca Post Office's Central Location Is Vital To Business District Economy And Resident Accessibility Schumer: Message Delivered -- Ithaca's Post Office Is Here To Stay After joining the effort to save downtown Ithaca’s Post Office last year, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the U.S. Postal Service has reached an agreement with local leaders and the post o… Continue Reading


04.12.21

SCHUMER & REP. OCASIO-CORTEZ ANNOUNCE: FEMA FUNERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM LAUNCHES TODAY; HOTLINE IS “LIVE” FOR FAMILIES TO FILE CLAIMS; SENATOR & CONGRESSWOMAN PUSHED TO INCREASE ASSISTANCE TO $9K PER FUNERAL & URGE NY’ERS TO GATHER THEIR PAPERWORK, MAKE THE CALL & SECURE THEIR RELIEF

Almost Exactly A Year To The Day, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez & Senator Schumer Stood In Corona, Queens & Made The Case For Feds To Do What They Did After 'Sandy' & Deliver Special Funds To NY Families Faced With COVID Funeral Costs-From Caskets To Burial; TODAY, FEMA Program To Do Just That Officially Launches Millions In Critical Funds For NY'ers Will Help Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones To COVID-19 & Can’t Afford Funeral Expenses; 50+K Lost In NY Alone; Schumer & Rep. Ocas… Continue Reading


04.12.21

SCHUMER: AFTER EXTENDED DELAY, OGDENSBURG BRIDGE AND PORT AUTHORITY’S LONG-AWAITED PORT DEEPENING & EXPANSION PROJECT TO BEGIN IN 2021

Schumer Ensured Federal Funding Awarded In 2017 Remained Locked In Place While OBPA & NYSDOT Secured Additional Dollars To Complete Full-Scope Of Project $6.9M Expansion Will Decrease Shipping Costs & Unlock New Biz Opportunities At The Port By Deepening Ogdensburg Harbor, Extending Dock Wall & Creating New Storage Facilities Schumer: Full Funding Ensures Port Of Ogdensburg Is Open For Business! U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that after an extended delay, the Og… Continue Reading


04.12.21

IN PUTNAM COUNTY, SCHUMER DETAILS CRITICAL FED RELIEF NOW ON-THE-WAY TO PUTNAM VIA AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN; COVID RELIEF WILL KEEP PUTNAM’S GREAT VENUES, SMALL BUSINESSES, & PERFORMERS GOING

Schumer Secured Dedicated Fed COVID Relief For Putnam County Venues And Theaters, An Increase In The COBRA Health Insurance Program To Keep Laid Off Workers Insured, And An Extension Of Historic Unemployment Insurance Help Is On The Way For Stages; American Rescue Plan Provides Vital Support To Artists Out Of Work And Cultural Hubs Struggling To Stay Afloat Schumer To Putnam County: With Millions For Independent Live Venues On The Way, The Show Must Go On! At the Boscobel House and Gardens i… Continue Reading


04.09.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SOUND THE ALARM ON SEDIMENT BUILD-UP IN BARCELONA HARBOR; SENATORS CALL ON ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS TO DREDGE FEDERAL PORTION OF HARBOR, SAY SEDIMENT ACCUMULATION THREATENS OPERATIONAL VIABILITY OF HARBOR AND REGIONAL ECONOMY

Several Storms Have Caused Channel To Shallow As Debris And Other Materials Washed Over The Break Wall Senators Say Quick Intervention From Feds Is Necessary - Build-Up Poses Economic And Safety Threat To Community; Failure To Act Could Make It Difficult For Harbor To Continue Operations Schumer, Gillibrand: Boater Safety And WNY Economy Depends On Barcelona Harbor Maintenance U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, following recent storms, today… Continue Reading


04.09.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER 80% SURGE IN PATIENTS SEEKING MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT AT ORANGE COUNTY’S ACCESS OVER THE PAST YEAR; SCHUMER LAUNCHES PLAN TO COMBAT SILENT SIDE EFFECT OF THE PANDEMIC – MENTAL HEALTH; AFTER SECURING $5 BILLION IN AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN, SCHUMER PUSHES TO GET MORE FUNDING DIRECTLY TO HUDSON VALLEY PROVIDERS ASAP AS PART OF COVID-19 RECOVERY

Schumer Says COVID-19 Brought Not Just Global Health And Economic Pandemic, But A Mental Health Crisis As Well; With Anxiety, Depression, And Overdose Rates Surging, Schumer Secures Nearly $5B For Mental Health Services Now, Schumer Calls On Feds To Get Money Out The Door ASAP And Give Hudson Valley Mental Health Providers The Immediate Help They Need Schumer: It's Time To Address The Silent Side Effect Of COVID - Mental Health Standing at the Access: Supports for Living Mental Health and S… Continue Reading


04.09.21

WITH RECENT DISCOVERY OF PFAS IN ROCKLAND & WESTCHESTER COUNTY DRINKING WATER, SCHUMER LAUNCHES THREE-PRONG PLAN FOR FEDS TO FINALLY TACKLE CONTAMINATION HEAD ON AND UNLOCK FEDERAL RESOURCES TO REMEDIATE DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS, ALLOWING HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITIES TO RECOVER

Following Recent Discovery Of PFAS In Rockland & Westchester, Schumer Stands At Contaminated Lake Deforest To Launch Three Prong Plan To Combat Toxic Scourge Of PFAS   Schumer Calls On EPA TO: 1) Finally Set Drinking Water Standard, 2) Propose & Implement Regs For ALL PFAS Chemicals, 3) Begin Immediate Phase Out Of PFAS  Schumer To EPA: We Have No Time To Waste, The EPA Must Take Bold Action On PFAS Today Standing at Lake DeForest reservoir in Clarkstown, New York, flanked… Continue Reading


04.08.21

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN AFTER SECURING 375-JOB PLUG POWER ‘GIGAFACTORY’ IN ROCHESTER, ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR $520 MILLION FED LOAN GUARANTEE SOUGHT BY PLUG POWER TO SUPPORT NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST GREEN HYDROGEN FUEL PRODUCTION PLANT AT WNY STAMP SITE FACILITY

Federal DOE Loan Guarantee Is Key To Plug Power Plans To Build Five New Green Hydrogen Fuel Production Facilities Across The U.S., Starting With A $290 Million Production Facility At The WNY STAMP Campus DOE Has Now Green-Lighted Plug Power to Submit A Loan Guarantee Application Which Is The Key Step To Ultimately Securing $520M Fed Loan Guarantee  Schumer To Feds: Fed Loan Guarantee Will Support New Plug Power STAMP Facility, Boost WNY Economy with 68 jobs, And Create The First U.S.-… Continue Reading


04.06.21

SCHUMER: PASSAGE OF AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN MEANS HUDSON VALLEY RESTAURANTS NOW ABLE TO GET A SLICE OF $28 BILLION DOLLAR FED POT—BUT SBA NEEDS TO GET $$$ OUT THE DOOR ASAP; SENATOR OUTLINES RELIEF FOR DUTCHESS COUNTY RESTAURANTS & JOBS WHILE STANDING AT ESSIE’S IN POUGHKEEPSIE

Schumer Says Too Many Local Restaurants Across Dutchess County Were & Are At Risk Of Closure; Many Of State's Restaurants Might Not Survive The Next Six Months Without Dedicated Federal Relief-Which Is Now On The Way To Poughkeepsie Now Dutchess Restaurants Can Apply For DIRECT Fed Assistance To Get Through The Pandemic and Recover Schumer: Relief For Dutchess County Restaurants Is On The Menu Standing at Essie's Restaurant in downtown Poughkeepsie, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer formally … Continue Reading


04.06.21

WITH OSWEGO COUNTY HAVING ONE OF THE HIGHEST POVERTY RATES IN NYS, SCHUMER GOES TO OSWEGO TO ANNOUNCE PLAN TO CUT CHILD POVERTY RATE IN HALF, INCLUDING MASSIVE CHILD TAX CREDIT EXPANSION SECURED IN THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN; OVER $237M MILLION EN ROUTE TO WORKING FAMILIES ACROSS CNY

The American Rescue Plan's Child Tax Credit Expansion Provides Thousands of Dollars of Relief For Families Across Central New York for 2021 - An Estimated $237 Million Directly Into The Pockets of CNY Families, including $42M for Oswego County Families & $167M for Onondaga County Families Refundable Tax Credit That Will Soon Be Available In Installments Is On Top Of Additional Round of $1,400 Economic Impact Checks Meant To Help Working Families and Stabilize The Central New York Economy … Continue Reading

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