Press Releases

03.25.22

SCHUMER, JONES ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION TO CREATE ROCKLAND’S FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN SPRING VALLEY; REPS DELIVER FUNDING FOR STATE-OF-THE-ART NEW FACILITY, A ONE STOP SHOP FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH: MAMMOGRAMS, BIRTHING CENTER, FERTILITY TREATMENT, MENTAL HEALTH, PEDIATRICS; GIVING MOMS & UNDERSERVED WOMEN HIGH-QUALITY AFFORDABLE CARE ACROSS THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY

Major Expansion Of Rockland's Refuah Health Center With $2 Million; Center Will Expand & Enhance Care For Lower Hudson Valley Women With Comprehensive Health Services Under One Roof For Underserved Patients Schumer, Jones: It Is Time To Put Rockland Women First And Get Them The Access To Healthcare They Need & Deserve Standing with Rockland women at the conclusion of Women's History Month, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones today ann… Continue Reading


03.24.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS $44K TO BLUEPRINT GENEVA TO CREATE COMMUNITY KITCHEN TO COMBAT FINGER LAKES’ FOOD DESERT; SCHUMER-SECURED FUNDING WILL TAP INTO FINGER LAKES’ AGRICULTURE TO PROVIDE FRESH PRODUCE, FEED THE HUNGRY & BOOST NEW COMMUNAL GATHERING SPACE TO HELP LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS AND RESIDENTS FLOURISH

In Recent Years Geneva Has Lost Many Top Grocery Providers; Limiting Access To Fresh Produce And Worsening Pre-Existing Food Insecurity Issues Schumer Delivered Funding Will Allow Blueprint Geneva To Open New Community Kitchen And Café To Increase Healthy Food Options For Geneva Residents U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced he has secured $44,000 for BluePrint Geneva to combat food insecurity in the Finger Lakes through a new community kitchen and storefront … Continue Reading


03.24.22

CITING ENVIRONMENTAL & LOCAL CONCERNS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO REVERSE COURSE ON PROPOSED BLIND BAY STATION ASAP; SENATOR SAYS THE AREA IS CRITICAL TO WILDLIFE HABITATS, TOURISM ECONOMY, & FISHERS LANDING RESIDENTS

Blind Bay Is Home To One Of Upstate New York's Most Prolific Muskellunge Spawning Areas; Current Construction & Dredging Proposal, However, Could Devastate Fragile St. Lawrence River Ecosystem, A Major Hit To The Tourism Economy After Local Officials And Environmental Advocates Sounded The Alarm, Schumer Joins Chorus Urging Feds To Find Alternative That Protects North Country Communities And Allows Agency To Continue Essential Work Schumer To CBP: Environmental Risks Could Sink Fishers La… Continue Reading


03.24.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE $88.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF IN RECENTLY PASSED BIPARTISAN APPROPRIATIONS PACKAGE

Following Their Push, Reps Secure Major Boost For National Technical Institute For The Deaf At RIT, An Increase Of More Than $7 Million Compared To Last Year Schumer, Gillibrand, Morelle: Funding Will Give Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing New Yorkers The Support, Education, & Training To Find Jobs And Succeed U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Joseph Morelle announced that following their push, the recently-passed government funding … Continue Reading


03.22.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4 MILLION FOR ITHACA & TOMPKINS COUNTY LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN OMNIBUS SPENDING PACKAGE; FUNDING WILL REPLACE CRUMBLING BRIDGES, BOLSTER DOWNTOWN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND ACCELERATE ITHACA’S GREEN ENERGY GOALS

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the City of Ithaca and communities in Tompkins County will receive over $4 million in funding from the recently passed omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 for critical local projects. "From replacing deteriorated bridges to spurring economic development downtown and accelerating Ithaca's clean energy goals in the fight against climate change, these projects will boost Tompkins C… Continue Reading


03.22.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO REAUTHORIZE ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR FOR 15-YEAR EXTENSION

Schumer, Gillibrand Bill Would Also Increase the Corridor's Funding Cap to $18 Million U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are announcing the introduction of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act, legislation that would extend the canalway's authorization as a National Heritage Area (NHA) for the next fifteen years, through FY 2037. Currently, Congress reauthorizes NHAs in two-year periods; this 15-year extension would be a long-term sol… Continue Reading


03.22.22

SCHUMER SECURES $800,000 FOR BUFFALO’S MICHIGAN STREET AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE CORRIDOR TO REVITALIZE HISTORIC BAPTIST CHURCH, PRESERVE LANDMARKS TO WESTERN NY’S CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY, & SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH IN BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD

The Michigan Street Baptist Church Has Been At The Heart Of The African American Community For Nearly 200 Years; But Blight, Red Lining, And Underinvestment Caused The Surrounding Neighborhood, Including The Baptist Church & Other Culturally Significant Landmarks, To Fall Into Disrepair Senator Delivers $800k To Restore Historic Sites, Create Jobs, & Boost Investment Along The Corridor Schumer: Buffalo's Michigan St. Corridor Is A National Treasure, And This Funding Will Help Preserv… Continue Reading


03.21.22

AFTER HUDDLE WITH BUTTIGIEG, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES I-81 CONSTRUCTION IS ON THE FAST-TRACK WITH A CRITICAL APPROVAL OFFICIALLY IMMINENT; SENATOR PUSHES FOR NEXT PHASE, CITES BILLIONS FROM BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW THAT 81 PROJECT & COMMUNITY CAN TAP

Schumer Just Talked With Sec. Buttigieg About Syracuse & Says I-81's Biggest Hurdle, The Essential Environmental Impact Statement, Will Be Approved Within Weeks & That Shovels & Hard Hats Are Not Far Behind Schumer Cited Billions From Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Law That Will Help Keep Fed Funds For 81 Revamp Flowing To 'Cuse Once Shovels Get In Ground; Also Says Buttigieg Is Committed To Addressing Community Concerns From Housing To Environmental Needs Schumer: Feds Are H… Continue Reading


03.21.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS OVER $22 MILLION TO CAPITAL REGION LOCAL PROJECTS IN JUST-PASSED BUDGET; SENATOR REVEALS 3 MAJOR PROJECT AREAS TO EXPAND ALBANY’S NONPROFIT HUB, BOOST CRITICAL UALBANY & RPI RESEARCH, AND CREATE NEW PORT OF ALBANY TRAINING CENTER THAT WILL HELP ALBANY’S SOUTH END REACH NEW HEIGHTS

In First Omnibus As Majority Leader, Schumer Delivers BIG For Capital Region; Funding Will Support Dozens Of Community-Led Projects Senator Secures Funding To Accelerate Albany's Economic Recovery; Fed $$ Will Bolster Capital Region's Nonprofits, Boost Cutting-Edge Research, & Train the Next Generation of Albany’s Workforce For Growing Industries Like Wind Turbine Manufacturing Schumer: This $22 Million For 2022 Will Pave The Way For Capital Region’s Future Standing at the Bl… Continue Reading


03.18.22

SCHUMER, BOWMAN REVEAL: $3 MILLION EN ROUTE TO ADDRESS MT. VERNON SEWAGE CRISIS; REPS SECURED FUNDING TO HIRE ENGINEERS, ACCELERATE CRITICAL REPAIRS ON CITY’S WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE, AND FINALLY START TO CREATE THE SEWAGE SYSTEM MT. VERNON RESIDENTS DESPERATELY NEED & DESERVE

Mount Vernon's Aging Water-Sewer Infrastructure Is Costing Taxpayers Millions, Damaging The Environment And Public Health With Raw Sewage Polluting Rivers & Waste Overflowing Into People's Homes Reps Secure $3M In Federal Funding In FY22 Omnibus To Jumpstart City’s Upgrades To Sewage Infrastructure, In Tandem With Bipartisan Infrastructure Law & American Rescue Plan $$$ Will Significantly Bolster Mount Vernon’s Recovery Schumer, Bowman: Enough Is Enough. Mount Vernon’… Continue Reading


03.18.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE SECURE $83 MILLION BOOST IN FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER LASER LAB IN THE RECENTLY PASSED BIPARTISAN SPENDING PACKAGE FOR FY2022; FUNDING WILL BOOST CUTTING EDGE ENERGY RESEARCH, STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY, & ENSURE NEW YORK CONTINUES TO LEAD IN INNOVATION

Following Their Push, Reps Secure Boost For U Of R's Laser Lab, An Increase Of $1 Million Compared To Last Year Bipartisan Funding Will Help Support Nearly 900 Jobs In Rochester & Throughout Upstate New York Schumer, Gillibrand, Morelle: Funding Will Keep Rochester Laser Lab Focused On Keeping America As World Leader In Nuclear Stewardship & Research U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Joseph Morelle announced they have s… Continue Reading


03.17.22

FOLLOWING HIS VISIT TO YONKERS LAST JULY, SCHUMER DELIVERS ON HIS PROMISE, SECURING NEARLY $1 MILLION TO UPGRADE CITY’S SOLE MATERNITY UNIT, IMPROVING HEALTH EQUITY FOR ALL WESTCHESTER MOTHERS – PARTICULARILY MOTHERS OF COLOR, WHO ARE OVER A QUARTER OF ST. JOHN’S RIVERSIDE HOSPITAL’S MATERNAL PATIENTS; SENATOR SECURES FUNDING IN BUDGET TO COMBAT MATERNAL HEALTH CRISIS

Senator Schumer Secures Almost $1 Million for St. John's Riverside Hospital Maternity Unit Upgrade - New Equipment & New Programs Focused On Black Maternal Health U.S. Expectant Mothers Are Dying At Highest Rate In Developed World; Black Moms 3X More Likely To Die From Pregnancy & Over Twice As Likely To Have Birth Complications; 28% Of Hospital's Maternal Patients Are Mothers Of Color    After fighting alongside advocates, frontline workers, and local officials at St. … Continue Reading


03.17.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS HALF A MILLION DOLLARS TO FORT TICONDEROGA TO RESTORE NATIONAL LANDMARK’S CRUMBLING WALLS; FUNDING WILL BOOST ESSENTIAL REHABILITATION OF NEARLY 250 YEAR OLD HISTORIC SITE, BOLSTER TOURISM FOR ESSEX COUNTY, & PRESERVE CRITICAL PIECE OF OUR NATION’S HERITAGE

Schumer-Secured Funding Will Ensure A Significant National Historical Site & One Of The Biggest North Country Economic Drivers Continues To Be Enjoyed By Families, Students, And Thousands Of Visitors Schumer: Fort Ticonderoga Is A National Treasure And This Funding Will Help Preserve Its History For Generations To Come Following years of advocacy for preserving Fort Ticonderoga, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced he has secured $500,000 for the restoration and… Continue Reading


03.17.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS OVER $2.75 MILLION FOR WAVERLY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CREATE CHEMUNG CENTER FOR INNOVATION; SENATOR-SECURED FUNDING WILL TRANSFORM ABANDONED SCHOOL BUILDING INTO SITE FOR STEM JOB TRAINING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, PROVIDING SKILLS TO OBTAIN GOOD-PAYING CAREERS, & BOLSTERING NEXT GENERATION OF SOUTHERN TIER WORKFORCE

Schumer-Backed $$ Will Give Waverly Teens Opportunity To Gain Skills For In-Demand Jobs In Sectors From Clean-Energy To HVAC To Transportation; Boosting Southern Tier Workforce To Support Many Expanding Companies Thanks To Senator's Funding, Now Aging, Vacated Chemung School Building Will Become A New Place Of Opportunity For Children Of The Southern Tier Schumer: Investment In Southern Tier Youth Will Lay The Foundation For The Future Economic Growth Of The Region U.S. Senate Majority Lea… Continue Reading


03.16.22

SCHUMER SECURES $1.5 MILLION TO CREATE ALBANY SOUTH END WORKFORCE TRAINING CENTER IN JUST-UNVEILED SPENDING PACKAGE; SCHUMER-BACKED FED FUNDING WILL ENERGIZE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR HUNDREDS OF NEW CLEAN-ENERGY JOBS AT PORT OF ALBANY, CONNECT UNDERSERVED COMMUNITY TO CRITICAL WORKFORCE TRAINING AND NEW JOBS, & TRANSFORM ALBANY’S SOUTH END & FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

Last Year, Schumer Called Transportation Secretary Buttigieg To Successfully Secure A $29.5 Million Federal Investment To Make The Port Of Albany One Of The Nation's First Large-Scale, Offshore Wind Tower Manufacturing Facilities Now Schumer Delivers BIG AGAIN With $1.5M To Create Albany Workforce Development Center To Ensure South End Albany Residents Are Connected To New Clean Energy Jobs And Workforce Training Schumer: Albany's Workforce Will Now Have The Job Skills Needed To Lead The Na… Continue Reading


03.16.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS NEARLY $2 MILLION TO TRANSFORM THE PLATTSBURGH YMCA; FUNDING WILL HELP CREATE NEW STATE OF THE ART HEALTH & FITNESS FACILITY, EXPAND RECREATION PROGRAMS, AND GIVE NORTH COUNTRY CHILDREN THE COMMUNITY SPACE THEY DESERVE

After Losing Two Of The Areas Community Recreation Centers In 2020; Schumer Delivers Federal $$ To Transform The Plattsburgh YMCA To Meet Growing Community Health Needs & Give New Opportunities To Plattsburgh Youth Funding Will Allow YMCA To Expand Facilities, Services, And Strengthen Educational Programs Schumer: Plattsburgh Families & Children Will Soon Have A Brand New Fitness And Community Center To Call Home U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced… Continue Reading


03.15.22

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER SECURES EXTENDED PAUSE FOR NEW YORK SMALL BUSINESSES’ COVID LOAN PAYMENTS; SENATOR SAYS THIS WILL PROVIDE OVER 330,000 OF NY’S RESTAURANTS, MA & PA SHOPS, OTHER SMALL BIZ, AND NONPROFITS CRITICAL RELIEF AND BREATHING ROOM TO STRENGTHEN & ACCELERATE ECONOMIC RECOVERY

COVID EIDL Loans Were Set To Come Due Next Month, But After Schumer's Request, Citing Omicron Wave & Increased Costs, SBA Will Defer COVID EIDL Loans An Additional 6 Months Senator Says Extended Pause Will Provide Relief Across Every County Of The State To Over 330,000 New York Small Businesses And Nonprofits That Have A COVID EIDL Loan Schumer: Starting IMMEDIATELY SBA Will Give Additional Relief To NY Main Streets To Boost Recovery Following his direct advocacy for New York's small b… Continue Reading


03.15.22

SCHUMER SECURES MAJOR INVESTMENT IN ITHACA’S CHILDREN; SENATOR DELIVERS $800,000 FOR THE GREATER ITHACA ACTIVITIES CENTER TO GROW & CREATE NEW COMMUNITY SPACE, ADD JOBS, EXPAND YOUTH PROJECTS FOR ITHACA TEENS, FUND JOB TRAINING, INCREASE CHILD CARE, & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Schumer Delivered $$ Will Transform The Former Immaculate Conception School Gymnasium, Next To GIAC, Into One Stop Shop For Teens & School Learning Programs To Provide Quality Care And Help Students Get Good Paying Jobs Now Aging Vacated Ithaca School Building From The 60's Will Become New Opportunity For Children Of Tompkins County Schumer: Underserved Ithaca Youth Will Soon Have A Brand New State Of The Art Activities Center To Call Home U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer t… Continue Reading


03.14.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS ANNOUNCE OVER $10 MILLION TO REVOLUTIONIZE BUFFALO’S TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE: REPS SECURE MASSIVE FED $$$ TO TRANSFORM BUFFALO’S LONG-OVERDUE RIVERLINE PROJECT, SUPERCHARGING THE WNY ECONOMY AND LOCAL ELECTRIC BUSES, ADDING NEW BIKE PATHS, & GREENWAYS, RECONNECTING BUFFALO’S NEIGHBORHOODS TO THE WATERFRONT

Fed Funding Is Greenlight For Long Overdue Projects To Better Connect Buffalonians To One Of WNY's Greatest Gems: Lake Erie, And Revitalize Waterfront Schumer, Gillibrand Higgins Deliver $$$ To Make Buffalo Greener With Cleaner Electric Buses, Expand Bike And Pedestrian Paths, & Create New Environment Focused Infrastructure Reps: Buffalo Is Now In The Fast Lane For A Transportation Revolution! Standing at the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) DL&W Terminal overlooking… Continue Reading


03.14.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS $200+ MILLION TO ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION FROM BIPARTISAN OMNIBUS SPENDING PACKAGE; SCHUMER HIGHLIGHTS NEW IBERO-AMERICAN HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAM & CONSTRUCTION OF NEW JOSEPH AVENUE PERFORMING ART CENTER AS PRIME EXAMPLES OF HOW FED $$$ HE SECURED WILL REVERSE DECADES OF DISINVESTMENT IN ROCHESTER

In First Omnibus As Majority Leader, Schumer Delivers BIG For Rochester-Finger Lakes; Funding Dozens Of Community Led Projects Schumer Backed Projects Will Breathe New Life Into Rochester's Neighborhoods; Ibero-American Equitable Home Ownership Program Will Reverse Rochester's Legacy Of Redlining Senator Secures Funding To Finally Transform Historic Synagogue On Joseph Avenue Into New Performing Art Center For Community Schumer: Community Projects Will Lay The Foundation For Rochester&rsquo… Continue Reading

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