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08.20.20

SCHUMER: LOCAL GOVERNMENTS & INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FACE HUGE BUDGET SHORTFALLS AMID ONGOING COVID CRISIS; SENATOR PUSHES TO EXPAND SUPPORT IN FUTURE STIMULUS

Building On Successful Funding For Universities Through The CARES Act - Which Netted SUNY CORTLAND $6.2M - Schumer Says New Education Bill Includes $132 Billion In Additional Funding For Higher Education Senator Says Also Pushes For Direct Aid For Local Government As City of Cortland Faces A $1.3 Million Deficit Schumer Meets With Cortland Mayor Brian Tobin & SUNY Cortland President Eric Erik J. Bitterbaum To Discuss Efforts In meeting with Mayor Tobin and President Bitterbaum at SUNY C… Continue Reading


08.20.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH NEGOTIATIONS AT A STANDSTILL, UPSTATE NEW YORK WINERIES MISS OUT ON CRITICAL SMALL BUSINESS LOANS & GRANTS; SENATOR CALLS FOR ADDITIONAL EIDL FUNDING & THE ELIMINATION OF ALL CAPS THAT LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF RELIEF TO WINERIES AND UNCORK POTENTIAL FOR FINGER-LAKES REGION VINEYARDS

EIDL Grants Have Run Dry & SBA-Imposed Caps on Loan & Grants Limits Assistance, Risking Vital Lifeline For Thousands Of Businesses Across NY; Schumer-Backed Bipartisan Small Biz Emergency Grants Act Adds $180 Billion For Grants And Loans & Lift Cap From $150K To $2M For Each Loan Applicant Senator Says Finger Lakes Wineries Have Been Hit Hard By Pandemic With Decreased Tourism & Sharp Declines In Restaurant Demand For Wine, Wineries Face Major Losses Schumer: Don't Let NY's Win… Continue Reading


08.19.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $300K IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT NURSING WORKFORCE IN THE SOUTHERN TIER

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $286,263 in federal funding to expand nursing opportunities and combat workforce shortages in the Southern Tier. Specifically, this funding will be used to establish clinical education and training programs in the region. "The COVID-19 crisis has proven to us the importance of nurses in keeping the Southern Tier healthy," said Senator Schumer. "While we have tremendous nurses providing world-cl… Continue Reading


08.19.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: PANDEMIC LEAVES FINGER LAKES HOSPITAL STRAPPED FOR CASH, SADDLED WITH COSTS FOR PPE & TESTING; SENATOR ANNOUNCES THREE-PRONG PLAN TO GET FINANCIALLY-DEVASTATED NY HOSPITALS – LIKE SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – THEIR FAIR SHARE AND SECURE THEIR SERVICES FOR THE REGION

COVID-19 Costs and Cancellation Of Elective Procedures Left Hospitals Strapped For Cash; Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Has Already Eliminated 50 Positions And Risk Needing To Eliminate 20 More In The Fall Schumer Pushes Three-Pronged Plan To Get Hospitals More Federal Support, 1) Pushing For More Funding From Schumer-Created $175 Billion Provider Relief Fund, 2) Calling For Improvements To Medicare Loans Program, & 3) Demanding More Support For COVID-19 Testing Schumer: Finger La… Continue Reading


08.19.20

SCHUMER: USPS STILL IN CHAOS; PUSHES NEW TWO-PRONG PLAN TO REVERSE DESTRUCTIVE CHANGES TO THE POSTAL SERVICE IMPACTING COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN TIER; LEGISLATION WOULD IMMEDIATELY UNDO RECENT CRIPPLING CHANGES, CEMENT MAIL-IN BALLOTS AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY & PROTECT USPS FROM FURTHER DEVASTATION

After Successfully Calling For DeJoy To Appear In Hearings This Week And Immediately Halt USPS Devastating Changes, Schumer Pushes Plan To Cement USPS Reliability And Service, No Matter WHO Is In Charge Senator Has Warned Postmaster's Actions Have Jeopardized Southern Tier Delivery Of Medications, VA Benefits, Paychecks & Sanctity Of The Nov. Election & Now Plans New Fight To Reverse Damage  Schumer: Postal Service Pandemonium That Hit Southern Tier Needs To Be Packed Up and Ship… Continue Reading


08.19.20

SCHUMER: USPS STILL IN CHAOS; PUSHES NEW TWO-PRONG PLAN TO REVERSE DESTRUCTIVE CHANGES TO THE POSTAL SERVICE IMPACTING COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT HUDSON VALLEY; LEGISLATION WOULD IMMEDIATELY UNDO RECENT CRIPPLING CHANGES, CEMENT MAIL-IN BALLOTS AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY & PROTECT USPS FROM FURTHER DEVASTATION

After Successfully Calling For DeJoy To Appear In Hearings This Week And Immediately Halt USPS Devastating Changes, Schumer Pushes Plan To Cement USPS Reliability And Service, No Matter WHO Is In Charge Senator Has Warned Postmaster's Actions Have Jeopardized Hudson Valley Delivery Of Medications, VA Benefits, Paychecks & Sanctity Of The Nov. Election & Now Plans New Fight To Reverse Damage  Schumer: Postal Service Pandemonium That Hit Hudson Valley Needs To Be Packed Up and Ship… Continue Reading


08.19.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.4 MILLION IN NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK

Senators Secure Funding For Eight Northern Border Regional Commission Projects In City of Troy, Warren, Washington, Sullivan, St. Lawrence, And Herkimer Counties, Tupper Lake, Town Of Essex, & North Country Community College Funding Will Jumpstart Projects That Will Revitalize Upstate New York Economy Schumer, Gillibrand: Jobs & Support For Communities On The Way U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,499,626 in federal … Continue Reading


08.18.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY AND THE NEW YORK AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced $1,379,996 million in federal funding for food and agriculture research at Cornell University and the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Specifically, this funding was awarded through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research … Continue Reading


08.18.20

SCHUMER: LI VETS ARE PARTICULARLY HURT BY POSTAL DYSFUNCTION; REVEALS ABOUT 50,000 ON ISLAND HAVE VA MAIL-ORDER PHARMACY ACCESS FOR CRITICAL MEDS & RX; SENATOR PRESSURES PRESIDENT TRUMP, ON BEHALF OF VETS, TO GET DEJOY TO STOP THE MADNESS

VA Fills About 80% Of Veteran Prescriptions Using USPS Because Of High Accuracy & Lower Processing Costs; About 50,000 Vets Across LI Depend On This Service Functioning For Day-To-Day Meds To Treat Various Health Conditions LI Vets Join Schumer At Local Clinic In Push To Get POTUS To Force DeJoy To Stop The Undermining Before Further Damage Is Done Schumer: Local Vets Should Not Have To Go To War Over Getting Their Rx In a national push, standing with some of Long Island's 100,000 veter… Continue Reading


08.17.20

SCHUMER PUSHES NEW ACTIONS TO STOP DESTRUCTIVE CHANGES IN THE POSTAL SERVICE IMPACTING SOUTHERN TIER & DEMAND SENATE CALL DEJOY FOR HEARINGS THIS WEEK; DRIVES LEGISLATION TO FORCE DEJOY TO ‘BACK OFF’; PLAN WOULD UNDO CHANGES NOW SLOWING DOWN THE MAIL & WOULD ALSO ENSURE OUR MAIL-IN BALLOTS ARE TREATED AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY

Senator Has Warned Postmaster About Actions That Will Jeopardize Southern Tier Delivery Of Medications, VA Benefits, SS & Of Course Hobble The Nov. Election & Now Plans New Fight   Schumer, Who Just Grilled DeJoy 1:1, Wants Him In Hearings THIS WEEK  Schumer: The Southern Tier Will Not Stand For Continued, Blatant Destruction Of Postal Service Warning that destructive changes to the U.S. postal service continue without reprieve, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, who has been le… Continue Reading


08.17.20

SCHUMER PUSHES NEW ACTIONS TO STOP DESTRUCTIVE CHANGES IN THE POSTAL SERVICE IMPACTING CENTRAL NEW YORK & DEMAND SENATE CALL DEJOY FOR HEARINGS THIS WEEK; DRIVES LEGISLATION TO FORCE DEJOY TO ‘BACK OFF’; PLAN WOULD UNDO CHANGES NOW SLOWING DOWN THE MAIL & WOULD ALSO ENSURE OUR MAIL-IN BALLOTS ARE TREATED AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY

Senator Has Warned Postmaster About Actions That Will Jeopardize Central New York Delivery Of Medications, VA Benefits, SS & Of Course Hobble The Nov. Election & Now Plans New Fight   Schumer, Who Just Grilled DeJoy 1:1, Wants Him In Hearings THIS WEEK    Schumer: Central New York Will Not Stand For Continued, Blatant Destruction Of Postal Service Warning that destructive changes to the U.S. postal service continue without reprieve, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, w… Continue Reading


08.17.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND PUSH NEW ACTIONS TO STOP DESTRUCTIVE CHANGES IN THE POSTAL SERVICE IMPACTING THE CAPITAL REGION & DEMAND SENATE CALL DEJOY FOR HEARINGS THIS WEEK; DRIVES LEGISLATION TO FORCE DEJOY TO ‘BACK OFF’; PLAN WOULD UNDO CHANGES NOW SLOWING DOWN THE MAIL & WOULD ALSO ENSURE OUR MAIL-IN BALLOTS ARE TREATED AS FIRST CLASS PRIORITY

Senators Have Warned Postmaster About Actions That Will Jeopardize Capital Region Delivery Of Medications, VA Benefits, SS & Of Course Hobble The Nov. Election & Now Plans New Fight   Schumer, Who Just Grilled DeJoy 1:1, Wants Him In Hearings THIS WEEK    Senators: Capital Region Will Not Stand For Continued, Blatant Destruction Of Postal Service Warning that destructive changes to the U.S. postal service continue without reprieve, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and… Continue Reading


08.14.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $13 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER TO LAUNCH A NEW PHYSICS FRONTIER CENTER

The National Science Foundation Awards $12.96 Million For University Of Rochester In Multi-University Initiative To Explore 'Revolutionary States Of Matter' The University Of Rochester Will Be The Latest Member In A Collaboration With Researchers At MIT, Princeton, The Universities Of California At Berkeley And Davis, The University At Buffalo And Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Senators: Funding Will Further Solidify University Of Rochester As One Of The Premier Research Institutions I… Continue Reading


08.14.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS, SOUTHERN TIER SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAFELY REOPEN; COSTS OF PPE, PHYSICAL BARRIERS & OTHER SUPPLIES COULD BADLY DRAIN LOCAL RESOURCES, MAKING IT MUCH HARDER FOR SOUTHERN TIER DISTRICTS TO OPEN SAFELY; SENATOR PUSHES PLAN TO COVER THOSE COSTS WITH FED DOLLARS IN ‘COVID-4’ & ALLOW SCHOOLS TO SAFELY REOPEN

Schumer Says Local Schools, Like Those Across The Southern Tier, Have Some State & Federal Guidelines To Reopen Safely Amid COVID-19, BUT Not Enough Fed Funds To Afford Them; Pushes New Plan To Inject $175B Into Nation's K-12 Schools To Meet The Need And To Keep Students, Teachers, Workers Safe Without Fed Funds To Cover Massive Cost Of PPE, Barriers, Cleaning Supplies, & More, Local Budgets Would Be Crushed, Local Taxes Could Rise & Some Schools Eligible to Open Based on Public He… Continue Reading


08.13.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $6 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR FIREFIGHTERS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,333,677.90 in federal funding to provide essential PPE, training, and supplies for firefighters responding to the COVID-19 outbreak across New York State. Additionally, the Morrisvile Fire District received $642,857.14 to purchase emergency rescue vehicles. This federal funding was administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s Assist… Continue Reading


08.13.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: ROCHESTER NEW YORK’S POSTAL SERVICES—ALONG WITH ITS 2200 WORKERS & DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICES—FACE A GIANT AXE UNLESS ADMIN FINALLY MEETS IN THE MIDDLE & NEGOTIATES ‘COVID-4’ BILL; SENATOR STANDS UP FOR ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKE REGION’S POSTAL CUSTOMERS, WORKERS, COMMUNITY POST OFFICES & DEMANDS CRITICAL SERVICES REMAIN

Without Coronavirus Fed Relief, Rochester's Postal Operations Will Fizzle, Impacting Jobs, Businesses & Everyday Service Like Vital Medicine, Checks, Packages and More Schumer Met One-on-one With Postmaster & Warned Against Inaction and Atrophy; Senator Cited Delayed Medications, Paychecks & More In Plea To Get Stamp Of Approval On Rochester-Finger Lakes Region's USPS Funds Schumer: Even A Back Of The Envelope Calculation Shows Rochester Would Be Amongst The Hardest Hit If Action … Continue Reading


08.13.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WESTERN NEW YORK’S POSTAL HUBS—ALONG WITH THEIR NEARLY 6100 TOTAL WORKERS & DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICES—FACE A GIANT AXE UNLESS ADMIN. FINALLY MEETS IN THE MIDDLE & NEGOTIATES ON ‘COVID-4’; SENATOR ONCE AGAIN STANDS UP FOR DISTRIBUTION CENTER WORKERS, MAIL CARRIERS, NEIGHBORHOOD POST OFFICES & ADVOCATES FOR CRITICAL SERVICES VITAL TO COMMUNITIES AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

Western New York Is Home To 3 Postal Distribution Centers, Including Buffalo Facility Schumer Fought To Save In 2012—BUT Without Coronavirus Fed Relief, WNY’s Postal Engine Could Fizzle, Impacting Election, Jobs, Businesses & Everyday Services Like Mail Pickup And Prescription Deliveries    Schumer Just Met 1-On-1 With Postmaster & Warned Against Inaction; Senator Cited Delayed Medications, Paychecks, Influx Of Mail-In Ballots & More In Plea To Get Stamp Of Approval On WNY USPS Funds  Schumer:… Continue Reading


08.12.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON CON EDISON FOR ANSWERS REGARDING MASSIVE POWER OUTAGES IMPACTING NEW YORKERS

Following Superstorm Sandy And Winter Storms, New York Public Service Commission Issued Recommendations To Fix Systemic Problems, But Many Current Concerns Echo Past Complaints And Must Be Immediately Addressed NEW YORK, NY - Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand wrote a letter to Consolidated Edison CEO John McAvoy expressing deep concern over the prolonged power outages facing hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers after Tropical Storm Isaias. More than one week afte… Continue Reading


08.12.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: LONG ISLAND’S POSTAL HUB—ALONG WITH ITS 7,500 TOTAL WORKERS & DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE—FACE A GIANT AXE UNLESS ADMIN. FINALLY MEETS IN THE MIDDLE & NEGOTIATES ON ‘COVID-4’; SENATOR STANDS UP FOR LI PLANT’S WORKERS, NEIGHBORHOOD POST OFFICES & DEMANDS CRITICAL SERVICES REMAIN

Of All The USPS Processing Plants In The Nation, Melville's Is One Of The Most Important Because It Serves Tri-State Area-BUT Without Coronavirus Fed Relief, LI's Postal Engine Could Fizzle, Impacting Jobs, Businesses & Everyday Service   Schumer Just Met 1:1 With Postmaster & Warned Of Inaction; Senator Cited Delayed Medications, Paychecks & More In Plea To Get Stamp Of Approval On LI USPS Funds  Schumer: Even A "Back Of The Envelope" Calculation Shows LI Post Office Op… Continue Reading


08.12.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $12 MILLION FOR 37 NEW YORK COLLEGES IN STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM FUNDS

USDE Funds Will Be Used To Provide Opportunities For Academic Development And Motivate Students Toward The Successful Completion Of Their Education $11.9M Will Provide Federal Support For Low-Income & First-Generation, And Disabled College Students Senators: Federal Support Will Empower All New York College Students U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $11,998,837 in federal funding for colleges throughout New York from the U.S. Departm… Continue Reading

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