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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


08.18.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE OVER $3.8 MILLION IN NEW AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDING FOR NEW YORK STEWART INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

$3,820,790 Department Of Transportation Grant Is Headed To Stewart International Airport To Help Cover Costs Caused By The Pandemic Additional Money Follows Years Of Tireless Advocacy For New York Stewart International Airport And Emphasizes Continued Commitment To Orange And The Hudson Valley Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney: After Pandemic, New York Stewart Is Once Again Cleared For Takeoff U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand and U.S. Representat… Continue Reading


08.16.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER 145 DEFICIENT AND UNSAFE BRIDGES ACROSS ROCHESTER & THE FINGER LAKES REGION; SENATOR SECURES NEARLY $13.5 BILLION TO FINALLY FIX DILAPIDATED & DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS BRIDGES ACROSS NY, CREATING JOBS, SAFER ROADS, AND SAVING LIVES

Finger Lakes Region Has At Least 145 Dangerous Bridges Posing Worsening Safety Issues With Each Passing Day; JUST Bridge Repairs Backlog Runs Over $200 Million Senator Secures Major Funding To Address Structurally Deficient Bridges, Road Repair Backlog Schumer: It's Time To Invest In Finger Lake's Bridges Before Poor Conditions Prove A Bridge Too Far After securing $346 million for Monroe County and the City of Rochester in the American Rescue Plan to address the region’s greatest needs… Continue Reading


08.16.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL: WITH CNY IN MIND, SENATORS SECURE LOCAL HIRE PROVISION IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL; SENATORS PUSHED FOR ONCE-IN-A-GENERATION FEDERAL INVESTMENT INTO AMERICAN INFRASTRUCTURE TO INCLUDE SUPPORT FOR LOCAL WORKERS & BUSINESSES TO CREATE GOOD-PAYING JOBS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

As The Schumer-Led Infrastructure Deal Made Its Way Through The Senate, Senators Fought To Include Local Hire Programs, To Invest In Good-Paying Jobs For Local Residents & Businesses Senators Say Historic Investment Into Infrastructure, Coupled With Local Hire Program Ensures Job Opportunities & Contracts On Federally-Funded Projects - Including I-81 In Syracuse - For Local Residents & Workers  Schumer, Gillibrand: CNY Dreams-and Jobs! - Can Now Become Reality Following Senat… Continue Reading


08.16.21

SCHUMER REVEALS EFFORT TO INCLUDE $1 BILLION INFLUX FOR GREAT LAKES RESTORATION INITIATIVE IN JUST-PASSED BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE; SENATOR’S SUCCESSFUL PUSH TO ADD UNPRECEDENTED & HISTORIC PROTECTION FUNDS REPRESENTS LARGEST EVER SINGLE INVESTMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROGRAM TO SAFEGUARD ONE OF WESTERN NEW YORK’S GREATEST ENGINES

Fed Funds Schumer Just Included In Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Will Fund Cleanup Efforts For Lake Erie And Connected Waterways, Support Thousands Of Jobs, & Bring Millions To Local Economy Great Lakes Basin Is Home To 30+ Million People, Including 8% Of All Americans, Accounts For 7% Of Total U.S. Farm Production, And Has Annual GDP Of $6 Trillion Funding Will Help Improve Water Quality By Reducing Pollutants, Restoring & Protecting Wildlife Habitats, Mitigating Climate Change I… Continue Reading


08.11.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PROJECTS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK

Senators Secure Money For Eight Northern Border Regional Commission Projects In The Cities of Troy, Batavia, And Ogdensburg; Villages of Tupper Lake, Lima, and Potsdam; And For Wells College And The Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board Funding Will Jumpstart Projects Critical To Upstate NY's Health, Economic Growth, and Connectivity Schumer, Gillibrand: Jobs & Support For Communities On The Way  U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today… Continue Reading


08.10.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S RESIGNATION

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement regarding Governor Cuomo's resignation: Senator Schumer said, "I want to commend the brave women who stepped forward and courageously told their stories. There is no place for sexual harassment, and today's announcement by Governor Cuomo to resign was the right decision for the good of the people of New York. I have full confidence that Lt Governor Hochul will establish a professional and capable administration. I h… Continue Reading


08.09.21

ALMOST THREE YEARS SINCE THE TRAGIC SCHOHARIE ACCIDENT TOOK 20 LIVES, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE SAFETY PROVISIONS IN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL SETTING FEDERAL LIMO SAFETY STANDARDS & CLOSING DEADLY LOOPHOLES TO GET DANGEROUS LIMOS OFF ROADS AND SAVE LIVES

Schoharie's October 2018 Limo Accident Was Nation's Deadliest Accident In Years; Reports Revealed Gaping Loopholes In Federal Safety Regulations Senators Fought To Include Safety Standards In Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill & Amendments To Boost Safety Limos On NY Roads For Passengers, Drivers, & Pedestrians  Schumer, Gillibrand: The Memory Of The Victims Lives On In The Lives They Will Save U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand annou… Continue Reading


08.04.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL WILL SEND $$$ TO CLEAN UP UPSTATE NEW YORK; SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THAT DEAL INCLUDES FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER, ENERGY & POLLUTION CLEANUP IN NY, INCLUDING FUNDS TO ADDRESS LEAD, PFAS, WATER CONTAMINATIONS, AND SUPERFUND SITES THROUGHOUT UPSTATE

Schumer-Negotiated Deal Will Deliver Infrastructure Improvement Funds To NY; Many Critical Projects Across Upstate NY Are Eligible, Will Cut Down On Pollution, Clean Up NY, And Invest In Our Future Senator Says Final Deal Brings $$$ For NY To Boost Investment In Clean Energy, Remediation Efforts Schumer: It's Time To Clean Up NY! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that the bipartisan infrastructure deal he negotiated in the Senate will deliver major victories to he… Continue Reading


08.04.21

FOLLOWING PERSONAL CALLS TO SAMSUNG TOP BRASS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SAMSUNG VISITED GENESSEE SITE LAST MONTH TO GET FIRST-HAND LOOK AT STAMP; HEEDING THE SENATOR’S CALLS, SAMSUNG VISITS AND CONFIRMS NY STILL IN RUNNING FOR NEW $17 BILLION SEMICONDUCTOR FAB

Schumer, In Two Calls To Samsung Top Brass, Encouraged Tour Of WNY STAMP Site; Schumer Pressed Visit To See First-Hand STAMP's Advantages, That Make It Ideal For New Multi-Billion $ Fab Senator Says His Senate-Passed First-Ever Federal Chip Fab Incentive Legislation Is Game-Changer To Landing Samsung In NY; Throws Support Behind Securing New Facility In Genesee & Establishing NY As Global Hub For Semiconductor Industry Schumer To Samsung: Seeing Is Believing - STAMP Is The Future For Sams… Continue Reading


08.03.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND JOINT STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO

Following their calls for resignation in March, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following joint statement: "As we have said before, the reported actions of the Governor were profoundly disturbing, inappropriate, and completely unacceptable. Today's report from the New York State Attorney General substantiated and corroborated the allegations of the brave women who came forward to share their stories - and we commend the women for do… Continue Reading


07.29.21

SCHUMER: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL DELIVERS RECORD BILLIONS TO NY INFRASTRCTURE – FROM GATEWAY, PENN ACCESS, SECOND AVE SUBWAY, EAST RIVER TUNNELS & MORE; FUNDS WILL ALSO ENSURE MTA/LIRR, AIRPORTS, BRIDGES, HIGHWAYS, & OTHER MEANS OF TRANSIT GET MORE MONEY FROM FEDS THAN THEY HAVE IN DECADES

RECORD DEAL Schumer-Negotiated Boosts Highways & Bridges, Airports, Transit, Rail & Water/Sewer Infrastructure Funds DIRECTLY For New York Projects That Are Ready To Go & Critically Needed; Will Mean Good-Paying Jobs Also On The Way To Get All This Work Done Over $1.5 Billion For NY Bridge Repairs & Billions More In Formula Funds; Nearly $1B To NY's Airports; And Billions For NY Rail & Water Need - And Billions For NY Drinking Water & Sewer Upgrade Needs - To Replace Le… Continue Reading


07.29.21

SCHUMER: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL DELIVERS BILLIONS TO ADVANCE CRITICAL NY PROJECTS – FROM UPSTATE ROADWAYS & BRIDGES, TO WATER-SEWER PROJECTS & MORE; FUNDS WILL ALSO ENSURE UPSTATE NY AIRPORTS, RAIL, BRIDGES & ROADS GET LONG-AWAITED RELIEF, MORE MONEY FROM FEDS THAN THEY HAVE IN DECADES

Schumer-Negotiated Deal Boosts Highways & Bridges, Airports, Transit, Rail & Water/Sewer Infrastructure Funds DIRECTLY For New York Projects That Are Ready To Go & Critically Needed; Will Mean Good-Paying Jobs Also On The Way To Get All This Work Done Over $1.5 Billion For NY Bridge Repairs & Billions More In Formula Funds; Nearly $1B To NY's Airports; And Billions For NY Rail & Water Need - And Billions For NY Drinking Water & Sewer Upgrade Needs - To Replace Lead Pipe… Continue Reading


07.29.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE OVER $2.3 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN RELIEF FOR HEALTH CENTERS SERVING VULNERABLE NEW YORKERS

$2.3M From The American Rescue Plan Is Headed To Clinics Across the State That Were Normally Excluded From Receiving Federal Funds But Provide Much-Needed Care In The Midst Of Post-Pandemic Recovery, Fed Commitment To Community Health Will Ensure No One Is Left Behind Schumer, Gillibrand, Morelle: Federal Funding Will Save Lives U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Joseph D. Morelle today announced $2,330,500 in federal grants awarded to t… Continue Reading


07.28.21

SCHUMER: JUST AS FAIRPORT LIFT BRIDGE RE-OPENS, STOPPED TRAINS AT MAIN ST. INTERSECTION CAUSE DISRUPTIVE TRAFFIC JAMS AND POSE DANGER FOR FAIRPORT RESIDENTS BY IMPEDING ACCESS FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES; SCHUMER CALLS ON CSX TO IMMEDIATELY CLEAR TRAINS, REMEDY NEEDLESS MAIN ST. BLOCKADE

Train Slow-Downs And Prolonged Stops At State Rt 250/Main Street Have Led To Traffic Jams And Obstruct Emergency Services After Hearing Concerns From Fairport Residents, Schumer Urges CSX To Make Adjustments & Allow Uninhibited Access To Streets And Main Street Lift Bridge Schumer To CSX: Fairport's Main Street Isn't A Rest Stop For Trains U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today urged CSX to make adjustments for trains running through Fairport and prevent prolonged stops at… Continue Reading


07.27.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON FRONTIER’S EXTENDING AIR SERVICE TO STEWART AIRPORT

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on Frontier's decision to add service routes from Stewart Airport to Florida: Senator Schumer said, "Landing Frontier in Stewart is no small peanuts. Frontier's new service from the Stewart Airport to Florida will usher in an great new destination option for Hudson Valley residents and boost the region’s economic recovery from the pandemic." ###… Continue Reading


07.27.21

SCHUMER: IDLING TRAINS AT SOUTHEND CROSSING LEAVE HORNELL RESIDENTS STRANDED & ENDANGERED, CUTTING OFF DIRECT ACCESS TO EMERGENCY SERVICES; SCHUMER CALLS ON NORFOLK SOUTHERN TO IMMEDIATELY REMEDY SITUATION, CLEAR TRAINS, AND RESTORE RESIDENT SAFETY

Prolonged Train Stops At Crossing Cuts Off Busy Area, Obstructing Traffic, School Bus Routes, Small Businesses & Emergency Services After Hearing Concerns From Hornell Residents, Schumer Urges Norfolk Southern To Make Adjustments & Allow Uninhibited Access To Streets Schumer To Norfolk Southern: Hornell Neighborhoods Aren't A Rest Stop For Trains U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today urged Norfolk Southern to make adjustments for trains running through Hornell and preve… Continue Reading


07.26.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON TRINI ROSS’S NOMINATION FOR WDNY U.S. ATTORNEY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on President Biden's nomination for Trini Ross as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York: Senator Schumer said, "Trini Ross is the consummate Western New Yorker. As a product of local public schools - from Hutch Tech, to Fredonia, to UB Law - Trini Ross rose to become one of the most respected attorneys in Buffalo. I was proud to recommend her for this position, knowing that she will continue h… Continue Reading


07.23.21

SCHUMER CALLS ON UPS TO PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS TO TRACK DOWN LOST STARPOINT HIGH SCHOOL AP EXAMS; AFTER LOSING OVER 100 STARPOINT STUDENT AP EXAMS, SENATOR CALLS ON UPS TO FIND THE TESTS, GET STUDENTS THE CREDIT THEY DESERVE OR PAY UP

Starpoint High School Students Spent Whole Year During Pandemic Preparing For Challenging AP Exams, Only For UPS To Lose The Exams; Without Scores, Students Could Miss Out On Expensive College Credits, Key Boost for College Admissions Schumer Says UPS Must Track Down The Exams, Or Reimburse Students For Testing Fee And College Credit Schumer To UPS: It's "Multiple Choice" - Find The Tests Or Refund The Students After receiving a letter from Starpoint High School students in Lockport, NY… Continue Reading

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