Press Releases

03.08.21

AFTER TIRELESS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER SECURES $23.8 BILLION IN DIRECT AID FOR NEW YORK’S STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN FIRST MAJOR VICTORY AS MAJORITY LEADER, SCHUMER DELIVERS BILLIONS FOR NY’S TAXPAYERS AND MUNICIPALITIES; BILL DELIVERS $35 BILLION TO NYS AGENCIES, INCLUDING $12.6 BILLION TO NYS FOR FISCAL RELIEF & SENATOR SECURES ADDITIONAL $10.8 BILLION DIRECT TO LOCALITIES

State & Local Aid Has Been Top Schumer Priority Since Beginning Of Pandemic; Schumer Delivers Direct Federal Assistance To Every Community Of Every Size, Keeping Local Economies Afloat, Frontline Workers  on the Job & Main Streets Alive  State & Local Fiscal Relief Funds Provides a Whopping $12.56B To NYS, $6.14B To Metro Cities, $3.9B For Counties, $825M For Small Cities, Towns, And Villages, & $358M For NYS Broadband Progr… Continue Reading


03.07.21

AS NEW MAJORITY LEADER, SCHUMER DELIVERS ROBUST BASKET OF COVID RESCUE RELIEF TO NEW YORK; WILL HELP SOLVE NYS/NYC/LI BUDGET WOES; $100 BILLION TO NY FAMILIES, WORKERS, RESTAURANTS & SMALL BUSINESSES; INCLUDES NY VAX DOLLARS TO KEEP SHOTS GOING

American Rescue Passage Means Help Is On The Way For Americans & New Yorkers With $360 Billion Flowing DIRECTLY To Hard-Hit State & Local Governments-- $12.5B To NYS, $6B For NYC, About $4.9B For Additional Cities, Counties, Towns, Villages; $169.5B For Education--$12B+ To NY & $7B For Critical NY Transit Needs, Including At MTA/LIRR, Along With $80B For COVID Vax, Testing Effort & Healthcare Workforce---$4B+ To NY . Deal Also Includes More Than $28B To Save Our Restaurants, M… Continue Reading


03.03.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR DELAWARE OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,361,543 in Head Start funding for Delaware Opportunities, Inc. in Hamden. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will be used to enhance early child development programs and foster productive learning for children … Continue Reading


03.02.21

FOLLOWING DISCOVERY OF TOXIC CHEMICALS IN ROCKLAND COUNTY WELLS IMPACTING 300,000 RESIDENTS, SCHUMER, JONES CALL ON FED EPA TO STEP IN ASAP; REPS CALL ON EPA TO AID IN SWIFT TESTING INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION EFFORTS

Toxic PFOA Levels Recently Tested At 19 PPT In Rockland County, Almost DOUBLE State Standard; Yet, Extent & Source Of Contamination Is Currently Unknown Reps Say PFOA In Rockland Water Supply Potentially Poses Health & Environmental Risks To 300,000+ Rockland Residents And The EPA Must Help Rockland and NY Quickly Address Contamination ASAP Schumer, Jones To EPA: We Needs All Hands On Deck To Clean Up Rockland Drinking Water Following a late-2020 notice where more than 300,000 R… Continue Reading


02.25.21

AFTER JUST SECURING 375-JOB PLUG POWER GIGAFACTORY IN ROCHESTER, SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN AND CALLS ON DOE TO HELP ESTABLISH NEW 60+ JOB GREEN HYDROGEN FUEL MANUFACTURING FACILITY AT WNY STAMP SITE; SENATOR SAYS FEDERAL DOE HELP NECESSARY TO BUILD NEW NATIONAL GREEN HYDROGEN FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN, STARTING WITH PLUG POWER PRODUCTION FACILITY AT STAMP

Plug Power Is Planning To Build Five New Green Hydrogen Fuel Production Facilities Across The U.S., Including A $290 million Production Facility at the WNY STAMP Campus Senator Says Plug Power Is A Great New York Biz And With ~400 Workers Now In Albany & Rochester & New, 375 Job Gigafactory Opening in Henrietta, NY this Summer, Schumer Calls For Fed Support to Drive Company's Further Job Expansion In New York Schumer To Feds: Plug In to Help Make New Plug Power STAMP Facility a R… Continue Reading


02.25.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $15 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING ACROSS NEW YORK

Grants Awarded To Albany, Lewis, And Rockland County Programs Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children Schumer, Gillibrand: Head Start Provides Young Students With The Resources They Need To Succeed U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $15,186,306 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in Albany, Lewis, and Rockland Counties. The funding was allocated through th… Continue Reading


02.23.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BOWMAN, JONES, MALONEY, CALL ON NEW NRC CHAIRMAN TO IMMEDIATELY REVERSE DECISION AND SAFELY HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING; REPS SAY STATE AND LOCAL CONCERNS MUST BE HEARD BEFORE OWNERSHIP TRANSFER

NRC Approved Indian Point Ownership Transfer To Holtec In November 2020 Without Hearing Requests Submitted Local Stakeholders & Have Denied Subsequent Requests   Reps Call On Newly Appointed NRC Chairman To Reverse Decision That Unwisely Denied Public Hearings  Reps: Let The Hudson Valley Community Be Heard On IP Ownership Transfer U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representatives Jamaal Bowman… Continue Reading


02.23.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE DOT TO IMPLEMENT LOCAL HIRE PILOT PROGRAM FOR HIGHWAY AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

As Communities Across New York State Rethink Highway Infrastructure, Senators Push For Program To Allow State And Local Governments To Invest In Good-Paying Jobs With A Focus On Local Residents, Especially From Disadvantaged And Underrepresented Communities Modeled After SEP-14 Policy  Local Hire Program Would Allow States And Localities To Work With Labor And Community Leaders To Ensure Job Opportunities On U.S. DOT-funded Construction Projects - Including The I-8… Continue Reading


02.22.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA GRANTS FOR 16 ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS NEW YORK

NeighborWorks America Funding Will Support Efforts to Expand Affordable Housing Opportunities and Build Stronger Neighborhoods  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $5,395,000 in NeighborWorks America grants for 16 community development organizations to bring local solutions to affordable housing challenges across New York. NeighborWorks America is a nonprofit organization that brings residents, private-sector business lead… Continue Reading


02.22.21

AFTER LAST MONTH’S TRAGIC HELICOPTER ACCIDENT IN MENDON & ANOTHER CRASH WEEKS LATER IN IDAHO, SCHUMER CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO SAFETY OF ARMY & AIR NATIONAL GUARD VERTICAL LIFT PROGRAMS; SENATOR CALLS ON COMPTROLLER GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE AND ISSUE LIFESAVING GUIDANCE ASAP TO KEEP SERVICEMEMBERS SAFE

Last Month, New York National Guard Lost Three Servicemembers In Mendon Helicopter Crash; Second Crash In Idaho Killed Three More National Guard Servicemembers Just Weeks Later Senator Says Immediate GAO Investigation Necessary, In Addition To Internal Army Investigation, To Provide Greater Insight On How To Keep Servicemembers Safe Schumer: Federal Investigation Is Needed To Keep Our Heroes Safe After two helicopter crashes involving National Guard servicemembers occurred within two weeks i… Continue Reading


02.21.21

SCHUMER: NYC RESTAURANTS, THEIR EMPLOYEES & THE CITY ECONOMY NEED IMMEDIATE FED RELIEF TO WEATHER COVID; MANY RESTAURANTS COULD CLOSE WITHOUT AID ASAP; SENATOR DISHES OUT BIPARTISAN RELIEF PLAN FOR GETTING OUR RESTAURANTS ‘COOKING’ AGAIN

Schumer Says Too Many Local Restaurants Across The City Are On The Brink Of Closure; Many Of New York's Restaurants Might Not Survive The Next Six Months Without Dedicated Federal Relief 92% Of NYC Eateries Could NOT Afford December Rent-And That Is Just Tip Of 'Iceberg'; City Also Needs Larger COVID Relief On The Menu, Like Direct Checks, School Aid & More To Weather Rest Of Pandemic Schumer: Putting A Fork In Pandemic MUST Include Plan To Help Our NYC Restaurants Before heading back to… Continue Reading


02.19.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $245 MILLION IN CONTINUUM OF CARE FUNDING TO COMBAT HOMELESSNESS ACROSS NEW YORK

Funding Will Be Used To Help Non-Profits, Local Governments Assist Homeless Individuals & Families, Promote Self-Sufficiency Programs U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $245,971,792 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for organizations working to end homelessness across New York State. The funding was allocated through HUD's Continuum of Care Program (CoC… Continue Reading


02.19.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT WORKERS’ RIGHT TO ORGANIZE

Protecting The Right To Organize (Pro) Act Addresses Growing Income Inequality And Builds A Fairer, More Inclusive Economy U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the bicameral Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act to strengthen workers' rights to organize and bargain for fairer wages, better benefits, and safer workplaces. The comprehensive labor legislation would bolster workers' rights and address income inequality&nb… Continue Reading


02.19.21

SCHUMER, VELÁZQUEZ ANNOUNCE $9.4 BILLION FEMA GRANT RECENTLY AWARDED TO PUERTO RICO ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY (PREPA) CAN BE USED TO BUILD MICRO-GRIDS, UNDERGROUND TRANSMISSION LINES & POWER GRID THAT SUPPORTS CLEAN, RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY; CLEAN & RELIABLE ENERGY CAN BE PART ISLAND’S ONGOING RECOVERY & RECONSTRUCTION EFFORTS

Before Most Of Puerto Rico's Electrical Grid Was Destroyed By Hurricane Maria, 48% Of Puerto Rico's Electricity Was Generated From Oil, And 50% From Coal And Gas Lawmakers Say New Grant Gives Island Unique Opportunity To Build Back Electrical Grid Using Clean and Reliable Renewable Energy Schumer, Velázquez: Adopting Clean, Renewable Energy And Modernizing PR’s Grid Should Be PREPA’S Focus  United States Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Representati… Continue Reading


02.18.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $30 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $29,949,721 in funding for mental health and addiction treatment centers throughout New York State under the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) expansion grant program through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funding was allocated through last year's Consolidated Appropriations Act and will provide necessary resources for CCBHCs to transform co… Continue Reading


02.17.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: COMMANDER OF AIR FORCE MATERIAL COMMAND GENERAL BUNCH TO VISIT ROME LAB TO SEE FIRST HAND HOW INCREASED INVESTMENTS HAVE TRANSLATED INTO CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AND LAB’S CRITICAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATION’S CYBER DEFENSE NETWORK & MOHAWK VALLEY ECONOMY

Schumer: As The Nation's Premier Research Organization For Command, Control, Cyber And Intelligence Technologies, The Air Force Research Laboratory In Rome, NY Is An Invaluable Element Of The U.S. Air Force Research & Development Enterprise, Focusing On Gathering & Processing Cyber Intelligence Senator Has Pushed Continuously For DoD Top Brass To Visit Rome Lab In Person & Tour Facilities Boosted By Federal Investment Schumer: Visit From General Bunch Demonstrates the Importance o… Continue Reading


02.15.21

SCHUMER: CAPITAL REGION’S RESTAURANTS, THE WORKERS THEY EMPLOY & LOCAL ECONOMY THEY SUPPORT NEED IMMEDIATE FED RELIEF TO WEATHER COVID FOR THE LONG HAUL; SENATOR DISHES OUT BIPARTISAN RELIEF FUND FOR GETTING LOCAL RESTUARNTS AND CAPITAL REGION ECONOMY COOKING AGAIN

In FIRST Visit To Upstate As Majority Leader, Schumer Says Too Many Local Restaurants Across The Capital Region Are On The Brink Of Closure; Over Half Of New York's Restaurants Will Not Survive The Next Six Months Without Dedicated Federal Relief Capital Region Restaurant Employment Down Nearly 50% During Pandemic-And That Is Just Tip Of 'Iceberg'; Locals Also Need Larger COVID Relief On The Menu, Like Direct Checks, School Aid & More To Weather Rest Of Pandemic Schumer: Capital Region&rs… Continue Reading


02.15.21

SCHUMER: CENTRAL NEW YORK’S RESTAURANTS, THE WORKERS THEY EMPLOY & LOCAL ECONOMY THEY SUPPORT NEED IMMEDIATE FED RELIEF TO WEATHER COVID FOR THE LONG HAUL; SENATOR DISHES OUT BIPARTISAN RELIEF FUND FOR GETTING LOCAL RESTUARNTS AND CENTRAL NEW YORK ECONOMY COOKING AGAIN

In FIRST Visit To Upstate As Majority Leader, Schumer Says Too Many Local Restaurants Across Central New York Are On The Brink Of Closure; Over Half Of New York's Restaurants Will Not Survive The Next Six Months Without Dedicated Federal Relief Onondaga County's Restaurants Have Seen 27% Drop In Revenue During Pandemic-And That Is Just Tip Of 'Iceberg’; Locals Also Need Larger COVID Relief On The Menu, Like Direct Checks, School Aid & More To Weather Rest Of Pandemics Schumer: CNY&… Continue Reading


02.12.21

ON 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF FLIGHT 3407 TRAGEDY, SCHUMER URGES SECRETARY BUTTIGIEG TO ESTABLISH PILOT DATABASE ON PERSONAL CALL THIS MORNING

Today, on the 12th anniversary of the fatal crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York that prematurely took the lives of 50, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, in a direct call to Secretary Buttigieg and letter, continued his fight to finalize the proposed rule and establish a central pilot database, make the skies safer, and giving the families long-awaited comfort in their mission to make air travel safer for passengers and aviation professionals alike. Schumer's call and … Continue Reading


02.12.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH IN UPSTATE NY

Grants Awarded To Buffalo, Rensselaer Medical Institutions Funding Will Support Cancer Detection & Diagnosis, Vision Research Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Investment Will Ensure NY Remains On Forefront Of Medicine U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,138,736 in federal funding for cancer research at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo and vision research at the Regenerative Research Foundation in Rensselaer. The funding w… Continue Reading

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