Press Releases

07.29.22

SCHUMER: AFTER SENDING AN SOS TO THE FEDS TO SAVE BUFFALO’S USS THE SULLIVANS, SCHUMER SECURES $7.5 MILLION IN APPROPRIATIONS BILL TO COMPLETE REPAIRS & FULLY RESTORE THE SHIP, ENSURING THE BELOVED LANDMARK WILL REMAIN AT CANALSIDE FOR GENERATIONS

Earlier This Year Buffalo's Treasured WWII Naval Museum Ship Started Sinking After A Serious Hull Breach; Schumer Immediately Came To Buffalo And Began Working To Develop An All Hands On Deck Approach To Save WNY Landmark Senator Says Funding He Secured In The Upcoming Appropriations Bill Is The Lifeboat The USS The Sullivans Needs To Complete The Critical Repairs To Restore The Ship And Waterfront Schumer: It's Full Steam Ahead For The Sullivans Repair Effort  After promising to help… Continue Reading


07.29.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TROY & SCHENECTADY FIRE DEPARTMENTS; SENATORS SAY $$$ WILL HELP DIRECTLY ADDRESS THE STAFFING SHORTAGES IN TROY AND WILL GIVE CAPITAL REGION FIREFIGHTERS THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO KEEP COMMUNITIES SAFE

Troy Fire Department Has Faced Staffing Challenges, Impacting Their Ability To Respond To Daily Emergencies & Schenectady Has Faced Similar Equipment Shortages Senators Say Funding Will Be Used To Ensure Every Schenectady Firefighter Has Their Own Personal Radio For Emergencies & Will Train Troy Firefighter To Become Certified Paramedics Boosting Community Safety U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced over $1 million in federa… Continue Reading


07.28.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS $1.1 MILLION TO UPGRADE CAYUGA COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK’S WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE TO HELP THE CAYUGA MILK AND DENKAVIT DAIRY PLANTS GROW, CREATE NEW & GOOD-PAYING JOBS, KEEP BUSINESS FLOWING FOR UPSTATE DAIRY FARMERS & ACCELERATE CENTRAL NEW YORK’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Schumer Funded EDA In American Rescue Plan With Projects Like Cayuga County's In Mind; Funding Will Replace Outdated Wastewater Infrastructure To Ensure The Over $100M Expansion Of Cayuga Milk Ingredients And Denkavit-Grober Nutrition Dairy Processing Plants Can Proceed As Planned, Adding New Jobs, And Enabling Cayuga County Industrial Park To Attract More Businesses Schumer: EDA Investment In Infrastructure Will Keep Cayuga Dairy Jobs Flowing And CNY's Glass Of Milk More Than Half Full! … Continue Reading


07.27.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES HIS HISTORIC BIPARTISAN SEMICONDUCTOR, SCIENCE, AND TECH INNOVATION BILL; IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PASSAGE, SCHUMER LAYS OUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR NEW YORK COMMUNITITES, NEW JOBS, AND POWERING THE UPSTATE NY TECH ECONOMY

Semiconductor Chips Are Integral To Everyday Life From Cars To Refrigerators, But Most Are Not Made In The U.S. Threatening National Security, Worsening Inflation and Increasing Costs For Families, & Weakening U.S. Competitiveness Schumer's Historic Billions In Fed Investment For Innovation and American Chip Manufacturing Will Boost Companies Like Globalfoundries In The Capital Region, Corning Inc. In The Finger Lakes & Southern Tier, Spur Research Across SUNY & University Campuses,… Continue Reading


07.22.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, GROUNDBREAKING OF NEW FORT DRUM $27 MILLION RAILHEAD; SENATOR PERSONALLY CALLED MILITARY TOP BRASS TO SECURE CRITICAL FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT WHICH WILL MODERNIZE BASE INFRASTRUCTURE, ENHANCE MISSION READINESS & BOOST THE NORTH COUNTRY ECONOMY FOR YEARS TO COME

Fort Drum's Current Railhead Has Been In Desperate Need Of Upgrades For Years And Was Incapable Of Safely Operating At Full Capacity During Harsh Winter Months; Improvements Were Command's #1 Infrastructure Priority But For Years Lacked Funding To Start The Project Schumer Personally Called Army Secretary, Defense Secretary And Army Chief Of Staff To Get The Project On The Dod’s Priority List, And Then Secured The Funding In The Federal Budget Making Today’s Groundbreaking Possible … Continue Reading


07.21.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE TAKES FIRST STEP TO ADVANCE HIS HISTORIC FEDERAL SEMICONDUCTOR LEGISLATION; SENATOR MAKES FINAL PUSH TO PASS BIPARTISAN LAW & OUTLINES GAMECHANGING CHIP AND INNOVATION BILL CREATING THOUSANDS OF NY JOBS, ATTRACTING NEW COMPANIES & POWERING THE FUTURE OF THE UPSTATE ECONOMY

Semiconductor Chips Are Integral To Everyday Life - From Cars To Refrigerators, But Most Are Not Made In The U.S., Threatening National Security, Increasing Costs For Work Families, And Weakening U.S. Competitiveness Schumer's Historic Billions In Fed Investment For American Chip Manufacturing, R&D Incentives Will Boost Companies Like GlobalFoundries in The Capital Region, Corning Inc., Spur Research In Western NY And Southern Tier, Help Lure New Companies to CNY And More Senator Says Mak… Continue Reading


07.14.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL FOR THE REOPENING OF AMTRAK’S ADIRONDACK LINE TO HELP REVITALIZE NORTH COUNTRY ECONOMY

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on Amtrak to reopen the Adirondack line, the upstate rail service between Montreal and New York City that has been suspended for more than two years due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Adirondack line provides critical service for New York State's North Country, connecting residents with larger economic centers such as New York's Capital Region, New York City, and Montreal. Senator Gillibrand is con… Continue Reading


07.11.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $3 MILLION FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF HERKIMER, MADISON AND ONEIDA TO CREATE A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND JOB TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM TO GIVE CENTRAL NEW YORK AND MOHAWK VALLEY RESIDENTS THE TOOLS THEY NEED FOR GOOD JOBS IN HIGH-DEMAND FIELDS

Senators Deliver Fed Funding To Give CNY, Mohawk Valley Job Seekers Hands-On Training & Skills To Succeed For Good-Paying Careers In Manufacturing, IT, Health Care, Social Work, Finance, And More Schumer, Gillibrand: From Oneida To Otsego, Underserved Communities Will Now Get The Tools They Need To Succeed And Fill High-Demand Jobs! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Tr… Continue Reading


07.08.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: CORNING INCORPORATED WILL INVEST $139 MILLION IN MONROE COUNTY; SENATOR SAYS INVESTMENT WILL BRING OVER 270 GOOD-PAYING JOBS TO REGION, BOOSTING NY’S SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING GROWTH, & FURTHER CEMENTING ROCHESTER AS THE WORLD LEADER IN OPTICS TECH

Schumer Says Corning Will Expand It's Fairport Advanced Optics Center & Construct A New Laser Optics Production Facility In The Town Of Gates To Grow Upstate NY's Booming Tech Ecosystem Senator Has Been The Leading Champion To Expand Rochester’s Optics Industry And The Domestic Chip Supply Chain, Paving The Way For Corning’s Expansion Schumer: Corning Incorporated Investment In Greater Rochester Optics Industry Will Bring Eyes Of The World Onto Upstate New York For Future Of T… Continue Reading


07.08.22

SCHUMER: WITH EAST BUFFALO STILL ISOLATED FROM DOWNTOWN, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH FOR $25+ MILLION TO RECONNECT BUFFALO NEIGHBORHOODS, BREAK DOWN SEGREGATING BARRIERS INCREASE WALKABILITY, MAKING QUEEN CITY MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL

Schumer, On The Heels Of Delivering $33M To Return Cars to Main Street, Calls on DOT To Deliver $25M To Make Downtown More Accessible To East Buffalo Senator Launches New Effort To Secure Rebuilding American Infrastructure With Sustainability And Equity (RAISE) Grant To Finally Make Main St Transportation Infrastructure Safer For Cars, Cyclists, And Pedestrians Schumer: It's Time To Put Buffalo In The Fast Lane For A Transportation Transformation! Standing at the Summer-Best NFTA Station on … Continue Reading


07.08.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER DIRECT VISIT & ADVOCACY LAST MONTH FOLLOWING DEADLY WAVE OF OVERDOSES, SCHENECTADY COUNTY HAS RECEIVED CRITICAL FEDERAL “HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA” DESIGNATION; SCHUMER SAYS CAPITAL REGION WILL NOW RECEIVE MAJOR BOOST IN FED CRIME FIGHTING RESOURCES COMING TO FIGHT OPIOID SCOURGE, STOP DANGEROUS DRUG TRAFFICKERS, AND KEEP SCHENECTADY STREETS SAFE

Last Month, Schenectady Experienced 4 Deadly Overdoses In A Single Week; With Capital Region Overdose Rates At Record Highs, And Deadly Fentanyl Popping Up Throughout Upstate New York After Rallying With Local Advocates Last Month, Schumer Today Reveals The Feds Have Heeded His Request To Make Schenectady A HIDTA Zone, Boosting Fed Resources To & Coordination With Locals To Stop Overdose Epidemic And Go After Drug Traffickers Schumer: HIDTA Designation Will Give Boots On The Ground Tools … Continue Reading


07.07.22

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL WITH CEO, URGES ZINC8 TO MAKE ULSTER’S IPARK87, FORMER TECHCITY CAMPUS, FUTURE HOME OF NEW HUB, BRINGING UP TO 500 CLEAN-ENERGY JOBS TO ULSTER; SENATOR SAYS HISTORIC FEDERAL BATTERY DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES HE PASSED IN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW WILL SUPERCHARGE COMPANIES TO INVEST IN NY & POWER THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE; SCHUMER IS WORKING CLOSELY WITH NATIONAL RESOURCES, THE OWNER OF IPARK87 TO BRING HIGH-QUALITY JOBS AND INVESTMENTS TO THE HUDSON VALLEY

Zinc8 Is Considering Ulster As Site Of Their New Manufacturing Facility; Schumer Says Former IBM TechCity Site, Now Called iPark87, That He Fought Hard To Get Cleaned Up, Is Primed For Investment After Securing Billions To Implement Federal Battery Manufacturing And R&D Incentives To Boost Companies' Cutting-Edge Tech In NY, Senator Pushes To Land Zinc8 And Cement NY's Leadership As Emerging Global Battery Hub Schumer To Zinc8: Picking Ulster County Will Be A Win-Win-Win: Revitalizing iPar… Continue Reading


07.07.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION TO MODERNIZE THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS-GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINALS FROM THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE & JOBS LAW

Funding Comes On The Heels Of The Over $27M The Rochester Airport Will Receive Thanks To The Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Law Schumer, Gillibrand, Morelle: Over $5 Million From The Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Law Will Help Rochester Airport Reach New Heights! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Joseph Morelle today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ha… Continue Reading


07.06.22

SCHUMER PERSONALLY CALLS DIRECTOR OF OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY TO PUSH FOR SULLIVAN COUNTY CRITICAL FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING DESIGNATION; AFTER STANDING WITH THE SULLIVAN COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE AND ADVOCATES, SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN TO COMBAT NEW YORK’S OVERDOSE EPICENTER

Sullivan Is Hudson Valley's ONLY County Not Designated A 'High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area,' Blocking Vital Federal Resources To Beat Back Scourge Senator Personally Called Dr. Gupta, Director of ONDCP, To Make Sullivan HIDTA Member To Stop Dangerous Drug Traffickers In Hudson Valley After Tragic Wave Of Fatal Overdoses Schumer To Feds: Give Sullivan County The Support It Needs To Keep Community Safe & Save Lives Following his personal visit to Monticello in April to stand with the Su… Continue Reading


07.05.22

SCHUMER: WITH OUTRAGEOUS COST OF INSULIN SKYROCKETING AND 1.7M NEW YORKERS—NEARLY 60,000 IN THE SOUTHERN TIER—WITH DIABETES, SCHUMER REVEALS NEW BIPARTISAN PLAN TO CAP INSULIN OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS AT $35 A MONTH; SENATOR SAYS HE WILL PUT THE BILL ON THE FLOOR VERY SOON TO MAKE LIFESAVING DRUG AFFORDABLE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

Standing Alongside Southern Tier Advocates, Schumer Reveals How Insulin Costs Are Rising Rapidly, With Average Increase Of 15 - 17% Per Year Since 2012; With A Horrific 1 In 4 NOW Rationing The Drug Because Of Cost New Bipartisan Plan Will Cap Costs For Insulin At $35 Per Month And Crack Down On Bureaucratic Requirements That Can Force Patients To Jump Through Hoops To Get Insurers To Pay For Medications Schumer: No Southern Tier Family Should Ever Be Forced To Choose Between Insulin And Putti… Continue Reading


07.05.22

WITH LAKE ONTARIO COMMUNITIES STILL RECOVERING FROM DEVASTATING 2017-19 FLOODS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEMA TO QUICKLY STAND UP NEW FIRST OF ITS KIND $500 MILLION PROGRAM TO ACCELERATE WAYNE COUNTY’S DISASTER RECOVERY, ALLOW NEW FUNDING TO SURGE IN TO HELP HOME OWNERS & BUSINESSES, AND PREVENT THE NEXT LAKE ONTARIO FLOOD DAMAGE DISASTER

Lake Ontario Floods Have Cost Millions Of Dollars Of Damage To Wayne County Homes, Businesses, & Beaches; Even 3 years After The Flood The Community Is Still Struggling To Recover And Make The Repairs It Needs Schumer Says $500M STORM Act He CoSponsored and Funded In Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Can Give Sodus Point And Other Communities The Funding They Need To Carry Out Long Overdue Fixes To Prevent Future Flooding; But FEMA Still Needs To Stand Up The Program For Communities To Access … Continue Reading


07.05.22

SCHUMER: ‘AWFUL SMELL’ FROM ABANDONED ETHANOL PLANT IN OSWEGO COUNTY CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO LINGER ALL SUMMER; NEIGHBORS’ CONCERNS FOR AIR QUALITY DEMANDS EPA STEP IN; SENATOR SAYS FORMER PLANT OWNERS MUST ALSO DO THEIR PART TO GET SITE INTO NEW HANDS

On Heels Of Fulton Mayor's YouTube Video, Schumer Urges Fed EPA To o Ensure Routine Air Testing Senator Also Pledges Support To Help Untangle Boondoggle Created From Attis's Abrupt Exit   Schumer: It’s Time For Feds To Stick Their Nose Into Noxious Ethanol Plant In Oswego  Standing with neighbors and local officials, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer pledged to help address the noxious, former Attis Biofuel plant that is c… Continue Reading


07.01.22

SCHUMER: AFTER YEARS OF FIGHTING TO PROTECT FEDERAL CRITICAL ACCESS STATUS FOR RURAL UPSTATE NY HOSPITALS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEDS HAVE HEEDED HIS CALL TO CHANGE RULES SO THAT NY HOSPITALS CAN CONTINUE TO RECEIVE OVER $35M IN REIMBURSEMENTS ANNUALLY & MAINTAIN CRITICAL SERVICES IN UPSTATE’S MOST UNDERSERVED RURAL COMMUNITIES

Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Status Provides Rural Hospitals Enhanced Reimbursement Rates To Keep Healthcare Services In Underserved Communities Like Those In The North Country & Southern Tier; BUT A Rules Change Risked Arbitrarily Making Many Rural Upstate Hospitals Ineligible Putting Healthcare Providers At Risk Schumer Immediately Began Leading The Charge To Protect Rural Upstate Hospitals, Writing Multiple Letters, Calling HHS Sec Personally To Fight The More Restrictive Definitions; … Continue Reading


06.29.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE LIFESPAN OF GREATER ROCHESTER WILL RECEIVE $240,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO CONNECT ELDERLY & UNDERSERVED FINGER LAKES RESIDENTS TO TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS, HEALTH CARE, OTHER CRITICAL SERVICES

Transportation, Particularly For Rural & Underserved Communities, Can Be One Of The Greatest Barriers For Seniors And People With Disabilities Getting The Medical Care They Need Schumer, Gillibrand, Morelle Fought For Increased Funding To Federal Transit Pilot Program To Bolster Partnerships Between Healthcare And Transportation Options Reps: New Program Will Make It So Getting To The Doctor For Greater Rochester Senior Citizen And Residents Is Only One Click Away! U.S. Senate Majority L… Continue Reading


06.28.22

SCHUMER: AFTER LAUNCHING AN ALL OUT PUSH WITH LOCAL VETS TO FIGHT THE CLOSURE OF NYC’S VA HOSPITALS, SENATOR ANNOUNCES VA PLAN IMMEDIATELY HALTED & CRITICAL MANHATTAN & BROOKLYN VA HOSPITALS WILL REMAIN OPEN

In March 2022, VA Proposed Closing Manhattan & Brooklyn VA Medical Centers Without Consulting Local Vet Leaders-Jeopardizing Healthcare For Local Veterans Schumer Immediately Called on VA Sec To Drop The Plan; Now, Key Senate Members Have Officially Announced The Independent AIR Commission, Which Called On VA To Create This Closure Plan, Will Not Move Forward Schumer: Manhattan & Brooklyn Hospitals Are Staying Open, Preserving Local Care For Vets   After standing shoulder … Continue Reading

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