Press Releases

12.13.22

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER’S LASER LAB CONTRIBUTIONS IN GROUNDBREAKING FUSION ENERGY BREAKTHROUGH

For The First Time Scientists- Supported By UR's Laser Lab- Have Produced A Fusion Reaction That Creates A Net Energy Gain - A Major Milestone In The Quest To Create Zero-Carbon Power Through Nuclear Fusion And Fight Climate Change; The Laser Shot Which Resulted In Ignition Was Developed With Rochester Trained LLE Scientists In 2018 UR's Laser Lab Was At Risk Of Closing, But Schumer Fought Non-Stop To Increase Federal Support To Keep The Lab Open- Now Thanks To Schumer’s Efforts Rochester… Continue Reading


12.13.22

MAJORITY LEADER SCHUMER FLOOR REMARKS ON THE SYRACUSE MEN’S SOCCER TEAM HISTORIC VICTORY IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP

 Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to congratulate the Syracuse men's soccer team for winning the NCAA College Cup national championship. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Before I begin, I just want to extend a massive - massive -congratulations to the Syracuse Orange men’s soccer team for winning the NCAA College Cup national championship last night in a heart stopping 7-6 victory, after penalty kicks.… Continue Reading


12.10.22

WITH RESPIRATORY VIRUSES SKYROCKETING IN NORTH COUNTRY CHILDREN, SCHUMER WILL CALL ON FEDS TO LAUNCH NATIONWIDE ACTION PLAN TO HELP OVERWHELMED UPSTATE HOSPITALS; WITH OVER 300 RSV CASES IN ST. LAWRENCE HEALTH SYSTEM AND HUNDREDS MORE ACROSS NORTH COUNTRY, SCHUMER WILL CALL ON FEDS TO HELP PROTECT NY CHILDREN, KEEP OUR HOSPITALS PREPARED, AND COMBAT RSV BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV), Has Reached Unprecedented Levels In Hospitals Nationwide At Nearly 7x The Weekly Rate Pre-Covid According To The CDC, Last Month Nearly 6/7 Pediatric Emergency Patients in Watertown's Samaritan Medical Center Had RSV RSV Can Be Serious For Young Children And The Elderly - Just Last Week, Canton Central School Had Nearly 15% Of Students Out With Mostly Respiratory Viruses - In This Season Alone, St. Lawrence Health System Has Had Well Over 300 RSV C… Continue Reading


12.09.22

STANDING IN PUTNAM, AFTER HUNDREDS OF DANGEROUS ACCIDENTS AT METRO-NORTH CROSSINGS, SCHUMER BLOWS THE WHISTLE ON UNSAFE RAIL CROSSINGS ACROSS THE HUDSON VALLEY AND LAUNCHES NEW TWO-TRACK PLAN TO MAKE METRO-NORTH SAFER FOR HUDSON VALLEY COMMUTERS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES

With Metro-North Ridership Reaching Post-Pandemic Highs-4.8 Million Last Month-Schumer Says Feds Need To Step Up To Boost Rail Safety For Commuters and Drivers After Horrific 2015 Valhalla Train Crash That Killed Six People, Schumer Pushed For Major Train Safety Increases–Now He Wants Feds To Get All Aboard To Help Improve Life-Saving Measures For Train Crossings Critical To Putnam, Dutchess, Westchester And Hudson Valley Residents Schumer: Feds Must Fast Track Hudson Valley Rail-Safety… Continue Reading


12.08.22

AFTER LAUNCHING PUSH IN UPSTATE NY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HIS LEGISLATION TO LIMIT CHINESE-MADE SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS IN U.S. GOV’T SUPPLY CHAINS HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN MUST-PASS DEFENSE BILL; SCHUMER SAYS NEW PROVISIONS WILL STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY, PROTECT NEW YORKERS’ DATA, AND BOOST THE U.S. CHIP INDUSTRY, INCLUDING IN UPSTATE NY

With Upstate NY Growing As a Global Hub For The Microchip Industry, Thanks To Schumer's Historic CHIPS And Science Law, Senator Delivers New Amendment In Defense Bill To Ensure More Semiconductors Used By The Feds Are Made In The USA Senator Says Chips Made By Companies With Ties To The Chinese Communist Party Pose Grave Threats To National And Economic Security; Schumer's New Legislation Will Help Protect From Cyberattacks And Reduce U.S. Dependence On China Schumer: It Is Time To Sever Amer… Continue Reading


12.06.22

IN PERSONAL MEETING WITH CEO, SCHUMER URGES CADENZA INNOVATION TO FURTHER BUILD UP NEW CLEAN ENERGY HUB AT IPARK87/TECHCITY & BRING HUNDREDS OF JOBS TO ULSTER; SCHUMER HIGHLIGHTS TO TOP BRASS AT CADENZA HIS HISTORIC FEDERAL INCENTIVES & IPARK87’S IDEAL LOCATION AS THE NATION’S LEADING CLEAN ENERGY SITE

Cadenza Is Considering Ulster For Its New 'SuperCell' Manufacturing Facility; Schumer Says Former IBM & TechCity Site, Now Called iPark87, That He Fought Hard To Get Cleaned Up, Is Primed To Make Cadenza An Anchor Tenant With Substantial Investment At New Site Schumer Delivered Clean-Energy Investments From The Inflation Reduction Act And Infrastructure & Jobs Bill That Have Already Sparked Companies like Zinc8 To Consider Coming To Ulster - Now Schumer Doubles Down To Land Another Cle… Continue Reading


12.06.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE BUFFALO’S RALPH C. WILSON JR. CENTENNIAL PARK WILL RECEIVE $4.5 MILLION THROUGH THE NATIONAL COASTAL RESILIENCE FUND FROM THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW TO REVITALIZE THE SHORELINE AND GIVE WESTERN NY FAMILIES THE BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT PARK THEY DESERVE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4.5 million from the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) to restore the shoreline of Buffalo's Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding through the NCRF was made possible thanks to the historic increases they secured in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law. The senators said this project will help ensure the long term stability of the park … Continue Reading


12.02.22

WITH RESPIRATORY VIRUSES SKYROCKETING IN FINGER LAKES CHILDREN, HUNDREDS OF NEW RSV CASES IN YATES COUNTY & REGION, NEARLY 3,000 IN MONROE COUNTY THIS YEAR ALONE, AND OVERBURDENED HOSPITALS STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO LAUNCH NATIONWIDE ACTION PLAN TO PROTECT NY CHILDREN, KEEP OUR HOSPITALS PREPARED, AND COMBAT RSV BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV), Has Been Reaching Unprecedented Levels In Hospitals Nationwide At Nearly 7x The Weekly Rate Pre-Covid According To The CDC, At Strong Memorial Hospital, RSV Cases Have Tripled From This Time Last Year, 30% of Finger Lakes Health Urgent Care Patients Have RSV RSV Can Be Serious For Young Children And The Elderly- 70% Of Hospitalized in Monroe County Are Aged 0-4 and Tragically Three Monroe Residents Have Died This Year Alone Senator Says Feds Need … Continue Reading


12.02.22

SCHUMER: WITH RESPIRATORY VIRUSES SKYROCKETING IN WESTERN NEW YORK CHILDREN, HUNDREDS OF NEW RSV CASES IN WYOMING COUNTY, OVER 1,000 CASES AT BUFFALO’S OSHEI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, AND OVERBURDENED HOSPITALS STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP, SCHUMER WILL CALL ON FEDS TO LAUNCH NATIONWIDE ACTION PLAN TO PROTECT NY CHILDREN, KEEP OUR HOSPITALS PREPARED, AND COMBAT RSV BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV), Has Been Reaching Unprecedented Levels In Hospitals Nationwide At Nearly 7x The Weekly Rate Pre-Covid According To The CDC, Buffalo's Oishei Children's Hospital Has Seen Over Double the RSV Already Compared To Last Year’s Entire Season RSV Can Be Serious For Young Children And The Elderly - A Record-breaking 1,000 RSV Cases While Serious Flu Cases Also Doubled At Oshei Children’s Hospital Senator Says Feds Need A Comprehensive Plan To A… Continue Reading


12.02.22

AFTER FIGHTING TO SECURE MILLIONS FOR CORTLAND TO BUILD NEW STATE OF THE ART MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY, SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO PROTECT AND DELIVER FUNDING ASAP IN UPCOMING END OF YEAR SPENDING BILL – ENSURING THOUSANDS OF RURAL CNY AND CORTLAND RESIDENTS GET THE MENTAL HEALTHCARE THEY NEED

Cortland County's Mental Health Department Services Thousands Of Rural Residents Every Year In Vital Mental Health, Therapy, And Behavioral Health Care- But It's Current Aging Facility Lacks Basic Necessities Like Broadband, Disability Accessibility, And Cannot Meet The Modern Needs Of Its Patients Schumer Already Helped Secure Millions In Fed $$ To Improve Mental Health Services In Cortland - But Millions In Key Funding Remains In Limbo For Cortland As Congress Debates The End Of Year Spendin… Continue Reading


11.30.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES ANNE NARDACCI CONFIRMED AS FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK; SENATOR SAYS CAPITAL REGION NATIVE’S CONFIRMATION MARKS HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT FOR BENCH– MAKING NDNY A MAJORITY WOMEN BENCH

Schumer Personally Recommended Nardacci For Nomination To The Northern District Federal Bench - The 3rd Woman He Has Recommended To NDNY Schumer Has Singlehandedly Increased Women On Northern District From 0% To 60% Making It A Majority Female Bench Among Active Judges Schumer: Nardacci Will Bring Profound Expertise, Honor, & History To The Capital Region Bench Following his personal recommendation to President Biden, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today … Continue Reading


11.23.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, AFTER YEARS OF FIGHTING TO PROTECT FEDERAL CRITICAL ACCESS STATUS FOR RURAL DELAWARE COUNTY HOSPITALS, FEDS HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY CHANGED RULES SO IMPACTED RURAL NY HOSPITALS CAN KEEP DESIGNATION TO RECEIVE OVER $35M IN REIMBURSEMENTS & 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, Finger Lakes & Other Upstate Communities; 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… Continue Reading


11.23.22

WITH RESPIRATORY VIRUSES SKYROCKETING IN CENTRAL NY CHILDREN, NEARLY DOUBLE THE RSV CASES AT ONEIDA HEALTH HOSPITAL COMPARED TO LAST YEAR AND 1,000+ CASES AT SUNY UPSTATE SINCE START OF NOVEMBER, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO LAUNCH NATIONWIDE ACTION PLAN TO PROTECT NY CHILDREN, KEEP OUR HOSPITALS PREPARED, AND COMBAT RSV BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV), Has Been Reaching Unprecedented Levels In Hospitals Nationwide At Nearly 7x The Weekly Rate Pre-Covid, According To The CDC; SUNY Upstate Health Center Has Already Recorded 3X More RSV Cases This Year Putting Their Emergency Room Over Capacity At 136% Capacity RSV Can Be Serious For Young Children And The Elderly-Madison County's Oneida Health Hospital Positive RSV Cases Have Nearly Doubled Compared To Last Year-With 80% Of Cases Are Children Under … Continue Reading


11.23.22

FOLLOWING BUFFALO’S RECORD-BREAKING SNOWVEMBER, SLAMMING WNY WITH NEARLY 7 FEET OF SNOW AND LEAVING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY GET ALL HANDS ON DECK—AND BOOTS ON GROUND—TO WESTERN NY

In The Wake Of Last Weekend's Massive Lake-Effect Storms-Dropping 7 Feet Of Snow-Working With Governor Hochul, Schumer Secured Federal Emergency Declaration For WNY Counties Now, As Damage Totals Continue To Rise, Schumer Says Feds Need Waive $5M Cap For Assistance Get $$$ Out The Door To Help Communities Dig Out, And Start Providing Assistance For Damaged Businesses Schumer: We Can't Leave Buffalo Out In The Cold, Feds Need To Help Dig Out WNY ASAP  Standing with mountains of sno… Continue Reading


11.23.22

SCHUMER SECURES OVER $7.6 MILLION TO CONSTRUCT BRAND NEW STATE OF THE ART SOUTHERN TIER REGIONAL TRANSIT HUB ON SENECA TERRITORY; SENATOR SAYS TRANSIT AND BUS STORAGE FACILITY WILL STREAMLINE TRANSPORTATION, INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY BETWEEN ALLEGANY AND CATTARAUGUS TERRITORIES, AND BOOST ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACROSS THE REGION

Funding Comes From Highly Competitive RAISE Grant That Is Meant To Fund Projects Of Major Regional Significance Schumer: Seneca Nation Is Now In The Fast Lane For A New One Stop Shop Regional Transit Hub! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced the Seneca Nation will receive $7,625,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation's highly competitive Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program to develop an… Continue Reading


11.22.22

SCHUMER REVEALS: ISSUE OF ‘DOUBLE TAXING’ FOR SUFFOLK SEPTIC GRANTS SEES SUCCESS WITH USDA AGREEING LI’ERS SHOULD NOT GET A TAX BILL; SENATOR ANNOUNCES PUSH TO GET IRS TO DO SAME; LI HOMEOWNERS WHO HELP REDUCE NITROGEN POLLUTION SHOULD NOT BE TAXED, THEY SHOULD BE THANKED

Schumer Reveals That After Pushing For Months, USDA Has Agreed With His Stance That Suffolk's Septic Improvement Program (SIP) Grants Protect & Restore The Environment & Should Be Excluded From Taxable Income BUT NOW, The Treasury Department & IRS Have To Agree To Make It Official; LI'ers Who Have Participated Have Owed Money, Been Forced Up Tax Brackets, & Experienced Other Penalties That Have Undermined Suffolk-Administered Effort We Should INCENTIVIZE To Reduce Nitrogen On Th… Continue Reading


11.18.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF UPSTATE NEW YORK’S VERY OWN NATALIE MERCHANT, SINGER-SONGWRITER, TO THE AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Schumer Says Natalie Merchant, A Jamestown Native And Current Hudson Valley Resident, Has Had A Profound Influence On The American Music As Board Member Of The Library Of Congress's American Folklife Center, Natalie Will Aid The Policy Direction And Ongoing Preservation Of The Nation's Folklife And Culture   Schumer To Natalie:  'You've been so kind and generous'  And Your Contributions Will Help Conserve America’s Music And Folk History For Generations To Come! … Continue Reading


11.18.22

AS SCHUMER’S FIRST MAJOR ACT AS MAJORITY LEADER, HE SECURED FIX SO UNION MEMBERS, WHO WORKED THEIR WHOLE LIVES BUT RISKED LOSING PAYMENTS THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, GOT PENSIONS - NOW NY TEAMSTERS RECEIVE FIRST PAYOUT FROM AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN, HELPING UNION FAMILIES BREATHE MASSIVE SIGH OF RELIEF WITH $960M+ IN PENSIONS RESTORED AND BACKPAY FOR BENEFITS

Over 33,000+ NY Teamsters Families Were Victims Of A Pension System That Collapsed On Itself After 2008 Crash; Without Action, Many Could Not Retire Or Would Have Little Benefits Remaining- But Schumer Promised To Restore Their Hard-Earned Pensions And Give Union Families The Relief They Needed After Years Of Fighting, In Schumer's First Major Bill As Majority Leader, The American Rescue Plan, The Senator Secured The Critical Fix To Multiemployer Pension Plans To Give Teamsters The Benefits The… Continue Reading


11.02.22

GOVERNOR HOCHUL AND MAJORITY LEADER SCHUMER ANNOUNCE MAJOR SEMICONDUCTOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANUFACTURER EDWARDS VACUUM TO BUILD $319 MILLION FACILITY IN GENESEE COUNTY

British-Based Leader in Semiconductor Industry Will Build 240,000 Square-Foot Facility, Create 600 Jobs at Western New York's STAMP Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park   Investment Builds on Historic $100 Billion Commitment from Micron Technology, Further Strengthens Upstate New York's Advanced Manufacturing And Semiconductor Corridor Also Complements "Finger Lakes Forward" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow t… Continue Reading


10.26.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS OVER $50 MILLION TO UPSTATE NEW YORK SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PURCHASE 130+ NEW CLEAN, ELECTRIC BUSES THROUGH THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND JOBS LAW; CURBING POLLUTION, SUPERCHARGING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE, AND GIVING UPSTATE KIDS THE CLEAN COMMUTE THEY DESERVE

Thanks To Schumer Leading The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Passage, Upstate School Districts Will Now Get $50+ Million Boost To Purchase Game Changing Over 130 New Electric Low And Zero-Emission Buses Diesel Exhaust From School Buses Not Only Pollutes The Environment, But Has Been Linked To Asthma In Children; Now Thousands Of Children Will Have A Cleaner Environment When Riding To School Schumer: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Greenlights Electric School Buses To Keep Kids Healthy And Co… Continue Reading

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