Press Releases

09.15.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MASSIVE GRANT – $11.5 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR YONKERS FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HIRE 30 ADDITIONAL FIREFIGHTERS

Funding Will Be Used To Hire 30 Yonkers Firefighters Saving the City & Department Millions in Overtime Costs Senators Say Yonkers Firefighters Have Worked Tirelessly Throughout The COVID-19 Pandemic, Clocking Over 6.5M In Overtime Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Funding Will Help Put Out Budget Fire Facing Yonkers Fire Department U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $11,580,930 in federal funding for the City of Yonkers Fire Department to hire 3… Continue Reading


09.15.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL: TWO MONTHS AFTER NEW TRADE DEAL IMPLEMENTATION, LINGERING CONCERNS ABOUT CANADA & MEXICO DODGING DAIRY TRADE COMMITMENTS WRING UPSTATE NY DAIRY FARMERS DRY; SENATORS CALL ON FEDS TO ENSURE STRICT AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE FAIR MARKET ACCESS, HELPING NY DAIRY INDUSTRY & LOCAL ECONOMIES REBUILD FROM PANDEMIC

USMCA Entered Into Force On July 1st, Including Elimination Of Canada's Market-Distorting Supply Management Class 6 & 7 Pricing Programs And Affirmation Of More Than 30 Different Common Cheese Names Available For U.S. Producers When Selling To Mexico Senators Prioritized Elimination Of Canadian Protectionist Pricing Programs And Increasing Market Access In Both Canada And Mexico; Say Both Countries Are Obligated To Operate According To The Deal Schumer, Gillibrand To Feds: Level The Fie… Continue Reading


09.14.20

SCHUMER: LONG ISLAND’S VENUES –A LIFEBLOOD OF LI ECONOMY FOR MUSIC, THE ARTS, COMEDY & MORE— COULD GO UNDER; THEY NEED ACCESS TO CRITICAL FED RELIEF ASAP TO WEATHER COVID-19; STANDING WITH LI’S BEST ACTS, SENATOR PUSHES BIPARTISAN PLAN TO “SAVE OUR STAGES” ACROSS LI

Outside Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall, Standing With LI Names Like 'Taking Back Sunday' Shaun Cooper, 'Blue Oyster Cult’ Alan Bouchard, Michael DelGuidice & More, Schumer Details Plight Of Local Venues That Need Fed Help NOW Schumer Pushes Bipartisan Legislation To Dedicate Fed Assistance That Can Provide Long-Term, Flexible Relief To LI Venues Amid COVID Blow Schumer: We Have Got To Rock & Roll On Plan To Keep LI Music Venues & Local Economy In Tune Standing alongside &l… Continue Reading


09.14.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND REVEAL: AS MAIL SLOWS, UPSTATE NY SMALL BUSINESSES LOSE CUSTOMERS & PROFITS; SENATORS FIGHT FOR NY SMALL BIZ HURT BY USPS CHANGES, DEMAND DEJOY ADDRESS POSTAL SLOWDOWN’S IMPACT ON UPSTATE ECONOMIES

As Pandemic Rages On, More Small Businesses Have Turned To Online Sales To Stay Afloat; 70% Of Small Businesses With Fewer Than 10 Employees Depend On USPS For Deliveries Senators Say USPS Shipping & Delivery Issues Are Eating Into Small Businesses' Razor Thin Margins; Delays Especially Hurt Microbusinesses Senators: Postal Pandemonium Is A Punch To The Gut For Struggling Small Businesses Following repeated calls for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to reverse operational changes to the U.S… Continue Reading


09.11.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $19+ MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK

Schumer, Gillibrand Say Federal $$ Awarded To Albany, Herkimer, Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus, And Steuben Counties Will Invest in Economic Revitalization of Counties Senators: EDA Funding Will Help Upstate NY Small Businesses Recover U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced federal funding totaling $19,135,194 allocated by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for Albany, Herkimer, Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus, and Steuben Counties. This funding … Continue Reading


09.11.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE INSTITUTIONAL CASEWORK INC. TO REVERSE COURSE AND HALT CLOSURE OF JAMESTOWN METAL PRODUCTS; SENATORS CALL FOR COMPANY TO WORK WITH LOCAL LEADERS TO PROTECT JOBS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITY

Jamestown Metal Products Has Been Operating In Western New York Since World War II; Parent Company Institutional Casework Inc. Announced In May They Were Shuttering The Jamestown Facility & Eliminating 80 Jobs Senators Say Human And Economic Cost Of Closing Plant Is Too Much & Other Solutions Must Be Explored Schumer, Gillibrand To Institutional Casework CEO: Plant Closure Will Devastate Chautauqua County Workforce, Families, And Communities U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Se… Continue Reading


09.09.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $73 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL CDBG FUNDING FOR NY COMMUNITIES REBUILDING FROM PANDEMIC

The COVID-19 Pandemic Stretched Upstate NY Facilities Thin And Left Vulnerable Populations Behind; Schumer Fought To Include $$ For Strengthening Upstate Public Infrastructure, Creating Good-Paying Jobs & Supporting Local Housing And Development Projects Schumer, Gillibrand Say Additional Dollars For CDBG Program Will Help Mitigate Local Economic Crises By Investing In Economic Development, Neighborhood Revitalization & Transformative Housing Initiatives Across New York State Senators… Continue Reading


09.08.20

SCHUMER: CENTRAL NEW YORK’S INDEPENDENT MUSIC VENUES ARE LIFEBLOOD OF LOCAL CULTURE & ECONOMY BUT NEED ACCESS TO CRITICAL FED RELIEF ASAP TO WEATHER IMPACT OF COVID-19; STANDING AT SYRACUSE’S HISTORIC WESTCOTT THEATER SENATOR PUSHES BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION, THE SAVE OUR STAGES ACT, TO PROVIDE VITAL SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENT LIVE EVENT VENUES ACROSS CENTRAL NEW YORK

Senator Says Independent Music & Live Event Venues Have Lost Nearly All Revenue Since The Start Of The Pandemic And Need Federal Assistance To Weather The Economic Impact Of COVID-19 Independent Venues Are In Dire Need Of Dedicated Assistance That Can Provide Long-Term, Flexible Relief Schumer: Live Event Venues Are A Driving Force Of The Capital Region's Economy & Culture, But Fed $$ Is Vital To Stay Afloat, Recover & Rebuild From Health-And Economic-Pandemic Warning that indepe… Continue Reading


09.08.20

AFTER ALMOST A DECADE OF WORK, SCHUMER AND MAYOR MADDEN ANNOUNCE COMPLETION OF TROY SEAWALL STABILIZATION PROJECT, VITAL TO THE CONTINUED REBIRTH OF DOWNTOWN TROY AND WILL PROTECT COMMUNITY FROM FUTURE FLOODING DAMAGE

The Troy Seawall, Which Protects County Sewer Line, Was Severely Compromised During Tropical Storm Irene In 2011, Leaving The City Susceptible To Major Environmental And Economic Catastrophe Senator Committed To Funding The Troy Seawall Reconstruction In 2014; Announced Kickoff Of Work To Shield The City From Flooding And Spur Economic Development In 2018 Schumer: After 9 Years, Troy Seawall Project Is Finally Complete, Shoring Up Troy's Future, Safety, And Economy Standing with Mayor Pa… Continue Reading


09.08.20

SCHUMER: CAPITAL REGION’S INDEPENDENT MUSIC VENUES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF LOCAL CULTURE & ECONOMY BUT NEED ACCESS TO CRITICAL FED RELIEF ASAP TO WEATHER IMPACT OF COVID-19; STANDING AT ALBANY’S HISTORIC PALACE THEATRE WITH GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING CONDUCTOR DAVID ALAN MILLER, SENATOR PUSHES BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION, THE SAVE OUR STAGES ACT, TO PROVIDE VITAL SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENT LIVE MUSIC VENUES ACROSS THE CAPITAL REGION

Senator Says Independent Music Venues Have Lost Nearly All Revenue Since The Start Of The Pandemic And Need Federal Assistance To Weather The Economic Impact Of COVID-19 Independent Venues Are In Dire Need Of Dedicated Assistance That Can Provide Long-Term, Flexible Relief Schumer: Indy Music Venues Are A Driving Force Of The Capital Region's Economy & Culture, But Fed $$ Is Vital To Stay Afloat, Recover & Rebuild From Health-And Economic-Pandemic Warning that independent music v… Continue Reading


09.08.20

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON SUPPORT FOR WATERTOWN YMCA; ON PERSONAL CALL WITH SECRETARY ESPER, SENATOR PUSHES DOD TO FUND COMMUNITY CENTER THAT WILL BOOST DOWNTOWN WATERTOWN

Jefferson County Applied For $9M Grant From DoD To Convert Vacant Building In Downtown Watertown Into YMCA Community Center; Plan Is A Top Priority For Local and Fort Drum Officials Senator Says Project Will Revitalize Regional Economy And Improve Quality Of Life For Fort Drum Military Families Schumer: DoD Funding For Watertown YMCA Will Get Jefferson County Economy Moving Following his push in June, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer last Friday made a personal call to Defense Secretary Mark T… Continue Reading


09.04.20

AFTER TRAGIC DAM FAILURES IN MICHIGAN FORCED EVACUATION OF THOUSANDS EARLIER THIS YEAR, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DEMAND FEDS DISCLOSE WHAT IS BEING DONE TO SHORE UP THE NEARLY 2,000 DAMS IN NEW YORK, ESPECIALLY HIGH – AND SIGNIFICANT – HAZARD DAMS

Out Of 1,934 Dams Currently Operating In New York State, 52% Are Classified As High Or Significant Hazard, Risking Economic Loss, Environmental Damage, Disruption Of Lifeline Facilities, And Even Loss Of Life Senators Ask What Is Being Done To Support And Protect Local Communities That Are Responsible For Maintaining Nearby Dams Schumer, Gillibrand To Feds: We Must Not Pass Up Any Opportunity To Protect Lives, Homes & Local Businesses Following catastrophic dam failures earlier this year… Continue Reading


09.03.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE PREPAREDNESS

AFG Program Designed To Protect Firefighters Responding to COVID-19 SAFER Program Strengthens New York's Emergency Response Preparedness Through Hiring and Retention of Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,046,694.73 in federal funding to bolster New York's firefighter force and to provide essential PPE for firefighters responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. "From the peak of the pandemic to norm… Continue Reading


09.03.20

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON STATEMENT ON THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF DANIEL PRUDE

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement on the investigation into the death of Mr. Daniel Prude: U.S Senator Charles Schumer said, "Mr. Prude's tragic death requires full accountability for any and all wrong-doing and an immediate and complete investigation, which the Attorney General is currently doing. I extend my deepest condolences to all who knew, loved, and tragically lost Mr. Prude." ###… Continue Reading


09.03.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS PROGRAMS AT HUDSON VALLEY COLLEGES

HSI Funding Program To Help Expand Educational Opportunities For Hispanic Students At Mercy College & Rockland Community College First Installment Of Five-Year HSI Funding Set To Begin This Month Senators: Federal Funding Helps Students Reach Their Fullest Potential U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,149,967 in federal funding for two colleges in the Hudson Valley. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Education's Hi… Continue Reading


09.03.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE OVER $594,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS PROGRAMS AT SUNY ORANGE

HSI Funding Program To Help Expand Educational Opportunities For Hispanic Students At SUNY Orange First Installment Of Five-Year HSI Funding Set To Begin This Month Reps: Federal Funding Helps Students Reach Their Fullest Potential U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $594,748 in federal funding for SUNY Orange in the Hudson Valley. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Education's Hisp… Continue Reading


09.03.20

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH FOR FED FUNDS TO BUYOUT FLOOD-PRONE PROPERTIES ALONG SAUQUOIT CREEK—MILLIONS WILL FLOW TO WHITESTOWN & ONEIDA COUNTY; AFTER YEARS OF DEVASTATION, FUNDING WILL ALLOW HOMEOWNERS TO FINALLY SELL PROPERTY IN UNSAFE, FLOOD-PRONE AREA ALONG CREEK

The Federal Agreement Between Dept. of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) & Town of Whitestown Will Provide Up To $20M In Federal Funding To Buyout Eligible Homes In Unsafe, Flood-Prone Areas Schumer & Brindisi Directly Negotiated & Secured Funding For Feds To Conduct Floodplain Easements In The FY19 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Bill; That Same Funding Will Now Make Its Way To Whitestown For Buyouts Schumer: I Have Walked The Flooded Streets And… Continue Reading


08.29.20

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF WORLD-RENOWNED DOCTOR AND SCHUMER’S RELATIVE DR. SEYMOUR SCHWARTZ

Following the recent passing of Rochester's Dr. Seymour Schwartz, relative of Senator Chuck Schumer, Schumer issued the following statement: "Dr. Seymour Schwartz was a true renaissance man if there ever was one. He was a great surgeon, educator, teacher, and cartographer, and I was blessed to call him family. Just as Uncle Sy's innumerable accomplishments and his pivotal impact throughout Rochester and beyond will live on forever, so too will his memory." ###… Continue Reading


08.28.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE: ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TO RECEIVE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FUNDING TO HELP CREATE MOLECULE MAKER LAB INSTITUTE; RIT JOINS $20 MILLION NSF PROJECT TO ADVANCE CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS USING AI

RIT Joins Multi-Institutional Team Consisting Of Researchers From The University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University Laboratory High School, Ulsan National Institute Of Science And Technology, Northwestern University, & Penn State Reps Say NSF Funding Will Ensure Rochester Is At The Forefront Of Chemical Research, Further Develop Role Of AI In Scientific Discovery; Key Application Of Research Will Be To Find More Reliable Ways To Create Solar Cells Reps: Federal Funding Will Help RIT… Continue Reading


08.28.20

SCHUMER RENEWS MAJOR PUSH TO DESIGNATE HISTORIC SARATOGA GEM, GRANT COTTAGE, SITE WHERE LEGENDARY PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF ULYSSES S. GRANT WERE COMPLETED, AS A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK; OFFICIAL DESIGNATION WILL REVITALIZE CAPITAL REGION TOURISM ECONOMY

Grant Cottage In Saratoga County Is Where The Legendary Personal Memoirs Of Ulysses S. Grant Were Completed & President Grant Died Last Year, Standing At The Famed Cottage, Schumer Urged Feds To Designate Site As National Historic Landmark, Providing Increased Opportunity For Federal Funding & Boost For Tourism In Saratoga County Schumer To Feds: Grant Cottage Is An Upstate Treasure With A Plethora Of History; It's Time To Recognize It As Such After visiting and launching his pu… Continue Reading

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