Press Releases

05.19.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BRINDISI ANNOUNCE $28 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR CENTRAL NEW YORK REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

During Negotiations For CARES Act, Schumer Prioritized And Secured $$$ For Upstate Transit Systems CENTRO Will Receive $28M In Federal Transit Money As Part of Federal Emergency Funding Package Schumer, Gillibrand, Brindisi: CARES Transit Funding Will Keep Central New York Rolling As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included relief for upstate transit systems, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Anthony Brindisi today annou… Continue Reading


05.18.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $11 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HEALTH CARE CENTERS IN NEW YORK STATE DURING COVID-19

Funding Will Support Medical Facilities Across New York State During The Coronavirus Pandemic U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $10,777,076 in federal funding to provide health services for New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The growing coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed New York's hospital system -- decimating supplies and creating a crisis for health care workers on the frontlines of combatting the virus. … Continue Reading


05.18.20

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES L3HARRIS TO HIRE 125 NEW MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING JOBS NOW, APPROXIMATELY 300 TOTAL THIS YEAR

125 New Hires Will Join 175 Other New Workers - Including 80 New College Grads - Already Hired So Far This Year As Part Of L3Harris's Rochester Workforce Senator Says L3Harris Will Hire 300 New Rochester Workers In Total By End Of 2020 Schumer: New Hiring Is A Win-Win-Win For Rochester's Job Seekers, L3Harris Technologies, And The Rochester-Finger Lakes Economy A longtime supporter of Rochester-based L3Harris Technologies, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that L3Harris is … Continue Reading


05.15.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $16 MILLION EPA WATER INFRASTRUCTURE LOAN FOR THE CITY OF CORTLAND

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today announced a $16 million Water Infrastructure Loan allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). This funding will support sewer rehabilitation and water main replacement projects to provide safe drinking water and dependable wastewater services for Cortland, New York. "Ne… Continue Reading


05.15.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN BILL TO HELP FAMILIES OF FIRST RESPONDERS LOST TO COVID-19

Legislation Will Help Families of First Responders That Lost Their Lives Quickly Access Survivor Benefits; Senator Gillibrand Released a Video to Applaud the Passage of the Safeguarding America's First Responders Act (SAFR) U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the unanimous Senate passage of a bipartisan bill to ensure families of public safety officers lost to COVID-19 can quickly access survivor benefits. The Safeguarding America's First Responders Act (SAFR) clarifies… Continue Reading


05.15.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,589,591 in federal funding to provide telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The funding was allocated through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). Telehealth Program funding will help connect providers with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, while … Continue Reading


05.15.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $53.7 MILLION IN EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY AS PART OF EMERGENCY PACKAGE

During Negotiations for CARES Act, Schumer Prioritized And Secured $$$ For New York Airports And Transit Westchester County Airport Will Receive Over $23.6M In Federal Aviation Money, Bee-Line Bus System Over $30.1M As Part Of Federal Emergency Funding Package Schumer, Gillibrand: CARES Funding Will Help Westchester County Weather This Public Health Storm As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included relief for airports, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten… Continue Reading


05.14.20

AFTER YEARS OF RELENTLESS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER – TODAY! – SEEKS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ADD NAMES OF CREW MEMBERS OF U.S.S. FRANK E. EVANS TO VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL WALL

74 Sailors Died In 1969 Collision In South China Sea; For Years, DOD Has Unjustly Refused To Add Their Names To Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Schumer Has Worked For Years And Pursued All Avenues To Include Names Of Fallen Crew Of U.S.S. Frank E. Evans As Combat-Related Deaths Schumer: Half A Century Is Too Long, Give Fallen Heroes Of U.S.S. Frank E. Evans - Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice For America - The Recognition They Deserve Following half a decade of unrelenting advocacy and with Memo… Continue Reading


05.13.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $16.5 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Funding Will Expand Capacity For Testing During The COVID-19 Health Crisis U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,790,380 in federal funding to help health centers in Upstate New York respond to and contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. Specifically, this funding will help health centers purchase, administer, and expand the use of COVID-19 testing. The funding was allocated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) thr… Continue Reading


05.13.20

AFTER MONTHS-LONG EFFORT TO SECURE MORE TESTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $1.5 BILLION – DOUBLE ANY OTHER STATE IN NATION – FOR COVID-19 TESTING AND TRACING FINALLY EN ROUTE TO NY

After Schumer Secured Over A Billion In Testing $$$ For NY, Funds Have Been Stalled For Weeks; Following a Months-Long Push for More Testing, Major Testing Resources Are Finally On The Way To NY Schumer: Testing and Tracing Is The First Step On New York's Path To Recovery U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced today that New York State will receive $1.5 billion out of a $10.25 billion national pot for coronavirus (COVID-19) testing he proposed and fought to secure as a lead… Continue Reading


05.12.20

LOWEY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE HISTORIC PROPOSAL FOR $67 BILLION IN CRITICAL NEW YORK STATE, COUNTY, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COVID RELIEF FUNDS

House Spending Package Would Provide Estimated $34.4 billion in New Relief Funds for New York State, $17.2 billion for New York City, and $15.1 billion for other Municipalities and Counties in New York Lowey and Schumer: "Senator McConnell has made the ridiculous comment that states should just declare bankruptcy. Democrats have real solutions to this crisis." U.S. House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer … Continue Reading


05.11.20

FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES UPCOMING EMERGENCY COVID-19 LEGISLATION WILL PROVIDE FEDERAL RELIEF TO UPSTATE NY’S LOCAL NEWSPAPERS, TV STATIONS, AND RADIO; SENATOR SAYS LOCAL MEDIA – THE LIFEBLOOD OF OUR COMMUNITIES – ARE STRUGGLING AMIDST THE PANDEMIC AND MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF TO SURVIVE

NY's Local Newspapers, Radio, and TV Stations Losing Major Revenue During Ongoing Public Health Crisis; Some NY Outlets Are Losing Up To 80% Of Usual Advertising Revenue Schumer Says Local News Is Essential To Communicating General Information and Targeted Public Health Information To Upstate New York Communities, Fighting Life-Threatening Spread of Misinformation Schumer: Small Business Loans Critical To Protecting Local Media A long-time advocate for New York's local news outlets, U.S. Se… Continue Reading


05.08.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $264 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ‘HOT SPOT’ UPSTATE NEW YORK RURAL HOSPITALS, HEALTH SYSTEMS, AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

With ~ 74K Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Upstate New York, Rural Healthcare Centers Are Facing Layoffs, Furloughs, Financial Difficulty Senators Say Funds Will Provide Critical Support For NY's Frontline Hospitals and Providers Still Battling COVID-19 Senators: Critical Dollars Will Keep The Fight Against The Virus Going Strong In Upstate New York U.S. Senator Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Upstate New York's rural hospitals, clinics and community health… Continue Reading


05.07.20

FOLLOWING PUSH FROM GILLIBRAND AND SCHUMER, USDA APPROVES NEW YORK STATE’S PANDEMIC EBT PROGRAM

P-EBT Will Provide Critical Funds to Families Whose Children Usually Rely on Free or Reduced-Price School Meals NYS Request Had Stalled; Gillibrand and Schumer Urged USDA to Approve on April 29 Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced that, following their push, the Trump administration approved New York State's request to operate the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program authorized under the Families First Coronav… Continue Reading


05.07.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: AS COVID-19 SPREADS IN FACILITIES, VA HEALTHCARE SITES ACROSS UPSTATE NY HAVE REPORTED WEEKS OF SHORTAGES OR TOTAL LACK OF PPE; SENATOR DEMANDS VA IMMEDIATELY SEND SUPPLIES & PPE TO UPSTATE NY AND FIX DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY

A March 2020 Report Found That 21 Out Of 54 VA Facilities, Including Some In Upstate NY, Had Vastly Inadequate Supplies Of PPE And Would Run Out Within Weeks Or Days Senator Says VA Has Moved Too Slowly In Providing Essential Protective Equipment To Frontline Healthcare Workers In NY VA Hospitals Schumer to VA: Give Our Nation's Heroes, Our Veterans, And VA Healthcare Workers The Resources They Need After announcing a plan to stabilize the U.S. supply chain and provide critical oversight of t… Continue Reading


05.06.20

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER, BOOKER, MENENDEZ INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO HELP FAMILIES OF FIRST RESPONDERS LOST TO COVID ACCESS PUBLIC SERVICE BENEFITS

As New York and New Jersey's first responders face perils on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D) and Chuck Schumer (D), along with New Jersey Senators Cory Booker (D) and Bob Menendez (D), introduced a bipartisan bill to ensure families of public safety officers lost to COVID-19 can quickly access survivor benefits. The Safeguarding America's First Responders Act (SAFR) clarifies the certification requirements for survivor benefits under the Pub… Continue Reading


05.06.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DELGADO, ZELDIN ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL LEGISLATION THAT WILL DELIVER DIRECT FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ALL NEW YORK COUNTIES, CITIES, TOWNS, & VILLAGES, RESPONDING TO AND RECOVERING FROM PANDEMIC

Decreasing Revenues During The Pandemic Are Leaving NY's Local Governments Strapped; Dedicated Federal Funding For Local Communities Would Provide Necessary Relief On Lost Revenues, Increased Costs And Avoid Local Tax & Fee Increases And Layoffs Reps Say All NY Counties, Small Cities, And Towns Need & Deserve $ To Maintain Vital Services, Workers And To Recover Reps: Funding Would Be The Shot In The Arm Local Governments Need To Recover From The Pandemic And A Critical Piece Of A Larg… Continue Reading


05.05.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MORELLE ANNOUNCE $36.3 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER FINGER LAKES REGION

During Negotiations For CARES Act, Schumer Prioritized And Secured $$$ For Upstate Transit Systems Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority Will Receive $36.3M In Federal Transit Money As Part of Federal Emergency Funding Package Schumer, Gillibrand, Morelle: CARES Transit Funding Will Keep Rochester Finger Lakes Region Rolling As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included relief for upstate transit systems, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gilli… Continue Reading


05.05.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BRINSIDI ANNOUNCE $10.7 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR BROOME COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

During Negotiations For CARES Act, Schumer Prioritized And Secured $$$ For Upstate Transit Systems B.C. Transit Will Receive $10.7M In Federal Transit Money As Part of Federal Emergency Funding Package Schumer, Gillibrand, Brindisi: CARES Transit Funding Will Keep Broome County Rolling  As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included relief for upstate transit systems, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Anthony Brindisi to… Continue Reading


05.05.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE PLAN TO FEDERALIZE MEDICAL SUPPLY CHAIN, INCREASE NATIONAL PRODUCTION AND CREATE AN EQUITABLE AND TRANSPARENT PROCESS FOR DELIVERY OF NECESSARY SUPPLIES TO UPSTATE NY

Heroic NY Frontline Healthcare Workers Are Putting Their Lives On The Line In Battle Against COVID Without Sufficient PPE, Testing Supplies, And Other Necessary Equipment Senators Say It Is Unacceptable That Administration Is Not Providing Basic Supplies; Legislation Will Put Pressure On Feds To Work With States To Deliver Critically Needed Medical Equipment to NY Schumer, Gillibrand To Feds: Step Up To The Plate And Get Desperately Needed Supplies Out To Heroic Frontline Workers After anno… Continue Reading

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