Press Releases

08.10.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LONG ISLAND AIRPORTS

Long Island MacArthur, Brookhaven, And Francis S. Gabreski Airports Will Receive Critical Funds Today, U.S Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $5,432,999 in federal funding for three Long Island airports: Long Island MacArthur, Brookhaven, And Francis S. Gabreski. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which was bolstered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and will be … Continue Reading


08.10.22

STANDING WITH UNION MEMBERS AND VENDORS, SCHUMER, TORRES PUSH FOR FED INVESTMENT IN HUNTS POINT MARKET MODERNIZATION; REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT WILL CREATE NEW GOOD-PAYING JOBS, SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES, STRENGTHEN FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN, REDUCE DIESEL EMISSIONS & MORE

Schumer, Torres Support Fed Funding Via Mega And INFRA Grants To Bolster Resiliency & Meet Region's Growing Food Demands; Hunts Point Produce Market Services Hotels, Restaurants, Bodegas, Grocery Stores & More Project Will Expand Refrigeration Capacity & Eliminate Usage of Diesel-Operated Refrigeration Units, Reducing Diesel Emissions For South Bronx Residents Schumer, Torres: Fed Funds Are Needed To Transform Hunts Point Market To Address Food Insecurity, Environmental Concerns, &… Continue Reading


08.08.22

JUST BACK FROM DC, SCHUMER OUTLINES HISTORIC PASSAGE OF INFLATION REDUCTION ACT & ITS IMPACT ON UPSTATE NEW YORK; FROM REDUCING RX COSTS FOR OVER 3.7M NY-ERS, LOWERING UTILITY BILLS, CLOSING TAX LOOPHOLES FOR BIG CORPS, FIGHTING CLIMATE CRISIS, CREATING NEW JOBS, REBUILDING AMERICAN MANUFACTURING, & MORE

Schumer Led To Passage The Largest Investment Ever To Tackle Climate Crisis, Lower Costs For Prescription Drugs, Reduce Inflation & The Deficit & More Schumer Says Over 3.7 Million New Yorkers On Medicare Will Now Have Their Healthcare Made More Affordable; Climate Investments Alone Are Estimated To Create 9 Million New Jobs Across America And Will Bring Manufacturing Back To U.S., With Upstate New York Primed To See New Investment And Jobs Schumer: Upstate New York Will Reap The Ben… Continue Reading


08.08.22

SCHUMER: JUST WEEKS AFTER HIS VISIT AND FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY TO REVITALIZE BUFFALO’S MAIN STREET, SCHUMER SECURES $25 MILLION TO RECONNECT EAST BUFFALO TO DOWNTOWN, BREAK DOWN SEGREGATING BARRIERS, REPAVE DANGEROUS ROADS, INCREASE WALKABILITY AND BIKING & MAKE THE QUEEN CITY MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL

Schumer, After Delivering $33M To Return Cars to Main Street Through Previous Fed Grants And Leading The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Passage, Which Added $54M, Schumer Delivers New $$$ For Missing Piece Of The Puzzle To Transform Dilapidated Road To Connect East Buffalo To Downtown And Revitalize Middle Main Schumer Visited Buffalo Just One Month Ago To Push For Extremely Competitive RAISE Grant, And Called Transportation Secretary Personally To Finally Make Main St Transportation Infrast… Continue Reading


08.08.22

AFTER PERSONAL CALL TO SECRETARY BUTTIGIEG, SCHUMER SECURES OVER $18 MILLION TO REVITALIZE THE GATEWAY TO UTICA’S DOWNTOWN; SENATOR DELIVERS NEW FED FUNDING TO TRANSFORM NORTH GENESEE STREET, REPLACE DILAPIDATED BRIDGES, INCREASE SAFETY & ACCESSIBILITY, CREATE JOBS, AND BOOST DOWNTOWN’S REVITALIZATION

NYSDOT's "North Genesee Street Gateway Bridge & Multimodal Connector" Project Will Replace Aging Bridges, Improve Bus Transit, Create Bike Lanes & Safer Sidewalks, Access To The Empire State Trail, And Connect Downtown to North Genesee St. After Direct Call To USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Schumer Secures Extremely Competitive RAISE Grant That Will Enhance Downtown Utica's Renaissance Schumer: $18+ Million Will Put Utica In The Fast Lane For A Downtown & Transportation Transform… Continue Reading


08.05.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $3 MILLION IN NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO TO STUDY THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Just Passed Schumer CHIPS & Science Bill Gives Historic Boost To NSF To Power More Critical And Cutting-Edge Research At Top Institutions Like UB Schumer, Gillibrand: Western New York Scientists Are Powering Research In Our Fight Against Climate Change! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,945,234 in federal funding for the University at Buffalo to study the impacts of climate change through the National Science Foundation … Continue Reading


08.03.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: AFTER FIGHTING TO SECURE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR STEUBEN COUNTY FOLLOWING TROPICAL STORM FRED LAST SUMMER, WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OVER $5.6 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR THE JASPER-TROUPSBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE MEASURES TAKEN DURING THE FLOODING

Last Summer, Tropical Storm Fred Ravaged Steuben County and Several Upstate Communities, Devastating Homes, Businesses, Infrastructure And Notably Severely Damaging The Jasper-Troupsburg High School, Forcing Students To Relocate And Closing The School Senators Say FEMA Funding For School Is Key First Step For Reimbursing For Tremendous Costs Incurred From The Flooding And Restoring School For The Students & Community After securing a federal disaster declaration for Tropical St… Continue Reading


08.03.22

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE HARRIET TUBMAN BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT BEING SIGNED INTO LAW

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), a longtime advocate for the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and Harriet Tubman Home, today released the following statement on the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Act being signed into law: "The Harriet Tubman Home in Cayuga County is a beloved site that welcomes visitors from across the country to teach them of Tubman's extraordinary American life and today it has received the long overdue recognition it deserves. These coins … Continue Reading


08.01.22

SCHUMER: AFTER PASSAGE OF HIS HISTORIC BIPARTISAN CHIPS & SCIENCE BILL, SCHUMER MAKES FINAL PUSH, CALLS ON PRESIDENT TO SIGN INTO LAW AND MAKE CNY THE EPICENTER OF AMERICAN CHIP MANUFACTURING, WITH WHITE PINE MEGA SITE NATION’S TOP LOCATION FOR MAJOR INVESTMENT

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 Senator's Bill Will Boost Investment In Chip Manufacturing as well as 5G & Quantum Computing; With Rome Lab, Top Universities, JMA Wireless And Sites Like White Pine & Marcy Nanocenter, The Region Has Major Opportunity To Secure Fed $$ And New Chip Fabs … Continue Reading


08.01.22

SCHUMER: AFTER PASSAGE OF HIS HISTORIC BIPARTISAN CHIPS & SCIENCE BILL, SCHUMER MAKES FINAL PUSH, CALLS ON PRESIDENT TO SIGN INTO LAW AND MAKE UPSTATE NY THE EPICENTER OF AMERICAN CHIP R&D AND MANUFACTURING, CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS, MAKE THE CAPITAL REGION THE MAJOR HUB OF AMERICA’S FIRST NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY CENTER

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 Brought Commerce Top Brass To The Capital Region To Announce GlobalFoundries' Planned Expansion And Pitch Albany Nanotech As A Clear Front-Runner To Be America's NSTC; Bill Has Now Passed Through Congress And Will Soon Be Signed By President Schumer: Alb… Continue Reading


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

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