Press Releases

03.03.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LEAD EFFORT TO REAUTHORIZE AND SECURE A CRITICAL INCREASE IN FUNDING FOR THE NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION – TO ACCELERATE PANDEMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION, HOUSING AND CHILDCARE EXPANSION, & INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK

Senators Say Support For NBRC Programs More Important Than Ever To Help Underserved Communities In Upstate NY Recover From COVID Economic Crisis Northern Border Regional Commission Has Already Invested Over $23 Million In Upstate NY Supporting Broadband, Job Training, Tourism; New Bill Would Expand NBRC To Back Housing Projects, Combat Opioid Crisis, And Build Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Schumer, Gillibrand: Northern Border Regional Commission Expansion Spurs Economic Growth And Helps Ups… Continue Reading


03.03.22

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL MEETING WITH BREEZE AIRWAYS CEO, URGES BREEZE AIRWAYS TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST UPSTATE NY SERVICE OUT OF SYRACUSE; WITH CNY’S GROWING TECH ECONOMY & THRIVING AIRPORT, SCHUMER SAYS HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS UNIQUELY POSITIONED & READY FOR TAKE OFF WITH NEW AIR SERVICE TO UNSERVED MARKETS

Senator Says The Time Is Right To Make A Bold Investment In Upstate And Expand CNY Air Service To Unserved High Demand Areas As Pandemic Economic Recovery Enters Full Swing, Breeze Airways Has Chance To Expand Service And Benefit From Region's Takeoff By Establishing A Presence At Syracuse Hancock Intl Airport Schumer to Breeze: New Routes Should Take Flight In Syracuse! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, in a personal meeting with Breeze Airways CEO David Neeleman, urged Breeze … Continue Reading


03.01.22

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL WITH CEO OF MENLO MICRO, URGES COMPANY TO MAKE NY FUTURE HOME OF NEW MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CHIP MANUFACTURING FAB & BRING 160 JOBS TO UPSTATE NEW YORK; SENATOR SAYS HIS FEDERAL SEMICONDUCTOR FAB-INCENTIVE LEGISLATION WILL BE THE LIGHTNING ROD FOR COMPANIES LIKE MENLO MICRO TO FURTHER INVEST IN NY

Menlo Micro, Which Already Has A Strong Presence In Albany, Is Considering Several New York Locations As They Conduct A National Search For The Site Of Their New Chip Fab; Schumer Emphasizes To CEO That NYS Sites From The Capital Region To Rochester Are Prime For Investment Schumer Has Proposed Historic Investment To Implement Federal Semiconductor Manufacturing And R&D Incentives So Microchips Can Be Made In The USA Schumer To Menlo Micro CEO: Picking NY Will Be A Win-Win-Win, Growing Lo… Continue Reading


03.01.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THE HARRIET TUBMAN BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT PASSES THE SENATE; WHEN SIGNED INTO LAW, PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE HARRIET TUBMAN HOME IN AUBURN, NY TO PRESERVE TUBMAN’S LEGACY AND FUND EDUCATION INITIATIVES OF THE HISTORIC SITE

Senators Co-Sponsored Historic Bipartisan Legislation Last Year To Create Commemorative Coins To Honor Harriet Tubman's Legacy As An Abolitionist Treasury To Mint Coins Which Will Benefit Cayuga County's Harriet Tubman Home And The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Schumer, Gillibrand: Bill Will Ensure Harriet Tubman’s Legacy In Auburn, NY Continues To Be Preserved For Generations To Come U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand tod… Continue Reading


02.25.22

SCHUMER: SAAB, INC. WILL AGAIN ADD GOOD PAYING, HIGH TECH JOBS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK AFTER BEING SELECTED TO UPGRADE U.S. NAVY’S DIGITAL RADAR; SCHUMER-BACKED FUNDING ALLOWED NAVY TO CHOOSE SAAB’S MICROELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY TO MODERNIZE RADAR & BOLSTER NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS

After Schumer Delivered $15 Million In The FY21 Defense Budget For The Navy To Enhance Radar Capabilities, Saab's All Digital Radar Technology Was Picked For Demonstration; Award Will Initially Create 20 Jobs With Up To 50 In The Future This Award Follows Saab's Selection Last Year To Modernize The Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Using Schumer-Backed Funding, Creating 50 New Jobs In Central New York Schumer: Navy Contract Is A Win-Win-Win: Protecting Our Armed Forces, Expanding Central New … Continue Reading


02.23.22

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON PUSH TO REDUCE OUTRAGEOUS COST OF INSULIN FOR THE 1.7M NEW YORKERS—51,000 IN CENTRAL NY—WITH DIABETES; STANDING WITH SYRACUSE DIABETES ADVOCATES, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HE WILL CALL FOR SENATE VOTE IN MARCH TO GET INSULIN COST DOWN FROM $300-$600 PER PRESCRIPTION TO $35

Standing Alongside Central New York Residents Who Need Insulin Daily, Schumer Announces He Will Demand Vote On Insulin Cost Cap; List Prices For Insulin Rise Rapidly, With Average Increase Of 15 - 17% Per Year Since 2012 Under Plan, Price For Insulin Could Not Exceed $35; An Amazing 1 In 4 Are NOW Rationing The Drug Because Of Cost Schumer: No CNY Family Should Ever Be Forced To Ration Insulin, We Must Cap The Cost To Save Lives  Standing shoulder to shoulder with Central New York reside… Continue Reading


02.23.22

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON PUSH TO REDUCE OUTRAGEOUS COST OF INSULIN FOR THE 1.7M NEW YORKERS—62,000 IN THE CAPITAL REGION—WITH DIABETES; STANDING WITH ALBANY DIABETES ADVOCATES, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HE WILL CALL FOR SENATE VOTE IN MARCH TO GET INSULIN COST DOWN FROM $300-$600 PER PRESCRIPTION TO $35

Standing Alongside Albany Residents Who Need Insulin Daily, Schumer Announces He Will Demand Vote On Insulin Cost Cap; List Prices For Insulin Rise Rapidly, With Average Increase Of 15 - 17% Per Year Since 2012 Under Plan, Price For Insulin Could Not Exceed $35; An Amazing 1 In 4 Are NOW Rationing The Drug Because Of Cost Schumer: No Albany Family Should Ever Be Forced To Ration Insulin, We Must Cap The Cost To Save Lives  Standing shoulder to shoulder with Albany residents with diabetes… Continue Reading


02.21.22

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON PUSH TO REDUCE OUTRAGEOUS COST OF INSULIN FOR THE 1.7M NEW YORKERS—100,000 IN THE FINGER LAKES—WITH DIABETES; STANDING WITH ROCHESTER DIABETES ADVOCATES, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HE WILL CALL FOR SENATE VOTE IN MARCH TO GET INSULIN COST DOWN FROM $300-$600 PER PRESCRIPTION TO $35

Standing Alongside Rochester Advocates Who Need Insulin Daily, Schumer Announces He Will Demand Vote On Insulin Cost Cap; List Prices For Insulin Rise Rapidly, With Average Increase Of 15 - 17% Per Year Since 2012 Under Plan, Price For Insulin Could Not Exceed $35; An Amazing 1 In 4 Are NOW Rationing The Drug Because Of Cost Schumer: No Rochester Family Should Ever Be Forced To Ration Insulin, We Must Cap The Cost To Save Lives  Standing shoulder to shoulder with Rochester residents with… Continue Reading


02.21.22

SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN ON PUSH TO REDUCE OUTRAGEOUS COST OF INSULIN FOR THE 1.7M NEW YORKERS – 120,000 WESTERN NY-ERS—WITH DIABETES; STANDING WITH WNY DOCTORS & DIABETES ADVOCATES, SCHUMER CALLS FOR SENATE VOTE IN MARCH TO GET COST DOWN FROM $300-$600 PER PRESCRIPTION TO $35

Standing Alongside WNY-ers Who Need Insulin Daily, Schumer Announces He Will Demand Vote On Insulin Cost Cap; List Prices For Insulin Rise Rapidly, With Average Increase Of 15 - 17% Per Year Since 2012 Under Plan, Price For Insulin Could Not Exceed $35; An Amazing 1 In 4 Are NOW Rationing The Drug Because Of Cost Schumer: No Buffalo Family Should Ever Be Forced To Ration Insulin, We Must Cap The Cost & Save Lives Standing shoulder to shoulder with Western New Yorkers with diabetes and nee… Continue Reading


02.18.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ST. LUKE HEALTH SERVICES IN OSWEGO AND THE MOHAWK VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM’S COVID RESPONSE

Hospitals, Long-Term Care Facilities & Health Centers Heroically Responded To COVID Outbreak, Ripping Holes In Their Budgets To Obtain PPE, Cleaning/Disinfecting Facilities, Testing, Tracing, And More Senators Say FEMA Funding - At A 100% Federal Cost Share - Will Reimburse The Healthcare Facilities For Costs Related to Pandemic Response Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Funding Will Help Central New York Keep Up The Fight Against COVID-19 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.… Continue Reading


02.18.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THAT $1 BILLION INVESTMENT SECURED IN THE FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE WILL ACCELERATE GREAT LAKES CLEANUP IN NEW YORK

Funding Will Target Areas of Concern in the Buffalo River, Eighteenmile Creek, the Niagara River, the Oswego River, the Rochester Embayment, and the St. Lawrence River at Massena/Akwesasne On Average, Every Dollar Spent on Great Lakes Restoration Produces an Additional $3.35 Of Economic Activity Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are announcing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will use $1 billion in funding passed in the&nbs… Continue Reading


02.18.22

SENATORS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, CONGRESSMAN TONKO PUSH POSTMASTER GENERAL DEJOY TO KEEP ACADEMY STATION POST OFFICE DOORS OPEN

Closing Academy Station Would Leave One-Third of Albany Residents without A Post Office In Their Neighborhood Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Paul Tonko are urging Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to keep the doors of the Academy Station Post Office in Albany open until a replacement location in the community is selected. The potential and sudden closure of the Academy Station Post Office would have detrimental effects o… Continue Reading


02.17.22

SCHUMER, IN A PERSONAL MEETING WITH MICROSOFT PRESIDENT, URGES COMPANY TO EXPAND IN THE CAPITAL REGION GIVEN THE AREA’S GROWING VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT PRESENCE; FOLLOWING LAST YEAR’S VISIT TO SEE THE REGION’S EMERGING GAME INDUSTRY, SENATOR DOUBLES DOWN ON HIS COMMITMENT TO HELP CAPITAL REGION LEVEL UP AS LEADING TECH & GAMING HUB

Microsoft Recently Proposed Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard Inc., Which Employs Over 200 Workers In The Capital Region; Senator Says Time Is Right To Turbocharge Game Development Presence In Upstate New York Senator Says Capital Region Has Over 20 Gaming Companies In Its Rapidly Emerging Tech Ecosystem Fueled By Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute That Are Prime To Support Additional Investment & Establish Region As Global Hub For Games Schumer To Microsoft: Capital Region's Innovative Ga… Continue Reading


02.16.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ITHACA BASED RESEARCH ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND CLEAN ENERGY

U.S. Department Of Energy Has Selected 3 Projects From Cornell University And Ithaca's Dimensional Energy To Fuel Research Into Clean Energy Challenges Schumer: Ithaca Scientists Are Powering the Fight Against Climate Change! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced over $7 million in federal funding for Ithaca based research in clean energy through the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Schumer said that this cutting edge… Continue Reading


02.15.22

ON THE HEELS OF HELPING SECURE NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST GREEN HYDROGEN PRODUCTION FACILITY IN UPSTATE NY, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO MAKE NEW YORK THE NATION’S FIRST EVER FEDERAL CLEAN HYDROGEN HUB; SENATOR SAYS BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW’S NEW $8 BILLION REGIONAL HYDROGEN INVESTMENT COULD MEAN THOUSANDS MORE CLEAN ENERGY JOBS IN NY AND CHEAPER CARBON-FREE ENERGY PRODUCTION TO POWER THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Schumer In Direct Letter To U.S. Secretary Of Energy Says Hydrogen Production And Research Facilities From WNY, Rochester, & The Capital Region To Long Island Are Prime To Jolt U.S. Global Clean Energy Leadership Senator Says New York's Globally Recognized Companies Like Plug Power, Evolve Hydrogen, & More In Tandem With Groundbreaking Research At Brookhaven National Lab, RIT, Cornell, Stony Brook, Give New York The Spark Needed To Supercharge Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing In The U.S. S… Continue Reading


02.13.22

SCHUMER: MAIL SERVICE ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK HAS BECOME ALL TOO FREQUENTLY VERY LATE, HURTING THOSE WHO RELY ON RX, ESSENTIAL GOODS, SMALL BIZ, VOTING & MORE; SENATOR ANNOUNCES A VOTE THIS WEEK ON $50 BILLION DOLLAR, MAJOR OVERHAUL OF USPS; PLAN ENSURES DELIVERY AT 6 DAYS A WEEK, SUPPORTS CARRIERS, WORKERS, NEW FLEET & MORE

Schumer Says $50 Billion In Reforms To Post Office Will Rebuild This Great SERVICE To The Nation---Finally Action After Decades Of Kicking The Can Down The Road Complaints About Slow USPS Service In NY Stem From Decades Of Casting USPS' Needs Aside; People Depend On The USPS To Do So Many Things Private Industry Just Won't Schumer: Bipartisan Plan To Save The USPS Has My Fervent Stamp Of Approval, And Will Get Its Senate Vote This Week    Standing with postal carriers and workers f… Continue Reading


02.04.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT WYOMING COUNTY’S COVID RESPONSE

Local Governments & Hospitals Heroically Responded To COVID Outbreak, Ripping Holes In Their Budgets To Obtain PPE, Cleaning/Disinfecting Facilities, Testing, Tracing, And More Senators Say FEMA Funding - At a 100% Federal Cost Share - Will Reimburse Wyoming County For Costs Related to Pandemic Response Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Funding Will Help Keep Up The Fight Against COVID-19, Give Wyoming County The Booster It Needs U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator… Continue Reading


02.03.22

SCHUMER REVEALS: PRE-PANDEMIC OUTDOOR RECREATION INDUSTRY PUMPED OVER $21 BILLION INTO UPSTATE NY ECONOMY ANNUALLY; SCHUMER INTRODUCES RURAL OUTDOOR INVESTMENT ACT TO HELP UPSTATE NY KEY INDUSTRY REBUILD AND RECOVER; BILL WILL BOOST FUNDING, CREATE NEW JOBS, SUPPORT THE EXISTING +240,000 NY JOBS IN THE INDUSTRY, & REVITALIZE UPSTATE NEW YORK’S PICTURESQUE TOWNS

Schumer Says Since The Start Of The Pandemic Outdoor Recreation Tourism In Upstate New York Has Skyrocketed, BUT Federal Support For This Vital Economic Driver Has Not Kept Up, Staggering Growth & Stifling Opportunity In This Over $21B Industry That Provides 240K+ Jobs Across NY State Senator Says His Rural Outdoor Investment Act Would Devote $50 Million For Infrastructure, Planning, And Business Assistance To Rural Communities That Need It Most To Increase Quality Of Life And Bolster Econ… Continue Reading


01.31.22

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY & VISIT TO STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN ROCHESTER, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEDS HAVE HEEDED HIS CALL WILL DEPLOY MILITARY MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO AID ROCHESTER HOSPITAL; SCHUMER SECURES CRITICAL SUPPORT NEEDED TO KEEP ROCHESTER FINGER LAKES COMMUNITIES SAFE & GIVE HOSPITALS THE HELP THEY NEED

Schumer Visited Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital Earlier This Month To Hear From Doctors And Nurses Firsthand And Put His Full Weight Into Getting Them The Additional Help They Needed Senator Says Feds To Deploy Troops To Rochester And Other Hard Hit Areas Of NYS Schumer: Feds Have Heeded My Call And Will Give Rochester's Frontline Workers The Booster Needed To Combat Surge & Keep Communities Safe Following his visit to University of Rochester Medical Center’s (URMC) Strong Me… Continue Reading


01.28.22

SCHUMER, MORELLE ANNOUNCE ROCHESTER’S L3HARRIS SECURES MARINE CORP RADIO CONTRACT WORTH UP TO $750 MILLION; LAWMAKERS FOUGHT SO L3HARRIS COULD COMPETE FOR MULTI-BILLION CONTRACTS AND NOW MARINES RECOGNIZE WORLD-CLASS ROCHESTER WORKFORCE & COMPANY AS LEADING CUTTING EDGE RADIO MANUFACTURER

L3Harris Awarded Up To $750M contract To Supply Thousands Of State-Of-The-Art Multi-Channel Hand Held Radios For The U.S. Marine Corps; Contract Will Boost Pandemic Economic Recovery Of Rochester & Growth Of L3Harris Reps Say That Rochester-Made Radios Will Replace Outdated Models And Ensure American Soldiers Have The Latest Cutting Edge Technology Schumer, Morelle: Contract Is A Win-Win-Win: Boost For Our Troops, Growing L3Harris Manufacturing, And Strengthening The Rochester-Finger Lake… Continue Reading

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