Press Releases

06.01.22

SCHUMER CALLS ON USDA TO WORK WITH BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE COMMUNITY LEADERS TO INCREASE INVESTMENT FOR FOOD ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAMS, BRINGING DESPERATELY NEEDED FRESH, AFFORDABLE, & HEALTHY FOOD OPTIONS TO UNDERSERVED EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOODS

Following The Horrific Mass Shooting At The East Side's Lone Supermarket, The Immense Lack of Access to Fresh & Affordable Food Facing Buffalo's Largest African American Neighborhood Was Highlighted Schumer, Who Fought Alongside Community Leaders To Open This Store in 2003, Is Calling On USDA To Increase Fed Investment To Combat Low-Access Food Areas Schumer To USDA: As Buffalo Continues To Mourn, We Must Do More To Provide Fresh, Affordable Food Options U.S. Senate Majority Leader Char… Continue Reading


05.26.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS ADVOCACY, AMERICAN HERO, ALBANY RESIDENT & HARLEM HELLFIGHTER, SGT. HENRY JOHNSON RECOMMENDED TO HAVE FORT POLK RENAMED IN HIS HONOR

Schumer Has Campaigned Relentlessly For Sgt. Henry Johnson, An African American WWI Hero, Who Was Denied Recognition Due To Racism and Segregation; Now Securing His Name On Louisiana Base Currently Named After A Confederate Soldier General In 2015, At Schumer's Request, The White House Posthumously Awarded The Medal Of Honor To Sgt. Henry Johnson For His Heroics In Singlehandedly Fighting Off Dozens Of German Soldiers Schumer: An American Hero, NY Legend, Sgt. Johnson Now Slated To Receive Fur… Continue Reading


05.24.22

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER DELIVERS $2.6 MILLION TO UPGRADE ROME’S GRIFFISS BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY PARK, ATTRACT NEW EMPLOYERS, CREATE NEW GOOD-PAYING JOBS, & SUPERCHARGE THE MOHAWK VALLEY’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Schumer Personally Wrote To Commerce Secretary Raimondo To Advocate For The Award To Build Essential Infrastructure At The Former Griffiss Air Force Base To Attract New Businesses Schumer Created EDA Grant In American Rescue Plan With Projects Like Griffiss's In Mind; Funding Will Replace Aging Infrastructure To Strengthen Rome As A Hub For Economic Development In The Mohawk Valley Schumer: EDA Investment In Griffiss Business & Technology Park Is A Win-Win-Win, Attracting And Supporting Ma… Continue Reading


05.23.22

SCHUMER WELCOMES NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO WASHINGTON D.C.

As Part Of "North Country Days In Washington," Schumer Met With Representatives Of The North Country Chamber Of Commerce, Alstom, Nova Bus, Fort Ticonderoga, Norsk Titanium, And The Consulate General Of Canada In New York Schumer: I Will Always Fight For Our North Country Businesses And To Grow Upstate's Economy! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer this week welcomed community and business leaders from the North Country to s a part of the North Country Chamber of Commerce's "North C… Continue Reading


05.19.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL DISASTER RELIEF FOR AUBURN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL FOR COVID RESPONSE

Funding Comes On The Heels Of Schumer Successfully Delivering $3.4M In Long Over Due Rural Hospital ARPA Relief Funds To Auburn To Make Up For Budget Shortfalls Senators Say New FEMA Funding - At A 100% Federal Cost Share - Will Reimburse Hospital For Costs Related to Pandemic Response In Cayuga County Since March 2020 Schumer, Gillibrand: Fed Funding Will Keep Auburn Community Hospital Strong & Central New York Communities Safe U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Se… Continue Reading


05.17.22

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER DELIVERS $7.5 MILLION TO EXPAND ROCHESTER’S STRONG MUSEUM, CREATE OVER 120 NEW JOBS, & ATTRACT TOURISM TO DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER TO ACCELERATE THE RECOVERY OF THE FINGER LAKES’ ECONOMY

Schumer Personally Called Commerce Secretary Raimondo To Advocate For The Award To Strengthen Rochester's Tourism Economy & Boost Their Economic Recovery Schumer Created EDA Tourism Grant In American Rescue Plan With Projects Like The Strong's in Mind; New Funding Builds On The $16.5M The Senator Secured In 2013 To Fill Rochester Inner Loop East, Allowing For The Strong Museum’s Massive Expansion Schumer: EDA Investment In Rochester’s Strong Museum Is A Win-Win-Win, Generatin… Continue Reading


05.11.22

FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S DIRECT ADVOCACY TO SECRETARY BECERRA, AUBURN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TO RECEIVE OVER $3.4 MILLION IN LONG-OVERDUE FEDERAL FUNDING TO COVER PANDEMIC LOSSES; SCHUMER CUT THROUGH RED TAPE & DELIVERED AUBURN HOSPITAL THEIR DESERVED FUNDING

Auburn Community Hospital Was One Of The Only Qualifying Hospitals In NY Yet To Receive Its Most Recent Installment From Provider Relief Fund For Rural Hospitals - Despite Applying In September 2021 Schumer Called HHS Secretary Becerra Directly Last Week To Advocate For Auburn And Launched An All Out Push To Get Them The Funds They Needed To Make Up For Budget Shortfalls ASAP Schumer To Auburn Hospital: Long Awaited And Deserved Federal Help Is On The Way! Following his direct call to Depar… Continue Reading


05.11.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES USDA HAS HEEDED HIS CALL, WILL START DESPERATELY NEEDED PANDEMIC ECONOMIC RELIEF PAYMENTS TO WOOL & COTTON TRUST FUND RECIPIENTS; PROGRAM FOR AMERICAN TEXTILE MANUFACTURERS LIKE ROCHESTER’S HICKEY FREEMAN WILL SUPPORT WORKERS & LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD AGAINST OVERSEAS COMPETITORS

American Textile Factories, Like Hickey Freeman, Stepped Up During Pandemic To Manufacture Critical PPE While Facing Tremendous Economic Losses; Delayed Wool Trust Fund Payment Put Their Recovery & Growth At Risk Schumer Made A Personal Call To Agriculture Secretary To Get Relief Payments Back On Track For Wool & Cotton Trust Fund Recipients To Recuperate Pandemic Losses Schumer: New Cotton and Wool Apparel Program Will Patch Up American Textile Manufacturers Budgetary Holes Ripped Fr… Continue Reading


05.06.22

IN PERSONAL MEETINGS WITH GE CEO & VESTAS WIND TECH PRESIDENT, SCHUMER URGES COMPANIES TO MAKE CAPITAL REGION HOME OF FUTURE TURBINE MANUFACTURING; SENATOR SAYS PORT OF ALBANY $$ HE SECURED WILL GIVE COMPANIES THE LIFT THEY NEED TO INVEST & EXPAND IN NY

With NY Leading The Way On Offshore Wind, Schumer Pushes Vestas, GE To Build Wind Supply Chain In NY As The State Moves Forward On A Major Build-Out Of Offshore Wind Schumer Has Proposed Historic Incentives & Investments In Clean Energy To Help Companies Like GE And Vestas Expand In Places Like Upstate New York Schumer To GE And Vestas: Picking NY Will Be A Win-Win-Win, Boosting Local Economy, Creating Jobs, And Bolstering NY's Wind Industry Adding to his continued advocacy to boost Upst… Continue Reading


05.04.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $117 MILLION FOR GLOBALFOUNDRIES TO PARTNER WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO SECURE SEMICONDUCTOR SUPPLY CHAIN; SENATOR SAYS DOD AGREEMENT ENSURES CHIPS CRITICAL TO AMERICA’S DEFENSE WILL CONTINUE TO BE MADE IN CAPITAL REGION, BOLSTERING DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING & ENSURING UPSTATE NY CONTINUES TO LEAD THE MICROCHIP INDUSTRY

New Partnership Between GlobalFoundries & U.S. DoD Will Provide Strategic Supply Of U.S.-Made And Secure Semiconductors For The Nation's Military And Most Sensitive Applications Senator Delivers Funding To Make Future Of National Security Systems In Upstate New York; Funding Will Boost The Capital Region Economy And Bolster National Security Schumer: GlobalFoundries & Capital Region Continue To Lead America In Chip Manufacturing U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today a… Continue Reading


04.29.22

SCHUMER LAUNCHES PUSH TO CREATE OTSEGO COUNTY TECH JOB ACCELERATION CENTER; SENATOR BACKS NEARLY $2 MILLION PROJECT TO MAKE GREATER ONEONTA AREA AN ADVANCED ELECTRONICS HUB, BOOST AMERICAN MANUFACTURING, CREATE NEW GOOD-PAYING JOBS, & GROW LOCAL TECH ECONOMY

Otsego County Acceleration Center Would Capitalize On Upstate New York's Booming Tech Ecosystem By Attracting Emerging Advanced Electronics Companies & Start Ups; Schumer Says USDA RISE Investment Would Strengthen Manufacturing and Tech Startups in Otsego County With Major Funding From Schumer's U.S. Innovation & Competition Act On Horizon To Boost Local Tech Companies Like Ioxus & Custom Electronics, Senator Says Acceleration Center Will Kick Regional Growth Into Overdrive Schume… Continue Reading


04.29.22

STANDING AT AMSTERDAM’S BLIGHTED FIVE CORNERS COMMERCIAL SITE, SCHUMER LAUNCHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO BOOST VITAL BROWNFIELDS PROGRAM AND GET FEDS TO CLEAN UP SITE TO TURN COMMUNITY EYESORE INTO SITE OF NEW ECONOMIC GROWTH

Amsterdam's Five Corners Commercial Site Has Sat Abandoned For Years Because Expected Industrial Pollution From Past Use Has Stifled Economic Development With EPA Assessment Underway For Five Corners, Schumer Reveals Historic $1.5 Billion He Secured For The EPA Brownfields Program; Pushes For The Feds To Begin Working On Decades Old Amsterdam Site ASAP Schumer: Amsterdam Has Waited Long Enough -- It's Time To Clean Up Five Corners Standing at the former Five Corners commercial site in Amste… Continue Reading


04.26.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND SECURE MAJOR INVESTMENT IN BINGHAMTON’S CHILDREN; SENATORS DELIVER $1 MILLION FOR CITY OF BINGHAMTON TO EXPAND YOUTH PROGRAMS, RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES & STRENGTHEN CITY’S ONGOING EFFORTS TO CREATE NEW COMMUNITY CENTER SPACE FOR BINGHAMTON YOUTH

Senators Deliver Funding To Bolster City Of Binghamton To Help Make This Long Held Community Dream One Step Closer To Becoming A Reality Schumer, Gillibrand: Investing In Binghamton's Youth Is Investing In The Future U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that they have secured $1,000,000 for the City of Binghamton to bolster the community's ongoing pursuit to create a comprehensive youth center. The funding was secured as a part of … Continue Reading


04.25.22

SCHUMER & CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY ANNOUNCE GROUND BREAKING OF FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SCHENECTADY GATEWAY MOBILITY HUB; ACROSS COVID RELIEF AND NEW INVESTMENT, SCHUMER DELIVERS UNPRECEDENTED OVER QUARTER OF A BILLION IN FED $$$ TO PAVE THE WAY FOR CAPITAL REGION’S TRANSPORTATION TRANSFORMATION

In A Culmination Of Historic Federal Funding Schumer Delivered To CDTA, Capital Region Will Establish New Transportation Hub, Increasing Accessibility, And Further Revitalizing Downtown Schenectady Senator Secured Unprecedented $296 Million For CDTA In Emergency COVID Relief And New Investment; Fed Funds Will Directly Contribute To Expanding Transportation In Capital Region And Cover 80% Of The Project Schumer: Schenectady Gateway Mobility Hub Will Revolutionize How People Move In Capital Reg… Continue Reading


04.25.22

SCHUMER: SYRACUSE EXPERIENCING BACK TO BACK WORST YEARS OF GUN VIOLENCE IN LAST DECADE; SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO QUADRUPLE FUNDING FOR NEW COMMUNITY-BASED VIOLENCE INTERVENTION GRANT PROGRAM TO COMBAT WAVE OF GUN VIOLENCE

Community-Based Violence Intervention (CVI) Programs Are Designed To Stop The Violence From Ever Occurring In The First Place By Supporting Those At Greatest Risk Of Gun Violence Schumer: Epidemic of Gun Violence In Syracuse Must Be Confronted Head-On With Federal Investment In CVI Programs Standing at the Southwest Community Center with officials, law enforcement, community violence interrupters, and advocates, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today launched his latest push to … Continue Reading


04.21.22

SCHUMER DELIVERS OVER $2 MILLION TO ADIRONDACK REGION LOCAL PROJECTS IN BUDGET; SENATOR REVEALS KEY LOCAL PROJECT FROM RESTORING GLENS FALLS HISTORIC CITY HALL, PROTECTING FORT TICONDEROGA, DEVELOPING THE FT. EDWARD INDUSTRIAL PARK , AND BOOSTING CHILD CARE IN THE REGION

In First Omnibus As Majority Leader, Schumer Delivers BIG For Warren and Washington Counties; Funding Will Support Key Community-Led Projects Senator Secures Funding To Accelerate Adirondack Region's Economic Recovery; Fed $$ Will Boost Regional Tourism Attractions, Support Job Growth, And Make Critical Infrastructure Upgrades Standing outside Glens Falls City Hall, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Adirondack Region will receive over $2 million for essen… Continue Reading


04.21.22

SCHUMER PERSONALLY CALLED COMMERCE SECRETARY TO PUSH FOR THE APPROVAL OF $7.5 MILLION TOURISM GRANT TO EXPAND ROCHESTER’S STRONG MUSEUM, SUPPORT CREATION 150 NEW JOBS, & ATTRACT TOURISM TO DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER TO ACCELERATE THE RECOVERY OF THE FINGER LAKES ECONOMY

Schumer Delivered $16.5M In 2013 To Fill Rochester Inner Loop East, And Now Thanks To His Advocacy Strong Museum Is Able To Begin Massive Expansion Schumer Created EDA Tourism Grant In American Rescue Plan To Help Hard-Hit Communities Like Rochester Bolster Their Tourism Economy & Boost Their Economic Recovery Schumer To EDA: Investing In Rochester's Strong Museum Is A Win-Win-Win: Bringing in $130M in Annual Tourism Dollars, Creating Jobs, Strengthening Local Economy U.S. Senate Majo… Continue Reading


04.20.22

WITH 65% OF SOUTHWEST YONKERS HOUSEHOLDS UNABLE TO AFFORD THE COST OF LIVING IN WESTCHESTER, SCHUMER, BOWMAN DELIVER $500,000 TO WESTHAB TO ADDRESS AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS; REPS SAY FUNDING WILL MAKE CRITICAL UPGRADES TO AGING HOUSING UNITS, ADDRESS URGENT HEALTH & SAFETY NEEDS, & IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR YONKERS FAMILIES

In Southwest Yonkers Roughly 65% Of Households - Roughly 24,000 Families - Are Unable To Afford The High Cost Of Living In Westchester County; Exasperating Historic Inequities & Limiting Economic Opportunity, Reps Deliver Half A Million To Directly Address Urgent Health & Safety Needs, Increase Affordable Housing Access, And Improve Quality Of Life Schumer, Bowman: Housing Is A Human Right, This Fed Funding Will Ensure Yonkers Families Have Access To The Safe & Affordable Housin… Continue Reading


04.20.22

SCHUMER: NEWBURGH & POUGHKEEPSIE SHOOTINGS ROSE BY 72% LAST YEAR ALONE, THE HIGHEST JUMP IN YEARS; STANDING WITH ADVOCATES & OFFICIALS FROM ORANGE AND DUTCHESS COUNTIES, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH TO QUADRUPLE FUNDING FOR NEW COMMUNITY-BASED VIOLENCE INTERVENTION GRANT PROGRAM TO COMBAT HUDSON VALLEY SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCE

Community-Based Violence Intervention (CVI) Programs Are Designed To Stop The Violence From Ever Occurring In The First Place By Supporting Those At Greatest Risk Of Gun Violence Schumer: Epidemic of Gun Violence In The Hudson Valley Must Be Confronted Head-On With Federal Investment In CVI Programs Standing at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center with officials, law enforcement, community violence prevention experts, and advocates from Poughkeepsie and Newburgh, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charl… Continue Reading


04.18.22

SCHUMER: WITH THE HIGHEST OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATH RATES PER CAPITA IN NYS, SULLIVAN COUNTY STILL LACKS CRITICAL FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING DESIGNATION; SCHUMER LAUNCHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO COMBAT HUDSON VALLEY’S OVERDOSE EPICENTER

20% Of All Deaths In Sullivan Just Last Month Were Opioid-Related; Despite That Sullivan Is Hudson Valley's ONLY County Not Designated A 'High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area,' Blocking Vital Federal Resources To Beat Back Scourge Schumer Launches Two-Part Plan: (1) Make Sullivan HIDTA-Designated To Stop Dangerous Drug Traffickers (2) Supercharge Community-Based Addiction Treatment, Harm Reduction, & Recovery Resources To Get Residents The Help They Need Schumer To Feds: Give Sullivan Coun… Continue Reading

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