Press Releases

07.28.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NEW YORK’S SOUTHERN TIER AND CAPITAL REGION

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,200,000 in federal funding to help recovery efforts from COVID-19 economic disruptions in New York's Southern Tier and Capital Region. The funding was allocated by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to spur economic development and offset costs from the COVID-19 emergency. "In these trying a… Continue Reading


07.28.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DELGADO ANNOUNCE NEARLY $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL EMERGENCY TRANSIT FUNDING FOR ULSTER COUNTRY AREA TRANSIT

During Negotiations For Cares Act, Leader Schumer Prioritized & Secured $$$ For Upstate New York Transit; Gillibrand, Delgado Shepherded Legislation To Final Passage Ulster County Area Will Receive Nearly $5M To Support Transit Operations As Counties Respond To & Recover From COVID-19 Pandemic Reps: Federal Funding Will Keep Ulster County Moving Forward U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Antonio Delgado today announc… Continue Reading


07.28.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $200 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS’ COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS

Senators Secured Funding For Critical Medical Supplies And PPE Like Ventilators and N-95 Masks; Funding Also Supports Local Hospital Infrastructure And Equipment, COVID-19 Testing And Staffing For Health Care Facilities Funding For PPE And Other Supplies Supplements City's Local Resources As They Continue To Rebuild And Recover From COVID-19 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $199,625,267.63 in federal funding for New York City's Office of Management and Bu… Continue Reading


07.28.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $5.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL EMERGENCY TRANSIT FUNDING FOR CENTRAL NEW YORK REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY FOR ONONDAGA, OSWEGO, AND CAYUGA COUNTIES

During Negotiations For Cares Act, Leader Schumer Prioritized & Secured $$$ For Upstate New York Transit; Gillibrand Shepherded Legislation To Final Passage Central New York Will Receive $5.5M To Support Transit Operations As Counties Respond To & Recover From COVID-19 Pandemic Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Funding Will Keep Central New York Moving Forward U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,500,000 in CARES Act, emerge… Continue Reading


07.24.20

AFTER PERSONAL INTERVENTION, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES TORONTO BLUE JAYS CHOOSE BUFFALO AS THEIR HOME FOR THE 2020 MLB SEASON

Earlier This Week, Schumer, In A Direct Call & Personal Letter, Pitched To MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred That Buffalo Was 'The Natural' Place For Blue Jay's To Play 2020 Season Schumer: Batter Up, Blue Jays - Buffalo Is A Homerun! A longtime fan of baseball and supporter of baseball teams in New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that following his direct call and personal letter to Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred earlier this week, the Toronto B… Continue Reading


07.23.20

AFTER MONTHS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER SECURES CRITICAL STEP TO PROVIDING WELL-DESERVED CARE & COMPENSATION FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK VETS SUFFERING FROM AGENT ORANGE-LINKED ILLNESSES, CEMENTING CRITICAL HEALTH BENEFITS IN NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL; FOLLOWING YESTERDAY’S SENATE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT, SCHUMER VOWS TO GET FINAL BILL ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

Schumer Has Been Pushing To Expand List Of Diseases Associated With Exposure To 'Agent Orange' Herbicide That NY Vets Came Into Contact With During Vietnam War; But Feds Have Been Foot-Dragging And Have Blocked Action Schumer Secures National Defense Bill Amendment; Final Bill Will End Unwarranted Delay, Give Vets Suffering From Agent Orange-Linked Conditions Like Cancer & Parkinson's, Their Healthcare & Compensation Benefits Schumer: One Step Closer To NY Vets FINALLY Getting the Hea… Continue Reading


07.23.20

AS THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS DECIDE THEIR HOME FOR THE 2020 MLB SEASON, SCHUMER, IN LETTER & PERSONAL CALL TO MLB COMMISSIONER ROB MANFRED, PITCHES BUFFALO’S SAHLEN FIELD TO HOST THE TEAM FOR THE 2020 SEASON

Border Restrictions From COVID Crisis Prevent The Blue Jays From Playing In Toronto; As Opening Day Dawns, Toronto's Neighbor, Buffalo, Is Warmed Up And Ready To Take The Mound Senator Says Blue Jays Should Call Buffalo Home For The 2020 MLB Season Schumer: Batter Up Blue Jays! Buffalo's The Natural Place to Play in 2020 A longtime fan of baseball and supporter of baseball teams in New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner, Rob Manfre… Continue Reading


07.22.20

FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MASSIVE FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING – INCLUDING INCENTIVES TO EXPAND & BUILD ROBUST DOMESTIC MICROELECTRONICS INDUSTRY – SECURED IN NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL

With The U.S. Leading The Microelectronics Industry, Schumer Urged Critical Investment Into Commercial & Defense-Related Microelectronics Projects To Keep U.S. On Top Senators Say Federal Support Will Allow NY-Based Companies, Like ON Semiconductor, IBM, GlobalFoundries, To Grow And Will Ease U.S. Reliance On Foreign-Made Semiconductors, Alleviating Economic & National Security Risks Schumer, Gillibrand: Defense Bill Will Jolt U.S. Semiconductor Industry And Upstate Economy Into High … Continue Reading


07.22.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND TO IJC: IMMEDIATELY TAKE UP VITAL RECS IN FORTHCOMING GAO REPORT ON PLAN 2014; AT SENATORS’ REQUEST, GAO INITIATED AN INVESTIGATION TO REVIEW PLAN 2014 FOLLOWING RECORD HIGH LAKE ONTARIO WATER LEVELS, WITH RECOMMENDATIONS IMMINENT, SENATORS CALL FOR IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION

Following Lake Ontario's record-setting high water level floods, Senators Secured GAO Investigation to Assess IJC's Development of Plan 2014, IJC’s Process to Take Up Changes to Plan 2014, and IJC’s Incorporation of Stakeholder Concerns Senators Call On IJC To Immediately Take Up GAO Recommendations To Be Formally Released Shortly And Implement The Recommendations In Their Own $1.5M Plan 2014 Overhaul Study That Schumer, Gillibrand Procured Funding For  Schumer, Gillibrand To… Continue Reading


07.22.20

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF ED BARTHOLOMEW

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement on the passing of Ed Bartholomew: U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer said, "I am so deeply saddened to learn of the death of my great friend Ed. A lifelong Republican, Ed transcended party and worked tirelessly with anyone who was willing to make his city and his region better. It was Ed who pushed me to fund the South Street project, and lobby the Phantoms to bring hockey back, and get federal money for the Lake George wastewa… Continue Reading


07.21.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $98 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (MTA)

CARES Act Funding Will Help Offset New York Region's Public Transit Costs Incurred Due To Loss In Ridership During COVID-19 Pandemic  Washington D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $98.2 million in federal funding for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) allocated in the CARES Act through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). These funds … Continue Reading


07.21.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO MAKE CRITICAL EQUIPMENT AND COMMUNITY FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NEW YORK

USDA Funding Will Be Used To Modernize Equipment In Seven Rural Counties Across Upstate Towns of Catlin, Springville, Burke, Constable, Waddington, and Villages of Camillus, Huevelton will Each Receive Tens Of Thousands of Dollars to Improve Their Communities Senators: USDA Funding Will Deliver Critical Equipment Upgrades For Upstate NY U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,354,900 in federal rural development funding allocated by the U.S. Department of Agr… Continue Reading


07.20.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $15 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Low-Income And At-Risk Populations In The Hudson Valley Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $15,127,533 in federal funding for the Head Start program at Family Services Of Westchester, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Head Start Program and will be used to provide support for low-income and low risk populations in the Hudson Vall… Continue Reading


07.19.20

SCHUMER STATEMENT URGING MONTEFIORE TO KEEP MT. VERNON HOSPITAL OPEN

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after calling for Montefiore to keep Mt. Vernon Hospital open: U.S.. Senator Charles E. Schumer said, "Mount Vernon was in the epicenter of the COVID pandemic, these nurses and all of their colleagues - from doctors to orderlies - did heroic work to get Mount Vernon back on its feet. But, these heroes, our nurse and health care workers on the frontlines who have been here for us all during our darkest hours, still find time… Continue Reading


07.19.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: U.S. POST OFFICES, INCLUDING THOSE THROUGHOUT UPSTATE NY, COULD BE FORCED TO SHUT THEIR DOORS UNLESS THEY GET AN IMMEDIATE INFUSION OF FUNDS; SENATOR VOWS TO FIGHT FOR CRITICALLY-NEEDED $25B IN ‘COVID-4’ SO THEY CAN REMAIN OPEN; FIGHT TO KEEP THEM OPEN BEGINS THIS WEEK

Schumer onday Negotiating Critically-Needed COVID-4 Stimulus Package; Senator Announces Postal Service Funds For Operations & For PPE Are A Main Priority For Larger Recovery Throughout Upstate NY, The USPS Performs A Life-Line Service For Countless Americans & New Yorkers That Must Continue; Pandemic Has Crippled USPS Funds  Schumer: Without The USPS, We Might As Well Stamp 'Return To Sender' On Any Economic Recovery Plan Presented  A day before he heads back to Washington… Continue Reading


07.17.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $680 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ‘HOT SPOT’ NEW YORK HOSPITALS

Schumer Secured Two Hotspot Funding Tranches for NY As Part Of COVID-19 Response Bills; Gillibrand Sheparded Legislation To Final Passage 86 Hospitals Across New York State Will Receive Second Round of 'Hot Spot' Funding Starting Next Week Senators: More Help On The Way For NY Hospitals Still Fighting On The Frontlines U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that 86 New York hospitals will receive more than $680 million of a new $10 billion alloca… Continue Reading


07.17.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS HUDSON VALLEY SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAFELY REOPEN; COSTS OF PPE, PHYSICAL BARRIERS & OTHER SUPPLIES COULD BADLY DRAIN LOCAL RESOURCES, MAKING IT MUCH HARDER FOR HUDSON VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO OPEN SAFELY; SENATOR PUSHES PLAN TO COVER THOSE COSTS WITH FED DOLLARS IN ‘COVID-4’ & ALLOW SCHOOLS TO SAFELY REOPEN

Schumer Says Local Schools, Like Those Across The Hudson Valley, Have Some State & Federal Guidelines To Reopen Safely Amid COVID-19 BUT Not Enough Fed Funds To Afford Them; Pushes New Plan To Inject $175B Into Nation's K-12 Schools To Meet The Need Without Fed Funds To Cover Massive Cost Of PPE, Barriers, Cleaning Supplies & More, Local Budgets Would Be Crushed, Local Taxes Could Rise & Some Schools Might Stay Closed Schumer: It Would Simply Be Nails On The Chalkboard If A Lack … Continue Reading


07.16.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: AFTER MONTHS OF FIGHTING PANDEMIC ON THE FRONTLINES PUTNAM HOSPITAL STRAPPED FOR CASH & OVERLOOKED BY FEDS FOR MILLIONS IN CRITICAL RECOVERY $$$ FOR PPE, TESTING, & MORE DUE TO BUREAUCRATIC GUIDELINES; SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY GIVE PUTNAM HOSPITAL THEIR FAIR SHARE

COVID-19 Costs and Cancellation of Elective Procedures Left Putnam Hospital Strapped for Cash & Over $21M in Lost Revenue; Even After Nearly Ten Rounds of Schumer-Secured Emergency Funding, Putnam Hospital Has Received Less Funding Compared To Other Hudson Valley Providers ~$60B Of Emergency Funding Schumer Negotiated For Hospitals in CARES Act & 'Corona 3.5' Remains Unspent By HHS; Yet, Administration Hasn't Announced Plans to Help Hospitals Left Out of Past Rounds of Funding, Putting… Continue Reading


07.16.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $150K IN FEMA FUNDING FOR FIREFIGHTERS

Federal Funding Will Be Used To Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) For First Responders Washington D.C., - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $146,847.25 in federal funding to provide essential PPE for New York's firefighters responding to COVID-19. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant… Continue Reading


07.16.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS HUDSON VALLEY SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAFELY REOPEN; COSTS OF PPE, PHYSICAL BARRIERS & OTHER SUPPLIES COULD BADLY DRAIN LOCAL RESOURCES, MAKING IT MUCH HARDER FOR ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO OPEN SAFELY; SENATOR PUSHES PLAN TO COVER THOSE COSTS WITH FED DOLLARS IN ‘COVID-4’ & ALLOW SCHOOLS TO SAFELY REOPEN

Schumer Says Local Schools, Including Those Across The Hudson Valley, Have Some State & Federal Guidelines To Reopen Safely Amid COVID-19 BUT Not Enough Fed Funds To Afford Them; Pushes New Plan To Inject $175B Into Nation's K-12 Schools To Meet The Need Without Fed Funds To Cover Massive Cost Of PPE, Barriers, Cleaning Supplies & More, Local Budgets Would Be Crushed, Local Taxes Could Rise & Some Schools Might Stay Closed    Schumer: It Would Simply Be Nails On The Chal… Continue Reading

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