Press Releases

10.23.20

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $772 THOUSAND TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON DUNKIRK’S LAKEFRONT BOULEVARD SEAWALL; SENATORS SAY SEAWALL RESTORATIONS WILL PROTECT THE WATERFRONT, REVITALIZE THE LAKEFRONT, AND DELIVER AN ECONOMIC BOOST FOR THE REGION

The Lakefront Seawall Was Severely Compromised During 2019 Halloween Storms; High Winds Left The Upper Two Layers Of The Seawall In Tatters Earlier This Year, Citing Public Safety, The Senators Called On FEMA For Robust Federal Funding To Rebuild The Seawall Schumer, Gillibrand: Shore Up Dunkirk's Seawall, Safety, And Its Economic Future U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $772,604 for the City of Dunkirk to begin construction on the Lakefront … Continue Reading


10.22.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY, ENGEL, MALONEY RENEW CALL ON NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE MOVING FORWARD ON INDIAN POINT LICENSE TRANSFER

NRC Staff Is Expected to Provisionally Approve License Transfer Application To Holtec After Ignoring Petitions by New York State and Local Stakeholders to Hold Public Hearing And Address Community Concerns Before Moving Forward Lawmakers To NRC: "Your Continued Failure to Act on These Petitions For Public Hearings, Most Notably Your Failure to Act On New York State and the Town of Cortlandt, Village of Buchanan, and the Hendrick Hudson School District's Petitions, Which Were Submitted 8 Months… Continue Reading


10.21.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WHILE COVID CASES RISE ACROSS NEW YORK & UPSTATE SCHOOLS IN NEED OF MORE RAPID TESTS—FEDS ARE STILL SITTING ON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS NEEDED NOW FOR RAPID TESTS TO KEEP NY STUDENTS SAFE; SENATOR DEMANDS FEDS RELEASE THOSE DOLLARS & PUSHES FOR MORE AS POSSIBILITY OF ‘SECOND WAVE’ EMERGES AS STUDENTS SETTLE INTO CLASSROOMS

Schumer Was One Of The Earliest To Call On Admin To Declare Coronavirus A Public Health Emergency & Release Critical Funds For Testing And Tracing; BUT Admin Did Not Listen; Now, With Students Back In School, Schumer Warns Of Making The Same Mistake Twice Many Upstate Schools Require Rapid Tests To Any Symptomatic Student/Family Member, But More Rapid Tests Are Needed to Stop the Virus; Meanwhile, Feds Sit On As Much As $9 Billion In Testing, Tracing Funds & Will Have To Agree To Conti… Continue Reading


10.20.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER FOUR YEARS SINCE PFAS DISCOVERY IN NEWBURGH DRINKING WATER, STEWART CLEANUP COULD FACE INDEFINITE DELAYS IF BUREAUCRATIC GUIDELINES ARE MISAPPLIED BY USAF; SCHUMER—IN LETTER AND DIRECT CALL TO USAF SECRETARY—FIGHTS TO FUND AND EXPEDITE CLEAN UP, NOW

In 2016, Newburgh's Drinking Water Source, Washington Lake, Was Found To Be Contaminated By PFAS-Due To Use Of Harmful Firefighting Foam At Stewart Air National Guard Base; City Immediately Switched Its Water Source to Protect Health & Safety Of Residents Despite Gargantuan Cost Senator Says, After Four Years of Waiting for USAF To Clean-up Newburgh's Drinking Water Source, USAF Bureaucratic Guidelines May Delay and Derail Clean-up of Newburgh Water-And Absurdly Penalize the City For Quick… Continue Reading


10.19.20

BRINDISI & SCHUMER ANNOUNCE $800,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CHARLESTOWN MALL SITE CLEANUP

After Horrific Fire Senator & Congressman Work To Bring Critical Federal Dollars To Assist With Cleanup Of Dangerous Chemicals Congressman Anthony Brindisi and Senator Charles E. Schumer announced federal funding to clean up the site of August's CharlesTown Mall fire. Brindisi and Schumer announced $800,000 will be coming from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist in cleanup and improve public safety at the site. The funds will be used to clean up the site, build a perimeter f… Continue Reading


10.16.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $830 THOUSAND IN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR SOUTHERN TIER COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE SUFFERED JOB LOSSES IN THE COAL INDUSTRY

Southern Tier West In Allegany County To Receive $426,304 For Broadband Project, Tompkins County Area Development To Receive $404,170 For Fiber Broadband Trunk Senators Say Funding Will Increase Broadband Capacity In The Southern Tier To Position The Region For New Opportunities And Jobs Schumer, Gillibrand: ARC Funding Is Investment Sparking Southern Tier's Broadband Future U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $830,474 in federal funding allocat… Continue Reading


10.15.20

AFTER SCHUMER SECURED $10.7 BILLION FOR NY HOSPITALS & PROVIDERS THIS SPRING, FEDS NOW REVERSE COURSE, THREATEN ABILITY FOR FUNDING TO BE USED FOR CRIPPLING LOST REVENUES; AS NY HOSPITALS FACE REDUCED SERVICES & POTENTIAL CLOSURES, SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS IMMEDIATELY ISSUE NEW GUIDANCE ALLOWING $$$ FOR LOST REVENUES TO PROTECT HOSPITALS & THOUSANDS OF NY PATIENTS

Schumer Led Negotiations For $175B In Relief Funds For Providers To Prepare And Recover From Pandemic; NY Has Received $10.7B So Far, With More Expected Senator Says New Guidance From HHS Does Not Take Into Account Extenuating Circumstances For Calculating Lost Revenue, And Could Require NY Providers To Return Funds They Need To Keep Their Doors Open And Continue Serving Their Communities Schumer To HHS: NY Hospitals Already Fought The Hard Battle To Beat Back COVID; Don't Make Them Fight To… Continue Reading


10.14.20

AFTER RELENTLESS ADVOCACY & SECURING OVER $100 MILLION, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES LATEST COMPLETION OF MAJOR MODERIZATION PROJECT AT THE LEWISTON-QUEENSTON BRIDGE; SENATOR SAYS NEWLY COMPLETED PROCESSING FACILITY WILL IMPROVE SECURITY AND ENHANCE FLOW OF COMMERCE ONCE BORDER RE-OPENS

Crippling Wait Times At Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Hindered Growth Of The Regional Economy Pre-COVID; Canadian Shoppers And Businesses Spent $1.7 Billion Annually In New York State, Pre-COVID Senator Spent Years Pushing CBP & GSA To Approve Desperately-Needed Plaza Expansion To Improve Traffic Flow, Bolster The Regional Economy, & Protect Jobs In WNY Schumer: Lewiston Plaza Expansion Will Boost Post-COVID Economic Recovery For Western New York U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today ann… Continue Reading


10.14.20

SCHUMER: LONG ISLAND FAMILIES WITH PRE-EXISTING HEALTH CONDITIONS HAVE DEEP WORRY ABOUT HEALTHCARE DECISION NOW HEADED TO SUPREME COURT; MORE THAN 1.2 MILLION LI’ERS 64 YEARS OLD & YOUNGER HAVE PRE-EXISTING HEALTH CONDITIONS (INCLUDING COVID); SENATOR MAKES CASE FOR COVERAGE

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Who Could Soon Sit On The Supreme Court, Has Actually Criticized Ruling To Uphold Affordable Care Act, Claiming That If Justices Read Law, They Would "Have Had To Invalidate" In Entirety; Decision Is Due In A Month Schumer Says This Stance Could Have Devastating Consequences For Healthcare Costs, Coverage & Federal Protections Now In Jeopardy As He Makes The Case For Upholding Those Protections Across All Of LI Schumer: More Than A Million LI'ers Have Conditions … Continue Reading


10.12.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $376 THOUSAND IN NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING TO REDIRECT VILLAGE OF HEUVELTON’S WASTEWATER SYSTEM

Funding Will Help Reduce Wastewater Treatment Costs And Catalyze Commercial Development Village Of Heuvelton Will Receive $376K To Decommission Existing Wastewater Treatment Plant And Construct 8.6 Miles Of Sewer Main Senators: NBRC Funding Will Keep Village Of Heuvelton Flowing U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $376,190 in federal funding for the Village of Heuvelton to decommission its existing wastewater treatment plant, and construct 8.6 … Continue Reading


10.08.20

CONTINUING THEIR ADVOCACY FOR AT-RISK, LOW-INCOME CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ANNOUNCE OVER $425 THOUSAND IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR EMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER IN ROCHESTER

Empire Justice Center Serves Poor, Disabled, And Disenfranchised People In Rochester And Across New York State By Helping Them Achieve Social And Economic Advancement Senators Secure Federal Funding To Help Rochester Working Families By Promoting Greater Economic Security And Household Stability Senators: Investing In Rochester's Most Vulnerable Children And Families Builds A Better Future Continuing their long history of advocacy for at-risk and low-income children and families, includ… Continue Reading


10.07.20

SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS IMMEDIATELY REQUIRE FULL RESTITUTION & COMPENSATION FOR SWINDLED NEW YORK VETERANS, SERVICEMEMBERS & THEIR FAMILIES; EVEN IN THE MIDST OF GLOBAL AND ECONOMIC PANDEMIC, FEDS HAVE DONE NOTHING TO GET REIMBURSEMENTS FOR VETS & SERVICEMEMBERS WHO WERE BAMBOOZLED BY DECEPTIVE MORTGAGE LENDERS & MARKETING

This Year, CFPB Found 8 Mortgage Lenders Participated In Deceptive Practices, Scamming Vets & Servicemembers Seeking Home Loans; Feds Collected $2.8M, But Failed To Require Payback For Targeted Vets and Active Duty Servicemembers Senator Says Bureau's Inaction And Failure To Protect New York's Brave Veterans and Servicemembers Leaves Hundreds High & Dry While Deceptive Lenders Profited Schumer: Our American Heroes Were Scammed Out Of Their American Dream - Give Them Their $$$ Back U… Continue Reading


10.06.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $36 MILLION IN FUNDING TO REPAIR DAMAGED FEDERALLY-OWNED ROADS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $35,767,672.72 in funding to support emergency repairs to federal roads across New York State. The funding was allocated through the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration's Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program, and will be used to restore roads and highway infrastructure damaged as a result of the World Trade Center attacks, Superstorm Sandy, and… Continue Reading


10.06.20

FOLLOWING THEIR CONTINUED ADVOCACY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $825 THOUSAND IN HHS FUNDING FOR JAWONIO IN ROCKLAND AND WESTCHESTER COUNTIES

Jawonio Serves Children, Adults, And Families With Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral Health Challenges, And Chronic Medical Needs COVID-19 Costs Left Jawonio Drowning In Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Costs Senators: After Months Of Short-Changing, Jawonio Gets Critical Dollars To Continue Care For The Hudson Valley's Most Vulnerable Following months of tireless advocacy for individuals with disabilities in Rockland and Westchester Counties to the U.S. Department of Health and Hum… Continue Reading


10.04.20

SCHUMER: CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK THAT HAS SICKENED POTUS & OTHERS, WHILE DELAYING SENATE FOR TWO WEEKS MEANS “BUSINESS AS USUAL” SIMPLY CANNOT CONTINUE; SCOTUS HEARINGS MUST BE POSTPONED UNTIL OUTBREAK IS BEHIND US; LACK OF TRANSPARECY ALSO TROUBLING

Outbreak & Judiciary Sicknesses Demand Hearings For SCOTUS Be Delayed; Virtual Hearings For Such A Critical Appointment Would Be Unacceptable To Supreme Court Confirmation Process & Public President's Own Coronavirus Infection & Spread To Senate Must Serve As A Reality Check For Leader McConnell To Prioritize Public Health; Deficient Contact Tracing & Lack Of Transparency Also Very Concerning Schumer To McConnell: Public Health Must Come Before Politics Speaking on the heels o… Continue Reading


10.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $750K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NYC-BASED IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services' Competitive Grants Provide Resources to Expand Citizenship Preparation Services to Lawful Permanent Residents USCIS Grant Awardees Include Ansob Center for Refugees, Bronx Works, Inc., and the Catholic Migration Services NEW YORK, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding for New York City-based organizations including the Ansob Center for Refugees, Bronx Works, Inc., and the Cath… Continue Reading


10.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $550K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK STATE BASED IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services' Competitive Grants Provide Resources to Expand Citizenship Preparation Services to Lawful Permanent Residents; USCIS Grant Awardees Include the Catholic Charities of Rochester and Syracuse U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $550,000 in federal funding for organizations in New York State through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Catholic Charities of Rochester and the Catholic Charit… Continue Reading


10.02.20

CONTINUING A LONG HISTORY OF SUPPORT FOR DEFENSE INDUSTRY IN WNY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $16 MILLION FROM DOD FOR BUFFALO-BASED CUBRC; SENATOR SAYS FUNDING WILL BOOST WORLD-CLASS ORGANIZATION AND WNY ECONOMY

CUBRC, A Buffalo-Based, Independent Not-For-Profit Research Entity, Is Home To Groundbreaking Scientists And Facilities Focused On US Defense Needs Including The Large Energy National Shock Tunnel (LENS) Complex Senator Says CUBRC's State-Of-The-Art Facilities And Committed Buffalo Workforce Inspire Continued Investment from DOD Schumer: Continued Support For World-Class CUBRC Operation Keeps The US At The Forefront Of Hypersonic Technology Continuing his nearly a decade and a half of fight… Continue Reading


10.01.20

SCHUMER, MEEKS ANNOUNCE: FOLLOWING THEIR SUCCESSFUL EFFORT TO SECURE $91M FUNDING, CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT HAS BEEN AWARDED FOR EXPANSION AND RENOVATION PROJECT AT NATIONAL GUARD READINESS CENTER AT JAMAICA ARMORY IN QUEENS, NEW YORK; PROJECT WILL MODERNIZE INFRASTRUCTURE & ENHANCE READINESS

Senator, Congressman Previously Secured $91M In NDAA FY2020 To Fully Fund Addition To Readiness Center and Restoration Of Facility To Support Training, Administrative, and Logistical Needs Senator, Congressman: Readiness Center Improvements At Jamaica Armory Will Boost SE Queens and Enhance Readiness And Response Capabilities In NYC Metro Area U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Gregory Meeks today announced that, following their successful push to secure a histor… Continue Reading


10.01.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $12 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY AND NYCHA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Federal Funding Will Help Offset Increased Expenses Stemming From COVID-19 Crisis U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,476,039 in federal funding for the New York Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York City Housing Authority. The growing coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed New York's hospital and housing systems -- decimating supplies and creating a crisis for workers on the frontlines of combatting the virus. This… Continue Reading

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