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07.16.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $500K IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FUNDING FOR RURAL NEW YORK

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced $494,000 in federal funding for agricultural research and development at Cornell University and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and will be used to develop economically, environmentally sustainable agricultural programs, and to… Continue Reading


07.16.20

SCHUMER: AS THE PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO IMPACT THE ADIRONDACK - CAPITAL REGION ECONOMY, SMALL BUSINESSES NEED SECOND PPP LOAN TO STAY AFLOAT; FLANKED BY ALBANY & WARREN COUNTY BUSINESS OWNERS, SENATOR PUSHES TO EXTEND “PPP” PROGRAM TO GIVE LOCAL SMALL BIZ OWNERS ANOTHER LOAN & CONTINUED ASSISTANCE

Window For Accessing A PPP Loan For Region's Small Biz's Will Close In Weeks Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Economic Relief To Adirondack & Capital Region’s Small Businesses, Extending Program To 2021 & Offering New Second Round of Forgivable PPP Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses Schumer: PPP Extension & Expansion Is The Lifeboat Upstate Small Biz Needs To Recover & Rebuild From Health -and Economic- Pandemic Standing in Feigenbaum Cleaners, a fixt… Continue Reading


07.15.20

IN BIG FLATS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR TWO-PRONG PUSH TO GET FED FUNDS TO SOUTHERN TIER SMALL BUSINESSES AND SCHOOLS; FUNDS WILL AID IN SPEEDY AND SAFE REOPENING TO GET REGION’S ECONOMY BACK ON ITS FEET; SURROUNDED BY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND EDUCATION OFFICIALS FROM AROUND THE SOUTHERN TIER, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PUSH TO REV UP SOUTHERN TIER’S RECOVERY FROM COVID-19

As Senate Reconvenes Next Week And Hundreds of Billions in Federal Aid Will Be Considered, Schumer Pushes To Bring Federal $$$ Directly To Southern Tier Small Businesses & Schools Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Relief For Southern Tier Small Businesses By Extending PPP To 2021 And Offering New Second Round of Forgivable PPP Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses, And Provide Funding For Schools To Cover Mounting Cost Of Keeping Students Safe Schumer: Saving Small Busines… Continue Reading


07.15.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS NORTH COUNTRY 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 NORTH COUNTRY 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 North Country, 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 Chalkboar… Continue Reading


07.15.20

SCHUMER: SOUTHERN TIER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FACE MASSIVE BUDGET SHORTFALLS AND NEW COSTS AMID ONGOING COVID CRISIS; SENATOR PUSHES TO EXPAND SUPPORT IN FUTURE STIMULUS & GET SOUTHERN TIER SCHOOLS THE SUPPORT THEY NEED

Southern Tier Schools Estimate New Costs Just to Operate This Fall; With Nearly $40M in Revenue Losses Estimated In Allegany County Universities Alone, New Legislation Will Provide $132B For Higher Ed, Plus Funding For Childcare, Child Abuse Prevention, Education Stabilization, Higher Education, + More Senator Says Additional Aid For Southern Tier Schools Necessary As State & Local Gov'ts Fight Their Own Budget Crises Schumer: Investment in Allegany County Schools Is An Investment In The S… Continue Reading


07.15.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS, WESTERN NY SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAFELY REOPEN; MOUNTING COSTS, SUCH AS PPE AND INTERNET CONNECTIVITY, COULD BADLY DRAIN LOCAL RESOURCES, MAKING IT MUCH HARDER FOR WNY 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 WNY, 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 & $4B For Computers And Broadband To Meet The Need Without Fed Funds To Cover Massive Cost Of PPE, Barriers, Cleaning Supplies & Internet Access For All Students and Educators, Local Budgets Would Be Crushed & Local Taxes Could Rise; Recent Media Reports Revealed… Continue Reading


07.15.20

SCHUMER, DELGADO SUCCESSFULLY SECURE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE CENTER FOR DISCOVERY IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

HARRIS, NY-Following months of tireless correspondence and advocacy on behalf of the complex and medically fragile residents at the Center for Discovery (The Center) in Sullivan County to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer (NY) and U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced $1,009,580 in funding for the Center from the CARES Act HHS Provider Relief Fund. These funds will support the Center's workers and patie… Continue Reading


07.14.20

SCHUMER UNVEILS PLAN TO RESTORE LONG ISLAND HOMEOWNERS’ FULL SALT TAX DEDUCTION IN UPCOMING, ‘COVID-4’ CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE LEGISLATION; THE HARMFUL CAP ON THE DEDUCTION IS COSTING LI’ERS TENS-OF-THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS & THEY NEED THAT MONEY NOW, MORE THAN EVER

Schumer, Standing Alongside Rep. Suozzi, Who Passed Plan To Restore SALT Deduction In The House, Will Announce Plan To Restore SALT In Upcoming, Must-Pass COVID-4 Stimulus; Schumer Will Say This Is The Latest, Best Chance To Restore The Tax Deduction   Schumer & Suozzi Have Been Pushing To Restore SALT Deduction Since It Was Uprooted From LI & Other Middle Class Communities Via The Tax Bill; The Avg SALT Deduction On LI Was Around $20K Across 690K Households  Schumer: The Mo… Continue Reading


07.13.20

WITH MILLIONS ON THE LINE, SCHUMER CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE FISCAL RELIEF FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THROUGHOUT WESTERN NEW YORK THAT PROJECT CRIPPLING REVENUE AND JOB LOSSES AMID ONGOING COVID-19 FIGHT

As Local Governments Face Uncertain Budgets Amid Crisis, Olean High School Estimates Possible $3.7 Million Loss in State Aid, Cattaraugus County Estimates $5.7 Million in Lost Revenue Standing With Local Leaders, Schumer Says The Region's Municipalities Heroically Ratcheted Up Spending To Fight COVID-19, Despite Budgetary Consequences, To Help Keep Essential Services Running Throughout The Region, Yet Congress Refuses To Lend A Hand In Recovery and Rebuilding Schumer: Western New York Commun… Continue Reading


07.13.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITHOUT FED FUNDS ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES 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 ROCHESTER 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 Rochester-Finger Lakes Region, Have Some 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 Chalk… Continue Reading


07.13.20

SCHUMER: AS THE PANDEMIC RAGES ON, DEVASTATING CENTRAL NEW YORK’S ECONOMY, SMALL BUSINESSES NEED SECOND PPP LOAN TO STAY AFLOAT; SURROUNDED BY CNY BUSINESS OWNERS, SENATOR PUSHES TO EXTEND “PPP” PROGRAM TO GIVE LOCAL SMALL BIZ OWNERS ANOTHER LOAN; CENTRAL NEW YORK’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS CRITICAL FOR ALL OF NY

Window For Accessing A PPP Loan For Central New York Small Biz's Will Close In Weeks Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Economic Relief To Central New York's Small Businesses, Extending Program To 2021 & Offering New Second Round of Forgivable PPP Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses Schumer: PPP Extension & Expansion Is The Lifeboat Central New York Small Biz Needs To Recover & Rebuild From Health -and Economic- Pandemic Standing at The Pier in Central Square and o… Continue Reading


07.08.20

WITH MILLIONS ON THE LINE, SCHUMER CALLS FOR SENATE TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND PROVIDE IMMEDIATE FISCAL RELIEF FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS LIKE OTSEGO COUNTY THAT PROJECT DEVASTATING REVENUE AND JOB LOSSES AMID ONGOING COVID-19 FIGHT

As Local Governments Face Uncertain Budgets Amid Crises, City Of Oneonta Estimates A $3M Deficit, Otsego County Over $12M, In Lost Revenue Standing With Local Leaders, Schumer Says Otsego County Heroically Ratcheted Up Spending To Fight COVID-19, Despite Budgetary Consequences, To Help Keep Essential Services Running Throughout The Region, Yet Congress Refuses To Lend A Hand In Recovery and Rebuilding Schumer: Otsego County Stepped Up To Fight The Pandemic On The Frontlines, They Shouldn't… Continue Reading


07.08.20

SCHUMER: AS THE PANDEMIC RAGES ON, DEVASTATING ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES AREA ECONOMY, MANY SMALL BUSINESSES NEED SECOND PPP LOAN TO STAY AFLOAT; SURROUNDED BY ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES AREA BUSINESS OWNERS, SENATOR PUSHES TO EXTEND “PPP” PROGRAM TO GIVE LOCAL SMALL BIZ OWNERS ANOTHER LOAN & CONTINUED ASSISTANCE; ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES AREA’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS CRITICAL FOR ALL OF NYS

Window For Accessing A PPP Loan For Rochester-Finger Lakes Area Small Biz's Will Close In Weeks Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Economic Relief To Rochester-Finger Lakes Area's Small Businesses, Extending Program To 2021 & Offering New Second Round of Forgivable PPP Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses And Nonprofits Schumer: PPP Extension & Expansion Is The Lifeboat Rochester-Finger Lakes Area Small Biz Needs To Recover & Rebuild From Health -and Economic- Pand… Continue Reading


07.08.20

SCHUMER: AS THE PANDEMIC RAGES ON, DEVASTATING WNY ECONOMY, MANY SMALL BUSINESSES NEED SECOND PPP LOAN TO STAY AFLOAT; AT WNY BUSINESS, SENATOR PUSHES TO EXTEND “PPP” PROGRAM TO GIVE LOCAL SMALL BIZ OWNERS ANOTHER LOAN & CONTINUED ASSISTANCE; WNY’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS CRITICAL FOR ALL OF NYS

Window For Accessing A PPP Loan For Western New York's Small Biz's Will Close In Weeks Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Economic Relief To Western New York’s Small Businesses, Extending Program To 2021 & Offering New Second Round of Forgivable PPP Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses And Nonprofits Schumer: PPP Extension & Expansion Is The Lifeboat Western New York Small Biz Needs To Recover & Rebuild From Health -and Economic- Pandemic Standing at Partners … Continue Reading


07.07.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $424,000 IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF SPRINGWATER TO IMPROVE WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

Funding Will Provide Much-Needed Upgrade For Outdated Sewer System That Serves 238 Water Users Springwater Will Receive $424K To Upgrade Existing Sewer System And Meet Health And Sanitary Standards Senators: USDA Funding Will Keep Town Of Springwater Flowing U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $424,000 in federal rural development funding allocated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development as part of the Water and Waste … Continue Reading


07.07.20

SCHUMER UNVEILS NATIONAL PLAN TO DELIVER CARE & COMPENSATION FOR LOCAL VETS SUFFERING FROM AGENT-ORANGE LINKED ILLNESSES; SENATOR HAS BEEN PUSHING FEDS TO ACT AND NOW UPCOMING DEFENSE BILL PROVIDES CHANCE TO CEMENT CRITICAL HEALTH BENEFITS INTO LAW

Schumer Has Been Pushing To Expand List Of Diseases Associated With Exposure To 'Agent Orange' Herbicide That LI Vets Came Into Contact With During Vietnam War Service; But Feds Have Been Foot-Dragging-Even Blocked Action Now, Schumer Details A National Plan From Long Island To End This Unwarranted Delay, Giving Vets Suffering From Agent Orange-Linked Conditions Like Cancer & Parkinson's, Their Healthcare & Compensation Benefits Schumer: This Plan Will Mean LI Vets-And Vets Across Cou… Continue Reading


07.06.20

WITH MILLIONS ON THE LINE, SCHUMER CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE FISCAL RELIEF FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CAPITAL REGION THAT PROJECT CRIPPLING REVENUE AND JOB LOSSES AMID ONGOING COVID-19 FIGHT

As Local Governments Face Uncertain Budgets Amid Crises, City Of Schenectady Estimates $12M In Lost Revenue, Schenectady County, $16M ; City Of Albany Estimates $19M In Lost Revenue, Albany County, $30M; City of Troy Estimates $9.5M In Lost Revenue, Rensselaer County Up To $20M Standing With Local Leaders, Schumer Says The Capital Region's Municipalities Heroically Ratcheted Up Spending To Fight COVID-19, Despite Budgetary Consequences, To Help Keep Essential Services Running Throughout The Re… Continue Reading


07.06.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LOCAL HOUSING AND FINANCIAL COUNSELING PROGRAMS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,193,208 in federal funding allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the Housing Counseling Grant program. The program provides funding to approved counseling agencies that help clients achieve responsible homeownership through financial planning, literacy, educational resources, and property maintenance training for both tenants and homeowners. Additionally, … Continue Reading


07.06.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: AS PANDEMIC LEAVES CNY HOSPITALS STRAPPED FOR CASH & LAYOFFS ON THE HORIZON, THEY MISS OUT ON FEDERAL RECOVERY $$$ DUE TO BUREAUCRATIC GUIDELINES; SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY GIVE FINANCIALLY-DEVASTATED NY HOSPITALS – LIKE CROUSE & ST. JOE’S – THEIR FAIR SHARE

Cancellation Of Elective Procedures Left Hospitals Strapped For Cash; Even After 5 Rounds Of Schumer-Secured Emergency Funding, Crouse & St. Joseph's Hospitals Have Received Less Funding Compared To Other NY Providers ~$60B Of Emergency Funding Schumer Negotiated For Hospitals in CARES Act & 'Corona 3.5' Remains Unspent By HHS; Yet, Administration Says Hospitals Must Only Be Hotspot Or Rural To Qualify, Putting CNY Hospitals and Thousands of Jobs In Limbo Schumer To HHS: CNY Healthcare… Continue Reading


07.06.20

SCHUMER: HUDSON VALLEY BUSINESSES NEED ACCESS TO CRITICAL FED RELIEF TO RECOVER ASAP; SURROUNDED BY HUDSON VALLEY BUSINESS OWNERS, SENATOR PUSHES TO EXTEND “PPP” PROGRAM TO GIVE LOCAL SMALL BIZ OWNERS ANOTHER LOAN & CONTINUED ASSISTANCE; HUDSON VALLEY’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS CRITICAL FOR ALL OF NY

Window For Accessing A PPP Loan For Hudson Valley Small Biz's Will Close In Weeks Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Economic Relief To Hudson Valley's Small Businesses, Extending Program To 2021 & Offering New Second Round of PPP Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses Schumer: PPP Extension & Expansion Is The Lifeboat Hudson Valley Small Biz Needs To Recover & Rebuild From Health -and Economic- Pandemic  Standing in Wurtsboro, New York, in front of Canal Towne… Continue Reading

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