Press Releases

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


01.28.22

SCHUMER PERSONALLY BRINGS COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TOP BRASS TO CENTRAL NEW YORK & CONVENES ROUNDTABLE WITH CNY AND MOHAWK VALLEY STAKEHOLDERS TO SEE FIRST-HAND HOW THE REGION IS PRIMED TO POWER AND REVIVE U.S. GLOBAL TECH LEADERSHIP, CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS, & SUPERCHARGE DOMESTIC SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING

Last Month, Following A Personal Call, Letter, & Advocacy To Secretary Raimondo, Schumer Secured CNY & Mohawk Valley's Spot On The Shortlist To Compete For Up To $100M Through The BBB Regional Challenge Competition; Schumer Doubles Down On Efforts & Brings Commerce Top Brass To Hear Directly From Local Leaders In Roundtable CenterState CEO's Smart Systems BBB Regional Challenge Proposal Aims To Grow Central NY And Mohawk Valley Semiconductor And UAS Industries, Quantum Computing, S… Continue Reading


01.27.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, MORELLE LAUNCH PUSH TO UPGRADE ARMY TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP SOLDIERS SAFE IN CLOSE-QUARTERS SITUATIONS; REPS HIGHLIGHT CUTTING-EDGE 360-DEGREE OMNIDIRECTIONAL CAMERAS, LIKE THOSE MADE BY BUFFALO’S BOUNCE IMAGING, AS SOLUTION TO GAP IN TACTICAL SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

Current Methods Of Tactical Surveillance, Like Pole Mounted Cameras, Provide Limited Field Of Vision Which Is Crucial In High Stakes, Close-Quarter Scenarios Federal Lawmakers Say New York Companies, Including Buffalo's Bounce Imaging, Are On The Forefront Of New More Sophisticated and Comprehensive Camera Tech Reps: Soldiers Enter The Most Dangerous Scenarios Every Day, We Must Give Them The Latest Technology To Keep Them Safe U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirste… Continue Reading


01.26.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $9 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO REDUCE BURNOUT AMONG HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $9,655,841 in federal funding to address a staffing crisis in our nation's hospitals by reducing burnout and promoting wellness among health care workers. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will be used to develop and implement programming to address mental health challenges faced by health profession… Continue Reading


01.24.22

FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF THE “BUY AMERICA” PROVISION OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND JOBS BILL, SCHUMER BRINGS COMMERCE DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP TO SYRACUSE’S JMA TO SEE THE BENEFITS FIRSTHAND AND CEMENT SYRACUSE AS 5G-WIRELESS CAPITAL OF THE U.S. & GROW MORE JOBS DOWNTOWN; NEW LAW MEANS THAT NY –NOT CHINA- WILL BE AMONG FIRST IN LINE TO COMPETE FOR $65 BILLION DOLLARS IN NEW BROADBAND WORK & UNLEASH JMA’S POTENTIAL

Schumer-Negotiated Bill That Has Been Signed Into Law Will Put NY Manufacturers Like Syracuse's JMA Wireless At The Front Of The Line For New Work Building America's Wireless Infrastructure; New Law Not Only Created A $65B Pot To Expand High-Speed Internet Access -BUT - Applied Buy America Rules So That American Firms, Like JMA, Can Compete for Work As The Commerce Department Distributes Funding From New Law, JMA’s Syracuse-Made Products Will Be Positioned To Help Innovate & Close Dig… Continue Reading


01.24.22

FOLLOWING HIS PERSONAL INVITATION & LONGSTANDING ADVOCACY, SCHUMER BRINGS COMMERCE DEPUTY SECRETARY GRAVES TO ALBANY NANOTECH TO PITCH FACILITY AS THE IDEAL HUB FOR THE NATION’S FIRST NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY CENTER AND NATIONAL ADVANCED PACKAGING MANUFACTURING PROGRAM; SENATOR – WITH GOVERNOR HOCHUL– SAYS UPSTATE NEW YORK CAN REVIVE U.S. CHIP INDUSTRY, ALLEVIATE SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS, CREATE THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS, & POWER U.S. TECH LEADERSHIP

Last Summer, Schumer Brought Sec. Raimondo To Albany To Announce GlobalFoundries' Planned Expansion; Now, Schumer, with Gov. Hochul, Doubles Down, Providing Firsthand Tour To Commerce Leadership of Albany Nanotech Complex & All It Has To Offer As A Premier National Hub For Next Generation Semiconductor Research & Development, Potentially Bringing +1,000 Jobs, Supercharging American R&D & Maintaining U.S. Tech Leadership New +30 Partner National Coalition - Including IBM, Applied… Continue Reading


01.21.22

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: GENERAL MOTORS WILL INVEST NEARLY $154 MILLION AT LOCKPORT MANUFACTURING PLANT; SENATOR SAYS INVESTMENT WILL BRING ELECTRIC MOTOR COMPONENTS PRODUCTION AND OVER 200 GOOD-PAYING JOBS TO WESTERN NEW YORK, FUELING SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL GROWTH TO THE REGION, AND SUPERCHARGING DOMESTIC ELECTRIC VEHICLE ECONOMY

Schumer Has Been A Leader At The Federal Level In Expanding Electric Vehicle Infrastructure And Domestic EV Manufacturing; Paving The Way For Major Investments Like This To Drive Upstate NY Into The Future Electric Motor Components Built At GM Lockport Plant Will Help Power Future Ultium Platform-Based Electric Truck And SUV Products Schumer: GM Expansion Is A Win-Win-Win: Sparking Local Job Growth, Jolting American Manufacturing, & Plugging GM and the Nation Into An Electric, Cleaner Fu… Continue Reading


01.21.22

STANDING AT STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN ROCHESTER, ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT HEALTH SYSTEMS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, SCHUMER LAUNCHES MAJOR PUSH, CALLING ON FEDS TO DEPLOY MILITARY MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO COMBAT OMICRON SURGE; FEMA, DHHS, AND MILITARY MEDICAL TEAMS CAN PROVIDE ESSENTIAL STAFFING RELIEF & SUPPORT NEEDED ON THE FRONTLINES TO BEAT BACK RECENT COVID WAVE & KEEP UPSTATE NEW YORK COMMUNITIES SAFE

With COVID-19 Cases Surging And Chronic Staff Shortages In The Finger Lakes, Schumer Wants New, Flexible Military Medical Staff To Provide Relief To Hospitals Like Strong Memorial In Rochester Senator Says Federal Personnel Have Already Successfully Provided Healthcare Workers The Support They Need In Buffalo, Syracuse, and NYC; Now It Is Time To Deploy Troops To Rochester And Other Hard Hit Areas Of NYS Schumer: Rochester & Upstate NY Are On The Frontlines of the Latest Omicron COVID Wav… Continue Reading


01.21.22

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER SECURES OFFICIAL HOLD-IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN CURRENT SERVICE AND PROHIBIT SKYWEST TERMINATION OF ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE TEMPORARILY AT PLATTSBURGH & OGDENSBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS WHILE LOCAL LEADERS AND USDOT WORK TO IDENTIFY NEW CARRIER

Upon Hearing SkyWest Planned To Leave, Schumer Immediately Sprung To Action To Protect North Country Air Service Senator Wrote Directly To Secretary Buttigieg Requesting USDOT To Prohibit Termination Of Essential Air Service Temporarily Until A New Carrier Is Found, And To Immediately Begin Work To Identify A New Carrier Following his direct advocacy for Plattsburgh and Ogdensburg International Airports, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced the U.S. Department of Transport… Continue Reading

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