Press Releases

06.20.22

SCHUMER: WITH THE CAPITAL REGION FACING NEW WAVE OF FATAL OVERDOSES, AFTER BACK TO BACK RECORD YEARS OF OPIOID DEATHS; SENATOR LAUNCHES TWO-PRONG PLAN TO BOLSTER ADDICTION SERVICES & COMBAT THE FLOW OF OPIOIDS TO THE CAPITAL REGION

Last Week, Schenectady Experienced 4 Deadly Overdoses In A Single Week; City Of Albany Overdose Responses Have Exceeded The 3 Year Avg. Every Month In 2022; Despite Troubling Statistics Schenectady & Rensselaer Counties Are Still Not Designated A 'High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area,' Blocking Vital Federal Resources To Beat Back Scourge In Capital Region Schumer Launches Two-Part Plan: (1) Supercharge Community-Based Addiction Treatment With $3.2B Plus-Up To Boost Localities With Specific… Continue Reading


06.20.22

SCHUMER: ONONDAGA COUNTY FACING BACK-TO-BACK RECORD YEARS OF OPIOID DEATHS – A 100% INCREASE OVER LAST SIX YEARS; SENATOR WANTS FEDS TO SUPERCHARGE FUNDS THAT HELP COMBAT PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS OF OPIOIDS, WHICH PANDEMIC HAS MADE MUCH WORSE; PLEDGES $3.2 BILLION PUSH TO INCREASE CRITICAL PREVENTION, TREATMENT & RECOVERY EFFORTS—BECAUSE IT WILL SAVE CNY LIVES

Opioid Overdoses - Fueled By Fentanyl - Killed 186 Onondaga County Residents In 2021, An All-Time High Surpassing Record 156 Fatal Overdoses Recorded in 2020; Pandemic Took A Toll That Will Take Years To Overcome Without Right Amount Of Dollars & Action By Feds; Locals Cannot Do This Alone Senator Says A Supercharge Of Fed Funds He'll Fight For Will Allow National Drug Control Programs To Hone In On More Localities With Specific Needs, Like CNY; Prevention, Treatment & Addiction Recover… Continue Reading


06.17.22

CITING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO REVERSE COURSE AND REOPEN ADIRONDACK & NORTH COUNTRY AIR QUALITY MONITORING STATIONS; SENATOR SAYS KEEPING SITES OPEN IS CRITICAL TO PRESERVING UPSTATE NEW YORK’S NATURAL LANDSCAPE, PROTECTING WILDLIFE, AND TRACKING POLLUTION

Last Month, The EPA Announced Plans To Cut Of Rural Air Quality Monitoring Sites In Oswego, Franklin, And Essex Counties, Which Would Severely Limit Local Monitoring of Pollutants; Senator Says He Is Committed To Fighting For More Funding To Keep These Sites Open Schumer Says These Stations Provide Essential Data For Protecting The North Country & Adirondack's Ecosystems, Tracking Airborne Pollution, And Have Played A Critical Role In Curbing Acid Rain And Promoting Major Environmental Legi… Continue Reading


06.17.22

ICYMI: BINGHAMTON PRESS & SUN - SCHUMER, STENGER, WHITTINGHAM: BATTERIES CAN POWER BINGHAMTON’S FUTURE — AND AMERICA’S

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, and Dr. Stan Whittingham, distinguished professor at BU and 2019 winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry, today released the following column on their joint effort to secure tens of millions in federal investment to transform the Southern Tier into America's next major battery manufacturing research hub. Following Schumer's direct advocacy,  Binghamton’s project was selected out of over 500… Continue Reading


06.16.22

AFTER DELIVERING OVER $27 MILLION IN PANDEMIC RELIEF TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON AT VENUES ACROSS THE FINGER LAKES, SCHUMER KICKS OFF THE ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, DRIVING MILLIONS IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY TO THE DOWNTOWN AND PROVIDING FREE WORLD-CLASS MUSIC FOR THE ROCHESTER COMMUNITY

Senator Was A Lead Champion Of The Vital 'Save Our Stages' Federal Grant Program That Gave Rochester Jazz Fest The $1.3M In Pandemic Relief It Needed To Keep The Music Flowing And To Ensure The Show Would Go On Now Jazz Fest Is Bigger Than Ever With Its Headline Shows Free For All To Enjoy; Driving Millions In Economic Activity To The Downtown And Thousands To Rochester's Restaurants & Businesses Schumer: Let The Music And Economic Activity Flow Through Downtown Rochester, Jazz Fest Is B… Continue Reading


06.16.22

SCHUMER, AFTER YEARS OF FIGHTING ALONGSIDE VETERANS ACROSS NEW YORK, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES THE SENATE PASSAGE OF HONORING OUR PACT ACT TO FINALLY EXTEND VA CARE TO VETERANS EXPOSED TO BURN PITS & OTHER TOXINS; DELIVERING DESPERATELY NEEDED MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR THE TENS OF THOUSANDS EXPOSED NY VETS

Toxins In Burn Pit Smoke Can Have Long-Term Health Effects - From Cancers To Respiratory Illnesses - But Veterans Struggled To Receive Coverage & Had Claims Repeatedly Denied For These Conditions Senator Says "Honoring Our PACT Act" Will Cut Red Tape So Vets Exposed To Environmental Hazards Get The Health Care Benefits They Desperately Deserve; Bill Now Heads To The House, Schumer Calls For Swift Passage To Send To The President's Desk To Be Signed Into Law Schumer: Every Breath Our Vete… Continue Reading


06.09.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER FUNDING TO BUFFALO’S AFRICAN HERITAGE FOOD COOPERATIVE TO INCREASE FOOD ACCESSIBILITY & BRING DESPERATELY NEEDED FRESH, AFFORDABLE HEALTHY FOOD OPTIONS TO BUFFALO’S EAST SIDE AND UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES IN WESTERN NEW YORK

After Horrific, Racist Mass Shooting At East Side's Sole Supermarket Highlighted Lack Of Affordable Food For Buffalo's Largest African American Neighborhood, Senators Immediately Began Work To Bring Fed Funding To Bolster Resources For Community-Led Food Groups Schumer Originally Fought Alongside Community Leaders To Open Tops Market Grocery in 2003; Now Delivers New Fed Investment To Create Additional Sustainable Food Options For East Side Residents Schumer, Gillibrand: As Buffalo Continues… Continue Reading


06.09.22

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER DELIVERS $1.7 MILLION TO SULLIVAN COUNTY TO CREATE A BRAND NEW COUNTYWIDE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, EXPANDING HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS & HELPING CLOSE MID-HUDSON DIGITAL DIVIDE FOR UNDERSERVED FAMILIES & BUSINESSES

After Schumer Visited In March 2021 To Push For Revolutionary System, Sullivan Receives Critical Award To Bring Fast & Affordable Internet To Underserved Communities Schumer Says An Estimated Over 4,000 Sullivan County Households Lack Sufficient Access To High-Speed Internet; But Now With New Award Plus Historic Investments From ARP And Infrastructure Law Sullivan Will Boost Access To 65% Of Underserved Residents And Businesses Schumer: Closing The Digital Divide Will Fully Connect Sulliv… Continue Reading


06.08.22

MAJORITY LEADER SCHUMER REMARKS STANDING WITH BUFFALO MASS SHOOTING VICTIMS FAMILIES FOLLOWING THE SENATE JUDICIARY HEARING ON DOMESTIC TERRORISM

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) yesterday stood with family members of the victims of the Buffalo mass shooting following the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on domestic terrorism. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here:  Thank you Senator Durbin, and let me thank you was chair of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Blumenthal and all the other members of the Judiciary Committee who were here. But most particularly, I want to thank the families. Can… Continue Reading


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

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