Press Releases

12.20.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $16 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH IN LOW-INCOME & DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW YORK

Senators Say Awards Build Capacity of CDFIs, Helping Meet the Unique Needs Of Economically Underserved Communities And Disadvantaged Small Businesses Schumer, Gillibrand: Investment Into Vulnerable Communities Is Critical To Recovery Of Entire NY Economy U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,006,830 in federal funding for 28 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) across New York. The funding was allocated by the Departmen… Continue Reading


12.17.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEWLY-PASSED INFRASTRUCTURE DOLLARS WILL BE USED TO CLEAN UP SUPERFUND SITES IN ELMIRA, TOWN OF VESTAL, AND NIAGARA COUNTY

Of the 49 Backlogged Sites on the National Priorities List Receiving Funding, 3 New York Locations Prioritized For Hazardous Waste Cleanup Projects in Elmira, Town of Vestal, and Niagara County Funded Following Schumer, Gillibrand Securing Record-Breaking Funding in the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Law  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that due to funding secured through the bipartisan … Continue Reading


12.16.21

AFTER VISITING ROCHESTER’S HICKEY FREEMAN EARLIER THIS YEAR, SCHUMER CALLS AGRICULTURE SECRETARY VILSACK DIRECTLY TO URGE THE USDA TO RELEASE DESPERATELY NEEDED PANDEMIC RELIEF PAYMENTS TO WOOL TRUST FUND RECIPIENTS; $$$ WOULD PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED BOOST TO DOMESTIC TEXTILE MANUFACTURERS LIKE HICKEY FREEMAN AND SUPPORT RECENTLY ANNOUNCED 100 JOB EXPANSION

American Textile Factories, Like Hickey Freeman, Stepped Up During The Pandemic To Manufacture Critical PPE For Their Community While Facing Tremendous Economic Losses Schumer In Personal Call With Secretary Of Agriculture Says Pandemic Relief Payments To Wool Trust Fund Recipients, Like Hickey Freeman, Should Be Released ASAP To Get These Companies On The Road To Recovery Schumer: USDA Must Help Patch Up The Significant Losses Faced By Textile Industry, Give Hickey Freeman The Support They … Continue Reading


12.16.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $130 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK AIRPORTS

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $136,977,897 in federal funding for 59 airports across New York State. The FY22 funding was allocated through the recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and can be used for improvements related to runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects. "Air travel was severely impacted during the pandemic, and this tremend… Continue Reading


12.15.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO EXPAND ACCESS TO BROADBAND IN THE SOUTHERN TIER AND FINGER LAKES

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,094,614 in federal funding for the towns of Dryden and Caton to expand access to broadband internet. The funding was allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission and will be used to install fiber optic cables and establish telecommunications towers to provide broadband services to over 4,000 households and roughly 300 businesses in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes that currently lack reli… Continue Reading


12.14.21

FOLLOWING SCHUMER’S PUSH, DANONE EXTENDS UPSTATE NY CONTRACTS TO 2023; DANONE ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO TERMINATE ALMOST 100 NORTHEAST DAIRY FARMS, BUT SCHUMER INTERVENED AND SECURED CONTRACT EXTENSION, ASSISTANCE TO IMPACTED FARMS, AND RESOURCES TO HELP FARMERS STAY IN OPERATION

When Danone North America Announced Plans To Leave Organic Dairy Farms In Upstate, Schumer Immediately Began Working To Ensure These Struggling Farmers Would Have All Resources Made Available To Help Them Survive After Schumer's Direct Advocacy, Danone Will Now Extend Dairy Contracts Till 2023, Make Transition Payments To Farmers, & Provide Access To Farm Financial Consultants To Affected Farms Following news that Horizon Organic, a subsidiary of multinational food conglomerate Danone, p… Continue Reading


12.13.21

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BINGHAMTON’S NEW ENERGY NY PROJECT SELECTED AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST AWARDEES FOR PHASE 1 OF BUILD BACK BETTER CHALLENGE, BRINGING $500K AND A NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT ON THE SOUTHERN TIER AS AN EMERGING BATTERY MANUFACTURING HUB AND PUTTING THE PROJECT IN THE RUNNING FOR UP TO $100 MILLION FEDERAL INVESTMENT

BBB Regional Challenge Phase 1 Grant Will Provide $500,000 In Technical Assistance Funding To Develop Proposal To Supercharge Southern Tier Battery Manufacturing And Allow Project To Compete In Exclusive Phase 2 For Up to $100 Million Award To Transform The Southern Tier Economy Senator Says Project Brings Together Major Regional Stakeholders: Binghamton University, SUNY Broome, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY-BEST, And More To Turn Upstate New York Into A Battery Manufacturing Powerhous… Continue Reading


12.13.21

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES WESTERN NEW YORK ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CLUSTER SELECTED AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST AWARDEES FOR PHASE ONE OF BUILD BACK BETTER CHALLENGE, BRINGING $500K AND A NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT TO BUFFALO & WNY AS A MANUFACTURING HUB; PUTTING THE PROJECT IN THE RUNNING FOR UP TO $100 MILLION FEDERAL INVESTMENT

BBB Regional Challenge Phase 1 Grant Will Provide $500,000 In Technical Assistance Funding To Develop Proposal To Bolster WNY Advanced Manufacturing Sector And Allow Cluster To Compete In Exclusive Phase 2 For Up to $100 Million Grant To Transform The Western NY Economy Western New York Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Would Scale Up Innovation, Advance Inclusive Workforce Development, And Develop Infrastructure To Rapidly Expand The Growing Advanced Manufacturing Sector In WNY Schumer: WNY's … Continue Reading


12.13.21

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CENTERSTATE’S “SMART SYSTEMS CLUSTER” SELECTED AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST AWARDEES FOR PHASE 1 OF BUILD BACK BETTER CHALLENGE, BRINGING $500K AND A NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT TO CENTRAL NY & THE MOHAWK VALLEY AS A RISING GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR, UAS & QUANTUM COMPUTING TECH HUB; PROPOSAL AIMS TO CREATE +5,000 JOBS, PRIME WHITE PINE FOR CHIPS INVESTMENT & TRAIN THE REGION’S WORKFORCE FOR EMERGING TECH FIELDS

BBB Regional Challenge Phase 1 Grant Will Provide $500,000 In Technical Assistance Funding To Develop Proposal To Bolster CNY Tech Economy And Allow Cluster To Compete In Exclusive Phase 2 For Up to $100 Million Grant To Transform Regional Economy CenterState CEO's Smart Systems Proposal Aims To Grow Central NY And Mohawk Valley Semiconductor And UAS Industries, Quantum Computing, STEAM Education And Training, And Boost Upstate Tech Ecosystem Schumer: BBB Challenge Grant Is A Game Changer Fo… Continue Reading


12.12.21

FOR THE FIRST TIME AS U.S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER & IN THE MIDST OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC —SCHUMER COMPLETES TOUR OF ALL 62 NEW YORK COUNTIES; SENATOR CALLS THIS TOUR THE MOST MEANINGFUL AND CONSEQUENTIAL OF HIS CAREER, AFTER DELIVERING OVER $130 BILLION FOR NY THIS YEAR, SCHUMER FINISHES TOUR OF ALL 62 COUNTIES THIS WEEKEND, WITH ALMOST 100 VISITS TO UPSTATE NY & LONG ISLAND

For 23rd Consecutive Year, Schumer Visits Every Single New York County-Yet At The Close Of 23 Years, This Year, As Majority Leader In The Midst Of A Global Pandemic, Schumer Calls This One The Most Consequential Schumer Has Always Staunchly Believed That Visiting Every Single NY County Is Imperative To His Daily Work In The U.S. Capitol, This Year - As He Worked To Pass Historic Legislation Bringing Billions To NY-Was More Important Than Ever To See Firsthand What NY Needs To Build Back From C… Continue Reading


12.12.21

WITH THE NEW OMICRON VARIANT ON THE RISE AND COVID CASES OVERWHELMING WESTERN NY HOSPITALS, SCHUMER STANDS AT THE WYOMING COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TO LAUNCH TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO HELP STRUGGLING UPSTATE HOSPITALS GET THE FED FUNDING BOOST THEY NEED NOW

With Wyoming's State Of Emergency In Full Effect, Schumer Calls On Feds To Reevaluate WNY Growing COVID Crisis BEFORE Sending Next Tranche Out - Ensuring WNY Gets A Fair Shot & $$$ Gets Where It's Most Needed Although Schumer Secured +$200B In Hospital Pandemic Relief, Feds Currently Using Old Data When Deciding Where To Send New $$ Tranche, Potentially Overlooking WNY’s Growing Need As Hospitals Fill And Health Care Providers As A Part Of The American Rescue Plan; But With Variants … Continue Reading


12.12.21

STANDING AT PROCTORS THEATRE IN SCHENECTADY WITH THE CAST OF SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION FOR SCHENECTADY STAPLE – PROCTORS THEATRE—AND LAYS OUT MASSIVE COVID RELIEF TO BOOST CAPITAL REGION’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY; COMPLETES HIS FIRST 62 COUNTY TOUR AROUND NY AS MAJORITY LEADER

Senator Says Proctors Theatre Is Lifeblood & Economic Anchor Of Downtown Schenectady But Thanks To Schumer-Secured $10M, Proctors Is Finally Ready To Open Once Again Schumer Secured Dedicated Fed COVID Relief That Provided Capital Region Venues And Theaters Over $39 Million To Keep Stages Lit And Ensure The Show Would Go On Schumer To Capital Region: $10M Because I Love to Love Cap Region, Baby! Standing at the iconic Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer det… Continue Reading


12.10.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION TO FUND THE ROCHESTER-GENESEE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wrote to the Federal Transit Administration in support of the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's (RGRTA) application for funding from the Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program. The requested funding would be used to build a facility to house administrative operations and operational staff facilities for the RGRTA, which provides transportation to tens of thousands of residents in the greater Rochester… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER URGES SECRETARY OF COMMERCE RAIMONDO TO SELECT THE SOUTHERN TIER’S NEW ENERGY NY PROJECT AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST BUILD BACK BETTER REGIONAL CHALLENGE AWARDEES; PROJECT WOULD ACCELERATE BUDDING BATTERY MANUFACTURING ECOSYSTEM IN SOUTHERN TIER, CREATE THOUSANDS OF GOOD PAYING JOBS, COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, & EXPAND CRITICAL EMERGING INDUSTRY IN U.S. DOMESTIC SUPPLY CHAIN

New BBB Regional Challenge Funding Would Open Up Southern Tier Opportunity For Revitalizing the Region's Economy By Promoting Emerging Industries, Innovation, & Workforce Development Project Brings Together Major Regional Stakeholders: Binghamton University, SUNY Broome, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY-BEST, And More To Turn Upstate New York Into A Battery Manufacturing Powerhouse Schumer to EDA: Southern Tier's New Energy New York Project Is A Win-Win-Win To Supercharge Battery Manu… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER, IN DIRECT CALL WITH COMMERCE SEC. RAIMONDO, ADVOCATES FOR CENTERSTATE’S “SMART SYSTEMS CLUSTER” TO BE SELECTED AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST BUILD BACK BETTER CHALLENGE AWARDEES, POSITIONING CNY & MOHAWK VALLEY AS A GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR, UAS, & QUANTUM COMPUTING TECH HUB; PROPOSAL WILL CREATE OVER 5,000 JOBS, PRIME WHITE PINE COMMERCE PARK FOR CHIPS INVESTMENT & TRAIN THE REGION’S WORKFORCE FOR EMERGING TECH FIELDS

First-Ever BBB Regional Challenge Grants Provide Opportunity For Transformational Investment To Revitalize CNY Economies By Promoting Emerging Industries, Innovation, And Workforce Development CenterState CEO's Smart Systems Proposal Aims To Grow Central NY And Mohawk Valley Semiconductor And UAS Industries, Quantum Computing, STEAM Education, And Boost Upstate Tech Infrastructure Schumer To EDA: Fed Award Will Be The Green Light CNY Needs To Attract Major Employers To Shovel Ready Sites &am… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER, IN DIRECT CALL WITH COMMERCE SEC. RAIMONDO, ADVOCATES FOR CENTERSTATE’S “SMART SYSTEMS CLUSTER” TO BE SELECTED AS ONE OF NATION’S FIRST BUILD BACK BETTER CHALLENGE AWARDEES, POSITIONING CNY & MOHAWK VALLEY AS A GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR, UAS, & QUANTUM COMPUTING TECH HUB; PROPOSAL WILL CREATE OVER 5,000 JOBS, PRIME WHITE PINE COMMERCE PARK FOR CHIPS INVESTMENT & TRAIN THE REGION’S WORKFORCE FOR EMERGING TECH FIELDS

First-Ever BBB Regional Challenge Grants Provide Opportunity For Transformational Investment To Revitalize CNY Economies By Promoting Emerging Industries, Innovation, And Workforce Development CenterState CEO's Smart Systems Proposal Aims To Grow Central NY And Mohawk Valley Semiconductor And UAS Industries, Quantum Computing, STEAM Education, And Boost Upstate Tech Infrastructure Schumer To EDA: Fed Award Will Be The Green Light CNY Needs To Attract Major Employers To Shovel Ready Sites &am… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO SELECT UPSTATE NEW YORK OPTOELECTRONICS CLUSTER IN $1 BILLION BUILD BACK BETTER REGIONAL CHALLENGE; PROJECTS WOULD POSITION REGION TO LEAD IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, CREATING THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS, SUPPORTING HUNDREDS OF EMERGING TECH MANUFACTURING COMPANIES, AND DRIVING THE UPSTATE NY ECONOMY INTO THE FUTURE

BBB Regional Challenge Grants Provide Opportunity For Transformational Investment To Revitalize Local Economies By Promoting Emerging Industries, Innovation, And Workforce Development Upstate New York Optoelectronics Cluster Proposal Aims To Accelerate Manufacturing Operations Across Upstate Of Key Products Like Fiber Optics, Batteries, Drones And Sensors Schumer to EDA: From Buffalo To Rochester And Throughout Upstate New York, Investing In This Project Is A Win-Win-Win: Will Supercharge Rapi… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO SELECT WESTERN NEW YORK ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CLUSTER & UPSTATE NEW YORK OPTOELECTRONICS CLUSTER IN $1 BILLION BUILD BACK BETTER REGIONAL CHALLENGE; PROJECTS WOULD POSITION REGION TO LEAD IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, CREATING THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS, SUPPORTING HUNDREDS OF EMERGING TECH MANUFACTURING COMPANIES, AND DRIVING THE UPSTATE NY ECONOMY INTO THE FUTURE

BBB Regional Challenge Grants Provide Opportunity For Transformational Investment To Revitalize Local Economies By Promoting Emerging Industries, Innovation, And Workforce Development Western New York Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Would Scale Up Innovation, Advance Inclusive Workforce Development, And Develop Infrastructure To Rapidly Expand The Growing Advanced Manufacturing Sector In WNY Upstate New York Optoelectronics Cluster Proposal Aims To Accelerate Manufacturing Operations Across Up… Continue Reading


12.09.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ANNOUNCE OVER $39 MILLION IN COVID RELIEF FUNDING FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK AIRPORTS

Senators Say Pandemic Created Unnavigable Storms For Airports; Fed Assistance To Help Upstate Economies Take Off Schumer, Gillibrand: After Significant Losses During The Pandemic, COVID Relief Funding Will Help Upstate New York Airports Recover And Reach New Heights U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $39,172,473 in COVID-19 relief funding to airports and counties across… Continue Reading


12.09.21

FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $4.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO ENSURE AMERICAN AIRLINES CONTINUES TO OPERATE AT WATERTOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Essential Air Service Funding Will Guarantee 12 Nonstop Round Trip American Airlines Flights From Watertown To Philadelphia Per Week In 2015, Schumer Secured Federal Funding To Extend Runway & Critical Improvements To Allow Larger Jets, Like Those Used By American Airlines, To Be Cleared for Take-Off Schumer: New Funding Will Ensure American Airlines Fly's In Watertown For Years To Come, And Help North Country Economy Soar U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced th… Continue Reading

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