Press Releases

07.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SOUTHERN TIER AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate and Construct Taxiways, Rehabilitate Lighting, Reconstruct Apron, Acquire Snow Removal Equipment, Acquire Aircraft Rescue And Fire Fighting Safety Equipment & Vehicles, Improve Terminal Buildings, And Conduct Or Update Studies Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link Field, Albert S Nader Regional Airport, Corning-Painted Post, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Hudson Valley Regional Airport To Receive Federal Funding Schumer, Gi… Continue Reading


07.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $8.9 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CAPITAL REGION AND NORTH COUNTRY AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate Runways, Reconstruct Apron, Rehabilitate Terminals, Acquire Snow Removal Equipment, Acquire Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Safety Equipment, And Conduct Or Update Studies Albany International Airport, Plattsburgh International Airport, Columbia County Airport, Lake Placid Airport, Ticonderoga Municipal Airport, Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport To Receive Federal Funding Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Capital Region And North Country Pick Up Where … Continue Reading


07.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.3 MILLION TO SUPPORT LOCAL CULTURAL NONPROFITS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING & SUSTAIN HUMANITIES ORGANIZATIONS AND JOBS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK

As Upstate Recovers And Reopens After COVID-19 Pandemic, NEH Funding Will Help To Preserve Cultural Education and Non-Profit Jobs; Upstate New York Will Receive Almost 6% Of Total Funding Announced For Humanities Organizations Across The Country; Key Component of Upstate Economy Grants Can Be Used For Essential Operations, To Advance Humanities Research, And To Retain, Rehire, Or Hire New Staff Senators: Investment In Humanities, Cultural Organizations, And Non-Profits Paints Bright Picture F… Continue Reading


07.01.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $691,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER REGION AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Extend Taxiways, Construct Snow Removal Equipment, And Remove Non-Hazard Obstructions Greater Rochester International Airport, Perry-Warsaw Airport, Genesee County Airport To Receive Federal Funding Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Rochester Region Pick Up Where It Lifted Off U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $691,000 in Federal Aviation Administrati… Continue Reading


07.01.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HUDSON VALLEY AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate Taxiways, Construct Snow Removal Equipment, And Reconstruct Airport Beacons Sullivan County International, Orange County Airport To Receive Federal Funding Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Hudson Valley Pick Up Where It Lifted Off U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2,609,349 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to Sullivan Cou… Continue Reading


07.01.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $26 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CENTRAL NEW YORK AND NORTH COUNTRY AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate Runways, Reconstruct Runway Lighting, Acquire Snow Removal Equipment, Reconstruct Perimeter Fencing, And Conduct Or Update Studies Syracuse Hancock International, Ogdensburg International, Oswego County Airport, Massena International-Richards Field To Receive Federal Funding Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Central New York and North Country Pick Up Where They Lifted Off After announcing $7.1 million for Watertown International Airport last week, U… Continue Reading


06.30.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WESTERN NEW YORK AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Install NAVAIDS, Reconstruct Airfield Guidance Signs, Reconstruct Runway Lighting, Rehabilitate Runways, Acquire Snow Removal Equipment, And Reconstruct 1,112 Sq Yds Of Apron Pavement Buffalo Niagara International, Chautauqua County/Dunkirk Airport, Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport To Receive Federal Funding Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Western New York Pick Up Where It Lifted Off U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today a… Continue Reading


06.30.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: FEDERAL ‘PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY’ EXPIRES IN JULY; SENATOR RALLIES TO KEEP EMERGENCY DECLARATION IN PLACE BEFORE THE CLOCK RUNS OUT & NEW YORK LOSES BILLIONS IN LOCAL HEALTHCARE DOLLARS, FEMA FUNDS & MORE; ACTION NEEDED NOW

New York State Would Lose Combined Billions In Funds & Fed Resources Critical To NYC & LI That Are Helping To Contain COVID & Its Spread-Including Tele-Medicine Support Failure To Act On Extending Emergency Would Also Tie The Hands Of CDC & Hurt Local Health Depts. Monitoring Virus  Schumer To Feds: We Cannot Cut Off New York's Funds & Fed Help Just As We Turn The Corner On COVID Here   Noting that the clock is ticking, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer called o… Continue Reading


06.29.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $220 MILLION FOR VITAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS; EPA FUNDING WILL PROTECT CLEAN DRINKING WATER AND SURFACE WATER ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

Modern Water Structures Protect Both Human Health & Environment; Funding Will Modernize Aging Wastewater Infrastructure, Implement Water Reuse & Recycling, Address Stormwater, And Construct Drinking Water Infrastructure Senators Say New York State Has Some Of The Oldest Sewer Systems In The County And Funding Will Provide Long-Overdue, Critical Support To Drinking Water And Sewer Projects Schumer, Gillibrand: This New Congressional EPA Funding Will Keep Our Water Systems Flowing … Continue Reading


06.28.20

WITH THE SUPPORT OF NEW YORK’S SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BIPARTISAN AMERICAN FOUNDRIES ACT, BOLSTERING U.S. LEADERSHIP IN MICROELECTRONICS SECTOR, DRAMATICALLY INCREASING INVESTMENT IN DOMESTIC FACILITIES, & KEEPING PRODUCTION ON OUR SHORES

With The U.S. At Serious Risk As The Leader Of The Microelectronics Industry, Schumer Urges Critical Investment Into Commercial And Defense-Related Microelectronics Projects Senator Says Relying Only on Foreign-Made Semiconductors Puts Economic And National Security At Risk; U.S. Must Build And Maintain Robust and Resilient Domestic Microelectronics Industry   Citing concerns that China is catching up to the U.S. in microelectronics production capacity, U.S. Senator Schumer today unveile… Continue Reading


06.26.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $7.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATERTOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Funding Will Be Used To Install NAVAIDS, Reconstruct Airfield Guidance Signs, Reconstruct Runway Lighting, And Rehabilitate Runways Watertown International Serves 1000 Islands, Fort Drum, And City Of Watertown Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Watertown Pick Up Where It Lifted Off After announcing over $1 million in CARES Act funding last month, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has aw… Continue Reading


06.26.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $290 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ‘SAFETY NET’ UPSTATE NEW YORK HOSPITALS THAT PROVIDE CARE TO THOSE IN NEED REGARDLESS OF INSURANCE

As Parts Of NY Enter Phase 3 Of Reopenings, Hospitals Are Still Reeling From Financial Impacts Of Pandemic Senators Say Funds Will Provide Critical Recovery Support For NY's Frontline Hospitals And Providers Who Were Pivotal In Fight Against COVID-19 Schumer, Gillibrand: Critical Dollars Will Help Health Centers Who Cared For Upstate New York In Our Darkest Hour U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Upstate New York's 'safety net’ hospi… Continue Reading


06.25.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH JUST DAYS UNTIL NEW TRADE DEAL BEGINS, CANADA TRIES TO DODGE DAIRY TRADE COMMITMENTS, LEAVING UPSTATE NY DAIRY FARMERS IN THE COLD; SENATOR CALLS ON FEDS TO ENSURE CANADA FULLY ELIMINATES UNFAIR PRICING PROGRAMS & PROVIDES FAIR MARKET ACCESS; WILL HELP NY DAIRY FARMERS/LOCAL ECONOMIES RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC

USMCA Enters Into Force On July 1st, Including Elimination Of Canada's Market-Distorting Supply Management Class 6 & 7 Pricing Programs; Class 6 & 7 Programs Currently Hinder NY Dairy Farmers From Fairly Selling Products Mere Miles North Senator Prioritized Elimination Of These Protectionist Pricing Programs And Increasing Market Access During Negotiations, Says Canada Is Obligated To Operate According To Deal Schumer To Feds: Level The Playing Field And Help NY Dairy Farmers Churn … Continue Reading


06.25.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE $35.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL EMERGENCY TRANSIT FUNDING FOR ORANGE COUNTY IN HUDSON VALLEY

During Negotiations For Cares Act, Leader Schumer Prioritized & Secured $$$ For Upstate New York Transit; Gillibrand & Maloney Shepherded Legislation to Final Passage Orange County Will Receive $35.1M To Support Transit Operations As Counties Respond To & Recover From COVID-19 Pandemic Reps: Federal Funding Will Keep Hudson Valley Moving Forward U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney today announc… Continue Reading


06.25.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY, DELGADO ANNOUNCE $7.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL EMERGENCY TRANSIT FUNDING FOR DUTCHESS COUNTY IN HUDSON VALLEY

During Negotiations For Cares Act, Leader Schumer Prioritized & Secured $$$ For Upstate New York Transit; Gillibrand, Maloney and Delgado Shepherded Legislation to Final Passage Dutchess County Will Receive $7.3M To Support Transit Operations As Counties Respond To & Recover From COVID-19 Pandemic Reps: Federal Funding Will Keep Hudson Valley Moving Forward U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and U.S.… Continue Reading


06.24.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $700,000 IN ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CHEMUNG COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEMS

During Negotiations For Cares Act, Schumer Prioritized & Secured $$$ For Upstate New York Transit, Including Funding For Payroll, Overtime, Benefits, And More Chemung County Will Receive Over $700K As Part Of Federal Emergency Funding Package To Support Operating, Administrative, & Preventive Maintenance Costs To Respond To & Recover From COVID-19 Pandemic Schumer, Gillibrand: CARES Funding Will Keep Chemung County Rolling Following last week's announcement of $3.8 million in fed… Continue Reading


06.24.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $7 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TOMPKINS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

During Negotiations For Cares Act, Schumer Prioritized & Secured $$$ For Upstate New York Transit Tompkins County Will Receive Over $7M As Part Of Federal Emergency Funding Package To Support Operating, Administrative, & Preventive Maintenance Costs To Respond To & Recover From COVID-19 Pandemic Schumer, Gillibrand: CARES Funding Will Keep Tompkins County Going 'Round As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included relief for upstate transit systems, U.S. Senator Charl… Continue Reading


06.19.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $300K IN FUNDING FOR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES DURING THE COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $278,993 in federal funding to support New York's tribal communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response program, and will be used to assist tribal health departments and the tribal publ… Continue Reading


06.18.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,053,074 in federal funding to provide additional telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The tenth set of telehealth funding was administered through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program as allocated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). This federal funding will help ensure New Yorkers… Continue Reading


06.18.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOORS ACT, GIVING OVER $17 BILLION TO PRESERVING & PROTECTING PUBLIC LANDS, WATER RESOURCES & HISTORIC SITES

Great American Outdoors Act Will Invest Over $17B Into Our Public Lands and National Parks Across the U.S. and NY by fully funding LWCF & Establishing "National Park And Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund" Senators Pushed To Ensure Robust Funding For New York's Outdoor Recreation Economy, Which Generates $41.8 Billion Annually And Provides 313K Jobs Across NY Reps: Great American Outdoors Act Hikes Up NY's Land And Water Conservation & Sorely Needed Maintenance Funding After their … Continue Reading

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