Press Releases

03.22.21

IN FIRST VISIT AS MAJORITY LEADER, SCHUMER DELIVERS MASSIVE COVID RESCUE RELIEF TO SOUTHERN TIER; WITH CHECKS HITTING BANK ACCOUNTS, MILLIONS MORE COMING TO ITHACA’S FAMILIES, WORKERS, LIVE VENUES & SMALL BUSINESSES, SENATOR OUTLINES SOUTHERN TIER WINS

American Rescue Passage Brought Swift Deposits Of $1,400 Direct Payments for Thousands Of Southern Tier Residents; Millions More Dollars Coming To Restaurants and Independent Live Venues, Schools, State & Local Aid, Rental Assistance, Pension Relief, And Historic Child Tax Credit Expansion Deal Is On Top Of $150+ Billion Schumer Already Delivered To NY Earlier In Pandemic Relief Legislation; Researchers Say Rescue Deal Will Also Cut Child Poverty In Half Schumer: ST To Get Big Slice Of $1… Continue Reading


03.22.21

IN FIRST VISIT AS MAJORITY LEADER, SCHUMER DELIVERS MASSIVE COVID RESCUE RELIEF TO THE MOHAWK VALLEY; WITH CHECKS HITTING BANK ACCOUNTS, MILLIONS MORE COMING TO LOCAL FAMILIES, WORKERS, RESTAURANTS & SMALL BUSINESSES, SENATOR OUTLINES UTICA WINS

American Rescue Passage Brought Swift Deposits Of $1,400 Direct Payments For Tens Of Thousands Of Mohawk Valley Residents, Millions More Dollars Coming In Grants To Restaurants And Independent Venues, Schools, State & Local Aid, Rental Assistance, Pension Relief, And Historic Child Tax Credit Expansion Deal Is On Top Of $150+ Billion Schumer Already Delivered To NY Earlier In Pandemic Relief Legislation; Researchers Say Rescue Deal Will Also Cut Child Poverty In Half Schumer: Mohawk Valle… Continue Reading


03.19.21

STANDING WITH WHITE HOUSE VAX COORDINATOR, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: NY’S ‘VACCINE SUPERCHARGE’ IS UNDERWAY; MAJOR INCREASE STARTS NOW, NY WILL GET 1.65 MILLION VACCINES—A WEEK—INTO APRIL, A 33% INCREASE FROM TODAY; PLUS, 5,000 MORE PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS FUNDED TO HELP DELIVER & DIRECT VAX TO BEAT BACK COVID

Schumer, Alongside Nation's Vax Coordinator Jeff Zients, At Fed Vax Site In NYC, Announces New York Will Receive A Total of 1.65 Million Vaccines Per Week Into April: A 33% Increase From Today & 3.5 Times The Number Since President Biden Took Office Schumer & Zients Highlight Roughly $500 Million In DIRECT Fed Support For New York Vaccine Sites, Including New Community Vaccination Centers & Hundreds of Community Health Center Sites Across The State; Hundreds-Of-Millions More From AR… Continue Reading


03.18.21

SCHUMER SECURES OVER $2.6 BILLION FOR NEW YORK’S COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND STUDENTS IN LATEST COVID RELIEF PACKAGE

Some NY Higher Ed Institutions Have Been Forced To Eliminate Majors & Departments, Pause Admissions, And Cut Staff To Make Ends Meet Throughout Ongoing Economic Crisis Schumer Has Been Ahead Of The Curve In Advocating - And Delivering - For Higher Ed Throughout Pandemic; Brings Fed Assistance To Campuses In American Relief Plan Schumer To NY Colleges: More Help Is On The Way To Get FULLY Back To School & Back To Business Following steadfast support for New York's colleges and universi… Continue Reading


03.18.21

SCHUMER DIALS-UP CEO OF JETBLUE AMID REPORT OF RECEDING AIRLINE IN NEW YORK; URGES ROBIN HAYES TO KEEP JETBLUE HQ IN NYC, WHERE ABOUT 1,300 JOBS HAVE LANDED; MORE THAN 7K JETBLUE EMPLOYEES CALL NEW YORK STATE HOME BASE

Schumer Had Strong Conversation With JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes Amid Report That Airline Is 'Exploring' A Move Amid Pandemic; Schumer Says Moving Would Cause Turbulence For Thousands Of JetBlue's New York Employees & Doesn’t Need To Happen Schumer Has A Long, 20-Year History Working With JetBlue & Helped Work The Deal For Their Takeoff In NY; His Call To Hayes Comes As Critical Help From Just-Passed Relief Package --That All But Saved Entire Airline Community With $14 Billion In Di… Continue Reading


03.17.21

ON PHONE CALL WITH NEW YORK COLLEGE STUDENTS, SCHUMER PUSHES PLAN TO IMMEDIATELY CANCEL UP TO $50,000 IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT PER STUDENT; WITH 2.4 MILLION NY’ERS OWING ALMOST $90 BILLION, SENATOR LEADS CHARGE TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO ATTACK STUDENT DEBT CRISIS

Nearly 2.4 Million New Yorkers Owe $89.5 Billion In Federal Student Loans; Senator Says President Biden Has Executive Authority To Cancel Student Loan Debt Canceling Student Loan Debt Will Relieve A Huge Burden On Young People and Families During COVID-19 & Beyond And Will Deliver Boost To Economy Schumer: New Yorkers Need Substantial Relief From Burden Of Student Loans The Pandemic Has Only Made Worse On phone call with New York college students, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer pushed his … Continue Reading


03.17.21

SCHUMER SECURES OVER $2.5 BILLION FOR UPSTATE NY SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN LATEST COVID RELIEF PACKAGE; SENATOR SAYS GETTING NY STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY SHOULD BE TOP PRIORITY

Local School Districts Have Shelled Out Thousands Of Dollars To Cover Massive Costs Of Internet Curriculums, Broadband, PPE, Barriers, Cleaning Supplies, & More Schumer Has Rung The Bell On Budget Challenges Facing Schools Throughout Pandemic; Brings Fed Assistance To Class In American Relief Plan Schumer: More Help Is On The Way To Help Upstate NY School Districts Reopen Safely After championing funding for education to benefit Upstate New York's schools, children, and students througho… Continue Reading


03.15.21

SCHUMER SECURES OVER $480 MILLION FOR UPSTATE NY AIRPORTS & TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN NEWEST COVID RELIEF PACKAGE

Upstate Airports Will Get $84M & Upstate Transit Systems Are Estimated To Get $395M In Federal Dollars As Part Of Schumer-Led American Rescue Plan Schumer Says Pandemic Has Created Unnavigable Storms For Airports And Public Transportation; Lands Fed Assistance For Road To Transit Recovery Schumer: More Help Is On The Way For Upstate Transit Grounded By Pandemic U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced that the recently-signed American Rescue Plan includes $480,249,023 that… Continue Reading


03.11.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES ‘VACCINE SUPERCHARGE’: HUGE INFLUX OF ADDITIONAL VACCINES ARE ON THE WAY TO NY VIA MASSIVE EXPANSION OF MORE THAN 100 NEW, FEDERAL VAX SITES ACROSS STATE; NEW YORK’S COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS WILL LEAD NEW EFFORT TO EXPAND VAX ACCESS & GET MORE SHOTS INTO MORE ARMS

With Schumer Announcement, Community Health Centers Set To Become Federally-Funded Vax Sites & Get Their Own Shipment Of COVID Vaccines Schumer Says This Is Just The Start Of A Massive, New Federal Vaccine Distribution Campaign; Billions Schumer Just Secured In Recently-Passed American Rescue Plan Will Deliver Even More For NY In Coming Months Schumer: MORE Help Is On The Way For New Yorkers Who Want A COVID Vaccine, With Extra Focus on Underserved and Minority Communities Announcing a b… Continue Reading


03.09.21

IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AS MAJORITY LEADER, SCHUMER DELIVERS MASSIVE COVID RESCUE RELIEF TO CENTRAL NEW YORK; WITH CHECKS ON THE WAY & MILLIONS COMING TO CNY FAMILIES, WORKERS, FAMILIES, & SMALL BUSINESSES, SENATOR OUTLINES CENTRAL NY WINS

American Rescue Passage Means Help Is On The Way With $1,400 Direct Payments for Tens of Thousands Of Central New Yorkers, Nearly $900 Million In State & Local Aid, Rental Assistance, Pension Relief, And Historic Child Tax Credit Expansion Deal Is On Top Of $150+ Billion Schumer Already Delivered To NY Earlier In Pandemic; Researchers Say Rescue Deal Will Also Cut Child Poverty In Half, Significantly Impacting Syracuse's 44% Of Children Living Poverty Schumer: CNY To Get A Big Slice of $10… Continue Reading


03.09.21

IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AS MAJORITY LEADER, SCHUMER DELIVERS MASSIVE COVID RESCUE RELIEF TO WESTERN NEW YORK; WITH CHECKS ON THE WAY, MILLIONS COMING TO WNY FAMILIES, WORKERS, RESTAURANTS & SMALL BUSINESSES, SENATOR OUTLINES WESTERN NY WINS

American Rescue Passage Means Help Is On The Way With $1,400 Direct Payments for Tens of Thousands Of Western New Yorkers, Nearly $900 Million In State & Local Aid, Rental Assistance, Pension Relief, And Historic Child Tax Credit Expansion Deal Is On Top Of $150+ Billion Schumer Already Delivered To NY In Earlier Pandemic Relief Legislation; Researchers Say Rescue Deal Will Also Cut Child Poverty In Half, Significant Impacting Buffalo's Estimated 25,000 Children Living In Poverty  Sch… Continue Reading


03.08.21

AFTER TIRELESS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER SECURES $23.8 BILLION IN DIRECT AID FOR NEW YORK’S STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN FIRST MAJOR VICTORY AS MAJORITY LEADER, SCHUMER DELIVERS BILLIONS FOR NY’S TAXPAYERS AND MUNICIPALITIES; BILL DELIVERS $35 BILLION TO NYS AGENCIES, INCLUDING $12.6 BILLION TO NYS FOR FISCAL RELIEF & SENATOR SECURES ADDITIONAL $10.8 BILLION DIRECT TO LOCALITIES

State & Local Aid Has Been Top Schumer Priority Since Beginning Of Pandemic; Schumer Delivers Direct Federal Assistance To Every Community Of Every Size, Keeping Local Economies Afloat, Frontline Workers  on the Job & Main Streets Alive  State & Local Fiscal Relief Funds Provides a Whopping $12.56B To NYS, $6.14B To Metro Cities, $3.9B For Counties, $825M For Small Cities, Towns, And Villages, & $358M For NYS Broadband Progr… Continue Reading


03.07.21

AS NEW MAJORITY LEADER, SCHUMER DELIVERS ROBUST BASKET OF COVID RESCUE RELIEF TO NEW YORK; WILL HELP SOLVE NYS/NYC/LI BUDGET WOES; $100 BILLION TO NY FAMILIES, WORKERS, RESTAURANTS & SMALL BUSINESSES; INCLUDES NY VAX DOLLARS TO KEEP SHOTS GOING

American Rescue Passage Means Help Is On The Way For Americans & New Yorkers With $360 Billion Flowing DIRECTLY To Hard-Hit State & Local Governments-- $12.5B To NYS, $6B For NYC, About $4.9B For Additional Cities, Counties, Towns, Villages; $169.5B For Education--$12B+ To NY & $7B For Critical NY Transit Needs, Including At MTA/LIRR, Along With $80B For COVID Vax, Testing Effort & Healthcare Workforce---$4B+ To NY . Deal Also Includes More Than $28B To Save Our Restaurants, M… Continue Reading


03.03.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR DELAWARE OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,361,543 in Head Start funding for Delaware Opportunities, Inc. in Hamden. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will be used to enhance early child development programs and foster productive learning for children … Continue Reading


03.02.21

FOLLOWING DISCOVERY OF TOXIC CHEMICALS IN ROCKLAND COUNTY WELLS IMPACTING 300,000 RESIDENTS, SCHUMER, JONES CALL ON FED EPA TO STEP IN ASAP; REPS CALL ON EPA TO AID IN SWIFT TESTING INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION EFFORTS

Toxic PFOA Levels Recently Tested At 19 PPT In Rockland County, Almost DOUBLE State Standard; Yet, Extent & Source Of Contamination Is Currently Unknown Reps Say PFOA In Rockland Water Supply Potentially Poses Health & Environmental Risks To 300,000+ Rockland Residents And The EPA Must Help Rockland and NY Quickly Address Contamination ASAP Schumer, Jones To EPA: We Needs All Hands On Deck To Clean Up Rockland Drinking Water Following a late-2020 notice where more than 300,000 R… Continue Reading


02.25.21

AFTER JUST SECURING 375-JOB PLUG POWER GIGAFACTORY IN ROCHESTER, SCHUMER DOUBLES DOWN AND CALLS ON DOE TO HELP ESTABLISH NEW 60+ JOB GREEN HYDROGEN FUEL MANUFACTURING FACILITY AT WNY STAMP SITE; SENATOR SAYS FEDERAL DOE HELP NECESSARY TO BUILD NEW NATIONAL GREEN HYDROGEN FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN, STARTING WITH PLUG POWER PRODUCTION FACILITY AT STAMP

Plug Power Is Planning To Build Five New Green Hydrogen Fuel Production Facilities Across The U.S., Including A $290 million Production Facility at the WNY STAMP Campus Senator Says Plug Power Is A Great New York Biz And With ~400 Workers Now In Albany & Rochester & New, 375 Job Gigafactory Opening in Henrietta, NY this Summer, Schumer Calls For Fed Support to Drive Company's Further Job Expansion In New York Schumer To Feds: Plug In to Help Make New Plug Power STAMP Facility a R… Continue Reading


02.25.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $15 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING ACROSS NEW YORK

Grants Awarded To Albany, Lewis, And Rockland County Programs Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children Schumer, Gillibrand: Head Start Provides Young Students With The Resources They Need To Succeed U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $15,186,306 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in Albany, Lewis, and Rockland Counties. The funding was allocated through th… Continue Reading


02.23.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BOWMAN, JONES, MALONEY, CALL ON NEW NRC CHAIRMAN TO IMMEDIATELY REVERSE DECISION AND SAFELY HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING; REPS SAY STATE AND LOCAL CONCERNS MUST BE HEARD BEFORE OWNERSHIP TRANSFER

NRC Approved Indian Point Ownership Transfer To Holtec In November 2020 Without Hearing Requests Submitted Local Stakeholders & Have Denied Subsequent Requests   Reps Call On Newly Appointed NRC Chairman To Reverse Decision That Unwisely Denied Public Hearings  Reps: Let The Hudson Valley Community Be Heard On IP Ownership Transfer U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representatives Jamaal Bowman… Continue Reading


02.23.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE DOT TO IMPLEMENT LOCAL HIRE PILOT PROGRAM FOR HIGHWAY AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

As Communities Across New York State Rethink Highway Infrastructure, Senators Push For Program To Allow State And Local Governments To Invest In Good-Paying Jobs With A Focus On Local Residents, Especially From Disadvantaged And Underrepresented Communities Modeled After SEP-14 Policy  Local Hire Program Would Allow States And Localities To Work With Labor And Community Leaders To Ensure Job Opportunities On U.S. DOT-funded Construction Projects - Including The I-8… Continue Reading


02.22.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA GRANTS FOR 16 ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS NEW YORK

NeighborWorks America Funding Will Support Efforts to Expand Affordable Housing Opportunities and Build Stronger Neighborhoods  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $5,395,000 in NeighborWorks America grants for 16 community development organizations to bring local solutions to affordable housing challenges across New York. NeighborWorks America is a nonprofit organization that brings residents, private-sector business lead… Continue Reading

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