Press Releases

06.17.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $2 MILLION IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,917,799 in federal funding for agricultural research and development at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and will be used to increase food security and address workforce development in rural agriculture. "New York's farmers and the New York agricultural industry … Continue Reading


06.16.20

SCHUMER: AMID COVID, THERE IS A VERY TROUBLING 33% SURGE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES IN NY REQUIRING ACTION; SENATOR DEMANDS SENATE IMMEDIATELY REAUTHORIZE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT THAT ALREADY PASSED HOUSE; LAW FUNDS UPSTATE NY SHELTERS, COUNSELING & CRITICAL EFFORTS THAT SAVE LIVES & GIVES SURVIVORS A SECOND CHANCE

Millions Of Federal Dollars That Would Help New York Counties Combat Domestic Violence Are Locked In Limbo Because Senate Refuses To Bring Violence Against Women (VAWA) Act To Floor For Passage; It Passed The House With Bipartisan Support In April 2019 Schumer Says State Agencies & Counties Across Upstate NY Need These Funds For Local Programs That Support Survivors With Housing, Transportation & Even Phones To Get Them Out Of Danger; Right Now, Everyone Is Worried Schumer: We Simply … Continue Reading


06.16.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,667,741 in federal funding to provide additional telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The ninth set of telehealth funding was awarded to seven New York health care organizations through the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). This fed… Continue Reading


06.16.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY DOUBLE DOWN ON PUSH TO MAKE STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE SITE OF NEW AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION SQUADRON, BRINGING NEW JOBS, FUNDING & MISSIONS TO ORANGE COUNTY

As One Of Seven Finalists Nationwide, Reps Say Stewart, Home Of 105th Airlift Wing, Has Already Proven To Be Critical Hub For Mobilizing Guard and NY First Responders During Pandemic and 9/11, And Will Be A Perfect Home For New AES Reps To Feds: State-Of-The-Art AES Would Bring New Jobs, Funding, & Medical Experts, Helping Stewart & Orange County Economy Take Off Following their major advocacy last year, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, and U.S. Con… Continue Reading


06.16.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $136K IN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR FILLMORE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Funding Will Help Implement 3-Semester-Long Course For Middle & High School Students To Earn Drone Operator Certification FCSD - Which Serves Town Of Hume, Villages Of Houghton And Rossburg, And Fillmore Hamlet - To Receive Federal Funding To Better Prepare Students For Modern Workforce Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding For Fillmore Students Will Help Career Prospects Soar U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $136,509 in federal funding alloc… Continue Reading


06.15.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN CHEMUNG COUNTY

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,800,000 in federal funding for Chemung County's C-Tran System. This federal funding was allocated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) through the CARES Act and will help ensure the C-Tran busing system can continue offering essential public transportation during the COVID-19 outbreak.  "As upstate communities in the Southern Tier reopen, it's imperative that they get all the federal … Continue Reading


06.12.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.6 MILLION IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF GOUVERNEUR TO IMPROVE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

273 Water Users Depend On Water Distribution System Riddled With Problems; Funding Will Be Used To Replace Entire Water Distribution Main Along Route 11 Eastside Water District Will Receive $767K, Westside Water District Will Receive $863K To Address Numerous Problems With Distribution System Schumer, Gillibrand: USDA Funding Will Keep Town Of Gouverneur Flowing U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced federal funding totaling $1,674,000 alloca… Continue Reading


06.12.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DEMAND FEDS SPEED UP FUNDING FOR NEW YORK’S COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS THAT WERE THE FRONTLINE ARMOR BATTLING COVID-19; SENATORS SAY EMERGENCY FUNDING IS NEEDED FOR NY COMMUNITIES TO BEGIN RECOVERY AND REBUILDING

As NY Reopens, Community Health Centers Are Still Reeling From The Financial Impacts Of Fighting The Virus & Are Facing Layoffs, Furloughs, Financial Difficulty Senators Say Critical Support For NY's Frontline Healthcare Providers Is Needed, ASAP; Schumer, Gillibrand Call on HHS To Cut Through Red Tape And Prioritize Funding for Community Health Centers Schumer, Gillibrand to HHS: New York Cannot Wait For Critical COVID Recovery Funding - Move To Support Our Health Centers Now Following … Continue Reading


06.11.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: JUST AS UPSTATE NY ECONOMIES BEGIN TO REOPEN & PLOT COVID RECOVERY, FEDS INSTALL BUREAUCRATIC & UNFAIR RULES, LEAVING NY’S BEER, WINE, & DISTILLED SPIRITS IMPORTERS SHAKEN; SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, EXTEND RELIEF TO OUR DOMESTIC SUPPLIERS & IMPORTERS BEFORE THEY TAB OUT OF NY

Earlier This Year, Feds Announced A Suspension Of Excise Tax Payments For Beverage Alcohol Importers & Domestic Suppliers; However, While TTB Extends Relief To All Domestic Suppliers, CBP Requires U.S. Importers - Like NY's Labatt, Constellation, As Well As Heineken, Anheuser Busch, And Mom And Pop Wine Shops - To Jump Through More Hoops To Get Same Relief Senator Says NY Importers Should Not Be Left Behind During Recovery & Deserve Same Treatment As Domestic Producers Schumer To Feds:… Continue Reading


06.11.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $200K IN FUNDING FOR CORNELL UNIVERSITY’S DIVISION OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES

Funding Will Support Critical Research Regarding Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Communities of Color U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $192,235 in federal funding for Cornell University's Division of Social and Economic Sciences. This funding was awarded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to support a research study entitled "RAPID: Understanding increased social bias during th… Continue Reading


06.11.20

AS WARWICK’S BOOMING “TECH PARK” LOOKS TO REOPEN & CREATE HUNDREDS OF JOBS, ONGOING USPS ISSUES HINDER MOMENTUM; SCHUMER URGES USPS TO IMMEDIATELY STEP IN, ADDRESS DELIVERY ISSUES & HELP WARWICK BUSINESSES GROW AND DELIVER MORE JOBS

Recent Expansion Of Tech Park Has Positioned Warwick For Much-Needed Economic Boom Following Pandemic; However, As Orange County Businesses Start To Re-Open, Tech Park Faces Persistent Issues With Receiving Mail And Packages Vital To Opening and Operating, Sometimes Receiving None At All Senator Says As Community Calls for USPS Action and Plan Have Gone Unanswered, 15 Businesses Within Tech Park Are Still Struggling To Receive Critical Equipment, Financial & Medical Information, And Other I… Continue Reading


06.10.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $300K IN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR BROOME COUNTY AND THE TOWN OF FRIENDSHIP

Funding Will Support Fresh Food Accessibility And Inclusive Educational Initiatives   U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $289,000 in federal funding allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission. This funding will be used to increase healthy and fresh foods accessibility for residents in the Northside of Binghamton and to strengthen Friendship Central School District's STEM program, providing STEM and Skilled Trade e… Continue Reading


06.10.20

AFTER RELENTLESS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BIPARTISAN SENATE PASSAGE OF CRITICAL REFORMS TO PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM & HELP TO UPSTATE SMALL BUSINESSES; SENATOR SAYS BILL BRINGS DESPERATELY NEEDED CHANGES & FLEXIBILITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

The PPP Reform Bill Unanimously Passed Senate, Giving Upstate Small Businesses Loan Period Extensions, More Flexibility In Using Funding For Overhead Expenses Like Rent, And Extends Rehiring Deadline To End Of 2020 Senator Tirelessly Advocated For These PPP Reforms, Says Bill Provides Flexibility And Relief To Small Businesses And Nonprofits Across Upstate New York Starting To Recover Schumer: Small Business Loan Fixes Will Better Help Upstate Businesses Weather This Crisis & Begin Reco… Continue Reading


06.10.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $400 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO ADDRESS HOUSING INSECURITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $400,531,196 in federal funding allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Emergency Solutions Grant-Coronavirus (ESG-CV) program. This second round of ESG funding was secured under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to mitigate COVID-19's impact on New Yorkers experiencing or at risk of exper… Continue Reading


06.09.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,448,839 in federal funding for agricultural research and development in rural New York. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and will be used to address food insecurity and support economic development in rural agriculture. Specifically, this research will investigate solutions to increase food security thr… Continue Reading


06.09.20

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES CORNING INC. TAPPED BY FEDS FOR CRITICAL ROLE IN CORONAVIRUS VACCINE DEVELOPMENT, BRINGING $204 MILLION & DOUBLING EMPLOYMENT AT HORSEHEADS FACILITY FOR ACCELERATED PRODUCTION OF VALOR® GLASS VIALS

In CARES Act Negotiations, Schumer Increased BARDA Budget To $7.1B; Now, Corning's Getting $204M & Doubling Employment To Produce Valor Glass For Potential Lifesaving Vaccine Schumer Announces $204M For Corning To Substantially Expand Manufacturing Capacity And Meet Growing Demand For Fast Vaccine Production and Secure Distribution Schumer: Federal Investment Is A Win-Win - A Shot-In-The-Arm For Southern Tier Economy & The Nation's Pandemic Recovery … Continue Reading


06.04.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,890,318 in federal funding to provide additional telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The eighth set of telehealth funding was allocated to 12 New York health care organizations through the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). This federal funding will he… Continue Reading


06.03.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $233 THOUSAND FOR CAPITAL REGION, HUDSON VALLEY, SAINT REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE, SENECA NATION OF INDIANS TO HELP STRENGTHEN LOCAL ECONOMIES

Investment From EDA To Help Attract New Businesses, Support New Jobs, Help Long-Term Recovery Of Regional Economies Capital Region Will Receive $70K, Hudson Valley $70K, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe $47K, Seneca Nation Of Indians $46.5K As Part Of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Schumer, Gillibrand: EDA Funding Will Help Upstate And Tribal Economies Recover U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced federal funding totaling $233,520 alloc… Continue Reading


06.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR JOB CORPS SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Funding Will Provide At-Risk Youths with Job Skills Instructions, Educational Opportunities, and Employment Counseling U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,186,900 in federal funding to establish a Job Scholarship Program for Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York. This federal funding was allocated through the US Department of Labor as part of the Job Corps Scholars Program and will provide at-risk youths with … Continue Reading


05.29.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.5 MILLION FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE RENOVATIONS IN RURAL NEW YORK

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today announced $1,400,000 in federal funding for water infrastructure projects in rural New York. This funding was allocated through the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Water and Environmental Program (WEP) and will be used to renovate wastewater collection, water storage, and water distribution systems. These vital renovation efforts will help… Continue Reading

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