Press Releases

03.29.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL GRANTS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN TRIBAL COMMUNITIES ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK

Tribal Communities Have Been Disproportionately Affected Amid Ongoing Health & Economic Pandemic Senators Deliver Fed Housing Aid For Cayuga Nation, Oneida Indian Nation, Seneca Nation, Shinnecock Indian Nation, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Tonawanda Band Of Seneca, & Tuscarora Nation Schumer, Gillibrand: All New Yorkers Deserve Access To Affordable Housing, Especially During This Unprecedented Crisis U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,7… Continue Reading


03.26.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $400 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR 63 COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

Emergency Funding For CHCs Will Be Critical For Next Phase of Vaccinations in NYS Schumer, Gillibrand Successfully Fought For CHC Funding in American Rescue Plan HHS to Award Funding Starting in April U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $396,801,375 in emergency federal funding for 63 community health centers (CHCs) across New York State. These funds, provided in the American Rescue Plan, will give New York's CHCs the … Continue Reading


03.25.21

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH FOR CDC BLITZ TO EDUCATE, CONDUCT OUTREACH & BUILD MORE CONFIDENCE IN EFFECTIVE COVID VAX ACROSS CITY & STATE, SENATOR ANNOUNCES $3 BILLION IS BEING DEPLOYED—WITH NEW YORK TO SEE SIZABLE SHARE; FUNDS WILL BE CRITICAL TO VAX EFFORTS

This Past Sunday, Schumer Said To Ensure Incoming Vax Surge Coming To NY Does The Job, CDC Must Direct Dollars To Fund Boots-On-The-Ground In NYS; Include Door-Knocking, Latest Tech, & More To Help Educate More People About Vaccine & Build Trust Schumer Announces $3 Billion For This Goal Is Now Being Deployed, With New York To Benefit   Schumer: Our Next Big Challenge Is Vaccine Hesitancy; This Blitz By CDC Will Help Us Overcome It  Just days after announcing a push for&nbs… Continue Reading


03.24.21

WITH THE CURRENT FEDERAL EVICTION MORATORIUM SET TO EXPIRE ON MARCH 31, SCHUMER DELIVERS OVER $1 BILLION IN RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR NY WORKERS & FAMILIES

Senator Secures Over $1 Billion In Rental Assistance In American Rescue Plan; Dollars Can Be Used For Past And Future Due Rent & Utilities, Including Internet Senator Fought For Critical Rental Assistance In Final Deal; Said Any Plan To Slash Poverty Must Address Pandemic-Induced Rent Crisis Schumer: NYers Deserve To Be Healthy, Safe And Secure - In Their Own Homes ­- Without Facing A Crushing Debt Burden A champion for New York's working families, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles… Continue Reading


03.24.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HISTORIC $35 MILLION FEDERAL INVESTMENT TO BUILD THE CENTER FOR DISCOVERY’S CHILDREN’S SPECIALTY HOSPITAL; SENATOR SAYS SURGE OF FEDERAL $$$ WILL BRING FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TO NY, INCREASE ACCESS FOR NY’S CHILDREN AND FAMILIES & WILL CREATE +400 JOBS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

Hospital Would Be New York's First Short-term Inpatient Program For Children With Complex Developmental Disabilities And Would Be Sorely Needed Resource For New York's Most Developmentally Complex Children COVID-19 Pandemic’s Devastating Financial Impacts Caused Over $5 Million in Lost Revenue for TCFD Jeopardizing Construction; Schumer Pushed Feds To Keep Project On Track & Secured $35 Million USDA Loan Schumer: Center For Discovery Will Now Be Center Of Hope For NY Families and Ch… Continue Reading


03.24.21

SCHUMER, OCASIO-CORTEZ ANNOUNCE CRITICAL NEW DETAILS ON FEMA FUNERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Maximum Financial Assistance Will Now Be $9,000 Per Funeral Schumer, Ocasio-Cortez: Now Is The Time For Applicants To Gather Relevant Documentation Application Expected To Open In Early April The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shared additional information about the funeral assistance program with the offices of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Most notably, FEMA shared that the maximum financial assistance will now be $9,000… Continue Reading


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


03.12.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND JOINT STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO

New York, N.Y. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following joint statement: "Confronting and overcoming the Covid crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct. Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners … 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

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