Press Releases

03.31.21

STANDING WITH SULLIVAN, ULSTER, AND ORANGE COUNTY OFFICIALS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN WILL BRING MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF TO HUDSON VALLEY STUDENTS, FAMILIES, & BUSINESSES TO BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE; WITH THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES WITHOUT BROADBAND IN ORANGE, ULSTER, & SULLIVAN, SCHUMER SECURES MILLIONS IN COVID RESCUE RELIEF TO GET HUDSON VALLEY FAMILIES ON THE MAP AND ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

Rural Communities In The Hudson Valley Have Been Left Behind During Pandemic Move To Online School, Work, And Events; American Rescue Plan Includes State & Local Aid That Can Be Used For Broadband Infrastructure In Sullivan, Ulster, & Orange Counties Senator Says American Rescue Plan Will Become Basis For Strong Recovery In Mid-Hudson Valley, Help Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange Counties Thrive With Millions For State & Local Aid, Rental Assistance, Pension Relief, Rest… Continue Reading


03.31.21

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

American Rescue Passage Brought Swift Deposits Of $1,400 Direct Payments for Tens of Thousands Of Finger Lakes Residents; Millions More Dollars Coming To Independent Live Venues, 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, Significantly Impacting Rochester's 48% Of Children L… Continue Reading


03.31.21

WITH BUFFALO HAVING ONE OF THE HIGHEST CHILD POVERTY RATES IN THE NATION, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES UPWARDS OF 85% OF BUFFALO FAMILIES HAVE $$$ HEADED THEIR WAY; SCHUMER SECURED OVER $77 MILLION IN CHILD TAX CREDIT FOR WESTERN NY FAMILIES HARDEST HIT BY THE PANDEMIC ARE EN ROUTE AND CUT CHILD POVERTY IN HALF

The American Rescue Plan's Stimulus Checks and Child Tax Credit Expansion Provides Thousands In Vital Financial Support For Working Families Across WNY Refundable Tax Credit AND Stimulus Checks Bring An Estimated $1.62 Billion Directly Into The Pockets of Buffalo Families Schumer To WNY Families: Help Is On The Way Following his successful steering to passage of the broader American Rescue Plan and standing at Explore and More in Downtown Buffalo, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schu… Continue Reading


03.31.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S TRANSPORTATION PLAN INCLUDING SYRACUSE’S I-81

Following his advocacy, Schumer released the following statement regarding President Biden's Transportation Plan that included direct mention of Syracuse's I-81 and will aim to reconnect neighborhoods cut off by historic investments and ensure new projects increase opportunity, including through use of local hire jobs programs, advance racial equity and environmental justice, and promote affordable access: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer said, "It is wonderful for Syracuse that P… Continue Reading


03.30.21

IN PERSONAL CALL, SCHUMER PITCHES INTEL CEO TO SELECT UPSTATE NEW YORK FOR NEW SEMICONDUCTOR FAB, BRINGING THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS TO POWER UP THE ECONOMY & FURTHER ESTABLISH NY AS A GLOBAL HUB FOR THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY; SENATOR SAYS FEDERAL CHIP FAB INCENTIVE LEGISLATION IS A GAME-CHANGER TO LANDING INTEL IN UPSTATE

As Intel Plans To Select Site for Next U.S. Fab Within A Year, Schumer Says NYS Sites like STAMP in WNY, White Pines in CNY, Luther Forest in Capital Region and Marcy Nanocenter in the Mohawk Valley Are All Primed to be Intel's next Chip Fab site And to Benefit From New Supply Chain Investment Senator Has Worked For Years To Make Upstate NY The Epicenter Of The Domestic Semiconductor Industry; Pledges Support For Landing Intel Facility And Cementing U.S. & NY Leadership In Chip Technology … Continue Reading


03.29.21

SCHUMER, STANDING WITH ARTISTS, VENUES & UNION REPS DETAILS CRITICAL FED RELIEF NOW ON-THE-WAY TO BK VIA AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN; COVID RELIEF WILL KEEP NYC’S GREAT VENUES & PERFORMERS GOING

Schumer Secured Dedicated Fed COVID Relief For NYC Venues And Theaters, Full Federal Subsidy for COBRA Health Insurance Program To Keep Laid Off Workers Insured, And An Extension Of Historic Unemployment Insurance Expansion The Help's Now On The Way; American Rescue Plan Provides Vital Support To Artists Out Of Work And NYC/BK Cultural Hubs Struggling To Stay Afloat Schumer: COVID Package Keeps The Show Going In NYC Standing at Elsewhere, a Brooklyn music venue, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer d… Continue Reading


03.29.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HUNDREDS OF JOBS HEADED TO ALBANY AS PART OF REVOLUTIONARY IBM & INTEL COLLABORATION TO DEVELOP CUTTING-EDGE SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY IN CAPITAL REGION

Schumer Announces Partnership between Intel & IBM Will Bring Jobs To NY To Conduct Research & Development Of Next Gen Chips At IBM's Albany Research Center; Senator Says Collaboration Further Cements Upstate NY As Ideal Home For Intel's Second New Manufacturing Operation Schumer Continues to Lead The Fight To Increase Fed Support For Semiconductor Manufacturing; Confirms Efforts Have Paid Off Once Again With Hundreds Of Jobs Expected At Albany Research Facility Schumer: IBM & Intel… Continue Reading


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

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