Press Releases

01.28.21

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL TO SAMSUNG TOP BRASS, PUSHES FOR SAMSUNG TO BUILD NEW MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR SEMICONDUCTOR FAB ON GENESEE STAMP CAMPUS & BRING 1,900 NEW JOBS TO WESTERN NEW YORK; SENATOR SAYS HIS NEW FIRST-EVER FEDERAL CHIP FAB INCENTIVE LEGISLATION IS A GAME-CHANGER TO LANDING SAMSUNG IN WNY & FURTHER ESTABLISH UPSTATE NY AS A GLOBAL HUB FOR THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY

Samsung Is Considering Several Locations To Be The Site Of Their New U.S. Semiconductor Fab, Including The Genesee County STAMP Campus In Western New York Schumer Has Fought For Years To Ensure Genesee STAMP Campus Is Shovel-Ready; Pledges Support For Landing Samsung Facility & Cementing U.S. & NY Leadership In Semiconductor Industry Schumer: Picking NY Will Be A Win-Win-Win, Growing Local Economy, Creating New Manufacturing Jobs, And Plugging Samsung Into NY's Robust Semiconductor … Continue Reading


01.28.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER OVER $36.5 MILLION FOR UPSTATE NY AIRPORTS DEVASTATED BY PANDEMIC AS PART OF LAST MONTH’S COVID RELIEF PACKAGE

Schumer And Gillibrand Have Fought Tirelessly To Keep Airports Open And Operating Amid COVID Blow; Airports Serve Important Functions In Many Upstate New York Communities, Especially For Rural Regions  Senators Say Relief Funding Will Help Keep Airports Afloat Through Second Wave  Schumer, Gillibrand: COVID Package Will Help Airports Take-Off As Pandemic Battle Continues After days of doggedly negotiating on behalf of Upstate New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Sch… Continue Reading


01.27.21

FOLLOWING THEIR PUSH TO ADVANCE VACCINE DISTRIBUTION EFFORTS, SENATORS SCHUMER & GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $466.8 MILLION IN FEMA FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NEW YORK’S COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION & ADMINISTRATION

NYS Set To Receive Critical Federal Funds to Aid Vaccine Distribution Efforts Federal Funds Support Costs Of Vaccine Transportation, Essential Medical Supplies & Staff, PPE, Disinfection Services For Vaccine Distribution Sites & More Senators Say Funding Ensures New Yorkers Are Receiving Their COVID-19 Vaccines In A Safe & Effective Way To Keep Up Critical Fight Against The Virus Following Senator Schumer's call last week with Mr. Jeffrey Zients, President Biden's pick to be the W… Continue Reading


01.27.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR CORNELL AGRICULTURAL & FOOD TECHNOLOGY PARK TO CONSTRUCT NEW 20,000 SQUARE FOOT “TECH FARM 2” BUILDING IN CITY OF GENEVA, ONTARIO COUNTY

Project Will Encourage Private Investment Into City of Geneva & Allow Innovative Food-Related Businesses To Expand Production & Employment Senators Say New "Tech Farm 2" Ag-Biz Incubator Building Will Accommodate Up To Three Biz Tenants, Creating New Jobs & Leveraging ~$150K In Private Investments Schumer, Gillibrand: Federal Funding Will Help To Build Up Ontario County U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,471,400 in federal fundi… Continue Reading


01.26.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: 1,000 HOUSEHOLDS IN MADISON COUNTY STILL DO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT – OR ANY – ACCESS TO BROADBAND; SENATOR, IN FIRST MEETING WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S USDA NOMINEE, RENEWS FIGHT TO GET $15 MILLION IN USDA GRANT FUNDING TO ADDRESS THE COUNTY’S INTERNET ACCESS NEEDS

COVID-19 Has Revealed Serious Disparities In Rural Communities Throughout Upstate New York, Especially Exacerbating The Digital Divide; As Madison County Communities Are Encouraged To Stay At Home Amidst A Resurgence In Cases, Broadband Access Has Never Been More Vital Senator Fought For Additional $7B In Recent COVID Relief Package To Fund Federal Broadband Programs & Is Pushing to Ensure Broadband Access For Rural Communities Is Among Top Priorities For Incoming Administration Schumer … Continue Reading


01.25.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $300K IN FEMA FUNDING FOR NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDING TO COVID-19

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that $306,624.52 in federal funding will be administered to twelve counties across New York to support COVID-19 emergency response preparedness measures. This funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) second round of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant - COVID-19 Supplemental Program (AFG-S 2) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. This funding was autho… Continue Reading


01.21.21

FOLLOWING HIS VISIT, SCHUMER SECURES GRANT COTTAGE’S OFFICIAL DESIGNATION AS A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

Following his advocacy and a visit directly to Saratoga County in 2019, Schumer released the following statement regarding Grant Cottage's designation as a National Historic Landmark: Senator Schumer said, "Finally, the Grant Cottage in Saratoga County, where one of our greatest generals and an influential presidents wrote one of the finest pieces of American literature - while terminally ill - will become a National Historic Landmark.  I was proud to hav… Continue Reading


01.20.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON THE TRAGIC NATIONAL GUARD HELICOPTER CRASH IN MENDON

Senator Schumer released the following statement regarding tonight's tragic helicopter crash in Mendon, New York: Senator Schumer said, "I am heartbroken by the news that three of New York's brave Army National Guardsmen have been killed in a helicopter crash during a training mission. These National Guard members answered the call to help and serve their fellow New Yorkers and their country, and their sacrifices will never be forgotten. I send my deepest condolences to the loved ones of those … Continue Reading


01.19.21

CONTINUING THEIR STEADFAST SUPPORT FOR HIGHER ED DURING THE PANDEMIC, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER $1.4 BILLION FOR NEW YORK’S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AS PART OF COVID RELIEF PACKAGE; SENATORS SAY HIGHER ED INSTITUTIONS FACE HUGE BUDGET SHORTFALLS AMID ONGOING COVID CRISIS

Institutions Of Higher Education Are Eliminating Majors & Departments, Pausing Admissions, And Cutting Staff To Make Ends Meet During Economic Crisis Schumer Negotiated, Gillibrand Sheperded Into Passage, $1.4 Billion For NYS Colleges And Universities Into Recent COVID Relief Package, Supplementing Amount Already Disbursed From CARES Act Schumer, Gillibrand: Additional Aid For Higher Ed Will Help Fight Economic Pandemic U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand … Continue Reading


01.19.21

AS COVID CASES RISE AGAIN IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, SCHUMER REVEALS SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF LIVINGSTON COUNTY STILL DOES NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT ACCESS TO BROADBAND; SENATOR, IN FIRST MEETING WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S USDA NOMINEE, RENEWS FIGHT TO GET $11 MILLION IN USDA GRANT FUNDING TO ADDRESS THE COUNTY’S INTERNET ACCESS NEEDS

COVID-19 Has Revealed Serious Disparities In Rural Communities Throughout Upstate New York, Especially Exacerbating The Digital Divide; As Livingston County Communities Are Encouraged To Stay At Home Amidst A Resurgence In Cases, Broadband Access Has Never Been More Vital Senator Fought For Additional $7B In Recent COVID Relief Package To Fund Federal Broadband Programs & Is Pushing to Ensure Broadband Access For Rural Communities Is Among Top Priorities For Incoming Administration Schumer… Continue Reading


01.15.21

AS NY RAMPS UP VACCINATION EFFORTS, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DEMAND FEDS IMMEDIATELY ADDRESS SIGNIFICANT COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION FAILURES; SENATORS URGE HHS TO IMPLEMENT COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL VACCINE PLAN & WORK TO COMBAT HEALTH INEQUALITIES

Nationally, 2.6 Million Americans Have Been Vaccinated, Missing Initial 20-Million-By-End-Of-December Goal; In NY, Phase 1B Is Underway With Broadened Eligibility Criteria Senators Say HHS Must Provide Resources, Support And Guidance To State, Local, Tribal, And Territorial Governments In Order To Efficiently Distribute And Administer Vaccines To People Across New York Schumer, Gillibrand: Feds Failure In COVID Vaccine Distribution Must Be Fixed To Get All New Yorkers Vaccinated ASAP As New Y… Continue Reading


01.15.21

CONTINUING THEIR UNWAVERING SUPPORT FOR CANANDAIGUA VETERANS, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE: $30 MILLION FOR PHASE III OF VA CAMPUS EXPANSION INCLUDED IN 2020 END-OF-YEAR OMNIBUS LEGISLATION; $30 MILLION WILL FUND RENOVATIONS TO BUILDING 3, TOPPING OFF MAJOR, LONG-SOUGHT UPGRADES & BOOSTING QUALITY OF CARE FOR VETERANS

When The Canandaigua VA Was Targeted For Closure In 2003, Schumer Successfully Led The Charge To Block Closure Plans And Instead Secured Over $161 Million For Phase I, $190 Million For Phase II To Upgrade Campus, Safeguard it From Future Closure Threats After Securing $30M In The FY2020 Omnibus Package, Senators Say Funding Will Be Used To Renovate 3 for Rehab, Mental Health Programs After Project Was Placed On Hold Due To Insufficient Funds Senators: Rochester-Area Veterans Will Finally Get… Continue Reading


01.15.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON BIDEN NOMINATING DEANNE CRISWELL TO SERVE AS THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY ADMINISTRATOR

New York, New York-Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today issued the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden's nomination of Deanne Criswell to serve as the Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator. Leader Schumer previously supported Ms. Criswell's nomination for FEMA’s National Advisory Council: "Deanne Criswell is an outstanding choice for FEMA administrator because she brings years of accomplished federal and state emergency management experience to this criti… Continue Reading


01.14.21

AFTER SCHUMER PUSH, BIDEN ADMIN’S FEMA WILL DELIVER ROUGHLY $2 BILLION MORE DOLLARS TO NYS FOR COVID BUDGET RELIEF; FUNDS WILL HELP CLOSE BUDGET GAP FOR STATE; FEMA WILL NOW COVER 100% OF COVID EXPENSES IN NEW YORK

Schumer Rallied FEMA & Discussed FEMA Cost Share With President-Elect Biden, Whose Admin Will Now Heed Senator's Call & Deliver Billions More To NY In Troubling Times; Schumer Praises Biden For Stepping Up To Plate On March 13th 2020, Emergency Disaster Declaration Was Declared & NYS Has Been Getting Billions In Reimbursements For COVID-Related Expenses BUT Those Expenses Were Not 100% Fed Reimbursed; State Was --And STILL Is-- On The Hook For 25%; Now That Will Change Schumer: CO… Continue Reading


01.14.21

DURING FIRST MEETING WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S DOT NOMINEE, PETE BUTTIGIEG, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR EXPANSION OF ROUTE 17; FOLLOWING DECADES OF ADVOCACY, SENATOR MAKES ROADWAY SAFETY, ALLEVIATING CONGESTION, AND HV ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION TOP PRIORITIES FOR NEW ADMINISTRATION & INCOMING TRANSPORTATION CHIEF

Schumer Has Pushed For Expansions Of Route 17 For Over A Decade, Citing Need For Improved Roadway To Handle Increased Traffic, Boost the Economy & Improve Safety Senator Urges Federal Funding For Long-Overdue Infrastructure Expansion, Ensuring Road Safety & Hudson Valley Economic Revival Are Top Priorities For The Incoming Administration Schumer To DOT Nominee Buttigieg: Expanding Rt. 17 Key To Maximizing Full Potential Of Region's Economic Assets Continuing his 15-year-long fight to… Continue Reading


01.14.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $16 MILLION INCREASE IN CDC LYME DISEASE AND TICK-BORNE DISEASE FUNDING IN FY21 BIPARTISAN APPROPRIATIONS PACKAGE

Continued Robust Funding is Essential To Combat Tick-Borne Diseases Across Upstate NY, Which has Become the Epicenter For Tick-Borne Disease In Recent Years Following Fierce Advocacy, Senators Deliver $2 Million Funding Increase, Their Third Consecutive Increase, For Lyme Disease Research and Prevention WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that following their fierce advocacy, $16 million in federal funding for the Centers for Disease Contro… Continue Reading


01.13.21

SCHUMER, DURING FIRST MEETING WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S DOT NOMINEE, PETE BUTTIGIEG, CALLS FOR FAA TO FINALLY IMPLEMENT OVERDUE AIRLINE SAFETY REFORM AND ESTABLISH ELECTRONIC PILOT TRAINING DATABASE; SENATOR MAKES SAFER SKIES A TOP PRIORITY FOR NEW ADMINISTRATION & INCOMING TRANSPORTATION CHIEF, EVEN BEFORE PRESIDENT-ELECT TAKES OFFICE

Legislation Passed in 2010 Required the FAA to Establish an Electronic Pilot Records Database So Airlines Can Access Complete Training Background of All Commercial Pilots Before They Are Hired Senator Urges Expedited Implementation Of Decade-Overdue Database To Boost Safety Of Air Travel, Ensuring Security Of NY Skies Are A Top Priority For The Incoming Administration Schumer To DOT Nominee: Failure to Implement Database Needlessly Puts Lives at Risk Nearly 12 years after the tragic cras… Continue Reading


01.12.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND RE-UP FIGHT FOR DIRECT FEDERAL AID TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS RESPONDING TO AND RECOVERING FROM CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Decreasing Revenues During The Coronavirus Pandemic Have Left Local Governments Strapped; Dedicated Federal Funding for Local Communities Would Provide Necessary Relief for Lost Revenues, Increased Costs And Help Avoid Local Tax & Fee Increases; The Direct Support for Communities Act Will Complement Direct Relief to States   WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, incoming U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the upcoming int… Continue Reading


01.12.21

LAST WEEK, IN PERSONAL CALL TO GENERAL ELECTRIC CEO, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR GE TO MANUFACTURE NEXT-GENERATION WIND TURBINE IN NEW YORK AND CREATE HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS; SENATOR SAYS GE COULD HELP NEW YORK STATE ACHIEVE COMMITMENT TO DEVELOP 9,000 MEGAWATTS OF OFFSHORE WIND POWER BY 2035 & BRING GREEN-ECONOMY JOBS TO UPSTATE NY

GE Is Poised To Be A Key Supplier For Eastern Seaboard's Offshore Wind Installations Senator Says New York Is Perfectly Situated To Support GE's Manufacturing Priorities, Boasting A World-Class Workforce And Port Infrastructure Schumer: Investing In NY Would Be A Win-Win-Win, Creating New Green-Energy Jobs, Helping NY Achieve Its Clean-Energy Goals, & Spinning GE’s Wind Turbine Manufacturing To New Heights After learning that General Electric (GE) is pursuing a site to manufact… Continue Reading


01.07.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT CALLING FOR THE PRESIDENT TO BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM OFFICE

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement calling for president to be immediately removed from office: "What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president. This president should not hold office one day longer. "The quickest and most effective way - it can be done today - to remove this president from office would be for the Vice President to immediately invoke the 25th amendment. If the … Continue Reading

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