Press Releases

11.11.21

SCHUMER, CLARKE, OLORI SISTERHOOD: PREGNANT BLACK MOMS 3X MORE LIKELY TO DIE & OVER TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE COMPLICATED BIRTHS; SCHUMER, CLARKE & OLORI SISTERHOOD PUSH PASSAGE OF MOMNIBUS IN BUILD BACK BETTER ACT TO COMBAT NY’S MATERNAL HEALTH CRISIS, TO MAKE NY MOMS & FAMILIES SAFER

Schumer Pushes Two-Part Plan: 1) Pass The Black Maternal Health 'Momnibus' Act & 2) Expand Medicaid for Mothers, Including Yearlong Postpartum Coverage and Doula & Midwife Services  In 2020, NY Exceeded U.S. Maternal Morbidity & Mortality Rates; Momnibus Will Work To Combat Root Causes Of Maternal Health Crisis Schumer: New York's Black Moms Deserve Top Treatment - It’s Time To Deliver It To Them  Standing at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, U.S.… Continue Reading


11.11.21

FOLLOWING THEIR TIRELESS ADVOCACY FOR CENTRAL NY & THE I-81 PROJECT, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL INCLUDES PERMANENT LOCAL HIRE PROVISION & FIRST-EVER PROGRAM TO REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES DIVIDED BY HIGHWAYS

Following Visit To Syracuse With Secretary Buttigieg, Senators Pushed For Once-In-A-Generation Federal Investment Into American Infrastructure To Prioritize Projects Like I-81 Senators Say Bipartisan Deal Will Connect Local Workers To Good Jobs, Help Reconnect Neighborhoods And Provide New Funding For The I-81 Project Schumer, Gillibrand: CNY Dreams-and Local Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! - Can Now Become Reality U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today ann… Continue Reading


11.11.21

FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE THE WEST POINT FOUNDRY PRESERVE HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

Preserve Is Where Some Of The Nation's First Steam Engines, Trains, And Pipes For NYC Water System Were Manufactured In The 1800s West Point Foundry Receives Highest Federal Recognition For U.S. Heritage Site National Historic Landmark Designation Will Provide Increased Opportunity For Federal Funding & Boost For Tourism For Putnam County And The Hudson Valley Following years of advocacy on the historic value for the West Point Foundry Preserve in Putnam County, New York, U.S. Senate Ma… Continue Reading


11.11.21

THREE YEARS AFTER THE TRAGIC SCHOHARIE LIMO ACCIDENT, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE RECENTLY-PASSED INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WILL CLOSE DEADLY LOOPHOLES, SET HIGHER SAFETY STANDARDS, AND GET DANGEROUS LIMOS OFF ROADS AND SAVE LIVES

Schoharie's October 2018 Limo Accident Was Nation's Deadliest Accident In Years; Reports Revealed Gaping Loopholes In Federal Limo Safety Regulations With Families of Victims, Senators Fought To Include Safety Standards In Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill & Amendments To Boost Safety Of Limos On NY Roads For Passengers, Drivers, & Pedestrians  Schumer, Gillibrand: The Memory Of The Victims Will Live On In The Lives They Will Save U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schume… Continue Reading


11.10.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: UNDER ‘BIF,’ LIRR & COMMUTER RAIL WILL GET A RECORD $2.6B IN OWN FED ALLOCATION; MANY OTHER LI TRANSPO PROJECTS & PRIORITIES ARE POISED FOR NEW ACTION & FUNDING, INCLUDING HELP TO LI’S DISABLED, NEW SIGNALS & MORE

Schumer Has Just Spoken With Fed DOT & Wants LI Funds Delivered ASAP, Including LIRR's OWN Commuter Rail Carve-Out; MANY LOCAL LI Projects Will Get Moving, Including New LIRR ADA Stations, Jamaica Capacity Overhaul, LIE Safety Measures, Heckscher State Parkway Bridge Repair, Meadowbrook State Parkway Rehab & More; It's ALL Jobs! Schumer Says These Dollars Will Help Keep 24/7 Service, Help Stop Service Cuts, Keep Workers On The Job & Riders Riding; Next, Schumer Wants LIRR’s Sh… Continue Reading


11.10.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER 1,700 BRIDGES AND OVER 7,292 MILES OF HIGHWAY IN POOR CONDITION IN NY; SENATOR SECURES NEARLY $13.5 BILLION TO FINALLY FIX DILAPIDATED & DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS BRIDGES, CREATING JOBS, SAFER ROADS, AND BOOSTING THE UPSTATE ECONOMY

NY Has Over 1,700 Bridges Deemed To Be In Poor Condition And Pose Worsening Safety Issues With Each Passing Day; Fixing Them Will Be Jobs Bonanza Schumer: It's Time To Use the Billions From the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Bill We Just Passed To Invest In Upstate NY's Bridges Before It Proves A Bridge Too Far  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced an unprecedented $13.5 billion investment to address New York’s crumbling bridge and road infrastructur… Continue Reading


11.09.21

SCHUMER REVEALS: OVER $11 BILLION HEADING TO NY TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL; LARGEST-EVER FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN UPSTATE TRANSPORTATION MEANS WHEELS KEEP TURNING AND UPSTATE NY ON TRACK TO A BRIGHT FUTURE

Schumer Says Pandemic Caused Public Transportation To Grind To A Halt; After Historic Recovery Funds Through The ARP, New Cash Infusion Will Boost Jobs And Improve Services & Vital Infrastructure To Meet Rider Demand New Historic Federal Investment Will Create Jobs, Address Backlog of Repairs, Expand Services, Add Electric Buses, And Improve Accessibility Schumer: Help Is On The Way To Keep Upstate Transit Rolling & Jobs Flowing Into The Future U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. … Continue Reading


11.09.21

FOLLOWING HIS DIRECT ADVOCACY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HOUSE-PASSED BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL INCLUDES MAKE PPE IN AMERICA ACT; BILL WILL ALLOW DOMESTIC TEXTILE MANUFACTURERS, LIKE ROCHESTER’S HICKEY FREEMAN, TO ACCESS CRITICAL FEDERAL CONTRACTS BOOSTING AMERICAN JOBS AND STRENGTHENING THE DOMESTIC SUPPLY CHAIN FOR PPE PRODUCTION

American Factories Like Hickey Freeman Stepped Up During The Pandemic To Manufacture Critical PPE For Their Communities; Feds Will Now Tap American Textile Workers, like those at Hickey Freeman, To Grow U.S Jobs & U.S. PPE Production Schumer: 'Marshall Plan' For PPE Is Huge Potential Boon For Hickey Freeman & Rochester Following his visit last month to announce 100 new jobs after fighting for years to keep the Hickey Freeman factory in business, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. … Continue Reading


11.08.21

FOLLOWING HIS VISIT TO MAMARONECK, SCHUMER CALLS TOP BRASS AT ARMY TO DEMAND PRIORITIZATION OF MAMRONECK PROJECT; HOURS AFTER HIS CONFIRMATION, SCHUMER CALLS NEW ASSISTANT SECRETARY TO MAKE MAMARONECK TOP PRIORITY, FULLY FUND PROJECT, AND SAVE LIVES

Schumer: Mamaroneck Has Suffered Severe Flooding Too Long; Assistant Secretary of the Army Must Select And Approve The Mamaroneck & Sheldrake Rivers Project Protecting The Safety Of Families Must Be Top Priority For USACE; Project Would Construct Flood Defenses For Mamaroneck That Has Suffered Millions of $$ In Damages For Decades Schumer: After Hurricane Ida and Another Deadly Flood Year, Mamaroneck Deserves Flood Protection NOW After years of delays under the Trump administration, and… Continue Reading


11.07.21

SCHUMER: PASSAGE OF HISTORIC INFRASTRUCTURE BILL MEANS BILLIONS ARE ON-THE-WAY TO NEW YORK; AS LEAD-NEGOTIATOR, SCHUMER SECURES LARGEST FEDERAL INVESTMENT EVER FOR UPSTATE NY ROADS, BRIDGES, TRAINS, BROADBAND, WATER, TRANSIT, AIRPORTS & MORE

Schumer-Negotiated, Record Deal Boosts Airports, Transit, Rail, Broadband, Highways & Bridges, Water/Sewer Infrastructure Funds DIRECTLY For NY Projects That Are Ready-To-Go & Critically Needed Good-Paying Jobs Are On The Way To Get All This Work Done-From Highways, To NY Bridges, Roads, Water Infra & More Schumer: J-O-B-S & Billions Of $$$ On The Way To NY To Rebuild & Revive The Empire State's Infrastructure Marking formal House passage of the bipartisan infrastructu… Continue Reading


11.05.21

FOLLOWING YEARS OF ADVOCACY, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, JONES SECURE INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF SAFETY RISKS POSED BY AIM PIPELINE PROJECTS FOR LOWER HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING INDIAN POINT; IN NEW LETTER, REPS REINFORCE COMMUNITY CONCERNS, CALL ON PHMSA TO EXERCISE OVERSIGHT ON ALL EXISTING PIPELINES FOR FULL, COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

Following Public Meeting With Local Officials, HV Community Leaders, Reps Announce PHMSA Has Heeded Calls For Oak Ridge National Lab to Preform Independent Review of AIM Pipeline Projects; Schumer, Gillibrand Jones: Independent Review Must Be Done Right With Comprehensive Community Input & Involvement; Federal Reps Remain Committed to Advocating for Transparency, Jobs, and Safety Throughout Decommissioning Process For IP… Continue Reading


11.04.21

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, FOLLOWING HIS APPOINTMENT, NEW YORK ASSEMBLY MAJORITY LEADER CRYSTAL PEOPLES-STOKES HAS BEEN NAMED TO THE SMITHSONIAN’S FIRST-EVER ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR THE NEW SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM; SCHUMER’S APPOINTMENT OF PEOPLES-STOKES ON MUSEUM’S INAUGURAL COUNCIL ENSURES NEW YORK WILL HAVE INTEGRAL ROLE IN SHAPING MUSEUM’S FUTURE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that following his support for her appointment, the Smithsonian Institution has officially named Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes to the advisory council for the new Smithsonian American Women's History Museum. In September, Schumer appointed Leader Peoples-Stokes to fill a congressionally-appointed role on the inaugural advisory council for the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum. The… Continue Reading


11.01.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY & ROCHESTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AWARDED TOTAL $6 MILLION AND SELECTED FOR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN’S COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR PILOT PROGRAM TO EXPAND OUTREACH TO UNDERSERVED & VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES IN UPSTATE NY AND BEYOND

Syracuse University Institute for Veterans & Military Families & Rochester Economic Development Corporation Each Selected As 1 Of 51 Community Navigator Hubs Across The Nation Funding Will Help Ensure Historically Underserved & Veteran-Owned Businesses Get Better Access To Federal, State, And Local Resources Senators: Syracuse & Rochester Will Be A Hub To Help Disadvantaged Businesses Grow and Recover From Economic Impacts Of COVID-19   U.S. Senate Majority Leader… Continue Reading


10.29.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

Today, U.S. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $8,619,219 in federal funding to implement telehealth services in hospitals and health care systems throughout New York State. The funding was allocated through the Federal Communications Commission's COVID-19 Telehealth Program and will be used to implement web-based telehealth platforms, purchase remote-monitoring equipment and improve internet connectivity in order to minimize unnecessary trips to overcrow… Continue Reading


10.27.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON PHASE II ALLOCATION OF FUNDING FOR UTICA PROSPERITY INITIATIVE

Following his delivering millions for Utica as part of the American Rescue Plan he led to passage in the Senate, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on Utica Prosperity Initiative's Phase II funding allocation: Senator Schumer said, "As Majority Leader, I made local funding my top priority in the American Rescue Plan and fought so hard to ensure that local governments - like Utica - would get the funding needed to not just recover and rebuild from COV… Continue Reading


10.20.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ANNOUNCE DUTCHESS COUNTY TO RECEIVE CRITICAL FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE FOR DAMAGE FROM TROPICAL STORM IDA

On September 1st, Tropical Storm Ida Caused Severe Flooding In NYC, Long Island, and Hudson Valley Regions, Damaging Homes With Record-Breaking Rainfall Dutchess County Home Owners and Renters Who Had Damage or Losses From Ida Now Eligible for Housing Assistance, Crisis Counseling, Unemployment Assistance, Home Repairs, and Legal Services Families and Businesses, Including Those Without Flood Insurance, Now Able To Apply For FEMA Aide After securing a disaster declaration for communiti… Continue Reading


10.20.21

FOLLOWING TROPICAL STORM FRED, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE AVAILABILITY OF DISASTER LOANS FOR PRIVATE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

Following their push for a Presidential disaster declaration for upstate New York after Tropical Storm Fred, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the availability of funding to aid Private Non-Profit organizations (PNPs) in recovering from damage from the storm. PNPs including food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges will be eligible to apply for up to $2 million in loans through the U.S. Sma… Continue Reading


10.19.21

AS UPSTATE NY ORGANIC DAIRY FARMERS CONTINUE TO RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC, SCHUMER FIGHTS FOR ANSWERS ON TERMINATED DANONE CONTRACTS; WITH IMPACTED FARMS LEFT SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS, SENATOR CALLS ON DANONE FOR EXPLANATION AND AID FOR IMPACTED NEW YORK ORGANIC DAIRY FARMS

Danone North America Plans To Terminate Contracts With 89 Organic Dairy Farms In The Northeast -More Than Half In Upstate NY - In 2022; Terminations Could Force Some Farms To Close Forever, Senator Says New York's Organic Dairy Farmers Are Vital To Upstate Economy; After COVID Pandemic Hit Already Stretched-Thin Dairy Farmers Hard, Schumer Says Danone Terminations Threaten Dairy Farmers' Livelihoods Schumer: NY’s Organic Dairy Farms Need Answers Following news that Horizon Organic, a … Continue Reading


10.18.21

SCHUMER STANDS WITH ROCHESTER’S HICKEY FREEMAN WORKERS TO LAUNCH PUSH TO SECURE ‘MARSHALL PLAN’ IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL – GIVING HICKEY FREEMAN ACCESS TO BRAND NEW GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS, MORE JOBS, AND EXPAND ROCHESTER BIZ; SCHUMER ANNOUNCES HICKEY FREEMAN WILL ADD 100 JOBS NOW UNDER NEW BUSINESS

American Factories Like Hickey Freeman Stepped Up During The Pandemic To Manufacture Critical PPE For Their Communities; Schumer Urges Feds To Tap Hickey Freeman And American Textile Workers To Grow U.S Jobs & U.S. PPE Production Senator Says Hickey Freeman Produces World-Class PPE, Making It A Win-Win-Win For U.S. National Security, Health Workers, And Rochester Workers & Economy Alike Schumer Also Announces As A Direct Result Of His Years Of Work To Save Factory, Hickey Freeman Add… Continue Reading


10.18.21

AMID NEW PREDICTIONS WARNING OF HEATING PRICE SPIKE OF 31% ACROSS CAPITAL REGION THIS WINTER, SCHUMER PUSHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO DEAL WITH CRISIS; 1) QUICKLY RELEASE FED FUNDS THAT HELP SENIORS & OTHERS PAY FOR HEAT & 2) INCREASE FED POT OF LIHEAP BY $100M TO KEEP THE HELP GOING

Last Year, More Than 55,000 Capital Region Households Tapped Roughly $20 Million In Home Energy Assistance BUT With Supply Chains Across Industries STILL Rocked By COVID, Upcoming Winter Could Freeze Out Working Families & Seniors Who Need The Help Capital Region Applications For Federal Help Are NOW Available - BUT Schumer Wants Feds To Quickly Release NY's Dollars & Announces New Push To Fuel The Home Energy Assistance Program With $100 Million More, Should Pricing Predictions Manife… Continue Reading

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