Press Releases

07.13.20

SCHUMER: AS THE PANDEMIC RAGES ON, DEVASTATING CENTRAL NEW YORK’S ECONOMY, SMALL BUSINESSES NEED SECOND PPP LOAN TO STAY AFLOAT; SURROUNDED BY CNY BUSINESS OWNERS, SENATOR PUSHES TO EXTEND “PPP” PROGRAM TO GIVE LOCAL SMALL BIZ OWNERS ANOTHER LOAN; CENTRAL NEW YORK’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS CRITICAL FOR ALL OF NY

Window For Accessing A PPP Loan For Central New York Small Biz's Will Close In Weeks Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Economic Relief To Central New York's Small Businesses, Extending Program To 2021 & Offering New Second Round of Forgivable PPP Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses Schumer: PPP Extension & Expansion Is The Lifeboat Central New York Small Biz Needs To Recover & Rebuild From Health -and Economic- Pandemic Standing at The Pier in Central Square and o… Continue Reading


07.08.20

WITH MILLIONS ON THE LINE, SCHUMER CALLS FOR SENATE TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND PROVIDE IMMEDIATE FISCAL RELIEF FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS LIKE OTSEGO COUNTY THAT PROJECT DEVASTATING REVENUE AND JOB LOSSES AMID ONGOING COVID-19 FIGHT

As Local Governments Face Uncertain Budgets Amid Crises, City Of Oneonta Estimates A $3M Deficit, Otsego County Over $12M, In Lost Revenue Standing With Local Leaders, Schumer Says Otsego County Heroically Ratcheted Up Spending To Fight COVID-19, Despite Budgetary Consequences, To Help Keep Essential Services Running Throughout The Region, Yet Congress Refuses To Lend A Hand In Recovery and Rebuilding Schumer: Otsego County Stepped Up To Fight The Pandemic On The Frontlines, They Shouldn't… Continue Reading


07.08.20

SCHUMER: AS THE PANDEMIC RAGES ON, DEVASTATING ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES AREA ECONOMY, MANY SMALL BUSINESSES NEED SECOND PPP LOAN TO STAY AFLOAT; SURROUNDED BY ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES AREA BUSINESS OWNERS, SENATOR PUSHES TO EXTEND “PPP” PROGRAM TO GIVE LOCAL SMALL BIZ OWNERS ANOTHER LOAN & CONTINUED ASSISTANCE; ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES AREA’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS CRITICAL FOR ALL OF NYS

Window For Accessing A PPP Loan For Rochester-Finger Lakes Area Small Biz's Will Close In Weeks Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Economic Relief To Rochester-Finger Lakes Area's Small Businesses, Extending Program To 2021 & Offering New Second Round of Forgivable PPP Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses And Nonprofits Schumer: PPP Extension & Expansion Is The Lifeboat Rochester-Finger Lakes Area Small Biz Needs To Recover & Rebuild From Health -and Economic- Pand… Continue Reading


07.08.20

SCHUMER: AS THE PANDEMIC RAGES ON, DEVASTATING WNY ECONOMY, MANY SMALL BUSINESSES NEED SECOND PPP LOAN TO STAY AFLOAT; AT WNY BUSINESS, SENATOR PUSHES TO EXTEND “PPP” PROGRAM TO GIVE LOCAL SMALL BIZ OWNERS ANOTHER LOAN & CONTINUED ASSISTANCE; WNY’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS CRITICAL FOR ALL OF NYS

Window For Accessing A PPP Loan For Western New York's Small Biz's Will Close In Weeks Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Economic Relief To Western New York’s Small Businesses, Extending Program To 2021 & Offering New Second Round of Forgivable PPP Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses And Nonprofits Schumer: PPP Extension & Expansion Is The Lifeboat Western New York Small Biz Needs To Recover & Rebuild From Health -and Economic- Pandemic Standing at Partners … Continue Reading


07.07.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $424,000 IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF SPRINGWATER TO IMPROVE WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

Funding Will Provide Much-Needed Upgrade For Outdated Sewer System That Serves 238 Water Users Springwater Will Receive $424K To Upgrade Existing Sewer System And Meet Health And Sanitary Standards Senators: USDA Funding Will Keep Town Of Springwater Flowing U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $424,000 in federal rural development funding allocated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development as part of the Water and Waste … Continue Reading


07.07.20

SCHUMER UNVEILS NATIONAL PLAN TO DELIVER CARE & COMPENSATION FOR LOCAL VETS SUFFERING FROM AGENT-ORANGE LINKED ILLNESSES; SENATOR HAS BEEN PUSHING FEDS TO ACT AND NOW UPCOMING DEFENSE BILL PROVIDES CHANCE TO CEMENT CRITICAL HEALTH BENEFITS INTO LAW

Schumer Has Been Pushing To Expand List Of Diseases Associated With Exposure To 'Agent Orange' Herbicide That LI Vets Came Into Contact With During Vietnam War Service; But Feds Have Been Foot-Dragging-Even Blocked Action Now, Schumer Details A National Plan From Long Island To End This Unwarranted Delay, Giving Vets Suffering From Agent Orange-Linked Conditions Like Cancer & Parkinson's, Their Healthcare & Compensation Benefits Schumer: This Plan Will Mean LI Vets-And Vets Across Cou… Continue Reading


07.06.20

WITH MILLIONS ON THE LINE, SCHUMER CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE FISCAL RELIEF FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CAPITAL REGION THAT PROJECT CRIPPLING REVENUE AND JOB LOSSES AMID ONGOING COVID-19 FIGHT

As Local Governments Face Uncertain Budgets Amid Crises, City Of Schenectady Estimates $12M In Lost Revenue, Schenectady County, $16M ; City Of Albany Estimates $19M In Lost Revenue, Albany County, $30M; City of Troy Estimates $9.5M In Lost Revenue, Rensselaer County Up To $20M Standing With Local Leaders, Schumer Says The Capital Region's Municipalities Heroically Ratcheted Up Spending To Fight COVID-19, Despite Budgetary Consequences, To Help Keep Essential Services Running Throughout The Re… Continue Reading


07.06.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LOCAL HOUSING AND FINANCIAL COUNSELING PROGRAMS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,193,208 in federal funding allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the Housing Counseling Grant program. The program provides funding to approved counseling agencies that help clients achieve responsible homeownership through financial planning, literacy, educational resources, and property maintenance training for both tenants and homeowners. Additionally, … Continue Reading


07.06.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: AS PANDEMIC LEAVES CNY HOSPITALS STRAPPED FOR CASH & LAYOFFS ON THE HORIZON, THEY MISS OUT ON FEDERAL RECOVERY $$$ DUE TO BUREAUCRATIC GUIDELINES; SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY GIVE FINANCIALLY-DEVASTATED NY HOSPITALS – LIKE CROUSE & ST. JOE’S – THEIR FAIR SHARE

Cancellation Of Elective Procedures Left Hospitals Strapped For Cash; Even After 5 Rounds Of Schumer-Secured Emergency Funding, Crouse & St. Joseph's Hospitals Have Received Less Funding Compared To Other NY Providers ~$60B Of Emergency Funding Schumer Negotiated For Hospitals in CARES Act & 'Corona 3.5' Remains Unspent By HHS; Yet, Administration Says Hospitals Must Only Be Hotspot Or Rural To Qualify, Putting CNY Hospitals and Thousands of Jobs In Limbo Schumer To HHS: CNY Healthcare… Continue Reading


07.06.20

SCHUMER: HUDSON VALLEY BUSINESSES NEED ACCESS TO CRITICAL FED RELIEF TO RECOVER ASAP; SURROUNDED BY HUDSON VALLEY BUSINESS OWNERS, SENATOR PUSHES TO EXTEND “PPP” PROGRAM TO GIVE LOCAL SMALL BIZ OWNERS ANOTHER LOAN & CONTINUED ASSISTANCE; HUDSON VALLEY’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS CRITICAL FOR ALL OF NY

Window For Accessing A PPP Loan For Hudson Valley Small Biz's Will Close In Weeks Schumer Pushes Vital Legislation To Provide Economic Relief To Hudson Valley's Small Businesses, Extending Program To 2021 & Offering New Second Round of PPP Assistance To Hardest-Hit Small Businesses Schumer: PPP Extension & Expansion Is The Lifeboat Hudson Valley Small Biz Needs To Recover & Rebuild From Health -and Economic- Pandemic  Standing in Wurtsboro, New York, in front of Canal Towne… Continue Reading


07.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SOUTHERN TIER AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate and Construct Taxiways, Rehabilitate Lighting, Reconstruct Apron, Acquire Snow Removal Equipment, Acquire Aircraft Rescue And Fire Fighting Safety Equipment & Vehicles, Improve Terminal Buildings, And Conduct Or Update Studies Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link Field, Albert S Nader Regional Airport, Corning-Painted Post, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Hudson Valley Regional Airport To Receive Federal Funding Schumer, Gi… Continue Reading


07.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $8.9 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CAPITAL REGION AND NORTH COUNTRY AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate Runways, Reconstruct Apron, Rehabilitate Terminals, Acquire Snow Removal Equipment, Acquire Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Safety Equipment, And Conduct Or Update Studies Albany International Airport, Plattsburgh International Airport, Columbia County Airport, Lake Placid Airport, Ticonderoga Municipal Airport, Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport To Receive Federal Funding Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Capital Region And North Country Pick Up Where … Continue Reading


07.02.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.3 MILLION TO SUPPORT LOCAL CULTURAL NONPROFITS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING & SUSTAIN HUMANITIES ORGANIZATIONS AND JOBS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK

As Upstate Recovers And Reopens After COVID-19 Pandemic, NEH Funding Will Help To Preserve Cultural Education and Non-Profit Jobs; Upstate New York Will Receive Almost 6% Of Total Funding Announced For Humanities Organizations Across The Country; Key Component of Upstate Economy Grants Can Be Used For Essential Operations, To Advance Humanities Research, And To Retain, Rehire, Or Hire New Staff Senators: Investment In Humanities, Cultural Organizations, And Non-Profits Paints Bright Picture F… Continue Reading


07.01.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $691,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ROCHESTER REGION AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Extend Taxiways, Construct Snow Removal Equipment, And Remove Non-Hazard Obstructions Greater Rochester International Airport, Perry-Warsaw Airport, Genesee County Airport To Receive Federal Funding Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Rochester Region Pick Up Where It Lifted Off U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $691,000 in Federal Aviation Administrati… Continue Reading


07.01.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HUDSON VALLEY AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate Taxiways, Construct Snow Removal Equipment, And Reconstruct Airport Beacons Sullivan County International, Orange County Airport To Receive Federal Funding Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Hudson Valley Pick Up Where It Lifted Off U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2,609,349 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to Sullivan Cou… Continue Reading


07.01.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $26 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CENTRAL NEW YORK AND NORTH COUNTRY AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate Runways, Reconstruct Runway Lighting, Acquire Snow Removal Equipment, Reconstruct Perimeter Fencing, And Conduct Or Update Studies Syracuse Hancock International, Ogdensburg International, Oswego County Airport, Massena International-Richards Field To Receive Federal Funding Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Central New York and North Country Pick Up Where They Lifted Off After announcing $7.1 million for Watertown International Airport last week, U… Continue Reading


06.30.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WESTERN NEW YORK AIRPORTS

Funding Will Be Used To Install NAVAIDS, Reconstruct Airfield Guidance Signs, Reconstruct Runway Lighting, Rehabilitate Runways, Acquire Snow Removal Equipment, And Reconstruct 1,112 Sq Yds Of Apron Pavement Buffalo Niagara International, Chautauqua County/Dunkirk Airport, Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport To Receive Federal Funding Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Western New York Pick Up Where It Lifted Off U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today a… Continue Reading


06.30.20

SCHUMER REVEALS: FEDERAL ‘PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY’ EXPIRES IN JULY; SENATOR RALLIES TO KEEP EMERGENCY DECLARATION IN PLACE BEFORE THE CLOCK RUNS OUT & NEW YORK LOSES BILLIONS IN LOCAL HEALTHCARE DOLLARS, FEMA FUNDS & MORE; ACTION NEEDED NOW

New York State Would Lose Combined Billions In Funds & Fed Resources Critical To NYC & LI That Are Helping To Contain COVID & Its Spread-Including Tele-Medicine Support Failure To Act On Extending Emergency Would Also Tie The Hands Of CDC & Hurt Local Health Depts. Monitoring Virus  Schumer To Feds: We Cannot Cut Off New York's Funds & Fed Help Just As We Turn The Corner On COVID Here   Noting that the clock is ticking, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer called o… Continue Reading


06.29.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $220 MILLION FOR VITAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS; EPA FUNDING WILL PROTECT CLEAN DRINKING WATER AND SURFACE WATER ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

Modern Water Structures Protect Both Human Health & Environment; Funding Will Modernize Aging Wastewater Infrastructure, Implement Water Reuse & Recycling, Address Stormwater, And Construct Drinking Water Infrastructure Senators Say New York State Has Some Of The Oldest Sewer Systems In The County And Funding Will Provide Long-Overdue, Critical Support To Drinking Water And Sewer Projects Schumer, Gillibrand: This New Congressional EPA Funding Will Keep Our Water Systems Flowing … Continue Reading


06.28.20

WITH THE SUPPORT OF NEW YORK’S SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BIPARTISAN AMERICAN FOUNDRIES ACT, BOLSTERING U.S. LEADERSHIP IN MICROELECTRONICS SECTOR, DRAMATICALLY INCREASING INVESTMENT IN DOMESTIC FACILITIES, & KEEPING PRODUCTION ON OUR SHORES

With The U.S. At Serious Risk As The Leader Of The Microelectronics Industry, Schumer Urges Critical Investment Into Commercial And Defense-Related Microelectronics Projects Senator Says Relying Only on Foreign-Made Semiconductors Puts Economic And National Security At Risk; U.S. Must Build And Maintain Robust and Resilient Domestic Microelectronics Industry   Citing concerns that China is catching up to the U.S. in microelectronics production capacity, U.S. Senator Schumer today unveile… Continue Reading

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