Press Releases

05.29.20

AFTER NEARLY SEVEN YEARS OF CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR THE CDTA, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO EXPAND BUS RAPID TRANSIT LINE; SENATOR SAYS NEW “PURPLE LINE” WILL MAKE TRANSPORTATION MORE CONVENIENT & ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

In October 2013, Schumer Urged Feds To Support CDTA's Application To Join The FTA Capital Investment Grant Program & Become Eligible For Federal Dollars; New Funding Will Go Towards New Washington/Western Line That Will Connect City Of Albany To Crossgates Mall, UAlbany, And Various Other Destinations Senator Says FTA Funding Will Boost Local Economy And Help The Capital Region Recover From The Ongoing Pandemic Schumer: Long-Sought Federal Funding Will Keep CDTA's Wheels Going Round-and-Ro… Continue Reading


05.29.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $500K IN EDUCATION FUNDING FOR UNITED WAY OF BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $499,871 in Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) Program funding for United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. This funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE) and will be used to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education in Upstate New York. "A high quality elementary and secondary education is the foundation on which our ch… Continue Reading


05.28.20

WITH THE SUPPORT OF NEW YORK’S LEADING TECH INNOVATORS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BIPARTISAN ENDLESS FRONTIER ACT, BOLSTERING U.S. LEADERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH & INNOVATION, DRAMATICALLY INCREASE INVESTMENT IN BUILDING NEW TECH HUBS IN UPSTATE NY

With Bipartisan, Bicameral Support, Endless Frontier Act Increases Investment by $100B In Discovery, Creation, & Commercialization Of Critical Technology; Bill, Supported By IBM, Corning, and Universities Across NY, Includes $10B For Establishment Of Regional Technology Hubs Across The Country - Including Upstate New York  Schumer Says Pandemic Has Shown Need For Significant Investment In Scientific Research; Senator, Along With Several Major NY Technological Innovators, Pushes To Crea… Continue Reading


05.27.20

AFTER SECURING +$1.7M FOR ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL AIRPORT TO RECOVER FROM COVID CRISIS, SCHUMER URGES UNITED AIRLINES TO DROP PLANS TO CUT ITHACA SERVICE; SCHUMER CALLS ON UNITED TO CONTINUE FLIGHTS TO AIRPORT, A VITAL STEP TO SOUTHERN TIER’S RECOVERY

During Negotiations For CARES Act, Schumer Secured Over $1.7 Million For Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Which Was Hard-Hit During COVID-19 Crisis; However, United Airlines Plans Cut All Service From Airport Schumer Says With Southern Tier Reopening, United's Continued Service Is More Important Than Ever Schumer: United Should Continue Ithaca Flights And Help Recovery in the Southern Tier Take Off Following his delivery of over $1.7 million for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) as par… Continue Reading


05.26.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE: NEW YORK’S NURSING HOMES TO RECEIVE $394 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING TO KEEP THE FRONTLINE AGAINST THE VIRUS GOING STRONG; NEW YORK GETS GREATEST AMOUNT OF FEDERAL FUNDING

Nursing Homes In New York And Across The U.S. Have Been Disproportionately Impacted By The Pandemic; Filled With At-Risk Residents And Patients, Nursing Facilities Have Been On The Frontline Of The COVID-19 Battle Senators Secured Funds As Part Of Schumer's Marshall Plan For Healthcare In CARES Act And Additional Money For Healthcare Centers In 'Corona 3.5' Schumer, Gillibrand: Critical Dollars For Our Most At-Risk Facilities Are On Their Way After tirelessly advocating for more federal supp… Continue Reading


05.26.20

SCHUMER, VELÁZQUEZ, MENG, ENGEL, OTHER LAWMAKERS SEEK PPP ELIGIBILITY FOR HOUSING CO-OPS

Today, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) and other members of the New York City delegation sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza pressing the agencies to issue guidance clarifying the eligibility of housing cooperatives for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). "In New York City alo… Continue Reading


05.22.20

AFTER MONTHS OF TIRELESS ADVOCACY FOR RURAL RELIEF, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.2 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING FOR RURAL HEALTH CLINICS FOR COVID-19 TESTING

Sufficient Testing Is Key To Safe Reopening Of New York State; As Seven of New York's Ten Regions Begin 4-Phase Reopening Plan, Testing Availability Can Stave Off Second Wave Of Infections Senators Say Funds Will Fill Gaps In Testing Availability In Rural Communities Schumer, Gillibrand: Testing Is Imperative On Rural New York's Road To Recovery Following Schumer’s announcements of millions in rural 'hot spot’ money and billions for testing in New York earlier this month, U.S. S… Continue Reading


05.20.20

SCHUMER WANTS ANSWERS ON TSA PLAN TO TAKE TEMPERATURE OF FLIERS AT AIRPORTS BEFORE IT’S IMPLEMENTED; SENATOR WANTS TO KNOW ‘WHO’ WILL LEAD EFFORT, AIRPORTS INVOLVED, WHAT IT MEANS FOR TRAVELERS & WHEN IT MIGHT BEGIN, AMONG OTHER QUESTIONS; EARLY ANSWERS & INFO WILL BE CRITICAL TO DETERMINE IF/HOW IT WILL WORK

The TSA Is Currently Considering A Plan To Check Temperatures At Some American Airports-But That's All We Know; Schumer Says Several Questions Remain Unanswered Before Any Plan Or Consideration Is Too Far Along, Schumer Seeks Information & Answers; Health & Safety Of Agents & Traveling Public Is Paramount Schumer: Before A Plan Like This Is Cleared For Take-Off, TSA Needs To Take The Temp Of Congress & Brief Us  Confirming recent reports that the Transportation Security… Continue Reading


05.20.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $650K FOR BROADBAND PROJECTS ACROSS RURAL NEW YORK

Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $640,296 in federal funding to connect rural and unserved New York communities to high-speed internet. The funding was awarded to the Mid-Hudson Data Corporation through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Connect America Fund program. The program is part of a broader effort by the FCC to close the digital divide in rural America by ensuring all Americans have ac… Continue Reading


05.20.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $4 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR WATERTOWN TRANSIT SYSTEM & AIRPORT

During Negotiations For CARES Act, Schumer Prioritized And Secured $$$ For Upstate Airports And Transit Citibus Will Receive $3M, Watertown International $1M As Part of Federal Emergency Funding Package Schumer, Gillibrand: CARES Funding Will Help North Country Weather This Public Health Storm As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included relief for upstate airports and transit systems, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3 millio… Continue Reading


05.20.20

FOLLOWING REVELATION OF 58,000 GALLONS PFAS FOAM HEADING FROM NAVY BASE TO NORLITE THIS WEEK TO BE BURNED, SCHUMER, IN LETTER AND PERSONAL CALL TO NAVY SEC., PUSHES FOR IMMEDIATE HALT IN TOXIC SHIPMENT AND SUSPENSION OF CONTRACT; DESPITE LOCAL MORATORIUM BANNING PFAS BURNING, NAVY/DOD STILL PLAN TO SEND HIGHLY TOXIC CHEMICALS TO COHOES TO BURNED

Earlier This Year, Norlite-Tredabe Voluntarily Suspended Disposal Of Potentially Carcinogenic Material, Yet, Navy/DOD Plan To Send 12 Truckloads Of Highly Toxic Chemicals From VA Naval Station To Norlite Plant to Be Burned This Week; And More In The Future Senator Says Navy and DOD Must Not Force Norlite To Accept And Burn AFFF, Breaking Local Moratorium Schumer To Navy and DOD: STOP The Shipment Of PFAS ASAP & Grant Suspension Of Burning Plans U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schum… Continue Reading


05.19.20

AFTER TERRIFYING TRAIN DERAILMENT IN EAST AURORA LAST NIGHT, SCHUMER DEMANDS INVESTIGATION FROM FEDS; TRAIN WAS CARRYING HIGHLY FLAMMABLE MATERIALS AND OVERTURNED ENGINES WERE LEAKING DIESEL FUEL

Freight Train Derailed in the Village of East Aurora Last Night; 15 Cars & 3 Engines Overturned, Nearby Residents Evacuated Senator Says Full-Scale Investigation Must Be Launched To Determine Cause of Derailment And Implement Future Preventative Measures Schumer to Feds: Get Chugging On An Investigation And Get Freight Train Safety Back On Track After a freight train derailment last night in the Village of East Aurora, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer called on the Federal Railroad Administ… Continue Reading


05.19.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BRINDISI ANNOUNCE $28 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR CENTRAL NEW YORK REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

During Negotiations For CARES Act, Schumer Prioritized And Secured $$$ For Upstate Transit Systems CENTRO Will Receive $28M In Federal Transit Money As Part of Federal Emergency Funding Package Schumer, Gillibrand, Brindisi: CARES Transit Funding Will Keep Central New York Rolling As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included relief for upstate transit systems, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Anthony Brindisi today annou… Continue Reading


05.18.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $11 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HEALTH CARE CENTERS IN NEW YORK STATE DURING COVID-19

Funding Will Support Medical Facilities Across New York State During The Coronavirus Pandemic U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $10,777,076 in federal funding to provide health services for New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The growing coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed New York's hospital system -- decimating supplies and creating a crisis for health care workers on the frontlines of combatting the virus. … Continue Reading


05.18.20

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES L3HARRIS TO HIRE 125 NEW MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING JOBS NOW, APPROXIMATELY 300 TOTAL THIS YEAR

125 New Hires Will Join 175 Other New Workers - Including 80 New College Grads - Already Hired So Far This Year As Part Of L3Harris's Rochester Workforce Senator Says L3Harris Will Hire 300 New Rochester Workers In Total By End Of 2020 Schumer: New Hiring Is A Win-Win-Win For Rochester's Job Seekers, L3Harris Technologies, And The Rochester-Finger Lakes Economy A longtime supporter of Rochester-based L3Harris Technologies, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that L3Harris is … Continue Reading


05.15.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $16 MILLION EPA WATER INFRASTRUCTURE LOAN FOR THE CITY OF CORTLAND

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today announced a $16 million Water Infrastructure Loan allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). This funding will support sewer rehabilitation and water main replacement projects to provide safe drinking water and dependable wastewater services for Cortland, New York. "Ne… Continue Reading


05.15.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN BILL TO HELP FAMILIES OF FIRST RESPONDERS LOST TO COVID-19

Legislation Will Help Families of First Responders That Lost Their Lives Quickly Access Survivor Benefits; Senator Gillibrand Released a Video to Applaud the Passage of the Safeguarding America's First Responders Act (SAFR) U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the unanimous Senate passage of a bipartisan bill to ensure families of public safety officers lost to COVID-19 can quickly access survivor benefits. The Safeguarding America's First Responders Act (SAFR) clarifies… Continue Reading


05.15.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,589,591 in federal funding to provide telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The funding was allocated through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). Telehealth Program funding will help connect providers with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, while … Continue Reading


05.15.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $53.7 MILLION IN EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY AS PART OF EMERGENCY PACKAGE

During Negotiations for CARES Act, Schumer Prioritized And Secured $$$ For New York Airports And Transit Westchester County Airport Will Receive Over $23.6M In Federal Aviation Money, Bee-Line Bus System Over $30.1M As Part Of Federal Emergency Funding Package Schumer, Gillibrand: CARES Funding Will Help Westchester County Weather This Public Health Storm As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act, which included relief for airports, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten… Continue Reading


05.14.20

AFTER YEARS OF RELENTLESS ADVOCACY, SCHUMER – TODAY! – SEEKS TO IMMEDIATELY PASS LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ADD NAMES OF CREW MEMBERS OF U.S.S. FRANK E. EVANS TO VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL WALL

74 Sailors Died In 1969 Collision In South China Sea; For Years, DOD Has Unjustly Refused To Add Their Names To Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Schumer Has Worked For Years And Pursued All Avenues To Include Names Of Fallen Crew Of U.S.S. Frank E. Evans As Combat-Related Deaths Schumer: Half A Century Is Too Long, Give Fallen Heroes Of U.S.S. Frank E. Evans - Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice For America - The Recognition They Deserve Following half a decade of unrelenting advocacy and with Memo… Continue Reading

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