Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., gestures while speaking about President Barack Obama's jobs bill, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Schumer Issues Statement on Bills Bids
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Senator Chuck Schumer is among those closely following the developments of the sale of the Bills. He's issued a statement as deadline day arrives for preliminary non-binding bids.
“Over the past few months I have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue with a number of potential buyers as well as with the NFL and local and state leaders. I am confident as preliminary bids are submitted, and as we move into the next phase of this process, that there will be a number of serious bidders who will commit to keeping the Buffalo Bills in Western New York for decades to come. In the coming weeks I plan to continue to engage with those bidders, as well as with the league office and the current ownership to ensure that one of those bidders committed to Western New York is successful in this process. As I have said from the beginning – when it comes to the next owner of the Buffalo Bills there can be only one litmus test: someone willing to keep the Buffalo Bills in Western New York for generations to come.”