Press Releases

September 26, 2022

After Hurricane Fiona, Gillibrand Calls For Billions In Comprehensive Federal Relief For Puerto Rico

A week after Hurricane Fiona devastated Puerto Rico, leaving at least 16 people dead and hundreds of thousands more without power or running water, today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood in Midtown Manhattan to call for billions in federal economic relief for the island. Gillibrand is urging congressional leadership to provide emergency supplemental funding for disaster recovery and relief support as well as $1 billion in nutritional aid for Puerto Rico. She is also asking the Biden … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Following Devastating Flooding In Pakistan, Gillibrand Calls On President Biden To Grant Temporary Protected Status To Pakistani Nationals

Following unprecedented flooding that has left one-third of Pakistan underwater and affected approximately 33 million people, today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand led 11 of her Senate colleagues in writing a letter calling on President Biden to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Pakistani nationals currently residing in the United States. Implementing TPS would allow Pakistani nationals to remain in the U.S. until Pakistan recovers from this environmental disaster. The ongoing crisis … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

On National Voter Registration Day, Gillibrand Calls For Legislation To Make Registering To Vote Easier For All Americans

On National Voter Registration Day, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for two pieces of legislation that would make it easier for Americans to register to vote and to know their registration status. The Same Day Voter Registration Act would require states to offer same-day registration at polling locations on Election Day and during early voting. The Stop Automatically Voiding Eligible Voters Off Their Enlisted Rolls in States (SAVE VOTERS) Act would prohibit states from removing … Continue Reading


September 19, 2022

Icymi: A Leader In Digital Asset Regulation Efforts, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Questions Experts During Hearing On Digital Commodities

In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand questioned leading experts during last week's Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on digital commodities and protection for consumers in the ongoing evolution of the digital assets market. Senator Gillibrand is leading the effort to regulate digital assets in Congress and authored the bipartisan Responsible Financial Innovation Act with Senator Lummis (R-WY). This landmark bill would create a complete regulatory framework for digital … Continue Reading


September 14, 2022

Gillibrand Calls On Biden Administration To Swiftly Implement Debt Relief Provisions For Small Farmers Passed In The Ira

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a video press conferencing announcing her letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the USDA to quickly implement the small farmer debt relief provisions in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act. The historic bill includes $3.1 billion in economic relief for struggling farms, but without rapid distribution of funds, farmers burdened by loans will continue to struggle to make ends meet. Gillibrand sent this … Continue Reading


September 13, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Federal Bill To Ban Abortion

Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand responded to legislation introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham that would strip more than half of the American population of their bodily autonomy and right to privacy regardless of where they live. "While many of us feared this day would come ever since the U.S. Supreme Court broke with nearly 50 years of precedent and overturned Roe v. Wade, it is still an enormous blow to women across the country," said Senator Gillibrand. "A nationwide, federal ban on … Continue Reading


September 12, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500,000 In Federal Funding For Substance Use Recovery Programs In Chautauqua County

Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are announcing $500,000 in federal funding for the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County. The funding was allocated by the Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative, which aims to fight the substance use disorder crisis across Appalachia. This grant will provide recovery support, pre-employment development, and vocational … Continue Reading


September 07, 2022

Gillibrand And Coons Lead Colleagues In Bicameral Push To Permit Individuals Living With HIV And HBV To Serve In The Military

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and Chris Coons (D-DE) led their Senate colleagues in a push to permit individuals living with well-managed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) to enlist and serve in the military. Given the advancements in medicine for both HIV and HBV, the risk of battlefield transmission is near zero and people living with HIV and HBV can manage their condition with as little … Continue Reading


September 07, 2022

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Calls For Additional Funding For Community Health Force Workers To Help Tackle Ongoing Health Crises

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on congressional leadership to include at least $1 billion for community health workers in any upcoming COVID-19 supplemental funding package to help tackle health care issues at the local level. The funds that Senator Gillibrand seeks in her letter would build on the $3 billion she secured in the American Rescue Plan based on her legislation - the Health Force, Resilience Force, and Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act (Health Force). The CDC has been using … Continue Reading


September 01, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Defense Department’s Annual Report On Sexual Assault In The Military Reflecting The Highest Level Of Unwanted Sexual Contact For Women In The History Of The Survey

Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, responded to the release of the Department of Defense's (DoD) Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military. The survey showed that 8.4% of active duty women and 1.5% of active duty men reported at least one unwanted sexual contact in the prior year, amounting to an estimated 35,900 total active duty service members - a disturbing rise from previous years. For years, Senator … Continue Reading


August 30, 2022

Following Rule That Lowers The Bar For Truck Safety, Senator Gillibrand And Representative Cohen Lead Their Colleagues In Calling For Clarification On Safety Standards For Underride Crashes

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN-9), a senior member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, are leading their colleagues in a bicameral letter expressing their serious concerns regarding the final rule on rear underride protection recently issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on June 30th. Last year, several provisions of Senator Gillibrand's and Congressman Cohen's Stop Underrides Act were included … Continue Reading


August 29, 2022

Gillibrand Visits Cornell To Highlight Historic Federal Investment In Small Farmers

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference at Cornell University's Guterman Greenhouse to discuss rural development and small farmer debt relief provisions in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act. The historic bill includes $3.1 billion in economic relief for struggling farms and billions more in federal funding to help farmers implement climate-smart agricultural practices and allow rural communities to transition to clean energy. Gillibrand was joined by Chair of … Continue Reading


August 29, 2022

Gillibrand Highlights Historic Federal Investment In Small Farmers

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference at Pawelski Farms in Orange County to discuss rural development and small farmer debt relief provisions in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act. The historic bill includes $3.1 billion in economic relief for struggling farms and billions more in federal funding to help farmers implement climate-smart agricultural practices and allow rural communities to transition to clean energy. Gillibrand was joined by Chris Pawelski, … Continue Reading


August 24, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On The Biden Administration Student Loan Debt Plan

President Biden will be taking the important step of alleviating at least $10,000 in student loan debt for those making under $125,000 to address the overwhelming burden that millions of Americans face "Democrats have been delivering for middle-class families struggling with inflation in this economy, and today, President Biden is delivering yet again in alleviating at least $10,000 in student loan debt for those who need the relief most. This policy is supported by a bipartisan majority of … Continue Reading


August 22, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $14 Million from the American Rescue Plan for Rural Health Care Providers in the North Country

Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $14,408,723 in federal funding for rural health care providers in the North Country. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Emergency Rural Health Care program, which was established as part of the American Rescue Plan and provides funding to help broaden access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines, health care services, and food assistance in rural communities. This funding … Continue Reading


August 17, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $5 Million In Federal Funding For Rochester-Area Airports

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $4,812,354 in federal funding for four Rochester-area airports: Frederick Douglass, Canandaigua, Penn Yan, and Finger Lakes Regional. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which was bolstered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and will be used to acquire emergency equipment and enhance airfield safety. "This federal … Continue Reading


August 15, 2022

Gillibrand Pushes for More Federal Funding to Address Monkeypox Health Emergency

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with a group of 13 other senators, wrote a letter to congressional leadership urging them to include critical funding to address the monkeypox (MPV) / orthopoxvirus Public Health Emergency (PHE) in any forthcoming legislative package. Senator Gillibrand noted that while the United States public health system remains on the front lines in identifying MPV cases, informing Americans about access to vaccines and therapeutics, and connecting constituents to … Continue Reading


August 12, 2022

Gillibrand, Blumenthal, Padilla Push Takes Flight; Department Of Transportation Takes Critical Steps To Hold Airlines Accountable And Investigate Potential Unfair Or Deceptive Business Practices Of More Than Ten Airlines

Following their push, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Alex Padilla (D-CA) are highlighting new actions the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be taking to hold airlines accountable in the midst of record-breaking flight cancellations and chaos at airports. Last month, the senators urged DOT to investigate whether airlines are engaging in unfair or deceptive business practices. DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg responded to their request in a letter … Continue Reading


August 11, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million In Federal Funding For Western New York Airports

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $2,287,974 in federal funding for two Western New York airports: Cattaraugus County-Olean and Chautauqua County/Jamestown. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which was bolstered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and will be used to conduct repairs and enhance airfield safety. "This federal investment from the … Continue Reading


August 10, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5 Million In Federal Funding For Long Island Airports

Today, U.S Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $5,432,999 in federal funding for three Long Island airports: Long Island MacArthur, Brookhaven, And Francis S. Gabreski. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which was bolstered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and will be used to revitalize terminals and enhance airfield safety. "This federal investment from the … Continue Reading

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