Press Release

Gillibrand Statement On The House Passage Of The Empowering The U.S. Fire Administration Act

May 11, 2022

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement regarding the passage of the Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act in the House of Representatives:

“The Twin Parks North West apartments fire was one of the worst tragedies in New York City in the last 30 years and we must act to prevent anything like this from happening again. That is why I have been working with Congressman Ritchie Torres to help pass the Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act, which would authorize the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to conduct on-site investigations of major fires. I want to thank Congressman Torres for his work to pass this bill in the House; now I will fight to pass it in the Senate in order to prevent these tragic events from occurring in the future.