Press Releases

January 16, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2.3 Million In Department Of Transportation Funding For Installation Of Life-Saving Positive Train Control Technology For Lirr In Suffolk County, Ny

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,300,000 in federal funding for Long Island Railroad's Positive Train Control (PTC) system in Bohemia, New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) FY 2018 Positive Train Control Grants under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program. Specifically, the Long Island Railroad Project will use the funding to monitor train … Continue Reading


January 13, 2019

As Maternal Mortality Rates Continue To Cause A Public Health Crisis In New York, Gillibrand Stands With Christy Turlington Burns, Nyc Mothers, Advocates, And Medical Professionals To Announce Her Push On Legislation To Reduce Maternal Deaths, Give Hospitals Funding To Implement Best Practices To Prevent Women From Dying Before, During, And After Childbirth

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with Christy Turlington Burns, New York City mothers, advocates, and medical professionals to announce her push on the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act, legislation that would help prevent women from suffering from medical complications or dying before, during, and after childbirth. The United States has more pregnancy-related deaths than any other developed country in the world, particularly among black women. Each … Continue Reading


January 09, 2019

Gillibrand Announces 2019 Service Academy Nominations From The Rochester-Finger Lakes Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region to two of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Naval and Air Force Academies. "I am honored to nominate such dedicated and talented students to our nation's service academies. They have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities and an outstanding academic record, as well as a passion … Continue Reading


January 09, 2019

Gillibrand Announces 2019 Service Academy Nomination From The North Country

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nomination for a candidate from the North Country to the United States Military Academy, one of the nation's leading service institutions. "I am honored to nominate Hannah Bajakian to the United States Military Academy. She is a dedicated and talented student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities, an outstanding academic record, and a passion to serve our … Continue Reading


January 09, 2019

Gillibrand Announces 2019 Service Academy Nominations From Long Island

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Long Island to the United States Merchant Marine, Air Force, Military, and Naval Academies. "I am honored to nominate such dedicated and talented students from Long Island to our nation's service academies. They have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities and an outstanding academic record, as well as a passion to serve our nation," said … Continue Reading


January 09, 2019

Gillibrand Announces 2019 Service Academy Nominations From The Hudson Valley

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Hudson Valley to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Air Force, Military, and Naval Academies. "I am honored to nominate such dedicated and talented students from the Hudson Valley to our nation's service academies. They have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities and an outstanding academic record, as … Continue Reading


January 09, 2019

Gillibrand Announces 2019 Service Academy Nominations From New York City

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from New York City to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Air Force, and Naval Academies. "I am honored to nominate such dedicated and talented students to our nation's service academies. They have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities and an outstanding academic record, as well as a passion to serve … Continue Reading


January 09, 2019

Gillibrand Announces 2019 Service Academy Nominations From Western New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Western New York to two of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Naval and Air Force Academies. "I am honored to nominate such dedicated and talented students from Western New York to our nation's service academies. They have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities and an outstanding academic record, as well as a … Continue Reading


January 09, 2019

Gillibrand Announces 2019 Service Academy Nominations From The Capital Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Capital Region to two of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military and Merchant Marine Academies. "I am honored to nominate such dedicated and talented students from the Capital Region to our nation's service academies. They have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities and an outstanding academic record, as … Continue Reading


January 09, 2019

Gillibrand Announces 2019 Service Academy Nominations From Central New York And The Mohawk Valley

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Central New York and the Mohawk Valley to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Naval, Merchant Marine, and Military Academies. "I am honored to nominate such dedicated and talented students to our nation's service academies. They have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities and an outstanding academic … Continue Reading


January 08, 2019

Gillibrand Joins 40 Senate Colleagues To Reintroduce Legislation To Expand Background Checks, Reduce Gun Violence

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined 40 of her Senate colleagues today to reintroduce the Background Check Expansion Act, legislation to expand federal background checks to all gun sales. Under current law, not all gun sellers are required to conduct a background check prior to transferring a firearm and as many as a quarter of all gun sales in the United States may occur without a background check. This legislation would require unlicensed and private sellers to conduct … Continue Reading


January 08, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.7 Million In Federal Funds For Hardening Of Sandy-Damaged Infrastructure For The City Of Long Beach, On Long Island

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the City of Long Beach in Nassau County, NY, has been awarded $2,777,740.42 in federal funds for the implementation of its Hazard Mitigation Proposal. The federal funds are administered through U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding will be used to install back flow preventers, remove and relocate existing electrical panels, and install a flood wall, flood plank … Continue Reading


January 07, 2019

Gillibrand, Velázquez And Senate Colleagues Reintroduce Bill To Establish Puerto Rico Hurricanes Commission

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced she has reintroduced legislation to establish a "9/11-style" independent commission to investigate the federal response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. The National Commission of the Federal Response to Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico Act would analyze several factors that impact the disaster response. Those factors include death toll accuracy and methodology, federal preparedness guidelines issued ahead of the … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand And Congresswoman Clarke Announce Passage Of Legislation To Name Brooklyn Post Office In Honor Of Major Owens

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke today announced that legislation to rename a Brooklyn post office after former U.S. Representative Major Owens was signed into law last week. The post office is located at 1234 Saint Johns Place in Brooklyn, New York. Schumer and Gillibrand introduced legislation in the Senate to rename this post office after Representative Owens back in March. Clarke … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Statement On Lack Of NTSB Access To Schoharie Limo

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after it was revealed that the NTSB has not yet been given access to the stretch limousine involved in the fatal Schoharie crash this October: "We have said a number of times that the criminal and safety investigations can and should parallel each other, but the NTSB must gain full access to the limo. We understand the immense significance this criminal … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Gillibrand Announces That Farm Bill That Was Just Signed Into Law Includes Her Provisions To Protect New York’s Farmers And Producers And To Strengthen Rural Economies

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the just-signed Farm Bill includes several of her provisions that protect New York's farmers and producers and that strengthen rural economies. This includes her bill to put money back into the pockets of New York dairy farmers and new grant programs to invest in New York's rural economies. Gillibrand worked in the Senate Agriculture Committee to include these provisions in the Farm Bill and fought to ensure that they were … Continue Reading


December 18, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.3 Million In Federal Funding To Help Remove Lead Hazards From Homes In Rensselaer County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ 1,301,366 million in Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LBHRD) grant program funding for the Rensselaer County Department of Health. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will be used to address lead hazards in housing units for low- and very low-income families with children. "Lead poisoning is an irreversible, preventable … Continue Reading


December 18, 2018

Following Trump Administration Move To Roll Back Methane Pollution Requirements For Oil And Gas Companies, Senators Gillibrand, Whitehouse, Van Hollen, And Senate Democrats Determine That Scott Pruitt’s Conflicts Of Interest Renders Proposed Methane Rule Invalid

Washington, DC - Following the Trump Administration's move to roll back methane pollution requirements for oil and gas companies, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) determined that former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's conflicts of interest render the EPA's … Continue Reading


December 17, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4.6 Million In Federal Funding For Towns Across The Rochester-Finger Lakes Region To Address Water Infrastructure

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,639,000 in federal funding for 6 water infrastructure improvement projects across the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Program. Specifically, Schumer and Gillibrand explained, the Town of Alabama in Genesee County will receive $1,653,000 to create Water District … Continue Reading


December 16, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $300k In Federal Funds For Excell Partners, Inc. In Rochester

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal funding for Excell Partners, Inc. in Rochester to fund the Excell Upstate New York Seed Fund. This funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Seed Fund Support Grant Program. Specifically, Excell Partners will use these federal funds to assist innovative local startups to establish a presence throughout Upstate New York. Schumer previously … Continue Reading

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