Press Releases

October 10, 2019

Standing With Union Leaders And Advocates, Gillibrand Announces Her Legislation To Make Bold Reforms To Investments In American Infrastructure

Menands, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with union leaders and advocates at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9, Local 201 in Menands to announce her legislation, the Build Local, Hire Local Act. This bill would make bold reforms to federal infrastructure that would prioritize taxpayer dollars spending on projects that raise wages, protect workers, and expand worker rights by giving preference to companies that do not discourage union … Continue Reading


October 10, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $395K in Appalachian Regional Commission Funding for The Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board in Salamanca

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $395,000 in federal funding for the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board (STW) in Salamanca for the Southwest New York Broadband project. The federal funding was allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission, and will be used to acquire and install new broadband internet equipment, including backhaul fiber. The senators explained this new equipment will be used to … Continue Reading


October 09, 2019

Standing With Business Owners, Community Leaders, and Advocates, Gillibrand Announces Her Legislation to Make Bold Reforms to Investments in American Infrastructure

Syracuse, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with community leaders, business owners, and advocates at the JHP Industrial Supply Company in Syracuse to announce her legislation, the Build Local, Hire Local Act. This bill would make bold reforms to federal infrastructure investments, helping to correct decades of failed federal policies that have isolated communities of color. The Build Local, Hire Local Act was inspired by the legacy of I-81 in Syracuse, whose construction … Continue Reading


October 07, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $267K In Federal Department Of Justice Funding For Livingston County To Keep 20-Year Crime Victim Specialist Program From Ending

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $267,618 in federal funding for Livingston County. The federal funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program and will be used by the Livingston County District Sheriff's Office to hire a Victim Specialist position. The senators explained that for over 20 years, Livingston County was able to employ a Crime Victim Specialist because … Continue Reading


October 04, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$11.8K In Federal Funding For Niagara Engine Company No. 6 In Schoharie County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $11,869.52 in federal funding for Niagara Engine Company No. 6 in Schoharie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to replace the fire department's outdated fire attack hose. Additionally, Niagara Engine Company No. 6 will use the funding to replace older … Continue Reading


October 04, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $150K In Federal Funding For Triple Cities Makerspace In Broome County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding for Triple Cities Makerspace in Binghamton. The funding was administered through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will help Triple Cities Makerspace implement a workforce training program with local schools, libraries, and businesses in advanced manufacturing and high-tech jobs. Specifically, the funding will be used to help create a … Continue Reading


October 03, 2019

Standing With Families Of Tragic Capital Region Limo Crash, Schumer, Tonko, Delgado Unveil Congressional Plan To Set Federal Limousine-Safety Regulations & Close Safety Loopholes That Allow Unsafe Limos On The Streets, Where They Do Not Belong In The First Place

Schoharie's October 2018 Limo Accident Was Nation's Deadliest Transportation Accident In Years; Reports Revealed Gaping Loopholes In Federal Safety Regulations; With The NTSB's Safety Report On Stretch Limousine Safety Shortcomings Now Public & Tragic Anniversary Approaching, Schumer, Tonko & Delgado Announce Legislative Plan To Boost Safety Of Aftermarket Stretch Limousines On NY Roads For Passengers, Drivers, & Pedestrians; Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko, Delgado To Congress: Honor … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $110K In Federal Funding For Adirondack Economic Development Corporation In Saranac Lake

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $110,000 in federal funding for Adirondack Economic Development Corporation (AEDC). The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) and will help AEDC establish a financial literacy training program for underserved communities. The funding will also help AEDC provide professional development … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Gillibrand Statement On Data For Progress Study Showing Broad Support For National Paid Leave

Washington, DC ­- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to a study by Data For Progress that shows broad support for a comprehensive paid leave program for all American workers. Senator Gillibrand's FAMILY Act, sponsored in the U.S. House by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3), received the most support from voters in the study. "The study today from Data For Progress proves what we already knew - paid leave is a bipartisan issue and … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Gillibrand Statement On NTSB Report Detailing Recommendations From Investigation Of The Schoharie Limousine Crash

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a safety recommendation report related to its investigation into last year's Schoharie limousine crash. The October 6, 2018 crash in Schoharie County was the nation's deadliest transportation accident in almost a decade, claiming the lives of 20 people and reaffirming an urgent need for new federal safety regulations for these vehicles: "It's … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $500K In Federal Funding For The One Love Foundation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $499,961 in federal funding for the One Love Foundation. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and will be used to help expand and strengthen community services to youth who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sex trafficking in Yonkers. Specifically, the One Love … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $25K In Federal Funding For The Bay Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. In Warren County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $25,330.47 in federal funding for the Bay Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Warren County. The funding will be used to purchase a turnout gear washer-extractor, which will clean harmful chemicals and debris from firefighters' gear. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters … Continue Reading


September 30, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $78K in Federal Funding For the West Hempstead Fire District in Nassau County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $78,000 in federal funding for the West Hempstead Fire District in Nassau County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program (SAFER) and will be used to help recruit firefighters through an outreach program. Specifically, the West Hempstead Fire … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.5 Million In Federal Funding For Clinton County To Build New Industrial Park

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,500,000 in federal funding for Clinton County. The funding will be used to redevelop 30 acres of land that was previously the Clinton County Airport into a new industrial space and technology park in the Town of Plattsburgh. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Public Works Program. Senator Gillibrand sent a letter of support … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $113K In Federal Funding For Groundswell Center For Local Food And Farming, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $113,196 in federal funding for Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, Inc. in Tompkins County. The funding was allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will help provide technical assistance to new farmers to start their farms across the Finger Lakes Region. Specifically, Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, Inc. will help new farmers … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Gillibrand Calls For Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Military Suicides As Active Duty Military Suicides Surge To A Five-Year Record

Washington, DC - Following a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) report released yesterday that showed a spike in military suicides, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today called for a Senate hearing on suicides among service members and their families. According to the DoD report, 541 service members died by suicide in 2018, and the active duty suicide rate was approximately 24.8 per 100,000 service members. This represents a … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500K in Federal Funding for Critical Water System Upgrades in Wayne County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority (WCWSA). The funding will be used to help build a new waterline and water storage tank, and make improvements to Wayne County's water pumps. Schumer wrote to the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in May of 2019 to support WCWSA's grant application. "This federal funding that I've long pushed … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$16K In Federal Funding For The Shortsville Fire Department In Ontario County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,761 in federal funding for the Shortsville Fire Department in Ontario County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase 30 new smoke detectors and 30 new carbon monoxide detectors for the Shortsville Fire Department to install in homes across the … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$119K in Federal Funding for the Hurleyville Fire Company & District in Sullivan County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $119,142.85 in federal funding for the Hurleyville Fire Company & District in Sullivan County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to replace 16 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs) devices with spare bottles and masks, which help firefighters breathe … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$904K in Federal Funding For the Roosevelt Fire District in Dutchess County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $904,761.90 in federal funding for the Roosevelt Fire District in Dutchess County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to replace the Roosevelt Fire District's ladder truck with a brand new vehicle. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the … Continue Reading

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