Press Releases

December 05, 2019

ICYMI – Senator Gillibrand Op-Ed In New York Daily News: We Need A New War Powers Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today wrote an op-ed for the New York Daily News on her landmark legislation, the War Powers Reform Resolution, that would restore Congress's leadership in the nation's foreign policy and finally put an end to unauthorized forever wars. Specifically, Gillibrand's War Powers Reform Resolution would amend the War Powers Resolution to ensure no Authorizations for the Use of … Continue Reading


December 04, 2019

Senator Gillibrand Leads Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee Hearing On Steep Rise In Military And Veteran Suicides

**Watch Senator Gillibrand's opening remarks HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today led a subcommittee hearing to examine the issue of service member, family, and veteran suicides, and strategies to prevent these tragedies. Gillibrand first called for this hearing immediately following a U.S. Department of Defense report showing that service member suicide rates spiked in 2018 after rising steadily … Continue Reading


December 04, 2019

Gillibrand Announces That Following Her Push, Stewart Air National Guard Is A Finalist To Host A New Air National Guard Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced Stewart Air National Guard Base is one of seven bases being considered to host a new Air Force Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. Gillibrand is leading the push for Stewart ANG to receive this squadron, and following her phone call with Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, the Air Force has selected Stewart ANG as one of the finalists nationwide for the Air … Continue Reading


December 03, 2019

With Less Than Three Weeks To Go For Congress To Approve Funding For Critical Health Programs, Gillibrand Launches New Push For Congress To Extend, Raise, And Reauthorize Funding For Community Health Centers

Washington, DC - With less than three weeks to go for Congress to approve funding for vital health care programs, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand launched a new push to extend, raise, and reauthorize funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs) across New York and the country. CHCs provide high-quality, comprehensive, and low-cost care to millions of New Yorkers, and provide services to patients regardless of income and insurance coverage. Unless Congress approves funding for Community Health … Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Gillibrand Statement On Army’s Renewable Energy Project Staying In Fort Drum

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today released the following statement on the Army's decision to honor its contract with ReEnergy: "Ensuring the energy resilience of our military installations is critical for our national security, and I am pleased the Defense Department has reconsidered changing its commitment to Fort Drum and the North Country. New York's largest military base can now rest assured that it … Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Gillibrand Visits Troops In Afghanistan And Kuwait For Thanksgiving, Calls On Congress To Take On Leadership And Support Our Service Members

Washington, DC - After visiting the troops in Afghanistan and Kuwait for Thanksgiving, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today called on Congress to uphold its responsibility to support the nation's service members and reaffirmed her commitment to protecting our national security. Gillibrand met with members of New York's 10th Mountain Division and 77th Sustainment Brigade as a part of her trip, and met with a group of women in … Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Gillibrand Joins Hirono And Booker To Introduce New Legislation To Help Combat Homelessness And Expand Access To Safe And Affordable Housing

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), along with U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), today introduced new legislation that would help end homelessness and housing poverty by expanding access to safe and affordable housing. The Pathway to Stable and Affordable Housing for All Act would create a new, 10-year investment plan in programs that have been successful in combating homelessness and housing poverty across the country. These programs … Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $225K In Federal Funding For Launch NY In Buffalo

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $225,000 in federal funding for Launch NY in Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) and will help Launch NY support small businesses in Upstate New York, with a focus on those located in low-income communities and those that are minority- and women- owned. Specifically, Launch NY … Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand, Brindisi Announce Over $238K In Federal Funding To Help Combat The Opioid Epidemic In The Southern Tier

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22) today announced $238,083 in federal funding for the Addiction Center of Broome County in Binghamton to mitigate opioid addiction and abuse. The funding was allocated by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and will be used to evaluate community-based efforts to address the opioid epidemic and support collaboration between … Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Over $357K In Federal Funding To Help Combat The Opioid Epidemic In The Capital Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY-20) today announced $357,500 in federal funding for the Health Research, Inc. Public Safety Overdose Response Initiative in Menands. The funding will be used to mitigate opioid addiction and abuse in Albany County. The funding was allocated by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and will be used to evaluate community-based efforts … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Amid Attempts At Election Hacking By Foreign Governments, Gillibrand Joins Klobuchar To Call For More Funding For Election Security

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced she joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and 37 other Senators in calling for more funding to protect election security. In a letter, the Senators urged House and Senate Appropriations Committees to increase funding for election security grants and the Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The EAC is an independent and bipartisan commission that ensures elections across the country are accessible, secure, and accurate. … Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand, Lowey Demand Answers From Holtec On Plans To Decommission Indian Point

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY-17) today sent a letter to Dr. Kris Singh, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Holtec International, demanding answers on how Holtec plans to carry out decommissioning activities at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York. Earlier this year, Entergy Corporation, the current owner of Indian Point, announced that it will sell the … Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Federal Funds For Greater Binghamton Airport In Broome County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22) today announced $6,462,000 in federal funding for the Greater Binghamton Airport in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to build a new taxiway by rehabilitating and … Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

As The Trump Administration Attempts To Undermine Clean Water Act, Gillibrand Questions Official In Senate Hearing On How Changes Would Hurt New York Waters

**Watch EPW Committee Hearing Video HERE** Washington, DC - After the Trump administration proposed new changes to the Clean Water Act that would restrict New York State's authority to protect its water from pollution, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand questioned key officials on how this move could harm New York waterways. The Clean Water Act currently gives states the authority to review projects that could pollute nearby waterbodies, but the proposed changes would limit states' ability to … Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

As Families Prepare For Thanksgiving Dinner, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Improve Food Safety

Washington, DC - As families prepare for Thanksgiving dinner, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her new legislation to help improve food safety in New York and across the country. When there are outbreaks of foodborne illnesses linked to produce, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is limited to investigating only the produce farms from where the outbreak originated. However, this does not take into account if contamination from nearby farms contributed to the root cause of an … Continue Reading


November 18, 2019

Gillibrand Visits Jamestown To Announce Legislation To Invest In Rural Communities Across New York

Jamestown, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Jamestown Community College to announce her legislation that would prioritize federal investment for rural communities and small towns across New York State. The Rebuild Rural America Act would improve the way that the federal government supports development projects in small towns and rural communities in order to better fit their specific needs. "Rural communities are at the very heart of New York, and their development is key to … Continue Reading


November 18, 2019

Gillibrand Speaks At St. Lawrence University’s 17th Annual North Country Symposium To Announce Her Legislation To Invest In Rural Communities Across New York

Canton, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today spoke at St. Lawrence University's 17th Annual North Country Symposium and announced her legislation that would prioritize federal investment for rural communities and small towns across New York State. The conference brought community members, businesses, and civic leaders together to discuss economic development initiatives in the region. The theme for this year's conference was "Movement in the North Country" with a focus on rural migration … Continue Reading


November 16, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge FEMA To Prioritize & Immediately Complete Preliminary Damage Assessments For 18 Upstate Counties Ravaged By Windstorm, Flooding & Severe Weather

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expediently complete Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) for both Public Assistance and Individual Assistance in 18 counties across Upstate New York-which are necessary to unlock federal recovery funding-after they were battered by severe storms and flooding from October 31st through November 1st. Specifically, New York State requested PDAs for … Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Gillibrand Introduces Landmark Legislation To Restore Congress’s Role Over The Nation’s War Powers And Finally Put An End To Forever Wars

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today introduced the War Powers Reform Resolution, new landmark legislation that would restore Congress's leadership in the nation's foreign policy and finally put an end to unauthorized forever wars. In 2001 and 2002, Congress passed Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMFs) to authorize military action, respectively, against September 11th terrorists hiding … Continue Reading


November 12, 2019

Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Finally Stop Polluters From Contaminating New York Waterways With Toxic Levels Of PFAS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her new legislation to finally stop manufacturers and other polluters from contaminating New York waterways with toxic levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). There is currently no limit to how much PFAS polluters can release into the environment, putting the health and safety of communities across New York at risk. This also places the burden of costly clean-up efforts after contamination has occurred on the … Continue Reading

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