Press Releases

August 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $509K In Federal Head Start Funding For Madison County Community Action Program

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $509,906 in federal funding for the Community Action Program for Madison County. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families throughout Madison County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like Head Start, the … Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million In Federal Funding To Identify And Help Remove Lead Hazards From Homes In White Plains

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1 million in federal funding for the White Plains Housing Authority. The funding was awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund (LBPCF) program, and will specifically be used to conduct lead-based paint risk assessments, housing inspections, and long-term and temporary abatement measures in public housing. "Lead poisoning is an … Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million in Federal Funding to Help Identify and Remove Lead Hazards From Homes in Utica

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,000,000 in federal funding for the Utica Housing Authority to combat the ongoing threat of lead throughout the city's homes. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund (LBPCF) program, and will specifically be used to conduct lead-based paint risk assessments, housing inspections, and long-term and temporary abatement … Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $160k in Federal Funding to Help Identify and Remove Lead Hazards From Homes in Syracuse

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $161,500 in federal funding for the Syracuse Housing Authority to combat the ongoing threat of lead throughout the city's homes. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund (LBPCF) program, and will specifically be used to conduct lead-based paint risk assessments, housing inspections, and long-term and temporary abatement … Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.1 Million In Federal Funds For University At Buffalo To Advance Groundbreaking Study Of Mosquito And Fruit Fly Genetics

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,106,466 in federal funding for the University at Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to further the university's groundbreaking research on animal genetics. Specifically, the genetic research will concentrate on the development of the nervous systems of mosquitos and fruit flies with the potential to result in a greater … Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.5 Million In Federal Funds For University Of Rochester To Advance Groundbreaking Study Of Quantum Computing

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,549,179 in federal funding for quantum computing research at the University of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF). These funds will allow researchers at the university to further investigate the many challenges of working with and stabilizing quantum particles, called qubits. Additionally, the funding will be used by the University of Rochester … Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

With Federal Funding For Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor At Risk, Gillibrand, Schumer, Tonko, Higgins, Morelle, Delgado Push To Extend Canalway’s Funding Cap In Must-Pass National Defense Bill

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Joseph Morelle (D-NY-25), and Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19) announced their push to extend and raise the federal funding cap for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Unless a provision to extend and raise the cap is included in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference bill, the Erie Canalway … Continue Reading


August 14, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $16.1 Million In Federal Funding To Expand Rural Broadband In Upstate New York

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,183,329 in federal funding to expand high-speed, broadband internet access throughout Upstate New York. The federal funding was administered through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Connect America Fund, which works to expand broadband deployment in underserved rural areas. "To build the vibrant Upstate New York economy of tomorrow that creates and sustains the jobs of the … Continue Reading


August 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $9.3 Million in Federal Funding for Five Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in the Bronx

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $9,319,861 in federal funding for five Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in the Bronx. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to provide child care and support services for low-income families. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through … Continue Reading


August 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $14 Million in Federal Head Start and Early Head Start Funding for Manhattan

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,095,067 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs throughout Manhattan. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like … Continue Reading


August 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $7 Million in Federal Head Start and Early Head Start Funding for Brooklyn

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,026,839 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs at Project Social Care Head Start, Inc., in Brooklyn, New York. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our … Continue Reading


August 09, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.5 Million In Federal Head Start Funding for Glen Cove Child Day Care Center, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,508,577 in federal funding for Glen Cove Child Day Care Center, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in Nassau County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like Head Start, the … Continue Reading


August 09, 2019

Gillibrand, Capito Call for PFAS Provisions to be Included in Final National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced they are calling on the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee to include their bipartisan, Senate-passed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) provisions in the upcoming final National Defense Authorization Act conference bill. "As you begin conference negotiations with the House of Representatives to reconcile the House and Senate-passed NDAAs, we request … Continue Reading


August 08, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5.8 Million In Federal Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Rensselaer And Schenectady Counties

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,868,752 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in the Capital Region. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our … Continue Reading


August 08, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Passage of Legislation To Name Middletown Post Office in Honor of Former Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that legislation they introduced to rename a Middletown post office after Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman has passed the Senate. The post office is located at 40 Fulton Street, Middletown, New York. Schumer and Gillibrand introduced this legislation in February, and it passed the Senate last week. "Congressman Gilman deserves to be honored for his relentless commitment to public … Continue Reading


August 05, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce over $781 Thousand in Early Head Start Funding for Community Action of Orleans and Genesee

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $781,313 in federal funding for the Early Head Start program at Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Orleans and Genesee Counties. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through … Continue Reading


August 02, 2019

Gillibrand, McEachin, Lofgren Unveil Legislation To Guarantee Legal Counsel For Children, People With Disabilities, And Other Eligible Groups During Immigration Court Proceedings

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Representative A. Donald McEachin (D-VA-04), and U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) today unveiled legislation to guarantee legal counsel for eligible individuals navigating the nation's complex immigration court system. With many of the individuals currently held in the nation's immigration detention system claiming asylum and other legal protections, the Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act would … Continue Reading


August 02, 2019

Gillibrand Calls On Department Of Justice Inspector General To Review AG Barr's Decision Not To Charge NYPD Officer In Garner Case

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after the New York Police Department (NYPD) suspended Officer Daniel Pantaleo following the recommendations from an NYPD administrative judge and the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board that Pantaleo should be fired. Senator Gillibrand also released a letter written to the Inspector General of the Department of Justice (DOJ) calling for a full review of Attorney General Barr's decision not to … Continue Reading


July 31, 2019

Gillibrand, Bass Introduce Landmark Legislation to Make Bold Reforms to American Infrastructure Investment to Raise Wages and Labor Standards, Train a New Generation of Workers, Put Low-Income Communities First, and Help End Decades of Failed Federal Policies That Have Isolated Communities of Color

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Karen Bass (D-CA-37), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), today announced new landmark legislation to make bold reforms to federal infrastructure programs that would help create family-supporting jobs rebuilding the country while working to right the wrongs of decades of disinvestment and exclusionary federal policies that have cut off communities of color and marginalized populations from opportunity in … Continue Reading


July 31, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $750K In Federal Funds For Cornell University’s Prototype To Production Accelerator

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding for Cornell University's Prototype to Production Accelerator. The funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) i6 challenge program. Specifically, the Prototype to Production Accelerator will use the funding to help hardware tech startups enter the market with a viable product and support existing manufacturers in the region enter new … Continue Reading

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