Press Releases

August 11, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million In Federal Funding For Western New York Airports

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $2,287,974 in federal funding for two Western New York airports: Cattaraugus County-Olean and Chautauqua County/Jamestown. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which was bolstered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and will be used to conduct repairs and enhance airfield safety. "This federal investment from the … Continue Reading


August 10, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5 Million In Federal Funding For Long Island Airports

Today, U.S Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $5,432,999 in federal funding for three Long Island airports: Long Island MacArthur, Brookhaven, And Francis S. Gabreski. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which was bolstered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and will be used to revitalize terminals and enhance airfield safety. "This federal investment from the … Continue Reading


August 07, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Senate Passage Of Inflation Reduction Act

Addressing Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement: "Today, Democrats continued their streak of delivering big for the American people. In just the past few weeks, Democrats have delivered the first bipartisan gun safety package in decades, a major expansion of health care for our nation's veterans, innovative legislation to combat the semiconductor shortage, growing job numbers, and the lowest unemployment rate we've … Continue Reading


August 03, 2022

Gillibrand Leads Senate Colleagues In Calling On Administration To Invoke Defense Production Act To Increase Access To Monkeypox Vaccines

As monkeypox continues to spread rapidly throughout the United States, today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is leading 8 of her Senate colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase domestic production of and access to monkeypox vaccines. There are currently over 6,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the United States, including several in children, and New York State has emerged as a center of the outbreak. Cases are expected to rise, but … Continue Reading


August 02, 2022

After Six Days Of Round-The-Clock Advocacy, Senator Gillibrand Celebrates Final Senate Passage Of Landmark Burn Pits Legislation

After six days of round-the-clock advocacy, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on Senate passage of the PACT Act: "At last, today, we are honoring the service members and their families who have given everything for our country. Finally, we have come together to deliver on the promise we owe them for our freedoms, our values, and our safety. After the long and winding road we took to get to final passage of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our … Continue Reading


August 01, 2022

Senator Gillibrand, Chair Of The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee On Personnel And Member Of The Senate Select Committee On Intelligence, Issues Statement On U.S. Operation That Killed al-Qaida Leader

Following the announcement of a U.S. operation that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel and member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement: "Ayman al-Zawahiri was one of the key plotters of 9/11. Thanks to President Biden, our intelligence community, and our military, we are one step closer to justice for those we lost during the 9/11 attacks, for their … Continue Reading


July 29, 2022

Gillibrand Visits Syracuse Highlighting Historic Federal Investment In Lead Pipe Removal

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference at a lead pipe removal site in Syracuse to discuss funding for lead pipe replacement in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Lead is commonly found in older homes and buildings and in areas with aging water supplies, and exposure causes a variety of serious health and developmental issues, particularly in pregnant women and young children. Syracuse has more than 14,000 lead service pipes delivering water to … Continue Reading


July 29, 2022

Gillibrand Visits Buffalo Highlighting Historic Federal Investment In Lead Pipe Removal

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Buffalo to participate in a roundtable discussion with community leaders at Northland Workforce Training Center about the implementation of major infrastructure funding secured in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Following the roundtable, Senator Gillibrand held a press conference at a lead pipe removal site to discuss funding for lead pipe replacement in the IIJA. Lead is commonly found in older homes and buildings … Continue Reading


July 29, 2022

Gillibrand Visits Rochester Highlighting Historic Federal Investment In Lead Pipe Removal

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference at a lead pipe removal site in Rochester to discuss funding for lead pipe replacement in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Lead is commonly found in older homes and buildings and in areas with aging water supplies, and exposure causes a variety of serious health and developmental issues, particularly in pregnant women and young children. Rochester has more than 20,000 lead pipes, putting thousands of … Continue Reading


July 28, 2022

Following The Failed Cloture Vote On The Bipartisan Toxic Exposure Bill, Gillibrand Leads Colleagues To Push For Passage Of The Pact Act

Following the failed cloture vote on the widely bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was joined by Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA), and Senate and House colleagues, veterans service organizations (VSOs), veterans advocate Jon Stewart, and former United … Continue Reading


July 27, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Senate Passage Of CHIPS Act

Addressing Senate passage of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement: "Over the past few years, U.S. consumers and companies experienced how our overreliance on foreign companies for semiconductors led to increased prices and the disruption of American supply chains. The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 will deliver billions in resources to build our domestic chip industry, address vulnerabilities in domestic manufacturing and supply … Continue Reading


July 22, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Shooting Of Two Rochester Police Officers

Following a shooting in Rochester Thursday night that killed one police officer and injured another, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement: "My heart is with the family of Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz, and I'm praying for the swift recovery of Officer Sino Seng and the innocent bystander who was injured. We must bring those responsible to justice and keep fighting to stop gun … Continue Reading


July 22, 2022

Gillibrand, Schumer, Cardin Introduce Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Benjamin Ferencz, the Last Living Nuremberg Prosecutor

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Benjamin Ferencz, the last living Nuremberg prosecutor, in recognition of his work prosecuting Nazi war criminals, most notably the Einsatzgruppen, and his service in World War II. The bill passed the House in May and was introduced by Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL), Joe Wilson (R-SC), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Gus … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

In The Midst Of Record-Breaking Flight Cancellations And Chaos At Airports, Senator Gillibrand Calls For An Investigation Into Potential Unfair Or Deceptive Airline Business Practices

In the midst of record-breaking flight cancellations and chaos at airports, Senator Gillibrand held a press conference to highlight a letter she is leading with Senators Blumenthal (D-CT) and Padilla (D-CA) to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging the agencies to investigate whether airlines are engaging in unfair or deceptive business practices. During the pandemic, Congress authorized $54 billion in taxpayer-funded relief to help retain pilots … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

Gillibrand Fights To Provide Mandatory Funding For The Title X Family Planning Program

This week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined her colleagues in support of the Expanding Access to Family Planning Act to provide consistent and mandatory funding for the Title X Family Planning Program. This robust source of funding would help provide and protect access to critical reproductive health care services like contraceptives, contraceptive and pregnancy counseling, cancer screenings, and more. "With women's rights to bodily autonomy and health care under attack, we have to … Continue Reading


July 15, 2022

ICYMI: Buffalo News Editorial Board Praises Landmark Burn Pits Legislation

In case you missed it, The Buffalo News published an editorial praising the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022, a key cornerstone of which is Senator Gillibrand's bipartisan Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act, which establishes a presumptive service connection for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxins. The measure would help millions of service members and veterans who … Continue Reading


July 14, 2022

Gillibrand, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration To Declare A National And Public Health Emergency On Reproductive Rights

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined 17 of her colleagues in urging the Biden administration to declare a national and public health emergency over Americans' access to reproductive care. Within weeks of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, dozens of states have implemented restrictions on reproductive rights or are moving to do so, forcing doctors to withhold lifesaving medical care from women suffering miscarriages, sepsis, and other pregnancy complications. Amidst an ongoing … Continue Reading


July 14, 2022

Gillibrand And Schumer Call For The Reopening Of Amtrak’s Adirondack Line To Help Revitalize North Country Economy

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on Amtrak to reopen the Adirondack line, the upstate rail service between Montreal and New York City that has been suspended for more than two years due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Adirondack line provides critical service for New York State's North Country, connecting residents with larger economic centers such as New York's Capital Region, New York City, and Montreal. Senator Gillibrand is … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

Gillibrand, Blackburn, Hirono, Graham Introduce Bill To Prohibit Non-Disclosure Agreements In Cases Of Sexual Misconduct

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Speak Out Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would prohibit predispute non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in instances in which sexual harassment or sexual assault has been alleged in violation of federal, tribal, or state law and in situations in which survivors wish to break their silence. Under current law, organizations can use NDAs to prevent survivors … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

Gillibrand Pushes to Close Funding Gap in 9/11 WTC Health Program; Presses for Fix in Reconciliation or Defense Bill

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference to push Congress to pass the 9/11 Responder and Survivor Health Funding Correction Act in order to deliver $3 billion in supplemental funding to close the impending funding gap in the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). The funding shortfall will begin impacting the program and its ability to provide services starting in FY2025. Gillibrand is pushing to include the bill in either the upcoming reconciliation package or in the … Continue Reading

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